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LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 11 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 13 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 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! MARINE CORPS LEAGUE SPORTS See FORTS, Page 14 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER April 27 May 3, 2018 Volume IV, Issue IV hernandosun.com Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun Page 14 e lost forts of Hernando County Serving our Veterans and the community. 80 HIGH LOW 61 WEATHER SHUAYB DENTAL FAMILY & IMPLANT DENTISTRY Call for Your Appointment 352 -666 5133 229 MARINER BLVD., SPRING HILL, FL 34609 S A M E D A Y C R O W N S Cerec Crown I n c l u d e s : X R a y ( D 0 2 2 0 ) O f f i c e V i s i t ( D 0 1 4 0 ) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018 N E W P A T I E N T S P E C I A L Exam and X -Rays (ADA -D0150) Full Mouth Service (ADA -D0210) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018 $ 6 4 9 w w w s h u a y b d e n t a l c o m F R E E District Prep Baseball Preview 12 BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN Hernando County is the home of several forgot ten forts: Fort Cross, Fort Annutteliga, and Fort De Soto. The purpose of these forts was to protect the early settlers from Indian attacks and to provide a base from which the army could operate. Fort Cross Fort Cross was estab lished around 1839 and closed in 1840. It was reopened a short while later to provide supplies to the settlers. The fort was said to be made of logs laid on an earthen embankment. The fort was maintained by a detach ment of soldiers from "Company F, 4th Infantry." There does not appear to be an agreed upon location of where the fort resided. suggested locations for the fort along State Road 50. Roger Landers sug gested it was located near the present day Bayfront Hospital. Other historians place its location near the Suncoast Expressway or a couple miles to east of the Suncoast Expressway. (GLO) map of the area 6 Building an oyster reef C B A LETTER FROM BARBARA BUSH By LESLIE STEIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER with the help of numerous volunteers and boat captains on April 14, 2018 in Centipede Bay out the day a total of 98 volunteers and 12 boat captains helped to build the reef. Eighty percent of the reef was built with over 2400 bags of oyster shell placed. Hernando Coun ty, Aquatic Services Manager, Keith Kolosa, reports they are in the process of scheduling when the remainder of the work will be com pleted. The mesh bags will help to create a sub strate for the oysters to grow on. The spat (oyster larvae) settle on the shells and will grow into full-size oysters if conditions are right (salinity, temperature, depth). The timing of the reef deployment coincided with April oyster spawning. A preliminary project using recruitment tiles led by Brittany HallScharf, Hernando County Sea Grant agent indicated that natural oyster spawning would shell substrate. Hall-Scharf explained that if then they will look into other methods of pop ulating the reef such as hatchery-reared spat, or oyster larvae, to seed the site. See OYSTER REEF, Page 5 13 The Centipede Bay location was chosen because conditions tested seem favorable. Additionally, this Bay does not have much structure needed for oyster growth and is reef will increase both habitat and foraging The bagging of the shell was accomplished Several boats gath er around the oyster reef under con struction. Currently it resembles an iron but once it's complete it will look more like a football. Photo courtesy of Keith Kolasa

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2 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 LOCAL & STATE The Week of April 27 May 3, 2018 Julie B. Maglio : Editor, Publisher Rocco Maglio : Barrista, Publisher Cheryl Clanton: Photographer Andy Villamarzo: Sports Writer Alice Mary Herden: Photographer Dr. Domenick Maglio, Contributor William Holland: Contributor Sarah Nachin: Ad Sales Representative Subscribe with your check made out to Hernando Sun Publications to 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 Publi icals Postage Prices is Approved at Tampa Bulk Mail Entry POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Hernando Sun Where is The Hernando Sun sold? You can purchase The Hernando Sun at Pub 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 County Commissioners mull their options in removing by LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER County Commissioner Nick Nicholson was absent from the April 24, 2018 Board of County Commis sioners (BOCC) regular meeting. He was arrest ed on April 19, 2018 on counts relating to owning, maintaining or operating an establishment of pros titution and purchasing the services of any person engaged in prostitution. Nicholson has not yet given a statement, and has not resigned. Nicholson, an engineer and owner of Nicholson Engineering Associates Inc. was elected to the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He has served as Chairman and Second Vice Chairman. Having been in the community since 1986, he has served on a number of local boards. Chairman Steve Cham pion began the meeting by addressing the resulting public controversy, and the perception that the BOCC has jurisdiction in deciding if Nicholson should remain on the Board. We dont have a say in what happens to Commissioner Nichol son, Champion said. Le gally, only Governor Rick Scott has the authority to remove Nicholson from the BOCC or allow him to remain. Holcomb was a member of the board in 2015 when a similar incident involving Nicholson became public. At that time, Holcomb asked Nicholson, who was Chairman at the time, to step down. When youre chairman of this board, youre the face of this county you repre sent this Board of County Commissioners. Since Nicholson was the cur rent Vice Chairman at the April 24, 2018 meeting, Holcomb motioned to ap point Commissioner John Allocco as Vice Chairman and Commissioner Wayne Dukes as Second Vice Chairman. The board agreed unanimously. Holcomb also asked the board as a whole to send Governor expressing the collective desire to have Nicholson removed. Each commissioner spoke about their commu nications with the public and media over the past days. Chairman Dukes described the relationships among the commissioners, to explain why he could not answer direct questions about Nicholsons lifestyle. (The commissioners) are not friends, we dont go know how anyone lives in their house. He went on to say that he hopes Commis help that he needs. County Administrator Len Sossamon has also received angry communi cations from citizens who believe he has neglected to hold all of the commission ers accountable. Champion defended Sossamon, and said the reality is that (Sossamon) works for us, we dont work for the administrator. We work for the people. County Attorney Garth Coller was also the recipient of such communications, and reiterated that decision is solely that of the governor. Jimmy Lodato, who was Nicholsons Democratic opponent during the 2016 election, spoke directly to Nicholson during Citizens Comments, in the event he was watching the locally televised meeting. If youre listening, Nick, please resign. Dont let the Governor remove you embarrassing. Because the story broke midweek last weekCom missioner Nicholsons arrest was not carried in last Fridays print edition. Here is a recap of his arrest: The arrest stems from an investigation in relation to domestic disturbance arrests that occurred at Nicholsons Spring Hill residence on Feb. 20, 2018. The following information is provided by the Hernan When youre chairman of this board, youre the face of this county you represent this Board of County Commissioners. Stated by Commissioner Holcomb in reference to Commissioner Nicholson's previous transgressions. Upon arrival, deputies met with the female victim, Valerie Surette, in the doorway of the residence. The victim told deputies she had been involved in a heated verbal altercation with her husband, Kendel Surette, and he threw a screwdriver at her, hitting her in the face. Deputies noted that both of the Surettes had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech, indicating they an unknown substance. Physical evidence (injury to Valerie's face) of domestic violence was present; therefore, Kendel was placed under arrest for Domestic Battery. During the investigation, information was obtained regarding allegations of additional criminal activ ity occurring within the residence and/or involving persons living in the resi dence. As a result of said allegations, the case was turned over to Hernando County Vice and Narcotics Unit. A complete and thor ough investigation was conducted by detectives in the Vice and Narcotics Unit, working in conjunc tion with Special Agents from the Florida Depart ment of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The law enforce ment investigators also maintained continuous communication and coor dination with the State At Judicial Circuit (SAO). As result of the evidence in the case, the SAO has resulted in the arrest of Hernando County Commis HERNANDO SUN STAFF Seth Leathers, 16, was a Junior at Weeki Wachee High School. He was killed in a car wreck on US 19 and Osceola Drive on April 18, 2018 when a pickup truck hit the 2001 Mus tang he was riding in around 3:30PM. Leath ers and his friend Garret Herman, 17 (the driver) were on their way to church to play basket ball. Herman is still in critical condition. According to reports, the two friends, travel ing southbound, were making a left hand turn onto Country Road just south of Osceola and were hit by an oncom ing northbound pickup truck traveling in the outside lane. His family and friends, students and High are mourning the young man whose nick name was Big Boi. His memorial service took place on Sunday April 22, 2018. His obituary reads in part, He was a kind, intel ligent, gentle soul The writer describes him as a video game all nighter, group en forcer, and group come dian. And continues, The powers that be must've saw something great because he leaves us WAY TOO early The community has come together to support Leathers family in their time of need. A YouCaring Fundraiser organized by Kara Jacobs, Erika Darkes, Kim Drewniak, Morgan Burburan and Karen Brown has raised $1,884 over their $5,000 goal so far. The funds will be applied to funeral and memorial service costs. https://www.you caring.com/sethleath ers-1171439 Community mourns the loss of 16 year old Seth Leathers Opportunities to learn about candidates Hernando County Democratic Party meets Wed, for Governor, Dana Cottrell for Congress Dist. Mexican-themed dinner will be served at 6 pm for at Hernando County Democrats and Democratic Meridian Blvd. Hudson, Fl Guest Speakers : Charles D. GreenwellCan nando School Board Bring a Friend or Two Member's please wear your door policy, so bring your family and friends. Politics in the Park Hosted by CETA and Greater Hernando County Chamber of CommercePolitics in the Park is a the residents of Hernando County and give them the opportunity to speak one on one in a family friendly atmosphere. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Chamber Education Training Great Hernando Debate Silverthorn Country Club Limited Seating 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate on June 28th Fox News tha MacCallum Televised Republican and Democratic primary debates on Aug. 1 and 2, 2018 will produce the debates which will be held at the University of Miami's Maurice Gusman Concert Hall See NICHOLSON, Page 4 by LISA MACNEIL HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER At the April 24, 2018 Board of County Commis sioners (BOCC) meeting, Hernando County Animal Services Manager James Terry proposed a Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return (TNVR) program for homeless and community cats in Hernando County. The program is designed to control the population growth of cats, which will ultimately cuts costs for veterinary care of cats tak en to shelters and reduce cases of euthanasia. The BOCC voted unanimously to move forward with the plan, placing it on future agendas to consider ordi nance changes. Terry stressed that the goal of the program, while reducing the number of cats potentially eutha nized, is to control pop ulation, and is not about increasing the number of cats. Volunteers with the program will trap strays, transport them to the Pet Luv clinic where they will be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, have their ears tipped, and be returned to the location where they were collected. Tipping of the ears is the removal of the top quarter-inch of an ear to signal that the animal has already been vaccinated and spayed or neutered, should it be trapped again. According to Terry, TNVR is steadily becom ing the standard for feline population control. Cities that have implemented the program have seen dra matic reductions in feline populations. Jacksonville is one such city that has seen the number stray fe line intakes reduced from 12,093 to 6,740 in ten years. Addressing eutha nasia as a form of popu lation control, Terry said, (Hernando) county did percent euthanasia of cats, and it did nothing. Responding to Commis sioner John Alloccos re quest to elaborate on how removing homeless cats from the county altogether will not solve the prob lem, Terry said, From the business perspective, whenever a food source is congregate. The people who feed these cat popu lations will not turn them over to authorities if they believe the cat will be immediately euthanized. Furthermore, simply euth anizing the animals only makes room for more cats to move in and increase the population. According to Terrys research, it costs $20,447 per year just to euthanize cats. Hernando County keeps cats up to three days, which costs more due to those extra days feeding and providing care. Under the TNVR program, cats will typical County considers a trap-neuter-vaccinate-return program to control feral feline population See CATS, Page 6

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Tapped Her on the forehead to, Bring out the good person in you SCHWARTZ, BERNARD H ON PERSON 65 OR OLDER Arrest Summary: "On Court, Spring Hill, Florida, in reference to a DCF agency the DCF investigator who stat ed that there were allegations of physical abuse from this fendant, Bernard Schwartz. Paula Schwartz, in refer ence to the physical abuse allegations in which she stated that on approximately the defendant was assisting her out of bed then proceeded to he hit her on the forehead approximately ten times with have no physical injuries. Contact was made with the defendant who was advised the allegations from the verbal statement the victim gave. stated that he was helping the victim out of bed and then he proceed to smack the victim on the forehead very lightly while stating, Bring out the good person in you. A sworn written statement was com pleted by the defendant. The defendant was placed under arrest and was transported to the Hernando County Detention center and is being held on no bond. The defendant was issued a court hours at the Hernando County Courthouse Courtroom D." TATTOO: SNAKE ON LEFT ARM STOLEN PROPERTY Arrest Summary: "On that unknown persons entered California Street and stole several items to include a Dewalt Air Compressor, a and several Milwaukee brand power tools. He stated that no one had permission to enter his house and remove these Fruitville Street in reference to the GPS location on the stolen cell phone. Upon the execu tion of this search warrant the HTC Desire cell phone was located and recovered. This phone was in possession of Steven Morgan who advised he obtained the phone from his next door neighbor who is the defendant. He advised he obtained it a few days prior to the search warrant from the defendant and he traded it for a few pairs of old shoes. Contact was then made with the defendant who was stand ing outside of his residence. Upon speaking to him he ad vised that he did in fact trade the HTC phone to Steven. He advised that he located the phone in the garbage in front of xxxx California Street which is the victims residence. Contact was made with the cell was last within his kitchen along with the other items stolen from his residence. phone was in good condi tion when it was stolen and believed to be valued at about Based upon the aforemen tioned information probable cause was established for the defendants arrest and he was arrest accordingly." I want to be honest and CASTRO, DERON JOHN ota Avalon bearing Florida tag the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and Ainsworth Ave nue. Contact was made with vehicle, Deron John Castro, at odor of marijuana emitting observed multiple smoked marijuana cigarettes in plain view in the middle console ashtray. The defendant gave verbal consent to search the vehicle. As the defendant was step ping out of the vehicle, the defendant spontaneously ut give you this. The defendant handed me two clear plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance. The defendant was then detained and placed in the back of my agency issued patrol vehicle. Located in the vehicle that the defendant of a green leafy substance, hashish oil (weighed in con and a marijuana water pipe. The green leafy substance, hashish oil and the parapher showed a positive indication for the presence of THC. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail. The defendant was issued a hours in Courtroom D of the Hernando County Courthouse. The defendant is currently being held on a total bond of Go ahead, theres nothing CHAEL Jr CHARGES: POSS OF METH Arrest Summary: "On of Maguire Avenue and Hob son Street located in Spring to be riding his bike without a front led light as required during night time hours. and the defendant received a violation. black pouches attached to his bicycle, the defendant then stated, Go ahead, theres then searched a small black pouch attached to the bicycle seat, inside of the pouch was a single clear bag with a white crystal substance that appeared consistent with methamphetamine through my training and experience. substance tested positive for methamphetamine. Using Scale OHAUS model methamphetamine weighed The defendant was arrest ed and transported to the Hernando County Jail, the de fendant received a court date bond." COLWELL, STEPHEN AR THUR TATTOO: SKULL OFF Arrest Summary: "On travelling northbound on Cob blestone Drive approaching Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill, then observed the same vehi cle fail to stop at the stop sign located at that intersection. A the vehicle at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and Port Court in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida. Contact was made with the defendant and driver Stephen Colwell. The defendants When asked for his drivers license, the defendant stated she should be driving and pointed to his passenger, Sar ah M. When asked why, the defendant stated my license is suspended. A check of the defendants license was con which showed the defendant to hold a revoked Class E drivers license, with a revo showed the defendant to have been convicted of DWLSR two The defendant was then placed under arrest and trans ported to the Hernando Coun ty Jail without incident, where bond per the bond schedule. The defendant was issued a courtroom D of the Hernando hours." bills in his front left pocket SCOTT, CHAD COLE CHARGES: POSS OF OR SALE OF CONTROLLED Arrest Summary: "On northbound on Cobblestone Drive approaching Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill, Hernan observed the same vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign at was conducted on the vehicle at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and Kass Circle in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida. Contact was made with the defendant and driver Chad Scott, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Upon immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted. multiple empty black plastic baggies with white skulls on them, commonly used baggies which were located in between the drivers seat and the center console. The four a white powder like substance which appeared consistent light brown in color substance which appeared to be a crushed up pill of some sort. Also in between the passen located two small pieces of a green leafy substance which appeared consistent with Mar located a black portable scale of the front passenger seat. A search of the defendants person was conducted. The in miscellaneous cash bills in his front left pocket. done on all of the substanc es. For the white powdery indicating the substance to be positive for Cocaine. For the substance to be positive for MDMA. For the green leafy indicating the substance to be positive for THC. All sub stances were weighed using weighed out to 6.3 grams total, the MDMA weighed out Marijuana weighed out to .3 grams total. The defendant was then placed under arrest and trans ported to the Hernando Coun ty Jail without incident where bond per the bond schedule. The defendant was issued a courtroom D of the Hernando I curse at cops because b*tch, I hate n*ggers, do you?... Mariner Blvd. in reference to disorderly conduct. with Joseph whom stated the defendant, William Dehesa, was intoxicated and acting disorderly. Joseph advised that William was saying racial and when asked to leave the premises, he proceeded to urinate in the front of the business. Joseph advised he informed William Dehesa that he needed to leave the premises and was no longer welcome, at which point Wil liam tried to get him to engage him in a physical altercation. Contact was then made with William Dehesa whom was slurring his speech, using profanity and trying to get a negative reaction from law en forcement while making racial slurs. William advised he has a lot of beers and refused to stop causing a disturbance. William was then placed under arrest and while being trans ported to jail, William spon cops because no one likes William was transported to the Hernando County Jail where he was given a court date of before Deputy searched the HOUSTON, JESSE RAY CHARGES: POSS OF METH Arrest Summary: "On a security check at Bayport served the defendant and his girlfriend, Kristina B, standing asked Kristina for permission to search the vehicle. Kristina provided verbal consent and allowed me to search the said vehicle. The defendant then asked told the defendant he can, at fendant reach into the vehicle and retrieve a white clear bag with a crystal substance from place it inside of his left front pocket. Through my training and experience the substance inside of the bag was consis tent with methamphetamine. empty his left pocket and he complied and he pulled out a white clear bag with a crystal like substance. crystal like substance tested positive for methamphet amine. Using Scale OHAUS model methamphetamine weighed The defendant was arrested and transported to the Her nando County Jail. The defen dant received a court date of E. The defendant was held on A witness called and report parking lot BATTERY Arrest Summary: "On a physical disturbance at ville, which is located within Hernando County. A witness called and reported seeing a white female batter a white male in the parking lot. The witness reported the white female slapped the male in the face, then the male tried walking away, but as the male was walking away, the female slapped him in the face again. The male pushed the female away, but the female slapped him in the face a third time. Contact was made with the male subject, Cody, who advised he and his girlfriend with whom he resides together grabbed him in the face during an argument. Cody denied ny, who also advised she was in an argument with Cody and admitted grabbing him in the face during the argument. Tif fany also denied hitting Cody. Based on the witness state several times while Cody was walking away, and Cody face during an argument, be the primary aggressor in the altercation, and probable cause was established for her arrest. and transported to the Her nando County Detention Cen ter where she was charged with Domestic Battery and held without bond." April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 3 MEETINGS City of Brooksville City Council Special meet Board of County Com missioners Workshop Government Center John Law Ayers Room HC Community Rede velopment Agency Regular Meeting Government Center John Law Ayers Room BKSVL Board of County Com missioners Regular Meeting Government Center John Law Ayers Room Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting Government Center John Law Ayers Room Metropolitan Planning Organization Regular Meeting Government Center John Law Ayers Room 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. Man trespasses at Explorer K-8 and delivers a strange message (STAFF) A man by the name of Danial David Lee Domb kowski, 26, was arrested on April 23, 2018 for trespassing on the grounds of the Hernando County School Explorer K-8. The arrest report states that the defendant, made entry to a secure area of the school structure through an unsecured door without permission. He remained in the mall area of the school and when advised, There is a black cloud over the school and God told me to come in and pray over the kids. He was then escorted out of the building where he was taken into custody. Dombkowski was given a $5000 bond. His court date is scheduled for May 16, 2018 at 9AM in Court room B. Given the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas this was traumatic for the stu dents. We heard from the father of an Explorer K-8 teacher. He said that the children were scared, but his son was able to calm them down and take them to a place of safety. Florida school board order 34 new ty's schools for the remainder of the school year. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the Marion Coun for the four weeks remaining the school year. Forest High School in Ocala on Friday, a day of national classroom walkouts to protest gun violence. Bouche faces terrorism, aggravated assault with a The shooting occurred about two months after a gun Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. ___

