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New Pasco County school needs a name


New school needs a name; got an idea?

When the Pasco County School District put out a call for ideas to name its newest elementary school in Odessa, leaders hoped to receive more suggestions than they had fingers. Yet after nearly a month, the district has gotten just four recommendations. They are: Odessa Elementary, Trinessa Elementary, Evergreen Elementary and Dr. Rao Musunuru Elementary. Officials want more options. So they've reopened the period during which residents can submit names for consideration. Think you have the best one? Submit it to: Communications Department, District School Board of Pasco County, 7227 Land O'Lakes Boulevard, Land O'Lakes, FL 34638. Fax to (727) 774-2716, (813) 794-2716 or (352) 524-2716, or e-mail to or The new deadline is Tuesday.


Dentist seeks candy for troops

Got any leftover Halloween candy? A local dentist is collecting the sweets for the second annual "Treats for our Troops" campaign, with plans to send the candy to U.S. military members stationed overseas. Last year, Dr. Lyndsay McCaslin collected more than 750 pounds of candy for U.S. troops. "We could send toothbrushes and toothpaste to the troops, but I think tempting their 'sweet tooth' will make each of them smile a little more!" said McCaslin — although her office plans to include oral care products in the care packages. Candy donations may be brought to the office of Shelton, Thompson & VonSick, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, at 5636 Grand Blvd., through Friday. For information, call (727) 847-5360 or visit


VFW post honors vets Wednesday

VFW Post 8681 will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, featuring the post color guard, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sea Cadets and Hudson High drill team. After the ceremony, a barbecue will be held and live music played in the hall at 18940 Drayton St. Call (727) 856-1860.


Look up active warrants online

The public can now look up active warrants on the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Web site. Previously, the Warrants Unit clerks fielded numerous calls each day from citizens asking if people had warrants out for their arrest. Now, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, the clerks will tell callers to check the Web site and will not look up warrants for callers. "This ensures the clerks can best utilize their time," the release states. To check active warrants in Pasco, go to and click on the "active warrants" link on the left-hand side of the home page.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

New Pasco County school needs a name 11/06/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 6, 2009 10:11pm]
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