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Congressman Visits Mid Columbia Adventist School

April 01, 2003 / Joyce Gallentine

Excitement filled the air at Mid Columbia Adventist School (MCAS), Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 16, with the promise of a special visitor.

Principal Dale Milam had asked Oregon’s Second District Congressman Greg Walden if it would be possible to come to the school to discuss government and answer questions the students had prepared for him.

Sharon Pathfinder Color Guard Posts Colors for Ceremony

April 01, 2003 / Aryonna Waters

Millions of American citizens around the nation, black and white, young and old, rich and poor, celebrated “The American Dream of Freedom” in a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19.

In Portland, Ore., at the University of Portland’s Chiles center, a grand tribute entitled “Keep Living the Dream” was also celebrated. The Sharon Adventist Pathfinder Club was privileged to execute the color guard duties of posting colors at the opening ceremony.

The Northwest Brass Builds a Chapel and a Congregation in India

April 01, 2003 / Tom Stafford

“Build a church! Provide a spiritual home for hundreds of former idol worshippers in India! Meet them at last on the Sea of Glass! Our Northwest Adventist Brass Choir audience could fund this!” Last November Tom Tavasci, minister of music at the Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., had his sleep interrupted by these thoughts.

HVJA Student To go to Colonial Williamsburg on Word Power

April 01, 2003 / Ronald Trautwein

Zach Wade’s love of reading gave him a broad vocabulary which helped to propel him into the National Championship of the Reader’s Digest first Annual National Word Power Challenge held in March in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.

Wade, 12 years old and a sixth-grader in Renea Samborski’s class at Hood View Junior Academy (HVJA) in Boring, Ore., earned the privilege of being the Oregon State representative to the contest’s National Championship during the statewide competition, held in Eugene, Ore., Jan. 22.

Upper Columbia Academy Hosts Choir and Gymnastics Clinics

April 01, 2003 / Cheri Corder

Nine school choirs from across Upper Columbia Conference recently attended the every-other-year choral clinic held at Upper Columbia Academy and hosted by UCA’s choral director Curtis Anderson and his choral students. They began rehearsing right after lunch on Thursday and culminated the clinic with a concert Saturday evening.

One Night of Your Life Simply Christmas

April 01, 2003 / Jon Dalrymple

More than 1,100 people attended a One Night of Your Life evangelism event held at the Spokane Convention Center, Dec. 21, 2002. The event, called Simply Christmas, was a concert by recording artists Steve Darmody and Jennifer LaMountain, as well as a gospel presentation by Randy Maxwell, author of Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, designed to introduce non-Christians to Jesus.