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Good for You: 'Gram' turns 100; Scout earns Eagle rank

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Gertrude M. Whitley Callahan celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 22 in the company of nieces, nephews and friends at Countryside Haven ALF in Palm Harbor, where she has been a resident since October 2012.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1914, one of seven siblings. Although five are now deceased, two sisters, 94-year-old Bernice and 92-year-old Marion, live in New York.

At the age of 15, Gertrude married Lloyd L. Callahan on April 13, 1929. They celebrated 53 years together, 35 of them as residents of Miami Beach, before his death in 1982.

The couple's daughter, Mary Ellen, died on June 17, 2011.

A homemaker, Callahan is still rearranging furniture and decor at Countryside Haven. For the past 10 years she has been cared for by five generations of nieces and nephews who affectionately call her "Gram."

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Joshua Lincoln, a member of Boy Scout Troop 434, was officially awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 9.

The Countryside High junior earned 53 merit badges, including those required to achieve the Eagle rank. Over the past five years, Joshua completed 137 nights of camping, hiked 241 miles, biked 215 miles and logged hours of water activities. As part of a 12-man crew, he attended Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., where the group spent seven days backpacking more than 50 miles, sometimes at an altitude of greater than 12,000 feet.

Joshua's Eagle Scout project consisted of improvements to the children's recreation room in the pediatric unit of Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. The 16-year-old orchestrated a fundraising drive in which $1,700 was ultimately raised to fund the purchase of video games, more than 100 DVDs for pediatric patients of different age groups, new furniture, therapy mats, arts and crafts supplies and a pair of PlayStation 2 video game controllers per room.

Joshua is the son of Chris and Nancy Lincoln of Palm Harbor.

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