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Vigil to mark 5th anniversaryfor Cobb, Iraq

There will be a candlelight memorial vigil Monday at 7 p.m. for Marine Pfc. Christopher Cobb, who was killed in combat in Iraq on April 6, 2004.

The Bayshore grad was 19 and the first soldier from Manatee County to die in the war.

Join the Marine Moms and Patriot Guard Riders at Manasota Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton.

n Lance Burger, an MHS senior bound for UCF, is 18. Cheers from mom Debbie and brother Derek.

n Big ups to 107.9 WSRZ’s “Morning Crew,” David Jones and Christina Crane, celebrating their 14th anniversary.

The longest running radio duo on our coast has outlasted plenty of marriages, too.

n Don’t miss the United Way dunk tank at Seafood Fest.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., tonight’s dunkees are Parks & Rec’s Marcus Francis, postman Sheldon Jones and Jeff Cavanaugh of the Beach House.

Among Saturday’s dunkees beginning at 11 a.m. are Miss Manatee Softball’s Mike Murphy, Manatee Girls Softball’s Mike Michochero, Anna Maria Oyster Bar mogul John Horne, yours truly, umpire Dick Coury, and United Electric’s Robbie Gibbs.

Sunday at noon it’s insuranceman Keith Stonestreet, Cox Chevrolet’s Kyle Cox, Saint Stephen’s Chris Potts and Parks & Rec’s Scott Jalwan.

For times, see: www.quick

n Dr. Sumner Quimby is 85.

n Well done to Alberto Catullo and Josh Letts, Manatee Hurricane soccer co-captains, selected for the 2009 Florida Athletic Coaches Association Boys Soccer All-Star Classic.

n Lance Carter will be Ryan T. Boyd’s guest 2 p.m. Monday on WWPR 1490AM.

n Accompanied by Keyboards & More owner Sharie Schultz, LRHS band director Bob Schaer speaks at the National Association of School Music Dealers convention in Tucson, Ariz.

n Southeast alum Jeni Summers is trying out for a seventh year as Bucs cheerleader.

n Had a blast Tuesday reading “I Wanna Iguana” and “The Great Fuzz Frenzy,” about prairie dogs and a tennis ball, to Jan Jaudon’s first-graders at Miller Elementary for Read Across America Day.

Jan’s students are Daniella Betancourt, Briana Cardenaz, Ja’mesha Crumedy, Olivia DeBona, Aydin Frazier, Gage Green, Delanie Grider, Justo Hermida, Annabella Hibbs, Ryan Hole, Andrew Kiester, Makenzie Link, Mialynne Lovett, Aunica Miller, Hope Newman, Spencer Stephens, McKenzie Tate, Eddy Ucles, Estephanya Valescot and Zoey Whitmire.

n Lakewood Ranch Country Club bartender C.J. Aimino is 22. Sheesh, just a baby.

Vin’s People, by local columnist Vin Mannix, runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Please call 745-7055 or write P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206.