Thursday, September 25, 2003

Good Things Happening

Sisters walk to combat stroke

Allen Howard
Two sisters who watched their mother battle back from a stroke to live another 20 years are participating in the Train to End Stroke program.

Lisa Dugan Manor of Clifton and Sandi Lerman of Springdale have started a diet, exercise and physical fitness program in preparation for the 13.1-mile walk at the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 11.

"We are doing this in honor of our mother, Rose Lerman," Manor said. "In an effort to promote not only our own health, but the health and welfare of others affected by this disease, we have taken on this challenge."

[IMAGE] Sandi Lerman (left) and Lisa Dugan Manor train for the American Stroke Association marathon.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
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They have set a goal to raise $7,000 for the American Stroke Association.

She said her mother suffered her first stroke at age 44 in 1976, but underwent rehabilitation and lived until 1997.

To donate, go to Manor's Web site, Click on Sponsor Participant and enter either Lisa Dugan Manor or Sandi Lerman.

Helpers remembered

The Springdale Youth Boosters have added three names to the Boosters Memorial Plaque:

John Barnes, a baseball and soccer coach from the mid-1970s through late 1980s.

Debbie Roberts, who coached youth soccer and volleyball from 1997 until her death in 2002.

Ted Tarter, a 68-year resident of Springdale, who served as a coach and assistant coach in baseball, basketball and softball during the mid- and late 1970s.

Success stories

Nominations are being accepted for African-Americans who have met challenges and succeeded to be included in Fifth Third Bank's Profiles in Courage.

The series is co-sponsored by Urban League of Greater Cincinnati and WCPO TV, Channel 9.

Honorees will be profiled on Channel 9 throughout February.

For a nomination form, call 281-9955.


Summa cum laude grad

Christie McGee graduated summa cum laude with honors from Ohio State University, earning bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and Spanish. This fall, she will attend graduate school in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University. She is the daughter of Cecilia and Jeff McGee of Milford.

Roedel wins scholarship

The Best Buy Children's Foundation has awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Karla Roedel of Bridgetown on the basis of her volunteerism in the community, excellence in academics and participation in extracurricular activities.

The graduate of Oak Hills High School plans to study physical therapy at the University of Cincinnati.

Benthien on dean's list

Freshman English/education major Kyla Benthien was named to the spring semester dean's list at Northern Kentucky University. The Goshen High School graduate is the daughter of Judy and John Benthien of Pleasant Plain.

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Boy, 5, hits hole in one

When Jeff and Deidre Brickner of White Oak need a toy for their son, Aaron, they should head for a golf shop.

Playing with his dad at the Delhi Par 3 course recently, Aaron shot a hole in one on the sixth hole.

Not bad for a 5-year-old - in his first time ever playing on a golf course.

"We had been to the putting green and driving range before," said his father. "But this was the first time he had actually played."

Jeff Brickner, himself a 6-handicapper, said his son shot a 69 on the 9-hole course, so there's plenty of work ahead.

Still, it's clear that Aaron, a pupil at St. Ignatius School, has picked up some of his dad's talent.

"He is a huge sports fan and can tell you all of the Reds on the current team. He was the only kid in his class when asked of their favorite program who said (ESPN) Sportscenter," Jeff Brickner said.

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