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4 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 LOCAL & STATE HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ SUBSCRIBE TO HERNANDO SUN! 52 issues for $28.60 or 26 issues for $16.90 Make checks payable to: Hernando Sun Publications. Fill out this form and mail with your check to: Hernando Sun Publications; P.O. Box 12203; Brooksville, FL 34603 Yes, Id like to Subscribe!Name (First, Last):_____________________________________ Delivery Address:_____________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Phone:_________________________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________________ If this is a gift subscription would you like us to send so, please specify: ________________________________________________________ Date:______________Number of issues:______________ Our Newspapers in Education program is now in full swing. We are currently delivering each week. The Newspapers in Education program serves to familiarize young readers to newspa pers 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. Florida Press Educational Services, whereby allowing supporters of our program to make tax deductible charitable donations. below and send with your donation able to Newspapers in Education to Hernando Sun Publ The Hernando Sun Name of Person who recommended The Hernando Sun to you, or where did SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Police have arrested a man they say was part of a ruse a massive Florida outlet mall on New Year's Eve to steal a nearly $17,000 Rolex watch. Twenty-two year-old Kevin Triana was arrested in Greenville, South Car olina on Sunday. Orange say they're still looking Triana to escape with the pricey watch. Surveillance video shows, frantic shoppers and employees running for cover and hiding in stock rooms at Sawgrass Mills. Eleven people were injured. The video shows Triana trying on the Rolex, then after the explosions start. The Orlando Sentinel reports Triana allegedly pawned the watch and distraction to steal another watch at a Florida mall. Authorities say he was casing other jewelers in South Carolina. ___ Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http:// www.orlandosentinel.com/ DATES TO REMEMBER: Hernando High School Bus rying Hernando High students was traveling failed to fully stop at a red light and collid ed with the Bus. The impact of the collision caused the school bus to overturn on its side. school students at the time of the accident. injuries. None of the students were transport ed for their injuries by EMS. The driver of the tractor trailer was cited for City of Brooksville, Florid a NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING CITY OF BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA CITY COUNCIL 201 HOWELL AVENUE BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 34601 Brooksvi lle, FL T he City Council of the City of Brook sv ille will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 30, 2 018 at 6: 00 pm in the J oseph E. J ohnston, I II Council Chambers, 2 01 Howell Av enue, Brooksv ille, FL T he topic of the meeting will be the deliberation and disposition of an Interlocal Agreement with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office for the prov ision of L aw Enforcement Serv ices in the City of Brook sv ille. If you would lik e additional information, please contact the City of Brook sv ille, City Manager s office at (352 ) 540-3810. 2 01 Howell Avenue Brooksville, Florida (352 ) 540-3810 LEGAL NOTICE sioner Nicholas Nichol son. Nicholas "Nick" W. Nicholson W/M was placed under arrest today [April 18, 2018] and charged as follows: Own, Establish, Maintain, or Operate any Place, Structure, Building, or Conveyance for the Purpose of Lewdness, As signation, or Prostitution 1 count; Bond $1,000 Purchase the Services of any Person Engaged in Prostitution 2 counts; Bond $2,000 ($1,000 each charge) Total Bond $3,000. The case remains under investigation. Commissioner Nichol sons relationship with a stripper was investigated in 2012. Kimberly Lo surdo who was employed at Calendar Girls strip club in Pasco County was arrested in 2012 for child abuse after a child she was caring for ingested crack cocaine. A state law enforcement investigation turned up her relationship with Nicholson during his 2012 campaign. No charges were brought against Nicholson as evidence." Since Nicholsons arrest, Valerie Surette was granted a temporary injunction for protection against sexual violence from Mr. Nicholson. Although her name was redacted in the injunction, the petitioner indicates their place of residence to be Nicholsons home on Tiburon Ave. in Spring Hill and she has spoken to news agencies in regards to a restraining order that she obtained against Nicholson. Allegations by the petitioner graphically describe a sexually abu sive relationship between herself and Mr. Nicholson in which he coerced her into having sex with him in exchange for money or other necessities. Awaiting a hearing on May 3, 2018 in front of Judge Thomas R. Eine man, Mr. Nicholson can not go within 500 feet of his home on Tiburon Ave among other restrictions. Judge Kristie Ruppe is presiding over the crim inal case for the second degree misdemeanor pros titution related charges against Mr. Nicholson. He has entered a plea of not guilty and a demand for jury trial. Mr. Nich olson is represented by Pila, PA. A Notice to Appear on May 31, 2018 before Judge Ruppe was addressed to Mr. Nichol son, his attorney and bail bondsmen. While Mr. Nicholson has not been convicted of to remove or suspend wrongful actions did not his duties and were unre lated to his position as an has not yet been convict ed. According to Florida Statutes 112.51, (1) By executive order stating the grounds for the the Secretary of State, the Governor may suspend ness, incompetence, or or informed against for the commission of a feder meanor, the Governor has TOP: School bus on its side after the collision tractor-trailer. Photos courtesy of HCSO FLORIDA MAN Publication Date: (04/27/2018)

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By LESLIE STEIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF WRITER Students from James Madison University in Virginia were in Centi pede Bay on April 13th to use drones to study and photograph oyster reefs. Although Hernando County has few natural oyster reefs there are some clusters of natural reef in Centipede Bay. One, in particular, is approximate ly 6 by 2-3 and is fairly healthy. The lead student in the project is graduate student Ballie Lavan who is researching, via drone photography, a way to cre ate a digital model for the future creation of a more photographs will be used to develop computer mod els and eventually molds for creating cement starter reefs. This was in collab oration with Joshua Patter son, an assistant professor sciences at the Univer sity of Florida. Multiple photographs were required as Ms. Lavan feels that the spacing between the shells in the oyster reefs are essential to their formation and health. By creating realistic spacing between the shells, the team hopes to improve the rate at which oyster larvae strike, reefs, thus improving the prospects of increasing oyster populations. The feasibility of 3D technology is growing and can hopefully, be produced on a mass scale. Lower costs and increased capabilities of 3D printing technologies allows for revolutionary opportunities in the world of oceanography research. Currently, some examples of 3D technology in ocean research are 3D printed replicas of marine organ isms and 3D printed coral reef replicas to restore damaged reefs. Of interest, to note is how the oyster reef is formed. The oyster larvae can use a number of cues to help them in the house-hunting process. First, they can detect calcium carbonate, one of the materials that make up oyster shells and they can detect the sounds of an oyster reef, then swim in that direction and increase the potential of greater oyster populations. Oysters are an important part of marine ecology as moving algae, sediments, and chemical contami Underwater shot of oyster bags. Photo courtesy of Keith Kolasa. April 27 May 3, 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. www.FlagstonePavers.com call (352) 799 -7933 Castillo & Flagler Cream/Orange/Pewter Running Bond Pattern Castillo Gray/Charcoal Soldier Band & Border Bullnose Coping Gray/Charcoal Step Application New England Cream/Beige Random Pattern n Get educated at: From left to right: JMU's Skylar Southard, Catie Willett, Eamon MacDon ald, Bailie Lavan, UF's Dr. Joshua Patterson, Brittany Hall-Scharf Sea Grant Agent Hernando County with the help of over 100 volunteers over the events that Hernando County Sea Grant agent Brittany Hall-Sharf coor dinated. The project would not have been possible without a $29,000 grant from the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Protection, through the Coastal Partnership Initiative. The grant was spearheaded by UF Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Asst. Professor Dr. Josh Patterson, Sea Grant Agent for Hernan do County Brittany HallScharf, and Savanna Barry, Regional Special ized Sea Grant Agent, Nature Coast. University of Florida faculty from leading this project (UF/ IFAS, Florida Sea Grant, and School of Forest Resource Conservation) and are partnered with Hernando County. Some of the funding will be used to plant sea grass in the vicinity of the oyster reef with the help of a new Grasses in Classes program at the Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technol ogy in Spring Hill. Keith Kolosa stat ed, Its truly a great example of collaboration and partnerships and could not have been accomplished without community support and volunteers. OYSTER REEF James Madison University students visit Centipede Bay ABOVE: A Google map adapted by NASA showing the location of the oyster reef. Bailie Lavan, JMU graduate student, collecting photo data for use in photogrammetry of oyster reefs to further oyster reef restoration techniques. Photo courtesy of Baile Lavan ABOVE: An oyster reef is taking shape. Photo courtesy of Keith Kolasa. Shoal Line Blvd more than 50 gallons of water per day. The oyster reefs also provide habitat for a large number of spe cies, they stabilize bottom circulation within estuaries. This guarantees increased water clarity, which means improved aquatic vegeta tion and overall health of the bay. The students from JMU also helped on the 14th of April with the deploy ment of mesh oyster bags in Centipede Bay. Keith Kolosa, aquatic services manager for Hernando County stated there is an additional section of oyster reef permitted but the mesh bag supply has been exhausted. Due to the importance to Hernando County environ mental habitat and need for citizen volunteers we will continue to keep the citi zens of the county aware of any continued plans for deployment of oyster bags Rice Creek Bay Centipede Bay Eagle's Nest Dr.

