Don Warren, former dean of boys, and wife, Alta, have both reached the 90-year-old mark. They make their home in Airy, North Carolina, where Don is still an active trumpet player.
Bertie Cross Seavey, class of 1950, passed away in 2012. She had made her home in Lebanon, Oregon.
An estimated 80 people attended an open house for Esther Shaffer on her 90th birthday February 9, 2013! Esther is the wife of a former head-of-school, Robert Shaffer, and lives just off the CCA campus. Known to generations of students and a member of the CCA Class of 1941, she has filled many roles at [...]
Guess who’s turning 90 soon? It’s Esther Shaffer! Time to celebrate! Details below! Esther Shaffer’s 90th Birthday Where: At Esther’s Home Open House Saturday– February 9th 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm If you are unable to attend; please send your Good Wishes to PO Box 276 Canyonville, OR 97417
The 2013 Alumni Reunion will be held June 1 & 2 Saturday June 1 10:00 a.m. Graduation Alumni events begin at 1:00 p.m. ending with the reunion banquet. Sunday June 2 A special invitation goes out to all the 10-year classes: 1943 1953 1963 1973 1983 1993 2003 Hope to see you there!
It’s always a major milestone to have another building fully paid for. We are pleased to announce that the last payment on Shaffer Dorm, acquired in 2004, has been made. The dorm currently houses 20 boys and is located a block south of the school gymnasium. CCA now has three dorms for boarding students. Of [...]
Esther reports that in her job/ministry as International Recordings Coordinator for “Faith Comes by Hearing” she has been involved in bringing 68 New Testament audio recordings to completion in 2012. Each one of these makes God’s Word available to another language group.
Roseburg, Oregon police officer Travis Dahl has been joined by a new drug detecting police dog, a European raised Belgian Malinois. The two of them were featured in a major story and photo on the front page of the Roseburg daily newspaper.
Flora Mae of class ’48 recently passed away. She made her home in Yorba Linda, California and was the mother of Keith Pearson, CCA class of ’76 and state champion in track and field.
Since 2011 has taught the Yamaha music program on various cruise ships to the Middle East, Asia, Mexico, and in the North Atlantic. Among his hobbies has been to set Christian words to traditional Christmas melodies like “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”.
For those watching the Lifetime Channel, “The Christmas Blessing“, for which Wes wrote the screenplay, was shown in late November. He now has credits for a total of 14 films.
Dr. Faiz Rahman came and spoke at CCA’s weekday Chapel service October 16th, 2012. He is the founder of Good News India a nonprofit organization that rescue’s orphaned and /or destitute children in India BEFORE they are sold into bonded slavery. This ministry has an outreach to the destitute children of Southern Asia and operates 25 centers in North [...]
Sons of Garland and Nadine Combs, former CCA staff, get together for praise and worship. (left to right) Roulon, Quannah, Larry, Quinn, and Vaughn are mostly alumni’s of CCA from the 1970′s.
Bryan is pursuing a career as a professional photographer. He lives with his wife and children in Arizona.
Sarah Bates ’09 and Emily Bates ’11, daughters of Shelley Jasper Smith ’79, are now in England as members of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) performing arts group. The girls and their team will be witnessing during July and August at the Summer Olympics in London. The troupe, for which Sarah is on staff, will [...]
Rev. Dave Benson ’84, president of the Newberg, Oregon Rotary Club, attended the International Rotary convention in May in Bangkok, Thailand. He then met a group of friends from the Family Life Church where he is pastor to tour the schools and orphanages of the Good News Ministry in West Bengal and Orissa, India.
Senior economics students contributed during the 2011-12 school year through a “change jar” towards Heifer International and Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. Although the econ students were not up to the generosity level of prior years, two nice checks were written.
Here are some additional pictures from the 2012 Alumni Chapel Service
View pictures from the 2012 Alumni Banquet!
John Emmert ’62 is a pastor in High Point, North Carolina. His travels have included North Korea, China and Egypt. Among his passions are writing, singing and playing worship songs.
Patch Freeman ’80 now lives in the Eastern Oregon town of Hamilton (population 11) where he is a school teacher. He works with students in grades 4-6 at the nearby Long Creek School.
