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shot in the leg. Jones fled the scene, but was quickly caught by Sumter County deputies. It is reported that Jones wasn’t acting alone and anothTwo Hernando County sheriff’s deputies traveled to a Wildwood res- er suspect was seen running from the idence, expecting to purchase jet skis scene. The homeowner stated in the arrest affidavit that he never placed for sale through an online advertisejet skis for sale. Hernando County ment, but instead found themselves Public Information Officer Denise at gunpoint. The Daily Commercial reports that the off duty sheriff’s dep- Moloney stated the sheriff’s deputies wish to protect their identities under uties (in civilian clothes) were met by 19 year old Terrance Jones Jr. who Marsy’s Law. Jones was charged pulled out a gun in an attempt to rob with two counts of armed robbery and assault, one count of possession them. The deputies identified themof a firearm by a felon and violation selves and pulled their guns. Jones fired at them. The deputies respond- of probation. ed, firing back at Jones who was



PAGE 20 ABOVE : Kaitlyn Lane flies through the air at the 74 Family Fun Park during the I4 MX Series where she took 1st Overall in Junior Girls. BELOW: Kaitlyn during a practice run at Spyder Mx Action Sports Complex in Wildwood.

Local Racer Competes for National Spotlight in AMA National Motocross Championship

way to the races, Lane has had the opportunity to pursue her dreams. Lane has also started a GoFundme account to help with expenses to get her to the ranch, which can be found at www. Lane will make the long journey to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee along with her Mom, Dad and brother. The race runs July 30 and runs through August 4. Lane and her family will be camping onsite for the week-

long event, and will participate in many non-racing evening activities. Lane is just one of the over 22,000 racers across the country who spent the last four months qualifying for the event. The top finishers in Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships earn a gate position in the National Championship race at Loretta Lynn’s. Racers may enter a wide variety of classes, from minicycle classes for children as


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HERNANDO SUN- Brooksville’s Kaitlyn Lane just made her dream come true. The 13-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Lane took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions. “The Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s is the best of the best motocrossers in America and around the world, said Tim Cotter,” Director of MX Sports. “Just being here makes you an elite racer and a top athlete. A solid finish at Loretta’s would you give you instant National recognition and a possible professional career.” Most of America’s top professional motocross racers, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Dungey, have won AMA Amateur National titles at Loretta Lynn’s. Lane, who is homeschooled and going into the 8th grade, has been riding dirt bikes since she was 4 years old. With the help of sponsors such as Time Out Systems who help pay her



Captain James McKay Sr. had numerous connections to Hernando County. He was the father of Almeria Belle Mackay Lykes “Mama Allie,” the matriarch of the prominent Hernando County Lykes Family. The Lykes’ home was “the original Spring Hill” and is located off of Fort Dade Ave and Citrus Way. On Capt. McKay’s first voyage to the area, he was shipwrecked on the shoals in Chassahowitzka Bay. The Lykes Brothers, Inc. was established by Mama Allie’s seven sons which she and her husband Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes raised at their home off of Fort Dade in Hernando. The Lykes Brothers in the 1950s were the largest landholders in Florida (fifth largest landowners in the United States) and the largest shipper in the United States. The Lykes Brothers’ success was aided by the shipping and cattle business that Captain McKay had started. The early story of Captain McKay was recounted in Karl H. Grismer’s “Tampa-A history of the city and the Tampa Bay region of Florida.” Captain McKay came to America because he was following his heart and a young lady. In Scotland, he met Matilda Cail and they fell in love. Her mother decided that since Matilda was only sixteen she would move to America to remove temptation. The Cails settled in St. Louis and Captain McKay See MCKAY, Page 15




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July 12- 18, 2019

From shopping center blast to Epstein scandal

state news in review STAFF REPORT

How Brevard County Commissioners pick invocation speakers ruled unconstitutional Earlier this week a federal appeals court ruled that the Brevard County Commission has violated the U.S. Constitution because it uses a discriminatory procedure to select the people who give invocations at commission meetings. The court barred the county from continuing the current speaker-selection practices. Florida principal reassigned over Holocaust comments A student’s mother sent an email to Spanish River High School Principal William Latson last year questioning how the Holocaust was taught. Latson replied that he couldn’t "say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event…” Adding, “Because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee." He also stated that not all students' parents believe the Holocaust happened. Principal William Latson did apologize, but he will be reassigned to a district job. Disney World revives animation classes at the Animal Kingdom

Officials walk through debris caused by an explosion in a vacant pizza restaurant, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Plantation, Fla. The Saturday explosion in a shopping plaza injured more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

5 Hurricane devastated parts of Northwest Florida after making landfall in Mexico Beach. As of June 28, 147,877 claims were filed, with 21,669 claims, or about 14.7 percent, remaining open. 82 Hepatitis cases reported last week

Walt Disney World is going to start up its animation class again after shutting it down four years ago. The class teaches people how to draw their favorite characters such as Simba and Pumba. These classes will be held at the Animal Kingdom in honor of "The Lion King" reboot, which will be released later this month. Plantation shopping center blast On Saturday, a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a Plantation, Florida shopping plaza injuring more than 20 people. Fortunately there were no lifethreatening injuries. The explosion caused debris to fly as far as 50 yards away and sent pieces of metal scattering as far as 100 yards across the street. The explosion demolished the restaurant PizzaFire, only leaving behind part of its metal frame. PizzaFire had been out of business for several months. Also, the blast blew out the windows of a popular fitness club next door. The portion of the plaza where the explosion occurred is reduced to rubble. Bracing for a storm? In Hernando County, the Emergency Operations Center reported on Tuesday, “A broad low pressure system located over the eastern Florida Panhandle is producing disorganized shower activity. The low is forecast to move southward to southwestward and emerge over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico later today. Once the system is over water, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for tropical cyclone formation, and a tropical depression is likely to develop by late Wednesday or Thursday while the system moves westward across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of whether or not a tropical cyclone forms, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week. Currently, this system has an 80% chance of development within the next 5 days, and a 50% chance of development in the next 48 hours. The 4 Day Total Precipitation Forecast shows 0.5 to 1 inch of rain for our area.” The 2019 hurricane season started June 1 and will continue to Nov. 30.

The number of hepatitis A cases are still on the rise. The state Department of Health released that 82 cases were reported between June 30 and July 6. In all of Florida, there have been 1,811 reported cases this year. The virus is most common in people between 30-39 year-olds. Between June 30 and July 6 more than 3,400 doses of the vaccine were administered. Officials advise people most at risk to get the vaccine. Nonstop Air Service Between Tel Aviv and Orlando

News Service of Florida clarifies the differences between the law and the constitutional amendment: “The amendment, approved by more than 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016, defines ‘medical marijuana treatment centers’ as ‘an entity that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes … transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials’ to qualifying patients or their caregivers, and is registered by the Department of Health. Meanwhile, under the state law aimed at carrying out the amendment, ‘a licensed medical marijuana treatment center shall cultivate, process, transport and dispense marijuana for medical use.’ ” Adam Elend, the CEO of Florigrown, the appellee in the case, calls the decision a “game changer” for the state’s medical marijuana industry.

Governor Ron DeSantis just announced Epstein scandal prominent in Florida a new nonstop flight between Tel Aviv and national headlines and Orlando. The flight is a seasonal El Al air service operating during the LEFT: Mug shot of Jeffrey Epstein months of July and August. It will offer made available by a direct link between Israel’s second the Palm Beach most populous city and one of Florida’s County Sheriff's most popular destinations. VISIT Department, FLORIDA will work in conjunction taken following with El Al on a cooperative marketing his indictment campaign to highlight the best parts for soliciting a of the sunshine state and promote the prostitute in 2006 fares to Florida. Florida’s Medical Marijuana ‘Oligopoly’ An appellate court ruled on Tuesday that the state’s current law on medical marijuana is in conflict with the state’s constitutional amendment which legalized its usage in the state. The problem is that the state law creates an “oligopoly” in which medical marijuana operating license requirements “creates a vertically integrated business model which amends the constitutional definition of MMTC (medical marijuana treatment centers)...” per the three judges on the appellate panel. They further explain in the ruling that the vertically integrated business model requires “an entity to undertake several of the activities described in the amendment before the department can license it.” The multiple requirements greatly restrict the number of applicants in addition to the over $50 million price tag for the license itself. The

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6, 2019 and charged with sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York. Mr. Epstein's plea agreement in 2008 has been a contentious issue. Many pundits felt that he was given a sweetheart deal in 2008 when he agreed to a plea deal. Mr. Epstein plead guillty to two state prostitution charges: one charge was soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. As part of this plea agreement Mr. Epstein was granted immunity from all federal criminal charges that could have been brought by an FBI investigation. For the state charge, Mr. Epstein was sentenced to 18 months in jail and had to register as a sex offender, but was allowed to serve his time in a private portion of Palm Beach County stockade and allowed "work release" for a majority of the day. He only served 13 months or the 18 month sentence. BELOW: Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Orlando International Airport on Tuesday about the new flight service between Orlando and Tel Aviv. Photo Credit: Governor's Press Office

Hurricane Michael insured losses are at $6.65 billion According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website the estimated insured losses from Hurricane Michael have gone up to $6.65 billion. The Category

Update from US Rep Daniel Webster Constituent Corner A Veteran from The Villages was experiencing issues obtaining the insulin medication NovoLog since May. He was nearly out of the medication and had been told by the VA that the refill was either processing, or that there was no record of it at all. Our office contacted the VA and learned that they would overnight the medication to the Veteran. We also followed-up with VA to let them know it is unacceptable to make a Veteran wait for lifesaving medication and that it should not take Congressional involvement to fulfil this

Legislative Update This week, the House anticipates voting on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation is traditionally bipartisan, but this year Democrats added partisan provisions that basic level of care. will hurt U.S. national Constituent services is security. After years of a critical element of our strapped budgets under congressional office. The President Obama, our federal government is a Military is deeply in massive operation, and need of consistent fundmy office is available if ing. House Democrats you ever need assistance topline cut would have in navigating the bureau- real and serious consecracy or cutting through quences on key efforts to red tape. We are here to restore readiness, sustain serve you. our forces, deter Russia and China, and ensure military modernization.


July 12- 18, 2019

Arrest Summaries "These are the narcotics … they belong to my mom."

PAWELCZYK, PETER ANDREW YOB: 1992 CHARGES: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (x2), RESIST/OBSTR OFFICER W/O VIOL Arrested at: 07/03/2019 00:20 4499 COLLINS RD, SPRING HILL, FL, 34606 Arrest Summary: On 07/02/2019 I responded to the residence located at 4499 Collins Road in reference to a verbal disturbance. Upon arrival, contact was made with the defendant, identified to be Peter Pawelczyk via his Massachusetts Identification card, who was observed to be standing near the road way, yelling and screaming. The defendant then approached law enforcement, holding two white round pills in his hands, making the statement "these are the narcotics" and "they belong to my mom". The defendant appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic and possible alcohol due to his slurred speech, watery bloodshot eyes, and inability to listen to simple commands. I later inspected the pills that were provided to me by the defendant. The first pill was a white round pill with the inscription of "AN 627" which, according to, is a Tramadol Hydrochloride pill which is a schedule 4 controlled substance requiring a prescription. This pill later weighed approximately 0.25 grams. The second pill was a white round pill with the inscription of "Watson" and "240 0.5" which, according to Drugs. com, is a Lorazepam pill which is a schedule 4 controlled substance requiring a prescription. This pill later weighed approximately 0.05 grams. After confirming that the neither defendant nor his mother (who he claimed owned the pill), had a valid prescription for said substance, and due to the defendant being in physical and actual possession of the substance without a valid prescription, the defendant was placed into custody. During this time, as we attempted to arrest the defendant, he became belligerent and hostile towards law enforcement and actively resisted law enforcement by refusing to place his hands behind his back. After a brief struggle with the defendant, he was placed under arrest and advised of his charges, which were two counts possession of controlled substance and one count of resist without violence. The defendant was then transported to the Hernando County

Detention Center. Once at the Detention Center, the defendant was advised of his court date on 08/02/2019 at 8:30AM in courtroom E. The defendant was then issued a $2,000.00 bond for possession of controlled substance (Tramadol Hydrochloride), $2,000.00 bond for possession of controlled substance (Lorazepam), and a $1,000.00 bond for resisting without violence. Overreaction to cookware choice TURCER, JOHN MICHEAL Ill YOB: 1961 CHARGES: AGG BATTERY Arrested at: 07/06/2019 22:30 1582 OSOWAW BLVD, SPRING HILL, FL, 34607 Arrest Summary: On 7/612019, at approximately 2032 hours, I was dispatched to Oak Hill Community Hospital located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard in reference to making contact with a victim of a battery in emergency room #25. Upon arrival, I made contact with the victim. The victim advised that on 7/1/2019 she was In a verbal altercation with her live-in boyfriend who she identified as, the defendant, John Turcer III. The victim advised that she and the defendant have been In a romantic relationship for a total of 1 year. The victim stated that she was cooking a dessert at approximately 0900-1000 hours on that day when the defendant advised that she was using the wrong pan to cook with. The victim advised that the pan the defendant wanted her to use contained boiling water. The victim advised that the defendant grabbed the hot pan and pushed It into her right upper torso against her will while telling her to use this pan. The victim stated that she told the defendant he was hurting her and the defendant pushed Iha pan harder into her upper torso. The victim advised that the delay in reporting was due to fear. The victim stated that the injury was infected which is why she responded to the hospital. Affiant observed the victim with a burn mark approximately 4"-5" in diameter on this area with the skin peeling and the dermis layer of the skin visible. It Is believed that this Injury will leave a permanent scar. I also observed a bum mark In the form of a line approximately 4" long on the victim's neck which she stated was from the pan edge. The victim also advised after the incident she had a bruised left forearm. Affiant observed a faint large size bruise on location of the victim's arm. The victim advised that she went Into "shock" and was unaware how this injury occurred, but that it originally was in the shape of a hand. Contact was made with the defendant at his residence. John was advised that the victim had responded to the hospital for the injury. The defendant made a spontaneous utterance saying that he and the victim were in an argument and that he pushed the pan against her causing the Injury. Details provided by the defendant were



The data provided is only arrest information. This data does not reflect charging decisions made by the State Attorney’s Office or the outcome of criminal trials. consistent with the victim's recollection of the Incident. The defendant was placed into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident. The defendant was given a no bond status due to this being domestic in nature. The defendant was given a court data of 8/2/2019 in Courtroom at 0830 hours. Struck the HCSO Vehicle and fled

REAVES, CHRISTOPHER DAVID YOB: 1990 CHARGES: FLEEING/ATT ELUDE POLICE OFFICER, LEAVE SCENE OF ACC W/ DAMAGE Arrested at: 07/08/2019 23:55 SPRING HILL DR & ANDERSON SNOW RD, SPRING HILL, FL, 34609 Arrest Summary: On 7/812019, at approximately 2245 hours, I was conducting a patrol in my marked agency patrol vehicle, traveling westbound on Spring Hill Drive and Kass Circle. At this time, I was advised by Deputy D. M. Vargas and Deputy Alonso (who were both conducting patrol In an unmarked agency patrol vehicle) that they observed a black motorcycle at the 7-11 gas station located at 6016 Spring Hill Drive, without an attached tag. They advised they observed a Hispanic male driver, who had long black hair, which was held up in a "pony tail." They observed this after the subject removed his helmet and entered the gas station. Deputy D.M. Vargas later advised this motorcycle began traveling eastbound on Spring Hill Drive passing Cobblestone Drive. Shortly after, while I was still traveling westbound on Spring Hill Drive, I observed this black motorcycle traveling eastbound on Spring Hill Drive and Deputy D.M. Vargas traveling a short distance behind him in the unmarked agency patrol vehicle. The motorcycle then turned northbound Into the continuous tum lane onto Sylvia Avenue and came to a stop, awaiting me to pass him. Based on the position of the motorcycle and my patrol vehicle traveling in the inside lane of westbound Spring Hill Drive, approximately 50 feet from the subject, I was able to clearly see this motorcycle did not have an attached license plate. At this time, I slowed the speed of my patrol vehicle, while simultaneously activating my emergency lights and sirens. I then proceeded to travel past this motorcycle, where I was able to observe an apparent male driver, who

was wearing a dark colored helmet with a green design on both sides. As my lights and sirens were activated, and I was attempting to come to a safe stop, out of traffic, and to the left (driver's) side of this motorcycle, I observed the driver of the motorcycle to accelerate the engine to a very high RPM (revolutions per minute). The driver than began traveling towards my marked patrol vehicle attempting to accelerate very quickly, while the lights and sirens were still activated, and struck the driver's side front fender and door with the front of the motorcycle. The driver was able to hold his balance and continue traveling eastbound on Spring Hiii Drive at an extremely high rate of speed. I immediately began traveling eastbound on Spring Hill Drive in an attempt to catch up to it, all the while having my emergency lights and sirens activated. The driver of the motorcycle continued fleeing, making no attempts to slow down or stop after striking my patrol vehicle, and continued traveling eastbound on Spring Hill Drive. This attempted vehicle apprehension lasted for approximately 3 minutes, before It was terminated by a supervisor. It Is noted, this motorcycle drove through approximately 4 intersections, at a high rate of speed, without regard for any other motorists safety. I then parked my patrol vehicle at the Saint Joan of Arc church located at 13485 Spring Hill Drive where I observed damage to the front driver's side of my patrol vehicle that consisted of scratches, dents, and minor paint transfer. Shortly after while at this location, Deputy D.M. Vargas observed a motorcycle matching the description of the suspect, travel eastbound on Spring Hill Drive. Deputies later located this motorcycle at the intersection of Spring

Hill Drive and Anderson Snow Boulevard. The driver of this motorcycle, identified as Christopher Reaves by his FL driver's license, was temporarily detained and located to the rear seat of a patrol vehicle. I observed the motorcycle to have an attached FL tag of MFPF27 at this time. It appeared this tag was recently attached to the motorcycle and it was located just above the rear tire, where it was unable to be clearly seen from behind. Upon further observation, Christopher's motorcycle appeared to have minor damage along the left (driver's) side of the motorcycle and minor white (color of my agency marked patrol vehicle) paint transfer. I positioned my patrol vehicle next to this motorcycle and confirmed the damage on Christopher's motorcycle matched the damage to my patrol vehicle. I then made contact with the defendant, who post Miranda, initially advised he was in fact at the 7-11 gas station (mentioned above), however he denied aver being Involved In this Incident. The defendant stated he would never "Intentionally hurt me." After completing this initial Interview, the defendant requested to speak with me to advise the "true story." He stated he was the subject driving the motorcycle that struck my patrol vehicle. He stated he observed a vehicle behind him and didn't intend on hitting it. He then advised he was fearful of Injury from law enforcement, so he fled the scene. Based on the evidence recovered on scene and the defendant’s admission post Miranda, he was arrested and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center without Incident. The defendant Is being held on a total bond of $5,500, per the bond schedule. He was issued a felony court date of 8/12/2019 at 1315 hours in Courtroom

D at the Hernando County Courthouse. The transmittal form was completed and left with booking staff. Shh! You’re waking the kids!

HONEA, WILLIE MATTHEW JR YOB: 1998 CHARGES: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION Arrested at: 07/09/2019 04:35 27095 AUBREY AVE, BROOKSVILLE, FL, 34602 Arrest Summary: On 07/09/2019, at approximately 0336 hours, the intoxicated defendant identified as Willie Honea Jr (11/18/1998) was seen by an independent witness stumbling in the roadway of Aubrey Ave. He began attempting to enter numerous residences to include 27103, 27095, and 27108 Aubrey Ave in the Hill-n-Dale subdivision. He was banging on doors and speaking loudly and incoherently. This caused such a disturbance so as to wake the residents, including their children, at the aforementioned homes. The defendant was bleeding from the forehead and rescue personnel responded to the scene, where he refused treatment. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Jail held on $500.00 bond per the bond schedule with a court date of 08/02/2019 at 0900 In Courtroom B.

