Author Archives: Loretta Fulton

Scherr Piece Premieres at Heavenly Rest Concert

A world premiere by Dr. Bernard Scherr, professor of music theory and composition at Hardin-Simmons University, will be part of a concert on Sunday, April 11, at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. The church’s Chamber Music Concert Series begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Sunday’s concert, “Baroque ‘N’ Modern,” will feature Dr. David Amlung,

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My Dad Went for a Walk

By JIM NICHOLS It has happened so many times now that I have stopped thinking it is unusual. I will see or hear one snippet and, suddenly, a flood of other memories arises and stacks on top. One of my favorite parts of the local newspaper is a section “Today in History.” Here appears a short list of notable events

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Steady in the Boat

 IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury It’s an expression tossed about regularly; calling it “trite” would be an understatement for the proverb originating in 12th century Germany that is still valid today. Just as rivers still run downstream, hot air rises and cream comes to the top, blood remains thicker than water now like when it was coined nine centuries ago. It

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ALLELUIA: FCC Celebrates Easter in New Location

By LORETTA FULTON The word “ALLELUIA” in colorful capital letters stretches across part of the lawn at the new location of First Christian Church. The congregation has much to shout “alleluia” about. Number one, of course, is that Sunday, April 4, is Easter–the most appropriate day to sing “alleluia.” But members of First Christian also have a couple of other

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Women in the World

By NANCY PATRICK In my youth, American society did not set aside a month during which to honor women for their contributions to the world. In 1987, Congress established March as the official month to do so. As a woman, I shamefully admit my ignorance about the historical status of women in American society. I would venture to say that

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