Though most Saint Mary’s students turn to dining service Sodexo for their daily physical nourishment, the company also takes time to work with students to nourish the bodies of those less fortunate in the local South Bend community. Sodexo makes a point of helping and encouraging students to reach out and support local and school-run charities, General Manager Barry Bowles said. Yet the community of Saint Mary’s students, not the company, powers much of this goodwill. “Most of the time, it’s not Sodexo that gives to charities ⎯ it’s the students,” Bowles said. “For example, the students will give away a meal swipe to help raise money for starving children in Africa.” Sodexo often has food left over that the staff would rather give to charities than throw away, he said. When students leave on holiday or when the food does not get eaten, Sodexo will transport it to local charities such as the homeless shelter in South Bend. “Students come to me all the time, asking if I can help contribute food to their charity,” Bowles said. “Dance Marathon and Belles for Africa are two charities Sodexo supports.” Sodexo contributes food to Dance Marathon, and oftentimes a large share of that food is leftover at the end of the night, Bowles said. In this case, Sodexo will pick-up the food and transport it to the homeless shelter as a donation in Dance Marathon’s name. “The students do all the work. All we are doing is dropping the food off,” Bowles said. “Does Sodexo do a lot of work? Yes, but overall the students do the majority of work.” Sodexo consistently contributes large donations to Red Cross, Hands Across America and other charities. However, Sodexo likes to support student efforts and student charities above anything else. “How can we help students?” Bowles said. “What can we do to help their charitable givings? That is what Sodexo aims to do.” Two times throughout the year, Sodexo donates a significant amount of food to the South Bend Center for the Homeless. These donations are given during fall break and winter break. “When the students leave for break, the food just sits in the coolers and the perishable items go to waste,” he said. “To prevent this from happening over long breaks, we take the food and give it to people who are actually going to use it.” The dining company may be a separate entity from the College, but Bowles said the group is considered part of the school. “We have been here for 56 years,” Bowles said. “When we do things like this, we want it to be known that Saint Mary’s is the overall contributor to the community. In essence, it’s not really Sodexo. It’s Saint Mary’s and it’s the students.”
The suspects were nabbed after they solda sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around9:25 p.m. on March 6. BACOLOD City – Police arrested two drugsuspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 27. Eight sachets of suspected shabuweighing about five grams valued at around 45,000 were seized from the31-year-old resident Gerald Aguas and his minor cohort. Aguas was detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 4, while the minor was placed under the custody of the city’s Departmentof Social Services and Development. Charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againstthem./PN
The cold temperatures didn’t seem to affect Franklin County much as they came out of the gate in the first game of the Blackford Invitational about as hot as you possibly could on Saturday afternoon; however, it wasn’t enough as the Eastern Hancock Royals came back to defeat the Wildcats by a final score of 16-15.One bad defensive inning doomed the Wildcats as they committed 4 errors in the bottom of the 4th inning to allow the Royals to comeback from an 11-0 deficit to tie the game at 11. From there on out it was a back and forth competitive matchup as the teams exchanged the lead multiple times in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings until the Royals ended the game in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off RBI single by Kaylee Stewart.Michaela Ferman pitched the complete game for the Wildcats and unfortunately got stuck with the loss in this one after pitching well throughout. Ferman went 6 1/3 innings, scattering 12 hits, while giving up 16 runs (5 earned) and striking out 8 batters.In the game, the Wildcats out hit the Royals 15 to 12 in one of their best offensive efforts of the season. Here are some of our offensive leaders statistics from the contest:Michaela Ferman: 4-5 (3 Singles, 1 HR); 1 RBI, 1 Run ScoredCamryn Brewer: 3-5 (2 Singles, 1 Grand Slam); 5 RBIs, 1 Run ScoredAbby Orschell: 3-5 (3 Singles); 1 RBI, 2 Runs ScoredBree Bischoff: 2-4 (2 Singles); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredKloe Bolos: 2-5 (1 Single, 1 Triple); 2 Runs ScoredMakaylee Woods: 1-4 (Double); 1 HBP, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredKarlie Hahn: 2 HBP, 1 RBI, 2 Runs ScoredMorgan Bare: 1 HBP, 1 Walk, 2 Runs ScoredWith the loss, Franklin County fell to the consolation game of the Blackford Invitational to play the host school, Blackford. The Wildcats took the consolation game by a final score of 17-4 to go an even 1-1 in the invitational. To see the recap for that game, go to franklincountyathletics.com to read that, and get anything you need for Franklin County athletics.Despite the cold, windy, and wet conditions in Hartford City by the time the consolation game started around 5pm, the Wildcats offense had stayed hot after a one game break to erupt for 10 runs in the top of the first inning against Blackford. Franklin County never looked back as they went on the defeat the Bruins by a final score of 17-4. Game temperature was around 50 degrees at first pitch, but as the game continued the rains steadily got harder and the wind gusts continued to blow, it felt more like late season football weather rather than softball weather.The Wildcats didn’t let the cold temperatures and rain affect their offense as they had 16 hits in the game and scored 17 runs in the victory. The only blemish on this game for the Wildcats were a few defensive lapses throughout the contest resulting in 3 errors.Camryn Brewer pitched excellent for the Wildcats in the circle to earn the victory. She threw all 5 innings for FC, only giving up 3 hits, 4 runs (1 earned), and 3 strikeouts. Brewer was also very pitch efficient in the game, only throwing 67 pitches total.Offensive leaders for the game were as follows:Karlie Hahn: 3-3 (3 Singles); 3 RBIs, 3 Runs ScoredCamryn Brewer: 2-3 (1 Single, 1 Grand Slam); 4 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredKloe Bolos: 2-4 (1 Single, 1 Double); 1 Run ScoredMichaela Ferman: 2-3 (1 Single, 1 Double); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredAbby Orschell: 2-3 (2 Singles); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs ScoredMakaylee Woods: 1-2 (1 Single); 2 RBIs, 2 Runs Scored, 2 WalksFranklin County will be back in action on Monday evening as they host Cambridge City Lincoln in the Wildcats final home game of the season. It will be senior night tomorrow so we’ll be honoring our two seniors (Abby Orschell & Morgan Bare) prior to the game. First pitch is scheduled for 5 pm. Come out and support the seniors and the rest of your Wildcats in their final home game of the season!