Sheriff’s Briefing Notes Information contained in these reports are from the previous 24 hours or previous weekend. July 2, 2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS Deputies responded to: Disturbing the Peace – 577 Waterfall Drive/Spring Hill – Neighbors reported a male at this location yelling and swinging a hammer – When deputies arrived, the male fled into the residence – Deputies were eventually able to make contact with the male – Arrest/Male. Aggravated Assault – 13139 Maycrest Avenue/Brooksville – Two brothers engaging in a verbal dispute when one brother picked up a knife and charged at the other – Arrest/Male. Possession of Counterfeit Credit Cards/Unlawful Conveyance of Fuel – Wawa/20075 Cortez Boulevard/ Brooksville – Media Release forthcoming this afternoon. July 3, 2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS Deputies responded to: Commercial Burglary – 546 Waterfall Drive/Spring Hill – Palmwood Builders/House under construction – Front doors (that were already installed) were stolen – Active investigation. Residential Burglary – 10044 Weeks Drive/Brooksville – Someone forced entry into the home and stole miscellaneous items – Active investigation. Possession of Controlled Substance/Resist Arrest w/o Violence – 4499 Collins Road/ Spring Hill – Deputies responded to this location regarding a Verbal Disturbance – Upon arrival, deputies encountered a male who was standing on the sidewalk, yelling – The male approached the deputies and handed them two pills, stating “these are narcotics” – The male became belligerent and began to struggle when deputies attempted to place him into custody – Arrest/Male. Risk Protection Order Served – 5442 Circle Drive/Weeki Wachee – The order was served on the female who was previously arrested for (Aggravated Assault) pointing a shotgun at eight juveniles who were swimming in the canal. Lewd and Lascivious Molestation – Spring Hill –

Active investigation. Grand Theft/Motorcycle – 12435 Eddington Road/Spring Hill – 2015 Suzuki, blue and green, taken from the carport between noon and 9 p.m. – Active investigation. Overdose – Covington Avenue/ Spring Hill – Female/15 YOA transported to hospital after ingesting medication that belonged to someone else – Juvenile expected to make a full recovery. July 5, 2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS Deputies responded to: Vehicle Burglary – 4224 Portillo Road/Spring Hill – A neighbor in the apartment complex looked out and observed a male, dressed in black entering another neighbor’s unlocked van – The witness yelled out to the suspect, causing the suspect to flee – The victim was notified by the neighbor – The victim located several of his stolen tools east of the complex – Deputies and K-9 were unable to locate a suspect. Residential Burglary – 12471 Chelsey Road/Brooksville – Active investigation. Shooting/Shooting into Occupied Vehicle/Criminal Mischief – Twigg Street/Public Street/Brooksville - Deputies received reports of several vehicles being shot overnight in the area (one of the vehicles was occupied at the time) – No injuries were reported – Active investigation. Organized Fraud – Microtel/6298 Nature Coast Boulevard/Brooksville – Active investigation. Traffic Stop by Deputies Mormando and Harper – Speedway/75 Broad Street/ Brooksville – Driver had a cancelled license and deputies located a syringe loaded with methamphetamine, 2.2 grams of marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia – Arrest/Male. Misuse of 9-1-1 – Batten Road/ Powell Road/Brooksville – Christopher Ross made several calls to 9-1-1 from his cell phone – Upon arrival, deputies noted Christopher was intoxicated and did not have an emergency of any kind – He admitted to calling 9-1-1 for bogus reasons – Arrest/ Male.

July 8, 2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS Deputies responded to: Alleged Sex Offense – Hernando Beach – Active investigation. Miscellaneous Burglary – 9120 Vicksburg Road/Spring Hill – Shed door damaged – Nothing taken from inside. Residential Burglary – 3408 Alvara Court/Spring Hill – Unknown persons entered the residence and caused significant damage inside – Active investigation. Scheme to Defraud/Uttering Counterfeit Bills – Publix/4158 Mariner Boulevard/Spring Hill – B/M entered the store and the liquor store on three different occasions and attempted to purchase items with counterfeit bills – Active investigation. Felony Battery – County Landfill/2525 Osowaw Boulevard/ Spring Hill – Male, over the age of 65, was battered at the landfill over a traffic issue that occurred out the landfill – Arrest/Male. Occupied Burglary/ Aggravated Battery – 8127 Fort Dade Avenue/Brooksville – When the resident walked into his barn, an unknown person struck him in the head/face with a fluorescent light tube – Active investigation. Armed Residential Burglary – 16320 Gemin Avenue/Brooksville – Unknown person(s) made entry into the residence and the detached shed – Resident believes a firearm was stolen – Active investigation. Recovered Missing Juvenile – Marcus Road/Weeki Wachee – Juvenile located in Tampa. Alleged Sex Offense – Spring Hill – Active investigation. Recovered Missing Juvenile/ Grand Theft – 11443 Janet Avenue/Spring Hill – Foster child left the residence and stole a bicycle while doing so – Both were recovered by deputies near Springstead High School – Arrest/Male. Grand Theft Auto – 6442 Holiday Drive/Spring Hill – Resident reported that he let a friend borrow his rental vehicle, a 2019 gray Hyundai Sonata, two weeks ago – Friend has not returned the vehicle and is not answering calls – Active investigation. Death Investigation – Holiday Inn/14112 Cortez Boulevard/ Brooksville – Male/54 YOA

Subscriptions are non-refundable, but transferable to another reader. 7-12-2019 issue found in room by housekeeping staff – Male is from out of state/ Attempting to locate NOK. Vehicle Burglary X3 – All UNLOCKED VEHICLES– Active investigation. § 7339 Tarrytown Drive § 7329 Tarrytown Drive § 7213 Fireside Street/Spring Hill. Felony Domestic Battery – 8308 Falmouth Court/Spring Hill – Mother and daughter involved in a disturbance – Daughter pushed mother in the pool – Arrest/Female (daughter). Arson – 10013 Critter Lane/ Brooksville – Camper trailer (23 foot) set on fire – Active investigation. Discharging/Placing Destructive Device – 7101 Pistachio Street/Weeki Wachee – Destructive device left in caller’s yard – No injuries reported – Active investigation. Domestic Battery by Strangulation – 12307 Comstock Court/Spring Hill – Husband and wife were engaged in an argument - During the argument the husband knocked the wife to the ground and began to choke her – Arrest/Male. Vehicle Burglary – 7369 Tarrytown Drive/Spring Hill – UNLOCKED VEHICLE – Wallet and gift cards stolen – Active investigation. Aggravated Battery – 1582 Osowaw Boulevard/Spring Hill – Deputies responded to Oak Hill regarding an injured person – Female reported that on 07-01-19 she was involved in a disturbance w/her live-in boyfriend regarding a cooking matter – While she was cooking, the boyfriend hit her in the chest/ neck, twice, with a pot of boiling water – Arrest/Male. Suicide Attempt – Fernery Avenue/Brooksville – Baker Act/ Male. Residential Burglary – 385 Union Street/Brooksville – Apartment ransacked while resident went out of town – Active investigation. Vehicle Burglary – 5066 Freeport Drive/Spring Hill –

UNLOCKED VEHICLE – Active investigation. Vehicle Burglary – 6319 Cammie Street/Brooksville UNLOCKED VEHICLE – Cash taken from vehicle – Active investigation. Vehicle Burglary – 26395 Bertram Road/Brooksville UNLOCKED VEHICLE – Firearm taken – Active investigation. Alleged False Imprisonment/ Battery/Aggravated Assault/ Petit Theft – 1149 Concord Avenue/Spring Hill – Active investigation. Armed Commercial Robbery – Spinners Internet Club/3025 Commercial Way – Media Release forthcoming, later today. July 9, 2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS Deputies responded to: Agency Assist/FHP – Traffic Crash w/Fatality – US-19/ Berkeley Manor Boulevard – Deputies V. Donato and N. Vargas arrived on scene and began CPR on the female victim – Female was transported to Oak Hill Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries – The FHP is handling the crash. Missing/Recovered Adult – Springbrook Hospital/7007 Grove Road/Brooksville – A male subject eloped from the hospital – Deputies spotted the male nearby – After a short foot pursuit, the male was taken into custody and delivered back to Springbrook. Grand Theft Auto/Grand Theft – 7315 Highpoint Boulevard/Brooksville – The male roommate, Justin Arias is believed to have stolen a 2018 blue Chevrolet Trax, a television, a laptop, and a wallet – Active investigation. Residential Burglary – Big Tree MHP/6130 Broad Street/ Brooksville/Lot #76 – The residents (male and female) woke up to find a female standing in their living room, wearing the female resident’s clothing and carrying a bag of their belongings – Arrest/Female.

Domestic Battery – 6480 Catalina Street/Spring Hill – Son, who was extremely intoxicated battered his father – Arrest/Male. Hit and Run/Feeing to Elude – Spring Hill Drive & Sylvia Avenue – Deputies observed a motorcycle with no tag leave the 7-Eleven at Kenlake When deputies attempted a Traffic Stop, the driver accelerated and traveled toward a marked patrol vehicle, striking the driver’s side of the patrol vehicle – The driver then fled the area – Deputies did not pursue – The driver and m/c were later located at Spring Hill Drive/Anderson Snow Road, where the driver was attempting to conceal the damage on the m/c with duct tape – The driver admitted to the Hit and Run, advising her was attempting to flee – Arrest/Male. Suspicious Incident – 12427 Gulliver Road/Spring Hill – Active investigation. Residential Burglary – 27080 Hiawatha Boulevard/Brooksville – Unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole jewelry – Active investigation. Grand Theft Auto – 13059 Star Road/Brooksville – Vehicle owner reported that he ran out of gas on 07-07-19 at 8 pm and left the 2010 Toyota Corolla on the side of Star Road – Owner reported the vehicle stolen when he went back to retrieve it on 07-08-19 – Earlier in the day, deputies located the vehicle, abandoned, on old Spring Lake Road in eastern Brooksville – The vehicle had been involved in a crash – Active investigation. Armed Residential Burglary – 27151 Thorncrest Avenue/ Brooksville – A safe containing cash and firearms was stolen from the residence while the resident was away for a few hours – Active investigation.




July 12- 18, 2019

What matters at the City Council Meeting? 07.01.2019 Legislative MATTERS Recognitions MATTER Sunrise Consulting’s Shawn Foster, accompanied by Sam Wagoner, discussed the recently concluded Legislative Session. Foster reported that while last year’s budget was impacted by the Parkland shooting; this year, it was affected by hurricane Michael. Another issue was the low reserves (27 days) that the State of Florida carried, putting the State at risk of losing its bond rating. Foster explained the work Sunrise Consulting did in preparation for the Legislative Session, including weekly meetings and calls during Committee Weeks. Committee Weeks begin in September for the next session. Brooksville is one of 48 other municipalities that requested funding for their fire departments. It was approved by the House and Senate. However, Governor DeSantis vetoed all but three of the requests. His criteria, unknown at the time of the session, was to award the money to fiscally restrained counties. Of the thousands of bills and amendments filed during the Legislative Session, only 196 (5.5%) passed both chambers and made it to the

Governor’s desk. Governor DeSantis has vetoed two so far. One gives some insight into his feelings on home rule. It was known as the “straw bill.” (The legislature wanted to restrict cities and counties from passing ordinances banning the use of straws.) Wagoner said the bills that were passed impact cities. The bills in their original forms from the House of Representatives would have restricted cities or required more oversight. By the time they cleared the Senate and reached the governor’s desk, the impact to the cities was reduced. One bill requires any tax increase referendum to be placed on a November ballot. This will allow more voter participation. Foster and Wagoner expect the next Legislative Session to revisit these issues: plastic straws, red light cameras, vacation rentals, motorized scooters, and fertilizer/business licenses. Foster said the legislators may also discuss a requirement for millage rate increases (ad valorem taxes) to be moved to November ballots. The 2020 Legislative Session will be held 01/14/20 – 03/13/20.

Bills are already being submitted and committees will start discussions in September. Foster suggested meeting with Senator Wilton Simpson and his staff within the next few weeks to discuss any legislation that would impact Brooksville and to plan funding requests that are more likely to be approved. Battista referenced the funding approved for Citrus County which included a splash park and county road widening project. DOT funding is separate from the funding requests, but Wagoner agreed that the money for parks was unexpected since there is no state-wide impact. Senator Simpson represents Pasco County as well, and it did not receive the funding it requested either. Bernardini asked about septic/sewer funding. The State is reviewing the projects across the state, and much of the funding was sent to South Florida. Kemerer asked if the City’s approach should change and include engineering reports and a line item budget. Foster agreed, saying that was one reason a request for Hernando County School Board was rejected.

Ordinances MATTER

TECO/Peoples Gas

Second reading of Ordinance No. 906 – Franchise agreement with TECO/Peoples Gas – City Clerk Jennifer Battista read the headnote of the ordinance. City Attorney Nancy Stuparich explained the reason for the new ordinance. Discussions were held after the first reading at the 06/17/19 meeting. Jimmy Adcock, Regional Manager for West Florida (TECO/Peoples Gas), made a formal request for a continuance to review changes. Stuparich said the second reading can be held on 07/15/19. There was no public comment on this item. Brayton moved to continue the Second Reading to 07/15/19. Bernar-

dini seconded the motion. The motion was passed 5-0. -----------------Rezoning Request on 3.4 acre property City Planner Steve Gouldman explained that the owner of the 3.4 acre property, Robert E. Bodiford, Jr., would like the land use to be changed from Combined Planned Development Project to C-2, commercial land use. The property is located on the south side of West Jefferson Street approximately 1,412 feet east of the Cortez Boulevard/Jefferson Street intersection. The original designation included housing and commercial development for this

Contracts MATTER City Website Design Contract awarded Approval of contract with Civic Plus in the amount of $11,000, ($2,000 for annual maintenance and $9,000 for website design and authorize execution by the Mayor. Battista moved to approve this item. Bernardini seconded the motion. The item was approved with a 5-0 vote. Six engineering firms awarded contracts with city Council member Erhard asked City manager Mark Kutney to summarize the selection process, list the committee members, and explain the reasons for choosing the six firms who were given contracts. Committee members were: Kutney (who served as committee chair), Stuparich,

Adam Sullivan, Richard Radacky, Jon Dowler, and Bill Gieger. Florida Statutes served as the guideline for requirements. Eighteen firms responded, and eight were asked to provide a presentation. Six of the eight received good, close scores and the committee recommended the six firms to the council. Three of the firms are local. The firms will be used as part of a rotation unless a task is specialized, and one firm is a better choice. Brayton moved to approve the staff recommendations of the six firms: Applied Sciences, Cardno, Coastal Engineering, CPWG, DRMP and Pro-Civil 360. Bernardini seconded the motion. The contracts were approved with a 5-0 vote.

property and the adjoining 44 acres. After reviewing the application, the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed with the staff recommendation for the land use change. The applicant’s agent, Walter (Buddy) Selph, said the intended use will not be a 100,000+ square foot shopping center at the location. It would be much smaller. Council members had no questions for Selph. There was no public comment. Brayton made a motion to approve the first reading. Erhard seconded the motion. Brayton amended the motion to include the date of the second reading, 07/15/19. Erhard seconded the amended motion. Stuparich read the ordinance headnote. By roll call vote, the first reading was approved.

L-R Council Member Pat Brayton, Mayor William Kemerer, Council Member Betty Erhard, Vice Mayor Joe Bernardini, Dodie Barger, Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Raffaelli, Recreation Leader, Tom Brandhuber Facilities Supervisor and Council Member Robert Battista.

Parks and Recreation Month, July 2019 – Bernardini read the proclamation which praised the Parks Department facilities and opportunities. Administrative Assistant Dodie Barger accepted

the proclamation. Barger said the Parks Department was proud that Hernando Sun readers recognized the work of staff members and voted Tom Varn Park as the top park in Hernando County.

Legal Notices (continued on page 17) FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that SAKARDEV HOLDINGS LLC, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of “DAYS INN - BROOKSVILLE” located in HERNANDO COUNTY, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (7/12/2019)

FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that ROCHELLE ANN BAUGH, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of “SHELLY’S CLEANING SERVICE” located in HERNANDO COUNTY, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (7/12/2019)

FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that FILIPE ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ and DINIS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ, co-owners, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of “RB CATTLE CO.” located in HERNANDO COUNTY, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. (7/12/2019)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2019-CA-000041 PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC Plaintiff, vs. STEVEN D. KATT; ALICE M. KATT; UNKNOWN TENANT OCCUPANT(S) #1; UNKNOWN TENANT OCCUPANT(S) #2 Defendants. CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 To Be Published in the HERNANDO SUN NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 9, 2019 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at outside of the Civil Department, Room 245 of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N. Main Street in Brooksville, Florida 34601 at 11 :00 A.M. on August 27, 2019 the following described property:

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received an Individual Environmental Resource permit application number: 784929 from ASC Office, LLC, 7544 Jacque Road, Hudson, FL 34467. Application received: 05/21/2019. Proposed activity: Stormwater pond construction for proposed medical building Project name: Florida Springs Surgery Center Project size: 1.37 acres, Location: Section(s) 31, Township 23 South, Range 17 East, in Hernando County. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic preserve: No.

Dated: July 03, 2019 Doug Chorvat Jr., Clerk of Circuit Court By: /S/ Sonya Sanders Deputy Clerk of Court (SEAL)

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 District’s website at Interested 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 notice. If you wish to be notified of intended agency action or an opportunity 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, Regulation Bureau, 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33637 or submit your request through the District’s 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.

(07/12/2019), (07/19/2019)



Weekly Crime Statistics June 30- July 6, 2019

Public hearing scheduled to discuss Republic Services’ request to increase Collection Assessment and non-universal area rates (Brooksville, FL) The Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling Department announces a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, located at 20 North Main Street, Room 160 in Brooksville, to discuss Republic Services’ request for an annual increase to the Solid Waste Collection Assessment and non-universal area rates. The Solid Waste Assessment became effective January 1, 2019. This assessment provides curbside collection of trash, yard waste and recycling for residents in the universal area of Spring Hill (see map below). The assessment is paid by every single-family or multi-family (four or less) unit within the universal area and is collected on the ad valorem tax bill. Republic Services is the current contractor that provides these services to Hernando County residents. The non-universal area encompasses all Republic Services customers in Hernando County that are not located in the universal area. Non-universal area customers are billed directly from Republic Services monthly.

June 30- July 6, 2019

In accordance with their contract, Republic Services may request an annual increase based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index and the Oil Price Information Service. Republic Services has exercised this right and is requesting an annual increase. The existing annual single-family rate in the universal area is $172.80. The new annual single-family rate in the universal area that is requested is $176.40 (including administrative fees). The existing monthly single-family rate in the non-universal area is $13.49. The new monthly single-family rate in the non-universal area that is requested is $13.78 monthly. Affected property owners have the right to appear at the public hearing and to file written objections with the Board of County Commissioners. Written objections may be submitted via email to or mailed/delivered to the following address: Hernando County BOCC 20 N. Main St. Room 263 Brooksville, FL Contact the Hernando County Solid Waste Department at (352) 754-4112 for additional information.

