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Linda O. Barts

Linda O. Barts, American counselor. License mental health counselor, 1993. Recipient Service award Waterfront Rescue Mission, 1990.


  • Barts, Linda O. was born on September 12, 1938 in Kalamazoo. Daughter of Dwight Raymond and Doris Jane (Green) Oberlink.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1961. Master of Science, Troy State University, 1989.


    • Speech therapist Champus, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, 1972-1974. Special education teacher Okaloosa County (Florida) School System, 1978-1980. President Okaloosa (Florida) Coalition on the Homeless, Walton County, 1989-1990.

      Staff assistant, 1990-1994. Case manager Okaloosa (Florida) Coalition on the Homeless, Walton County, since 1990. Group leader Favor House Support Group, 1990-1993.

      Counselor Transition House, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, since 1990, program director, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • License mental health counselor, 1993.


    Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.


    Outreach volunteer Waterfront Rescue Mission, 1985-1990, member advisory board, since 1988. Board directors Association Children with LEarning Disabilities, 1976-1980. Board chairwoman nurturing committee Habitat for Humanity of Oklaoosa County, 1992-1993.

    Member American Counseling Association, Florida Counseling Association, Mental Health Association (Volunteer of Year 1989), Pilot Club International (secretary 1991-1994).



    Sewing, sailing, needlecrafts.


    • Married Duane Albert Barts, February 2, 1960. Children: Karin Louise, Duane Albert Junior, Rebecca Jane, Everett Raymond.
    • father: Dwight Raymond Oberlink
    • mother: Doris Jane (Green) Oberlink
    • spouse: Duane Albert Barts
    • children: Karin Louise Barts
    • Duane Albert Junior Barts
    • Rebecca Jane Barts
    • Everett Raymond Barts
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    Born September 12, 1938