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March 26, 2014

Meet the 2014 Woman of Achievement honorees

CLINTON — Seven area women and one local business will be recognized for their extraordinary efforts and accomplishments in the community at the 41st annual presentation of the YWCA Woman of Achievement awards.

The honorees were selected from nominations in each category submitted earlier this year by colleagues, family and friends.

A dinner will be held to honor their accomplishments April 3 at The Tuscany Special Events Center at Rastrelli’s Restaurant in Clinton.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with a welcoming at 6 p.m. and dinner to follow. Tickets are $25 or $20 for those 60 and older. To join in the celebration, reservations may be made through Monday, March 31, by calling the YWCA at 242-2110

. CIVIC/COMMUNITY WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENTMERLYN LAW

Merlyn Law has been selected to receive the Civic/Community Woman of Achievement award. Her nominator Shirley Darsidan wrote, “She is very dedicated to reaching out to people, especially those who might be struggling, to give them a chance and a helping hand.” Merlyn was raised in Sabula but has made her home in Clinton since 1985. She loved her career as a nurse, working at Mercy Hospital, Genesis VNA in Hospice care and 20 years at the Medical Associates Heart Center.

In 2000, Merlyn and her husband, John, became foster parents and since then have had 25 teenagers cared for in their home, many from residential treatment facilities. While a challenge at times, it was one they do not regret, knowing the power of love can do great things. She has been involved with Adopt-a-Soldier, Citizens Police Academy, Coalition for Helping Families and Children, Grandparents and Other United for Change, and as a member of First Baptist Church. More recently joining the Education Committee for Human Trafficking organized through the Sisters of St. Francis Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking, she has shared how human trafficking has personally touched her life in a very tragic way. “She is bringing much needed education and awareness to very important concerns and issues in our community so that others, especially women and children, can be safe and lead healthier, happier lives,” her nominator wrote.

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