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Kentucky DAR honors local residents

Kentucky DAR honors local residents

Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:01 pm

The Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual state conference in Lexington, Ky.
Two nominees submitted by the Jacob Flournoy Chapter of the DAR, Dr. Phillip Winkler and Lora Mae Allen James, received awards at the event. Carol Boyd and Dorothy Staniszewski also received state awards.
Dr. Winkler of Union City was the state winner for the Outstanding Teacher of American History. The award included a certificate and tie pin and was presented to him by the state historian, Sharon Craft. Dr. Winkler received his bachelor’s degree in history from Southern Illinois University, his master’s degree in history from Harry S Truman University in Missouri and his doctorate in history from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
He has been teaching American history for 39 years. He is presently teaching at Fulton City High School.
Dr. Winkler is a member of the Tennessee History Association, the American Historical Association and the Smithsonian Institute, among other college and state committees.
Mrs. James of Fulton received second place for Outstanding DAR Volunteer for her service work for veterans. She is a member of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter, where she has served as the chairman of the DAR Service for Veterans Committee since 2000. She is also chairman of the American History Committee, the DAR Project Patriot Committee and The Flag of the United States of America Committee. She has organized special programs for Flag Day, Constitution Week and Veterans Day, in addition to preparing and donating gifts for area veterans. She also adopted a local veteran through the Adopt-a-Veteran program.
In the past few years, Mrs. James has quilted lap robes for returning soldiers and has made baskets to be sold to benefit veterans. She also helped raise money to present flags to veterans and returning servicemen at the chapter’s Flag Day Celebration and a Veteran’s Day celebration at the Haws Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fulton.
Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Staniszewski received State Community Service Awards.
Mrs. Boyd serves as the president of the board of the Twin Cities Care Ministry and has been described by a fellow worker as “one who always puts other people before her own needs.” She works with the cancer walk, the abortion prevention center and veteran benefits.
Mrs. Staniszewski serves on the Habitat for Humanity board and is a charter member of the Ken-Tenn Humane Society. She works with the retirement village and oversees the community “sandwich” program to supply food to those in need. She has been described as having “a true servant’s heart, which she shares with great joy.”

Published in The Messenger 5.19.10

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