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Hometown Hernando for June 27

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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 jhayes@tampabay.com.

Recreation

and sports

GLEN LAKES LADIES HOST EVENT: On April 24-25, the Glen Lakes Ladies Golf Association hosted its 2014 President's Cup match play tournament. The competition was a flighted, partner event.

Teams played three nine-hole matches, competing with all of the teams within their flight.

The overall winners were Pat Rhodes and Joyce Thomas with a score of 18.5. The team winners for each flight included Connie Gibson and Chotsie Raver (Flight 1) with a score of 16.5 points; Raye Wentworth and Honora Browne (Flight 2) with a score of 16; Debra Jenkins and Leslie Roberts (Flight 3) with a score of 17.5, and Kerin Morin and Sandy O'Dell (Flight 4) with a score of 16.5.

Notes of thanks

The family of the late George P. Korang, 83, would like to give their sincerest gratitude to the wonderful people who administered CPR and the many others who stopped to help my brother after a recent canoe accident, including the employees of the Weekiwachee Preserve, the Kayak Shack, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Hernando County Fire Rescue and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Elizabeth "Betty" Dean, Hudson

Hometown Hernando for June 27 06/25/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:20pm]
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