Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 22, 2014

Feb. 22, 2014: Cheers & Jeers

Kokomo Tribune

---- — ‘They both love what they do’

Kim Kucholick of Kokomo sends this Cheer:

“I recently lost my father. I just wanted to thank Jeff Stout and the Rev. Steve Allen for all their help and support during this difficult time.

“They both went far and above their duties. They were helpful, supportive and you could tell they both love what they do.

“Thanks again for both of you being there for me and my family.”

‘Education opens doors for all girls’

Cheryl Curry, regional membership director of the Girl Scouts, sends this Cheer for World Thinking Day:

“During the month of February, Girl Scouts celebrate African American History Month and World Thinking Day. Diversity has been a core value of Girl Scouts since Juliette Gordon Low gathered together the first troop of 18 girls in Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912. Juliette had a vision of an inclusive organization, which began to become a reality as Girl Scouts reached out to African Americans, Latinas, Asian Americans and American Indians, as well as to girls with disabilities and other underrepresented populations.

“Thinking Day is celebrated annually on Feb. 22 by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It is a day when they think about their sisters in all the countries of the world. Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926. The theme for World Thinking Day this year is ‘education opens doors for all girls.’

“The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Before the first Girl Scout meeting, Juliette called her niece and said, ‘I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!’ Girl Scouts of Central Indiana stills honors the vision that Juliette had 102 years ago of ensuring that all girls have the opportunity to be Girl Scouts.”

Wolfe Insulation leads the way

Mary Jane Lowdermilk of Kokomo sends this Cheer for Wolfe Insulation:

“On the evening of Jan. 23, three members of Altrusa International of Kokomo left Carmel to return to Kokomo at 8:15 p.m. using U.S. 31.

“At the Hamilton-Tipton county line, we were in bad weather — blizzard, zero visibility, high winds. There were numerous slide-offs, and we could not see the road.

“We got behind a Wolfe Insulation box truck. They stopped to help a slide-off victim return to the highway.

“We followed the Wolfe Insulation truck to Ind. 26, arriving in Kokomo at 10 p.m.

“Thanks, Wolfe Insulation.”

‘Helping the people in his district’

Donnie, Gary and Cheryl Allen send this Cheer for their Kokomo city councilman, Donnie Haworth:

“We would like to give a big thank-you to our councilman, Donnie Haworth, 4th District.

“Donnie does a wonderful job. Whenever you have a concern or problem, all it takes is a phone call and he immediately begins trying to solve the issue.

“Donnie recently provided assistance to the residents on South Bell Street, whose homes had been devastated by the tornado.

“He has been a good friend also, and is extremely interested in helping the people in his district.”

Good service not a thing of past

Monte and Susan Zinkan of Kokomo send this Cheer:

“We want to applaud some businesses in Kokomo for their excellent service. It seemed to us that good service was a thing of the past. However, there are three businesses that rate an A-plus in our book.

“Duncan Service, Bass Appliance and Golden Corral.

“Jeff at Duncan Service, employees and service techs at Bass Appliance, and Bill Logan at Golden Corral make you remember to call them again when you need their services.

“Thank you, businesses, for your great service.”