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LOCAL & STATE 2 OUT & ABOUT 6 | SPORTS 11 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY 13 FUNNIES 18 | OPINION 19 INDEX Subscribers: Refer a friend to the Hernando Sun and we'll send you a Hernando Sun bumper magnet as a token of our appreciation! ADOPT A PET TODAY SPORTS Toby Benoit and hunting Burmese pythons.... See SICILY, Page 15 YOUR WEEKLY LOCAL NEWSPAPER June 2228, 2018 Volume IV, Issue XI Suggested Retail 75 THE Hernando Sun Hernando Sun COUNTY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR RED, WHITE AND BREWS CELEBRATION Page 20 Dogs and cats looking for a "forever" home. 89 HIGH LOW 78 WEATHER SHUAYB DENTAL FAMILY & IMPLANT DENTISTRY Call for Your Appointment 352 -666 5133 229 MARINER BLVD., SPRING HILL, FL 34609 S A M E D A Y C R O W N S Cerec Crown I n c l u d e s : X R a y ( D 0 2 2 0 ) O f f i c e V i s i t ( D 0 1 4 0 ) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES JULY 31, 2018 N E W P A T I E N T S P E C I A L Exam and X -Rays (ADA -D0150) Full Mouth Service (ADA -D0210) M U S T P R E S E N T C O U P O N B E F O R E T R E A T M E N T L I M I T E D T I M E O F F E R C O U P O N S O R S P E C I A L S A R E F O R T H O S E W I T H N O I N S U R A N C E M A R I N E R L O C A T I O N O N L Y Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount, special or offer. New patients only. EXPIRES JULY 31, 2018 $ 6 4 9 w w w s h u a y b d e n t a l c o m F R E E 8 e forgotten town of 'Sicily' PROJECT WEATHER School Board terminates Superintendent's contract BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN WRITER The Hernando County School Board voted 3-2 to terminate the contract of Su perintendent Dr. Lori Romano on June 12, 2018 during the regularly scheduled school board meeting. The three board members who voted in favor of ending the contract were Beth Narverud, Susan Duval and Linda Prescott. The two opposed were Mark Johnson and Gus Guadagni no. Dr. Lori Romano's last day is June 30, 2018. She is entitled to appeal the termi nation as she was terminated for cause. The Hernando County School Board approved a new 4 year contract with Super intendent Dr. Lori Romano on January 26, 2016. The mo tion to approve Dr. Romano's contract passed 3-2 at the meeting on January 26, 2016 with Ms. Duval and Ms. Naverud voting against it. At the time the position currently held by Linda Prescott was held by Matt Foreman. A week prior to the con tract renewal in 2016, Dr. Osceola County, vying for the Superintendent position with a salary range of $185,000 to $225,000. She was not chosen for the job and then was able to negotiate a salary increase as Hernando County School District Superin tendent. Prior to the 2016 See KAZMIER, Page 12 10 S P O R T S BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN WRITER PHOTOGRAPHY CHERYL CLANTON BROOKSVILLEHernando High School has found its next head football coach and they didnt have to look too far to The Leopards have promoted assistant coach Rob Kazmier to the position of head coach after serving the last three seasons under the watch of former Her nando coach Bill Vonada, who abruptly resigned from his role in the spring. Kazmier becomes the schools 31st head coach in program history and is inherit ing a team with high expectations follow berth in 2017. Hernando has been an intriguing program to be apart of, Kazmier said. It just has this mystique about it and tradition that gets you. Hernando tabs Rob Kazmier as schools next head coach Local student wins Bay News 9 weather project scholarship LOCAL HISTORY BY ROCCO MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN WRITER There have been a number of towns that have come and gone in Hernando County, among them are Augus ta, Pemberton Ferry/ Croom, Oriole and Sic ily. The town of Sicily around 1900. The Hernando County Superinten dents Report for 1900 mentions that there are 24 schools. It lists the locations of the eigh teen white schools: "Hammock Hills, Lake Lindsey, Istachatta, Rock Hill, Providence, Oriole, Ayers, Irwin Lakes, Cedar Tree, Sicily, Rural, New Harmony (Garden Grove), Spring Lake, Bay City, Riverland, Kayton, Withlacoochee and Brooksville." There were also six Black Schools: Brooksville, Mundon Hill, Hannibal, Bay Springs, Blue Sink, and Wiscon. The town of Sicily is also shown in 'A Map of Hernando County, Florida.' The map says it was Approved by the County Commissioners Coach Robert Kaz Kazmier 10 Where in the world is The Hernando Sun ? See ROMANO, Page 2 Summer is an opportunity to travel. e kids are out of school. Recently the publish ers of e Hernando Sun newspaper Rocco, Julie Maglio and their children traveled to Italy. ey ew to Milan and then Naples. Just outside of Naples, they visited the town where part of their family originates. Aer spending a day there, they traveled to Sicily to visit the other town where they have family members. If you nd yourself traveling this summer, bring along e Hernando Sun and take a photo of it on your journey. If you prefer, take a photo of the local newspaper of the place where you traveled. Lets see how far e Hernando Sun can travel! Email your photos to: Buon Viaggio! SEE PAGE 20 FOR MORE PHOTOS Rocco and Julie Maglio with The Hernando Sun at Selinunte in front of Temple E. Selinunte, con sidered to be one of the most prosperous and important of Greek colonies in Sicily was sacked by the Carthaginians in 409 BC led by Hannibal, leaving only women and children. Temple E is the best preserved in the archeological park, but is located outside of the acropolis. Romano


contract renewal Dr. Romano's base salary was $120,000. The new contract allowed a $20,000 increase in base pay for year 1 and incremental increases in year 2, 3, and 4. Cur rently in year 3 of her contract, Dr. Romano's base pay is at $150,000 per year. In year 4, base pay would have increased to $155,000. Reasons provided for termination during the school board workshop and regular meeting on June 12, 2018 involved a letter sent by Dr. Ro manos attorney to the school district in regards to a breach of contract along with misrepre sentations in several matters and her decision to remove all teachers at Moton Elementary School in May. Linda Prescott com mented during the regular school board meeting on June 12, 2018: Being the decid ing vote is not an easy position to be in. I have to say she (Dr. Romano) has done many many many things right for our school district Up until Moton, I was really hopeful things were turning around. I saw more positivity and less negativity. I think when Moton happened and how it happened, for someone in my opinion who was so competenthow could you make the decision that you made. I just could notas a long term teacher accept that decision. Then last night at 11 oclock, I read this letter from Dr. Romanos attorney. I understand there have been problems in communication with some of the board mem bers basically it was a letter that said I am going to institute legal action, which I interpret to mean suing the dis trict I could not accept that as a way to solve a problem. During that regular board meeting Gus Gua dagnino stated that the unions knew there were problems with Moton. He stated, This is a busi ness of educating chil dren. We dont have time to keep making mistakes over and over and there comes a time when you have to make a very hard decision and she made a hard decision Tell me who is going to come to this county after her all of her accomplishments and even with that you throw them out. Weve been through a ton of superintendents, one right after the other. How do you get consistency I think youre making the biggest mistake. He remarked, Over the previous Superinten dents weve had, there was a lack of culture in our school system and there was a lack of com munity business people involved in it. I think shes done a great job at that. Shes done a great job in educating our stu dents. I believe weve got political motives here. Beth Naverud com mented during the workshop that day, at a crossroad, where doing nothing would be the easy path to follow. Doing nothing would be unjust and simply wrong. I sit in this chair to repre sent you, the community, the students, the teachers, the administrators and you have contacted me and made your positions clear. Our Superinten dent Dr. Lori Romano has lost our trust. She has lost this board members trust. There has been a multitude of misin formation, half truths and urgent last minute decisions thrust upon the shoulders of this board, requiring us to act at the last minute. Unfortunate ly we have permitted this on several occasions and for that I do apologize The cost of personnel non-renewed, funding lost and/or wasted on Dr. Romanos watch has been extensive. So when some of you might argue its too expensive to consider removing Dr. Romano from this position, this board member will argue extensivelyits too cost ly to keep her. She also stated that Dr. Romano made misrep resentations to the board in regards to Moton Elementary and breached the collective bargaining agreement with HCTA. She also made misrep resentations to our colleagues at the county commission regarding the of certain needs of our school district, further dence... Naverud said, She misrepresented our per student funding while claiming there was a $2 loss per student, while in fact we gained approxi mately $119 per student. In doing so she has com promised the school dis tricts relationship with With regard to the timing of the updated strategic plan, the Superintendent has disseminated misin formation with respect to the completion date of that. She continued, I remain concerned over the non-renewal of Ken Pritz and the revolving door of six deputy and assistant superintendents over the last 5 years. I believe this revolving door is a direct result of to lead. Guadagnino responded in regards to Mr. Pritz. Mr. Pritz has been a thorn because there are people, that boycott me, will not talk to me because of my decision with him. Ill tell you right here like I told him to his face: Mr. Pritz is not here, because he blew his interview. Not be cause she came onboard. Susan Duval remarked during the workshop, This district will always have my unwavering loyalty Ive learned a lot over 46 years (asso ciated with this district). Ive learned a lot over 46 years. Ive learned a lot of things not to do Ive learned about myself. This has been a very tumultuous experience I am not looking for trouble. I am looking for solutions. She said she wishes to always support the students and employ ees and that has been about trust and faith and Mark Johnson echoed Gus Guadagninos comments during the workshop and the regular meeting. I kind of agree with you GusI think the criteriaif you take a look at it, the school district has moved in a proper direction. Weve gone from a C minus to a B plus. As you said if theres a problemit should be addressed to her personally. While he did not agree with how she handled the Moton situation, he said he sup ported her decision. The school board will be holding a Special School Board Workshop to Discuss Issues Related to the Appointment of an Interim Superintendent and Other Educational Matters on June 25, 2018 at 5 PM. Julie B. Maglio contribut ed to this report. 2 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 LOCAL & STATE Superintendent recommendations, budget, funding methods discussed at workshop The Week of June 2228, 2018 Julie B. Maglio : Editor, Publisher Rocco Maglio : Barrista, Publisher Cheryl Clanton: Photographer Andy Villamarzo: Sports Writer Alice Mary Herden: Photographer Dr. Domenick Maglio, Contributor William Holland: Contributor Donna Snapp: Ad Sales Representative (352) 428-8419 Ellen Corsi Tutko: Ad Sales Representative (614) 208-2066 Migdalia Rivera: Ad Sales Representative (917) 604-5667 Sarah Nachin: Ad Sales Representative Subscribe with your check made out to Hernando Sun Publications to P.O. Box 12203; Brooksville, FL 34603 Please call (352) 238-5454 News Desk For news tips, concerns, or corrections call: (352) 238-5454 ID STATEMENT: Hernando Sun is published weekly, by Hernando Sun Pub lications, LLC at 13491 Simmons Lake Road, Brooksville, FL 34601.; Publication Title: The Hernando Sun; Publication number: 16590; Issue Date: June 2228, 2018; Statement of Lake Rd Brooksville, FL 34601; Application to Mail at Period icals Postage Prices is Approved at Tampa Bulk Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) 5433 W Sligh Ave Ste A Tampa, FL 33634-9651; POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Hernando Sun P.O. Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 Where is The Hernando Sun sold? You can purchase The Hernando Sun at Pub lix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Walgreens, 7-eleven, Speedway, Sunoco, Racetrac and Dollar General locations in Hernando County. Additionally, we have vending boxes at the Hernando County Courthouse, Florida Cracker Kitchen, entrance to Brookridge, at the Highpoint Club House. Local stores that sell the paper include Toyodoc, Deli World, Express Oil, AMA Mart, Des Champs, Lake Lindsey Mall. Please call us at (352) 238-5454 if you are a business interested in selling the Hernando Opportunities to learn about candidates Politics in the Park July 18th, 5-9 pm at Nature Coast Technical High School Hosted by CETA and Greater Hernando County Chamber of CommercePolitics in the Park is a forum/expo designed to help local candidates reach the residents of Hernan do County and give them the opportunity to speak one on one in a family friendly atmo sphere. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Chamber Education Training Association (CETA). Great Hernando Debate Silverthorn Country Club Aug 02 2018, 6-9pm 4550 Golf Club Ln, Spring Hill, FL 34609 Limited Seating Gubernatorial Debates Prior to the 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Republican Prima ry Debate on June 28th Fox News 6:30-7:30 p.mModerated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Televised Republican and Democratic primary debates on Aug. 1 and 2, 2018 from 7-8PM Eastern. South Florida CBS station WFOR/ Channel 4 will produce the debates which will be held at the University of Miami's Maurice Gusman Concert Hall in front of a live studio audience of 600. Superintendent's Capital Fund Budget Recommendations for 2018 2019: Buses (63 in addition to amount above, 70 total) Replace computers for testing due to platform change (1532 computers) Standardize Teacher Technology Tools in Every Classroom ( *All Teachers ) Upgrade Wireless Connectivity for all Schools One to one devices for every student Theater at WWHS Phase 1 Hardening Needs for Safety Phase 2 Hardening Needs for Safety Phase 3 Hardening Needs for Safety HOW TO READ YOUR MAILING LABEL **********************************CAR-RT LOT **R 084 749 12-15-19 0048A24 46P 17T JANE DOE XXXXX 34TH ST SPRING HILL, FL 34609-0389 e information in bold is important to your subscription account. e number in this example: 749 is the Account Number. e Date 12-15-19 is the subscription expiration date. e subscriber name and address is below. Everything not in bold is information the post oce uses to deliver and sort the mail such as the specic Route Number in the top right corner R 084 in this case. Your label may have a FIRM, ADC or 5-DIGIT code instead. ROMANO BY JULIE B. MAGLIO HERNANDO SUN WRITER During the workshop on June 12, 2018, there was a discussion of a prelim inary budget. The Super intendent also provided her recommendations on improvements for the district based on input community members and other constituents. Be cause there was a vast gulf between the cost of the Superintendents recom mendations ( nearly $53 million) and the amount of money available to spend (most likely less than $5 over options to generate revenue. Director of Finance & Purchasing Joyce McIn tyre mentioned that there will be a $1.7 million will be receiving $2.2 million in carry forward capital outlay money, $14 million in property tax revenuegenerating $16 are at $18.3 million (not including facilities costs). McIntyre stated that a solution to the $1.7 mil lion shortfall could be the 10 year extension of the half cent sales taxwhich would generate $103 mil lion. For 5 years it would generate $53.5 million. She mentioned it could be bonded out. Meaning that money will be spent that has not yet been received. School Board Chairman Mark Johnson remarked that he is not in favor of incurring more debt. I dont think bonding out the sales tax was a viable idea because in ten years were going to need more maintenance for buildings, roofs and air condition ers If we spend that money now, we wont be able to get it later when we really need it. School district attorney Dennis Alfonso explained that currently the term of the half cent sales tax is too short to be considered bondable so they would need to hold a referendum in order to place the ex tension of the sales surtax period on the ballot. Alfonso remarked, The language in the sales tax referendum that we have currently, is bondable. However, in my brief discussions with bond counsel the period that remains is eight years or seven years and its not a bondable period. There is very little market for bonding that If you amend or extend thatthe idea is to extend it to a pe riod that would make it an attractive period for bond ing purposes. If you did language more clear in the list of approved topics to include: hardening and school security. It would still be only capital, not operational expenses. Superintendents 2018-2019, has a total cost of $52,449,051. Bud million available to pay for this spending, but it was brought up that there will be required spending to comply with 7026the new school safety law. Another option for gen erating revenue would be 4 year operating addition al millage with a maxi mum millage rate of 10 milla combined amount made up of Required ary and Capital Outlay taxes. Combined millage See SCHOOLS, Page 4 Superintendent's General Fund Budget Recommendations for 2018-2019: Urban Gentleman and Leading Ladies Programs at all Elementary and Middle Schools Item Media Specialists at all Schools, 14 positions Speech/Lang Pathologists, 7 positions Social Workers, 50 positions ESE Teachers, 15 positions (*Focus on ASD and Dyslexia) Reinstatement of School Positions cut in 11 12 Reinstatement of School Positions cut in 12 13 Reinstatement of School Positions cut in 15 16 Requested District Positions School Resource Officers Safety Official as required by 7026 5% Salary increase for Instructional (HCTA) At least an $.80 Salary Increase for Non instructional (HUSW) Increase Bus Driver pay by at least $1.40 per hour 5% Salary Increase for School Based Administrators 5% Salary Increase for District Based Administrators 5% Salary Increase for Confidential Employees 5% Salary Increase for Professional/Technical Employees Grant all years of teaching experience Marketing Dept. (2 positions) Staff schools fo r Class Size at class level versus using the school wide average calculation CTE Director Add Paraprofessionals in K, 1, and 2 classrooms, 264 positions Foreign Language Teachers at all elementary schools, 13 positions Certified School Counselors, 34 positions Occupational and Physical Therapists, 2 positions Increase all Assistant principals to 249 day contracts Staff Attorney (attend truancy hearings) School Psychologists, 24 positions Athletic Director for District Athletic Trainer at all athletic events Reinstate courtesy busing Full I Ready implementation at all schools Expand Core Connections Program for all schools Implement an In lieu of suspension program Department Budget Requests (Enhanced Services) Reinstate Instructional Techs, 23 positions Nurses for school clinics, RNs Mulch and beautification of campuses Mentors for struggling teachers (10 supplements) Recruiter and recruitment incentives Extended School Year for All Students Scoring Levels 1 or 2 on ELA or Math Statewide Assessments Music & Art Programs at All Schools (10 Music Teachers; 5 Art Teachers)


