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I thought I would start this thread so we could explore where Governor Mike Huckabee is these days and what he is doing, since he is not in the daily news of candidates running for President.

Maybe this will help us understand why he felt an obligation to stay out of the race. Maybe we can see that God has more important things to which he can contribute, now.

Anyone who has followed Governor Huckabee to any extent knows that, while he always portrays the face of calm, he is not one to sit still for long. He is usually busy doing something for the betterment of mankind and country. I think he is driven by the knowledge of the brevity and the importance of one singular life. He chooses widely and well where to put his voice and influence for the betterment of God and country. And many of us keep hoping or praying that someday that important life task will include becoming our President.

It's pretty easy to Google search, and I found this article of interest, since Huckabee will be speaking to his alma mater. And also, since he was the first male in his family lineage, from Arkansas, to graduate from college, this is particularly significant that he is speaking at the 125th anniversary of the founding of his college. Just think how proud and amazed his parents and grandparents would be!

Ouachita to host Gov. Beebe and former Gov. Huckabee during 125th anniversary
August 29, 2011
Campus visits by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and former Gov. Mike Huckabee are among highlights of Ouachita Baptist University’s 125th anniversary celebration this fall.

Gov. Beebe will speak during the first chapel of the academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. During his visit, Gov. Beebe will present a proclamation declaring Sept. 6, 2011, as Ouachita Baptist University Day in the state of Arkansas.

Former Gov. Huckabee, a 1976 Ouachita graduate and former university trustee, will speak during a 125th anniversary chapel service on Sept. 20. Ouachita’s Michael D. Huckabee School of Education was named in his honor in 2005.

Ouachita, founded in Arkadelphia on Sept. 6, 1886, continues to serve in the same location as a leading liberal arts university in a Christ-centered learning community. The university’s 2011-12 academic year got under way last week with a significant enrollment increase for the second consecutive year.

Initial fall registration numbers include 1,583 students from more than 30 states and 40 nations, an increase of more than 100 students from the first day of fall registration last year. The final registration total for the semester will be compiled on Sept. 8.

“I am so pleased that on the first day of fall registration we have 101 more students enrolled,” said Ouachita President Rex M. Horne, Jr. “Ouachita is entering a good era, I believe, because of the people who study and serve here.

“This is a significant anniversary for Ouachita,” Dr. Horne added. “As we celebrate 125 years, it is heartening to know that we continue to grow stronger and send more difference makers into all parts of the world.

“Gov. Mike Beebe and former Gov. Mike Huckabee will get our celebration going in fine fashion this fall,” President Horne said. “This is a unique time to be a part of Ouachita.”

Between the two governors’ visits, Ouachita will celebrate Founders Day on Sept. 6. The day’s events will begin with a 10 a.m. Convocation Chapel in Jones Performing Arts Center led by President Horne. Activities also will include a Founders Day Musical Showcase at 7 p.m. in JPAC...

The university also will host a 125th Anniversary Community Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. The campus celebration, designed as a thank you gift to the Arkadelphia community and surrounding area, will feature dinner on the grounds, musical entertainment and activities for all ages.
President Horne appointed a 14-member steering committee last year to plan and coordinate the 125th anniversary observance. Chaired by Ian Cosh, OBU vice president for community and international engagement, the steering committee includes faculty, staff members and student leaders.

“Celebration and thanksgiving are two key words associated with Ouachita’s 125th anniversary events throughout 2011,” Cosh said. “The occasion will provide a time to have some fun and to give thanks for the many blessings the Lord has showered upon us since 1886.”

Highlighting the theme, “Making a Difference since 1886,” other 125th anniversary events throughout the fall semester include:

• A Festival of Christmas featuring contemporary Christian recording artists Point of Grace on Dec. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in JPAC. The four founding members of Point of Grace, including two current members, are Ouachita alumnae.

For more information about Ouachita’s 125th anniversary celebration, contact the university’s Office of Communications at 870-245-5206 or visit


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