SMC hosts Hannah and Friends carnival

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Association has paired up with Hannah and Friends to put on a Community Carnival for the people of Michiana this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Saint Mary’s alumnae, Holy Cross Hall, students from Notre Dame and local businesses have worked together to foster support for the special needs community and its  allies. According to an Alumnae Association flier, the Community Carnival will feature games, mini clinics and free food, with all proceeds going to Hannah’s House and Special Olympics. Sophomores Emily Hazen and Christen Kloski, who interned at Hannah and Friends last summer, continue to visit the site regularly.  “It helps collaborate local colleges with the community. We recognize those with difference needs in the community,” Kloski said. The two students will intern at Hannah and Friends again this upcoming summer and intend to attend the Community Carnival this weekend. “Hannah and Friends is a neighborhood for adults with different abilities,” Kloski said. “This Saturday is for the entire community.” Kloski, who has also worked at Family Fest, a similar event hosted by the nonprofit organization during the summer, said the Community Carnival is an event that began this year.  “It’s good that SMC is getting involved, but especially the alums. I guess they were the ones that contacted Hannah and Friends,” Kloski said. “It’s a community outreach program, which is good for us to see.” Ashley Hall, hall director of Holy Cross Hall, said the dorm supported the organization throughout the year by offering transportation to its resident-volunteers.    “This partnership is near and dear to the Holy Cross Hall community and we strive to find any way possible to connect our residents with the residents and families who are associated with Hannah and Friends,” she said. Holy Cross Hall typically hosts one on campus event and participates in another off-campus event each year, Hall said. Last semester, “Winter Wonderlan.” was the event they chose to host..This year, Hall said the Carnival seemed like a good opportunity to bring Holy Cross residents to their site and volunteer.  “Overall, this program is a safe and fun event for special needs children and their families in the Michiana Community,” Hall said. “It also allows our residents to give back to such a special organization,”  Contact Rebecca O’Neil at roneil01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Mario Balotelli scores twice in dramatic AC Milan debut

first_imgMario Balotelli scored twice against Udinese, including the winner with the last kick of the game, as he made a successful start to life at AC Milan.The 22-year-old striker completed a £19m move to the Italian side from Manchester City on Thursday.Balotelli was only included in the team at the last minute after Giampaolo Pazzini was injured in the warm-up.But he wasted no time making an impact, putting his side ahead before converting a penalty to earn a 2-1 win.The former City striker got his career with his new club off to a flying start at the San Siro when he turned home Stephan El Shaarawy’s deflected cross early on.The Italian almost doubled his tally soon after with a dipping shot that Udinese goalkeeper Daniele Padelli turned over the bar. Gianpiero Pinzi pulled the visitors level after half-time but the stage was set for Balotelli when AC Milan were given a penalty deep into stoppage time.Udinese defender Thomas Heurtaux was adjudged to have fouled El Shaarawy in the area and former Inter Milan forward Balotelli sent Padelli the wrong way with his low spot-kick after a stuttered run-up.Balotelli scored 30 goals in 80 appearances for Manchester City following a £24m move from Inter Milan in 2010 but he left Etihad Stadum at the end of the January transfer window.last_img read more

Louise Poovey, 94, Oxford: July 21, 1919 – Jan. 11, 2014

first_imgLouise PooveyLouis Poovey, 94, of Oxford died on January 11, 2014 at his home in Oxford.Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 15th at the First Christian Church in Oxford. Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14th at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel. A memorial has been established with the Oxford Lions Club Scholarship and the Masonic Lodge Scholarship fund. For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.comLouis Kenyon Poovey was born on July 21, 1919 in Oxford the son of Weaver and Sally Bussard Poovey. He was a 1937 graduate of Oxford High School. Louis was united in marriage with Bertha Jean Donley in 1939, she preceded him in death. He was later united in marriage with Patty Ellen McFarland on June 22, 1995. Louis was a farmer and rancher all of his life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and gardening. He liked to dance and enjoyed sports. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 67 years, was a member of the Christian Church in Oxford and the Oxford Lions Club. Surviving to honor his memory are his wife Patty Poovey of the home, son, Terry Poovey and wife Kate and daughter Rochelle Brown both of Oxford, step children, Donovan O’Hair of Ponca City, OK, Kim Crownover and husband Lloyd of Yukon, OK and Amy Rea and husband Michael of Wichita, sister, Phyllis Hatfield of Winfield,  9 grandchildren   and 1 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Bertha Jean Donley, son in infancy, granddaughter Brandi Brown and brother, Waldo Poovey.last_img read more