June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 3 MEETINGS Regular Meeting 6/26/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks ville, FL 34601 School Board Workshop 6/26/2018 2:00 PM 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 School Board Regular Board Meeting 6/26/2018 6:00 PM 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 COUNCIL CHAMBERS Planning and Zoning Regular Meeting 7/9/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks ville, FL 34601 Regular Meeting 7/10/2018 9:00 AM Government Center John Law Ayers Room 20 N. Main Street Brooks ville, 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 919 North Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34601 The Southwest Florida Water Management Dis tricts Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 9 a.m. at District Head quarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville. To view the Governing Board meeting online, visit and click on the Live Video Stream link. The video stream link becomes active and the live video feed begins approx imately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time. The meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted one week before the meeting, and can be found online at by clicking on the Boards, Meetings & Events Calen dar link. You aint got nothin on VELEZ, ALEXIS YOB: 1987 CHARGES: BURGLARY DWELLING, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Arrested at: 06/16/2018, 03:23, 4080 ARROW HEAD AVE, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 defendant, Alexis Valez, and victim, Christopher Clay, became involved in a physical altercation out side the aforementioned residence after the victim, Christopher, opened the front door. The defen dant immediately pushed the victim, Christopher, against his will causing Christopher to restrain the defendant and then retreat back inside the residence for safety. The defendant then entered the residence utilizing the back door (without Ana Rivera's permission). After entering the resi dence, the defendant then charged Christopher, in the living room to the resi dence and began to strike Christopher against his will. Christopher then re moved the defendant from the residence but was bit by the defendant during the process (also against Christopher's will). Both victim(s) also stated the defendant was wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts, no shoes, and was "very drunk." After being forcefully re moved from the residence by Christopher, the defen dant then "smashed" two of the front windows of the residence, "smashed" a wooden bench directly in front of the residence, The victim, Ana Rivera, stated she wants to "press charges" on the defendant for breaking her property. These incidents were also witnessed by another individual who provided a sworn written statement. Shortly after, the de fendant returned to the residence to "pick up his car" and was immedi ately placed into custody (due to matching the description given by both victims). The defendant stated his name was Alexis and his identity was via DAVID. The defen dant denied the above "You ain't got nothin' on me n****!" The defendant also appeared to be under due to slurring his words, emitting a heavy odor of alcohol, and to have blood shot eyes. The defendant was placed under arrest for transported to the Her nando County Detention Center without incident. The defendant was issued a court date for 7/10/18 at the Hernando County Courthouse in Room D, at 0900 hours. The defen dant was issued a total bond schedule. === $20.00 TROUT, JEFFREY MI CHAEL YOB: 1992 CHARGES: DOMESTIC BATTERY, FEL DOM BATT STRANGULATION Arrested at: 06/17/2018, 15:20, 6172 Commercial Way Arrest Summary: On 6/14/2018 the defendant and victim were staying together at the Motel 6 located 6172 Commercial Way. The defendant be gan to accuse the victim him and became irate. The defendant struck the victim once on the right then forcefully struck her about the back and sides of her head three times victim had a visible injury in the form of a large dark bruise to her right eye. The victim began to uncontrollably cry, at which time the defendant grabbed the victim by the neck and forcefully threw her down on a bed. The defendant placed both hands around the victim's neck and began to stran gle her. The defendant stated to the victim, "I am not gonna stop until you stop crying." The victim stated that she could not breathe, and just as she was about to lose con sciousness, the defendant released his hold. The victim had long bruise type marks on the right side of her neck that were consistent with injuries that would have been caused by an act of strangulation. Per the victim, the defendant has strangled her to the point where she has lost consciousness on at least three other occasions. The defendant denied and stated that another female had caused said injuries several days ago The defendant was placed under arrest and was transported to the Hernando County Jail where he will be held with out bond. The defendant was given a court date of 07/10/2018 0900 hours in Courtroom D. === Is that a knife in your pocket? TAYLOR, JASON M YOB: 1978 CHARGES: CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON Arrested at: 06/15/2018, 12:58, 7419 SPRING HILL DR, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 Arrest Summary: On 6/15/18, while traveling westbound on Spring Hill Drive, I observed a white male wearing a gray t-shirt commit a pedes trian violation by walking northbound across Spring Hill Drive, not in the designated pedestrian crosswalk. I was able to identify this subject due to recent interactions with him while employed at the Hernando County De tention Center, as Jason Taylor. I made contact with the defendant in the parking lot of the Family Dollar located at 7419 Spring Hill Drive and his The defendant was carry backpack and pushing a red lawn mower. He gave verbal consent for myself to search his person and backpack for weapons, at which time he also willfully removed the backpack and handed it to me. I began searching the backpack while Deputy N. Vargas searched the defendant's person. Before Deputy Vargas began searching the defendant, he stated he had a "knife" on him. At which time he recovered a large, black foldable knife, approximately 9 inches in length when opened from his rear right pants pocket. The defendant did not possess any other weapons after completing the search him. The de fendant could not explain why he possessed such a large knife while walking in a residential area. The knife was completely concealed by the de fendant at the time this encounter was initiated. The knife was recovered and the defendant was taken into custody. The defendant was transported to the Her nando County Detention Center and charged with Carrying a concealed weapon. He was issued a misdemeanor court date of 7/11/18 at 0900 hours, in Courtroom "B" at the Hernando County Courthouse. === "You better call the cops until I get what I want." PERDOMO, WILLIAM CHRISTIAN YOB: 1994 CHARGES: STALKING Arrested at: 06/16/2018, 00:15, 8193 PADOGDA DR, SPRINGHILL, FL, 34606 Arrest Summary: The defendant, William Perdomo, did send a few dozen text messages, (per day) telephone calls, with a letter to the victim, Elizabeth Calleri, after she continually told him to leave her alone. The defendant would visit the Planet Fitness gym during Elizabeth's normal work out hours. The defendant Elizabeth in person at her gym where she began to develop a greater fear of the defendant. Eliza beth had a great fear of the defendant due to her being unsure of what he is capable of doing and only wished for him to leave her alone. The defendant's letter, which he sent to Elizabeth read as such: "HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT YOU FOR 174 DAYS AND 4,176 HOURS AND CON TING. -WP". While interviewing Eliza beth, she was contacted by the defendant multiple times where she would advise him to stop con tacting her, then hangs up the phone call. The defendant would continue to contact Elizabeth while I was present with her. The defendant was upset with her hanging up on him and stated, "I'm going to call you again". The defendant had also stated over the telephone while Deputy W. Healis was present "I'm not going to stop until I get what I want." and "You better call the cops cause I'm not stopping until I get what I want." Elizabeth's Boyfriend, Steven Reyes, corrobo rated Elizabeth's story in regards to her receiving dozens of unwanted tele phone calls, text messag with a letter. Steven also corroborated that Eliza beth was confronted by the defendant in person on 06/15/2018 during her regularly scheduled work out times. The defendant had ad mitted to the allegations post Miranda and advised that he was dealing with a broken heart. The defendant was then placed under arrest and transported to the Her nando County jail without incident. The defendant was given the court date of 07/11/2018 at 0900 hours in courtroom B. The defendant is currently be bond per bond schedule. === Not a walk in the park. JULBE, JESSICA ROSE YOB: 1979 CHARGES: BUR GLARY-CONVEYANCE Arrested at: 06/16/2018, 22:28, 6310 SKYLINE CT, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 Arrest Summary: On 06/15/2018 the victim did make contact with the defendant at Delta Woods Park located at 3400 Deltona Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL 34606. The defendant was to meet the victim at the park for the victim to pick up their daughter. The victim stayed in the vehicle and the defendant approached the driver side door. The defendant then reached through the window of the vehicle to smack the head. The victims' child exited their vehicle to stop the defendant, his mother, from yelling at the victim. The defendant was con cerned for the wellbeing of the child and exited the vehicle. The defendant then did punch the victim in the ribs several times. The victim did have a bruise on the left side of his torso. The victim stat ed that he did not want the defendant to enter his vehicle and did not want the defendant to hit him. A witness advised that they observed the defen dant strike the defendant in the torso area. Contact was made with the defendant and victim's children. They advised they observed the defen dant reach through the window of the victim's ve hicle and take the glasses The defendant and victim were previously in a ro mantic relationship and do have children in common. === Punching headlight causes injury. CASIELLO, ALBERT JOHN YOB: 1989 CHARGES: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, TRESPASS IN STRUCTURE/CON VEY Arrested at: 06/14/2018, 16:40, 17240 CORTEZ BLVD, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 34601 Arrest Summary: On 6/14/18 the defendant Albert Casiello, went over to Kenneth Wright's residence located at 18452 Fort Dade Avenue Brooskville, FL 34601 and entered into the residence without the consent of any of the occupants. Upon leaving the resi dence, due to Kathleen Sturgill not wanting to talk to him, the defendant punched Kenneth Wright's 2005 Harley Davidson 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. motorcycle bearing FL tag 7472RJ on the right head light, causing the defen to his hand. Hearing this, Kathleen closed and locked the front door at which time the defendant kicked the center glass panel of the door causing a laceration to his leg. The defendant then left the residence and called Hernando County Fire Rescue who transported him to Bayfront Health Brooksville for a right hand laceration and a right leg laceration. Contact was made with the defendant at Bayfront Health Brooksville who post Maranda warning ad mitted that he had been at 18452 Fort Dade Avenue Brooskville, FL 34601 but would not go into detail about what occurred at the residence. The defendant was arrested and transported to the Hernando County Jail without issue where he is being held on a total bond of with a court date of 7/11/18 at 0900 hours in courtroom B. HCSO ALERTS Deputies arrest man in possession of possible explosive device On 06-14-18, Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the residence of Jason Taylor at the request of Probation and Pa role, as his Probation Ocer believed Taylor was possibly in possession of rearms and/or explosive devices. Upon arrival at Taylors residence, he was not home. Deputies along with Taylors Probation Ocer checked the residence and were unable to locate any contraband. On 06-15-18 just before 11 a.m., a Hernan do County deputy spotted Taylor walking in the area of the Family Dollar, located at 7419 Spring Hill Drive, in Spring Hill. During the consensual encounter with Taylor, the deputy requested to look in the backpack he was carrying. Inside Taylors backpack, the deputy locat ed a suspicious device, an item that appeared to be a grenade of some sort. Deputies locat ed a knife on Taylors person. e Citrus County Bomb Squad was re quested to respond to assist with the suspi cious device. Currently, indications are that the device is a replica. Until further testing is completed by bomb technicians, that is unconrmed. Jason Taylor W/M DOB/01-18-1978 was placed under arrest by deputies for Carrying a Concealed Weapon (the knife) and Viola tion of Probation. He was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center without incident. Florida man throws samurai sword at sheri's deputies MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) A Florida man is in jail aer law authorities said he threw a samu rai sword at deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call. Brevard County sheri's deputies were respond ing to a 911 call Wednesday from a woman who said her son was threatening her with a pair of swords. Florida Today reports when deputies arrived, they found 24-year-old Georey Crane holding the samurai swords and he refused to put them down. Investigators say Crane then threw one of the swords at the deputies. A stun gun was used to subdue Crane, who had a blood alcohol content of .36. e legal limit to drive is .08. Crane faces several charges, including domestic abuse and aggravated assault on a law enforce ment oce. He was still being held in Brevard County jail on Saturday. Jail records didn't say if he has a lawyer. ___ Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.),


