Jackie Abel West has been named executive director of the Oklahoma
Cancer Information Line.
West most recently served as executive director of Lyric Theater
of Oklahoma. She has been involved in numerous community activities
including OKC Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma Theater Center, The
Arthritis Foundation and Oklahoma County Red Cross Water Safety
The Oklahoma Cancer Information Line is a non-profit organization
established to provide the public with accurate, up-to-date
information about the disease. . .
- Mead Ferguson, Woodward rancher, and Gwenn Davis, University
of Oklahoma associate professor, have been selected to serve
three-year terms on the board of trustees of the Oklahoma Foundation
for the Humanities.
In addition, current trustees Mary Susan McCarthy, Dean Witter
Reynolds, Oklahoma City; Nancy Goodwin, Clinton High School,
Clinton; David Baird, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; and
David Miller, Cameron University, Lawton, have been reappointed to
serve three-year terms.
Ferguson has been a rancher and active civic leader in Woodward
since 1980. Prior that he was with Exxon Corp. in charge of Middle
East affairs, headquartered in London.
Davis is an associate professor of English and Women's Studies and
is director of the Honors Program at the University of Oklahoma. She
is also director of a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities
Challenge Grant for The Women's Bibliography Project.
The board of trustees of the Foundation is composed of 22
volunteers equally representing the general public and the academic
community of Oklahoma. Four members are appointed by the governor of
Oklahoma and the other 18 are selected through a statewide, open
Ferguson, McCarthy, and Goodwin will serve as general public
representatives with Davis, Baird and Miller representing the
academic community. . .
- Gov. George Nigh has chosen twenty-six area residents to serve
as members of the State Department of Mental Health's Alcohol, Drug
Abuse, and Community Mental Health Planning Board covering Oklahoma,
Lincoln and Pottawatomie Counties.
Appointees from the Oklahoma City area are: Leon Edd, Jones; Anna
McBride, Midwest City; Garry Potter, Choctaw; Joe Powell,and
Anthony "Tony" Zahn,Edmond; Bob Stewart, Shawnee; Betty Thompson,
Stroud; and Beverly Eubanks, Bill Gentry, Jim Johnson, Lorene Lewis,
Donald Miller, Porter Morgan, Stuart Myers Jr., Kenneth Nash, Pat
Padgett, Clarence Powers, Naomi Roberts, Susan Robertson, J. Steven
Rogers, Bari Sanger, Danny A. Terrell, Jack Way, Gene White, Thomas
White and Mary Zins of Oklahoma City. …