Woman Dies from injuries in Monday crash
A Brooksville woman has died from injuries she sustained in an accident Monday morning. Violet M. Gomez, 81, was driving west on Wiscon Road about 10:15 a.m. when she collided with a vehicle driven by Carolyn Toler, 72, at Medical Park Lane, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The report states that Toler's 1990 Buick was heading south on Medical Park Lane and failed to stop for a stop sign at Wiscon and struck Gomez's 1990 Chevy pickup. Gomez was flown to Bayfront Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries Tuesday afternoon, the report states. Toler was taken to Brooksville Regional Hospital. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.
Fall lecture series begins Monday
Academia Hernando's Fall Lecture Series will kick off next week with the first lecture, "Why Isn't He in Jail?," from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The lecture will be presented by Hernando County Assistant District Attorney Don Barbee. The series, which is offered Mondays through Nov. 22, includes eight lectures, a bus trip to the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa and a concert. The cost for the series is $50. The cost of individual lectures for nonsubscribers is $7 (the bus trip is for subscribers only). Some other topics include writer Charlotte Bronte and her sisters, breeding/racing pigeons, safety in the medicine cabinet, and a history of artists and visual illusions. For details, call (352) 597-0158.
Gulf War program today at VFW post
A 20th anniversary Gulf War recognition program will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Interviews will be conducted and claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs will be considered by post service officer Deron Mikal and certified VFW service officers John Houyou and Ken Allen. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are invited to discuss their claims and "stop loss" payments for those who were extended without pay. For information, call the post at (352) 796-0398.
The State Fire Marshal's office is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of a suspect in a fire Monday that destroyed the Suncoast Mattress Depot in Spring Hill. A different amount was given in Wednesday's Times.
'The Fourteenth Amendment, Then and Now' Constitution Day program: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Free. (727) 816-3255 or (727) 816-3252.
Parent-Student Expo and Opportunity Fair/College Night: 6-8 p.m., Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville.
Toddler Time/Storytime Preschool Programs: Toddler Time for children ages 18-35 months starts at 10 a.m., Storytime for children ages 3-5 years at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6391.
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