“If you don’t have any charity in your heart,” legendary entertainer Bob Hope once said, “you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
That is certainly not the case with Sam Doss and Janet Cordell, honored last week by Enid YWCA. Doss was the group’s Volunteer of the Year, while Cordell was named Woman of the Year.
Doss has worked sorting donations in My Sister’s Closet and has become a Sexual Assault Response Advocate.
Cordell has been a registered nurse more than 40 years and teaches Health Services Program at Autry Technology Center. She serves on YWCA’s Sexual Abuse Task Force and volunteered as a prenatal instructor for the Maternity Residency Program. That is in addition to her involvement in many other community activities.
Thumbs up to a pair of giving, selfless women whose hearts are definitely in the right place.
“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” The children at Sandbox Learning Center may or may not be contrary, or named Mary, but they certainly can answer the question from the old nursery rhyme. Their garden grows quite well, thank you.
That is because of the help of Lowe’s, Lavicky Sand Co. and Humalfa LLC of Shattuck, who donated materials to help the local childcare center plant a garden.
The children, ages 4 to 10, helped in nearly every aspect of planting and caring for the garden, which features tomato plants, pumpkin vines, grape vines and a blueberry bush. The children showed off their garden Saturday at an open house. The project gave them hands-on experience and showed them the joys and benefits of hard work.
Thumbs up to these businesses, and the children of Sandbox, for making this special garden grow.
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But I only care about one of those cars, the one that recently came to live with us.
Smoking in Enid’s public parks may be banned by city
Banning smoking from parks has several upsides. For one, we all know smoking is not good for you, for those who smoke and those who breathe second-hand smoke. Also, smoking causes a litter problem in parks. Cast-aside cigarette butts are not attractive.
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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
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Horn of Plenty food drive, volunteers get thumbs up for stocking the shelves
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