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St. James UMC Getting New Pastor

By LORETTA FULTON St. James United Methodist Church will be getting a new pastor this summer, while St. Paul UMC will be getting an associate pastor. The two churches are the only remaining United Methodist congregations in Abilene. Other local congregations have disaffiliated from the UMC and have joined the conservative Global Methodist Church, which launched May 1, 2022. Among

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ACU to Confer Degrees, Honors

Wendy KilmerACU Director of Communications and Media Relations ACU will award 833 degrees in three commencement ceremonies taking place at Moody Coliseum Friday and Saturday. The Friday, May 12, ceremony at 7 p.m. will award 261 master’s and 43 doctoral degrees. On Saturday, May 13, 529 bachelor’s degrees will be presented in two ceremonies – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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ACU Business Students Present Grants to Nonprofits

Students in Abilene Christian University’s Strategic Philanthropy course have spent the semester learning about philanthropy, grant proposals and grant making. On Monday, May 8, the students dispersed $50,000 among six local nonprofits, thanks to a partnership between The Philanthropy Lab, the Community Foundation of Abilene, ACU’s Advancement Office, and the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship in ACU’s College of Business Administration.

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A Lesson on Loyalty

By DANNY MINTON The story of Hachiko represents a heartbreaking story while at the same time possessing a heartwarming lesson. Born in 1923, Hachiko was an Akita dog adopted by Ueno Hidesaburo, a professor at Tokyo Imperial University. For months Hachiko would walk with his master to Shibuya Station, where Uneo would board the train for the city and his

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Meet Madison Lewis

By LORETTA FULTON As if being named a T.B.Maston Scholar weren’t enough, Madison Lewis added another significant award to her resume at Hardin-Simmons University. She recently received the Altom Christian Service Award, named for the first recipients in 2001, Bill and Janis Altom. The Altom award is based on “devotion to the Lord and active service to Him.” Madison’s resume

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