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6 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 LOCAL & STATE April 28 Game On! EH 4/28/2018 10AM 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! Family Movie @ Your Li brary EH 4/28/2018 1 3PM Movies on the big screen with pop corn provided. Spring Hill Writing Group SH 4/28/2018 1:30 3 PM Begin ning writers are welcome--to inspire and be inspired. Your work starts with one word at a time. Personal Creativity Book Group SH 4/28/2018 3 5PM Get inspired by reading and discussing books that en 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 IN, OUT & ABOUT courage you to cultivate your creative self. April 30 Computer Class BV 4/30/2018 10 AM 12PM Registration is open Win dows 10 may look different, but let us show you how our old friend Windows is still there and what the basic skills are you need to get the most out of Windows. a Window these skills and more in Windows 10 Basics. May 1 Email with Gmail WH 5/1/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Storytime BV 5/1/2018 10:30 AM 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months 5 years old. Beginner/Gentle Yoga Class SH 5/1/2018 12:15 1:30 PM Registration is open Join cer Schoonmaker for a gentle beginning yoga class to, as she says "join me to learn & grow a little at a time, en joying the health & well be ing that comes with listening to your body & connecting with mind & spirit." Adult Coloring Class WH 5/1/2018 1:15 3PM Regis tration is open Pick a Color, Any Color. Movies @ Your Library 5/1/2018 2 4PM Movies on the big screen with free popcorn. Learn to Sew! WH 5/1/2018 4 6PM Join the waiting list Always wanted to learn to sew? Want to try it out before you invest in that sewing machine? Come to our monthly sewing class where you can learn the basics and make a simple project to take home. May 2 Email with Gmail SH 5/2/2018 10 AM 12 PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Storytime EH 5/2/2018 10:30 11AM Stories, songs, and more in a storytime program designed for children between 18 months 5 years old. Financial Management Series WH 5/2/2018 2 4PM This month's topic: Goal Setting and Saving Kool Krafts Tape Art! SH 5/2/2018 4:30 6PM Reg istration is open Tape Art! works of art using simple adhesive tapes such as paint er's tape or duct tape. Creative Visualization WH 5/2/2018 5 6:30 PM Regis tration is open When looking in a mirror, what do you see? What do you want to see? May 3 Baby Storytime BV 5/3/2018 10 11AM A story time featuring stories, bouce rhymes, songs and more just for babies and their caregivers. Email with Gmail EH 5/3/2018 10AM 12 PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Florida-Friendly Landscap ing Program WH 5/3/2018 10:30 AM 12PM Fruit Crops in Your Florida Yard Toddler Storytime -SH 5/3/2018 10:30 11 AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and Preschool Storytime SH 5/3/2018 11:15 AM 12PM and much more designed for children between the ages of 3-5. Preschool Storytime SH 5/3/2018 11:15 AM 12PM and much more designed for children between the ages of 3-5. Chess Club BV 5/3/2018 4:30 6PM Learn some basic tips and tricks for chess and then show what you learned by squaring off against others! Socrates Cafe SH 5/3/2018 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. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing WH 5/3/2018 5 6:30 PM May 4 Baby Storytime WH 5/4/2018 10 10:30 AM Registration is open A Storytime featuring stories, bounce rhymes, songs, and more just for babies and their parents! Toddler Storytime WH 5/4/2018 10:30 11 AM Storytime time for toddlers featuring stories, songs, and History and Biography Book discussion BV 5/4/2018 11 AM 12 PM Please join us to discuss "The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet" by Henry Fountain. Preschool Storytime WH 5/4/2018 11:15 11:45 AM and much more designed for children between the ages of 3-5. SHINE EH (individual coun seling by appt. only) 5/4/2018 12 2 PM Free Medicare and Health Insur ance Counseling and Infor mation during open enroll ment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Tech Tutors SH 5/4/2018 2:30 4:30 PM Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or concerns? Grab your gad get and stop by! May 5 Adult Coloring for Stress Relief and Relaxation EH 5/5/2018 10AM 2PM Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for soothing music, a cup of herbal tea, a dollop of art therapy and maybe meet a new friend or two. Game On! EH 5/5/2018 10AM 4PM Enjoy family gaming at the East Hernando Branch! 4 / 2 2 / 2 0 1 8 B A Y P O R T F L 8 7 2 7 1 5 1 T i d a l D a t a P r i n t V i e w 1 / 1 Station Name: BA YPOR T FL Action: Daily Product: T ide Predictions Start Date & T ime: 2018/4/27 12:00 AM End Date & T ime: 2018/5/4 1 1:59 PM Source: NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS Prediction T ype: Harmonic Datum: MLL W Height Units: Feet T ime Zone: LST/LDT Help P r i n t H e i g h t i n f e e t ( M L L W ) N O A A / N O S/ C O -O PS T i d e Pr e d i c ti o n s a t 8 7 2 7 1 5 1 B A YPO R T F L F r o m 2 0 1 8 / 0 4 / 2 7 1 2 :0 0 A M L ST / L D T to 2 0 1 8 / 0 5 / 0 4 1 1 :5 9 PM L ST / L D T 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 2018/04/27 Fri 01:29 AM 2.25 H 07:22 AM 0. 82 L 1:19 PM 2.55 H 8:01 PM 0.29 L 2018/04/28 Sat 02:19 AM 2.37 H 08:03 AM 0.90 L 1:48 PM 2.79 H 8:43 PM 0.02 L 2018/04/29 Sun 02:55 AM 2.45 H 08:41 AM 0.97 L 2:16 PM 2.98 H 9:23 PM -0.18 L 2018/04/30 Mon 03:27 AM 2.49 H 09:16 AM 1.04 L 2:46 PM 3.12 H 10:00 PM -0.31 L 2018/05/01 T ue 03:59 AM 2.49 H 09:48 AM 1.09 L 3:17 PM 3.20 H 10:34 PM -0.35 L 2018/05/02 W ed 04:31 AM 2.45 H 10:17 AM 1.14 L 3:49 PM 3.22 H 1 1:07 PM -0.31 L 2018/05/03 Thu 05:07 AM 2.38 H 1 0:43 AM 1.18 L 4:23 PM 3.17 H 1 1:38 PM -0.20 L 2018/05/04 Fri 05:44 AM 2.27 H 1 1:06 AM 1.23 L 5:00 PM 3.06 H A Letter from Barbara Bush Barbara Bush, inspired so many young children to read, including my own daughter Hanna. Hanna wrote to Mrs. Bush in 2013 and we were pleasantly surprised to receive a personalized letter back from her and grateful for her words of wisdom. We are happy to share this letter with you. Julie B. Maglio and Hanna Fox Maglio ly be returned to the area they were found after an overnight stay. Florida Statute 823.15 already exists to require veterinary clinics to spay or neuter animals that are to be returned to the outdoors, which states, in part, ... every feasible means be used to reduce the incidence of birth of unneeded and unwant ed puppies and kittens. Determining which pro grams result in improved adoption rates and in reduced euthanasia rates for animals in shelters and animal control agencies is The program will also ensure that cats that are obvious pets, or other wise determined to be adoptable, are returned to its owner when possible, or routed to an adoption pathway. Terry and his team of associates at Alley Cat Al lies, PetLuv and the Her nando County Humane Society are making strides county-wide. Presently, Animal Services, which is part of the Hernando (HCSO), will not return animals to the places they were picked up. Hope fully, those are bridges we can build going forward, said Terry, who used as an example. They received an outpouring of community praise after joining that part of the Society volunteers will return the felines to their homes. Additionally, the pro gram will result in better behaved community cats, since spaying and neuter ing will diminish mating behaviors, such as loud Hernando County Animal Services has al ready received a commit ment from an unnamed $50,000 for the program. $20.00 per cat spay or neuter fee for the TNVR program. The Hernando County Humane Society will pursue grants to add additional funding, and act as a partner for cats on the adoption pathway. Richard Salvani, Director Spay and Neuter clinic in Brooksville said while its not possible to estimate the cost savings to the county at this stage, it will not cost the county anything. Alice Burton, Asso ciate Director of Alley Cat Allies addressed the question of possible opposition to the pro gram. Burton, a former Arlington, VA was once an opponent of the TNVR framework. When it was passed in her area, Burton said, I basically sat in whole time. She changed her mind six months later Burton said theres also a lot of concern about simply releasing the animals back into the wild. In (an op ponents mind), they think every cat should be in a home, sitting on a couch, and that its inhumane for them to be outside. However, according to Burton, cats have been around for 10,000 years, and didnt regularly reside in homes until cat litter was invented in the midto-late forties. Molly Ar mus, Attorney with Alley Cat Allies reported that opponents who agree that the outdoor cats are doing doing too well, and killing birds and wildlife. Hernando County resident Shirley Miket inac, who is in favor of the program, posed the question of the viability of the rabies vaccine beyond one year, and the countys responsibility for maintain ing rabies immunity. Julie Rosenberger, Veterinarian with Hernando County Animal Services answered by stating that there is new research that shows a sin gle rabies vaccine in cats can produce an immune response up to ten years. Brian Hawkins, Presi dent of Bingham's Profes sional Pest Management supports the suggested TNVR framework, howev er expressed concerns for owners of businesses such as his, as well as landscap ers, and others who deal in chemicals that could be toxic to animals. Hawkins recounted a colleagues nightmare in St. Peters burg, where they found a cat had been trapped under a mobile home during structural fumigation, and was given a citation for animal cruelty. Dep uty County Attorney Jon Jouben explained that the current Hernando County Ordinance states there must be intent in order to charge an individual with animal cruelty. Jouben can be included in any subsequent ordinances that protect businesses in these situations. At the conclusion of the discussion, Brooksville Mayor Betty Erhard read from a letter on behalf of the City Council. The letter that was presented to Alley Cat Allies, describes the City Council as very excited and urges the BOCC to support the program and adopt the changes to ordinances that will implement it.

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April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Historical Fort Clinch State Park Island Rose Cruises Lunch Dinner Sunset Cruises Private Charters Take in the sights of the beautiful Gulf waters of Hernando Beach while enjoying food, beverages and more. All cruises are catered by our favorite local restaurants. From $44.99 + tax. Reserve now for Mothers Day 352232-8128 Hernando Beach Marina, Slip #18 4139 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach www.marinarosecruises.com USCG Licensed Captain by HERNANDO SUN STAFF Located on a peninsula near the northernmost point of Amelia Island, along the Amelia River, is the 1,400-acre Fort Clinch State Park and a 19th-cen tury brick fortress. Begun in 1847 after the end of the Second Seminole War, the fortress was named in honor of General Duncan Lamont Clinch, an im and Second Seminole Wars. The only battle to occur at Clinch was when Union troops recaptured the fort in 1862 after Confeder ate forces seized control the previous year. Fort Clinch served as the base of Union operations in the area throughout the Civil War. The fort is one of the best preserved CivilWar-era forts nationwide, thanks to work in the 1930s by the State of Florida and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Even today, it still has a very active corps of volunteers who serve as Civil War weekend of month, the Park hosts a garrison of soldiers who demonstrate skills such as carpen try, masonry, cooking, blacksmithing, small arms demonstrations and can preting the use of many of the buildings such as the and jailhouse. Visitors can explore the many rooms, galleries and grounds of the fort and learn how the soldiers worked and lived each day. The state park provides refuge to a wide variety of wildlife including gopher tortoises, deer, raccoons, bobcats and numerous species of birds and rep tiles including American alligator and painted bun tings which are frequently seen at the park. Willow Pond Trail winds around a series of freshwater ponds that alligators and turtles. Egans Creek Marsh borders the west boundary of the park, providing a saltwater estuary for an abundance of marine scenic vistas and views of many species of wading birds while the beaches provide a critical foraging and nesting habitat for colonial shorebirds and sea turtles. Please respect posted areas and share the shore with our wildlife! Additional activities sunbathing, hiking, surf casting, camping, birding, and shelling. Theres also picnicking, swimming, bicycling, beachcombing, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are the rare purple sandpiper, alligators, white-tailed deer, and other birds. Visitors can also see dolphins and manatees. The Fort is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. An additional $2.50 per person Fort En try Fee is required. Fort 61 campsites in two sepa rate campgrounds. Shady oak trees with Spanish moss give an old Florida air to the Amelia River Campground and its 40 sites. Just steps from the ocean, the 21 sites at the Atlantic Beach Camp ground are surrounded by white sand dunes. Both campgrounds have new bathrooms. RVs up to 48 feet can be accommodated electric hook-up. Campsites go fast, so you need to plan ahead. For more information, call (904) 277-7274 or dastateparks.org/hoursand-fees/fort-clinch. Spring Lake Memorial Classic 2 Mile / 5K / 10K Saturday, May 26, 2018 Race Site: e Arc Nature Coast 5283 Ne Lake Road Brooksville, FL 34601 Registration/Packet pick-up: 7AM 1st Race starts: 8AM Registration (online or print): www.tancinc.org Florida's Toughest, Most Scenic Running Course! A well-preserved Civil War fort with colorful re-enactors, beaches, miles of hiking trails and lots of wildlife. Vultures at Fort Clinch State Park. Re-enactors at Fort Clinch. Sand dune camping ground. Fort Clinch Fort Clinch.

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8 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27May 3, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT BROOKSVILLE 19259 Cortez Boulevard 352.796.1451 SPRING HILL 3290 Commercial Way 352.683.0018 www.killingsworthagency.com Event Previews Ingredients 1 cup blueberries milk honey to taste of sweetness 1 cup ice Directions Place milk, ice, honey to taste and blueberries into your blender. Blend unit smooth. Sample for sweetness, if needed add more honey Enjoy your Summer Drink, that's good for you! HINT: Get your Blueberries Saturday Apr 28 2018 Brooksville Blueberry Festival 2018 FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton April 20-22 & April 27-29 2018 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church 200 Mount Fair Brooksville, FL 34601 For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.liveoaktheatre.org or call 352-593-0027 Fri & Sat evening performances @7:30pm Sat & Sun matinee performances @2:30pm 2018 HERNANDO COUNTY HURRICANE AND SAFETY EXPO SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 9 AM TO 2 PM AT THE HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CHILDREN'S NATURE EXPLORATION PROGRAM (AGES 5-8) WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 10:30 AM TO 11:30 AM Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Description: Mother Nature is a great teacher and getting kids outside to learn and play is good for their brains and each month for our Nature Exploration program for ages 5-8. Programs are free, pre-registration preferred. Owl Exploration: Children will explore features of owls that make them unique from other birds. Program will include owl pellet dissection and a look at owl artifacts. Gina. Philhower@MyFWC.com. Call (352)754-6722 to register. Hernando County Emergency Management (EM) will be hosting its annual Hurricane & Safety Expo on Satur day, May 5, 2018. The Expo will be held at the Hernan do County Fairgrounds located at 6436 Broad Street in Brooksville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a panel of local TV meteorologists, public safety displays, SKYWARN training, vendor tables and fun activities for the kids. The Expo is EMs opportunity to bring the community together to become better prepared to face the upcoming hurricane season, especially after being impacted by both Hurricane Hermine and Irma in the last two years. There will be lots of displays, demonstra tions and safety experts available to help educate and prepare our community for all possible hazards. NAMI KENTUCKY DERBY DAY FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 15:30 TO 19:30 PM Join us for an afternoon of big fancy hats, best men's Derby Day attire, fast horses, and jockeys as we take part in "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports!" venir Glass, Mega Screen Viewing of the Race, Marker 48 Brewing Beer Samples, Horse & Carriage Ride $10, Manor Tour $5, and much more! Cost $35 per person For tickets or for more information, call (352) 684-0004 NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nations largest grassroots organization dedicated to by mental illness. CAR SHOW AND BBQ SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 6PM Hosted by Ronnie Setser, at the Treasure Trove Mini Mall & Consignments, 12209 US 19 Hudson, Fl 34667 Trophies will be awarded, $20 vehicle registration. Registration will take place from 6 to 7:30 PM. $8 pulled pork platter. 10 percent discounts in store during the show. All proceeds go to feeding the homeless and those at risk. For more information, call Ronnie at 813.601.7227. HERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS 21 CHUMP STREET MAY 3 and 4, 2018 21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda is a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'. 21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning tions of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the theater. Perfect for donor evenings, galas, special events and student/community outreach programs.

