UT honors Starkeys with ethics award
Longtime ranchers and philanthropists Marsha and Jay B. Starkey Jr. received the Tampa Bay Ethics Award recently at the University of Tampa. The award is the 20th presented by UT's John H. Sykes College of Business Center for Ethics. The center specifically noted what it called the couple's "innate sense of goodness.'' The Starkeys have created a legacy of conservation through the Starkey Wilderness Preserve, one of the largest undeveloped tracts of land in Pasco County. Both have been active members of the community. Marsha Starkey was named the West Central Florida Girl Scouts' Woman of Distinction in 2008. In 1997, Jay B. Starkey Jr. was honored with the Florida Agriculture Environmental Leadership Award. The Starkeys donated $1 million to aid the expansion of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and another $1 million to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to support the Florida Orchestra and Master Chorale, for which he is a board member emeritus.
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Winning ticket bought at Sunoco
One of two winning lottery tickets — worth more than $130,000 — was purchased at the Sunoco at 5736 U.S. 19. The winning numbers in Saturday's Fantasy 5 drawing were 11-20-21-28-32, according to the Florida Lottery. The other winning ticket was sold at Coffey's Country Store in Miami. Both winners purchased Quick Pick tickets, and each will get $131,338.32.
Sale to raise funds for organizations
Prudential Tropical Realty will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to raise money for Hernando-Pasco Hospice and Steps to Recovery. The event will take place in the office parking lot at 9108 U.S. 19. Tables are available for $25 for families and nonprofit groups and $50 to $100 for businesses. Participants may keep the proceeds from sales at their tables or donate a portion. For details or to reserve a table, call Laurie Neiman, managing broker for the Port Richey office, at (727) 849-9400 or (352) 688-2227.
Democrats will meet on Monday
The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Cream's Ice Cream Shop at Seventh Street and Church Avenue. The group will discuss strategies for the upcoming election. For more information, call Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743 or (813) 312-9093.
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