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Newsmakers – June 2008


APPOINTED: Allison J. Connor, business manager and Wesley Shutt, response coordinator, Herald of Truth Ministries, Abilene, Texas. Both attend the Southern Hills church, Abilene. Rick Marrs, dean of Seaver College, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. Marrs is an elder of the Conejo Valley church, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Pierson Yecke, dean of graduate programs, Harding University, Searcy, Ark. Yecke attends the Meridian Woods church, Tallahassee, Fla. Paul Johnson, department chaplain, the Wyoming American Legion. Johnson attends the Lander, Wyo., church. Mike O’Neal, board member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Washington. D.C. O’Neal is president of Oklahoma Christian University and attends the Memorial Road church, Oklahoma City.
NAMED: Amanda Madrid, 2008 Alumnus of the Year award, Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Loma Linda, Calif. Madrid is medical and public health advisor with Mission Predisan in Honduras and attends the Quail Springs church, Oklahoma City. Dan Cooper, Professor of the Year by the students of Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va.
BIRTHDAYS: 91st: Dale Larsen, Brandon, Fla. 90th: Beulah Boyd Hall, Stanton, Ky.
ANNIVERSARIES: 64th: Joe and Joyce Vick, Edmond, Okla. 61st: Cecil and Naomi Casey, Edmond, Okla. 60th: John and Dalphene Bruton, Kingwood, Texas. 59th: Dub and Erma Youngblood, Edmond, Okla. 57th: Jess and Harriett Vanhooser, Edmond, Okla.  
PASSAGES: Harvey Childress, 94, April 28. Minister, president of York College, York, Neb., from 1955-57. Anna Czerska Dawidow, 79, April 7, wife of Walenty Dawidow, pioneering minister in Poland. Nelva Elliott, 93, April 5, teacher, charter member of Nederland, Texas, church and Warren, Texas, church. Gene Fowler, 77, April 17, member of the Sun Valley church, Mesa Ariz, elder of the Ann Arbor, Mich., church for 25 years. Roger Hawley, 79, April 15, former director of family services for Christian Family Services in St. Louis, minister and instructor at Christian colleges. Thomas A. Langford, 77, May 2, elder of the Quaker Avenue church, Lubbock, Texas, for 30 years, professor at Texas Tech University. Avon Stephens North, 87, April 23, widow of Madison, Tenn. minister Ira North, helped found Madison Children’s Home, member of Neelys Bend church, Madison. Browning L. Smith, 67, April 2, elder of the Campbell, Calif., church for 21 years.

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