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Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg’s story — one of courage, struggle and survival after being seriously injured during his last tour in Afghanistan — not only brought the room to a standing ovation Jan. 28 at the White House during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but it earned a standing ovation at home, as well.
East County resident Kathryn Barnes, an employee at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, couldn’t stop crying as she watched Resmburg — her great nephew — be recognized for his service to the country.
“I was in tears,” Barnes says.
Remsburg surprised Barnes in July, visiting the club to see her and to meet with some fellow veterans for lunch. There, he took his first steps on his own, Barnes says.
“He’s just a miracle.”
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27 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
28 Faith Preschool's Annual Kid's Carnival and Silent Auction
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
28 Service Club 50th Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles Show
5:30 pm - 4:00 pm
2 Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic
County administrator boasts 2014 accomplishments
Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker discussed a range of local government accomplishments in his Annual Report to County Commissioners Feb. 24.
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Cops Corner: East County
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