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The March: To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

For most of the people involved in the walk to honor Martin Luther King, it’s a fairly short stroll from the marker over the bridge and back. For a group of teens this year it was a much longer walk. Students from AISD started from the Minda Street Church of Christ and walked from there…

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The 17th Annual MLK Dinner

It is not usual for the President of a college to open his speech hoping that he will not disappoint. But then, most do not have to speak after a wonderful group of 3rd and 4th graders leading the Pledge of Allegiance, great music by the Mann Middle School Ensemble, magnificent singing by the Abilene…

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The 9th Annual Champion for Children Conference

The 9th Annual Champion for Children Conference is again recognizing individuals who are making positive differences for children in our area. The Champion for Children Awards celebrate the often unsung heroes who dedicate their professional lives to helping our community take better care of vulnerable children. A panel of past {{more}} award winners will select…

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A small and spirited group gathered at the Greater Independent Baptist Church in Haskell on Monday, January 21 to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elder W.M. Hodge welcomed the group by saying that King was a catalyst who made others want to help him to change the government. He reminded the audience…

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McMurry University School of Education offers Reading Camp

ABILENE, TX – McMurry University’s School of Education is accepting applications for its Spring 2008 Reading Camp for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Students will receive individualized tutoring in reading with an emphasis on{{more}} areas of greatest need, varied reading and writing activities and limited enrollment to assure individual attention. The Reading Camp will…

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Grace opens special Alzheimer’s focused quilt exhibit

Abilene, TX – The Grace Museum opened a special exhibit today that is dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece By Piece is an exhibit created by the Alzheimer’s {{more}} Art Quilt Initiative organization . The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is a grassroots effort…

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2X Hall of Fame Inductee Michael Nottingham and 14X World Breaking Champion Larry Fields Could not have possibly come up with a better name for their business. Abilene Mixed Martial Arts includes: Tiny Tigers, Little Dragons, Little Ninjas, American Kenpo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Chanbarra, Goju-Ryu, Wrestling, Japanese Jui-Jitsu, Joto-Lo, Judo, MMA, Oshito-Ryu, {{more}} Philippine Combatives ,…

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Phenomenon found at Box Office Video in Abilene

Smiles are sometimes hard to find. In fact, depending on where you are and when you are there, you may not see ONE SINGLE smile, BUT here at Box Office Video it’s contagious. The person guilty of giving everyone a bad case of the “Smiles” is owner and operator Joel Harris. I walked into his…

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National Black AIDS Awareness Day

The Abilene Public Library and Big Country AIDS Resources hope to increase awareness, participation and support for HIV prevention, care and treatment among African Americans on the eighth observance of National Black AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday, February 7, 2008.Volunteers from BCAR will be on {{more}} hand at the Main Library, 202 Cedar, at 7…

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