of Sleep Experts was named a Service Hero by the Dallas nonprofit Interfaith Housing Coalition for helping needy families through a mattress donation program. Cook has received several awards for her service, and has volunteered with the coalition during other events and fundraisers. She recently was honored along with Louise Spence Griffeth at the Lakewood Service League spring fundraiser.


produced, directed and edited a KERA short film that received two world medals from the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards. “The Chip that Jack Built: Jack Kilby and the Invention of the Microchip” received gold in the History and Society category and silver in the Society and Social Issues category. More than 30 countries entered work into the festival.

need book donations for their annual Libraryfest sale set for Sept. 11. They will accept gently used hardbacks and paperbacks as well as CDs, DVDs and videotapes. Proceeds from the sale benefit library programs. Call 214.670.1376 or stop by the branch at 6121 Worth.

THE LA LECHE LEAGUE has scheduled meetings through the end of the year, beginning this month. The nonprofit organization provides education and support to women who want to breastfeed. The meetings will be at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, 5835 Penrose. For details, visit

THE AGAPE CLINIC IN EAST DALLAS recently named Stephanie Bohan Gandy the clinic’s new executive director. Gandy served as director of development at the Dallas Holocaust Museum for more than four years. She moved to the area in 2005.

KIMBERLY SHAMBLEY was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Real Estate Research Advisory Committee through January 2015. The committee advises the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University. Shambley, who has a Lakewood office, is an assistant general counsel for Bank of America. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a past member of the Texas Manufactured Housing Board and Texas Commission of Fire Protection. Shambley also served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.


WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH unveiled its community tapestry, “Stories”, which includes 250 pieces of fabric donated by members as part of the Measure by Measure campaign launched in 2007. The permanent art installation is in the church’s south atrium.

FIRST UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH will host its Vacation Bible School July 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with the theme “How Great Thou Art”. Geared toward ages 4-10, the weeklong session features fellowship, Bible study, arts and crafts, games, music, puppets and skits. Registration is $40 per child, and family discounts are available. Call 214.821.5929 or stop by the church at 6202 E. Mockingbird.


were among the 62 DISD high school seniors to receive the Superintendent’s Scholarship worth $2,000. It was awarded to students who showed outstanding character and commitment to academics and community service. The recipients include: Sarahi Garcia and Kelley Edwards of Bryan Adams and John C. Matusewicz and Diana Aguirre of Woodrow.

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