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The Abilene Public Library Will Host a "Conquer Your Kindle" Class

My wife was given a Kindle by her employer for Christmas 2010. Christmas 2011, her boss gave her a ‘Kindle Fire’, and I was handed down her first one. At first I said “wow, an over grown iPhone for books, great.” I didn’t appreciate this hand me down e-book, until Janis Test with the Abilene Library, told me that I can check-out books with my Kindle and that the library has a ‘Conquer your Kindle’ class that I needed to take. That class is coming up again.

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Perpetual Student Michael Nicholson on His Way to 30th Degree

You’ve surely heard it said that so-and-so has “dedicated his life to learning.” But it would be hard to find anyone more dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge than 71-year-old Michael Nicholson, who is currently working on his 30th college degree.

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Mother Outraged Over Daughter’s Award for ‘Most Homework Excuses’

Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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Join the Venus Transit Astronomy Party at Abilene State Park June 9th [VIDEO]

 

We just had a rare event happen with the annular solar eclipse, coming up in June there will be a similar event with the planet Venus. It’s called the Transit of Venus 2012 and it’s when the planet passes directly between the sun and the earth. Unless you plan on living a very long life this will be the only one you will ever see; the next one won’t be until 2117.

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Category: Education
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What is the Most Important Subject in School? [POLL]

The school year is winding down, and I recently got into a discussion with my A.I.S.D. 6th grader, Nathan, about what he thinks is the most important subject in school. At first, he gave me the “make dad happy” answer, saying they are all equally important.

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How Do You Motivate Your Child to Get Better Grades? [POLL]

Just when I thought there was an outside chance that my children were all perfect in every way, the U.S. Postal Service delivered a dose of reality. It came in the shape of an automatically generated form letter, and I was extremely surprised to see what my child was up to.

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Category: Abilene News, Education
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Upcoming University and College Commencements in Abilene

Graduation time is here again. Seems that this school year went fast, then again I’m not the one hitting the books every night. We have 3 local universities and 1 college with graduations this weekend.

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Abilene Readies for Range & Brush Field Day and "Heritage Tour"

In the cattle business, things are different from any other time in history. Grass has never been worth more than it is today, and brush and weeds have never been more costly than they are today. For that

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