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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Around the Diocese

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(From the Aug. 2, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Knights host centennial dinner Aug. 10
The Knights of Columbus Council 683 will host a centennial barbecue beef and corn dinner on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the KC Hall at 302 E. Boone Ave. in Spokane. Price is $8 per person. Proceeds will help fund upcoming centennial celebrations for the Council.

Marycliff alums gather
Clare Center, Spokane, was the site of a get-together for former students of Marycliff High School. The all-school reunion and get-together was held May 20. Coordinating was Sister Pat (Sheila Marie) Gordon of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. The date has already been set for 2002: May 19, from noon-4 p.m.

CBPW presents scholarships, installs officers
The Catholic Business and Professional Women organization presented two scholarship awards during the June meeting. Receiving the awards were Gonzaga University biology major Amy J. Treis and Amanda Marie Martinez, a liberal arts major in education at Spokane Community College. The group also installed officers during the meeting. New officers are Virginia Asan, president; Kathleen Green, vice-president; Andrea Cocco, secretary; and Helen Kading, treasurer. The June meeting marked the end of the groupís 50th anniversary year.

Vocations Director visits
Father Darrin Connall, director of vocations and seminarians and rector of Bishop White Seminary, paid a visit to Assumption School, Spokane, last spring at the request of junior high teacher Andrew Hallett. Father Connall discussed vocations to the priesthood and Religious life with the students, answered questions, and distributed some literature about the subject.

Fairchild chaplains old and new
Msgr. Joseph Wagner, outgoing chaplain at Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane, was honored on the occasion of his recent retirement. Msgr. Wagner, who holds the rank of Colonel, was ordained for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1965. He entered the Air Force as a chaplain in 1979. Replacing him is Franciscan Father Kerry Abbot, an Air Force Captain.

Vice principal attends Ďacademyí
Debbie Lampert, vice principal at All Saints School in Spokane, was among 25 educators selected to attend the National Catholic Educational Associationís Vice Principals Academy earlier this summer. The academy, held in Washington, D.C., recognizes vice principals, helps them develop skills, and builds a national network of Catholic education leadership. Lampert has been an All Saints kindergarten teacher since 1996. She became vice principal in 2000.

COPS Superkid is St. Patrick grad
COPS Northeast in Spokane recently selected Luke Perkins, a June graduate of St. Patrick School, Spokane, as the Northeast Superkid of the Month. Perkins was nominated for the honor by his eighth grade teacher, Lou Turner. Perkins received a framed certificate and a monetary prize as well, provided by Tomlinson Black Real Estate. Pictured are Eileen, Larry and Luke Perkins, with COPS representative Mike Humes.

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