Thursday, October 18, 2001

Some Good News


Masons donate millions

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        The 700,000 members of the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the United States have pledged $2.3 million to provide relief for the victims and rescue workers of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11.

        The pledge is in addition to their regular charitable support for hospitals, clinics, learning centers, orphanages and medical research.

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        Lockland Elementary School's penny drive to help disaster relief ended last week with $3,000.

        The collection lasted two weeks.

        The fifth grade class was given a pizza party for collecting the highest amount, $463.94.

        As a reward, students got a special showing Monday of the movie Spy Kids.

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        The Goshen High School Student Council will hold a community blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 for Hoxworth Blood Center.

        Marr-Cook and Green Elementaries, Spaulding Middle, and Goshen High, the four schools in the district, have collected $2,583 for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

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        Breast Cancer Awareness month continues at Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 9991 Wayne Ave., from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday with mammograms.

        Participants must be at least 35 years old. To schedule an appointment, call 585-1000. • • • Fifth Third Bank has given a $250,000 grant to TriHealth to buy two R2 ImageCheckers, a computer aided system that helps doctors detect breast cancer in women earlier.

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        Paula Dunn, a Spanish teacher at Colerain High School in the Northwest School District, has been chosen Outstanding High School Teacher by the Miami University School of Engineering & Applied Science.

        She will be honored at a banquet Nov. 2 at the Marcum Conference Center on Miami's Oxford campus.

        Ms. Dunn was nominated by one of her former students, Melissa Lyttle. • • • The Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church Second Annual Music Workshop and Concert starts today and runs through Sunday.

        The event, “Unity, Peace, One Voice,” features musician and songwriter Michael Pickett of Houston, Texas.

        For more information, call 221-0033, extension 307.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Monday-Friday and Sundays. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are committing random acts of kindness that are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at (513) 768-8362; at ahoward@enquirer.com; or by fax at (513) 768-8340.
       

       



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