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April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 9 AARP Hernando County Driver Safety Programs AARP Hernando County training in Hernando County. For reserva tions or more information, call (352) 678-3090 or Skip at (352) 683-6840. Accordian Adventure Accor dian Adventure informal group consists of accordionists that are enthusiasts of all levels of performance. For more information, call Cathy at (352) 686-0975 or Peg at (352) 4425574. Acoustic Guitar Club Spring Hill Acoustic Guitar Club goal is to play together, have fun doing it and to provide encouragement and support for each other in an effort to become better players. For more information, call Curt at (352) 666-3951 or Ken at (352) 684-6789. African Violet Club of Spring Hill African Violet Club of Spring Hill has supplies avail able, and anyone interested in growing African violets is invited to attend meetings. For more information, call Thad Scaggs at (352) 345-5271. American Legion Auxillary Unit 186. Meetings are held Monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.at Post 186. The Post Brooksville, Fl. 34613. Ballroom Dance Club The Dance Club is held every 1st, 2nd and 4th Friday from 6-9:00 P.M. with a free dance lesson, during break. Wine and beer permitted. Every 3rd Friday there is a Theme Party.Held at Rhanbuoy Rd., Spring Hill, Fl. 34606. Call 352-597-0107 Book Discussion Groups Book Discussion Groups meet regularly at library locations in Hernando County. For more information, call Jeanne DelVecchio at (352) 754-4866. All of the groups are open to new members. Bowling Buddies Bowling Buddies is a singles bowling group that bowls for fun. For more information, call Nancy at (352) 688-4115. British Car Club Nature Coast English Car Club is open to all British car owners and enthusi asts. For more information, call Jay Gerdin at 352.398,9243. Ladies of the British Com monwealth Ladies of the British Commonwealth meets regularly at the Spring Hill Branch Public Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is a new group; all women of British lineage are welcome. For more information, call (352) 688-6503. Brooksville Garden Club meets the second Wednes day of every Month from September to May at 12 noon. The Country Kitchen, 20133 12 PM Dutch Treat order off menu or just come for the 1:00 PM Speaker and stay for our Members updates of projects all. Interested? Call (352) 799-4319. Brooksville Horseshoe Club The club meets regularly. New, backyard and experienced players are welcome. Horse shoes are available for loan, and there is no cost to play. Call Richard Watson at (352) 584-4102. Corvette Club Nature Coast Corvette Club meets regularly. For more information, visit the clubs website at www.ncvette. com Crescent Community Clinic Crescent Community Clinic clinic that provides primary medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines. To volunteer or sponsor future Friends of the Clinic functions, call (352) 610-9927. Domino Club Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly for socials. Call Nancy, club secretary, at (352) 346-6337. Elks Lodge 2582 The Elks Lodge 2582 located on County Line Road meets regularly. Members and guests are welcome. Other activities in clude bingo, dominoes, cards, billiards, music and a cash bar. Call 352.596.2582 Fantasy African Violet Club The Fantasy African Vio let Club meets the second Saturday monthly, except in December. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. The program Topic is African Violet Cousins/ Other Gesneriads. For more information, contact Thad Scaggs at 352-345-5271, tas caggs@gmail.com or Carol Chmiko scootsno@yahoo. com Meetings are held at the Weeki Wachee Senior and corner of Toucan Trail First Hernando Republican Club First Hernando Repub lican Club meets regularly. Email chairman@hernan dorepublicans.org or email recfhrc@tampabay.rr.com. Friends Travel Club Call (352) 684-7568 for more information or visit www.springhillregional. net for more information. Genealogy Interest Group Genealogy Interest Group meets regularly. For more in formation, call (352) 796-1623. Grumman Retiree Club Grumman Retiree Club, Midwest Florida Chapter, meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except June, July and August) Blvd. (State Road 50), Brooks ville. All former Grumman and Northrop Grumman employ ees and their guests are invited to attend. For club information, call Bea Hall at (352) 686-9529 in Hernando County; or Gus Krayer at (352) 586-1558 in Citrus County. H2U Partners Club Partners Club features the following activities at the club located behind Oak Hill Hospital, Yoga, line dance, rug hooking, needlework and exercise. Membership is $20 a year, which includes membership into the H2U program. For more information, call (352) 597-6383. Hernando Audubon Society Hernando Audubon Society will resume meetings and more information, call Linda Vanderveen at 352.428.2629 or email lindalark85@gmail.com Visit online at www.hernando audubon.org Hernando Beach Club Meets at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Friday dinners and events throughout the year. Visit her nandobeachclub.com or call 352.596.5878 for details. Hernando Computer Club At its March 26 general meeting, the Hernando Computer Club will host an Art and Craft Exhibition where club mem bers and friends will showcase their creations. Photograph, painting, pottery, sewing, embroidery and crafts will be on display. This will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase items donated by the artists in a Silent Auction. The event is free and open to the pub lic. For more information, visit www.hcc.org or call 352-6847171. Hernando County Arts Council would like to invite the public to our meetings on the 2nd. Thursday every month at Brooksville City Hall, 201 How ell Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601 in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. Our mission is to encourage, support and promote all of the creative arts and assist in bringing these arts to the doarts.org or e-mail hernand Jan Knowles 352.279.5182. Hernando County Button Collectors Group Join our monthly meetings for button history and button age and 1-2:30 p.m. (usually the 3rd Monday of the month) at the Brooksville Main Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. For more info, visit our Facebook page or email holeybuttons@ gmail.com. Hernando County Kennel Club meets at 8:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month at Hernando Council #1 Senior Dade Ave. Brooksville. Visit webmaster@hernandocoun tykennelclub.org Hernando County Retired Educators Association Please join us if you are a person formerly employed as an educator or other school employee. We meet every other month at 10 a.m. at the Enrichment Center (next to Blvd. in Brooksville. Please visit the website www.frea.org. Merry 352-835-7210 Hernando Harmonizers on Monday evenings. A fun and friendly group of men who enjoy singing barbershop harmony and other styles of music. Visit hernandoharmo Hernando Historical Mu seum Association has three Museums open to the public, Tuesday thru Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. They are The May Stringer House, The 1885 Train Depot and The Coun tryman Family One Room Schoolhouse. We are always in need of volunteers in several different areas; Tour guides for adult and students; Museum greeters, Grounds Assistants & Special Events Assistants to name a few. For more about our Museums please visit our website hernandohistoricalmu seumassoc.com. For more information, call 352-515-3054 & please mention this ad! Hernando Horseshoe Club Meets every Thursday at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville at 9 a.m. New members welcome. Call Richard Watson at 352 584-4102 or email richardp watson@bellsouth.net. Hernando Jazz Society meets regularly and conducts nine performances each year from September through May. For information call Bill McLough lin 352-799-9690/visit hernan Hernando Porcelain Artists CLUBS & SO C IETIES Please conrm dates and times by calling the contact person provided for the listing. To provide changes for a listing, email suequigley@hernandosun.com GTC BEACON CINEMA 12961 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 Calendar of Events Movie Times April 27 Relay for Life of the Nature Coast WHEN: Fri, April 27, 4:30pm 9:00pm WHERE: Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St, Brooksville, FL 34604 Description: Relay For Life is the signature fundrais er for the American Cancer Society. Join solo or get a team together for a weekend of sharing, fun, and walking. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or des ignated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. The Spring Hill event includes: 4:30pm Survivor Dinner, 6:00pm Opening Ceremony, 9:00pm Luminaria No admission to participate; fundraising through walking sponsors. Andrea.Ciesluk@cancer.org relay.acsevents.org 818949-0291 / Ext. 5603 April 28 Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 Summer Kickoff Gala WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 WHERE: Brooksville Elks Lodge, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Description: A Come as you are outback concert at the lodge with live music by the Pauly G Band. Hot beans. $7 per person. Bring a chair to sit around the Everybody welcome. Call 352.799.7148 for tickets and more details. Walking Sticks at Chassahowitzka WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 8 am 9:30am WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA (map) this monthly hiking group to learn more about Flor idas wild environments and the way state agencies manage them. See some incredibly unique and beauti ful places along the way. These hikes are offered at no cost, registration is required by calling (352) 754-6722. Hike runs approximately 1.5 hours. April 29 Brooksville Blueberry Festival WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 12pm 6pm WHERE: Downtown Brooksville Description: 2 days of Food, Music Fun and Shop ping with a Small Town Flair. Kids Zone with Live Pony Rides, Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Bounce Hous es, and more. Everything Blueberry from Soaps and Scents, Pies, Shortcakes, Breads, Cookies, Cakes, Corn dogs,Wine and Beer. All Made with Florida Blueberries. Local Vendors and Crafts. Free admission. Photoshop and Basic Photo Editing WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 10am 1pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Description: Learn how to use Photoshop to edit your photos by using make your photos unique. Create your own actions for time-saving editing! This program is offered through Green-Fly Media. Registration can be made online at Creative-NaturePhotography.com. A 20.00 fee applies. An additional session will be offered from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Symphony: Spring Concert Kaleidoscope WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:00pm 4:30pm WHERE: Central High School Theater 14075 Ken Austin Pkwy. Brooksville, a Kaleidoscope of music. You'll hear loved favorites, fa miliar themes and a special presentation of The Lord's Prayer featuring soloist Mark George on the trumpet. Arrive early to meet and mingle with the musicians. Adults, $18.00; students K-12, $5.00. Email hernando symphony@yahoo.com. Call 52-515-6993 / 52-5156993 / www.hernandosymphony.com May 2 Children's Nature Exploration Program (Ages 5-8) WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 10:30am 11:30am WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, of each month for our Nature Exploration program for ages 5-8. Programs are free, pre-registration preferred. Owl Exploration: Children will explore features of owls that make them unique from other birds. Program will include owl pellet dissection and a look at owl artifacts. Gina.Philhower@MyFWC.com. Call (352)754-6722 to register. May 3 THE HISTORIC HERNANDO PRESERVATION SO CIETY presents: "Indians of Eastern Hernando/Pasco County" WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM WHERE: Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Brooks ville, FL 34601 Description: Free admission and open to the public. Shane Forrester has been a local east Pasco/Hernando county resident most all of his life and has served as a hospital administrator for Marion and Hillsborough Counties the last 20 years. His wife Gayle has been an educator for Pasco County over 30 years. His interest includes the history of local Prehistoric Native Flo ridians especially in the East Hernando County area. Over the past 30 years, Shane and Gayle have been able to obtain local artifacts that they have collected from their properties they have owned. He has done extensive research on the area and the aboriginals that dwelled in these areas. Hernando High School's Drama Department pres ents the musical "21 Chump Street" by Lin-Manuel May 3rd and 4th 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Admission is $7.00 per person at the door. For more information, please contact Susanna Rosario at (352) 797-7015. May 5 Brookridge Social Dance welcomes you to come join us for a Cinco de Mayo dance at the Brookridge Clubhouse at 7 pm. Music performed by STARBURST. BYOB, Coffee and Ice provided. Call Mrs. Blair at 352515-1765 for advance tickets. $5 NAMI Hernando Fundraiser Kentucky Derby Days WHEN: Saturday, May 5 at 3:30 PM 7:30 PM WHERE: Chinsegut Hill Manor Museum, 22495 Chinse gut Hill Road, Brooksville, Florida 34601 Description: Join us for an afternoon of big fancy hats, best men's Derby Day attire, fast horses, and jockeys as we take part in "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports!" venir Glass, Mega Screen Viewing of the Race, Marker 48 Brewing Beer Samples, Horse & Carriage Ride $10, Manor Tour $5, and much more! Cost $35 per person INFO/TICKETS: (352) 684-0004 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 2018 When: Sat, May 5, 11am 4pm Where: The Lake House (1202 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34606 | 352-754-4031 | www.springhilllake house.com) Description: Join us on Saturday, May 5th (11 am 4 pm) for family fun, including water slide and bounce house for kids, taco bar, music and more. All pro sheltered by Catholic Charities and the homeless of Hernando County. FREE admission, but must purchase food as well as tickets for childrens activities (available online 50 cents for one or $10 for an unlimited activi ty wristband or at the door 75 cents for single ticket or $12 for unlimited activity wristband). Two ways to purchase: 1. Text CINCODEMAYO to 41444 to purchase tickets 2. Go directly to website: http://igfn.us/f/1s94/n For more information, call: (352) 523-6958 May 6 Hernando Jazz Society to Perform May 6th at 2:00 PM in The Wellington Clubhouse at 400 Wexford Blvd, Spring Hill. Please join us for a fun afternoon listening and dancing to your favorite tunes scholarship recipients will be present and perform as well. Sit-ins are welcome. dmission: HJS members Free, Singles $10, Couples $15. The Sioux City Grill be offering a cash bar and buffet for purchase. For more information call Ike Johnson at 352 263-8579. May 10 CPR/AED Class WHERE: Brooksville Enrichment Center at the Brookville Hospital Medical Arts Building room 120 WHEN: Thursday, May. 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. The class is held at the Brookville Hospital Medical Arts Building room 120 (Enrichment Center) This class is designed for the professional health care Provider and meets the guide lines of the American Heart Association. Nonhealth care professionals are welcome to attend. Part of these proceeds are donated To the Enrichment Center. The total cost is $25.00. To reserve a seat please call Bob Kanner at 352-597-8875. May 11 Friday Night Live WHEN: Friday, May 11, 5pm 10pm WHERE: Brooksville Bandshell At Hernando Park Brooksville, Florida 34601 this year in our city of Brooksville. Among them is our Friday Night Live series of music and food vendor events here in historic downtown Brooksville. Live bands and awesome food trucks at each of these events. We'll keep you updated as new talent and ven dors are signed on and continues on the 2nd Fridays throughout the year. Event festivities are scheduled to start at 5pm, and run to 10pm. May 16 Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair WHEN: Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 at 9:00:00 WHERE: YMCA 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida Description: Join us for our 11th Annual Health and Wellness Fair. MORE THAN 30 HEALTH EXPERTS share resources and information. Complete your passport of health with our local health care professionals, health screenings and information, healthy snacks, chair massages and more! Free event to attend. Open to the Community. For vendor registration information, contact the Y. May 19 Second Annual Bocce Tournament and Feast WHEN: Saturday, May, 19, 2018 AT 10:00 AM 3:00 PM WHERE: Spring Hill, Florida Description: Hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy. Second annual Bocce tournament and feast. for winning team is $100. Proceeds go to our schol arship fund and we will have corn hole, horseshoes, great Italian food and music. Come out and join us and have fun. You can call Joni Industries @ 352-799-5456 or stop by 16230 Aviation loop Dr 34604 for more information or to register yourself or a team @Una Famiglia Sons & Daughters of Italy