Doug Wead, advisor in the President George H.W. Bush White House, talked with Canyonville Christian Academy‘s senior government class by way of internet video conference (Skype) on April 2. Wead, currently a senior advisor to the Ron Paul presidential campaign, spoke to the students about the 2012 national elections, his White House experiences, and fielded [...]
Adah Hixson Averyt ’45 passed away February 3, 2012. In recent years, she made her home in Dewey, Arizona.
Jeremy Johnson ’95 is scheduled to compete in this year’s Boston Marathon on April 16. Jeremy, who now lives in New York City, was a cross country runner during his CCA years.
Roger Adams ’52 died March 28, 2012. His home in recent years was in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Bill Manwarren ’52 passed away in March 2012. He was one of the legendary basketball players in CCA history. At 6-feet 5-inches, Manwarren was a dominate center who led the Pilots to a 13-win 2-loss season in 1951-2. In an era when high school teams commonly scored 35 to 40 points in a game, he [...]
Larry Haymes of the class ’61 spent six weeks traveling & preaching in Kenya, Africa in the summer of 2011. He s now involved in helping to plant a church in Houston, Texas.
Elizabeth reports she has been married for nearly 64 years and makes her home in Medford, Oregon. Her family now has a rarely seen six living generations.
We have received word that Bev Arial Quakenbush ’64 has recently passed away.
Ron Warren ’59 died Feb 8, 2012 after a 14 month battle with cancer. This word comes to us from Don & Alta Warren, CCA deans 1977-9, who now make their home in Winston – Salem, North Carolina.
Esther continues in ministry with “Faith Comes By Hearing”. She is currently working to take scripture recordings to the former Soviet Union, Middle East, North Africa, the Americas and other areas.
Sharon Rose Nelson ’63 has announced plans for her retirement on March 30. She has spent many years working with the American Cancer Society. Sharon makes her home in Ontario, California and tells us she plans to spend more time with her children, grandchildren, and golf clubs.
Darrel (Jake) Lake class of ’63 and wife Char, both retired, report they are continuing to work on their bucket list. Their latest adventure included an Atlantic crossing by cruise ship and a 30 – day tour of Europe that covered a dozen countries and went as far east as St. Petersburg, Russia. The Lakes [...]
In the month of December, the Pilot boys racked up six wins – against a single loss. The team captured the championship in CCA’s annual tip-off tournament and their stingy defense has allowed over 43 points in just one game this season. Wins have come at the expense of Powers, Riddle, Umpqua Valley Christian, El [...]
Gurion Lantz is an intern at the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. Gurion is a specialist in pediatric cardiology.
Reverend Harvey Pullam passed away away October 6, 2011. He served as an English, Bible, and History teacher at Canyonville Christian Academy from 1991 to 1993. After his time in Canyonville, he taught at Umpqua Valley Christian (Roseburg, OR) and was pastor of the Winston Christian Church for 13 years.
(Betty) Gayle Willis Randolph ’61 and her husband Allen will be celebrating their retirement after 36 years of pastoring at Trinity Church in San Antonio, Texas. An elegant dinner and evening event is planned by the church to commemorate the even on September 25th.
Bill Burkhert, age 62, passed away September 4, 2011. Reverend Burkhert was a pastor in Oregon, Texas, and Louisiana and he also travelled throughout the United States as an evangelist.
Colonel Bob Boyles is currently the director of all contracts for Tinker (Oklahoma) Air Force Base. This major military installation has more than 26,000 military and civilian employees.
An estimated 130 alumni, spouses, and friends of the school came together on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate CCA’s 88th year. Led by the efforts of Esther Lebeck Loveridge and others the 50 – year reunion class (class of 1961) had a large group of returnees. Highlights included a banquet, chapel service and special time [...]
Honored at the annual alumni banquet on May 28th were co-recipients of the “Alumnus of the year” award: David Johnston ’61 founder and president of Wesley Institute, a college of arts and ministry in Sydney, Australia. David worked with Ed Smelser’s organization (Bridges for Peace) for 15 years as the director of music for [...]
In the 70th year since graduating from CBA, Esther Carrick Shaffer ’41 was recognized by gathered alumni at the 2011 banquet for her years of service and Christian life. Esther, a part of the founding family, has served in a variety of roles at the school: teacher, office secretary, activity director, and advisor to the [...]
Al Copeland ’58 reports that Juanita, his beloved wife of many years, passed away in March of 2011. Al a retired teacher and coach, now lives in Prineville, Oregon.
