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Pasco animal services wins state honor
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 20, 2007
Pasco County Animal Services has been named the Florida Animal Control Association outstanding agency for 2007, and technician Troy Lamson has earned Animal Caretaker of the Year honors. The Pasco County Commissioners also honored the agency and Lamson this week. Lamson, who joined the agency in 1995, has had perfect attendance since 2002.
Vietnam veteran challenges Fasano
A Vietnam veteran has become the second Democrat to challenge state Sen. Mike Fasano in the 2008 election. Fred Taylor of New Port Richey filed Tuesday to run against Fasano, R-New Port Richey. Richard Skandera of Palm Harbor also is running in District 11, which includes parts of Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties. Taylor, who got three Purple Hearts in the Army, said he is running to solve an "absence of leadership" on key issues like insurance and taxes. He aborted a bid for the U.S. House in 2006.
Program can help kids get, stay fit
Check out the new cardio and strength program for kids the Pasco Parks Department and S.A.Q. Advantage is offering. "Kid-Fit" is designed for third- through fifth-graders. It runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Jan. 14 to Feb. 27 at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway. Cost is $199 for 18 sessions. Call (813) 929-1220.