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    New postmaster named for Dunedin

    By BETSY BOLGER-PAULET

    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2001


    Allene l. Doggett has been appointed Dunedin's 13th postmaster. A native of Texas, the 28-year postal veteran began her career in 1973 as a clerk in Dallas. She graduated from high school in Wills Point, Texas. She earned an associate degree in business from Henderson County Junior College, Athens, Texas, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas.

    Her previous positions include the last two years as the administrative support manager for seven districts in eight states responsible for retail operations in the Midwest, officer in charge of the Greenville mail-processing center in east Texas, and serving as postmaster in Mineola, Texas, where she was named woman of the year for community service. She is a past state president of the National Association of Postmasters.

    She has four children, Mark, Cain, Corbie and John, and two grandchildren, McKenzie and Emma.

    Hadassah honors woman for service

    Pauline Pollio was recently honored by Bonnie Lipton, national president of Hadassah, at a luncheon at the Wine Cellar given by members of the Clearwater Hadassah Chapter.

    Mrs. Pollio was recognized for her "devoted services to the Jewish people in Israel and the United States . . . and for honoring the Jewish heritage."

    Clearwater poet named to hall of fame

    Alma W. Hudson, a resident of On Top of the World in Clearwater for 26 years, was recently induced into the International Poetry Hall of Fame and her poetry is on the Internet in 70 countries. Mrs. Hudson has written six books. She was born and grew up in Franklin, Ind., and moved to Chicago as a young adult.

    Free Clinic volunteer doctor is honored

    Dr. Leo Moran, a volunteer at Clearwater Free Clinic, was recently recognized by Countryside Kiwanis Club as Doctor of the Year. The award, in its sixth year, included a $500 donation in Dr. Moran's name to the clinic.

    A family physician who retired after more than 40 years, Dr. Moran volunteers one morning every week at the clinic which treats low income and uninsured residents at 707 N Fort Harrison Ave. He is married and has four grown children.

    Doctor honored as Friend of Children

    Dr. Sherman H. Pace, a staff member of Morton Plant Hospital since 1955, was recently awarded the Friend of Children Award for volunteerism for 2000, presented annually by the Florida Educational Foundation for the Advancement of Child Welfare.

    Dr. Pace was lauded for 22 years of service to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in Safety Harbor. Since 1978, Dr. Pace has provided routine medical care for free for residents of the ranch, and has served more than 500 young people.

    A native of Pinellas County, Dr. Pace graduated from St. Petersburg High School, Duke University and Duke Medical School. He interned at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and at Watts Hospital, Durham, N.C.

    Before returning to Clearwater to practice internal medicine, Dr. Pace served two years in the Army in internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    He is a a former board of trustees member (1982) and past president (1981) of Morton Plant Hospital Medical Staff, and served as chairman of the family practice section and as chairman of the obstetric-gynecology section.

    Anniversaries

    Lera and Anthony Salman of Clearwater celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by hosting a family get-together for a week in a rental home on the beach at Nags Head, S.C. They were joined by their children and families. They further celebrated with a trip to Italy. They were married June 17, 1950, in Philadelphia.

    They came here in 1981 from Philadelphia. They have two sons, Robert of Dallas and Richard of Collegeville, Pa.; a daughter, Barbara Hyder of Dallas; and eight grandchildren.

    He graduated from Temple University and worked as a management consultant in the dairy industry. He retired in 1984. He is a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Army during the Korean War.

    She attended Pierce Business School in Philadelphia and after her children were grown, worked for seven years as a dispatcher for an industrial equipment business.

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    Nina Ruth and Edward Cottrell of Clearwater celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on a cruise to the western Caribbean and the Panama Canal aboard the Crown Princess.

    Residents of Clearwater for 51 years, they were new schoolteachers when they met in August 1949. They married Aug. 12, 1950, at First Methodist Church of Montgomery, Ala., her hometown.

    He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Florida, is a veteran of World War II and retired in 1990 from St. Petersburg Junior College.

    She graduated from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., and Huntington College, Montgomery, and taught in both public and private schools for 32 years in Pinellas.

    They have a daughter, Vivian, and a son, Ward, and are 50-year members of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater.

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    Dorothy H. and John L. Burns of Clearwater celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family and friends. They were married on Christmas Day, 1940, in her hometown, Bel Air, Md. He was born in Maxton, N.C.

    They came here in 1988 from Bel Air, where he worked as a salesman for Lafayette Electronics and she was a government health administrator. They are members of Countryside Country Club and Pinellas Opera League. They have two children, Barbara Noble and John L. Burns Jr., and five grandchildren.

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    Elizabeth and Wallace Chickering of Largo celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with dinner at Spinners on St. Pete Beach. They were married Dec. 28, 1940, in Madison, Wis.

    They came here in 1995 from Madison, where he owned and operated an Avis Rent-A-Car business and she was an interior decorator. He also worked for Creole Petroleum in Venezuela, and they both graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They have three children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are members of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo.

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    Yvette and Clarence Balthasar of Clearwater, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary recently. They were married Dec. 26, 1935, in Plainfield, Conn.

    They came here in 1969 from West Haven, Conn. He was head of the sales department of a large company and she returned to nursing after their sons, Norman and Noel, went to college. They are members of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. They have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    - To submit an item to Good for You, write to Betsy Bolger-Paulet, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, or call (727) 445-4176 Monday or Tuesday.

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