UM Association of Communicators recognizes Dr. Joan G. LaBarr for 'outstanding work'
NTC Reporter Editor Dr. Joan G. LaBarr was cited for outstanding work, best of Division B (annual conferences) newswriting for print in the 2007 competition sponsored by the United Methodist Association of Communicators.
She was recognized for her story headlined "House on the Corner builds power to transform" in the Nov. 24, 2006, issue of the weekly newspaper.
The article described the unique ministry of Christ UMC, Plano, featuring a house built on the corner of the church's busy intersection of Parker Road and Coit, then moved to a permanent location as home for a selected family.
Her winning entry was announced during the association's annual meeting on Oct. 26 in Charleston, S.C.