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W RITINGI N - D E P TH ANALYSIS O R I G IN ALD ESIG N 2017

The Bi-Weekly Publication of The Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Demetri and Ronald out in 16 degree weather giving rides and supplies to people on the streets with the Compassionate Caravan. Photo: Catholic Action Center

Margaret Gabriel

Correspondent

LEXINGTON. During the weekly community service meeting at the Catholic Action Center on Sun., Jan. 14, Catholic Action Center (CAC) co-founder Ginny Ramsey received word that Cyn- thia Harrison had died of hypo- thermia the previous night. Harrison and her husband, Charles Bowers, were both oc- casional CAC residents, "part of our family," Ramsey said. "She is why we do what we do." What we do" is dispatch the Compassion Caravan from the Catholic Action Center on Industry Road in Lexington,

Extreme weather spurs 'extreme' outreach

during times of extreme weather, to invite people who are experi- encing homelessness to access the services they need. Those services include transportation to shelter and warm clothing and blankets. There's no temperature that will automatically trigger the van, but Ramsey makes the deci- sion when the temperature, pre- cipitation, or a combination of the two, reaches a level that puts people living outdoors in danger. CAC worker Kelly Duffy creates a Facebook post asking for vol- unteers to report to the center at 6 p.m. The van and cars usually run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., but on the coldest nights have been known to stay out until dawn. Volunteers are grouped into teams of two or more and each team is given a route to travel, driving personal cars. Teams search for people who are out- doors, and therefore, in grave physical danger in sub-freezing temperatures. The volunteers give people warm clothing, blan- kets, and hand warmers and en- courage them to take shelter at the Catholic Action Center, the Hope Center, or Salvation Army. During weather emergencies, LexTran buses transport people to shelters at no charge. The number of volunteers varies from night to night, with LEXINGTON. Mathew P. George, an ed- ucator from St. Louis, MO, has been named the next principal at Lexington Catholic High School. George will suc- ceed Sally Stevens, who is retiring at the end of the current academic year after 22 years as principal. George has served as assistant prin- cipal at St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, since 2014. He began his teaching career in 2002 at Notre Dame High School in St. Louis, where he served as a journal- ism/business teacher, a technology spe-

Lexington Catholic High School names new principal

New Lexington Catholic principal Mathew P. George. Photo provided

cialist, yearbook adviser, and dean of students. During that time, he earned a master's degree in teaching and an educational specialist degree from Lin- denwood University. Prior to that, he worked in educational publishing, be- fore teaching and administration. Dr. Steve Angelucci, president of Lex- ington Catholic, said George is a teach- er at heart and it's evident that he truly believes in faith-based education in a close-knit school community. Mathew exudes a confidence that we can create an environment of lifelong learners and empowered productive cit- izens in society," said Angelucci. "He brings a new perspective and outlook to Lexington Catholic that will lead us into innovative, exciting directions, while maintaining a strong understand- ing and support of our long history as a premier Catholic, secondary academic institution." George said he is honored to serve as the next principal of Lexington Catholic High School. I look forward to working with the

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