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Employees of Cemex were also in attendance, however none spoke to the commissioners. made in 2014, when the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted to recommend the BOCC deny a request to amend the Future Land Use Map for the 730-acre See BASEBALL, Page 12 16 S P O R T S BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN SPORTS WRITER PHOTOGRAPHY CHERYL CLANTON It was another stellar season of prep baseball throughout Hernando County, as no team finished with less than 11 wins. From the start of the season back in February all the way to the Class 5A state semifinals, there were plenty of individual perfor mances that could be recognized along the way. We compiled a list of the top baseball players from this past season with the Hernando Suns All-Hernando Baseball Team. P Jonathan Gates, Senior, Nature Coast Technical: He was instrumental in the Sharks run to the Class 5A state semifi nals. Gates had a 1.05 ERA, 9-2 record and struck out 135 of the batters he faced. At the plate, Gates had a .430 batting average with 40 hits, 10 home runs and 48 RBIs. P Jack Jasiak, Junior, Spring The Hernando Sun 2018 All County Baseball Team Quesadillas with quick, easy Pico de Gallo COLUMN International Perspective BY SUE QUIGLEY For the majority. On Sunday, June 17, dads throughout the nation will be receiving cards, cakes and gifts from their loving children. But, lets take a mo ment and spare a thought for the many for whom it will be a day of deep sadness. A day when the dads who are with us no more are remembered. The dads who have passed away and are just memories in our hearts. When a father dies, you lose your one and only. Its a loss thats yours alone. Some families cele brate Father's Day for their grandfather and uncles instead but, even so, the holiday is still a painful reminder of the real dad we miss. For children, it is devastating. No matter how old the children may be, when a parent dies a piece dies within them dies too. Losing a father hurts and leaves a huge gaping void. For those who say the grief will go away in time, well, its just not true. Just like Mothers HHS Dalton Black takes out NCT's runner on March 27, 2018. 13 Father shot in nightclub fracas on the mend Cemex mine expansion property looking east. BY MICHELLE ELIZABETH SALAZAR HERNANDO SUN WRITER A celebratory night out ends in total devastation. On Febru ary 10, 2018 Cristina Alonzo and her husband Jose, aka Chelo, went to local night club, Delirium, with friends and family to celebrate the culmination of some very hard work and new business ventures. leaving the club. They called Cristinas 19 year old son, Xzavier Ramos, to drive them home as the Designated Driver. In the parking lot a woman was in teracting with two men and didnt look happy about it. One of the men grabbed her by her arm and was being very ag gressive. Chelo stepped in to speak to the men, believing he was saving a damsel in distress. When Xzavier got to the scene, he his stepfather, Chelo, being pushed. He jumped out of the car and rushed over to pull him away. Thats when gunshots rang out. Wit nesses say it was over 10 shots from a .22 caliber gun. Xzavier was shot in the foot and Chelo was shot in the side. However, this story is not about the about what happened that night. Its not about gun laws, or crime, or What has our town become? This story is about Chelo Alonzo and son, Xzavier, at graduation ceremony. Photo by Cristina Alonzo See RECOVERY, Page 20 See CEMEX, Page 2
tract from Residential Commercial Overlay to Mining and Regional Commercial Overlay. The P&Z Commission voted 4-1 for the recommenda tion to deny. On April 28, 2015, Cemex withdrew their ap plication for the compre hensive plan amendment. At the time, comprehen sive plan amendments required a supermajority vote (two-thirds or 4 out of 5) for approval, and two commissioners voted against the amendment. In May 2017 the BOCC, with two new commissioners on the dais, voted unanimously to repeal the supermajori ty requirement. Last February, the CPA was again brought before the Planning and Zoning Commision (P&Z), and the P&Z re-iterated their recommendation for the BOCC to deny the re quest. After more lengthy meetings, numerous pieces of correspondence from citizens, many of whom came to the meet ings to protest, the BOCC voted unanimously to ap prove submitting the CPA to the state for approval. This week, the board voted to adopt the plan. Assistant County Admin istrator Ron Pianta began the discussion by read ing the correspondence from the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), The state has related to important state resources and facilities within the departments authorized scope of review that will be ad versely impacted by the amendment if adopted If other reviewing agencies provide com ments, we recommend the county consider appropriate changes to the amendment based on those comments. Pianta stated that comments that have been submitted in but were not read aloud at the meeting. Darryl Johnston, at Johnston and Sasser, spoke as the represen tative for Cemex. Fo cused on new topics for discussion, Johnston cited comments from a Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) letter citing a need for further details regarding adequate water supply for the commercial portion of this project. Johnston stated that the comment had been addressed, and was shown previously given to the BOCC. The Florida Depart ment of Transportation (FDOT) commented on the potential need for a right-of-way on SR 50, to which Johnston stated his DEO and Florida Depart ment of Agriculture had no comments. The Florida Department of Environmental Protec tion (DEP) sent an obser vations and comments re garding the location of the property being at or near the springshed boundaries for the Chassahowitz ka and Weeki Wachee springs watershed and the potential nutrients impact ing the springs. Johnston said that Cemex will not be using any nutrients, and that they will contin ue to work with the DEP on the Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), which are in the process of being adopted. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) stated no objec tion, but sent a letter about following certain survey protocols. Johnston stated that Cemex would provide information for the surveys at each phase of development. Jane West, of Jane West Law provided a presenta tion in opposition of the CPA adoption, citing Pol icy Reformulation, social desirability and threats to endangered species. While no contributing experts were present at the meeting, West entered eachs documentation and corresponding Curriculum Vitae (CV) into the record to comply with the Florida Sunshine Law on written correspondence. According to West, the transmittal of a CPA is Quasi-legislative, not quasi-judicial. She further stated that accord ing to Florida case law, A comp plan amendment request requires that the government determine whether it is socially desirable to reformulate the policies previously formulated for the orderly future growth of the com munity." West posed several questions during her presentation as to what should be considered in the decision to adopt the CPA. Included in those are; Does it create incom patible land uses? Does it fail to protect resources? Does it protect the health of Hernando Coun ty residents? Does it protect nearby and adjacent property values? Does it prevent a degra dation in water quality? Does it protect the springshed of Weeki Wa chee and Peck Sink? Does it encourage economic growth while protecting natural resourc es? West stated that each of these questions is correlated with a goal or policy within the current Comprehensive Plan. In the current plan, Objec tive 1.01H states, Protect established residential areas provide for the protection of existing and future residential areas from incompatible uses. Because there are established residential areas around the proposed expansion area, West said, The applicant has the burden of demonstrating through competent and substantial evidence that mining is going to be a more compatible use than residential. Citing additional objec tives and policies, West showed Objective 1.10B of the existing Compre hensive plan, stating, For all land added to the mining category Protect ecological features and natural resources from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. Its corresponding policy, 1.10B(3) states, Re source extraction shall not be allowed in areas of habitat known to support viable populations of threatened and endan gered species. Accord ing to the documentation given to the BOCC and stated in the meeting, several threatened and endangered species have been on site, near or adjacent to the expansion property, according to the FWC, four of which are federally endangered. Goal 10.1, according to West, emphasizes the natural environment as an economic asset by (En couraging and directing) the economic growth of Hernando County to stable economy while protecting and conserving the natural environment. Of Hernandos econo my, West said, (Hernan do County) put a lot of emphasis in the natural environment in drafting (the comprehensive plan) there was the inher ent recognition that your natural environment is a huge economic engine for this county. Of the estimated twenty citizens that came to the podium to address the commision, most wore a No Mining badge, and none spoke in favor of the amendment. Starting the response from the board, BOCC Chairman Steve Champi on lead with, The people that we represent out there, are the whole coun ty -the 180,000 includ ing these employees over here, as he motioned to the Cemex employees in the audience. ... and this company is a number-one taxpayer in the county, so it does mean something, these jobs, that average $40-thousand plus (sal ary). So there is going to be additional jobs, because common sense it extends the mining operation for decades. Champion followed generations -all worked in the rock mines. All had good jobs theres a lot of good jobs in the mining industries. Commissioner Wayne Dukes recalled his spot ting of wildlife along US 50 before it became a 4-lane road with sever al popular restaurants lining both sides. No one person came up to this board and said, Dont let them build there. But the wildlife were [sic] every where. The last time we had a room-full of people like we had today, was with that property in the center of Spring Hill. The gentleman bought 400 acres that had been in one family for years, it was woods, and he wanted to develop it. Now, he could have put 3000 houses (on the property), but he chose not to do that. He wanted to put houses with a town center, with stores that you could walk to and there was this many people that came and said We dont want it. Tell him to go some where else. He bought 400 acres, and they didnt want him to touch it, because a man said (to the BOCC) I like to look out my window and see a tree. But the tree didnt belong to him. Dukes also recalled his personal connection to the mine, When I got out of the military the job was at the rock mine. My brother worked there, my brother-in-law retired from there, my nephew works there now. Theres a lot of people in this county who are not re tired, and they need jobs, and thats one of the better places to work for as far as the jobs. So make more jobs, was called from the audi ence. No comment, said Dukes said, as he con tinued to describe his experience with limerock and MSBUs in previous years, You can pick ev erything apart. I know you dont want the mine, but the fact is, theres nothing in my mind thats going to stop me from voting for it today. Holcomb asked Johnston to describe the reclama tion process Johnston described the reclamation process, with adherence to certain standards of a 20-year reclamation process, including 8 feet of clay sand above the water table. According to Johnston, this is a higher standard than what exists in the current code. 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I just lost control and bit her on the face. BROADFOOT, GEORGE ANDREW Jr YOB: 1982 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY Arrested at 06/04/2018 11:36 INDIAN TRAIL RD.,BROOKS VILLE Arrest Summary: "On 06/04/2018 while at the residence, the defendant George Broadfoot, Jr. and his wife, Lindsey Broadfoot were engaged in a heated verbal altercation on the front porch of the residence. The defendant grabbed Lindsey during the altercation, pulling her head towards his face, where he proceeded to bite her on the upper lip caus The defendant stated the argument was a misunder standing over a joke that he made. The defendant stated, "I just lost control and bit her on the face." A criminal history search revealed the defendant did have a previous conviction of battery on 11/15/2004, court case number 522004MM024507AXXXNO. The defendant was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail where he was turned over to deten defendant was given a no bond status due to the domes tic nature of this case. === Didnt want to be found? O'BRIEN, PATRICK MICHAEL YOB: 1968 CHARGES: RESIST/OBSTR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested at 06/07/2018 16:57 21403 CANAL DR, BROOKS VILLE, FL, 34601 On 06/07/2018, Patrick Mi chael O'Brien was reported as a missing/endangered person. Later in the day, information was received that Patrick was at 21403 Canal Dr, within Her nando County. I responded to said location to attempt to re cover Patrick. As I approached the residence, Patrick learned back door of the residence on foot. As I spoke to other parties on scene, I saw Patrick running through the neighbor's yards. Patrick made eye con tact with me and saw me in my law enforcement uniform. I yelled at Patrick to stop; how ever, he refused and ran away from me. I then chased after Patrick on foot. He attempted to jump a chain link fence to get away from me; however, I caught him as he was climbing over the fence and took him to the ground. I then attempt ed to take him into custody; however he placed his hands under his body. I then gave him multiple commands to stop resisting and to put his hands behind his back, but he initially refused. I was then able to get his hands free from beneath his body and made several spontaneous utterances, admitting that he saw me walking up to the res to get away from me. He also admitted to running from me and attempting to jump the fence to get away from me.I transported Patrick to the Hernando County Detention Center where he was charged out Violence. Bond was set at === Hidden in plain sight. MORTENSEN, PAUL IVAN YOB: 1976 CHARGES: POSS OF METH AMPHETAMINE Arrested at 06/06/2018 01:15 CYRIL DR & CORTEZ BLVD, RIDGE MANOR, FL, 33525 The defendant was found in possession of methamphet amine. This was the result conducted at Cortez Blvd and Cyril Dr. in Brooksville FL. A the defendant's vehicle due to it not having a tag light. Upon asked the defendant if he, the defendant, would allow me to search his vehicle. The defen dant did consent and allowed me to search the vehicle. Upon searching the vehiclI located a clear bag in the cen ter dashboard console. This clear bag was in plain view, and contained two crystal rock like items within the small bag. This substance tested positive for methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was then weighed at the Hernando County Jail using Ohaus scale with model #C305-S and serial number 47871. This metham phetamine was weighed with the bag it was contained in and totaled 0.6 grams. The defendant was then ar rested and transported to the Hernando County Jail. A court date of 07/06/2018, Court room E, at 0830 hours was was given. === SMITH, REBECCA LEE YOB: 1991 CHARGES: POSS OF METHAMPHETAMINErrested at 06/06/2018 12:31 13300 CORTEZ BLVD, BROOKS VILLE, FL, 34613 NO PHOTO AVAILABLE On 6/06/2018 at approximate ly 1134 hours, I was conduct ing a Retail Theft investigation at the Walmart located at 13300 Cortez Boulevard, in Hernando County. Probable Cause was obtained for the arrest of the co-defendant, Christopher Chad Wilson, for Retail Theft. I then attempt ed to make contact with the defendant and co-defendant on the eastside of the Walmart parking lot. I observed the de fendant and co-defendant en ter into a U-Haul pickup truck that was bearing Arizona tag AH98179. I then made contact with the co-defendant on the driver side of the vehicle, where I asked the co-defen dant to exit the vehicle. When the co-defendant exited the vehicle, the driver door was left opened. When placing the co-defendant into hand plain view. The clear plastic baggy was located between where both the defendant and the co-defendant had been the center console. Deputy B. Alonso then detained the defendant by placing her into co-defendant in the rear of my agency vehicle. While in the rear of the vehicle, the co-de fendant was read his Miranda Rights. Post Miranda, the co-defendant advised that the substance in the clear plastic baggy was not his. I then made contact with the defendant. Post Miranda, I asked the defendant if the nar cotics were hers. The defen dant stated that the substance in the clear plastic baggy was "not my meth". The defendant stated, "He [co-defendant] uses that s***." Both the defendant and co-de fendant were denying owner ship of the narcotics; however, the clear plastic baggy was in both of their constructive possession. I then went back to the vehicle to take the narcotics for evi dence purposes. I observed the substance in the clear plastic baggy to be a crystal like substance. I tested the crystal like substance using Narco Test Kit #923, which showed a positive result for methamphetamine. The defendant was then transport ed to the Hernando County Jail, where the methamphet amine was weighed using the OHAUS scale (serial #47871) and it weighed 0.9 grams. The defendant was issued a of Methamphetamine. The defendant was issued a court date set for 7/06/2018 at 8:30 A.M. in Courtroom "E" at the Hernando County Courthouse. === WILSON, CHRISTOPHER CHAD YOB: 1985 CHARGES: POSS OF METH AMPHETAMINE, RETAIL THEFT (SHOPLIFTING) Arrested at 06/06/2018 12:31 13300 CORTEZ BLVD, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 34613 NO PHOTO AVAILABLE On 6/06/2018 at approxi mately 1134 hours, I was conducting an investigation at the Walmart located at 13300 Cortez Boulevard, in Hernando County. While in progress by Walmart Asset Protection Associate. The defendant, Christopher Chad Wilson, selected a Square of the shelf. The defendant then removed the merchan dise from its packaging, and concealed said merchandise on his person. The defendant then exited the store, passing all points of sale. I observed the defendant viewing the live video surveil lance footage in the Walmart attempted to make contact with the defendant in the eastside of the parking lot. I observed the defendant and co-defen dant, Rebecca Lee Smith, enter into a U-Haul pickup truck that was bearing Arizona tag AH98179. I then made contact with the defendant on the driver side of the vehicle, where I asked the defendant to exit the