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Engineering student from New Port Richey makes dean's list

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Christopher D. Rines of New Port Richey, a junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in computer and systems engineering, has been named to the Institute's Dean's List for the fall semester.

The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who maintain grade point averages of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with no grade below "C."

Cadet's name appears

on list for fall semester

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Cadet Laura M. Westley, daughter of William and Phyllis Westley of New Port Richey, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Westley graduated from River Ridge High School in 1997. She is concentrating her studies in chemical and nuclear engineering and is a candidate for graduation from West Point in June and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Magazine puts PHCC

student leader in top 20

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Nancy McGrotty has been selected as one of this year's top 20 student leaders in the state of Florida by Florida Leader Magazine.

She was selected for her outstanding leadership at the Pasco-Hernando Community College's New Port Richey Campus, where she is president of student government, vice president of Phi Theta Kappa, honor society and a participant in the PHCC Cares Community Service Program. A non-traditional student, she enrolled at PHCC in 1998, several decades after leaving high school. She is working toward an associate's degree in legal assisting and will graduate in May. She also plans to work toward a degree in office systems technology at PHCC.

McGrotty will receive a scholarship and other recognition at an awards ceremony on April 13 in Tallahassee.

Rotary Club donates

$2,100 to Lighthouse

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Ann Addino, president of Trinity Rotary Club, presented a check for $2,100 recently to Roxanne Mayros, executive director of the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind.

The funds are to be used exclusively for the "Little Lighthouse," which provides services for blind babies. The funds represent proceeds from a February garage sale sponsored by Trinity Rotary.

Two at medical center

get humanitarian award

HUDSON _ Nadine Casatelli and Thomas Dunn have been awarded Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's 2000 Frist Humanitarian Award as Employee and Volunteer of the Year.

The honor places them in nomination for the nationwide 2000 Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest award an employee or volunteer can earn with HCA _ the Healthcare Co., parent company of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

Nadine Casatelli is a principled respiratory therapy practitioner and Thomas Dunn, volunteer recipient, works tirelessly for the Voice of the Retarded Organization.

Council honors

Eagle Scouts

SAND KEY _ Local Eagle Scouts in West Pasco were honored recently by the West Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America at a council banquet at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort.

Eagle Scouts from the Twin Rivers District, Pasco County, who were honored are John McCarthy of Troop 180, sponsored by Asbury United Methodist Church of New Port Richey; Michael Quellette of Troop 8, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Holiday and Trevor Watson of Troop 65, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of New Port Richey.

Also honored were adults who had earned a Veterans Award for years of service. Twin Rivers District leaders earning this award are George Brandli Jr. for 60 years; Lee Smith for 35 years and Bob Keesler for 25 years. Keesler also received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can present to a volunteer.

Inaugural art show

winners announced

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Winners in the Greater New Port Richey Main Street's inaugural art show, For the Love of Art, have been announced.

Michelle Mardis of Tarpon Springs and Nicholas Scripante of Port Richey won Awards of Merit; Joseph and Lorna Jean Thunderhorse of Lecanto and Kathleen Zonca of Orlando won Awards of Excellence; Kellmis Fernandez of Englewood won Best of Category 3-D for a glass sculpture;

Ed Lawlor, a nature photographer of New Port Richey, won Best of Category 2-D; Mark Edwards of Brooksville won an Award of Distinction for metal sculpture and Susan Livingston of Lutz won Best of Show for Fossil and Clay sculpture. For more information about the show and upcoming events to be hosted by Greater New Port Richey Main Street, call 842-8066.

Sorority crowns

Valentine queen at event

HOLIDAY _ Eta Percepta Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority celebrated the crowning of their Valentine Queen at the annual dinner and dance recently in her honor at the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Clearwater.

Port Richey woman

completes AARP training

PORT RICHEY _ Ruth Helbig of Port Richey recently completed a three-day training meeting on Social Security and Medicare programs conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons in St. Petersburg.

Helbig is currently a volunteer in the AARP/VOTE Program, which is the association's voter education program designed to educate and involve voters on issues of concern to older Americans and the community at large. Helbig is available to speak to groups and organizations interested in learning more about Social Security and Medicare. For information, call 868-9377.Knights of Columbus

donates $1,500 to shelter

PORT RICHEY _ Harry Coyle, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, Father Felix Ullrich Council 5869 of Port Richey, presented a check for $1,500 recently to Lisa Barabas to be used for general expenses at the Holy Ground Homeless Shelter in Hudson.

City clerk in second

level of academy

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Victoria McDonald, city clerk of the city of New Port Richey, has been accepted into the second level membership of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Master Municipal Clerk Academy. The Master Municipal Clerk Academy was established to further professional education of municipal clerks and enhance their skills as needed to meet the challenges of their offices.

Group recognizes

members for service

DADE CITY _ The Florida Association for Family and Community Education recognized members recently for years of service.

Honored for five years were Pearl Buerger and Mickey Fox of the Fort Dade Club of Dade City-Zephyrhils and Nell Burton, Katheryn Gaskins, Carl Jasinski and Joe Vanyur of the Lumber Jills and Jacks Club of Odessa.

Honorees for 10 years of service include Ermer Kight, Ruth Plankey and Inez Pratt for Fort Dade and Marie Fite and Rose Wasik for Lumber Jills and Jacks.

Lucille Dekarski of Lumber Jills and Jacks has been a member for 20 years. Bonnie Welborn of the Fort Dade Club and Lucille Dekarski of Lumber Jills and Jacks were awarded the "BOW-dacious" Volunteer Award. Each received a pin in the shape of a bow with the FCE emblem in the center.

Betsy Crisp, Family & Consumer Agent and FAFCE agent adviser, was in charge of the ceremonies._ Do you have good news to share? Contact Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34668.