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Film Legend Dina Merrill Visits Ragtown Gospel Theater

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The Post City Centennial Celebration is over, and Ragtown Gospel Theater had three wonderful audiences for performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I have several special happenings to share.  The most important is the continued overwhelming response to both the Gospel Music show and Peter the Rock.  Every audience seems filled with people who are so generous with their enthusiastic encouragement.   We had a group from First Presbyterian Church in Midland,  Live Oak Community Church in Lubbock, Indiana Avenue Baptist in Lubbock, and a…

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The Post City Centennial Celebration

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C.W. Post believed Post City, the town he founded here on the edge of the Llano Estacado, would be a utopian city.  This weekend, it is.  The town is filled with people, both homecomers and newcomers, all bustling around with smiles on their faces as they enjoy the best of the best of small town America.    I have long contended that there is something extraordinary about Post, and I’ve wondered if that has everything to do with its origins.  This is…

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The Batten Family

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Bluegrass music is always fun, but Bluegrass Gospel, done the way three generations of Battens do it, is just terrific!   Last Saturday night was the Batten Family’s first appearance at Ragtown Gospel Theater, and I hope there will be many more.   I certainly didn’t get enough, and judging from the way the audience was crowded around their table to buy CD’s after the performance, a lot of people wanted more. We had first heard of the Battens from our son, Jordan, who…

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