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Zone Map on page 5


July 12- 18, 2019 THE HERNANDO SUN


County admin building still the elephant in the room Rogers in the finalization of the budget, which is to be reviewed in a future meeting. Millage rates At a special meeting and Constitutional budgets held on July 9, 2019, cannot be voted upon the Board of County during this type of meeting. Commissioners (BOCC) Before Budget Director learned that the current Stephanie Russ began the budget deficit could be presentation, Hernando potentially reduced by county citizens addressed $627,931. The most the board to express recent goal was to reduce their concerns, and offer the deficit by $4 million. suggestions such as raising The board came to the millage or sales taxes. Among the citizens, Sue Draft of interlocal agreement Loveday, who represents between housing authorities approved the Library Advisory Council, asked the officials By LISA MACNEIL to not cut any more funding to the library programs. Answering the A draft of the Interlocal Agreement between the Brooksville Housing Authority (BHA) and the Hernando suggestion of raising the millage rate, Commissioner County Housing Authority was approved by the county Steve Champion sought agency at a meeting on July 8, 2019. Attorneys for information from County both agencies were present, as well as BHA Chairman Administrator Jeff Rogers Randy Woodruff and three other BHA members. The to find if any other approval is contingent on adding language for remedicounties have raised their ation and handling of liability issues that could arise. millage rates during what The BHA will meet on July 16 for final approval. Champion terms, “an The County Housing Authority’s attorney, (whose economic boon.” He then full name was not available at the time of this writing) listed several surrounding asked BHA’s attorney Ric Gilmore where the Brooksville Authority’s records were currently located. Gilm- counties with lower millage rates, adding that a raise ore replied that the City of Brooksville is currently in Hernando’s millage rate the custodian of BHAs records due to an interlocal would put the county’s tax agreement with the city. Should the Hernando County rate even with Pinellas. agreement be approved, it will become the custodiMaintaining that cutting an of eleven filing cabinets worth of documents. spending is the solution, Another feature of the interlocal agreement with the county would be the ability to keep the city’s documents Champion warned, “You don’t raise millage separate from the county documents so they will be during an economic boon. easily returned upon termination of the agreement. Because this bubble is County Chairman Paul Sullivan asked about the going to pop, and when it completeness of the agreement, noting that an indempops, the millage is going nification and dispute resolution portion appeared to have to go up.” unfinished. The county attorney responded, “OriginalCommissioner John ly there was a two-way indemnification … I thought Allocco asked Rogers under the circumstances, there really wasn’t any reason to expand the research for you to indemnify Brooksville. You’re not seeking and find out how many out this arrangement, and so any liability on your part other counties actually should be kept to an absolute minimum. The level of created a deficit during services that are being provided are pretty small.” the recent upswing in the Another question to be investigated is whetheconomy. Allocco credits er or not the county’s insurance is valid while the current shortfall to performing management for BHA. “really bad budgeting” Sullivan added that he would not vote to approve by previous boards and the agreement unless there is language included that the current board. “The states the results of audits for both agencies, so that no budget that was approved question of “funds being misused, from either side.” Gilmore offered to provide the county with the results for fiscal year 2018 was a considerable portion of this of their latest audit before finalizing the agreement. lousy budget situation that To alleviate any concerns the county should we’re in today.” have with any BHA’s history, their attorney will Allocco added that if draft language, “That makes clear that anything this county incurs storm that’s gone on before is history, and our respondamage this year, he does sibilities are from day one (and) forward.” not know how recovery By LISA MACNEIL

consensus that they are not in favor of Payment in lieu of Franchise Fees (PILOF) or Payment in Lieu of taxes (PILOT), and gave County Administrator Jeff Rogers direction to construct a final budget within those parameters. The purpose of the special meeting is for the board to consider several possible solutions for discussion and direct

would be possible. “Keep that in mind going forward. Nobody likes paying taxes, but we can’t continue to run in a deficit, and create deficits during boons.” Chairman Jeff Holcomb recalled concerns he’s had since his election in 2014. “Previous leadership created growth in this county of 4.5% … we cannot create enough revenue to overcome (that number). We covered recurring shortfalls by using unrelated capital accounts and reserves. We hired people to assist in covering this up. Those people failed to even keep that charade going. When the time was right, this board acted … we have new leadership now. The current leadership has done more in six months that the previous leadership did in seven years.” Changes since the June 25 Meeting Major Changes Revenues -Certified Taxable Value created an additional $1,489,471 -Cost Allocation created an additional $345,994 -Reverting Economic

Development Grants Fund to the General Fund increased reserves by $785,247.

the financial software used by five of the six constitutional bodies, and also includes features such as HR, purchasing and Major Changes - Expenses utilities billing. (Hernando County Sheriff’s Office -Taxable value increased (HCSO) uses different expenses for the Tax software.) Collector Commission, Currently, each department Brooksville and Kass is paying $60,000 per Circle CRA (Community year for maintenance and Redevelopment Authority) updates. With the new by $32,615. software, the $60,000 will cover all the departments. -Repairs and maintenance for facilities increased -Allocation added for $215,000 disaster recovery measures - $50,000 According to Russ, these were previously cut to -Allocation to cover “unrealistic numbers,” potential cash flow and hence needed to be shortage Oct - Nov increased for facilities $100,000 for LOC (line of maintenance to be viable. credit) interest. -To fund annual playground equipment replacements, Parks and Recreation increased $200,000. -Addition of $1.4 million for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software replacement (70%, other 30% allocated to other funds - $2 million total cost expected) Comptroller Doug Chorvat explained that this is

Reductions since the June 25 Workshop 3 vacant positions not being filled: $153,166 Three positions not being filled are Benefit Specialist, Purchasing Agent 1 and Health and Human Services Specialist. County Administrative Org Chart changes (excluding See BUDGETING, Page 6

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Zone/District Map



LOCAL & STATE July 12- 18, 2019

What matters at the Hernando County School Board Meeting? Purchasing & Contracts 06.25.2019 People MATTER MATTER

Items approved by consent agenda vote:

Interagency Agreement Between Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. and Hernando County School Board for the 2019-2020 School Year. The purpose of this Agreement is to establish written procedures regarding the enforcement of "the compulsory school attendance law" for students who have been identified as "habitual truant: and the truancy problem has not been successfully remediated. Approve the 2019-2020 Dual Enrollment (DE) Articulation Agreement Between University of Florida (UF) and the Hernando County School Board The agreement will provide a seamless transition into postsecondary education and permit eligible students an opportunity to earn both high school and postsecondary educational credits.

School Board to Provide Services for Project StarFish and SeaHorse for the 2019-2020 School Year and Issue a Purchase Order in the Amount of $60,100.00. This Agreement allows BayCare Behavioral Health to provide mental health services including prevention, education, assessment, and counseling for student in Hernando County by highly qualified staff with clinical expertise. Approval of the 2018-2019 Annual Comprehensive Safety Inspection Reports; The District total cost tabulation for repairing safety issues identified in the reports is $7,361,688.00.

Approval for Weeki Wachee High School to Participate in the College Board AP Capstone Diploma Program

Approve Piggybacking the School District of Lee County's RFQ No. CQ18-0018TA Continuing Contract for Building Official Services Awarded to Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. and Approve the Contract and the Purchase of Building Official Services for an Estimated Annual Amount of $25,000.00. Hernando County School District Bid No. 19-961-36 PB Has Been Assigned for Internal Tracking Purposes.

Approve Contract with the YMCA of the Suncoast to Provide Before/After School and Summer Programs. The contract has a three year term and the financial impact is $41,400 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Award Bid No. 20-405-04 RA, Petroleum Lubricants & Anti-Freeze, to Palmedale Oil Company, Inc. and Whetstone Oil Company, Inc., and Authorize the Purchase of the Goods as Needed for an Estimated Amount of $38,000

Approve Contract with the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County to Provide Before/After School and Summer Programs. The financial impact is $54,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve Piggybacking the School District of Manatee County, Bid No. 17-0058-SM, Smallwares, to Clark Food Service Equipment, and Authorize the Purchase of the Goods And/Or Services for Estimated Amount of $100,000.00.

Approval of the Contract Between PACE Center for Girls of Hernando County and the Hernando County School District for Counseling Services to High Risk Females in Identified Schools. The financial impact is $275,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approval of the renewal of the Risk Management Program Contract and Instructional Services Program Contract with Putnam County School Board on behalf of the Northeast Florida Educational Consortium and issuance of a PO in the amount of $2,854,817.97 for the contract and non-consortium member fee.

Approve Renewing Bid No. 16-912-29RN, Striping & Miscellaneous Repairs, to Parking Lot Restoration Specialist, LLC for the Services for an Estimated Annual Amount of $60,000.00 Approved By Consent Vote [Unanimous] Approval to Purchase Agile Assessment and Issuance of Purchase Orders to Agile Mind, Inc. in the Amount of $54,899.00 Approval to Award Amendment 03 to the Contract with Allstate Construction, Inc. Project # C17-JE03 Hernando High School HVAC Replacement in the Amount of $2,177,874.00 Approval to Renew Piggybacking the School Board of Broward County, Florida Bid No. 16107T for Bleacher Repair Services with Lyle Bleachers and to Issue Purchase Orders as Needed for an Estimated Amount of $30,000.00. Approve the Agreement and Authorize the Purchase of Virtual Curriculum from Florida Virtual School, Pearson Online and Blended Learning K-12, Instructure - Canvas, and Multiple Vendors and Issuance of Purchase Orders on an as Needed Basis for an Estimated Annual Amount of $260,599.00. Approve Renewing Bid No. 16-968-35, Network Cabling Projects to MF Lightwave, Inc. D/B/A Custom Cable and MCS of Tampa, Inc. for the Installation of Network Copper/Fiber Cabling and Authorize the Purchase of Goods And/ Or Services on an as Needed Basis for an Estimated Annual Amount of $200,000.00. Approval of Agreement with BayCare Behavioral Health and Hernando County


Items removed from consent agenda for discussion: Cooperative Agreement between the School Board and Youth Opportunity Investments, LLC (YOI) School board member Lodato asked why the cost is nearly doubled over the previous budget. Cathy Dofka, Director of Exceptional Student Education and Jill Kolasa, Supervisor of Exceptional Student Support Services responded that the previous contract covered only half the year. This year they are adding a teacher and paying for the entire school year. Hatch moved to approve this item. Guadagnino seconded it. The item was approved 5-0. MOA between Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Hernando County School Board for the 2019-2020 school year and a purchase order for an estimated $20,000. Dofka stated the number of blind or visually impaired students has increased but there is currently only one teacher. The District uses services of Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to assist these students. Lodato moved to approve this item. Hatch seconded it. It was approved 5-0. Award beverage vending services to Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC for school vending machines district wide (RFP #20-393-01) Joyce McIntyre (Director of Finance), Lori Drenth (Director of Food and Nutrition Services) were accompanied by two principals from the committee that determines the vendor. Guadagnino asked who determines the products that Coca-Cola puts in the

meeting actually “makes things a little harder.” from page 5 Champion expressed concern that the effort is funding the Community resulting in a very small Services Director in 19/20) change, barely reducing the - a savings of $114,867 deficit. “60-plus percent (of expense) is the Sheriff Recent changes to the and the jail, so let’s talk county’s organization chart about that. (The BOCC) include a Community is 20 percent. You can cut Services Director as a the entire budget for the vacant position. Rogers county, fire everybody, and changed the plan to fill this you’re still going to be in a position only when and if deficit.” funds become available. Champion suggested Champion restated his that the Sheriff should be suggestion from the June included in future budget 26, 2019 BOCC meeting, discussions. Major Kirk that one of the department Turner and Comptroller heads shown under the Terri McClanahan later Community Services joined the board, with Kirk Director be promoted into beginning by assuring that role, while continuing the board that the budget to run that department. submitted by the Sheriff was “reasonable and The recommendation is to necessary.” leave the position unfilled McClanahan advised for now. the board that there was a discrepancy in the budget Reduction of the County’s book that as submitted Tuition Reimbursement and a paper she brought to program - $15,220 the podium. McClanahan reported a $2.8 million Reduction of cost to increase, rather than a county for Employee $6.8 million increase. She Benefits - $68,551 added further that, much like the BOCC, HCSO Additional $10,182 deliberated over cuts before various cuts made by their final submission as administrator. well, leaving few questions for the board. Directive By Board: Reduce $4 Million Level of Service Reductions - Revenue adjustments increased by $3,128,646 Rogers stated that these were not necessarily -Expenditure adjustments recommended, however increased by $2,500,715 they are options. Increasing fund balance by $627,931 Vacant Positions Code Enforcement $56,900 Current estimated Library Services Assistant reserves / fund balance $36,000 is $4,163,532 at the time of this meeting, which is Combining / Outsourcing 3.8% of the budget, the of Departments BOCC policy is 18.5% Reductions of Library The commissioner’s discussed that the title of Close the West Side this portion summarizes Library: the changes, but does not -Spring Hill Library to reflect an actual reduction serve the West side of the of the expenditures by the county recommended $4 million. Keep building, have to Rogers acknowledged determine if long term will this, and the fact that desire to have this library the increased expenses open again realized since the June 25

East Side / Brooksville Library reduced hours: -Customer service staff in Brooksville and Eastside will work in both locations. Brooksville open 3 days, Eastside open 3 days. Estimated savings: $500,000 The commission discussed the possibility of a referendum to have residents vote on their desired level of service. County Administrator Solution -Addition of PILOF from utilities: $2.4 million



Recognition of the Hernando Legislative Delegation

Recognition of Mary LeDoux and Cindy Stewart

Public Information Officer Karen Jordan introduced the members of the delegation, the District’s partners who work to obtain needed funding in Tallahassee. Senator Wilton Simpson, Representative Blaise Ingoglia, Representative Ralph Massullo and their aides. She gave each delegate a plaque of appreciation from the Hernando County School Board. Superintendent John Stratton thanked them as well, saying the delegation was responsible for obtaining two $1 million grants for Hernando County. Though the grants were vetoed, Stratton said the effort is still appreciated.

Stratton announced the retirement of LeDoux (principal of Eastide Elementary School) and Stewart (Director of Federal Programs and Academic Services), saying they will be leaving a void. “You…are the epitome of what we want our up-andcoming administrators to be,” he said. He offered a personal word of thanks to each of them. Gina Michalicka, Executive Director of Academic Services, gave a short history of their careers with the District. LeDoux, a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for 30 years was described as bringing passion and energy to everything she did. She worked with the teams of teachers and in administration, building and coaching them, supporting both teachers and parents. In 2014 LeDoux went to Eastside Elementary School and worked with the team of teachers to bring excellence

machines, and who determines the prices. The items are regulated by the “Smart Snack” guidelines or standards which soft drink providers agree to. The vendor sets the price, Drenth said, and all the schools have the same pricing. Linda Prescott said students tell her they would like more slots for water as the water is always empty. One committee member cited poor customer service with the current vendor as a reason they are changing vendors. Duval was concerned not only with the products but because of the contract. McIntyre said that the contract is like the previous contract with Pepsi. While not advocating Pepsi, Duval felt the 30% commission and products Coke offers are smaller. McIntyre said the choice reflects the decision of the committee, which sought input from principals of the district schools. Guadagnio made the motion for this item. Hatch seconded it. The item was approved with a 4-1 vote. Duval cast the vote against it. Purchase of Math Nation workbooks ($105,000) John Morris, Supervisor of Secondary Programs, said the workbooks have been used for Algebra I in the past and as a supplemental resource. Math Nation lost funding from the State and the product is no longer free. Textbooks for 6th – 8th grade will also be purchased for one year and will include the free online resource. The material will meet the state standards. For three years, the District has used other math subjects free of charge or purchased for less than $25,000. Algebra I is not free. Morris said this is less expensive than entering into a two-year contract with a textbook company. The textbook adoption program is on hold due to a review at the state level. The district is using the workbooks as a supplement until the hold is lifted. Hatch moved to approve the item and Lodato seconded it. The item was approved with a 5-0 vote. Purchase of Eureka Math Practice books ($91,816.65) Michelle Barash, Supervisor of Elementary Programs, said that because of the textbook adoption program on hold, teachers have been making copies of the supplemental resources. She said there have been issues with fidelity. The books are on DOE’s approved list of materials schools can purchase. They will be used in 1st and 2nd grades as direct instruction in the classroom. The State is not providing additional funds for the practice books. Barash said they can use up to 50% of the money from the textbook adoption program on supplemental materials. She explained how the Task Force differs from the Textbook Adoption Committee, and that the members of one are not necessarily on the other committee. Barash discussed the cost of textbooks and professional development so the teachers can implement the material properly. Hatch moved to approve this item. Guadagnino seconded it. The item was approved with a 5-0 vote.

to the school. LeDoux thanked those who worked with her over the years. “The successes I have had in Hernando County I have not done alone,” she said. LeDoux said she felt the family environment when she began teaching in 1989 and feels that same way as she retires. She recognized the heart that the teachers and administrators have for the children and their successes. Stewart has had many roles in the District since she began her career in 1991. She was a Title I lead teacher, assessment teacher and assistant principal, and supporting the Federal Programs. Stewart’s reputation for finding answers reaches to the State level, to the Department of Education, and she shares the information with others, Michalicka said. Stewart is an excellent example of a servant leader. Stewart thanked LeDoux for her support when they worked together. She thanked others in the room as well, including Stratton and Michalicka, for the opportunities she was given.

Purchase of Origo Math Big Books and Practice Books ($96,696) Barash said the cost covers the purchase of the Kindergarten materials for three years. It also includes professional development. Each classroom will receive 12 books. Literacy skills will be included in the math lessons. Each teacher will receive a kit of manipulatives and other materials. Prescott moved to approve the item. Lodato seconded it. The item was approved with a 5-0 vote. Purchase of Goods/Services from Curriculum Associates ($794,840.99) Duval said she wanted to see additional data of the iReady program by school, not just by grade. Michalicka and Coordinator of Program Evaluation Sonsee Sanders responded to concerns about the cost, which is almost $300,000 more than last year’s initial cost. Last year, the District requested additional funds periodically. Michalicka said the suggested amount she provided includes a “wish list” from principals of items they may want to purchase from iReady later in the year. Some iReady materials are being used as supplemental materials due to the textbook adoption hold. The three-year contract for middle school Intensive Reading expired also. Professional Development is needed to help teachers use the data and provide better instruction to the students. Michalicka said while there are good results from iReady, there are also some areas that she and Sanders agree need more focus. One is usage and pass rates. Winding Waters K8 is the only school that is not using the diagnostic and instructional pieces due to funding. “This is not the magic bullet,” Michalicka said. It’s data that shows where students need help. Guadagnino made the motion to approve the item. Lodato seconded it. The item was approved with a 5-0 vote. Award bid for Low Voltage System Services ($500,000) Bill Hall, Director of Fire and Safety, explained the amount will be used for security for schools. The $1 million that was vetoed would have made a difference, he said. There are many needs, but Hall could not discuss the details. Hatch moved to approve the item. Lodato seconded it. The item was passed with a 5-0 vote. Purchase additional training from Skyward Systems ($15,000) Joe Amato, Supervisor of Technology and Information Systems, said while various departments are using the training or there are modules that have funding that has not been used yet, the request is for additional training for employees in Human Resources and Finance/Budget departments because it is a flexible and complex system. Lodato made the motion to approve the item. Prescott seconded it. The item was approved with a 5-0 vote.

-Increase of Millage of 1 mil: $9,117,516 -Create Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) in FY 2021 for Parks, Recreation would fall below the 18.5% line. and Library However, further -Further reducing expenses limiting the county’s and streamlining processes growth factor by 3.5% without impacting services. would eventually see a reserve surplus, which could then reverse millage At the time of this printing, the actual budgets increases. According to Rogers, it’s not an easy were not available. task. Each year, the Commissioner Champion county would need to “find mentioned this twice efficiencies and reductions” during the meeting, and directed that all papers that to counteract the rising cost of necessary expenses. the commissioners were Commissioner John reviewing and referring to be placed online for public Mitten asked for the graph view setting the millage availability. back to baseline, removing the PILOF and also Erick van Malssen and removing the debt service Peter Napoli from Stantec for the admin building. were present and applied The results showed new information to their consistent revenues interactive model of the county’s financial outlook. greater than expenses through 2014, as well Keeping the ‘Admin as surplus reserves after building” variable set to “Y (yes or included)”, they 2021. Setting the growth rate at 4% improves these demonstrated that adding numbers. the PILOF would have Mitten also suggested a little effect on increasing sales-tax referendum for revenue over expenses, but adding a 1 mil increase construction of the new government building, would have a significant however no further effect on revenue and discussion took place. would bolster the reserve fund. Temporarily. Stantec’s analysis shows Clarification on the proposed government expenses edging out complex revenues again sometime in 2023-24, as well as a Because details have reduction in reserves that not been discussed in

regards to the admin building/ government complex referred to in this presentation as well as the first presentation to the county commissioners by Stantec two weeks ago, we reached out to the county for particulars on the project. Both presentations have shown that the building is a significant cost burden on the county’s already fragile financial situation, but no details were provided on what the new administration building is or how they came up with the $37 million cost. According to documents we received, the new government complex would consist of 104,000 square feet, dedicated to the BOCC and Constitutional Offices as well as warehouse space. It is projected to serve a total staff of 215 in the year 2026. The total cost of the project including debt service would be upwards of $70 million. A level debt service scenario comes out to $72,329,917 and a wrapped debt service scenario is $76,871,250. Both assume a principal of roughly $37 million. The final payments would be made Sept. 30, 2049 and the building would be

nearly 30 years old. In the last several years, many solutions to the county’s space needs issues have been posed, with cost estimates ranging from $15 million (the PineBrook solution) to $130 million (CGL Company’s longterm government facility and courthouse expansion project ). So far the government complex project has not been put out to bid. If the government complex is part of the county’s future plan it will most likely necessitate raising taxes. Julie Maglio contributed to this report.

July 12- 18, 2019



Local Writer publishes first comic book... Catians | A Feline Fantasy Adventure


Since the age of ten, Cortney Cameron was always interested in anime and animated cartoons. Her new comic book, Catians started as a game she invented and played with her sister and their cousin in the rural area of Hays, North Carolina. "We took advantage of the natural terrain by

developing this fantasy world where we could go out and run around and pretend that we were these superheroes, super-powered characters." Ten years ago, Cortney was dealing with a lot of changes in her life, from the passing of her father as well as dealing with local flooding in her hometown. She was able to handle the hardships by focusing on writing. It was a way for her to heal.