vehicle. When the defendant exited the vehicle, the driver door was left opened. When placing I observed a clear plastic plain view. The clear plastic baggy was located between where both the defendant and the co-defendant had been seated. Deputy B. Alonso then detained the co-defendant by then placed the defendant in the rear of my agency vehicle. While in the rear of the vehicle, the defendant was read his Miranda Rights. Post Miranda, the defendant advised that the substance in the clear plastic baggy was not his and denied committing the theft. I then made contact with the co-defendant. Post Miranda, I asked the co-defendant if the narcotics was hers. The co-defendant stated that the substance in the clear plastic baggy was "not my meth". The defendant stated, "He [co-de fendant] uses that s***." Both the defendant and co-de fendant were denying owner ship of the narcotics, however, the clear plastic baggy was in both of their constructive possession. I then went back to the vehicle to take the narcotics for evidence purposes. I observed the substance in the clear plas tic baggy to be a crystal like substance. I tested the crystal like substance using Narco Test Kit #923, which showed a positive result for methamphet amine. Both the defendant and co-defendant were transported to the Hernando County Jail, where the methamphetamine was weighed using the OHAUS scale (serial #47871) and it weighed 0.9 grams. The defendant was issued a of Methamphetamine and a The defendant was issued a court date set for 7/06/2018 at 8:30 A.M. in Courtroom "E" at the Hernando County Courthouse. === No! BAKER, BRANDIE MARIE ANN YOB: 1980 CHARGES: RESIST/OBSTR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested at 06/08/2018 00:09 75 BROAD ST, BROOKS VILLE, FL, 34604 On 06/08/2018, I conducted a area of County Line Rd / Broad St, within Hernando County, due to the vehicle having an unassigned tag attached to it. I was in my marked patrol vehicle and utilized my red and blue emergency lights, and I was wearing my standard June 15 21, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 3 MEETINGS Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUN CIL CHAMBERS Contact City Clerk 352540-3816 Authority Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:00PM 6:00PM Board Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5:15PM Metropolitan Planning Organization Regular Meeting 6/19/2018 1:00 PM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Regular Meeting 6/26/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 School Board Workshop 6/26/2018 2:00 PM Room 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 School Board Regular Board Meeting 6/26/2018 6:00 PM Room 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Meeting Monday, July 02, 2018, 7:00PM Location 201 HOWELL AVENUE, BROOKS VILLE, FL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, III COUN CIL CHAMBERS Planning and Zoning Regular Meeting 7/9/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Regular Meeting 7/10/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 School Board Meetings 7/24/2018 11:00 AM Informal 2:00 PM Workshop 5:01PM First Public Bud get Hearing 6PM Regular Meeting Room 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 HCFR Alert: Relocation of Fire Engine from City of Brooksville to Spring Hill Station 5 Submitted by Hernando County Fire Rescue (Brooksville, FL) 2018, Hernando Coun ty Fire Rescue (HCFR) will be relocating HCFR Engine 10 from the city of Brooksville, where station with City units, to reconstitute HCFR Engine 5 in Spring Hill. HCFR Station 5 is located at 9490 Eldridge Road, Spring Hill, FL 34608. In February 2017, HCFR immediately services to the area of Hernando Beach after HCFR Administration do Beach Volunteer Fire Department would be abruptly closing. At that time, it was decided to reassign HCFR Engine 5 and personnel to provide consistent and profession to the Hernando Beach Community. As HCFR adminis tration is continuously reviewing the delivery of service to the citizens of the County, it was determined that Engine 10 was providing approxi mately 1,700 of its calls in the City of Brooksvilles area, and approximately 1,000 of their calls in the areas of the County that surround the City, over the course of a year. In saying that, HCFR Engine 10 is being relocated to the area known as Zone 5, to cover the approximate 2,700 calls for service that occur throughout the course of the year in the Countys area of Zone 5. Fire Protection services to the citizens of the City is provided by the City of Brooksville Fire Depart vices between HCFR and the COB Fire Department will continue as currently detailed in the current Mutual Aid Agreement, which is currently in the process of being updated. HCFR currently provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical transport services to the citizens of the City and will continue to do so. HCSO ARREST SUMMARIES The data provided is only arrest information. This data does not reflect charging decisions made by the State Attorneys Office or the outcome of criminal trials. HCSO ALERTS Detectives investigate parental kidnapping, children recovered safely On 06-08-18, just before 10 a.m., Muharib Fahim Kursheed responded to a residence in Spring Hill where his four children live with their mother. Kursheed sat in his vehicle outside of the residence and waited for the children to come out. A short time later, when the children exited the residence, Kursheed took all four of them, in violation of a court order. The mother of the children got into her vehicle and followed Kursheed's vehicle but lost sight of him in the area of Waterfall Drive and Spring Hill Drive. The mother of the children then called 9-1-1 to report the incident. Deputies met with the mother of the children and reviewed the court order, which stated the mother was to have sole custody of all four children. It was noted on the court order that the father was not allowed contact with the children or their mother. Major Case detectives were called in to investi gate the case. Detectives worked tirelessly throughout the day attempting to locate Kursheed, his vehicle, and/or the children. The mother of the children reported that Kursheed may attempt to leave the state and/ or the country with the children, therefore several detectives were assigned to follow-up on and investigate various leads. In addition to investigating leads within Her nando County, detectives worked closely with At approximately 6:30 p.m., law enforcement located Kursheed's vehicle at the residence of one of Kursheed's associates. Within a short time, Clearwater. The four children were located at the residence and were recovered safely. The mother of the children responded to Clear water to pick up the children. They were all in good health. Muharib Fahim Kursheed B/M DOB/12-271979 was placed under arrest and charged with the following Hernando County warrants: Interference with Child Custody (4 counts) Violation of Injunction (5 counts) No bond. Search warrant uncovers marijuana grow operation The case is still active. Additional information will be provided when available. On 06-08-15, detectives with the Hernando executed a search warrant at 26201 Whipperwill Street in Brooksville. Detectives were alerted to the residence due to suspicion of power diversion. Investigation revealed a marijuana grow opera tion occurring within the residence. Upon arrival, detectives found the home to be uninhabited. The residence was being used only to grow marijuana. The following items were seized from the resi dence: 26 marijuana plants (all being between 5 and 6 feet tall) 97.25 pounds of marijuana plant material Various items of cultivation equipment. The investigation continues. patrol deputy uniform. As the vehicle started to come to a rest, a white female jumped out of the rear pas from the vehicle. I told her to stop, and she replied, "No!". on foot and ran through the nearby Speedway gas station parking lot. I yelled at her to stop, and she refused. I then chased after her and caught up with her. I asked for her tion, but she refused to identify herself. I then attempted to attempted to pull away. I was eventually able to put her in rear seat of my patrol vehicle. Once she was secured, I was able to positively identify her as Brandie Baker. A check through FCIC/NCIC revealed she had an active Hernando County warrant for her arrest, for which she was arrested under case # 2018-17468. By running from the vehicle diverted my attention from the vehicle and other occupants of the vehicle, thus potentially putting me in danger and ob structing my investigation. I transported Brandie to the Hernando County Detention Center and charged her with Violence. Bond was set at
4 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 15 21, 2018 LOCAL & STATE HERNANDO SUN NIE DONATION NAME:______________________________ MAILING ADDRESS:___________________ ____________________________________ PHONE NUMBER:_____________________ DONATION AMOUNT:__________________ THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! Our Newspapers in Education program is now in full swing. We are currently delivering 350 newspapers to schools across the county 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. The Hernando Sun is a member of the 501c3 Florida Press Educational Services, whereby allowing supporters of our program to make tax deductible charitable donations. If you would like to support our Newspapers below and send with your donation able to Newspapers in Education to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 The Hernando Sun DATES TO REMEMBER: MIAMI (AP) Pros ecutors have formally charged a Florida man who stormed President Donald Trump's Mi ami-area golf resort and police. The Miami Herald reports that 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi remained jailed Friday and did not appear at the hearing in Miami-Dade County crim inal court. The Miami-Dade State charges of attempted mur der of law-enforcement and armed grand theft. Police said Oddi carried lobby of the Trump Na tional Doral Golf Club last month and shouted about the president before trad who shot him in the legs and arrested him. Oddi's attorneys, Chris topher DeCoste and Tara Kawass, told the Herald that Oddi is "extremely remorseful" and thanked situation "without loss of life and only minimal inju ry."___ Information from: The Miami Herald, http:// FLORIDA MAN Submitted by e City of Brooksville Brooksville FL -The City of Brooksville announces the appoint ment of Ronald Snow berger as Interim Fire Chief. Interim Chief Snowberger will assume the duties of Interim Chief on June 11, 2018. Interim Chief Snow berger will take over for current Interim Fire Chief Stan Mettinger who has served in this capacity since Septem ber 2017. Interim Chief Snow berger has 34 years of service. Chief Snow berger served as a Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief of the Mount Dora, Florida Fire De partment and as Deputy Fire Chief in Deland Florida. He holds a B.S. in Fire Science and is pursuing a Master's De gree in Public Adminis tration. 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On June 4, 2018, Brooksville City Council declared June, 2018. as Disaster Preparedness Month in the City of Brooksville. Accepting was Cecilia Patella, Hernando County Emergency Management Director. June, 2018, was declared as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Month in the City of Brooksville. Present to accept the proc lamation was Adjutant and Finance Ocer, Sally Wilson, and members of the Andrew Jackson's American Legion Post 99, located on Ft. Dade Ave. in Brooksville. e City of Brooksville City Council Recognitions and Proclamations BY JIM SAUNDERS FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE TALLAHASSEE --Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Wednesday of arguments that a car should not be considered a weapon in helping determine the sentence of a man con victed of fatally driving into another man after an altercation at a Jackson ville Beach bar. The court heard an appeal from Adam Lloyd Shepard, who was convicted on a charge of manslaughter with a weapon after fatally striking Spencer Schott in January 2011. Under state law, the use of a weapon bumped up the manslaughter charge from a second-degree felony carrying a longer prison sentence. Shepards attorney, Mat thew Kachergus, focused heavily Wednesday on a 1995 court decision that dealt with what can be considered a weapon in reclassifying sentences. He said a car could not be considered a weapon under that court precedent and that any change in should be made by the Legislature. But justices raised repeated questions about Kachergus arguments, including whether items such as a baseball bat, a hammer, a rock --or even a toaster thrown into a bathtub --could be con sidered weapons. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said the key is the intent in how items are used. Lets say a roofer drops a hammer from the roof and it lands on some poor guy walking underneath picking up debris, the in tent is not there to enhance the sentence. However, if he picks up the hammer and throws it at him, thats another thing, Labarga said, adding that the court cant lose common sense here. Youve summarized my position admirably, Assistant Attorney Gener al Kaitlin Weiss, who was arguing to uphold Shep ards sentence, quickly responded to Labarga, drawing laughter in the courtroom. Justice Charles Canady acknowledged that the court might have to back away from the 1995 prece dent in a case known as State v. Houck. But like Labarga, Canady and Jus tice Alan Lawson focused on intent in how items are used. If someone takes a beats someone with it, common understanding, would that be a weapon? Lawson asked. Shepard and Schott were University of Kansas basketball fans who watched a game at the Jacksonville Beach bar before getting into the altercation. Shepard, now 37, received a 30-year sentence on the charge of manslaughter with a weapon. A second-degree felony could carry a sen tence of 15 years. The 1st District Court of Appeal rejected Shepards arguments last year about the car being considered a weapon but said its ruling by the 2nd Dis trict Court of Appeal in a separate case. Shepard then took the issue to the Supreme Court, which agreed in January to hear it. While other justices repeatedly questioned the arguments made by Kachergus, Justice Barba ra Pariente raised concerns weapons in reclassifying sentences. She said the law deals with reclassify ing sentences, not whether crimes have been com mitted. My concern is, after this decision, the reclassi tion for anything except for passive objects, Pariente said. Similarly, Kachergus raised a concern about a Pandoras box getting tion of weapons. Canady, however, dis puted that argument. Why is that a Pando ras box? That escapes me, Canady said. If someone uses an instru ment as a weapon, why shouldnt it (the sentence) be enhanced? Supreme Court ponders question of cars as weapons The annual High Point July Fourth Parade will be on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9 a.m. Parade par ticipation and attendance is open to all residents and organizations of Hernando County by golf cart, walk ing, bike, truck, van or dance groups, etc., or just come and watch. Prizes are given in 9 categories for best deco rations! The parade will start at 9:00 am at High Point Blvd., just beyond the Community Infor mation Booth, travel left down High Point Blvd. to Club House Road, and right on Club House Road to the Community Center located at 12249 Club House Road. Following the Parade the American Legion Post 186 Color Guard will post the Colors in front of the Community Center. Refreshments will be served in the Com munity Center following the Color Guard service. Patriotic Outdoor Bench, or a number of gift cards donated by local mer chants. Call High Point Com munity Property Owners at 352-596-2397 for a parade entry form, or to cate.For mor information, contact lynda6260@aol. com. High Point July Fourth Parade seeking entrants, participants
June 1521, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE Latest data from UF citizen scientists show by SAMANTHA GRENROCK, University of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. --Across Florida, thousands of small, red beetles have been battling the invasive air potato vine for the last eight years, one bite at a time. And they appear to be prospering, according to the latest data collected through the collabo University of Florida, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and hundreds of citizen scientists. The data weve collected so far have shown how well the air potato beetle has established throughout the state, said Chris topher Kerr, a scientist with the FDACS Divi sion of Plant Industry, who manages its air potato beetle rearing program. Most of the sites we received data from showed increased populations through the season. UF and FDACS teamed up to create an educational series for the program, which teaches participants how to identify the air potato vine and beetle, and how to collect data on the status of the vines and beetles on their properties, after which they join the group as citizen scientists. These citizen scien tists make up the Air Potato Patrol, which now has more than 450 members in Florida, said Bill Lester, residen tial horticulture agent for Hernando County with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. After a year of re ceiving data, the data collected indicated that the beetle population was growing, even on sites that had not received any releases. This is good news for invasive vine, which is known to engulf exist ing vegetation and dis rupt native ecosystems. The air potato beetle eats only the air pota to plant, making it an excellent control agent. FDACS began releasing the beetles in Florida in 2010 with the goal of establishing a sustain able population. In addition to sub mitting data, members of the Air Potato Patrol work with Lester to de termine if the air potato problem on their proper ties requires additional beetles. Mary Estes, whose Hillsborough County property was overrun with air potato, received beetles though the program. The vine was chok ing out my plants and trees, and killed two of my orange trees, she said. Given the nature of this vine, I think citizens have to be involved. For years, patrol member Donald Jones had been struggling to control air potato on his Polk County property, where it was smothering his live oak trees. Since introducing the beetles, hes seen no new vines. Ive learned, with UFs help, how to spot them. We have some native vines here that look very close to the air potato vines, he said. To become a member of the Air Potato Patrol or learn more about the program, go to YOUR CHILDS rfnt br PEDI AT R IC CARE SERVICES rfntbtt b ttfftff ffff tff tffttt ttftt fftt Air Potato Beetle will eat the invasive air potato vine and has been established throughout the state in order to control the vine. Below is an air potato vine with leaves damaged by the beetle.
