November 2019

NCT Football Season Ends

By MEL SUITER, Hernando Sun Reporter

Orlando, Fla.--- Just a chance!

The long bus ride that started from the campus of Nature Coast Tech High School was symbolic of the long journey that these Sharks started way back in the month of August. The journey included the hard work they endured, the sweat dripping under the blazing hot summer sun and the irritation of the many disappointments of games that were lost.

Obituaries publ. Nov. 15, 2019

Souza Frank William, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Frank was a United States Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Kim; his children: Tina, Eric (Melanya), Ben, Emily; step children:Thomas (Lisa); Tracy (Chris); and 1 granddaughter.  Src; Brewer 

Dudley Donald, age 85 of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, November 5 2019.  Src: Brewer

Fioretti Terri, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Src; Brewer

Zimmerman Clifford, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Src; Brewer

$40 produce bundle available for low income seniors

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Produce Bundle-   Additional funding available for low income Seniors to purchase Fresh Local Produce 

Brooksville, Fla. – The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is introducing the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Produce Bundle to Hernando County Seniors who meet income eligibility requirement for food assistance this USDA program. Maximum income limits can be found at www. 

Active member of Enrichment Centers, Nellie C. Johnston, turns 99

Article and Photography by LISA MACNEIL
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Nellie Johnston of Brooksville turned 99 Nov. 2, 2019, surrounded by friends and colleagues of The Enrichment Center, where she’s volunteered for several years.  She became a member in 2015.

Originally from Alabama near Dothan, Nellie was also active in the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization.  “I was Commander for many years.  I came all the way up through the Chairs, then I was Commander, then just a member, then Commander again!”

Soccer Report: Huber hits the ground running

Brooksville, Fla. - Gianna Huber (Sr) from Hernando High School took the Dunnellon Tigers soccer field firmly in her straight netting an opening day hat trick (3 goals) to firmly open her account a the start of the 2019-20 girls high school soccer season. Emma Naughton, bagged a brace and Bricyn Wylie, Ava Phillip and Bailey Burdin all contributed with a goal a piece as David Shrader’s Hernando Leopards ran out 8-0 winners. They followed this up on Wednesday night with a hard fought 1-1 tie at local rival Weeki Wachee Hornets.

St. Leo Wins One

By MEL SUITER, Hernando Sun Sports Reporter

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. --- In the jungle the rule is, only the strong survive!

Game two of the St. Leo’s Basketball Classic featured the Lions of Saint Leo against the Bobcats of Georgia College. It started as a defensive contest, a tight defensive game that slowed the offense down for both teams. Remember this is the jungle and in the jungle the Lions are the king of this den.

Warm farewells to former county commissioner Rose Rocco

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Rose Rocco passed away after a long battle with cancer on Nov. 7, 2019.  A memorial service was held for her on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

Rose Rocco loved her community. She served as a Hernando County Commissioner from November 21, 2006 through November 15, 2010. She was concerned with making sure that the community took care of those less fortunate and that our natural resources were preserved for the next generation.