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ABN edition for July 24, 2014

Homebound woman reaches around world

ARKADELPHIA – Doris McCall may be homebound, but her acts of service are reaching around the world.

McCall, who made a living as a seamstress for about 50 years, now makes dresses and shorts for teams to take on mission trips and donate to children.

Ark. to vote on alcohol, min. wage

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas voters will not vote on legalizing marijuana in November after advocates failed to gather the necessary signatures to place measures regarding both medical and recreational uses of the plant on this year’s ballot.

Signatures are currently being counted to determine whether or not two other measures will be put to a vote, one regarding statewide alcohol sales and one concerning raising the Arkansas minimum wage.

WC serves in Arkansas

SHARING JESUS and leaving an impact on local communities were  the aims of three World Changers projects held in Arkansas this summer – with more than 600 students from around the United States working in West Memphis and Fort Smith June 23-28 and in Little Rock July 7-12.

Students worked at a number of sites in each community and served in a variety of ways, including by painting houses, landscaping, putting siding on houses and constructing wheelchair ramps.

Youth Evangelism Conference Aug. 8-9

HUNDREDS OF YOUTH will gather Aug. 8-9 for a time of worship and learning during the 2014 Youth Evangelism Conference, which will feature speakers, Christian bands, a comedy team and a training session for student ministry leaders.

The conference, sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church health team, will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock.

Russ Harrington retires from Baptist Health after 40 years

LITTLE ROCK – Russ Harrington retired as Baptist Health’s president and CEO July 1 after serving with the organization for four decades. 

To honor Harrington’s service, Baptist Health’s board of directors have renamed the hospital’s Little Rock campus the Russell D. Harrington Jr. Campus. 

Here's what you missed in the 7/24 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Ark. to vote on alcohol, min. wage
- Homebound woman reaches around world
- WC serves in Arkansas
- Youth Evangelism Conference Aug. 8-9
- Russ Harrington retires from Baptist Health after 40 years
- 'Arms Around' marks 11th year
- Baptist Health begins work on new hospital in Conway
- 'Discover the Difference' video wins Telly
- ABCHomes houseparent dies
- Jerry Gay inducted
- ABN Digest: N.C. pastors rally to defend marriage
- ABN Digest: US Senate vote shocks religious liberty leaders
ABN Digest: Ronnie Floyd page goes live at sbc.net
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Viewpoint: The truth about corn shucking
- Family Matters: Applying truth
- President's Perspective: Loss of vision
- Financial Times: Following the crowd
- Across Arkansas: Kutter named 'Best Beat Reporter' at APA convention
- Piney Grove marks 125 years
- Classifieds
- Bonus Content: Obama extends LGBT protections for Fed workers
- Bonus Content: Southern Baptist leaders to tour border facilities 

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