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By LORETTA FULTON The man behind the newest and perhaps the grandest pipe organ in Abilene doesn’t even consider himself a professional organist. Try telling that to members and visitors at First Central Presbyterian Church who are graced by the skills and dedication of Larry Wolz, who is entering his 40th year as organist at First Central and 50th as

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By NANCY PATRICK  My maternal grandmother entered the world in 1901 via Arkansas. She later supplemented her maiden name, Addie Irene Moore, with Carl Carr’s last name. I didn’t know any of her family although I don’t remember why. Perhaps they lived elsewhere or had already died by the time my cousins and I arrived in the 1950s. Whatever the

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Abilene Adventures in Faith, Journalism and Political Activism Doug Mendenhall, professor of journalism at Abilene Christian University and columnist of note, will be guest speaker Tuesday, Feb. 18, for the monthly meeting of the Abilene Interfaith Council. The meeting will being at noon at the Abilene Public Library’s South Branch, next to Penney’s in the Mall of Abilene. The program,

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IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury The tale unleashed in this space this day is difficult to categorize. Some will say it is typical of “fake news”; others will insist that it best “fits” somewhere in the dizzy, digital world of social media. This column reminds me of the line TV’s long-running series, Hee Haw, tossed at viewers regularly:

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By JIM  NICHOLS It was meant as a joke, but it causes grimaces when read. It said something like, “Before the internet, we thought the cause of stupidity was the lack of information. It wasn’t that.” Some of the major information technology companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google are engaged in difficult decisions regarding the veracity of information

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HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY February 14, 2020 Jacob Brandt At its February 2020 meeting, Hardin-Simmons University’s Board of Trustees took a number of significant steps to better position the institution financially to continue its mission to provide excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values. At the meeting, Board members challenged each other to support Hardin-Simmons University financially as well as

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