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Debate team will put donation toward dues

Editor: The Debate and Public Speaking Team of Central High School would like to express its gratitude to the anonymous donor who presented our newly formed team with a $50 contribution.

This money will be used to help offset the cost of dues to join the Florida Forensics League for the coming school year. Next year will be our first competitive bid in the league, and we are eager to begin.

Lois Simoneaux

sponsor, Central High School

Resident thanks pair who lent helping hand during emergency

Editor: On April 25 at the 4 p.m. service at St. Theresa Catholic Church, I had a diabetic attack. I would like to thank the woman who came to my assistance and offered help and comfort, and to Tony Zefiretto for driving me home. God bless you both.

I.R. Sweeney

Spring Hill

March of Dimes is indebted

to many for event's success

Editor: The March of Dimes WalkAmerica on April 25 was a remarkable success. The final tally of all the money raised is not in yet, but from initial figures our county surpassed its goal of $23,000.

The success of this event never could have been accomplished without the untiring efforts of the local volunteers, businesses and community groups. The members of the steering committee deserve much praise: Norma Everson, Kristina Hutchinson, Joan Joens, Rick Markford, Pete Marzullo, Starla Runge, Fran Salvato, Elizabeth Shaw, Michelle Torre and Tina Woodfaulk. A special thanks goes to VFW Post 10209 for the honor guard, the Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club for providing radio communications, the music provided by Shelby and Frank's Night Lights, the telephone pioneers for the clown troupe and Erin's Danceworks students who provided entertaining dance routines.

The list of those who dedicated their time and effort for the March of Dimes goes on and on.

I reserve the main honors to those numerous individuals who spent their time to collect pledges and then walked 6 miles to show their deep concern and to assist the March of Dimes in its quest to conquer birth defects.

Dee Hammond

chairwoman, Hernando County WalkAmerica