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Religion briefs for Dec. 29

Religion briefs for Dec. 29
Published: December 29, 2012


Catholic women sponsor contest

Young artists of Oklahoma are invited to get out their paintbrushes, fire up their computers and focus their cameras to enter the Oklahoma Catholic Women's Conference art contest.

The contest is open to junior high and high school students in Oklahoma who are members of a practicing Catholic family.

There are three categories: Photography (black and white or color), Computer-designed art (using any program), and Hand Drawn art (using any media such as paint, chalk or pencil). The theme is “Our Lady in the Year of Faith.”

The winner in each category will receive a $50 Visa gift card, have a copy of their artwork framed and receive a free adult registration to the March 2 conference for a parent or art teacher.

Entries should be emailed to Deadline is Jan. 18. All entries become the property of the Oklahoma Catholic Women's Conference. For more information, complete rules and an entry form, go to


Painful road to recovery

“Still Lolo: A spinning propeller, a horrific accident and a family's journey of hope” by Lauren Scruggs and Marcus Brotherton (Tyndale House, $12.49).

From the publisher: Lauren “Lolo” Scruggs, the 23-year-old Texan accidentally struck by a moving plane propeller in December 2011 has penned, for the first time, the details of the day that forever changed her young life. The tragic incident, which occurred after Scruggs had been on a short flight in a small aircraft to look at neighborhood Christmas lights, resulted in the loss of her left hand and eye and generated many additional obstacles on the long and painful road to her physical recovery.

In addition to the accident details, “Still Lolo” unveils details of Scruggs' life after the accident and the personal faith that helped her and her family cope to conquer all odds and persevere together.

From staff and wire reports