4 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 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 to Hernando Sun Publ PO Box 12203 Brooksville, FL 34603 The Hernando Sun DATES TO REMEMBER: Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland enclosure at a Florida zoo. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that was accidentally left open and wound up in a courtyard. The zoo said guests weren't endangered and safety protocols were quickly put into place. entice the elephant back into the enclosure. Ali was loose for about 20 minutes. FLORIDA ELEPHANT John Mitten reappointed to county commission by ROCCO MAGLIO On June 14, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appoint ment of John Mitten to the Hernando County Board of County Com missioners. Commis sioner Mitten will serve during the suspension of Commissioner Nich olas Nicholson begin ning immediately. Gov. Scott ordered Mr. Nicholson's im mediate suspension on April 26, 2018, following his arrest and the subsequent charges brought against him of two counts of purchasing the services of any person engaged in prostitution and one count of owning, main taining, or operating any place, structure, building, or convey ance for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution. Mr. Mitten was appointed to the seat held by Commission er Nicholson for the term ending November 16, 2020. Mr. Mitten previously served on the commission in 2017 from March through Holcomb, who was deployed as a Naval reservist. John Mitten is the owner of the ChickBrooksville on Cor tez Blvd. In 2015, he served as co-chair of the Political Action Committee Save Our Students Hernando! which campaigned in favor of the school districts half cent sales tax referendum which appeared on a special election ballot in Sept. 2015. Mr. Mitten is very active locally. He was appointed in January 2018 to the PHSC Dis trict Board of Trustees. He is a board member and past chair (20122013) of The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and member of the board and past chair of United Way of Hernan do County. Mr. Mitten's recent experience on the com mission should allow him to quickly come up to speed again. He has experience with last year's budget and has worked with the county Name of Person who recommended The Hernando Sun to you, or SUBSCRIBE TO HERNANDO SUN! 52 issues for $28.60 or 26 issues for $16.90 Make checks payable to: Hernando Sun Publications. Fill out this form and mail with your check to: Hernando Sun Publications; P.O. Box 12203; Brooksville, FL 34603 Yes, Id like to Subscribe!Name (First, Last):_____________________________________ Delivery Address:_____________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Phone:_________________________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________________ If this is a gift subscription would you like us to send so, please specify: ________________________________________________________ Date:______________Number of issues:______________ SUBCRIBE TO THE HERNANDO SUN1 year (52 issues): $31.50 or 6 months (26 issues):$18.90 rfntb br rfrn tbrbrrfn rntrtntb tt rn ntrttrnt ttttnt trnttfbb bb nnnt nn nttnttt ttnt John Mitten rates this year are 6.356. She said that they could probably levy an addi tional 3 mill (staying just below the 10 mill maxi mum). That 3 mill would generate approximately $28.45 million. Over the 4 year period, it would be $113 million. For a home $175,000, the increase would mean an additional $217 per year. The reve nues could only be spent on operating needs only. There is also a 2 year option to generate revenues which could be spent on either capital or operating expenses. Superintendent Dr. Lori Romano asked for discussion/direction on her recommendations in terms of prioritization. Mark Johnson remarked that he looked over the recommendations fairly quickly and counted form. (Not including the reinstatement of posi tions) I dont see how we can employees, he said. In response, Dr. Roma no stated that the recom mendations are based on desires of the board and constituents over time. School Board Member Beth Naverud remarked, Well need to see these dollar amounts otherwise theres no way to priori tize. Ms. Naverud also said that while they need speech language pathol ogists, they might not be tions. Mr. Johnson remarked that they had previously agreed to hire two addi tional SLPs per year for 3 years. School Board member Susan Duval said, First of all, I disagree with this total presentation. Money does matter. We need to know what the money is for every single item on here. Second I believe this group that you work with are to bring to us the bud get recommendations and the priorities. This is not a prepared budget. There is no way in Gods green earth we can do this... Ms. Duval emphasized the need to rank the items on the list. She said it should be a list of the most important things for the board to address in rank order. Dr. Romano remarked, These are the most important things for us to address. Ms. Duval questioned, what is the total cost of every item on the list on general fund. that the total cost is $52,449,051. And we have how much? asked Duval. .5, answered budget This is absurd, quipped Duval. Its not absurd if youd like to meet the needs of this school district and there are ways to generate additional revenue, said Dr. Romano. Again these are the and our community, said Dr. Romano. School Board Member Linda Prescott remarked that its good for the community to be aware of the needs of the district if they had unlimited fund ing. If we want to meet the needs of our students, these are the things we need. I think its a good source of information. School Board Member Gus Guadagnino was in agreement with Prescott. He said there are about 5 items that seem very important to him: ESE teachers, school psychol ogists, music/art pro gram and hardening our schools. I know I have to stay within my budget and I have to prioritize, so Im not going to look at this whole list. Im going to look at the ones I feel are most important... In relation to 7026, now we have a contract 24 SROs. That should be in the budget. 7026 done in mental health. That cost and those items should be in the budget. That will reduce that 5.5, maybe down to $3 million or less... For a long, long time in this county theres a philosophy of do it as cheap as possible. I think if were going to build a school system we need to step up to the plate. If we got to raise millage, if we got to raise taxes, whatever we got to do. But we cannot let money stop us from giving a proper education to our children, remarked Gus Guadagnino. re-organized list of Super intendents recommenda tions to the school board. hearing will be July 24, 2018 5:01 PM.


June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 5 LOCAL & STATE rfr rfntb rfrfrffr rfrff frfrfrrrffrf frf rfntbbntfbnfbrfffntb frnr FREErffntftfbb rf ntnb rfnntb rfrnrt rfntb nnnnnrfftrbrfb b rf BY MARCIA DUNN, AP AEROSPACE WRITER CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Fri day less than a year after returning from her last and other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She's also the world's most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her spacesuit belt. woman to command the International Space Sta tion, holding the position twice, and the oldest wom was also the only woman to have served as chief of NASA's male-dominated astronaut corps. Fellow astronauts called her a "space ninja." "It's been the great est honor to live out my lifelong dream of being a @NASA Astronaut," Whitson said via Twitter, thanking "all who have supported me along the way." "As I reminisce on my many treasured memories, it's safe to say my journey at NASA has been out of this world!" The 58-year-old bio chemist, who grew up on an Iowa hog farm, joined NASA as a researcher in 1986 and became an astronaut in 1996. Her last and 2017, lasted close to 10 months. Only Russian men have spent more time in space: Gennady Padalka holds the record with 879 days over NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine called Whitson an inspiration, citing her determination and dedication to science, exploration and discovery. "She set the highest standards for human space erations at Johnson Space Center in Houston, said in a statement, "as well as being an outstanding role model for women and men in America and across the globe." Before leaving the space station last September, Whitson said she would miss the orbiting out post an "awe-inspiring creation" and the views from 250 miles up. "I will miss seeing the enchantingly peaceful limb of our Earth from this van tage point. Until the end of my days, my eyes will search the horizon to see that curve," she said. T he Associated Press Health & Science Depart ment receives support from the Howard Hughes Medi cal Institute's Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut (Dec. 3, 2016) --View of Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson in the cupola. Shane Kimbrough of NASA (left), Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) (middle) and Peggy Whitson of NASA (right) juggle some of the newly arrived fruit aboard the International Space Station. The fresh food was delivered on SpaceX's tenth commercial resupply mission along with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies,


