Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Okie Women in the News: Martin, Kavanaugh-Williams, Holland, Jayroe

JaRaia Martin, a senior at Central High School in Tulsa, won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest this year. The event has been sponsored since 1997 by Oneok.

Marty Kavanaugh-Williams will be honored by A Change to Change on February 22 for her 31 years of dedicated service to individuals and families coping with addiction. A Chance to Change offers education classes, school-based programs and counseling related to drug abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and other disorders.

Kim Holland, former Oklahoma State Insurance Commissioner, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in Washington, DC as their Executive Director for State Affairs.

Jane Jayroe has a new book out entitled Devote 40 Days. It is a collection of devotionals that also tell about her life. Some chapters were written by friends including Sherri Coale, Yvonne Kauger, Cathy Keating, Donna Nigh and Linda Cavanaugh.

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