The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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December 24, 2008

Angel nominees receive recognition

The Danville area is filled with people so caring and generous that they’re angels in other’s eyes.

The Commercial-News received many submissions from people nominating friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers as their special protectors.

Seven of those special people were featured in the past few days, but all deserve to be mentioned. Here are brief summaries of the others who were nominated.

Dwight Adkins of Danville was nominated by Susan Riggle for the money he has raised and donated through scholarships.

Leona Bartling of Danville was nominated by Joyce Melton for cooking for neighbors who are not well even though she is older than they are and has a multitude of ailments.

Trudy Cox of Danville was nominated by Kathy Delzell. Cox is Delzell’s classroom assistant in special education at North Ridge Middle School.

Michael Engelman of Oakwood was nominated by Mark Lourance for helping him tune his bow for deer hunting.

Firemen at Danville Station No. 2 were nominated by Teresa and Tim Ard for the precaution firemen took in a chimney fire at the Ard home last December.

Kathy Harding of Hoopeston was nomined by Georgia Stone for her care for needy and homeless animals.

Penny Holycross, Georgetown Township supervisor, was nominated by Donna Pribble for the programs she has implemented for the needy and senior citizens.

Grace Ledesma of Danville was nominated by her daughter-in-law, Kellee Ledesma, for her love for her family.

Sandra Sue Piatt of Danville nominated her mother, Madeline McMillin, for coming to see her every day to help her.

Kirk Melton of Danville was nominated by Rebekah Huff for treating her like one of his own.

Dee Misner of Rossville was nominated by Quinn Taylor, ,3, for recovering his security blanket from Rossville-Alvin Grade School.

Casmier Mokijewski of Westville was nominated by Floyd Hardy for helping Hardy since his wife died in 1993 by fixing things around his house.

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