Woman accused of gunning car at officer
A 37-year-old woman whose driver's license has been suspended 25 times led Dade City police on a chase Feb. 21 and nearly ran one officer over, police said Tuesday. Jennifer Lynn Miller was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and, once again, driving with a suspended license. Police encountered Miller as they investigated possible narcotics use at an abandoned house on Howard Avenue that burned down two years ago. As they questioned Miller, she suddenly accelerated toward an officer who had to jump out of the way of the red, 1995 Chevrolet SUV, police said. A witness later connected Miller to the incident. Miller posted $20,000 bail and was released from the county jail.
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Faith Lutheran to install new pastor
The Rev. Robert Steinke will be installed as senior pastor of Faith Lutheran Church on Sunday at the church, 5443 Sunset Road. The service will be at 10 a.m. and will include the Sunday School Singers, Faith Factor, Mike Frasier and the Senior Choir singing. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Steinke has been at the church for more than 12 years, serving with the Rev. Roy Lidbom, who is now retired. Lidbom will conduct the installation ceremony on Sunday. During Steinke's time as an associate pastor, the Saturday evening worship and praise service was begun, new styles of worship were introduced and changes became part of the confirmation experience. For information, call the church office at (727) 849-4418 or visit www.flcnpr.org.
Good breakfast, good advice
The Volunteer Way, IHOP and Knights of Columbus will provide the next free pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 5850 K of C Drive, behind the Honda dealership at U.S. 19 and Ridge Road. The event will include free face painting and sketches for the kids and information on Florida Kid Care, the state's low-cost health insurance for children under 19. The Pasco County Health Department will provide free H1N1 vaccines; seasonal flu shots will also be available for free to Medicare recipients, and for a $25 fee for others. The Volunteer Way Food Bank, which organizes the monthly breakfasts, assists more than 10,000 Pasco County families in need. For information, call (727) 815-0433 or visit www.thevolunteerway.org.
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