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Paw Warriors Receives Checks from Rotary Club of Spring Hill and Interact Club

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, members of the Rotary Club of Spring Hill paid a visit to the PAW Warriors cat shelter to present two checks to Tracie Steger, founder of the organization. One check was for $400 from the Rotary Club itself. The other was a check for $100 from the Interact Club, under the direction of Ms. Ronica Guerrier, at Springstead High School, which the Rotary Club of Spring Hill sponsors. 

HCA Healthcare West Florida Provides Monoclonal Antibody Therapy At Four Hospitals

TAMPA, Florida - (December 10, 2020) – HCA West Florida is now offering Bamlanivimab antibody infusions at four hospitals to non-hospitalized patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have other high-risk factors.  The first patient received the treatment on December 9 at St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Notes from the Museums / The Gifts on Schedule

The Christmas and New Year holidays bring on childlike excitement in both children and adults. Part of the emotions spring from the anticipation of giving and receiving gifts. When the Train Depot on Russell Street in Brooksville opened in 1885, it became a hub of shipping and receiving some of those gifts. Hernando County was a large producer of citrus between devastating freezes. Tangerines were the big seller. In 1933, Senator Hugh Hale sent a box of Brooksville tangerines to President Elect Franklin Roosevelt while he was in Warm Springs, GA.

Education Briefs Dec. 18, 2020 / Springstead High School Graduate Selected for Scholarship for Future Teachers


SPRING HILL/ST. LEO – Laela Ouellette, a 2018 graduate of Springstead High School in Spring Hill, Hernando County, has been named the first ACES (Awarding Career Educators in STEM) Scholar at Saint Leo University. Ouellette, now 20, is a junior at Saint Leo, majoring in biology with a minor in secondary education.

Spring Hill mom shares her story on migraine and the latest treatment

Darlene LeBlanc, 61, is a migraine sufferer. 

“A migraine is not ‘just a headache’ as many people who have never had a migraine seem to think,” said Darlene LeBlanc who lives in Spring Hill. Darlene has suffered from migraines since she was in her twenties. Her mother suffered too and now her two daughters, Shannon (27) and Lauren (32) are also experiencing the discomfort of migraines.