Sarah Nachin

Commissioner John Allocco Addresses Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends

On Thursday, May 6, County Commissioner John Allocco addressed a large group of supporters of the Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends (GLV). This organization raises money to help various veterans’ posts from the tri-county area (Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus counties). These posts include American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled Veterans (DAV). 

History Comes Alive for Local Third Graders

A wide array of famous people, both living and once living, paid a visit to West Hernando Christian School on Friday, April 23. Children in Mrs. Michele Durling's third grade class portrayed well-known and not so well-known figures in a “Living Wax Museum.” Among these people were a now 85-year-old marine biologist, a six-year-old child on the forefront of the Civil Rights movement, three presidents and a famous inventor. 

Chamber’s Third Annual Home and Garden Show

On Saturday, March 20, the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Home and Garden Show. It would have been its fourth had the show not been canceled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

This year’s event took place at American Aviation adjacent to the Hernando County Airport with more than fifty vendors and exhibitors participating. Most were chamber members, but non-members also participated. 

Dell Barnes - Pastor and Man of Many Talents

When you figure that there are only twenty-four hours in a day, you wonder how Dell Barnes manages to fit everything into his busy life. Not only is he the founder and pastor of Courts of Praise Deliverance Ministries, but Barnes also plays tenor saxophone in Fuzed Elements Jazz/Gospel Band, a local ensemble, and does motivational presentations in school and juvenile detention facilities.

Pastor Pope, Inspiring Positive Change

This 12-year military veteran of Desert Storm and 23-year veteran of law enforcement might not look like your typical minister, but Pastor Bill Pope (he prefers “Bill”) has guided Encouraging Words Ministries (EWM) Church since 2008. This mission comes naturally to him, as he was raised in a family of ministers.   

“My great-grandfather, grandfather, and mother all served as ministers,” states Bill.