"At that time I was going through a lot of changes in my life, my father had passed away not so long ago, and there were a lot of floods going on, I started writing the story I think as a way to cope with that." Soon the imaginative game she invented as a young child would become one of her proudest achievements. Her original idea began as a novel. However, the feedback from editors directed her differently. The editors explained to Cortney that the way she was writing her novel was geared more towards serialized story format or comic book style. In 2016 Cortney began converting her novel into her very first published comic book and in March A hydrogeologist by day, comic book writer by night, Cortney Cameron, a local Herof 2019 the first chapter Catians: Resurrection was nando County resident at U.S. 41 Bookstore for her Catians comic book signing. published. mythological strength gling with," Cortney Catians introduces Comic Book Author of cats, and the comic remarked. the readers into the book showcases heroCortney Cameron by set for book signing ic situations and life day is a Hydrogeologist transitions. In upcoming with Southwest FloriIn the first chapter, Aug 2-4, 2019. chapters, Cortney brings da Water Management available online, you read more characters together District (SFWMD) in how the first main charas they develop specific Brooksville. Two of her acter, Rose, copes with If you missed this abilities through the difavorite fans, are her cats the death of her friend. As comic book signing, vine powers of felines. Vash and Knives. Cortney explained, that Cortney Cameron will is a big theme for the sto"My hope is that other Her comic book signbe at the Tampa Bay ryline and will be recurring readers who see it and are ing debut took place at in upcoming chapters. Comic Convention Augoing through difficult U.S. 41 Book Store in Cortney illustrates healthy times in their lives will Spring Hill on June 29. gust 2-4 at the Tampa ways versus unhealthy Read more on her webfind inspiration to perseConvention Center. ways of dealing with site: vere through whatever loss through her story. troubles they are strug-

Library Programs SH- Spring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. WH- West Hernando Branch Library located at 6335 Blackbird Ave, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613 BV- Brooksville/ Main Library located at 238 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601 EH- East Hernando Branch located at 6457 Windmere Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602 July 15 Meditation Break - WH 7/15/2019 12 - 12:30 PM Enjoy a 30 minute Monday meditation break - show up for any or all sessions! LEGO Afternoon - BV 7/15/2019 3 - 4PM Come to the library to make some out of this world LEGO creations! Meet other LEGO fans and show off your skills as we celebrate the Summer with a LEGO Afternoon. All Materials Provided. For Ages 7-12. July 16 Email with Gmail - WH 7/16/2019 10AM - 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. A Universe of Stories: Aliens and Monsters - BV 7/16/2019 10:15 - 11:15 AM What fantastical creepy creatures can be lurking out at night and in space? Come discover some of these imaginary beasts with stories, games, crafts and more featuring a variety of Aliens and Monsters! For ages 5-12 Movies @ Your Library - EH 7/16/2019 2 - 4PM Movies on the big screen with free popcorn. Nonfiction Book Discussion - SH 7/16/2019 2 - 3:30PM Book discussion for adult nonfiction fans - ask for a copy of the reading and join in. Art Attack! - WH 7/16/2019 4 - 5:30 PM Registration is open Is there a future artist in your family? Come to the Library and let your kids be inspired by famous artists and works of art. Kids between the suggested ages of 6 – 12 will learn about a famous artist and then make their own work of art. All materials provided. July 17 Congressman Daniel Webster's Office Mobile Office Hours - SH 7/17/2019 10AM - 2PM Staff members from Congressman Webster’s office will be available to assist constituents with issues involving federal agencies. Email with Gmail - SH 7/17/2019 10AM - 12PM Registration is open Email is easy! Learn how to send, receive, and organize your email; how to send photos and other documents, and more. A Universe of Stories: Space - EH 7/17/2019 10:15 - 11:15 AM To help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing, this family storytime will

explore space with stories, games, and more. It's a Universe of Stories! For ages 5-12 Financial Management Series - BV 7/17/2019 2 - 4PM This month's topic: Healthy Saving Habits Fritzy Brothers One Man Circus - WH 7/17/2019 3 - 4PM Visit the library this summer and enjoy a one man circus show that is fun for the whole family! Let's Cook! - WH 7/17/2019 4 - 5:30 PM Registration is open Tired of precooked, frozen, tasteless meals? Learn to cook from scratch! July 18 A Universe of Stories: Weather - SH 7/18/2019 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Whether you realize it or not, Weather plays a huge role in our everyday lives. At this Family Storytime program, we will discuss and learn about a variety of different weather conditions through stories, games, demonstrations, crafts, and more. For ages 5-12. Book Discussion Group - BV 7/18/2019 11AM - 12:30 PM Varina by Charles Frazier Watercolor Techniques with Edward Barker - SH 7/18/2019 1 - 4PM Registration is open Come join local award-winning artist Edward Barker as he demonstrates and teaches students basic watercolor techniques. Each student will complete a painting to take home. Book Discussion Group - WH 7/18/2019 2 - 3:30 PM Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen Houseby Kathleen Grissom A Universe of Stories: Nocturnal Animals - WH 7/19/2019 10:15 - 11:15 AM Did you know that when we're sleeping, nocturnal animals are up and about at nighttime? In this family storytime program, we will learn about and identify different nocturnal animals through stories, games, crafts, and more! For ages 5-12. July 19 Author Talk - Jason Korsiak - BV 7/19/2019 11AM - 1PM Christmas in July Event! Introduction to Ukulele - EH 7/19/2019 11AM - 12:30 PM Registration is open Join TBUS guest instructor Gayle Grindey as she leads students through the basics of playing the ukulele. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun. Bring your own instrument or use one of our class instruments. SHINE - EH (individual counseling by appt. only) 7/19/2019 12 - 2PM Free Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling and Information during open enrollment period. By appointment only. Call 352-593-0705 for more information.

Upcoming Events at WellCome Om Integral Healing & Education Center FREE SERIES: Summer 2019 Workshops for Middle School Students Hosted by Be Empowered at WellCome OM WHEN: On TUESDAYS July 16th, 23rd, & 30th / 5:30 pm - 7pm WHERE: WellCome Om Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill DESCRIPTION: A series of FREE summer workshops for Middle School students to improve their self-worth, confidence, and knowledge of their bodies & minds. See topics & sign up for workshops at Email or call (352) 600-4242 for questions! FREE SERIES - Summer 2019 Workshops for High School Students WHEN: On THURSDAYS July, 11th, 18th, 25th, & Aug.1st / 5:30 pm - 6:30pm WHERE: WellCome Om Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill DESCRIPTION: A series of FREE summer workshops for High School students to improve their self-worth, confidence, and knowledge of their bodies & minds. See topics & sign up for workshops at Email or call (352) 600-4242 for questions! Be EMPOWERED hosts weekly health workshops that are safe, non-judgmental spaces for middle and high schoolers only! We talk about important health topics such as self-worth, diversity, mental health, peer pressure, communication skills, sexual health, substance use & more. It’s a great place to ask those “weird” questions, vent about teen struggles, learn relevant life skills, and make friends! Our goal is to empower teens and youths with the knowledge they need to make healthy, safe decisions throughout their lives. We strive to guide students through positive thinking, effective communication, and self-reflection skills. This program welcomes middle and high school students of all genders, sexualities, cultures, and beliefs. FREE EVENT- Environmental Education at OM: Protecting our Resources Hosted by WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9 AM – 11 AM WHERE: WellCome Om Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill DESCRIPTION: FREE event, fun for all ages! Join us for a fun and interactive workshop for all ages on understanding the importance of our water resources. Protecting our scarce water resources should be a concern for every Hernando County resident, but do you really know where your water comes from? Or what everyday activities can threaten it? Special Presentation by: Dr. William Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County FREE EVENT: Discover OM: Learn to Meditate Hosted by WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center and House of Light Yoga WHEN: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM WHERE: WellCome Om Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill DESCRIPTION: You’ve heard that meditation and mindfulness can benefit your health and well-being, but you’re not sure where to begin … how do you “quiet the mind?” When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: lower stress levels, better connection, and improved focus. Join us as we walk you through the basics on how to meditate. Guided Meditation with House of Light Yoga,Teacher, Darrell Whiteside This event is FREE. Space is limited. Advance Registration Required. Please reserve your seat on our website, Eventbrite or Call 352-600-4242





IN, OUT & ABOUT July 12- 18, 2019

Upcoming Event Previews Everything that will get you out and about...


The Hernando County Parks & Recreation Department announces its partnership with Coach Michael Jones to host a FREE basketball camp on July 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids ages 7 to 17 at Delta Woods Park, located at 3400 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. Check in will begin at 8 a.m. Coach Jones will go over the rules, skills and mental

aspects of the game of basketball during this camp. Contact the Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or visit to register for or to find additional information about this camp. Delta Woods Park, located at 3400 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill

DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE CHRISTMAS IN JULY ON SATURDAY, JULY 20, 11 AM-4 PM Downtown Brooksville Christmas in July throughout downtown Brooksville Get into the Christmas Spirit throughout downtown Brooksville with our Christmas in July Event. Many shops, restaurants and businesses will be participating. Get a

free raffle ticket at each of the participating businesses. The more businesses that you visit, the more chances to win! A great way to get into the "holiday spirit".


Indigo Snake Program

At Stage West Community Playhouse 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd, Spring Hill, Friday, July 19th @ 7pm, Saturday, July 20th @ 7pm. CALLBACKS: Sunday, July 21st @ 1pm Director, Mark Burdette, and Musical Director, Brady Lay, will be seeking four performers, two male, two female, any ethnicity. Age 18-45(ish). For auditions, please prepare 16-32 bars of any Jason Robert Brown song NOT part of Songs for a New World.

We will provide a music accompanist and Bluetooth speaker for your phone or device. For callbacks, please be familiar with the following from Songs for a New World: Woman 1: I’m Not Afraid Woman 2: Just One Step Man 1: King Of The World Man 2: She Cries Company: Opening: The New World We will also be casting dancers for specific numbers. This audition will be announced at a later date.


If you are bringing a bottle of your wine you have bottled in the past month, please let us know what type of wine in the RSVP so that Liz Casner, our wine expert, can do some research as to pairings with that wine! Also, for that day, only, we are offering a 25% discount on all Wine Experiences! We are looking forward to sharing our new store with you! Lori and Pat Once Upon a Vine, LLC 13185 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill, FL 34609 (in the Palm Tree Plaza, next door to Chelsea Title)


SPECIAL PROGRAM ABOUT INDIGO SNAKES ON JULY 16 HOMOSASSA – A unique program offering! Visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on World Snake Day to learn about and gain a greater appreciation for one of North America’s largest snakes, the endangered Eastern Indigo. Ranger Allen from Silver Springs State Park will introduce you to Indi, an Indigo Ambassador Snake, and share why these impressive snakes need our help and understanding.

The program is free to attend, however regular park admission is required. For more information, please call the park at 352-628-5343. For more information on activities in all of Florida’s State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks. org. This event will take place: Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. 9225 West Fishbowl Drive Homosassa Springs, Florida


July 12- 18, 2019

Business & Community Briefs BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS: Backpack/School Supply giveaway at Wireless Zone On Sunday, July 21st between 1pm and 4pm, Wireless Zone at 7272 Broad Street invites local families and their children to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, folders, a pencil box, ruler and glue. This is expected to be the biggest year yet, with more than 235,000 backpacks expected to be delivered in 2019 at Wireless Zone and TCC locations throughout the nation. Towne Square Mall 6th Annual Operation Backpack Aug. 3 10AM-1PM; 3021 Commercial Way; Spring Hill, FL 34606 Back to School Bash to Provide Free School Physicals to Hernando County Children Terlep Chiropractic, in coordination with the Hernando County School District, will be hosting Back to School Bash-Round Two on Saturday, August 3rd from 10 am to 1 pm at Terlep Chiropractic located at 8466 Northcliffe Boulevard, Spring Hill, Florida 34606. No tickets are needed and the event is free. For more information contact Tina at Tina@DrTerlep. com. Free School Physicals and Vision Screenings for Uninsured Students *no appointment necessary* Wednesday, July 17 11am- 2 pm Wednesday, July 24 11 am- 2 pm Provided By: Dr. Elaine Moorman, ARNP People Helping People Help Center 1396 Kass Circle Spring Hill, FL 34606 352-686-4466 -------------------CPR/First Aid 2-Year Certification Saturday, July 20th, 1 to 5PM For All Ages 10+ Space is limited Through the American Heart Association CLASS BREAKDOWN: 1:00 to 2:30PM Class will watch 3 First Aid Videos then take test 2:30 to 5PM CPR Training and testing COST: After July 5th, $55 Day of Event: $60 at the door (If space still available) TRAINING LOCATION: Hillside Community Baptist Church 27440 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34602 To Register, please call 352-799-0687 or go to Access Health Care Physicians, LLC’s Maria Scunziano Singh, MD, to Speak at Tampa Indie Author Book Convention Spring Hill, Florida (July 5, 2019)– Access Health Care Physicians, LLC, announces that its co-founder, Maria Scunziano Singh, MD, will be a speaker at this year’s Tampa Indie Author Book Convention to be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Tampa Airport, Avion Park Westshore, 5329 Avion Park Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607. The third Tampa Indie Author Book Convention brings independent authors and readers together and will feature over 40 authors who will speak about their newly released publications. Dr. Maria will be speaking at 6 pm on Saturday, July 13, and will be available for book signings on Sunday, July 14, from 11 am to 4 pm. Dr. Maria Scunziano Singh releases second book, an outgrowth of her first book Be Consciously Healthy. Dr. Scunziano Singh’s newest book The Conscious Eat: Healthy Cooking & Lifetime Reci-Peace is coauthored with Diane Friedberg. Dr. Maria believes that what you eat becomes you so make a conscious choice to become healthy. The Conscious Eat is more than just a cookbook. “It’s a new way to look at eating and the relationship between food and your body,” said Dr. Maria. Using the four life elements of earth, water, air and fire, The Conscious Eat brings out appreciation for the energy of food and its impact on our world and


bodies. Every recipe is selected to offer the best options to ward off disease, improve memory, take off pounds, and enhance overall energy. “The food we grow in the ground, the water, the air we breathe are all part of the universe. As we consume, we bring our body and the universe together whether the union is joyous or destructive is up to you,” added Dr. Maria. Big Orientation & Training Description: Join us as a defender of potential by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and together, we can change the world. All it takes is 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program, with a focus on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Let’s clear a path to a child’s biggest possible future. The first step is to attend a Big Orientation & Training session where you’ll learn about our programs, commitments, expectations and our kids. Get more details about volunteering » https:// Contact: Sheri Chancey, 352-410-4442, Dates/Times/Locations: July 17 (Wednesday), 10-11:30 a.m., YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill August 13 (Tuesday), 10-11:30 a.m., YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill The Nature Coast Community Foundation (NCCSF) is collecting unwanted bicycles (or parts thereof) that will be reconditioned and given to the needy. Call to schedule a pick up. 352-600-9555. NCCSF thanks its partner, the Grace Presbyterian Bicycle Ministry, for its support in this effort. BIG MOVES FOR THE ARTS IN DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE Un-Common-ly Artsy: The Historic Downtown Brooksville Arts Market Moves to Main Street We're bringing an avenue for the arts in downtown Brooksville, and we're moving Un-Common-Ly Artsy to Main Street (between Ft. Dade Avenue and Jefferson Street)! It will now take place on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 5pm - 9pm and run alongside the Brooksville Blues-In Cruise-In event in downtown to make one amazing evening! TO JOIN THE EXHIBITOR MARKET We keep the cost low so more of you can take advantage of this opportunity and gain exposure. A 10 x 10 space will be only $15.00! (Non-profits are half price) Artists, makers, small businesses and organizations are all welcome here. Applications are available directly on our website: under "Exhibitor Forms". Reserve your spots early, as spaces fill quickly. CALL FOR ARTISTS We are looking for all types of artists to demonstrate their craft LIVE in the Uptown Art Gallery. Please contact me directly via email at describing your specialty and provide examples of your work if available. FOOD TRUCKS Food trucks will no longer be a feature at this event, as we are looking to feed business into our local restaurants and retail establishments. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Every individual and organization that partners with Brooksville Main Street helps us bring this, and many other events and projects to fruition. Reach out to us directly to discuss the wide variety of opportunities for sponsorship of this amazing community event. Contact: Tina Marie Polson Brooksville Main Street – Events & Marketing Coordinator PO Box 1323, Brooksville, FL 34605 Office: (352)540-6476 Email: Nature Coast Orchid Society will meet at the VFW Post 8681 on the corner of Drayton St. and County Line Road, Spring Hill, July 20th, doors open at noon with our program starting at 1pm. Our speaker will be Louis Del Favero from Del Favero Orchids in Tampa. Also, at the meeting will be a raffle table, orchids for sale, a “member show off table” and refreshments. Guests are welcome! Hernando Computer Club: Meets on campus of Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring


Sunday, July 14

Tennis: Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s Singles Final ESPN, 9am Live The remaining two men compete for the Wimbledon singles championship in this match at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club live on ESPN. Carnivorous Food Network, 1pm New Series! Here’s the beef! Courtney Rada hosts a meat lover’s tour of the U.S. Top Gear BBC America, 8pm Season Premiere! Featuring new hosts Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness, along with returning host Chris Harris, the season premiere episode sees the trio in Ethiopia reliving their first car experiences. The Real Housewives of Potomac: “Showdown at the Hoedown” Bravo, 8pm Robyn confronts Gizelle about throwing her under the bus with Ashley. Meanwhile, Candiace and Chris have a fight of epic proportions. Katie hosts the ladies at a Potomac hoedown, but breaking news about Michael overshadows the event and one housewife is left feeling vindicated.

The Movies: “The Nineties” CNN, 9pm This episode explores movie stars of the ’90s like Julia Roberts and Will Smith, and beloved films from the era such as Jurassic Park, Titanic and Pulp Fiction. Grantchester PBS, 9pm Season Premiere! Sidney is swept up in the civil rights movement when Rev. Todd and his daughter arrive — and a murder sees racial tensions spike. Sidney struggles to remember a victim’s final words, while Geordie investigates a slum connected to a deadly web of vice. What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage: “Assistant” FOX, 9:30pm Fred Savage’s commitment to The Flare has him spread too thin and leads him to wanting to hire an assistant. The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong and actor Fred Willard stop by the show.

Burden of Truth: “Never Face the Hangman” The CW, 8pm On the eve of the murder trial, Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) reaches out to an old client when she discovers a new piece of evidence that will lead her to the identity of the real killer. Billy (Peter Mooney) attempts to get help for Shane (Andrew Chown), but is forced to make an agonizing choice.

The Good Fight: “Not So Grand Jury” CBS, 10pm Season 1 of the CBS All Access drama The Good Fight continues on CBS tonight with the episode “Not So Grand Jury.” Mike Kresteva (recurring guest star Matthew Perry) takes his case against Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad to a grand jury, but the firm devises a grand jury strategy of their own to hamper his efforts.

UFOs: Dangerous Encounters Exposed History, 8pm This special uses dramatic reenactments and expert interviews to explore real UFO case files of dangerous close calls between everyday people and otherworldly visitors.

Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes History, 10pm This one-hour special celebrates NASA and mankind’s most audacious achievement. Fifty years after the historic feat, new material has come to light, including rare photos, film locked away for decades and never-before-broadcast audio that takes viewers inside the minds of the astronauts, revealing their hidden doubts and fears as they stood on the brink of making history.

Apollo’s Moon Shot Smithsonian Channel, 8pm Astronauts overcome adversity in “Brink of Disaster,” Episode 5 of a six-parter that examines Apollo lunar missions using artifacts from the Smithsonian’s revered National Air and Space Museum. For the nail-biting account of an explosion on Apollo 13, see the lithium hydroxide canister that astronauts MacGyver’d out of duct tape, plastic bags and other junk to keep CO2 levels safe. Sweetbitter Starz, 9pm Season Premiere! The second season of the dramedy based on Stephanie Danler’s novel begins with Tess (Ella Purnell) realizing there’s more to surviving at the restaurant than just getting the job — she’ll have to play the game, as well. Investing in her new life means more than knowing the difference between wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Southern Charm New Orleans: “Birthdays and Breaking Down” Bravo, 9:15pm Justin goes under the knife with nurse Kelsey at his side, and Barry is pressured to have the “talk” with his son. Reagan and Reece are racing to the altar, forcing Jeff to face his demons. Tamica throws Sonny (and herself) a surprise birthday party, but her real surprise is a face full of frosting.

Monday, July 15

When Sharks Attack National Geographic, 8pm Nat Geo’s annual Sharkfest (its version of Shark Week) goes all in with a program that investigates attacks around the globe. Two episodes air nightly through Friday. The titling of this evening’s “Honeymoon Hell” and “Fear on Fire Island” hours is solid, but bravo on July 19’s “Jersey Gore.” American Ninja Warrior NBC, 8pm The City Finals kick off in L.A., where competitors like Flip Rodriguez face new obstacles, including one called Leaps of Faith. And in a new twist, the two fastest finishers on the course get the chance to win a “safety pass,” granting them a do-over at the National Finals should they fall on Stage 1 or 2. The Code: “Don and Doff” CBS, 9pm In the new episode “Don and Doff,” Abe (Luke Mitchell) and Harper’s (Phillipa Soo) investigation into a Marine’s accidental overdose takes a turn when they can’t find any fingerprints on the pill bottle, leading them to believe he was murdered. The Best Thing I Ever Ate: “In the Last

Place You’d Expect” Cooking Channel, 9pm Season Finale! Alex Guarnaschelli ends the debate over where to find the best bagel — it’s in North Yarmouth, Maine! Jeff Mauro finds a game-changing falafel in the back of a jewelry store, and Geoffrey Zakarian unearths hidden Mexican treasure in Buffalo, N.Y. Worst Bakers in America Food Network, 9pm Season Premiere! Eight of the worst bakers in the country have been drafted into an intense baking boot camp. Expert chefs Lorraine Pascale and Jason Smith have just five weeks to mentor these hopeless recruits while putting them through a series of fast-paced baking challenges. In the end, one recruit will win the grand prize of $25,000. So You Think You Can Dance: “Academy Part 1” FOX, 9pm The best dancers from around the country, who have already impressed judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Laurieann Gibson and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval in the audition round, descend upon the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the start of the callback rounds. Grand Hotel: “You’ve Got Blackmail” ABC, 10pm Javi (Bryan Craig) finally reveals his big secret to the family, and Alicia (Denyse Tontz) and Danny’s (Lincoln Younes) hidden relationship becomes more complicated as new rules are enforced. Meanwhile, a past lover of Sky (Arielle Kebbel) is revealed, adding another suspect to her disappearance. Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction CNBC, 10pm CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla heads inside e-cigarette leader Juul Labs to investigate whether the multibillion-dollar industry is a blessing for adults trying to kick a smoking habit or a curse for teens being lured into a nicotine addiction. Debate away. Pawn Stars: “From Pawn, With Love” History, 10pm Rick Dale steps in to help Corey and Chumlee vie for a shot at love by restoring an antique game from the 1900s. Then, Rick sets his sights on a never-before-seen map from the Battle of Gettysburg. Later, Corey and Chum get emotional with a set of vintage stuffed animals. Let’s see who will win this Care Bear stare-down. POV: “Bisbee ’17” PBS, 10pm Community members in Bisbee, Ariz., commemorate the story of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die.

