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BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF T he alert sent out to everyone in Hawaii warning them that BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL was apparently set out by a wrong button push. I doubt this means there was an actual button that sent out that alert. Most likely it was a computer program and the person thought that they were sending to a small group of testers. The person who initiated the warning has been reassigned from the Hawaii Emergency Management System. After the alert was sent many people were calling for the person who accidentally misses the real problem: that tremendous risk is placed on an individual by bad decisions made by people higher up in the organiza tion. If a circus decides that they want an inexperi enced trapeze artist, but it is too expensive to have safety nets and other precautions, would you blame the trapeze artist for ruining your circus experience if they fell and were injured. Most likely you would blame the circus owner for not requiring that there was a safety net. We blame them because they set the trapeze artist up for failure. The same logic should apply to this false alarm. The person who sent it shares some of the blame, but the fact that someone could accidently trigger the alert and then there is no way to inform people that it is a false alarm for 38 min LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 12 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 13 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 WEATHER PARTLY SUNNY 65 HIGH LOW 45 INDEX Subscribers: Refer a friend to the Hernando Sun and we'll send you a Hernando Sun bumper magnet as a token of our appreciation! Florida History WHO IS GOING TO CHALLENGE SPECTRUM? A need for new Internet companies MAKING CANE SYRUP THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY 2 FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS Deliciously Spicy Homemade Chilli S P O R T S N O T E B O O K Local high school football stars make college commitments 7 See HISTORY Page 14 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER Jan. 19 25, 2018 Volume III, Issue XLII hernandosun.com Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun See POOCHES Page 13 13 By ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON Former Nature Coast back Deshawn Smith commits to ETSU After spending some time on the junior college circuit, former Nature Coast running back DeShawn Smith is ready to take his talents to a level higher. Smith, who most recently played running back for Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi, has committed to playing for Eastern Tennessee State University. out of Hernando County and put up some stellar numbers during his time at Nature Coast. In Smiths senior season with the Sharks, the elusive tailback rushed for 3,715 yards and scored a record 66 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE BRINGS COMMUNITIES TOGETHER PAGE 20 See COLLEGE page 11 See MISSILE, page 6 Struttin their Statement of Ransom Clarke compiled by ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Ransom Clarke, 23, was the only soldier to survive that witnessed the entire Dade Battle massacre. He was a private of Company B, 2nd Artillery. Although shot 5 times in the pelvis, shoulder and lung, he made the 50 mile journey across 4 rivers back to Fort Brooke. His is the most detailed account of the events that day. Clarke died at the age of 28 from complications of the wounds Next week, we will publish the statements of the Seminole called Alligator and Pacheco, the African American guideinterpreter that accompanied Dades troop of 110 soldiers. Statement of Ransom Clarke shot in the direction of the advance guard, and this was immediately followed by a musket shot from that quarter. Captain Fraser had rode by me a moment before in that direction, I never saw him after wards. I had not time to think of the meaning of these shots, before a was poured in upon us from the looked around me, and it seemed as if I was the only one left standing in the right wing. Neither could I, until several other vollies had been Making sense of the Hawaii Incoming Missile Alert Rocco Maglio BY SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF O ver a period of fourteen days, dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds Classic Park in Brooksville. The event was the Florida Gulf Coast Cluster All Breed Dog Show. Owners, han dlers and judges came from all over the United States, as well as Canada and other parts of the world. The show started with the Brilliant Dog Agility Event on January 6 and 7 and con tinued with the All Breed AKC (American Kennel Club) dog shows over the next few each day's events. They included clubs from Hernando County, Clearwater, Pasco, Tampa Bay and Manatee County. Along with the competitions there were vendors selling all types of canine items, from clothing to dog food. There was also plenty of food and beverages to feed the human partic ipants. individual breeds based on the ideal standard of that breed. One dog is declared Best of Breed. He (or she) goes on to compete in Best Photo by ALICE MARY HERDEN Crme de la Crme compete at Florida Gulf Coast Cluster Former Nature Coast back Deshawn Smith photo by Alice Mary Herden, 2015 Photo by ALICE MARY HERDEN

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BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR At the Jan. 9, 2018 Hernando County Com mission meeting Chair man Steve Champion out other companies to compete with Spectrums cable/internet services in Hernando. He was re sponding to complaints on social media from people who were under the im press that the Commission had granted Spectrum (formerly Brighthouse) a monopoly. For many years, the cable companies and local governments used to enter into franchise agreements. These agreements would allow the cable companies right of way access for installing their lines and in return they would often provide a local govern ment channel. Many of these agreements were exclusive, which would create a monopoly for cable services. According to the Her nando County website, Prior to 2007, the reg ulation of cable television providers was governed by the 1996 Telecommu nications Act, which gave local governments author ity to issue franchises to cable television providers. Hernando County current ly has two such franchis es, which are non-exclu sive (meaning other cable providers could have applied for franchises for the same areas). The two cable providers are Bright House, with a countywide non-exclusive franchise, and Florida Cable, which serves a very small area in the northeast portion of the county (Istachatta-No bleton). competition among cable providers and thereby in crease consumer choices and reduce rates, in 2007, the Florida Legislature passed the Consumer Choice Act. This leg islation transferred the authority to issue cable television franchises from local governments to the State of Florida Depart ment of State. All fran chise agreements existing at the time of passage of the law in 2007 would remain in place until their expiration. Hernando Countys House Franchise Agree ment with Bright House Networks (expired) in August, 2012. The Florida Cable agreement expires in 2019. Assistant County Attor ney Jon Jouben remarked, We do not have the abil ity to discourage telecoms from using our right of incentives for companies to do so. We have to do some thing, our citizens are not happy with it at all, said Chairman Champion. Jouben explained that the situation is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Com mission. The county commis sioners agreed it would be peting cable companies to tell them about citizen complaints with Spectrum being the only internet or cable provider for the area. ATT is here locally, said Sossamon, Ive reached out to them be fore... He cautioned that ATT does typically require a 2 year contract, but he said they would reach out to them again. There are some smaller companies that provide competing broadband options, but they rely on over the air technologies that require line of site or similar to provide access. According to the FCC broadband map, most of Hernando County has access to broadband, but Spectrum/Brighthouse ca ble provides much higher speeds and lower latency than DSL or Satellite options. In addition to these options, cell phone data also can be used to provide access to the Internet. 2 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Week of Jan. 19 25, 2018 Julie B. Maglio : Editor, Publisher Rocco Maglio : Barrista, Publisher Cheryl Clanton: Photographer Andy Villamarzo: Sports Writer Joe Carlino: Sports Writer Dr. Domenick Maglio, Contributor Alice Mary Herden: Photographer Donna Snapp: Ad Sales Representative (352) 428-8419 Ellen Corsi Tutko: Ad Sales Representative (614) 208-2066 Sarah Nachin: Ad Sales Representative Subscribe with your check made out to Hernando Sun Publications to P.O. Box 12203; Brooksville, FL 34603 For Subscription Customer Service, Please call (352) 238-5454 News Desk For news tips, concerns, or corrections call: (352) 238-5454 ID STATEMENT: Hernando Sun is published weekly, by Hernando Sun Pub lications, LLC at 13491 Simmons Lake Road, Brooksville, FL 34601.; Publication Title: The Hernando Sun; Publication number: 16590; Issue Date: Jan. 19 25 2018; Statement of Lake Rd Brooksville, FL 34601; Application to Mail at Period icals Postage Prices is Approved at Tampa Bulk Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) 5433 W Sligh Ave Ste A Tampa, FL 33634-9651; POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Hernando Sun P.O. Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 Where is The Hernando Sun sold? You can purchase The Hernando Sun at Pub lix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Walgreens, 7-eleven, Speedway, Sunoco, Racetrac and Dollar General locations in Hernando County. Additionally, we have vending boxes at the Hernando County Courthouse, Florida Cracker Kitchen, entrance to Brookridge, at the Highpoint Club House. Local stores that sell the paper include Toyodoc, Deli World, Express Oil, AMA Mart, Des Champs, Lake Lindsey Mall. Please call us at (352) 238-5454 if you are a business interested in selling the Hernando Sun or would like to request a vending box placement. Citrus industry remains in crisis despite stable forecast By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE --Forecast numbers for Floridas struggling citrus industry held steady from month since Hurricane Irma that The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Friday that Florida will grow enough or boxes, the same as in December. Meanwhile, grapefruit production third consecutive month. While the month-to-month numbers showed some stability, Florida Department of Citrus Ex ecutive Director Shannon Shepp said the industry --which, according to private estimates, was looking forward to produc million boxes --is still facing the impacts from the September storm. Florida continues to face its lowest citrus forecast in more than 75 years, Shepp said. While the temporary comfort of a stable forecast gives us a moment to breathe it doesnt hide the fact that this industry remains in crisis due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. The seasonal forecast for or anges had fallen 15 percent since Octobers initial estimate, fol lowing the September hurricane that uprooted trees and left many groves in standing water for up to three weeks. The storm came as the industry continued a decade-long battle against citrus greening disease, which is deadly to the fruit. The January forecast stands 33 percent below production from the prior growing season, with Floridas growers on pace for the Growers are projected to produce enough Valencia oranges while the non-Valencia variety is boxes, according to Fridays estimate. Navel orange produc tion accounted for 500,000 of the non-Valencia boxes. Florida growers had annual boxes of citrus since 1950, with production topping 200 million boxes most years between 1971 and 2005. In contrast, growers produced 68,750 boxes of orang es during the 2016-2017 season. Florida Agriculture Commis sioner Adam Putnams depart ment estimated in October that the citrus industry took a $761 million hit from Hurricane Irma. Since then, a number of lawmak ers and Putnam said the damage estimate has grown to possibly more than $1 billion, as fruit con Among the 77 recommenda tions that will go before the Flor ida House Committee on Hurri cane Response and Preparedness on Tuesday are proposals to create sales tax exemptions for the agricultural industry and for the state to continue lobbying for post-disaster funding from Congress. The U.S. Senate is considering $2.6 billion in federal relief for Floridas agriculture industry. The budget item is part of an $81 billion disaster-relief package the House approved Dec. 21. Putnam has said that Floridas agriculture industry cannot fully recover without the emergency assistance. In addition to the citrus losses, damage to the nursery industry, $237.5 million in damage to the cattle industry, $11.8 million in damage to dairy farmers, $383 million in damage to the sugar industry, and $180 million in damage to vegetable and non-cit rus fruit growers. Florida U.S. Sens. Marco Ru bio and Bill Nelson have asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to bring the disaster relief package for Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas to Congress has delayed providing this aid for too long while our communities face the consequences of our inaction, the Florida lawmakers wrote. Internet-cable companies needed in Hernando to compete with Spectrum Hernando Commission elects new ocers By HERNANDO SUN STAFF BROOKSVILLE At their Jan. 9, 2018 regular meeting, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will preside for one year. are as follows: Chairman Steve Champion, Vice Chairman Nick Nicholson and Second Vice Chairman John Allocco. The BOCC is the chief legislative body in the County. It meets the sec ond and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 9 a.m., reserved for workshops, as needed. The BOCC meets in the John Law Ayers Room located on the do County Government Center located at 20 North Main Street in Brooksville. missioners are elected for four-year terms by the vot ers at large and represent the geographical district in which they reside. The BOCC approves the coun ty budget, adopts local ordinances and resolutions and establishes policies which govern Hernando County and ensure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens. (L to R) Commissioner Wayne Dukes, Vice Chairman Nick Nicholson, Chairman Steve 3 Mbps upload is deployed and where it is not deployed. The graph on the right side shows the fraction of population with or without access to such broadband. FCC chart showing the upload and download speeds of internet service providers in Hernando County as of June 2016. Demographics: FCC inter net access demographics chart for Hernando County MISSILE from Page 1 utes is a major problem. How did the managers accept that? We have this system in which an alert can easily be sent to over a million people making them fear for their lives, but it takes 38 minutes to load up a new message to inform people to disregard the previous message. First of all, something that can send messages to millions of people should have safeguards in place to prevent someone from accidentally sending an alert. There should have been a warning along the lines of You are about to send this message to over a million people. Are you really sure you want to send this? Additionally, if the message does go out by mistake to over a million people, there should by default be a message that says disregard the previous message. The fact that there was such a high risk without it being addressed, points to a failure at a higher level. They reassigned the employee that accidental ly sent the alert, but what are they going to do about the larger failures? Are of the Hawaii Emergency Management System? system to prevent this from happening again?

