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VALUE OF INTEGRITY

By DANNY MINTON Everything he tried, failed. He took over the family farm, struggling to make it work. He invested in schemes that would make him rich but instead broke him. He and a friend opened a men’s clothing store and went bankrupt, leaving him with a debt that would require 12 years of his life paying off creditors. Politics

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WHO ARE WE — REALLY?

By NANCY PATRICK In 1624, British poet John Donne wrote “Meditation 17” as part of a larger collection of devotional pieces. The theme of the meditation relates to the interconnectedness of humankind. The first part delineates how people—regardless of location, race, social status, or religion—connect to one another as parts of humanity even if the individuals know nothing of the

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BETTY, VIRGINIA, LESEY

Editor’s Note: March is Women’s History Month. Marianne Wood writes about three women of influence from her childhood neighborhood. By MARIANNE WOOD Though life on the street I grew up on in the 1960s was far from perfect, the families living there had each other’s backs in many ways. Discipline was one of them. If you broke a rule at

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CLOSED SUNDAYS

By LORETTA FULTON Downtown Abilene was eerily quiet Sunday morning as parking lots at St. Paul United Methodist, First Central Presbyterian, and First Baptist churches were practically empty. That doesn’t mean nothing was happening inside. St. Paul and First Baptist broadcast services live as usual, although with no congregations, and First Central Presbyterian aired via Facebook. Sunday morning was challenging.

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FEEDING MINISTRIES CARRYING ON THROUGH CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN

By LORETTA FULTON Everyone is learning to adapt on the fly to the coronavirus crisis, and local feeding ministries are no exception. By order of Gov. Greg Abbott, commercial restaurants are closed until at least April 3 except for drive-through pickup. Feeding ministries are moving to a version of that model. Breakfast on Beech Street (B.O.B.S), City Light Community Ministries,

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