Author Archives: Loretta Fulton

VBS is Just Around the Corner

Vacation Bible SchoolTo list your church’s Vacation Bible School or summer family activity, send information to By LORETTA FULTON If you’re looking for adventure this summer, look no further than the closest church. Many Abilene churches will be hosting Vacation Bible School sessions with alluring themes like “Wild Life,” “Twists and Turns,” “Stellar,” and “God’s Super Heroes.” You don’t

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A Tribute

By DANNY MINTON. Over the past few years, I have lost several friends who have, in some way or another, been an influence in my life. Each one touched a part of my life that made me a better person or at least had me thinking about things more deeply. My mind will play the reruns of our lives together

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Memorial Day Celebrations

By LORETTA FULTON Abilenians will have at least two opportunities for public celebrations on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The first will begin at 9 a.m. at Elmwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 5750 U.S. Highway 277 South. The following is part of a welcome message on the funeral home website: “Whether you have a personal connection to the military

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The One-Minute Graduation Speech

Editor’s Note: The following is from Glenn Dromgoole’s book, “Just Happy to Be Here,” a collection of “words to encourage, enlighten, entertain.” The book is available at Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress St. By GLENN DROMGOOLE I have never been asked to give a commencement address and probably will never be invited, but I have given it some thought.

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Parents in the Dark

THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Prayers of university presidents and school superintendents for commencement exercises to be executed as planned often are short-circuited. Some leaders are extremists–the kind who decree that neither blaring air horns nor unseemly yells will be tolerated. Their wish is for “pomp” to be exceeded only by “circumstance.” Often, they experience countless “slips ‘twixt cup

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Debris on the Labyrinth

By JIM NICHOLS At first glance or encounter, a labyrinth seems to be a maze; it is a path with twists and turns seeming to go nowhere. On closer attention, however, one realizes it is a path leading eventually to the center. Their meditative value is that they mimic the varying positions of life, eventually leading to a center of

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