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American Legion groups install 1995-96 officers

New officers of the American Legion Paradise Post 79 and the Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion recently were installed at a dinner at the post in New Port Richey.

Edward White will lead activities of the post as commander in the coming year.

Other officers include: Irene Stelsing, first vice commander; Wayne Albert, second vice commander; Gene Murphy, adjutant; Mike Korman, finance officer; Ken Mitchell, chaplain; Bobby Burris, sergeant-at-arms; Bertha Barwikowski, historian; Jack Kennedy, judge advocate; Fred Harrop, service officer; and Vinney Roberts, John Herig and James Smith, executive committee members.

Ginger DiLello will serve as president of the Auxiliary. She will be assisted by Anna Bonny, first vice president; Alice Ott, second vice president; Minnie Bousquet, chaplain; Sheri Gordon, treasurer; Mary LaConte, historian; Marsha White, secretary; Dorothy Eklund, sergeant-at-arms; Sue Spader, assistant sergeant-at-arms; and Kay Ciancia, Shirley Peterson and Iola Stiegler, executive committee members.

Mark Harris is the new commander of the Sons of the American Legion; Larry Kelly Sr., second vice commander; John Merten, adjutant; Herman Cowan, chaplain; Larry Kelly Jr., historian; Joey Merten, sergeant-at-arms; and John Merten, finance officer.

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