Wesley Brown ’54 of Akron, Ohio died on April 24, 2011. Our prayers and condolences are with his family.
Dan Johnson ’58 is returning to Toledo (Ohio) University to resume his duties as Presidents Emeritus and University Professor of Public Policy and Economic Development. Since 2008 he has been serving as the Provost of Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Elaine Johnson, former teacher at CBA, reports that she and Dan (see above) celebrated their [...]
David Johnston ’61, former president and founder of Wesley Institute (Sydney, Australia), has now returned to the United States after 28 years down under. The college is billed as Australia’s premier school of the arts and ministry. David is also a concert violinist and conductor. He is currently the superintendent of Christian schools for the northern peninsula of [...]
Sandra Cates Murphy ’60 and her husband Don are retiring from their Scott Valley Drugstore (Etna, California) which they have run since 1974. The Murphy’s plans include staying active in their church’s music and Bible study programs and managing their two ranches. Lisa Murphy Deal ’87 (Sandra’s daughter) is a professional photographer and is also [...]
Doug Girdner ’80 former CCA dean and coach, coached the LaGrande (Oregon) high school girls’ team in 2010-11. The Tiger girls finished the season strong winning six of their last eight regular season games and making the playoffs for the state tournament.
In recent days the alumni association has donated four new computers for student use in the school library. These computers have internet access and are a great improvement over the units they replace.
Due to the generous contributions by alumni, we have been able to take Canyonville Christian Academy students to two recent outstanding classical music concerts: The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra from Moscow, featuring works by Russian Composers. The Eugene Symphony highlighted by a Brahms violin concerto featuring international star Sarah Chang.
Jessica Johns ’11 (girls basketball, center) is ranked #8 in Oregon (all classifications) in scoring (16.6 points per game), #4 in rebounds (11.3 rpg) and #10 in shots blocked (1.6 bpg). Samatha Stalford ’11 (point guard) is #9 ranked in steals (3.8 spg) and averages __ points per game. Johns is also an all-state shot [...]
Class of ’61…can you see yourself in this picture? Bring back any memories? Wow 50 years have gone by! The old outside baptismal now is a fountain and raised flower bed in memory of “Lady R”, (Verda Ross Willey) CCA’s longest serving dean.
Class of ’51 – CCA Welcome The Class of 1951 To Their 60th Anniversary Reunion May 28th & 29th, 2011
Class of ’51…Can you find yourself in this picture?
They have arrived in Israel, fulfilling their long-held immigration goal. Jody is currently working on a healthy living newsletter. (To sign up go to Jody@songofisrael.com) Alyosha is involved in intensive Hebrew study and is considering opportunities in being a tour guide. His focus remains bringing the story of Jeshua’s love to the people of [...]
M.J. Benson class of ’78 is the office director for Good News India, an organization providing for 2,000 orphaned and disadvantaged children at 24 sites in India. She has been working with the aid group for the last 11 years and spent three years directing office operations in India. M.J. currently lives in Newberg, Oregon.
Wesley Rauth ’81 makes his home in Myrtle Creek, Oregon where he drives for Harbor Wholesale Grocery. He is married to a school teacher and has two daughters, one in high school and one in college.
Chrysten Busch Colby ’97 graduate and former staff, is currently a fine arts major at the University of Oregon (“Go Ducks”). She lives in Eugene and is “Mom” to her two children.
According to the Alumni Associaltion tally – the number of graduates from the school now totals: 1,563 This figure includes the record-breaking Class of 2010 which added 60 to the total.
Jon Baker class ’78 reports that he and his son ran the “Big Sur” and ”Avenue of the Giants” marathons (both 26 miles 385 yards) just a week apart. Baker was a member of Canyonville Christian Academy’s state championship cross country team in 1977 (CBA back then).
Mike Webster from class ’78 is coaching a home school cross country team made up of students from in and around Seminary, Mississippi. Dr. Webster, a former state cross country champ at Canyonville Christian Academy, continues his teaching career at University of Southern Mississippi.
Willie and Donna Dutton Tatem ’57 have moved from Virginia Beach, VA to Spring Hill, TN. They now live near their daughter and son-in-law.
Sylvia and Harry Lawson ’53 now live in Albany, Oregon where they enjoy living near his brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Grace Lawson ‘ 65.
