Graham new manager at Camp Siloam (Arkansas Baptist Assembly)

SILOAM SPRINGS – Greg Graham has been named camp manager at Camp Siloam (Arkansas Baptist Assembly), in Siloam Springs.

Greg Graham with his family.Graham, of Hume, Calif., served four years as the vice president of Hume Lake Ministries, which is one of the largest camps in the United States, hosting 40,000 campers a year. Prior to serving at Hume Lake Ministries, Graham was owner of a recycling business in Visalia, Calif. Additionally, he was a member of the Hume Lake board of directors for 12 years.

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra honors W. Francis McBeth March 8 at OBU

Mann (center) and the Arkansas Symphony OrchestraARKADELPHIA – Philip Mann, music director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, directs the orchestra during a March 8 concert in Jones Performing Arts Center on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University (OBU).

The concert featured the music of W. Francis McBeth, an internationally acclaimed composer and conductor and longtime professor of music at OBU, who passed away last year at age 78.

McBeth, who served as Arkansas’ composer laureate, also served several years as conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.


Clarkson awarded Williams Baptist College Trustee Scholarship

WALNUT RIDGE – Chelsea Clarkson, a senior at Calvary Christian High School in Forest City, has been awarded the Williams Baptist College (WBC) Trustee Scholarship. Chelsea is the daughter of Tim and Jackie Clarkson of Wynne.

Clarkson (left) and WatsonThe WBC Trustee Scholarship is awarded to at least one applicant each year and covers tuition, room and board. The four-year scholarship is given to a freshman with a composite score of 30 or higher on the ACT and a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

Chelsea says she chose Williams because she was attracted to the community atmosphere of the college. “The school is close-knit, like I am used to and I like the Christian environment,” she stated. Chelsea’s major is undecided but she hopes to one day become an occupational therapist.


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Whitney leads 'prayer essentials conference at University Baptist

Don Whitney of Southern Baptist Theologoical Seminary in Louisville, Ky., leads a "Prayer Essentials" Conference Saturday, March 9, at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville. About 75 people attended the seminar sponsored by Washington Madison Baptist Association. Photo by Lynn Kutter

Lynn Kutter
Arkansas Baptist News

FAYETTEVILLE – Many Christians feel defeated in their prayer lives, feel guilty about their prayer lives and just tend to think their prayers are boring, said Don Whitney at a “Prayer Essentials” Conference sponsored by the Washington Madison Baptist Association March 9 at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

“We tend to say the same old things about the same old things,” said Whitney, who is associate professor of Biblical spirituality and senior associate dean at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. “Praying that way is often boring. When prayer is boring, we don’t feel like praying. And when we don’t feel like praying, it’s hard to concentrate in prayer and to pray for very long.”

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Parenting retreat/conference April 5-6

VAN BUREN – A parenting retreat and conference will be held Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at the Oaks Manor Conference Center near Van Buren. The theme of the weekend is The Warrior is a Child.

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