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Annual Bryce Kennedy Memorial Benefit Sporting Clays Moves to the Abilene Clay Sports Range

The 7th Annual Bryce Kennedy Memorial Sporting Clays event is moving to the Abilene Clay Sports range and will be Saturday August, 16th, 2014. This event uses the Lewis Class Scoring System with cash prizes. Shawn Kennedy says "as this event grows so does the scholarship fund and we're looking to have a bigger event this year." So, grab your shotgun and get signed up here'show.

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Category: Abilene News, Events, Sports
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Fourth of July Events In and Around Abilene

The Fourth of July is just around the corner as firework stands are up and running, plans are being made for family and friends to get together and event organizers everywhere are planning for their annual fireworks display, all to celebrate our independence

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Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations in and Near Abilene

The Big Country skies will be lit up in celebration of Independence Day this year. Most communities are including the light shows as part of hometown celebrations, and promise to be worth your time

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Abilene’s Safety City Summer Camp is July 21st – 24th

Space is very limited, so if you'd like your child to attend this years 'Summer Safety Camp' at the Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety then sign up today. This year's first and only camp is set for July 21st through July 24th. Abilene Fire Department PIO Mike Miller says "space is very limited, and parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible." This camp is only open to children going into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade when school starts in August.

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The Texas Army National Guard’s “Lone Star Band” Will Perform at the Abilene Zoo June 28th

The Abilene Zoo is hosting the the Texas Army National Guard's “Lone Star Band” and the event is called a “Salute to America.” Zoo Marketing Director Kelly Thompson says "the Abilene Zoological Society has declared the concert in honor of the area’s first responders like: volunteer firefighters, sheriffs’ deputies, city police and fire departments, emergency medical services and the military, but the event is open to everyone who wants to attend."

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Annual ‘Who Burnt The Beans’ BBQ Cook-Off in Novice, Texas

With Independence Day just around the corner, several events and activities are lined up all around the Big Country. That includes the annual 'Who Burnt The Beans' BBQ cook-off in Novice, Texas.

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The ACU Summer Shakespeare Festival Returns to Abilene June 26th – July 3rd

The ACU Summer Shakespeare Festival is back featuring two plays. The first is the classic "Macbeth," a play of murder, witches and prophecy and is portrayed in the heart of the 1930s Mafia. The second is "William Shakespeare’s Land Of The Dead" a hilarious comedy about life in the Globe playhouse that takes a turn for the worse. As an epidemic spreads through London, the Globe is quarantined and the survivors within must fight for their lives. Great seats are still available.

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‘Scott Steenblock Benefit’ for Family of Victim of Recent Fatal Motorcycle Accident is This Sunday

There will be a benefit for the family of Scott Steenblock on Sunday, June 22nd at Play Faire Park.

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Category: Abilene News, Events
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The Children’s Performing Arts Series Releases the 2014-2015 Schedule

If you recently attended the Children's Art and Literacy Festival (CALF) in downtown Abilene, you know how much fun and eventful the Calf was this year. And the Children's Performing Art Series (CPAS) is no different. Last year the CPAS sold out weeks before each show. This year the first show is "Skippyjon Jones" in October, then "Popovich Comedy Pet Theater" with two show times in February and finally "Fancy Nancy the Musical" in April 2015.

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The ARK Shelter Will Host the “Shot in the Dark” Golf Tournament June 21st

The ARK is a domestic violence shelter and the acronym for Advocacy, Respect and Kindness. The ARK serves Coleman, Brown and Comanche counties and will host a benefit golf tournament on June 21st . The golf tournament will be 9 holes of regular golf and then 9 holes of golf at night. While the tournament is open to any team or player, it gives a chance for businesses in service counties to help and support The ARK.

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Elizabeth Smart Will be the Keynote Speaker at the Alliance for Women and Children’s 12th Annual Fall Luncheon

If the name Elizabeth Smart sounds familiar, it's because she made national headlines when she and her abductors were found. Elizabeth was returned to her family and as for her two abductors, they were prosecuted and one was put away for life. Smart will be the featured speaker, as she shares her story at the Alliance for Women and Children's 12th Annual Luncheon.

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Hail Storm Pummels Downtown Abilene as Rudy Fernandez Watches

As the ArtWalk parade was winding down Thursday evening, a weather alert came over the loud speakers of the radio station's van. We were parked in downtown Abilene when we were warned that the impending storm contained golf ball to baseball size hail. Within five minutes of that alert all hell broke loose. Watch as the hail storm reeks havoc on Abilene's north-side.

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