NEW PORT RICHEY
School board member making run for house
Pasco County School Board member Kathryn Starkey has made her campaign for the Florida House official. Starkey, a Republican, has filed to run in 2010 to succeed Rep. Tom Anderson, R-Dunedin, who can't run again because of term limits. Besides Starkey, former top legislative aide Richard Corcoran, an attorney and Republican, is considering a possible run. Starkey is serving her second term on the Pasco School Board. District 45 includes north Pinellas and southwest Pasco counties.
Woman injured in morning wreck
A 21-year-old woman was seriously hurt when she was hurled from a vehicle in an early morning wreck Monday. The Florida Highway Patrol says Ashley Brown was a passenger in a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado truck driven by Joseph Brown, 22. The truck was heading southeast on Wire Road, just east of U.S. 301, about 2:40 a.m. The FHP said the truck began to run off the road, and that the driver "overcorrected," causing the truck to swerve back across the road and smack into a tree. Ashley Brown was ejected as the truck swerved, the FHP said. Joseph Brown suffered minor injuries in the accident, which was still being investigated.
Alzheimer's book author to speak
Chapter 390 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. The meeting will feature a talk by Marian Ritchie, author of The Long Way Home, A Journey Through Alzheimer's. Copies of the book will be for sale and the public is invited. For more information, call Gordon Hammond at (813) 783-1226 or Ken Caudle at (352) 588-2298.
A master talks about citrus
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. Free coffee, light refreshments and handouts will be provided. Registration is not necessary, For information, call (352) 521-4288 or (813) 847-8177, ext. 4288, with any questions.
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