Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Good Things Happening

Visitors Center adopts soap pig

Allen Howard

Sudsie, the 7,000-pound Boar of Soap sculpted from a giant block of Ivory soap, has a home, said Bev Kirk, its creator.

"She has been moved to the Visitors Center" across from Fountain Square, Kirk said.

Kirk, of Sharonville, unveiled Sudsie on Fountain Square last month for the International Economic Development Council conference to show off Cincinnati's history as a producer of soap and swine. The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce commissioned her to do the project.

[IMAGE] Designer Bev Kirk shows off Sudsie, the pig she carved from Ivory soap.
(Enquirer file photo)
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"She will be there at least through the holidays, or at least until she biodegrades," said Julie Calvert, director of the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau.

'Gentleman Joe' honored

"Gentleman Joe," they call him. His real name is Joe Ralston, a retired four-star Air Force general who served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

On Nov. 15, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Air Force Association will name its chapter after him at a retirement party at the Marriott North, West Chester.

Judge receives award

Retired Judge William McClain was honored with the Charles S. Rhyne Lifetime Achievement Award Monday by the International Municipal Lawyers' Association at its annual meeting in Minneapolis.

The award is the highest honor the association gives. It recognizes people with careers in municipal law.


3 new Eagle Scouts

These young men have achieved the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout award:

Mark Cimiluca of Troop 674, Church of the Savior, Montgomery. For his community service project, he and his crew constructed and installed more than 25 bluebird houses for the Greenacres Foundation in Indian Hill. The Sycamore High School graduate is a freshman at Miami University.

Joseph Meyer of Troop 940, St. John Church, West Chester Township. Joseph built a campfire area at St. John. He is a senior at Moeller High School.

Jared Hayes of Troop 98, Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. For his community service project, he and his crew created hopscotch courts, upgraded the playground, and built a nature trail with bird, bat and butterfly houses, benches, a dedication boulder and new landscaping at Monfort Heights Elementary School. He is a senior at Colerain High School.

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The winners of the annual Golden Galaxy Awards will be announced Oct. 22. More than 300 students from 58 high schools were nominated. All 55 finalists will be profiled.

Name: David Sandmann

Age: 18

School: McNicholas High School

Community: Mount Washington

Category: Science

Parents: Robert F. and Mary E. Sandmann

David has been a student instructor and lab assistant at the school's summer camp, demonstrating strong leadership with inner-city students.

Name: Julie Roebel

Age: 17

School: Seton High School

Community: Delhi Township

Category: Vocational/Technical

Parents: John and Diane Roebel

Julie, an aspiring engineer, is active in the school's JETS Program, which promotes careers in engineering, science, math and technology.

Name: Claire Jones

Age: 17

School: Finneytown High School

Community: Finneytown

Category: Vocational/Technical

Parents: Chris and Becky Jones

Claire has designed a PowerPoint project for the school's mentally and physically challenged students.

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