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Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success
Feb04

Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success

Daniel Brown’s first experience of competitive swimming came when he was 8. He did not finish well. In fact, he said he was beaten by girls almost half his age. Ask Daniel’s father, Jim, or his high school swimming coach Linda Wiginton, and they both will say one of Daniel’s greatest strengths is his dedication and discipline. And Daniel’s dedication to swimming definitely was sparked when he was 8. “I wanted to beat out those...

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Church helps solve 4-day school week issue
Jan30

Church helps solve 4-day school week issue

INDIAHOMA—School districts are being creative in facing budget concerns in Oklahoma. According to state sources, more than 100 Oklahoma school districts last year considered observing four-day school weeks or recently made the switch. Indiahoma, located 31 miles west of Lawton, implemented the four-day format last fall. As a small community with a population of less than 400 people, parents faced the decision of what to do each...

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Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel
Jan23

Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel

DAVIS—Students who attended the Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC), Jan. 15-16, were offered the opportunity to make a 48-hour pledge that would begin soon after the event, which met at Falls Creek Conference Center. The pledge, offered by YEC keynote speaker Greg Stier, involved sharing the Gospel with someone within 48 hours after YEC concluded. Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries, said he wanted students to have...

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Five things to expect at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference Jan. 30-31
Jan09

Five things to expect at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference Jan. 30-31

The Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC), Jan. 30-31, is always an exciting event for Oklahoma Baptists. This year’s SEC is designed to equip, encourage and inspire pastors and church members to share the Gospel with others. Along with this important designation, there are many reasons for Oklahoma Baptists to attend this year’s SEC, but here are five of the most significant factors to expect. 1. Breakout sessions. This year’s...

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Ten noteworthy stories from 2016
Jan08

Ten noteworthy stories from 2016

The events of 2016 were plentiful. Some made historical impact on the country, including a major presidential election. Others made historical impact on a personal and spiritual level, and the Baptist Messenger reported many of these experiences throughout the year. Here are 10 noteworthy stories from 2016, covered by the state paper of Oklahoma Baptists. /// Focus on Foster Care—The Baptist Messenger featured 17 articles on foster...

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