11 crossing guard positions need to be filled
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is seeking more crossing guards for schools in the eastern part of the county. The Sheriff's Office has 11 open positions that it needs to fill before schools open Aug. 18, said Sgt. Ken Pinto, who supervises crossing guards. Crossing guards work two-hour shifts before and after school. Applicants are trained by the Sheriff's Office and given uniforms. For information, go to pascosheriff.com or call (800) 854-2862, ext. 7791.
Recycling site moves to senior center
The recycling drop off center formerly at the Land O'Lakes Animal Shelter has moved.
The container for recyclables is now located at the Senior Services Center at 6801 Wisteria Loop in Land O'Lakes. Recyclables include plastic bottles and jugs; aluminum and metal cans; and clear brown or green glass bottles and jars. Newspapers can be dropped off at Land O'Lakes Recycling at 5710 U.S. 41.
The drop off site was moved because the animal shelter is starting some construction work, said Jennifer Seney, the county's recycling coordinator. More information on drop off centers can be found at pascocountyfl.net/utilities/deptu/Dropoff.pdf.
Sheriff to swap guns for $25 gift cards
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will hand out $25 gift cards in exchange for handguns, rifles and other firearms during a gun buy back today. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Participants who turn in guns will be able to take a gift card for gas, Wal-Mart or Publix. All weapons should be unloaded before they are turned in.