Sunday, September 28, 2003

Good Things Happening

Allen Howard


Hoxworth Blood Center recognizes donors when they reach milestones in blood and platelet donations. During the first half of September, these donors achieved milestones:

Arthur E. Bailey (10 gallons) and Harold E. Pietz (16 gallons), both of Forest Park; Michael A. Gribler (12 gallons) and Edward L. Spencer (12 gallons), both of Anderson Township; Denise E. Carter, Mount Carmel (11 gallons); David L. Davis, Kenwood (11 gallons); Robert Paul Howard, Cleves (14 gallons); Angelo A. Sacco, Delhi Township (14 gallons); William E Thompson, Dent (14 gallons); Ronald F. Enderle, Colerain Township (15 gallons); Tom H. Ohren, Amberley Village (18 gallons), and this week's champion donor, James R. Broomall of Covington, with 42 gallons.

If you'd like to start a similar tradition of blood donation, call 451-0910.

Big play for Anderson

Bengals offensive lineman Willie Anderson will gain a lot of yardage when he addresses students about life values this week.

Anderson, a two-time American Football Conference Pro Bowl player, will talk to the students from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday at Marge Schott-Unnewehr Boys & Girls Club, 30 W. 26th St., Covington.

Hospital honored

Mercy Health Partners of Cincinnati is among 10 organizations chosen from 80 nominees nationwide to be honored for its excellence in palliative care.

The award is given by the American Hospital Association for members that provide outstanding care of patients with life-threatening and terminal illnesses.

The AHA will present Mercy Health Partners a Citation of Honor during a ceremony from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Manor House Banquet and Conference Center, Mason.


Haskell honored

Junior Lori Haskell received the Kathy McCambridge Vocal Scholarship at Bowling Green State University. She was also elected vice president of the Bowling Green Collegiate Chorale.

The Oak Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Carol and Mike Haskell of Bridgetown.

Ericksen wins grants

Kelsey Ericksen has received a Charter Scholarship and Regents Waiver to attend the University of Georgia, Athens.

The awards are based on outstanding achievement in academics and extracurriculars.

The Anderson High School graduate is the daughter of Susan and Mark Ericksen of Anderson Township.

Reinert moves up

Laura Reinert earned a master's degree in medieval studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

She has also received a Presidential Fellowship to study for her Ph.D. at St. Louis University, Mo.

The Sycamore High School graduate is the daughter of June and Tom Reinert of Montgomery.

To submit an item, call 755-4165.


Name: Hearts for Jesus

History: Founded in August 1996 by Jannette V. Johnson. Volunteers are: Pat Williams, George Bailey Sr., Lareeces Bailey, Debra Shaw, Mandy Jordan, Rosalind Dubose, Debra Brown and Brenda Waldron.

Where: 8545 Highton Court, Deer Park.

Telephone: 891-7722.

Mission: "To create a spiritual outreach program that reaches out to serve those people down and out and seek to bring them to Christ, through training and witnessing workshops. We show people how to approach people, how to break the ice in a conversation and what to say. We encourage new people we meet to join a Bible study and a local congregation. We call on the local churches to assist in getting the new believers established in faith. We help them address needs, such as transportation, clothing and Bibles. We share the love and fellowship of Christ," Johnson said.

What others say: Joseph Trice, 55, homeless and unemployed was among the 400 at Washington Park July 4 when the Hearts for Jesus volunteers served food. "This group is reaching out and touching a lot of us," he said. "I believe in God and I think the way this group is reaching out helps to reinforce my belief. We need more of this. We need someone to help with jobs and housing in this area."

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