6 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 15 21, 2018 LOCAL & STATE June 18 Email with Gmail BV 6/18/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more Meditation Mondays WH 6/18/2018 11AM 12PM Make your Monday a more mindful Monday with us meditation provides many health spirit. First half discussion of resource followed by meditation. 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 Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids! Children's Dental Care Workshop WH 6/18/2018 1 1:30 PM Every superhero needs a super smile! Join Premier Community HealthCare for a fun and interactive childrens dental care workshop. Healthy Teeth, Healthy Teens! Dental care work shop for teens WH 6/18/2018 1:30 2:00 PM best smile! Join Premier Community HealthCare to learn how to take good care of it in this interac tive teens dental care workshop. Family Game Night WH 6/18/2018 5 6:30 PM with a variety of games that the whole family can play together. Games will include board games, tabletop games, card games, and video games. June 19 Email with Gmail WH 6/19/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Powered by STEAM BV 6/19/2018 10:15 11:15 brain working in the sum mer with these stories, demonstrations, crafts, and more all related to STEAM. Signing for Everyday Living EH 6/19/2018 11AM 12:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Movies @ Your Library 6/19/2018 2 4PM Special Adult Summer Reading Program movie showing on the big screen with free popcorn. Classics Book Discussion SH 6/19/2018 3 4:30 PM Read the chosen piece, then join others to share responses to it in a fun and informal atmosphere. New members are warmly welcomed. Art Attack! WH 6/19/2018 4:30 6 PM Registration is open Is there a future artist in your family? Come to the Library and let your kids be inspired by famous artists and works of art. Kids between the sug gested ages of 6 12 will learn about a famous artist and then make their own work of art. All mate rials provided. June 20 Email with Gmail SH 6/20/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Expedition Library EH 6/20/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Get ready to go on a journey with adventurers such as cowboys, pirates, and astronauts through a selection of stories, activi ties, crafts, and more. Financial Management Series BV 6/20/2018 2 4PM This month's topic: Personal Money Management Let's Cook! WH 6/20/2018 4:30 6:30 PM Registration is open Tired of precooked, frozen, tasteless meals? Learn to cook from scratch! June 21 Email with Gmail EH 6/21/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. Storytime Rocks SH 6/21/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Bring out your inner geologist with these rock and geology themed stories, activities, crafts, and more! Book Discussion Group BV 6/21/2018 11AM 12:30 PM Please contact the Main Library to obtain a copy of the book and the discussion questions. Emoji Crafts BV 6/21/2018 3 4:30 PM Registration begins 6/7/2018 at 8:00 AM Girls Who Code SH 6/21/2018 5 6PM Regis tration open Come to the library to learn about the exciting world of comput er coding. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing WH 6/21/2018 5 6:30 PM June 22 Sonic Stories WH 6/22/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Open your ears and listen to these sound themed stories. Also en joy sound related demon strations, activities, and crafts. SHINE EH (individual counseling by appt. only) 6/22/2018 12 2PM Free Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling and Information during open enrollment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Tech Tutors EH 6/22/2018 2:30 4:30 PM Not quite sure how to use your device? Do you have any questions or con cerns? Grab your gadget and stop by! 12:00 AM 6/15 12:00 AM 6/16 12:00 AM 6/17 12:00 AM 6/18 12:00 AM 6/19 12:00 AM 6/20 12:00 AM 6/21 12:00 AM 6/22 12:00 6/23 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 2.91 1.38 3.81 -0.57 2.84 1.39 3.71 -0.38 2.77 1.38 3.51 -0.11 2.74 1.36 3.23 0.21 2.75 1.31 2.92 0.55 2.80 1.19 2.65 0.84 2.91 0.98 2.52 1.08 3.04 0.69 2.52 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0NOAA/NOS/Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services TALLAHASSEE --While Florida has made strides in reducing the number of uninsured children, a national health-care expert warned Thursday that those gains are likely stalling, and she put part of the blame on increased scrutiny of immigration status. Joan Alker, executive director of the Wash ington-based Center for Children and Families, said data released late last month by the National Center on Health Statis tics shows that the num ber of uninsured children in Florida in 2017 rose slightly to 7.6 percent. Alker said that while the small rise --from 7.4 percent the previous year --may be statistically an early warning sign that Floridas seven-year trend of lowering unin sured rates for children is at risk. She attributed the increase in part to attri tion of what she called mixed families, or fam ilies where a parent is an immigrant and the child is either a citizen or legally residing in the state. Because of all the intimidation that is happening right now with immigrant fami lies, weve heard lots of anecdotal evidence that they are very reluctant now to sign their kids up for coverage, said Alker who has spent years ob serving Floridas govern ment-subsidized health insurance programs. She suggested that other factors that could have played a factor in the slight hike include Care Act and a push to restructure the Medic aid program and reduce funding. State Agency for Health Care Adminis tration spokeswoman Mallory McManus said she wasn't aware of the new data and said that ensuring that children have access to health care has always been a priority of our agency. Combined, the subsidized Childrens Health Insurance Program and Medicaid provide coverage to an estimated 44 percent of the children in the state. The National Health Interview Survey data is collected through personal household interviews. Alker called the data an early sign, but said that the release in September of information from what is known as the American Community Survey will provide addi tional insight about health insurance. The American Community Survey is the largest household survey conducted by the Census Bureau. While the 2017 per centage increase was small, Alker said it shows that Florida lost ground while states such as Texas and California continued to make progress. Those states lowered their unin sured rates by 1 percent and 1.4 percent, respec tively. Alker made the remarks during a webinar where she discussed a new report called, The New Federal Childrens Health Insurance Law and What it Means for Floridas Children. It is one of a series of reports that Alker has conducted about health insurance for Florida chil dren and was funded by the Florida Blue Founda tion, the Health Founda tion of South Florida, the Space Coast Health Foun dation and the Winter Park Health Foundation, among others, operating under the Florida Philan thropic Network. The report examines the impact of two recently passed extensions of the Childrens Health Insur ance Program and what they mean for the state. CHIP funding expired last year, and many states, such as Florida, were forced to operate the pro gram on carry-over funds from previous years. Con gress agreed to extend CHIP funding in January and again in February. CHIP funds subsidized insurance coverage for more than 345,000 chil dren in Florida. Under the extensions, Alker said Florida cannot make any future chang es to the CHIP program that would make it more costrestrictive, including increasing co-payments. Children lacking health insurance up slightly BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE TALLAHASSEE --Only four of the 13 state consti tutional amendments on the November ballot have enough voter support to be enacted, according to a poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The poll, conducted in late May and early June, showed four amendments with the necessary 60 per cent of voter support. They are: --Amendment 1, which would expand the home stead property-tax exemp tion. It was placed on the ballot by the Legislature, with the chamber survey showing 67 percent of voters in support, 22 percent opposed and 11 percent undecided. --Amendment 3, which would require voter approval of gambling expansions in the state, including allowing casinos. The amendment, which was placed on the ballot through a voter petition drive backed by Disney World and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, was supported by 61 percent of voters, with 23 percent opposed and 15 percent undecided. --Amendment 7, which would require the payment are killed while performing measure, which came from the Constitution Revision Commission, also would es tablish a governance system for the 28 state and com munity colleges and require a supermajority vote by university boards of trustees and the university systems Board of Governors when raising student fees. It has support from 80 percent of voters, with 7 percent opposed and 13 perment undecided, the poll showed. --Amendment 8, which would impose an eightyear term limit on school board members. It would also allow an alternative process for approving public schools, including charter schools, rather than by local school boards. It would establish a requirement for teaching civic literacy in public schools. The mea sure, which came from the Constitution Revision Commission, has support from 75 percent of voters, with 11 percent opposed and 15 percent undecided. In a memo sent Friday to members of the Chamber of Commerces board of directors, Mark Wilson, the organizations president, noted support and opposi tion for the 13 amendments will be impacted by media campaigns seeking to sway voter opinion. In other words, these numbers will change as November approaches, Wilson wrote. He also noted that with the large number of amend ments on the Nov. 6 gener al-election ballot, the most since the 1998 election, voter fatigue is certainly a concern of ours. But he also said the survey showed nearly nine of every 10 vot ers said they planned to vote on the ballot measures. Some ballot measures fell short of the 60 percent approval requirement but were close in the survey. Among them was Amend ment 9, which would ban vaping in workplaces and restaurants. It was supported by 55 percent of voters, with 31 percent in opposition and 14 percent undecided. Also, Amendment 12, which would establish a new ethics standard for public year lobbying ban on state cy heads and local elected 55 percent of voters, with 18 percent in opposition and 27 percent undecided. Among the measures with the lowest voter support was Amendment 4, which would restore voting rights to ex-felons who have served their sentences. The measure, which was the result of a petition drive, had support from 40 percent of the voters, with 17 percent opposed. However, 43 per cent of the voters said they were undecided, showing there is room for supporters of the measure to persuade voters to back it. Only 34 percent of voters supported Amendment 5, which came from the Leg islature and would require a supermajority vote by the state House and Senate when enacting taxes or fees. Some 36 percent of the voters were in opposition, with 30 percent undecided, the poll showed. Another measure that would ban greyhound racing in the state had 47 percent support from the voters, with 36 percent in opposi tion and 17 percent undecid ed. Amendment 13, which came from the Constitution Revision Commission, is being contested in court by groups that support dog racing. The Florida Chamber of Commerce poll was conducted by Cherry Com munications between May 25 and June 2. Some 605 likely voters were polled, including 249 Democrats. 237 Republicans and 119 others. The margin of error was 4 percentage points. Poll points to trouble for many ballot proposals
June 15 21, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 7 IN, OUT & ABOUT Compiled by SAVANNAH ALDAY HERNANDO SUN Nature Coast Fathers Day Ride Saturday, June 16 at 9 AM Nature Coast Fathers Day weekend ride as Steve and Justin Lamb from Crystal Harley lead the pack with Doug and his son Neal from High Octane. Riding is a great way to bring families together so please join us as we start out at Crystal Har ley and ride to Cedar Key for lunch and then return to HO for a free live concert. Crystal Harley and High Oc tane bringing families together 2 wheels and 3 wheels at a time. There will be lots of giveaways so please ticket at sign up. As of right now we have Flat Screen TV, 2 Amazon Alexa's, Yeti Cooler, Out-door fryer to just name a few with plenty more. Registration & at sign up. Dont have a bike no problem you have plenty of time to stop in Crystal Harley and take advantage of the great deals low in terest rates. Sign up and registration will be at 9am to 10am with kick stands up at 10:30am We were asked if Jeeps could join the ride so we created a separate event for the Jeeps to trail ride. Lets see if we can make this the largest turn out of Bikes and Jeeps. Father's Skate Free The Locomo SkateDance-Party Sun June 17, 1 pm4:30 pm Celebrate Father's Day at The Locomo for FREE! Dad's skate free with 1 paid admission! Includes regular skates Bring the family to make a Father's Day memory with every one! $5.50 admission not including regular skates for all customers who are skating, except DADS! 10451 County Line Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34609 Tampa Bay Grand Prix Buy 2 and get one free on Fathers Day Weekend! 3304 Cragmont Dr,Tampa, FL 33619 Father's Day at the History Center Tampa Bay History Center Celebrate Fathers Day with free admis sion for children ages 7 to 17 with one paid adult admission on Sunday, June 17. Check out the allnew Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pi rates and Shipwrecks gallery, go on a special Fathers Day scavenger hunt throughout the museum, and enjoy a 15% discount in the Museum Store.* American Flags: The Stars and Stripes in American History and Culture is also includ ed with admission. Dads and families are encouraged to visit the museum and dine at the waterfront Columbia Cafe located inside the History Center. The Cafe features indoor and outdoor seating along the Riverwalk. 