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Central's NJROTC Presents The Colors at Rays Game

Central’s NJROTC cadets recently had the opportunity to present the colors at a Tampa Bay Rays game. Chief Michael Santiago, the Naval Science Instructor at Central High School NJROTC program explained how this came to be. “These cadets have put in so much effort and hard work into their drill routines and color guard routines that I felt they were ready for the big stage. I reached out to the Tampa Bay Rays organization and requested an opportunity for the our cadets to present the colors.

Vibrant student artwork on display

As Hernando students return to school, many bring with them precious memories of a joyous and accomplished summer; especially if that season featured the winning of a major award. At the 22nd Annual Art Recognition Night, May 18 at Central High School, the top student artists in the area were honored for their creative excellence. And now, the winners and their beautiful creative artworks are getting their time in the spotlight.

Dennis H Wilfong, local business man and humanitarian, passes away

Dennis was born in Steubenville, Ohio on February 19, 1947.   He peacefully passed into Heaven on August 26, 2021, at age 74. His cause of death was COVID-19.

Dennis grew up and spent most of his young adult life in New Manchester, WV. He graduated from Oak Glen High School, received a Doctor of Humane Letters from West Liberty State College, WV, and a Doctorate of Divinity from the International Institute & Seminary. Besides working in Weirton Steel, he volunteered in the community in many positions, including becoming Fire chief in New Manchester.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 Donates School Supplies

The Children & Youth Program of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186, on August 12, 2021, made its annual donation of school supplies to help teachers, staff and students have another successful school year.  This year's donation recipient was Brooksville Elementary School, located in Brooksville, FL.  Pictured left to right are Mike Lastra, Brooksville Elementary Principal, Daquiri Benard, Teacher, Gladys Stover, Unit 186, Tommy Roberts, Custodian, Joanne Holobinka, Unit 186, Patti Motzer, Unit 186 Children & Youth Chair, and Corey Zarcon

PHSC President Helping Students Achieve their Dreams

Pasco-Hernando State College president Timothy Beard, Ph.D., has earned near-perfect scores on his annual review by the college’s District Board of Trustees (DBOT). At a June DBOT meeting, read a related news release, The College Board of Trustees gave him an overall average score of 4.95 out of 5, "noting his excellent communications with the District Board of Trustees, community stakeholders, as well as administrators on the college’s administrative leadership team.

Webster helps family bring Albania-born son to US

A family of missionaries are visiting relatives in the US with their Albanian-born son thanks to help from Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Fl-11). The boy's aunt Sanda Bassett, who along with her husband Allen own and operate Air Source Cooling and Heating in Brooksville, reached out to Webster after the COVID pandemic stalled the family's nonimmigrant visa application for the boy.