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The Lions Club of Spring Hill recently made the following donations for July 1999: $1,000 to HCLEF; $250 to the Dawn Center; $500 to the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; $500 to the Salvation Army; $500 to Habitat for Humanity; $250 to the Boy Scouts of America; $250 to the Girl Scouts of America; $500 to HEART; $500 to Hospice; $250 to Hernando Arc; $250 to Meals on Wheels; $125 to the SPCA; $125 to the Humane Society; $550 to Camp FunShine and $1,000 toward scholarships. Total donated for July was $6,550.


The Hernando County LaSertoma Club recently awarded this year's scholarship to Adam Leko, who plans to study computer engineering and music in the honors program at the University of Florida. Leko, a 1999 Hernando High School graduate, is the son of David and Janet Leko of Brooksville.

New officers

Lucent/AT&T Nature Coast Pioneers recently installed new officers for the 1999-2000 year: Earlene Young, president; Mary Kurc, vice president; Joe Trudeau, Dot Neagles and Bob Brighton, members at large; Gene Muehlbauer, secretary; Ted Tone, treasurer and past president. Also noted, Ellen and Carl Ingolia, who received the Nature Coast Lucent Pioneer of the Year Award for their donation of five hot trikes (hand operated trikes for handicapped children) and the many contributions they have made volunteering on other pioneer projects which serve the community.

Featured artist

Valdora Phillippe Ward is the Hernando County Public Library System's featured artist for August. Ward was born in Michigan and moved to Florida in 1955. She lives in Brooksville with her husband, Gerald. Ward works with acrylics and enjoys painting wildlife, especially Florida wildlife. Her work will be on display through August at the West Hernando/Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Avenue, Spring Hill.