Tuesday, July 16

The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight With Robin Roberts ABC, 8pm This one-hour special will explore the enduring universal appeal of The Lion King franchise and feature interviews with members of the new film’s all-star cast, including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Also paying tribute to the iconic Disney story and its 25-year legacy are original voice actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons, as well as Elton John, who contributed to both films.

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Hill Drive. Newcomers’ Orientation, 10 a.m., August 5th in the Education Bldg. B of church. See what we offer; light refreshments served. General meeting is August 26th in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour with refreshments and meeting starts at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lilli Browning who will speak on lawns, weeds and other things. Free/open to public. Visit http:// or call 352-684-7171 for further information. Come DANCE with a Crescent Community Clinic Charity Event!! Held at Heritage Pines Country Club on Saturday, July 27th!! Bring your special someone or make new friends! Call Sue: 352 - 346 - 2817 or Gina: 352 - 667 - 1465 HERNANDO COUNTY FINE ARTS COUNCIL would like to invite the public to their meetings on the 2nd. Thursday every month at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601 in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. Our mission is to encourage, support and promote all of the creative arts and assist in bringing these arts to our citizens. SAVE THE DATE our “36th. ART IN THE PARK” event is March 14 & 15, 2020. For info go to our website at or e-mail hernandofinearts@gmail. com. You may contact Jan Knowles if you wish at 352.279.5182. Volunteer opportunity to help local veterans If you have a desire to help the veterans of Hernando County consider becoming a volunteer van driver. The Hernando County Veteran Services Department is in need of drivers to transport disabled veterans to and from James A. Haley VA Hospital located at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Tampa. The van runs Monday through Friday, but not on Federal holidays. Veterans are picked up at two designated locations: Wal-Mart located at 7305 Broad Street in Brooksville Brooksville VA Outpatient Clinic located at 14540 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville Requirements to be a van driver: Possess a valid driver’s license Have a safe driving record Maintain current automobile insurance - proof of insurability Pass physical health screening in relation to driving vehicles Pass TB skin test Attend volunteer training orientation Desire to help the veterans of Hernando County Vans are limited to eight passengers, plus driver. Pickups normally begin at 6:30 a.m. at designated locations. The van departs from Tampa no later than 2 p.m. Volunteer drivers will alternate shifts. Contact (352) 754-4033 for more information. Season Tickets are Now On Sale for the Live Oak Theatre 2019-2020 Full Season Brooksville, Florida (June 30, 2019) – Season tickets for Live Oak Theatre’s 2019-2020 season are now available. Season tickets offer reserved seating for each show. All performances are now held at the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. To order season tickets call the box office at CONTINUED ON Page 12

__________ UPCOMING SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Summer Movies- Beacon Cinema, Brooksville Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July at 10am. $1.50 admission and $1.50 drinks and popcorn. July 16 & 18 How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World

July 23 & 25 Wonder Park

FREE basketball summer camp The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department announces its partnership with Coach Michael Jones to host a FREE basketball camp on July 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids ages 7 to 17 at Delta Woods Park, located at 3400 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. Check in will begin at 8 a.m. Coach Jones will go over the rules, skills and mental aspects of the game of basketball

tV's Best Bets Week Instinct: “Finders Keepers” CBS, 9pm Emotions run high in the new episode “Finders Keepers” as Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) investigate the case of a 9-year-old boy who goes missing on the eve of a judge’s decision in a bitter custody battle.






during this camp. Spots are limited to the first 100 registrants. Shirts will be provided to those who pre-register by July 10, 2019. Contact (352) 754-4031 or visit to register for or to find additional information on this camp. 2019 Hernando County summer camps The Hernando County Parks & Recreation Department announces its summer camp schedule. A variety of camps are being offered for children ages 8-14. Some camps have limited enrollment and age limits differ by camp. A complete listing of the programs and registration forms may be found online at www. Registration forms may be faxed, emailed, mailed or delivered to the Parks & Recreation office located at 205 Fort Dade Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department (HCRD) at (352) 754-4031, fax (352) 7544415, email or visit Facebook at @HCParksNRec for more information. Weeki Wachee Kayak Days – Join us on a paddling experience down the Weeki Wachee River. Campers must be able to swim and paddling experience is preferred but not needed. You will be guided down the river by two HCRD staff and will end the adventure at Rogers Park located at 7244 Shoal Line Boulevard near Hernando Beach. Please bring all snacks/ lunch in waterproof containers, sunscreen, bug spray and towel if you wish. All tandem kayaks, paddles and flotation devices are provided. Dates: July 17, 24, 31; August 7; Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $20 per day Limit: 20 campers Location: Boating in Florida – 6131 Commercial Way in Spring Hill Ages: 10 -14 Sports Camp - Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities, including basketball, flag football, tennis, dodge ball, kickball and more. Campers will spend each day learning the rules and playing the games of the most common sports they love to participate in. Dates: July 15-18 Cost: $80, Monday - Thursday Limit: 50 campers Location: West Hernando Middle School – 14325 Ken Austin Parkway in Brooksville Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., *7:30 - 9 a.m. or 3 - 4 p.m. is available for an additional $15 Football - Learn the fundamentals of the game, drills, skills and conditioning. Camp will be conducted by Calvin Brown and Marion Jones who work with the high school football Programs. Dates: July 29 – August 1 Cost: $80, Monday-Thursday Limit: 20 campers Location: Delta Woods Park – 3400 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., *7:30 - 8 a.m. or 2 - 4 p.m. is available for an additional $15 Outdoor Adventure Camp - Enjoy a week of adventures. Each week has a slight difference in activities. Some trips will be kayaking, offshore fishing, Rays baseball game, Adventure Island, Rainbow River, Fort Desoto, Tree Hoppers, Skyzone, Cemex and many others. Field trips are subject to change due to weather but will be replaced with field trips of the same caliber. Pick up and drop off times will vary depending on the week/trips. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. See the daily itinerary for each week at Parks_Rec. Cost: $175 per week, Monday - Thursday Limit: 20 campers per week Ages: 8 to 14 Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dates: July 15-19, 22-26; July 29 – August 2, August 5-9

July 14

Pandora The CW, 8pm New Series! This new sci-fi action series is set in the year 2199 and centers on a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy, where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth and find out whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction. Behind Closed Doors HBO, 8pm The unsolved 2008 double murder of a 13-year-old and her family’s male household servant in Noida, India, is that country’s equivalent of the JonBenét Ramsey mystery. This two-part doc, concluding Wednesday at the same time, follows the investigation’s twists and turns. America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 1” NBC, 8pm Country music superstar Brad Paisley joins the panel as a guest judge and gets to send an act directly to the live shows with a Golden Buzzer. Contestants have one last chance to impress the judges before America votes in the live rounds. Moon Movies Marathon TCM, beginning at 8pm Blast off with a marathon of movies featuring our favorite celestial body — the moon. Titles include Destination Moon (1950), For All Mankind (1989), Countdown (1968), From the Earth to the Moon (1958), First Men in the Moon(1964) and Georges Méliès’ 1902 seminal black-and-white classic A Trip to the Moon. JFK Jr: The Final Year A&E, 9pm This two-hour documentary special, airing on the 20th anniversary of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death, reframes the last year of his life in an entirely new way. The compelling documentary shines a light on 1999 as he struggled to save his marriage, tried to rescue his political magazine, George, and coped with the fatal illness of his closest friend and cousin, Anthony Radziwill. Viewers are given a behind-the-scenes look at memorable moments in JFK Jr.’s life. Blood & Treasure: “The Wages of Vengeance” CBS, 9pm In the new episode “The Wages of Vengeance,” Danny (Matt Barr) and Lexi (Sofia Pernas) enlist Hardwick (James Callis) to tap into his underworld contacts in hopes of cornering Farouk (Oded Fehr) before he disappears again. The 100: “Matryoshka” The CW, 9pm Russell (guest star JR Bourne) seeks justice. Meanwhile, Gabriel (guest star Ian Pala) must make a difficult choice. Lastly, the Blake siblings reunite. Animal Kingdom: “Ambo” TNT, 9pm The Codys head out for a big job, even though Smurf (Ellen Barkin) is nowhere to be found. All eyes are on J (Finn Cole) as he assumes a leadership position in a risky heist. Man on the Moon: A CBS News Special CBS, 10pm This hourlong CBS News special looks back on the historic Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s “one giant leap for mankind.”

Drunk History: “Whistleblowers” Comedy Central, 10pm Among the tipsily narrated tales: how “Martha the Mouth” (SNL alum Vanessa Bayer), wife of Nixon crony John Mitchell (Veep’s Tony Hale), leaked the Watergate scandal to the press before Deep Throat. ’Til Death Do Us Part: “Three Pops and a Pause” Investigation Discovery, 10pm When Ashlee and Emmett meet at Utah State University, it’s love at first sight. Within six months, they marry in the Mormon Temple, sealing their partnership for time and all eternity. Six years later, five young kids and a growing business are putting their relationship under pressure. Then, things come to a head in a violent encounter that blows their seemingly perfect marriage apart in an instant. Bring the Funny: “The Open Mic 2” NBC, 10pm The Open Mic round continues with host Amanda Seales and judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy. In the second night of this round, sketch, variety and standup comedy acts give their all to impress the judges and make it to the next stage of the competition in hopes of winning the $250,000 grand prize and becoming the first ever winner of Bring the Funny. NOVA: “Apollo’s Daring Mission” PBS, 10pm This episode of NOVA originally aired in December 2018. In it, Apollo 8’s astronauts and engineers recount the first manned mission to the moon. The Detour: “The Year” TBS, 10:30pm Tonight’s episode is all about catching up, as sister and brother — Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll) — reunite and have plenty to talk about.

Wednesday, July 17

MasterChef: “Gerron’s Wedding” FOX, 8pm The top 14 home cooks fight for immunity in a team challenge where they scramble to prepare 45 meals in only 90 minutes for a wedding held in the MasterChef kitchen. The groom is MasterChef Season 9 champion Gerron Hurt, and the teams hope to impress him, his bride and their guests — as well as judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Aarón Sánchez — and avoid elimination. Ellen’s Game of Games: “Beauty and the Boots” NBC, 8pm Contestants will play Stink Tank, Scary Go Round, Knockin’ Boots and Taste Buds. The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to Know or Go, and the winner of that game advances to Hot Hands for a chance to win a cash prize. Southern Charm: “Rocky Mountain High Part One” Bravo, 9pm As Charleston deals with the fallout from Ashley’s “apology tour” at Eliza’s luncheon, Kathryn confronts Whitney about their summer romance rumor. Cameran reveals to Shep that she’s invited Madison to her birthday ski trip in Colorado, much to his chagrin. Meanwhile, the trip gets off to a rocky start as a frustrated Craig unleashes his pent-up fury on the gang. Jane the Virgin: “Chapter NinetySeven” The CW, 9pm When Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) editor pitches her a dark twist for her book, Jane begins to wonder if the same thing

might have actually happened to her. To avoid thinking about her career change, Xo (Andrea Navedo) instead focuses on trying to smooth things over between Jane and Alba (Ivonne Coll). Songland: “Kelsea Ballerini” NBC, 9pm Grammy-nominated country singer/ songwriter Kelsea Ballerini stops by to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be her next hit song. Three of the most successful and soughtafter writer-producers in music, Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally, mentor the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit Ballerini’s style. One song is chosen to be recorded by Ballerini and released for a global audience. 8 Days: To the Moon and Back PBS, 9pm This docudrama blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with actor reenactments, NASA archival footage and CGI to re-create the first moon landing. Suits USA Network, 9pm Season Premiere! The ninth and final season finds the firm facing changes again after Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) took the fall with the bar association to save Harvey (Gabriel Macht). After his sacrifice, Samantha (Katherine Heigl) is left reeling from the loss of her mentor. Harvey, meanwhile, realizes he doesn’t want to lose the most important person to him: Donna (Sarah Rafferty). The two balance their relationship with work and fight to salvage the firm’s tarnished reputation alongside Louis (Rick Hoffman), Alex (Dulé Hill), Katrina (Amanda Schull) and Samantha. The InBetween: “The Length of a River” NBC, 10pm When a serial killer strikes again, Cassie (Harriet Dyer) allows her visions to lead Tom (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien (Justin Cornwell) toward the killer, leading to an unexpected twist in the investigation. Cassie also helps an old friend search for peace after the death of a loved one. Pearson USA Network, 10pm New Series! This spinoff of Suits finds Gina Torres reprising her role as Jessica Pearson, the former powerhouse New York City lawyer who has been recently disbarred and is now trying to adjust to the downand-dirty world of Chicago politics. Newly appointed as Mayor Bobby Novak’s (Morgan Spector) right-hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world. With her compulsion to win, she is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing — two things very much at odds. Danny’s House Viceland, 10pm New Series! Hip-hop star Danny Brown welcomes viewers to his weekly slumber party/ talk show that can be described as part Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, part Wayne’s World and part Pee-wee’s Playhouse. In each episode, celebrity guests including rappers, comedians and athletes join Danny to chat about random topics ranging from UFOs, ghosts and AI to high school, dreams, music, fighting and style. Golf: The British Open: First Round




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Calendar of Events July 12

Due to insurance pregnant women can not ride the train. 2nd Annual Bowling Challenge The Alzheimer’s Family Organization will host Parents Night Out - Respite Night its 2nd Annual Bowling Challenge on SaturWHEN: Friday, July 12, 6pm – 10pm day, July 13, from 11:00am until 5:00pm at WHERE: The Arc Nature Coast Education Center 6495 Strike City, 3544 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill. Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, The AFO is accepting teams right now! Teams consists of Description: Sponsored this month by Hernando Loser 4 players, registration fee is $150. This 32 team, double Nutrition and The Hub of Hernando! For all children with special needs and their siblings! Due elimination tournament is the perfect activity for team building, friendly competition with friends or local busito limited space and use of volunteers, nesses! Team members are encouraged to bring family PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLY $30 for all families this month! Applies to MVP and and friends to root for their team. There will be prizes, baskets, and the winner gets to take home a lovely bowlALL siblings. ing trophy along with bragging rights for the next year! Enjoy a night out and some REST while the Ability Tree Team and Staff hang out with your child at the Arc Nature Join us for a fun afternoon, no matter what the weather is like outside! Register Now!!!!! For more Coast Education Center. information visit Parents Night Out, children with special needs and their siblings make new friends, play fun inclusive games, ing or email enjoy crafts, stories, accessible activities, and much more! July 14 Meanwhile, parents get a break from their ongoing caregiving responsibilities for four hours. Rehearsals resume for Youth Orchestra We believe that safety is vital as families entrust us with Hernando Youth Orchestra is taking a well-deserved their children. Therefore, each child with special needs break until July 14 at which time we resume rehearsals is paired one-on-one with a screened volunteer to for our fall concert series. We still need young musicians. participate in that evening’s activities. Every volunteer If you play strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion you is screened with an application and federal background can earn community service hours and have fun, too! Go check. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. to for all the details. Brooksville Main Street: Friday Night Live July 18 WHEN: Friday, July 12, 5pm – 10pm WHERE: 205 E Fort Dade Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601-2613, Pine Needle Basket Class United States (map) WHEN: July 18, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Description: What is Friday Night Live? WHERE: Dade Battlefield State Park 7200 Battlefield Friday Night Live is a live outdoor music concert series Parkway Bushnell, FL 33513 held the 2nd Friday of each month at the beautiful Join expert volunteers as we learn how to make a small Hernando County Band Shell Pavilion at 205 E. Ft. Dade Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601. The fun kicks off at 5:00pm and pine needle basket. All materials are provided. Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida Annual Park Pass plus $5/person, 12 ends at approximately 10:00pm and under free. Pre-registration required for class, class This event is a community revitalization effort to regrow size limit 12. (352) 793-4781 a connection to the Hernando County Community to Brooksville Farmers’ Market its only downtown - Historic Downtown Brooksville. 615 Old Hospital Dr, Brooksville, FL 34601 High energy bands are booked to play two music sets throughout the evening. Food trucks will be parked along July 7, 9AM-3PM Ft. Dade Avenue providing a wide variety of culinary July 20 treats. Games will be throughout the park for children and families to enjoy. There will also be a full selection of cocktails, beer and wine. Hosted by Brooksville Main Brooksville Blues-In Cruise-In Street. Presented by Brooksville Main Street and Hernando CounJuly 13 ty Growers’ Association When: 3rd Saturday of every Month Dana’s Railroad Supply Sizzlin’ Summer SALE! Time: 5 pm to 9 pm July 13th, 2019 Location: 20 North Main Street in front of Hernando WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. County Courthouse. FREE ADMISSION WHERE: Dana’s Railroad Supply, 4042 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606, July 21 (352) 684-2484, Spring Hill Farmers Market Ice Cream Music Jam 10AM-3PM WHEN: July 21, Sunday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606, across from WHERE: Dade Battlefield State Park 7200 Battlefield Timber Pines, next to Chili’s. Parkway Bushnell, FL 33513 Contact phone number for more info: (352) 345-1446 Bring an ice cream topping to share, your favorite musical FREE basketball camp instrument or just yourself and a camp chair to our annual WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 9am – 12pm summer ice cream music jam at the Dade Lodge. Cost is WHERE: Delta Woods Park, located at 3400 Deltona Boule- $3/vehicle or annual Florida park pass. vard in Spring Hill. (map) (352) 793-4781 Description: The Hernando County Parks & Recreation Department announces its partnership with Coach Michael July 25 Jones to host a FREE basketball camp on July 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids ages 7 to 17 at Delta Woods Introductory Dulcimer Class Park, located at 3400 Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. July 25, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Check in will begin at 8 a.m. WHERE: Dade Battlefield State Park 7200 Battlefield ParkCoach Jones will go over the rules, skills and mental way Bushnell, FL 33513 aspects of the game of basketball during this camp. Spots Join Sweet Music Dulcimer ladies for an introductory class are limited to the first 100 registrants. Shirts will be proon using a dulcimer. Please pre-register as class size is vided to those who pre-register by July 10, 2019. limited to 10. Cost is $3/vehicle or annual Florida park Contact the Hernando County Recreation Department at pass. (352) 754-4031 or visit July 26 Rec to register for or to find additional information on this camp. Boondoggle Class, Introductory and Advanced Palm Monthly Public Run Weaving WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 10am – 3pm July 26, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – WHERE: Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake 12:00 p.m. Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34610, USA (map) WHERE: Dade Battlefield State Description: What better way to disconnect from techPark 7200 Battlefield Parkway nology and spend time with family. come ride the train. Bushnell, FL 33513 Suggested $1.00 per person donation. If you are interJoin Dade volunteers to learn ested in being a member ask the women at registration. how to weave with palm/ Check out our FB page palmetto fronds. Cost is $3/

funnies Golf Channel, 1:30am Live (late night) The 148th Open Championship is at Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the year’s final major. Italy’s Francesco Molinari won the Claret Jug in 2018. Golf Channel and NBC combine to air the tournament through Sunday. Doctor Who BBC America, 2am (late-night) “The Waters of Mars” special first aired 10 years ago, and it still haunts us. In 2059, the Doctor (David Tennant) helps a pioneering crew he knows is destined to die on the Red Planet determine what’s terrorizing their base. The finest installment in a marathon of out-of-thisworld Who that continues Thursday.

