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Photo enthusiasts, shell collecting couple note 65th

April 10 was Herb and Dottie Abrams' 65th wedding anniversary. The Clearwater couple plan to do most of their celebrating at a family party in Richmond, Va., where their grandson also will receive congratulations for academic and athletic scholarships he has received.

They were married April 10, 1943, in Sumter, S.C., where Mr. Abrams was serving in the Army Air Forces before being assigned to the Pacific Theater.

The couple moved to Clearwater in 1983 from Washington, D.C. Mr. Abrams was employed as a management and financial analyst for the Small Business Association. Mrs. Abrams was a paralegal and worked as a special assistant to the Office of General Counsel of the United States Civil Service Commission.

They are members of Temple B'nai Israel in Clearwater and enjoy photography and shell-collecting and give slide shows on travel and nature to various organizations. They keep active by playing tennis.

The Abrams have two daughters; three grandsons, one of whom is currently the associate director of the Peace Corps in Bolivia; and a great-granddaughter.


Theodore and Margaret Reed Sr. of Largo were married April 13, 1958, at Sacred Heart Church in Lowell, Mass.

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 13 with a party planned for them by their four children at the American Legion Post 119 in Largo.

The Reeds came here in 1964 from Nashua, N.H.

Mr. Reed is a four-year Air Force veteran and was a truck driver. He also worked every Saturday night for 29 years at Sunshine Speedway where, for 13 years he was in charge of the sweep crew and for 16 years he served as the second turn flagman and brought the cars out.

Mrs. Reed worked 17 years as a licensed day care provider and usually accompanied her husband to the speedway every weekend.

They are members of the Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater.

The Reeds have four children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

PHUHS senior tops in state in math, science

Palm Harbor University High School senior Karan Sagar was recently named Florida's Sunshine State Scholar for Mathematics and Science following the state competition in Tallahassee.

Two of Karan's teachers, Bob Dull and Dave Macfarlane also were recognized at the banquet.

Karan was given the opportunity to meet with Gov. Charlie Crist and the Cabinet and was presented to the Commerce Committee of the Florida Senate. He also received awards of cash and merchandise.

This is the fourth time in five years that Dull and Macfarlane have gone to Tallahassee for the state competition with a regional finalist. It is the second time in five years that a student from Pinellas County schools has achieved nationwide top honors.

Karan is captain of the Palm Harbor University High School Science Bowl team that qualified to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C., in May and is a member of Pinellas County School's All-Star Academic Team that will compete in the Commissioner's Academic Challenge in mid April at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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Photo enthusiasts, shell collecting couple note 65th 04/15/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:28pm]
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