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10 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 meet regularly in Brooksville. The group welcomes new members inter ested in learning the art of paitning china. Call 352.592.4814 Hernando Quilters Guild meet every Monday at 10 am in the Turning Point Church fellowship Hall, 19384 Ingram St. Brooksville. Contact Carol Meisberger at 352-796-6371. Hernando Youth Orchestra Come share the music. Rehearsals Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at the Heather Com munity. For details, visit hernandoy outhorchestra.org. High Point Community Ballroom Dance Classes The High Point Community holds ballroom dancing classes every Wednesday at the Com munity Center located on Clubhouse Drive, Brooksville. Call 352.683.3699 for more information. Historic Brooksville Wood Turners month at the Brooksville Christian Church at 6197 Broad St. in Brooks ville. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. prompt. Visit www.woodturner.org/ members/?id=24458381 Humane Society of the Nature Coast holds adoption events through out the year. Rescue groups will be on hand with dogs and cats available for adoption.Call (727) 842-9279 or visit www.humanerescue.org Hungarian-American Club Hungarian-American Club holds monthly gatherings wherein authentic Hungarian meals are served, while lis tening to folk songs and dance tunes. New members welcome. For club information,visit the clubs website at www.hunclub.org Illinois Club of Spring Hill The club meets regularly. All welcome to join. Call 352.597-0346. Keep It Local Keep It Local is a networking group that meets every Wednesday from 7:45 am to 9:15 am at the Spring Hill Diner, 3426 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Meeting begins promptly at 8 am. Contact Melanie at 352.263.7749 or email her at melanie grossi@tampabay.rr.com. Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge holds regular breakfast meet ings. Contact Pierre Richard at 352.596.6632. kiwanisofthebrooksvil leridge.com. Kiwanis Club of Nature Coast Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast meets regularly Spring Hill. For more information, visit www.kiwanisnatu recoast.org Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill Meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at the Town Square Mall. For more infor mation on the Club and Upcoming Events please contact Godfrey Eason, Membership Chair geas46@ bellsouth.net Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee Meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of the month at 6 p.m. Visit wee ki-wachee.kiwanisone.org Long Island CluB Long Island Club meets at 11 a.m. the third Wednes day of every month at St. Stephens Church, 5326 Charles St., New Port Richey. Coffee and cake are served prior to the meeting. For more infor mation, call (727) 861-0171. Michigan Club Michigan Club wel comes back some Snowbirds. Contact Martha Wauters 352-835-7492 or Barb or Dave Selback 352-592-9663 Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Visit the website at mcl708.org. (352) 597-7979. Monday Night Singles The group is for singles 50 and older. For more information, call Joanne at (352) 5966969 or Phyllis at (352) 596-3125. NARFE Chapter 1322 NARFE Chap ter 1322 holds its monthly meetings at the Marine Corps League Detach ment 708 at 8405 Sunshine Grove Rd. Brooksville, Florida. We meet the third Friday of every month at 1:00 P.M. except for June August. As a group, to current Federal employees and annuitants and opposes legislation contrary to their interests. We are prepared to assist you in any way we are able to. We are always looking for new members. Contact Dennis Foley at 352-754-6160 or e-mail pea cock1973@att.net for information. Nature Coast Art League: Members meet from 10 a.m. to Noon every Monday at the Spring Hill Commu nity Center (The Lake House), 1202 Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill. Shadow Chasers (plein air group) meet at 9 a.m. every Wednesday; call (787) 517-6455 for location. A general meeting is held from 1-3 p.m. on the third Monday of every month (September through May) at The Lake House. New members are welcome. Visit www.naturecoast artleague.com For further info call (352) 556-5640 or (352) 610-4643. Nature Coast Basket Guild We meet the second tuesday of the month September thru April at the Enrich ment Center at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, Fl at 11 am. Learn how to weave a basket or just come join us. Contact: Arlene 256-599-1374 Nature Coast Bridge Club The Nature Coast Bridge Club offers games regularly. Games for all levels of players are offered, and beginners. Call 352.556.389 Nature Coast Gardens Meetings are free and open to the public. Contact: 352-683-9933 or www.naturecoast gardens.com. Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: Meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednes days at Bayfront Health Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 People Helping People in Hernan do County to helping the needy and homeless. Call (352) 686-4466. www.phpinhc.org Poor Richs Chess Club Poor Richs Chess Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m Blvd., Call 352.678.6987. Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central Members of Rotary meets Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Silverthorn Country Club, off Barclay Avenue in Spring HIll. Call 352-238-5389 Rotary Club of Brooksville Members of Rotary meets at noon Thursdays at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 19850 Southern Hills Blvd. Visit www. brooksvillerotary.org. Rotary Club of Spring Hill meets Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. at the IHop Restaurant, US.19, Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Visit www.shcrotary.org or call 352.666.4107. Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County nando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill, Call 352.596.1711. SHARP Crime Watch SHARP Crime Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road, Spring Hill. Voluntee needed. Call (352) 683-5936 or email scrimewatch@tampabay.rr.com Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728 New members welcome. Call 352.688.9637 Sons of Italy Lodge 2502 Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502. Call 727.862.3170 South Brooksville Neighbor hood Watch is seeking volunteers. Meetings are held from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 601 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. Call (352) 397-1423. Spring Hill AGLOW International Spring Hill Aglow International meets from 8:45 a.m. to noon the third Monday of each month at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Call Rachael at (352) 848-4182. Spring Hill Bocce Club Spring Hill Bocce Club meets regularly every Tuesday and Friday at Delta Woods Park. New members welcome. Annual dues are $5. Call 352.596.3503 Spring Hill Camera Club Spring Hill Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Brooksville Enrichment Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, of the Brooksville Regional Hospital campus, 17222 Hospital Blvd., off State Road 50, Brooksville. Membership is open to all beginning tographers.Call Bill at (352) 556-3708 or visit its website at www.springhill cameraclub.org Spring Hill Domino Club meets regularly. Singles dance parties every Wednesday at its club on County Line Road. Free dance lessons offered. Call 352.346.6337. Spring Hill Garden Club meets regularly. The nursery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. Call 252.683.9933 for more information.. Subvets WWII Weeki Wachee meet tired or active members are welcome. Call Robbie Roberts at (352) 592-5161 or (352) 428-3964. Suncoast Ship Model Society meets regularly at the Weeki Spring Hill. Open to all modelers.Call 352.592.6419 Suncoast Harmony Chorus, west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, Real women singing real harmony. We are looking fore more singers. The ability to read music or prior vocal training is not a prerequisite. We meet every Tuesday 7 PM, Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 191 Astaire Ln., Spring Hill 34609 Call Cindy at 352-597-4376, or visit www.suncoast-harmony.com. TOPS Chapter 208 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursday, 6 p.m. at Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, Brooksville. Call Linda 352-796-1236 USA Dance Club Adventure Coast Chapter 6090 Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave, Spring Hill for an evening of dance with DJ Petes fabulous music. All types of music and a free dance lesson included. Free snacks and coffee or BYO. Members $6/Nonmembers $8. Call 352.515.5008 or 631.220.7029 VFW Post 10209 Veterans of For eign Wars Post 10209 offers weekly activities at its Post located at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Call (352) 796-0398. VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1681 and Ladies Auxiliary holds bar bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. the second Sunday of every month in Brooksville. Call 352.796.4449 VFW Post 8681 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 offers weekly activities at its Post located at 18940 Drayton St., off County Line Road, Spring Hill. Call (727) 856-1860. VFW Post 8713 & Ladies Aux. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 & Ladies Auxiliary, 1681 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville, offers weekly activities. For more information, call (352) 796-4449. VFW Post 9236 offers activities at the Post located at 3435 Shoal Line Boulevard. For more information, call the Post at (352) 596-9236. Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc. Mem open to adults and children. Meetings month at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Boulevard. The ban quet room is open 5-7 p.m. with food for purchase (debit/credit cards only); cash bar is available. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free/open to the public. Call Ron at 207-608-5442 or Anita at 317-966-0000 or visit www. weekiwacheeanglersinc.com. Weeki Wachee Area Club Weeki Wa chee Area Club holds bingo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at 7442 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. For more information, call (352) 596-3316. Weeki Wachee Arts and Crafts Group: meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citi Toucan Trail) in Weeki Wachee Acres, Spring Hill. Call Leslie Duncan, 352428-7904 for further information. Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers The Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers meet regularly at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center. New Members welcome. Call Mike Rice at 352.683.9087 for more information. Wellington Democrats The Welling ton Democrats meet regularly at the Wellington at Seven Hills Clubhouse, off Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill For more information, contact Gene Ehrich at WellingtonDemocrats@gmail.com Withlacoochee Rockhounds Interested in Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry making? This is the club for you. Meets 7 pm, 2nd Wed. monthly at Weeki 3357 Susan Dr., Spring Hill. Are you an expert-we could use your help. If not, maybe we can help you. Visit website www.withlacoocheerockhounds.com or call Dorwin at 352-610-9422. Bring your minerals, fossils or jewelry to Womens Army Corps, WAC Vets Hernando Chapter 97 meet regularly at American Legion Post 186 located The group does not meet in July or August. Call Barb Miles at (352) 5563315. Any changes, please contact Sue Quigley at suequigley@hernan dosun.com or call 727.808.9587. From Kathi's K9s... LeeLee is a very con dent, compact, 3-4 lb., 2-yr-old chi-terrier mix. She is a true companion pet and is happiest in her foster mom's arms for as long as possible. is little girl sleeps with her foster mom and doesn't move at all. She is an absolute sweetie. Lee is particular with which dogs she likes. She prefers the toy breeds, but would be happiest if she was the only pet in the home. Because of her diminutive size, she will not be adopted to families with young children. LeeLee has been spayed, vaccinated, vaccinated, dewormed, and is current on all ea, tick, and heartworm preventions. Applicants will have vet Adopt Me Today!!! SUMMER ACTIVITIES Summer is fast approaching, means the kids will be out of school and have lots of time to programs throughout the county. Vacation Bible School (VBS) Northcliffe Baptist Church June 11-15, register https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/ myChurch/?id=45326 Spring Hill Baptist Church June 4-8, regis ter at www.springhillbc.com First United Methodist Church July 23-27 (they also have summer camps from JuneAugust) http://www.fumcsh.org/Ministries/ Childrens-Ministry Faith Church June 11-15 (they also have summer camps) http://fepcb.org Ridge Manor Community United Meth odist Church July 16-20. www.rmcumc.net/ calendar/ Nativity Lutheran Church June 18-22 www. nlcww.org Local Summer Camps educational summer programs for children preschool through high school. Call 352686-1934 for more information. Florida 4-H program and camping oppor tunities, contact your local UF/IFAS Exten com, to learn more. Hernando County Parks and Recreation have several different summer camps to choose from. You can sign up and check out Parks_Rec/. YMCA of the Suncoast has many options of full and half day camps. https://www. ymcasuncoast.org/summercamp Hernando County Schools is offering a more and sign up here: https://www.hernan doschools.org/Page/4615 Discover Point is now accepting enrollment for the summer camp Wild Ride. They have 2 locations in spring Hill, and 2 in New Port Richey. Activities will range from cooking, arts and crafts, team building, STEAM, and visit their website www.discoverypoint.com/ our-programs/summer-camps/ Summer Day Camp 2018 for Hernando County children, ages 6-12. R.O.A.R. Sum mer Day Camp applications will be available on, Thursday, April 19, 2018. The camp application can be found on the HCSO Internet website (www.hernan dosheriff.org), located under Programs, Youth Programs, R.O.A.R. Summer Day Camps. All sessions (at each location) will run from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. R.O.A.R. Summer Day Camp is an tered campers for each session. Preference will be given to Hernando County children who have NEVER attended R.O.A.R. Camp. Each child may only attend one week-long camp session. Camps will be held at the following locations: Session 1 Weeki Wachee High School June 11-15 Session 2 Parrott Middle School June 18-22, 2018 Session 3 Powell Middle School June 25-29, 2018 Session 4 Springstead High School July 9-13, 2017. plicants who have been selected to attend. For additional information, please contact Annie Laurie Austin in Community Relations at 352-797-3660. Live Oak Theatre Company Ninth Annual Performing Arts Summer Camp. Held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 through June 22 and June 25 through June 30. Camp will be located in Live Oak's new home at the Live Oak Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, The suggested donation for tuition is $150 for one week or $250 for both weeks. Each weeks curriculum will be different. The camp is open to children ages 7-18. Special arrangements may be made for younger children based on interview and audition. Campers will be split into groups by age and experience. Early registrations are advised. To reserve a spot: send a minimum de posit/donation of $25, payable to Live Oak Theatre Company and mailed to Live Oak Theatre Company, PO Box 12285 Brooksville, FL 34603. To register online or for more in formation call 352-593-0027 or go to www. LiveOakTheatre.org and click on SUMMER CAMP button. Stage West Community Playhouse will have 2 camps offered. Beginners Acting Camp, June 4-8 and Advanced Acting Camp, starts June 16. For more info and to apply Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606 352 683-5113 StageWest@att.net www.StageWestFlorida.com Saint Leo University is offering a summer program for kids 15-18, which runs from June 24-29.. The focus is on CSI Crime Scene Investigation, and is a hands on camp, which allows the student to also see what its like to live on campus. For more informa tion, go to http://www.totalcamps.com/CSI CAMPS/home. Contact Nikki Heister atnikki. heister@saintleo.edu or call (352) 588-8487. Chinsegut Conservation Center, offers all sorts of fun activities throughout the year. They are offering a Saltwater Fishing Camp, Kayak Adventures, Marine Science, in June and July. Check their website for dates, times, and registration: http://myfwc.com/ chinsegut/ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, offers summer programs which include Junior Mermaid, Junior Lifeguard, and Junior Rang er. https://weekiwachee.com/camps/ Hernando County Public Library offers an array of events for kids and teens see the full list, times, and location: https://hernando countylibrary.us Word of Life Florida, offers teen and juniors camps: http://camps.wol.org/youth-camps/ Michaels offer summer camps as well check out their website for a full list: http:// www.michaels.com/classes Other Summer Fun Options Kids Bowl Free, from April-October kids can get 2 free games of bowling each day. Sign up at www.kidsbowlfree.com Summer movies, each week both Beacon Theater and Spring Hill 8 offer movies for $1, and usually specials on concessions. Check their websites for the date, times, and movies. www.gtcmovies.com/showtimes/ beacon-brooksville-cinemas & http://touch starcinemas.com Volunteering If you have a student past the summer camp age and they are either considering college in the future or you are just looking for a way yo get them involved during the summer. Volunteering is the way to go. One of the requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarships is volunteer hours. Summer is the perfect time to get that done. Here is just a brief list of location you high schooler might want to try: Public Library SPCA Humane Society Jericho Road Local churches running a VBS program YMCA Oakhill and Brooksville Regional Hospitals erinary and personal ref erences checked, as well as a home visit to ensure that our special little pup will grow old in a safe, loving, and caring home. ere is a $300 adoption fee for this special girl. If you are interested in adopting, please contact kathisk9s @gmail.com to request an application. Meet greets are scheduled only for approved applicants. AboveLook at this beautiful girl Sioux #10314953 She is an adult fe male, who is loving, aectionate, play ful, outgoing and denitely curious about her surroundings. She will be utd on all shots, vaccination, spayed and microchipped. Please adopt!!! Come meet this girl at Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oli ver Street, Brooksville, Fl. (behind the Hernando County Fairgrounds) Barnaby (10314874) is an American Bulldog mix, almost 3 years old. He came to the shelter with his brother Caprio (10314875). ese handsome guys have been sitting in their kennels patiently looking at everyone walking by and wondering why they have to be at the shelter. eir owner did not show up for them, so they are now up for adoption. ey can be adopted separately, and are not currently sharing a kennel at the shelter. Barnaby is black with white, friendly and good on the leash. Even aer having spent several days locked up in his kennel he preferred sitting with the volunteers to running around and playing. Please take a look at Barnabys photos, they do speak for themselves. Barnaby has been good with other dogs at Animal Services, he just wanted to play and walked nicely side by side on the leash with another dog. We would like to nd loving forever homes for Caprio and Barnaby. Come and meet them at Hernando County Animal Services, 19450 Oliver Street, Brooksville, Fl. (be hind the Hernando County Fairgrounds) Caprio is below! Ginger is a real sweetheart! Very aectionate and sweet! Takes treats gently. Loves people and great on leash. She seems to like boy dogs but not the girls. Knows sit and paw. Adopt Ginger and you will have a best friend and companion for life! Shes got so much love to give! Come visit her at Hernando Animal Ser vices, 19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, Fl 352-796-5062

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BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN STAFF Photography by CHERYL CLANTON With the regular sea son coming to a close for prep baseball teams throughout Hernando County, many of the teams have real aspira tions towards winning a district championship and clinching state postseason berths. Her nando, Nature Coast and Springstead have all been steady contenders in their respective dis tricts, with Central and Weeki Wachee remain ing competitive against district opponents. As district tournaments will be underway next week, we take a closer look at each district with projections on wholl come out on top in the land of prep baseball. Class 6A, District 6 (Springstead, Weeki Wachee, Crystal Riv er, Dunnellon, Citrus, Lecanto) hosted by the highest seed: e Eagles have been the most consistent team in Class 6A, District 6 this sea son and boasts a record of 9-1 playing within the division. Spring steads lone district loss came back on March 27 in a 4-1 loss to last place Crystal River. Outside of that loss to the Pirates, the Eagles remain the favorite to come away with the district title. Springstead has plenty of solid bats throughout its lineup, including seniors Nick Collins (ve home runs) and Jiovel Lanti gua (three home runs). Springstead has one of the better pitching stas in Hernando County and theyll rely upon the arms of Kevin Tomas (1.97 ERA, 7-2) and junior Jack Jasiak (1.75 ERA, 5-2). Both Tomas and Jasiak form the top duo on the mound of any team in the county and should be able to push the Eagles through to the Class 6A postsea son. e Hornets will have a tough time vying for one of the top two spots come the district championship, though Weeki Wachee is cur rently seeded No. 3 and is 9-12 overall and 5-5 in district play. Class 5A, District 7 (Central, Hernando, Nature Coast, Cypress Creek, Gulf, Hudson, Fivay, Ridgewood) at Nature Coast Technical: Nature Coast Techni cal and Hernando, like in soball, lead this district but the road to potentially meeting in the district champion ship game will be a little tougher. Hudson Fivay has been more than formidable when they send out senior Gunnar Hoglund to the mound and for good reason. e Ole Miss signee has struckout 99 batters this season and boasts an earned run average of 0.30. e Falcons will be a tough out for either Hernando or Nature Coast. e Sharks batting lineup is one of the tops around and it features senior Jonathan Gates, whom is batting .426 and has hit seven home runs and drove in April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS Hernando County District prep baseball preview Fred Cambria with his No. 22 shirt. Specializing in removal of dangerous trees. Stump Grinding, Wood Chipping. Fully insured* Dunking For a Purpose: Challenged Athletes Foundation Basketball Tournament Top: HHS Pitcher Jackson Short during the Farm Bureau Classic against Sumter Center: NCT Pitch er Jonathan Gates at bat on March Springstead Left: SHS Pitcher Kevin Tomas against NCT BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF of her classmates at Na ture Coast Technical High School are organizing a project for their English 2 Class, with the goal of bettering society. Barnes describes the project, My group and I are holding a basketball tournament at the Nature Coast Technical High School gym on May 18th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. There will be 8 teams of 5-8 players and they will compete in a scrimmage type tournament. There can be coed teams and anyone under the age of 21 can join. We will have a $5 fee for those who want to watch and a $8 fee for those who want to play. We plan to sell concession, as well. All of the money we raise will be donated to the Chal lenged Athletes Founda tion, which provides an opportunity to those with physical challenges to live a healthy lifestyle. The students are look ing for business sponsors for the tournament sup plies such as food for the concession and t-shirts. Barnes explains, Our main goal is to raise at least $1000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. We would be extremely grateful for any kind of donation. If a company donates $100 or less, we will place their you donate $200 we will put their logo on both the they donate $400 or more, we will put their logo on and we will also give them a shout out during the game. So mark your calendars for the Dunking with a Purpose Event and contact Destiny Barnes for addi tional information about becoming a sponsor. IF YOU GO: Nature Coast High School 4057 California St Brooksville, FL 34604 by CHERYL CLANTON HERNANDO SUN STAFF On April 18, 2018 Hernando High School held a College Signing Ceremo ing students with their college placements. Luke D'Ambrosio signed to play football with Webber International Uni versity located in Babson Park, Florida. Isaac Fields signed with Cincinnati Christian University located in Cincin nati, Ohio for track. Josh Vonada signed with Warner University located in Lake Wales, Florida for football. HHS athletes college signing ceremony Vonada BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF Saint Leo Baseball retired former baseball standout Fred Cambria's No. 22 jersey on Saturday, April 14, prior to the Lions battle with Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins. In a pregame ceremony, the Saint Leo Department of Athletics unveiled a sign saluting No. 22, which will at Thomas B. Southard Stadium. Cambria threw by his family, university administration, alumni, and special guests. Cambria competed at Saint Leo from 19661969 as a pitcher for the then-Monarchs under coaches Bill Meyer, Norm Kaye, and Bob Sullivan. Cambria returned to Saint Leo for a two-year head coaching stint of the Mon archs from 1990-1991, in which he racked up 55 career victories in just two Saint Leo Baseball Retired Fred Cambrias No. 22 Jersey April 14 Former Pittsburgh Pirate Cambria played for Saint Leo College in 1966-69, coached Monarchs See CAMBRIA, Page 12 38 runs. Leopards, who will need to cut down on errors in the district tournament, are led by senior Jackson Short. Short is 5-1 on the mound and has an ERA of 1.67 and 36 strike outs. Central is a middle of the pack club in this district, but has the talent to compete with just about anyone. Class 5A, District 7 has been unpredictable all season long and the Bears have the ability to pull o an upset. seasons at the helm of the program. Following his outstanding career, he was elected to the Saint

