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Tips for Staying Cool this Summer in Abilene

With Summer upon us, temperatures are already scorching here in Abilene. So, if you're looking for ways to literally stay cool in the key city, we've got the hook up for you with some tips to do just that

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Summer Tips For Your Pets to Stay Cool in Abilene

Here in Abilene, it gets so hot during the summer, that the chickens lay hard boiled eggs and you can cook bacon on the sidewalk. Yes, I am exaggerating a bit, but it's really not much of a stretch. It's only May and we have already experienced 100 degree temperatures, which not only means we will be hot this summer, but so will our pets. Here are some summer tips to help keep your pet from getting too hot during the West Texas heat.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Abilene

Alzheimer's is something I take personally, both my grandmother and my granddad had the disease. My great aunts suffered with it and it's not pretty. It takes away the 'person' you loved, strips their memory away and leaves but a shell of the person that once was so full of life. Through research though we may hopefully, one day, can find a cure. Abilene will be hosting a 2 mile walk to help bring awareness and funding to the cause.

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New Abilene Ordinance Affects the Firefighters “MDA Fill the Boot Campaign”

A new Abilene ordinance no longer allows "any on the street" collecting. Abilene and Dyess Firefighters are readjusting how they will operate their "MDA Fill the Boot Campaign." Abilene Firefighter and event organizer John Brunett said "due to the new city ordinance, we've changed locations and we will not be collecting on the streets for the first time in over 20 years."

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March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’ Walk Coming to Abilene May 16th

The Abilene March of Dimes 'March For Babies' is an annual event whose goal is to raise money and awareness, and improve the health of babies.The event will be taking place on Saturday, May 16th at Red Bud Park.

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Autism Awareness Card Gives an Eye-Opening Experience

I was shopping with my son at the Mall of Abilene a while back. Near the main entrance, we saw a small, maybe 5 year old boy, having what appeared to be an epic meltdown. With a mom holding the boy by the hand, the child screaming and trying his best to wiggle away to freedom. We’ve all witnessed this situation, right?

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Let’s All Wear Blue on ‘Light it Up Blue Day’ For World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd

Wednesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day to help bring attention to this neural development disorder. Whether you or someone you love has been affected by autism, everyone is encouraged to wear blue on 'Light Up Blue Day'.

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Smoking, Booze and More – Find Out How Much Your Bad Habits Cost Annually

As I was killin' time on the company dime (surfing the net), I came across this website that helps you calculate how much money you spend each year on your vices.

We've all got our vices, from smoking to drinking to gambling, but do you know how much you spend each year on each bad habit? Now you can find out, thanks to a new website.

The results may startle you.

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Shay Hill
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DIY: How to Make an Inexpensive Ice Pack

My mom and I have both recently had surgeries that have required the use of ice packs. What I found is that sometimes you only need a small pack, especially if you need it for your face, hand, neck etc. You want it to be malleable too. It's hard to find small ones in the stores, but you can make your own.

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Government Scientists Are Giving People the Flu on Purpose for $3,000

You read the headline correctly. It appears that government scientists are literally squirting the flu up volunteers' noses to better understand how the virus works. In fact, they are willing to pay you $3,000 for your time. You can't make this stuff up.

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Rudy’s 2014 New Year’s Resolution is to Lose Weight and Get Fit

I've been struggling with my weight for 27 years. When Donna and first I married, I weighed 155 pounds and wore a size 30 waist pants. Today, with a little help from doctor prescribed steroids, I quit smoking, the lack of physical activity, my job and my poor late night food choices, my weight has gone as high as 337 pounds. To start my New Year off right, I am resolving to lose weight for 2014.

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Miranda Lambert Slams Tabloid That Reports She Had Weight Loss Surgery

Miranda Lambert wants her fans to know that weight loss surgery is not the reason for her recent shedding of pounds. The country superstar credits diet and exercise for her new look, and isn't happy with tabloid reports that she went under the knife to lose weight.

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