Blanton honored

First Baptist Church, Heber Springs, honored Lloyd Blanton for 50 years of ministry in a special service at 6 p.m. June 29 in the worship center. He is a member of First Baptist and serves as pastor of the church’s mission. The Blanton family sang and Lloyd preached the evening message, which was followed by a fellowship.


Criswell honored

Tony Criswell was recently honored by Sugarloaf Baptist Church, Heber Springs, in celebration of his 10th anniversary as pastor.   


Northside, Fort Smith, celebrates 100th

Northside Baptist Church, Fort Smith, celebrated its 100th anniversary June 29 with the releasing of balloons and a reception following the service. More than 100 people attended the event. Susie Thompson presented a certificate to the church on behalf of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.


FBC, Mount Ida, celebrates 100 years

Don Moore (right), presents current FBC, Mount Ida, pastor Steve Rogers with a plaque marking the church's 100-year anniversary.MOUNT IDA – It was a Sunday like no other as a historic church celebrated 100 years of ministry in the Mount Ida community.

There wasn’t a seat to be had in the original structure of First Baptist Church, Mount Ida, June 29 as members, guests and former pastors gathered to mark the historic milestone. The program for the service read simply, “1914-2014 – 100 Years Serving God in Montgomery County.”

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Georgia Ann Harvill, wife of J.T. Harvill, dies at age 85

Georgia Ann Harvill, 85, of Camden, died June 20. She was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church, Camden, where she served as secretary for 25 years. She was a teacher in the Fairview Public Schools for 30 years and was married to J.T. Harvill, a former Arkansas Baptist pastor who pastored Rison Baptist Church, Rison; Fairview Road Baptist Church, Camden, and Chidester Baptist Church, Chidester.

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