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Team Conley fills roster at Ole Miss

OK, let me see if I’ve got this straight.

Alan and Courtney Conley just graduated from Ole Miss in business and education, respectively, and grad school is next.

Chris Conley just graduated from MHS and will walk on at punter for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Cousin Whitney Conley, another new MHS grad, is also bound for Ole Miss.

They’ll join MHS grads Mike Galati, Sarah and Molly Morrison and Katie Rubino who are already at Ole Miss.

Alan, Courtney and Chris’s dad, Jeff, received both his BA and MBA from Ole Miss. His wife is Susan.

Whitney’s dad, Roger, is an Ole Miss Law School alum. His wife is Teri.

Got all that?

n Oh, no! Call a T.O.!

Dick Vitale is about to hit the Big 7-0!

The milestone lands on the ESPN college hoops maven and Basketball Hall of Famer on Tuesday.

n LRHS grad Mike Ohlman is Ryan T. Boyd’s guest at 2 p.m. Monday on WWPR 1490-AM.

The All-Area catcher and Player of the Year figures to be a high pick in Tuesday’s baseball draft.

n Kyle Sylvester, a Harllee Middle honors grad and future Southeast Seminole, is 14.

Cheers from Barbara, Keith and Blake.

n A salute to 1st Sgt. William Mathews, a 24-year Army veteran, retiring after 16 years teaching JROTC at MHS.

n Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant is 61.

n Marine Corps League Desoto Detachment 588 holds a membership drive Saturday at The Holiday House, 455 Tamiami Trail, Venice, with a poker run to benefit the League.

Call Mike Griffin at (941) 524-7092 for details.

n Minnie Hager is 100.

n Betty Pabst is 100, too.

n Big ups to 2007 Southeast grad Mark Zeller, just inducted into engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi at Georgia Tech.

He’s a junior in biomedical engineering.

n MHS alum Trent Mills graduated from FSU in phys ed and will teach at Holy Comforter Episcopal School in Tallahassee.

Cheers from Charlie, Audrey and Camden.

n Mary Weiss is 70.

n BHS guidance counselor Dave Bishop is retiring after 32 years.

n Emma Grace Harrigan is 3. Cheers from Susan and Bob.

n MHS Hurricanes Football Camp for youngsters starts at 10 a.m. Monday.

Visit www.themanatee for details.

n Talia Remijio graduates from Aveda Institute.

Cheers from parents Ramon and Terry, brother Ryan and grandma Betty Harris.

n MHS JV cheerleaders are Audra Adams, Emma Carper, Cady Chennault, Emily Coffey, Deidra DeFrance, Hayley Geraldson, Amanda Goray, Jasmine Green, Grace Gurucharri, Hunter Harrison, Kelly Johnson, Madison Larkin, Molly McDonough, Jessica Perry, Leslie Rodriguez, Savannah Silenzi, Olivia Smith, Olivia Sousa, Lauren Souris, TyAsia Sumpter, Taylor Whalen, Kallin Williamson, Nicole Wilson, Emilee Zavadil and Taylor Zebracki. Cecily Broach is coach.

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