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Dade City's skateboard park will host first contest

With a new skateboard park ready for action, the city is planning to host its first skateboard competition.

The Dade City Youth Recreation Advisory Board announced this week a skateboard competition will be held Saturday, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the city's skateboard park in the east parking lot of City Hall, 38020 Meridian Ave., in downtown Dade City.

The entry fee is $5 per skater, and competition will be held in three divisions, 12 years old and under, 13-15, and 16 and up. For skaters under 18, a parent must be present to sign a consent form. Helmets are required for all skaters.

There will be refreshments available, as well as giveaways and prizes.

For further information, contact the City Manager's Office at (352) 523-5050.

Gulf High student accused

of having knife on campus

NEW PORT RICHEY _ A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday when school officials found he was carrying a knife at Gulf High School.

The Times is withholding the boy's name because of his age. According to his arrest report, school officials got a tip he was carrying drugs, which turned out not to be true. But while searching the student, they found a 4[-inch butterfly knife.

The boy told Pasco County sheriff's deputies he forgot the knife was in his pocket when he went to school. He was taken to the Pasco County Juvenile Assessment Center facing a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds.