Community of Christ-Pleasant Valley vacation Bible school children recently made more than 100 bears for patients of SOMC Hospice, part of Southern Ohio Medical Center. Debbie Hogan (right) of the church presented the bears to Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Beverly Stringer.
Overall winners in the 31st annual SOMC Run For Your LIFE competition included (inset) men’s 5-K, Eric Putnam; from left, women’s 10k, Nina DiTraglia; women’s 5-K, Rachel Appleton; men’s 10-K, Blake Jones.
More than 260 runners participated in the 31st annual Run For Your LIFE community races Saturday, Aug. 30, starting at the SOMC LIFE Center.
Overall winners in the 5-K race were Eric Putnam and Rachel Appleton, while overall winners in the 10-K event were Blake Jones and Nina DiTraglia.
5-K winners in each age and gender group included: Male: 1-15, Brady Evans, Kyle Johnson, Levi Cook; Female: 1-15, Maddie McAllister, Courtney Blanton, Megan Harper; Male: 16-19, Justin Kammler, Brandon Brown, Anthony Spicer; Female: 16-19, Lexie Turner, Cassie Kyle, Erin Toland; Male: 20-24, Matt Lloyd, Adam Evans, Bruce Evans; Female: 20-24, Jessica McGraw, Tiffany Arnett, Megan Delotell; Male: 25-29, Derek Gampp, Aaron Prose, Ben Adkins; Female: 25-29, Catherine Maddox, Heidi Ziegler, Mandy Klaiber; Male: 30-34, Jeremy Kaltenbach, Daniel McDonie, Greg Young; Female: 30-34, Lora Gampp, Stacy Hornikel, Angela Tuggle; Male: 35-39, Michael Paterson, John Temponeras, Anthony Morgan; Female: 35-39, Susan Shelton, Christie Blair, Kristina Allen; Male: 40-44, Ed Edwards, Brian Shope, David Childrey; Female: 40-44, Leigh Phillips, Lisa Salyers, Louvina Duncan; Male: 45-49, Troy Joyce, Andy Spicer, Jeff Bauer; Female: 45-49, Peggy Kindinger, Kim Toland, Lori Guinn; Male: 50-54, Tom Walker, Bob Knox, Frank James; Female: 50-54, Jackie Journey, Jill Adkins, Patti Delotell; Male: 55-59, Ed Hughes, Willie Hobbs, John Grimm; Female: 55-59, Bunnie Schaefer; Male: 60-64, Randy Spohn, Larry Neff, Charles Walker; Female: 60-64, Betty Neff, Peggy Ruggiero, Lois Rase; Male: 65-99, Sonny Mullins, Richard Balmer, John Lorentz; Female: 65-99, Rose Balmer.
10-K winners in each age and gender grouop included: Male: 16-19, Zach Lajoy, Ralph Craft, Kyle See, Patrick Welsh, Price McGhee, Jr.; Female: 16-19, Tabitha Johnson, Caitlin McGee; Male: 20-24, Mason Bradbury, Nicholas Bowman; Female: 20-24, Mandy Musick, Ellen Berry; Male: 25-29, Kevin Locker, Nick Liberator, Joel Stanley, Brett Davis, Danny Wells, Paul Gillispie; Female: 25-29, Amy Kline, Sara Crank; Male: 30-34, Christopher Kacir, Ryan Conley, Doug Pack; Female: 30-34; Michelle Finch;Tiffany Tomlin, Stacey Ellis; Male: 35-39, Scott Johnson, Kevin Gullion; Female: 35-39, Angela Walsh, Aimee Miller, Angie Kelly; Male: 40-44, John Walsh, John Austin, Jim Austin, Bill Vansickle, Rue Sanders, Price McGhee; Female: 40-44, Kelly Emnett, Sharon Welsh, Kim Austin; Male: 45-49, Billy Musick, Marty Redden; Male: 50-54, Greg Malone, Rick Bowman, Mark Hunter, Rick Spaulding, Rick Clark, John Ditraglia, Tony Coriell; Female: 50-54, Becky Thompson, Theresa Kline, Sharon Malone; Male: 55-59, Mike Thompson; Female: 55-59, Jean Schmidt; Male: 60-64, Russ Sommers, Dave Moore, Gil Bauer; Male: 65-99, Kou Liu.
Regional leaders in ministry and nursing will come together in October for a special conference addressing issues that connect personal faith and both spiritual and physical well-being.
“Serving The Least of These In Your Faith Community” will include three days of pre-conference and conference activities open to registered and licenses practical nurses, health ministers, pastors and nursing students.
The sessions will include a pre-conference from 1 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 , and conference sessions and activities from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11. The events will be at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Kentucky.
Topics will address health ministry, faith community nursing, supporting families with addiction, depression, special needs, and a panel on spiritual care. Poster presentations and discussions are also planned.
Everyone interested in attending is encouraged to call 888-635-2200 for fee information and to register prior to Oct. 3.
The event is presented by the Shawnee State University Department of Nursing, Southern Ohio Medical Center Congregational Partnerships, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Healthy Community Services, river Cities Health Ministries, Area Health eudcation Center Constortium for Health and Education in Appalachia Ohio (CHEAO).