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Newsmakers, May 2008


NAMED: Libby Weed, Educator of the Year by the National Christian School Association, Austin, Texas. Weed is elementary principal for Brentwood Christian School and attends the Brentwood Oaks church in Austin. Julie White, Teacher of the Year, Sunset Elementary School, Edmond, Okla. White attends the Edmond, Okla., church. Bill Petty, former dean of Abilene Christian University’s college of business, Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year by the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Petty attends the Crestview church, Waco, Texas. Kenneth Babe and Donald Garrett, board of trustees, Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va. They attend the Lewistown, Pa., church. Allison Connor, business manager, and Wesley Shutt, response coordinator, Herald of Truth Ministries, Abilene, Texas. Both attend the Southern Hills church, Abilene.
AWARDED: Brad Carter, the 2008 Public Citizen of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers. Carter is executive director of Connecting Caring Communities and attends the Highland church, Abilene, Texas. Dr. Timothy Jang, the Golden Olive Teaching Award by the UCLA School of Medicine. Jang attends the Hilltop church, El Segundo, Calif.
NEW MINISTERS: Andy Scott, the Pecos, Texas, church, as personal evangelism minister. John Lindsay, the Canyon church, Anthem, Ariz., as family life minister.
BIRTHDAYS: 100th: Dorothy Hancock, Salina, Kan. Henrietta Pummill, North Richland Hills, Texas. 93rd: Paul Lawrence, Dallas. 85th: Frank Woodard, Temple, Texas. 83rd: Billie Bradshaw, Hugo, Okla.  
ANNIVERSARIES: 60th: V.M. and Lois Whitesell, Edmond, Okla. Don and Virginia Worten, Lubbock, Texas. 58th: Ralph and Gladys Burcham, Edmond, Okla. Don and Mary Lee Boston, Fort Worth, Texas.  
PASSAGES: William Herschel Avinger, 92, March 21, former professor of education at Abilene Christian University and member of the University church in Abilene, Texas.Harry Carl Cotham, 88, Feb. 19, minister and member of Antioch church in Texas. Russell M. Feland, 65, March 27, member of the Memorial Road church, Oklahoma City. Mary Eulelia Taylor, 96, March 24, member of the Highland church, Abilene, Texas.

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