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Dunedin woman celebrates 105th birthday

Helen Bauter of Dunedin celebrated her 105th birthday in the company of 85 residents and friends at Golden Crest Mobile Home Park, where she has lived for 38 years.

One of eight children, she was born Helen Dillabaugh in Brasher Falls, N.Y., Jan. 12, 1905.

On May 28, 1936, she married Lynn Bauter in Watertown, N.Y.

The couple lived in Florida for 40 years.

Mr. Bauter passed away in 1992.

Part of Mrs. Bauter's philosophy on living a long life is staying active. She played golf until age 84.

The centenarian-plus believes the other attributes contributing to her longevity are her religious faith; eating healthful foods such as fruits, vegetables and fish; and enjoying happy hour with friends.

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Louis Nels and Bettyann Janet Jensen of Tarpon Springs celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary twice; first with a dinner party with friends and later on a 21-day cruise in late November 2009.

They married Sept. 3, 1949, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Chicago.

He is a Korean War veteran who later worked as an executive for IBM Corp.'s international operations.

She managed a real estate office.

The couple lived in Rockford, Ill.; Chicago; New Canaan, Conn.; and Hong Kong.

They came here in 1989 from New Canaan.

The Jensens have four children; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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Clearwater Central Catholic High School and CCC alumnus Katherine Jones, of the Katherine Jones Insurance Agency in Clearwater, have partnered to recognize outstanding CCC students with the State Farm Student of the Month and Student-Athlete of the Month awards. Students chosen for this recognition demonstrate exemplary leadership, dedication and hard work in the classroom, on the playing field, in extracurricular activities and in the community. December 2009 honorees are seniors Andres Delgado, State Farm Student of the Month, and Kaelyn Kenner, Student-Athlete of the Month.

Delgado is president of the CCC Technology Club and a member of the Student Council's Executive Council Environmental Club. He is also a CCC Student Ambassador and a member of the International Thespian Society. He plans to study special education and technology at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Kenner is an honor student with a 4.4 GPA. She is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She competes on the cross country, soccer and track teams. She plans to study civil engineering and architecture.

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Dunedin woman celebrates 105th birthday 01/19/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:33pm]
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