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Published Jun. 27, 2007

A group of local health care professionals affiliated with Morton Plant Mease and Orthopedic Associates of West Florida in Trinity recently gave high school athletes free physicals. With the competitiveness of today's student athletes, thorough evaluations are essential and required by the State Athletic Association before a student may participate in high school athletics. Dr. David P. Thompson and Dr. Nishin S. Tambay from Orthopedic Associates said they were honored to be a part of this effort. "This has given us as physicians and health care professionals a chance to reach out and educate local high school athletes and their parents," Dr. Tambay said. "By holding free clinics like this one, we are able to prepare our kids with the proper knowledge to more adequately meet the demands of high school athletes while sustaining less injuries."


The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Hudson Aerie 3997 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles announced that Past President Marjorie Carncross was elected to the Florida State Auxiliary as trustee. The election took place at the State Convention, June 12-17 at the Florida Hotel in Orlando. As a dedicated Eagle member, Carncross will represent her auxiliary, the Aerie, the district and the state organization. Secretary of the Pasco group Deborah Hyde said that the Hudson Aerie is located on Leisure Beach. Its philanthropic work includes raising money to assist local charities. Interested? Call (727) 849-2005.