Monday, May 17, 2004

Seven join Hall of Fame

Finneytown honors alumni achievers

By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer contributor

SPRINGFIELD TWP. - The Finneytown Hall of Fame Committee recently inducted seven members for their achievements or contributions to the district. They are:

• Bruce Howland, Class of 1972: A four-year college basketball starter, Howland went on to play professional ball in Spain and Portugal. He's now president of General Advertising Products.

• Tom Stevens: A founding member of the Soccer Association for Youth, Stevens led his team to victory in the first state tournament in 1974.

• Linda Thompson, Class of 1965: A biomedical scientist doing research in immunology, Thompson trains graduate students and post-doctoral fellows while teaching at the University of Oklahoma.

• Dr. Roger Winkle, Class of 1963: A tenured professor at Stanford Medical School, Winkle is renowned for his work in the study of the heart's electrical system.

• David Bean: Spent 34 years in the district as a teacher and athletic director. He has published Ohio History, An Investigation and several articles.

• Steve Elliott: A 22-year teacher, Elliott coordinated the district's community service program for 13 years. He now is a consultant with the Mayerson Foundation's High School Service-Learning Program.

• Steve Vining, Class of 1974: Vining has earned 10 Grammy nominations for his work in multiple genres of music including jazz.

Track walkers help with Booster projects

ANDERSON TWP. - Community members are invited to join the Anderson High School Boosters Thursday for the 1,000 Miles Per Hour Fund-raiser, 6:30-9 p.m. at Brown Stadium, 7560 Forest Road.

Each grade at the school has formed a team of parents, siblings and friends to walk with them around the track. Team members have solicited sponsors who contribute a set amount per mile walked. The goal is for each team to walk a total of 1,000 miles in one hour.

Proceeds from the walk will be put toward retiring the Boosters debt from last year's improvements, including resurfacing.

Anyone interested in pledging cash to any walker or joining one of the teams should call 232-2772.

Concert benefit for March of Dimes

INDIAN HILL - Cincinnati-based Blessid Union of Souls will headline a Saturday fund-raiser concert to benefit the March of Dimes.

Nine seniors worked all year to put together the 7 p.m. concert, which will be held at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Bluepoint and Second Time Around also will perform.

Tickets are $10 for balcony seats and $15 for mezzanine seats. Reserve seats by calling 272-4618 or by e-mailing name, phone number and number of tickets desired to

Blues concert at Winton Woods Middle

GREENHILLS - The Winton Woods Middle School Jazz Band is hosting a blues concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school's auditorium, 147 Farragut Road.

The middle school jazz band will open the show, followed by a lecture and concert by the Phil Blank Blues Trio.

Admission is free.

Vegetable planting class is this evening

LEBANON - The three-hour class "Edible Landscapes" begins at 5:30 p.m. today at the Warren County Career Center, 3525 N. Ohio 48. Students will learn how to plant herbs, vegetables and fruits around the home to be decorative and practical.

The cost is $30. Information/registration: 932-8145.


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