BY LISA MCNEIL HERNANDO SUN WRITER At the regular Brooks ville City Council Meeting on June 18, 2018, after several months of discussion over the fate of Brooksville Fire Rescue, the Brooksville City Council voted 4-1 to keep the department in Brooks ville, rather than pursue an Interlocal Agreement with Hernando County Fire-Rescue (HCFR). The motion to approve was made by Vice Mayor Robert Battista, who said, Im not going to vote for it, but Ill make the motion to start the vote. Mayor Betty Erhard seconded the motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement, but later rescinded after additional discussion and citizens comments. Council Mem ber Natalie Kahler was the sole vote to approve the agreement. Discussion began with Deputy County Adminis agreement for an MSTU (Municipal Service Tax ing Unit) to be a loaded gun at the citys head that could be disastrous for us. He also described that the transfer of assets, estimated at over $1-mil lion as a gift for which the city receives nothing in return. Battista continued, This service will be paid for by the property owners, who will make their payments to the county somewhere along the line of 1.6 and ... 2.1 mils. That will be tax revenue taken out of the city, to the county to satisfy this Interlocal Agreement. We also know that a number of residents will be paying more, some, twice as much as theyre paying now. Battista also mentioned have left Brooksville Fire Rescue, largely due to salary and opportunity shortages, and not due to management or leadership issues. Those are things we should have been tak ing care of, but we didnt. So the cause is by the (City) Council itself, and those. Battista was concerned that giving up taxable money that could be used would constitute malfea sance, I cant vote for this. Interim Fire Chief Ronald Snowberger was hired by City Manager Mark Kutney roughly one week before the June 18th meeting. Several area residents addressed the council, all in favor of giving Snowberger more than this time to do the job for which hed been hired. After listening to citi zens comments, Council Member Joe Bernardini idents concerns by what Alan Garman termed, a dismantling of our city. Reiterating Vice Mayor Battistas explanation, Bernardini said he wants to wait for the dust to settle on the HCSO Inter local Agreement, and also ties. After more discussion, Erhard stated that she fees, an escalation in millage based on the size of a home. Before calling a vote, she called Snowberger back to the podium, and asked two questions, Can you will not go up? Snow berger answered, In this then asked if overtime hours would be decreased, which Snowberger an swered, As we hire folks, absolutely. About Ron Snowberger: Interim Chief Snow berger has 35 years of extensive experience in Fire and Emergency services. He previously retired as Fire Chief of the Mount Dora Fire Depart ment after serving in that City for 28 years. He also served as the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations with in the City of DeLand for approximately 7 years. He holds an Associate degree Sumter State College and a Bachelors degree in Fire Science from Colum bia Southern University. 6 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 LOCAL & STATE June 25 Learning the Mouse BV 6/25/2018 10AM 12PM Registration is open Learn to use a mouse and acquire basic computer vocabulary. June 26 Learning the Mouse WH 6/26/2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Registration is open Learn to use a mouse and acquire basic computer vocabulary. Rock your Socks Off! BV 6/26/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Continue celebrating the summer by coming to the library and enjoying this collection of stories, activities, crafts, and more all about clothing and 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 the human body. Come wearing your favorite pair of socks! Signing for Everyday Living EH 6/26/2018 11AM 12:30 PM SEFL is a crash course in basic ASL for learners at any skill level. Spring Hill Book Discus sion SH 6/26/2018 12 1:30 PM Please contact the Spring Hill Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discus sion questions. Adult Coloring Class WH 6/26/2018 1:15 3PM Registration is open Pick a Color, Any Color. Spring Hill Book Discus sion SH 6/26/2018 1:45 3 PM Please contact the Spring Hill Branch to obtain a copy of the book and the discus sion questions. C is for Chocolate Chip Cookie! WH 6/26/2018 3:30 4:30 PM Registration begins 6/12/2018 at 8:00 AM Did you know your favorite treat was invented by accident? Find out this and other cool facts about the chocolate chip cookie as you munch on Americas most delightful treat! Socrates Cafe WH 6/26/2018 5 7PM Guar anteed to leave you with more questions than you came with! Socrates Cafe is an opportunity for amiable, open-minded discussion of profound issues. Ukulele Beginner Strum and Sing EH 6/26/2018 5 7PM Join other beginning ukulele players for some laid-back strumming and singing. All ages and levels welcome. June 27 Learning the Mouse SH 6/27/2018 10AM 12PM Registration begins 5/28/2018 at 8:00 AM Learn to use a mouse and acquire basic computer vocabulary. Books with a Beat EH 6/27/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Rock to the rhythm to a collection of musical books, activities, crafts, and more! Florida-Friendly Land scaping Program SH 6/27/2018 10:30AM 12PM Topic: Keep Calm and Garden On The Mental ing Financial Management Series SH 6/27/2018 2 4 PM This month's topic: Personal Money Management Do-It-Yourself Musical In strument Workshop EH 6/27/2018 3 4:30 PM Reg istration begins 6/13/2018 at 8:00 AM This summer, show how much Libraries Rock by making a variety of musical instruments made out of everyday materials your house. Make some music by making your own instruments! June 28 Learning the Mouse EH 6/28/2018 10AM 12PM Registration begins 5/29/2018 at 8:00 AM Learn to use a mouse and acquire basic computer vocabulary. Move it and Groove it SH 6/28/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Get your groove on with this collection of sto ries, songs, dances, crafts, and more that will keep you moving all day long. Children's Dental Care Workshop SH 6/28/2018 12 12:30 PM Every super hero 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 SH 6/28/2018 12:30 1PM smile! Join Premier Com munity HealthCare to learn how to take good care of it in this interactive teens dental care workshop. Writers Workshop EH 6/28/2018 1 3PM Free and open to the public meets every other Thurs day. All levels of experience from beginners to pub lished authors. Our group is on-going and continuous, join at any time. Bring pen and paper. For more infor mation call 352-583-2441. Movies @ your library SH 6/28/2018 2 4PM Cooking Around the World For Teens WH 6/28/2018 4 5:30 PM Reg istration begins 6/14/2018 at 8:00 AM Teens, come join us as we visit a differ ent country each session and prepare some dishes country. Participants will help prepare the food dish es and then get to taste what was created. Beginning Guitar Work shop with Mike Mandl SH 6/28/2018 5 6:30 PM Reg istration begins 5/29/2018 at 8:00 AM Join guitarist/ songwriter Mike Mandl for a hands-on beginner guitar workshop. Participants will need to bring their own guitars to this workshop. Registration required. June 29 Rainbow Reads WH 6/29/2018 10:15 11:15 AM Explore the world of color with these stories, activities, and crafts. Come wearing your favorite color! SHINE EH (individual counseling by appt. only) 6/29/2018 12 2PM Free Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling and Information during open enrollment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information. Tampa Taiko SH 6/29/2018 3 4PM Join Tampa Taiko for an inter active program about the history of taiko, the music of Japan, and a drumming performance. by HERNANDO SUN STAFF Hernando County Animal Services (HCAS) urges those who were using the We Care for Paws Foundation to board, foster or otherwise care for their animals to immedi (352) 796-5062 or email to claim their pets. The We Care for Paws Foundation, located at Brooksville, was provid ing temporary care for dogs and cats in at-risk situations. On June 13, 2018, 56 dogs and 23 cats were seized by the tion did not meet code as it pertains to the care and welfare of the animals. Animal Services is mak the animals to their right ful owners, but incomplete record keeping by the foundation has made it Animals with known pet owners that we have been unable to reach will be held until June 27, 2018; after that they will become available for adoption, rescue, etc. Animals with no known owners will be processed for adoption and rescue as soon as possible. The animals continue to be cared for by Florida State Animal Response Coalition volunteers at an undisclosed location cards are requested for food and personal sup plies for the volunteers while they provide this much needed service for our community. Contact HCAS at (352) 796-5062 if you wish to donate. Animal Services seeks rightful owners before releasing pets for adoption FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A Florida airport is expecting to see one million fewer pas sengers next year while it closes a runway for reconstruction. The Fort Lauder dale-Hollywood Interna tional Airport will close its north runway beginning and is expecting to reduce 20 to 25 percent. The Sun Sentinel of South Florida reports the $74 million project will the south runway which opened in 2014. reduced because they don't want to see that growing destinations like Chicago are working with airlines to bring in large plans to accommodate more pas ___ Information from: Sun Sentinel http://www. Runway reconstruction reduces ights at Florida airport Hernando County has been awarded $21,384 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter Pro grams in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Securi tys Federal Emergency Management Agency. The award amount is based on the average number of unemployed individuals in our area, the total number of individuals below the poverty line and the juris dictions total population. A Local Board made up of representatives from American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Local Gov ernment, Ministries, the Jewish Community, and United Way of Hernando County will determine how the funds are to be granted to Hernando County organizations. These funds are to be distributed to supplement and expand ongoing ter, food and supportive services for Hernandos hungry, homeless, and residents in economic crisis. The Local Board is responsible for the process and recommen dation of agencies who will receive EFSP funds and any additional funds under this program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board; local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emer gency food, shelter, or utility assistance programs 2) be private voluntary government 3) have an accounting system 4) practice non-discrimi nation 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a volun tary board 6) it is strongly recom mended that applicants be listed on the Mid Florida Information Network system or willing to participate (Local Board recommendation) Applications are now available. Agencies interested in applying for EFSP Phase 35 Program funds may: Email a request to Finance@UnitedWayHer Pick up an application at the United Way of located at 4028 Commer cial Way, Spring Hill, FL 9:00am-5:00pm Mon day-Friday) Phone: 352688-2026 Completed applications are to be submitted to United Way of Hernan do County via mail or application submission is June 28, 2018 by 5:00pm. Considered applicants will be contacted after July 2, 2018 for further instruc tions. Submitted by Hernando County United Way County awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter program Brooksville Fire Rescue Stays in Brooksville Interim Chief Snow berger is a graduate of the Na tional Fire Academy's Executive (EFO) Program and he is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Admin istration. He previously served a term as the Pres ident of the Lake Sumter Fire Chiefs Association and Chief Snowberger has held memberships in the Central Florida Fire Chiefs Association, the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the International Asso ciation of Fire Chiefs.


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Make fun and easy recycled cereal box puzzles featuring photos of the faces they will be seeing and places theyll be visiting in coming weeks. Instead of asking, Whos that? as Uncle Pete scoops ice cream at the reunion dessert bar, you might hear: Hey, mommy hes the guy in my puzzle! Before you begin, scroll through your photo library and look for a group photo of people youll be seeing, and photos of homes or landmarks of places on your itinerary. Youll be enlarging the images and cutting them into rectangular puzzle pieces to adapt to the size of the boxes. Heres the stuff youll need for one puzzle set of two images (one on the front and one on the back of the boxes): small, empty rectangular single-portion cereal boxes photocopied photographs of extended family members, and/or a place where you will be traveling (about 8 inches by 12 inches) paint, or wide colored tape scissors household glue or spray craft glue Empty grapefruit or orange net bag for storage (optional) Heres the fun: 1. Lay one photo or piece of art face down on a table. Line the boxes side by side on the backside of the photocopy in three vertical rows. Draw around each box with a pencil, and then cut out the pieces. 2. Cover the printing on the sides of the food boxes with paint or colored packing tape, then glue the paper photo pieces on the front of each box. 3. Turn the boxes over, and add another photo following the same instructions. 4. To play, mix up the boxes and start puzzling them on one side, then the other. Say the names of the people or places as you go. Tell your child how they are related and share a story or two about individual people. When done, I like to keep these puzzle pieces in empty net bags. If you weave a string through the tops, you can hang them on a hook for easy stor age between play. Extra idea: For a mini puzzle, use a set of same-size boxes in smaller sizes, such as single-portion raisin boxes. Adjust the dimensions of the enlarged photos to fit accordingly. *** Donna Ericksons award-winning series Donnas Day is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donnas Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is Donna Ericksons Fabulous Funstuff for Families. 2018 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd. King Features Weekly ServiceJune 18, 2018 SOLD With Us, You Pay NO Realtor Commissions or Fees!We Will Pay All Closing Costs! 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If Repub lic is unable to collect all of the trash, recycling or yard waste following a holiday, the waste will be picked up on the next business day. 2018 Holiday Schedule Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Any questions, call Republic Services at 1-800-282-9820 Independence Day oce closures, trash & recycling collection schedule Spectrum Bay News 9 awarded scholarships to seven Bay-area students for the 2017-2018 school year. Project Weather Scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, were awarded to grade 12 high school students who excelled in science on Wednesday, June 6. A winner was selected from each of the seven counties Spectrum Bay News 9 serves across the Bay-area. This years Project Weather Scholarship recipients are: Sydney Roessler Lecanto High School, Citrus Emily Carr F.W. Springstead High School, Hernando Jessica Hubbard Cambridge Christian School, Hillsborough Ashton Johnson Manatee High School, Manatee Nathalie Sawczuk Pasco High, Pasco Noelle Vermost Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Pinellas Willesleyann Rose Haines City Senior High, Polk Local student wins Spectrum Bay News 9 Project Weather Scholarship Emily Carr of Springstead High School with Bay News 9 anchor Veronica Cintron Gamma Xi Master, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority awards Gamma Xi Master, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority attended Brooksville City Council's Founders Day Celebration recently at Brooksville Country Club. Valdora Ward was honored with Pledge of the Year and Lydia Dodson was honored with Woman of the Year. Pledge of the Year Valdora Ward, left, with Lydia Dodson, Woman of the Year


8 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 IN, OUT & ABOUT Upcoming events that will get you out and about... Event Previews FROM OUR TABLE TO YOURS by Cheryl Clanton TAMPA TAIKO JAPANESE STYLE DRUM SHOW FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018 3 PM Explore Taiko drumming during an interactive performance about the music of Japan and its history. FREE event at 9220 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34608. All Libraries Rock youth-friendly events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hernando County. Visit or call (352) 754-4043 for more information. FUNDRAISER WINE TASTING SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 7 PM Hosted by Wounded Warriors Have Families Too. Fun Wounded, Injured or ill Military family to participate in the Army 10 Miler! $25 Individual Ticket. $40 Couples Discount Ticket. Call (813) 758-9931. Visit Facebook @WoundedWar riorsHaveFamiliesToo. Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery is located at 17810 Forge Dr, Spring Hill, Ingredients 1 lb full cooked Italian Sausage of Choice 1 large zucchini cut in to bite size pieces 1 large onion of choice red white, chopped 1 large bell pepper cut in to bite size pieces 1 lb red potatoes cut in to bite size pieces add fresh green beans trimmed cup olive oil salt & pepper to taste 5 tablespoon Italian seasoning Directions Large Bowl add your cooked Sausage and all prepared ingredients. Add more spices if needed. Don't put to much oil or it will boil your ingredients. Use just enough to coat ingredients. Use 2 layers of 12in. Squares of foil and place your ingredients in center of foil. Close up the foil creating a seal. For Cooking in oven: Temp: 400F 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender For Cooking on Grill: Cook 15-25 minu ets or until potatoes are tender. Enjoy Foiled Dinner Pack Italian Sausage DONNIE AND MARIE OSMOND SUMMER 2018 TOUR FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018 8 PM With more than 90 years in show biz between them, Donny & Marie are bringing classic songs along with their chart-toppers like Puppy Love, Paper Roses, and A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll. Add in sibling humor, their supreme Las Vegas band and dancers, along with high-energy style and dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart. Donny & Marie have collectively recorded 142 albums, selling over 100 million copies with 51 Gold and Platinum recordings. They have starred in their own television series, specials, documentaries and numerous programs throughout the world. Collectively and individually, they have sold out venues worldwide, BROOKSVILLE19259 Cortez Boulevard352.796.1451 SPRING HILL3290 Commercial Way352.683.0018 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 352-597-9931 MOON OVER CROOM TRAIL RUNS FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 6 PM TO 11 PM AT CROOM PARK, BROOKSVILLE The Moon Over Croom is brand new trail run that will take in the evening at Croom Park in Brooks ville. Experience Croom like you never had before by running in the dark. The course will use B-C Loop and the C-Loop making it a 7 mile loop. There will be T-shirts, food, and an experience you won't forget so you don't want to miss this one. For the 2018 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. Everyone will be water stops approximately every 2 2.5 miles on the course. Race packets can be picked up from 4:30pm-6:00pm the day of the race. Start Times? 21 Mile 6:00 pm, 14 Mile 7:00 pm, 7 Mile 8:00 pm Hill Fire Tower.


