Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

August 31, 2013

Aug. 31, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Legends ‘set the bar high’

Dave Broman, executive director of the Howard County Historical Society, sends this Cheer to the community:

“Thank you for supporting the Howard County Hall of Legends. The 2013 induction banquet was a happy occasion and a well-deserved recognition of six remarkable people.

“Those who made the evening possible include our sponsors: the Ivy Tech Foundation, Liberty Financial Group, Haynes International, Bucheri, McCarty & Metz CPAs, Smith Financial, Kokomo Tribune, the Purdue Alumni Association, Kokomo Perspective, the City of Kokomo, Humphrey Printing, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo Opalescent Glass, Moore’s Home Health and Medical Supply, and St. Joseph St. Vincent Hospital.

“Thank you to the Hampton Inn in Kokomo for providing accommodations for Bob Knowling and family, and to Pastariffic for its wonderful service and attention to detail. The media did a wonderful job of telling the community about our legends, and all deserve gratitude: The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo Perspective, Kokomo Herald, WWKI, WIOU and Z92.5. We owe a great debt to Craig Dunn and the Legends Committee, along with the many volunteers of the Howard County Historical Society for their time, energy and ideas.

“Thanks to everyone who attended — and to the remarkable individuals who are now officially Howard County Legends: Del Demaree, David Foster, John Hingst, Lt. Gen. William Kepner, Bob Knowling and E.P. Severns. They set the bar high, making us all better through their service and example.”

Thanks for to-your-door service

Gayle Maudlin of Kokomo sends this Cheer for the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library:

“I am unable to get out like I used to when I was younger, but the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library offers a service that brings me books of the genre I like and picks them up when I’m done. I told a woman who works there the kind of books I like, and much to my delight they are delivered to me.

“Thank you so much, KHCPL. You are a true blessing!”

Helping kids get an education

Brian West of UAW Local 1166 and Cheryl Graham, United Way labor activity director, send this Cheer:

“As chairmen of the 2013 SUPPLIES program — a program coordinated by the Howard-Tipton Counties Central Labor Council with The Salvation Army, Chrysler, UAW, United Way and 20 additional community partners — we wish to express our thanks to all of the volunteers and organizations that helped us distribute school supplies to 1,049 children this year.

“Special thanks United Way and 2-1-1 United Way of Howard County for their support and assistance. The Salvation Army’s contribution of 500 backpacks and 200 from MDwise were a wonderful part of the effort. Thanks to UAW 685 for providing a home and refreshments for the program, and Chrysler for its help.

“Because of everyone’s support, we are able to help students in every school system in Howard County. Individual volunteers donated 700-plus hours of assistance during the week of distribution, and we couldn’t have done it without them. The Indiana Health Center scheduled appointments for school physicals and dental appointments, helping these children get medical services they need.

“SUPPLIES brings together numerous organizations to work toward a common goal: helping our children get a great education.

“The 2013 partners also include: UAW 685, UAW 685 Retirees, UAW 292, Howard-Tipton Counties CLC, United Way of Howard County, The Salvation Army, Plumbers and Pipefitters 440, UAW 292 Retirees, UAW 1166, UAW 1302, USW 2958, North Central Indiana Building Trades, Kokomo Teachers Association, NALC 533, OPEIU 1, IBEW 723, Chrysler, MDwise, Indiana Health Center, Bradford Health Services, Dan’s Donuts and Kokomo Fire Department.”

Business support a blessing

Bill Waggoner of Brookside Free Methodist Church sends this Cheer:

“I would like to thank the many businesses in the Kokomo area that help support non-profit organizations such as the Brookside FMC Paul Fausett Memorial Golf Scramble. Without your help, organizations such as ours would not be able to do much.

“God blessed us with great weather, more teams than we had anticipated and the generous support of the following businesses made this year’s golf scramble a huge success.

“A huge thank you goes out to, Signs R Us, Agi-Lawn, Hosteter Soil Consulting, Paint and Paper Place, Perfect Smiles Dental Care, Liberty Financial, Russiaville Community Church, Free Methodist Foundation, Kokomo Metal Fabricators, Strickler Jewelers, Kokomo Honda, Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes, FOHO, Humphrey Printing, Roby’s Bullseye Outdoor, Ellers Mortuary, Hayes Advisory Group, Village Pantry, Button Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Don Davis Allstate Insurance, Harley-Davidson of Kokomo, Martin’s Hardward and Automotive, McGavic Outdoor Power, Leaning Tree Golf Course, Salsbery Garden Center, Eriks Chevrolet, Sound of Music, Butcher, Ball & Lowry Law Office and Chippendale Golf Club.”