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Newsmakers, August 2009



NAMED: Dennis Lewis and Robert Jackson to the Board of Regents of Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif., as Life Regents. Lewis attends the Fairfax, Va., church. Jackson attends the Woodmont Hills church, Nashville, Tenn.
HONORED: Paul and LaLani Johnson and their sons, Glenn and Matthew, for recent achievements. Paul Johnson was appointed for his fifth term as Chaplain for the American Legion for the department of Wyoming, Chaplain for District 3 as well as Post 19 Chaplain and Judge Advocate. LaLani Johnson was appointed for a second term as the American Legion Auxiliary department of Wyoming, Sergeant of Arms. Glenn Johnson earned the Vigil Honor. Matthew Johnson was elected as Vice Chief of Elangomats, in the Tatokainyanka Lodge of the Order of the Arrow Boy Scout honor society. The family attends the Lander, Wyo., church.

NEW ELDERS: Kenneth Cross and Kenneth Stacey, Morresville church, Lewisburg, Tenn. Bill Byrd, Jerry Johnson and Bubba Kay, Onalaska, Texas, church.
NEW MINISTERS: J. Tom Washburn, the Austin Avenue Church of Christ, Brownwood, Texas.

ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: Jim and Myrl Steakley, Sanford, Fla. 67th: Wayne and Annile Hemingway, Houston. 66th: Leonard and Marguerite Gray, West Monroe, La. 65th: Lloyd and Alta Lamirand, Broken Arrow, Okla. 64th: Dee and Audra Martin, Dallas. 63rd: Jim and Betty Trotter, Kansas City, Mo. 62nd: Leslie and Joan Barber, Bethany, Okla. John and Jean Sudbury, Edmond, Okla. 60th: Cotton and Maxine Wade, Iuka, Miss. 59th: Virgil and Loretha Walker, Edmond, Okla. 58th: Elmo and Anita Hall, Verlin and Mona Richardson, and Don and Faye Davis, Edmond, Okla. Dick and Detta Wright, Hastings, Neb. 57th: Duane and Mary Ann Eggleston, Jerald and Verna Lee Parker, and Don and Shirley Goin, Edmond, Okla. 55th: Jim and Norma Freeman, Edmond, Okla. 53rd: Ken and Mary Knowles, and Marion and Frankie Tallon, Edmond, Okla. 52nd: Gary and Dea Fields, Edmond, Okla.  

BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Jewel Ellard, Bethany, Okla. 95th: Howard Hayes, Edmond, Okla. 90th: Bill Kirk, Waco, Texas. Wayne Hemingway, Houston. 89th: Mildred Riley, Benton, Ky. 83rd: Reed Munsell, Hastings, Neb. 78th: Kenneth Lockling, Hastings, Neb.
PASSAGES: Ed Nicholls, 84, June 9, longtime elder of the Liberty, Texas, church. Mildred Cliett Powell, 98, July 4, member of the Trinity Lane church, Nashville, Tenn.  Ruben Whitfield, 86, World War II veteran, retired as oldest bailiff in the state of Texas, elder of the Smithfield, Texas, church for more than 30 years.
CORRECTION: A story about Sudan on Page 10 of the June issue contained errors. Roger Talanyi is a Ugandan-born minister who plans to work in Sudan. The photo with the story was taken in front of a church-run kindergarten in Shinshicho, Ethiopia. Church members hope to build similar schools in Sudan.

Filed under: Milestones People Staff Reports

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