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Sunrise shelter seeks gift cards for new children's shoes



Through the generosity of the community, Sunrise provides back-to-school supplies to children who have fled their homes because of domestic violence. Shelter workers particularly would like to provide children with new pairs of shoes. They are asking for donations of gift cards from any retail establishment that sells shoes. "In an ideal world, all of our children will get new shoes, new clothes and all the supplies they need," said Penny Morrill, chief executive officer. "Realistically, we know that some of them will only get their school supplies because that is all we have. We also shouldn't forget the older children either, the middle and high school students who will not have a new backpack or will start their school year with limited supplies." Sunrise provides domestic violence services in East Pasco, including confidential shelter, legal advocacy, adult and child counseling, support groups, community education and training. For more information on how to donate, call (352) 521-3358. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic or sexual violence, call the hotline at (352) 521-3120.


Deputies: Teasing led to stabbing

A 47-year-old man allegedly stabbed his neighbor Saturday evening because the neighbor made fun of him for being from Tennessee, according to the Sheriff's Office. Around 8 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a neighbor dispute on Sandra Drive. Bobby Lee Gobble told them he didn't like being picked on because he was from Tennessee and his neighbor, Russell Aaron, 51, wouldn't leave him alone. He told deputies that if the matter wasn't resolved, the next time he would call the "coroner to pick up his body," according to a report. A half-hour later, Gobble called 911 and said he had "gutted" his neighbor. Gobble allegedly cut a 10-inch slice across Aaron's abdomen with a knife. According to the report, Gobble said, "he will not be messing with Tennessee boys anymore." Gobble was charged with attempted murder and is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Aaron was airlifted to a nearby hospital. His condition was not available Monday afternoon.


Social Security branch set to open

The West Pasco office of the Social Security Administration closed last week and will reopen Thursday in a new building adjoining the county government center. On July 29, the office started moving from 11435 U.S. 19 to its new location at 7660 Little Road, across from the County Judicial Center. The only occupants Monday morning were construction workers finishing up the interior. The office has been closed since July 31 and will reopen Aug. 6. Many Social Security functions can be done online or by phone.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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