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Celebration Saturday at ‘The Bunker’

Looks like there will be celebrating Saturday at “The Bunker.”

That’s the home of the Marine Corps League’s DeSoto Detachment 588, which will be saluting its first anniversary at 800 17th Ave. W., near McKechnie Field, and 24 years in Manatee County.

The fun begins at noon.

For details, call 741-USMC (8762).

Say it ain’t so! Tom Woods hits the Big 6-0!

The milestone lands on the Bradenton Fire Department captain Saturday. Suzanne, Bryan and Jonathan are amused.

Manatee High’s Class of 1969 40th Reunion committee meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday at Council’s, 536 12th St. W.

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Speaking of MHS, new cheerleader Grace Gurucharri is 15.

Cheers from Jean, Mike, Corrie and Brian.

Haile Middle honors seventh-grader Katie Ciemniecki, who is 13.

Cheers from Karen, Ray, Beth, Pat and Ray.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Arizona Cardinals’ standout cornerback and one of Manatee County’s own, is Ryan T. Boyd’s guest 2 p.m. Monday on WWPR 1490 AM.

MCC’s Jimmy Campos is 19 and grandpa Jim Cochran is 71 years young.

Cheers from Martin, Linda, Jenni and Jacob.

Steve and Donna Gibson threw an engagement luau for daughter Kristi and fiance Joe Koehler.

An April 2010 wedding is planned.

MHS National Honor Society senior Chelsea Hodges is 18 and bound for FSU.

Hurray from Sheila, Ross, Whittni and Spencer.

The LRHS cheerleaders’ silent auction is 10 a.m. Saturday. Call Melissa Koehlinger at 727-6100, ext. 2126.

Speaking of LRHS, Marching Mustangs percussionist Jason Pfeilsticker is 18. Trumpeter Ilsa Curry is 17. Color guard Shelby Walker is 15.

Bayshore Elementary’s Allison Clark is 11.

Cheers from Colleen, Troy and Clayton.

MHS senior and Bright Futures Scholarship winner Flannery Rose McClung earned her fourth straight White M for academic prowess. Sophomore sister Chandler Victoria got her second.

Sugg’s Jessalyn Kinlaw is 13.

Cheers from Mike and Teresa.

Chelsea Boston Tehan graduates from FSU’s School of Medicine, and will move onto USF’s pediatric residency program.

Big ups from RJ, Becky, Lynne, Leah, Andy, Mark, Debbie, Marla, Lee and Carol, who thank the Manatee Medical Society for their assistance.

Marla Wong MacMichael turns 22 and graduates from Notre Dame with a degree in Chinese and Japanese.

Cheers from Rose, Brian, Emily, Carl, Don and Mercia.

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