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Mary Blanton: A gifted El Morro teacher pays it forward and back

Eight years ago, my son, a student at El Morro Elementary School since kindergarten, showed up for his 3rd grade year. His teacher, a woman named Mary Blanton. The sign on her door read “Club 54.” I had no idea then, but figured it out pretty quickly, that he was going to have one of the best scholastic years of his life. … Blanton tells me of how she spent this past New Year’s Eve. The Blantons – all of them – and two other families, made the trek to Westmont to spend the night with Noah. “He’s in college…I’m sure he had a lot of other things he could have been doing,” says Blanton, laughing. more

Rev Dr Jerry Tankersley of Laguna Presbyterian Church will retire: last day to preach will be June 24

After 46 years of ministry, Rev Dr Jerry Tankersley is retiring as Senior Pastor of Laguna Presbyterian Church on June 30 of this year. His last Sunday to preach will be June 24 … At Laguna Presbyterian since 1972, Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley received his BA from Westmont College, followed by a B.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary.  He went on to obtain a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary, followed by a PhD from Claremont Graduate School. He also received a Doctorate of Ministry from the Claremont School of Theology. more