801 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602 Dade Citys Wild Things Happy Fathers Day Special Free Tour for Fathers with Child Present Fathers get BOGO Encounter with Pur chase of Child Encoun ter. Saturday (6-16-18) & Sunday (6-17-18) (No other Discounts) For reservations or more info contact 352-567-WILD (9453) 36909 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 2018 Tampa Great Father's Day Race Sun, June 17, 8 AM11 AM Are you ready for an exciting Father's Day in Tampa, FL? Let's celebrate together at our 6th annual family 5K! Registered partic ipants will receive free T-shirt, and goodie bag. There will be prizes and awards for top gories! Everyone will receive a medal! Rain or shine, we will see you there. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is our charity part ner. Make sure to check them out! Note: Only 900 guar anteed spots. Register now so you dont miss out! Price Breaks $28 Oct 2017 Jan 31, 2018 $33 Feb 1 April 30, 2018 $38 May 1 June 17, 2018 (Registration closes online at 6p on Saturday the 17th) 4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa, Florida 33614 Daddy & Me Toddler Time SkyZone Tampa Sun, June 17, 9 am11am Happy Father's Day! Come out and play for me morning! Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Toddler $12.99 and one adult free. 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I want to encourage his love for art, so it was time to find something to paint on that isnt just paper (or potentially our house), she says with an I know where this joy of painting could lead kind of expression. How about making and painting a bird feeder? she thought and do it the recycling way with a plastic milk jug. She and her 3-year-old made a plan for their first big craft project, and then went to a store to choose paint and shiny stickers. Supplies for the roof became a second outing a naturewalk adventure to collect twigs. Just the right ones. The project was a success. He had a great time painting and decorating, so we decided to make two more for Mothers Day gifts for his grandmothers, she said. Are you looking for simple outdoor projects to enjoy with your kids this summer? A feeder for fine feathered friends is a good starter craft, and together with your childs creative flourishes, it makes a unique Fathers Day gift, too. (Or, assemble all the supplies to make the feeder, put them in a box and wrap it up with a bow for a gift Dad or Grandfather can enjoy making together with your child.)Heres the stuff youll need: clean, gallon recycled plastic juice or milk jug with label removed and cap on standard coffee mug for a pattern scissors thick wire or heavy twine for hanging nontoxic acrylic paint and paintbrush waterproof adhesive decorations (optional) -inch sticks glue or outdoor Mod Podge birdseedHeres the fun:1. Place the mug upside down in the middle of one side of the jug about 1 1/2 inches from the base. Trace the semicircle shape. An adult should cut out the shape with scissors. Repeat on opposite, or all sides. 2. For hanging, an adult should poke two holes opposite each other on the top near the cap. Loop wire or twine through holes. 3. Paint and let dry. 4. Decorate with stickers and glue on sticks for a roof. Let dry. 5. 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8 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 1521, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT Event Previews FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton UNDER THE TUSCAN MOON THURSDAY,JUNE 28, 2018 6 PM TO 8 PM You're invited to join us for an evening of exquisite gourmet food and wine! service and warm friends. Join us for a moonlit evening and an opportunity to support a wonderful local charity in our community. Tickets $75 each; Table of eight $600. Purchase online at www.tancinc.org or contact us at: (352) 544-2322 x109 email@example.com; Call 352-544-2322 x109 TIE DYE BLOCK PARTY SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 11 AM TO 3 PM Join us in our pop-up Library tent on Satur day, June 23 right before or right after your "Target run"! All supplies will be provided for you to make and take a fun t-shirt craft project just in time before July. Ideas range mermaid-inspired wearable craft. White t-shirts of various sizes will be available you're welcome to bring your own. Light refreshments will be provided by Target. The Tie Dye Block Party will happen rain or shine. All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event. FAMILY FIELD DAY SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 AT 10 AM TO 1 PM Get your competitive spirit on and join us for our events such as sack races, relay races, and much more. This event is FREE and fun for the whole family! We will be collecting donations for Bright Hopes (a home less resource organization) and Sunrise of Pasco Coun ty (a domestic violence resource organization) in lieu of entry or parking fee. -Unused Socks, Non-perishable Food, Toiletries (deodorant, sunscreen, shampoo, chap stick, hand sanitizer, conditioner, bug repellant, lotion), Monetary donations also accepted Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups grated cheese 2 lbs skinless chicken breasts 2 pkg taco seasoning butter for frying below options 1 yellow bell pepper seeded & sliced strips 1 bell pepper seeded & sliced strips 1 large onion sliced Pico de Gallo 3 red onions 2 cups cilantro leaves chopped 12 roma tomatoes 2 oz. white vinegar salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon fresh diced garlic Directions Dice chicken into cubes, place in skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper and taco seasoning. Cook until done. Set cooked chicken aside. In skillet place onions and peppers and cook until done, remove and set aside. In Skillet or griddle on medium heat, the quesadillas by laying grated cheese on tortilla, and arrange layers with some more cheese. Top with a second tortilla. When tortilla is gold Quesadilla to the other side adding additional butter. Finish cooking sec ond side until golden. Repeat with Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve with Pico de Gallo. In large bowl dice up onions and tomatoes, chop up cilantro and place in bowl. Add white vinegar, salt & pepper, diced garlic. Add more or less seasoning to your taste. Serve Quesadillas topped with Pico de Gallo Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN AT THIRD ANNUAL PURPLE GOWN PARTY AND FUNDRAISER AT SILVERTHORN COUNTRY CLUB SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 6:30 PM TO 10 PM young teenager in our Hernando County community that was a victim of Gun Violence in October. She survived the attack but recently found out that she will have to undergo surgery to repair her neck and restore her mouth. Your support will help greatly to assist the family during this time. The event includes dinner at $4 Each year key women who have overcome obstacles, trials and tribulations along their path are invited to share their stories of survival, perseverance and personal growth with our audience. These stories are very moving but also inspire the women in attendance to see more than the hurtles and struggles they have and will face in their lives to see hope. This evening circumstances and gives them the drive to achieve their own personal and professional successes. Our theme this year is Bridging the Gap and our intention is for these amazing women to help move our audience to see beyond a moment and help them overcome and move past some of the trials they may already have experienced in life or prepare them with strength for what they may be encountering in life at a later date. Our hope is that after this event, more women will step out with their gifts and talents and inspire the each other to do the same. www.ticketor. 3rd-annual-purple-gown-event-119516#buy BROOKSVILLE19259 Cortez Boulevard352.796.1451 SPRING HILL3290 Commercial Way352.683.0018 www.killingsworthagency.com SAT. & SUN 9AM-3PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THE HERNANDOSPORTSMAN'S CLUB Located 9 miles North of S.R. 50 on U.S. Hwy 19 80 Acre shooting facility Clubhouse HUNTERS Education Classes Monthly Firearms classes for CCWRANGE HOURS Tues Fri 9AM-2PM; Tues and Thurs Eve. 5PM 7PM www.hernandosportsmansclub.com 352-597-9931
June 1521, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 9 GTC BEACON CINEMA 12961 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 Calendar of Events Movie Times June 18 Veterans Park WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 6pm 8pm WHERE: Veterans Park 12254 Spring Hill Dr. Spring Hill, Description: Pre-Season Mini Camp Begins Monday June 18th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm.Pre-Season Mini Camp is Monday through Thursday for the week of June 18th and June 25th. practice schedule / location before the week of July 2nd. For more information and Online Registration available Visit www.shaaeagles.com for full details of Football & Cheer. June 22 Bark Bingo WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2018 5pm 9pm WHERE: Masaryktown Community Center, 539 Lincoln Ave, Masaryktown, FL 34604, USA (map) the Nature Coast Purchase tickets at Humanerescue.org $30//pp includes one card pack 19 games with cash prizes. One grand prize of $250. Fun Vendors, cash bar, horserace June 20 Historic Downtown Inverness Walking Tour WHEN: Wednesday, June 20 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am WHERE: Inverness Tour Description: Experience walking through quaint parks, around beautiful lakes, and viewing architecture rich with history while listening to stories of early to present-day Inverness on a historian-guided tour. Tours are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, leaving promptly at 9 a.m. from the Old Court house Heritage Museum. Must call ahead for reservations! All the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. For more information or to reserve your spot, call (352)341-6428. June 23 Wildlife ranger camps offered at state park WHEN: June and July, 2018 WHERE: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Sun coast Blvd., Homosassa, will offer two-week wildlife ranger camps from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park this summer. From June 19 to 23, is for children ages 8 and 9; and the second camp, from July 17 to 21, is for children ages 10 to 12. Applications are available in the parks Visitor Center. Each program is limited to 24 to those who have not attended previously. Topics include mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the ocean, sea turtles and saving energy through alternative sources. Indoor and outdoor activities include nature hunts, visiting wildlife areas and includes supplies and a T-shirt. Applicants are asked to write a short essay on "an animal that lives in Florida and why you think that animal is important. Contact: Rene Poppe at (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004. 3rd Annual Purple Gown Event WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:30pm 10:00pm WHERE: Silverthorn Country Club 4550 Golf Club Ln, Brooks ville, Description: 3rd Annual Women Inspiring Womens Purple theme this year is Bridging the Gap. Each year key wom en who have overcome obstacles, trials and tribulations along their path are invited to share their stories of surviv al, perseverance and personal growth with our audience. These stories are very moving but also inspire the women in attendance to see more than the hurtles and struggles they them the hope and courage to overcome these circumstanc es and gives them the drive to achieve their own personal and professional successes. This years event will give back a to assist Brianna Goble, a young teenager in our Hernan do County community that was a victim of Gun Violence in October. She was shot in the face by a former boyfriend at the age of 18. She survived the attack but recently found out that she will have to undergo surgery to repair her neck and restore her mouth. Your support will help greatly to assist the family during this time. The event includes dinner tickets women-inspiring-women-s-3rd-annual-purple-gown-eventZephyrhills SummerFest 2018 WHEN: June 23, 2018 4 PM to 9:30 PM WHERE: Zephyr Park, 5th Avenue, Zephyrhills Description: The SummerFest Zephyrhills event is the only DJ Xpress running dance and watermelon eating contests for Food vendors, bounce houses, family games, and a crafter otic fun to get you ready for summer. This event is FREE to enter and FREE to park. Just bring your lawn chairs and come early to enjoy the vendors, entertainment and pick a great spot to watch the show at sundown. Old Homosassa Fireworks WHEN: June 23, 2018 9:00 pm 10:00 pm WHERE: Homosassa Riverside Resort Description: Homosassas Fireworks display can be seen from MacRaes of Homosassa or Homosassa Riverside Resort starting at approximately 9:15 P.M. Come early for live music and other festivities starting at 1pm and lasting till 10 pm. For more information, call (352) 628-2602. Family Field Day Pioneer Florida Museum WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018 10am 1pm WHERE: 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, Description: Get your competitive spirit on and join us for our such as sack races, relay races, and much more. This event is FREE and fun for the whole family! We will be collecting do nations for Bright Hopes (a homeless resource organization) and Sunrise of Pasco County (a domestic violence resource organization) in lieu of entry or parking fee. -Unused Socks, Non-perishable Food, Toiletries (deodorant, sunscreen, sham poo, chapstick, hand sanitizer, conditioner, bug repellant, lotion), Monetary donations also accepted Tie Dye Block Party WHEN: June 23, 2018 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM WHERE: 3101 Aerial Way, Brooksville, FL 34604 Description: Join us in our pop-up Library tent on Saturday, June 23 right before or right after your "Target run"! All supplies will be provided for you to make and take a fun t-shirt craft project just in time before July. Ideas range from your own. Light refreshments will be provided by Target. The Tie Dye Block Party will happen rain or shine. All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event. June 25 Arachnid Photography WHEN: Sunday, June 24, 10am 2pm WHERE: Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA (map) Description: Learn about program mode, aperture priority mode, f-stop settings, exposure compensation, on-camera best shot of spiders in their natural environment. A macro lens is highly recommended for this workshop. Program offered by GreenFly Media, visit Creative-Nau tre-Photography.com to register. $20.00 Fee June 28July 1 