“LDS Scene,” Ensign, May 1985, 112
Four programs produced for the Church were among winners in the eighth annual Angel Awards competition sponsored by Religion in Media, a Los Angeles-based organization which promotes religious values and themes. They were: “Times & Seasons: Religion and Marriage,” produced by the Church’s Public Communications Department; “Carnival of the Animals,” a half-hour television musical special produced by Bonneville Media Communications; “The Good Samaritan,” a public service television announcement also produced by Bonneville Media; and “The Last Leaf—A Parable for Easter,” a television drama based on an O. Henry short story and also produced by Bonneville Media.
Earl J. Roueche, president of the McLean Virginia Stake has been appointed assistant secretary for management in the Organization of American States. He is the first career OAS employee to be named to that position, President Roueche has worked for the OAS for twenty-six years.
Earl W. Bascom was recently inducted into the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame. Now patriarch of the Victorville California Stake, Brother Bascom was a champion cowboy and the inventor of a one-handed bareback rigging still used in professional rodeos. He was the twelfth inductee for the Hall of Fame and the second LDS cowboy, after Ray Knight.
Jean Dobashi, an English teacher at Kauai High and Intermediate School, has been honored as one of the fifty finest teachers in the United States. The honor was part of the first annual “In Honor of Excellence” program, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The program honored one teacher and school principal selected as the best from each state. Sister Dobashi is a member of the Lihue Ward, Kauai Stake. She has been teaching for sixteen years and was honored as Hawaii’s Teacher of the Year in 1983.
Ted Chidester, athletic director and head basketball coach at BYU—Hawaii, was named January “Sportsman of the Month” by the Honolulu Quarterback Club. In his sixth year at the college, the coach has seen his Seasiders team improve each year. Brother Chidester is a high councilor in the BYU—Hawaii Campus Stake.