Chamber meeting, Aviation Town Hall and Anthony Edwards speaks at Faith Temple

Chamber of Commerce officers for 2001

At the annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce was held in the beautiful room over the Reminder and catered by Port Java with Tequila Lime Chicken and a host of wonderful desserts.

The new board members, Beth Carlson, Karen Harvey, Lorraine Lucero and Theresa Montoya were sworn in after president Dan Simmons took his oath from out-going president George Stegmeir. The 2001 officers of the Chamber of Commerce are Second Vice President Stephanie Lugo, President Dan Simmons, Secretary-Treasurer Judy Douglas and First Vice President Janice Griffith. Simmons and Stegmeir both emphasized the activities of the Chamber. Stegmeir also presented a special award to the co-chairs of the 2000 Christmas Parade, Bob Hall and Janice Griffith.

George Stegmeir received a plaque thanking him for his service to the Chamber as the president in 2000.

Aviation Town Hall held

Saturday, representatives of the U.S. and Arizona legislatures flew into Winslow to discuss the future for rural area airports. Mayor Jim Boles said that with metropolitan overcrowding of facilities, airports like ours could meet needs for maintenance and training.

The Aviation Town Hall, attended by members of the Winslow City Council and Airport Commission, was held to discuss the passage of the Flight Property Tax Revenue Distribution bill, now passed by the House and forwarded to the Arizona Senate. Rural airports need this revenue to make improvements and even to stay open.

Winslow urged the bill's be passed and signed.

Elder Anthony Edwards speaks at Faith Temple

Elder Anthony Edwards was a professional football player with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals. He retired in 1998 and now works for the Cardinal's organization, and lives in Casa Grande where he grew up and his father is a pastor.

In speaking to youth at Faith Temple. Edwards said that God wants to dwell inside the temple, you.

There are four principles for us to follow. 1) Deny self and accept the covenant. 2) We need to know who we are in Christ. 3) Everyone needs to study the Word in the Bible, as Jesus did. 4) We must be led by the Spirit.

He cautioned youth not to be detoured by bad friends.

Edwards said that talent will get you there in life, but it is character that keeps you there. "Treat everyone right," he told the church youth. "You never know who will be your next boss!"

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