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Emeritus executive named advocate of the year

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From page A2 | April 26, 2014 |

A top advocate for seniors, honors for cheerleaders and a 90-year-old’s birthday are among this week’s good news in central Solano County.

Keck named advocate of year

Bill Keck, the executive director at Fairfield assisted living community Emeritus of Rancho Solano, was named the California Assisted Living Association’s 2013 Advocate of the Year.

Keck was recognized for his efforts in developing relationships with legislators and educating them on senior issues, as well as educating the Fairfield community on assisted living choices.

“I am deeply honored by this award,” Keck said in a press release. “I believe we can all become advocates for seniors by clearly voicing their concerns and getting as much attention for them as possible.”

Keck was honored April 9 at the CALA’s annual Assisted Living Advocacy Day.

RHS cheerleaders shine at nationals

The Rodriguez High School varsity cheerleaders finished third in the USA National event March 30 in Anaheim.

The team also attended a cheer camp at the University of California, Davis, and had the high score at the regional qualifier for the USA Nationals. They cheered at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento when the RHS boys basketball team played for the section championship. Coach Yvette Nanney and teacher Connie Williams provided leadership all year.

Congratulations to the Rodriguez cheerleaders.

FHS graduate becomes police officer

Fairfield High School graduate Neelon Greenwood took a major step in his career recently when he was sworn in as an officer for the Norman, Okla., Police Department.

Greenwood played basketball and ran track at Fairfield High before graduating in 2006. He went on to attend Sacramento City College and the University of Oklahoma on a track and field scholarship. Greenwood received his bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies.

His parents are Esteben Greenwood Sr. and Pam Greenwood. Esteben Greenwood Sr. pinned his son at the ceremony where he graduated from Norman Police Academy.

Vacaville woman gets honor

Vacaville resident Elaine Reynolds-Smith, who taught music at Vacaville High School for 18 years and taught it privately for at least 50 years, was honored by the Vacaville Arts Council with the Marianna Pokorny Award for lifetime achievement and leadership in the musical and performing arts community.

Reynolds-Smith, who also has been the musical director at several churches, received a master’s degree in music from Ohio State University before moving to Vacaville in 1966. With her husband, Air Force Col. Dr. Ralph Reynolds, she raised three sons.

The honor was part of the March 29 “2014 Salute to the Stars Gala” at the Vacaville Saturday Club.

90th birthday for local woman

Fairfield resident Yoshiko Muto will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday.

She’s a longtime resident who moved to the area shortly after World War II. Her children Joanne, Wayne and Don, all are part of her celebration.

Vallejo buildings earn high marks

The Association of Bay Area Governments honored the city of Vallejo and Domus Development with an urban design award for artist lofts in two restored historic buildings.

The Temple Art Lofts received the Building a Better Bay Area Award, which highlights examples of innovative architecture that demonstrate outstanding design quality surmounting the challenges of infill development including land constraints, affordability and integration within an existing neighborhood.

The Temple Art Lofts involved the restoration of the 1917 Masonic Temple and 1874 City Hall. The city landmarks have already been recognized with an award from the California Preservation Foundation and are featured in the current edition of Preservation Magazine.

Brad Stanhope and Amy Maginnis-Honey contributed to this report. Send your “good news” items to Glen Faison at [email protected]

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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