Rescue the Animals, KEAN 105 and the City of Abilene have teamed up together to offer West Texans half price dogs and cats from the Abilene Animal Control Shelter. Spring is near and the fact is, there will be an increase of puppies and kittens at the shelter, so we are trying to head off an over-crowding problem before it ever occurs.
Rattlesnakes, some say “it’s what put Sweetwater Texas on the map”, others say “it’s best served with coleslaw and an ice cold beer” and I say “put on some comfortable walking shoes ’cause there’s a lot to see and do”. If snakes don’t scare you, then head over to Sweetwater Texas from March the 8th through the 11th for the ’54th Annual Sweerwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up’ and come hungry, because the rattlesnake meat eating contest is scheduled for Sunday March 11th at 2pm, register at least an hour before the contest begins.
If your two smaller fingers go numb and you get unexplained pain in your thumb, you do not necessarily have C.T.S. ‘Carpal Tunnel syndrome’. If fact there are many other problems that could be causing your numbness and/or pain, according to the latest findings in the American Medical Journal not that many Americans actually have C.T.S. but suffer from other ailments that are mistaken for C.T.S. According to researchers, computers are the main cause for a lot of the pain and numbness Americans are experiencing.
Ushering in the year of the rat in the Chinese culture has taken on a whole new meaning. Many Asian countries are finding that rat meat is in high demand and prices are starting to skyrocket, in many southeast Asian communities, the rare rat meat delicacies sell for more than six dollars a pound. Restaurants are now selling rat in many different Asian style dishes, but mostly rat is consumed fried or barbequed.
I believe this video is a practice video for the “Darwin Awards”. This video is of a young man jumping on the back of, and riding a captured white rhino. The two men are sneaking into where ever this rhino is being kept and then after their feat is accomplished the dumb and dumber pair run away.
Hardin Simmons University students chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, will join in a campaign asking students to pledge a promise to not Text While Driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in 2008, 5,800 people were killed all due to distracted drivers. The NTSA says those numbers are climbing more every year.
Next Tuesday February 28th the Town Square Media Career ‘Career Fair and Expo’ will open at the Abilene Civic Center. Show organizer Kim Meyer said that various local business will be on hand to assist and answer questions for the career fair attendees. The events is scheduled to take place from 9am till 6pm and is open to the public.
The Center for Contemporary Arts hosts Art-Walk the second Thursday of every month, Art-Walk is free and open to the public. On many occasions the Center for Contemporary Arts, features the work of local artisans, at the March 8th Art-Walk, Roberts Studio will be hosting the art from eight Hardin Simmons University students. The upcoming exhibition is by art students Alx Dockter, William Wright, Sandra Deanda, Kayla Beall, Sarah Davidson, Lauren Jay, Alyssa Derrick, and Cesar Matera. The exhibition will be called, “Misconstructions,” utilizing several mediums, done by the eight seniors that are set to graduate May 2012.
The KEAN 105 and Rock 108 St. Jude Radiothon raised over $38,580 in the 26 hour broadcast Thursday and Friday. The fund-raising is not over, KEAN’s sister rock-station Rock 108 is hosting a concert Monday evening at the Lucky Mule, proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Plus you can still donate (for a limited time) online through the KEANradio.com website.
It all started when Demetri a former Greek restaurant owner and cabaret performer turned electrician saw and advertisement for ‘Britain’s Got Talent‘. Demetri incorporated his son Lagi into the routine and they both auditioned for Simone Cowell and others, to the judges amazement the two were funny and actually the twosome found a way into every one’s heart as their favorite act on Britain’s Got Talent.
After many months of paper shuffling and countless weeks of submitting written requests and hours of planning events and activities, a piece of history is finally coming to the Cross Plains library. One of the tires off of the Space Shuttle Columbia will be making at least a three year tour stop in the Big Country.
While we’re not quite out of winter yet and with the recent prediction from one very famous ground hog predicting six more weeks of winter, I thought I’d pass along country singer, Marlee Scott’s hot cocoa recipe and her instructional video. If you don’t have one of ‘Marlee Scotts’ mugs the one where the words disappear and Marlee Scott appears, no need to fear, check out her website and online store.
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