VFW post honors missing, captive soldiers
VFW Post 10167 will hold its first-ever ceremony Sunday honoring those United States military personnel who were prisoners of war or are missing in action. Attending the ceremony will be four ex-POWs and their wives. Post leaders will light candles and read off the names of 56 area soldiers and Marines who area POWs or missing in action. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. at the post, 4619 Bartelt Road. For information, call (727) 938-5977.
Author to share insight on history
The Pasco County Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall, 37745 Church Ave. Local author Imani Asukile will share his research on the remarkable life of Odell Kingston Mickens, one of Florida's greatest educators. A covered-dish dinner will precede the program, so guests are asked to bring something to share, along with their own table service and drink. For information call Eddie Herrmann at (352) 567-2050.
Spa to raffle off Yankees gear
Aquaterra Salon and Spa will once again host a Cut-A-Thon and raffle featuring New York Yankees memorabilia from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Aquaterra Salon and Spa, 7813 Mitchell Blvd. All proceeds will go to the Gold Shield Foundation, the charity founded by George Steinbrenner to provide financial assistance to families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. No appointments will be taken; haircuts will be given first-come, first-served. For information or to make a donation, call (727) 372-8676. Prices will be $20 for a woman's haircut; $15 for men or teens; $10 for children 12 and younger.
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Pasco Democrats host barbecue
The West Pasco Democratic Club will hold its annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, Pavilion B, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd. Democratic candidates for office will be on hand. The event, which will include hamburgers, hot dogs and other dishes, is $ 20 for adults and $13 for children. RSVP by Friday by calling (727) 845-7100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Jeanne Cothard, the passenger in a Jeep that collided with another car Monday at U.S. 41 and County Line Road, suffered serious injuries after being ejected from the vehicle. Due to incorrect information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, an item Wednesday misstated who was ejected.