Schools closed to observe Veterans Day
Attention, Pasco parents. Don't send your children to school today. The Pasco County school district is closed in observance of Veterans Day. Classes will resume on Thursday. Then it's only two weeks until Thanksgiving break. Make your plans early.
Just four oranges, but still it's theft
About 7:45 p.m. Monday, Ardyn Miller drove his gold Saturn station wagon to the edge of the Tall Timber Cattle and Grove LLC and struck produce pay dirt: fresh oranges. Miller, 51, said he has helped himself to roadside produce since he was a child, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, and didn't think twice about snagging four oranges and throwing them into a bushel. But the orange grove's owner spotted him and called deputies, who arrested Miller on a charge of farm theft. Miller, of 27305 Holiday Drive in Dade City, was booked into the Land O'Lakes jail. He was released an hour later on his own recognizance.
Health care agency fair offering exams
In honor of Premier Community Healthcare Group's 30th anniversary, various providers are sponsoring a free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Three streets will be closed in downtown Dade City, and Premier's centers will be used for clinical exams and screenings. The event will offer more than 50 free vendor tables, 20 free health screenings (including mammograms, paps and prostate screenings), demonstrations from emergency responders, as well as face painting, children's activities, food, music and door prizes.