Car Crash Kills PUC Senior. Pacific Union College senior Jayaram Notestine (pictured) died in an auto accident May 22. Police reports did not immediately identify him by name, but the PUC Campus Chronicle Facebook page noted his death with plans to devote its next issue to him. From Napa Valley Register, "Two die in crash on Butts Canyon Road." And from the PUC Campus Chronicle: "We are deeply saddened..."
High School Track and Field Star Chooses to Compete on Sabbath. Donovan St. Louis, a practicing Seventh-day Adventist and Pennsylvania high school senior, has decided to compete in the PIAA Track & Field Championships, meaning he will run on Sabbath. One of the more versatile athletes in the county, his specialty is the 400-meter dash. While he feels guilty for not attending church on days he competes, he views himself as a "very spiritual person." From GameTimePa.com, "Boys Track and Field: St. Louis will be keeping the faith at state meet."
Zambia Residents Receive Free Health Care. Over 3,000 Chitungwiza, Zambia residents received free health care at 14 different clinics as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Revelation of Hope country-wide crusade. The church anticipates baptizing 30,000 people by the end of the effort on May 30. President Ted Wilson is joined by 87 other pastors working in many cities and towns. From AllAfrica.com, "Zimbabwe: SDA Offers Free Health Care," and from The Standard, "Adventists offer free medical care."
Adventist Health Takes Fifth Workplace Award. Adventist Health System has received the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the fifth consecutive year. This year, Gallup honored 40 organizations. The Gallup organization compares companies across a workplace research database comprised of work teams in more than 100 countries. Daniel Wolcott, Takoma's president and CEO, said, "This award demonstrates the deep connection our associates have with our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, and with our vision to be the best place to work, practice medicine, and receive care." From the Greenville Sun, "Adventist Health System Is Honored With The 2015 Gallup 'Great Workplace' Award."
Pam Dietrich taught English at Loma Linda Academy for 26 years and served there eight more years as the 7-12 librarian. She lives in Redlands, CA.