Thursday, December 12, 2013
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May 07, 2013
Stargazing will be the focus of a science night at Pedee Church on Saturday.
Steve Focht of Independence is bringing his 10-inch diameter Dobsonian telescope and setting it up in the church amphitheater at about 8:30 p.m. Dr. David McCorkle, retired Western Oregon University entomology professor, will join the gathering for dinner at 7 p.m. McCorkle has recently written a book about science and faith.
They would love to have anyone interested come out that night. RSVP to 503-838-4073 so they have enough food, or just come on out with a potluck dish.
Suzanne Burbank spent four days in New York City with friends Joy Duin of Yamhill-Carlton and Barbara Smith and her daughter, Anna, of Willamina.
This was her second trip there and the first time for the others, so they had a great time exploring the city. They stayed at the Westin right on Times Square so were able to walk to most points, including Central Park, the 9/11 Memorial and the Empire State Building, where they went to the top for a magnificent view.
They also saw the Broadway play "Annie" and did a lot of shopping.
Anna will graduate with a degree in agriculture business and dairy science from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Nine women from Pedee and the surrounding area attended the Beth Moore conference in Eugene on April 26-27.
Heidi Russell, her friend Katie Rogers from Monmouth, Glenda Bush, Emily Coe, Trina Brotherton, Pam Burbank, Shelly Tarvin, Debbie Baldwin and Jennie Mellein had a wonderful time with 7,300 other women singing and listening to what Moore had to say about "Time." A highlight was traveling and staying together as a group and cementing friendships.
Moore is best known for her dynamic Bible studies.