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Assisted living resident found via locator


Assisted living resident found via locator

A 68-year-old man disabled by cancer, schizophrenia and dementia wandered off from his assisted living facility Tuesday night, but he was found quickly because he was wearing a traceable locator bracelet, the Sheriff's Office said. The man frequently takes walks to a dollar store near the Hudson House assisted living facility, officials there told deputies, but he stayed gone longer than usual, raising concerns. Several deputies responded, and one of them picked up a signal from the bracelet. The devices are part of a program called Project Lifesaver and are available through the Sheriff's Office. The bracelets aren't free, but spokesman Doug Tobin said charity funds are available to help defray the cost. For information on the bracelets, call the Sheriff's Office at 1-800-854-2862.


Seafood Festival this weekend

The Cotee River Seafood Festival and Boat Show gets into full swing at 10 a.m. today and continues through 6 p.m. Sunday in Sims Park, around Orange Lake and along the Cotee River. Highlights from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days are the boat show, the Arts and Crafts Village and River Boat Tours aboard the Miss Daisy ($5) in the Cotee River. The Blues by the River Concert goes from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today, with headliner Tinsley Ellis at 9 p.m. ($7 VIP seating; free without seating), and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The "Live Shark Experience" is at the top of each hour from noon to 6 p.m. both days in an aquarium on the north side of Orange Lake. Kayak races from Salt Springs State Park to Sims Park are at 10 a.m. today only. Seafood and festival food vendors will be open during the entire show. Admission is free, but a $2 donation will be requested by Greater New Port Richey Main Street to pay for future events.

Pasco deaths

Burlingame, Antonia M.

Carlson, Vera

DeWitte, Jules

Frost, David M.

Guzman, Wilfredo

Jordan, Marilyn J.

Mott, George E.

Ravenna, Lauretta V.

Resfern, Jessica

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Assisted living resident found via locator 05/09/08 [Last modified: Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:59am]
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