One look at the prayer garden at the Big Country Baptist Assembly in Lueders, Texas, and Dr. Andrea Jenson knew exactly how she could intertwine one of her courses with a practical application.Jenson, assistant professor of biology, is the head of the Hardin-Simmons University Biology Department and teaches a class called Insects and Human Interactions.…

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Hardin-Simmons University will soon have a new dean of graduate studies. Dr. Nancy Kucinski has been named to the post by HSU president, Dr. Lanny Hall. “Dr. Kucinski is well prepared to lead the administration of graduate programs at Hardin-Simmons University,” says Hall.“She has spent most of the last decade teaching at the graduate level…

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No matter where you live, there is always an opportunity to make your home more nature-friendly by inviting plant life, songbirds, and woodland creatures to your yard or garden. Creative additions can transform simple grass and flowers into a natural haven. Embellishments may include birdbaths, birdfeeders, and even cautionary decals to prevent songbirds from flying…

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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: learning that a child suffers from a serious ailment. But for many families, it’s not the end but the beginning of a brave, new chapter. By maintaining a healthy outlook and calmly educating children about their illness, families can come together to help kids deal with and potentially overcome their…

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Before family and friends take to your deck or patio for barbecues, parties and other seasonal fun, you need to make sure it’s safe and in good shape. While the outdoors can be terrific for fun and relaxation, the elements can wreak havoc on decks, causing old or unprotected wood to warp, crack and grow…

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Don’t reach for another generic tie or watch when choosing a Father’s Day gift this year. Take a minute to think about what type of dad will be receiving your present. Is he an outdoorsman? Is he a gadget nut? Does he like puttering in the garden? By considering his interests, it will be easier…

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For some it is a way of life.Others mix it with Medical etc. this is called complementary or in addition to.Some simply push it aside as a fad or quackery.All of the above have some measure of truth in them, all walks of life have good and bad. For this article let us look at…

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CarWalk/ArtWalkThe Center For Contemporary ArtsDATE: June 10thTIME: 5PM-8:30PMLOCATION: Downtown Abilene along Cypress Street

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Sunny days and warm evenings mean only one thing for many an apron-clad barbecue lover — it’s time to belly up to the grill. Perhaps one of our most-cherished seasonal traditions, barbecues give people the opportunity to get together while simultaneously enjoying the outdoors and some good eats. Many of the standard features of a…

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