Exemplary Service

Two Shattuck Members Honored for Volunteer Work
June 17, 2019

SHATTUCK, OKLA. – Two members of the Shattuck Seventh-day Adventist Church were recently honored by the City of Shattuck for their exemplary volunteer work and their service to the citizens of Shattuck.

Pat Stock is the director for the Ellis County Food Bank. She received Shattuck's “Best NonProfit” award. The Shattuck church has faithfully sponsored the food bank since 2007. Church members and volunteers from the community alike serve Ellis County citizens on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Their services are available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on those days they can care for up to 200 visitors.

Van Hurst is a retired pastor. He was awarded Shattuck’s “Citizen of the Year” award. The city wanted to honor him for his volunteer work. Hurst started the Ellis County Health Coalition. The organization works in conjunction with the Shattuck Chamber of Commerce and the Senior Citizen Center board. When a local church of any denomination requests Hurst's skills, he willingly supplies a sermon and music.

As these two members are honored for their service we remember the words of Matthew 25:40 that remind us, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

By Janell Hurst and Susan Castillo