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August 3, 2013

Aug. 3, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

Helping offenders with job-readiness

Holly Foster, Mentoring Incarcerated Parents program coordinator at Gilead House, sends this Cheer:

“Cheers to the Howard County Probation and Parole departments, Department of Workforce Development and the Rev. Lonnie Anderson and the congregation of Mt. Pisgah for the kickoff class Aiming For Success.

“The callout class, held July 11 at Mt. Pisgah, offered ex-offenders an opportunity to sign up for classes which are Wednesdays, Aug. 7 through Sept. 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah. These classes will offer ex-offenders a chance at gaining valuable skills necessary for meaningful employment. Topics will address how to present past legal issues to an employer and other job readiness skills.”

‘Kokomo certainly has a lot of them’

Joe DeKever of Mishawaka sends this Cheer for the helpful spirit of Kokomo:

“July 19, my wife and I were traveling through Kokomo on U.S. 31 when our car stalled at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Sycamore Street.

“I no sooner got out of the car and started to push the vehicle off the highway, while my wife was steering, when three individuals got out of their vehicles to assist me. One of those people was a mother who left her two children in her car to help push us.

“When we finally got the vehicle to a safe location, another person offered to help us to a gas station, thinking we were out of fuel.

“I did not get the names of these individuals, but if they read this, I’d simply like to say, ‘thank you.’

“There are a lot of wonderful people in this world, and Kokomo certainly has a lot of them.”

‘Our proudest salute to all of you’

Gary Hill sends this Cheer on behalf of the family of Grant County Sheriff’s Lt. Michael Andry:

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