CWJC of NWA to hold open house

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Northwest Arkansas will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Frisco Station Mall in Rogers to share about their ministry with the community.


Tom Auffenberg remembered for 40 years of service to Ouachita Baptist University

Trennis Henderson
Ouachita Baptist University

ARKADELPHIA – Thomas Lynn “Tom” Auffenberg, a longtime professor of history at Ouachita Baptist University, died Aug. 21 at age 65, one day before he was to be honored for 40 years of service at Ouachita.

AuffenbergAuffenberg, the R. Voyt Hill Professor of History and chair of the history department, began teaching at Ouachita in 1973. It was his first and only teaching position throughout his distinguished career. He was one of three Ouachita professors scheduled to be recognized for their 40-year service milestones during the university’s Aug. 22 Faculty/Staff Banquet. 

“Tom Auffenberg literally invested his adult life in his students and colleagues at Ouachita,” said Ouachita President Rex M. Horne, Jr. “For 40 years we benefitted from his love of teaching.

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Ouachita's annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia marks 20th year

Ouachita Baptist University's annual Spotlight on Arkadelphia, which debuted on campus in 1994, marked its 20th year on Tuesday evening, Aug. 20.

The community and service fair, which attracted about 85 vendors from throughout the community, is one of the campus kickoff events for the 2013 fall semester. 

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Christmas in Aug. aids Ark. missionaries

IT’S TIME AGAIN for Christmas in August.

During August, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and national Woman’s Missionary Union partner together to provide NAMB missionaries with items needed for ministry and outreach. The event, which is known as “Christmas in August,” has taken place each year since 1927 and gives missions groups around the United States a chance to gather supplies to send to a selected number of missionaries.

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Natural Steps holds 100th anniversary celebration 


Natural Steps Baptist Church, Roland, will hold a celebration and homecoming in honor of its 100th anniversary during the 10:30 a.m. service Sept. 15. Dinner on the grounds will follow.