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First Southern Baptist Church changes name

Early records from First Southern Baptist Church in Durango indicate that the church came into existence on Dec. 7, 1951. In January 1952, the church welcomed the first members, called a new pastor and reveled in its first baptism.

Now 70 years later, the church celebrated its platinum anniversary on July 4 with an ice cream social and games. The church also changed its name to Parkside Baptist Church to better reflect its location, catty-corner to Fassbinder Park, 1715 West Second Ave.