June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 9 We apologize for the inconvenience, but we did not receive movie times GTC BEACON CINEMA 12961 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 Calendar of Events Movie Times 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 $30//pp includes one card pack 19 games with cash prizes. One grand prize of $250. Fun Vendors, cash bar, horserace June 23 Wildlife ranger camps offered at state park WHEN: June and July, 2018 WHERE: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast 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 preference to those who have not attended previously. Top ics include mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the ocean, sea turtles and saving energy through alternative sources. Indoor and outdoor activities include nature hunts, visiting per child is $75 and includes supplies and a T-shirt. Appli cants 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 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 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 Hernando 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-purpleZephyrhills 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 lake. Food vendors, bounce houses, family games, and a with patriotic 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 Re sort 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 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 homeless resource organization) and Sunrise of Pasco County (a domestic vio lence resource organization) in lieu of entry or parking fee. -Unused Socks, Non-perishable Food, Toiletries (deodorant, sunscreen, shampoo, 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 able craft. White t-shirts of various sizes will be available 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. 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 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 Hudson Boosters Club. Carnival, food, bingo, contests and Live En tertainment! 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: 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 yourself and others as we share an enchanted evening of ny-inspired 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; 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 fam ily 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 light. 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 Hill Fire Tower. 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 thrilling concert by our own Hernando County Symphony Orchestra. 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, 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 mem bers / 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 Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Call Christine at 352.515.5008 or 631.220.7029 or email at m3chris_berna@ or visit July 14 Mushrooms WHEN: July 14 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am WHERE: Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th St, Zephyrhills Description: Workshop on small scale mushroom farming. Topics include mushroom cultivation and species selec tion. Please register for this FREE UF/IIFAS Pasco Extension workshop which will take place at the Zephyrhills Library. Registration required. Hernando Bowling Challenge WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018 13:00:00 WHERE: Strike City3544 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609 Description: Join us for the 1st Alzheimer's Family Organi zation Hernando Bowling Challenge. A 32 team Double Elimination Tournament! Enter your Team today!!!! If you are interested, there are several levels of sponsorship, opportunities to form a team, and prize donations! Partic ipate in a fun TEAM BUILDING exercise with your staff or your family, and help raise money for an important resource for the community! July 18 Politics in the Park WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 5 pm 9 pm WHERE: Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California Street, Brooksville. Description: Meet and greet the local 2018 candidates at an old-fashioned political rally. This is your opportunity to meet local, state and federal candidates and discuss import ant election issues facing our community. Free admission. Straw Poll. Register to vote on site. Fun, food and more. For more information, please contact the Chamber of Com merce at 352-796-0697, like our Facebook page, and visit our website for this and other upcoming events. 18th Annual Youth Education Services Bowling Extrava ganza WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 201812pm 4pm WHERE: 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL, 34606 (map) Description: Time: 1:00 p.m. Registration at noon. All bowl ers must be present to register then lane assignment will be given. For more information, call 352) 797-3660 or visit Entry Fee: $150 Per Team (in cludes 4 bowlers and a Lane Sponsorship, 3 games of bowl ing, and shoe rental). Lane Sponsors: $100 Lane Sponsorship (the names of all sponsors will be prominently displayed on t-shirts). Team Only: $75 team (price includes 4 bowlers) Individual Bowlers: $20 each person. Checks to: Hernando County Sheriffs Charities, Inc. and mail to:Hernando County Money must be received by June 30, 2018 in order to have your sponsor name on shirts. All bowlers and families wel come.


10 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 Momma and babies (grey, white, black striped female ID# 10315834, 36, 37, 38, 39) looking for forever homes! Momma is laid back and very sweet. Kittens are beautiful and very playful. Come meet them on Tuesday! Hernan do Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. Sully (tan,male )is an incredibly sweet and happy dog! He's a big boy with a goofy person ality. Lots of love to give his human and seems to like water too. He takes treats gently from you and leans against his kennel door giving you the sad eyes. We know there are many single dog homes out there and Sully needs one where he will be the spoiled only dog.Does Sully sound like he would be Come and meet Sully on Tuesday when the shel ter reopens! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. (Grey, black, white, female, adult, ID# 10315950. Siamese, seal point, adult. This cat was picked up on Oakdale Ave by a citizen and transport ed to the shelter. This cat was fearful at intake, may calm down with some time. Citizen stated she thinks that this cat has had kittens none impounded with momma. Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-796-5062. Meet Vegas! (Black, male, 35 lbs., ID # 10315722) Handsome, young, likes other dogs. Very sweet boy that is kindness. Hes a petite little guy about 35 lbs. Come by and meet this cutie! Hernando Animal Services,19450 Oliver St. Brooksville, FL 352-7965062. Angus (black and white, male, ID #10315736) His markings are beau tiful and very unique. In addition to being beautiful his personality is awesome as well. Very loving! Wants a companion! Please come and help the cats of 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 is here, which means the kids are Weve put together a list of some known programs throughout the county. Vacation Bible School (VBS) 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 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 ter, 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 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. 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 Week 5: 07/02/18 Go for the GOLD Field Trip: Crews Lake Park 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. Facility: Hernando County Activity/Teen Center Hernando County Schools is offering a Springs Coast Environmental Camp out more and sign up here: https://www. SESSIONS: 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 are available. The camp application can be found on the HCSO Internet website (www.hernan, 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 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 CAMPS/home. Contact Nikki Heister atnikki. 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: chinsegut/ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, offers summer programs which include Junior Mermaid, Junior Lifeguard, and Junior Rang er. Hernando County Public Library offers an array of events for kids and teens see the full list, times, and location: https://hernando Word of Life Florida, offers teen and juniors camps: Michaels offer summer camps as well check out their website for a full list: http:// Wildlife ranger camp WHEN: July 17-21, 2018 WHERE: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, Description: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, will offer two-week wildlife ranger camps from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park this summer. For children ages 10 to 12. Applications are available in the park who have not attended previously. Camp 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 in the park and other and includes a T-shirt and supplies. Appli cants must write a short essay on "an animal that lives in Florida and why you think that animal is important" to attach to their appli cations. For information, call Rene Poppe at (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004. Other Summer Fun Options Kids Bowl Free, from April-October kids can get 2 free games of bowling each day. Sign up at Summer movies, each week both Beacon Theater and Spring Hill 8 offer movies for $1, and usually specials on concessions. Check their websites for the date, times, and movies. 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. Heres a bit of news that I will confess, has really piqued my interest; The Everglades Nation al Park will now allow state-contracted python hunters onto its federal the invasive Burmese python. Theyve been trying to remove pythons from the area for years, hoping to put a halt to the rapidly growing popula tion. But, all of the scien cant problem that requires us to be open-minded and approach it. In recent years the python problem has worsened, likely driving Ramos and the Everglades to the inevitable deci sion to allow contracted hunters onto the national park, The giant snakes have turned up in Key Largo and on an island in Biscayne Bay, which means theyre swimming salty water. Native ani mals continue to disappear at an alarming rate and pythons are still dueling alligators for supremacy atop the Everglades food chain. How To Apply To Become A Contracted Python Hunter If youre an experi enced hunter looking for a project to keep you in the woods, honing your skills, this might just be right have some python-hunting experience, however, if you expect to be hired. Still, if youre a hunter whos retired or has some time to chase an adven ture, you could head down to South Florida and bag three pythons to make yourself eligible! Below is a list of all requirements and details as provided by the FWC through the state agencys Python Removal Contrac tor Program. Eligible Applicants Must: Have captured and removed at least three Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosys tem while working under a valid FWC Python Removal permit, as an Everglades National Park Authorized Agent, or from private lands with landowner permission. Pythons removed from private lands must be doc umented by photographs and must have been euth anized at the time and site of capture or deposited with the FWC. Have no violations on any FWC issued permits, or other animal-related citations. to conduct self-directed surveys using the pre determined routes and survey requests. Possess personal com munication capabilities, including a cell phone and valid email. Assume personal liability for health, welfare and safety of themselves and anyone assisting them. Project a positive image at all times. Once hired, contrac tors will be paid monthly by the FWC for python hourly rates of $8.25 per hour for surveys con ducted on Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA and Everglades National Park and $15 per hour, for surveys conducted on Holey Land, Rotenberger, Big Cypress and Picayune Strand WMAs and $15 per hour, for responding to survey requests. Contractors will also be paid $200 for removal of each active python nest by FWC. For all submitted pythons, the FWC will make an additional pay ment per python of $50 for pythons measuring up to four feet, and an extra $25 for every foot mea sured above four feet. For more information on how to submit the in formation or to learn more about becoming a con tracted python hunter, go to FWCs Python Remov al Contractor Program. And a always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me at Toby@ From invasive super-predator to cash cow HUNTING A Burmese Python sunning on a limb in the Everglades National Park, Photo Courtesy of Everglades National Park LEFT: Willow (Terrier mix, blue and white in color, female-spayed, adult, approx. 55 lbs., ID# 10314211) This dog was released from our shelter on 6-13-18 and returned through no fault of her own on 6-14-18. Willow needs a home with no other animals and a rescue group or citizen that is willing to work with her and make a commitment to helping this dog. Willow loves to work, she's very food motivated and will look to her handler for direction. She does have animal aggression so she will not be adopted out into a home with other animals, livestock or domesti cated. Willow has a lot of untapped potential; she excels in obedience and consistency and she just needs us humans to stop giving up on her. This girl is available to rescue or a manager approved adopter now.


June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 11 SPORTS SOLUTION PAGE 17 Ex-Bear McKenna gets opportunity to realize dream Trevor McKenna by JOE CARLINO HERNANDO SUN WRITER For many baseball players, the goal is simple: play well enough to become part of the in credible fraternity known as the big leagues. Sometimes that dream lucky few, they never forget that call from the organization who select ed them. And for former Central Bear ace Trevor McK enna, that call came on June 8th, 2018. Following the custom MLB entry draft, which came and went without being selected, McKenna est call in his life from Arizona Diamondbacks scout Hudson Belinsky. Its surreal, McKen na said during a celebra tion Sunday at Marcos Pizza on Commercial Way. Being able to realize a dream Ive had and I cant wait to get started. Interestingly, the phone call didnt come in front of family members, but with someone just as close. I was actually out with my girlfriend (Alli son Sannuto) down in In ternational Mall in Tam pa, admitted McKenna, and she was saying No phones, this is our time, but I couldnt resist because any call might be (Hudson). When he did call and said, Do you still want to be a member of the Diamond absolutely, she pressed up against the phone and heard everything. Of course, the next phone call he made was to his parents Dennis and Linda McKenna. And their reaction was priceless: We basically just stared at each other, then she started to cry. I naturally gave a proud the culmination of all the hard work hes done. For the young 22-yearold, this is a culmination of a lifelong journey to this point. Growing up in Brooksville, the young licity playing youth ball Snow Sports Complex. And even then, the po tential for future success was present. Following his time there, McKenna starred on the mound at Central High School, dominating opposing hitters with his fastball, slider, and sig nature changeup which had almost the same amount of movement as a knuckleball. That pitch, McKenna said, is my bread and butter. I was just messing around with grips throwing with my dad one day, and I just felt something with this one. I found my pitch, and Im looking forward to using it against the professional hitters. After graduating in 2014 with high honors, McKenna went to Lake Sumter Community Col lege in Leesburg, taking on the closer role for a season. Following the stint there, he received a full ride to Savannah State University in south ern Georgia, a school which gained notoriety because a former product of the school, Shannon Sharpe, who currently re sides in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. During his time at SSU, McKenna started as their No. 2 option, but eventually settled in the opening Friday night role. One great moment while enrolled was back in March, when he pitched against the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Its funny how people say when the spotlight shines the most, and it did that night. Having my family there and some close friends from my time as a Bear was awesome. Unfortunately, we didnt come out with the win, but having that experi ence was something Ill cherish forever, said McKenna. When asked about his best moment while a member of the Tigers, McKenna said I pitched seven innings against North Carolina Central, and despite coming out with 15 strikeouts against one of the top teams in the country. This was one of my best highlights, no doubt. Following the start at UCF, McKenna proceed ed to graduate with a degree in business from GPA: a whopping 3.8, good for summa cum laude honors. I wanted to have a degree which would help set me up for future success. Business has always been some thing Ive had an interest in, and I wanted to have a backup plan set in case. Most recently, McK enna started a local pitching instruction business, called Field Level Baseball Training, for local youth players in Hernando County. In anticipation of the MLB draft, Trevor was invited to pitch two innings against the Phillies Gulf Coast League team in Clearwater. While at Central, according to his moth er Linda, there was a moment which turned out to be his best, and ironically the moment wasnt supposed to be for him. Central was playing against Spring stead, where Trevor proceeded to throw a no-hitter against the Eagles. There were many scouts there to observe Brandon Brosher, who was eventually drafted At the completion of the game, Trevors dad was approached by the area scout of the Boston Red Sox, who stressed to him how impressive Trevor was on the mound, and he thought Trevor had a shot and would follow him through his college days. For his father, the best moment came last summer in Carey, North Carolina. Trevor had the opportunity to pitch three innings against Team USAs collegiate team. Their lineup consisted of played in the College World Series. Trevors stats for the three in nings: one hit, zero runs, walks. The future for McKen na started on Monday, as Arizona for a physical, ing colors. Following this and receiving all sorts out to Oregon on the same night to join the Diamondbacks Class-A short season team, the Hillsboro Hops. Fun fact about the Hops: as an organization, they have won four Northwestern League titles (two when previously located in and are three years removed from back-toback division and league titles. Update as of last Friday: Trevor debuted for the Hops and pitched two hitless innings. It only took 22 years for McKennas child hood dream to become a reality. Its only a matter of time before the major all know about him, both as a player and a person. 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@ Belly Dancing Tuesdays 5:30 9:30 p.m. Spring Hill Lake House Jaynellen Phone: (352) 540-1568 Email: jaynellen333@ 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 Dance Tuesdays 6 8:45 p.m Delta Woods Park All American Youth Phone: (813) 885-2292 www.AllAmerican 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


