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The Highly Esteemed Death

Psalms 116:15“Precious in the sight of the Lordis the death of his faithful servants.” “Preciousin the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” This seems like an odd verse. Whywould death be precious to God? Was not it the entrance of sin into the worldthat brought forth the curse of death? Certainly…

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It’s Flea and Tick Season: Tips to Protect Pets

Protecting dogs from fleas and ticks is an important part of responsible pet care and this season shines a light on the prevention of Lyme disease in dogs. Distressing and harmful for your pet, parasites can cause diseases that affect you and your family.Flea bites can cause skin disorders, infections and allergies, and spread tapeworms.…

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New Ways to Solve Cat Behavior Problems

From inappropriate marking to excessive meowing to scratching, a misbehaving cat can cause disruption to your home. Unfortunately, behavior problems are the number one reason for pet euthanasia, resulting in the death of approximately 15 million pets annually, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.But not all these bad behaviors are your pet’s “fault.” Stress,…

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This National Pet Month: Tips for Cutting Costs on Pet Care

Regardless of whether you’re a dog, cat, bird or other pet lover, most people can agree that pets are part of the family. Caring for your pet doesn’t have to cost a fortune with a few helpful tips.In honor of National Pet Month this May, the experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice…

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Crisis in Education

– We may as well call it “Edu-pay-tion,” as far as many prospective students are concerned. The cost of a college degree has risen 1,120 percent since 1978, but wages have increased a mere 6% during that same period. The national collective college debt is more than $1 trillion! We have college grads mired in…

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Since We Last Visited

Heroand Lifetime Achiever: Inappropriate Honors Cliven Bundy, theNevada Rancher, and Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, are inthe news.They have both made some racist remarks, and that is gettinga lot of press. I think both individuals spoke what was in their hearts. We arenot likely to change these individuals. “A good man brings…

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Best Ever Bang’n Blueberry Coffee Cake

Need a terrific coffee cake to serve at breakfast or your next brunch? Well, Darci Juris has a recipe you have to try! Her Bang’n Blueberry Coffee Cake is so moist and the streusel adds a sweet crunch. Along with a cup of coffee, it’s a great way to start your day.See step-by-step photos of…

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Celebrate National Public Gardens Day on May 9

Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, it can only mean one thing — spring has sprung. May 9, which is National Public Gardens Day, is an ideal time to celebrate the warmer weather and visit a local garden.“Even if your green thumb means you have a garden right in your own backyard, a visit to…

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Citizens Reminded to register Storm Shelters

ABILENE, Texas – The City of Abilene and Taylor County remind citizens to register their storm shelter/safe room/basement in a free and voluntary program available to all residents. Data collected will provide emergency responders with a database of storm shelter/safe room/basement locations within the City of Abilene and Taylor County. Information gathered will be accessible…

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