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27
FEB
2015

Radio host’s wife finds way to help AFA

ASHLAND, Ky. – Below is an email from Leigh Anne Roten, whose husband Tom interviewed Amy Compston and Mark Maynard on his radio show last Friday morning. Leigh Anne was listening to the program and was touched by the Amy For Africa mission and Samaritan’s Feet shoe...
24
FEB
2015

Salon having 24-hour hair-a-thon for AFA

By ADAM BLACK / The Independent ASHLAND When it comes to marathons, the first thing that might come to mind is a day of running or binge-watching a favorite TV show. But for Shannon Luther, it’s all about hair.  Luther, owner of Ambiance Salon at 3045 Winchester Ave., is...
23
FEB
2015

AFA has own form of March Madness

ASHLAND, Ky. – Amy For Africa has its own version of March Madness coming up. The nonprofit organization has 14 speaking engagements scheduled for the month of March, including Sunday services every week of the month. They will also be sponsoring a 5K on March 21 in Greenup...
23
FEB
2015

Civic clubs pitching in with AFA

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Rotary Club is the latest civic club to donate to the Amy For Africa / Samaritan’s Shoe project. Rotary Club president Jay Whitlatch presented Amy Compston a check for $250 on Monday at the club’s weekly meeting. Several clubs in the area...
21
FEB
2015

Schools, FCA groups involved with AFA shoe cause

ASHLAND, Ky. – On the coldest day on record, the Russell High School Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA) warmed the hearts of Amy For Africa on Feb. 20. The Russell FCA and the Russell High School baseball team gave AFA a donation of $853 for the Samaritan’s Feet...
19
FEB
2015

What snowstorm? Amy braves elements in training

ASHLAND, Ky. – You want dedication? How about 20 miles in the freezing cold and snow? That was Amy Compston’s path on Monday when an all-day snowstorm, combined with sub-freezing temperatures, made for some tough sledding. But it didn’t stop this elite marathon...
14
FEB
2015

Team AFA sending 11 to Moyo in May

ASHLAND, Ky. – The 11-member Amy For Africa Team that will be traveling to Moyo, Uganda in May for the Samaritan’s Feet shoe project is set. AFA co-founders Amy Compston and Mark Maynard will lead the team along with Floyd Paris, the president of United Christian...
04
FEB
2015

Samaritan’s Feet Shoes of Hope 5K set March 21

GREENUP, Ky. – The Samaritan’s Feet Shoes of Hope 5K will be March 21 at the Greenup Community Park. The mostly flat course that runs along the Ohio River will be a good eye-opener for new and veteran runners alike who are rounding into shape for the running season....
02
FEB
2015

Compston honored as Difference Maker

ASHLAND, Ky. – Christian radio station Walk FM in Cannonsburg recognized Amy Compston on Feb. 1 with its Difference Maker Award. Compston, the co-founder and face behind the Amy For Africa mission, was surprised when Walk FM’s Derek Withrow made the announcement in...