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News Briefs for May 11

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Ozark Christian College created videos to honor three longtime employees who are retiring after this school year. Gerald Griffin, professor of speech and Old and New Testament, has served Ozark for over two decades. David McMillin, vice president of campus operations, has served OCC for 34 years. Gary Zustiak, counseling and pastoral care professor, taught students at OCC for over three decades. (Click on their names to see the videos honoring their service.)

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Recently posted on Facebook: “Today Mid-South Christian College paid her last mortgage payment on the campus! MSCC is totally debt-free thanks to your generosity.”

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Salina Heights Christian Church in Salina, Kan., hosted a bed-building event Saturday to help serve children in foster care. The church partners with an organization called CarePortal, which works with foster care agencies to satisfy various needs. Another bed-building event is tentatively set for later this year, the Salina Journal reported.

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In just its second year fielding a squad, the STUNT team at William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif., hosted—and won—the NAIA Division of the 2022 College STUNT National Championship. A local TV station’s interview with the champions is posted on WJU’s Facebook page. According to the sport’s website, “STUNT . . . removes the crowd-leading element and focuses on the technical and athletic components of cheer, including partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, group jumps and tumbling.”

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After 37 years of service, Richard Major is retiring as professor of theatre and director of drama productions at Milligan University in Tennessee. Just before finals week, the inaugural Richard Major Awards celebrating excellence in Milligan Theatre were handed out, with 16 students recognized for outstanding achievements in this year’s productions. Meanwhile, Major was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his prominent role in shaping Milligan’s theatrical program.

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Almost 500 people participated in South Rock Christian Church’s “Great Day of Service 2022” on May 1. Church members helped with projects at more than 50 locations around Derby, Kan., according to an article in the Derby Informer.

The event “is [a] chance to build relationships with others in the community by showing them our relationship with Jesus through actions,” said outreach pastor Cameron Wilson.

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Christian minister Dave Stone asked for prayers via Instagram last week for his son-in-law, Aaron, who has been recovering since collapsing near mile-marker 25 in the Magnolia Marathon in Waco, Texas, on April 24.

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Hope International University hosted the Fullerton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday morning. Guest speaker was former Los Angeles Dodger Brett Butler.

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Dana Hanson compiled a list of “The 20 Richest Pastors in the World in 2022” for MoneyInc.com. No Christian church/church of Christ ministers were mentioned.

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