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McKechnie’s star-spangled lineup all set

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ national anthem lineup is set for McKechnie Field.

March 2 — Wakeland Elementary’s Aliya Carrington, Emily D’Amico, Ana Hernandez, Gaby Langlois and Samantha Whipple (SCF).

March 6 — Petrina McCutchen (Phillies).

March 7 — Ashley Bassett (Twins).

March 8 — Marianne Barnebey (Yankees).

March 10 — Nicole Wishon (Orioles).

March 11 — Stacy Jo Kimbrough (Rays).

March 14 — Trina and Holly Rizzo (Yankees).

March 15 — Phil Picciotti (Phillies).

March 17 — Chloe Tomlinson (Tigers).

March 19 — Ted Meekma (Red Sox).

March 21 — Manatee Players (Rays).

March 23 — Mary Akemon (Astros).

March 24 — Jim Doepke (Red Sox).

March 25 — Steve Ramsey (Braves).

March 27 — Maria Wirries (Blue Jays).

March 29 — Tracy Minor (Astros).

n Oh, no! Prine Elementary Principal Guy Grimes hit the Big 4-0!

n Rebecca Lowck, Betty McKay and Jesse Yawn shined at Bright House Networks Senior Talent Show, singing their way to Tampa Bay’s Senior Idol April 1 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

n Pat Windham is 80 years young. Cheers from Team Windham.

n Tiffany Blevins, LRHS alum and USF Sun Doll, is a new Arena Football One Tampa Bay Storm cheerleader.

Props from Melinda, Rick, Tyler, Justin and Krystal.

n Speaking of LRHS, percussionists Michael Kennedy is 17, Kane Lewelling 16 and Jonathan Flenniken 16.

n MHS students interested in vying for “Manatee Idol”? Visit www.the

n BHS senior Garrett Secor is 18. Cheers from John, Carrie and Kyla.

n Southeast High’s Key Club hosts a “Battle of the Bands” benefit concert for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6 p.m., March 13 at the Ed Nock Auditorium.

Call 741-3366, ext. 2129.

Or call Matthew Davis at 725-0092.

n Insurance honcho Ronnie Grubbs is 77.

Cheers from Dixie, Ginny, Barbara, Floy, Michele, Hudson and Sonny.

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