Friday, January 19, 2018
News Roundup

Men and women needed for cancer prevention study in Trinity

TRINITY

MEN AND WOMEN NEEDED FOR CANCER PREVENTION STUDY

Participants are sought for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Needed are men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. Those interested are required to read and sign an informed consent document, complete a brief survey, have their waist circumference measured and give a blood sample. This in-person evaluation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. The enrollment process takes 20 to 30 minutes, and participants will then be required to complete a comprehensive survey at home regarding lifestyle, behavior and health. Followup surveys are expected to be sent to participants every few years. For more information, visit cps3pasco.org online, email [email protected] or call toll-free 1-800-604-5888.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Water safety class for deaf children

The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida have planned a free water safety class for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing. The course is 9 to 11 a.m. June 30 at the New Port Richey Recreation Center, 6630 Van Buren St. Sign language interpreters available. To reserve, call (727) 853-1010. NEW PORT RICHEY

Free batteries from speech/hearing group

The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation has scheduled a battery giveaway for 10 a.m. to noon June 29 at the foundation office, 4443 Rowan Road in New Port Richey. They're free while they last in sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675. Batteries were purchased with a $750 grant given to the foundation by the Pasco Aging Network. Call (727) 834-5479. COUNTYWIDE

Prekindergarten enrollment available

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando counties is enrolling children in the 2012-2013 Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. The program is free for every Florida child who turns 4 on or before Sept. 1. To enroll, bring the child's proof of age, such as an original birth certificate, original immunization record or passport, and a current proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, to an Early Learning Coalition office: 15000 U.S. 301 in Dade City or 7334 Little Road, Suite 102, in New Port Richey. Both offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration takes 10 to 15 minutes. For information, call (352) 834-0052 or (727) 569-1004.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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