In honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, Duane and Patricia Ross of Dunedin treated their two children, four grandchildren, a great-grandchild and extended family to a celebration cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.
The couple married July 10, 1959 at the First Methodist Church of Battle Creek, Mich.
He retired as a police detective with the Battle Creek Police Department. He also is a retiree from that city's Code Enforcement Housing Authority.
She is a retired educator for the Pennfield School System.
They came here in 1998 from Battle Creek.
Both are members of the First United Methodist Church of Dunedin.
Mr. Ross enjoys fishing, bicycling and repair work.
Mrs. Ross is active in volunteer work, a member of the Creative Artists Guild and sings with the Dunedin Chorus. She also likes to paint, read and do needlework.
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Harry and Constance Hein of Clearwater celebrated 60 years of marriage with a luau, sharing anniversary cake with friends and members of the Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron.
They married July 16, 1949, at the First Methodist Church, Somerville, N.J.
Mr. Hein served in the Army's 1st Division from 1945 through 1949. His military duties included serving as an interpreter and guard at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of New Jersey and graduate degrees from Rutgers and Vanderbilt universities.
Mr. Hein was employed as director of guidance, counseling and testing services and director of research and statistical services with the West Virginia State Department of Education. For the next 25 years at West Liberty University in West Virginia, he served as registrar and director of admissions, director of the research and computer center and director of placement services at the four-campus college. He was an adjunct professor of educational administration at West Virginia University. At retirement, he was named professor emeritus.
Mrs. Hein received a bachelors degree from West Liberty University and a graduate degree from West Virginia University.
She worked as administrator of an Upward Bound program and director of continuing education at West Liberty University before serving as librarian at the main campus library.
For more than 20 years, the couple co-owned Harcon Publications, a mail-order distributor specializing in "how to" build, repair and maintain all phases of a home, with 22 titles in the series.
They came to Clearwater in 1993. During their married life, the Heins have traveled extensively, mostly throughout Europe, to visit family and friends.
Mr. Hein was a past president of the Wheeling Kiwanis Club and a lieutenant governor of the West Virginia Kiwanis Club.
Before moving to Florida, Mrs. Hein served as president of the West Liberty Woman's Club and spearheaded the incorporation of historic West Liberty. She also wrote a local news column for the Weekly Recorder of Claysville, Pa. Locally, she is vice president of the Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron Auxiliary.
They are members of the Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron, Ancient Mariners and the Island Estates Civic Association.
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Josselyn Moore, daughter of Lisa Moore of Palm Harbor, will attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this fall where she will witness our nation's democracy in action and interact with many of today's leaders in Congress, the executive branch and the national news media. NYLC gives student representatives an insider's view of Washington, D.C., and the public policy process while strengthening their leadership abilities.
The 16-year-old East Lake High junior was nominated to represent her school and community because of her outstanding academic and leadership achievements.
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