Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Fundraisers scheduled for brain cancer patient

NEW PORT RICHEY

FUNDRAISERS ON TAP FOR BRAIN CANCER PATIENT

Kaitlyn Jenkins, the 7-year-old daughter of Pasco County Sheriff's Lt. Stacey Jenkins, was recently diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. Several events are scheduled to benefit the Jenkins family. The AMVETS and Riders of Post 48 have planned a barbecue for 1 p.m. Saturday at the post, 4629 Bartelt Road, Holiday. Live music will be provided by the Sons of Eros. For more information, call (727) 943-5863. Another fundraiser is from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion in Safety Town, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. The cookout includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of a fishing charter, autographed sports memorabilia and other items for a $5 minimum donation. Pasco Lodge 29 of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Tampa Bay chapter of the Road Dawgs of the U.S. have planned a ride followed by a country music concert the next Saturday, Feb. 19. Rider registration starts at 9 a.m. at Pappas Ranch Restaurant, 11345 State Road 54, Odessa. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. for an escorted ride to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 4420 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The band Wiley Fox plays at 11:30 a.m. at the lodge. Cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. The cost for non-riders is $10 at the lodge door. For more information, visit online at pascofop.com.

LAND O'LAKES

Applications for choice accepted

The Pasco school district is accepting school choice applications through March 1. Unlike past years, parents seeking to send their children to schools outside their assigned attendance zones must apply online at www.pasco.k12.fl.us/studentservices/school_choice/registration/. The district is making computers available at schools for families that do not have access to the Internet. Student services director Lizette Alexander said the move away from paper applications aims to reduce the time between submitting a request and receiving an answer. It also is intended to eliminate data entry errors. Alexander said parents who used choice to enroll children in schools that have new boundaries for 2011-12 must reapply. She noted the district also will be more strict in requiring proof when medical conditions are cited as the reason for switching schools.

COUNTYWIDE

Thrift shop items discounted Feb. 14

All items at the Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift Shoppe locations will be 25 percent off regular prices for Valentine's Day on Monday. The stores are at 12154 U.S. 19 in Bayonet Point, 3601 Universal Plaza in New Port Richey, 36504 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle in Dade City and 21780 State Road 54 in Lutz. For information, call (727) 845-5707.

Fundraisers scheduled for brain cancer patient 02/09/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

    Military

    HONOLULU — Officials have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were aboard a helicopter that crashed during offshore training in Hawaii last week.

    Water safety officials hand over possible debris from an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash to military personnel stationed at a command center in a harbor, Wednesday in Haleiwa, Hawaii, a day after. an Army helicopter with five on board crashed several miles off Oahu's North Shore. Officials  suspended the search for five Army soldiers in a helicopter crash during offshore training in Hawaii on Monday. [Associated Press]
  2. Rubio praises Trump for 'excellent' speech on Afghanistan

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio praised President Donald Trump's "excellent" speech on Afghanistan. Sen. Bill Nelson was less effusive but agreed with the goal.

  3. Gov. Rick Scott blasts report of shifting words on Charlottesville

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott, one of the most scripted politicians in modern Florida history, said Monday that "both sides” bear blame for Charlottesville.

  4. Record $417 million awarded in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

    A bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed that a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. [Associated Press]
  5. Search under way for missing sailors; Navy chief orders inquiry

    Military

    SINGAPORE — The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.

    Damage is visible as the USS John S. McCain steers toward Singapore’s naval base on Monday.