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Abilene Dragstrip Raises Funds for Alliance for Women and Children

ABILENE- Want to know what it feels like to speed down the Abilene Dragstrip? Sharra Sampson, Eligibility Specialist for the Women’s Health Awareness program at the Alliance for Women and Children found out at the 14th Annual Abilene Shootout at the Abilene Dragstrip. “It was so much fun! It was better than Six Flags,” says…

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive and negative thinking are both contagious. Since all of us affect one another, we project whatever attitude we have at a given time. This happens without thinking, through our thoughts and feelings and body language. People sense our attitude and are affected by our thoughts, and vice versa. Is it any wonder that we…

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Shop Smarter This Holiday Season

This holiday season, smart shoppers are considering not only the cost of their purchases, but hidden expenses that can arise later — such as unexpected repairs, replacement costs, accessories and more. With a little advance planning and by following these shopping tips you can stay on budget well into the new year: * Shop Around:…

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Celebrating Family Holiday Traditions

Remember all those favorite holiday traditions you had as a kid? It’s time to keep them alive for generations to come and to start new ones your kids will cherish forever. There are many ways your family can make lasting holiday memories. Each of these activities could become a new tradition you can enjoy together…

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Fun Family Holiday Activities

It’s too easy to get caught in the commercial hustle and bustle of the holidays. The season shouldn’t just be about gifts, food and pageantry. It’s a time for families to enjoy each other’s company and draw closer together. There are many fun holiday activities parents and children can enjoy together that can strengthen family…

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How To Choose Gifts They Really Want

Giving the perfect gift to everyone on your list is about matching gifts to interests. Don’t pick gifts you would love — select ones they will love! But who has time to scurry from store to store, or even to surf different specialty Web sites and coordinate shipping? The smart way to do holiday shopping,…

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Library Food for Fines

Every library in Abilene will again participate in Abilene Public Library’s annual Food for Fines campaign as we celebrate our 11th year of providing food for the body as well as for the mind. {{more}} Beginning December 1 and continuing throughout the entire month, Abilene libraries will forgive $1.00 in fines for each nonperishable food…

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Let It Snow

Let It Snow Louis L’Amour Snow in the sky, Earth turning white- A tree like a ghost In the gathering night: Low clouds above, White world below- Barn roofs and houses Covered with snow. Beep in his burrow The possum is huddled, Far in the bushes Snow birds are cuddled, The creek in the morning…

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