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Updated: 05/01/2014 01:28:30PM

Boys & Girls Clubs honors Youth of Year

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Punta Gorda Police Department officer Jonathan Mendel says retired police K9, Jedi, will now make a great pet.

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Charlotte State Bank & Trust celebrated spring by giving away Easter baskets at all five branch offices. Customers and visitors were invited to sign up for the drawing, which was held April 16. Here, Jacqueline Benjamin, left, presents an Easter basket to Kitty Blanco. Kitty won the basket in a drawing at the Parkside office. The other winners: Peter Russo, Murdock; Janet Schlaud, Peachland; Mary Reichel, Punta Gorda; and Lucas Promseemai, Charlotte Harbor.

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Carolyn Brox, of the American Association of University Women, is seen here giving out books to volunteer Kate Curley Wednesday evening at the Mid-County Regional Library in Port Charlotte, as part of a World Book Night initiative.

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Barbara Orr, local chairwoman of World Book Night, is pictured Wednesday with volunteer Pat Thomas.

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Anne Shepherd, librarian and History Division manager at the Mid-County Regional Library in Port Charlotte, enjoys a snack while passing out books to the volunteers.

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Congratulations to Joesph Kennedy. The 14-year-old recently was selected Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County, according to a release from the organization. He now will compete against other Boys & Girls Clubs members for the Florida Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corp.

Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Clubs member can receive.

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