Pacific Conference Superintendent Victor Slaughter led a local conference on the evening of Feb. 27 at Pedee Evangelical Church. The Rev. Slaughter related regional conference news and discussed the importance of the relationship between a pastor and his people.
He said the Pacific Conference has dedicated more than $1 million over the years for evangelical mission work. He also said the School of Ministry at Jennings Lodge has 24 students working toward ordination, and that the school was noted for its accreditation work.
Following the local conference, The Rev. Slaughter met with the Pastor Parish Committee.
Noah Chester Jahn was born to Rebekah Jahn and Clayton Cameron Feb. 16 at Salem Hospital Birthing Center.
He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.
His grandparents are Chester and Roseanne Jahn and Stephen and Audrey Cameron. His great-grandmother is Opal Jahn. All are of the Pedee area.
Anastasia Evelyn Barth was born to Stephen and Stephanie Barth of Dallas at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Good Samaritan Hospital at Corvallis. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.
Her grandparents are Merritt "Buzz" and Jenny Barth of Dallas and Stephen and Audrey Cameron of Pedee. Her great-grandmothers are Mary Barth of Dallas and Dorothy Hill of Brooks.
Anastasia is the Barth's first grandchild and the Cameron's seventh.
Suzanne Burbank honored her mother, Arlene Kovash, for her 64th birthday with an evening birthday dinner on Feb. 26 at their Airless home.
Others sharing the evening were her father, Paul Kovash; her husband, Dave Burbank; her sons, Brennan, and his friend, Sam Oberg of Dallas; and Derek and his friend, Glen Nicol, also of Dallas.
Derek used his skill learned in 4-H cooking club to make the angel food birthday cake. His chickens provided the eggs for the cake.
Pastor Lonnie Burbank was assisted by Aaron Burbank and Dan Hayes at the Feb. 26 worship service. Aaron also taught the Sunday School class.
The pastor said that Palmer Weidenmann was very ill on Feb. 25 and was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. He had a virus and was still in the hospital on Feb. 28. Shelby and Peyton were being watched.
Pastor's message, "Cease! Desist! Rest!" was from Exodus 31:12-17: God's people in the Old Testament were to keep the Sabbath as their day of worship and rest; Christians in the New Testament used the first day of the week as their day of worship and to honor the resurrection.