Thursday, July 18

A Boyfriend for Christmas Hallmark Channel, 6am Hallmark’s “Christmas Keepsake” moviethon is making every day merry and bright through July 28. iZombie: “Killer Queen” The CW, 8pm Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) investigate the death of an old-school drag queen, which leads Liv to eat and shift into the queen’s brain. Meanwhile, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) reaches out to Major (Robert Buckley) with an interesting request. MasterChef: “Backyard BBQ” FOX, 8pm The members of the losing team from Gerron’s wedding challenge face elimination and have 60 minutes to present their best beef dish to the judges. But halfway through the beefy battle, the judges spring a tricky challenge on the home cooks. The Real Housewives of New York City: “Reunion Part 2” Bravo, 9pm In Part 2 of the Season 11 reunion, the women confront Ramona for her lies and insults. Dorinda, Bethenny and Sonja challenge Tinsley to tell the truth about her relationship and living situation this season. Luann is put in the hot seat as Andy and the ladies discuss her most recent sobriety slip and probation violation. The Outpost: “This Is One Strange Town” The CW, 9pm Talon (Jessica Green) tries to outmaneuver her new rival while Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) struggles to maintain control of the Outpost. Christina on the Coast HGTV, 9pm Season Finale! The house hunt begins after Christina and Ant decide to move in together. Christina wants something inland with a Cape Cod feel, while Ant prefers a modern space on the waterfront. The clock is ticking as they rush to renovate and move into their dream home before hosting a secret wedding. Reef Break: “Welcome to the Jungle” ABC, 10pm When a man from Cat’s (Poppy Montgomery) past becomes instrumental in helping the governor, Cat and Ana Dumont (Melissa Bonne) find themselves in a dangerous situation. Elementary: “On the Scent” CBS, 10pm The sleuthing show’s 150th episode finds Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan (Lucy Liu) connecting a sculptor’s murder to a long-dormant serial killer. Closer to home, Joan begins to suspect that Sherlock’s lying about the NSA investigating Odin Reichenbach (James Frain), the tech guru ordering executions of those he determines will commit heinous crimes. She’s right. He’s doing it to protect her.

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Major League Soccer: Orlando City SC at Portland ESPN, 10pm Live Orlando City SC are in the Pacific Northwest for a Thursday night MLS matchup against the Portland Timbers. Alone: “Ablaze” History, 10pm As they approach the one-month mark, the participants’ survival is threatened by new factors. One contestant is forced to defend against a huge predator. The Dead Files: “Demon Seed” Travel Channel, 10pm Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Gatesville, Texas, where a couple is being tormented by demonic entities hellbent on destroying their home and their grandchildren. Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta: “Power, Influence and Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def” WE tv, 10pm For the first time ever, music mogul Jermaine Dupri uncovers the riveting journey of So So Def. Exclusive interviews include Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Da Brat, Bow Wow, T-Boz, and Nelly.

Friday, July 19

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Netflix Season Premiere! The famous guests taking a drive with Jerry Seinfeld in Season 11 include Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx and many more. Queer Eye Netflix Season Premiere! In Season 4, the Fab Five returns to Kansas City with a new roster of eight heroes. Money Heist Netflix Season Premiere! The hit international drama (known as La Casa de Papel in Spanish-speaking countries) returns for Season 3. All or Nothing: The Carolina Panthers Prime Video Season Premiere! Season 4 follows the 2018-19 Carolina Panthers as they strive to become the NFL champions. Morning Show Outdoor Concerts Various Networks, beginning at 6am That great summertime tradition of morning shows hosting outdoor concerts continues. The Wrong Mommy Lifetime Movies, 8pm Original Film! After receiving a work promotion, Melanie (Jessica Morris) hires Phoebe (Ashlynn Yennie) as her personal assistant, but Phoebe has an ulterior motive for taking the job and a twisted plan for revenge involving Melanie’s mother, Carol (Dee Wallace). Vivica A. Fox and Eric Roberts also appear. 1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year, Part 3 TCM, beginning at 8pm Tonight’s lineup of 1939 classics includes Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Robert Donat and Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Ginger Rogers in Bachelor Mother. Wonders of the Moon BBC America, 10pm Explore a stunning medley of lunar delights — blood moons, super moons and total eclipses — from across the globe in this special that uses footage from low-light cameras to reveal the moon in its natural light. The UnXplained History, 10pm

9 New Series! William Shatner hosts and executive produces this new series that explores the facts behind the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. Killjoys Syfy, 10pm Season Premiere! The fifth and final season begins with “Run, Yala, Run.” Dutch (Hannah JohnKamen) realizes The Lady has put Westerley under a collective delusion. In a world without memory, nothing is what it seems.

Saturday, July 20

Soccer: International Champions Cup ESPN & ESPN2, beginning at 7:30am Live The summer’s biggest soccer club competition continues with Inter Milan vs. Manchester United in Singapore (ESPN2), Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Benfica in Santa Clara, Calif., (ESPN) and Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich in Houston (ESPN2). From the Earth to the Moon HBO2, 8:45am You will get sucked into the marathon of this Emmy-winning 12-part 1998 miniseries chronicling the full Apollo program. And not just because it’s a who’s who with Bryan Cranston (Buzz Aldrin), Tony Goldwyn (Neil Armstrong) and Mark Harmon (Wally Schirra) among the stars. Major League Baseball FS1, beginning at 4pm Live An MLB Saturday doubleheader on FS1 has the N.Y. Mets at the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals at the Atlanta Braves. Frankie Drake Mysteries Ovation, 7pm Season Finale! The 1920s Toronto private detective of the title (Lauren Lee Smith) puts the season’s final puzzle pieces together in back-to-back episodes: the first involving a Russian princess; the second, a British spy. NTT IndyCar Series: Iowa 300 NBCSN, 7pm Live NTT IndyCar stars take to Iowa Speedway for the Iowa 300 in primetime on NBCSN. Million Dollar Mile: “I Think He Looks Like a Snack” CBS, 8pm Former Harvard football player Zak Aossey takes on Harvard medical student and track star Rebecca “The Harvard Hammer” Hammond in the new episode “I Think He Looks Like a Snack.” Apollo: The Forgotten Films Discovery Channel, 8pm This two-hour documentary employs never-before-seen footage to pay tribute to the engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to land the first humans on the moon. First Man HBO, 8pm Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this 2018 biopic. The Madam of Purity Falls Lifetime, 8pm Original Film! A teen (Riverdale’s Trevor Stines) thinks he’s joining his neighbor’s (Olivia d’Abo) landscaping business. It’s an escort service. Moon Landing BBC America, 9pm This special presents high-quality NASA footage and extensive news broadcasts from every corner of the globe to recreate the excitement and elation as 650 million people tuned in to watch Neil Armstrong’s remarkable first steps on

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July 12- 18, 2019





USA wins Women's World Cup

Toby Benoit is a best selling novelist and professional outdoorsman with thirty-five years of experience guiding and outfitting for big game all across America. Toby is a renowned archer and turkey hunting expert who manufactures custom game calls and is a regular judge at NWTF sanctioned turkey calling events across the Southeast.

Photography after the hunt

Recently, I was engaged in a pleasant conversation with a fan of this column, on social media. He was concerned about the poor quality photographs of a little buck he’d been lucky enough to take on a hunt in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area. I made a few suggestions to him on how to take a better photo to remember his hunt by and have been giving it a lot of thought lately as I too harvested a trio of trophies last year and none of my own photos were all that great. Therefore, I want to pass on some tips to everybody about photographing their successes. You've put in some hard work, sweat and valuable time preparing for your hunt. How do you want to show family and friends your trophy? We've all seen terrible hunting photos; myself more than most. Ones with terrible lighting, ones where the hunter props a foot atop or sits on it and the ones where there's more blood than shark week. Some are pretty distasteful, others disrespectful and well, let’s try to do better. So, here are four steps to make a big difference in the photographic memories you make. 1. Take time to prepare your trophy Take a few wet-wipes in your pack in order to wipe down your buck to remove any dirt and blood. Next, either reinsert the tongue or cut it out and close the mouth as that is never appreciated on film. Then take a comb from your pack and make sure both you and your trophy is looking pristine. And, if you really want to make a difference, especially on deer, carry along a set of taxidermy eyes and insert them beneath the eyelids. They make a big, big difference and are remarkably inexpensive. You can get them from local taxidermist Tim Ellis of Ellis’s Taxidermy in Inverness. 2. Pay attention to the light. The fastest way to ruin an otherwise great photo is to be backlit by the sun. It will crush all of the details of the photo and it will be nearly impossible to fix on a computer with even the best editing software. Be sure to take a few minutes to find a good spot with lots of light behind the lens and an open view. It’s always nice to show the area and terrain the trophy came from. 3. Bring along a tripod When you finally get your buck on the ground, you might not have someone handy to take the pictures for you. To avoid having to take an awkward selfie with your buck, a tripod for your camera is a great idea. An inexpensive tripod with adjustable legs is all it takes. Just be sure to adjust the legs accordingly

USA v Netherlands - FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 - Final - Stade de Lyon. USA's Rose Lavelle (centre) scores her side's second goal of the game during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Final at the Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France. Picture date: Sunday July 7, 2019. Photo Credit: PA Wire. BY MATTHEW VANDENBURGH HERNANDO SUN WRITER

For the fourth time in history, and the second time in a row, the United States Women’s National Team won the World Cup, after beating the Netherlands 2-0. They are the second team to win backto-back Women’s World Cup titles, following Germany in 2003 and 2007. The US played a mostly dominant game, only having two real scares on defense. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored the goals, with Rapinoe fool-

ing the Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal with a penalty kick and Lavelle blasting a beautiful solo effort from the edge of the box. Overall this was an overpowering tournament for the US, setting a new record for total goals in a single tournament with 26. This broke their own record from 1991, when they scored 25. The US never trailed in any game this tournament, and scored early in each game outside of the final. On the individual level, the women took home an armful of accolades too.

Rapinoe took home the Golden Ball award for most outstanding player, as well as the Golden Boot award for most goals in the tournament. She was followed up by Alex Morgan who took the Silver Boot. Lavelle also earned an award, taking the Bronze Ball. This was a team with a great mix of veterans and youth. With players like Rapinoe and Morgan setting the standard, they were able to help guide the youth like Lavelle who will certainly be a future superstar in soccer. Using that mix, the team

was able to take a tough set of matches and work their way through the competition. When the US played Sweden in the last group stage game on June 20, they had the chance to determine the path they would take to the final. Ironically, losing that game would have set the team up for an easier path by getting teams perceived to be weaker than the other side of the bracket. Instead, the US won the game, setting up matches against Spain, France, England and finally, the Netherlands. This had them taking on the 13th,

fourth, third and eighth ranked teams in the world. In the end, the United States defended their title with the poise and excellence that has become expected of the women’s team. They proved their number one rank in the world is justified, and will continue to seek more glory in the future. The next major tournament will be the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo where they will seek their fifth Olympic gold, and then the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Big rain and big wreck lead to Haley's 1st career cup win DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway. A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, rain-shortened race at Daytona on Sunday. He inherited the lead after a 17-car accident decimated the field and a lightning strike forced NASCAR to stop the race. Haley waited out the delay in a conference room inside the historic speedway, admittedly too nervous to do more than pray for the skies to open and the race to be called once and for all. The wait of 2 hours, 12 minutes was well worth it for the 20-year-old Indiana native driving for firstyear team Spire Motorsports. They celebrated in a makeshift indoor victory

lane and were warmly greeted by manufacturer Chevrolet, which has now won two straight races after a miserable start to the season. "I had no expectation to win this race," said Haley, admitting he'd have quickly been passed for the lead if the race resumed. "We were just trying to keep the fenders on it. That was the whole goal of the race, to finish with no scratches. Yes, I really did pray for rain." The race — the last surrounding the July Fourth holiday at Daytona since the event began in 1959 — was scheduled for Saturday night but forced into Sunday afternoon because of persistent rain and lightning that washed out most of this final Independence Day party at NASCAR's birthplace. The race is being moved next year to August as the regular-season finale. As the clouds darkened over the track at the start of the third and final stage, drivers picked up the intensity and started racing as if the event would end

to ensure that your photos will be level. 4. Take the best photo The best place to sit for a buck photo is right behind the antlers. Be sure to sit a comfortable arm’s length behind it to give some depth to your photo and kind of like the old fisherman’s photo tricks…. it makes it look much bigger. Also, try to position the buck with his forelegs tucked into a natural resting position underneath and extend the neck upwards to show the entire buck from the angle of your photo. For even better results, angle your camera from slightly below to take a shot looking up at you and the buck. It’ll really make both you and your trophy look your best! I surely thank you for all of your input and as always, if you have any feedback, give me a shout at Toby@HernandoSun.

My favorite huntress Meghan and her inexpensive tripod and camera.... and a trophy gobbler too!


at the first drop of rain. Clint Bowyer pulled out of line and tried to pass Austin Dillon for the lead, but Dillon would not relinquish the spot. His Chevrolet wiggled, Bowyer hit him from behind in his Ford, and because they were at the front of the field, it caused a huge wreck. "I guess he didn't want me to pass him," Bowyer said. "I got under him and he blocked and he just finally wrecked us all." Dillon, a former Daytona 500 winner, defended his racing. "I really thought it was kind of urgent because of the lightning and rain coming," he said. "It's part of this kind of racing. I was being aggressive and trying to keep the lead." As he spoke, lightning crackled above his head, "and there's a lightning strike right there." With that, NASCAR had to stop the race and bring the remaining cars to pit road as a safety precaution. The move came just See NASCAR, Page 12

Clint Bowyer (14), Alex Bowman (88), Kyle Busch (18), Kyle Larson (42), Ryan Preece (47), Martin Truex Jr. (19), Chase Elliott (9), Austin Dillon (3) and Ryan Blaney (12) get caught up in a multi-car crash in Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Dow Graham)

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minutes after Kurt Busch, who had slid through the massive accident to take the lead, made a quick pit stop. Busch relinquished the lead because he thought the race was one lap away from resuming, and Xfinity Series regular Haley cycled into the lead. He was making his third Cup start for Spire, which started in NASCAR as an agency representing drivers and sponsors but last year purchased one of the charters Furniture Row Racing left behind when the team folded at the end of last season. Team co-owners T.J. Puchyr and Jeff Dickerson took out a $6 million bank loan for the charter, hoping the value of it would repay the note while helping them transition into a true race team. They needed the huge accident, Busch's decision to pit and then yet another heavy rainstorm to become winners in their 17th Cup race. "It's obviously a huge, huge moment to win at the pinnacle of our sport, at Daytona no less. This is it. This is the World Center of Racing," Puchyr said. "We just want to be in control of our own destiny. We've put a lot of money in a lot of people's pockets in this garage. There's a lot of people out there that think we're doing this as a cash grab the way the charter system works. "Quite frankly, that's not true. Jeff Dickerson said, 'We believe in this sport. We believe in the platform that NASCAR provides.' This is the American dream. We did it early, and it's not lost on me that luck was on our side today. But I'm not going to feel bad about at all. I'm going to love it. We're going to continue to be the 'Little Engine That Could' and

young as four, all the way up to a senior division for riders over 50. There are also classes for women and classes for both stock and modified machines. In total, there are 35 different classes of competition. Lane will compete in the highly competitive Jr. Girls 11-16 year old class. The track is built on a section of Loretta Lynn Ranch and Campground in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The course contains a variety of jumps, corners and other obstacles designed to test the skills and stamina of the racers. The motocross track is used only once a year for motorcycles, so there is no hometown advantage. Racers compete in three 15-20 minute races over the course of the week per class, sometimes in grueling temperatures. Proper training and preparation are paramount. Most riders attend the event with the help of their families. In fact, many consider the event their family’s summer trip, nicknaming it the “World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation.” Besides the races, the week-long

build this thing as best we can and go from there." KESELOWSKI CRASH: Brad Keselowski has crashed out of five of his last six Cup races at Daytona. His latest incident occurred in the second stage when his Ford turned right into the wall after Kevin Harvick gave him a strong push from behind. It was Keselowski who set the tone for the racing earlier this week when he refused to lift during a Thursday practice session when William Byron tried to block him. Byron

event hosts many family-friendly activities, including swimming, talent show, concerts, and live entertainment. The race action will be broadcast live daily at, July 30 through August 4, for a total of 40 hours of live coverage. In addition, two highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network in the fall. For additional information on the Amateur National, visit the official website at www.mxsports. com or call (304) 2840101. Also, follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news. About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 57 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June),

wrecked and Keselowski admitted he was sending a message that he's not giving an inch when drivers block on the track. He was asked after Sunday's crash if his incident was caused by Keselowski blocking or Harvick pushing too hard. "That would feel really good for some people on Twitter," he said. "Nah, it looked like Kevin was trying to give me a really good push and just didn't have enough grip and I lost it."

Kaitlyn Lane launches off the ground at 74 Family Fun Park in Punta Gorda. Photos courtesy of Melissa Christensen

hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 35 classes for the 1,446 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports. com.

Kaitlyn Lane competes at I4 race at Spyder Mx Action Sports Complex in Wildwood


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July 12- 18, 2019



Organisms for the picking

Florida shroom identification is critical ...or you could be safe and grow your own BY SUE QUIGLEY HERNANDO SUN WRITER

My father always instilled in me a fondness for good food. He didn’t mean meals served up in fancy restaurants but good, wholesome, fresh food found locally by foraging. As a child growing up in Scotland, he would wake me at some unearthly hour in the morning to go walking in the forests and fields nearby. Mostly, we would be foraging for brambles like blackberries and raspberries, wild garlic or sorrel and sometimes, he would trap a rabbit to make a tasty dinner. Other “goodies” we searched for included stinging nettles, burdock, dandelions and elderflowers to make soup, tea and wine. But it was the mushrooms my dad coveted. And I don’t mean the magic ones. His favourite species were chanterelles, morels, saffron milkcaps, porcini or ceps, the ones with the spots on the cap. We also called them bouchons or penny buns and they were delicious! He taught me everything I know about mushrooms. It’s a very serious subject given the toxicity of most

mushrooms. Over and over he would say, “Never eat a mushroom unless you know exactly which mushroom it is.” He bought books on fungi for me to study and always carried a sketchbook and pencils so I could draw the good, bad, and very, very bad types of mushrooms we discovered. I consider my dad as an expert on mushrooms; after all, he had been mushroom picking for years. He even had his “secret list”of foraging spots which he very closely guarded. And because mushrooms always grow in the same spot, their whereabouts were taboo. A big crop of mushrooms is like finding the Crown Jewels. In Florida, when the rainy season begins, we see mushrooms appearing in our yards and other unlikely places. This is because mushrooms love moisture and organic matter like rotting grass and wood. Florida mushrooms include puffballs, chanterelles, indigo milksops and ganodermas. One Florida mushroom that is frequently seen on household lawns is the fairy ring mushroom. According to the University of Florida (UF), fairy

Stinkhorn mushroom


rings and mushrooms are most commonly observed during the rainy summer months. However, UF warns that turf fairy ring mushrooms are poisonous. But, if you’re leery of foraging in the wild for edible mushrooms, there are other ways of growing mushrooms without ever leaving your home. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension says Oyster mushrooms are relatively easy to cultivate on a variety of materials. They can thrive on most hardwoods and conifers. They can also grow on wheat straw and paper and cultivation can be performed at home, UF/IFAS says mushroom cultivation is entertaining and can be carried out in small spaces without great effort to produce delicious crops. Recommended reading is Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets. It outlines techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips. The book is available on Amazon at around $25 or lower. Another solution to growing mushrooms at home is to purchase growing kits. http://www. offers kits for five different varieties of mushrooms: Shiitake Mushrooms, Sonoma Brown Oyster Mushrooms, Blue Oyster Mushrooms, Kin Oyster Mushrooms, Lion’s Mane (Hericium)

Mushrooms. Their Mushroom Growing Kits allow you to grow mushrooms easily and quickly in almost any small space in your own home or office at room temperature. A mushroom kit uses only a 6″ by 6″ space, and comes with complete instructions and materials to maintain the correct environmental conditions. The kits will produce mushrooms virtually anywhere room temperature of 65 to 73.4 F. Another website worth visiting in the quest for mushrooms is http://www. Their mushroom expert is Jon Martin — a mushroom educator and photographer from Central Florida passionate about wild fungi. He leads educational mushroom hikes, instructs mushroom classes at various locations and conducts periodic fungi surveys. Anyone interested in fungi can join one of his comprehensive classes. In the class, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of local mushrooms through an identification workshop and mushroom walk; familiarize yourself with Florida species, learn how to identify and utilize wild fungi and cultivation and

This book identifies and describes 268 species of mushrooms found in Florida's mild, subtropical climate. Over 268 color photos, and a section on cooking with mushrooms.

photography. If you are interested in mushroom identification, the University of Florida has a book titled Common Florida Mushrooms. This book describes 268 species of mushrooms found in Florida’s mild, subtropical climate with lots of color photos to help you identify local types. There’s also a section on cooking with mushrooms. It costs $19.95.

