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McMurry to offer Group Exercise Classes this fall

ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University’s open-to-the-public classes begin Monday, August 23 and continue through the fall semester to December 3. Day-time classes include Body Boot Camp, Yoga, and Core Training. Evening offerings include Low Impact Aerobics, Kickboxing, and Yoga. Participants can mix and match attendance at any of the twelve classes offered weekly for a…

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Hardin-Simmons University Faculty and Staff Help Children near Campus with School Supplies

Neighborhood families and members of the HSU staff and faculty will gather at Hardin-Simmons University for fellowship, food, and school supplies as the HSU North Park Friendship House holds its annual back-to-school pool party this Saturday.Neighborhood Enhancement Program coordinator Danyel Rogers says as many as 120 neighbors are expected as bags of school supplies are…

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Golfers: How to Get the Best Tee Times On a Busy Weekend

No matter if you are new to the sport or an old pro, most golfers have the same complaint: finding time to hit the golf course. That’s why for most of us, getting in a round of golf is relegated to weekends or vacations. Unfortunately, the weekends are the busiest times for most courses and…

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How To Save On Cooling Costs This Season

As the mercury rises, so do your home cooling bills. A typical American household spends almost 20 percent of its utility bill on cooling costs, according to Energy Star. When the air cooling your home escapes due to leaks, gaps and poor insulation, air conditioners must work harder to compensate. Fortunately, there are ways to…

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Summer Dilemma: Swimsuit or Sweets?

There’s nothing like ice cream or popsicles on a hot summer day. Americans love sweets so much that they are less than resolute when it comes to passing them up, despite the potential toll on their summer swimsuit look. One in five Americans call themselves “failures” when it comes to sweet temptations, according to a…

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The Top 10 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

It’s a good time to have four furry legs. Pet ownership has surged over the past twenty years, and dogs in particular are enjoying major popularity. But whether you already own a pooch or are searching for one that’s right for you, it’s interesting to note which are the most popular dogs in America. For…

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Tips for Preserving and Canning Summer Fruits

When faced with an abundance of local fruits and vegetables at the peak of their seasonal freshness, there’s only one thing to do: preserve them! Preserving allows you to keep eating your family’s favorite fruits and flavors long after the season has passed. But preserves aren’t just for your morning toast. You can use preserved…

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