Lynn WimpYoungs ’72 is the new Director of Community and Financial Development of ABC House in Albany, Oregon. This Organization provides a healing environment for children who are abuse victims.
Mark Banducci ’78 directs a real estate management business in Port Orford, Oregon. Among his properties in this coastal town are vacation rentals.
It has been recently discovered that Canyonville Christian Academy’s Rose Gilbert’s 1972 Olympic Trials pentathlon mark of 3875 points set a NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RECORD for that event. According to statistics compiled and published by TRACK AND FIELD NEWS, Gilbert’s point total was not bettered until 1977 when Patsy Walker of Yelm, Washington bettered Rosie’s [...]
Chip Lowell ’78 is a businessman in Walla Walla, Washington. Among his pursuits is work as a professional chainsaw carving artist.
Ellie Lowell, CCA cook in the 1970′s, died in October 2010 after a long illness. She lived for many years in the country of Chile, where she owned a Christian bookstore and was a support person for missionaries to that country.
Class of 1938 – June Shaffer Hoffman Class of 1939 – Verna Bokma Cloud, Margaret Woods Sovenski Class of 1940 – Muriel King Elsey Class of 1941 – Esther Carrick Shaffer
Virginia Swindall Kyhn ’37 died in January 2008 at the age of 89. She made her home in Eugene, Oregon for many years and held the title of the alumnus from the oldest CBA/CCA graduating class.
Jim Stenberg – current teacher is now working on his 25th year as an English Instructor at Canyonville Christian Academy. Jim is a two-time recipient of the school’s Teacher of the Year Award (1987 and 2004).
Travis Dahl ’89′, coach of Canyonville Christian Academy’s state championship track team in 1995, is now the cross country coach at Umpqua Valley Christian, Roseburg, Oregon. Travis continuous serving as a patrolman with the Roseburg Police Department.
Steve Becker ’83 completed the December 12th Honolulu marathon in 4hr. 20 min. 23 seconds. More than 22,000 runners entered this 26 mile race.
Dr. Lemuel Boyles ’52 is now the Director of the Military Chaplains Division of the Pentecostal Church of God. He also is serving as the Bishop of the PCOG and makes his home in Albuquerque, NM
Mike and Jami Stansberry, deans and coaches 2007-10, are now the dorm parents at Lustre Christian High School in Montana.
Dave Cox ’74 lives and works as an accountant in Roseburg, Oregon.
Ray Cox, principal and coach from the 1950′s and 60′s, and his wife, Diana, make their home in Sutherlin, Oregon, where they are enjoying retirement.
Jim Crumpton, Former coach and dean from the 1960′s and 1970′s, was instrumental in helping bring more than $15,000 in weight room equipment to Canyonville Christian Academy from a Grants Pass, Oregon health club. We were able to purchase the many pieces of equipment at a small fraction of their value through a grant to [...]
Doris Glenn Turnbull ’50, a former missionary to Central America, is now active in a women’s prison ministry. Doris lives with her husband Wayne in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Wes Bishop ’64 is the writer of the screenplay for the NBC television network Family Night Movie “A Walk In My Shoes” aired nationally on December 3. For many years Wes has worked on movie scripts from his home base in Ashland, Oregon.
B.J. (Bjorne) Engen, Vietnam War Navy vet, is a member of the Southern Oregon War Birds and he volunteers at the Roseburg Veterans Administration hospital. In a recent newspaper feature story, he told about his memories in a Nazi – occupied Norway during World War II. In his research, Bjorne found that Dirk Krugsman, husband of Mary [...]
Canyonville Christian Academy’s Cross Country team is coached by Roger Shaffer. For some of these boarding school students, this is their first sports activity.
Reece Watson nongrad makes his home in Grants Pass, OR and works in banking.
Every year, Canyonville Christian Academy takes a day out of the busy school schedule to go rafting. This event usually happens during the first or second week of school helping boarding students get to know each other while having fun. This starts to create lifelong bonds. Students usually come back from this excursion with lots [...]
The year 2009-2010 Canyonville Christian Academy has had the privilege of schooling the following missionary kids: Alex Huff – Vietnam, Bart Celie – Belgium, Karolien Celie – Belgium, Kang Kim – Japan, Simon Gang – Israel, Pieter DeVries – Haiti.