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Hometown Hernando for Jan. 1

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Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion or a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Call Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or

Senior softball results

The Anderson Snow Senior Softball League began its winter season Dec. 3.

The teams and their managers are: Complete Automotive Care (Paul Johnson), AFG Insurance (Izzie Torres), Periodontal Therapy Center (Rich Mariotti), Jim's Fixit Shop & Appliances (Jerry McCullough) and Suncoast Urology (Larry Gianneschi).

Recent results:

Dec. 3: Complete Automotive, 17, Jim's Fixit, 6; Periodontal Therapy, 18, AFG Insurance, 3.

Dec. 5: Jim's Fixit, 15, Periodontal Therapy, 12; AFG Insurance, 10, Suncoast Urology, 6.

Dec. 10: Complete Automotive, 23, Periodontal Therapy, 3; Jim's Fixit, 14, Suncoast, 11

Dec. 12: AFG Insurance, 18, Jim's Fixit, 14; Complete Automotive, 12, Suncoast, 7.

Games are at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. New members are needed. For information, call (352) 597-0116 or send email to lgcubies@tampa

3 capture pageant crowns

Three Hernando County girls took home state titles at the recent Miss Florida U.S. International pageant and the American Beauty pageant in Tampa. Participants in the annual events are pageant winners from the past year who compete for state titles.

Joy Carswell, 15, of Spring Hill won the title of Miss Teen Florida American Beauty. Carswell, who attends Central High School, will advance to the National Miss Teen American Beauty pageant next summer in Orlando.

Aubrey Drew, 5, of Spring Hill won the title of Tiny Miss Florida American Beauty. She will represent Florida at the National Tiny Miss American Beauty pageant in Orlando.

Savanna Jackson, 1, of Spring Hill won the title of Miss Pee-Wee Florida.

The girls are represented by Envy Models and Talent.

Hometown Hernando for Jan. 1 12/31/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:18pm]
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