• ALLELUIA, CHRIST IS RISEN

    The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it

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  • SAY WHAT? CURSIVE BACK?

    IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury The news that cursive handwriting is returning to elementary school curricula is being roundly applauded, perhaps equal to ovations that welcomed Dolly back to

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  • NATURE AND SPIRITUALITY

    The public is invited to take a stroll through the Lake Kirby Nature Park, followed by a time of spiritual reflection, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The program

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  • SEED PLANTING AND NEW LIFE

    By LORETTA FULTON “It’s going to be a really good day,” Amy Wilson Feltz predicted as she ended a brief service before the work began. Saturday, April 20, marked the

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  • SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL, 30 AD

    By DANNY MINTON It was early Sunday morning when everyone in town was awakened by a violent earthquake. It was particularly unsettling since it was the second in the past

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  • A SIGN FROM ABOVE

    By DARRYL TIPPENS On Monday I watched with dismay as the fires consumed the nave of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. I have had the pleasure and joy

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  • HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES

    Following are links to stories in the Reporter-News written by Loretta Fulton about the Holy Week Luncheon Series. A new story link will be posted each day, along with the

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  • PDBC EASTER PAGEANT CONTINUES

    By LORETTA FULTON The last time John Whitten recalls being in a play, he was in elementary school. The next time will be a little more challenging. Whitten is portraying

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  • TELLING HEADLINES

    IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury It was bound to happen, and finally, it did. I overheard the words “artificial intelligence” and “fake news” mentioned in the same sentence. Maybe

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  • THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE YOU GET

    By DANNY MINTON I heard the story years ago about a preacher who preached at a small-town church. One Sunday he took his young daughter with him so she could

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SPIRITUAL HONESTY IN THE BIBLE BELT

By NANCY PATRICK Living in the Bible Belt of America has many advantages. Christian people who live morally upright lives, support their families, participate in their communities, donate to charities, and exemplify integrity and honor comprise the majority of the community. In spite of the positive aspects of living in a Christian community, some people feel alone and alienated when

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VIRGINIA CONNALLY FOND FAREWELL

Editor’s Note: An updated version of Loretta Fulton’s biography, “Virginia Connally, M.D.: Trailblazing Physician, Woman of Faith” is available at Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress St. or by contacting Fulton at 325-669-9006 or lorettafulton47@gmail.com By LORETTA FULTON As soon as word spread that Virginia Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, had died March 31, messages of condolence and recollections of

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ICAN HONORS ‘HEROES’

By LORETTA FULTON No greater tribute could have been paid to the Civil Rights giant Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniverary of his assassination than the “sermon” delivered April 4 by Dr. Jerry Taylor. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Exactly 51 years later, Taylor, a religion

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