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On June 27, the Crystal River Energy Complex Unit 3 Diversity Team held "Bring Your Kids to Work Day." The event theme was "Bridging Our Differences."

Nearly 100 employees' children and friends, ages 7-18, enjoyed a fun-filled day and experienced selected activities performed at Crystal River Unit 3, or CR3.

Activities included badging and fingerprinting; control room simulator drill; computer class; safety at heights; valve operation; fire brigade; electrical safety/calibration; various team building activities; and dress out and frisk. Lunch and snacks were provided.

The event was held at the Emergency Operations Facility, 8200 W Venable St., Crystal River. In addition to being a fun day, the purpose was to exhibit the principles of diversity and teamwork practiced at CR3.

The Crystal River Energy Complex Unit 3 Diversity Team recently held "Bring Your Kids to Work Day." Some of the nearly 100 young people who attended pose among a myriad of control panels and monitoring screens.

Michael Carrico, Crystal River Nuclear Plant instrument and control technician, shows Kimberley Knoll, 15, how to calibrate plant instrumentation during the plant's "Bring Your Kids to Work Day."

NEW OFFICERS: During the May meeting of the Citrus Hills Women's Club, new officers were installed by Clara Hamlin. From left are Barbara Fosse, president; Elise Dantoni, first vice president; Theresa Stimpfl, second vice president; Pat Rockwell, secretary; and Claudia Terry, treasurer.


TENACIOUS TEAM: TVP Pistols is a fastpitch softball team made up of six Crystal River girls and six Brooksville girls. The Pistols won three tournaments and finished third in another during May. Here the girls are holding plaques that they won in back-to-back tournaments in Zephyrhills on May 3-4. Bottom from left: Samantha Allen, Crystal River; Ashley Lewie, Brooksville; Cassidy Rash, Crystal River; Brielle Geiger, Brooksville; and Amanda Mayor, Crystal River. Top from left: Katelyn McNally, Crystal River; and Jourdan Kraemer, Alex Gaffney, Katie Geiger and Chelsea Chipoletti, all of Brooksville. Back row: Coaches Mike Rash, Bill Geiger and David Lewie. Team members not shown are Sarah Lightbody and Katie Kirkland, both of Crystal River.

The Sugarmill Woods Men's Golf Association held its regular Thursday tournament June 26.

The format was the best one of two balls flighted. The results were:

+ First Flight:

First place (-10): Ervin Koch and Frank Barley; second place (-7): Jim Melia and Mike Theodore; third place (-6 tie): Mike Howard and Bob Strausser, John Holden and Merlin Lewis.

+ Second Flight:

First place (-10): Don Schultz and Pat Bruno; second place (-7): J.M. Butterworth and Bob Carriveau; third place (-6): Bob Chadderton and Robert Grady.

+ Third Flight:

First place (-3): Pete Houck and Jack Rohlman; second place (-2): Louis Cosentino and Ron Sikora; third place (-1 tie): Tom Leather and John Bunner, Jim Taylor and Jim Newman.

Ervin Koch had a hole-in-one on the Par 3 on PINE No. 4, witnessed by Merlin Lewis.



On May 30, Sgt. David DeCarlo, a 16-year veteran of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, was shot twice in the line of duty while serving a drug-related search warrant at a residence in Citrus Springs. Although he remains hospitalized, he's steadily recovering from his wounds. This letter is sent with sincerity and thanks to the entire Citrus County community.

Everyone who knows David, including anyone who's only met him once or twice, has felt his kindness and love. As the old saying goes, he's never met a stranger.

David joins us in thanking all of you for your thoughts, prayers, phone calls and donations. We don't know how we could have gotten through this difficult time without the support of all the loving people in our community.

David's sense of humor and his love of being a father and husband help him get through each day. As with everything he does, he tackles his recovery to the best of his ability. One thing about David, he never gives up.

We are forever grateful to the community. You have filled our hearts with love and hope. And it's not only friends, but people we don't even know who have touched our lives in unforgettable ways. We tell David every day how much he is loved and missed by the community.

Please know your prayers are working. David hopes we'll all be home soon so he can thank you personally. We know he's looking forward to that.

Sherri DeCarlo and the boys,

Bill and Donna DeCarlo,

David's parents,