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Memorial service honors chaplains' heroic actions at sea


Service honors four chaplains' sacrifice at sea

American Legion Post 186 will present its annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 3 p.m. today at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Speakers will include retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Monroe T. Smith and retired Army Col. Nick Morana. St. Theresa's choir will sing patriotic songs. At the close of the service, four white doves will be released from the church parking lot, and refreshments will be served. 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. For information, call Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.

Check out fashions and help kids' cause

A fashion show to benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program in Hernando County will be March 10 at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The event will include a luncheon and fashions presented by Fine Lines Boutique. There will be raffle prizes contributed by local businesses. Tickets are $30. Call Fine Lines at (352) 666-8843 or Evelyn at the Guardian ad Litem office, (352) 754-4226. The Guardian ad Litem program is volunteer-based; its mission is to advocate in court for the best interests of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or abandoned.


Phil Dirt channels Beach Boys, others

Brookridge Entertainment will present Phil Dirt and the Dozers in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. The concert is a tribute to the Beach Boys, but will also include music from the Hondells, Ronny and the Daytonas and others. Tickets are $20. Call Larry Schmitz at (352) 610-4901.

Today's picks

Fairgrounds Flea Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (352) 796-4552.

Red Hat Ladies Super Bowl Sundae: 1-3:45 p.m., Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill. RSVP to or (727) 863-7724. For more events, see Page 9.

Memorial service honors chaplains' heroic actions at sea 02/04/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 4, 2012 11:57am]
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