Cascade Corner



GEORGE PALMER still enjoys life at age 86. The retired bank vice president stays active as one of the oldest competitive racquetball players in his hometown of Salem, Oregon. In a recent article in Salem's Statesman Journal, George says he'll keep playing until he can't hold a racquet. "So I figure I'll be quitting when I'm 106," he says.


ALLEN ODELL was named the 1999 Alumnus of the Year at George Fox University Seminary in Tigard, Oregon. After graduating from Cascade College, Allen earned a master of divinity degree in 1960 from Western Evangelical Seminary, now part of George Fox University. He also received a doctor of ministry degree from Portland's Western Seminary. During his career, Allen worked as a pastor, administrator and educator. From 1966-1982, he served as the Christian education director for the Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Church. He began teaching as an adjunct professor at Western Evangelical Seminary in 1973. The popular teacher became a full-time Seminary faculty member in 1980, retiring in 1998.

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