Adkins, daughter of Charles and Glenna Adkins of West Ports-mouth, is a 2007 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and attends Sha-wnee State University, where she majors in respiratory therapy. The scholarship was given in memory of Larry Cooper, a 1964 graduate of Portsmouth West High School.
Collier, daughter of Mike and Lori Collier of Friendship, is a 2007 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and attends Marshall University, where she majors in pre-pharmacy.
Sayre, son of Jodi Rob-inson of West Portsmouth, is a 2007 graduate of Portsmouth West High School, and attends Shawnee State University where he majors in physical therapy. The scholarship was given in memory of Stephen Penn, a 1967 graduate of Portsmouth High School.
All three recipients are active at Oldtown Church. Each scholarship is for $1,000.
CWU to celebrate World Community Day
Diverse women of faith will gather at World Community Day celebrations in local communities across the country to share thoughts and prayers focused on the theme “Embracing Justice Under God's Tent.” Locally, this event will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Allen Chapel AME Church, 1149 Dr. James Scott Place.
The local unit of Church Women United sponsored this worship service, which was designed by the Rev. Kristina Peterson and the Rev. Kathleen Clark, members of the national CWU Celebrations Committee.
“Embracing Justice Under God's Tent” is a worship service lifting concerns of homelessness, immigration and responses to disaster based on familiar scriptures and Psalms 23, 82 and 85.
The medication, “We Have Names,” describes those who have been resident aliens in strange lands, wanders throughout history, those exiled uprooted and remnant in society - then and now.
They also will celebrate “Finding Refuge Under God's Tent.” Human rights always has been an important cause for CWU. “Finding Refuge Under God's Tent” was written by Robin Hoagland of Massachusetts.
For more information, contact Shelby Powell at (740) 353-4445.
Williams is supply pastor
Members of Riverview Wesleyan Church, 212 Madison Ave., have called the Rev. Jack Williams to serve as their supply pastor. The Rev. Williams and his wife, Daisy, reside in Portsmouth.