Clifton and Iris Wyatt of Clearwater celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 3 at a dinner out with friends.
The couple married May 12, 1943 in Richmond, Va.
They came here May 1, 2006 from Ocala.
Mr. Wyatt served four years in the Army during World War II and was a member of the 42nd Infantry "Rainbow Division" field artillery company.
After the war, he worked as a business manager for companies in Virginia and Miami.
Mrs. Wyatt was as a teacher in Miami.
They are members of Countryside Baptist Church in Clearwater and have two sons, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Joe and Ann Daley of Safety Harbor tied the knot May 17, 1958 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a mass at All Saints Catholic Church in Clearwater and a party at the Briar Creek clubhouse.
The Daleys came here in 2002 from Brooklyn, N.Y. Currently, the couple have a home in Pennsylvania and live here seasonally.
Mr. Daley, who worked in life insurance sales, loves to golf and bowl.
Mrs. Daley worked in the banking industry, was a homemaker and also a school secretary. She likes to shop and play bingo.
They are members of All Saints Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and a bowling league. They have three sons, a daughter, and 14 grandchildren.
Honors go to those helping mentally ill
More than 300 people attended the 12th annual Iris Awards presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pinellas County on May 10 at Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs.
The awards go to people and organizations who have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of persons with mental illness.
Volunteers recognized were Bill Larsen, John Craig, Patricia Hall, Sophia Holder, Vicky Holder, Carolyn Hammond and Marianne Martin.
Mental health providers recognized were April Lott, Directions for Mental Health Inc.; Sharon Nivens, Directions for Mental Health; Windmoor Healthcare Fundraising Committee; Perry Kakalis, University Community Hospital; Susan Lang, Central Florida Behavioral Health Network Inc.; and Elizabeth Statzer, Department of Children and Families, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program.
Law enforcement authorities honored were Pinellas Park police Officer Stephen Vangeli, for personal intervention to locate housing for a mentally ill homeless man; and Pinellas County sheriff's Capt. Teresa Dioquino, Lt. Timothy Pupke and Deputies Jan Wagner and Traci Reid, for their commitment to the crisis intervention team program as demonstrated in March on the Dunedin Causeway. After several hours of intervention, an armed, suicidal man in a car on Dunedin Causeway was taken into protective custody without incident.
Carwise students win oratorical competition
For their outstanding performances, seventh-graders Andrew Peluso and Alex Follo were awarded first place in the Clearwater Bar
Association's Middle School Oratorical Competition on April 28 at the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater.
Open to all North Pinellas County middle school students, the competition was judged by the Clearwater Bar Association's past president, Jewel White Cole, along with Suzanne Mucklow and Bob Adikes. The event was arranged by Christy Pemberton, Pinellas County senior assistant county attorney.
Peluso is the son of Dr. Ken and Julie Peluso of Palm Harbor.
Follo is the son of John and Tammy Follo of Palm Harbor.
The 13-year-olds are students of Mrs. Susan Terry and attend Carwise Middle School in Palm Harbor.