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‘The Creator Created Only One Race–The Human Race’

By LORETTA FULTON Opening a speech with the “N” word normally wouldn’t be advisable for the featured speaker at a Martin Luther King. Jr. Day gathering. But the Rev. Matthew Lubin, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, did just that and followed the slur with racial epithets that covered just about all of humanity. As a preacher, Lubin knows the importance

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LDS Members Provide Gifts for Refugees

Kristy McDonoughChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Local and area members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made sure the “First Christmas in Abilene” was one to remember for refugees who are resettled in Abilene through the International Rescue Committee. LDS members, primarily youths, collected brand new and much needed household supplies for refugees during December.

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Only Love Can Do That

By DANNY MINTON The names Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, Chester Nimitz, Jimmy Doolittle, and Douglas MacArthur retain their place in military history years after these men served and passed away. The awards and honors exist in abundant numbers. Even those not students of military history will recognize some of these names. Over and over through the years following WWII, America

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A Blanket of Beauty

A beautiful snow blanketed Abilene early Sunday morning, the second snowfall of the new year–a great start to 2021! These photos were shot by Kristen Harris-Bridwell, director of Christian education at First Central Presbyterian Church. She added a comment on Facebook, where the photos first were posted: “First person at work gets the pretty pictures!” Thanks to Kristen for sharing

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Never Give Up

By DANNY MINTON I remember 1968 primarily because it was in the summer of that year, my wife and I were married. However, most of us alive during that year remember 1968 as a year of “agony and triumph.” In January, the USS Pueblo faced an attack by North Korea, and the crew captured. They would remain prisoners, tortured, and

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Fundamental Questions

By JIM NICHOLS During my years of college professor work, I often envied the students’ enthusiasm, naivete, and joy for life. I did look out from the front of the classroom, however, and be thankful that my life as a college student was in the past. Although life is good in many ways for a student, did I really want

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