Booster Days 2018Hudson's 4th of July Celebration WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 July 1, 2018 WHERE: Lakefront Park, 505 First Street, Hudson Annual Independence Day celebration sponsored by Hud son Boosters Club. Carnival, food, bingo, contests and Live Entertainment! No Admission Fee. Parade Saturday, June 30 at 11 am in Downtown Hudson. Parade registration form is available on Booster's website. Fireworks Sunday, July 1 at Lakefront Park at dusk. Carnival: Thursday, June 28, 5 pm Close. Friday, June 29, 1 pm Close Saturday, June 20, 12:30 pm Close Sunday, July 1 Call 715-386-8411. Visit: www.hudsonboosters.org click on booster day tab on main menu bar Under the Tuscan Moon The Arc Nature Coast WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 6pm 8pm WHERE: Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, Description: You're invited to join us for an evening of each one is accompanied by a unique wine pairing. Pamper food, wine & spirits; surrounded by old world Tuscany-in spired ambiance and service and warm friends. Join us for a moonlit evening and an opportunity to support a wonderful local charity in our community. Tickets $75.00 each; Table of eight $600. Purchase online at www.tancinc.org or contact us at: (352) 544-2322 x109 firstname.lastname@example.org; Call 352-544-2322 x109 June 29 30 2018 KIA Fest New Port Richey June 29 @ 5:00 pm 11:00 pm What is more fun than Apple Pie and Ice Cream, Fireworks and 4th of July? New Port Richeys Main Streets annual Independence Day celebration, KIAFest Main Street Blast in Sims Park. Its a grand salute to Americas Independence Day celebrated in true hometown style! Bring the whole family down to the 19th Annual Friendly KIAFEST Main Street Blast and enjoy classic rock music, food & beverages, Beer Garden, Military Vehicles on display, kids games and much more. Great thanks to the friendly folks at Friendly KIA we can host two days of FREE concerts! Get a group together and enter to win the Trolley Pull! 1st and 2nd place teams will win prizes! display cosponsored by Friendly KIA and Greg Henry Res toration over Orange Lake (weather/conditions permitting) but get there early, more than 25,000 people enjoyed New Honor Award for Best Event Main Street Event by Floridas Secretary of State and was named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by Southeast Tourism magazine. KIAfest opens at 5 pm Friday until 11 pm and then on Saturday from noon to 11 pm. Live music on the main stage in Sims Park, arts and crafters, classic car cruise-in, KIA trolley pull and lots of fun and games! June 30 Moon Over Croom 21M, 14M, 7M Trail Run WHEN: June 30, 2018 5:00 pm 10:30 pm WHERE: Croom Park, Brooksville Description: The Moon Over Croom is brand new trail run that will take place in the evening at Croom Park in Brooks ville so you will be running in the dark. The course will use B-C Loop and the C-Loop making it a 7 mile loop. Great t-shirts, food, and an experience you wont forget so you dont want to miss this one. For the 2017 race, there is a limit of 250 runners. The main running trail is a 7 mile loop. The trail will be marked will be well marked for both daytime and the night running will utilize glow sticks to mark the course. Water stops approximately every 2 2.5 miles on the course. Race packets can be picked up from 4:45pm-8:00pm the day of the race. Start Times? 21 Mile 6:00 pm, 14 Mile 7:00 Fourth of July July 4 Celebration at the Bandshell Celebrate America! with your family, friends, and neighbors on July 4, at Brooksvilles iconic Bandshell, capped by a thrill ing concert by our own Hernando County Symphony Orches tra. From 4 8pm, the Hernando County Fine Arts Council will sponsor an afternoon of old fashioned fun and games complete with a petting zoo, storytelling, food, and other vendors. Pre-concert entertainment by Live Oak Theatre Company, Memories Quartet, Vicki Roush, and Al Chance. There is no admission charge, bring the entire family! For more information visit HernandoArts.org, or call the Hernando County Fine Arts Council at 352-587-8062. July 12 USA Dance Adventure Coast WHEN: Second Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm (July, 12, 2018) WHERE: The Lake House, Kenlake Avenue, Spring Hill Description: Join our monthly dances at "The Lake House." Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Fox Trot, Swing. $6 members / nonmembers $8. At 7 pm, DJ Pete gives a lesson which is included in price of admission Complimentary snacks, coffee and tea. Beverages and water available, or you can bring your own. Dances are held Monthly on the second Thurs day, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Call Christine at 352.515.5008 or 631.220.7029 or email at email@example.com or visit usadanceadventurecoast.org/
10 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 1521, 2018 Summer is here, which means the kids are Weve put together a list of some known programs throughout the county. Vacation Bible School (VBS) Grace World Outreach Church, "Bible Bootcamp" June 18-22, 9AM to noon ; free to children age 5 to 11; Contact: Pastor Jesse Wilson (352) 796-3685 Address: 20366 Cortez Blvd. Nativity Lutheran Church,"SonRise Na tional Park" June 18-22 9AM to 12:15PM free to children age 3 (toilet trained) through 12. Teens 12+ are welcome to be junior guides. Address: 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. A free lunch will be provided at noon daily, courtesy of Her nando County Schools. Early registration is encouraged; forms are available at nlcww. org, nativitylutheran63@gmailcom or in the First Baptist Church of Brooksville, "GAME ON!" June 18-22 6PM to 8:30PM Free to children age 3 through sixth grade. Online registration is available at fbc brooksville.org/events/ Call (352) 796-6791 Address: 420 Howell Ave., Brooksville Brooksville First United Methodist Church," Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" June 25-29; 9AMnoon; For children in kindergarten accepted on a waiting list) from 9 a.m. to noon. A donation of $15 is requested. Register at fumcbrooksville.com/vbs-2018/ Call (352) 796-3363; Address: 109 S. Broad St., Brooksville Ridge Manor Community United Meth odist Church, "AMPED!",July 16-20; 9AM to Noon; Free to children from pre-kinder (rising). Register between June 1 and July 14 online at rmcumc.net or at the churchs Facebook site. Registration is also available at the church. Call (352) 583-0111. Address: 34350 Cortez Blvd. First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" July 23-27; 8:30 a.m. to noon ; Free to chil call (352) 683-2600/2015 to have forms emailed or stop by the church. Call (352) 683-2600. Address: 9344 Spring Hill Drive. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Free Bible School for adults and children July 24-26; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Families will praise and worship God together, followed by an age-appropriate Bible study, using the theme of 2 Peter 1:3. Registration not re quired. Call (727) 856-8336. Address: 14236 County Line Road, Hudson, Local Summer Camps Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill offers educational summer programs. Call 352-686-1934 for more information. 2nd 6th grade: 9am-2PM, $125/week, Full Day $150/week JUNE 18-22: SAFARI JUNE 25-29: PAINTING JULY 2-6: BUGGING OUT JULY 9-13 : DR. SUESS JULY 16-20: FIESTA JULY 23-27: COOKING 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 Week 3: 06/18/18 Happy Holidays Field Trip: Celebration Station Scheduled camp day is from 9:00 am 4:00 pm. Morning care starting at 7:30 am and Afternoon care ending at 5:30 pm is avail able at NO additional fee. Fantastic News: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided for each camper daily. Campers should come prepared with tennis shoes, comfortable clothing, swimsuit, towel, water bottle. For more information, please contact the Hernando County Branch at 352-688-9622. Dates: From June 18, 2018 to June 22, 2018 Times: 9am to 4pm Facility: Hernando County Activity/Teen Center Week 4: 06/25/18 Minute to WIN It Field Trip: Fun Spot Scheduled camp day is from 9:00 am 4:00 pm. Morning care starting at 7:30 am and Afternoon care ending at 5:30 pm is avail able at NO additional fee. Fantastic News: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided for each camper daily. Campers should come prepared with tennis shoes, comfortable clothing, swimsuit, towel, water bottle. For more information, please contact the Hernando County Branch at 352-688-9622. Dates: From June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018 Facility: Hernando County Activity/Teen Center Hernando County Schools is offering a Springs Coast Environmental Camp out more and sign up here: https://www. hernandoschools.org/Page/4615 SESSIONS: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 Discover Point is now accepting enroll ment for the summer camp Wild Ride. They have 2 locations in spring Hill, and 2 in New Port Richey. Activities will range from cook ing, arts and crafts, team building, STEAM, up 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 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. Saint Leo University is offering a sum mer 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Snooki (Grey, female ID #10315571), shes a lowrider, super petite, looks like a puppy but she is fully grown. Another dog disposed of by a backyard breeder. Shes a sweet girl good on leash, and seems to Snooki a home! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. Morgan (black and white, female, ID # 10315314) not Moooo...though I do look a bit like a cow! I am an adult female Pointer mix. I enjoy the company of other dogs, am playful but not hyper and would love to join your family. Seems to get along with other dogs but the shelter encourages a meet and greet. Please come meet Morgan! Hernando Animal Ser vices,19450 Oliver st. Brooks ville, FL 352-796-5062. (Dach mix, black and tan in color, female, senior, approx. 10lbs, ID # 10315746.) This dog was found by a citizen on Woodside St. Spring Hill and transported to the shelter. This dog was mild mannered at intake but is lethargic in shelter and has severe dental disease. This dog becomes property of the shelter on 6-13-18. Hernando Animal Ser vices,19450 Oliver st. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. (Black Mouth Curr, tan with black in color, male, adult, approx. 48lbs ID # 10315687.) This dog was found by a citizen at Fort Dade graveyard and transported to the shelter. This dog was friendly at intake. This dog becomes property of the shelter on 6-8-18 Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. 352-796-5062. (Lab mix, red in color, male-neutered, adult, approx. 60lbs. ID # 10315744.) This dogs owner is unfortunately deceased and next of kin was unable to care for him. This is a super sweet, loves everyone kind of dog, well socialized, crate trained and all around wonderful. Available now to a loving home. Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver st. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. Adopt Today Deer Homo Sapiens, wil yu pleez com to the sheltr and see us we wud lov yu to adopt us we want to brin you joy. We now that every huoman needs a cuddly sol mat, so let us be the ons. Come and see us 19450 Oliver St. Brooks ville, FL. Love, SUMMER ACTIVITIES SPORTS 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. Its that time of year again that all of us Gator hunters have been submit ting our permit applica tions to the Florida Wild life Commission. Thus far Ive been shut out on the drawings, but expect Ill be able o purchase a few leftover permits up in the Panhandle region. But down here locally, ob taining a permit is a fairly HUNTING (Black and white in color, adult, ID # 10315748.) This cat was found by a citizen on Inverary St. and transported to the shelter. This cat was able to be handled a bit fearful at intake. Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver st. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. has limited the permit availability to just four permits. Now, each per mit issued by the Florida Wildlife Commission for the State Alligator Harvest Program comes with two CITES tags for the harvest and possession of two alligators, bring ing the total of them big swamp lizards available for harvest to only eight. That kind of leaves me scratching my head in wonder as I spend a huge part of my time in the woods and on the water and it seems that I see gators nearly everywhere I go. Only recently, I spent bank of the Withlacooch ee River, in Croom by the old Iron Bridge and counted six gators cruis ing lazily by in the water. Four of those gators were good eating sized critters, between six and eight feet while two of them would measure out well in excess of nine feet in length. And to see some really big swamp lizards, a short boat ride South to ward Silver Lake, can just about ensure an encounter or two with some in the eleven and twelve foot range. So, why is it that there are so few tags avail able? A couple of phone calls to the FWC havent revealed much. Im still awaiting a call back from the regional biologist as I write this. But, I hope to have an answer before too long, which Ill happily update you with next week. Now North of the county line, there are for thats ninety gators up for harvest. Curious, right? Now, for anybody else interested in obtaining ga tor permits, as of the last stats there are a number of permits available up north in Gulf and Hamilton Counties and a few other places throughout the northern part of the state. I happen to know that there are quite a few gators up in those areas, mostly in the lakes and the rivers, but its a pretty good drive to get to them. I may get lucky and draw closer, Baker, Duval and Alachua had a small number of permits available when I entered the second phase of the statewide drawing, so my Now, if you havent hunted alligators in Florid, we do it a bit show on the popular TV shows depicting alligator hunting. No baited hooks We can snag them in open water, I prefer a surf rod with a snatch hook, then wrestling the big lizard alongside the boat for a pop on the noggin with a bang stick, or hatchet be hind the head, either way ing him into the boat for an honored spot amongst your dinner entrees. And as always, if you have any feedback, sug gestions or even just want to share a good hunting story, give me a shout at Toby@HernndoSun.com. God bless and good hunting! ABOVE: My daughter Brit ny and I with a ten-footer destined for our freezer.
