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Newsmakers, January 2010


AWARDED: Andrew Benton, the Distinguished Alumni Award by Oklahoma City University. Benton is president of Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. Rob Scobey and Larry Souder, 2009 Gold Pen Awards winners, and Paul Ladd, “Best Locally Produced Specialty Show” by the International Association of Business Broadcasters. Scobey, Souder and Ladd work for World Christian Broadcasting, Franklin, Tenn.
 
HONORED: Loy Mitchell, pioneering missionary, for 28 years of full-time ministry in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at the World Mission Workshop at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. Jim Bill McInteer and Andrew Factor for years of service by Herald of Truth, Abilene, Texas.
 
APPOINTED: Jimmy Smith, chairman, Dan Newsom, vice chairman and WendellEubanks, secretary for the board of Crowley’s Ridge College, Paragould,Ark. Craig Russell, regional vice president for ASIS International.Russell is director of public safety for Harding University, Searcy,Ark. Larry Lyons, director of intercollegiate athletics, Ohio ValleyUniversity, Vienna, W.Va.
 
NAMED: Marley D. Nicholas, Anne-Claire Tans, Lisa Clark, Rachel L.Green, Megan Heldreth, Lauren Elizabeth Jones, Rebekah A. Moore, HannahJean Poole, Mandy L. Roseberry and Jordan Tuten to the West VirginiaZeta chapter of Alpha Chi national honor society. All are students atOhio Valley University.
 
NEW ELDERS: David Goodnight, Glen Johnson and Manuel Soto, the Lake Dallas, Texas, church.
 
ANNIVERSARIES: 70th: J.C. and Arlyene McCurdy, Abilene, Texas; Bill andGracie Brown, Happy Valley, Ore. 68th: Elton and Eleanor Dilbeck,Roswell, N.M. 64th: Luchin and Dorothy Daugherty, McKinney, Texas.
 
BIRTHDAYS: 87th: Gene Martin, Sherman, Texas..
 
PASSAGES: Jack Bills, 89, long-time preacher and member of variouschurches in Oklahoma, Nevada and California. Dean Martin, 101,long-time member and elder of the Western Heights church in Sherman,Texas. JoAnn Nolen Walker, 70, Dec. 7, longtime Bible school teacherfor children and women, longtime volunteer with World Bible School andmember of the A&M church in College Station, Texas.

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