Moose lodge raising money for sick child
Moose Lodge 1429 is sponsoring a bike show fundraiser for 2-year-old Devin Deschaine, who has neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and his mother from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 28 (rain date June 4) at the lodge, 1936 Abacus Road in Holiday. It will include entertainment, free food and giveaways. All proceeds go to Devin and his mother, Melissa Deschaine, who has fallen behind on the rent because she has been with Devin at All Children's Hospital. Donations can be sent to the lodge, 1936 Abacus Road in Holiday, in care of Devin. Call (727) 937-9030.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Woman will fight fine in critter case
Last month, Maleka Sharay got a $12,013 citation on charges of harboring 17 cats and 16 dogs in her New Port Richey home. On Tuesday, she took the first step toward fighting the fine. She pleaded not guilty to 24 counts of violating county code — one count for each animal she had above the county limit of nine. Sharay will have a chance to defend herself at a hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 18 before Pasco County Judge Paul Firmani. For years, Sharay has run a makeshift animal shelter out of her home, taking in hundreds of strays and adopting them out. A county code enforcement officer said he has been warning Sharay since October that she's allowed to have only nine pets. Sharay, 45, was fined $500 for each animal above the county limit, plus $13 in court costs.
Cotee River area is subject of camps
Pasco County Schools Summer Programs are offering summer camps about the Cotee River Estuary and Watershed at the Energy and Marine Center, J.B. Starkey Park and Crossbar Ranch. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $190 per student. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due by Friday. Dates are: June 16-20 for students entering grades 2-3; June 23-27 for students entering grades 4-5; July 7-11 for students entering grades 9-12; and July 14-18 for students entering grades 6-8. For information, or to register, go to http://eec.pasco.k12.fl.us or call (727) 774-2312.
• Homicide victim Joseph Martell died on March 29. An item Tuesday and another on May 7 list the wrong date of death.
• Margarita Romo is the executive director of Farmworkers Self-Help Inc. Her last name was misspelled in a story Tuesday.
Duane, Richard B. "Dick"
Dyke, Timothy Everett Younge
Layow, Ervine A.
Marx, Dennis K.
Masse, William Joseph
McKale, Elisa Marie
Moore, William "Bill"
Moss, James K.
Robinson, Ruth Salome
Rodriguez, George W.
Sikora, Elizabeth M.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.