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Salvation Army awards Chapman highest honor


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Retired Havre pastor John Chapman shakes hands with Havre Salvation Army Social Services Director Trina Crawford after she presented him with the Salvation Army Others Award as his wife, Connie, looks on.

Retiring pastor John Chapman is leaving town, but before he does so at the end of the month, he was bestowed with the highest award Salvation Army gives to civilians.

The Others Award honors the 19-year First Baptist pastor for his volunteerism in the community, Havre Salvation Army Social Services Director Trina Crawford said Tuesday.

Chapman said the award was a surprise. But, he said, he loves mentoring and giving.

"It keeps me off the streets," he jokingly said is the reason he has volunteered.

Chapman told a story about a man dressed in work clothes with long hair who approached...

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