Monthly Archives: January 2018

Volunteers Needed for Methodist Mansfield Run with Heart

by Greg Barberee 

Why Should you Volunteer to handout water at the Methodist Mansfield Run with Heart?

The Methodist Mansfield Run with Heart is a run event that consists of a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, a 5K, and a half marathon.  The variety of distances provides an event for virtually anyone and everyone that wants to participate.

The Run with Heart was started by Methodist Mansfield Medical Center approximately 4 years ago with the purpose of raising funds and awareness for cardiac services at the hospital.  The Run with Heart continues today not only with that purpose but to also to honor those living with heart disease, their loved ones and emergency responders.

What is Heart Disease?

According to the Mayo Clinic, heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.

 The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.
Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices. Heart disease symptoms depend on what type of heart disease you have. Cardiovascular disease symptoms may be different for men and women. For instance, men are more likely to have chest pain; women are more likely to have other symptoms along with chest discomfort, such as shortness of breath, nausea and extreme fatigue.

When should you see a doctor?

Seek emergency medical care if you have these heart disease symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting

Heart disease is easier to treat when detected early, so talk to your doctor about your concerns regarding your heart health. If you’re concerned about developing heart disease, talk to your doctor about steps you can take to reduce your heart disease risk. This is especially important if you have a family history of heart disease.

If you think you may have heart disease, based on new signs or symptoms you’re having, make an appointment to see your doctor.

How can you volunteer for the Run with Heart?

Our Club will be staffing Water Station No. 4 located at approximately 400 Price Street at the St. Jude Education Center.  Please park at St. Jude Catholic Church and arrive on Saturday, January 27th at 7:00 AM for set up.  We should expect our fist runners in the half marathon at approximately 7:45 AM with the last runners passing our station around 11:15 AM.  If you are volunteering, please register to volunteer with the race at:

Mansfield Kiwanis Recognizes January 2018 Students of the Month

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield was honored to recognize its Students and Teacher of the month for January.

January 2018 Student of the Month: Sadie Johnson

Sadie is a senior at Mansfield Legacy High School, has an estimated GPA of 3.5 and is currently ranked 81st in her class of 448 students. She is also the current Student Body President at Legacy. Sadie has been a member of the Girl Scouts for 12 years and has achieved the rank of Ambassador. She is also active with her church youth group and volunteers with Trinity Habitat for Humanity.

After graduation, Cassidy plans to attend college and has multiple applications pending at various universities including: St. Edwards, Georgetown and the Univeristy of Oklahoma. Following college, Sadie hopes to work for the government in either the U.S. Department of State or the National Security Agency.

Also joining Sadie for her receipt of the Student of the Month award were her parents Jim and Carol Johnson.

January 2018 Student of the Month: Kerry Mickens

Kerry is a senior at Mansfield Timberview High School, has an estimated GPA of 3.9 and is currently ranked 33rd in his class of 415 students. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and plays on an AAU basketball team. Additionally, Kerry takes classes at Ben Barber Career Institute in JAVA and XML. In his spare time, he enjoys building Android Apps and hanging out with friends.

After graduation, Kerry plans to attend college and hopes to become a software engineer. He is currently considereing mulitple universities including: ACU, Stanford, Texas State University and the University of Texas.

Also joining Kerry for his receipt of the Student of the Month award was his mohter, Engga Mickens.

The Mansfield Kiwanis are extremely proud to recognize Sadie and Kerry as Students of the Month. We know they will accomplish wonderful things in the future and we wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. We also hope that they will consider becoming a part of the “K Family” after graduation from high school by joining a Circle K or Kiwanis Club.

Mansfield Kiwanis Honor January 2018 Teacher of the Month: Andrew Bauer

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield was honored to recognize its Students and Teacher of the month for January. Andrew Bauer, an English Teacher at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, is the January 2018 Teacher of the Month. Mr. Bauer has been with Mansfield ISD for 13 years. He joined the staff at Lake Ridge High School when it opened in 2012 and taught at Mary Lillard Intermediate School prior to Lake Ridge.

Mr. Bauer discussed the wonderful students and staff at Lake Ridge while receiving the Teacher of the Month Award. He also discussed the school’s philosophy that every student and facility member provides their own “sentence in the very special book that is Lake Ridge High School.” Mr. Bauer is very supportive of his students learning in environments beyond the classroom. He is currently supporting his students as they put their production of “Inherit The Wind” the famous, fictionalized adaption of the Scopes Monkey Trial which resulted in the conviction of John T. Scopes for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to a high school science class in violation of Tennessee state law in 1925.

Also in attendance for Mr. Bauer’s receipt of the award was Brandon Johnson, the Principal at Lake Ridge High School. Mr. Johnson is new to Lake Ridge High School this semester however he is not new to MISD. Prior to accepting the Principal position at Lake Ridge, Mr. Johnson was the Assistant Principal at Mansfield Summitt High School.

Thank you Mr. Bauer for your commitment to the children of Mansfield and congratulations on being named as the Mansfield Kiwanis the Teacher of the Month!