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Trying to Change Seats LAWHORN, PHILIP STEPHAN Jr YOB: 1987 TATTOO: CRUCIFIX CHARGES: RESIST OF FICER WITH VIOLENCE, POSS OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION DRUG PAR APHERNALIA Arrested on 01/10/2018 00:08 DELBARTON ST & MARINER BLVD, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary Excerpt: On 01/10/18 while on routine patrol I observed a maroon Jeep make a right turn onto Mariner Boulevard from Cortez Boulevard. As the vehicle made the turn I observed it to accelerate and an extremely high rate of speed which caused the tires to emit a high pitched squeal. I followed the vehicle and observed it was traveling at 60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. of the vehicle due to the unlawful speed. As I approached the vehicle I observed it to be shak ing back and forth and I observed the male driver/ the defendant, Philip Law horn, attempt to move into the back seat. As I made contact with the defendant he still had his legs and feet under the steering wheel, but his chest arms and head where in the backseat as he was still attempting to move himself out of the drivers seat. At the same time I observed the defendant diving into the back seat, I observed the female passenger try to get into the drivers seat. I observed the female passenger actually sit on the defendants feet as they both attempted to switch spots. As the female opened the front door instead of rolling down the window I detected the strong smell of fresh marijuana emitting from the vehicle. At this time I had the defendant step out of the vehicle. The defendant be came very angry and began to yell and curse. A search of the defendant yielded a plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance. The green leafy substance tested positive for marijuana (THC) using NARCO test kit 7609. I then asked the female, Andrea S, who was driving the vehicle at which point she stated my boyfriend. I then asked Andrea why she tried to jump into the drivers seat, at which point she stat ed because he told me to. I asked Andrea if she would form at which point she anything out. At this point Andrea became agitated and began to also scream and yell and attempt her cell phone. I asked An drea multiple times to stop going by the defendant, who were both still screaming and yelling, but she did not listen. Andrea was eventu ally taken into custody by Deputy M, however while doing so, she kicked him in the genital region. Andrea was arrested for Battery on under a separate case number. The defendant refused to get into the patrol vehicle. The defendant was physi cally assisted into the patrol vehicle by multiple deputies, at which point he began to slam his head and feet in the windows. When Deputy W. opened the patrol vehicle door in an attempt to talk to the defendant, the defen dant kicked Deputy W. in the chest twice and the forearm once. The defendant was then pepper sprayed, removed from the car and placed in leg restraints as well. The defendant was then transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he is being held on bond schedule for Resisting bond per the bond schedule for Possession of Canna bis Under 20 grams and bond schedule for Posses sion of Paraphernalia. Stolen Bicycle found being ridden by one of the people seen entering property PANZICA, VINCENT JO SEPH YOB: 1977 TATTOO: NEW YORK SYMBOL CHARGES: BURGLARY DWELLING, PETIT THEFT Arrested on 01/12/2018 11:45 6130 BROAD ST, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary Excerpt: On 01-12-2018 Hernando County Deputies responded to 17479 Nicholas Ave in reference to a residential Burglary. While completing a neighborhood canvass, at approximately 0800 hours the victims neighbor, Paul, witnessed a white male and white female enter onto the curtilage of the property and take a Kent Road Tech bicy cle from under the overhang of the roof. While canvassing the area near the burglary, I observed a white female riding a bi cycle northbound on Broad Street in Brooksville. The the reported stolen bicycle; same color, size, make and model. Contact was made with the female near 6130 Broad Street. The female was asked to stop, and she complied. The female, later advised she took the bicycle from the Circle K, located at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and Broad street. Abigail advised she believed the bike to belong to a friend of hers, but could not advise a friends name or if she was allowed to have it. Witness, Paul, responded to the location of the stop Abigail as the female he witnessed with the white male who entered the prop erty of victim, Anthony. The victim, Anthony, responded to my location and positively however, it was later discov ered that the bike Abigail was riding was stolen from 17455 Sandlewood and later reported under case 2018-01218. While still on scene at the served the defendant, who I already had probable cause to arrest reference case 2018-01099, riding north bound on Broad Street on another bicycle. I attempted to stop the defendant, at which time he lost control of the bicycle, crashed, and was placed under arrest. In a recorded post Miranda interview, the defendant admitted to going to the resi dence with Abigail and steal ing the bicycle which was the same color, make, and model as the one Abigail was seen riding. The defen dant further advised he had abandoned the victims bike by a large tree in the vacant property just north of the 7-Eleven gas station located at 18226 Powell Road. I responded to the vacant property just north of the 7-Eleven gas station located at 18226 Powell Road and located the bicycle in the location described by the defendant where I then contacted the victim who again responded and took possession of the bicycle. The defendant remained in custody and was given reference this case. The defendant also stated he sometimes snaps MARTIN, DAKOTAH S YOB: 1993 CHARGES: BATTERY Arrested on 01/12/2018 22:03 11089 SPRING HILL DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary Excerpt: On 1/12/18, law enforce ment responded to the area of Bedford Road and Bentley Avenue, Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida where contact was made with the victim who had obvious facial injuries. Your the victim bleeding from his nose area, as well as his nose swollen, and possibly served the area around the victims left eye to be black in color and bruised. The victim stated the defendant had jumped him. The victim advised the defendant got upset at him because he did not want to go to a friends house, and the defendant punched the victim in the face causing him to get knocked to the ground. The victim also stated the defendant got on top of him while he was on the ground and continued to strike him several times in the face. The victim advised while he was being hit he heard a crack noise, he believed to have been his nose breaking. The defendant was then later located by deputies at the Dunkin Donuts, located at 11089 Spring Hill Drive. The defendant had minor cuts on both of his knuckles, as well as a small patch of blood on his right thigh area of his khaki pants. When asked how he got those in juries, the defendant stated The defendant also stated he sometimes snaps when someone says something wrong to him, and advised he could not recall the that is what might have happened. It is noted that both the vic tim and the defendant were intoxicated during the time The defendant was placed under arrest for Felony Battery and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. He is being I got mad. The defen dant then stated, Whatev er she says goes. ZAPATA, JOHN IASAIS YOB: 1985 TATTOO: MELISSA CHARGES: AGG/ASSAULT/ BATTERY PREGNANT PERSON, FEL DOM BATT STRANGULATION Arrested on 01/12/2018 23:09 XXXX TALPA ST, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary Excerpt: The defendant and the victim were in a verbal alter cation over the victim being pregnant and wanting to get an abortion. The altercation became physical when the victim attempted to walk away to go to bed and the defendant pushed her head into the wall. The defendant refused to let the victim leave during the altercation. The defendant struck the victim in the face and pinned her arms behind her back. The altercation continued and the defendant pushed the victim to the ground with his knee across her chest and began to choke her and cover her mouth so she could not breathe. It should be noted the defendant told the victim he was going to kill her multiple times. While speaking with the victim I observed an abra sion under the victims left eye. I observed red marks on both sides of her neck. I observed a small bruise on her right forearm. Contact was made with the defendant who admitted to getting into an altercation with the victim over her wanting an abortion and the defendant stated, I got mad. The defendant then stated, Whatever she says goes. It should be noted that the defendant and victim have been boyfriend and girlfriend who have resided together for the past year and a half and the victim is currently pregnant with the defendants child making the The defendant was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail. The defendant was provided a court date of 2/6/18 at 0900 hours in courtroom D. Gun Fired in Possible Road Rage Incident SADRIA, ARDIAN YOB: 1987 TATTOO: A RIGHT HAND NEAR THUMB CHARGES: AGG ASSAULT Arrested on 01/13/2018 02:31 377 SPRING HAVEN LOOP, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary Excerpt: After a possible road rage incident between the victim and the defendant, contact was made with the victim, Efthiminos D, who advised that he had stopped at the light of Mariner Boulevard in front of the YMCA located at 1300 Mariner Boulevard heading southbound still. Efthiminos advised that the vehicle was slowly approaching his window in which he could see a white male and another subject in the passenger seat. Efthimi nos advised that when the light turned green, he accelerated when he heard what he remembers to be the sound of a gun shot. Efthiminos advised that the vehicle began to chase him and he called for Law En forcement due to him being afraid for his life and was in fear of being killed. Efthimi nos advised that he didnt see the vehicle behind him anymore and turned around where he saw the vehicle pull into the Spring Haven Loop living apartments and waited for Law Enforcement. The vehicle was located at 377 Spring Haven Loop and the driver/defendant was with the passenger witness as Indira R. Deputy V. D. interviewed the defendant and advised that the defendant admitted to the allegations of shooting chasing the victim. Deputy M. R. interviewed Indira who corroborated with the defendants statement. The defendant was placed under arrest and was transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defendant has a court date of 02/06/2018 at 0900 hours in Courtroom D. The defendant is being held on a Borrowed Cell Phone and Ran Away TORRES, TANIA PAMELA YOB: 1996 CHARGES: GRAND THEFT, RESIST/OBSTR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested on 01/13/2018 01:36 11089 SPRING HILL DR, SPRING HILL Arrest Summary Excerpt: On 01/13/18, law enforce ment was dispatched to the Dunkin Donuts of 11089 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida in reference to a Grand Theft. Contact was made with the victim at this location, who stated the defendant asked to borrow her cell phone to make a phone call. The victim allowed the defendant to use her cell phone, in which the defendant then did not make a phone call by the victims friends and a taxi driver. The defendant was located by Deputy J. H. at the CVS across the street from the Dunkin Donuts (11115 Spring Hill Drive, Spring HIll, Florida). While in the execution of her legal duty to detain the defendant, Deputy H. attempted to es cort the defendant, in which the defendant pulled away and ran from Deputy H. The defendant then tripped and fell, allowing deputies to detain her and charge her accordingly. The defendant was trans ported to the Hernando County Jail without further incident where she is being Spontaneously Uttered he Smokes a lot of Weed Jan. 19 25 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 3 LOCAL GOV & EDUCATION MEETINGS Brooksville Council Meeting Monday, Janu ary 22, 2018, 7:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUN CIL CHAMBERS Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 1/23/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 School Board Regular Board Meeting 1/23/2018 6:00 PM Room 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Metropolitan Planning Organization Regular Meeting 1/30/2018 1:00 PM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Woman involved in multi-state check forgery ring arrested by Brooksville PD Nicole L. Davis, 33, was arrested by Brooksville PD on Nov. 3, 2017 and charged with uttering a forged instrument. Davis attempted to cash a personal check of $1687.02 at the Capital City Bank along with a second checkboth were deemed and rejected by the teller. Davis went on to cash other checks within the county and to Brooksville PD to cashing the forged checks in Brooksville. The Brooksville PD determined that Davis was part of a large ring of criminals who stole checks from vehicles by either smashing in car windows or taking advantage of unlocked doors. The ring operated between North Carolina and Florida. Davis is being held on a $4000.00 bond at the Hernando County Jail. HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES The data provided is only arrest information. This data does not reflect charging decisions made by the State Attorneys Office or the outcome of criminal trials. COLON, JOSHUA JORDAN YOB: 1992 CHARGES: POSS OF MARIJUANA Arrested on 01/14/2018 05:04 COMMERCIAL WAY & OSCEOLA DR, WEEKI WACHEE Arrest Summary Excerpt: On 01-14-2018, while on routine patrol in the area of Commercial Way and Cor tez Boulevard, I observed a blue Volvo S70..., traveling northbound on Commercial Way and the vehicle had no functioning light illuminating the license plate. At that stop on said vehicle at the intersection of Commercial Way and Osceola Drive, where I made contact with the driver/defendant, Joshua his Florida Drivers License. While advising the defen dant why he was being stopped, I detected a pun gent odor emanating from within the vehicle, which through my training and experience, I recognized as being unburnt marijuana. Upon asking the defendant if he possessed any mari juana inside the vehicle, he advised that he had some located inside a jar in his book bag which was located on the back seat. At that time, the defendant was removed from the vehicle and a search was completed, revealing a glass mason jar sticking out of his book bag which contained a green leafy substance inside. I also observed a clear plastic bag inside the mason jar which also contained a green leafy substance inside. The green tested positive for THC uti lizing Narco Test Kit #7609. The green leafy substance laying loosely in the mason jar weighed a total amount of 26.7 grams and the green leafy substance located inside the bag inside the mason jar weighed 17.1 grams, which were weighed on an OHAUS scale (model number C305-P, serial number 23392) located at the jail. Further probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a large clear plastic bag lying under the front passenger seat which contained four smaller clear plastic bags in which all four smaller bags contained a green leafy substance inside. The green leafy substance located in all four bags were all tested sepa rately in which all four tested positive for THC utilizing Narco Test Kit #7609. The green leafy substance locat ed in each bag was weighed separately with total amounts of 28.2 grams, 25.2 grams, 28.2 grams, and 28 grams which were weighed on an OHAUS scale (model number C305-P, serial number 23392) located at the jail. The defendant was then taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. While en route to the jail, the defendant spontaneously uttered the he smokes a lot of weed and I purchase a large amount at once so it last me a long time. The defendant was charged with 1 count of possession of cannabis over 20 grams. The defendant was issued a and given a court date of 02-12-2018 at 0830 hours in courtroom E at the Hernan do County Courthouse. Violated Injunction by Sending Friend to Pick Up Car WOODALL, DAVID WIL LIAM YOB: 1959 CHARGES: INJUNCTION/ COURT ORDER VIOLA TION Arrested on 01/14/2018 12:11 xxxxx AZEN LOOP, BROOKSVILLE Arrest Summary Excerpt: On 01142018, at or about 0938 hours, I responded to 6091 Idle A While Circle in reference to a restraining order violation. Upon arrival, contact was made with Pamela B, who advised she has a do mestic violence injunction against her husband, the defendant, David Woodall (2017-DR-2545). Pamela provided a copy of the injunction. I observed the condition in the injunction stating no third party contact shall be made. It should be noted the injunction was served, in person, at the Hernan do County Courthouse, located at 20 N Main Street, Brooksville, FL on 12282017. Pamela explained on 01072018, the defendant responded to Tammy Vs residence located at 6106 Idle A While Circle, in an effort to switch vehicles with Pamela. The defen dant made contact with Tammy, who sent a text to Pamela at 1212 hours stating the defendant would not sign the title over to Pamela but that she could use it, in refer ence to a Nissan Pathfind er...; then at 1245 hours, Tammy sent an additional text to Pamela stating, ... an its ok he wants to hug and kiss u an come home. Tammy later responded to Pamelas address and gave her a handwritten note signed David Woodall and witnessed by Tam my. The note was written permission to drive the Pathfinder. I checked the signature against the one in DAVID and it appears to be consistent. The note was dated 1/7/18. The note was taken into EVI DENCE. It should be noted; the de fendant is currently out on bond for domestic battery against Pamela. I then responded to xxxxx Azen Loop and made con tact with the defendant. Post Miranda the defen dant would not make any statements regarding the incident.

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The Newspapers in Ed ucation program serves to familiarize young readers to newspapers and how to read them. Newspapers are provided to teachers for them to incorporate into their curriculum, thus giving students in our community a source of local knowledge. The Hernando Sun is a member of the 501c3 Florida Press Educational Services, whereby allowing supporters of our program to make tax deductible charitable donations. If you would like to sup port our Newspapers in Ed ucation Program, you may send with your donation made payable to "News papers in Education" to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! 2018 Legislative Session now in full swing Compiled by JULIE MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR The 2018 Florida legislative session is in full swing with legislation passed by the House that deals with a wide variety of policies from sanctuary cities, CRAs, pregnancy support services to body wrappers, nail specialists, geologists and architects. Strangely enough, one bill makes deregulations to the latter four professions. Here are some bills that were passed by the House last week (Jan. 12, 2018): Rule of Law Adher ence Act (HB 9) aims at creating policy in order to deter sanctuary cities in Florida, encouraging local and state law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration enforcement A similar law passed the House last year (HB 697), but died in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This years House Bill passed the House in a 71-35 Floor Vote. Description: Federal Immigration Enforcement; Designates act Rule of Law Adherence Act; prohibits sanctuary poli cies; requires state & local governmental agencies to comply with & support enforcement of federal immigration law; provides requirements concerning immigration detainers & certain arrested persons; prohibits restrictions on transfer of certain infor mation related to enforce ment of immigration law; authorizes law enforce ment agency to trans port unauthorized alien; authorizes ordinances for recovery immigration detainer costs; provides whistle-blower protec requires AG to prescribe format for complaints; provides injunctive relief & civil penalties; prohib its expenditure of public poses; provides cause of action for personal injury or wrongful death attribut ed to sanctuary policy; prohibits discrimination on repeal of existing sanctu ary policies. Related: SB 308; Last Action: 1/9/2018 Senate Introduced -SJ 27 ----Lobbying Ban Bill (HB 5) passed the House on Jan. 12 in a 96-5 Floor Vote. The Bill does the following: Description: Prohibits legislators & statewide personally representing another person or entity for compensation before any state government body or state agency except judicial tribunals for spec prohibition on former legislator from acting as lobbyist before executive branch agency, agency Related: SB 1330; Last Action: 1/11/2018 Senate Introduced -SJ 153 ---------Local Government Financial Transparency/ Accountability Bill (HB 7) passed the House in a 91-12 Floor Vote. In a media release the house highlights several requirements in this bill: Requires easy public access regarding local gov ernment tax increases and the issuance of tax-sup ported debt. Requires easy public access to a four year histo ry of TRIM notices at the parcel level, local govern ment millage rates and the total revenue generated by those millages for each local government. Requires addition al public meetings and expands public notice requirements for local option tax increases and long-term tax-supported debt issuances. Requires local govern ments to conduct a debt to approving the issuance of new, long-term tax supported debt. the local government reporting requirements for economic development incentives. Related: Senate Bill ations; Rules on Jan. 12, 2018 Two other bills relating to ethics and accountabili ty were also passed by the House: Government Account ability HB 11 passed House 101-1 and HB 7003 passed 100-2. ---Deregulation of Pro fessions and Occupations (HB 15) passed the House Description: Removes DBPR professions, includ ing labor organizations, hair braiders, hair wrap pers & body wrappers, & boxing timekeepers & announcers; revises certain requirements for barbers, nail specialists, business organizations that provide architecture services and interior design, landscape architects, & geologists. Related: SB 526, Last Action: 1/9/2018 Senate -----------Three bills dealing with healthcare reforms passed the House: a pregnancy support services bill, a bill requiring the Agency for Health Care Administra tion to develop patient safety culture surveys and a bill that establishes a license for recovery care centers (RCC). BLAISES BILLS TRACKER BILLS SPONSORED BY BLAISE INGOGLIA SessionBill NumberSubjectBills Last Event 2018CS/HB 317Local Tax ReferendaAdded to Government Accountability Committee agenda 2018HB 765Truth in Millage NoticesAdded to Ways & Means Committee agenda 2018HB 883Community Development DistrictsFavorable with CS by Local, Federal & Veterans 2018HB 1177Joint Task Force on State Agency Law Enforcement CommunicationsAdded to Over sight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee agenda 2018HB 2397Brooksville Fire Department Reno vation ProjectWithdrawn prior to introduction 2018HB 2399Hernando County Fire Rescue Station #6 Renovation Project-Withdrawn prior to introduction 2018HB 2401Hernando County Fire Rescue Station #2 Renovation Project-Withdrawn prior to introduction 2018-HB 4475Brooksville Horselake Creek Southeastern Branch Drainage RestorationAdded to Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee agenda 2018HB 4477Brooksville Master Pump Station Resources Appropriations Subcommittee agenda 2018HB 4479Hernando County School District Project SeaHORSEAdded to PreK-12 Appropri ations Subcommittee agenda 2018HB 4481The Arc Nature Coast Life Skills Center & Regional Hurricane Shelter1st Reading 2018-HB 4483Hernando County Calienta Street Stormwater and Roadway Improvement Project-1st Reading 2018HB 4485Hernando County Cyril Drive By pass Roadway Creation ProjectAdded to Trans portation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee agenda YEAS 83, NAYS 18 Bills Co Sponsored by Rep. Ingoglia (by rule) Session-Bill Number-Subject-Bills Last Event 2018HB 33Texting while Driving1st Reading 2018HB 67-Florida Slavery MemorialAdded to Second Reading Calendar 2018HB 179Services for Veterans and Their Fam ilies1st Reading BROOKSVILLE For the 5th consecutive year, Her nando County School Dis trict improved its student graduation rate as reported by the Florida Department of Education January 10th. The 2016-17 graduation rate for Hernando is up 1.5 percentage points to a new high of 82.6%. Hernando Schools continue to remain ahead of the states graduation rate reported as 82.3% for 2016-17. While still below the states average, English Language Learn ers also showed a higher graduation rate than last year at 60.8%. The most came from the Districts Exceptional Student Edu cation (ESE) subgroup. At 68.2%, ESE students rate jumped by 12 percentage points over 2016. For the second year in a row Central High School was the biggest age point gain over last years graduation rate improving to 87.8%. In just two years, Central has improved their graduation rate by over 13 percentage points. We are so excited to see the hard work of is validated by this data. Helping every student succeed is our mission and whether we used mento ring, direct outreach or steady tracking of their growth, our students have joined with us and these gains are the result. Kelly Slusser, Principal of Central High said. Nature Coast Technical High (NCTH) has the highest graduation rate out schools with a graduation rate of 89.9%, up 1.7 per centage points from 2016. For any school, seeing graduation rates improve and, of course to students and families. The numbers represent a culmination of months of collaboration, planning, instruction, sup port and hard work. We could not be more proud. NCTH Principal, Toni Ann Noyes said. 2014-15, 2015-16, 20162017 District Grad Rate: 78%, 81.1%, 82.6% Central High: 74.70%, 82.40%, 87.8% Hernando High: 74.50%, 80.1%, 79.7% F.W. Springstead: 80.30%, 87.10%, 89% Nature Coast Technical: 81.5%, 88.2%, 89.9% Weeki Wachee High: 83%, 90%, 87.9% These graduation re sults are one more indica tor that our school district continues its progress toward being recognized as a district of excellence. We are Team Hernando proud! Superintendent, Dr. Lori Romano said. (Submitted by HCSD) 2016-2017 School District grad rate up slightly A Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services bill (HB 41) Description: Requires DOH to contract with notof organizations to pro vide pregnancy support & wellness services through subcontractors; provides duties of department; provides contract require ments; requires services to be provided in noncoercive manner & forbides inclu sion of religious content. Florida Pregnancy Care Network, Inc. (FPCN). existing program funded by al revenue fund. Last year through this program. Last Action: 1/12/2018 Senate On Committee agenda-Appropriations, Knott Building -----HB 13 Sports Franchise Facilities passed the House 75-27. The bill aims to eliminate sweetheart public land deals to private com panies for stadiums of pro fessional sport franchises. Description: Prohibits sports franchise from con structing, reconstructing, renovating, or improving facility on leased public land; requires lease of facility on public land by sports franchise or sale of public land for sports franchise facility be at fair market value; provides requirements for contract to fund construction, recon struction, renovation, or improvement of facility; pair certain contracts. Related Bill: SB 352; Last Action: 1/9/2018 Sen ate Introduced -SJ 30 ---------A bill tightening reg ulations on Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs), HB 17 passed the House 72-32. Description: Provides reporting requirements; revises requirements for operating community redevelopment agencies; prohibits creation of community redevelopment agencies after date certain; provides phase-out period; creates criteria for deter mining whether community redevelopment agency is inactive; provides hearing procedures; authorizes cer inactive community rede velopment agencies; revis es requirements for use of redevelopment trust fund proceeds; revises county & municipal government reporting requirements; that county or municipal requires DFS to provide report to DEO concerning community redevelopment agencies with no revenues, no expenditures, & no debts. 1, 2018 Last Action: 1/9/2018 Sen -------A bill prohibiting the implementation of red light camera programs through local ordinance (HB 6001) year 2021, sponsored by Representatives Avila and Ingoglia passed the House 83-18. It is estimated that the ban could save drivers $159 million annually. Description: Repeals provisions relating to infraction detectors to en when driver fails to stop that authorize DHSMV, county, or municipality to use such detectors, & provisions for distribution of penalties collected for Rep. Ingoglia stated, Red light cameras do not ernments addicted to the revenue they generate and the companies that provide the services. If red light cameras were really about public safety, local governments would not be getting rid of them once their revenues decline. It is further proof they are nothing but taxation by citation. (identical) Last Action: 1/9/2018 Senate Intro (similar) --------A Workers Comp Bill HB 7009 making several changes to current law Description: Re quires panel to annually adopt statewide workers compensation schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances; extends time frames in which employ ees may receive certain workers compensation must notify treating doctor of certain requirements; revises provisions relating to retainer agreements & awarding attorney fees. Related: None on Record

