“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, Mar. 1996, 71
Robert W. Layton of the Edmonton Eighth Ward, Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Stake, received the Sam Ross Award for editorials from the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Canada. Brother Layton is the news director of radio station CHED. His winning editorial, which dealt with public-school sex education, was titled “One of Us Abstained.”
David Harkness of the Dumfries Ward, Edinburgh Scotland Stake, was awarded the Royal Humane Society lifesaving award for rescuing a hospital patient who had jumped into the River Nith.
Author and poet César Guerra of Montevideo, Uruguay, received a national literary prize sponsored in part by the Uruguay Ministry of Culture and Education. He was described in a newspaper article as a man of “exquisite sensibilities.” A longtime translator for the Church, Brother Guerra serves as a patriarch.
Ruby P. Puckett of the Gainesville Second Ward, Gainesville Florida Stake, received an award for excellence in management from the American Dietetic Association. Sister Puckett directs food and nutrition services at the Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. The award recognizes her innovation, creativity, management leadership, and professional experience and education.