June 1521, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS SOLUTION PAGE 17 Steelers 2018 TBXFL Superbowl Champs Boys2Men ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHERYL CLANTON HERNANDO SUN WRITER On Friday June 8, 2018 Hernando Sun attended the Boys2Men Awards Banquet, held at the Women's Club on Main Street in Downtown Brooksville. Ms. Kimber ly Kincade and Ms. Sherri Collins, born and raised in Hernando County and have strong ties in the community, they bonded and started Boys2Men Foundation Incorporation youth football and cheer camp. The young men and women that join the camp are provided with mentoring, discipline, education and help with a chance to play sports with an organized structured camp at a cheaper cost. Boys2Men works hard with the kids to educate and get them ready for adulthood with manners, respect, responsibility and perform at their very best and to excel in their futures to be whatever they want to be. Both Ms Kincade and Ms Collins wanted to help the com munity and low income families with multiple children, so that all the children in the communi ty could have a chance to participate in sports and Boys2Men hold car wash events, fundraisers, ac cept donations from local businesses and restau teams, cheer squads and families all get involved in the events that are held for Boys2Men. Boys 2Men is always open for new sponsors and ideas for any upcoming events. All events and donations go to help with new equipment, uniforms and transportation to practice and thru out the county for games. 2018 TBXFL Spring Football games, taking the Midgets Superbowl Championship with a 7-0 record. The Banquet that was held awarded athletes with a spread of great food, desserts and drinks. The trophies were given out to MVP players, in the Pee-Wee Division: Defense #38 Xavier Figueroa. Supers Division tro Tayshaun Young, Defense SPORT/ ACTIVITY DAY TIME LOCATION CONTACT Belly Dancing Monday / Wed 5:30 9:30 p.m. Hernando Park Community Activity Center/ Teen Hall Jaynellen; Phone: (352) 540-1568 Email: jaynellen333@ sbcglobal.net Belly Dancing Tuesdays 5:30 9:30 p.m. Spring Hill Lake House Jaynellen Phone: (352) 540-1568 Email: jaynellen333@ sbcglobal.net Baton Tuesdays 3 8 p.m. Kennedy Park Diane Sorvillo Phone: (352) 212-6077 Tae Kwon Do (beginners with advanced class to follow) Mondays 6:30 7:30 p.m. Delta Woods Park Tae Kwon Do (beginners with advanced class to follow) Fridays 6 7 p.m. Kennedy Park Cheerleading (class times vary by age) ursdays 6 8:45 p.m. Delta Woods Park All American Youth Phone: (813) 885-2292 www.AllAmerican Youth.org Dance Tuesdays 6 8:45 p.m Delta Woods Park All American Youth Phone: (813) 885-2292 www.AllAmerican Youth.org Tennis Schedule with Instructor Schedule with Instructor Delta Woods Park Doug Haskedakes Phone: (352) 848-7539 GET MOVING! --HERNANDO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ACTIVITY SCHEDULE Boy2Men PeeWee Division Coaches #30 William Figueroa. Midgets Division MVP Spears, Defence, #17 Stan ley Young. The Superbowl Champi onship MVP awards went Skipper and Defense #32 Tarell Sherman. All others in each division were awarded Appreciate Partic on their faces was of pure joy of being recognized. Boys2Men, Team Name: Steelers are feeling blessed to start the up coming sea son in August 2018 with Pop Warner in Springhill, Fl. The Leagues they have participated in are Pop Warner 5yrs, American Youth Football 1yr and Tampa Bay Youth Football 3yrs. Boys2Men record: 4 Superbowl Championships and 1 Conference Champi onship. The Organization looks for/in their coaches to mentor, determination, dedication, time and patience. And to have the same vision, which is all about the youth in the community, giving them a better chance in life and in their future. Practice started 6/09/2018 for the up coming season already. If interested, contact Boys 2Men by emailing them at Boys2menfoundationinc@ gmail.com MVP Winners. Congratulations cake,
Solution to Crossword on page 15 12 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 1521, 2018 SPORTS Hernando 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614 June 15 23, 2018 GIVE A PET A FOREVER HOME VISIT OR CALL Hernando County Animal Services 19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062 BY PILLIP ADAMS HERNANDO SUN WRITER One of Brooksvilles own attended the Orange Blossom Miniature Horse Club show at the Ocala Livestock Pavilion on Sat urday, June 9, 2018. Kelsey Painter a Hernan do High School Sopho more and her horse Ziggy Country Pleasure Driving in the Open, and Youth classes, and came home with two Stakes Champion ribbons. Ziggy (show name Ozark Nature Coast's JP Gates receives POY honors Local student wins a rst, 2 Stakes Champion ribbons at horse show Mtn White Time Raven) is a 2017 Pinto World Cham pion halter horse, who Kelsey has broken to drive a cart in the last 9 months. While training her horse, Kelsey has also maintained straight As in honors classes at Hernando High School as a freshman, and we expect her Sophomore year to continue this path. Kelsey also earned her invitation to the AMHR National Show in Tulsa, OK this coming Septem ber, where she will com pete amongst her peers. Her work ethic with her horses, is amazing as she does show a loving bond with each of them, and wakes up early during the school year to feed and water them. Her parents are extreme ly proud of her, because win or lose, she always maintains a happy go lucky attitude and does this out of pure love for her horses and the bond she creates with them. 9300. stead: He went 7-3 with a 1.60 ERA, with 86 strikeouts and 13 earned runs through 12 appear ances. Jasiak pitched four complete games and only walked 12 batters of the 244 he faced. C Brandon Riera, Senior, Nature Coast Technical: He committed only two errors while hitting .312 with 18 runs and two homers. INF Connor Morgan, Sophomore, Hernando: The sensational sopho more batted .489, drove in 34 runs and belted four home runs. INF Jordan McMath, Sophomore, Nature Coast Technical: Mc Math provided solid fielding for the Sharks, only committing one error all season. McMath was also a solid pitcher for the Sharks, going 8-2 with an earned run average of 3.05. INF Collin Greer, Sophomore, Weeki Wachee: He hit .333 and had 22 hits while playing solid in the infield for the Hornets. INF Anthony Urso, Senior, Hernando: Combined with Morgan to give the Leopards a strong infield. He also had a .398 batting aver age on the season. OF Tyler Adler, Se nior, Central: He scored 21 runs, 35 hits and 19 RBIs to go along with a .385 batting average. OF Dalton Black, Junior, Hernando: Black was a big part of Hernan dos small ball lineups and 16 bases on just 17 attempts. OF Zach Funkhous er, Senior, Nature Coast Technical: The right fielder had one of the best batting averages for outfielders in the county at .453 and scored 49 runs. He also had 39 hits on the season. UTL Kevin Tomas, Senior, Springstead: Tomas batted .322 with 15 RBIs. On the mound, he also had a 1.86 ERA with a 7-4 record and 61 strikeouts. Kelsey Painter a Hernando High School Sophomore and her horse Ziggy. They placed BASEBALL Springstead's Kevin Tomas at bat on March 14, 2018. BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN SPORTS WRITER BROOKSVILLEIt wasnt going to take long for many to notice, once the 2018 prep baseball season was over in the state of Florida, that one Hernando County, had one of the top campaigns out of anyone around. One baseball publication did take notice and made the honor announcement earlier this past week. Nature Coast senior pitcher JP Gates was named Prep Baseball Reports Player Of the Year, after putting together a memorable run that led the Sharks to the Class boasted a record of 9-2 on the season and racked up 135 strikeouts and held opponents to a stellar earned run average of 1.05. Gates didnt just do it from the mound, though, as he was excellent at the plate as well. The left-handed pitcher batted an impressive .430 and belted out 10 home runs. The Sharks enjoyed the best season in school history behind Gates big numbers he was able to put up all year long. For a school that had never nonetheless the state semis, Nature Coast was able to ride the left arm of Gates for most of the journey. Nature Coasts biggest win on the season came in the postseason against the heavily vaunt ed Orlando Bishop Moore, which had an impeccable track record heading into Hernando County. Gates made sure to help punch the Sharks ticket to states and pitched a gem against the Hornets. The senior ace struckout 12 batters on just 81 pitches in Nature Coasts 3-0 vic tory over Bishop Moore. What was even more impressive was that the Hornets were in the midst of a 15-game winning streak, which all came to a halt against Gates and the Sharks. The left-handed prodigy has already com mitted to playing baseball collegiately at the Univer sity of Miami. The Sharks ended the season at 26-5, with Na ture Coasts run ending in a 4-1 loss to Jacksonville Bolles in the state semi return a bevy of veteran players, but losing Gates will be a player thats going to be hard to replace for the Sharks in 2019. Nature Coast senior pitcher JP Gates
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Personal Property: Auto information and title, home deeds, and other personal items such as See PLANNING, Page 15 By SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN WRITER W ho, amongst us, hasnt tuned in to those home improvement television programs where, in an hourlong show, a home is transformed into house beautiful with a place for everything and everything in its place? The presenters make it look so easy but, in reality, its not that simple. Some of us are just not naturally organized So, just as accountants prepare our taxes; Realtors help us buy or sell a home; or lawyers who take care of our person al matters; a professional organizer can help us to declutter our homes and give guidance on how to keep them declut tered. Its not just a case of buying some containers and then sifting through items to keep, trash or donate, said Michelle Winarsky, a Professional Organizer and owner of Organizing in a Snap. Some people dont know how to get organized or where to start; theyre overwhelmed and stressed or they simply dont have the time or inclination to do it themselves, she said. She explained it's more about getting to know people, helping them move past their bad habits, and make prog but there's a lot more to the profession than that. Michelle Winarsky has been a licensed mental health counselor since 1999 and her credentials also include some 18,000 plus hours of professional organizing experience in the last 6 years alone. Helping busy families, professionals, and small business owners clear their clutter to create a more relaxed, produc tive and manageable lifestyle is Winarskys passion. She also customizes simple systems to suit each of her clients so its easily maintained. I work hands on, side by side with my clients to go through the decluttering and help them make decisions about letting go of senti mental items and dealing with lifes everyday challenges, said Winarsky. sive Compulsive Disorder), ADD (At an addiction to shopping or hoard people are not taught or trained to or ganize their spaces and then become overwhelmed when they dont know where to start or how to do it. Organizing in a Snap can help with a variety of tasks such as closet design, space planning, pa perwork management, downsizing, home staging, moving and more. She is able to customize a plan for each client based on their individual needs. For some, organizing their spaces may be a lifelong issue. Not only does Michelle work with those who have chronic disorganization issues but she also works with those who have a hoarding disorder if they are ready for help. It can be starting with one room or organizing the entire house at a pace that is manageable for the client. For others, it might simply be purging their paperwork sessions are planned based on the clients time and budget. My focus is not only to help clients get organized or decluttered, said Winarsky. My goal is to help my clients es after my work is done she said. Over the years, Organizing in a Snap has built a bank of resources to call upon to solve clients challenges. I work closely with professional movers and junk haulers, handy men, contractors and trades people of all types, supply Organizing in a Snap has the perfect solutions for people who need help organizing their belongings and their life. Got Clutter? BEFORE: Piles of paperwork on an untidy desk. AFTER: Michelle Winarsky, owner of Organizing in a Snap CONTACT INFO Michelle Winarsky, L.M.H.C., Professional Organizer Phone and text: 813 936 8022 Available 7 days a week by appoint ment. Areas of coverage: Hillsborough, Pi nellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties Visit our website at: www.OrganizinginaSnap.com See CLUTTER, Page 17
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Day, it can be an empty 24 hours for most and a day you just try to survive. Whatever you decide to do maybe visit his grave site or do something in his honor, it doesnt ease the sad ness. My three children lost their father suddenly. They say its the that hurt the most. That moment when, out of the blue, something triggers a memory letting loose a hard to bear. It could be in the form of a sound, a smell, or a feeling but its enough to rock you to the core. One daughter says its his voice she misses the most and how she wishes she had kept tele phone recordings from him. My other daughter says its when she sees someone at the airport in a Delta Airlines uniform. He always had a smile for the passengers and they loved his Scot tish brogue, she said. Sometimes, its seeing a movie he enjoyed on the tv. We should also think of the dads for whom this highly commercialized day will not be so en joyable. Dads who have been passed over for someone new and dads who have left their fami lies for whatever reason. For them, Father's Day will be bitter sweet. While some may see their chil dren, many will not. Even for those who do, after the day's happiness, the void will still be there. Loss is like that. Some by it other days the memories are over whelming and strong. However we remember our loved ones, in happy or sad times, it lets us know we are still griev ing. Fathers Day can be a those memories but also a time to let emotions surface and show our grief. Let Fathers Day be a good time to remember and show our love and appreciation for them as well as remembering the many things they shared with us through love. The state of Florida has truly had its eyes opened on the proper need of dementia training for their special needs shelters after last years Hurricane Irma. I have been ex tremely grateful to take on the task of educating and training Floridas Health Department employees on dementia care and aware ness, starting with Volusia County. NOAAs 2018 hurricane forecast predicts 10-16 named storms this season. Please be prepared. yourself caring for loved ones living with dementia during a natural disaster, yourself facing two major disasters; the oncoming storm and the tempest resulting from the mass confusion of the patients. If this should happen to you, chances are you will not have time to think; you must plan ahead. \003\003\003\003\003,I\003\\000R\X\003\277QG\003\\000RXUVHO\I\003 in such a situation, you cannot rely on other peo ple for help as they will probably be caught up in making their own prepa rations. In the event of an impending hurricane or storm, these loved ones will most likely be frightened and possibly uncooperative. Anxiety levels will be high. If the decision to evacuate has to be made, this can prove for those who are mem ory impaired, and also for their caregivers. Any change in routinenever mind a change in sur roundingswill be very disturbing. As I said, plan ahead. Research where it is you may need to go. If you have a nearby friend or relative who is will ing to open their home to you, try to get there early enough so that those living with dementia can be settled into their new environment. Be sure to prepare a checklist for a substitute caregiver listing patients daily habits and anything that may help to soothe them. Consider pets as well. My dad was very fond of our cat and sometimes seemed to care more for the cat than himself during his time of battling Solution to Crossword from page 12: BUSINESS & COMMUNITY June 1521, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 15 Solution to Sudoku from p 18: (puzzle on page 6) Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. 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Final Requests: Pre-paid burial informa tion and other requests such as location, music, personal notes to loved ones. Since there are many important documents, keep it in a safe place such as a box and share the loca tion with a trusted family member. If the original documents are kept with a trusted advisor, or you do not keep some of the docu ments with the emergency PLANNING of where those documents are located. After creating your emer at least annually. Creating ularly will keep everything current, convenient and accurate for your loved ones in case of emergency and when the time comes. Campbell & Company, Alzheimers Disease. I assured him time and again that his pets welfare would be well looked after. Do the best to main tain a calm demeanor. Be reassuring in your manner and have calm conversa tions with them as often as possible. Frequently remind them that youre there to assist with their needs, whatever they may be. Be patient, for it will probably be necessary to repeat yourself often throughout this ordeal. Its essential that you dont get yourself into a frenzy. The calmer you appear, the less unnerved they will become. The best thing you can do is be prepared comfort ably ahead of time. This isnt going to be an easy task; youre just going to have to wade through it. Your local Chamber of Commerce will have all the information needed in the event it becomes necessary to seek out a public shelter. In 2015, Florida put a law into place that those diagnosed with dementia are able to seek special need shelters in your county that are designated for people with disabilities. This would be a must better choice. Do your research ahead will best suit your needs. Please make sure youre pre-registered. You can Googling (your county + special needs shelter). Keep in mind; people dealing with dementia do not perform well in noisy, crowded places. In fact, this may be the worst sit uation for them to endure. As I stated earlier, a friend or relatives house will be a more composed environ ment for them. Even the stable indi viduals that are waiting out the storm in a public shelter are going to be nervous wrecks, worrying if their houses will still be standing when they return home. The anxiety in that building is going to hit the ceiling and these loved ones are going to sense this. Sadly, you also need to plan that theres a chance you may not be able to go home for a while due to destruction or loss of power. Today is the perfect day to start your storm pre paredness and evacuation plan. Dont procrastinate! The annual High Point July Fourth Parade will be on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9 a.m. Parade par ticipation and attendance is open to all residents and organizations of Hernando County by golf cart, walk ing, bike, truck, van or car, groups, etc., or just come and watch. Prizes are given in 9 categories for best decora tions! The parade will start at 9:00 am at High Point Blvd., just beyond the Community Information Booth, travel left down High Point Blvd. to Club House Road, and right on Club House Road to the Community Center located at 12249 Club House Road. Following the Pa rade the American Legion Post 186 Color Guard will post the Colors in front of the Community Cen ter. Refreshments will be served in the Community Center following the Color tickets for the Patriotic Outdoor Bench, or a num ber of gift cards donated by local merchants. Call High Point Com munity Property Owners at 352-596-2397 for a parade entry form, or to donate mor information, contact lynda6260@aol. com. High Point July Fourth Parade seeking entrants, participants
