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Pasco school officials want acreage for new bus hub

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School officials want acreage for new bus hub

Its westside bus depot is overcrowded, and development along the State Road 54 corridor continues. The trend has school officials expecting to need a new transportation maintenance hub closer to the county's southwest corner within five years. On Tuesday, the administration will ask the School Board to approve the $720,000 purchase of 20 acres on Interlaken Road, just south of SR 54 and west of Gunn Highway, for that purpose. Assistant superintendent Ray Gadd said he was "ecstatic" to find the land so inexpensively, saying he had expected to pay "a couple million dollars" for a suitable site. The depot would include space for bus repairs, parking and washing, as well as offices for operations. Buses would be closer to the schools they serve, allowing the district to save on gas, Gadd said.

EAST PASCO

Cast your vote, then get flu shot

The Health Department will offer the Vote and Vaccinate program at two precincts Tuesday. A team of public health nurses will give flu shots in the morning at Alice Hall Community Center, 38116 Fifth Ave. in Zephyrhills, and in the afternoon at First Baptist Church, 21012 Bower Road in Lacoochee. Flu shots will be $25, payable by cash or check. With proof of straight Medicare or Medicare PPO, clients will get the shot for free and their insurance will be billed. Patients with Medicare HMO and all other insurance will pay $25. For information, call (727) 861-5250.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Family fun day set for Saturday

Kids' activities, a family fitness walk and parenting talks are on tap this Saturday at the third annual Pasco Kids First Family Fun Day. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sims Park, includes $3 all-you-can-play inflatable playhouses and an interactive walk around Orange Lake in which children can enter a drawing for a new bike. A series of educational talks, ranging from voluntary pre-K to how to talk to your child about sexual abuse, will be given in Peace Hall. "The idea is to promote a healthy family from the inside out," said Rick Hess, director of Pasco Kids First. For information, visit www.pascokidsfirst.org or call (727) 845-8080.

Correction

Gary Kling is president of the supervisors union of Pasco sheriff's deputies. An item in Friday's Pasco Times listed an incorrect title.

Pasco deaths

Barnes, Doris

Bors, Jesse R.

Jones, Mary R.

Martin, Ralph H.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pasco school officials want acreage for new bus hub

11/02/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:40am]

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