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31
MAR
2015

Keeping your eyes on the cross

By MARK MAYNARD ASHLAND, Ky. – On Tuesday afternoon my assignment – given to me by myself – was to find the man with the cross. I’d talked with him on his cellphone and had a general proximity of where the man carrying the cross was going to be. He was walking on U.S....
26
MAR
2015

Mission to Moyo team adds another member

ASHLAND, Ky. -The Mission to Moyo team has grown to a dozen with the addition of Whitney Saucedo from Samaritan’s Feet. Whitney will be joining with the Amy For Africa organization to help in the distribution of 26,000 pairs of shoes in Moyo from May 17 to June 2. The...
22
MAR
2015

Team AFA runners strut their stuff

GREENUP, Ky. -Team Amy For Africa runners got the spring season off to a rousing start on Saturday, including many who participated in the Samaritan’s Feet Shoes of Hope 5K at the Greenup Fairgrounds. Here are some of the highlights: Rob and Lori Hale completed their first...
19
MAR
2015

AFA reaches Samaritan’s Feet shoe goal

ASHLAND, Ky. — The blessings of a generous northeastern Kentucky community are going to be spilling into Moyo, Uganda in two months when Amy For Africa takes 26,000 shoes into the impoverished area. The nonprofit organization reached its goal of raising $52,000 to pay for...
16
MAR
2015

Haircutting fundraiser nets $5K for AFA

ASHLAND – Shannon Luther wanted to do something for the Amy For Africa / Samaritan’s Shoes mission effort. She let her clippers do the work. Luther, and other workers at the Ambiance Beauty Spa and Salon here, raised $5,000 in the 24-hour Hair-A-Thon – five times more than the...
11
MAR
2015

Partnering with a community that has a heartbeat

By MARK MAYNARD / AFA President ASHLAND, Ky, – Can I tell you about my community? It has a heartbeat. Lub dub, lub dub, lub dub. It’s beating in rhythm, loud and clear for all to hear. Lub dub, lub dub, lub dub. It’s beating to the sound of generosity. Lub dub, lub dub, lub...
03
MAR
2015

Hair-A-Thon ready for Friday

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ambiance Salon’s 24-hour Hair-A-Thon for Amy For Africa will be Friday. The salon will not charge for services, but a minimum $10 donation to Amy For Africa is suggested. Beautician Shannon Luther is hoping the event will raise about $1,000 for the...