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Published Nov. 29, 2006

Shane Ficco has learned a valuable lesson: Don't mess with your wife's Cheetos. About 7:45 p.m. Monday, Ficco took one of the cheesy snacks out of the hand of his wife, Pricilla Lee Ficco. That's when the 23-year-old woman slapped her husband and grabbed him by his neck at their home, 3605 Grayton Drive, according to a Pasco sheriff's report. She admitted to the snack attack and was charged with domestic battery, the report said.

Holiday festival to feature singers, art

The annual Holiday Joy Event and Children's Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sims Park, featuring choral groups from schools across the county, more than 1,000 pieces of student artwork and an arts and crafts show featuring about 40 vendors. Joy Reynolds, an art teacher at Paul R. Smith Middle School, is the volunteer coordinator of the art exhibit. Santa will make a cameo at noon. Also, a collection booth will take donations of snacks and personal care items for Operation Shoebox, an organization that sends care packages to soldiers overseas. For a list of needed items, go to


Man jailed after fight over dishes

The last thing Frank Delnegro wanted to do was the dishes. In fact, authorities said, the 18-year-old was so adamant in refusing his father's request Monday night that he punched his dad in the shoulder. His mother witnessed the incident, and Delnegro, of 15231 Camrose Ave., admitted to slugging his dad, according to a sheriff's report. Delnegro's aversion to household chores landed him in the Land O'Lakes jail on a charge of simple domestic battery.


Fair to show teens volunteer options

Community organizations and nonprofit groups seeking teen volunteers are welcome to set up booths Dec. 8 for a community service fair at J.W. Mitchell High School. Students throughout the school will visit the fair to learn about volunteer opportunities. Organizations wanting to participate should call Susan McNulty at (727) 774-9230.


The Ditchfield Family Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. An incorrect date was listed in Saturday's religion calendar.