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Jan. 19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE Paving The Way To Quality Outdoor Living Spaces THICK PAVERS | THIN PAVERS | PERMEABLE PAVERS | FIRE PITS | COPING | RETAINING WALLS Find out why Flagstone Pavers are simply the best. Get educated at: www.FlagstonePavers.com call (352) 7997933 Foster or Adopt an Older Child Make a difference life forKidsCentralFosterParents.org 352-873-6332 Kids Central, Inc. is the nonprot organization charged with preventing and treating child abuse and selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties (Circuit 5). No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, martial status or any other charac teristic protected by federal, state or local law. Funded via Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Federal Opportunity Announcement, Diligent Recruitment Families for Children in the Foster Care System: HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0593. Award #: 90C01112-01-00.Open your heart and home to one of the hundreds of Hernando County area kids who have suffered abuse, abandonment, and neglect.Ask yourself if you are called to be a foster or adoptive parent, or help by donating or volunteering. By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF Captiva Estates is a planned development in in 2005, consisting of 102 single-family homes. At the Jan. 9, 2018 Board of County Commission ers (BOCC) meeting, Don Lacey, Senior Vice President of Coastal Engineering, explained the continuation of the proj ect. Coastal Engineering represented the developer, Ladd Development, Inc. and Donald R. Whiting. The original parcels, located on the North side of County Line Road, approximately 1650 feet west of Sparks Road will be expanded to add 12 acres to the Northeast side of the property, increasing the expected density to 169 homes. The 12-acre area is currently zoned Agricultural (AG) and will be rezoned appropriately to Planned Development Project, Single Family (PDP-SF). When County Line Road is widened to four lanes, the median will be built such that left and right turns will be per mitted when exiting the development. Lacey said be determined later by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Hernando Coun ty. There is currently a roadway in East Linden Estates that terminates at the proposed West side of the northernmost corner. This right-of-way belongs to East Linden Estates, and is not to be attached to the proposed Captiva plan. Another roadway exists on the southwest side of the proposed development, which could provide fu ture access to an adjacent property that is zoned Commercial (C1). Ed ward Parker, a resident of Linden Retreat raised con cerns over this roadway and its proximity to the Gillian Drive cul-de-sac, and its potential to disrupt the current landscape and wildlife. separate Captiva Estates from East Linden Estates, which will consist of existing trees and vegeta tion. Additional trees will be added where needed, and the developer will work with the residents of East Linden Estates if they desire a fence to be erected between the properties. Homes along the northern and western sides, which are closest to East Linden Estates will be 60-foot (wide) lots, with the remainder being 50-foot lots. A recreation area, which is over 2-acres in size is also planned within the development. To get a better understanding on what the area would in clude, Commissioner John Allocco asked, Does this mean a building, or are we talking about a swingset? Lacey explained that the type of recreational facil ities would be appropriate for the market of Captiva Estates. For seniors, wed if it was family-orient ed. He went on to say that it would most likely include some type of com munity building. Other conditions of the project approval include the developers coordina tion of the signalization of Linden Drive with the County Engineer prior to development. There will also be a cross-access stub-out to align with the frontage road to connect to the Shoppes at Ava lon. The extension of the frontage road is not part of the Captiva project, and its path will be determined in the future. It is possible that if the frontage road is not extended as part of a separate project, then there will not be direct access from Captiva Estates to the Shoppes at Avalon. The design and planning phase is expected to last throughout 2018, and new construction is expected to begin in 2019. Commis sioner Steve Champion addressed Mr. Parkers concerns regarding disrup tion of the existing natural landscape, adding, ... This is private property, and they have a right to develop I believe its a proper use, and theyre trying to do everything right. Commissioner Nick Nicholson motioned to approve the plan, Com seconded. The motion passed 5-0. Captiva Estates: Construction expected to begin 2019 BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF On Sundays, the Trop ical Breeze Casino has three shuttle boat depar ture times to a casino ship of Port Richey, FL in international waters. The 3:30PM departure ended in disaster this past Sunday quickly engulfed it around jumping overboard into the shallow Gulf on the chilly winter day. Luckily the shuttle boat was only passengers were able to wade to nearby homes for help. According to the Tropical Breeze Casino, their shuttle is coast guard Fifty-one were on board Sunday afternoon. Sadly, who had safely made it to shore along with the other passengers went home, fell ill and died late on Sunday shortly after being admitted to the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point ER around 10PM. There has been no cause of death determined yet. Online reviewers of the Tropical Breeze Casino say that the many of the usual patrons are elderly, but reports do not specify the ages of other passen gers who had to make the 12-13 foot jump into the Gulf on Sunday. Many re patrons) express safety concerns and relate engine problems experienced on the shuttle. Reports state that on Sunday the shuttle was experiencing engine problems, turned around to head back to shore and nesses on shore from the nearby residential neigh rapidly consuming the vessel as passengers leapt overboard. One witness told news media that he brought about 30 of the passengers into his garage to warm up, concerned about hypothermia. Port Richey police say 15 people in all were One dead aer Port Richey casino shuttle boat re passengers and crew safely made it to land, authorities said. (Tambrey Laine/Pasco County via AP) Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point spokesman said eight were treated at the hospital (not including the fatality). The joint rescue oper ation included the coast agencies.

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6 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 LOCAL & STATE CryptoQuote answer on page 15 Library Programs SHSpring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. WHWest Hernando Branch Library located at 6335 Blackbird Ave, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613 BVBrooksville/ Main Library located at 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 EH East Hernando Branch located at 6457 Windmere Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602 Jan. 19 Baby Storytime WH 1/19/2018 10 10:30 AM Registration is open A Story time featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! Toddler Storytime WH 1/19/2018 10:30 11 AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime WH 1/19/2018 11:15 11:45 AM much more designed for chil dren between the ages of 3-5. SHINE EH (individual coun seling by appt. only) 1/19/2018 12 2PM Free Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling and Information during open enrollment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Book Discussion Group EH 1/19/2018 2 3:30 PM Regis tration is open Please contact the East Hernando Branch Library to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Tech Tutors WH 1/19/2018 2:30 4:30 PM Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any ques tions or concerns? Grab your gadget and stop by! Its JAZZ! SH 1/19/2018 3 4:30 PM Join us for another special musical program in our ongoing series Presented by former NPR LaMattina. Jan. 20 Game On! EH 1/20/2018 10AM 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! Hungrytown! Live Concert! SH 1/20/2018 2 3PM Enjoy live music at your library as you help us feed the hungry! Jan. 22 Cut and Paste BV 1/22/2018 10AM 12 PM Reg istration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows most useful tools. STEAM Storytime WH 1/22/2018 11:15 AM 12 PM Its storytime with a little bit of STEAM thrown in! Philosophical Friction WH 1/22/2018 57PM An intro duction to key philosophical debates through friendly informal lectures. Jan. 203 Cut and Paste WH 1/23/2018 10AM 12PM Reg istration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows most useful tools. Storytime BV 1/23/2018 10:30 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months 5 years old. Spring Hill Book Discussion SH 1/23/2018 12 1:30 PM Please contact the Spring Hill Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Adult Coloring Class WH 1/23/2018 1:15 3PM Regis tration is open You Deserve a BreakCome out and take time to get the stress and pains of life under control by relaxing and awakening your creativity side. Spring Hill Book Discussion SH 1/23/2018 1:45 3PM Please contact the Spring Hill Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Art Attack! WH 1/23/2018 4:30 6PM Regis tration is open Is there a future artist in your family? Come to the Library and let your kids be inspired by famous artists and works of art. Kids between the suggested ages of 6 12 will learn about a famous artist and then make their own work of art. All materials provided. Jan. 24 Cut and Paste SH 1/24/2018 10AM 12PM Reg istration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows most useful tools. Writing Your Life Stories WH 1/24/2018 10:15 11:45 AM Event is full Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program SH 1/24/2018 10:30 AM 12 PM Topic: The Good, The Bad and the Bugly!Presented by Lilly Browning Storytime EH 1/24/2018 10:30 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months 5 years old. Financial Management Series SH 1/24/2018 2 4PM This months topic: Personal Mon ey Management Junior Coders WH 1/24/2018 4:30 5:30 PM Come to the library to learn the basics of coding! Children will be able to discover the building blocks of coding by being able to play with and manipulate several different Dash and Dot robots, the Code-a-Pillar, and others. Rec ommended for ages 4-8. Jan. 25 Baby Storytime BV 1/25/2018 10 11AM A Story time featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! Cut and Paste EH 1/25/2018 10AM 12 PM Reg istration is open Cut and paste remains one of Windows most useful tools Toddler Storytime -SH 1/25/2018 10:3011 AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime SH 1/25/2018 11:15 AM 12PM much more designed for chil dren between the ages of 3-5. Internet Q&A EH 1/25/2018 12:15 1:15 PM Registration is open Writers Workshop EH 1/25/2018 1 3PM Free and open to the public meets ev ery other Thursday. All levels of experience from beginners to published authors. Our group is on-going and continuous, join at any time. Bring pen and paper. For more information call 352-583-2441. Movies @ your library SH 1/25/2018 2 4PM tbd Alice in Wonderland Party WH 1/25/2018 5 6PM Regis tration is open Get a taste of Wonderland and its inhabi tants such as the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat with the Alice in Wonderland Party. Come enjoy different activities, crafts, and more based on the classic book and movie. Dont be late to this very important date! Socrates Cafe WH 1/25/2018 5 7PM Guaran teed to leave you with more questions than you came with! Socrates Cafe is an opportunity for amiable, open-minded discussion of profound issues. Jan. 26 Baby Storytime WH 1/26/2018 10 10:30 AM Registration is open A Story time featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! VITA SH 1/26/2018 10AM 1PM Vol unteer Income Tax Assistance by appt. only Toddler Storytime WH 1/26/2018 10:30 11 AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and IN, OUT & ABOUT 1/16/2018 ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y ,, FL 8727122 T idal Data Print V iew 1/1 Station Name: ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y ,, FL Action: Daily Product: T ide Predictions Start Date & T ime: 2018/1/19 12:00 AM End Date & T ime: 2018/1/26 1 1:59 PM Source: NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS Prediction T ype: Subordinate Datum: MLL W Height Units: Feet T ime Zone: LST/LDT Help Print Height in feet (MLL W) NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS T ide Predictions at 8727122, ROCKY CR.,LITTLE PINE IS. BA Y FL From 2018/01/19 12:00 AM LST/LDT to 2018/01/26 1 1:59 PM LST/LDT Subordinate Station | Ref. Station (Cedar Key 8727520) | T ime offsets (high: -20 min. low: 58 min.) | Height offsets (high: *0.83 ft. low: *0.83 ft.) Note: The interval is High/Low the solid blue line depicts a curve fit between the high and low values and approximates the segments between. Disclaimer: These data are based upon the latest information available as of the date of your request, and may dif fer from the published tide tables. High/Low T ide Pr ediction Data Listing Date Day T ime Hgt T ime Hgt T ime Hgt T ime Hgt 2018/01/19 Fri 02:03 AM 2.97 H 10:17 AM -0.45 L 3:26 PM 2.55 H 10:24 PM 0.70 L 2018/01/20 Sat 02:41 AM 2.91 H 10:48 AM -0.37 L 3:54 PM 2.59 H 1 1:03 PM 0.62 L 2018/01/21 Sun 03:21 AM 2.80 H 1 1:21 AM -0.23 L 4:23 PM 2.64 H 1 1:45 PM 0.54 L 2018/01/22 Mon 04:06 AM 2.63 H 1 1:56 AM -0.03 L 4:56 PM 2.67 H 2018/01/23 T ue 12:34 AM 0.47 L 05:01 AM 2.41 H 12:37 PM 0.24 L 5:35 PM 2.69 H 2018/01/24 W ed 01:32 AM 0.38 L 06:10 AM 2.17 H 1:25 PM 0.56 L 6:22 PM 2.69 H 2018/01/25 Thu 02:42 AM 0.26 L 07:38 AM 1.99 H 2:26 PM 0.88 L 7:19 PM 2.71 H 2018/01/26 Fri 04:02 AM 0.06 L 09:16 AM 1.97 H 3:42 PM 1.13 L 8:25 PM 2.77 H TIDE CHART Shirley Anderson, Her nando County Supervisor of Elections, is pleased to announce the following dates for voter registration and outreach for January 2018. January 20, 2018 10:00am1:00pm Petco 7223 Coastal Way Brooks ville FL January 20, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm Pet Su cial Way Spring Hill, FL Voter registration appli cations are available at the Supervisor of Elections state agencies that provide public assistance. Voters may also register to vote online via the Supervisor of Elections website at www. hernandovotes.com. Shirley Anderson 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, Shirley.Anderson@hernan dovotes.com Voter Outreach Schedule for January 2018 By LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF Public Works Director Scott Herring presented plans to the Board of County Com missioners (BOCC) at the Jan. 9, 2018 meeting to extend the sidewalk near Brooks ville Elementary School, and make im provements to a nearby sidewalk. Repairs and enhancements will be applied to the sidewalk on North Avenue, from Howell Avenue to Zoller Street, and the sidewalk on Howell Ave, which currently terminates at Croom Road will be extended to terminate at High The project is a Local Agency Pro gram (LAP) agreement between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Hernando County. A grant will provide the County reimbursement by the FDOT up to $53,799 to fund the design phase of the project. The grant does not have a funding match requirement, although any expenses incurred over the amount in the LAP agreement will be the responsibility of the County. Design funding approved for Brooksville Elementary sidewalk improvements Christopher Olivo Law enforcement collaboration leads to arrest of triple murder suspect from Spring Hill By JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN EDITOR Collaboration of local and out of state law enforcement agencies on Friday Jan. 12, 2018 led to Christopher Cruz Olivo of Spring Hill, FL, a suspect in a triple homicide in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Metro PD say the murders took place sometime Thursday eve ning Jan. 11, 2018. Olivo is listed as residing on Jason Rd. in Spring Hill. Olivo is charged with murdering a man and two women while inside a resi Venango Drive in Louis ville, Kentucky. Family members of one of the victims, Katherine Miles, 23, found the bodies while checking up on the family since they werent able to get ahold of them. When the Louisville Metropolitan Police De partment (LMPD) arrived, they found two children in side the home unharmed: a old girl in the bedroom according to Lt. Emily McKinley of the LMPD. The bedroom door was closed and the children were inside their cribs. The three shooting vic year old Geneva Miles, her brother 27 year old Mike Miles and his wife, 23 year old Katherine Miles. The two children inside the home were the son and daughter of Mike and Katherine. They had been in their cribs for at least 12 hours by the time law enforcement arrived. The LMPD respond ers fed the children and changed their diapers. McKinley said that it was children from the home so that they would not see the their door. McKinley described ed the four year old by pretending to be Iron Man, draped sheets over him as an invisibility shield and quickly carried the boy out of the house. They played hide and go seek with the two year olddraping a blanket over her as well. The LMPD investiga suspect as he and Geneva had a child in common, a two year old daughter. The couple never married, but had been together for a while. Geneva, Chris and their two year old daughter moved to Louisville a few months ago and had been staying with her brother and his family. The LMPD learned that both he and his two year old daughter were missing. They initiated the Amber Alert process in Kentucky and simultaneously found the scene in was equipped with OnStar technology. OnStar was able to locate the car in the Spring Hill, FL area. This is when some amazing police work and communication began, said McKinley. She said that the LMPD had Hernando County on speaker phone and they were able to direct local law enforcement to Olivos location, which took about this time Olivo crossed into Pinellas County. HCSO in formed the Pinellas County whereabouts and they were able to take him into cus tody at US 19 North and Ulmerton Road at 10:13 PM on Jan. 12. The Pinellas Coun ty Violent Crimes Task Force reported that Olivo was wearing a ballistic vest and had an AKpassenger seat of his vehicle at the time of his arrest. McKinley stated that authorities do not believe this to be the murder weapon. At this time we are unsure of what his intentions were or what his plan was, however Hernando County Sher Department for tak ing our call and acting swifty and precisely in an extremely dangerous situation, McKinley said. While locating Olivo, the Hernando County to locate Olivos two year old daughter with family. Olivo was transported to the Pinellas County Jail on the LMPD war rant and will be charged by LMPD with three counts of Murder and one count of Tampering With Physical Evidence. McKinley said other charges may be added down the road. She commented that federal charges are a possibili ty. The investigation is ongoing. LMPD inves tigators have traveled to Pinellas to conduct inter views with the suspect. MOTON ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL RESIGNS Brooksville Joe Frana, Principal of Moton Elementary submitted his resignation to district leaders Tuesday, January 16th. In his letter, Frana cited his reason for leaving the position was, The distance and hours of this job have become a hardship on my family. Franas last day will be January 29, 2018. D.S Parrott Middle School Principal, Brent Gaustad will serve as interim principal for the remainder of the school year. Along with his high-energy leadership style, Gaustad brings a proven track record of turning around a low performing school having led D.S. Parrott Middle from a D grade in 2014 to a B in 2017. A long time resident of Brooksville and a veteran administrator with over 11 years of school leadership, Gaustad is recognized as a leader in integrating school-wide initiatives and and sustain academic success. On January 8th, a robust network of addition and reading coaches were enlisted to support Moton as they approach statewide testing. Mr. Gaustad was an important member of this ex tended support system and has been assisting Moton since January 8th. in place to support Mr. Gaustad and Moton Elementary. (Submitted by the Hernando County School District)

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Jan. 19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Life & Leisure BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 www.killingsworthagency.com FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton Homemade Chilli Tucker Hill a challenge for hikers, runners Will be held at the Hernando Sportsmans Club on US19, 9.5 miles north of HWY 50: 16121 Commercial Way (US-19) Brooksville, Fl. 34614 Try Out Your Favorite Shotgun at Our Fine Skeet, Trap and Five Stand Range BUY SELL TRADE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC GUN SHOW Saturday January 27th & Sunday January 28th 9am-4pm Sat. & 9am-3pm Sun. The gun show will feature all types of new, used, and antique accessories for sale. free with adult. Free parking. Food and beverages available for purchase. 80 Acre Shooting Facility Clubhouse Skeet, Trap & Five Stand Range IDPA State of Florida Hunter Education Tables Available For info call 352-799-3605 IF YOU GO Tucker Hill Day Use Area Rodeo returns to Hernando County By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Rodeo is returning to Hernando County. The Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo (FAWE) will be held Jan. 19, 20 and 21. As a part of the FAWE, The rodeo is being held at the Brooksville Tampa Bay Airport on day night the 20th starting at 7:30PM and again on Sunday afternoon start ing at 2:00PM. The Professional Cowboy Associa tion will be putting on the rodeo. The Professional Cowboy Association is active in eight states throughout the Southeast and puts on around a 100 rodeos in their 10-month season. This season. Ticket prices are $20.00 per person and children 10 and under are free. In our coverage of the last years Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo, Alice Mary Herden reported that the biggest thing the expo is pushing for next year, is a bigger variety of agri culture and farming education as well as having a rodeo. Deanna Naugler, President of the Board at the time said Hopefully we are working on trying to bring a rodeo back here in Hernan do County. Again this is where the rodeo was held for several years out here on the airport property. The Hernando County Cattlemens Association used to put on a rodeo at the airport. The last mention of the rodeo was in October of 2009 and it was in conjunction with Brooksvilles Founders week. The Cattlemens Association had held the rodeo since airport. The rodeo is a chance for local for locals to see professional cowboys in action. Ingredients 1 can red kidney beans 11/2 teaspoon red pepper 11/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons orega no 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 2 garlic cloves 1 onion Directions dice onion and garlic cook beef, onion and garlic over med. Heat 10 min utes once beef complet ed done, strain ex cess grease, return mixture back into pan. Heat mixture with tomatoes with their liquid, chili pow der, oregano, cum in, salt, pepper cook for 1 hr. stir ring occasionally. Stir in kidney beans with their liquid. Cook uncovered about 20/30 min utes, stirring occa sionally, unit de sired thinkness. Hint: serve with bread sticks By ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Over the holidays we had our family in town. One of my nephews is on his school's cross country team and was looking for trails to run. Initially, he tried to run at Chinsegut Hill, hoping for a hilly trail that they would not ta. Chinsegut was closed and he wound up running Old Crystal River Road. The Big Pine Tract is an interesting trail and some of the pines along the trail show signs of catfacing, which is diagonal slashes used to collect turpentine. It lacks elevation. Hernando County is one of the few places in Florida where you can changes. We set out to present a more interesting challenge for him the next time he came to visit. This led us to check out the trails at Tucker Hill. The trailhead is easy to Croom Road. There are several trails that head down Tucker Hill. There are nearby hills so you will have an opportunity to adjust to running up hill. The Tucker Hill trails were the site of trails used for the the recent Croom Zoom 100M/100K/50K/25K. The Croom Zoom used a 10 Mile loop. The runners repeated the loop until they reached the required distance. You can do that loop or a portion of it on your own. Currently portions of the trail have been burned. The Croom Zoom mainly avoided the burned areas. At the trailhead there are restrooms as well as a picnic area with barbecue grills. They do charge a day use fee of $2 per per son. There are three loops to choose from A Loop* is 7.39 miles, B Loop is 8.97 miles and C Loop is 8.09 miles. The loops can be stacked to create a loop of length that is desired. with hills. You have to watch out for the roots as you climb uphill.

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8 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT Upcoming events that will get you out and about... Event Previews MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE ... Annual Heritage Day Festival HERNANDO HISTORICAL MUSEUM ASSOC is hosting the 35th Annual Heritage Day Festival WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018; 9:00AM 4:00PM WHERE: on the grounds of 66 & 70 Russell St, Brooksville, FL Description: Vendors, Demonstrators, Chinese Auction & Bake Sale are Free to the Public along the Good Neighbor Trail. Entertainment will be in the Gazebo & Re-enactors will bring history to life! Tickets will also be available for Adults $15.00 & Children (6-12)$5.00 to visit FOR ONE DAY ONLY Historic Home Tours and our 3 Museums, e May-Stringer House, e 1885 Train Depot & e Countryman Family One Room School house. e proud homeowners have painstakingly restored these gems and you will want to be a part of these amazing tours. Whether you are interested in historic architecture or interior design, these homes will satisfy your interests. For vendors application OR additional information, please call 352-515-3054. On Feb. 4, 1789, George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential electors. John Adams of Massachusetts, who received 34 votes, was elected vice president. On Jan. 29, 1843, William McKinley, who will become the 25th American president, is born in Niles, Ohio. McKinley served in the White House when the U.S. automotive industry was in its infancy, and he was the first president to ride in an automobile, a Stanley Steamer. On Jan. 31, 1872, Zane Grey, author of Riders of the Purple Sage, is born in Zanesville, Ohio. As a child, Grey sometimes got in fistfights with boys who teased him about his first name, Pearl. Grey later replaced it with his mothers maiden name, Zane. On Feb. 1, 1884, the first portion of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. It took more than 40 years until the full dictionary was complete at over 400,000 words and phrases in 10 volumes in April 1928. On Jan. 30, 1933, with a shout of Hi-yo, Silver! Away! The Lone Ranger debuts on radio. The naive creators had the Indian scout Tonto speaking in a comical Indian patois, uttering ludicrous phrases like You betchum! On Feb. 3, 1950, Klaus Fuchs, a German-born British scientist who helped develop the atomic bomb, is arrested in Great Britain for passing top-secret information about the bomb to the Soviet Union. The arrest of Fuchs led authorities to several other individuals, including Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were subsequently executed. On Feb. 2, 1962, the first U.S. Air Force plane is lost in South Vietnam. The C-123 aircraft crashed while spraying an Agent Orange-like defoliant on a Viet Cong ambush site. 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 15, 2018 KUMQUAT FESTIVAL SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018 9 AM TO 5 PM As many as 40,000 people attend our one day event every year, with over 425 vendors and 40 sponsors participating, lling our historic Downtown core. Here, visitors can enjoy all kinds of tasty kumquat treats, from kumquat pie to kumquat cookies, smoothies, ice cream, marmalade, and even kumquat salsa. Dade Citys Annual Kumquat Festival, held the last Saturday in January each year, has become extremely popular for its homegrown, family-friendly enter tainment. Listen to local entertainment, ace painting, antique cars. Arts & Cras, food (from our local restaurants, food vendors and food trucks), Car & Truck Show, Health & Wellness Area, Live Local Entertainment, Farmers Market, Kum quat Kids Corral, Kumquats, Kumquat Pie & Products, Quilt Challenge and our wonderful Sponsors. Admission is free, transportation from two satellite parking areas is free, city-owned public parking downtown is free too. Visit kumquat. mychamberevent.com to see a map of the Festival and vendors. Directions to Dade City From Interstate 75 east on Highway 52 to Down town Dade City (on Festival Day free satellite parking at the Pasco Fairgrounds on US Highway 52 coming into Dade City, free shuttle to the Festival) From US Highway 301 north or south follow into Downtown Dade City (on Festival Day free satellite parking across from Jarrett Ford, free shuttle to the Festival) From US Highway 301 north or south follow into Downtown Dade City (on Festival Day free satellite parking across from Jarrett Ford, free shuttle to the Festival). For more information, call 352-567-3769. HERNANDO AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TRIP TO JUMPING GULLY PRESERVE TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2018 8 AM TO NOON Trip to this 598-acre Pasco County Parks Department property, which is only open to the public by arrangement. Expect to see waders, a few species of shore birds and ducks, and numerous woodland birds. A 4x4 wheel drive/ high clearance vehicle is recommended. For more information, contact bevalhansen@gmail.com, 352-686-0460. ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2018 11 AM TO 8 PM watch traditional Greek folk dance performances and test your dancing expertise. Special features include a Kids Village, cooking demonstrations, vendors, and more. Register early for the Toga 5K Run / Walk to be held on Saturday. Hernando County Fairgrounds is located at 6436 Broad Street (US-41S) Brooksville, FL 34601 SPRING HILL GAR DEN CLUB PRESENTS SPRING FLOWERS TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2018 1 TO 3 PM Peter and Annika Sangtan gelo of Canterbury Farms Nursery in Hudson will discuss planting spring and open to the public. For more information, call 352683-9933 or visit www. naturecoastgardens.com. Forest Oaks Lutheran Church is located at 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 2018 1 PM TO 4 PM Presented by the Nature Coast Art League, enjoy the afternoon featuring fashions by Bon Worth, three jewelry makers, and shawls by Susan Lundsrom. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a Chinese auction for gift baskets, and door prizes. $15 per visit naturecoastartleague.com St. Andrews Ukrainian Church is located at 8064 Weeping Willow Street Brooksville

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Jan. 19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 9 Calendar of Events Movie Times We did not receive movie times from Beacon Theater this week. We apologive for this incon venience. Call them to complain!! Jan. 19 Auditions Upcoming for Peter Pan WHEN: Thursday, Friday, Jan. 19-20, 208 6 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6251 Fort King Rd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542. Description: Auditions for Arts in Motions spring production of Peter Pan will be held in January. The cast will learn the full length Broadway version of the well-known musi cal under the direction of Capria Pichette. Music direction by Alison Graham. Performances are May 1113 at Pasco Middle School. Children through 12th grade are invited to enroll and all who sign up will be offered a role. Pre-casting rehearsal and parents meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Auditions by appointment only on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20. Pre-Casting Rehearsal and Auditions will be held at Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6251 Fort King Rd, Zeph yrhills, FL 33542. For more informa tion call 1-352-834-1AIM (1246) or visit www.ArtsInMotionPasco.org / Facebook.com/ArtsInMotionPasco. Florida Agriculture & Wildlife Expo WHEN: Fri, Jan. 19, 2018, 10am Sun, January 21, 2018, 9pm WHERE: Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport Runway Drive en trance (off US-41 S) Brooksville, Description: The mission of the Flori da Agriculture and Wildlife Expo, Inc. is to educate and involve our guests of family-oriented programs that are innovative, entertaining, and fun for all ages. We aim to bring out the best in our youth and the traditions, values, and culture, of our genera tions through participation by all. We strive to: Showcase Hernando agriculture, wildlife, arts, talent, and industry Provide a safe and clean environment that is accessible to all Create unique experiences for all ages Be the center for all that is Florida, and Hernando County, our past, our present and our future. In addition, it is the goal of the Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo, Inc. to preserve and enhance the rich her itage of our agriculture and wildlife communities. We invite the commu nities, and visitors to attend and par ticipate in a quality agriculture and wildlife expo experience whereby, agriculture, livestock, equestrian, and wildlife events, and exhibits are key components of the expo. Contact fawexpo@gmail.com /352-585-0345 / www.fawexpo.org Jan. 20 Comedian Elliot Smith to perform at Aripeka Elks Club Elliott Smith, professional comedy magician will be performing his special brand of comedy magic on January 20, 2018 at 6:00pm at The Aripeka Elks, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson, FL. Tickets are $25.00 which includes hot hors doeuvres, dessert, coffee and show. Space is limited. Call 727-868-2994 to RSVP and get your tickets Brooksville Garden Club Field Trip WHEN: January 20 at 11 AM, Field Trip to Spring Hill Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. 34606. Call Diane, 727-418-6678 to car pool @ 10 AM. Does this club interest you? Call Jan, 352-799-4319 or Cathy, 585-6834.. Free concert to drive out hunger WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Spring Hill Branch, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill. Description: The Hernando County Public Library invites the community to the free concert and food drive Help us feed this hungrytown. Folk duo, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown will perform. The duo has earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.Bring canned or other non-perishable food items, food. Local charities People Helping People in Hernando County and the Humane Society of the Nature Coast will be in attendance to receive the donations at the end of the concert. Call (352) 754-4043 or visit www. HernandoCountyLibrary.us for more concert information. Follow @ HernandoPublicLibrary on Face book for event updates. Visit www. hungrytown.net to learn more about the duo. Fashion Show and Luncheon WHEN: Sat. Jan. 20, 2018, 1 4pm WHERE: St. Andrews Church, 8064 Weeping Willow Street Brooksville Description: The fashion show and luncheon is presented by the Nature Coast Art League. Enjoy an afternoon featuring fashions by Bon Worth, three jewelry makers, and shawls by Susan Lundsrom. There will be a 50/50 drawing, a Chinese auction for gift baskets, and door luncheon Contact Ester at apohl@ juno.com | 412-722-5103 or visit naturecoastartleague.com Light Up the Night WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 WHERE: One Event Two Locations 5K Run & 1M Walk 4:30pm / Pasco Hernando State College Porter Campus. Presented By: David Maus Foundation Concert Event 6:00pm-8:00pm / The Shops at Wiregrass Upper Level Parking Structure, Wesley Chapel, FL, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 community businesses leaders, together for the 3rd annual Light Up the Night to focus a spotlight on of human beings for commercial sex, forced labor or involuntary servitude. largest criminal enterprise world wide, ranking only behind illegal drugs and netting billions of dollars annually, and its happening right here in Pasco County. Light Up the Night will feature a 5K Race/Walk at Pasco Hernando State College Porter Campus, followed by LIVE music with Shalyah, Word of Life and Jennifer McGill Unbreakable, as well as educational materials, ven at The Shops at Wiregrass, upper level parking deck, this occasion is enjoyable for all ages. Sponsorships For more information visit www. lightupthenighttampabay.com to register for the race or for additional infor mation. Jan. 21 38th Annual Brooksville Raid Reenactment, WHEN: Sat, Jan. 20, 2018, 9:00am Sun, January 21, 2018, 5:30pm WHERE: Sand Hill Scout Reservation Description: The event portrays the 1846 raid of federal troops into the interior as the Union forces at tempted to destroy Confederate salt works. Activities include shopping on Suttlers Row, Battalion Drills, the Ladies Tea, Brooksville Raid Battle Re-enactment, and Sunday at 1:30 is the Grand Review. Suggest bringing a chair for your comfort. The Raid is held the 3rd weekend in January every year. We have become the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida with over 1500 reenactors and their families. We have 28 can nons, 60 horses, and over 50 sutlers. The public is invited to tour, at no additional charge, the authentic confederate and union camps and actually see how they lived and what it was like during the Civil War. We expect around 60 sutlers (Vendors), so you can purchase any Civil War items you might want. We also have kettle corn, old time root beer and you cant leave without having a FRY BREAD. All animals must be on a leash. Camps open: 9:00am with the Presentation of Colors. Adults, free. Contact 352-799-0129 / www. brooksvilleraidreenactment.com Pigz in ZHills BBQ & Blues Fest WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 10:00:00 WHERE: 5200 Airport Rd., Zephyrhills 33542 BBQ & Blues features a friendly BBQ competition amidst a background of the blues music. Classic Cars. Kids Fun Zone. Shine & Swine Show, Aviation History Museum. aviation showcase includes static displays, drone demonstrations, and avia tion culture exhibits. Festival goers can even pay $75 to take ride in a classic airplane. The Ford Tri-Motor Airplane recalls the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring s. travel and marked the beginning of encouraged to bring cameras! A the American Flag as a special guest sings the National Anthem. Free admission. $10 parking. No coolers or pets. Limited Seating Bring Lawn Chairs. Ghost Tours WHEN: Sat, Jan. 20, 2018, 8 0pm WHERE: May-Stringer Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville Description: Legend has it that the 151-year old former residence of pioneer Frank Saxon is still inhabited by some of its residents, including three-year old Jessie May Saxon. Hand-held cameras and recording devices allowed. Tour is by res ervation only, $20.00 per person (cash only). Contact: To make a reservation, or for information, call 352-556-9571. www.hernandohistor icalmuseumassoc.com. Jan. 23 Hernando Audubon Society Birding Trip to Jumping Gully Preserve WHEN: Tue, Jan. 23, 2018, 8am 12pm WHERE: 18812 Fishburne Drive in Pasco County Description: At this 598-acre Pasco County Parks Department property, which is only open to the public by arrangement, expect to see wad ers, a few species of shorebirds and ducks, and numerous wood land birds. A 4x4 wheel drive/high clearance vehicle is recommended. Contact bevalhansen@gmail.com, 352-686-0460 Spring Hill Garden Club Presents Spring Flowers WHEN: Tue, Jan. 23, 2018, 1 3pm WHERE: Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, Description: Peter and Annika Sangtangelo of Canterbury Farms Nursery in Hudson will discuss plant free and open to the public. Contact 352-683-9933 or www.naturecoast gardens.com Jan. 27 Mays Prairie Hike at Chinsegut WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 10AM WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, Description: This guided hike will feature a history and information about Mays Prairie within the Chinsegut Conservation WEA. Chil dren will have an opportunity to net for specimens. The hike is approxi mately one mile total. Please dress suggest bringing sunscreen, insect tration is required. All ages 8 and up Contact Gina / Gina.Philhower@ myfwc.com / 352-754-6722 Rain Barrel and Compost Workshop WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 10:30AM WHERE: East Side Branch Hernando County Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Brooksville, FL 34602 Description: Save energy and water, and divert waste compost. Attend one or both of these informative one-hour classes to learn how to use a rain barrel and compost machine. Rain barrel class attend optional compost machine is free to Hernando County residents attending the compost class. Attendance at the class is mandatory to receive the items. Hernan do County Utilities custom ers will receive a $25.00 credit on their utility bill for attending the workshop and installing a rain barrel at home. Pre-registration is $50, and includes a new rain barrel -and/or com post machine Contact Lilly at LillyB@ 540-6230 / hernandocoun ty.us Taste of Trinity WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Seven Springs Middle School (2441 Little Rd) in New Port Richey Description: This is a rescheduled event because of Hurricane Irma. Trinitys 9th Annual food tasting fundraiser promises lots of family fun along with stage music, bounce house and delicious food and des serts. There will also be a business expo. Proceeds Middle Schools in need of funds to purchase new technology for students. Hosted by the West Pasco Business Association and Seven Springs Middle School Parent Teacher Stu admission is $5 per person and a Family of Four Pack is $15. For vendor infor mation or to be a sponsor, contact Maria Johnson at (727) 934-0940 or maria@ is also available at www. Kumquat Festival WHEN: Jan. 27, 2018 @ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: 7th Street and Me ridian, Dade City, FL 33525 Description: The Annual Kumquat Festival in historic downtown Dade City is a unique, quaint and Old Florida family fun event. Visitors can enjoy all kinds of tasty kumquat treats, from kumquat pie to cook ies, ice cream, marmalade, and even kumquat salsa. Listen to local entertain ment, face painting, antique cars, and shop for arts and crafts. 400 vendors and 30 sponsors will be there offer ing Arts & Crafts, delicious food from local restaurants, food vendors and food trucks, car and truck show, health & wellness vendors, a farmers market, kids area and a quilt challenge. Admission is free, trans portation from two satellite parking areas is free as well as city-owned public park ing downtown. For more information, contact Dade City Chamber of Commerce 352-567-3769 or (352) 424dadecitychamber.org Walking Sticks, Perry Oldenburg When: Sun, Jan. 28, 8:00am 9:30am Where: Chinsegut Conser vation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601 Description: This walk ing club will meet once a month to hike and learn about different Natural Ar eas in Florida and how FWC manages lands. This 2-mile hike will take place at the Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park. This is a casual paced walk and the Center will provide a walking stick for members to borrow during hikes. Hikes will meet the last Sunday of each month. Limited to 15 hikers call (352) 754-6722 to register. Contact Joe Murphy at Joe. Murphy@MyFWC.com / (352) 754-6722 / register Solution to Sudoku from p 18:

