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Clubs and organizations
The Brooksville City Council presented a proclamation recognizing April 5 to 12 as Children's Week. Accepting the proclamation was Noreen St. Jean on behalf of Deveraux Kids and the Hernando County Community Alliance.
SAR recognizes five for community service
At the March luncheon meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution, Withlacoochee Chapter, five individuals were recognized for their actions and service to the community.
The SAR Bronze Good Citizenship medal was presented to John Houyou and Fredrick Allen Daniels.
Houyou, of Hernando County, was recognized for his military service, his work at the U.S. Postal Service and his volunteer service at VFW Post 10209 and DAV Cada-Haddon Chapter 67 in Hernando Couny.
Daniels, of Citrus County, was recognized for his military service and volunteer work at the VFW, American Legion, Citrus County Veterans Coalition and the Fallen Heroes Monument Corp.
Three Hernando County sheriff's officers were recognized.
Deputies Vincent Mascitelli and John Fremer received the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal in recognition of outstanding bravery. The two forcibly entered a room knowing a subject was wounded but still armed. They disarmed her and then controlled her bleeding until emergency personnel arrived.
Deputy James Devorak received the SAR Medal for Heroism in recognition of his outstanding bravery, rescuing a person from a burning structure at his own personal risk.
Citrus County resident Barbara Mills, founder and president of Operation Welcome Home, spoke to the group.
Recreation and sports
At a recent meeting of the High Point Women's Golf League, members honored the women who made birdies during February.
Adding their names to the Birdie Wall were: Helen Reynolds, Barb Leach, Donna O'Keefe, Barb Ryan and Lee Mizura.