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Community Invited to ‘The Cross, The Crown’

By LORETTA FULTON “The Cross, The Crown: An Easter Worship Experience” will be presented April 5-8 at the Abilene Convention Center. The public is invited to the productions, courtesy of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. The four presentations are free, but tickets are required by calling the church at 692-6776 or by emailing Presentations will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

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Catcher and Pitcher

By JIM NICHOLS Do you ever wonder what the catcher says to the pitcher when he visits the mound? A reporter asked a catcher, and the response was: “I tell him that this batter cannot hit an inside curve ball nor can he run fast. Furthermore, he tends to be afraid of getting hit by a pitch.” The reporter continued,

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Higher Education in Cowtown

 THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Higher education gets news coverage in both mass and social media and much, I’m sure, is true. Technology is changing it at warp speed, and the old descriptions we used to toss about no longer fit. We joked that colleges had buildings where “ivy is creeping around on the outside and teachers are creeping around

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The 51-Mile Journey

By DANNY MINTON In 1775 the journey between the Pennsylvanian towns of Ephrata and Valley Forge was a distance of 51 miles. The journey is less than an hour’s drive by today’s standards. For Peter Miller of Ephrata, it would take a little longer since he would walk the distance. It was a journey he didn’t have to take, and

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Dangers of the Madding Crowd

By NANCY PATRICK Canadian author Louise Penny has written an intriguing series of novels that feature main character Armand Gamache. The series has eighteen books so far, and though I would really like to read them sequentially, I have thus far had to take whatever the public library has on the shelf. By reading them out of sequence, I have

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Pantsuit Politics Hosts at ACU

Abilene Christian University’s Student Government Association is bringing Sarah StewartHolland and Beth Silvers, hosts of the Pantsuit Politics podcast, to ACU on Wednesday, March 22. The podcast hosts will speak in Chapel at Moody Coliseum at 11 a.m. and in Boone Family Theatre at5 p.m. Both appearances are free and open to the public. Silvers and Holland will also sign

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