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CLEAN DIRT

By DANNY MINTON I was traveling down one of the commercial streets in Abilene one day and saw the sign, “Clean Dirt.” That struck me odd since I learned years ago that dirt was “dirty.” I was told to wash the dirt off my hands before I ate. I washed the dirt out of my hair, and my mom cleaned

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FCC MOVING ON AFTER SALE

By LORETTA FULTON Members of First Christian Church gathered May 5 in a circle around the sanctuary, held hands,and sang, “We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord.” It is that spirit that will take the congregation on a new journey as plans come together to relocate from the downtown corner that has been home since

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FIRST, YOU CRY

By DANNY MINTON The date was sometime in January 1966 when I lay in bed, alone in a hospital room at Baylor medical center, encased in a body cast that engulfed the upper half of my body. I had been in the hospital over a month after breaking a vertebra in my neck. It didn’t hurt when it happened, and

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 LOTS IN A NAME

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury Brits have long been viewed as folks who seem bent on probing details of “whys” on many topics, some of them unlikely. Maybe it’s because they’ve been around a long time. Like the Farmers Insurance commercial, they “know a thing or two because they’ve seen a thing or two.” Many of them reach “lathered

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A MEAL AND A PAT ON THE BACK

By LORETTA FULTON It didn’t take David Lofton long to reach a conclusion. “I think it’s pretty good,” he said, “and the cobbler’s excellent.” Lofton is warden of the Middleton Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, located just north of Abilene. On May 16 and 17, Lofton and his close to 500-member correctional and support staff were treated

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