Solution to Crossword on page 15 12 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 SPORTS Hernando 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614 June 15 23, 2018 BY ANDY VILLAMARZO HERNANDO SUN WRITER BROOKSVILLE For Leagues All-Stars could be sending a host of teams onto states pending the results of a few contests this weekend. Currently, Hernando divisions that are currently slated to be headed onto states, as the T-Ball 5 & 6-year olds, Rookies 7 & 8-year olds, and the Boys could also possibly have the Minors 9 & 10-year olds qualify for states as well, depending on the results of Saturday. The T-Ball District 6 tournament started this past Saturday and the tournament consisted of South Lake, Wildwood, Temple Terrace, San Antonio and Brooksvilles round bye, which gave the team rest until the Sunday a couple weeks ago. The day prior to Brooksville South Lake played San Antonio, with the latter winning the matchup. Also on Saturday, Tem ple Terrace and Wildwood played as well, with the former winning on the day. Brooksville ended up matching up against nearby San Antonio, whom was also coincidentally hosting the tourney. Brooksville fell behind to a huge 16-0 jump start the comeback. Brooksvilles bunch started getting some timely hitting and played some solid defense and got themselves back into the game. When it was all said and done, Brooksville completed the miraculous comeback and ended up winning 21-20 over San Antonio. On the following Monday, Brooksville faced in a contest that saw a great all around performance. out of the park home-run hit by Colby DeVary, which ended up driving in two runs for Brooksville. The Brooksville All-Stars ended up defeating Temple two matchups against the Tampa-area club. Tuesday night became the elimina tion game against Temple Terrace and DeVary led the way in Game 2, driving in three more runs and lead ing Brooksville to another 27-16 win. It ended up coming down to the two rivals once again in championship game, pitting Brooksville against San Antonio. Gun ner Sullivan managed to belt a home-run and drove in two runs for Brooksville, leading the club to a 33-21 win and a trip to the state tournament. Andy Villamarzo can be reached at andyvillamar and follow him on Twitter @avilla marzo. Hernando Youth League baseball has several standout teams Specializing in removal of dangerous trees. Stump Grinding, Wood Chipping. Fully insured* So many generations coming through the school and taking it back to greatness. Kazmier played high school football at Nature Coast Technical and grad uated in 2005. He would later on become an assis tant with the Sharks under then-head coach Jamie Joyner and lasted until the 2014 campaign. The former Shark also coached for one season over at Weeki Wachee before landing at Hernando with Vonada. Kazmier stated that expectations will not change under his watch, as he expects the program to reach the postseason every single year. Hernando High School Coast, Crystal River and Weeki Wachee coming up. The hiring of Kazmier comes at a crucial time, as the school year just ended a couple of weeks ago and Hernando needed someone to guide the program through summer workouts. Prep football starts in August and with Kazmier stepping in, the answer was clear to Her nandos administration: Dont blow the team up. wouldve called for and defensive sides of the football, but in Kazmier as the new head coach, the team wont have to dif ferentiate from last years schemes. Familiarity and continuity could be the answers for a Leopards group that came so close to upending Green Cover Springs Clay in the Class Main thing is Bill (Browning) had a rebuild ing project and he was successful at it, Kazmier said. I was just given the keys to a Ferrari and Im not going to take the car over to the shop and make a bunch of changes. We are pushing a lot of kids, around 70 right now. We will be a very young team next season. We are a sophomore-heavy group. Andy Villamarzo can be reached at andyvillamar and follow him on Twitter @avilla marzo. -Andy Villamarzo Phone727.946.5950 Emailan Twitter@avillamarzo KAZMIER Hernando High School Shevaris McNair. Photos by Cher yl Clanton Hernando High School Isaiah Brown Kazmier Hernando High School Kev'on Williams.


June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 13 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVING HERNANDO & CITRUS COUNTIES (844) 257-1377 Cooking Laundry Companionship Alzheimers Care Light Housekeeping Escort for Shopping and Doctors Appointments INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND License# HH299992888 Companionship Cooking Laundry and at home. 352-726-4547 Independently owned and operated office. HH299992888 Insured, Bonded, & Trained IF YOU GO SERENAS DANCE PALACE 17049 Spring Hill Drive, Phone: (352) 796-1991 E-mail: serena@serenasdan Website: www.serenasdan Facebook and Insta gram @serenasdan cepalace For the love of dance Serena's Dance Palace celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend with two special performance recitals at Springstead High School eater by SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN WRITER A mainstay of dance in struction in Hernando County, Serenas Dance Palace is celebrating 20 years of helping and creativity through dance. Owner and teacher of Serenas Dance Palace, Serena in 1997. She began dancing at age 11 and most every day can still be found dancing with her students in her Spring Hill dance school. It was my mom who encouraged me to start dance classes, said Serena. And Im so thankful she did. Serena and her dance troupe will celebrate the anniversary with two perfor mance recitals on June 22 and 23, 2018 at Springstead High School Theatre. Serena graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with a BA degree in Dance Studies, minoring in Theatre and Business Manage ment. Shes also a nationally Masters of America. As much as I love dance, I started at USF studying Business Management, said Serena. I had promised my family that I would focus on my education but I didnt en joy the courses at all so I audi tioned to join the USF Dance Department in stead and I was accepted into their program. Serena said she owes her dancing success to her mentors at USF. They encouraged me so much, she said. They recognized the passion in me. Serena was also chosen as Teacher of the Middle School. I was so honored to be recognized as forming Arts at Powell Middle School that I felt it necessary to mention my USF professors in my speech, she said. Once just a dream, Serenas and she, along with her other instructors, now teach more than 70 students at the school located on Spring Hill Drive. three all the way up to adult, classes for the young ones and we have discounts to encourage boys to join as well as dis counts for families with many children. Serena began her dance career as an independent con tractor right here in Hernando County when she joined the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department in 1997 taught her 18 dance students in a double-wide trailer. But, as more and more students joined her school, every few years she would transition to larger prem ises to where she now leases a building of over 4,000 square feet on Spring Hill Drive. No mean accomplishment in her dance school expansions. Serena organizes her students by grade and then ability. It is so rewarding to see a child learn a new movement or trick in a dance or and they sometimes surprise them selves, said Serena. She also has a dance compet itive team that regularly trains for competitions and perfor mances around the county and the Tampa Bay area. Including an annual performance in Walt Disney World. Serenas Dance Palace is an award-winning studio receiving special judges of words, best choreography awards, most entertainment, and placing high in all divisions all year long. Just recently she took 10 of her students to a Dance Convention in Orlando. Of those 10 students, seven of them received scholarships and two actually received multiple scholarships and recognition for their hard work during the convention. She went on to say proudly that Kara Fortunato received a full scholarship to attend next years convention and by invitation only a scholarship to attend the companys Gala in Las Vegas. Kara will get the opportu nity to work with professional choreographers in the industry and perform during their ex traordinary Showcase, Serena said. Other students, Emily Merkle and Kendal Kohlas, received $100 scholarship to attend their convention next year and Gina Caridi, also received $100 scholarship and was invited to perform during the Scholarship Ceremony at the end of the Convention. Serena also mentioned her 8-year-old son, Bryce, received a $100 scholarship. These students were recog nized and chosen out of hun dreds of other dance students, she said. Im so very proud of them all. Serena was also awarded a scholarship for Group Lead er, the only teacher to receive this award at the convention. I strive for my students to learn teamwork, dedication and develop social skills, creativity said Serena. But, Serena stressed, I feel it is also very important for them to give back to our community and teach the kids to do so by performing for retirement homes, hospice and at commu nity events. Dance is a very competitive not always about technique, its about passion too. Serena also spends time helping her students prepare for auditions. Mrs. Serena See DANCE, Page 16


14 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 Bald Eagles are featured at wildlife park in July Bald Eagle Scream by Joe Dube CALL AND ASK ABOUT OUR MOLE SERVICE! Dont start your holidays with this unwelcome guest!Exterior Pest Control $24.95*$29.95*Lawn Control Gopher Service includes a 3-month guaranteeNo Obligation Inspections! LIMITED TIME OFFER $24.95** Exterior Pest Control INCLUDES MOSQUITO CONTROL Lawn Service $29.95** No Obligation Inspections! Guest article by Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist Ellie Schiller Homosas sa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on the threatened Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoceph alus), our national bird, during the month of July. Educational exhibits about the Bald eagle will be on display in the Parks Visi tor Center and Discovery Center during the month of July. The Park is now home to three mature Bald eagles Spirit, Homosassa and Summer, an immature Bald Eagle named Athe na, and Beauty, a Golden birds could not survive in the wild due to injuries or imprinting. Two of the adult Bald eagles and the immature Bald eagle Athena are on display, and another is used in out reach programs. The Park eagles, Abby and Jake, in 1989 from the Birds of Prey Center in Maitland, injuries that would prevent them from being released. Park Services Special ist, Andrea Junkunc, will be presenting a special program Making the Connection: An outlook on Bald eagles and the use of ambassador animals in conservation on Thursday, July 19, 2018, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room at the Parks main entrance and Visitor Center located on US 19. She will talk about the history of the Bald eagle and, how al though once endangered, it has recovered and has been She will explain what you can do to help conserve the and our other native wild life. Junkunc will tell the story of Liberty, one of the Parks Bald eagles. here will be no charge to attend this program. Andrea Junkunc was born and raised in McHen ry, Illinois. Throughout her childhood she was an active member of many avian organizations along with her mother. A love of nature led Andrea to reptile zoo near Wisconsin. Wanting more experience with wildlife, she moved to Florida in 2001, where she pursued further education in the areas of animal care and psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior and training. In 2002 she enrolled in a hands-on animal husband ry course. In 2003, Andrea was hired at Silver Springs Attraction. Her career there started with caring for and doing programs with alligators, snakes and many species of parrots. Eight months later she had an opportunity to make a department move to the show. She was thrilled to be working with exotic and native eagles, falcons and hawks, along with many species of owls and Andreas personal favorite, the vultures. She went on to become leader of that department and then su pervisor of all ambassador animals and show develop ment. Currently, Andrea Junkunc is a Park Services Specialist at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wild life State Park in the Wild life Care Department. She works closely with all the parks animals, coordinates training plans, and animal enrichment programs. The Bald Eagle and its History On June 20, 1782, the Bald eagle was declared the national symbol of the United States of America because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and because it was then believed to exist only on this continent. Maude M. Grant explained the choice of the Bald eagle for the national symbol as follows: It is said the ea gle was used as a national emblem because, at one of olution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on from their nest and circled about over the heads of the giving vent to their raucous cries. They are shriek ing for freedom, said the patriots. Thus, the Bald eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that thought and an opportunity for a full and free expan sion into the boundless space of the future. Benja min Franklin, however, did not agree with the choice, preferring the turkey who he claimed was a much more respectable bird. The Bald eagle, with its snowy-feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is now the proud national symbol of the United States. And yet this wasnt always the case. In the 1700s Bald eagle numbers in the Unit ed States were estimated to be between 300,000 to 500,000. Over the course of decades this majestic bird was nearly wiped out by sport hunting and for grounds. This resulted in numbers as low as 500 nesting pairs remaining in the lower 48 states. In the 1940s and 1950s, pesticides like DDT also wreaked havoc on eagles and other birds. These chemicals collected in of the eagles diet. The chemicals weakened the birds eggshells and limited their ability to reproduce. Thanks to the work of conservationist Rachel Carson, the legislature was convinced to ban the use of DDT and other harmful chemicals in 1972. In 1976 the Bald eagle was placed on the Federal Endangered Species List. Eagle num bers have since rebounded populations are estimat ed at about 70,000. As a result of these restrictions, along with reintroduction programs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has upgraded the birds from endangered to threatened status. The Bald eagle prefers to live and nest near bodies of food for their growing chicks. The birds mate for life and return to the same spot every year, building enormous nests of inter woven sticks. While the Bald eagles diet consists smaller birds and rodents, they are occasionally known to prey on larger birds. The Bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America. Its distinctive brown body and white head and tail make it easy to identify. The eagle rarely ing with wings extended bill, legs and feet are yellow. Their call is a highpitched squeaking sound. Immature bald eagles are dark without the distinctive white markings which are not present until they are In other news at the Wild life Park, Cape Leisure Corporation will be hold ing the second session of its Camp Wildlife the week of July 16 through 20. This group of 11 and 12-year olds will be learning about Floridas wildlife and en joying hands-on activities and learning experienc es. Camp topics include special animal experiences, animal meal preparation, tours of the wildlife hos pital and manatee reha bilitation facility. Indoor and outdoor activities for children include nature hunts, visiting the wildlife areas in the park and other more information and to register for Camp Wildlife, please call Marie Thomp son at (352) 765-3366. As you can see, we have a lot planned for July, and we encourage you to visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to learn about the Bald eagle and the importance of preserving Floridas wildlife. For more informa tion on our events, please call Susan Strawbridge or Olivia Morrison at (352) 628-5445. -with special programs and displays -Bald Eagle by Susan Straw bridge


