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Published Oct. 26, 2008


Two Hernando County residents were killed early Saturday morning in a three-vehicle wreck on Shoal Line Boulevard. The Ford van they were riding in was struck head-on when a Chevrolet SUV drifted across the center line and then was hit again by a van that was following their vehicle. Bryan Riggs, 23, of Weeki Wachee and Ashley Barnett, 20, of Spring Hill both died at the scene of the wreck, which took place about 2:30 a.m. about a mile north of Osowaw Boulevard. Neither was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Ford van, Mackenzie Shipe, 19, was seriously injured and taken to Oak Hill Hospital. Lorrey A. Richard, 21, the driver of the SUV, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the van that hit Shipe's vehicle, Carrie A. Goldstein, 30, of Spring Hill, was taken to Spring Hill Regional Medical Center in serious condition. Her passenger, Jason C. Goldstein, 34, was not injured.


Catholic Charities plans benefit walk

Participants are needed for the Walk of Life to benefit the Catholic Charities' Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Program. The event will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive. Sponsorship forms are available at Catholic Charities, 1423 Kass Circle. Call (352) 686-9897, ext. 22.


Deadline for women's outdoors program nears

Wednesday is the last day to register for WOW - Women's Outdoor Weekend, which will be Nov. 8-9 at Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, southeast of Brooksville. The event, which starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, includes workshops that center around nature, with speakers and educators, wilderness survival, knot-tying, fishing basics and canoeing. Cabin bunk-style sleeping arrangements are provided. The cost is $125. Call the Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.