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Kelly A. Gee Cooper, Citizen of the Year

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Doyle Adams presents Kelly Gee with the Citizen of the Year Award at the Sweetheart Banquet,

Doyle Adams presents Kelly Gee with the Citizen of the Year Award at the Sweetheart Banquet,

Nine years ago, Kelly’s husband, David Walker, brought her to Port O’Connor, a place he had been visiting since 1984. Enjoying the hometown feel of this little community, they decided to make it their home. Kelly’s son and daughter-in-law live elsewhere, but her grandson, who she describes as “perfect”, loves to come visit every chance he gets.

Since settling here, Kelly has been involved in many community projects and activities. She is a member of the Port O’Connor Service Club, on the Board of the POC Community Center, a Friends of the POC Library Committee member, and a member of the Boggy Improvement Committee.

At most any community event, you will find Kelly and David among the workers. For a number of years they have helped with various projects at Fisherman’s Chapel, and are now helping to build the new Cowboy Fellowship of Port Lavaca.

Kelly has spent several years on the Port O’Connor Benevolence Fund’s Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets team, an outreach that requires a lot of manpower. And she volunteers for Warrior’s Weekend, a cause she is passionate about.

A few years ago, Kelly joined the Dolphin Talk team, and has been a great asset to it. When not helping around the community, she enjoys her chickens, her garden, fishing, reading, and visiting family and friends.

Join Us at the Boy Scouts’ Barbecue!

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“Sweethearts” Enjoy Valentine Banquet by Doyle Adams

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What a beautiful sight!  When you walked into the Community Center for the 22nd Annual Sweetheart Banquet, you felt you were entering a room full of love. Amid the beautiful decorations, friends were chatting, awaiting the dinner and festivities of the evening.

Under the leadership of Jim and Diane Cooley, workers from First Baptist Church, assisted by members of the Port O’Connor Service Club,  had made everything ready for the big event.  Five men from the Church did the charcoal  broiling of the steaks and they were delicious.

Again the Banquet was sold out!  We had 189 sweethearts in attendance and we delivered eight meals to people who were unable to attend.

Our pastor, Rev. Donnie Martin, led the group in the prayer of Thanksgiving.   Church men and the Youth Group served everyone their Sweetheart Steak Dinner.  After dinner, I (Doyle Adams) led everyone in the traditional banquet singing  of  “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”

All couples married 50 years or longer were recognized and heart boxes of candy were presented to the longest-married couple (Brother George and Barbara Yarborough, 64 years),  and the couple married the least amount of time (Sophie and Quintin Pecena, 2 months).

Door Prize winners were Freeman Hoppe, Hemphill. John Meitzen, John Hase, and Vidal Rameriz.

Finally it was time to announce the big award of the evening:  “Port O’Connor Citizen Of The Year’’. I was pleased to present this honor to Kelly Gee.
After the awards, it was time to settle back and enjoy some music. The Choir of the First Baptist Church sang several beautiful  songs and Marcos and Sue Gohlke sang a beautiful duet.

It was altogether a beautiful and joyous evening!

Brother George & Barbara Yarborough Married 64 Years Honored at the Sweetheart Banquet

Brother George & Barbara Yarborough
Married 64 Years
Honored at the Sweetheart Banquet

Quintin and Sophie Pecena were honored as the newest married couple, celebrating two months of marriage on the night of the banquet.

Quintin and Sophie Pecena were honored as the newest married couple, celebrating two months of marriage on the night of the banquet.

Future Chefs

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Port O’Connor Elementary congratulates our students whose recipes were chosen to compete in the District’s Future Chef competition on Feb. 27.  We are proud of these girls and wish them good luck! The winning students are shown here with their mothers:  LeaAnn Ragusin, Rylie Ragusin, McKenna Guevara and April Price.

Port O’Connor Elementary congratulates our students whose recipes were chosen to compete in the District’s Future Chef competition on Feb. 27. We are proud of these girls and wish them good luck!
The winning students are shown here with their mothers: LeaAnn Ragusin, Rylie Ragusin, McKenna Guevara and April Price.

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