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10 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 BEAU (RIGHT) 10313147 Beau has been trying to be patient in his kennel but he is becoming very stressed. Only getting out of your kennel for 20 minutes a few times a week is no way to live. He is now urgent. He is very hyper after about 10 minutes he will calm down. He is jumpy but in a very friendly loving way. He loves people and wants to beloved in return. He seems like he would do best as an only dog... just means he wants to be spoiled by you! He loves laying in your lap and soaking up the sun. He will make someone a great best friend! Beau needs an angel! Please share Beau to save his life! BEAU IS ONE OF THE LONG TERM DOGS THAT MAY BE EUTHANIZED DUE TO SHELTER OVER CROWDING TINSEL ADOPTED! Tinsel who came to the found a new family. Tinsel was also one of seven adoptable dogs that were placement due to shelter overcrowding and was in Your help is urgently needed to save Beau, Spuds and Roscoe help these wonderful pets nd a forever home BUSTER ADOPTED! Buster was a long term resi dent of the shelter that was due to shelter overcrowd ing. Best wishes to Buster and his new family. LIFE IS GOOD FOR LILLY Lilly is set for adoption soon. She also has a back up family that is interested in adopting herjust in case. Lilly was also one of seven adoptable dogs that for placement due to shel ter overcrowding and was TOOTSIE I think we can call Tootsie a bit of a hoarder! She loves her tennis balls! She came to the shelter very frightened but is really starting to open up and she loves playing fetch! She actually does bring the ball back to you and if youre not paying attention she will adorable little grin! She seems to get along with other dogs but the shelter does always recommend a meet and greet. Come out today and play some ball with Tootsie! ADOPT THESE PETS at Hernando County Animal Services 19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062 BRUNO (LEFT) 10312734 Bruno got to spend his Saturday at Ridge Manor days event instead of a lonely cold kennel. He enjoyed his time out with the volunteers, kids, and meeting new people. He also enjoyed some extra snacks and hot dogs too! He loved all the attention. He wants to be a lap dog! He walks pretty well on leash and was very mild mannered. Enjoyed snug gling and hanging out with people. Bruno once had a good life and was loved but due to unfortunate events he found himself at the shelter. He was adopted due to the new adopter becoming homeless. Hes a really good dog who has been through a lot. Please help us get him back into a loving home where he will be loved forever! If you have other dogs please bring them to the shelter for a meet and greet. ese are dogs that have been at the shelter for a prolonged period. ese dogs are no longer handling the stress of the kennel and need a home environment with structure and consistency. e shelter is beyond capacity and heart wrenching, tough decisions are going to have to be made. ese dogs would make wonderful companions and loving family members. If you know of someone that is look ing for a forever friend please send them our way. ese dogs have been impounded into our shelter through no fault of their own. ey all deserve a second chance at a family, home and happiness. Adoption fees have been reduced for Beau, Spuds and Roscoe. Please share these dogs to help us get the word out that they need homes and /or rescue commitments. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at snch@co.hernando..us ank you, Shannon Finch, Shelter Coordinator Hernando County Animal Services 352-796-5062 EXT 11003 ROSCOE (RIGHT) Kennel B18 D#10308575 Roscoe Terrier mix, tri col ored, male-neutered, adult, original impound 10-182016, heartworm positive. Roscoe was adopted out back in April 2017 and re turned 12-19-17. Unfortu nately Roscoe was returned because his owner was no longer able to properly care for him. Roscoe has had a bumpy road, this is a dog that needs a consistent, reliable and safe home life. Roscoe wants to please and is trying very hard to tolerate the kennel, hes sad and showing some depres sion being back. This boy is ready for a forever home, a family that will work with him on obedience, some one to address his heart worm status/treatment, and a place to lay his head at night. ROSCOE IS ONE OF THE LONGTERM DOGS THAT MAY BE EUTHANIZED DUE TO SHELTER OVER CROWDING SPUDS Kennel B25 D# 10313308 Spuds Bull Terrier mix, black brindle and white, male, adult, impounded 11-6-17. Spuds has a lot of playful energy, enjoys his jolly ball and playing out in the Spree areas. He does not show well in his kennel which is with obedience and training. This boy would do very well with an active family and a consistent routine. Someone that is a strong/experienced handler is recommend ed. SPUDS IS ONE OF THE LONG TERM DOGS THAT MAY BE EUTHANIZED DUE TO SHELTER OVERCROWDING Volunteer Bob says.. Yesterday at the shelter had a really good dog named Spuds out in the play area. He is a fun guy, he loves to play fetch and is lovable. Volunteer Jaclyn says... Spuds is a great dog. This bull terrier (target dog) mix is energetic and loves to play ball....he also loves the water! Hes jumpy and barks in his kennel but its his way of trying to get your attention. Once in the play yard hes a totally different dog, just so awesome and fun!!! He is strong on leash so he does need some leash work but hes really just a lovable guy! He has a beautiful, dark brindle coat and such a happy attitude!! Come meet him! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oli ver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062 TAEJO ADOPTED! Your new family looks forward to bringing you home this week to run and play! Taejo was impound ed 11/21/17 and was very scared. Staff and Volun teers were able to make him feel comfortable. He was on the urgent place ment list and was in danger

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Jan. 19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 11 Hernando Sportsmans Club Events Calendar 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614 Jan.19 26, 2018 SPORTS COLLEGE from Page 1 Specializing in removal of dangerous trees. Stump Grinding, Wood Chipping. Fully insured* record of 12-1 and lost to Green Cove Springs Clay The former prep grid iron star made a commit ment to Savannah State on the heels of his incredible 2015 campaign, but was charged with burglary in May, 2016 and saw his left Smith with very limit ed options after his senior year of high school, but thats when Jones County Junior College came into the picture. Smith has spent the last two seasons playing for the Bobcats and the strong play on the sippi. In Smiths freshman season with the Bobcats, the speedy back rushed for 211 yards on 35 carries and scored one touch down. Smith also returned kicks for Jones County, to taling 582 yards between One of Smiths best games this past 2017 season was against East Central, in which the sophomore rushed for 66 yards and scored three touchdowns. East Tennessee State ance of Buccaneers head coach Randy Sanders. Miele plays in Interna tional Bowl lineman Louis Miele played in the Internation al Bowl IX, which took place last weekend in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Miele helped anchor one of the Tampa Bay area this past season. Miele, who is currently a senior at Nature Coast High School, was selected from over 10,000 athletes from around the nation to play in the game. The International Bowl IXs website says players have played from countries like Canada, Japan and Mexico. Miele was last sity, which is located out of Polk County, back in December. The 6-foot-8 lineman has lined up an west Oklahoma State University. Hernando running back Ygenio Booker signs with Tulane With the early signing period, athletes can ink their name to the re spective school theyve committed to and Hernan do running back Ygenio Booker did just that. The Leopards speedster made and signed with Tulane during the winter break. Booker had a strong 2017 season for Hernando, as the running back rushed four touchdowns. Booker also caught 11 passes for 379 yards. Hernando running back Ygenio Booker photo by Cheryl Clanton photo by Cheryl Clanton Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette uninjured in car accident JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette escaped injury after he was involved in what authorities say was a minor threecar crash. The team says the rookies car was rear-ended about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and that he was not hurt. He was able to drive home after the crash. The Jaguars also say Fournette signed the rear bumper of his 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach it was responders on the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol says Fournette was not at fault in the crash. Fournette and the Jaguars play at New England on Sunday in the AFC championship game. Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in Jacksonvilles 45-42 victory at Pittsburgh last Sunday. ___ For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

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I must have fallen asleep. When I woke up the train was screeching to a halt and pulling into the station. I wasnt even fully awake when Pa grabbed the carpetbag and my hand. He pulled me down the aisle and then down the iron steps of the train. We weaved through the crowds of people until we came upon a wooden plank. We stumbled up the plank to where an old worn out buggy with two old horses to match waited for us to board. When we were seated, an old man with a scruffy gray beard snapped the reigns and we hobbled on down the road. I was glad the wagon had a cabin with doors--or me and Pa would have been bounced off that wagon for sure! Soon the train station and the busy town and the houses that looked mostly stuck together were behind us. We traveled up a winding hill, under and around some mighty big trees and then the buggy finally stopped in front of a big stone house. It was right then and there that I knew something was wrong. Pa had those anxious eyes and worried brow--a sure sign of something amiss. I tugged at Pa and looked him in the eye. He forced a smile and patted me on the head. Pa said something to the man driving the buggy then took my hand and led me up the steps of the stone house. Pa thumped the iron door knocker a couple of times before the huge heavy door opened to an entry way. When I saw the white walls and the long stairway it reminded me of the time Ma was very sick. She had to stay at a big house just like this one. I wasnt sick. Why had we come to this place? I shivered and moved closer to Pa. A tall woman with her hair clumped on the top of her head like a cinnamon bun walked toward me. She had a wide smile and long outstretched arms. I gave her a warning look and hid behind Pa. He bent down, kissed me on the forehead and motioned for me to go with the woman. I saw tears in Pas eyes. Something was wrong! I threw my arms around his neck. I held on tight. A man with a bushy mustache under his potato nose and a woman with spirals of red sticky-out hair and a freckled face helped the woman pull me away from Pa. I kicked and flailed my arms as they ducked my wild blows. Then the tall woman plopped herself on the floor with me held down tight in her arms. I looked up. Pa was gone! I struggled with that woman until I finally collapsed and fell into a deep sleep. To Be Continued...000S5QIOpal and the secret codeby Janie Lancaster Chapter Two: THE BIG STONE HOUSE CCC 10/18 Tues. 10/17 Noon 000S5QI Page 1 Composite Ad#:000S5QI Date:10/18/17 Day:WED Size:4X10.5 Cust:50717 Salesperson:770 Last Edited By:CDECKELMANN Pub:SPECIAL SERVICES Tag Line:OPAL STORY CHAP.2 Color Info:4PROCESS 12 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 Opal and the Secret Code is a Newspapers in Education Series which e Hernando Sun will carry throughout the remainder of the school year. e following are some questions for students relating to Chapter Two: What did Opal see along the way? What did Opal notice about Pa? Why was Opal afraid when she got to the stone house? DID YOU KNOW... People who are deaf are visually alert and are very observant about facial expressions and body language. Opal & The Secret Code Lesson Plans Correlates to Common Core State Standards English Language Arts Reading Understanding Details and Key Ideas: RL 2.1 Who What Where and Why (Questions and Answers) RL 2.2 Diverse Cultures Lesson on Morals (Did You Know) RL 3.3 How Characters Respond to Challenges and Major Events Craft and Structure R 2.4, R 2.5 (Clues in words and Pictures/Authors Viewpoint) Speaking and Listening Comprehension Collaboration Activities Section: SL 2.1, SL 2.2, SL 2.3, SL 2.4 Florida Literature and Informational Text Standards LAFS.1-4.RF.1.1. Comprehension Collaboration LAFS.1-4 SL.1.1 Craft and Structure LAFS.4.RI.2.5 Weeki Wachee girls soccer ready for second half splash BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN WEEKI WACHEE Its been an interesting sea son for Weeki Wachees girls soccer team, as the 2017-2018 campaign having to battle through some unexpected inju ries. With injuries to soph omore Madison Aldrich and a slew of others, the Hornets were having to rely primarily on some season. It has been a unique situation, Weeki Wa chee coach Danny Fierro said. Ive been here for four seasons and weve been battling the injury bug all year. Our two leading scorers started stumbled out of the gate in the beginning. You never account for inju ries. One of our better defenders, Madison Al drich, is out for the year with a torn ACL. The Hornets (11-10) are a team littered with sophomores on the roster, with 10 compared to just two seniors, and Fierro knew once the injury bug hit the team that many of the younger players would have to step up. Junior Lauren Mullen and sophomore Reilley Bain helped calm players nerves from the sidelines after the slew of injuries hit the team. Despite the injuries, the Hornets slowly got back into gear and have played some of their better soccer as of late. After starting the season with a 3-5 record, Weeki Wachee settled in and have gone 8-5 in its last 13 games. Lauren Mullen and even Reilley (Bain) from the sidelines helped get everyone refocused and calm down, Fierro said. We had a good run for awhile. We had some newbies up front. You never knew who was going to step up because we lost 70 percent of our scoring from last season. Trusting in substitutes and giving them more time was something that helped give the girls Now with the district tournament around the corner for Weeki Wa chee, the team has its sights set on knocking ers Pasco and Wesley Chapel, whom the Hornets played tough against during the reg ular season. In the two games against Pasco, Weeki Wachee fell 8-0 stayed competitive the second time around in a 6-3 loss. Versus Wesley Chapel, Weeki Wachee played close in each of the losses, 2-1 and 3-1. The Class 3A, District 7 tournament starts next week. We didnt play as well as I wouldve liked to against Pasco and Wesley Chapel, Fierro added. We played better against Pasco the second time around. Both Wes ley Chapel games were very close. But in the county, weve taken care time in a long time were somewhat healthy now. We are one of the only teams in the district that have played Pasco well I think. A neutral game Pasco, I really like our chances. The Hernando County Supervisor of Elections (HCSOE) will be holding an art contest open to all students in Hernando County. This art contest will be an opportunity for students to express what democracy means to them while utilizing a creative medium. The top eight student entries will be displayed in the HCSOE cil to bring this contest to the students of Hernando County, along with Dr. Lori Romano, Superintendent of Schools in Hernando County. As educators, the mission to promote civic engagement is one of the most es sential obligations we have to our students and to our nation. Student perspective is vital. We encourage all of our tudents to add their voice by participating in the Democracy Through Art contest. By doing so, not only will students contribute their viewpoint today but will, hopefully, inspire continued advocacy into adult hood, stated Dr. Lori Romano. to the county level. Their entries will be judged and on display at the Annual Arts in the Park event (March 10-11). Two winners from each grade level category through Nov. 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to portray what democracy looks like to them. Having community partners like the Hernando County School Dis to life. We are excited to see how students express democracy, stated Supervisor Anderson. If you are interested in learning more about this new program please call 352754-4125. Contest an opportunity to express democracy through art Weeki Wachees Reilley Bain photo by Cheryl Clanton TOP RIGHT: Weeki Wachee Coach Danny Fiero BELOW: Weeki Wachees Madison Aldrich photos by Cheryl Clanton

