by Sandy Fahy
Amy Cooley was caught on camera as she performed her Level 4 floor routine at the Orlando Metro Jungle Gym gymnastics meet not long ago. The nine-year-old athlete went on to take second place all-round in the state competition in Coral Springs. More information below.
Applause, please, for Amy Renee Cooley, 9, who took second place all-around in her age division at the USA Gymnastics Level 4 state competition in Coral Springs in December. Amy received first place for her performance on the balance beam and second place for her routine on the bars. The young gymnast is a student at Bayside Gymnastics ... Did you know today is Lois O'Donnell's birthday? Betty Safley, Camp McMullen, Kris Anderson, Irene DeLaquil and Donna Charles are among those who share her February 7 birthdate ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Nancy Smith, Beverly Ventrella, Cindy Greene, Lisa Witcher, Duard Little, Dorothy McMullen, Linda Cowart and Kathleen Dowd ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Diane Williams, Susan Harris, Martha Ventress and Paul Anderson ... Be sure to wish Ruth McClelland, Katie Lapham, Hilda Knutson, Ellie Bryder, Kathy Wilder, Cora Lee Gaillard, Barbara Johnson, Martha Tyber and Cameron Guthrie all the best on their special day, which is Sunday ... The birthdays of Rebecca Jonson, Bernice Shank, Florence Winsor, Maryrose McWhirter and Michael Bell are coming up on Monday ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Tuesday to Jan Smith, Kaitlin Montgomery, Marlene Havens, Evelyn Griffith, Jim McCurtain, Susan Davis and Ruth Lomas ... What do Nancy Hart, Melissa Taylor and Lois Frees have in common? All were born on February 13 ... A little bird told us Evelyn Hays, Mary Teller, Judy Brinkman, Bill Henry, Kelly Repetosky, Judy Cottrell, Paul Anderson, Emily Swanton and Stephen Bell turned a year older recently ... Congratulations to Keith and Delores Estes, who are celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary today ... Anniversary congrats are also in order for Gregory and Stacy Holman, whose special day was February 3, and Joe and Debbie Lombardo, who have an anniversary coming up on February 11 ... Have a great week, everyone.