city approves Chautauqua Park expansion
The City Council voted Tuesday night to expand Lake Chautauqua Park, south of Enterprise Road near U.S. 19. The city will buy 27 acres of isolated woodland south of the 45-acre park and intends to create horseback riding trails there. "It's an amazing piece of property," Mayor Frank Hibbard said. A $1.5-million state grant will pay for 40 percent of the $3.6-million purchase, with the rest coming from impact fees charged to developers.
Morningstar new fire commissioner
East Lake Fire Commissioners have chosen Mark Morningstar, 51, of East Lake to complete the term of the late fire Commissioner Chuck Dedman. Morningstar was a firefighter in New York state for 25 years and a fire instructor. Now he works in business development services sales for Nortel Networks, a company that manufactures voice data solutions. He lives in East Lake with wife, Catherine, and has two daughters and one son. After attending commission meetings for three years, he says the "futuristic" commission has made great strides. "I want to continue to provide the kind of services that East Lake residents are accustomed to and deserve," he said.
Free full-body skin cancer screenings
To encourage earlier detection of skin cancer, Morton Plant Mease's Turley Family Health Center, 807 N Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, will provide the community with free skin cancer screenings. Physicians and nurses will perform free, full-body screenings from 1:30-4 p.m., today. About 60 appointments are available, call (727) 462-7500.
Cheer up a veteran by donating items
Tarpon Springs Elks Lodge 1719 is collecting phone cards, personal grooming items, used books, playing cards, edible goodies or anything that would help to bring cheer to a veteran. Donations can be dropped off after 3 p.m. at 237 Pinellas Ave., or call Bob Gorby at (727) 938-2321 or Bill Lang at (727) 916-0851 to schedule a pickup. The items will be distributed at a picnic Saturday at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.
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Abell, Earl R.
Butterbaugh, Kenneth R.
Hart, Sharon Elaine
Lindenmeyer, Gerald A.
Mach, Leonard D.
McGregor, Allan Jr.
Scott, John C.
Tremper, Evelyn May
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.