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Anniversaries

The Arsnoes

Glenn and Emily Arsnoe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 21, 2006, with a renewal of their vows at Irving Park Baptist Church followed by a dinner with family and friends hosted by their children in the Church's Fellowship Hall in St. Petersburg. They were married Oct. 26, 1956, in Muskegon, Mich., and moved to St. Petersburg, from Dublin, Va., in January 2000.

Mrs. Arsnoe retired as a research specialist for the loan servicing department of the former Republic Bank. Dr. Arsnoe is a pastor at Irving Park Baptist Church.

They have three children, seven grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

The Hollenbachs

Dean and Helen Hollenbach celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary the weekend of Nov. 18-19, 2006, with family. They both graduated in 1936 from Perth Amboy High School and were married Nov. 19, 1941, in Perth Amboy, N.J., before moving to St. Petersburg in 1978.

Mrs. Hollenbach worked as a bookkeeper for a local doctor and an attorney. She is a member of the Daughter's of America. Mr. Hollenbach is a graduate of Rutgers State University of New Jersey and was a superintendent for Swift and Co. He served in the Navy during World War II.

They attend First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, and have two children and four grandchildren.

The Watsons

Cyrus and Neva Watson celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 18, 2006. They were married Nov. 18, 1944, in Covington, Ky., and moved to St. Petersburg from Dayton, Ohio, in 1987.

Mrs. Watson is a homemaker. Mr. Watson retired in 1975 after 30 years with General Motors in Moraine, Ohio.

They are members of Disston Park Church of God in St. Petersburg, and have three children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Randels

Otis "Kenny" and Vera Randel celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married Nov. 25, 1936, at Eighth Christian Church in Indianapolis, and moved to Seminole from Wilbur, Ind., in October 1979.

Mrs. Randel was in charge of the sewing machine department of a store in Indianapolis. She is an American Legion Auxiliary member and received her 100-mile walking shirt at the Recreation Center. Mr. Randel retired from General Motors and is a member of the Moose and Masons.

They are members of Church By the Sea in Madeira Beach, and have four children, 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

The Violas

Anthony and Christine Viola celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with dinner at a Japanese restaurant. They were married Nov. 12, 1946, in Chicago, and moved to St. Petersburg from Mesa, Ariz., in October 1971.

Mrs. Viola was a homemaker. Mr. Viola owned a used car lot and was a Hurley Water Filter distributor. He is an Army veteran of World War II who served during D-Day, the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

They have three children and eight grandchildren.

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