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Camp Siloam to break ground on new dining hall Aug. 22 Aug 15, 2017

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Camp Siloam to break ground on new dining hall Aug. 22

Camp Siloam will break ground on a new dining hall Aug. 22.

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found Aug 14, 2017

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found

An anonymous tip to the offices of Arkansas Right to Life on Aug. 11 led to...

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017 Aug 7, 2017

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017

At Camp Siloam, children and youth come with the expectation of God moving in big ways....

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9 Aug 2, 2017

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9

Arkansas Baptist women will gather for the second annual Women’s Leadership University (WLU) 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College Jul 25, 2017

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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has named Robert Foster chair of the Department of Christian Ministries and Blake...

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Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s Special Collections earns national award Jun 30, 2017

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Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s Special Collections earns national award

The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University's Riley-Hickingbotham Library has been honored with the...

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28 Jun 29, 2017

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28

David Phelps, Dove and Grammy award-winning recording artist, will perform in his Journey of Faith tour...

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Van Buren man arrested for ramming and toppling Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol Jun 28, 2017

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Van Buren man arrested for ramming and toppling Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol

Workers have removed pieces of the recently installed Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds...

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in Jun 27, 2017

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in

Churches can sometimes be the target of unwanted intruders of the humankind, but it's not all...

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93 Jun 6, 2017

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93

Ruby Jewell Higgs, 93, of Beebe dies June 2.

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner May 31, 2017

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner

Recently, First Baptist became the home to Helping Underserved Belong (HUB), in partnership with the City...

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry May 30, 2017

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry

The new children’s area at Central Baptist Church, Conway, opened in February. Its themes are Central...

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99 May 27, 2017

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99

Roy Richmond Griffin, 99, of Little Rock, died May 18.

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement May 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement

Williams Baptist College (WBC) awarded degrees to 102 graduates during its 2017 commencement exercises May 13....

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20 May 16, 2017

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20

Arkansas Baptists are being called out for flood recovery mass response is planned for Pocahontas May...

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will hold its 130th spring commencement exercises May 13, at 9:30 a.m....

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13

An estimated 100 graduates will receive their diplomas May 13 during Williams Baptist College's (WBC) 2017...

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas May 2, 2017

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas

ARKANSAS Baptist disaster relief teams have been deployed to northeast Arkansas in response to recent storms...

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Farmer dies at 91 Apr 27, 2017

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Farmer dies at 91

Johnny T. Farmer, 91, of Little Rock, died April 24.

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break Apr 25, 2017

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break

FROM TEXAS to Utah to Louisiana and Kentucky, college students from throughout Arkansas set aside this...

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3 congregations worship together under one roof Apr 18, 2017

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3 congregations worship together under one roof

What might be described as “a little taste of heaven on earth” happens every Sunday at...

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Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post Apr 11, 2017

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Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post

Ken Gore, professor of religion and chair of the Christian ministries department at Williams Baptist College...

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Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham Apr 8, 2017

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Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham

Jack Graham, a Conway native and pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern...

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement Apr 5, 2017

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement

U.S. Senator John Boozman will serve as keynote speaker during William Baptist College's (WBC) commencement May...

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues Apr 3, 2017

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues

Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the seventh annual Conference on Issues in...

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor Mar 9, 2017

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor

London First Baptist Church, London, has called Brett Cottrell as pastor, according to Bo Parker, the...

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm Mar 7, 2017

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm

For the second time in less than a week, a severe thunderstorm has left damage in...

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris Mar 1, 2017

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris

A thunderstorm packing high winds raked across Lawrence County overnight, resulting in downed trees and power...

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event Feb 27, 2017

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event

Students attending the Hunger Awareness Dinner at Williams Baptist College (WBC) Tuesday, Feb. 21 got a...

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ABN seeks summer intern applications Feb 27, 2017

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ABN seeks summer intern applications

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is accepting summer intern applications for individuals to serve between May...

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Annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference Feb. 23 at WBC Feb 8, 2017

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Annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference Feb. 23 at WBC

Williams Baptist College (WBC) will host its annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference from 9 a.m. to...

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching Feb 6, 2017

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has received approval from its accrediting agency to begin offering a Master...

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Christian counseling conf. to address “Adolescent Issues” Feb. 24 at OBU Feb 6, 2017

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Christian counseling conf. to address “Adolescent Issues” Feb. 24 at OBU

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will host the seventh annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling Feb....

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Provost named WBC psychology chair Jan 23, 2017

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Provost named WBC psychology chair

Ruth Provost of Walnut Ridge has been named chair of Williams Baptist College’s (WBC) psychology department.

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Pro-life Arkansans participate in 39th March for Life Jan 23, 2017

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Pro-life Arkansans participate in 39th March for Life

Arkansans from across the state lifted up their pro-life voices Sunday, Jan. 22, at the 39th...

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Williams Baptist College receives historic $2.9 million gift Jan 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College receives historic $2.9 million gift

Williams Baptist College (WBC) recently received an unprecedented $2.9 million gift – the largest gift ever...

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Ouachita’s Wind Ensemble releases 'Simple Gifts' CD Jan 3, 2017

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Ouachita’s Wind Ensemble releases 'Simple Gifts' CD

Ouachita Baptist University’s Wind Ensemble recently released a CD titled “Simple Gifts.” The CDs features the...

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Mary Turner, wife of former ABSC exec. director, dies Dec 21, 2016

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Mary Turner, wife of former ABSC exec. director, dies

Obituary: Marty Turner, wife of former ABSC exec. director, dies

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Nativity ban results in flood of displays Dec 21, 2016

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Nativity ban results in flood of displays

In the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) Podcast 56, host Bill Bumpas talks with Sue Chrisco and...

