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Hometown Pasco for May 19

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Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Pasco news coordinator Jean Hamilton at: PHONE (352) 848-1438, FAX (352) 754-6133, E-MAIL

Military news

Air Force Airman Matthew S. Leavor recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate's degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Leavor, a 2016 graduate of Pasco High School, is the son of Michael Leavor of Wesley Chapel and Suzann Leavor of Dade City.

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Air Force Airman Noah Pitts recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate's degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Pitts, a 2016 graduate of Sunlake High School, is the son of Rosario Illingworth of Land O'Lakes.

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Naval Seaman Alyssa Garrett, a native of New Port Richey, currently serves aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.

Clubs and organizations

Silver Follies perform: The Silver Follies dancers and singers performed an excerpt from their annual Silver Follies Revue at Hacienda Village in New Port Richey on April 3. The group enjoyed tap and jazz dancing to Top Hat, Frankie and Johnny, Pink Panther and several other Broadway and Hollywood hits. Performers included: Mary Parks-Ridenour, Angie Markos, Louise Garone, Beverly Haisley, Linda Herbert, Susan Katz, Mary Ellen Taylor and Linda Kobus. The women are members of the Pat Griebel Dancers and perform for civic associations, parties and charitable events. The troupe consists of 26 women over the age of 60 who enjoy tap and jazz dancing.

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GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club members, under the direction of chairwoman Ciel Birkett, formed a team of members to participate in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life held recently at Steinbrenner High School. The club raises funds each year in support of the fight against cancer, particularly since so many club members and their families have been impacted.

Recreation and sports

PHSC names outstanding student athletes: The Pasco-Hernando State College intercollegiate athletics department hosted its Student Athletics Awards Banquet on April 17 at the West Campus in New Port Richey. Each year, one female and one male PHSC student athlete who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, on the fields and courts, in leadership on campus, and with service in the community are selected by the PHSC coaching staff to receive the Dr. Debra J. Hay Outstanding Student Athlete Award. The 2017 award winners are: Marffee Simbulan, sophomore from West Florida High School, Pensacola, women's cross country, who holds a 3.94 grade-point average, and Bailey Partlow, sophomore from Westfield High School in Westfield, Ind., men's baseball, who carries a 3.52 grade-point average. Also, the most outstanding players for each intercollegiate sport at PHSC were named. Winners included: Marisa French, sophomore, co-ed cheerleading; Charlene Sanchez, sophomore, cross country; Kylyn Burbine, freshman, half-marathon; Danielle Christian, sophomore, volleyball; Charles Isaac, sophomore, men's basketball; Angelica Venzia, sophomore, women's softball, and Alex Reynolds, sophomore, men's baseball.

Hometown Pasco for May 19 05/17/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:49pm]
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