Want a City council seat? Better Get ready
Three City Council seats in Zephyrhills are up for re-election on April 14. The qualifying period for those interested in seeking a seat starts Tuesday. All paperwork and petitions (with names certified) must be in by noon Feb. 17. The council members in those contested seats are Clyde C. Bracknell, Kenneth V. Compton and Manny Funes.
Quilting bee is really a fundraiser
The Wilderness Lake Preserve S.K.Y.E. Quilters are creating their fourth quilt to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Wilderness Lake Preserve Relay for Life team. The proceeds from the auction benefit the American Cancer Society. This year's quilt is a Sudoku design and will fit a queen-size bed. The quilting bee started in January and anyone can participate in the final stage of construction. The drawing will take place at Land O'Lakes High School during the Relay for Life Event on April 24-25. Tickets are available through April. It costs $5 for one ticket, but $20 for 5 tickets. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, contact Claire Thompson at (813) 995-9651 or the Wilderness Lodge at (813) 995-2437.
Learn more about citrus on Saturday
The Pasco County Master Gardeners will present Elisabeth Payne, of the Pasco County Extension Office, who will give a presentation on citrus from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center on U.S. 41. Coffee, refreshments and handouts will be provided. Registration is not necessary. For information, call (352) 521-4288 or (813) 847-8177, ext. 4288.
Bacteria findings close two beaches
Health officials issued water advisories this week at the beaches at Brasher Park and Robert K. Rees Park, better known as Green Key Beach, after finding high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Exposure to the bacteria may cause rashes, infections or disease, according to the Pasco County Health Department. Officials said the water at both beaches poses "a potential health risk to the bathing public."
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Chasco Fiesta golf tourney date set
The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Chasco Fiesta Golf Tournament on March 27 at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs. Registration for the four-person scramble begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost per player is $100, which includes lunch, green fees, cart fees, dinner, prizes and more. Sponsorship opportunities and corporate team packages are also available. The deadline to preregister is March 16. For more information, call Tina Shelton at (727) 842-7651 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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