Fort Smith church hosts ‘Top Shot’ event

FORT SMITH – The History Channel's "Top Shot" Season 3 winner Dustin Ellermann is featured at a special event set for 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Fort Smith.

EllermannThe TV show watched by millions features the world's best military, civilian and law enforcement shooters using a variety of weapons systems to face diverse shooting challenges, said George Spears, pastor.

“Dustin will be sharing his experiences on the show and how his faith played an important role,” said Spears in an email about the event. “Living in a home with much drama, tension and challenge, Dustin displayed poise and character throughout the series. After winning the show, he returned to Texas where he operates a Christian campgrounds.”

Spears said Ellermann will share clips of the show as he discusses what it took for him to become a "Top Shot."

A meet and greet with free refreshments will follow the event. Door prizes will given away.

Spears said the event is free, but registration is required due to limited seating. More information is available at or by calling 479-782-1009.


WorldCrafts hosts tour to Kenya and Uganda

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – WorldCrafts will host a 17-day fair- and direct-trade tour to visit eight WorldCrafts artisan groups in Kenya and Uganda, Oct. 28–Nov. 13.

“This tour offers the unique opportunity to personally meet the skilled WorldCrafts artisans and tour their work sites,” said Andrea Mullins, WorldCrafts director. “Tourists will also be able to experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of Kenya and Uganda as they go on wild game drives, journey through Masaai villages and cruise the Nile River.”

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Second Baptist, Arkadelphia, approves major building project

ARKADELPHIA – “Building Future Generations” is more than an inspirational slogan for members of Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia. It is a financial and ministry commitment seeking to impact today’s children and youth as well as generations to come.

Launching a key phase of “Building Future Generations” (BFG), church members voted this week to authorize a major construction project that features a new children’s ministry building with nursery and classrooms, a new student ministry facility that includes renovation and expansion of the church’s current Fellowship Hall and a new church office suite including a new media/library center.

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Prison to Purpose workshop set for March 15

LITTLE ROCK – Prison to Purpose will host a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 15 at Redeemer Community Church in Little Rock.

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Freda Triplett, wife of assoc. pastor Gene Triplett, dies at 78

STAR CITY — Elfreda Lee “Freda” Taubert Triplett, 78, of Star City, died Saturday, March 1. She was the wife of Henry Eugene “Gene” Triplett,  associate pastor of Shannon Road Baptist Church, Pine Bluff.

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