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Archive for April 2006

ICAN Banquet

This was the 10th Anniversary of ICAN and the 4th Heroes luncheon. Reverend Lankford gave thanks for the “Sunshine on Souls” and “tasks done with diligence and a willing heart” that contributed to the winning back of the neighborhood. Reverend Penn {{more}} gave the history of ICAN starting with acknowledgement that the neighborhood north of…

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Boys and Girls Club Holds Annual Banquet

Mark Young Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Abilene welcomed a large crowd to the B & G Steak & Stake Banquet. Several individuals {{more}} spoke about the effect the Boys & Girls Club has had on their lives. Addy Perez said that her son Matt started attending the Fannin B &…

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Ode to Bessie Celebrating Our 60th Easter

It seems like we’ve been going to “Aunt Bessie’s house for Easter all of my life. Not that it was not great to go there and eat outdoors and play with what seemed like hundreds of cousins and hike the hills and sometimes get thrown in the horse tank and find so many Easter eggs…

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Molly and Charlie’ Music and Song by George Crane

If you did not know the story of Charlie Goodnight as one of the premier early cattlemen of Texas, this play did not make a good deal of sense. The music and the songs were wonderful but the many vignettes of the {{more}} story of Charles Goodnight and wife Molly needed a background of knowledge…

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Wylie District Track Meet

Kelsey Loflin broke the school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.99 seconds, and Cameron Light’s 10-6 pole vault set another school record.The Wylie boys {{more}} won first place in five of the six events off the track, including a first-second-third finish in the long jump, triple jump and high jump.That relay…

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Christine Jones Retires

Mrs. Christine Jones retired from the Betty Hardwick Center and is moving to Austin, Tx to be near family. Asked for highpoints of her career, she simply replied “the people I worked with and the mission we had.” A little known {{more}} fact about this kind and gentle lady was given by a co-worker who…

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Souterland 50th Wedding Anniversary

Jerry and Eva Southerland of Eastland, TX thought they were being taken to lunch by their children from Indiana who were in Cisco visiting in-laws. But the {{more}} first surprise was when a limousine came to their front door to pick them up. The next surprise was when it delivered them to the Royal Inn…

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Author Of Dead Man Walking Keynote Speaker

Sister Helen Prejean author of Dead Man Walking and death penalty opponent was the keynote speaker for Just People, Inc. Banquet.Sister Prejean’s message was one of grace, hope and forgiveness.She relayed several stories that involved counseling and walking with four different men as they took their final walk to death. She said that you have…

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Support your local Fire Department

Are you aware that by having a local volunteer fire department, homeowners and renters receive an 8 to 10 % discount on their house insurance? Did you know that many departments like the Trent Volunteer Fire Department only get a small guaranteed budget such as their {{more}} $100.00 a month to run the department while…

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Can’t Blame White People By

They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain’t. Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be. . .And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. {{more}} And then I heard the…

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