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Program honoring 20th anniversary of Gulf War set for Sept. 16


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Program honors 20th anniversary of Gulf War

A 20th anniversary Gulf War recognition program will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive.

Interviews 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 by the Department of Defense, for those who were extended without pay.

For information, call the post at (352) 796-0398.


Third Summit for Youth planned for Sept. 30

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and the Hernando County Education Foundation have announced plans for the third annual Summit for Youth from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave.

Seating is limited to the first 300 people who send an e-mail to by Sept. 28. There is no cost for the event, but a $7 fee will be charged for those who reserve a spot and don't show up or call to cancel by Sept. 27.

The keynote speaker will be children's advocate Jack Levine, founder of 4Generations Institute and president of Advocacy Resources. Levine served as president of Voices for Florida's Children for 25 years.

Topics to be addressed include the graduation rate, teen pregnancy, substance use/abuse, sexual and domestic violence, gangs, child abuse and neglect, childhood obesity, mentoring, transition/workforce, development, and media influence.

The forum will provide a networking opportunity for businesses, schools, social service providers, faith-based organizations, governmental agencies and interested community members.

For information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322 or send e-mail to


Seats available for local Tea Party seminars

Seats are available for "Government Gone Wild: The Tea Party Edition … Government is Broke(n)" seminars that will be presented at several locations. All seminars start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15 p.m.

• Sept. 23, Word of Life auditorium, 13247 Word of Life Drive.

• Sept. 28, Heritage Pines clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road.

• Oct. 6, Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey.

Spearheaded by Hernando County Republican chairman Blaise Ingoglia, the seminar will include information about the federal deficit and national debt.

There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins allowed. Register online to attend at or call (727) 753-8219.


Kiwanis presents annual charity golf invitational

The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will present its fifth annual Children's Charity Golf Invitational on Sept. 29 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive.

The format is a four-person team scramble. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. In addition to golf, the tournament will include a silent auction, lunch, dinner buffet, awards presentations and special surprise guest appearances.

The cost is $100 per golfer or $360 per foursome. Checks are to be made payable to the Spring Hill Kiwanis Club. The deadline for registration is Sept. 22.

Visit or call Richard Sanvenero at (352) 263-7829.

Program honoring 20th anniversary of Gulf War set for Sept. 16 09/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 8:02pm]
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