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12 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 SPORTS Solution to Crossword on page 15 Leo Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1970, Cam bria was a recipient of the Abbot Marion Bowman Award and was honored with a Fred Cambria Day which was January 29, 1970, before going on to receive a bachelor's degree in political science. A native of Queens, NY, Saint Leo College baseball player drafted by Major League Baseball. Chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 1969 MLB draft, Cambria was assigned to the Double-A York Pirates, where he won nine of 11 decisions with a low 2.16 ERA. In just his fourth professional start, he pitched a perfect game for York. Overall, he threw three shutouts in 14 appearances during his baseball. The following season he won 12 of 19 decisions for the Triple-A Columbus Jets before his recall to Pittsburgh in August 1970. He went on to pitch in six games for the Pirates including starting the National League East Division that season. Following an injury, Cambria spent three sea sons in the minor leagues before ending his playing career. After working in sales for Izod for several years, Cambria returned to the game he loved as the head coach at Saint Leo from 1990-1991. Following his time at SLU, he served as a pitch ing coach for the San Diego Padres organization with stints at the Arizona Fall Instructional League and the Australian Professional League. He also was the com missioner of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League and was selected to its Hall of Fame. Cambria, who played in the ACBL in the summer during his Saint player out of the ACBL to make it to the MLB. The ACBL honored Cambria by electing him into its Hall of Fame in 1991. Cambria took over as commissioner in 2005. In April of 2013, the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) commissioner. *Fred Cambria played at Saint Leo College and was a member and coach of the Monarchs baseball team. In 1999, Saint Leo changed from Saint Leo College to Saint Leo University, where the mascot Lions was readopted, changing from the Monarchs. (Submitted by Saint Leo University, adapted for this Hernando and Nature Coast on a crash course in Class 5A, District 7 soball Transitions Spring Gobbler season has come to an end and its kind of a blue time around the old farm. I wait all year for that chance to go out on opening morning and sit beneath the oaks for a talk with the turkeys. After several weeks of doing just that, its mighty sad to see it come to an end. I enjoyed another great season with many success stories, made a few new friends along the way and learned a lesson two from some of the trickier toms that got away. Now, all of my Spring Gobbler gear has been carefully cleaned, sorted and put away. My beloved old Winchester, model 12 has been stripped, thor oughly cleaned and placed back into the safe and Ive lots of photographs and cataloged and saved. Its over. But, only ten and a half short months from now, we get to start all over again! Now, its transition time, as there are still great opportunities to get outside and procure some fresh or ganic meat for your tables. ing throughout the sum mer, keeping my family and bream, but more often than not, Ill be taking to the woods in search of wild hogs. Sus Scrufa the Florida Piney Wood Root er, is pretty well populated Toby Benoit is a best selling novelist and pro fessional outdoorsman experience guiding and all across America. Toby is a renowned archer and turkey hunting expert who manufac tures custom game calls and is a regular judge at NWTF sanctioned turkey calling events across the Southeast. HUNTING in all parts of Florida and are an absolute joy to hunt. Theyre that perfect blend of intelligence to make the hunt challeng ing, yet dumb enough to make you not have to work too hard. Afterall, it gets hot this time of year. A small handful of public lands will be opening each month for special opportunity hog in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area in Lake and Sumter Counties. Ill be there with a good friend and his black mouth cur to try and put a hog or two on our tailgate. As well, I have opportunities becoming available to me through locally guided hunts. Most guides can accommodate a wide range of hog hunting experiences, depending on the method of hunting and weapon of choice. As I meet each of the local guides and discover all there is to know about their operation, Ill be passing that info along to you. I get asked very often about where to go for hog hunting opportunities, so Ill be compiling a list of not only the guides, but their services, so that you might be motivated to get take to the woods to bring pork for your own family. Ive got my Ruger Vaquero, in .45 Colt ready to accompany me on one of my upcoming hunts and my Damon and Howatt recurve bow with turkey to join me on another. Itd be great fun if you would too! As always, if you have any feedback, suggestions or even just want to share a good hunting story, give me a shout at Toby@Her nandoSun.com. God bless and good hunting! Hernando BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN WRITER PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHERYL CLANTON No matter how many times you look at things and how they may shake up in Class 5A, District 7, many come back to the same potential scenario occurring: Hernando and Nature Coast meeting in the district championship. Though that may be counting the eggs before they hatch, the Leopards and Sharks have been the top two teams in 5A-7 and all roads seem to be leading towards a third matchup between the two clubs come district cham pionship time. Hernando made sure to tournament with a bang, as the Leopards routed Hudson Fivay by a score of 18-0. Nature Coast on the other hand wasnt too shabby themselves when they blew by New Port Richey Ridgewood 15-0 in ball game as a high school softball program. Though many label Her nando and Nature Coast a rivalry, the Leopards for the most part remained in full control of the series between the two clubs this season. The Leopards barely got by the Sharks but soundly defeated their adversaries 11-2. Hernan dos recent dominance in the series dates back to last season, as the Leop ards won three out of the four meetings between the clubs. One of those wins was an 8-4 region Hernando to the region Fast forward to this season and the Leopards are aiming for a potential sixth. Both squads are now seemingly on a crash course for an all Hernan team features some of the best hitting and pitching around. Hernandos power at the plate can not be denied, with the Leopards recording 19 home runs as a team. Senior Janea Mobley (36 runs batted in) and sophomore Taliyah Dowdell (20 runs batted in) are tied for the team lead with four home runs apiece. The Leopards pitching has been nearly at the plate, with junior record of 20-9, earned run average of 1.59 and has struck out 205 batters. On the Nature Coast spectrum of things, the Sharks may not have quite the power at the plate that the Leopards pose but have some solid hitters of their own. The Sharks are led by the bats of senior Chayse Skinner, who is currently batting a team-high .473, and Alanis Berrios .425 average is second for players who have played 22 or more games. Nature Coast doesnt have one dominant pitcher, but uses a couple in rotation and is led by Alyssa Kelly (13-4, 2.97 ERA), with Berrios and Skinner both stepping into pitch when needed. It should be an interest ing Class 5A, District 7 tournament but most eyes will be looking at Her nando and Nature Coast meeting for the second consecutive season in the district championship. NCTs Alyssa Kelly pitches during a game against Springstead on April 18, 2018. HHS power hitter Taliyah Dowdell at bat against Weeki Wachee on April 20, 2018. HHS power hitter Janea Mobley takes a swing during the game against Weeki Wa chee on April 20, 2018.

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April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LOT FOR SALE Hernando Beach South. Lot at junction of 3 canals and overlooks preserve. TEMP FARM WORKERS NEEDED seeks 3 temp FT Farm Endsley Rd, Brooksville, FL Ayers Rd, Brooksville, FL feed, water, load. Maintain records on horses, assist in for young horses. Manage after worker arrives at place work contract or extensions thereof. 3 mo. exp. req. Work workers who cannot reason ably return to perm residence at end of each work day, housing provided at no cost employers address provided or paid by employer, with payment made no later than contract. To apply, call Jill 5PM or contact nearest State Workforce Agency using job LETTER TO THE EDITOR on LAW WEEK To the Editor: President Dwight D. Ei mark the nations commitment to the rule of law. Every year and rededicate ourselves to promote public understanding of its importance to American democracy. theme is Separation of Pow ers: Framework for Freedom. See LAW WEEK, Page 19 Florida Hills Memorial Gardens Spring Hill, Florida. Toys for Tots, Honor Guard, Scholarships and More. by SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF The Marine Corps League, De tachment 708 located on Sunshine Grove Road in Brooksville is a group of men and women dedicated to serving fellow veterans and the community at large. They do this in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with the Toys for Tots campaign that is spon sored by the Marine Corps League nationwide. Our local detachment works hard each holiday season to make sure that hundreds of children get presents sometimes the only ones they will receive. Collection boxes are set up in local business es and anyone can place new toys in the box. Marine Corps League members pick up the gifts period ically and take them to a central sorting and distribution location. Last year Diamond Real Estate on north U.S. 19 was the sorting and distribution center. The response from the community, as well as the requests for presents was re cord-breaking. Jim Heid, Senior Vice Comman dant of Detachment 708 comment ed, At one particular location I had on Route 50 they collected so many toys that I had to empty their boxes every day. Brad Bennett, the detachment's Judge Advocate added, We had so many [parents] show up [at the dis tribution point] that we had to have Detachment 708 also works with The Young Marines. This group is made up of young men and women ages eight to eighteen who may be interested in joining the military. They use our facility for a lot of their training and do overnight camp outs here. We send them on regular trips. For example, we sent them to Camp Lejeune for a threeday event. We also utilize the Young Marines for a lot of our projects, such as Toys for Tots, Bennett remarked. Serving as Honor Guards at vet erans' funerals is one of the major services that Detachment 108 pro vides. A member will play Taps on a bugle at the funeral, others will er member will act as chaplain, say Toys for Tots campaign SERVING HERNANDO & CITRUS COUNTIES www.comfortkeepers.com (844) 257-1377 Cooking Laundry Companionship Alzheimers Care Light Housekeeping Escort for Shopping and Doctors Appointments INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND License# HH299992888 Companionship Cooking Laundry andat home. 352-726-4547 Independently owned and operated office. HH299992888 Insured, Bonded, & Trained Marine Corps League Detachment 708 serves Veterans and the community Marine Corps League Honor Guard: L-R: David Harris, Artie Davila, Jim Heid, Ken Creeger, Joe Mecus See MCL, Page 14

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from 1847 shows a road notated as the Road from Clear Water Harbor to Fort Cross. It is important to locate the exact location of Fort Cross, it may be in the area set for the Ce mex mine expansion and if its location is known it can be preserved. Fort Annutteliga Fort Annutteliga was Lake according to maps Lake is located North west of the intersection of US 98 and Lake Lindsey Rd. The Fort Annutteliga is mentioned in a letter to Major Belknap in Camp McCall on March 1st 1842 near the end of the Second Seminole War: "Major: The Setlers [sic] who are to take post at the Annutaliga have reached there in safety and the troops are assist ing them in the erection of two block houses, about forty of their num bers carry arms. This is an important move and will answer a better pur pose towards closing the war than the quartering of two companies at Fort Cross." Fort De Soto The best known of the these forts is Fort De Soto. It was a military settlement named after Hernando De Soto, and established in 1840. Its purpose was to protect settlers from the Semi nole Indians, but it grew to a small community that housed a trading post and became a reg ular stagecoach stop on the way to Tampa. The community moved south because the limestone around the fort made This community eventu ally became Brooksville. This area isnt marked with any historical site plaque, and there arent any remains of settle ment to visit, but it did exist all the same. Fort De Soto was located in the North East corner of present day Brooksville, on Croom Road about one-half mile east of U.S. Highway 41. The property is currently owned by Edwin House. Historian Frasier Moun tain recalls a wood sign over the entrance to the House property marked Desoto.The approximate coordinates of the old De Soto stage stop are 28.56795,-82.3863694. Mr. Mountain also men tioned that the stage stop was rumored to have been a place that Her nando De Soto camped as he explored Florida. Fort De Soto is the oldest settlement in Her nando County. On Feb ruary 27, 1843 two years prior to Florida joining 14 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 FORTS Mackay, John and J.E. Blake Original Source: Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection map above. Lindsay Road connects Military Road to Chi Fort Cross appears on the map above Original Source: Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library Springstead High School students, sta organize walk-a-thon, scholarship in memory of teacher BY HERNANDO SUN STAFF members who knew Maria Rybka are working to make her proud and keep her memory alive. Maria Rybka was the embodiment of love and care for so many students in Hernando County for many years. She was a teacher and administrator in Hernando for years before she passed away quickly from cancer this past fall, explains Tori Selby, Springstead Beta Club Sponsor and Social Studies teacher. A walk-a-thon on May 19, 2018 will raise funds for the Maria Rybka Me morial Scholarship. The Beta Club, a community service club run by high school students, is hoping to award the scholarship to a High School Senior towards others, dedica tion to improve the lives around her and an infec tious happiness for life. Additionally Selby re marked, % of monies raised will also be donated to the American Cancer Society through our local Relay for Life. This event is being put on by my students, myself and some of Maria's friends. Her daughter Kailey Rybka and her niece Chelsey Jones are spearheading the event as well. My students and Beta Club president Aly Burzumato are working diligently on this project and are organizing not just the walk-a-thon, but also food trucks and sponsors have been donated by local businesses, Selby said. Selby expects 300 to 400 people for the event. I could not be more proud of my students grieving community to gether to celebrate Maria's life, remarked Selby. For more information, call 352 797 7010 Ext 269. On Facebook:@ moveformaria IF YOU GO Move for Maria Walk-a-Thon May 19, 2018 9AM-1PM at the Springstead Track Frank W. Springstead High School, 3300 Mar iner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609 To register for the event online, go to https://runsignup.com/ Race/FL/SpringHill/ MoveforMariaWalk AThon *$2 additional pro cessing fee to sign up online Maria Rybka See FORTS, Page 20

