I’ve only been working at the Chinook Observer for about a year, so I feel a bit of a faint about writing a fake goodbye to all of you.
There are families in this area that have passed through the generations. There are members of the Chinook and Shoalwater tribes whose families tell stories from the new land. Then there was me, who was pondering if it was time to update my license plate. However, I would like to write this to provide some clarity about how my role with the newspaper is changing.
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I’m returning to Montana. My guy, Corey, got a promotion this February and has moved in. Since then, he and I have debated the best way to move forward. I love my job. My colleague is great and our editor Matt is possibly the most community-oriented publisher I know of. This is a special paper and a special place.
But, Corey is special. He used to drive eight hours through a blizzard to pick me up after the flight was canceled leaving me stuck in Denver. I enjoyed life here so much, I decided it was better to be closer to him.
Like I said, this is not a goodbye. It will feel overwhelming to leave you all in the midst of a pandemic. I will be working from Montana to continue to provide disease progression updates here.
I know this is not ideal. Under normal circumstances, becoming a reporter from a distance won’t be effective. However, life is not normal right now and I hope it creates a space for me to stay connected with all of you.
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Dr. Johnson is of Pensacola descent and has served in a variety of organizations including the local NAACP as President, Union of Baptist Ministers, Home Boards One Church One Child country and many other organizations.
He also served as Assistant Professor at the Selma Open University in Pensacola.
“I would like to extend my condolences on the passing of Pastor Dr. Michael J. Johnson, pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist since 1988. In addition to being a leader in our community, His family lovers and church family, his daughter, Mischel, is interning with the district. She played a pivotal role in the county’s public health campaign, Escambia and her talent helped deliver a very important message to our community in COVID-19. Pastor Johnson has had a huge impact on our community, and he will be very remembered. God bless his family and the church community during this difficult time ”.
“The Late Rev. Dr Michael Johnson, Meritorious Pastor of Pensacola’s Sixth Ave Missionary Baptist, FL My Pastor, My Big Brother, My Best Teaching Friend. Leave us in our hands. God We will see you again soon because Jesus will be back soon Thank you for all that you have done for me Thank you for making the Florida General Department a better place. Thank you for your ministry. Thank you for being friends! “Wrote Bishop Maurice A. Alexander.