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and Bassets Dalmatian and Boston Terrier Spaniel and English Setter; iature Schnauzer and Airedale Terrier; and Maltese Alaskan Malamutes and Boxers The winner in Best of Group advances until one dog is judged Best of Show for a particular day. Dogs can compete on more than one day and each time she wins she accumulates points. Eventually, after accumu lating enough points over a period of time, that dog will be declared a Grand Champion a very presti gious honor. Maverick, a Great Dane, is one such dog. The sleek, has been competing for a year and is already a U.S. Grand Champion. er, who has been showing passionate about his work. For him, winning at events is more that just status for the dogs, owners and handlers. Brucker states, If you didn't have dog shows you would have a lot more illness [among purebred dogs]. People would not go to all the lengths they do to get the dogs healthy, to keep the breeds looking the right way. We focus not just on the physical aspects, but also mental. We're always looking to improve the breed. One judge oversees and judges each round and makes the decision as to who is the winner. There fore, the same dog can be eliminated one day, yet come back to win the next Lee Canalizo, a board member with the Pasco Kennel Club, is a retired judge. She served in this role for forty-three years. Ms. Canalizo comments, The best thing about being a judge was dis covering a superior dog. It doesn't happen all that often. Of course, preparing for a dog show is not just about the dog's character istics and performance. He has to look handsome and she has to look gorgeous. That's where the profes sional groomers come in. Two tents were reserved for this purpose. Groomers washed, clipped, combed and blow-dried their clients to make them look their very best. Linda Gui hen, a dog groomer from Kentucky was putting the a Shetland Sheep Dog from Oregon. The health of the dogs is another big concern of the kennel clubs and the individual owners, breed ers and handlers. For a fee, the owners can have their dogs thoroughly checked out for cardiology, eye or orthopedic issues. In this way, a licensed veterinari an will certify that the dog is suitable for breeding. At the dog show there was as wide an assortment of people as there were canines. The ages ranged from children and seniors and the attendants came from as nearby as Hernan POOCHES from page 1 Jan. 19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY BRIEFS BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Crafters and Vendors Wanted St. Joan of Arc Columbi ettes Auxiliary #11317 is having a Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, March 10, 9am to 3pm. Craft ers and vendors wanted. Tables: 8 feet $20. Will be held at St. Joan of Arc Hill Dr. Spring Hill. Con tact Ellen at 352-515-0380 or ellenbjimenez@gmail. com for information and application. Sweet Adelines, looking for women who love to sing Suncoast Harmony Cho rus, Sweet Adelines, Intl is looking for women who love to sing. We have some great performance opportunities coming up this winter/spring not to mention our compe tition in Daytona Beach in April. We are very interested in increasing our membership num bers. No formal voice training is required, all voice ranges are welcome. is a pleasure you deserve. Check us out, join the fun. Rehearsals every Tues. 7 PM at Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 191 Further info call Cindy Free talk on osteoarthritis treatment The Hernando County Public Library is hosting an educational talk on osteoarthritis at the Spring Hill Branch Library, lo cated at 9220 Spring Hill Drive from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays: February 3, 2018 March 3, 2018 April 7, 2018 Presenter Laura Morelli from Full Circle Ortho pedics will inform the audience about the latest treatment options to date for osteoarthritis, includ ing stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma injec or visit www.Hernando CountyLibrary.us. 7th Annual United Way of Hernando Dementia Care Seminar St. Frances Cabrini Church Classrooms 9, 10 & 11; Free Memory Screening Rm 12 5030 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill, Florida Republican Liberty Caucus Meetings The Republican Liberty Caucus of Hernando County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 PM. The meeting will take place at the Press Box located at 7385 Spring Hill Dr, (NARFE) Meeting Cancellation NARFE Chapter 1322 holds its monthly meet ings at the Marine Corps League Detachment 708 Rd. Brooksville, Florida. We meet the third Friday of every month at 1:00 P.M. except for June Au gust. Our next meeting will be Feb. 16, 2018. There will be no meeting in January due to the NARFE District meet ing. The District meeting will be held at the main library in Largo. It will be held on January 26, 2018 starting at 10:00 A.M. and bers are urged to attend the District meeting. As a group, NARFE supports current Federal employees and annuitants and op poses legislation contrary to their interests. We are always looking for new members. Contact Dennis e-mail peacock1973@att. net for information. See BRIEFS, Page 15 BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF Looking for a kicking good time? United Way of Hernando County is excited to announce their 3rd Annual Kickball Tour nament, KICK Start to Early Literacy will be held at Anderson Snow Park on United Ways Dolly Par ton Imagination Library (DPIL) program, which supplies each Hernando child enrolled with a free book every month until Studies show that a life are when they develop the foundation of all future learning, United Way of Hernando Countys Executive Director, An gie Bonfardino-Walasek announced during the opening ceremony at last years tournament. The books through the DPIL program are distributed at no cost to the families and pre-school children are enrolled regardless of their economic status. As this popular program continues to grow, so does Hernandos waiting list and need for funding. Thats why United Way is on a constant mission to advocate and raise dollars to invest in these local programs. Last years Annual Kickball Tourna ment allowed United Way to add an additional 200 children a month onto the program. United Way is putting a twist on this years event and adding a gently used book drive to the mix in hopes of loading United Way announces 3rd Annual Kickball Tournament up the Little Free Library (LFL) that United Way installed at Anderson Snow Park. This free book ex change stand is located at the playground and can be found stocked with books all year long. So bring your family, bring some books, and bring your appetite to and community BBQ. The Fun Day will include: Bounce House, Prizes, A Book Drive, FREE Admis sion, Food Entertainment, World, The Florida Aquar ium, The Dali Museum) Volunteer score keepers and referees are needed. Sign up to volunteer for this Annual Kickball Tour nament by visiting www. UnitedWayHernando.org/ Volunteer. For more information visit, www.UnitedWayHer nando.org/Kickball or call 352-688-2026. Handlers with French Bull Dogs (L-R) Kasey OBrien & Lu Lu, Alyssa Beutler & Marst ing, Jason Starr & Kylie. photo by Sarah Nachin Groomer Linda Guihen with Tino, a Shetland Sheep Dog photo by Sarah Nachin do County to as far away as South America. Twenty-four -year-old vania has been showing dogs for over ten years. He brought his Yellow Labra dor Retriever. Bruce Insana and his wife own three Belgian Tervurens. Nine year-old Rugby accompa nied them to this show and walked away with a Best of Breed. Despite the dissimilar ities in the participants (hu man and canine), everyone seemed to be having a good time in the competi tion, with the camaraderie of the event. All partici pants beamed with pride, in putting their best paw forward. photo by Sarah Nachin

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By SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN STAFF O n Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, Pioneer Florida Museum and Village in Dade City, hosted its popular Raising Cane event.featuring a cane-syrup-making demonstration with Steve Melton, a local farmer, and collector of antique agricultural machinery. Melton, wearing his signature cowboy hat, likes to mix historical facts and funny per sonal stories during demonstrations. Vol unteers and visitors alike learn how to make syrup the old-fashioned way using techniques that have been prac ticed for several hun dred years. The museums syr up mill is home to sev eral examples of early grinders and a cooking kettle that dates back to the Civil War. Theres a lot of history in this kettle., said Charlie Kirksey, head of the museums syrup operation. Cane sugar syrup was the main source of sweet ness for over a hundred years in small commu nities. Its important for us to preserve this old-time method. Cane syrup was once a staple in a pioneers diet and it still remains a sweet delight among lifelong Southern resi dents. To start the process, volunteers fed cane stalks that had been 14 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY WARRANT Pd by CSTF Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED If you recognize this subject or have any infor mation, please call Crime Stoppers! You will remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD... CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to www.HernandoCountyCrimeStoppers.com Name: Mathew Christopher Jackson Jr DOB: 11/13/1993 Hgt: 5 Wgt: 174 Spring Hill, FL Making Cane Syrup; the old-fashioned way The Pioneer Florida Museum preserving old-time methods. Once the sug ar cane goes through crushing the juice is col lected to boilers. Photos by ALICE MARY HERDEN Marcus Copeland feeds the cane crusher, a Chatta nooga 44 cane press during the Raising Cane event at the Pioneer Museum in Dade City. Bill Wire helps guides the sugar cane as it goes thourhg the Chattanooga 44 cane press during the Raising Cane event at the Pioneer Museum in Dade City. Steve Melton with David Ottersen from Painted Oaks Academy in Orange County, and his son Cameron taste the sugar can after it has been crushed. HISTORY from page 1 cut the day previously through a cane press a bit like an old-fash ioned mangle with two heavy iron rollers hooked up to a tractor engine. Once the cane was mashed, the juice was collected in a barrel and then poured into the kettle which was being heated up. The kettle was soon bubbling with sugarcane juice which would then be boiled down to make the syrup a process that can take four or five hours. The longer the syrup boiled, the thick er it became until the moment the concentrat ed liquid would quickly thicken into syrup. A lot of impurities rise to the surface during the boiling process and its removed with skimmers that look like long han dled spoons. Once the right con sistency is reached, the contents of the kettle were quickly ladled out and filtered through muslin into jars. It looked like maple syrup but naturally thinner and not as sweet. After the jars are labelled, the syrup is then taken to the Muse ums gift shop to sell as a fundraiser. Other special features in the Raising Cane event included a gar den tractor pull in the early afternoon, handmade crafts, and tradi tional musicians. The museums next event will be the Farm Festival and Quilt Show to the quilt show and competition, visitors can enjoy a southern draft horse pull, live entertainment with The Barking Dogs, conces sions and food trucks.. Saturday admission will be $10 for adults, Sun day admission $5 for adults. Children 5-12 either day $5; children under 5 free. The Pioneer Florida Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Flori das pioneer heritage. The museum is open Tuesday through Satur day 10 am to 5 pm. The museum is located one mile north of downtown Dade City, off of US 301 at15602 Pioneer Museum Road. and when I did, I could only see their heads and arms peering out from the long grass, far and near, and from behind pine trees. The ground seemed to me an open pine barren, no hammock near that I could see. On our right, and a little to our rear, was a large pond of water some were heavy pine trees, very open, particularly towards the left and abounding with most destructive, seeming ly killing or disabling one half our men. We promptly through ourselves behind trees, and without seeing my man, that is, his head and shoul in the grass. Lieutenant rounds of cannister from the cannon. This appeared to freighten the Indians, and they retreated over a little hill to our left, one half or three quarters of more than 12 or 15 rounds. We immediately then began to fell trees, and erect a little triangular breastwork. Some of us went forward to gather cartridge boxes from the dead, and to assist the wounded. I had seen Major Dade fall to the and his horse dashed into the midst of the ene my. Whilst gathering the cartridges I saw Lieutenant Mudge sitting with his back reclining against a tree -his head fallen, and evidently dying. I spoke to him, but he did not answer. The interpreter, Louis, it is (We have since learned that this fellow shammed death that his life was after wards spared through the intercession of the chief Jumper, and that being an educated negro, he read all the dispatches and letters that were found about the dead to the victors.) We had barely raised our breastwork knee high, when we again saw the Indians advancing in great numbers over the hill to our left. They came on boldly till within a long musket shot, when they spread themselves from tree to tree to surround us. We immediately extended as Light Infantry, covering ourselves by the trees, and cannon and musketry. The former I dont think could See HISTORY, Page 15

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Jan.19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 15 CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED NOW HIRING Welders Full-time Position with -Flux Core Welding Experience -Fabrication Experience Apply in person. 1789 E CR 48 Bushnell, FL 33513 800-555-4754 Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. He has authored over 350 articles on the subject and provides lo cal caregiver workshops (puzzle on page 6) I f youre on pins and needles because of worry, stop it! You will always question yourself. Caregivers will forever panic about wheth er the job theyre doing is adequate. Learn from your mistakes; this is not a science. All patients vary from one to another. Taking care of a mem ory-impaired person is exhausting and emotion ally draining. Youll know when youre about to hit the wall. Dont argue with way to take a break or everything will start to overwhelm you. When you get a chance to get away, go, but try not to spend too much time alone. When I had time to escape, one of my main goals was to re frain from repeating myself 30 times a night. I looked for normal conversation, in which I was not required to answer the same question more then twice. Caregivers will experi their social life. Because of my own school of hard knocks, I can tell you that my telephone practically stopped ringing. I was at the point where I was about out if I was having techni Be advised that friends from the past will even tually stop calling after their invitations to attend gatherings or evenings at the movies have been declined time and time again. Even well-meaning mere fact that you cannot leave your loved one alone. Recently, a woman said to me, Nobody realizes that sometimes its like babysit ting a 16-armed octopus. You cant leave them alone for a single minute. The general population has never experienced the giving so naturally they have no conception of the must be made. While taking care of your loved one you simply keep telling yourself that your old friends are just on hold. Now that some time has transpired after my father and mothers passing of dementia related diseases: I have discovered that only the most sincere and faithful friendships survived. But, on the other hand, regarding the subject of human relationships and that is the befriending of new acquaintances who are fellow caregivers, people who are walking the same Business & Community Briefs from page 13 To Place a Classied Listing email: classieds@hernandosun.com See 18 WAYS, Page 19 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Great new concept in Professional Laser Teeth Whitening Salon and Sweet Treat Boutique, seeks commission minded Go-Getters!! We seek a team who love to talk & be around people. BE REWARDED with A GREAT COMMISSION AND BONUSES! CALL or COME IN AND APPLY Fri-Sun after 3pm. 800320-1185 Store is located on the right side of the Winn Dixie in the Winn Dixie Goodyear Tire plaza. Address: 4235 MARNIER BLVD SPRING HILL 34609 All levels of experience wel come. WILL TRAIN by Lilly Browning, Flori da Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator 1. Attend classes from Flor ida-Friendly Landscaping and County Extension 2. Make a friend of Master free advice! 3. Know how to research. Google the subject you are researching, I.e., vegetable gardening and then write UF or IFAS after the subject line. This way, you will receive information from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida (the College of Agriculture and our Land Grant University.) This information is re search-based, peer-reviewed and nobody is selling you anything! If it is a fairly generic topic, and you cant write the subject and then edu after the subject. This way you will receive infor mation from various univer sities across the country. 4. Dont prune away frost or freeze damaged plant material until the danger of frost has passed. 5. Dont severely prune your crape myrtles. It is one of those things everyone does because they see ev eryone else doing it. It is not good for the health of the tree. It will shorten the life of the tree. It also deprives the tree of a beautiful branch structure. If you only have space for a small tree, look for a dwarf variety. 6. Dont apply weed and feed products to your lawn. Weed control of spring weeds needs to be applied long before it is a good time to fertilize. 7. Follow the Hernando County Fertilizer Ban. Homeowners are not allowed to fertilize their lawn between January 1st March 31st. 8. Mow high. Floratam and Finding Your Inner Self as a Caregiver BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS FREE INFO SESSIONS Hernando County Computer Club Announcement Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, the computer club will return to the Fellow ship Hall of Grace Presby terian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, to conduct its monthly general meetings. Nature Coast Art League schedule changes Nature Coast Art League announces change to gen eral meeting schedule: Ef fective January 2018, the Nature Coast Art League will hold its monthly general meetings from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month (September to May) at The Spring Hill Community Center (The Lake House), 1202 Kenlake Avenue in Spring Hill. New mem bers are welcome. Visit www.naturecoastartleague. com to learn more about the club and discover the many opportunities to cre Free Florida-Friendly Landscaping classes The Hernando County Florida-Friendly Land classes year-round to help residents learn how to save time, money and water when maintaining their lawns and gardens. The schedule of classes : Free Class The Good, the Bad and the Bugly Residents are invited to attend a free class, The Good, the Bad and the Bu gly on Wednesday, Jan. Branch Library located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive at 10:30 a.m. The class will be presented by Flori da-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator Lilly Browning. The old saying, The only good bug is a dead bug is simply not true. Of all Floridas insects, 99 percent are not causing any problems. Lean how to discern some of the pests from the good guys who help us out in our landscape. No registra tion necessary. Free Class Caring for and Watering Your Lawn the Right Way Residents are invited to attend a free class, Caring for and Watering Your Lawn the Right Way on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Hernando County Utilities located at 15365 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville. The class will be presented by Urban Horticulture Extension Agent Dr. William Lester. Learn ways to reduce your water bill, keep your lawn healthier, how to use your ly and best management practices for your Florida lawn. No registration necessary. path as you. The support and passion of these strong individuals may be more valuable and emboldening then the companions you knew from your past. Social isolation is a highrisk factor for developing depression. This is just one of the reasons for you to remain somewhat social ly active. Whether its through internet chat rooms or staying in touch with friends on social media, phone calls, video chats or even the old fashion U.S. Mail, it is vital to have some form of communica tion with the outside world. I highly recommend trying a support group in your area. When caring for my fa ther, there would be times when I would suddenly realize that I hadnt left the property in a three-week period. A trip to the barber shop not only becomes a blessing but a major social event! Learn to cherish the ones that lend you an ear, even if its only for a couple of minutes. Keep an open mind to the unfore seen new friendships you may encounter. There is something special about socializing with a col league that is in the same boat as you. Try not to worry about the friends that have slowly slipped away. This demanding journey of caregiving may guide your direction. The endurance and strength required is tremendous. You have to reach deep inside yourself and pull that endurance out. Its in there, believe me. Twenty children in Hernando County are waiting for a BIG Brother or BIG Sister. Please at tend one of the free Information Sessions for anyone who may be interested in becoming a BIG Brother or BIG Sister. January 24 5:30 7 PM Spring Hill Library 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34608 February 27 5:30 7 PM YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, Florida 34609 March 20 1:30 3 PM YMCA April 24 5:30 7 PM YMCA Contact: Sheri Chancey sheric@bbbstampabay.org 352-410-4442 By HERNANDO SUN STAFF A local favorite has expanded with the opening of a location in Jackson ville, FL. Florida Cracker Kitchen was the vision of brothers Ethan and Blair Hensley. They opened the Brooksville restaurant in 2012. Since then it has become a favorite of locals with its delicious array of southern style favorites with their unique decor and eclectic charm. They even created their own Florida Cracker brand which can be found in their store adjacent to the restaurant. On Dec. 28, 2017 co-owner Blair Hensley said, Its on like Donkey Kong! I want to thank our all of their hard work and Brooksville supporting our Family and dreams! We couldnt have done it without you! Guys we are open in Jax! So if youre traveling to Jacksonville and pining for a taste of home, check out Florida Cracker Kitchens Jack Beach Blvd Jacksonville, Florida 32250. Florida Cracker open in Jax 18 Ways to Improve Your Florida Yard in 2018

