Author Archives: Loretta Fulton

MLK Jr. Day ‘All About the Legacy of Unity’

By LORETTA FULTON Unity–a major tenet of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message and legacy–was evident Monday  as Abilenians gathered to honor the slain Civil Rights leader and pastor. Monday, Jan. 17, was the official holiday honoring King, who was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.  In the afternoon, people

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ACU Students Serve Others on MLK Jr. National Day of Service

By LORETTA FULTON About 80 Abilene Christian University students honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday in a way that he certainly would have approved of. Instead of taking a day off on the holiday set aside to honor King, the students spread out over Abilene Monday morning to do community service work for three agencies–Christian Service

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From Jay Moore: Sunday Cinema Skirmish

Jay Moore’s newest book, “Abilene Daily: Snapshots of Home,” contains one or morevignettes from Abilene’s history for each day of the year. Periodically, stories with some connection–however loose–to Abilene’s religious life will be featured in Spirit of Abilene. The book can be purchased at Texas Star Trading Co., 174 Cypress St. www.texasstartrading.com or call 325-672-9696. Books are $27.50. Following is an excerpt from

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Looking for a Rewarding Job? Here’s Your Chance

The Highland (Christian Ministries) Food Pantry on Walnut Street and the Abilene HungerCoalition, through the the AmeriCorps Equal Heart initiative, is recruiting three to four individuals to assistthe food pantry this winter/spring. The recruits will help reduce community hunger to low income families during the COVID-19 crisis, assist with the direct service and development of the various meal or grocery

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Standing on Shoulders

By JIM NICHOLS I taught a biology majors seminar class for many semesters targeted at students in their senior year of college. One of my favorite questions to ask them was to identify the person most responsible for determining their academic major and direction. That is, “Why are you a biology major? What or who slanted you here?” As one

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Cats Causing Calamities

 THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury The suggestion that I dislike cats would be erroneous indeed, splashing down in the ever-growing sea of untruths. I prefer dogs. However, I have no desire to debate or defend. Indeed, I’d rather let sleeping cat lovers lie in their slumber. Unlike the late Al Capp–best known for his satirical comic strip Li’l Abner–I’d

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LDS Church Steps Up to Aid Refugees

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kristy McDonoughksmcdonough89@lorettafulton During the month of December 2021, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, primarily youth, collected brand new and much needed household supplies for local refugees. Their efforts were aided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Abilene. After the gifts and supplies were collected, church youth members gathered

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