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Williams Baptist recognizes employee milestones Dec 19, 2016

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Williams Baptist recognizes employee milestones

Williams Baptist College employees who have reached milestones in their service to the school were recognized...

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ABCHomes announces more than $1.2 million in gifts Dec. 14 Dec 15, 2016

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ABCHomes announces more than $1.2 million in gifts Dec. 14

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) announced more $1.2 million in recent gifts Dec....

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Ouachita’s Susie Everett Hall named in recognition of university trustee Dec 13, 2016

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Ouachita’s Susie Everett Hall named in recognition of university trustee

Susie Everett Hall dedicated Dec. 8 at Ouachita Baptist University.

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Groundbreaking Dec. 19 for ABCHomes facility in northwest Arkansas Dec 6, 2016

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Groundbreaking Dec. 19 for ABCHomes facility in northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) is expanding to meet the needs of single...

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Former ABSC staffer Bob Holley dies at age 83 Dec 1, 2016

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Former ABSC staffer Bob Holley dies at age 83

Robert Earl Holley, 83, of Arkadelphia, formerly of Little Rock, died on Nov. 30.

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Sherwood 'Trail of Lights' entrance reversed Nov 15, 2016

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Sherwood 'Trail of Lights' entrance reversed

The Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights will have a new entrance this year after improvements to...

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Apologetics ed critical to reaching culture Nov 8, 2016

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Apologetics ed critical to reaching culture

The origins of life, the earth and spirituality are some of the most studied and discussed...

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Arkansas Pharmacists Association opposes 'medical marijuana' ballot measures Oct 17, 2016

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Arkansas Pharmacists Association opposes 'medical marijuana' ballot measures

Arkansas Pharmacists Association oppose Nov. 8 Issues 6 & 7 disguised as “medical marijuana,” say it...

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Williams Baptist College Homecoming Nov. 5 Oct 13, 2016

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Williams Baptist College Homecoming Nov. 5

Williams Baptist College will host its annual Homecoming Saturday, Nov. 5, when alumni and other friends...

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Ouachita singers and women’s chorus concert set for Oct. 18 Oct 5, 2016

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Ouachita singers and women’s chorus concert set for Oct. 18

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus fall concert will be held on Tuesday,...

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Williams Baptist College freezes tuition, elects officers Oct 4, 2016

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Williams Baptist College freezes tuition, elects officers

Tuition will hold steady at Williams Baptist College (WBC) next year, following action Sept. 30 by...

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Students pray for schools, nation Sep 30, 2016

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Students pray for schools, nation

You At the Pole (SYATP) interdenominational Christian outreach event.

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Christmas card contest deadline Nov. 9 Sep 30, 2016

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Christmas card contest deadline Nov. 9

Arkansas Baptist News announces 2016 Christmas card design contest

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Baptist Health and Carelink partner to care for seniors Sep 28, 2016

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Baptist Health and Carelink partner to care for seniors

In honor of its new partnership, Baptist Health and CareLink are hosting a community drop-in open...

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Obituary: Ann Elise Kennedy Sep 23, 2016

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Obituary: Ann Elise Kennedy

Ann Elise Kennedy died Sept. 1, following complications of heart bypass surgery.

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Parsons entertains at 3rd Annual Golden Age Conference Sep 23, 2016

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Parsons entertains at 3rd Annual Golden Age Conference

Singer-songwriter Squire Parsons performs Sweet Beulah Land and other well known songs at the 3rd annual...

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Consortium for Global Education celebrates 30th anniversary at OBU Sep 21, 2016

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Consortium for Global Education celebrates 30th anniversary at OBU

Launching the Consortium for Global Education’s (CGE) 30th year, participants from across the nation and around...

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Descriptions of the seven ballot measures for November Sep 21, 2016

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Descriptions of the seven ballot measures for November

Arkansas voters will find seven ballot measures on November’s general election ballot. All except Issue 7,...

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Williams announces new athletic programs and coaches Sep 20, 2016

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Williams announces new athletic programs and coaches

The Williams Baptist College (WBC) athletic department is growing, with four new varsity, and one junior...

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OBU Pruet School of Christian Studies to host Pastors’ Conference Sept. 29 Sep 16, 2016

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OBU Pruet School of Christian Studies to host Pastors’ Conference Sept. 29

Ouachita Baptist University will host the 2016 Pastors’ Conference on Thursday, Sept. 29, on the university’s...

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Williams jumps to 23rd in U.S. News rankings Sep 13, 2016

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Williams jumps to 23rd in U.S. News rankings

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has made a big leap in the latest U.S. News & World...

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Renovated OBU Choir Room honors dedication of Charles Wright Sep 12, 2016

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Renovated OBU Choir Room honors dedication of Charles Wright

Honoring the influence and impact of longtime Ouachita Baptist University professor and administrator Charles Wright, more...

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OBU students share their picks for best dressed dorm room Aug 29, 2016

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OBU students share their picks for best dressed dorm room

​With a new school year underway, students at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia are settling back...

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Williams family helps celebrate WBC’s 75th anniversary Aug 26, 2016

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Williams family helps celebrate WBC’s 75th anniversary

The children of H.E. and Beatrice Williams helped celebrate the 75th anniversary of Williams Baptist College...

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The eternal impact of VBS across Arkansas Aug 24, 2016

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The eternal impact of VBS across Arkansas

THIS SUMMER Arkansas Baptist churches across the state used vacation Bible school (VBS) to share the...

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