Betty Lang was Miss January. Lois O'Donnell is Miss February. Bet you didn't know they are among the 2006 "Calendar Girls"--not for the magazine you might be thinking of, however, but the calendar published by the Fine Arts Society as a fundraiser for programs at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art. Photos of Betty and Lois, who is president of the society this year, are featured along with those of Sherrie Morton (Miss March), Gloria Hollingsworth (Miss April), Pat Best (Miss May), Pat Brandt (Miss June), Gretchen Vanderhoof (Miss July), Dianne Gillotti (Miss August), Judy McSwine (Miss September), Sally Evans (Miss October), Roberta Christenson (Miss November) and Phyllis Weaver Smith (Miss December) ... Clearwater High School recognized all former CHS baseball players (from the pre-1940s to the present) during its Centennial Celebration Ceremony at BrightHouse Networks Field Saturday prior to its pre-season inter-squad game. Earlier in the day, a game pitting '80s players against alumni from the '90s teams was scheduled along with an "All Century" Alumni Game featuring former CHS baseball players of all ages/eras ... Hats off to teachers Andrea Gocek of Largo High School and Dawn Coleman of Ponce de Leon Elementary, recipients of Citigroup Team/Mentor Grants for 2005-2006, and Barbara Gurian of Plumb Elementary and Robert Sinibaldi of Walsingham Elementary, winners of 2005-2006 Bank of America Incubator Grants ... Friends of Ruth Lomas want her to know they are thinking of her and wishing her all the best ... It's birthday time once again for Florence Frey, Cookie Gilreath, Nancy Weber, Rebecca David, Marjorie Wimmer, Martha Ventress, Alex Swatzell, Maggie Talbot, Diane Williams, Bette Dorn, Paul Anderson, Dave Williams, Susan Harris and Stephen Rideout. All celebrate their special day today, February 9 ... Candi Dempsey, Ellie Bryder, Ruth McClelland, Hilda Knutson, Dianna Lyerly, Kathy Wilder, Lauren Furno, Shayni Owens and Katie Lapham turn a year older tomorrow ... Ginger Phillips' birthday is coming up on Saturday, along with those of Rebecca Jonson, Lois Christie, Marlene Shuttleworth, Maryrose McWhirter, Florence Winsor, Ginger Phillips and Norman Johnson ... Bring out the party hats on Sunday for Karen Carter, Ruth Lomas, Arlene Bradstreet, Marlene Havens, Mary Blackmon, Mike Dolleman, Mary Ellen Britts, Kaitlin Montgomery, Joel Kurtz, Frank Lorente, Susan Davis and Jim McCurtain ... Be sure to extend all best birthday wishes on Monday to Marie York, Peggy Moore, Lois Frees, Dot Coit, Helen Polhamus and Shirley Sumner ... Tuesday brings Valentine's Day and the birthdays of Karen Swets, Kathryn Porter, Evelyn Stelmat, Randi Dawson, Martha Alling, Sharon Lyons, Bruce Littler, John Williams and Kimberly Bailey ... What do Kelly Bauler, Catherine Pelletier, Shirley Moravec, Andy Jeffrey, Carol Manley, Al Marchando, Olivia Lumm, Emily Ellingham, Joyce Ford, Zachary Crevasse, Annie Muller and Cornelia Raymond have in common? All were born on February 15 ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Sandy Myers, Cindy Greene, Angelina Kellington, Jean Linne, Sylvia Rockwell and Katherine Koch yesterday and those of Linda Anderson, Laura Stevenson, Molly McCoy, Bill Henry, Janet O'Brien, Bob Burwell, Dot Palmieri, Nona Ward, Claire Andriacchi, Patricia Stanton, Mary Griffith, Judith Haley, Jack Groll and Shirley Johnson earlier this month ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Brian and Nancy McLeroth, Joe and Debbie Lombardo (Feb. 11) ; Richard and Beverly Brown (Feb. 12); Ernest and Brenda Bond, Michael and Ginger Frost, Neil and Betty Lloyd, Rolland and Barbara Charpentier (Feb. 14); Alex and Sue Williams, Ed and Cis Dalton (Feb. 15). It's anniversary #37 for the Daltons. The Charpentiers will be celebrating eight years of marriage ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Jack and Dorcas Dunstan, whose special day was February 1 ... Ever wonder which states have boasted the most Miss Americas over the years? Jackie Ormerod advises that California and Ohio have had six (including Ohio's Mary Campbell, who won the title twice, in 1922 and 1923); Pennsylvania and Illinois, five; and Oklahoma, four ... Have a great week, everyone!
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