Keepsakes, Feb. 14

Published 8:44 am Friday, February 16, 2018

Morning point

Showing the love: Morning Pointe seniors recently created Valentine’s Day wreaths. They enjoyed wrapping burlap and learning to tie bows for their latest holiday craft. The seniors at the personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care community created Valentine’s Day wreaths to hang on their doors for a warm and lovely welcome to their homes.

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Brad King Named Heritage Hospice, Inc. Champion


Heritage Hospice Inc.

On Dec. 8, 2017 Brad King was awarded the Heritage Hospice Inc. Champion Award. The Champion Award is given to the individual who has demonstrated excellence in the use of skills, caring and devotion to patients and colleagues; demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to Heritage Hospice Inc.’s mission and promotion of end-of-life care; and exhibited initiative in their performance to improve efficiency at Heritage Hospice, Inc. King, a chaplain at Heritage Hospice, Inc., has been on staff with the agency for five years. Throughout those five years he has had the opportunity to provide numerous patients and their families with spiritual support.

Janelle Wheeler, from left, executive director, awards Brad King with Heritage Hospice Inc. Champion Award.

The award came as a bit of a shock for King. Though he was caught off guard, King said, “I am so honored and humbled. I felt both those at the exact same time; it was very unexpected. I personally feel like everyone here could receive it. Everybody here serves in their own way. I watch everyone I work with, and the element of our work is something I have never had before. We are truly a team.” When a patient is admitted into hospice care, a team consisting of their primary physician, the hospice medical director, a nurse, a social worker, a chaplain, and an aide is assigned to best meet the needs of that patient. “Brad is a definition of a true champion,” Ashley Arnold, Clinical Counseling and Services Coordinator at Heritage Hospice, Inc. said of King. “He is such a team player and advocate for our patients. He has such a wonderful nature and is truly committed to his job.”

Past winners of the Heritage Hospice, Inc. Champion Award winners include, from left: front row, Karen Caddell, Chrissy Cummins, Pam Whitehouse. Back row, Sandy Lane, Brad King, Wendy Hellard, Matt Baker.

In addition to serving as chaplain at Heritage Hospice, Inc. King is also a pastor at Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Stanford. “I enjoy being a pastor and I have a church that is filled with a great group of people that really take on the ministry role,” King said. “My supervisors here at hospice have done an amazing job of pushing me, but not letting me become overwhelmed.” King works hard in all that he does to try and achieve the daily goal he has set for himself, which is simply “to serve people every day.” “Brad is a most deserving recipient of the Heritage Hospice Champion Award,” said Heritage Hospice, Inc. Executive Director, Janelle Wheeler. “He has consistently demonstrated through his compassion, sensitivity, and professionalism a commitment to the mission of the organization and promotion of quality end-of-life care. He genuinely cares about others and is an amazing ambassador for Heritage Hospice, Inc. and those we serve.” Heritage Hospice, Inc. is honored to have a true champion as part of their team.

Garden Club news

The Garden Club of Danville February meeting was all about native plants and why we should work to rid our gardens of invasive non-natives. Alicia Bosela, right, and the Garden Club’s Linda Porter, left, suggested some good books about landscaping with natives. Bosela, of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery in Columbia, KY, explained how invasive plants such as bush honeysuckle and Bradford pear trees are rapidly destroying native habitats. She offered suggestions of native substitutes for invasives. The Garden Club recently presented the book “Wildlife in Your Garden,” by Karen Lanier, to the Boyle County Public Library. The book explains how using native plants will attract beneficial insects and other wildlife to gardens. 

Fowler advances in scholarship program 

Kentucky’s American Legion Commander Stewart recognizes Micah Fowler for advancing in the scholarship program.

Boyle County’s American Legion Post 46 proudly advanced Micah Fowler, as the Post and District 8’s candidate, to the Kentucky Department’s Area B American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program contest. 

Fowler received a $100 tuition award and certificate from Post 46. The Area B contest was held at Lawrenceburg’s American Legion Post 34 on Sunday, Feb. 11. The Oratorical subject was “A constitutional speech,” a memorized speech of 8-10 minutes. Candidates then prepared and presented a 3-5 minute speech with 5 minutes prep time on a contest selected Constitutional Amendment. Fowler received a certificate, medal and $500 in tuition money from Kentucky’s American Legion Commander Stewart. Micah’s mother, Ronea, friends and Post 46 officers attended. Post 46 thanks Boyle County Superintendent Mike LaFavers and Counselor Dana Stigall for advancing Mr. Fowler as a candidate for this competition.

iMomS giving back

A Christian mother’s group called iMomS hosted a book and material drive for The Gladys Project, an early childhood learning program in Danville. They are, from left, Veronica Crall-Martin, Carroll Neely, Sarah Morris, Jessika Turner the executive director of The Gladys Project, Allison Bailey, Tesha Bryant and Julane Hamon. The Gladys Project helps families with children aged 0-5 by promoting healthy learning and literacy habits.