Recent children’s camp touches many lives
WAYNESVILLE – A total of 225 people attended the first Children in Action Missions Day Camp Oct. 7 here at Pulaski Baptist Association Camp.
The theme of the camp was Acts 1:8. Children rotated to four different areas with hands-on activities at each stop. The areas emphasized were community missions, Missouri missions, North American missions and international missions.
Items were collected for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief, and one salvation experience was reported.
“The Children in Action Exploration gave opportunity for boys and girls to better understand missions,” said Teri Broeker, who directed the camp. “The hands-on activities helped them to know ways they can be a part of missions in their community, state, country and world. Meeting people involved in missions made what they have been learning about in (their) studies become real.”
SBU team wins computer programming event
BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University’s computer and information sciences department “A” team claimed the top spot among undergraduate-only teams in Missouri and third place overall at the annual ACM Programming Contest held Nov. 4 at the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Michael Van Devender, a junior from Nixa, Nathan Sisk, a junior from Sikeston, and Adam Carney, a sophomore from Weableau, combined their programming skills and problem-solving abilities to finish ahead of 23 other Missouri teams including University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri’s top research institution, and the University of Missouri-Rolla, Missouri’s designated science and engineering school.
SBU’s “B” team finished 13th. HLG names alumni award winners
Hannibal – Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) recognized the annual alumni award winners during Homecoming at the alumni banquet on Nov. 3. Edward Marquette was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award, John E. Waldschlager was given the Outstanding Service Award, and Kurt C. Haner was named the Outstanding Young Alumnus.
Edward Marquette, of Kansas City, was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award is presented to an HLG graduate for significant and broad accomplishments in business or professional life, or for state or nation. He received his associate of arts degree from HLG in 1971, a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Missouri in 1973, and graduated cum laude from Harvard University School of Law, juris doctorate, in 1976.
Since then, Marquette has gone on to become a partner with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in Kansas City.
John E. Waldschlager was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award. This award is presented to an HLG alumnus who has given outstanding service to the college or their community through involvement in civic endeavors, religious leadership, or philanthropic efforts.
Kurt C. Haner, a resident of Hannibal,was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus award. The award is given to an HLG graduate who is 35 years of age or younger for outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state or nation.
For more information on the awards, or to nominate someone for 2007’s alumni awards, contact Jo Ann Raney, Director of Alumni Services at (573) 221-3675, ext. 208.
Mehlville Baptist Church welcomes new pastor
ST. LOUIS – Mehlville Baptist Church, St. Louis, has a new pastor. He is Rich Permenter, formerly youth pastor at South County Baptist.
Eolia Baptist Church calls Garringer as pastor
EOLIA – Bob Garringer has been called to pastor Eolia Baptist Church. He formerly served First Baptist in Memphis, from 1993 to 2003.
SBU hires new sports information director
BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University Director of Athletics, Brent Good, announced the hiring of Mike Pitts as SBU’s new sports information director. “I am very excited to have Mike accept the position,” said Good. “I think he will be a great addition to the SBU family.”
Pitts, a native of Summersville, is a 1985 SBU graduate with a bachelor of science degree in economics. A long-time senior pastor in Princeton, NJ, Pitts brings a passion for sports and sports statistics along with extensive computer and writing experience to the position.
Pitts began his duties Oct. 30. He and his family will soon be moving to the Bolivar area.
Disaster relief training coming to Waynesville
WAYNESVILLE – Pulaski Association will host disaster relief training Nov. 17-18 at the association’s camp.
Courses will include introduction to disaster relief, mass care (feeding), chainsaw crews, and manning the shower unit.
The cost is $25 and is payable at the door. Lodging is available at the camp. To register or for more information, call the association office at (573) 744-2926.
Baker called as minister of music for Ozark church
OZARK – Selmore Baptist Church (Ozark) has called Marc Baker as its bivocational minister of music. Marc is a graduate of SBU and serves as the aquatics director for the city of Springfield. Marc’s wife, Staci, will assist him in his ministry.
Latta speaks at Carroll Missions Week at HLG
Hannibal – Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) hosted the fourth annual Carroll Missions Week Oct. 18-20. This year’s featured speaker was Craig Latta, International Mission Board (IMB) missionary to Taipei, Taiwan.
Latta is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.A. degree in anthropology and a minor in biology. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a masters of divinity in biblical languages.
During his three days at HLG, Latta spoke on the importance of missions work, and how anyone can be a missionary. “Prayer is at the heart of missions. God is at the heart of what we do,” said Latta. “If you’re willing, God’s willing to use you.”
Craig and Donna Latta have served with IMB for almost 11 years. They have spent these years working in a Mandarin Chinese language setting.
NAMB appoints Sarah Dale in Missouri
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has appointed Sarah E. Dale as an evangelism specialist in Jefferson City.
Sarah, who calls Rogersville her hometown, will be working with the Missouri Baptist Convention’s student ministry department and NAMB to coordinate and prepare for ministry events, and to assist and reach out to junior high, high school and college-aged students in the state of Missouri.
She earned her