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Around the State: 'Keyboards at Christmas'

The Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary School of Music will present “Keyboards at Christmas” featuring “more Steinway pianos than you can imagine” Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center. Click here to obtain complimentary tickets.

Howard Payne University will hold its 30th annual community Thanksgiving feast Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mabee University Center. Last year, more than 2,000 meals were served on campus and through the home delivery program.

The Heart of Texas Baptist Camp in Brownwood will carol dinner theater400present a dinner theater production, “A Big Ol’ Country Carol,” Dec. 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. The play is written and directed by Nick Ewen, assistant professor of theater at Howard Payne University. The evening of music and drama includes a smoked brisket/sausage buffet dinner. Preregister by calling (325) 784-5821 by Nov. 27. A minimum $15 per person donation will be received at the door. All proceeds go toward completion of the camp recreation pavilion.

East Texas Baptist University will hold Shadow Days Dec. 5-6. Prospective students will spend the night in a dorm, socialize with current students, visit with professors at breakfast and attend classes. It begins at Thursday at 6 p.m. and will feature admission to a Tiger basketball game that night. A $20 nonrefundable fee is required to register for the event, but the $25 application for admission fee will be waived for applications submitted during the event. For more information or to register, click here. 

Hardin-Simmons University announced plans hsu tennis400Hardin-Simmons University is planning a new tennis facility.for two improvements to its athletic facilities. A $1 million tennis facility featuring eight lighted courts will be built, and synthetic turf will be added to Shelton Stadium and half of one practice field. The 137,161 square feet of turf will cost about $1 million. The improvements are part of HSU’s Transformation 2020 campaign.

Wayland Baptist University honored two students for their missions involvement during its fall global missions chapel service. Matthew Evans, a junior religion major from Marble Falls was named the male missionary of the year. He is active in a mentoring program at Plainview High School, a program in which Wayland students provide backpacks of food to needy children at two elementary schools, and he has participated in Wayland’s work in Brazil. Ashley Price, a junior from Allison majoring in business and religion, was named the female missionary of the year. She has participated in two Wayland trips to Kenya, the high school mentor program and a program that ministers in two lower-income neighborhoods.


Andy Davis, 25th, as pastor of First Baptist Church in Belton, Nov. 13.

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