Solution to Crossword from page 12: BUSINESS & COMMUNITY June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 15 Solution to Sudoku from p 18: (puzzle on page 6) "A Map of Hernando County, Florida" published by The Brooksville Star appears on the inside front cover of Alfred A. McKethan's book, Hernando County Our Story SPRING HILL ENRICHMENT CENTER JUNE CALENDAR; 10441Quality Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34609 Medical Arts Building Suite #105; Located on the campus of Bayfront Health Spring Hill BROOKSVILLE ENRICHMENT CENTER JUNE CALENDAR; 17222 Hospital Blvd Brooksville, Fl 34601 Medical Arts Building Suite #120 Located; on the campus of Bayfront Health Brooksville; 544.6022 The Quarry Mining Association Enrichment Center JUNE CALENDAR; 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd; Brooksville CALENDARS FOR ENRICHMENT CENTERS PLACES OF WORSHIP Baptist First Baptist Church of Brooksville 420 Howell Ave. Brooks ville, FL 34601 (352) 796-6791 New Hope Baptist Church 15300 Wiscon Rd Brooks ville, FL 34601 (352) 799-1448 Grace Tabernacle Inde pendent Baptist Church, Brooksville, FL. Brooksville, Florida Call (352) 796-7229 Spring Hill Baptist Church 3140 Mariner Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34609 352-683-5685 Spring Hill, FL 34608 352.683.5882 Eden Baptist Church 22308 Lake Lindsey Rd Brooksville, FL 34601 Phone: 352-796-3855 Cornerstone Baptist Church Address: 13171 Tara St, Spring Hill, FL 34609 (352) 515-0949 St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church 20428 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601 (352)796-2096 St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church 5030 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill, Fl 34609 (352) 683-9666 St. Theresa Catholic Church 1107 Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL 34606 Tel: 352-683-2849 St. Benedict Catholic Church 455 S. Suncoast Blvd Crystal River, FL 34429 Tel: 352-795-4479 Episcopal St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 2301 Deltona Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34606 (352) 683-2010 St. John's Episcopal Church 7771 Stringfellow Road St. James City, Fl 33956 239 283-1820 St John's Episcopal Church 200 S. Brooksville Ave, Brooksville, FL 34604 Phone: (352) 796-9112 Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church 475 North Ave. W Brooks ville, Florida 34601 Phone 352-796-8331 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 439 East Norvell Bryant Highway Hernando, Flori da 34442 Forest Oaks Lutheran Church 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34606 352-683-9731 Messianic Israel Temple New Jerusalem 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor, Fl. 34684. Nazarene Hernando Church of the Nazarene 2101 N. 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It was produced by the Brooksville Star which was published by J. C. Burwell. Local Banker and Citrus Grower Alfred A. McKethan used the map inside the front cover of his history book Hernando County Our Story. To provide a little background on the time period, between 1880s and 1920s, around four million Italians immi grated to the United States. The majority of these Italian immigrants came from poor rural areas in Southern Italy and Sicily. A popular destination for these Italian immigrants was The immigrants started arriving shortly after 1885. grants following the mass lynching of eleven Italian Americans in New Orleans on March 14, 1891. They were accused of involvement in the murder of police chief David Hennessy, some of the lynched had been acquitted at trial. Following the lynching many Italian immigrants Many of these Italian immigrants were farm ers in Italy and looked for opportunities to ply their trade. It is not unexpected that some would have moved to the fertile Hernando County area. The information on the town of Sicily is scant. Aside from the brief mention in the Superintendents Report for 1900 and the map it is almost as if it never existed. Location of Sicily is circled Reducing Suicide RiskThe number is almost as bad as it used to be: 20 veterans commit suicide each day, down from a previous 22. That number still is much too high. True to his word, however, President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order directing more supportive mental health care for service members who are now transitioning to veteran status. Three agencies will work together on this: the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. The target time for support and inter vention is in that first year, with the stress of separating from the service and moving into civilian life. Some of those stresses include finances, relationships, legal concerns and substance abuse. One big problem has been that signs and symptoms havent appeared until after the transition to civilian life. Sixteen steps are planned, such as expanding community outreach from 18 facilities to all of them, and extending Be There Peer Support Call and Outreach Center services for a whole year after separation. Military One Source resources to active-duty members will be expanded and include services for one year after separation. In addition, all separating service members will receive a mental-health screening; those who need care and support will be enrolled in services. Peer Support will include phone calls at specified intervals during the first year, with an initial goal to reach 60 percent of veterans. If youre about to separate or recently did, and you get a phone call, heads up. Pay attention not only for yourself but to gather information for other veterans you might know. Listen to what they say about the Easy Button (a fast track for mental health appointments and care), the improved monitoring and resources, and the seamless access to treatment for mental health and suicide prevention. To learn more, read the attachment to Executive Order 13822. 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceJune 18, 2018


16 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY WARRANT Hernando County Crime Stoppers Please Call WANTED CALL Hernando County Crime Stoppers Toll Free 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or go to DOB: 05/26/1980 STRAW POLL SPONSOR VIDEO SPONSOR by Jim E. Davis UF/IFAS Extension Crape myrtles are one of the best plants to incorporate into your landscape. We often refer to these plants as the Lilacs of the South. Crape myrtles come in all shapes and one that matures to a height of four feet or one that may grow to 25 feet. Flowers vary in hues of pink, white and red. When established, crape myrtles require very little maintenance. However, sometimes you may see leaves turning black. This could be a sign that your crape myrtle may have aphids. The crape myrtle aphid, Tinocallis kahawaluokalani, is exclusively on its plant of choice. This means this insect will not spread to neighboring species. These are honeydew producing insects that will also attract ants. These ants farm the aphids for the sweet honeydew and will protect them from predators such as ladybird beetles and lacewing larvae. The crape myrtle aphid re sides on the undersides of leaves. The excre ment, or frass, from the aphids drop onto the upper portion of the leaf below them. A fungus known as sooty mold then grows on the honeydew. This black sticky mold is very evident. It is black and owners are concerned with the fungus, when the major problem is actually the aphids. The fungus doesnt really harm the plant. When sooty mold is severe, it may interfere with photosynthesis and may cause leaf drop. This sounds bad, however, research suggests that the long term health of the plant and the crape myrtle usually rebounds the following year. If homeowners want to manage this pest, then here are several tips we can provide. First, make sure you are not over-watering the crape myrtles. Overwatering causes excessive growth, which aphids prefer. Ap plying too much fertil izer also attracts aphids. If a crape myrtle is in the right place, it may not even need fertilizer at all. Proper pruning is also critical. Remove suckers from the bottom and remove any cross branches or dead limbs. This allows for better air circulation. If your crape myrtle has aphids or sooty mold and it is not that severe, then consid er letting Mother Nature insects such as lady bird beetles, lacewing larvae, parasitoid wasps and other predators will help suppress the aphid population. Many ben be purchased online and shipped to your home for release. If the damage is severe and warrants chemical use, start with the least toxic chemical. Insecti cidal soaps work great. Just remember these are non-selective and you happen to see any crape myrtle, pick them another plant. Systemic and contact insecticides will also work well, but should be used only as-needed. As always, read the label. Applica tion of the insecticide is also very important. Make sure to apply the product under the leaves, where the aphids are. Re-application may be necessary. IFAS Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. Fathers and daughters practising their routines. I want my students to world, so I teach them about auditioning, she said. An audition is a nerve-wracking experience so I like to prepare them by doing mock auditions and taking them to workshops. Having done so has helped some of her students earn jobs dancing professional ly, she explained. and tap, contemporary and hip hop, which is what you ater and improv, and break dance. Serenas Dance Palace specializes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theatre, contem porary, break dancing and acrobatics. She began a new tradi tion this year...father and daughter. This class will take its debut on stage for Anniversary recital! I am completely grateful to be a successful running business for the past 20 years in the same county I grew up in. And I have to say this would not be possi ble without the support from so many people. And for that I am forever thankful. When shes not at her dance studio, Serena spends time with her husband and two children. Serenas 20th celebration recitals will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22 and at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, in the Spring stead High School Theatre. Tickets cost $18 p.p. and may be purchased at the door, via social media, or by telephone at 352.796.1991.


