Man accused of robbing disabled friend
A Port Richey man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he robbed a disabled friend he'd been caring for. Gregory Monjar told Pasco deputies that Shane Wynn, 40, robbed him on March 29 at his home on Hammock Road. According to a Sheriff's Office report, Wynn, whom Monjar had known for several years, visited Monjar at his home to help him with chores. Monjar said he has disabilities and that Wynn had helped him before. Monjar told deputies he was sitting on a sofa talking to Wynn when some cash slipped from his pants pocket. Wynn saw this, jumped up and pushed Monjar back, pinning him down, then shoved his hand in Monjar's mouth and took $600 from Monjar's pocket, the report said. Wynn denied stealing from Monjar. He was arrested and charged with robbery and remains in custody on a $10,000 bail.
Weatherford lends support to Legg
Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford threw his support behind Rep. John Legg earlier this week in Legg's campaign for Senate District 17. Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, joins a long list of Pasco elected officials who have endorsed Legg, who faces former Rep. Rob Wallace and John Korsak in the August GOP primary. Sen. Jim Norman of Tampa, an incumbent who was running for the seat, ended his campaign Tuesday. The seat covers northwest Hillsborough and much of south Pasco. Two weeks ago, Legg sidestepped a potentially tough primary with east Pasco farmer Wilton Simpson in District 18 by moving to the adjacent district.
Apply for grant to promote events
Pasco County has grant applications available to groups hosting local events such as fairs or festivals that draw visitors from outside the county. Events can receive tourist development money to promote their event outside Pasco. The program is funded by the county's 2 percent tax on hotel nights. Applications can be found on the county's Office of Tourism Development page at pascocountyfl.net. Applications are due by June 29. For more information, contact tourism director Eric Keaton at [email protected] or (727) 847-8129.
Hospice offers volunteer training
A two-part HPH Hospice volunteer training session is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and June 23 at the Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. The training is for adults who would like to visit hospice patients at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, private residences or HPH facilities. Preregistration is required. Call Fred Blind at (727) 819-5984. A two-part volunteer training for adults and teens who are 14 and older who would like to visit patients, work on office projects, answer phones or help out at health fairs is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and June 21 at the HPH Hospice East Pasco Team Office, 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City. Preregistration is required. Call Diana Unger at (813) 780-6797.
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