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Pasco Sheriff's Office hires another former police chief

NEW PORT RICHEY

Sheriff's Office gets another ex-police chief

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has snagged another former New Port Richey police chief, even if he technically only served in the position less than a week. Lt. Arthur Madden, 37, turned in his resignation form to the Police Department March 15 after he was offered a job as a patrol deputy, said Sheriff Chris Nocco. Nocco cited Madden's decade of experience in the Police Department, former Marine training and role on the county's SWAT team in his decision "to have somebody of his caliber coming to our Sheriff's Office." The Sheriff's Office hired former New Port Richey police Chief Jeffrey Harrington in October 2011 and took on Chief James Steffens earlier this month. Madden served a brief stint as acting chief when Steffens left, and before Kim Bogart was sworn in Wednesday as interim chief. Madden's first day on the new job is April 27.

PORT RICHEY

School will grant 10 scholarships

Bishop Larkin Catholic School has 10 scholarships available for the 2013-14 school year, with the goal of providing a Catholic education to students living in poverty. The Riley Education Foundation, in partnership with the Catholic Foundation, will pay 75 percent of the remaining costs after a student has obtained a Step Up For Students grant. Families must apply for a Step Up grant before the end of March at StepUpForStudents.org or by calling toll-free 1-877-735-7837. Families must also complete an application at Bishop Larkin and sign an agreement pledging good attendance, good behavior and academic goals. For information, call (727) 862-6981, email office@bishop larkin.org or email Jim Madden of Riley Education Foundation at jmadden6057@gmail.com.

LAND O'LAKES

Lobster Fest tickets available

Tickets are on sale for the ninth annual New England Lobster Fest, taking place at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 20 at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29, 4220 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Enjoy fresh seafood, beer and wine, auctions, drawings and the company of lobster crackers Sheriff Chris Nocco and Clerk of the Courts Paula O'Neil. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center. Tickets are $65 each, or two or more for $50 each. Tickets must be paid for by April 12. Call Sunrise at (352) 521-3358.

TRINITY

Center will offer mammograms

Medical Center of Trinity presents Screened and Fabulous, an opportunity for women to get a breast cancer screening. Refreshments will be served. Appointments begin at 9 a.m. April 20 at the Medical Center of Trinity Women's Imaging Center at the Medical Arts Building east of the main entrance of Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. Call Penny Stevens to schedule an appointment, (727) 834-4888.

Pasco Sheriff's Office hires another former police chief 03/23/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 2:17pm]
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