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Archive for April 2007

Presidential Candidate Comes to Abilene

“Welcome to the First Annual Bill Richardson Breakfast!” Mr. John L. Iman told a gathered crowd at the delightful home of Mr. and Mrs. John Blake. He told those present that he hoped this was the first of at least 3 annual events. “The first is to meet Governor Bill Richardson, the second will be…

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ACU signs four National Merit Finalists from Abilene

Four Abilene seniors signed contracts accepting full-tuition scholarships to Abilene Christian University during a signing ceremony on March 8th at the Hilton Room in the McGlothlin Campus Center , ACU Campus. This ceremony was not for Athletics but for Academics as all were National Merit Finalists. ACU hopes to have another fourteen Merit Finalists join…

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Students inducted into National Honor Fraternity

The West Texas Tribune joins McMurry University in congratulating the following students for their recent Induction into Phi Epsilon Kappa which is the National Honor Fraternity for Physical Education undergraduate students.*Cassi Darby*James Holiday*Sandy Martinez*Sienna Miller*Jennifer Paetzold*Symbri Tuttle*Randy Willis

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Helen Wildean Cotman

Helen Wildean Cotman of Abilene, TX departed peacefully on April 17, 2007 at her home.Born August 22, 1937 in Vaughn, Mississippi to Candis and Paul Shelby, Sr., she was the oldest of six children. She received her education at Wheatley Elementary, Lincoln High, and the General Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing, where she became…

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Couple Receives 2007 Morlan Award

Moses and Earlene Hall, longtime educators were honored with The Morlan Award at the Morlan Award Dinner, March 23, 2007. The award is given to an outstanding alumnus of ACU’s Department of Education. The Halls made history by being co-recipients. This is the first time in the 35 year history of the award that this…

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Comptroller Report Reveals Obesity Costs to Texas Businesses

Ladies and Gentlemen: Today we released our report, Counting Costs and Calories, that tells the story of obesity in Texas, its costs to Texas Employers and the devastating health effects on today’s work force and our children—the work force of tomorrow. Obesity cost Texas businesses an estimated $3.3 billion in 2005. This includes the direct…

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Wylie Bulldogs Basketball…A Job Well Done!

Unless you just moved into the Big Country from parts unknown, it would be almost impossible not to be aware of how many and how often Big Country area teams advance to post season athletics in just about every sport played. This occurs on both high school and college levels of athletics. The Wylie Bulldogs…

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Senator Clinton Campaigns in Houston

Houston – Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Houston campaigning for President of the United States on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the J.W. Pearcy Senior Center.The crowd of approximately 200 were mostly women. They were from a wide range of ethnitics. The Mariachi Band Mecca provided the entertainment, and the children from Energized Learning…

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