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Power squadron change of watch ceremony set

Published Oct. 6, 2005

The Tarpon Springs Power Squadron, a unit of the U.S. Power Squadron, will conduct a 33rd annual Change of Watch on Friday at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club.

Richard H. Keegan of Spring Hill will be installed as squadron commander; Leo A. Hammer of Hudson, executive officer; Chris V. Hagberg of Tarpon Springs, education officer; Homer E. Harris of Palm Harbor, administration officer; Richard E. Olsen of Palm Harbor, secretary; Mary Lou Mielke of Palm Harbor, treasurer; Alfred F. Linn of Hudson, assistant education officer; Rita Marie Hammer of Hudson, assistant secretary; and Grace P. Pollenz of New Port Richey, assistant treasurer.

The new officers and assistant officers will promote safe boating through courses offered in New Port Richey and Palm Harbor as well as providing material for the National Oceanic Service for corrections and additions to nautical charts.

Officers of the Tarpon Springs Power Squadron Auxiliary to be installed include Janice Lasho of Palm Harbor, president; Vee Brickley of Holiday, vice president; Sally Keegan of Spring Hill, treasurer-secretary.

TARPS provides support for the activities of the squadron by raising funds for teaching aids and other squadron needs.

District commander Hamilton W. Shoop of Punta Gorda was the installing officer.

Ja-Mar Park residents honor lasting marriages

Ja-Mar Park residents in Port Richey who have been married 50 years or more were honored recently at a party in the recreation hall.

The celebration's theme was "Young at Heart."

Clarence and Marie McLauchlin have been married the longest of anyone in the park. They recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.

Andy and Vera Belkola, Alex and Evelyn Heist, Billie and Carmelita Pullins and Ted and Margaret Kimball, 59 years; Alfred and Ruth Berntsen, Oliver and Helen Logan and Don and Vera Woodard, 58 years; George and Emma Conner and Rowell and Aileen Bell, 57 years.

Edward and Elsie Pellerin, Gene and Betty Wilson, Leslie and Joy Taylor, Joseph and Tina Schopen, Charles and Maria Del Greco, William and Clara Lipinski, Jack and Dorothy Meismer and Tom and Muriel Ryan, 56 years.

Chester and Isabelle Dawson, Gene and Dot Schaffer, Bruce and Dorothy Palmer, Charles and Ruth Gearheart, William and Mary Corry, Allen and Mary Ellen McLean, Lester and Betty Smith, Fred and Lauretta Bayer, George and Chris Graves, Arthur and Luella Fritz, Bill and Theresa DeVries and Robert and Marie Wedow, 54 years.

John and Virginia Nordberg, Lawrence and Juanita Madon, Raymond and Helen Thompson, Gabriel and Eileen Berger, Bud and Zee Camera, Fred and Kathleen Mudford, Harry and Helen Petersen, Leslie and Ruth Hearn, William and Anita Jobes, John and Helen Seal, Norman and Rosemary Jones, 53 years.

Alfred and Edna Nelson, Earl and Doris Eells, Charles and Alice Jaeger, Joseph and Delores Bush, Rubert and Dellora Miller, Clayton and Dottie Hill and Vaughn and Florence Moore, 51 years.

Those celebrating their golden anniversary of 50 years are Ivan and Christina Heidenreich, Paul and Sadie Hoppe, Allison and Marion Prosser, Thomas and Eva Keranen, Robert and Norma Gage.

Morrison's Cafeteria catered the banquet with Jean Thomas, Joanne Peltz and several Ja-Mar residents serving.

The Rev. Jim Poyner, pastor of Grace Brethren Church, gave the blessing and closing prayer.

Pasco Good Samers seeking members

The Pasco Livewires Chapter of the Good Sam Club is seeking fellow RVers interested in joining them camping, traveling, participating in volunteer work and having a good time.

The Pasco Livewires Chapter is composed of active RVers living in the Pasco area.

The chapter is one of more than 2,300 chapters of the Good Sam Club.

Good Samers pledge to leave campsites in better condition than they find them, permit faster vehicles to pass on grades, keep their RVs in safe condition and assist other RVers when possible.

Good Samers try to live up to their name, Good Samaritans of the nation's highways.

For information, contact George Smith, (813) 869-1261 or wagonmaster Iona Clark, (813) 869-9471.

Send information to Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668.