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8 PASCO THE TAMPA TRIBUNE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1998 Former resident in jail as witness in Odom case infocus 7 I iff Profiling community churches I 4 .4. 1 I v. 1 -s 'n Ji." people Hernando detectives have questioned in the Odom case during the past 512 years, Hernando officials say. Detectives have been searching for Odom's killer since the 12-year-old's body was found in southeast Hernando on Feb. 25, 1993. She died of head injuries. Odom had been abducted six days earlier after she got off a school bus within yards of her home in rural east Pasco. Ducharme was living in Pasco County in 1993, records show, and married Kimberly Ducharme, 18, within two months of Odom's slaying. They separated after three months. She accused him of hitting her and of heavy drinking, her attorney has said. They divorced last year. Kimberly Ducharme is serving seven years for two counts of aggravated child abuse. One involved burning her 17-month-old son with cigarettes. Walter Ducharme left for Maine before Pasco deputies could question him in that case. Statements to investigators by Kimberly Ducharme initially prompted detectives to question her former husband in the Odom case. Staff writer Neil Johnson contributed to this report. Reach Sean day. "We hope he will be able to appear before a grand jury" that would hear evidence in the Odom case. Ridgway wouldn't say if Ducharme is expected to be called before such a grand jury. "We are taking the position that we are not commenting" about the Odom case, Ridgway said. Ducharme is being held at the Sumter County jail on behalf of the Hernando County Sheriffs Office, Hernando and Sumter officials said. Officials won't say why Ducharme is being held in Sumter, also part of the Fifth Circuit. Material witnesses, on occasion, may be held in jail "indefinitely," Ridgway said. Ducharme's attorney, John Webb, couldn't be reached Friday. Ducharme ran when Hernando deputies showed up at his home in Acton, Maine, in July to question him. His flight sparked a search that ended hours later when Ducharme was found hiding in a New Hampshire barn. He was returned to Maine and appeared before a judge on the only charge he faced, failing to pay $575 in unrelated fines. The judge gave him 60 days to come up with the money and freed him from custody. Ducharme is one of several Authorities are questioning a former Pasco resident regarding the unsolved 1993 slaying of 12-year-old Jennifer Odom. By SEAN LENGELL of The Tampa Tribune Walter Ducharme, who in July fled from officials in Maine who wanted to question him about the 1993 slaying of Jennifer Odom, has returned to Florida to face additional inquiries. Four Hernando County sheriffs detectives escorted Ducharme, formerly of Pasco, back to Florida from Maine on Thursday evening, said Hernando sheriffs spokeswoman Deanna Dam-mer. Ducharme, who hasn't been arrested, is being held as a material witness, officials said. Officials with the Hernando County Sheriffs Office and the State Attorney's Office in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Hernando County, were tight-lipped about the case Friday. Neither Dammer nor Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway, who heads the Odom investigation for his agency, would say whether Ducharme is a suspect in the slaying of the St. Joseph girl. "Obviously he has information we think is very important to the investigation," Dammer said Fri Celebration Ministries FOUNDED IN 1947, the congregation first met in a building on Gall Boulevard in downtown Zephyrhills. It moved to its current location in 1983 and has grown to three sanctuaries. WHERE: 35636 State Road 54, Zephyrhills MINISTER: Arkansas native Michael Sloan has served as pastor for four years. He has been in Florida since 1974 and formerly served the Pompano Beach Church of God. He was ordained into the ministry at the Churches of God in Cleveland, Tenn. SERVICE TIMES: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. Sundays for all ages. OUTREACH MINISTRIES: Excel Tutoring program, support of 30 missions throughout the country and overseas, Divine Providence Food Bank, Shepherd's Cupboard, R.O.C.K. Sports (a year-round youth program), and Celebration Station Childcare and Development Center. SPECIAL GROUPS AND PROGRAMS: Among the groups active in the church are: the C.L.A.S.H. Youth Ministries, which include youth drama, mime and missions; Hearts and Hands Outreach, which includes a transportation ministry, food and clothing bank; Judah Praise Ministries; God's Chosen Generation children's ministry; Maximize Men; Intricate Ladies; and both a youth and adult choir. CALL: (813) 782-2888. tc 0 il niVW iilflWririMifiri ANDY JONESTribune photo Pastor Michael Sloan, with his wife, Tena, says Celebration Ministries Is out to meet the needs of the people In the community. community church and Why is Celebration meet the neecs 0f the Ministries unique? "Our pe0pe jn the theme is, 'Together we community." achieve the We are Pastor Michael Sloan committed to be a in Hillsborough County or 1-800-282-5588. BRIEFS SPRING HILL Shady Hills United Methodist, 15925 Green Glen Lane: Faithful Spirit will be in concert at 7 tonight. An offering will be taken. Call (727) 856-2948. speak. Radix, a musical youth outreach group from Lincoln, will entertain along with the Sons of Thunder, a group of young Catholic men from St. Michael's. Registration is $25 per adult, $40 per married couple and $5 per youthteen. For information, call (727) 863-6933. Word of Life, 14800 Hudson Ron Gibson will lead the senior fellowship Bible study at 10 a.m. Thursday. The 11 a.m. hour will feature Verne and Jeannie Smith ministering through music and testimony with Classic Praise. Lunch is $3.50. Call (727) 856-7575. 4 From Page 7 and Saturday. The conference features a weekend of presentations with a program for adults and one for teens and young adults. The adult conference speakers will be Dion of Dion and the Belmonts, Scott Hahn, the Rev. Philip Scott and Tim Staples. Pianist, composer and singer Eric Genuis will provide music. The youth and teen conference will be under the Big Top. Masters of ceremonies will be Johnette Benkovic and Gus Lloyd. The Rev. Merrell Dickey will Compiled by Diane Loebel and Dorothy Henry. Mail Religion Briefs to The Tampa Tribune: 6214 U.S. 19, New Port Richey FL 34652 or 1825 Collier Parkway, Lutz FL 33549. Or fax to (727) 846-0711 or (813) 949-4862. 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