by Sandi Fahy
Photo by SANDI FAHY
Clearwater and Largo were well represented at the18th Annual Florida Senior Games State Championships which took place in Lee County and the City of Cape Coral earlier this month. The 23-sport competition attracted some 1700 athletes. Kudos to the following persons who were winners in their age division: Ed Klein of Clearwater (tennis); Caroline Zimmerman of Largo (golf); Ethel Lehmann of Largo (long jump, triple jump and javelin); Al Palumbo of Clearwater (table tennis); Palumbo and Margo Lindsay of Clearwater (table tennis mixed doubles); John Tanner of Clearwater (20K road race and 40K road race); Michael McCollum of Largo (40K road race) ... Congratulations are in order for the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Ric and Carolyn Randall, Frank and Garie Glaze (Dec. 31); John and Judy Genevie (Jan. 4) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Jesse and Norma-Brooks Parks (Dec. 26); Peter and Mary Watts (Dec. 19) ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" today, December 31, to Mary Beth Toland, Carol Reese, Barbara Abbott, Jackie Chalk, Anne Warner, Barbara Ballew, Mary Beth DuBois, Jeff Gow, Brittny Bacon, Thomas GIbson and Clyde Smith ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Holly Villwock, Skippy Boynton and James Weaver earlier this week ... Tomorrow brings the first day of the new year and the birthdays of Lori Metzner, Jennifer Gregory and Reinhold Weber ... Others who will be turning a year older in the coming week are Kaylee Odette, Jim Bryant (Jan. 2); Carley Wickman, Caralee Martin, Jerry Smith, Carolyn Kistner (Jan. 3); Beth Henry, Margaret Zelinsky (Jan. 4); Trudy Clark, Carol Littler, Dodi Anderson, Margaret Noseworthy (Jan. 5); Jean Collins, Sandy Huff (Jan. 6) ... A little bird told us that Kelly Mackay, Betty Witko, Pat Grinnell, Tyson Casey, Alice Putnam, Jeanne Thomson, Sheree Graves, Lori Maier, John Vogt, Dolores Scales, Kevin Williams, Kristin Martin, Prudence Fabricand, Sal Gegorio and Kris Ross recently had birthdays ... Happy New Year, everyone.