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16 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Solution to Crossword from page 19: BY TOBY BENOIT OUTDOORSMEN This past weekend (Jan. 6, 7 and 8) I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to spend three fun and mighty chilly days in the hunt camp of the America Disability Adventures. This all volunteer organization was founded to provide quality hunting and outdoor opportunities to disabled sportsmen. For many of the guests, it may be their only op portunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the forest while attempting to procure a cooler full of delicious venison. Far more important than the hunt, to me, was spending time amongst some of ever hope to share a The hunting Proper ty was a tract of land owned by the South west Florida Water Management District, which lies just south of our Southern border. This former ranch, no longer used as such, is open to all manner of outdoor recreation year round, yet closed to the general public for hunt ing. Only special op portunities to hunt are extended to the disabled in-order to provide them with a better than average experience. And better than average success is exactly what the tireless team of vol unteers provided their disabled participants. In fact, though high ly unusual, the dozen hunters participating this weekend experi enced 100% success on deer and wild hogs! A big part of the success of this hunt, not to diminish in any way, the excellent manage ment practices of the SWFWMD, was the timing and conditions of the hunt. The lunar phase, soon after a full moon is always excel lent times to hunt, the totally frigid weather, which gets the deer up and on the move, and beginning so the bucks were really traveling doe. Combine those conditions with the wonderful team of volunteers, headed up by Bill Blommel, of Lakeland and his board of directors, who have spent countless hours coordinating with the SWFWMD to not only to create this opportu nity, but by scouting, placing hunting blinds and clearing lanes for wheelchair accessibility and so very much more. I was greatly hon ored to have been on the receiving end of such generosity. I had a great time viewing a Hunting with American Disability Adventures Toby Benoit is a best selling novelist and pro fessional outdoorsman experience guiding and all across America. Toby is a renowned ar cher and turkey hunting expert who manufac tures custom game calls and is a regular judge at NWTF sanctioned turkey calling events across the Southeast. huge variety of wildlife and even came home with a cooler full of fresh pork. I enjoyed close encounters with a young buck, a bob cat, wild hogs, dozens of raccoons and many wild turkeys. Three of those turkeys were so large I could almost swear that they had been cross-bred with an ostrich! A friend of mine, whom I met through the ADA events, Benton Geer of Brooksville, had a pair of exciting opportunities on a pair of very respectable mature bucks, one of which inadvertently accepted his invita tion to supper and rode into camp on his tailgate. Bentons buck quality of deer typi cally harvested on this property and is quite a compliment to the game management practices at work. As deer season winds down to a close, I hope all of you whom may be so inclined, will have an opportunity to get out for a late season hunt. As the Winter progresses, hunger will be the determining factor in the move ment patterns of the deer herd. Spend a bit of your time scouting and locate their food sources and exploit that hunger to satisfy venison stew. Catch me out and about sometime and I promise Ill share my recipe! God bless and good hunting! Benton Geer with a beautiful 8pt buck Cheddars Scratch Kitchen is opening a location in Brooksville on Cortez Blvd a little west of Mariner Blvd.They are locat ed next to the Tijuana Flats that recently opened. Cheddars serves American Fare.They are a large restaurant with an expansive menu. The were founded in Arlington, Texas in 1979. Cheddars was in the news recently for their March 27th purchase by Darden Restaurants for $780 million in a cash transaction. Dardens other restau rant chains are Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie Vs. Cheddars is currently hiring for this location and is planning on opening Jan. 30, 2018. Welcome Cheddars Scratch Kitchen have done much mis chief, the Indians were so scattered. Captain Gardner, Lieutenant Bassinger, and Dr. Gatlin, were the only volley which killed Major Dade. Lieutenant Hen derson had his left arm broken, but he continued it, resting on the stump, down towards the close of the second attack, and during the day he kept up his spirits and cheered the man. Lieutenant Keyes had both his arms broken were bound up and slung in a handkerchief, and he sat for the remainder of the day until he was killed, reclining against the breastwork his head often reposing upon it re gardless of everything that was passing around him. Our men were by degrees all cut down. We had maintained a steady thereabouts, and allowing three quarters of an hour and second attack, had been pretty busily engaged for more than 5 hours. Lieutenant B. was the only ly wounded. He told me as the Indians approached to lay down and feign myself dead. I looked through the logs, and saw savag es approaching in great numbers. A heavy made Indian of middle stature, painted down to the waist, (corresponding in descrip tion to Micanopy) seemed to be chief. He made then a speech frequently point ing to the breastwork. At length, they charged into the work; there was none they did not seem to sus pect the wounded being nity, but stepping about carefully, quietly stripping carrying away our arms. They then retired in a body in the direction from whence they came. Immediately upon their retreat, forty or galloped up and alighted, tied their beasts, and com menced with horrid shouts and yells the butchery of the wounded, together with an indiscriminate plunder, stripping the bod ies of the dead of clothing, watches, and money, and splitting open the heads of all who showed the least sign of life, with their axes and knives, and accompa nying their bloody work with obscene and taunting derisions, and with fre quent cries of what have you got to sell? Lieutenant B. hearing the negros butchering the wounded, at length sprang up and asked them to spare his life. They met him with the blows of their axes, Having been wounded myself, I was pretty well covered with blood, and two scratches that I had received on my head gave to me the appearance of having been shot through the brain, for the negros, after catching me up by my heels, threw me down, saying d. n him, hes dead enough! They then stripped me of my clothes, shoes and hat, and left me. After stripping all the dead in this manner, they trun direction the Indians had gone, and went away. I saw oxen in their gear, and burn the wagon. One of the soldiers who escaped, says they threw the cannon into the pond, and burned its carriage also. Shortly after the negroes went away, one Wilson, of Captain Gs company, crept from under some of the dead bodies, and hardly seemed to be hurt at all. He asked me to go back to the Fort, and I was going to follow him, when, as he jumped over the breastwork, an Indian sprang from behind a tree and shot him down. I then lay quiet until 9 oclock that night, when Decourcy the only living soul beside myself, and I started upon our journey. We knew it was nearest to go to Fort King, but we did not know the way, and we had seen enemies retreat in that direction. As I came out I saw Dr. G. lying stripped amongst the dead. The last I saw of him whilst living, was kneeling behind the breastwork, with two double barrel guns by him, and he said, Well, I have got four barrels for them! Captain G. after being sev erly wounded, cried out, I can give you no more orders, my lads, do your best! I last saw a negro spurn his body, saying with an oath, thats one dressed in soldier clothes.) My comrade and myself got along quite well until the next day, when we met an Indian on horseback, the road. Our only chance was to separate we did so. I took the right, and he the left of the road. The Indian pursued him. Shortly afterwards I heard after, another. I concealed myself among some scrub and saw palmetto, and after awhile saw the Indian pass, looking for me. Suddenly, however, he put spurs to his gallop towards the road. I made something of a circuit before I struck the beaten track again. That night I was a good deal an noyed by the wolves, who had scented my blood, and came very close to me; the next day, the 30th, I reached the Fort. HISTORY from page 14

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SARMIENTO TRANER CARR Isabel Q. Sarmien to Traner Carr left this earthly plane on Tuesday, January 9 after a brief illness. Isabel was born in Kansas City, June 23, 1924, moving to Memphis, TN in 1974, then Brooksville, FL in 2007. Interment in Memphis, TN. Full obituary available at www.kccremation.com. Ethel Gorman F ormer longtime Spring Hill resident Ethel Wright Gorman passed away peacefully from natural causes on December 23, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born September 15, 1920 to Charles How ard Wright and Beatrice Elizabeth Mekeel Wright in Noxen, Pennsylvania. Ethel grew up near Har veys Lake, PA and grad uated as a registered nurse from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (PA). In 1942, Ethel was commis sioned as a 2nd Lieu tenant in the Army Nurse Corps (now the U.S. Air Force). During World War II Ethel served as a ferrying severely wound ed soldiers to military hospitals throughout the country. In November 1945 she married UASF Captain G. Ansel Gorman at Max well Field in Montgomery, AL. They were married for 60 years. Ethel and Ansel moved to Spring Hill in 1980 where she served as a Presbyterian elder, docent at the Her nando County Historical Societys May Springer House, and charter member of the Hernando Beach Yacht Club. She is survived by her two daughters, Patri cia Gorman Canute of Herndon, VA and Virginia Gorman Turley of Falls Church, VA; 2 grand children, Erin Gorman Turley Hermann of Charlottesville, VA and Connor James Turley of Falls Church, VA; and, 8 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Lansdowne, VA in the spring followed by inurnment with full mil itary honors at Arlington National Cemetery. LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP, MENTAL HEALTH AND TRUST DIVISION CASE NO. 2017-CP-001209 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD G. ONEIL, JR Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Harold G. ONeil, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was August 9, 2017; is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2017-CP001209; the mailing address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: January 12, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ MATTHEW D. WOLF, ESQ. PLLC PO Box 1036 Riverview, FL 33568 Ph: (813) 964-6054 FL. Bar No. 92611 Personal Representative /s/ KIMBERLY ONEIL WILSON 2710 Schleigel Blvd Amityville, NY 11701 (01/12/2018), (01/19/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 17-CP-001035 N RE: ESTATE OF ADNA MAE DALESSANDRO A/K/A ADNA M. DALESSANDRO DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Adna Mae Dalessandro, deceased, whose date of death was June 24, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITH IN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is January 12, 2018. /s/ Frank J. Greco, Esquire Florida Bar No. 435351 Frank J. Greco, P.A. 708 South Church Avenue Tampa, Florida 33609 (813) 287-0550 Email: fgrecolaw@verizon.net James G. Dalessandro Personal Representative 24895 Kennedy Ridge Rd. North Olmstead, OH 44070 (01/12/2018), (01/19/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR Hernando County Florida PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 2017-CP-001328-A IN RE: THE ESTATE OF Smith, Kathleen G. Deceased. Notice to Creditors The administration of the estate of Kathleen G. Smith deceased, File Number 2017-CP-001328 is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court 20 N. Main St. Brooksville FL 34601 Attn: Probate Div. The names and addresses of the personal representa tive and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Notice is January 12, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/ Ronald A Jones Ronald A. Jones 15600 A S US Hwy 441 (352) 347-2288 rajones@iag.net Fla. Bar # 89648 Personal Representative: Grace Sutkus-Wortman C/O Ronald Jones 15600 A S US Hwy 441 (01/12/2018), (01/19/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 17-CP-001364 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT LANDRY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT LANDRY, deceased, File Number 17-CP-001364, is pending in the Circuit Court of Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Hernando County Courthouse, 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the Decedents court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS JANUARY 12, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative JESSICA F. WATTS, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 86089 1822 North Belcher Road, Suite 200 Clearwater, Florida 33765 Telephone: 727-447-4999 Personal Representative MONETTE S. LANDRY aka MONETTE BONTIFFE-LANDRY 1822 North Belcher Road, Suite 200 Clearwater, Florida 33765 (01/12/2018), (01/19/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2017-CP-1333 IN RE: Estate of: CAROLYN J. SIMPSON, a/k/a CAROLYN COE SIMPSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROLYN J. SIMPSON, a/k/a CARO LYN COE SIMPSON, deceased, File Number 2017-CP-1333, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this Notice this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY CLAIM BE FILED LATER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Notice is January 12, 2018. Date of death of the decedent is: October 3, 2016. David B. Smitherman, Esquire David B. Smitherman, P.A. 600 Bypass Drive, Suite 106 Clearwater, FL 33764 (727) 466-1456 David@dbsmithermanlaw.com Courtney@dbsmithermanlaw.com SPN 00236673 FBN 346659 Attorney for Personal Representative David B. Smitherman, Personal Representative 600 Bypass Drive, Suite 106 Clearwater, FL 33764 (01/12/2018), (01/19/2018) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 17000969CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF ENERY MENENDEZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ENERY MENENDEZ, Deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main St., Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to this court WITH IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV ER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is January 19, 2018. /s/ Scott R. Bugay, Esquire Attorney for the Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 5207 Citicentre, Suite P600 290 NW 165th Street Miami FL 33169 Telephone: (305) 956-9040 Fax: (305) 945-2905 Primary Email: Service@srblawyers. com Secondary Email: rita@srblawyers. com /s/ IRIS OQUENDO Personal Representative (1/19/2018), (1/26/2018) Constructive Notice of Intent to Approve Use Of Institutional Control STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION The Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action Proposal with Insti tutional Controls or with Engineering and Institutional Controls and issue a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contaminated site. {PRSR} is seeking this order in reference to FDEP Site ID # 9815566, Blue Pelican Marina located at 5000 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, FL 34607 and intends to restrict expo sure to contamination in the following manner: water use restrictions no shallow water wells shall be used on the property. Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the proposed Institutional Control, a draft restrictive covenant restricting water use, etc., and the FDEPs preliminary evalua tion are available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays at FDEP Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to the Institutional Control, real property owner(s) of any property subject to the Institutional Control, and residents of any property subject to the Insti tutional Control have 30 days from publication of this notice to provide comments to the FDEP. Such com ments must be sent to FDEP, Attn: Robert Sellers at 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, FL 33637; Robert.sellers@dep.state. (01/19/2018), (01/26/2018), (02/02/2018), (02/09/2018) OBITUARIES Evans Theresa M., age 72 passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She is survived by her son Timothy. Src; Downing Sweinberg Harry Robert, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Harry is survived by his wife Barbara. Src; Downing Lownsbury Timothy A., age 69, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was a United States Marine Corps.veteran. Timothy is survived by his wife: Judith; sons and daughter-in-law: Timothy (Dorianne), Brian; daughter and son-in-law: Bonnie (Richard); and 4 grandchildren. Src; Merritt McCarthy Marvin Thom as, age 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednes day, January 10, 2018. He was U.S. Navy veteran. Marvin is preceded in death by wife Ethel and daughter: Debra Miller. He is survived by his sons and daughtersin-law: Mick (Nancie); Dave (Peggy); Kenneth (Jillian); daughter and son-in-law: Beth-Anne (Jonathan); 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt Martinez George, age 73, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, Janu ary 10, 2018. Src; Merritt Allman Kenneth L., age Richards, Louanna L., age 79, of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She is survived by her husband: Donald; sons: Donald and Dale Richards, 7 grandchil dren and 6 great-grandchil dren. Src; Merritt Wellman Carl Edward, Jr., age 88, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Carl is survived by his wife Irene; son and daughter-in-law: Mark (Tami); daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia (Richard); Cheryl (Ed ward); 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11:00am, Saturday, Janu Estates Clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604.Src; Merritt Cone Dorothy Louise, age 87 of Brooksville passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She is predeceased by her hus band, Harold Roy Cone. She is survived by her sons, Gary and Greg Cone; and 1 granddaughter. Src; Brewer Booth Gregory John, age 60, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Doreen; daughter, Shannon; and 2 grandchil dren. Src; Brewer Barsotti Victor P., age 87, of Brooksville, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Victor is survived by his wife Michele; his children and their spouses: Lawrence (Kathy); Laraine (Dennis); Dianne (Lou); Madelon; Victor II (Barba ra); 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt Longo Barbara Louise, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Src; Turner Ferrante Annette B., passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Src; Turner 91 of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan uary 10, 2018. He is pre ceded in death by his wife, Mae and daughter, Virginia Kirkland. He is survived by his son and daughter-inlaw: Kenneth E. (Brenda); daughters: Patricia, and Cathy; 8 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt Belkola Gordon W., age 80 passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Gordon is survived by his wife Ilean, sons Randall, Mark and Da vid, daughter Kristina, 10 grandchildren and, 4 great grandchildren. Src; Downing Cauchon Mary T., age 92 passed away on Wednes day, January 10, 2018. She is survived by her husband Ernest, daughters Sheila and Janice, and 4 grandchildren.Src; Downing Warden Richard P., age 87 of Brooksville passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Jose phine Warden, 4 children, Gary (Brenda), and Sandy (Robert), 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer Heisler Richard, age 71, of Spring Hill Passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Richard is prede ceased by his parents; Os car and Alice Heisler. He is survived by his wife; Joann Heisler, son; Zack(Charity), step-daughter; Patricia Miller, and 1 grandchild. Src; Brewer

