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Couple spends time with family to mark 70 years

To celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, Glenwood and Mary Myers of Clearwater spent some fun time with family.

The couple married May 22, 1938, in Minerva, Ohio.

During World War II, Mr. Myers served in the Navy and participated in the Asiatic campaign and occupation of Japan.

After the war, he worked 25 years as a crane operator.

Mrs. Myers worked for Blount County School System in Tennessee.

They came to this area in 1999 from Tennessee.

Mr. Myers plays the guitar and Mrs. Myers plays the tambourine.

Both are members of Christian Fellowship Church of Largo, where the couple sometimes sings together.

They have five sons, 16 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.

Visually impaired students honored

Three Pinellas County students have received the Mildred Shavlan Achievement Award sponsored by the Pinellas Braille Group. The award is presented annually to visually impaired students who have shown outstanding achievement during the school year.

Shelby Nurse, daughter of Tom and Elaine Nurse of Clearwater, attends Countryside High School and is a disability advocate. She gives presentations on various disability topics and plans to pursue a career in pediatric care.

Alexis Lee, daughter of Larry and Statie Lee of St. Petersburg, is a student at Tyrone Middle School. She participates in school activities with friends but also gives of her time to be with and care for younger members of her family. She is interested in becoming a pediatrician.

Scott Turner, nephew of Worley Cagle of Largo, attends Pinellas Park High School. He has been involved in the Transition Program at Largo's Lighthouse of Pinellas, is interested in video game design, and plans to earn a degree in the field from a technical college.

Group names scholarship winners

Christine Regan of Sylvan Learning Center at Largo Mall, chairman of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business/Education Partnership, has announced the 2008 recipients of its Largo High School scholarships. The following students were presented with the $1,000 prize at the organization's Salute to Education luncheon May 14 at the Largo Cultural Center.

Joel Quattlebaum, son of Rosemary Mandery of Largo, is Largo High School's Student Council vice president, Spanish Honor Society president and class of 2008 Salutatorian. He has an interest in the environment, wildlife conservation and martial arts. He has logged more than 150 hours of volunteer work at McGough Nature Park.

Quattlebaum plans to develop a career in the environmental field, pursue the international relations and business program at St. Petersburg College, then transfer to Everett College in Washington state to become certified in Japanese business through its Nippon Business Institute.

David Seitz, son of Kathryn Seitz, is participating in Largo High School's Business Cooperative Education On-The-Job Training Program. He is employed at Harvard Jolly Architects, St. Petersburg. He plans to attend St. Petersburg College then transfer to the University of Florida or University of South Florida to work toward a master's degree in architecture.

"Today's students are tomorrow's business and community leaders," Regan said, "and we believe that Joel and David exemplify the spirit and commitment required to succeed. We look forward to following their progress and sharing in their success."

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Couple spends time with family to mark 70 years 06/03/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 10:15am]
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