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People and places


•Jeanine Herold from the Summit City Toastmasters received first place at the International Speech Contest, and Renee Stachler from the American Red Cross Toastmasters Club received second place in the Tall Tales Contest at the International District 11 Spring Conference on April 25 and 26. Herold will represent the state of Indiana and northwest Kentucky at the international contest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August.

Sylvia Christian received Erin’s House for Grieving Children’s Healing Hearts Volunteer Award during its common bond breakfast on April 22.

Little River chooses board members

The Little River Wetlands Project announced the following new members to its board of directors: Pat Hess, Kathie Sessions and Mary Tonne.

Giving back

The Bon-Ton Stores, parent company of Carson’s, raised $57,288 for Soles4Souls Inc., a nonprofit that helps fight world poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing.