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Doug Tolin era ends at OBU
Mar24

Doug Tolin era ends at OBU

SHAWNEE—The Doug Tolin era ended at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) when the long-time men’s basketball coach announced his retirement on May 12. Tolin, who entered the NAIA Hall of Fame Tuesday, March 17, in Kansas City, retires as the all-time leader in OBU men’s basketball wins with 402. OBU inducted Tolin into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame did the same last summer....

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OBU claims NAIA titles in track, swimming & diving
Mar16

OBU claims NAIA titles in track, swimming & diving

>> from OBU Sports Information reports SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) athletics claimed a successful weekend, March 7-8, as the OBU women’s track team collected its third-consecutive NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams captured the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships. Oklahoma City Community College hosted the swimming and diving championships. The...

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Boston Marathon bomb amputee ‘blessed’
Mar09

Boston Marathon bomb amputee ‘blessed’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Rebekah DiMartino was at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, standing just three feet from where a bomb exploded at the finish line. “Here was me,” she said, pointing to a spot on the floor at a Kentucky church where she was speaking. “Right here was a bomb!” she exclaimed. “Three (feet)! And I’m alive, and I’m standing here to tell you about it,” she marveled. DiMartino, at Louisville, Ky., St. Matthews, recounted...

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College or Not Spring Retreat April 10-12
Mar03

College or Not Spring Retreat April 10-12

DAVIS—College and college-age young adults are encouraged to have a great time and make new memories April 10-12 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center during The Spring Retreat at Falls Creek! The retreat is sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)and Emerging Generation Office, in cooperation with Oklahoma church college ministries. It offers late night activities with lots...

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Karate ministry has ‘staying power’ at Moore, First
Mar03

Karate ministry has ‘staying power’ at Moore, First

MOORE—The KICS (Karate in Christ’s Service) school was featured in the Baptist Messenger in 2011. What began as a martial arts class that meets in Moore, First’s recreation center has now become a full certified year-round school with more than 300 students who participated in the last six and half years. School founder Brandon Boozer said the KICS school will continue to advance and impact lives beyond what they have accomplished...

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Should churches play role in members’ physical health?
Feb24

Should churches play role in members’ physical health?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Reprinted with permission of the Florida Baptist Witness. Potluck dinners, ice cream socials and Sunday morning doughnuts and coffee are staples of Baptist gatherings. They also can be a detriment to the health and physical wellbeing of those who are taking part. And, while Baptists’ stances against alcohol and tobacco help many stay healthy, the benefits may be offset by the inattention to our diets and, in many cases,...

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