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THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED

  By LORETTA FULTON What began on Palm Sunday was completed on Easter Sunday. From March 25 to March 30, Christians observed Holy Week rituals, including Maundy Thursday, with the institution of the Lord’s Supper and foot washing, and Good Friday, when the light of Christ was snuffed out. Some traditions held all-night vigils. Many churches hosted Easter egg hunts,

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NEVER TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

  By Loretta Fulton Just days before Thanksgiving, Santa’s elves were already busy in Abilene, getting Operation Christmas Child boxes packed with goodies and ready to ship. First Baptist Church and Wylie United Methodist Church served as dropoff locations for churches and organizations in the Abilene area. On Dec. 15 volunteers will tow trailers loaded with packed boxes to a

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POVERTY IS LACK OF HOPE, KENYAN NATIVE TELLS HSU AUDIENCE

For more information on Compassion International and Youth Arise Africa, go to the following websites: http://www.compassioninternational.org http://www.youthariseafrica.org By Loretta Fulton The message projected on the screen was bleak. “Poverty is not a lack of material wealth; it’s lack of hope.” The speaker behind the PowerPoint presentation was David Kirika, 27, a native of Kenya who knows all too well what

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CONCERT BENEFITS ABILENE HOPE HAVEN

    DAVID PHELPS BENEFIT CONCERT WHAT: David Phelps, an award-winning singer, will present a benefit concert for Abilene Hope Haven WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 18 WHERE: Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. TICKETS: $25, $35, and $75 (VIP, includes hors d’oeuvres  and an opportunity to meet Phelps; http://www.abilenehopehaven.org/ By Loretta Fulton Three months into his new job as

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DOGS RECEIVE BLESSING FROM PRIEST IN HONOR OF SAINT FRANCIS DAY

    By Loretta Fulton Remy, a precocious shih tzu, playfully walked toward a smiling Father Adam Droll and promptly relieved himself on the priest’s black cassock. “Are you telling me I need to do the dry cleaning?” Droll, parochial vicar at Holy Family Catholic Church gently asked, still smiling. Remy quickly got a blessing from Droll, who repeated the blessing

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