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West Pasco Chamber honors residents, group

The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce recently presented annual awards at a banquet at the Spartan Manor

Jimmy Ferraro was named Outstanding Citizen sponsored by Sun Bank and Trust Company of Pasco.

Sam Y. Allgood Jr. received the Eminent Pioneer Acknowledgement Award sponsored by Barnett Bank.

The West Pasco Little League was the recipient of the Outstanding Youth Organization Award sponsored by First Union National Bank.

The Holiday Rotary Club received the Outstanding Service Club Award sponsored by Florida Power Corporation.

Dennis Heal of Bay Area Accounting and Tax Service received the Ambassador of the Year Award sponsored by Citizens National Bank.

Stephanie Thompson pledges to sorority

BAYONET POINT _ Stephanie Thompson, daughter of Sam Thompson and Ms. Brenda Pesce of Bayonet Point was initiated into Kappa Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Florida State University.

Miss Thompson is a junior majoring in dietetics. She is a graduate of Ridgewood High School where she was sophomore and junior class president and student body president, was a member of the Homecoming Court and a peer counselor. She was recognized in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

At FSU, she is active in the Nutrition Society and tutors college students in accounting.

Diana Dittman

receives degree

PORT RICHEY _ Diana Dittman of Port Richey graduated on Aug. 13 from Webster College with an Associate of Science Degree in office technology/legal emphasis.

She was the graduate speaker and received the Faculty Award of Outstanding Achievement.

Rotary Club reaches fund-raiser goal

NEW PORT RICHEY _ With the help of the 119 golfers who participated in a recent golf tournament sponsored by the Seven Springs Rotary Club, $4,000 was raised for a number of charities.

The scramble event at Lansbrook Golf Club included a buffet dinner and prizes.

Paul Dockery won a set of Big Bertha Callaway woods; Chris Samuels won for putting; Robin Werner and Terry Shenell, closest to the pin; Jeane Marsh and Mary Bybee, long drive; and Jeane Marsh and Blane Fletcher, closest to the line.

For the first time, the eighth annual event included awards for the low score visiting Rotary Club, won by the Hudson team of Robin Werner, Cedric Hay, Joe Toomer and Lee Sprimont.

Jack Johnson and Tom Pape were tournament chairmen.

Italian women

donate to hospital

HUDSON _ The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pasco Italian American Civic Club of Hudson donated $600 recently to All Childrens Hospital.

The funds represented proceeds from a recent Chinese auction, luncheon and card party.

Winners named

in spelling bee

BAYONET POINT _ Stephen J. Grabowski, youth director for the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Council 10377, has announced winners in a recent spelling bee.

Winner in the fifth and sixth grade category was Craig Lambert with Kerry McCombs as runner-up; in the seventh and eighth grade division the winner was Yon Yon Ho with Jessica LaPierre, runner-up and in the ninth and 10th grade group, Jason McAdams was winner with John Perkowski, runner-up.

The winners are now eligible to enter the District competition scheduled at noon Nov. 5 at St. Michael's Parish Hall in Bayonet Point. Winners then go to regionals and finally to state competition.

Ridgewood students

of month named

The Port Richey Rotary Club and the American Legion Paradise Post 79 honored four students of Ridgewood High School as students of the month.

The ninth grade student of the month is Mark Billman, son of Bill and Debbie Billman. Mark's career goal is to be a commercial airline pilot.

Andrew Lott, son of Brian and Michelle Lott, is the 10th grade student of the month.

Laura Jacobson, daughter of Mary Ann and Robert Jacobson is 11th grade student of the month. Her goal is to become a veterinarian.

Darlene Stachnik, daughter of Robert and Donna Stachnik, is 12th grade student of the month. Her goal is to work in computer data entry.

Business women

award scholarship

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Pamela Brown was awarded a scholarship by the West Pasco Business and Professional Women's Club.

She plans to further her education in nursing by attending Pasco-Hernando Community College.

