• CEREMONY COMMEMORATING 1922 MURDER OF BLACK MAN RESCHEDULED

    By LORETTA FULTON A ceremony commemorating the murder of a black man in Abilene in 1922 has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27. The event will begin at 10 a.m.

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  • AAC PROGRAM ON VIRGINIA CONNALLY

    Dr. Phil Christopher and Loretta Fulton will present a program Wednesday on the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, who died March 31 at age

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  • ALLELUIA, CHRIST IS RISEN

    The Lord is Risen Indeed. Alleluia Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it

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  • SAY WHAT? CURSIVE BACK?

    IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury The news that cursive handwriting is returning to elementary school curricula is being roundly applauded, perhaps equal to ovations that welcomed Dolly back to

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  • NATURE AND SPIRITUALITY

    The public is invited to take a stroll through the Lake Kirby Nature Park, followed by a time of spiritual reflection, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The program

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  • SEED PLANTING AND NEW LIFE

    By LORETTA FULTON “It’s going to be a really good day,” Amy Wilson Feltz predicted as she ended a brief service before the work began. Saturday, April 20, marked the

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  • SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL, 30 AD

    By DANNY MINTON It was early Sunday morning when everyone in town was awakened by a violent earthquake. It was particularly unsettling since it was the second in the past

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  • A SIGN FROM ABOVE

    By DARRYL TIPPENS On Monday I watched with dismay as the fires consumed the nave of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. I have had the pleasure and joy

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  • HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES

    Following are links to stories in the Reporter-News written by Loretta Fulton about the Holy Week Luncheon Series. A new story link will be posted each day, along with the

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  • PDBC EASTER PAGEANT CONTINUES

    By LORETTA FULTON The last time John Whitten recalls being in a play, he was in elementary school. The next time will be a little more challenging. Whitten is portraying

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ICAN HONORS ‘HEROES’

By LORETTA FULTON No greater tribute could have been paid to the Civil Rights giant Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniverary of his assassination than the “sermon” delivered April 4 by Dr. Jerry Taylor. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Exactly 51 years later, Taylor, a religion

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HISTORY REMEMBERED

By LORETTA FULTON A disturbing but significant piece of local history will be commemorated in a public ceremony April 13 when soil is collected to add to a national project marking the sites of lynchings in America. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at 341 Ash. St., where Grover C. Everett of Sulphur Springs was shot to death at the

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NOW ISN’T THAT SPECIAL?

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury A commonpractice when decision-makers arrive in Washington, D. C., is to check common sense at the door. There’s daily evidence of “bonehead” decisions that make us wonder about competencies. The other day, President Trump hit replay when citizens came unstuck with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ announcement that the federal government would no longer

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