Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 1, 2014

Feb. 1, 2014: Cheers & Jeers

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Officer exceeds what’s expected

Bishop Charles E. Glenn of Fountain of Life Word & Worship Center, sends this Cheer:

“I am writing this letter because of the gratefulness that I yet have this day towards a member of the Kokomo Police Department.

“On Dec. 30, I was involved in an automobile accident, and the officer who responded was Officer Erick Fogg. Officer Fogg went about his official duties collecting the necessary information from both drivers and then he returned to my vehicle to inquire as to how I felt.

“When I complained of a headache and pain in my lower back, he called an ambulance and patiently waited until the paramedics had examined me and released me.

“After I returned to my vehicle, this officer asked if there was anyone he could contact for me. When I gave him the number of my wife (I had left my cellphone at home), he called her and then waited until my family member arrived and he was certain that everything was all right before he departed.

“I know he did not have to do all that he did, and I just wanted to say thank you for everything he did for me on that day, because I believe he went well beyond his job expectations.

“In closing, I also want to thank Councilman Bob Cameron and Councilman Bob Hayes, because on Jan. 13 I attended a city council meeting to complain concerning the manner in which the snow removal was handled in northeast Kokomo. Immediately after the meeting, both councilmen gave me their personal telephone numbers to aid me if I ever had this type of complaint again. Neither of these men represent the district in which I reside.

“Gentlemen, Bishop Glenn is grateful and will never forget this act of kindness, which you bestowed upon me on that day.”

Woman finds lost checkbook

Marion J. Eller of Kokomo sends this Cheer:

“Lately, my guardian angel has been overworked.

“Last Friday, she had help in the form of a nice young lady who found my lost checkbook at Kmart and turned it in.

“Thank you so much, whoever you are.”

Tri Kappa Week Feb. 16-22

Myra Sanburn of Kokomo sends this Cheer on behalf of the Tri Kappa Sorority:

“We, the members of Beta Lambda Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority, are taking this opportunity to thank the people, businesses, organizations and government of Kokomo for their continued support of our activity in this community.

“We will be celebrating Tri Kappa Week the week of Feb. 16 in recognition of the many years our chapter has provided local assistance through scholarships, community involvement and civic projects. It is a time for us to look back and thank those who have encouraged our efforts and to look ahead to another year of serving the compassionate and generous people of Kokomo.

“Again, thank you, Kokomo, for standing with us in 2013. We look forward to a blessed 2014.”

Dodge Ball Challenge raises $10,000

Brittnee Burton, director of development and public relations at Bona Vista, sends this Cheer:

“‘Cheers!’ to all of the teams, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the ninth annual Last One Standing Dodge Ball Challenge 2014 successful for Bona Vista, raising more than $10,000 for our programs.

“Thirty-four teams packed the gyms at Maple Crest Middle School to help raise funds for pediatric and adult programs at Bona Vista Programs. Engle Sucks won first place, Ball Enforcement came in second with Globo Gym placing third. Best uniforms were awarded to The Highlighters. The overall fundraising prize went to OSR Bikes & Motors out of Logansport, which raised $950 for Bona Vista.

“Bona Vista is very excited to have had Ashley Furniture HomeStore as the major sponsor for this year’s event! Ashley Furniture HomeStore was joined by corporate sponsor First Farmers Bank and Trust and contributing sponsors Jansen’s Asphalt Sealing and Tax Preparation, The Wyman Group, Advanced Medical Imaging, Ameriprise Financial – Kostrewa & Associates, and Ortman Drilling and Water Services, as well as supporting sponsors Stout & Son Funeral Homes, Community First Bank of Indiana, St. Joseph Hospital, which also donated our highest fundraiser swag bag, Liberty Financial Advisors LLC, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Ellers Mortuary and American Health Network. A special thank-you goes out to our friends at Sycamore Financial Group for supporting all of Bona Vista’s events, Jimmy John’s for donating lunch, and Little Caesar’s for helping us raise funds!

“The tournament received in-kind and prize donations from Barker’s B&K, Kokomo Sports Center, Joe’s Jerky, Syndicate Sales, Mac’s Express, St. Joseph Hospital, McAlister’s Deli, Cone Palace, Anytime Fitness, YMCA, Pizza Hut, American Health Network, Eye Physician’s Inc., Howard Print Shop, Wendy’s, Mike’s Car Wash, McClure Oil and Bona Vista Programs. We were proud to partner with our media sponsors Rock 98.5, Kokomo’s Variety Z92.5 and News/Talk WIOU in promotion of our event.

“On behalf of all of the consumers and staff at Bona Vista, thank you!”