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A Reason to Praise

In honor of the “Hats: Hallelujah!” exhibit presented by The Grace Museum, the Macedonia Baptist Church Praise Dancers and Youth Choir performed downtown during last Thursday’s Art Walk.Both males and females made up these two groups. From Pre-kindergarten all the way up to the teen years, these guys had a true reason to rejoice. They…

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They Don’t Lack Knowledge They Lack Resources

The title of this article is taken from a line in Mr. Farrah Gray’s speech at the MLK Banquet. He used the line in explaining the plight of children growing up in projects or under difficult situations. “They don’t lack knowledge, they lack resources.” My Mother has a statement that ties in to Farrah’s quote.…

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HSU Host State Representative Candiate Forum

Hardin-Simmons University students have an invaluable opportunity to observe democracy in action as candidates for the vacant district 71, Texas State Representative seat, face off on key issues facing Texas {{more}}and the Abilenecommunity.HSU’s Legal Studies and Political Science Departments, and the HSU Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity host the four Republican , one Democratic ,…

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McMurry University to Offer Winter Community Pottery Class

Abilene, TX – McMurry University will offer a Winter Community Pottery Class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 through March 8 as part of its Continuing Education Program. The class, taught by McMurry University alumnus Hartley King ’05, is open to all levels of adult potters and beginners are welcome. The class will cover…

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Two Straight Zero Deficiency Inspections for Southwest Home Health Care Agency

A office celebration took place on Cyprus Street. SouthWest Home Care just completed it’s second state inspection with zero deficiencies. They provide nurses, nurses assistants, physical and occupational therapy and social workers for home care in a {{more}} 70 mile radius around Abilene. 30 employees serve customers who are mostly geriatric with many on medicare.…

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Hispanic council Hosts Representative Naugebaur

Representative Naugebauer first concern was the need to make America safe. The enemy got in the first punch on 9-11. Our men and women around the world are going to find them and do the rest of the punching. {{more}} Border security is a major problem. There were over 120,000 NON-Mexicans caught last year crossing…

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Martin Luther King Banquet

A most dynamic speaker gave a remarkable, enthusiastic call to excel at this banquet. Mr. Farrah Gray told a completely full civic center crowd how he went from “Nobody to Somebody”. This paper gave a fairly complete biography of Mr. Gray so this article will give some of the highlights of his story and talk.…

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AYSA Gives Many Thanks

The Abilene Youth Sports Authority held a luncheon to thank those who helped make this year’s Sports Expo the success that it was. The Executive Director Jon Smith and his wife Nadeen,{{more}}took some time to show their appreciation to some of the, Volunteers, Sponsors, and the Planning Committee. Keeping with the theme of a healthy…

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Pachyderm Forum

The Pachyderm Club, formed of conservation Republicans, held a forum for the four Republican candidates for the District 71 seat on Tuesday, 24 January at the Wylie High School. The four candidates, in order of seating from left to right, were Kevin Christian, John Young, Susan King and John Young.{{more}} Each was given a set…

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HIV/AIDS Let’s talk about it

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which means it’s time to talk about HIV again. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but we can’t ignore it and remain silent. Because when it comes to HIV, silence can be deadly. The awkward part of talking about HIV is addressing how people are infected with it. Sex…

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