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Parents needed to nurture foster children

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 30, 2007


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The Safe Children Coalition of Pasco and Pinellas County is in critical need of foster homes for abused and neglected children in the area. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old and pass a background check. In addition, home study and 30 hours of special training must be completed. For information, call 1-866-661-5656.

Child Photo-ID and Fingerprint kits help parents or guardians assemble identification information needed to search for a missing child. To order a free kit, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Missing Children Awareness Foundation, 13094, 95th St. N, Largo 33773. For information, call 585-5360 or toll-free 1-800-741-7233.

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Chances ahead to voice views on taxes

Add another town hall meeting on June 5 to those being hosted by local state lawmakers to hear your views on property taxes. The question: Should they be revamped during a special June legislative session? The first meeting was held Wednesday night in St. Petersburg. But you can still be heard at the following meetings:

- 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Pinellas Realtor Organization, 4590 Ulmerton Road, Pinellas Park

- 7 to 9 p.m. June 4, Oldsmar Council Chambers, 100 State St. W

- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 5, Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St.

- 7 to 9 p.m. June 6, Tarpon Springs Commission Chamber, 324 E Pine St.

[Last modified May 29, 2007, 19:53:12]


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