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18 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 FUNNIES MARRIAGES Solution to Soduku on page 9 1. Is the book of Lamentations in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Daniel 5, who was holding a feast for 1,000 guests when handwriting appeared on the wall? Job, Belshazzar, Hagar, Hanun 3. Where did Jesus cause demons to go out of two men into a herd of pigs? Appii, Assos, Damascus, Gadarenes 4. Who used unfair labor practices at his brick-making establishment? Pharaoh, Silas, Joash, Jonathan 5. What did Nebuchadnezzar dream of that reached into heaven? Tree, River, Ladder, Rope 6. Who fasted 40 days and nights after being fed by an angel? Darius, Paul, Elijah, Ahab ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Belshazzar; 3) Gadarenes; 4) Pharaoh; 5) Tree; 6) Elijah Comments? More Trivia? Visit www. TriviaGuy.com 2017 King Features Synd., Inc. February 20, 2017 King Features Weekly Service BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey --1. Is the Book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Ruth 1, who called herself Marah, a name meaning bit ter? Priscilla, Miriam, Naomi, Deborah 3. What did Mala chi say the people of Judah were stealing from God? Servants, Unrighteous miracles, Holy Grail, Owed tithes 4. Which was a city of Ephraim and home of the Ark of the Cove nant? Ai, Sardis, Gaza, Shiloh 5. What Old Testament word means anoint ed? Bishop, Messiah, Jehovah, Salvation 6. Ahasuerus was also known as ...? Noadiah, Agrippa, Joash, Xerxes ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Naomi; 3) Owed tithes; 4) Shiloh; 5) Messiah; 6) Xerxes Visit Wilson Caseys new Trivia Fan Site at www.patreon.com/ triviaguy. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Ploehn Brian Wesley and Maiorini Sarah Dawn 1/10/18 Shaver Chance Monroe and Grieves Shae Lynn 1/10/18 Poole Eric Grant and Robinson Shawna Marie 1/11/18 Jewell Albert Murray and Christian Audrey Elaine 1/11/18 Cooper Aimee Nicole and Crisp Toby Roland 1/11/18 Lauer Michael Ray and Raf faele-Addamo Maria Enza 1/11/18 Hedrick James Inman and Grover Harriett Louise 1/11/18 Pope Justin Lewis and Ogle Chelby Madison 1/11/18 Harris Darrell Eugene and Terry Jamie Antoinette 1/11/18 and Vermette Debra Lynn 1/11/18 Kapp Terry Lee and Calueng Rosalina Buccad 1/11/18 De Wayne Wyatt Khan and Peterson Daryian Alexis 1/12/18 Hamilton Robert Baldwin and Costa Marie Luise 1/12/18 Miller Ryan Anthony Mi chael and Silvia Jennifer Nicole 1/12/18 Gori Vincent Paul and Licht enberg Sue Ann 1/12/18 Hamilton Edward Leroy and Schipf Jean Loretta 1/12/18 Carter Michael Edward and Smith Robin Renee 1/16/18 Cook Austin Dereaus and Edwards Bailey Monica 1/16/18 Howard John Thomas and Tilton Amy Beth 1/16/18 Vankirk John Phillip and Holmes Sherry-Ann Marie 1/16/18 Murphy Dalton James and Graham Savannah Lee 1/16/18 Ingargiola Matthew James Anthony and Albarella Ma rissa Amanda 1/16/18

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I n the past a person who did everything right and to the best of his ability through to have personal pride in his work. It was a complementary overall assessment of an individ uals character. Besides it produced a feeling of gratitude in the person arising from creating something considered positive and laudable to themselves and others. Values associated with a person with personal pride are honesty, depend ability, quality of produc tion and inner motivation to do the best in any and every endeavor. Pride has nothing to do with boast ing about oneself, dubious deeds or being a snob. The word pride in our traditional culture meant the best of a group or a class such as this bull is the pride of the herd. It showed the original pos itive connotation of the word pride. Having per sonal pride in doing ones a wonderful attribute for any individual. This present conno tation is a corruption of the word pride. In our current culture virtues that urge us to lead a quality moral lifestyle have been targeted and ridiculed until they have taken on a negative connotation. No longer is the word pride about how well you produce something of value, precision or beauty. Instead pride has come to mean a cocky, conceited, self-centered, promot ing braggart who uses his connections through networking and brand ing skills to gain a sales advantage. The quality of the product as well as the character of the person is less important than the margin. Our modern culture promotes a more direct and rapid road to eco nomic success. The more someone brags about himself and his so-called successes the more respect he gets among the movers and shakers in the local Chamber of Commerce and with the elites in Washington, D. C. This type of interper sonal smoozing takes a lot not result in a superior service or product and creates a short-term posi tive company image that deteriorates with age. The connection with in-your-face self-im portance has turned the positive meaning of pride upside down. It trans formed the wonderful trait of a person consistently the idea of work itself as something to be avoided. Work has become a dirty, four-letter word beneath the dignity of someone who is intelligent, charm any endeavor is for the non-privileged not for the elite who are supposedly endowed with incredible knowledge and wisdom. Today in order to appear superior to others a person should hide or disguise his work ethic. quality work have been called into question by college professors as nothing more than a sign of white privilege. Ac cording to social justice claims meritocracy is a means of keeping whites in power. The personal satisfac tion of doing a job well has been lost especially among the indoctrinated young people. The appre ciation of the work ethic and learning discipline that leads to producing an item of excellence is now seen as unnecessary and worthless. Just getting by or anything is good enough attitudes are indicators of how far we have fallen as a compet itive and vibrant society. In our present state we are accepting mediocrity and laziness as the new normal, which is very dangerous. It will lead to a great reliance on the nanny-state to bail out these non-productive, noncompetitive citizens. Our public schools are more dedicated to appeasing parents and students than keeping high academic expecta tions and standards. Grade self esteem have replaced competition amongst students, teaching facts, the three Rs and crit ical thinking. The few students who concentrate on their studies at home are ashamed to admit it, instead they deny expend high grades. There are still Amer icans who have pride in everything they do wheth er it is their profession, craft, hobby or business. They are committed to their mission that has become an integral part of their identity. These people should be admired for their commitment to excellence not treated with distain for their hard earned achievements. When a person can examine his product and know it is as close to per fect as he can accomplish, others. The creative qual ity production of a person increases self worth. It is another building block in developing the individu als lifes legacy. All Americans should be thankful that there are citizens who take pride in their work. These incredible people comprise a small but pow erful meritocracy of doing the best in everything they do. They are the perfect antidote to the anything goes, slacker movement of our current culture. Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist car ried by various newspa pers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper arti cles, INVASION WITHIN and a new just pub lished book, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www. drmaglio.blogspot. com. 18 WAYS from page 15 OPINION Jan. 19 25, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 19 by DOMENICK J. MAGLIO, PhD Traditional Realist Domenick Maglio, PhD Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/ School, a college prep pro gram. Dr. Maglio has a new and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www. drmaglio.blogspot.com. No personal pride anything is good enough Solution to Crossword on page 16 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some wellearned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 15, 2018 Bahiagrass lawns should height. Mowing lower than health of the lawn. 9. Choose healthy plants at the store! We all like a bargain, but sometimes those unhappy looking plants on the discount rack may bring insects or diseases back to your other plants. 10. Mulch. Use a product such as pine bark, pine straw, leaves, melaleuca, eucalyptus, utility wood chips, etc. Florida-Friendly Landscaping doesnt rec ommend cypress mulch (for ethical, ecological reasons) nor rubber mulch. Use rocks in moderation, not as a whole-bed mulch materi al. Apply the mulch at 2-3 inches. Pull the mulch away from the trunk of the plants. Dont volcano-mulch around the plant! 11. Follow the Hernando County Watering Restric tions. We are under one-daya-week watering restrictions. This applies to every home owner in Hernando County. Including those who have wells, and those in the City of Brooksville. 12. Test your irrigation system. Are there any broken heads? Is it watering the sidewalk, driveway or street? Do you suspect any underground leaks? Repair ing these situations will save a lot of water and a lot of money! 13. Calibrate your irri gation system to apply inch inch of water per watering event. Use small containers in which you these containers randomly around each irrigation zone. Time how long it takes for for that amount of time. 14. Tidy up the yard. Remove under-performing plants. Dont let your emo tions rule your landscape! If your yard is starting to look like a dense jungle, it may be time to thin out and build your compost pile. 15. Be aware of invasive exotic plants. These plants, many of which are still sold in stores, become a problem by escaping cultivation and spreading into undeveloped areas. They crowd out the native vegetation and upset the eco-system. 16. Harvest water. Direct downspouts to empty into a plant bed or your lawn, not down the driveway. Install a rain garden and/or a rain the water on your property, and stops it from becoming as it travels along, and takes them to our waterways. 17. Spot-treat insect prob lems in your yard. Dont broadcast spray and insec ticide all over your whole yard. 99% of our insects are out every insect is count er-productive to a healthy landscape. 18. Bring some life to your yard! Planting native plants pollinators to your yard. Pro vide food, water and habitat. Provide a diversity of plant species and plant height and width. Limit the lawn. Eliminate or severely reduce pesticides. Provide a brush pile. Learn to love some (non-invasive) weeds. To learn more (and there is so much more to learn) contact Florida-Friendly Landscaping or County Ext neison for a list of upcoming classes and follow them on English is English, nest-ce pas? by Sue Quigley International Perspective A ctually, no. English, as a whole, appears to be a language that stands by itself but its not a pure language. It has evolved over centuries from the many impacts of history and culture. Its a total hodge podge of Germanic, Norse, Latin and the Ro mance languages, including Italian and French. And its still evolving. English is now spoken in so many places around the world these days that there are bound to be consider American-English a dialect or a completely new language and declare language? Language can be written in addition to being spoken, whereas a dialect is only spoken. And should we consider Canadian-English also? Its more like British English, and keeps British word spellings like colour and centre but, like American, is a variety of English and ences in pronunciation and vocabulary. Canada also has its own dictionaries and the Canadian Press has its own style guide. Britons, Canadians and Americans currently share a common vocabulary (as well as English speakers in 27 other countries) and even though its spoken its mostly understandable by both. However, there are tween the two versions that leave us wondering what the heck are they talking about? Sometimes its a matter of pronunciation, other times its a completely ample, British people say biscuit Americans call it a cookie. Brits use the word chips for what Americans call French fries. This has always puzzled me because fries originated in Belgium, not France. Apparently, French Fries evolved from Amer ican soldiers eating fries while in France. Similarly, the word plonk evolved from British soldiers stationed in France asking for cheap white wine called blanc in French. Cana dians like to say eh and pronounce ou in words like out or about as oot and aboot. So, what counts as English? The English spoken in America is not the English I know as a native of the United Kingdom. There are so many dif ferences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary that exist between our two nations that can be con fusing or just downright peculiar. The person mainly responsible for those dif ferences was Noah Webster (of Websters American Dictionary of the English 1828.) His reasoning was that Americans should be independent, not just politi cally, but also lexically. He seems to have succeeded. It was he who eliminated the silent u in words like labour, vapour, behaviour, and saviour. So what happened to glamour? Yet, the adjective becomes glamorous? He also determined that the letter s should be changed to z in words like civilization, analyze and theorize. And the inversion of r and e in litre. I use the Oxford En glish Dictionary (OED) as my preferred choice for word meanings, spelling or tenses and more. First long been regarded as the authority on the English language, its meaning, his tory, and the pronunciation of English words past and present. Britain and America may share a language but theres a plethora of linguistic nations and lexicographers must have a hard time keeping pace with scores of new words entering our vocabulary each day. The criteria for including a new word varies from dictionary to dictionary but generally if a word is being used in a certain for a long period of time, then it will be included. Maybe we shall see the word mis nomer revised in Amer ican-English, as recently used by President Donald Trump. Some new words entered in 2017 are: glamping luxury camping; bingewatch to watch many or all episodes of a TV series in rapid succession; photobomb sneaking in to the background of a photograph just as its being taken; listicle an article consisting of a series of items presented as a list; conlang an invented language; Meh from The Simpsons, means youre not bothered or impressed about something. English is a living language thats constantly changing. Its up to us to keep up with its changes new slang words, phrases, clichs, meanings and grammar. The only lan guages that dont change are dead languages, and thats only because no one speaks them anymore. Sue Quigley hails from Scotland and has lived and countries. She can be con tacted at suequigley@ hernandosun.com.

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20 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com Jan. 19 25, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY We asked our readers on Facebook to come up with a caption for this photo. Heres what they came up with.... CAPTION THIS Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.s Legacy Float representing the agrarian past of the African-Amer ican community (L-R Mike & Frances Sesler, Mable Sims, Hazel Paulding, Cora Munford) Kimberly Waddy & her dance troupe Part of the F.W. Springstead High School marching band Members of the Womens March Central Gulf Coast Florida Photography by SARAH NACHIN and ALICE MARY HERDEN Editors Note: This photo reached a record 111,449 peo ple on Facebook. There were A LOT of clever captions. Helen McDonough: Recalcu lating..make your next possible U-turn Nick Cherubino: That bike my beer Jesse Lisk: You know your from Brooksville when you take your bike mudding. Efrain Castro: As you see here in the concrete forest...a wild hog basks in the mud to stay warm during the winter cold months Tyler Wayne: We added these saddle bags for greater Plus you dont have to put your kick stand down when it gets a little deeper than you thought! Steven Bates: When you wish Harley made a dual sport so you could have fun like the sumo kids but still make fun of them for not having a real bike. Jason Chapman: Not all hogs like to play in the mud. Chuck Rader: Most motorcy cle problems are caused by the nut connecting the handlebars to the saddle. Ste Gough: I thought Id *Glide* Right through this Jan Statzer: Halfway to the kegger party, Bubba realized he had a problem... Ryan Grumbly: Google maps said this was the fastest route Matthew Chartier: Country roads dont always take you home... Robert Greene: To quote the great wise rabbit... I knew I should have taken that left at Albuquerque Todd Panzer: Last day of hunting and my truck was in the shop..... Millie Lyons Batten: You might be a redneck... Melissa Caratelli: Who said mudding is just for 4 wheels? Mark Sudan: A metaphori cal image of State of Georgia Football teams in the 2nd half of Championship games... Robert Barnett: I have a sinking feeling we made a wrong turn. ing 101 drive the right vehicle Ryan Smith David Attenbor ough: Here we are stalking a wild hog in its natural habitat. Playing in the mud! Dianna Barber: Drive it like you stole it. Oh wait...you did!! Mindi Shaw: Mud biking.... Oh crap, My Brooksville roots are showing... Hey guys... Im stuck!!! Georgia Ann Sasser: I thought they said this was an Enduro bike. Joe Gomez: And the seller told me it was a real hog! Susan Kenney: This is why some roads are less traveled. Ryan Hinrichs: Would of made it, if my old lady wasnt so fat Brian Grove: Aaaand, well just make camp here.! John-wesley Sims: When mudding is life but all youve got is a Harley Charles Towery: Harley Davidson unsuccessfully tests Brodie Jason Smith Anne Koler: Just because it sounds like a tractor doesnt mean it is one. Uwe Scherruble: Had to stop and take a leak. Who needs a kickstand anyways Chris Adams: Park in the mud so nobody will notice the oil leak Cosmo D. Donato Sr. Well nobody will sit on it or bang into it,,,,, its safe Hal Casey I dont need no stinking center stand! Jancy Morgan Iron horse not quite as versatile as a real horse! Ooooops William Hyde They said I could go anywheres with these tires. Boy I got taken for a ride out Martin Luther King Jr books to kids during the 2018 MLK Parade on Monday in Downtown Brooksville. The 2018 Brooksville MLK Parade Hernando High School Band plays during the 2018 MLK Parade in Downtown Brooksville. Patrons gather candy and beads during the 2018 MLK Parade on Monday in Downtown Brooksville. by SARAH NACHIN M any people dont know that Martin Luther King Jr.s birth name was Michael King, Jr. His father was so inspired by the life of the Protestant Reforma tion leader, Martin Luther, that in 1934 he changed his name and that of his son. Martin Luther King, Jr. went on to become the leader of the civil rights movement in the United States, a great humanitarian and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Each year on January 15, his birthday, we honor the man, his achievements and his legacy. On Monday, January 15 a parade was held in downtown Brooksville to celebrate Kings birthday. Annie Williams, former Hernando County Supervisor of Elections, served as Grand Marshal. ere were thirty-nine entries in the parade, including oats, marching bands and dance performances. Participants threw candy to the eager crowd that lined the streets. Members of the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando Counties handed out free copies of preschool books on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to children along the parade route. One oat, sponsored by Sheas Trucking and Transport was elaborately decorated to repre sent the agrarian heritage of local African-Americans. e partic ipants wore cowboy outts and a nineteenth century full-length dress. Part of the dcor included kerosene lanterns, antique at irons and a patchwork quilt. At the back of the oat was a sign that said Weve come a long way, but we still marchin. Several political candidates, along with Sheri Al Nienhuis and the mounted patrol of the Sheris department, county commissioners, school board and Brooksville city council members and re department personnel were also involved in the parade. Members of the Womens March Central Gulf Coast participated, along with ladies from the GFWC Historic Brooksville Womens Club. A dancing troupe of twen ty-three young ladies ages four to fourteen years-old performed hiphop and jazz routines. Kimberly Waddy has been working with the group for three years and the girls do approximately seven perfor mances a year. Many of these raise money for costumes and other expenses. e troupe also com petes in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando. Right now, the group consists of girls only, but boys are welcome to join. e purpose of our group is not just to teach dance but also to inspire the girls and motivate them to achieve, Ms. Waddy states. Six high school marching bands performed, including Central High School, F.W. Springstead High School and Hernando High School.