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‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ At ACT

IF YOU GOWhat: “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”When: Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-20 (Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.)Where: Abilene Community Theatre’s Black Box Theatre, 809 S. Barrow St.Tickets: $15 general admission; $13 seniors, students, military; https://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/ Click on “Get Tickets” Abilene Community Theatre will present “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” over two weekends,

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Stew Gets No Better

IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Uncle Mort’s “throwaway” lines grow mountainous in trash heaps on his place back in the thicket. Some heard, though, are “keepers,” worthy of repeated consideration. When still in his 90s, he warned about paying the least bit of attention to kitchen recipes that have unrecognizable or multi-syllabic words, exotic wines or ingredients to be “folded

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A Personal Rosary

By MARIANNE WOOD My friend Susan Englerth reminds me of the Proverbs 31 woman, she who is referred to as “The Wife of Noble Character” in the Old Testament. For evidence I offer that her husband adores her; we can see that. She is strong and trades profitably. Ask her about a certain sailboat deal! And I have no doubt

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Additional Christmas Activities, Cancelations

By LORETTA FULTON Outdoor Christmas activities may be more popular than ever this year as people are looking for reasons to get out of the house and put thoughts of COVID-19 behind them for a while. Following is a partial list of upcoming events and cancelations. To add to the list, email editor@spiritofabilene.com A popular Christmas tradition that won’t be held

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A Hanukkah Primer

By LORETTA FULTON Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Thursday, Dec. 10, and lasts until sundown Friday, Dec. 18. Locally, Cantor Monica O’Desky will preside over a small gathering at Temple Mizpah, 849 Chestnut St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. “It is just to sing a few songs, light the candles together, and have some latkes,”

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Bench Research, Ice Skating, And Jesus

By JIM NICHOLS “Bench research” describes scientific endeavor that involves, at least partially, standing at a laboratory bench doing experiments. This might involve test tubes, various liquid solutions, small machines, and, in the case of a biologist, some sort of living organisms. The goal is to generate numbers that have some meaning or usefulness. I have done a lot of

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New Beginnings Online Auction Fundraiser

New Beginnings Big Country canceled its annual fundraiser luncheon this year due to the pandemic but is replacing it with an online auction. The auction goes live Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 5 a.m. and runs through noon Friday, Dec. 4. To access the auction go to http://www.32auctions.com/NB2020 Something for every taste will be available on the site: sporting goods, entertainment,

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