Around the State: Morgan Garrett crowned Miss ETBU

Morgan Garrett was crowned the 59th Miss ETBU during the university’s pageant. Pictured left to right are second runner-up Natile Orr of Lumberton; Garrett of Coushatta, La.; and first runner-up Katelyn Pope of Carthage. (Photo by Kayla Cradit/ETBU)

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Morgan Garrett was crowned Miss ETBU during the 59th occurrence of the East Texas Baptist University’s pageant. The junior kinesiology major also is a captain of the university’s women’s basketball team. Katelyn Pope, a junior nursing major from Carthage, was first runner-up, and Natile Orr, a sophomore business marketing major from Lumberton, was second-runner up. 

Joy Jordan-Lake, author of books joy jordan lake140Joy Jordan-Lakeincluding Why Jesus Makes Me Nervous: Ten Alarming Words of Faith, will be the featured speaker at the Howard Payne University Woman’s Club annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon April 16 at 11:30 a.m. During the event, the recipient of the Yellow Rose Scholarship will be announced, and one guest will receive the Yellow Rose Award.

Dallas Baptist University will hold its 27th annual Norvell Slater Senior Adult Hymn Sing April 17. The hymn sing will begin at 2 p.m. in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel. A pre-hymn sing concert by the DBU Grand Chorus will begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (214) 333-5408.

Buckner International will host its second annual Hope for Children Benefit at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel May 8 at 7 p.m. Vocalist Dara Maclean will be the featured entertainer to accompany the meal and silent auction. Sponsorship tables and individual tickets are available here

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First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City will present the musical “Shelter” April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building. “The sadness still lingers,” Minister of Music Kim Greer said. “The songs from ‘Shelter’ encourage us to be still and pour out our laments. They also give us strength and comfort to move past tragedy to experience God’s perfect peace and healing presence in our lives.” Admission is free.


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