The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 1, 1998 · Page 23
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 23

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, June 1, 1998
Page 23
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8 MONDAY, JUNE 1. 1998 THE SALINA JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT Kathy and Bob Sommerfeld were nominated for couple of the year by their little brother, Ben (center). Big Brothers Big Sisters recognizes volunteers; Lincoln poet wins honor B ig Brothers Big Sisters of Salina's Recognition Banquet at the First Baptist Church was attended by 129 big and little brothers and sisters, agency supporters and other volunteers. The Rev. James Bridges gave the invocation. Kay Bachofer, executive director, applauded Clancy King for starting the adult mentor concept locally in 1968. The agency has grown in 30 years to currently serve 101 matched youth in the Salina area through a big brother, big sister, or couple. Junior and senior high school volunteers, and a new school-based program at Southeast of Saline School District has been started to expand the volunteer service to more kids. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina honored all volunteers at the April 21 event, but special honors went to those recognized as "big of the year." In nominating Doug Long for big brother of the year, little brother Dana wrote, "He (Doug) is No. 1 in my book next to my hero, Hakeem Olajuwon. There is no chance I could list all of the things he has done for me and many others." Doug and Dana have been matched four and half years. Big sister of the year, Janelle Boggs, and her little Doug Long (right) was nominated for Big Brother of the year by his little brother, Dana. Janelle Boggs (right), Big Sister of the year, is shown with her little sister, Amanda. sister, Amanda, have been matched five and half years. Amanda said that Boggs is very caring and understanding, and is always there to help in any way she can. Bob and Kathy Sommerfeld were nominated as couple of the year by their little brother, Ben Vosberg. Bob Sommerfeld and Ben were matched seven years ago, and Kathy joined to make it a couple's match one year later. Also recognized were Rick Chaput and his little brother, Joe. Joe and Rick have been matched since September, 1994, when Joe was 14 years old. Joe has recently reached his 18th birthday and will "graduate" from the program. Dan England, big brother for three years, was the speaker. He compared his mountain climbing experiences to being a big brother or big sister volunteer. In each, you set goals, and have disappointments, England said. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina has joined the national federation's campaign to double the number of matches by 2001. There are currently 55 kids waiting for the same special kind of relationship described in this article. Call 8255509 to find out more about becoming a big brother, big sister, or couple match. Rick Chaput (right) and little brother Joe were recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY: Myrtice Plinsky, Lincoln, has had original poetry published in "Verdant Lands of Spring," a treasury of today's poetry compiled by the National Library of Poetry. The poem is titled "High School Graduation Day" and the main subject is goals of a high school graduate. Plinsky has been elected into the International Poetry Hall of Fame and also received the Editor's Choice Award. Premier Melodies, Empire State Building, New York, wants to put Plinsky's poem to original music and include it in their upcoming album, Acoustical Journeys. Plinsky's writing titled, "How I Remember Mother," a Mother's Day Tribute was published in a magazine. BROILED PORK LOIN Includes salad and choice of potato. Motorcycle insurance is a must. See us. 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Yet, when several hundred people in their 80's and 90's who were hospitalize with life-threatening conditions were asked whether they would rather live for a year in their present conditions or less time in excellent health, most said they wanted to live as long as possible even in poor health. This surprising answer points out the importance of having elderly patients decide their own fate. SMOKY HILL REHABILITATION CENTER respects the life of each individual and has the resources and staff to help ensure medical and emotional well-being. A facility medical director and nurses provide quality care around the clock. Our services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Visit our beautiful facility at 1007 Johnstown, or call us at 823-7107 to arrange a tour. Long and short term rehabilitation care are available. Member of the Kansas Health Care Association. P.S. Family members should talk to ill and elderly patients about their values and then relate them to the medical options. Sewing & Vacuum Center 340 S. Broadway 825-0451 I-F 9-5:30 Sat 9-5:00 Bernette 006 Serger The Most Popular Serger • 4/3 Thread • Built-in Rolled Hem • 5 Year Warranty I'SAIE '599 95 Mfg. sugg. retail $899 Are straight people at risk for AIDS? AIDS is not a gay disease. It is caused by a virus that can strike anyone, regardless of sexual orientation. In fact, the number of AIDS cases among adults and teenagers who have only man-woman sex is growing. HIV Testing Confidential & Available During Regular Clinic Hours. Salina-Saline County Health Department 125 W. Elm • Salina • 826-6602 Mon.-Tues. Wed. Fri. 8:30-4:00 8:30-6:30 8:30-1:30 ^Salina Journal

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