One last word or few: Never, ever eat any mushroom without proper identification. For more information, visit Or your local extension at hernando@ifas. . Call (352) 754-4433. Address: 16110 Aviation Loop Dr. Brooksville, FL 34604


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If you’ve been outside the past few weeks, it was probably either for a brief period or you wish it was. After a few showers and relatively cool nighttime temperatures at the beginning of June – which the downy mildew just reveled in – summer arrived with a vengeance. Florida saw its warmest May on

record this year, and now monsoon season is in full swing, except for when it isn’t and temperatures soar again. Put simply, your plants are seriously stressed out and, just like us, their immune systems are likely compromised as a result. With rain in the forecast for the foreseeable future, it’s a good time to talk about how summer plant diseases take hold. In plant medicine we have something called the disease triangle. There are three parts to the disease

Napa Cabbage, Alterneria.

triangle: Environment, Host, and Pathogen. If you have only one or two things on the disease triangle, there’s nothing to worry about. If you have a pathogen, like a fungus, and a host – your plant – but the environmental conditions aren’t favorable for fungal development, it often doesn’t affect us. However, if all three parts to the triangle are in effect, our pathogen now has a host to grow on and proper environmental conditions to thrive and things get unpleasant. In sustainable agriculture, whenever we change our cultural practices to reduce pesticide use, all we’re doing is finding ways to lop off a section of the disease triangle. If you plant disease-resistant varieties, you’ve removed a host. If you had a fungal outbreak last year but took pains to destroy all diseased plant material and rotated out of susceptible crops for the right amount of time, you’ve removed a pathogen. If you use a drip irrigation system to reduce leaf wetness, you remove an environmental condition. Which brings us to

Cersopera, Indian Hawthorne Photos courtesy of Jim Davis.

the ultimate environmental condition: the weather. You can’t remove the weather, but you can use it to predict what’s coming. Different diseases respond best to different environmental conditions, and the longer those conditions persist the more opportunity the disease has to establish itself. If the forecast predicts multiple days of rain, we know that the fungal pressure is going to be increased; if you already have some fungus on your property you’ll want to spray a preventative fungicide ac-

cording to the label to help reduce the spread. If the forecast looks hot and dry, we can turn our attention to viruses that are transmitted by certain insects that are more active in hot and dry conditions. It still gets complicated though, because, while fungi don’t easily spread in hot and dry conditions, a plant that is drought stressed is less capable of resisting a disease it may already have. My best advice to homeowners and professional growers alike is to scout frequently to catch problems early and design

their plant systems with sustainability and the disease triangle in mind. We often hear that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and plant pathology is no exception. If you do find something strange in your field or garden and aren’t sure how to handle it, contact Extension. Whether you have a backyard camellia conundrum or 20 acres of spotted strawberries, we’ve got an Agent for that. University of Florida IFAS Extension is an equal opportunity institution.

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moved his shipping operation to Punta Gorda crefrom page 1 ating an 800 foot loading dock. Seeing the impendfollowed and continued courting Matilda. In 1837, ing Civil War, he bought a large herd in Florida and Captain McKay received permission from Madame transported it to Cuba for sale. He said from NoCail to marry her daughter, she was 17 he was 28. vember 1860 to June 1861 he was not home for more After marrying, the McKays moved to Mobile, than 10 days. The Civil War brought Alabama where Captain new challenges to CapMcKay became a merchant and started a family. tain McKay’s shipping business. The Union He met Reverend Daniel asked McKay to supply Simmons a Baptist minbeef to their fort at the ister who had established Dry Tortugas. McKay a Hillsborough County struck a bargain that he mission in 1828 and left would supply the beef and because of the Seminole allow the Union to use War. Reverend Simmons his facilities on the Peace along with William BrinRiver, if they would not ton Hooker convinced interfere with his cattle Captain McKay that he shipping. He then tried should move to Tampa. They chartered a ship and to sell his steamer to the the Simmons and McKay Confederacy, but they families headed to Tampa. declined because they felt it was not fast enough for During a hurricane, the running the blockade and ship was wrecked on the shoals of Chassahowitzka drew too much water to be used to deliver to shore. Bay. The people made it to shore, but the cargo was Word of the Confederate interest reached the Union lost. In September 1846, the and on his next stop at Key West the steamer McKay family continued was ordered detained and on to Tampa while the Simmons family stayed in he was ordered not to return to Tampa. McKay’s Hernando. In 1848, Revfriendships with several erend Daniel Simmons is Union officers resulted listed as pastor of Bethin him not only being lehem in Benton County allowed to leave, but the (Hernando). Reverend Union considered purSimmons is buried in the chasing the steamer. When Spring Hill Cemetery. he returned to Tampa, his The McKay family sailboat was seized by arrived in Tampa with Captain John Lesley and significant financial rethe Sunny South Guards, sources. They purchased several downtown blocks because they believed he was a Unionist due to the and large tracts in Hilldealings with the Union. sborough. On one block When Captain McKay they built their house appealed to the Florida and on another, a store. Governor who ordered Near the end of 1848, the sailboat released, the Captain McKay decided soldiers burned it. Captain to purchase a schooner McKay was then tried for Sarah Matilda which he used to trade with Mobile treason by the South with the penalty of death by and New Orleans. He hanging. The trial resulted purchased several more in an order for a new trial ships. In 1859, Captain in October and McKay McKay chartered the was ordered to provide steamer Magnolia from the Morgan Line and used $10,000 bond. Through his influential it to ship Florida cattle to friends he managed to Cuba. Captain McKay is be permitted to leave to credited with starting the Key West. He was able Florida cattle trade with to regain custody of his Cuba. steamer which he attemptIn 1860, a drought ed to sell in Cuba. He then killed several thousand headed to Nassau for a cattle waiting to be possible sale. He loaded a shipped. Captain McKay

cargo of hats, cigars and fruit, but may have had military supplies as well. When Captain McKay sailed near Florida, he was captured by the Union. He was accused of having pistols and percussion caps among his cargo. He claimed that he detoured close to Florida to drop off his son so that he could inform the Tampa officials of his inability to return home. McKay was jailed and his steamer was taken to Philadelphia. Without the evidence of the steamer and cargo the Union was unable to convict McKay. He was still held but appeals to President Lincoln and Secretary Seward resulted in his release. He returned to Tampa and engaged in blockade running. He managed to slip through the Union blockade six times with a small boat the Scottish Chief. Before he undertook a seventh voyage, the boat was burned by a Union raiding party. The blockade running reestablished his reputation and the charges by the Confederacy against him were dropped. He then worked as commissary officer for the Confederacy sending beef north to the troops. Although his efforts were not very fruitful. Canter Brown Jr. in his article Tampa’s James McKay and the Frustration of Confederate Cattle-Supply Operations in South Florida expounded an interesting theory that Captain McKay may have been either working for the Union or purposely avoiding taking cattle from the herds of his associates. After the war, Captain McKay was able to purchase a couple of surplused military steamers. He was awarded several lucrative army contracts that enabled him to prosper. He is remembered as a cattleman, ship’s captain, and the sixth mayor of Tampa. There is a bust and a plaque dedicated to Captain McKay on Riverwalk in Tampa.


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Hernando Sportsmans Club celebrated Independence Day with biggest bang around

High impact machine guns that can project rounds in seconds were used to shoot targets staged out in the range. ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Hernando Sportsman’s Club recently hosted their last Machine Gun Shoot of the year on Friday, July 4. The 200 yard shooting range was filled with an array of targets: from pots and pans, fire extinguishers, old cars to Randie Rickert’s recently broken down dryer. “There’s a little bit of everything here, American firearms, German firearms,” said Randie Rickert, Hernando Sportsman’s Club President. It appeared that one of the crowd’s favorites was the GE Mini Gatling gun that fires up to 760 rounds of ammo in 4 seconds. “It’s fun, and it’s something that not everyone can do all the time,” said Pinellas County Probations Officer Brian Stewart. “These shooters

are highly experienced; there are a lot of exotic machine guns on display that most civilians will never see,” he added. As a spectator during the event, you were able to see in action a variety of machine guns used during WWI and WWII. “It gives them a safe place to shoot and gives the public a place to come out and see something that would probably be in a museum,” Randie Rickert said. If you missed the event this year, Hernando Sportsman’s Club hosts the Machine Gun Shoot twice a year: February 24 and July 4. More information about Hernando Sportsman’s Club visit their website: Hernando Sportsman’s Club is located at 16121 Commercial Way (US-19) in Brooksville, Fl. 34614. (352) 597-9931.

Targets like fire extinguishers create a smoke-filled effect during the Machine Gun Shoot at Hernando Sportsman’s Club on July 4.

A display of ammo boxes show how much ammo used during the Machine Gun Shoot event at Hernando Sportsman’s Club in Brooksville.


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D#10320221 – Dixie Mae is a beautiful brown brindle and white female Terrier mix, approximately 5 years old and weighs 70 lbs. She was found by a Good Samaritan wandering on Lake Lindsay Rd. in late May. Dixie Mae's owner was searching for her and contacted the shelter to confirm she had been impounded. Sadly, the owner never came to claim her. Dixie Mae is a sweet, friendly gal looking for a new home to enjoys being outside playing in the spree areas with the volunteers and going for walks. Dixie Mae is spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and will have a 1-yr county animal license at the time of adoption.

D#10320387 – Tank is a handsome black male Terrier mix, approximately 3 years old. 2 weeks after he was adopted, his owner went to jail. Since the owner is unable to keep the dog and has no one to care for him, Tank has been surrendered to the shelter for adoption. He's a sweet, playful boy and loves to spend as much time as possible with the volunteers in the spree area. Despite his last adoption, Tank holds out great hope that he will find a loving family to call his own. Won't you please stop by to meet this wonderful boy? Tank is neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and will have a 1-yr county animal license at the time of adoption.

Adoption fees are $50 for adult dogs over 25 pounds, $70 for puppies and small dogs under 25 pounds, $25 for heartworm positive and senior dogs, $20 for adult cats and $40 for kittens. For more information/availability on these beautiful pets, please contact Hernando County Animal Services at 352-796-5062, or


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LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 19 DR 583 Rocky Joel Mann, Petitioner, and Elizabeth Eppley Mann, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH CHILDREN TO: Elizabeth Eppley Mann 118 S. Brooksville Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Rocky Joel Mann whose address is 6337 Spring Hill Dr. Spring Hill, FL 34606 on or before 7/26/2019, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 20 N. Main St.; Rm 246; Brooksville, FL 34601 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. (If applicable, insert the legal description of real property, a specific description of personal property, and the name of the county in Florida where the property is located.) Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of 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 address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. 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. Dated: 6/14/2019 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Doug Chorvat. Jr. By: /s/ Lisa Truncale Deputy Clerk (SEAL) (06/21/2019), (06/28/2019), (07/05/2019), (07/12/2019)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-CA-000541 DIVISION: COAST EQUITIES, INC, Plaintiff, vs. LISA AVALLONE, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To LISA AVALLONE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to real property described as: Lot 8, Block 1242, Spring Hill, Unit 18, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 47 through 59, of the Public Records of Hernando County, Florida. has been filed by Plaintiff, COAST EQUITIES, INC, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Alisa Wilkes, Esq., 13400 Sutton Park Dr. S., Suite 1204, Jacksonville, FL 32224, (904)6209545 on or before Aug 02, 2019 and file the original with the Clerk of Court and Plaintiff’s attorney, otherwise a default and judgment will be entered against you for the relief demanded. Witness my hand and the seal of this court on this 21 day of June, 2019. Doug Chorvat Jr. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Sonya Sanders Deputy Clerk (07/05/2019), (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019), (07/26/2019)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19000626CPAXMX IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM JOHN SIPKO, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William John Sipko, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was March 20, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 5, 2019. Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/ Dawn Ellis My Florida Probate, PA Dawn Ellis, Esq., for the firm Attorney for Personal Representative E-mail Address: dawn@ Florida Bar Number: 091979 PO Box 952 Floral City, FL 34436-0952 (352) 726-5444 Personal Representative: Christine Sipko 2025 Tunisia Avenue Spring Hill, FL 34609 (07/05/2019), (07/12/2019)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA – PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2019-CP-000475-CPAXMX IN RE: THE ESTATE OF FRANCES E. HAND, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of FRANCES E. HAND, deceased, whose date of death was August 8, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 5, 2019. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Coren J. Meeks Coren J. Meeks, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 091856 MEEKS AND CEELY, P.L. 311 East Rich Avenue DeLand, Florida 32724 Telephone: (386) 734-0199 Fax: (386) 469-0091 E-Mail: Personal Representative: /s/ John T. Hand John T. Hand 1378 Swiss Lane Deltona, Florida 32738

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 27-2019-CP-000672 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF RONALD J. CERVI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RONALD J. CERVI, deceased, whose date of death was December 2, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for HERNANDO County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street. Brooksville FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Publication Dates: July 12 and July 19, 2019. Attorney for Personal Representatives: G. Paul Lemieux, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0100936 Slonim & Lemieux LLP 2230 N Wickham Rd. Suite A Melbourne, Florida 32935 Telephone: (321) 757-5701 Fax: (866) 249-5702 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: G. Paul Lemieux 2230 N Wickham Rd. Suite A Melbourne, Florida 32935 (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019)

(07/05/2019), (07/12/2019)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 27-2019-CP-0525 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF DONALD RUPERT LEE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD RUPERT LEE, deceased, whose date of death was March 5, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for HERNANDO County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 5, 2019. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Donald R. Peyton DONALD R. PEYTON Attorney Florida Bar Number: 516619; SPN #63606 7317 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654 Telephone: (727) 848-5997 Fax: (727) 848-4072 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: /s/ Patricia A. Lee PATRICIA A. LEE 4854 Marine Parkway, Apt # 102 New Port Richey, Florida 34652 (07/05/2019), (07/12/2019)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 18 001083 CA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. ANNA B. ACUNA and FRANCISCO G. ACUNA, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 25, 2019, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Hernando County, Florida, described as: Lot 18, Block 1123, SPRING HILL UNIT 17, as per plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 31 through 46, Public Records of Hernando County, Florida. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on August 8, 2019 on the second floor outside Room 245 of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida, beginning at 11 :00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem truces and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator/Court Operations Manager, Peggy Welch, Hernando County Government Center, 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, (352)754-4402, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on June 27, 2019. DOUG CHORVAT, JR. Clerk of Circuit Court 20 N. Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601 By /S/ Elizabeth Markidis Deputy Clerk (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019)

IN THE FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 272019CP000713CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF RAYMOND L. CORREA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RAYMOND L. CORREA, Deceased, whose date of death was September 15, 2018 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-3102, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Hernando County Courthouse Probate Division 20 North Main Street Brooksville, FL 34601. The names and addresses of the proposed personal representative and the proposed personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with 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 decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 5, 2019. Attorney for Proposed Personal Representative: /s/ Charles M. Holloman II, Esquire HOLLOMAN LAW 502 North Armenia Avenue Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 4458722; Fax: (813) 445-8721, Email: Proposed Personal Representative: BELINDA ACOSTA 8404 Camphor Drive Wesley Chapel, Florida 33445. (07/05/2019), (07/12/2019)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2019 DR 475 Division: Chanté Smith, Petitioner and Cameron Caines, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR Minor Name Change Consent TO: Camaron Caines 7715 Arezzo Ave. Orlando, FL 32819 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for consent of name change has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Chanté Smith, whose address is 16150 Aviation Loop Dr. Suite 15203 Brooksville, FL 34601, on or before __________, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 20 N. Main St; Rm 246; Brooksville, FL 34601 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. (If applicable, insert the legal description of real property, a specific description of personal property, and the name of the county in Florida where the property is located.) Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of 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 address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. 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. Dated: 7/8/19 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Margaret Monda Deputy Clerk (SEAL) (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019) (07/26/2019), (08/02/2019)

Gerald Johnson, Sr., 81, of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Dover, went home to be the Lord on July 7, 2019. Expressions of condolence at Recenello Samuel William, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Sam is survived by his wife, Janet, son Kenneth (Susan), and daughter Janet (Robert). Src; Brewer Moran Anne Monaghan (Muldoon), passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. She is survived by her children: Karyn, Shannon, and Michael, and 8 grandchildren. Src; Brewer Larry John Dennis, passed away on Wednesday,July 3, 2019 Heis survived by his wife Kris, sons, John, Mike and Craig and 2 grandchildren. Src; Brewer McCabe Michael P., passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Src; Brewer Calleri Anna Mary, age 72, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She is survived by her husband Michael; son, Michael; daughter Marie (Lonnie); 1 grandchild; and 3 great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt Nelles Deborah Lee, age 66, of Brooksville, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019. Deborah is survived by her husband, David; children, Jason (Melanie); Jessica (Michael); Steven (Kyersten); 12 grandchildren; and 3 greatgrandchildren. Src; Brewer

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-CP-001389 IN RE: ESTATE OF ARLENE HELEN NOVAK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Arlene Helen Novak, deceased, whose date of death was July 3, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville FL 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first date of publication of this notice is July 12, 2019. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert S. Walton Robert S. Walton Attorney for Joseph Novak Florida Bar Number: 92129 Law Offices of Robert S. Walton, PL 1304 S. De Soto Avenue, Suite 303 Tampa, Florida 33606 Telephone: (813) 434-1960 Fax: (813) 200-9637 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: Joseph Novak 295 Monroe Avenue Masaryktown, Florida 34604 (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019)

SPRING HILL – (JUNE 28, 2019) – Intent to Apply – 21st CCLC Grant Funding Boys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County, Inc. (BGCH) hereby notifies the local community of our intention to apply to the Florida Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers program grant to support out of school time programming at Frank W. Springstead High School. BGCH will submit the application to the Florida Department of Education by July 19th of 2019. If granted, funds will be used to support after-school and summer learning on the campus of the Frank W. Springstead High School. Upon completion, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County, Inc. will post the grant application to its website for public review. The 21st CCLC program provides federal funding to establish or expand community learning centers and provide students with opportunities for: • Academic enrichment opportunities to help them meet State academic standards. • Programs and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, arts, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs and financial literacy. • Career and technical programs that ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students. • Family engagement, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development. More information about the 21st CCLC Program may be obtained by visiting the following webpage on the website of the Florida Department of Education: schools/family-community/activities-programs/21st-century-community-learning-center/program-summaries.stml Questions or public input about the 21st CCLC program and grant proposal, please contact Jennifer Harpin, Grant Director for 21st Century Community Learning Centers at (352) 666-0068 ext. 124 or jharpin@ ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HERNANDO COUNTY, INC: Since 1999, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County, Inc. has provide a safe, supportive place for young people to be during out of school time, with structured programs and caring staff role models in place to address the most difficult challenges facing our young people. With a focus on three core priority outcomes – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Improving Character & Leadership, we provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living a healthy lifestyle. Our 10 Clubs are located throughout Hernando County and serve 1,800 kids and teens through membership and community outreach annually. (07/12/2019)

Charles J Campbell On Monday, July 1, 2019 Charles J Campbell, accomplished craftsman and father of four, passed away at the age of 89. Born April 20, 1930 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Florence Mellor / Campbell. Upon graduation, Charles served with the army security forces from 1951 to 1954 with two years duty in East Africa as Master Sargent. He went on to work as a superintendent for Sears and roebuck company with prior experience as a journeyman, carpenter and superintendent in Philadelphia for the United brotherhood of carpenters. His career highlights include starting his own building companies as well as working as a supervisor for Warminster Heights development Corp., the city of Wildwood and the Township of Deptford New Jersey. Charles was preceded in death by his father Joseph, his mother Florence and his wife Virginia and his son Richard / Aleks Campbell, he is survived by his three children Gary Campbell, Judy Campbell / Tremellen / Jon and Jody Campbell, grandchildren Jennifer Campbell Bovack , Austin Tremellen, Tyler Tremellen and Gavin Lennox, great grandchildren Michael Bovack and Autumn Rose Bovack. He is survived by his sister Helen McManus and sweetie, Helen Mcininch of 21 years. A beloved scoutmaster of Troop 12 and Builder of custom homes and family furniture, Charles was known for his ability to repair nearly anything on this earth! He was extremely patriotic and very generous to his favorite charities. The memorial service will be held on July 21, 2019 in Ocean City, Maryland. A Donation in memory may be sent to habitat for humanity 9026 Worcester Highway, Berlin, MD 21811 in memory of Charles J Campbell. Letters of condolences may be sent to 9801 Martha's Landing Drive, Ocean City Maryland, 21842

Fensterer Alyce M., passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She is survived by her husband John. Src; Brewer Page Robert H., age 72 passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. Robert is survived by his son Christopher. Src; Downing Balish Diane M., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Src; Turner Gonyer Senith Irene, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Src; Turner Meyers Rosina “Lillian”, age 93 passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Meyers. Rosina is survived by her sons: Kenneth (Sandi); Steven; Jeffrey (Thomas); and 1 granddaughter. Src; Turner Ferrara Dennis J., age 66, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Susan; and daughters Juliana and Gabriela. Src; Downing

Eleanor Van Buskirk

Mrs. Eleanor (Piazza) Van Buskirk, devoted and beloved wife and mother, has passed away at age 73 on July 2, 2019 with her husband, Larry by her side in Jacksonville, Florida. Eleanor was born on December 21, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Fury and Barbara Piazza and her sister Joyce. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry and her two devoted children, Dawn and Larry Jr., and her two sisters Lorraine and Carol. Eleanor also has four loving grandchildren, Larry, Erika, Nicole and Jaclynn along with five great grandchildren, Riley, Asher, Maile, Jaimelynn and Jarett. She also leaves behind her adored dog, Mollie. Eleanor “Miss Ellie”, as her husband and friends called her, grew up in Long Island, NY where she graduated from Lindenhurst High School. She fulfilled her dream of traveling the world by becoming a travel agent at West of the Moon Travel in Brooksville, FL. Her other passions were cooking, baking and spending time with her family. She loved and watched the Food Network Station, every day. No one has embraced life as fully and joyfully as Eleanor. She cared for everyone she became close to. Always wanted to please everyone. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Friends and family members are welcome to attend the visitations on Wednesday, July 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Thursday, July 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Phone 904-2880025. Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11757 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258, Phone (904) 2685422 on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10 am. She will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207, following the service.

