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People and places

Giving back

LaBov Communications and Training, which has an office in Fort Wayne, is asking people to vote for an organization that will receive $1,000 from its “Go Beyond” endowment. The organizations are Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army Tools for School, Habitat for Humanity, Doctors Without Borders and ASPCA. To vote, go to through Dec. 14.

Anthony Wayne Rotary participated in The Dictionary Project and distributed 1,975 dictionaries to third-grade students in Title 1 schools in the Fort Wayne Community, East Allen, Northwest Allen and Southwest Allen school districts. Teachers also received copies of the book.

•The Kroger Co.’s northeast Indiana stores will conduct its “Coats 4 Kids” campaign through Dec. 9. Donations of new or gently used coats, gloves, mittens, scarves and hats can be placed in bins outside Kroger or Scott’s stores. The items will then be cleaned and distributed in the local community.


Kayleigh Warner of the DeKalb Central FFA won the national Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems award during the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

Robin James, an employee of the Center for Nonviolence, won the Batters’ Intervention Facilitator for Indiana award from the Indiana Coalition against Domestic Violence.

Food-packing event

A Kids Against Hunger packing event will be hosted by the Children’s Lantern in Defiance, Ohio, from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Compass, 320 Jackson Ave., Defiance. More than 200 volunteers are needed to pack 60,000 meals for orphans in India. For information, call 419-439-1388 or online at

Officers/board of directors

•The John Chapman Kiwanis Club elected the following officers: Rosa Gerra, president; David Brittenham, vice president; Peggy Anderson, secretary; and Marty Hamrick, treasurer.

Denise Klausner has been appointed to the AIDS Task Force board of directors.

Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International elected the following officers: Victoria Eastman, president; Carol Winterholter, first vice president; Roxanne Thomas, second vice president; Evelyn Priddy, corresponding secretary; Darlene Bockelman, treasurer; Mary Catherine Palmer, parliamentarian; Brenda Landis, recording secretary; and Donna Ott, immediate past president.

WFWA-PBS, Channel 39 elected its board of directors: Randall S. Steiner, board chairman; Judy Pursley, first vice chairman; Catherine Diamente, second vice chairman; Connie Scott, secretary; Nagin Shah, treasurer; Peter G. Mallers, past chairman; Bruce R. Haines, president; and Janelleyn Borden, Tamesha Fikes, Janelle Graber, Byron Hayes, Herb Hernandez, J.L. Nave III, Tamzon O’Malley, Pam Satek, Sue Snyder, Alfred J. Zacher and Mary Ann Ziembo.