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Clearwater Scout earns Eagle award

Robert Scott Guy, son of Edward and Cathy Guy of Clearwater, will receive his Eagle Scout award in ceremonies at the First Christian Church in Clearwater.

For his Eagle Scout project, Guy refurbished and furnished an apartment for homeless families at the Salvation Army's Harbor Crest Apartments in Clearwater. More than 150 hours were spent on the project, which required the removal of oil-based paint from the walls and woodwork of the apartment before repainting.

Guy sought help in furnishing the apartment from adult Sunday school classes at his church. The response was outstanding, he said. Paint, furniture, mini-blinds, pictures for the walls, dishes, curtains, books, games and much more came in for the project.

And many people gave their time and energy.

The highlight of the project, Guy said, was when he met the father and children who moved into the apartment.

Guy, 18, is a senior at Pinellas Park High School. He attends First Christian Church in Clearwater and hopes to be a missionary to Jamaica.

After graduation, he plans to attend Florida Christian Bible College in Kissimmee and study to be a youth minister.

Guy works for Jergers and Son Insurance Co. He has been in Scouting for nine years and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316.

Woman awarded scholarships

Farah L. Barnes, granddaughter of Robert and Lora Kirby of Clearwater, has been awarded alumni scholarships to attend Eureka College in Illinois.

Seven members of her family have graduated from Eureka where she will be taking pre-law courses.

Ms. Barnes is a former Clearwater High School student. She graduated from Mooresville High in North Carolina.

Pinellas students win grants

The College Fund of Pinellas County, a non-profit, all volunteer organization, has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to 27 students for the 1992-93 school year.

North Pinellas students receiving awards were Elizabeth Abbott, Theresa Koonce, Michelle Lees and James Love of Seminole; Gail Buie, Tia Campbell and Sharon Jones of Largo; Louis Palermo of Dunedin; Sheri Bossom, Bobbi Caspar, Gregory Coppolella, Lois Glazebrook, Anita Wang and Cynthia Zehr of Clearwater; Gene Altman, Todd Devore and Tracy Devore of Palm Harbor; and Audra Cooper of Tarpon Springs.

The College Fund receives direct contributions from individuals, church groups, corporations and estates. Contributions and requests for scholarship application forms may be mailed to College Fund of Pinellas County, P.O. Box 673, Clearwater, FL 34617.

Military news

Spec.4 Shawn J. Kinville, son of Andrew and Renee Schlau of Clearwater, has been promoted to his current rank and is serving as a tank driver stationed at Fort Polk, La.

Kinville is a 1990 graduate of Clearwater High School where he was a member of the Marine Corps ROTC unit.

Lance Cpl. Gabriel M. Hohol, son of Gerald Hohol of Seminole, has reported for duty with the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-13, Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.

Pfc. Michael W. Robinson, son of Francis and Beverly Robinson of Largo, has reported for duty with the Third Maintenance Battalion, Third Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan.

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