When kids trashed mailboxes along Riverview Boulevard years ago, Ed Deane called their bluff.
“He built a mailbox that could not be destroyed,” Karren Shupe said of her father, who passed Tuesday at 86.
Deane went to the family’s business, Deane Machine, made a steel mailbox, then mounted it in deep cement base.
“The house is gone, but that mail box is still there,” Shupe said.
n Rylee Elizabeth Kuhns is 5. Cheers from parents Von Ryan and Cindy Kuhns, uncle and aunt John and Susan Johnson, cousin Mya Lynn Johnson, grands Dale and Ann Dobbs, and Butch and Pat Kuhns.
n The 10 Manatee High hunks vying for Mr. Sugar ’Cane are Mike Blakely, Xander Chawi, Patrick Harrington, Wyatt Hoffman, Colby Lengel, Tyler Leppek, Cody Mattas, Matt Sanchez, Chase Sandberg and Matt Stephens.
The fundraiser for director Lori O’Leary’s dance squad is Nov. 13 at SCF’s Neel Auditorium.
Krystal Weaver, a USF senior and former Sugar ’Cane, returns as co-host.
n Cathi and Rowland Shannon are wed 29 years Saturday. Cheers from children Cierra, Ryan and Rowland Jr.
n Kenneth J. Hunsader was awarded Professor of the Year at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business.
The award is based on teaching, research and service to the university.
A Ph.D. in finance, he is the son of Joyce Hunsader and the late Robert Hunsader.
n Lee Middle’s Hannah “Banana” Henderson is 12 and grandpa Itzy Cutler is 76. Cheers from Marley, Andy, Cas and Katie.
n Coach Shea Whidden’s Palmetto Dazzlers dance team will hold a car wash at Steve White’s Auto Service, 824 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help raise funds for nationals.
n Pfc. JoJo Kinnan is in Afghanistan, a radio operator and driver for the 1st Battalion, 506th regiment HQ.
n Mike and Jaymie Carter are wed 25 years Sept. 14.
n The MHS Class of 2000’s 10th reunion is Oct. 1-2. There will be a barbecue and Hurricanes home game against Lakewood Ranch, followed by a Saturday picnic and cocktail party.
Tickets are online at www.manateehighschool classof2000.com.
n Aundrea Britt is 39. Again.
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