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American Legion Post 186 to remember World War II chaplains Sunday in Weeki Wachee


Post to remember four World War II chaplains today

American Legion Post 186 will present the annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 2 p.m. today at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The service honors the four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. Local chaplains participating in the event include Rabbi David Levin of Temple Beth David, the Rev. Jeffery Ice of First United Methodist Church, Pastor Kristin Wee of Nativity Lutheran Church and Father Raymond O'Neil of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. For information, all Post 186 Chaplain Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.


Sponsors, donations needed for auction

Table sponsors and donations of auction items are needed for the Arc Nature Coast's annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser, which will be Feb. 21 at the Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Table sponsorships are $50 each, which includes a tent card and an opportunity to display promotional items, brochures, business cards and other items. All sponsors will be listed in the program, as well as on the slide show that will run throughout the evening. All donors to the silent auction will also be listed in the program. Dinner tickets for the event are $12 each. Reservations required by Friday. Contact Nancy Stubbs at or (352) 544-2322, ext. 109.


Learn to navigate Hernando coast

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its Hernando Beach Coastal Navigation class from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the facility at 4340 Calienta St. Participants learn how to navigate the area through the use of charts, instruments for plotting courses and a compass. Practical exercises on developing routes on the coast of Hernando Beach will be conducted. The cost is $15. Call Jeff Hoff at (352) 397-5417.

Today's picks

Company of Wayward Saints at Stage West: 2 p.m., 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $10. (352) 683-5113.

Late Night Brass Tribute Show: 2 p.m., Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $12 for orchestra seats, $10 for general seating. Buy tickets at or call (352) 476-9086.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

American Legion Post 186 to remember World War II chaplains Sunday in Weeki Wachee 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 1:40pm]
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