DUI checkpoints will be in place during holidays
Local law enforcement agencies will be out in force the next few weeks to catch drunken drivers. New Port Richey police, Pasco sheriff's deputies and Florida Highway Patrol officers will have a DUI checkpoint Friday night near Massachusetts Avenue and Congress Street in New Port Richey. Zephyrhills police, Pasco sheriff's deputies and New Port Richey police will have another DUI checkpoint Saturday night on Gall Boulevard near Ninth Street in Zephyrhills. And on New Year's Eve, the agencies will conduct countywide patrols to round up impaired and aggressive drivers.
Shop, help hospice at the same time
Looking for some holiday deals that also help a good cause? Gulfside Regional Hospice will have special holiday savings at its thrift shops this month. The Hudson Thrift Shoppe, at 12154 U.S. 19, will hold a storewide 50 percent off sale on Wednesday. The Dade City Thrift Shoppe, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle off U.S. 301, will have all Christmas merchandise at 50 percent off through Wednesday. And there will be everyday sales on selected items throughout the month at the New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe, at Universal Plaza at U.S. 19 and Moog Road, and the Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe, at the Zephyrhills Plaza at 36504 State Road 54. All proceeds support Gulfside Regional Hospice, a nonprofit organization that provides care to patients with life-limiting illnesses regardless of their ability to pay.
'Mystic River' author on campus
Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and a new historical novel, The Given Day, will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13 at Saint Leo University. His speech will be in the Student Community Center, 33701 State Road 52. The event, sponsored by the university's Department of English, Fine Arts and Humanities, is free. For more information, call (352) 588-8237.
Gong Show aids Alzheimer's group
Tickets are now on sale for the 10th Annual Gong Show, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Family Organization. The event, slated for 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Jewish Community Center, will include a door prize, raffles, silent auctions and catering by Carrabba's Italian Grill in addition to the talent/variety show. Tickets are $40 for preferred seating, $30 general. For information, call Alzheimer's Family Organization at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free at 1-888-496-8004.
Elvin, Patricia J. Koch
Gilmore, Paul Gifford
Hall-Parsons, Betty A.
Keith, Barbara M.
Steele, Alice Marie
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.