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The Wachovia Foundation has been a partner with Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation since 2004 in the initiative to provide hearing screenings in Pasco County schools. All prekindergarten, kindergarten, first- and sixth-grade students need to be tested.

Sertoma provides this service with the dedication of more than 200 volunteers logging 751 hours of service to ensure the early detection of hearing loss. With early detection and intervention, it is possible to minimize the effects of hearing loss on language development, academic performance and cognitive development.

Last year, Sertoma performed 10,367 screenings on Pasco elementary and middle school students in 50 schools, identifying 469 students in need of further testing from a school audiologist. Sertoma relies on the continued support of organizations like Wachovia to continue this important project.

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Plastic surgery offers visualization software

Dr. Mark Eberbach is proud to offer women in the Tampa Bay area a glimpse of what they would actually look like after breast augmentation surgery. Patients who visit Eberbach Plastic Surgery in Hudson have the ability to visualize an exact three dimensional replica of their body, via photo-realistic 3D imaging for breast augmentation.

Eberbach established his Florida surgical practice 20 years ago and received his medical degree in 1981 from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Eberbach is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Visit his Web site at

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AT&T activates cell site in Zephyrhills

AT&T customers in Pasco County can now enjoy expanded wireless coverage.

AT&T announced on Sept. 10 the activation of a new cell site in Zephyrhills.

Located near Old Lakeland Highway, the new cell site in northeast Zephyrhills provides additional coverage and capacity along County Road 54 between U.S. 301 and U.S. 98 and along County Road 535 and County Road 35A south of U.S. 98.

The new cell site is part of AT&T's ongoing expansion of its high-speed, third-generation, or 3G, network - the nation's fastest 3G network, according to recent data compiled by leading independent wireless research firms.

For more information, visit

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Transnational referral certification awarded

Jo Easton of the Jo Easton Realty Group and president of the Central Pasco Association of Realtors has been award the Transnational Referral Certification.

This certificate allows International Consortium of Real Estate Associations-affiliated brokers and agents to make cross-border client referrals using the ICREA's Transnational Referral System.

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