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Flowing with good karma
by Christina Rowland
Feb 16, 2013 | 1285 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Fatima Arellano takes a $2,000 check handed to her by Titus Cliftion, field supervisor for Stream-Flo, on Wednesday morning. The two were joined by students (from left) LaTavia Thomas, Ariana Hinojosa and Auston Black. Other employees from the company were  Eric Dunkerson, Cody Cole and Blake Phillips, and also pictured is Principal Joni Barber.
Christina Rowland photo Fatima Arellano takes a $2,000 check handed to her by Titus Cliftion, field supervisor for Stream-Flo, on Wednesday morning. The two were joined by students (from left) LaTavia Thomas, Ariana Hinojosa and Auston Black. Other employees from the company were Eric Dunkerson, Cody Cole and Blake Phillips, and also pictured is Principal Joni Barber.
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The students and staff at Moreno Middle School, who were victimized by a group of mean-spirited vandals and thieves late last year, have been blessed with good karma in the form of a $2,000 check on Wednesday from Stream-Flo USA.

The money is earmarked to cover personal effects of teachers and students that were stolen or broken during the school’s December break-in.

Stream-Flo has been wanting to do something for the school since workers there heard about the criminal act in December.

Titus Clifton, field sales representative for Stream-Flo, said the company has employees, including himself, who have children who attend MMS.

He talked to the employees about making a donation to the school, and everyone was in support of the suggestion.

After talking with Principal Joni Barber, Clifton learned that there were items, such as a lab assistant’s aquarium that was a personal item, that would not be covered by the district’s insurance.

The aquarium was well liked by the students, and the company wanted to be able to give that back to the students.

“We wanted to help the community out,” Clifton said. “Everyone dug into their pockets, and the company offered to match the amount.”

Blake Phillips, general manager for the company’s U.S. division, said giving back to the community is part of the company’s culture, and it is important to be good to a community that has been good to them.

The company, which manufactures and services wellheads, among other things, has more than 20 employees and wants to continue to call Beeville its home for years to come.

The donation will be paired with money raised by a student bake sale held in December, and, collectively, the funds hopefully will go to pay for everything that is not being covered by the insurance company.

Barber will meet with a group of Moreno students next week to make a full plan on how to spend the money.

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