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Archive for March 2017

Neomia Banks a Great Example and Inspiration

Neomia Banks was born and raised in Goree, Texas where she worked in the fields and on the farm. She moved to Abilene in 1968, married, and had two daughters. She began her business as a State Farm Insurance Agent in 1984. When asked about the struggles or challenges of building a successful business for…

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Husband and Wife Steal the Show at Local Concert

The APPLAUSE Music Series presented its annual LIFT EVERY VOICE Concert at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on February 4th.. Guest artist soprano NaGuanda Nobles and her talented husband Kirk who played the trumpet did an outstanding job.. Many of the Spirituals presented by Mrs. Nobles were arranged by her husband.. [[more]]Ms. Nobles has performed in…

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NASW SOCIAL WORKER AWARDS CEREMONY

The Abilene Branch of the National Association of Social Workers had its annual award ceremony at the Region 14 Education Service Center on March 1st. Throughout the morning they had an educational and informative workshop, a short break and then the luncheon and the presentation of awards began.[[more]] City Councilman and mayoral candidate Anthony Williams…

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A New Face of Unity

The Unity Spiritual Service Center at 2842 Barrow Street in Abilene is now hosting a new Minister. Janet Ellis, who actually lives in Arlington Texas, and she comes to Abilene on the last two Sundays of every month to serve and inspire the congregation of the Unity Center, for their weekly Sunday service. [[more]] Reverend…

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La’Shanda Holmes Shows Blacks Still Defying Odds, Breaking Barriers

By Rushawn Walters La’Shanda Holmes endured abuse and neglect to later become the first African-American female helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast GuardSpecial to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service. – Growing up poor and abandoned in Fayetteville, North Carolina, La’Shanda Holmes had no idea where her life would take…

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A Loving Tribute to Sister Corrine

“Remembering A Friend that Turned into Family.” -Amber Monroe A few days ago I received the sad news that a longtime friend of my family, Mrs. Corrine Hill had passed away. While I had two grandmas for the majority of my childhood, and one still living, she was kind of our “Abilene grandma” while we…

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Two McMurry Students Receive Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarships

Juniors Symphony Munoz and Chandi Chandler have been selected by McMurry University to receive the Dr. Sandra Harper Women’s Leadership Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. [[more]]The Dr. Sandra S. Harper Women’s Leadership scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Sandra S. Harper as McMurry University’s 12th president. A $5,000…

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Great Turnout for the Mayoral Forum

The Hispanic Leadership Council hosted a forum so the community could hear from the Mayoral Candidates.On May 6th, we will select a new Mayor to replace Mayor Norm Archibald, who decided not to run again. The candidates are Robert Briley, Richard Kennedy and Anthony Williams. [[more]]Anthony Williams, an executive at ACU and Mayor-Pro Tem, emphasized…

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TSTC Culinary Art Graduate Finds His Passion in the Kitchen

– Sweetwater native Marc Silvas went off to Texas Tech University to study to be a pharmacist but soon realized he was on the wrong career track. “I wasn’t enjoying it and I couldn’t see myself being a pharmacist for the rest of my life,” said Silvas. “So I found myself back at home and…

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