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The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation hosted its first Cinco De Mayo Adult Mixed Tennis Tournament at Delta Woods Park, May 5-6.

Forty-two players participated in the event, which was divided into two divisions. All proceeds benefited tennis programs and scholarships throughout Hernando County.

DIVISION A: RoseAnn Ross and Dan Tully defeated Rudy Beck and Susan Pidek, 7-5 and 6-4. In the consolation round, Kim Palmer and Paul Arsenault defeated David Love and Carlyn Prefontaine, 6-4 and 6-4.

DIVISION B: Leila Pinkava and Tom Spessard defeated Bob and Gerlinda Valente, 2-6, 6-3 and 10-8. In the consolation round, Barbara Castro and John Louis Bernier defeated Ron Leaky and Lisa Dolan, 6-4 and 6-3.

The foundation will host the Mattie Smouse Adult Doubles Tournament at Delta Woods Park on Sept. 29 and 30. For information, visit

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Military news

Elias D. LeBron Colon of Spring Hill recently enlisted in the Navy under the delayed entry program at the Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N.C. The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments, such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, the program helps recruits ease the transition from civilian to military life. Colon is a 2007 graduate of Central High School and the son of Samuel LeBron of Spring Hill.

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Navy Seaman Sarah A. Imwalle recently completed naval basic training at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Imwalle participated in a variety of training, including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs. Imwalle, a 2011 graduate of Springstead High School, is the daughter of Adriane L. and William B. Imwalle of Spring Hill.

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Note of thanks

We wish to say thank you to a very helpful gentleman.

My husband and I are in constant pain, and he has many health issues. We both have poor balance. On June 6, as we were leaving Bealls in Spring Hill, my husband fell and was unable to get up. I tried to help but, due to my condition, couldn't get him up.

It appeared no one was around, but out of nowhere came this gentleman who helped my husband to his feet. We thanked him, and as he continued on his way, he said, "I didn't want to see you fall."

It is so wonderful to think there are people around who think a stranger's welfare is important to them. So, sir, though we do not know your name, thank you and God bless you.

Hal and Mary Ann Steffes, Spring Hill

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