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Author and Speaker Angela Thomas was Icon for Candace Cameron BrueABILENE – Prolific Christian author, Bible teacher and surprised Dancing with the Stars icon Angela Thomas will be the featured speaker for the 10th Call Her Blessed luncheon on April 27 benefiting local adoption and foster care ministry Christian Homes & Family Services. The luncheon…

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McMurry Kinesiology Department Inducts Nine Into National Fraternity

McMurry’s Department of Kinesiology welcomed nine new members into its chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national fraternity for Exercise Science and Physical Education, on Sunday, April 10. Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation, and other related fields. {{more}}Participating in the…

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Harold Don Christian

Harold Don Christian, 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 03, 2016 with his loving family at his bedside. A Celebration of Life will take place at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Dr. Kevin Kennedy’s Trinity Baptist Church, 871 Woodlawn Drive and one block north of Abilene High School off Mockingbird Street, with…

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The Abilene Police Officer’s Association Candidate Forum

The Abilene Police Officers Association’s Political Action Committee will host an open forum on April 23rd, 2016. We will be hosting candidates for various elected positions, giving them the opportunity to speak to the community prior to the May 7th Elections. We invite you to join us at Pappy Slokum Brewery, in showing support for…

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Benny Preston Barker

Winters, TXBenny Preston Barker, 78, passed from his earthly restraints to reside with his Lord in Heaven on March 31, 2016. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on his beloved ranch near Drasco, Texas. {{more}}Funeral services and celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at the…

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Edith Marie Smith

March 5, 1945 – March 24, 2016Edith Marie Williams-Smith of Abilene, Texas departed March 24, 2016. She was born in Galveston, Texas on March 5, 1945 to Howard and Mae Cleo Goynes Williams, who preceded her in death. The oldest of four children, she received her education at Woodland Elementary, and Lincoln High of LaMarque,…

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Garcia’s State Farm Agency Named Small Business Of The Year

Garcia’s State Farm Agency Named Small Business Of The Year By The Abilene Business Council Of The Abilene Chamber Of Commerce The Small Business of the Year award recognizes a business with long-term success that has contributed to the community’s quality of life and exemplifies Abilene’s strong work ethic and ability to overcome business challenges.…

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake On April 16th

Big Brothers Big Sisters contact:Mallory AshfordPhone: 325-674-3115 (direct), 325-513-1292 (cell)Email: SUMMARY:Who: Big Brothers Big Sisters What: Bowl for Kids’ SakeWhen: Saturday, April 16thTime: 3 flights throughout the day at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 7:00pm Where: Abilene Bowling Lanes, 279 Ruidosa AveEvent website:, then select Abilene  Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting the 17th annual Bowl for…

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