Williams kicks off AnniversaryThe spring semester is underway at Williams Baptist College, and with it comes celebration of the college's diamond anniversary. The liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge was founded in 1941, and WBC is set to celebrate the 75-year mark throughout 2016.
"Our diamond anniversary is a great time to pause and reflect on all that Williams Baptist College has become over the past 75 years," said Dr. Tom Jones, WBC's president. "For seven and a half decades, Williams has fostered academic excellence and Christian commitment. As a result it is now a national leader in providing high-quality, affordable Christian education. It's a great tribute to the college's founders."
Gates honored by Three RiversJim Gates of Walnut Ridge was the 2015 recipient of the Three Rivers District of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association's Joe Coker Achievement award.
The honor was presented last week at the district's winter meeting at the Walnut Ridge Fire Department.
Gates, a retired assistant chief for the WRFD, served many years with Chief Coker, as well as currently serving as secretary/treasurer for both the Arkansas State Firefighters Association and The Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
Weeks retires after nearly
After more than 47 years in martial arts training and instruction, Fred Weeks of Walnut Ridge has retired from active participation at ATF Martial Arts.
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