OUR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
On Sunday evening we will honor our high school seniors following the worship service. At the close of the service they will be presented new Bibles, and then a reception will follow in the fellowship hall. We urge you to participate in showing them that their church is proud of their accomplishments and is praying for their success as they continue to pursue their life's dreams. If you would like to contribute to a group money tree gift, please see Mary Kelly, Rita Romberg or Janet Stephens. This year all of our seniors are graduating from Shawnee High School.
Adam Dale Beard - Adam is the oldest son of Dale and Denise Beard. His brothers are Austin and Chad. He is the grandson of Eddie and Vada Beard and Roberta and the late Gary Bonds. Adam has been in church youth activities and is a frequent song leader for the congregation. He was a three-year starter on the Shawnee Soccer Team, and received the Defender of the Year in soccer. He was also a member of the 2002 Cross-Country Team State Champions. Adam is graduating with honors. He is listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students and has been on the Student Board of Directors at First National Bank. Adam will major in radiology in college this fall.
Thomas Farris - Thomas is the son of Roger Farris and the grandson of Erma Dean Farris. Thomas has been active in the Central youth group. He has been a worship leader, reading scripture, leading prayers, and waiting on the table. Thomas became a member of the Boy Scouts when he was eleven years old and had achieved the rank of "Star Scout" by the time he left. He and his dad attended Philmont Ranch in New Mexico four years ago, spending ten days roughing it. Thomas has played the tuba four and a half years in the Shawnee High School Band. He was in the District Honor Band his sophomore and junior years. He was a member of the cross-country team that won state in 2002-2003, and Thomas received a championship ring for that event. He attended VICA state competition on computer graphics and placed third in the state this year. He received a $3,000 scholarship based on his ACT score. He is presently taking a course at Gordon Cooper in computer graphics and plans to complete this before going on to college.
Tim Norton Jr. - Tim is the son of Tim Norton Sr. and the brother of Nami Norton. He is the grandson of Gene and Dorothy Norton. Tim has been active in the Central youth group and has been a worship leader, serving the Lord's Supper, leading prayer, giving talks, assisting with Sunday night Children's Bible Hour, assisting with Warmth from the Heart, etc. He has participated in Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) for five years. He's attended Christian camp at OC for six years and one year at Burnt Cabin. He was a charter member of the SHC swim team and has continued that activity four years, a starter for four years, and lettering two years. He was part of the Surburban Conference champions in 2002. He has won first place in the 100-meter back stroke, the 400-meter freestyle relay, and the 200-meter freestyle relay. He has participated in drama for four years, lettering two years. He has participated in SHS Dinner Theatre four years and was stage manager two years. He participated in Speaking Out speeches, 2002-2003. Tim has spent two years in the Multicultural Club, Asian Club, and French Club. He is a two-year member of the International Thespian Society and a three-year member of Genesian. He is a published poet and an unpublished novelist. Tim plans to attend Seminole State College majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing.
Lindsey Perry - Lindsey is the daughter of Bob and Louise Perry and the sister of Jason Perry. Her grandparents are Robert and Ann Perry and Elton and Doris Dickson. Lindsey was a member of the Shawnee High School Band for four years and was the section leader for the woodwinds her senior year. She lettered four years in varsity golf and two years in varsity cross-country. Lindsey is a member of the National Honor society. She is a recipient of the May Family Scholarship. Lindsey has received an academic scholarship from Oklahoma Christian University and a Leadership Training for Christ scholarship from Abilene Christian University. Lindsey will attend Oklahoma Christian University this fall with a major in elementary education. She plans to teach after receiving her degree.
Zachary Taylor Qualls - Zachary is the son of Zane and Linda Qualls and the brother of Lucas Qualls. Zachary was a member of the 2003 OMEA All State Orchestra and is a member of the Oklahoma City Youth Symphony. He is also a member of the Oklahoma City Youth Wind Symphony. He is a two-year member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of the AP Biology Club and has served as vice-president. He is the captain of the Shawnee High School band as well as a section leader. He has been listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students for three years. Zachary will attend the University of Oklahoma majoring in music education. He plans to do graduate work in horn performance. Once these goals are completed, Zachary plans to teach music at the university level and be an active orchestral performer.
We extend our sympathy to Jim Cross in the loss of his brother-in-law, Haskell Loman who passed away Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka with the interment at Little.
We also extend our sympathy to Bernard Sharp in the loss of his sister-in-law, Ora Sharp, who passed away on Wednesday in Mannford. Funeral services were conducted at Mannford on Monday morning and the interment was at Tecumseh Cemetery Monday afternoon.
We thank all of you who put so much work into our wedding shower. It means so much to us to have such great friends and family in the church. We greatly appreciate all the gifts and encouragement we received. Thank you for giving us such a great start on our life together.
Jordan & Christi Parmer
Inez McNutt is in Unity North, room 320, with the possibility of being moved to an Oklahoma City hospital. Letha Buford will have surgery on Tuesday of next week to remove a malignant tumor. No further treatment is planned. Doris Whittern has been discharged from Seminole Medical Center and is now home. Emma Wilson has been discharged from Unity North and is now in Colonial Estates.
May 23 - 26, Gospel meeting, Eastside, Holdenville, Mon - Wed. Services 7 p.m., Charlie Kymes, Crosstown, Tulsa; see bulletin board
May 29, James & Joan Reeves 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, fellowship room, 2 to 4 p.m.
May 31, Memorial Day; church office closed
June 7 - 10, Tipton Home truck coming; special needs: gallon sized zip-lock bags, spaghetti sauce, apple sauce, pre-sweetened Kool-Aid, sweetened cereal, plum jelly, corn meal, sponges/scrubbers, fabric softener sheets, dish detergent, Pledge or lemon oil and shaving cream.
The summer time is upon us and the Central Teens have a busy couple of months ahead! The summer calendar will be out soon so you can plan to attend as many youth events as possible.
Congratulations goes to Andy Stephens. Andy received the "Savage Pride" award recently from the Tecumseh Basketball program. Good job Andyman!
COMING YOUTH EVENTS
May 23 - Sunday - Evening worship and Senior Reception
June 4 - 6, Friday - Sunday - Teen Spring Retreat