Colby A. Mills, son of Judge and Mrs. Stanley R. Mills, has been recognized by the associate dean of Trinity College at Duke University for earning all A's during the fall semester of the 1993-94 school year.
Mills is majoring in psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience and will graduate in 1995. Mills has served as editor of a campus literary magazine, which he helped found, and has been in several drama productions.
He is a 1992 graduate of Ridgewood High School and was named a National Merit Scholar and received numerous academic and leadership awards at Ridgewood.
PORT RICHEY _ Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) has announced the winners who were the best losers of weight loss during the year.
The winners were named at a 21st annual recognition day banquet at Lola's Restaurant in Port Richey.
Best losers for 1993 are Betty J. Lutz, Lynnette Cuebas, Mary Ann Demeo, Mary Lou Braun, Patricia Young, Joan Lyons, Ruth Stephens, Arelene Hintzman, Margaret Sabol and Marguerite Luper.
Those participating in KOPS (Kept Off Pounds Sensibly) who have reached their goal and kept it for a year or more are Darlene Konz, Phyllis Dreher, Eleanor Kozak, Mary J. Christ, Helma Stewart, Lucille Hake, Grace Cook, Eleanor Cooper and Anna G. Stevens.
For information on the weight loss group call, (813) 849-5805 or (813) 849-0532.
Mary J. Christ is leader of the chapter.
is a star
HUDSON _ The Knights of Columbus, Council 10377 of St. Michael's has been named a Star Council, the International Organization's top award.
The council was recognized for overall excellence in membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service oriented activities.
a nest egg
HUDSON _ The Spring Hill Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 4208 has donated $3,721 to The Angelus of Hudson, a home where perpetual care is given to severely challenged children and adults.
The money was raised through a recent Charity Ball.
Betty Sizemore and Bill Kaylor served as chairmen for the ball.
Hooping it up
with the Elks
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Eight Elks lodges from Tampa to New Port Richey participated in the recent West Central District Hoop Shoot Contest at Gulf High School. Of the six winners who will advance to the Central Regional Contest in Sanford, two were sponsored by the New Port Richey Lodge 2284.
They are Michelle Housman of Calusa Elementary School, winner in the 8- 9-year-old category and Nicole Warder of Bishop Larkin in Bayonet Point in the 10-11 division.
The Elks pay travel expenses and lodging for the families.
The state contest is scheduled in Orlando and the Southeast Region competition is in Valdosta, Ga.
Winners in these contests will compete in the National contest in Indianapolis.
HUDSON _ The Windsor Woods Retitrement Community on Dallas Drive recently received the "Customer Driven 93 Award."
During the four-month contest, a lion symbol was used to remind employees that the customer is "king."
The award was presented for customer service based on appearance, efficiency and team work.
well of students
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Thomas Palmero, 18, a senior at Jesuit High School and Crystal Maile, 17, a senior at Ridgewood High School, were named winners in the American Legion Central Area High School Oratorical Contest.
Palmero will advance to the state finals on March 20 in Melbourne. Maile, who was sponsored by the American Legion Paradise Post 79 of New Port Richey and the 16th District, will go to the finals if Palmero is unable to attend.