Instructions on voting heading to your mailbox
Here's an election year treat for Pasco voters: New voter information cards are being mailed starting today, said Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley's office. The new cards contain instructions on how to fill out paper ballots and use the new optical scan voting machines. But the cards will be received at correct addresses only; they cannot be forwarded to a new address. Voters who have moved should update their address with the elections office in order to receive their cards. Voters also should check their cards and make sure party affiliation and other information is correct. The Republican and Democratic primaries in August are open only to registered members of those parties; voters must be a member of a party by July 28 to vote in those primary races. For information, go to www.pascovotes.com or call toll-free at 1-800-851-8754.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Race will benefit troubled youths
Youth and Family Alternatives has organized the first RAP River Run, a 5K race to raise money for the RAP House, which provides services for runaways and youths in crisis. The race will start at 8 a.m. June 14 at Sims Park with a course along the Pithlachascotee River and Orange Lake. Registration is $15 before June 7 or $20 at the event. There also will be the John H. Durney Fun Run in memory of the former New Port Richey mayor; entry is $10. More sponsors are needed. For information or to register, visit www.rapriverrun.com.
Summer reading signup is soon
Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins May 15 at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Read a book each week for a chance to win a prize. The program for children under 6 will feature stories from all over the world at 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Children 6 to 12 will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesdays for crafts and activities inspired by other cultures. The Teen Summer Reading program for 13- to 17-year-olds will be at 5 p.m. Thursdays, featuring anime and Wii games. Special performances will be at 2 p.m. Fridays by professional entertainers, open only to 6- to 17-year-olds enrolled in a summer reading program. For information, call the library at (727) 853-1279 or visit www.nprlibrary.org.
Magic with matchsticks
Ken Applegate spent over 12 years building a matchstick replica of the shuttle Challenger. Take a look, Page 3
Dennis, Robert William Jr.
Kelley, Thomas E.
Malave, Isaac R. "Ike"
Wuest, Helen (Wright)
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.