16 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 1521, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY Give Siblings the gift of home Make a Make a Make a difference difference difference difference life difference difference difference difference difference difference difference life life life life life for KidsCentralFosterParents.org 352-873-6332 Kids Central, Inc. is the nonpro t organization charged with preventing and treating child abuse and selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties (Circuit 5). No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, martial status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Funded via Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Federal Opportunity Announcement, Diligent Recruitment Families for Children in the Foster Care System: HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0593. Award #: 90C01112-01-00. Hundreds of older kids in the Hernando County area have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect, but what hurts most is having to leave their brothers or sisters. Open your heart as a foster or adoptive parent to local siblings. WARRANT Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to www.HernandoCountyCrimeStoppers.com Name: Jonathan D. Rodriguez DOB: 09/10/1992 Hgt: 5 Wgt:135 Brooksville, FL NAMI Lip Sync Battle themed aer the 80s era of rock, rebellion and big hair by SAVANNAH ALLDAY HERNANDO SUN WRITER Girls just wanna have fun. But sometimes the whole family wants to join in too! Girls, guys, and kids alike were all jam ming out to the hits of the 80s at the Heritage Pines Clubhouse on Saturday, June 9. Over 200 guests pur the tables in unity together for a night of fun and nostalgia while supporting a worthy cause. NAMI of Hernando is the local branch of the nationwide organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Formed in 1979, NAMI credited for spreading mental health awareness and building support groups through out the United States. They pride themselves in educating the public on the true realities of mental illnesses and its well as their family and friends. NAMI fundraisers occur many times per year and range from various activities to help promote awareness and raise funds, due to NAMI being a non proceeds went to NAMI of Hernando, as well as Vincent Academy Adven ture Coast. This particular fundraiser was a Lip Sync Battle, themed after the 80s era of rock, rebellion, and big hair. around 5 pm, that evening, and were free to drink from the open bar, snack on hors d oeuvres, sing cially beginning at 6 pm, guests were seated at ta bles facing the main stage and were served a full course of dinner and then dessert. With stomachs full, the guests excitedly watched as the lip sync battle commenced. John Leggios elev en performers who had travelled from New York especially for the event, danced for the audience between acts. They were an energetic, extreme ly talented troupe who seemed tireless. John Leg gio, a Hernando County local. is a director, chore ographer, and teacher, and was the owner and artistic director of John Leggios Center for the Performing Arts, located in Spring Hill. Leggio is a former Broadway dancer who performed in the musi cals CATS, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Showboat, and My Fair Lady. He had made a special trip from New York to train and work with the dancers and lip sync contestants for this event. The Lip Sync Battle and the extra dance routines in their entirety were cho reographed by the talented Leggio. The happenings of the night were announced by celebrity Emcee, Justin Shea, who has battled mental illness throughout his life. He was a mem ber of the Vincent House in Pinellas Park in 2004 where he was given help and a place for recovery. The incredible perform ers of the Lip Sync Battle included Kevin Carroll, representing the Hernando County Fire Department, Lisa Judge (Primoris Distribution Center), Kar en Dove, (Dove Dream Developers), Christie Wil liams (Hernando County Parks and Recreation), and Pasco Hernando State College StudentsNatalie Washington, Kelly Can non, and Jason Raynor. The dedicated contes tants performed lip syncs from classics such as Love Shack, Rhythm Nation, Thriller, and more. In between each act, the John Leggio dancers performed various hits from the 80s, keeping the crowd lively and energized. The ending act for the night was Kevin Carroll from the Hernando County Fire Department. Carroll took lip syncing to a whole new level as he and his crew were dressed as Twisted Sister doppel gangers, from the giant, long hair to the ripped See NAMI, Page 20
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY June 1521, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 17 Solution on page 18 Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Hernando County, Florida will hold the following meetings on June 26, 2018 in the School Board Room, 919 N. Broad Street, Brooks ville, FL 34601: Workshop at 2:00 P.M. Regular Meeting at 6:00 P.M. 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 contacting Kelly Pogue at (352) 7977000. If you are hearing impaired, please contact the agency by calling (352) 797-7202. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the School Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she any School Board meeting consists the Board including any back-up materials or documents submitted to it and a transcript of the audio and/or visual recording of the meeting if any made and maintained by the District. It is the responsibility of the party requesting a copy of audio/visual 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 (06/15/2018) IN THE INTEREST OF Name Shane Daniel Powell Case No. 17JC000117 Year of Birth 2004, A Male Publication TO: Daniel Gordon Powell: that the child named above is a Child or conduct or condition which renders the parents unable to care properly for a child, the conduct or condition is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, the parental rights of the parent should be terminated, and a permanent custodian should be appointed for the child. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for the 16th day of July, 2018 at 4:00PM in Division 8. At the hearing the Court may issue orders relating to the care, custody and control of the child. The hearing will determine if the parents should be deprived of their parental rights and the right to custody of the child. The parent(s), and any other person having legal custody are required to appear before this Court on the date response to the petition with the Clerk of the District Court prior to that time. Failure to respond or to appear be fore the Court at the time shown will not prevent the Court from entering judgment as requested in the petition, Need of Care, removing the child from the custody of parent, parents or any other present legal custodian until further order of the Court, or an order permanently terminating the parents parental rights. An attorney has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the child: Kansas Legal Services. You have the right to appear before the Court and be heard personally, either with or without an attorney. The Court will appoint an attorney for any parent cially unable to hire one. The Court may order one or both parents to pay child support. Date and time of hearing: July 16, 2018 at 4:00PM Place of hearing: Division 8, Court room #B6 of the Shawnee County Courthouse in the city of Topeka, Kansas. (06/15/2018), (06/22/2018) FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018 CP 577 PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EUGENE LEE KETCHUM, Deceased, The ancillary administration of the estate of EUGENE LEE KETCHUM, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is June 15, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative ASHLEY S. HUNT, FBN 0845361 CHRISTI R. ROMERO, FBN 0092540 601 S. 9th Street Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 365-2262 Personal Representative LYNN GERALD KETCHUM P.O. Box 14734, Tucson, AZ 85732 (06/15/2018), (06/22/2018) LEGAL NOTICES OBITUARIES FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-CP-000455 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF VERNON CECIL RIALS Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Vernon Cecil Rials, deceased, File Number 18-CP-000455 by the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601; that the decedent's date of death was March 1, 2018; that the total value names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Wendy Lee Turner Address: 811 Esquire Street, Norfolk, VA 23503 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Notice is 15th day of June, 2018. Personal Representatives Giving Notice: Wendy Lee Turner and Elizabeth Ma rie Rials, 1811 Esquire Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23503 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: Brian Arrighi, Esq., Attorney Florida Bar Number: 10268 NORTH TAMPA LAW GROUP, LLC 26852 Tanic Drive, Suite 102, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544 Telephone: (813) 518-7411 Fax: (813) 377-2892 E-Mail: service@northtampalaw group.com (06/15/2018), (06/22/2018) Miller Kenneth D., Sr. age 83, of Spring Hill, passed on away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife Judith. Src; Brewer Ebbecke Daniel J. Jr, age 82 of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Daniel is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Daniel and David; daughters; Doris, Donna and Jeanne; 13 grandchildren;and 11 great grandchildren. Src; Downing Napier Janet Renee, age 40, of Brooksville, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Phillip and Brenda Napier. She is survived by daughters: Angelica and Abi gail. Src; Merritt Daugherty John Joseph Jr., age 74, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was a United States Navy veteran. John is survived by his wife: Lin da; daughters: Jennifer and Laura; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Src; Merritt Shores Charles, D., age 53, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father: Burt Shores. He is survived by his wife Ingrid; children: Scott; Daniel, David, Shawn and Deanna. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Src; Merritt Hickey Thomas E., age 87 of Hudson, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Src; Downing Lauria Louise Phyllis, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Src; Turner Ulto Joseph C., age 68, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Ulto. He is survived by his children, Marissa (Michael), Lauren (Richard), Joseph, Karli, and 4 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Johnson Virginia R. "Ginny" passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018. She is survived by her husband Charles; and 3 sons Christopher, Steven and Craig. Src; Brewer Stand Downs for 2018Stand Down season has begun, and whether youre on the side of needing services or providing help to homeless veterans, the information is out there and waiting for you. Stand Downs are events that take place over one to three days, depending on the location. On a typical day, homeless veterans can get services for benefits eligibility screening, per sonal care items, employment help, legal assistance, haircuts, case management, housing and mental health services. In addition, many locations have food, clothing, shelter, health and dental screenings right on the spot, with multiple agencies and sources of assistance coming together. You might find college resources, a career fair and more, depending on the location. If you have your DD-214 or a Department of Veterans Affairs medical card, bring it. Stand Downs have been going on since 1988, and there now are locations all across the country. To see the VA list of Stand Downs, go online to www.va.gov/homeless/ events.asp and scroll down. Youll find dates, location, and names and phone numbers, as well as email addresses. The season runs until December in some areas. Make contact as early as you can, whether you need services or can volunteer. Many locations have transportation to the event, if you call ahead. If you dont see a listing for your area, contact the nearest VA Medical Center. Perhaps your event isnt posted yet, or maybe they need to gauge interest. You also can search online by listing your state for veter ans Stand Down schedule 2018. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has its own Stand Down page at www.nchv.org. Theres also a list of contacts for immediate help, such as the crisis line [1-800-273-TALK (veterans press 1)] and community-based organizations near you. If you know veterans who need this information, please clip and copy, then pass it around, especially to homeless shelters. 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceJune 11, 2018 FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 18000664CPAXMX; PROBATE DIVISION; IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD ALAN MANDEL, JR., Deceased. The administration of the estate of Donald Alan Mandel, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was April 27, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The name and ad dress of the personal representative 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 OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Notice is June 8, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: ANTHONY ELIA TABASSO, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No.: 567401 2744 East Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 Telephone: (954) 290-4949 Fax: (800) 540-8997 Email Service: email@example.com Personal Representative: JANIS MANDEL 510 W. Moyamensing Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148 (06/08/2018), (06/15/2018) PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-000668 IN RE: ESTATE OF GLORIA L. CHERRY, Deceased. The administration of the trust agreement of GLORIA L. CHERRY, deceased, whose date of death was April 23, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal represen tative and the personal representa tive'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 OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Notice is June 8, 2018. Signed on the 4th day of June, 2018. /s/ N. Michael Kouskoutis, Esq. Attorney for Trustee Florida Bar No. 883591 N. Michael Kouskoutis, P.A. 623 East Tarpon A venue Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689 Tele phone: 727-942-3631 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary Email: email@example.com /s/ RUSSELL R. CHERRY Trustee 237 Fountain Court Spring Hill, Florida 34606 (06/08/2018), (06/15/2018) 3341 Power Inn Road IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF: James Airhart (In Pro Per) Petitioner/ Husband, and Kimberly Ann Airhart Respondent/ Wife DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Kimberly Ann Airhart LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6235 Sardina Ave Spring Hill, FL 34608 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse whose address is 3341 Power Inn Road Sacramento, CA 95826 on or before July 15, 2018. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. The action is asking the Court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: Petitioner is requesting equitable distribution of the marital assets, debts and liabilities of the parties, taking into consideration the factors enumerated in Florida Statutes, Section 61.075. 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 Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida 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. (06/15/2018), (06/22/2018), (06/29/2018), (07/06/2018) Notice is hereby given that Ronald P. Bassett and Lorinda S. Stover, co-owners, desiring to engage in Once Upon a Vine, LLC located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida De partment of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (6/15/2018) Notice is hereby given that Leslie H. Abbott, owner, desiring to engage in Advanced Veterinary Technician Home Health Care located in Her nando County, Florida, intends to reg ister the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (6/15/2018) Notice is hereby given that RYAN KRESS, owner, desiring to engage in SOUTHERN GUY BONSAI located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida De partment of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (6/15/2018) Notice is hereby given that RAISING A CHAMP1 CORPORATION, owner, desiring to engage in business under CHAMP1 Research Foundation located in Hernando County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to sec tion 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (6/15/2018) Joergens Brenda S., age 63, of Spring Hill, passed on Thursday, June 7, 2018. She is survived by her husband Lawrence; daughter, Carrie (Terry), and 2 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Bartley Doyle Roger, age 80, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was United States Army veteran. Roger is survived by his son, Bobby (Lyndsay); 2 daughters, Mary (Casey) and Dawn (Todd); 6 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held, Monday, June 18, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 280 Mariner Boulevard. Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 pm in the Brewer Chap el. