by Sandy Fahy
Warmest wishes go to Jean Santay, at left above, who has a birthday coming up on February 4. That's friend Grace Slinn pictured with her. Both ladies are volunteers at their church's thrift shop.
A tip of the hat to Tara Kivett, City of Clearwater's "Employee of the Month" for February ... Applause, please, for Robby Wayland, who aced the 4th hole at Belleair Country Club in December ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Vic and Sylvia Wickman (Jan. 31); Jack and Dorcas Dunstan, Earle and Beverly Sebring (Feb. 1); Jack and Kathie Hyde (Feb. 2); Bill and Helen Sykes (Feb. 4) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Dave and Marilyn Bossard, Douglas and Ann Rayment, Glenn and Jan Cronier, Frank and Lois Christie, Paul and Sandy Anderson ... A little bird told us Mary Armstrong, Janet Timms, Charles Charmatz, Jennie Warner, Richard Wright, Carole Diaz, Bob Grassberger, Leslie Alestra, Diane Sinicrope, Mary Ann Paschke, Ray Bichimer, Earle Sebring, Jane Schafer and Virginia Middleton recently had birthdays ... Did you know Jan O'Brien, Jim Flemming, Hannah Heier, Tom Franklin and Timothy Harrigan, Jr. turn a year older today, January 31? ... "Happy Birthday" greetings are in order tomorrow for Peg Cameron, Trish Shea, Edwin Paschke, Sharon Brown, Allison Williams and John Parker ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Saturday for Al Klein, Tom Wolkowsky, Les Novak, Linda Anderson, Bob Kinsley, Ruth Robinson and Shirley Johnson ... Be sure to wish Leeley Myers and Anne Nelson all the best on their special day, which is Sunday ... The birthdays of Jean Santay, Jeanbelle Bodtke, Ann Bole, Lucille Jackson, David Petrik, Lori Clark, Mary Jo Sanchez, Susan Brown, Anita Williams and Helen Allen are coming up on Monday ... You still have time to get a card in the mail to Jeannette Brown. Her birthday is Tuesday ... Have a good week, everyone. Keep in mind the words of Helen Keller: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement."