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Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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School board chairman gets '08 challenger
By Times Staff Writer
Published October 18, 2007
Voters will get a choice in the 2008 race for a seat on the Hernando County School Board. On Wednesday, Courtney Rinier of Masaryktown filed papers to run for the nonpartisan District 2 seat on the board. A day earlier, board chairman Charles "Pat" Fagan filed papers to defend that seat for a second term. Rinier, 38, has has spoken at board meetings in opposition to district rezoning efforts involving magnet schools.
Sit a spell, learn easy lawn care
A free class, Lawn Care for the Cheap and Lazy, will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. Those who don't have time to spend working on their lawns will learn how to declare independence from lawn care. Participants will learn simple, inexpensive practices. To register or for information, call 754-4433.
Halloween fest seeks volunteers
Hernando County Recreation needs help with the upcoming Halloween Harvest Festival, which will be Oct. 25 and 26 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Volunteers are needed for judging and face painting. Judges are needed for the pet masquerade and costume contests that will be on Oct. 26; face painters are needed for both days. For details, call 754-4031.
- Hernando County Value Adjustment Board, valuation petitions, 8:30 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
- Hernando County Development Services Code Compliance Review, 9 a.m., Hernando County Engineering Department, 1525 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.
Ethnic Festival kicks off at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church: 5 to 10 p.m., 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free parking and admission. Tony, 666-8149.
Brooksville Founders Week:
- Heritage Museum tours: noon-3 p.m., 601 Museum Court. $5 for adults, $2 for children. 799-0129.
- Victorian Tea: noon-4 p.m., Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. $5. 848-7988 or 584-0479.
- Historic Train Depot tours: noon-3 p.m., Russell Street Park. $3 for adults, $1 for children. 799-0129.
- Family Fireside Storytelling and Open Mic Night: 6:30-9:30 p.m., U.U. in the Pines Retreat Center, 7029 Cedar Lane, east of Brooksville. $5; children under 10 free. 754-9107 or 799-3147.
Girls' Night Out Pajama Party to benefit Little Lighthouse: 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $25. 666-9990.
Girl Scouts registration rally: 6:30 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.