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Kindergarten assistant rescues choking coworker – A ‘hero’ to elementary school

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Nena Greene, left, stands with Glenda Gibson outside Cerro Gordo Elementary School. Greene rescued Gibson May 9 from a lunchtime choking attack by using the Heimlich maneuver. Staff photo by Diana Matthews

The close-knit staff of Cerro Gordo Elementary School could’ve lost a longtime member last week when Glenda Gibson choked during lunch in her classroom.

The crisis was “very scary,” Gibson recounted. 

On May 9, just in time, across-the-hall neighbor Nena Greene applied the Heimlich maneuver she’d learned in a

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