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Coast Guard auxiliary plans potluck awards dinner

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 11-06 of New Port Richey, has scheduled a potluck awards dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge, Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey. Murray Kober of Gulf Harbors will be honored for 33 years of service to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Others to be honored are George Arakelian and Kenneth Hafner for 26 years; Mary Skidmore, Lucy Peterson, Carmen Peterson and Leonard Oreto, 23 years; Alice Sellek and Harry Gnad, 21 years; James Rollestone, 20 years; Salvatore Saporito, James Hoffman, Allen Badger and Richard Deus, 16 years; Agnes and Duane Horning, 15 years; Walter Lowe, 12 years; Charles Nordman and Evelyn Ferris, 11 years; and Ruth Nordman, Arnold Macher, Carl Maurus and Clayton Badger, 10 years.

Sixteen retired members and their years of service are Clifford Noel, 40; William Jamison, 33; Allen Jensen and Garrett Jensen, 32; Alex Johnson 31; Atwood Woodruff, 30; Frederick Anderson, 29; Ferris Schnedler, Herbert Harris and Allan Foster, 27; Ralph Campbell, 24; E. M. Smith, Patricia Hill and Frank Flaig, 21; Alfred Godfrey, 18; and Roland Kennedy, 16.

The Flotilla has welcomed two new members. They are Edwin and Patricia Dorean of Saint Leo.

Robert L. Allen is Flotilla commander and Jerry Colonie, vice commander.

Business women present awards

Helen J. Gladwin was named the "Outstanding Business Woman of the Year" by the Tarpon Springs Chapter of the American Business Women's Association at a recent annual awards banquet.

Mrs. Gladwin is an audiologist. She is president of the Holiday Hearing Center in Pappas Plaza, Holiday, and the Pasco Hearing Center, Southgate, New Port Richey.

Lester Garner, an officer with NCNB, was acknowledged as the "Outstanding Business Associate."

Gladwin presented $500 scholarships to Rachel Brown of East Lake High School and Khara Koukoulakis of Tarpon Springs High School.

Italian ladies club sponsor party

The Ladies of the United Italian American Civic Club are sponsoring a luncheon and card party at noon Wednesday at the clubhouse, 7222 Washington St., New Port Richey.

Tickets are $4 a person. Call (813) 848-1858.

Civic club to award two scholarships

The Beacon Square Civic Association, Bradford Drive, Holiday, will award two F. Thomas Melvin scholarships during ceremonies at a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the clubhouse.

The recipients are graduating seniors of Gulf High School.

Catherine Chapman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chapman, will receive $1,000. At Gulf High, she was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Agape Club, secretary of the French Club, member of the marching band and Golf Club. She plans to work toward a degree in journalism at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Jenny Blyth, valedictorian at Gulf High School, also will receive $1,000. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Blyth. She served as president of the Interact Club, was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and was a peer counselor. She plans to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville and study veterinarian science.