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Newsmakers, May 2009



AWARDED: Amanda Curtis, one of two 2008-09 Citizens of the Year by Vilonia, Ark., High School. Curtis attends the Enola, Ark., church. Cathleen Shultz, the 2009 Arkansas Gerontological Society Fellows Award. Shultz is dean of the Harding University College of Nursing, Searcy, Ark. Ken Hoppe, Northeast Arkansas Business Today Non-Profit Business Person of the Year Finalist. Hoppe is president of Crowley’s Ridge College, Paragould, Ark. Rossana Lecaros, the Technical Utilization Award by the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis. Lecaros attends the Wilkesboro, N.C., church.
HONORED: Vurel and June Vick for 60-plus years of service, by the Floresville, Texas, church.
NAMED: Barry England, associate vice-president of academics, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn. Phil Tobin, president; Gary Hill, vice-president; and Tara Bruner, treasurer of the Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants. Tobin, Hill and Bruner are faculty at Harding University, Searcy, Ark. Heather D. Williams, director of news services, Harding University. Scott LaMascus, honor’s program director, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City. Gregg Baker, head football coach, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Ala. David Hamm, chair, School of Professional Studies and Wes Harrison, chair, School of Liberal Arts, Ohio Valley University, Vienna, W.Va. William Rankin, director of educational innovation, Abilene Christian University in Texas.
BIRTHDAYS: 97th: Lee Watkins, Sarasota, Fla. 83rd: J.T. Bates, Centerville, Tenn.
ANNIVERSARIES: 75th: Shirley and Ruth Moore, Amarillo, Texas. 63rd: Bud and Jimmy Roder, Centerville, Tenn. 60th: Philip and Lynn Jacoby, Junction, Texas. Albren and Margie Copley, Centerville, Tenn. 58th: Don and Cora Ward, Centerville, Tenn. 50th: Chuck and Bobbye Wilson, Austin, Texas.

PASSAGES: James F. “Jimmy” Carr Jr., 95, April 1, former assistant to the president at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., former elder of the College church in Searcy. Richard Lyle “Dick” Dalzell Jr., 70, Feb. 15, choral director for 14 years at Columbia Christian College in Portland, Ore., member of the Boise, Idaho, church. William W. Moore, 89, Dec. 19, former elder of the Campus View church, Athens, Ga. George Pavletich, 98, April 5, former elder of the Springer, N.M., McFarland, Calif., and Shafter, Calif., churches. Henry Speck Jr., 91, March 18, professor emeritus of Bible at Abilene Christian University in Texas, served on faculty for nearly 30 years. James A. “Jim” Stevens, 77, March 16, member of the Clyde, Texas, church, longtime supporter of the West Texas Church of Christ for the Deaf in Abilene, Texas.

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    I love the Christian Chronicle for its precision,entertainment,reminders and news.
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    Kumba town Church of Christ
    Kumba, South West province
    Cameroon
    June, 25 2009

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