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Harding retires jersey of soldier killed in Iraq


Harding University in Searcy, Ark., retired the jersey of former football player Micah Gifford at a Jan. 20 memorial service for the soldier killed in Iraq. About 500 people attended the memorial for Gifford, 27, who died Dec. 7 after an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during patrol in Baghdad.
The youngest of three sons, Gifford grew up in Redding, Calif., and earned a bachelor’s degree from Harding in 2002. He played 31 games as a defensive lineman and linebacker from 1998 to 2002. His senior season, he had 43 of his 61 career tackles and helped lead the Bison football team to a 9-2 record.

Event stresses God’s vision of girls’ self esteem
“Accessorizing the Christian Girl,” a recent event at Faulkner University, mentored girls on how to create a valuable and lasting self-image.
About 200 girls and women gathered at the Montgomery, Ala., campus Jan. 12-13 to fellowship and learn from each other, organizers said.
The theme for the weekend was “In His Image,” and the keynote speaker was Shelia Lowe of Daytona Beach, Fla. Lowe and other teachers gave advice on how to follow God’s vision for a young woman instead of the world’s.
Herald of Truth names new CEO, president
Bill Brant, head of Abilene Christian Schools in Texas, has been appointed president and CEO of Herald of Truth, a media ministry headquartered in Abilene.
“Bill has the media experience, fund-raising abilities and business sense which we were looking for to take Herald of Truth forward,” said Vince Swinney, board chairman of Herald of Truth. “We see Herald of Truth’s endeavors reaching more people around the world with the message of Jesus because of Bill’s commitment and energy.”
Herald of Truth was founded in 1952 and has ongoing efforts in Latin America, Africa and the United States. Brant and his wife, Patty, have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Feb. 1, 2007

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