Marcia Lee (Bettendorf) Calarco Brooksville, FL – Marcia Lee (Bettendorf) Calarco, 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, GA. At the request of her family, services will be private. Marcia was born on November 13, 1946 in Yonkers, NY to the late Clyde Richard and Alice Marie (Powrie) Bettondorf. She was a very hardworking and dedicated mom. Marcia worked as an administrative assistant, primarily in bookkeeping for most of her life. She loved roses and square dancing. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Scott Calarco (Edna), Richard Calarco (Angela) and her longtime friend of 40 years, Marlene Muckerman. With honor, Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2019-CP-724 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH JOLY, a/k/a JOSEPH FRANCIS JOLY, a/k/a JOSEPH FRANCES JOLY, a/k/a JOSEPH F. JOLY, III Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOSEPH JOLY, deceased, whose date of death was May 1, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hernando County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20 North Main Street, Room #247, Brooksville, Florida 34601. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 12, 2019. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Paul H. Nessler, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0603384 Paul H. Nessler, Jr., P. A. 10002 Cortez Blvd. Spring Hill, Florida 34613 Personal Representative: /s/ Robert Allen Hughes, Jr. 4548 Lake in the Woods Drive Spring Hill, Florida 34607 (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY LAW DIVISION Case #:2019-DR-0867 IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: RYLEIGH MAY Adoptee, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR JOINT PETITION FOR ADOPTION BY STEPPARENT and TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: CHRISTOPHER MAY YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Joint Petitioner for Adoption by Stepparent and Termination of Parental Rights has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to: Timothy M. Doud, Esq., Attorney for the Petitioner’s Law Office of Timothy M. Doud, LLC P.O. Box 1777 Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 Within 20 days from the first date of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Hernando County, Florida, 20 N. Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601 before service on the Attorney for the Petitioner’s or immediately thereafter. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or emailed to the address on record at the clerk’s office. /s/ Timothy M. Doud Timothy M. Doud, Esq. FL Bar #0052601 Law Offices of Timothy M. Doud, LLC P.O. Box 1777 Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 352-596-6339 Attorney for Jacqueline & Oliver Bevins (07/12/2019), (07/19/2019) (07/26/2019), (08/02/2019)


HERNANDO SUN July 12- 18, 2019

OPINION Save and Support hometown newspapers

Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist.



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“For the times they are a-changin'” sang Bob Dylan. And the digital age has changed the way information is eaten, swallowed, and digested. We can’t stop progress, but we must maintain the salience of our hometown newspapers (in print or digital). Why? Local newspapers serve significant roles in local societies. “When local newspapers shut their doors, communities lose out. People and their stories can’t find coverage. Politicos take liberties when it’s nobody’s job to hold them accountable. What the public doesn’t know winds up hurting them. The city feels poorer, politically and culturally,” penned Kriston Capps in a 2018 article at I recently attended the annual conference for members of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. The NSNC promotes professionalism and camaraderie among columnists and other writers of the serial essay, including bloggers. And advocates for columnists and free-press issues. The alarm is sounding and signaling action to save and support hometown newspapers. The School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Car-

olina at Chapel Hill has collected, researched and analyzed data from 2004 to 2016 on more than 9,500 local newspapers. The comprehensive study of newspaper coverage in the United States found that 516 rural newspapers closed or merged from 2004 to 2018. In metropolitan areas, 1,294 newspapers were shuttered. A national total of 1,810 papers that ceased publication. Read the 88-page report “The Rise of a New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts” at www. A “news desert” refers to a community that is no longer covered by a newspaper. “News deserts present problems for small communities that rely on local newspapers for a majority of their news. Plus, owners of small, local newspapers tend to balance business interests with civic responsibility, and therefore play a role in the vitality of the community that they serve.” The referenced study asks and answers, “What can be done to save the journalism that has been provided by community newspapers for more than 200 years? There are no simple answers and no guarantees. It will take a concerted and committed effort by many to avert a growing number of news deserts.” www. Don’t close the casket and bury

seek, knock and do what? Adorn, Ask, Try, Inspire 5. What book’s last verse is, “Remember me, O my God, for good”? Genesis, Matthew, Nehemiah, Hebrews

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey --1. Is the book of Zechariah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Numbers 21:6, what repulsive creatures bit the Israelites in the wilderness? Scorpions, Fiery serpents, Vipers, Ravens 3. Before the Tower of Babel how many languages were in the world? 1, 2, 3, 4 4. From Matthew 7:7, Jesus said that we should

6. From Genesis 5:5, how old was Adam when he died? 50, 180, 400, 930 ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Fiery serpents; 3) 1; 4) Ask; 5) Nehemiah; 6) 930 Sharpen your understanding of scripture with Wilson’s Casey’s latest book, “Test Your Bible Knowledge,” available in stores and online. (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

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local newspapers! Ye naysayers of doom and gloom—readers want, need, and love their local newspapers. I urge readers of every local newspaper to write a letter of support to the newspaper staff. Dust off your duff and vocalize your opinion by writing a Letter to the Editor. Take some time out of your hurry-scurry day and communicate with your newspaper people. They need What else can you do? Pay for a subscription to your local newspaper. The staff and their families need to eat at least once a day. Use newspaper content as a teaching tool in elementary, middle, and high school. Communities need strong newspaper-in-education programs. Local businesses need to continue spending their advertising dollars with hometown newspapers, whether in print or digital. “Without a local paper, there is a strong risk of news deserts emerging across vast regions in the country with communities that can least afford it — with political, economic and social consequences for society as a whole.” www.usnewsdeserts. com. Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist.

July 12- 18, 2019


Traditional Realist

Destroying a nation to win an election is obviously un-American

All citizens of this nation are Americans. Some have ancestors who go back to the Mayflower or before while the majority of American immigrants came from all over the world. We are a nation of different ethnic, cultural and racial people who have assimilated into a united America. “E pluribus unum.” We appreciate and love the freedom and opportunity the United States has afforded us. Certainly in every election there is a portion of voters who are disappointed that their candidate lost. When President Obama won the election the media and half the population was elated that a progressive politician was president while

the other half was in a state of shock and disappointment. Progressive commentators repeated that President Obama deserved the respect and dignity of the office. Every citizen was supposed to put aside his own political viewpoint to give President Obama an opportunity for his policies to work. They disagreed with the policies but there was not an iota of vitriol directed at President Obama. The only exception was a demonstration by by the Lyndon LaRouche Party. Eight years later when President Trump was elected progressives experienced the same stunned reaction as the conservatives faced with the previous election. Before the night of the election the establishment and progressive democrats attempted to overthrow the results by any means. First was Jill Stein demanding a recount, and then trying to entice electoral representatives to switch votes. Under the direction of high officials of the Obama administration the establishment planted a “poison tree” trying to unravel the legitimacy of the election. The Muller investigation and progressive House of Representatives continue to this day to beat a dead horse that Trump was colluding with Russia without a scintilla of evidence for this accusation. Progressive politicians have openly attacked Trump’s character and intelligence while criticizing every decision and even called him a traitor. Simultaneously the progressive media took every pretense to call President Trump an ignorant, lying racist and any other pejorative they could think of. Everything

President Trump has done or talked about has been reported from a viciously negative perspective. Even July 4th, 2019, Independence Day, has been framed as President Trump attempting to be a Tin Horn dictator displaying his military might, bragging about himself. The truth is he did not speak once in his 90-minute speech about himself or his accomplishments. The progressive nominees for president kept their original narratives that he did. The media has falsely reported as if he was the first president to use military equipment during Independence Day. Old videos show the same equipment had been employed by Eisenhower, JFK, and George H.W. Bush in order to celebrate our greatness and encourage patriotism, again no corrections to inaccurate reporting were made. Probably the most ridiculous and destructive actions towards the United States during Trump’s presidency have been the progressive immigration charades. Although the immigration mess has existed for many previous democrat and republican administrations, the progressives have targeted the Trump administration as the sole culprit. First there was no crisis on the border and when it suited their purpose it became a humanitarian crisis. All of the progressive socialist candidates for president, bar none, have attempted to blame this crisis on Trump’s policies. Of course, according to the progressives the blame for the crisis belongs to “Trump’s racist policy of preventing the illegal invasion of our sovereign nation.”

Items of the Third Kind

See-through toilet seat

Item: Maybe someone does, but I don’t order just eggrolls when I’m eating oriental. The eggroll is a side dish like rice and potstickers, and I certainly don’t cut open the roll to eat only the insides. But my wife saw something on her phone and wanted to try it, a dish of the eggroll ingredients, or perhaps a spring roll, I’m not sure: crumbled pork and many veggies with fifty percent cabbage (which she got from her garden, and they taste great! I love “cabbage water” ref: Willy Wonka…1971, but I like mine with slices of parsnip and garnished with the chopped greens of table onions). So she made it, and it smelled yummy, but after a few bites I told her, “You know what would go good with this?” “What?” she asked. “Roll wraps, some pepper steak, and sides of pork fried rice and steamed potstickers.” “Ha, ha,” she said. I dumped the rest back into the frying pan and finished my supper with half a tray of apple strudel. Item: Who’s doing the gluing of paper towels and toilet paper? The glue has seeped into three or four layers, instead of simply holding the first sheet in place. Is the glue so cheap they can afford to slather it on that way? I’m tired of fighting with the

GOOFY STUFF By VINCENT CARDEGIN rolls, trying to get to the one that isn’t stuck to the next. Who’s in charge of that machine? I want his number. And I guess places like MacDonald’s and Wawa and Circle K don’t teach their employees that napkins come with a short fold and a long fold. The short fold is supposed to face out so there’s an edge you can grab. And it’s similar with boxes of tissue! It used to be that the very last one was pulled out by the one before it. The bottom fold was always tucked in the one above. But I have to reach in and claw out the next tissue at least three times a box. Item: My wife keeps buying trail mixes that have chocolate, peanut butter, banana chips, and craisins (?—yuck!). We don’t wander in the woods or climb mountains, so I don’t know what such mixes are meant for, but she buys them. When I want to munch in between meals I like nuts and raisins, and sometimes corn chips, of the Frito-Lay kind. My all-time favorite snack is the original granola bar of rolled oats and honey. What I consider to be a



All is not lost, God is still in control

Everyone knows there is an abundance of chaos, disagreement, and anger in this nation and around the globe. I would not be an honest messenger of God, if I said this old world did not have some serious problems and that there is nothing to be concerned about. However, I believe that God is in control and will rule upon his throne forever. Regardless of how wicked and corrupt this culture becomes and how many Christians may compromise and drift into apathy, God

famous moment from the movie “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend,” 1985, is when the leader of the forest-folks spits out his bite of the bar. Too sweet? I don’t know, but it’s a great scene! I also snack on wasabi peas and pork rinds. Item: Over the last four months I’ve had to buy ink cartridges twice, color and black. That’s okay if I’m regularly printing, but I’m not. I usually print things my kids send me, and that’s seldom. What step or ingredient have the manufacturers eliminated that kept the ink viable during periods of inactivity? It used to be the ink stayed fresh in my printer for a good year, but not even removing the cartridge, putting that tape back on, and storing it in a zip-lock baggie will keep them from dehydrating. Apparently there’s a new chemical reaction that starts drying the ink as soon as it’s exposed to air. Except for red; that keeps printing for a while. Item: Discovered a frog in the toilet of New House the other morning. It looked just like the frog I found twice in the bathroom at Old House. I believe it’s the same frog, and you will not convince me otherwise: it followed us here. Can someone please make transparent toilet seats? See GOOFY, Page 20

is still the Almighty Creator of all things, his promises are true, and he has a remnant of holy, sanctified warriors who love him and will faithfully represent him until the end. Some today might be convinced the enemy has hypnotized all of God’s people, but darkness can never overcome the light! There are still good people who are showing love and compassion. There are individuals of integrity and sincerity who are joyfully taking up their crosses because they are being led by the Holy Spirit. There are individuals who are praying every day for those around them and for this nation and they are seeing God’s miracles happening today just like when Jesus walked the earth. We realize that much of the information we receive from the news is filtered through a biased interpretation and with this increasing problem of deception we wonder how in the world can God withhold his judgment any longer. Fifty years ago, we would not have dreamed about the things that are happening today as we can sense the spiritual resistance and warfare is becoming more intense. Unfortunately, darkness flourishes in a society where the masses do not respect or believe in God and do not care about what he is saying. However, even in the midst of our trials and burdens, there is



The progressive politicians’ support and stand-down order enabled Antifa to attack people in the streets. This shutting down of any free and open debate is reminiscent of the Nazi Brown Shirts. It is ironic the progressive presidential candidates’ only defense of these violent thugs is to point to Antifa’s title as meaning “anti-fascist.” That is supposed to be substantiating evidence that they are not “an evil group.” The actions of Antifa’s attacks on innocent victims and private property need to be stopped by demanding officials do their job of preventing lawlessness and prosecute. We need to return to law and order from mob chaos to preserve our government. On this July Fourth, 2019, Independence Day, all citizens of the United States should thank God that our founders established a stable, free and just system of government. The people vote for president every four years to keep or alter the direction of the executive branch. Our wise patriotic fathers gave us every means to determine our president and representatives. They handed us an ingenious governmental system of stability and order over time. Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.

Beware of governmental mandate claims When you hear a government official talking about mandates from another part of government, you need to verify that it is in fact a mandate. Generally, the representative of the people paying the taxes will have the final decision, so you should be suspicious if your representative says that a new expense "mandated by another part of government" cannot be rejected. The way one part of government usually gets another to spend money is with an "incentive". It might be a grant that pays for a portion of the cost of the hiring of additional staff, but also includes requirements on how those staff are used. A good example of this behavior was the federal No Child Left Behind laws which included funds that required changes to testing and curriculum on the local level. If you wanted the federal funds you have to make those changes. One part of government offering an incentive to another part of government is that it can greatly influence the behavior of the governmental entity on the receiving end of the incentive. This is similar to the way incentives can convince you to buy a new car when you don't need a new car. The offer was too good to pass up so you bought the car. The reason a government official is tempted to claim that something is "mandated" is that it ends the discussion. It does not matter how much it will cost. It does not matter if it is the correct allocation of resources. Their hands are tied. If you have an issue with what is happening they cannot help you. You have to take up the issue with the part of government that is issuing the mandate. So when a government official tells you that something is a "mandate", you need to verify

wonderful news for every Christian who is discouraged by the wickedness in this present generation. The Bible teaches and affirms that God is never surprised or alarmed. He is sovereign over all things, including human history. He created the galaxies and upholds the universe by the word of his authority. He is Alpha and Omega and knows the thoughts of every person on earth. Nothing can happen that he does not allow and he works all things for the good of his people and his glory. The reality of God’s sovereignty is meant to give us security and joy and confidence to trust him at all times, even when we are perplexed and disappointed. We cannot give each other the peace that passes all understanding; it must be received from God. Instead of spending our time on social media telling everyone how bad it is and distributing depression, let us be filled with anticipation and live in the excitement that Jesus is the lord of lords and the king of kings and that he is returning soon! Becoming a spiritual overcomer with Christ involves making the choice to develop perseverance and to pray for the passion to grow closer to God as a consistent lifestyle. We know the Bible declares that in the last days many will turn away from divine truth and will love pleasure more than God, but the fact is



that is the case. There is usually a bit of truth to the claims that something is mandated, but it may not be an accurate statement entirely. The Hernando Sun has twice looked into claims of "mandates." The first time, there was said to be a mandate that the school system purchase tablets for all the students. The mandate turned out to be several hundred thousands in state dollars that had to be spent on software. In order to get the most out of the software, the school system was discussing spending tens of millions dollars to purchase tablets for every student. The second time concerned the proposed judicial building/ government complex project. There is a requirement that the county provide "adequate space" for the judges. The county commission gets to decide what "adequate space" means, but the judges can challenge the county commission's decision in court. It would be simple for county commissioners to say they must approve the $70-$100 million expenditure as a mandate from the court system, but not entirely truthful as they do have the right to define what adequate space means and how to provide it.

that all is not hopeless or lost! The Holy Spirit has an encouraging word for those who are seeking God with all of their heart and that is the Lord is currently raising up a multitude of sanctified saints who will stand for the Lord no matter what may come. There are Christians who are responding to the call to intercede and have accepted the great commission to share the life-changing power of the gospel. There are faithful followers that are so filled with the love for Christ that they are even willing to be persecuted for their faith. How does someone become fanatical about God? Just like a person who trains in a sport or is committed to lose weight, they are focused with a fierce determination! Yes, persecution and suffering might be a part of our destiny, but we can have joy, hope, and confidence while going through any situation if we choose to allow Christ to shine within us. Jesus is the light and is always looking for someone who is willing to be his lamp. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1. 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


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High Point Community holds its annual Fourth of July Parade


On Thursday, July 4th the High Point Community held its annual Fourth of July Parade. This has been a tradition with the Brooksville manufactured home community for more than twenty years. For Toni McCabe, the parade chairperson, this was her first year heading up the event. She started organizing it in February. Nineteen volunteers assisted her. "They were involved in getting donations, lining up the participants in the parade, registering the entries, getting judges and ones to tally the votes," Toni stated. The volunteers also made phone calls to get entries in the parade and sold raffle tickets to help offset the cost. Gwen Roy, a High Point resident for nineteen years,

was Grand Marshal. She had been chosen because of her active involvement in many community organizations over the years. This was the first year that the Hernando High Point First Responders set up first aid stations in three areas. They were there in case of any minor injuries. Although the parade started 9 a.m., the temperature was already in the 80's. The first aid stations were equipped with bottled water to keep people hydrated. Among the participants in the parade were the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, including the mounted patrol; businesses; churches; Civil Air Patrol; Young Marines; veteran's organizations; the Nature Coast English Car Club; and political dignitaries. There was also a large cadre of golf carts patriotically decorated. Despite the heat, an

Above: Parade Grand Marshal Gwen Roy and her driver, Ron Bridgeman

Young Marines

enthusiastic crowd turned out to watch the parade along the route from the High Point information booth at the entrance to the community center. Children grabbed for candy and beads thrown by the parade participants. A panel of judges awarded the winners in several categories. The winners were: Color Guard: Sheriff’s Office Golf Cart Group: High Point Lions Club Golf Cart Individual: Don Shaw Truck/Vans: Culver’s of Brooksville Float: Weeki Wachee Subvets Antique Cars Group: Nature Coast English Car Club Antique Car Individual: Veterans Heat Factory Motorcycle Group: Sons of Abraham Motorcycle Individual: Bud Conway Horses: Croom Trail Riders Bicycle: Kasey Lauber

Ken Bush with the Weeki Wachee Submarine Vets

Parade chairperson, Toni McCabe commented, "I am very thankful to all the men and women who donated their time to volunteer to help make this parade what it was. We want to honor and remember those who have served, are serving and will serve our country for our freedom and safety." Following the parade, refreshments were served in the community center. Culvers float won for the truck-van category.

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I want to see what’s in there long before I get into position. (I just looked it up, and they do! Made of clear resin. I’m getting one—but without shells and starfish and seahorses embedded. I may have to special order.) Item: I accidentally watched part of a show about extraterrestrials.

I thought it was about archeology. (They try to fool us that way.) I think life is rare, but considering the vastness of the universe there could be billions if not trillions of lifebearing planets. Rare is relative. That does not mean ETs have visited us; what we’ve accomplished, we’ve done on our own. As far as I’m convinced, we will eventually be the first aliens visiting other

planets in our quadrant of the galaxy. Item: I really wish someone would invent slow-growing grass. I want to mow the lawn once a year, and even have a big BBQ about it. Item: To help compensate for the earth’s melting icecaps, we should all paint our roofs white. Item: How come turkey doesn’t taste like chicken?

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