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HSU HONORS ITS BARRIER BREAKERS

By LORETTA FULTON At 105, Virginia Connally’s still got it–wit, intellect, grace, elegance. Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, added another first to her lengthy list of firsts Sept. 6. when she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the James B. Simmons Award given by Hardin-Simmons University. The dinner was all class–starting with Connally and family members arriving at the

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SIMMONS, CONNALLY HONORED AT HSU

Thursday, Sept. 6, will be a big day at Hardin-Simmons University as new students are officially welcomed at fall convocation in the morning and the university’s oldest living graduate is honored that night. Fall convocation will begin at 9 a.m. in Behrens Auditorium. Guest speaker will be Michael Evans, Sr., pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Chgurch in Mansfield and president of

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