For many, St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17, is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with some corned beef and a pint of Guinness. But some places have their own peculiar celebrations. Did you know that the Chicago River is dyed green every year on St. Paddy’s Day?  In Hot Springs, Arkansas, you…

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ABILENE, Texas – The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert titled “Around the World in 80 Minutes” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church as part of its spring 2013 concert tour. The concert is free and open to the public. The band will then travel to the…

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THE FUTURE OF FRESH YOUNG FACES REFLECTS ON A MIRROR OF TOMORROW. MANY SET A FOUNDATION TO BE PROUD OF FOR THEIR OFFSPRING, TAKING ACTION TO LIVE A LIFE WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY FOR THEIR ELDERS, MOLDED BY BABY BOOMERS OF THE SEVENTIES.   A NEW GENERATION FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY, TRYING TO SLOW THE…

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The Black Chamber of Commerce of the Permian Basin will host a Business Mixer on Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Gertrude Bruce Historical Cultural Center, 1020 E. Murphy from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Start the new year off by joining us for some great hors d’ oeuvres, great networking, and a chance to win…

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Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly. And while it would be easy to blow the cash on fleeting fun, like a shopping spree or a slew of the latest gadgets, experts say the money would be best used to pay down debt…

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  Sometimes the difference between famous and rich and playing small concerts at the Abilene Unity Church and travel money is simply time. The rich story telling music scene of the 60s and early 70’s would have welcomed this extremely talented singer and songwriter from the Australian bush country and sent him to stardom. Instead…

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AUSTIN – Monday, February 25, 2013 became a new “red-letter” day for African American and Mexican American businesses in Texas when the statewide business organizations representing their interests made history by signing Memoranda of Cooperation with over a dozen state agencies. Jim Wyatt, chairman of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce is…

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Experts say that with good communication and solid planning, couples can put themselves in the right position to build a solid financial future together. “American couples across all demographics need to spend time talking about financial and retirement issues sooner rather than later,” says Tim Johnson, chief investment strategist for Lincoln Financial Network. “A couple…

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A client and I were discussing how busy things had been since the beginning of the year. She stated that I may have noticed that she had not posted anything to one of her Facebook accounts.   I stated that I had not noticed, but it made me think about how to manage different social media…

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The Department of Kinesiology at McMurry University will offer ten free personal training sessions for folks interested in improving physical fitness. Students in Pug Parris’ Exercise Leadership course are seeking volunteers for twice-weekly sessions beginning March 25 and continuing through April 26. Preferred time for workouts is Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-9:00 a.m., but other times…

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