Congratulations to Hal Olver of Largo and Roger Gentilhomme of Dunedin on the special awards they received at the 2006 Good Life Games. Hal was recipient of the first annual Nicholas J. Lichatz Award. Roger received the Walter Jaworski Award ... A tip of the hat to Vanessa Yore, Victoria Yore, Caitlin Laramee and Marisa Laramee of the Dreamcatchers 4-H Club of Clearwater for bringing home first place blue ribbons and best-of-their-category gold medals from the recent District 4-H competition held in Bradenton ... Chris Coburn of the Ambassadors 4-H Club represented Pinellas County 4-H at the 4-H Legislature in Tallahassee earlier this summer. Young delegates from all over the state learned how a bill is created, discussed in committee and voted on as they assumed the roles of legislators, lobbyists and reporters during the week they spent there ... "Happy Birthday" greetings are in order today, August 24, for Barb Moniz, Terry Eldridge, Larry Simoneau, Jennyne Nohl and Betty Huff ... Among those turning a year older tomorrow are Rita McGregor, Susan Simoneau, Doug Davis, Peter Makrianes, Kelly Clark and Dale Shade ... Saturday brings the birthdays of Savannah Madley, Wendy Sanders, David Richardson, Garrett Richardson, David Stoner, Christina Katte, Herman Gaillard and Katie Williams ... Bring out the party hats on Sunday for Kelly Corcoran, Evelyn Shambaugh, Kelly Haverty, Dan Smith, Pat Randall, Sally Fisher, Sam Fisher, Dan Larremore and Chris Schombs ... What do Mackenzie Gerlach, James Crozier, William Kilgore, Barbara Micol, James McArthur, Sylvia Wickman, Jennifer Howard and Sue Phillips have in common? All were born on August 28 ... Be sure to extend all best birthday wishes on Tuesday to Jilia Goldsmith, Bette Knutson, Tekla Steuart, Harriet Kirkhuff, Wanda Gibson, Pat Miller and Cynthia Watson ... The birthdays of Jennifer Hitchcock, Cal Shaw, Diane Irwin, Mary Ann Ellinger, Jessica Griffin and Sean Witherspoon are coming up on Wednesday ... A little bird told us that Jordyn Rothberg, Lacey Bergsten and George Walters had birthdays earlier this month ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Roth and Ann Neller (Aug. 24); The Rev. Hugh and Flo Bell, Sam and Talma Pilato (Aug. 25); Greg and Janice Santa (Aug. 26); Bill and Bette Crown (Aug. 27). It will be anniversary #22 for the Pilatos ... It was Mother Teresa who said, "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless ... Have a wonderful week, everyone.
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