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Archive for January 2007

History of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a non-religious African American holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture. It is celebrated for seven days: December 26 – January 1.Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor {{more}} and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways…

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A Soldier Comes Home

Paul Balint, Jr. was born in Abilene, graduated from High School in Centerville, VA and died fighting for his country in Iraq on December 15th. His wish was to be buried where he was born in favor of the many places he lived so he was honored here on Saturday, December 23rd, 2007. A military…

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Destined to Build

After visiting with Pastor Lynn Kirkland I left convinced that this man was “Destined to Build.”Kirkland a Gunnison, Mississippi native graduated from high school in Kentucky and begin work as a journeyman carpenter at age 18. He begin to preaching about the same time. The two careers have complimented each other. His life work has…

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Kwanzaa celebration in Colorado City

Colorado City- My fellow Abilenians, do you ever wonder what’s going on in the cities surrounding Abilene? I’m going to encourage you to explore some of the West Texas cities as Marilyn and I did on December 30. We motored over to Colorado City to observe the Kwanzaa celebration which they have hosted for four…

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A ‘Slice’ of ‘Ice’ Visits the Big Country

DJ Slice, the official DJ for Mike Jones and Ice Age Entertainment, based out of Houston Texas, paid Abilene a visit over recent holidays. Mike Jones is the CEO of Ice Age Entertainment, {{more}} which began to receive recognition in 2001 but has been in the works way before then. Ice Age currently represents Mike…

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