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4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 9:30 11 BINGO 8 3 Sewing Class 12 4 Pinochle 1 3 Creative Art 5:30 Cognitive Training 6:30 8:30 Improve Your Health Free Seminar 7:30 9:00 AL Anon 18 Walking in the Courtyard anytime 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 8:30 9:30 Exercise 9 12 Gourd painting 10 12 Relax thru Coloring 10 1 Quilters with a Cause 1 3 Humane Society 2 4 Ostomy Support Group Group 2 1 Walking in the Courtyard anytime 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 8:30 9:30 Exercise 10 12 Diabetic Support 11 12 Beach Ball Bash 1 4:00 Alzheimer's 2 2 8 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 9 5 SHINE BY APPT 9:30 11 BINGO 10 12 Deaf Services 8 3 Sewing Class 10 3 HC Quilt Guild 3 5 Brain Injury 6:30 7:30 Nurse Support 2 3 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8:30 9:30 Exercise 9 12 Crocheting & Knitting 11:30 12:30 Blood Pressure by Home Instead 12:30 4:00 Canasta Hand & Foot 1 3 Warm Up America 1 3 Pencil Sketching 1:00 Music with Gale 6:30 7:30 AA Support Group 7 Toastmasters Public Speaking 2 4 Walking in the Courtyard anytime 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 9:30 11 BINGO NOON EC CLOSED PROM GLEN LAKES 5:00PM 8:00PM 2 5 Walking in the Courtyard anytime 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 8:30 9:30 Exercise 9 12 Gourd painting 10 12 Relax thru Coloring 10 1 Quilters with a Cause 28 CLOSED 29 8 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 9 5 SHINE BY APPT 9:30 11 BINGO 10 12 Deaf Services 8 3 Sewing Class 10 3 HC Quilt Guild 3 5 Brain Injury 6:30 7:30 Nurse Support 30 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8:30 9:30 Exercise 9 12 Crocheting & Knitting 11:30 12:30 Blood Pressure by Home Instead 12:30 4:00 Canasta Hand & Foot 1 3 Warm Up America 1 3 Pe ncil Sketching 1:00 Music with Gale 6:30 7:30 AA Support Group 7 Toastmasters Public Speaking 31 Walking in the Courtyard anytime 8 4 Cards, Games & Puzzles 8 12 Crafts 9:30 11 BINGO 8 3 Sewing Class 12 4 Pinochle 1 3 Creative Art 5:30 Cognitive Training 6:30 8:30 Improve Your Health Free Seminar 7:30 9:00 AL Anon Meet & Eat 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Call 597.8875 MAY 2018 544.6022 Mining Association Enrichment Center 352.544.5 900 Ask us about AARP Defensive Driving Room Rentals available thru the City of Brook sville Call 544 6022 for m ore Information MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Meet & Eat Local Roots 1 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 2 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 3 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 Ame rican Red Cross 12:30 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 4 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 7 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 1 3 Creative Art 8 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 9 4 AARP DSP 12:30 YOGA 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 9 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 10 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzl es 10 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 10 4 American Red Cross 7:00 9:00 HCARA 11 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles May 13th 14 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 1 3 Creative Art 15 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Pu zzles 12:30 Meet & Eat Local Roots 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 1 6 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 17 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 12:30 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers 18 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 21 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 1 3 Creative Art 22 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4 Puzzles 12:30 YOGA 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 23 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 24 9 4 Cards & Ga mes 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross NOON EC CLOSED PROM GLEN LAKES 5:00PM 8:00PM 2 5 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 28 CLOSED 29 9 4 Card s & Games 9 4 Puzzles 1:00 Alzheimers Support Group by appointment 30 9 4 Cards & Board Games 9 4 Puzzles 11 1 SHINE appointment only Call 593 0705 31 9 4 Cards & Games 9 4:00 Puzzles 10 4 American Red Cross 12:30 4 Nature Coast Basket Weavers Sun Coast Traffic School 352.279.6489 AARP Driving 352. 678.3090 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd Brooksville, Florida 34601 MAY 2018 City of Brooks ville Parks & Recreation offer s fitness classes for all ages Call 352.540.3835 Post Chaplain Awarded Kentucky Colonel Status Chaplain Edward Anthony Nostadt received his commission Friday March 30, 2018 at VFW Post 9236 Hernando Beach from retired Colonel Nicholas Morana. Mr. Nostadt has been a member of Post 9236 for a peri od of 12 months, but has been a lifetime member of the membership in American Legion Post 223 in Sykesville Maryland, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142 in Frederick Maryland. Mr. Nostadt was drafted in Philadelphia, PA in 1954 and served until 1956 with US Army Headquarters of 17th group 286th Operation attached to 25th Division. He made the rank of Staff Sergeant during the course of his career. He returned to his native Pennsylvania, then Maryland, working at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a General Foreman of Maintenance before retiring to Florida. ABOVE: On April 11, at their annual Picnic Meeting, Brooksville Garden Clubs Membership presented their yearly donation to the BGC/Pasco Hernando State College Endowment Fund. Since its inception in 1990, monies raised in the clubs recent plant sale (thank you residents for supporting our endeavor on March 10th) enables students to continue their studies in conservation and environment protection. Donations go into their BOOK STORE account. BGC President, Jan Gathje, is presenting check to Robin Springstead, BGC/PHSC Endowment Plant Sale Coordinator. Photo Courtesy of Faye Petersen BELOW: e Brooksville Garden Club also partici pated in the City of Brooksville Beautication Boards Earth Day STREETS Clean-up. Another wonderful morning of bird song, sunshine and a walk with a purpose! Hard to imagine all the litter they found in just an hour! Jesus Came to Heal the Brokenhearted By Heather Francis e Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted (Luke 4:18 KJV) How do you heal a broken heart? Most people dont know what to say to some one who is grieving. Some think silence is best so that they dont say the wrong thing. Others say things that they are taught to say, such as Im sorry to hear that, or I send my condolences. But how does ones heart truly get healed? It only comes by the Word of the Lord. God quickens and renews us by the Living Word, through and by Jesus himself, who came to heal the brokenhearted through His payment of His own blood on the Cross. Our lives would totally be broken if Jesus had not put His own life on the line and took our own place for our sins. Our lives would never be good if Jesus had not done that. He was crucied so that we could have a better life. So that we ultimately could be free of any brokenness in our lives. What is broke in your life? Your marriage? Your job? Your relationships with your kids or a family member? What about your nances? Are you broke? What about a broken dream that you once had as kid that you have long buried many years ago? What about your desire to live? Is that broke? e list goes on Jesus came to heal all types of brokenness. It is endless what could be broken in peoples lives. But the good news is that Jesus came to heal that broken heart, so that it doesnt have to stay broken. By faith, receive Gods promise that your heart and life will be healed. Whatever the case may be in your life, God is the Ultimate Great Healer and Physician. He can x anything in your life and make it new again so that it is better than it ever was before. Today, choose to believe and trust that God will do exactly that. You dont have to gure it all out how He will do that. Let God do His job and let Him be the one to gure it all out. Not you. Your job is to just believe God, to trust Him that He will do what He promised in His Word and by His Word. Believe God to heal your broken heart. HAVE FAITH by SARAH NACHIN HERNANDO SUN STAFF To celebrate Earth takes place on April 22, local citizens gathered in Brooksville on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to clean up the downtown area. Mem bers of the Brooksville Women's Club, Brooks ville Main Street, Brooks ville Wesleyan Church, the Brooksville Garden Club and the City of Board were among the groups that participated. Board is appointed by City Council and consists of seven voting members, a student liaison member from a local high school and a City Council rep resentative. This board is responsible for the city's education of the citizens, holding contests and or ganizing events to further this cause. At a tent set up in the parking lot of City Hall, chairperson Scott Renz and other members were displaying signs and preparing for the various groups to gather after their morning of picking up trash. Publix Supermar kets and Pepsi-Cola had donated food and beverag es for the volunteers. Members of the board also participate in the Adopt-a-Street and Adopta-Trail program. Volun teers go out four times a year and pick up litter on designated streets and trails. Besides Earth Day, the also involved in Arbor Day activities to promote awareness and preserva tion of trees and plants. They hold a poster contest for school children and award prizes. The children are also able to plant a tree. Since Brooksville is designated a Tree City USA, keeping Brooksville green is very important to the Board. This year's Arbor Day festivities will be held on Friday, April 27 at the One-Room School House located at 66 Russell Street. Local Citizens Beautify Brooksville Board of Brooksville L-R: Beverly Hunter, Sarah Cook, Will Cook, Virgil Cook representing Brooksville Main Street L-R: Dennis Brown, Linda Allen, Melissa Shepard, Linda Prescott, Betty Brown representing Brooksville Women's Club

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BY MELISSA FORDYCE HERNANDO SUN STAFF One of our local readers invited the Hernando Sun to come by and check out his pineapple plants. Acy Holly, who is 89 of Brooksville has over 100 pineapple plants. He start ed growing them about 5 or 6 years ago. He said he found a pot with a plant in it one day, not knowing what type of plant it was, continued to water it. One day a pineapple started to grow, and hes been growing them ever since. In the beginning his wife obtained a few tops that Publix saved for her, and over time the plants have doubled and tripled in number. What does he do with all that pineapple? The Hollys usually sell them to friends and have never ended up with more pine apple than anyone wants. Mrs. Holly even told me a story about a pineapple they sold at their family reunion auction for $25. They had brought pineap ple to serve at the reunion and after tasting how good it was, the gentle man just had to have one for himself. Mr. and Mrs. Holly allowed me to sam ple some of the pineapple that they had frozen and it was absolutely the most delicious frozen fruit I have ever had. Mr. Holly took the time to explain his process to me, and how the sucker, or the very top portion is part and replanted to grow another plant. The total time it takes to grow a pineapple is about 16 months. Since the plants prefer the heat, they are left in direct sunlight, and in the winter they are kept in a greenhouse he constructed himself. The greenhouse is equipped with a sprinkler system that will create a light mist on the plants and the temperature never goes below 59 degrees. This past winter he had 240 plants in his greenhouse and currently has 118 growing. No harmful chemicals are used on his plants ever. Unlike other foods that require a lot of attention, pineapples require very little maintenance or water and love the sun, making them perfect for Florida weather. They are a great option for people like myself who do not have a green thumb and constantly forget to water. A perfectly ripe, sweet, ready to eat pineapple will be a rich yellow color on the outside, not the green typically found at your local grocery store. The green exterior means it is not perfectly ripe and therefore is by far more acidic in taste. As a parting gift they gave me a small pineapple plant to take home. I will be able to teach my boys about the process and how to grow their own pineapple. So as a new pineapple owner, I began to wonder what health had. I was pleasantly actually have many. Not only are pineap ples delicious but they help treat many things. Here are a few I found on www.organicfacts.net: Treat Arthritis Cancer Fighter Helps with Digestion Treats Cough and Cold Bone Health Relieves Asthma Controls Diabetes Helps clear skin and reduces wrinkles Strengthens Gums and Teeth Helps Regulate Blood Pressure Prevents clots and reduces the buildup of plaque in the arteries lation Aids in Dissolving Kidney Stones With all these health you want to try it? Inter ested in purchasing one of Mr. Hollys pineapples? All you have to do is contact him and on top of a yummy fruit that will keep growing, Mr. Holly will share his amazing knowledge on pineapples and growing them. His number is 352-596-3316, be sure to let him know Melissa sent you. 16 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Please Call :$\('\003\004 Hgt: 5 Wgt: 148 Spring Hill, FL THE HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB Located 9 miles North of S.R. 50 on U.S. Hwy 19 80 Acre shooting facility Clubhouse Junior Programs & 4-H IHMSA Archery Skeet, Trap & Five Stand Range Cowboy SASS HUNTERS www.hernandosportsmansclub.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fair ness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceApril 23, 2018 The Visiting Nurse Association of Florida was awarded 4.5 stars out of 5 based on the outcomes of their patients by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Call today to see how we can help you: 352-292-8181 License #299991370VNA is always here to help you with: Skilled Nursing Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies Medical Social Workers Home Health Aides Complex Care And More The National Star Rating average is 3 out 5 stars. Lots and lots of pineapples Pineapples growing in the greenhouse and above, a maturing pineapple. a few words and present the spouse or a relative. Sometimes we have as many as ten [funerals] in one week or six in one day. We average about 350 per year, Heid com mented. Marine Corps League Detachment 708 provides scholarships to students who are either serving in the military, are veterans or relatives of veterans. Heid explained, We try to accommodate everyone who applies. Last year we gave out about twenty scholarships averaging $300-$500 each. The Ladies Auxiliary has to raise the money. There's a collection bottle in the bar here where people can contribute money. Bennett added, At our annual ball in November celebrating the birthday of the Marine Corps we sell and other items and use the proceeds for the schol arships. Detachment 708 serves veterans in other ways as well. Through the DD-214 fund they collect money for veterans in need. DD214 refers to the discharge papers a person in the military receives when he or she leaves active duty. For example, a couple of weeks ago a veteran that had lost his job came in for help. His wife had left him and he had three chil dren to care for. He was about to lose his home and his car. The detach ment gave him money to get back on his feet and One of their members, Dave Harris runs a pro gram called I will stand. He goes to schools, senior citizens centers and other places and gives a presen tation on why we should stand for the Pledge of Al legiance and the National Anthem. Although active mem bership in the Marine Corps League is restricted somewhat, anyone can take part in most social activities at their center. They serve breakfasts lunches, and dinners and have a full bar and grill. The detachment sponsors Bingo, Karaoke and Trivia nights and special events throughout the year. They also rent out the social hall for weddings and other occasions. The proceeds of their fundraising activities at the center support all the wonderful things they are doing in the community and for our veterans. Detachment 708 per Marine Corps Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) in its service to our veter ans and our community. FIND OUT MORE: Their Facebook Page is up dated regularly with various activities: @MCL708 Address: 8405 Sunshine Grove Rd., Brooksville (352) 597-7979 Website: http://www.mcl708.org

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 17 Solution on page 18 OBITUARIES BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, April ceased by his wife and 3 children. Harry is sur Brewer McEwan Alexander M., passed away on Tuesday, Downing Thornhill Eleanor Vera, passed away on Tues Turner of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, Ann is survived by her former husband, Ronnie, Leathers Seth "Big Boi", passed away on Wednes is survived by his parents, Heather Hall and Zach daughter Susan (Rich A memorial service will Merritt of Spring Hill, passed by her daughters, Me Downing Hauer Marie C., passed away on Saturday, April Peterson Darcy E., passed away on Saturday, Schauer Warren F., age Warren is survived by his wife, Dorothy, children, Peter, Diana, Kenneth, Brewer Norman Henry, C. Jr., passed away on Satur Brewer Dodge Elizabeth J. Bet passed away on Satur is preceded in death by her sons: Sean A. May and Steven C. Dodge. She is survived by her sons: Michael, Bruce, grandchildren and several Merritt Lyons Mathew Shayne, age 55, passed away on He is survived by his wife: Darla and son: Mathew. Blackmon Paula B., age by her son, Frank (Don Downing Registration Underway Registration for three summer 2018 sessions at Pas co-Hernando State College is underway. Currently enrolled and returning students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The summer course schedule is available online at www.phsc.edu. New students interested in taking classes this summer or fall are urged to visit the PHSC website for admissions infor mation and to apply online. Call 1-855-NOW-PHSC or visit www.phsc.edu for more information. Celebrate National Small Business Week April 29 May 5 with the Greater Her nando County Chamber of Commerce from April 29 to May 5. This weeklong event is dedicated to strengthening our community by supporting local small businesses. They are the backbone of our econ omy and the glue that holds this community together. special deals and coupons to of support. For more infor mation and a complete list of participating businesses, visit www.hernandochamber. com under our events page and our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/ events/803673493155730/ 1 Suncoast Harmony Chorus Sweet Adelines, Intl has just returned from a fabu lous weekend in Daytona Beach We were attending our annual convention and competition during which we performed two songs in front of a panel of judges. Our scores were AWESOME. We are so proud of our accom plishments and ready to return to regular rehearsals starting May 1st.. We are very interested in increasing our membership all voice ranges from low to high are welcome. No formal voice training or the ability to read music is required. Remem ber we are REAL WOMEN, singing REAL HARMONY, having REAL FUN. Come visit us at Salishan Gracious Retirement Living, 191 Astaire, SH 34609, Tuesdays at 7 PM. For further infor mation call Cindy 352-5974376. Gifts from Home, Inc.needs items for service men and women. Monetary donations are also welcome to defray the cost of postage. Here are some suggested items (no glass or aerosol containers): Wrapped hard candy, chew ing gum, bubble gum bottled water Sugar & non-dairy creamer packs Peanut butter, jelly in plastic squeeze bottles Cookies, crackers, cereal & food bars, Tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines in pouch or can Small canned food items with pop tops Dried fruit, nuts, trail mix Beef jerky & Slim Jims Instant oatmeal & cream of wheat Ramon noodles, canned soup with pop tops New or used CD's, DVD's Small games, balloons & festive items Paper, pencils, crayons, coloring books Hand sanitizer, tooth paste, shampoo, shower gel, Q-tips & wipes Want to be a tour guide? Do you love history? Your help is needed just three hours a week. Retirees welcome!! We have three museums, The May-Stringer House a 14 room Victorian home is perched on top of a hill overlooking the city of Brooksville has over 11,000 artifacts on display; The 1885 Train Depot was to be part of a railway system connecting travelers and freight from the ports of the East Coast of Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and The One Room School house Museum a represen in the 1850s by Fredrick Lykes, will bring you back in time to experience a fun and interactive lesson while sitting at authentic wooden desks. Visit our website www.hernandohistoricalmu seumassoc.com or call Mary at 352-515-3054 for more information. 9th Annual Hogan Law FirmCharity Fishing Hospice The 9th Annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Hospice (Hospice), a Chap on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from Bayport, Florida. The event begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast provided by ChickFil-A. The Awards Dinner, sponsored and catered by Sonnys BBQ, will immedi ately follow the tournament. Event details, rules, and angler registration forms are tournament.com or you may com or call 352-799-8423 for more information. Screenwriters & Authors Meeting You are invited to meet with local writers on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. You do not have to be a published author to par ticipate. We share ideas, learn techniques and help each other. For more information call Sarah at 352-232-8369; email: msnachin@hotmail. com or Helise at 352-9425768; email: helisestamos@ gmail.com Fine Arts Council Meetings Hernando County Fine Arts Council would like to invite the public to our meet ings on the 2nd. Thursday every month at Brooksville City Hall,201 Howell Ave. Brooksville,FL 34601 in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. Our mission is to encour age, support and promote all of the creative arts and assist in bringing these arts to the citizens. Our website is www. hernandoarts.org or e-mail LEGAL NOTICES Spring Hill, passed away Daughters, Denise, Lisa, Downing McAlister Knute M., age States Air Force veteran. Knute is survived by his Rivera Edwin, passed away on Wednesday, April Long Mary Ann, passed away on Wednesday, April Gordon Terry Roxanne Arbogast, age 63, of Spring Hill, passed away Pinecrest Wisner James M., age away on Friday, April FLORIDA NELLY HERRERA-VELEZ LAURA ACOSTA Petitioners And LAWRENCE B. HERRERA Respondents PURSUANT TO FLORIDA TO: Roxanne Lyons for Temporary Custody of Minor Child Pursuant to Florida Statutes Chapter that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Timothy M. Doud, Esq., Attorney for the Petitioner's the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida for the Petitioner's or immediately thereafter. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's ments upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e mailed to the addresses on record Timothy M. Doud, Esq. Attorney for Nelly Herrera-Velez Notice is hereby given that HTG Lib erty, LLC, owner, desiring to engage in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida De partment of State, pursuant to section Deceased. The administration of the estate of Dorothea D. Tillman, deceased, for Hernando County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against dece dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S Attorney for Personal Representatives: Nancy McClain Alfonso, Esquire McClain Alfonso, P.A. E-Mail: Secondary: Personal Representative: Donn R. Tillman FLORIDA Deceased. The administration of the estate of Robert F. Bingham, deceased, whose is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate ER BARRED. MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S Attorney for Personal Caravita Sansonia E-Mail Address: The Sansonia Law Firm, PL, FLORIDA v. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sultenfuss, whose address is Post service on Respondent or immedi default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's ments upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit rent Address, Florida Supreme Court Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Deputy Clerk Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Hernando County, Florida will hold the following meetings on Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommo dations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least please contact the agency by calling decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered any School Board meeting consists the Board including any back-up materials or documents submitted to visual recording of the meeting if any made and maintained by the District. recording to have it transcribed for appellate purposes. Originated by Mark Johnson, Chairperson of The School Board of Hernando County, Florida Secretary and Superintendent of Schools SESSION Notice is hereby given that the Her nando County School Board will hold its bargaining session with HCTA on Originated by Mark C. Johnson, The School Board of Hernando County Florida By: Lori Romano, Ph.D. Secretary and Superintendent of Schools Deceased. The administration of the estate of whose date of death was February Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of dresses of the personal representa tive and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate BARRED. MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S Sarah E. Williams Attorney for Personal Representative Sarah E. Williams, P.A. Personal Representative FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT Notice is given that the Districts Final Agency Action is approval of the application for an Environmental Resource Permit to serve erosion as Chinsegut WEA Big Pine Tract Repair Eroded Firebreak. The project is located in Hernando applicant is Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission whose referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday Cenetury Boulevard, Bartow, Florida Any person whose substantial action regarding this matter may request an administrative hearing in Rules of Procedure. A request for substantial interests of each person by the Districts action, or proposed disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville days for an Environmental Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign Submerged for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a Because the administrative hearing taken by it in this notice of agency action. Persons whose substantial matter have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section trative dispute regarding the Districts action in this matter is not available hearing. the Gardens. Contact Ann Anderson (860)-212-5813 by 15 May. Community Education Seminar on Advances in Womens Health: Gyneco logical Care for the Mature Woman Oak Hill Hospital will continue its very popular For Your Health Communi ty Education Series with a seminar entitled, Advances in Womens Health: Gyneco logical Care for the Mature Woman, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill, Florida 34609. It will be presented by Samir Shakfeh, MD, FACOG. Samir Shakfeh, MD, is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FACOG). The last 30 years have brought about many advances and breakthroughs and treatments for conditions related to womens health. Dr. Shakfeh, Hospital, will discuss those advantages and the options available for complete gyne cological care. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and registrants are encouraged to prepare their questions ahead of time. A complimentary hot meal will be served, and seating is limited. Reservations are required. Doors open at 4:45 pm. For more information and for reservations call 352-597-6333 in Hernando or 352-628-6060 in Citrus or visit OakHillHospital.com/ ForYourHealth.

