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Tuesday, Jun, 17 2014

     Hugh Holly of Appleton had struggled with alcohol abuse for several
years, but that's in his past.  Now Holly can boast of four decades of
absolute sobriety.
     Holly grew-up in Pennsylvania, enrolled at Lawrence University,
planning a career in medicine.  But bars along College Avenue were a
distraction.  He left the university after a few semesters.
     Because he had roots in Waupaca, Wisconsin, Holly moved to a cottage
and became what he calls "a grease monkey."    Finally admitting he had
a problem, Holly called a "hotline," seeking help for the addiction.
     The help came, along with a new job opportunity, as an alcohol and
drug counselor, first of all for Waupaca county.  That training catapulted
Holly into his current position; executive director of Nova Counseling
Services in Oshkosh.
     Hear Holly's heart-warming story on Assignment Fox Cities.  You'll
find it on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Jun, 9 2014

     The update on the Court-Appointed Special Advocates Fox Cities program has
been posted on our website, whby.com.   Executive Director Maria Turner says the
program is going well.  One of the advocates, Susan Sykes, shares a few moments
about her match.  It's a treasure to listen to.
     Newly-approved Advocate Sherry Olson Rogers is anxious to get started.   Rogers
retired recently and was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community.
     You'll find the AFC on our website, whby.com, under the category Audio Vault..
Perhaps  if you listen, you, too, may be inspired to volunteer.  
     The inspiration comes from loving kids and having compassion for those who
were abused or neglected. 
     Enjoy.


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Sunday, Jun, 8 2014

     For the past several months volunteers have been meeting one-on-one with children
who had been abused or neglected in their family setting.   And by all accounts, Court
Appointed Special Advocates Fox Cities is working well, meeting the needs of children
who had been living in unpleasant, unsafe conditions.
     CASAFC Executive Director Maria Turner told us they have about a dozen matches;
the children range in age from 18 months to 14 years.  Another 15 advocates were
sworn-in recently, ready to accept assignments.
     Susan Sykes has been meeting with her child once a week for about three-months. 
The child likes to play school; however,  Susan is the student, so you know who teaches.
Susan has a personal story you'll enjoy.
     Sherry Olson Rogers retired recently and was looking for a way to give back to the
community.  She found the opportunity, as a newly-approved advocate.  Because Rogers
has done some tutoring of youngsters she would like to work with a younger child.
      Their stories are part of an Assignment Fox Cities posted soon on our website,
whby.com.   You'll enjoy.



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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, May, 26 2014

   For the longest time, we relied on county emergency sirens to warn us of impending
danger in the event of severe weather.  Advances in technology have changed that.
   In addition to warning sirens, we can now learn of severe storms through cell phones,
NOAA weather radios and EmTel, a county system capable of alerting us to other
kinds of danger.
   Outagamie County  Interim Emergency Management Director Christina Muller explains
it all on Assignment Fox Cities, heard on WHBY Thursday, May 29th.   Catch the program
at 6:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. or 5:45 p.m.
   Some of what Christina shares may be familiar to you, but it certainly is worth a listen,
a refresher course of sorts, as we are now in severe weather season.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Tuesday, May, 20 2014

     Before the end of  the year, YMCA of the Fox Cities will begin serving health and
fitness-minded residents in and around Waupaca.   After more than a year of study,
the YMCA has agreed to assume operations of Health and Fitness Headquarters,
owned by Waupaca Attorney Rick Johnson.
     The transition should take place sometime after Labor Day.
     Right now, HFH has about 3,500 members and serves those clients at two sites in
the city of Waupaca.   When the transition is finalized, the members become members
of the YMCA with a chance to upgrade the membership.   With the upgrade, members
would be allowed to use YMCA facilities throughout the state.
     YMCA of the Fox Cities President Bill Breider says they have no out-of-pocket expenses
up-front, thanks to a generous subsidy by Attorney Johnson.
     You can hear the entire story posted on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault
and Assignment Fox Cities.



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