July 21, 1999




BAPTIST BRIEFS
___ Baptist Memorials plans Alzheimer's facility. Baptist Memorials Center in San Angelo is beginning construction on its Sagecrest Alzheimer's Center this summer, with a scheduled opening date of September 2000. The 50-bed facility is expected to cost almost $4 million. It will include two sections, with residents in early- to mid-stage Alzheimer's in one area and residents in mid- to late-stage development in the other. It is to house state-of-the-art therapy and service designs. Residents will participate in a range of activities, particularly based on past experiences, as well as chapel services, Bible study and spiritual counseling.
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KENNETH WEATHERSBY (right), president of the Black Southern Baptist Denominational Servants Network and a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, presents the Heritage Award to Leroy Fountain, state director in the Annuity Board's marketing division, during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Atlanta. The Heritage Award was presented to Fountain on behalf of the Annuity Board in "appreciation for pioneering service in the employment of African Americans and ethnics for management positions."
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'Cowboy Camp' continues. The 79th session of Paisano Baptist Encamp-ment will be held July 25-30 at the camp on Highway 90, between Alpine and Marfa. Preachers will be Phil Lineberger, pastor of Williams Trace Baptist Church in Sugar Land, and Paul Powell, retired president of the Southern Baptist Annuity Board. Jack MacGorman, professor emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will teach the Bible, and Ed Wittner, retired minister of music at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, will lead the music. Martha Bumpas, missionary to Korea, will be camp missionary. A college program will be led by Trent Young, Baptist Student Ministries director in Midland/Odessa. Evangelist Randy McClelland will lead youth activities, and area church leaders will guide the children's program. For more information, contact camp Manager Lloyd Conner at (915) 837-3074.
___ Dilday to Buckner. Navasota native Russ Dilday, associate editor of the Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine since 1993, has been named publications editor for Buckner Baptist Benevolences. Prior to his service in Arkansas, Dilday was news and information coordinator for the Missouri Baptist Convention and assistant to the director of public relations at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
___He earned the bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University and the master of arts degree from Southwestern Seminary. He is the son of Jan and the late Don Dilday, who served as pastor of churches in Bryson, Austin and Navasota and as director of missions for Unity and Tryon-Evergreen Baptist associations.
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