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March 20, 1986

The Women of the 80s Advisory Committee of Cerritos College Community Services has named a Woman of the Year for each of the eight cities in the Cerritos College district. They are: Iva Jones of Artesia, a volunteer worker; Thelma Puisys of Bellflower, a volunteer worker; Ruth Moore of Cerritos, a licensed vocational nurse active in alcoholism studies; Victoria L. Jenkins of Downey, the city's librarian; Margaret Vineyard of Hawaiian Gardens, active in the Chamber of Commerce; Jacqueline Rynerson of Lakewood, a councilwoman; Anna Martin of La Mirada, active in civic affairs; and Peg Nelson of Norwalk, councilwoman and volunteer worker. They will be honored during an all-day conference Saturday at Cerritos College.

George Medak and Roger Reyburn have been appointed to the Long Beach Transit board of directors by the Long Beach City Council. Medak is vice president of Long Beach Financial Services. Reyburn is division manager for General Telephone in Long Beach.

Bell High School seniors Michael Boulay and Ralph Diaz, both 17, were given commendations by Los Angeles Unified School District board member Larry Gonzalez last week at a special school assembly.

The boys helped save a 50-year-old woman in her burning home in Maywood.

Perry N. Barit, a member of the Institute of Architects, has been appointed to the Cerritos Planning Commission. Barit's term runs through July. He was nominated by Mayor Diana Needham to fill the unexpired term of Ann Joynt, who had served on the commission since 1978. Barit is the owner of Perry N. Barit, AIA, and Associates, an architectural firm, and Manbar Group Inc., a development company.

Diane K. Jacobus has been installed as president of the Long Beach chapter of the Navy League. Jacobus is vice chairwoman of the Long Beach Armed Services Commission.

Arthur J. Ochoa, a student at Downey High School, has been named a 1986 Century III Leader for the state of California and awarded a $1,500 scholarship by the National Assn. of Secondary School Principals. Ochoa, who has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average in high school, also won a trip to the Century III Leaders' National Conference in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., to meet with national leaders and compete for additional scholarships. Century III leaders are chosen for their leadership skills, school and community involvement, and awareness of current events.

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