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Src; Brewer Gerlach Robert G., age 63 of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. Robert is survived by his wife, Lana; and daughter, Saman tha (William). Src; Downing Parker Brenton L., age 65 of Hudson, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. Brenton is survived by his wife, Shel ley; son, Brinton; daughter, Src; Downing MacDonald Shirley T., age 73 of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, June, 9 2018. She is survived by her husband James; son, Kevin (Melo dy);daughter, Karen; and 8 grandchildren. Src; Downing Sparano Carl Louis, age 80, of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was a US Navy veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents John D. and Lucille Sparano. He is survived by his wife Elisa; daughters Lucille (David) and Joanne (Arnold); and 4 grandchildren. Src; Turner Murphy Evelyn G., passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Src; Turner Drawbond Charlotte M., passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. 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OPINION June 1521, 2018 hernandosun.com HERNANDO SUN 19 Adon Taft, retired, was a reporter for The Miami Herald for 48 years. During the 37 years he was the religion editor he won numerous awards including the Supple Memo of the reporting of religion news. He now lives in Brooksville, FL. Flag = People Divided or not WILLIAM F. HOLLAND A simple Just call me Flag is the way the late comic, Robin Williams, introduced himself in his hilarious yet reverent routine in which he presented himself as Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes Forever. But what the banner called the most recognized symbol of free dom and democracy in the world by North Carolina Congresswom an Virginia Foxx, chairperson of the House Committee on Educa tion and the Workforce, represents is as complex and controversial if not more so this Flag Day as ever in the 241 year history of the pennant. Example: Since they dont share with Donald Trump the meaning of the red and white striped cloth with the hallowed strains of the nation al anthem that often reverberate there, members of the Philadel phia Eagles football team and the Golden State Warriors basketball team have declined invitations to follow the tradition of champion ship sports teams to be honored by the President. Such a divide between those who see the nobleness of the a great economy here and those who see the injustices in our soci ety is not new. It was Adrian Cronauer, the Air Force sergeant on whose life the character played by Williams in the movie Good morning, Vietnam! was based, who said: of us and all the values we hold sacred. About the same time, Henry Miller, the well known author/play wright famous a half-century ago for pushing the morality envelope to its extreme, contended that, always: one for the rich and one means that things are under con danger, revolution, anarchy. Theres even controversy over Clever as Williams recount ing of the story generations of us learned in elementary school, Betsy Ross, at the prodding of a committee led by George Wash ington in 1776, never produced red and white stripes and a blue the original 13 colonies that would become the United States of America. It turns out that was fake news. And the Philadelphia seamstress never uttered Williams exclama tion, This could be the start of something big! We now know that Washington did not know Ms. Ross and the Continental Congress did not au white stripes and the white stars in one has never been established. As the nation added states, the President William Howard Taft signed an executive order in 1912 that even the proportions of the utive order by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 21, 1959, the stars in nine rows staggered horizontally and eleven rows stag gered vertically. It was during the stressful time of the battle between the states that ended in the tragedy of our Ciivil War that Henry Ward Beech er, the Congregational preacher and activist in the abolition move ment, proclaimed: A thoughtful mind, when it sees only, but the nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its 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. LE TT ERS T O T HE ED IT OR It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood Periodically Im forced to leave home for a vacation, and since I no longer fly, we drive. Fortunately, there are only two destinations, both in the middle states. Unfortunately, both are twenty-four hours away. I drove straight through once and will never do that again, so I insist on sleeping for eight hours halfway through, and I dont mean at a rest stop. My preferred vacation of visiting family is this: Instead of two days to get there, it should be three, and it can be an 8-8-8 combo (eight hours of driving each day) or a 10-8-6 combo, or a 1010-4, or 12-8-4, or even 12-10-2. (Mostly I prefer the 0-0-0 version.) My wife doesnt like the idea and wants to know what we would do during those evenings. I tell her wed visit local sites or shop or go to a theater, but mainly what I want to do is not drive more than twelve hours two days in a row. Next, I want to stay in a hotel. The last time we visited mom, I found that she had placed a second mattress on the bed in the room we slept in, so it was as high as my midthigh. My first morning there I started to put on a pair of socks while sitting on the foot of the bed, and fortunately I came to my sleepy senses, otherwise I would have tipped over onto my head and rolled forward so that I was wedged on my back with my lower legs resting on the small table below the widow. I dont have a button I can push to call, Help, Ive somersaulted and I cant get up! and my mother couldnt have possibly pulled me free, nor my wife, and so I would have had to wait for EMS to arrive, and that would just be embar rassing. The other annoyance in the room is that there is no TV. When I was a teenager and a young man I always read books at night. At some point along my married way, my wife started complaining about my having the light on. I got a book light, one of those little clip-ons, but she didnt like that either. So I started watching TV, and she didnt mind that, despite there being lots of light from the screen, and sound! Inexplicably, she didnt complain at all for six days straight at moms, while I read in bed with the lamp on. I appreciated that, and Im befuddled by it, and I would have rather watched TV; Ive now done so for 35 years. So I want to vacation in a hotel with a low bed and a TV, and I want to eat breakfast there so my mother doesnt feel obli gated to cook. Well drop by around ten for some conversation, eat some local cuisine for lunch, explore the town in the afternoon, and then have one or two home-cooked meals for supper before we leave. And thats the other aspect of this pre ferred vacation: there are never more than two days worth of things to talk about or see in a place Ive been before, so I want to head home on the third day. But my wife always insists on a long vacation, and of course renting a room is expen sive, so I have to consent with staying with family, which they insist on any way. Its simply best not to go anywhere. I have an iPhone now: Facetime! There is one place I wouldnt mind spending a week or a month or even a year. I might have to live in a tent and dig a latrine, and cook on coals, but Id love it! I want to crack open slabs of Burgess shale in Yoho National Park. Better yet, Id rent a big Winnebago, pick everyone up, and wed all head to Canada. I promise that everyone will have their own rock hammer. GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN Im sure that many of you remember the man who por trayed the friendly neighbor in the popular childrens program known all over the world as Mister Rogers. Who can forget the childlike song that asked the question, Wont you be my neighbor? With the macho crowd, he was labeled a sissy and downright creepy but to children, he was always a nice, polite, and comforting role mod el. There have been many false accusations about him through the years like the rumors about him having to wear long sleeve tattoos. But these have all been proven to be nothing more than overactive imaginations and a display of how cruel our human nature can be. How sad to witness the moral convictions of our society falling so far away from Gods standards that when someone is acting normal the world believes they are weird. This reminds me of the scripture warns, Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that exchange darkness for light, and light for darkness; that trade bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Unfortunately, this is an other example of how the harsh attitudes of the oppressors are always seeking to bully and criticize decent individuals who are trying to make the world a better place. Actually, most of this nega tivity can be explained when we realize his presentation was never intended to impress or entertain adults. His focus and passion were complete ly dedicated to providing an honest and wholesome ministry to children. He did not care about what people were saying, he was communicating with the young ones and took his responsibility very seriously. Apparently, he was not trying to become famous or a televi sion star, he was just using the broadcast as a vehicle to reach more children. He designed Mr. Rogers Neighborhood as an outreach ministry to the world and extension of his service for Christ. The show began in 1968 ending in the year 2000. He is quoted, I went into television because I was convinced there was some way of using this fab ulous instrument to help nurture those who would watch and lis ten. He approached his young audience with respect and directness about issues such as self-control, imagination, hon esty, creativity, appreciation for diversity, cooperation, patience, and kindness just to mention a few. I recently heard about a movie being made about his life and Tom Hanks was mentioned to possibly play the lead role. I for one certainly hope this represents Fred Rogers in a favorable expression of honesty and integrity. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2002 and quietly passed away in 2003 with his wife Joanne at his side. As an ordained Presbyterian minister, Fred Mcfeely Rog ers graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1963. Im sure that most people did not think about it, but he was more like a Sunday school teacher that used simple props and themes to tell stories about everyday life. He was a pup 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 Rock Hammer Vacation ples, the truths, the his tory which belongs to the nation that sets it forth. But for John Philip Sousa, the composer and band leader whose marches celebrate the and starry blue is free doms shield and hope. In his memorable Williams noted that it has been all over the world and to the moon; through many wars, times of famine; periods when it was spit upon, trampled and burned; times when displaying it was not chic. But at the dawns early light, Im still here, he reminded us. liams concluded: When you salute me, you are saluting your selves. Im a symbol. I represent the people. Long may you wave! ADON TAFT See HOLLAND, Page 20 Pay Attention! ere are federal laws and regulations, state laws and regulation, county regula tions and ordinances, city regulations and ordinances. Sometimes one conicts with another. So, that if you follow one law you break another. Many people are shocked to discover that they can be arrested for things they did not even know were illegal. While medical marijuana is legal in Florida, the federal government says it is illegal. So, many Floridians rush o and get their medical marijuana card, because it has been legalized in Florida. But the new Florida marijua na law may aect your abili ty to own/purchase a gun. To purchase a gun you have to ll out the Firearms Transaction Form. Question 11.e on this form asks Are you an unlaw ful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance. Warning: e use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legal ized or decriminalized for medical or recreational pur poses in the state where you reside. You have to check o a box Yes or No. If you check o No, and you use marijuana, you could be arrested for perjury (2 years potential prison time). If you check the Yes box you will be denied the ability to purchase a gun. According to a Sept. 21, 2011 "Open Letter to All Federal Firearms Licens ees" from ATF, holders of state-issued medical mar ijuana cards are automati cally "prohibited persons" under 18 U.S.C 922 (g)(3) and "shipping, transport ing, receiving or possessing rearms or ammunition" by a medical marijuana card holder is a violation. is violation can result in up to 10 years in prison pur suant to 18 USC 922(g) & (n). So, under current law you must decide which do you want the medical marijua na or your Second Amend ment Rights. Watch out for this trap. Caroline Zoes Hernando County
it blared through the hall as guests rocked out to the classic throwback. Instead of putting out a was igniting one liter ally. Throughout the song, sides of the stage to add to the rock and roll concert Leggio dancers performed wildly in the background. Obviously, the HCFD second year in a row. given out generously for well as a silent auction, to keep the audience enter tained as the judges were decisions. The judges panel consisted of John Alloc co (Hernando County Commissioner), Barbara Manuel (Owner/General Manager of WXJB 99.9 FM, WWJB 1450 AM, 103.9 FM, 92.3 FM), Barbara Crowley (Presi dent/CEO of the Greater Hernando County Cham ber of Commerce), Angie Bonfardino-Walasek, (Executive/CEO of United Way, Hernando County), and Alice Delgardo, M.Ed. (President/CEO of United Way, Pasco County). An array of noteworthy organizations/businesses and local government was represented through the diversity in judges. Their goal and common ground of advocacy and awareness for the greater good of our county and the surrounding areas was evident throughout their time at the Lip Sync Battle and the support and love shown towards NAMI of Hernando County. At the end of the evening, NAMI Hernan do Board President, Jay Rowden, presented awards to distinguished members of the community who had ly towards the 2018 Lip Sync Battle. year makes, and 2018 has for those persons living with mental illness! All of this could not be done without the support of our board, our members, our government, and most importantly our commu nity! Rowden stated of the current years results, thus far. To donate to a worthy cause or to volunteer your services for NAMI of Her nando County, visit their website at https://www. nami.org/Get-Involved or call them at 352-6840004. Triumph and TragedyNot the board game, not the Winston Churchill book, not even the 90s song by screamo band, Grade. This story is about The Alonzo family, how our amazing community joined together to support them in their time of need, and how they per severed through incredi keeping track of every thing I cant thank you enough My Lioness Queen. Neither Cristina nor Chelo could earn income at the business ventures they had just celebrated that fateful night in Feb ruary. Cristinas daughter, Annalice Morales, also in her senior year of high school, had to quit her job to help out. Since the Alonzos lost so much income, the community came together and had many fundraisers to help them keep up with normal expenses. Some people even cooked for them. Family members that they hadnt seen in a while came to help with everyday living. Prayer chains were started all across social media and love poured in like the summer rains of Hernan do County. The Alonzo Family believes that God was watching over them. Chelo says, God makes the impossible possi ble God equals love. He showed me His grace and blessings through my family and the commu nity. This type of tragic event would normally destroy a family, but throughout the adversi ty, The Alonzo Family became stronger. Che los two children from a previous relationship, Jose Alonzo Jr and Nya sia Alonzo, along with Cristinas two children, Annalice and Xzavier, united and acted as one family unit. Even though Xzavier was in a lot of pain, he still persevered all his school classwork, completing his senior year and walking across the stage at graduation with his sister by his side. Not only that, but this determined young man was duel enrolled at Springstead and Pasco Hernando State Col lege and he continued his college coursework despite the pain, doctors visits, and utter chaos. Family members drove him to classes on campus so that his grades would attendance. Not only did Xzavier graduate high school less than four months after this tragedy, but he also graduated PHSC with his associates degree. This kind of tenacity will successful attorney in the future. Meanwhile, his stepfather was released from the hospital for good in April, and has made gradual progress since then. One thing that helped this family get through such adversity was meditating on Isaaiah 41:10, which says, So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righ teous right hand. This Fathers day, the Alonzo family is thankful that their family survived and is back on the right track. There is still a long road of recovery left, but it was a dream come true for Annalice and Xzavier to graduate and have their mom and stepfather there to watch it all. Chelo says, This fathers day is special because Im grateful for life, my fami ly, and my community. The Alonzo Family wanted to sincerely say thank you to Karma, Waste Management, The Lively Fitness Center, OCR United, Delirium, The Haehnel Family, and old and new friends who helped out, their fami lies and everyone in the community. 20 HERNANDO SUN hernandosun.com June 1521, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY HOLLAND peteer and used his own voice for the many characters in the show. With a degree in music composition, he wrote 200 songs including the theme, Its a beautiful day in the neighbor hood. He was not nec essarily acting a like someone else but was simply being himself. He was devoted to his Christian faith and used his platform to demon strate and communicate conservative values. As we acknowledge certain modern spiri tual leaders and their message of hope and inspiration, we can see that Fred Rogers was a pioneer of the encour agement movement. Instead of traditional religious sermons that focus on how bad we are, Fred wanted to build self-esteem and emphasize how every one is loved and how we are all unique and important to God. He is quoted, When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, look for the helpers. You will always helping. This optimistic outlook and positive thinking approach is a choice all of us make. We can be like Eey ore and always com plain about the glass being half-empty, or we can develop a humble awareness to thank God for the glass and also for it being half-full. 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). 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