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Often, you hear about men of God who are called to serve after surviving a near-death blow from a deadly disease, or recovering from a life of abuse.

For the new minister at Echo Meadows Church of Christ on Starr Avenue, Oregon, it came while working as a police officer.

Pastor Dan Beaudoin of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge is heading to Haiti for nine days of missionary work, Feb. 3-12.

In 2010, an earthquake with seismic magnitude of 7 left one million people homeless, killed an estimated 316,000, and another 300,000 were injured. The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed or were severely damaged.

The former Coy Elementary School, built in 1926 at the corner of Pickle and Wheeling, was demolished at the end of last week.

“Unfortunately, the old building had deteriorated to the point of being unsalvageable,” said Dean Sandwisch, director of business affairs for the Oregon City Schools District.

The Oregon Board of Education will continue to have police officers attend school board meetings because of threats that have been made to some board members.

Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian a few weeks ago had said the city would no longer allow police officers to be at school board meetings after he learned that the city was footing the bill.

The Oregon school board will continue to “tweak” the number of stops made by the new bus shuttle providing transportation to Clay High School students.

“The route itself was a beginning point,” P.J. Kapfhammer, who was elected to the school board last November, said on Wednesday. “We’re still tweaking it.”

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