BUSINESS & COMMUNITY June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 17 Solution on page 18 Puzzle on page 11 IN THE INTEREST OF Name Shane Daniel Powell Case No. 17JC000117 Year of Birth 2004, A Male Publication Pursuant to K.S.A. 38-2237 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) In accordance with Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in "Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill with mailing address of 9001 Liberty Park way, Birmingham, AL 35242 and a County Florida. Owner has registered the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Depart ment of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Owner: HealthSouth of Spring Hill, Inc., 12440 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. (6/22/2018) Notice is hereby given that the South west Florida Water Management District has received Environmental Resource permit application number Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 250 Tampa, FL 33618. Application received: April 16, 2018. Proposed activity: commercial. Project name: Culvers Brooksville. Project size: 2.32 Lo cation: Section S29 Township T22S, Range R18E in Hernando County. No outstanding Florida Waters or Aquatic Preserves will be impacted. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637 or through the Application & Permit Search Tools function on the Districts website at In terested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this intended agency action or an oppor tunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regu lation Bureau, 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637 or submit your request through the Dis tricts website at www.watermatters. org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Bureau at (813)985-7481 or 1(800)836-0797, TDD only 1(800)231-6103. (06/22/2018) Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice Hide-Away Storage Spring Hill located at 1000 Commercial Way, Spring Hill FL 34606 intends to hold a sale to sell the property stored at the Facility by the below Occupant who is in default at an Auction. The sale will occur as an online auction via www. on 7/11/2018 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Jodi Howe unit #0408. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. (06/22/2018), (06/29/2018) 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 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 (06/15/2018), (06/22/2018) Whitcomb, Betty, 95, of Brooksville, passed June 12, 2018. She was born in Mal den, Massachusetts, to Fred erick and Elsa Washburn (nee Minkel). She graduated Waltham High in 1940, and during the war she was a secretary at Waltham Screw Factory. Later, she became ance Company in Waltham until her retirement in 1985. Betty loved singing and en joyed cruises and traveling. After moving to Florida, she took up golf and played on the 18 hole golf league at Brookridge Golf Course for years. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years, Clinton Bo Whitcomb, brothers, Frederick and Donald, sisters, Priscila and Jean, nephew, Ted Washburn, and great-nephew, Kevin Clancy. She is survived by daughter, Patricia Yancovitz (Alan), son, Robert Whitcomb (Mary), grandson, Andrew Yancovitz, many nieces and nephews, including Paula and Richard Clancy, who became beloved friends. The family appreciates the loving care she received from Kati Bogar during the last year of her life. Donations in Bettys memory may be made to: Athletes Unlimited P.O. Box 66163 Auburndale, MA 02466 In memory of Kevin Clancy and his favorite great-aunt, Betty Whitcomb. BUSINESS / COMMUNITY BRIEFS Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce RIB BON CUTTING VIVIFY BY VACARE Date: June 26, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM EDT Event Description: You're Invited to come and Celebrate with Vivify by Vacare. We are kicking o this summer with an ocial Ribbon Cutting! Come in and Cool O with ice cold refresh ments and fun summer foods. Location: 675 Harvard Street Brooksville, FL 34601 Contact Information: 352-616-0038 Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Meeting Date: June 27, 2018 Time: 7:15 AM 9:00 AM EDT Event Description: Monthly Membership Meet ing 2018/2019 CHAMBER & CETA BOARD INSTALLA TION Location: Silverthorn Country Club 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooks ville Date/Time Information: June 27, 2018 7:15am9:00am Contact Information: Lindsay Cacciatore, Event Coordinator Fees/Admission: $15.00 pre-pay $20.00 at the door RIBBON CUTTING LIVE OAK THEATRE Date: June 27, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM 6:00 PM Event Description: Please join us for the cel ebration at the RIBBON CUTTING ceremony for LIVE OAK THEATRE's new location! Location: 21030 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34601 Contact Information: 352-796-0697 RIBBON CUTTING ROCK STREET BAND Date: June 28, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Location: Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce 15588 Aviation Loop Drive Brooksville, FL 34604 Contact Information: 352-796-0697 Boutique of Hope Update As we celebrate Americas birthday on the Fourth of July, we want to CELEBRATE cer now. Come to the BOH and let us give you what you We have wigs, turbans, hats, scarves, bras and more. We are located at 5244 Commer cial Way near Golden Corral in the Crescent Community 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 Surge Suppression, LLC, owner, desiring to engage in business under the 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 Cheryl Curry, owner, desiring to engage in Core Values Home Care 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. (6/22/2018) Yolanda Mae Micklos M icklos, Yolanda Mae, Mae age 93 formerly of Farmingdale NJ, Hernando Beach Fl, Cody Wy and Knox ville Tn, passed away in her sleep Tuesday May 29th, 2018. Mae grew up at the Gould Foundation in Rockland Coun ty NY, attended Spring Valley High School and Graduated from Manuel High School NYC in 1943. Mae was an avid roller skater for many years. She worked at Bell Labora tories on Sonar projects that helped the World War II war Tom Micklos after he returned home from the war. She had cheered for him as a football player through their high school years together. Now as a Navy wife, Mae traveled the country and abroad with her husband Tom and family. riding on their Harley Davidson motorcycle, and spent many Stearman biplane. Many ad ventures and great memories for Mae and her growing family throughout the years. She was part owner of the Farmingdale Swim and Recreation Club and was a longtime member of The Womens Club of Farmingdale, NJ. She attended Farmingdale Methodist Church with her fam ily. During retirement she was activities in Hernando Beach Fl along with volunteering many years, in teaching basic life skills to new citizens. Mae reg ularly took part in services at the Spring Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed needle work of all kinds and made many pieces that are sought after throughout her family. Cody, Wy was home for a number of years, enjoying the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains and the beauty of nature. Mae attend ed the CMA Church faithfully while living in Cody and made many friends while there. Moving once again, closer to more family and a bit milder climate, Knoxville, Tn became home. Mae was no stranger to unfamiliar faces and delighted in making fresh acquaintances. She seemed to always bring a smile to others with her charm and humor. She was a beloved Wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Family was always nearby and dear to her. Maes faith was strong and is now at peace in Gods hands. Preceded in death by her husband Thomas A. Micklos of 52 years, her brother Earle Murphy and Son in Law Terry Maisey. Mae is survived by daughters Janet Mae Micklos/ Maisey, grandchildren Shawn, Ryan and four great grandchil dren. Jean Fritz her husband Robert, grandchildren Robert Jr, Denise, Sherri and seven great grandchildren. Son, Thomas A Micklos Jr, grand children Thomas III, Jasmine Mae and one great grand child. Daughter, Katherine Crookshanks, husband Dale, grandchild Michael and four great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at The Florida National Cem etery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell Fl. on Friday, August 10th, 2018 promptly at 11:00 am. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given ville, Tn. 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Here are some suggested items (no glass or aerosol containers): Wrapped hard candy, chew ing gum, bubble gum bottled water Sugar & non-dairy creamer packs Peanut butter, jelly in plastic squeeze bottles Cookies, crackers, cereal & food bars, Tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines in pouch or can Small canned food items with pop tops Dried fruit, nuts, trail mix Beef jerky & Slim Jims Page Daniel Roland, age 73, of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Jennifer (Michael); sons, John Paul (Tammy); Joseph (Michelle); step children Patrick, Matthew, Dawne,and 14 grandchildren. Friends will be received on Tuesday, June 26th from 4-7 p.m. at the Brooksville Chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini on Wednes day, June 27th at 11a.m. He will be laid to rest with Full Honors at the Florida National Cemetery following the service. Src; Brewer Harwood Bruce Darrell, age 85 of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He is predeceased by his wife, Valerie. Bruce is survived by his daughters, Kim (Dennis); Meridith; son, Scott (Jan); 4 grandchildren, Santino Cili, Benton Edwards Heather Edwards, Amanda Maxwell; and 3 great-grand children. Src; Brewer Whitcomb Betty, age 95, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She is survived by daughter, Patricia (Alan), son, Robert (Mary), and 1 grandson. Src; Pinecrest Cole Raymond L., age 71, of Weeki Wachee, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He is a Unit ed States Navy veteran. Raymond is survived by his wife Elaine, children; sons, Jason; Joshua; James; Austin; daughters, Desiree; Maria C; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Src; Brewer Askenback Carl F., age 74 of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Carl was a veteran of the US Military. 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OPINION June 2228, 2018 HERNANDO SUN 19 On Constitutional Amendments WILLIAM F. HOLLAND by CAROLINE ZOES Our states constitution is meant to withstand the test of time. Yet, the Florida Constitution is becoming riddled with countless, ordinary laws ment of pregnant pigs, that lessen its status. The Florida Constitution is already nearly three times longer than the U.S. Constitution. Further, once an item is placed in the Florida to undo it. In other words, the item is no longer something that can easily be revised or updated by any branch of state or local government should we, as a voting public, change our minds or issues become outdated. Laws in our constitution bind future generations. A perfect example what happened in Illinois. In 1970 Illinois during the Constitutional revision Illinois created Article XIII, Section 5, of the Illinois Constitution, was passed. This provision provided pension protection. The only way to change is to change the Illinois Constitution, a statute will not do it. Now 48 years later Illinois bonds are near junk bond status. The result is taxes, taxes, taxes. Chicago's sales tax is 10.25%; food is taxed; prescrip tion drugs are taxed, the real estate taxes in Chicago increased by 43% and the Chicago Federal Reserve did not oppose a state real estate tax. They are proposing a statewide tax of 1 percent of a home's value. Under their plan, the tax bill on a Read carefully and carefully consider your decisions when you vote for the proposed Amendments on November 6, 2018. AMENDMENTS There will be 13 proposed amend ments that will be on the November 6th ballot. Last time when there we ballot questions, long lines occurred. Many voters tried to understand at the time of voting how they should vote. To prevent that here are the proposed Amendments. Note: Some of them have double implications. drilling and you also will vote to prevent vaping at work. For your 13 Amendments. EXEMPTION: sponsored by the legislature, which would increase the homestead property exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead properties greater than all levies other than school district ed household is expected to save according to data from the Florida Association of Counties. (TO SEE HOW MUCH THIS WILL SAVE YOU GO TO If Amendment is passed other taxes lack of revenue.) PROPERTY ASSESSMENT also sponsored by the legislature, would permanently retain provisions erty tax assessment increases on certain non-homestead property to 10 percent a year (except for school district taxes). The amendment would remove the scheduled repeal of those provisions in 2019. BLING sponsored by Voters in Charge, would ensure state voters have an exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gam bling. The amendment would not state/tribal compacts. sponsored by Floridians for a Fair Democracy, Inc., would restore voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after completing sentence terms including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual permanently barred from voting in lieu of a vote by the governor and cabinet to restore those rights on a case-by-case basis. FEES also sponsored by the legis lature, would limit the states ability to impose, authorize or raise state taxes or fees without the consent by supermajority of each house of the legislature (in a a bill containing no other subject). It would not apply to taxes or fees imposed or authorized by a county, municipality, school board or special district. AND JUDGES sponsored by Consti tution Revision Commission (CRC) It would establish a series of rights for crime victims, including the right in criminal cases and the right to be heard in legal proceedings. AND It would increase the mandatory retire ment age for judges from 70 to 75. A closer look at the Great Commission I went shopping at Ex work for groceries the other morning (milk, bread, and that every self-checkout register had only paper bags with handles, no plas tic at all. I was annoyed and confused. I was espe cially concerned about the sawtooth rim of the bags; I thought for sure it would make a deeper and messier paper cut than a straight edged rim. I was wrong. What looked like tiny shark teeth to me turned out to be feathery to the touch and is clearly meant to prevent those stinging nicks and slices. Whoever thought of that, I thank you from the tips of my phalan ges to the weenus of my elbows. (Weenus is easier to say than olecranon.) No blood will be spilled when placing items in those deep bags! When I was a kid and a young adult we used the for kitchen garbage. (The reason theyre brown is related to butcher paper which is related to mum my wrapping. Look it up.) And yes, I cut myself a few times, but that was life during that nightly chore. It took me a while to get used to plastic bags, but really I never did like them. They dont hold as much, and you cant carry them with a hand and forearm across the bottom: everything spills out. And if you put too much in, the micron-thin handles will stretch and even break. And if they dont break, they can get thin enough to But I didnt know how truly miserable those little plastic bags were until I ran a register. They dont want to pull apart from their stack, not sitting on the counter or hanging from the hooks. They prefer and insist on staying at least twenty together. The only way to overcome the elec trostatic charge between I wasnt going to touch know where my hands have been, but I do not know where others hands have been, and I dont trust the sanitary inclinations of anyone, not of those who packed the bags in boxes (not even robot hands) and not even family, and certainly not strangers, and most o-hell-no not custom with a thick drop of anti bacterial hand wash, which we kept at every Garden register. Now that Im just a shopper, though, and I dont have hand sanitizer readily available (I suppose I should start carrying a small bottle in my pocket) Im starting to like the handled bags. My wife bought several a couple years ago, canvas-looking things, and she used them a few times. Now theyre abandoned in the trunk of the car, and I see them every time I put plastic bags of my shopping in there. They have folded edgeshemmedand so theres no chance at all of wounds, and I know what Weekly we dont buy what we used tocart-loads of foodand so I think Im going to start using those reusables. Im not trying to save the planet; this ball of rock and water keeps trying to kill us, and so I have no sympathy for it. Im just looking for some shopping stability and no cuts at all. GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN I love to write (and talk) and all who know me will agree that I am not a man of few words. As a windy minister, it only seems logical that I would be involved in the world of communica tion. For the last few years Ive been writing Living on purpose and its truly been a pleasure. I just want to say that I sincerely appreciate all of you that take the time to read the column and the many thoughtful and encour aging emails that I receive each week. Ive been writing sermons, articles and music for a long time which eventu ally branched into a weekly blog. From there it evolved into being accepted as a regular weekly columnist with my local newspaper two and half years ago and has now expanded larger than I could have ever imagined. Just like shooting basketball or play ing the piano, Gods grace works together with our faith and diligence. However, I also realize that sitting in front of the computer every day can only take me so far which is why I must listen and daily depend on Him to somehow use me to relay what He wants to say. Its amazing how the Lord can use our gifts and talents for His glory even if its some thing like the gift of gab! After serving in several churches over the years, Im now trying to step out of my comfort zone and become more focused on those who live outside the walls of the church. When we venture away from the safety and security of our familiar rou tine, we discover the attitude of the world is not as sym pathetic toward our cause for Christ. For example, we can give a praise report at church and receive enthu siasm and excitement from those who are like-minded, but in a crowd of non-believ ers, we will notice some eye rolling and a few disrespect ful yawns. Why? Because a non-Christian could care less about anything associated with God. Jesus explains in John 15:18-19, If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love his own: but you are not of the world because I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. The idea here is whenever someone becomes a Christian, their spirit is transformed into a new person and this chang es their spiritual identity and citizenship. As we remember the old saying, Birds of a clear that when we become born-again we become a we understand why there has always been a natural spiritual resistance from the world toward God and His followers. For those of you who want to know more about our ministry and some of the projects we are involved in, the easiest way is to go to our website, billyholland and pull up a William F. Holland Jr., DD., C.ED.D. is a Christian minister, chaplain, and author. Discover more about his ministry at can be contacted at P.O. Box 1394, Nicholasville, KY 40340 Handled Bags AND It would provide that judges or hearing interpretation of laws and rules by gov ernmental agencies in legal proceedings. (NOTE: not listed is the requirement of 10 years of practice.) sponsored by Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) It It also would apply to Florida National Guard and active-duty military members stationed in Florida. AND It would establish a governance system for the 28 state and community colleges. It would require a supermajority vote by university boards of trustees and the Board of Governors when raising student fees. sponsored by Constitution Revision Com mission (CRC) It would impose an eightyear term limit on school board members. It would allow an alternative process for approving public schools, including charter schools, rather than by local school boards. AND It would establish a requirement for the teaching of civic literacy in public schools. PING: sponsored by Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) It would prohibit drilling for gas and oil in state coastal waters AND ban vaping and the use of electronic ciga rettes in workplaces. ATION sponsored by Constitution Revi sion Commission (CRC): It would require all charter-county governments to have beginning its annual session in January in even-numbered years. AND It would create terrorism in the Department of Law Enforce ment. AND It would revise the constitutional authority for the Department of Veterans It would remove language that prohibits aliens ineligible for citizenship from owning property. AND It would remove obsolete language that authorizes a high-speed rail system. AND It would revise language to make clear that the repeal of a criminal stat crime committed before the repeal. spon sored by Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) It would impose a six-year lobbying AND It would also create a new ethics stan 13: GREYHOUND RACING: sponsored by Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) It would ban greyhound racing at Florida tracks after Dec. 31, 2020. Editor Addition: proposed by CRC would prohibit commer cial dog/greyhound racing after Dec. 31, 2020. See HOLLAND, Page 20 LE TT ER T O T HE ED IT OR


comfortable chair. There are pictures, original music, and over 500 articles to download for free. Im very ex cited about meeting Christian pastors and leaders that are contacting us from around the world through the site. Most are from very poor countries and we have felt the Lord leading us to purchase Bibles from bookstores in their communities and having these ministers pick them up and distribute them. Some send us pictures but we are careful not to post them because if they are recognized their lives would be in danger. To see their spiritual hunger and thirst for God is truly refreshing, yet we wonder why many church es here in this country appear to be spiritually asleep. Have our blessings and plea sures distracted us and caused our love and compassion to wax cold? Yes, we might not be called to go to Kenya, Poland, or Japan, but we can at least pray and are. First Corinthians chapter 3 describes that some will plant the seed and others will water it, but only Jesus can make it grow and in Matthew chapter 28 and Mark chapter 16, Jesus instructs His disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel along with baptizing and teaching all nations about God. However, as the nickname for evangelizing the globe is called the Great Commission our high est priority as a serious follower of Jesus Christ is actually more about personally demonstrating Gods love than just telling every one else how to live. 20 HERNANDO SUN June 2228, 2018 BUSINESS & COMMUNITY HOLLAND The Maglio Family with The Hernando Sun at a spot overlooking the port in the town of Sciacca in the province of Agrigento in Sicily. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE HERNANDO SUN FROM FRONT PAGE Julie Catherine is on the piazza in the town of Sciacca, located above the port. In the evenings, the piazza is a gathering place where community members of all ages social ize, enjoy the breeze from the Mediterranean and take leisurely strolls. Julie Maglio on the road to the acropolis of Selinunte. The Mediterranean Sea is in the distance. The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department is seek ing volunteers for its upcoming July 3, 2018 Red, White and Brews celebration. The event will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. at The Lake House located at 1202 Kenlake Ave. in Spring Hill. The event will be booming with family Parking and admission are free. There will be performances by three bands, beer, wine, food trucks and craft vendors. No coolers or outside drinks will be permitted. Volunteers will receive a meal, drinks, access to indoor restrooms and fun with the Parks and Volunteers can choose from the following duties for the 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. or the 7 to 11 p.m. shifts: Parking pointer (14 people total per shift) direct vehicles where to park, or which lane to take to get to parking. Shade and coolers of hy dration will be close by. Security/gate atten dants (6 people total per shift) ensure no entry with coolers, food or drink and no exit with beer/wine Hospitality (4 people total per shift) assist in sponsor/VIP areas with drinks and food Contact Christie Wil liams at (352) 540-6357 or email ChristieW@ if you or your group would like to volunteer. Volunteers sought for Red, White and Brews celebration