For information, call club president Maryann Vollman, (813) 842-2940.

JCPenney Co. doles out

Golden Rule Awards

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Local winners in the 10th annual Golden Rule Awards sponsored by JCPenney Co. have been announced.

Robert A. Bareiss of New Port Richey was among the top winners. He received a Waterford crystal flame and a check for $1,000 to Probationers Educational Growth, the organization he represented.

In addition to the top 19 awards, the 40 finalists in the awards program were presented Certificates of Merit and $250 donations to their organizations on behalf of JCPenney Co.

In Pasco County the finalists were East Pasco Meals on Wheels of Zephyrhills; Judge Lynn Tepper, Probationers Educational Growth, Dade City; Silent Dinner Committee, Deaf Service Center of Pasco County in New Port Richey and Judy Buck, Deaf Service Center of Pasco County, New Port Richey.

The Golden Rule Award Program for 1995 has been changed. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 10, 1995. Winners will be announced in April 1995. Nomination forms will be mailed the first week in January 1995. To be placed on the mailing list, call the Golden Rule Award Coordination Office, (813) 539-0300.

Roy Artley receives Hump Pilot Wings

BAYONET POINT _ Roy Artley of Bayonet Point has been awarded the Chinese Air Force Hump Pilot's Wings authorized by Gen. Tang Fei of the Chinese Air Force, Republic of China (Taiwan) with the cooperation of the Chinese Air Force Veterans Association.

The presentation was made Sept. 1 during the Hump Pilots Associations 49th annual reunion in Sacramento, Calif. The Hump Pilots Association is composed of more than 5,000 air crew members and support personnel who were engaged in the China-Burma-India Theater of operation during World War II.

Nicole Keon is intern

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Nicole Keon, a junior at the University of Rochester in New York majoring in chemistry and environmental sciences, was chosen to participate in the Advantage Scholars Internship Program for the summer 1994 as an earth and environmental sciences intern in the Earth and Environmental Science Department.

Keon, a graduate of Gulf High School, is a resident of New Port Richey.

West Pasco Food Pantry

receives donation

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Gerri Brown of the American Red Cross through sponsored bingo games at Towne Center was able to donate $1,000 to the West Side Food Pantry for food for the people of West Pasco County.

The Food Pantry needs food donations, which can be brought to the office, 5418 Sunset Road in New Port Richey between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cash donations can be sent to West Side Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1166, Port Richey, FL 34673.

Jodi Ward to exhibit

in New York City

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Local artist Jodi S. Ward has been invited to participate in a juried national art show in New York City.

The show, sponsored by the Epilepsy Society of New York City, is entitled "Artfelt: The Strength of the Mind."

The artist received her early training in Graphic Design at Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and in 1994, received a bachelor's degree in fine arts with a concentration in the visual arts from Saint Leo College.

Her work was exhibited in two juried shows at the World Trade Center in New York City and she has had work on exhibit in Florida, Virginia, Tennessee and Michigan.

Local students earn scholarships

SAINT LEO _ Rosa Vella of Dade City and James Washington of New Port Richey, students in the honors program at Saint Leo College, have qualified for the fourth year tuition scholarship.

To qualify, students must have completed their junior year in the honors program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

Hellenic Voters

sponsor citizenships

NEW PORT RICHEY _ The United Hellenic Voters, Chapter 1 of Pasco County, has conducted classes in citizenship over the past few months and now have 143 applications for citizenship to present to U.S. Rep. Karen Thurman.

Michael Brilis is chairman of the committee. He is assisted by Michael Patatoukos and Hugh Townsend.

The UHV meets at the AHEPA Chapter 489 Hall in Port Richey.

The group is dedicated to helping the Greek community in the Pasco area and it also has assisted people from other parts of Europe including Germany, and Britain as well as Canada.

All of those involved with the UHV volunteer their time.

Do you have good news to share? Contact Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Elsewhere, call (800) 333-7505.