SIDNEY — On Sunday, April 30, the First Baptist Church, corner of Miami Avenue and East North Street, honored persons with long-time membership, 18 of whom live locally, while six live out of Sidney or out of state.
Those honored were: (the number of years of membership follow their respective names) Barbara McDermit, 80; Charlotte Jackson, 75; Ruth Johnston Adams, 75; Mary Frey, 74; Lois Henman, 73; Barbara Boone, 72; Norlene Cotterman, 70; Georgia Masteller, 68; Irvle Johnson, 67; Barney Adams, 65; Marilyn Zedeker, 64; Edmund Johnson, 64; Carl Cartwright, 62; Daniel Boone, 59; Bernard Cotterman, 59; Thomas Johnson, 59; Nancy Carey Market, 58; Marvin Snider, 58; Timothy Adams, 57; John Boone, 57; Linda Snider, 55; Gene Johnson, 55; Dr. Clay Barfield, 54; and O. B. Lindsey, 53 years. The local honorees represented more than 1,000 years of service and were commended for their continued support of the church.
Pastor George Gnade, who will be retiring soon, is the church pastor.