New Tillamook School Dedicated

August 01, 2002

A new Tillamook Adventist School building has been dedicated, debt-free, after an arson fire completely destroyed the school facility on April 26, 2000.

Milo Gives Merit Awards

August 01, 2002

Milo Adventist Academy’s highest awards for academic excellence have been given to five students.

Those honored are incoming ninth-grader Sarah Sexton of Hood View Junior Academy; incoming 11th-graders Lyndsi Hersey of Rogue Valley Adventist School and Beth-Anne Laspe of Roseburg Junior Academy; and Milo juniors Tobi Foster and Launa Hulse. Each received merit awards of $1,000.

CAA Musicians Take Lightning Tour

August 01, 2002 / Emily Ellenwood

Some 80 sponsors and students of the Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) band, choir, and hand bell ensemble recently held eight concerts in six days, with performances at Hood View Junior Academy, Milo Adventist Academy, Ashland, Ore., Yreka, Calif., Coos Bay, Ore., Lincoln City, Ore., Tillamook, Ore., and Tualatin, Ore.

The lightning tour proved physically challenging, but tour members reported that the experience produced a bonding effect on their friendships.

Do Missions Pay?

August 01, 2002 / Miriam Kelly

Do mission projects pay? Ask Bruce and Norma Brunson, who this May made their sixth trip to Guatemala.

With them on their latest mission venture was Isaías Hernández, who they met 24 years ago in Guatemala during their first visit.

Hernández, then a 17-year-old student, became a special friend to the Brusons and went on to college in Argentina, where he met and married wife Graciela.

Blue Mountain TV Sees Providence at Work

August 01, 2002

Blue Mountain Television, a Christian station serving the Walla Walla area of Eastern Washington, had been raising funds to buy three new Sony digital cameras, valued at $100,000.

A big surprise came in mid-May, however, in the form of an opportunity to save several thousands of dollars off the purchase price.

Camp Meeting Theme Honors Those Who Sacrifice All

August 01, 2002 / Jon Dalrymple

“Scars and Stripes Forever” was this year’s theme for the Upper Columbia Conference annual Camp Meeting, in College Place, Wash., June 12-15.

While pointing to the price Jesus paid to redeem the world from sin, the theme also encompassed a special veterans’ Sabbath program to remember those who paid the price for America’s religious freedom.

Spokane Junior Academy to Relocate

August 01, 2002 / Dave Kay

After much prayer and counsel, Spokane Junior Academy’s (SJA’s) board and constituent church members have voted to move their campus.

Last November, SJA bought a 32-acre track of land about two miles from its current facility, west of the city in a more natural setting. SJA has operated in the Greater Spokane, Wash., area since 1939.

Fundraising to develop the new campus is now under way, as a pay-as-you-go, four-phase project, with construction expected to begin this year.

Prayerful Fifth-grader Writes Top Essay

August 01, 2002 / Susan Bailey

Yakima Adventist Christian School’s Spring Week of Spiritual Emphasis was led by students in grades 7-10, who shared their personal Christian experiences and led song services.

As part of the program, students in grades 4-10 were asked to write essays on “What Prayer Means to Me.”

Each was submitted to the Yakima Valley “National Day of Prayer” competition.