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Victim advocate given award at conference

Susan Fraley, a victim advocate for 12 years at the Pinellas Sheriff's Office, was awarded the Victim Advocate Purple Heart Award during the annual Florida Network of Victim/Witness Services conference last month in Palm Beach County.

Laura Scott, her supervisor, said Fraley is "always there for her victims. . . . Each client is treated as though he or she were the only person she is helping."

Fraley is a leader in the county Victim Rights Coalition, where she serves on several advisory boards and legislative communities, including the Domestic Violence Task Force and a committee for the Haven spouse abuse shelter.


Emogene B. and William D. Pruitt, Largo, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a rededication at Schultz Chapel of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo, followed by a reception at the clubhouse at Colonial Village. They were married July 4, 1949, in Perryville, Ky.

They came here in 1972 from Moreland, Ky. He is a retired mortician and she retired from NationsBank. They are members of St. Paul's, and he is a master mason and member of Masonic Lodge 184, Hustonville, Ky. They have three sons, eight grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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