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    Downs, longtime Ouachita professor, dies at 87

    May 9, 2019

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    ARKADELPHIA – William D. Downs Jr., 87, of Arkadelphia, longtime professor of communications at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), died April 20.

    Laranda Burrows running across the finish line of a half-marathon in Ireland on March 16 – a goal that has topped her bucket list since college.

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    Cabot runner reaches goal: ‘Made perfect in weakness’

    May 6, 2019

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    CABOT – “Anyone who knows me knows I love to run,” said Laranda Burrow. “It’s just something in my blood.”

    Laranda, a speech and language pathologist for Bayou Meto Elementary School in Jacksonville, started running in college as a way to exercise...

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    WBU hires Jessica Nutt to lead softball

    May 6, 2019

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    WALNUT RIDGE – The Williams Baptist University athletic department has announced the hiring of Jessica Nutt as head softball coach. Nutt joins the Lady Eagles softball program after spending the past three years as an assistant softball coach at...

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    Baptist Health adds 'Music Pharmacy' to group therapy sessions

    May 2, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    FORT SMITH – Baptist Health Senior Care Behavioral Health-Fort Smith recently added a “Music Pharmacy” to its group therapy sessions thanks to Musicians On Call, a national nonprofit that gives patients access to the healing power of music.

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    Photo of storm taken by ABCHomes houseparent April 30.

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    Baptist Ranch spared; former ABCHomes worker’s house damaged by EF1 tornado

    April 30, 2019

    Across Arkansas | Featured

    BERGMAN – The Arkansas Baptist Ranch near Harrison was spared damage during an EF1 tornado that passed through the area Tuesday evening, April 30, while the home of a former Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) worker...

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    Lee Dillard, pastor of First Baptist Church in Concord, held a prayer meeting following the suicide at Concord High School on Wednesday, April 24. Screen capture from Fox 16.

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    Concord FBC holds prayer meeting following suicide at school

    April 29, 2019

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    CONCORD – First Baptist Church in Concord turned it’s church service into a time of focused prayer Wednesday, April 24 after receiving news of a student committing suicide at the high school.

    “At times like these, it does us good to come together...

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    Six professions of faith made April 5-7 during Camp Siloam's Sproing! event

    April 26, 2019

    Across Arkansas | Featured

    Jason WilkieCamp Siloam

    SILOAM SPRINGS – “But God…” is a little phrase found in Ephesians 2:4 with infinite possibility and hope. It was this phrase that has carried Jeremy Freeman, pastor of First Baptist Church in New Castle, Okla., and his...

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    Clergy applaud Little Rock Congregations Study

    April 25, 2019

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    LITTLE ROCK – Results of a new Little Rock Congregations Study were revealed April 11 during a Little Rock Religious Leaders Summit attended by 60 area clergy members, political leaders and the media.

    In sharing a summary of findings, researcher...

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    Ballard celebrated for 60 years of ministry, music career

    April 25, 2019

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    WALNUT RIDGE – Light Baptist Church celebrated Mary Ann Ballard’s 60 years of ministry as the church’s piano player and her gospel music career Sunday, April 14.

    “Mary Ann started attending Light Baptist Church at the age of 18,” said Tommy Stacy,...

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    Across Arkansas – April 25, 2019

    April 25, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    Editor’s Note: The Arkansas Baptist News would love to share your church news with the state. Send your information to sarah@arkansasbaptist.org or call 1-800-838-2272, ext. 5153. Please submit information three weeks prior to the event.

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