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OPINION April 27 May 3, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 19 LAW WEEK Perversely: Good citizens are punished, not criminals Traditional Realist WILLIAM F. HOLLAND The entire gun control movement does not seem to comprehend that guns are not the issue. The real problem is that mental health and criminal background restrictions are not lack of follow up of law break ers who falsify information and professional personnel who do not do the due diligence report ing dangerous mental health patients and dangerous criminals is the culprit. These so called professionals should be held accountable through appropriate punishment. Almost all of the mass shoot ings have been committed by people with known psychological or criminal history but have fallen schools introduced the Promise Program. This program empha sized positive reinforcement intervention rather than punitive and criminal consequences for violent student behavior. Seri ous violence by students went purposely unreported to higher school authorities to receive more federal funds by falsely lowering violence statistics in our public schools. Now Bre vard County schools have the unenviable distinction of having the most profoundly violent and Florida. Disregarding violence and law breaking promotes it, while restricting law abiding citizens rights to protect themselves will increase the likelihood for it to occur. We as a society are going down an absolutely wrong path. lowing illegal immigrants not to be deported. The corrupt elite politicians in our federal govern ment are self righteously throw ing the book at less powerful rivals for minor transgressions. The objective is to tarnish their reputation while protecting their cronies. Without justice adminis trated equally and fairly, justice will cease to exist and injustice No fault auto insurance and no fault divorce were passed to streamline and unclutter court to rationalize bad choices and behavior. Auto accidents and divorce have sky rocketed. The stigma and shame for reckless driving and easy divorce has practically disappeared. This has tarnished the reputation of our court system. tion there are state laws being proposed to supposedly improve the quality of education that impact private schools. Some politicians want the department of education to inspect non pub lic schools to increase compli ance with county and state laws. The goal is to raise such basic and easily prevented standards as hiring teachers with criminal inspection records or hiring teachers without a four year degree. They also want owners not paying the rent or who have had recent bankruptcy kept from administrating a private school. Any private school would lose its accreditation and would be closed down with these types of violations by its accrediting agen cy. Private schools that have spent years developing a great reputation would unnecessarily verted to comply with increased paperwork and bureaucratic restrictions. Again the conscien tious people are being burdened for the lack of enforcement of existing standards and laws. Our culture seems to be delu sional thinking if you pass many laws criminalizing certain actions Letters to the Editor: We welcome your comments which may be published in the news paper and our website. ey should be no longer than 400 words and include the name, daytime phone number and email address of the author for verication purposes if neces sary. Your submission may be edited prior to publication. Only your name and town will be published. For more information, contact Julie Maglio at 352.238.5454. LETTE R S TO T H E E D ITO R Giving cheerfully and accepting gratefully My wife and I helped our daughter and her family move into a new house. We loaded and unloaded the same day, and somehow, just like at Exwork when I used to help throw the truck, I wound up inside the trailer, this time a 26-foot U-Haul. I didnt have a rollie-table, but I hefted and dragged nearly everything to the back, where everybody else carried the boxes and furniture inside. I had the easier job, because the driveway was too steep to back the truck directly in front of the garage and so the stockers had to walk all the way up that steep incline. for me, sweating in such a big, long box. I dont know why there arent lockable side panels that slide open to let in a bit of breeze. (Hey, we should have rented a hand jack and some pallets. Or better yet, wrapped their household goods on pallets and rented a forklift. I drove one of those for years at Exwork.) Mostly I was amused by everyones concern over my well-being, asking if I wanted a bottle of water and telling me I should take a break and sit down. True, I have lost muscle and it looks like Ive gained weight, but its only been eleven months since I stopped working, and I still know the physical tricks of lifting and handling large objects. Besides, my gut is a hops-and-barley soda-pop of no beer it shrinks. I am slower, but thats something I kept thinking about and trying to do while at Exwork, to move as slow as most ev eryone else, and only now am I starting to get the hang of it. So let it be known that I will drink when Im thirsty, sit when Im tired (and I might but keep your suggestions to yourself. Typically, my wife now wants a new house, mainly because she wants chickens. Ive told her many times, no chickens. Ostriches! You can ride those. But she also wants a bigger kitchen, and a bigger yard so she can plant where Im at. But if we do move, my only stipulation is that we have an eight-car ga rage, so I can at least wedge my bicycle somewhere in there amidst all the boxes and tubs of junk. If I really had my way, Id live in the Morphtown house that Ive been looking at for years, designed by Jan Ternald. Despite all the cockeyed windows, the house wed store memorabilia and holiday decorations. The be. my wifes art room and din ing room would be. Mixed in the levels would be bath rooms and a visitors room, and others rooms as needed, all of them very small. There may or may not be enough yard room for chickens. But no such house exists, and so well move to now. I must warn my wife, though, that I will have mas tered the technique of slow working by then. GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN Success is a popular subject and an exciting attitude that fuels the imagination and drives our motivation. The fervent desire to succeed seems to be embedded wrong with an honest inspiration to accomplish certain goals. Even the Bible talks about pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus and refers to winning and being victorious as a spiritual blessing in accordance with Gods perfect will. Yes, success can be satisfying if our motives are pure but the real objective may be to understand to be proud of our accomplish ments, in fact, we pray for our childrens success and encourage them as they pursue their dreams. However, good fortune even though associated with a healthy and normal progressive lifestyle cording to whether we are pursu ing our desires or following Gods instructions. Wealth is usually associated with accomplishment but true success is not always dependent on money. Finances are a vehicle that can do amazing things when God is allowed to be in control and since He wants to be the ultimate decider of each individuals direc tion, we acknowledge Him as the one who allows success to mani fest. For those who claim to yield their will unto God, this obedience also includes all decisions includ Christ is allowed to become Lord of our heart we are also inviting vision is to use us as a vessel to pour through instead of us building huge bank accounts and hoarding earthly treasures. Our heavenly Father manages everything with perfect wisdom and holy truth and His plans are constantly trying to weave the paths of men and women together for the good of all. Unfortunately, we have a tendency usually so focused on ourselves that we rarely comprehend or care what God is trying to tell us. Some might say they would be generous and help others if they had more resources but this is usually only an excuse for not giving a part of what they already have. Winston Churchill is quoted, We make a said that waiting until we are rich to bless others is a smokescreen trying to hide our lack of faith and not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. So, we can conclude that giving has everything to do with an attitude of compassion. There are reasons why the Lord of heaven might open a door to wealth but there are many others that could explain why He keeps them locked. Whatever the case may be, He has the power and authority to bless us with rooms of gold but thankfully He also has the divine discernment to protect us from being ruined by it. He knows our intentions and what we will do also believe there are special situ ations where we are tested to see if we have any inclination whatso ever to seek the bigger picture of why this is happening. God longs for His children to wake up and realize that we are just a spoke in the wheel and having our barns us as a distribution center. One of our Lords most notable attributes is giving and everyone who claims recognize and cheerfully follow His promptings. We cannot outgive God as He is pleased when we become a trusted steward. Collecting and accumulating can be a result of pride and create a false sense of power and security. An obsession to accumulate could also possibly hinder our spiritual relationship with Christ and distract us from our divine destiny. Maya Angelou said, when we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, thinking that life is a game to see who can accumulate the most, may we realize from His perspec tive its actually about who can give the most away. Find out more about Dr. Hol lands book, A Lifestyle of Wor ship and his free scripture CD William F. Holland Jr., DD., C.ED.D. is a Christian minister, chaplain, and author. Discover more about his ministry at billyhollandministries.com can be contacted at P.O. Box 1394, Nicholasville, KY 40340 Slow Working To the Editor: Recognition Week Across the United States and in cities like Brooks ville and Spring Hill, government employees serve and protect us every day. Throughout the year, but especially during Public Service Recognition Week, May 6th-12th, 2018 we should gratefully acknowl edge their service. This is personal to me because my Father was a New York City Fireman. He died in 1954 at the age of 41. His dedication inspired me to join the Air Force, serve in Vietnam and continue as a civilian Federal employee. I want to publicly thank the thousands of active and retired Federal, State, County and Municipal em ployees in Florida for their unheralded but vital work. Federal employees work side by side with our mili tary at home and abroad to defend our country. They protect our borders and regulate the safety of our food and medicines. When natural disasters strike, they are there to help us recover. During Public Service Recognition Week, please join me in thanking and recognizing the important work of the public em ployees in our community. policeman or other public servant please say thanks. If you are a current or retired Federal employees thank you for your service. Contact me if youd like to join NARFE the National Active and Retired Federal Employees. Dennis Foley, peacock1973@att.net; (352)754-6160. Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/ a college prep program. Dr. Maglio and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com. The U.S. Constitution established a system of government with distinct and independent branch Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court sepa rate and distinct powers so that these three separate branches share power and serve as checks on the pow ers of the others. Ambition must be made to counteract ambition, James Madison explained in The Federalist that the Constitutions princi ples of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. By preventing any one branch from becoming too powerful, they provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitu tional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. on the separation of powers as fundamental to our con stitutional purpose and to consider how the American system of government works for ourselves and our posterity. The local Hernando County Bar Association has planned a series of events throughout Law Week to help promote public aware ness of the importance of the rule of law. Details may be found at www.hernando countybar.org. This Law Day tance of the concept of the separation of powers, and continue to work to ensure that our nations constitu tional ideals are observed. Secretary Hernando County Bar Association the society will be more orderly and civilized. The writing of laws without enforcement does noth ing to change behavior. ties ignore attaching the appropriate consequence to the clearly illegal ac tions, the less likely will the people comply with the law. Many modern parents lecture their children and establish numerous rules. Most of these par ents choose not to mon itor their childs behavior or follow through on the needed consequences. who creates a red line in the sand, not to cross and then does nothing when it is dishonored. The president or the par ent should be discounted as a paper tiger. Our national laws have exponentially increased while the punishments for breaking the law have practically vanished. The transgressors are getting away with murder while the law-abiding citizens are picking up the tab for anti social behavior. We are paying higher car insurance premiums for those with no insurance. No fault divorce often has the good parents horrible judicial decision that not only punishes responsible parent but most importantly, the child. The resolution of getting back to punishing the criminals and not the law-abiding citizen is simple. We need to unequivocally punish all criminals, rich or poor and those here legally or illegally. This will signal to the marginal citizens that they better stop walking on the illegal side or receive a heavy dose of punishment. Justice delivered, not more laws, will turn the tide against anti social and immoral behavior eroding the nations unity and stability.

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20 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com April 27 May 3, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY FORTS Mutton Busting Action at the Hernando County Fair PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHERYL CLANTON The Hernando County Fair, held April 1321, 2018 featured a variety of youth livestock entertainment events including a Mutton Busting competition. Mutton Busting is a rodeo type activity for children. The idea is similar to bronc or bull riding. Kids gear up and hold on tight for a bumpy ride. While all the young contestants were brave and tried their best, Hailey Hutchinson was the big Mutton Busting champion this year at the Hernando County Fair. THE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP: Saturday April 28th 10:00 a.m. Miss Brooksville Blueberry Pageant 12-2pm Ed Morton and The Company 3-5 pm Dave Shepard and The Blues RIders 5-7 pm Borderline 7-9 pm Nuthin Fancy Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Sunday April 29th Noon: Stage West Traveling Troupe 1-3pm Cover Fire 3-5 pm Tyler Creek Road 5-6 pm Leesburg Blues Brothers Show CHECK OUT Frank Miller Blueberry Lane. You will get to see the many ways to use BLUEBERRIES. Blueberry Pie Blueberry Shortcake Blueberry Breads Blueberry Soap Blueberry Candles Blueberry Honey Blueberry Oils Blueberry Wine Blueberry Beer HoneyBlu Frozen drinks... Best Little Festival in Florida Two days of Outstanding Music and its absolutely FREE! FUN FOR THE KIDS! This year our Kid Zone will be designed to keep the kids busy and send them home wore out. Live Ponies Climbing Wall Gator Slide Face painter on site both days AND MANY MORE ACTIVITIES Plus on April 28th 10 a.m. Miss and Mr. Brooksville Blueberry Pageant Ages 0-21 WHERE: 205 E. Ft. Dade Ave. Brooksville Hailey Hutchinson receiving her reward Hazel Harper has a tight hold on her sheep. All Contestants Recieve Green Ribbon and T-Shirt Michael Smith can't hold on any longer! Lois Aviles holds on tight! Kendall Copelano on his way to the ground! Little Hannah Hutchinson gets ready to ride. Hailey Hutchinson ready to ride. Dr. Edwin House owns the property where Fort De Soto was the Union, Hernando County was deemed a county. Fort De Soto was named the county seat. N.G. Rowe was one of the early settlers and served as postmas ter for the fort. Other early settlers included D.F. Thresher, and W.R. Mills. Camps and Blockhouses In addition to the forts there were also Camps or Blockhouses for defense in many of the local communities. Often these blockhouses also doubled as a church and commu nity center. According to James Covington "Mil itary camps were estab lished between 1836 and 1837 at Camp Lindsay, Camp Allen, and Camp Broadnax. Civilian forts or blockhouses also were constructed to shelter the pioneer settlers."


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