NEW PORT RICHEY
Donations are needed to help abused children
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is asking for donations to help abused and neglected children. Child protective investigators remove children from dangerous situations and there is often lag time before the children are placed into foster care. The children are often in immediate need of clothing and hygiene items, which is why the agency now has a resource room for this specific purpose. The room will be operated by volunteers from Eckerd Community Alternatives. Needed items include: children's clothing, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, lice kits, door locks, lock boxes for medicine, backpacks, school supplies, diapers and baby items. Those who wish to donate are asked to call Dan Valley at Eckerd Youth Alternatives at (727) 836-8474 to schedule a drop off.
PHCC lands grant for adult education
Pasco-Hernando Community College recently received an Adult Education Career Pathways Grant for $243,410. The primary goal of the grant is to provide a clear set of educational steps that will give adult education students a direct educational path to jobs in the community. Part of the effort will emphasize how reading, writing and mathematics skills are used in the workplace. The grant will provide support for a collaborative effort among the adult education programs in Pasco and Hernando counties until June 30, 2012.
Nugent to rally for balanced budget
U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a "Rally for a Balanced Budget Amendment" from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the historical courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave. Nugent is conducting the rally with state Rep. Will Weatherford, Pasco Commissioner Pat Mulieri and other representatives. After the rally, Nugent will host a Constitution Day open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at his district office, 16224 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. For information, call (352) 799-8354.
Democratic Club meets on Monday
The East Pasco Democratic Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the meeting room of Bentley Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, just behind Kmart. Parking is available on the side of the building. Former college administrator Lynn Linderman will discuss Congress and the budget. For information call Diane Parker at (813) 778-6743.
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