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People From The Abilene Area Who Made It Big

There are many people that are from the Abilene area who've not only been able to get out of the 'black hole', but make a very successful life and career in the process. Rocker Vinnie Paul, MLB pitcher John Lackey and pop star Jessica Simpson are included in this list of several people from Abilene who have made it big

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Fun Things to Do With That Phone Book You’ll Never Use

It never fails, whether at home or work (or both), phone books mysteriously show up. One thing we know about phone books is that they must travel in packs, because I typically get 8-10 a year that I'll never, ever use.

Thanks to the internet, we no longer have a need for phone books. I'm still not sure why people insist on murdering trees just so millions of phone books can go unopened each year.

So these poor trees don't die in vain, I have come up with a list of ways you can use your phone book.

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Goat That Sounds Just Like a Chicken Will Leave You Baffled

I've been around goats before and they make some strange sounds and do some really funny stuff, but I've never heard one like this before. He sounds just like a chicken.

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Friends of the Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale is June 19th – 22nd

Friends of the Abilene Public Library will host their gigantic annual book sale in June. The sale includes books, DVDs, videos, cassette tapes, CDs, records and so much more. The sale will be at the Abilene Civic Center with proceeds benefiting the Abilene Public Library. Admission is free and just like last year, organizers are very excited about accepting credit/debit cards.

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Find an Animal Identical to Your Deceased Pet With ‘PetMatch’ App – Pain’s Package

Just when you thought your apps couldn't get any freakier then comes an app that helps you find an animal that looks like your deceased pet.

A little less freaky than cloning, right?

This app is called PetMatch.

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The New Blake Shelton Barbecue Sauce Inspired Pizzas Get Abilene Deejays Approval

As soon as I learned that Blake Shelton's 'Smokehouse Barbeque Sauce' was the inspiration for three new pizza's at Pizza Hut, I had to get one. I asked my co-workers if they're up for a slice of pizza, a Blake Shelton style pizza, Shay said "I've never had a BBQ pizza, let alone a barbeque chicken pizza it sounds gross!" Dave and Chaz said "bring it on." here's what happened check it out.

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Annual Free Summer Reading Program Returns to Abilene’s Public Libraries for June and July

The Abilene Public Libraries (APL) just announced that their annual Free Summer Reading Program will run June 2nd through July26th at all branches of the Abilene Public Library. This year the APL, The Greathouse Foundation and Hearts for the Arts will be hosting 'Young Artists Performances' free. Here's the complete summer reading schedule.

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Fire Spinning is Performed Regularly at the End of ArtWalk in Downtown Abilene

The last ArtWalk I attended in downtown Abilene I discovered Fire Spinning a type of Fire Juggling. Bird Thomas with the Center for Contemporary Arts says "Michael Clyde has become a regular during ArtWalk as it starts getting dark Michael takes to the Street in front of the Center and performs his beautiful art." I was able to capture some of Michael Clyde's magic, check it out.

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Luke Bryan – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week

Luke Bryan has been on a winning streak lately and it's not hard to see why. He has a fun loving/laid back personality, good looks and talent. He appeals to both men and women for different reasons but nonetheless he seems to have everyone hooked on his music.

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Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Summer time is fast approaching. School will be out, vacations are on the horizon, lazy days by the pool and you need a good book to read to accompany all of these occasions. I put together a list of a few books that I'm told are 'must reads'

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Dave Shows How to Celebrate ‘Freaky Friday’ With the Kids

Back when my son Nathan was about 4 years old, I began a tradition of making Friday nights "Freaky Friday". Just about every Friday night we would plan to do something completely (kid friendly) insane, backwards and break all the rules. We stopped doing it as he grew older, but now that Nathan is a "Big Butter", we decided that it's time to resurrect our Friday night tradition for his little sister.

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What Actors Were in Before They Were on ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones has completely taken over the world as being one of the best shows on TV these days. One thing that is always interesting to me, is to see what some of these unknown actors did before they got their big break and became stars. That's exactly what we get with this video that shows what these actors did before Game of Thrones, thanks to Buzzfeed Pop. Some might surprise you. 

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