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May 4, 2013

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Elwood man chosen for Mortar Board

MUNCIE — Edward Kaszuba of Elwood and a 1988 graduate of Lake Central High School, has been tapped for membership in Mortar Board, a prominent national honor society for college seniors.

Kaszuba is majoring in pre-law with a minor in criminal justice at Ball State University, from which he plans to graduate in 2014.

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, the organization has grown from the four founding chapters to 230 chartered collegiate chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across the nation. The Clavia chapter at Ball State University was chartered in 1971.

Learn more about Mortar Board at www.mortarboard.org.

Rotary Clubs help Afghanistan clinic

YORKTOWN —  AWAKEN (Afghan Women’s And Kids’ Education & Necessities), Inc, has received a $5,000 Rotary District Grant to purchase medical equipment for its Behsood Health Clinic in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan.

The grant awarded $2,500 from the District, matched by $2,500 from the Muncie Rotary Club and the Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club.

AWAKEN, Inc., based in Yorktown, funds projects and services carried out by its sister organization, AWAKEN Afghanistan, which is located in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. AWAKEN’s Behsood Health Clinic opened in 2008 and now treats nearly 20,000 patients annually in a rural area that has no other healthcare facilities.

The Rotary District Grant has been used to purchase more than a dozen pieces of equipment that are vital to patient care, including a microscope, oxygen condenser, scales, surgery equipment, a patient bed and benches for patients waiting to be seen by one of the clinic’s two doctors.

The funding was also used to purchase a motorcycle and loudspeaker to improve the effectiveness of AWAKEN’s twice-a-week vaccination program in surrounding villages. The program includes polio vaccinations and coincides with Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide.

Additionally, a new generator, which provides the clinic’s electricity, was purchased with the grant.

United Way’s Doto named Ky. Colonel

ANDERSON —  United Way of Madison County’s AmeriCorps VISTA, Travis Doto, recently was honored by officials in Kentucky and commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. A perk of being a Colonel, Travis is entitled to priority seating at the Kentucky Derby.

The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of the Kentucky Colonel. The Colonels are Kentucky’s ambassadors of good will and fellowship around the world.

Through the years, Kentucky Colonels have contributed thousands of dollars to worthy causes. Kentucky’s governor and lieutenant governor serve as the commander-in-chief and deputy commander-in-chief, respectively. All officers serve without pay or compensation.

Well-known Colonels include: John Glenn, Harland “Colonel” Sanders, Muhammad Ali, Betty White, George Clooney, Ashley Judd, Johnny Depp, Kenny Perry and Elvis Presley.

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