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Funeral, burial for Army Spc. Justin Dean Coleman is Aug. 3


Spc. Coleman's funeral, burial set for today

The funeral and burial for Army Spc. Justin Dean Coleman, who was killed July 24 in Afghanistan, are today. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. at Downing Funeral Home, 1214 Wendy Court, off Commercial Way, followed by a procession to Florida National Cemetery south of Bushnell. The procession will head north on Commercial Way to Cortez Boulevard, east to Interstate 75. The burial is expected to be at 12:30 p.m. The cemetery is at 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Exit 309 off I-75. Residents wishing to show support are encouraged to line the roadways during the procession to the cemetery. For information, call Downing Funeral Home at (352) 684-5334.

Arc center breaks ground Friday

The Arc Nature Coast will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday at the site of the agency's future Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Special recognition will be given to state Sen. Mike Fasano, who helped secure funding for the evacuation shelter, which is the first to be built specifically for individuals with developmental disabilities in Florida. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Nancy Stubbs at (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or by e-mail at


Model airplanes fill skies Aug. 15

The Hernando Aero Modelers will host an Air Show and Model Fly-In at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at the field at 16301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville, about a half-mile north of Citrus Way. During the event, the group will present its annual donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hernando County. Spectators are welcome. Admission is $2. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs. For information, call (727) 819-8059.


See fashion show, learn about chorus

Suncoast Harmony Chorus will host a fashion show/member recruitment event at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the River Ridge Clubhouse, 10930 Tall Pines Blvd. Fashions will be provided by Joey's Boutique of Tarpon Springs. There will also be entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and raffles. Admission is free. Reservations are required. Call (352) 597-4376 or (727) 236-9829, or send e-mail to Visit

Today's meeting

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Art from the Heart children's art reception: 5-6 p.m., Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. (352) 540-3810.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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