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By Times Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2007


LARGO

Woman dies in one-vehicle crash on I-275

A Largo woman was killed when her 1990 Buick drifted onto the shoulder and flipped over on I-275 in St. Petersburg early Wednesday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Glenda Fresh, 54, was driving south at 3:25 a.m. when she ended up traveling along the brush line. Her front left tire struck a concrete wall, causing the vehicle to roll over on its right side and plunge into a water-filled ditch. It came to rest on its roof. Fresh, who was wearing her seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

PALM HARBOR

Eagles collect gold, silver for child

Got old or broken gold and silver items? The Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4408 of Palm Harbor is collecting the items from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and again on Nov. 24 to help with medical costs for 7-year-old Rain Balsley, who had a heart transplant in May. The collections will be at Connell Square at the southeast corner of Klosterman Road and U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor. The items will be sent to a refiner and the proceeds given to the Balsley family. For more information, call (727) 946-3237.

CLEARWATER

Old phone can help seniors call 911

Donate your old cell phone to the Senior Safety Phone Project that provides seniors with free 911 cell phones. Clearwater donation sites include the Clearwater Main Library at 100 N Osceola Ave. and the Long Center at 1501 N Belcher Road. Phones are distributed to seniors from 9:30 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at the Main Library, the third Wednesday of the month at the Long Center and the fourth Wednesday of the month at Clearwater Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580. For more information, call Kerry Marsalek at (727) 562-4830.

PALM HARBOR

Representative to speak at library

State Rep. Peter Nehr will chat with the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., near the intersection of Riviere Road, just west of U.S. 19. For more information, call Nehr's office at 727-943-4880.