Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Okie Women Honored by AARP

AARP-Oklahoma has recognized 50 Oklahomansolder than 50 making a difference in the lives of others. Women honored include Cheyenne attorney Dorothy Alexander, Yukon editor Linda Andrews, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins of Duncan, Woodward teacher Rita Barnett, OKC medical researcher and educator Dr. Marie Bernard; Earlsboro volunteer Phyllis Croswell; Tulsa activist Laura Dempsey-Polan; Ponca City sexual assault nurse examiner Martha Denney; Pawhuska volunteer Janet Drummond; hospice and health ethics advocate Linda Edmondson; OKC volunteer Regina Edwards; Anadarko author, educator and Kiowa language preservationist Alecia Keahbone Gonzales; Pauls Valley community volunteer Lou Hall; Tulsa legal advocate Theresa Hansen; OKC homeless advocate Carolyn Herr; Tahlequah educator and Cherokee County historian Beth Herrington; Lawton displaced homemaker counselor Beverly Horse; OKC ombudsman for the elderly Esther Houser; OKC pantry operator Sister Barbara Joseph; Sallisaw nurse Debra Knoke; McAlester counselor Nora McBee; OKC state director of Medicaid Dr. Lynn Mitchell; Tulsa founder of The Little Lighthouse Marcia Mitchell; Guthrie Areawide Aging Agency planner Karen Orsi; and Chickasha former Okahoma State Rep. Susan Winchester. Read brief bios for honorees at Read The Oklahoman article about this recognition HERE (scroll down).

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