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Hospitals gather used hearing aids

Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital are collecting used hearing aids so they can be reconditioned and given to people around the world with hearing loss.

The program, “So the World May Hear,” takes place during May, the Better Speech and Hearing Month. The program recycles donated hear­ing aids and fits more than 100,000 of them to children and adults through­out the U.S. and in more than 100 countries.

Palomar Health’s Chief of Audiol­ogy, David M. Illich, AuD is spear­heading the hearing aid drive. He has been on many missions around the world to help people hear, many for the first time ever.

“Hearing is your main intellectual and cognitive sense,” says Dr. Illich, “And there’s nothing more important in life than communicating with your family and friends.”

Dr. Illich says there are more than 36 million people in the world with debilitating hearing loss and fewer than three-percent of them have any kind of medical care or hearing care. He adds, “Our goal is to help one- million people worldwide by the year 2020 and we are already at 650,000.”

Donate at Palomar Medical Cen­ter, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escon­dido or Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway.

Republican women award scholarship

Taylor Menconi, a senior at Escon­dido Charter High School, received the 2016 Charlotte Mousel Scholar­ship from the Escondido Republican Women, Federated. The scholarship’s theme is “What the U.S. Constitution Mean to Me.”

The scholarship is a three tiered process with monetary awards at three levels, city, county and southern di­vision. Taylor also received Second Place from the San Diego County Federation of Republican Women.

Local graduates from Concordia

Concordia University, Nebraska held its 109th commencement on Sat­urday, May 7. The university awarded undergraduate or graduate degrees to 353 graduates in May 2016.

Robert Mata of Escondido was awarded his Bachelor of Arts.

Local man plays at Copley Hall concert

More than 250 San Diego State Uni­versity musicians performed a concert at the historic Copley Symphony Hall in Downtown San Diego. The con­cert – fittingly dubbed DOWNTOWN – took place on Friday, April 15, and ticket sales supported music scholar­ships.

Killian Voutour, a Escondido native studying Music Education participat­ed in the concert as a member of the Wind Symphony.

The audience was welcomed by the SDSU Marching Band. Throughout the evening, the musicians and choirs performed works by Richard Wagner, Vaughan Williams, Leonard Bernstei and Brent Dutton. The performance culminated with a rendition of glori­ous “Ode to Joy,” the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

The students performed a sold-out concert and raised $40,000 in scholar­ship funds.

Escondido man to graduate from Weber

The San Diego State University We­ber Honors College provides an aca­demic environment in which students experience a dynamic, interactive, and engaged education.

Otto Lange, a Escondido native ma­joring in Finance, will graduate from SDSU and the Weber Honors College during the 2016 Commencement cere­monies, taking place during the week­end of May 13-15.

The objective of the Weber Honors College is to provide the richest possi­ble intellectual experience by helping students become conversant in mul­tiple disciplines, think flexibly, solve problems and pursue the creative ex­pression of ideas.

Annual Friends of Koi Auction May 21

The annual Friends of Koi Auc­tion will be held Saturday, May 21 at “Freshwater Flora & Fauna” at 2137 Via Corte, Escondido. Over 200 Koi fish (6” to 2 ft.+ jumbos) will be sold to the highest bidders, at bargain pric­es (plus used Koi pond equipment).


9 a.m. Viewing of Koi and used equipment

10 a.m. Auction Starts

12:30 p.m. Approximate 30 minute lunch break

3 p.m. Approximate end of Auction. Remove Koi only when Auction ends.

Bidder Registration is $5, which in­cludes a lunch and drink ticket. Koi will be put in new plastic bag with oxygen. Free admission and free park­ing.

Bring boxes/coolers to transport fish safely. Payment by cash or check only, sales tax added to each purchase.

For more information: Linda Pluth e-mail: TEL: (619) 200-4146, or Mike Poynor TEL: (619) 542-2000 e-mail: poynor­

Auction is conducted by Koi Club of San Diego, an IRC 501(c)(3) non- profit corporation, website: https:// html. All proceeds from the Koi Auc­tion will be used for charitable-educa­tional non-profit purposes.

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