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The Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair, Blood and Donor Drive is June 28th

About 10 years ago, Hope and Help Ministries Founder Dale Morrison was given a bone marrow transplant because he had cancer. On Saturday, June 28th at the Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair and Donor Drive, Dale will meet his bone marrow donor for the first time. The event will take place at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church starting at 8:00am. The health fair includes a blood donation drive, an organ donor drive and blood screening.

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The Fort Griffin Fandangle is an Evening Full of Family Fun

The Fort Griffin Fandangle in Albany is coming up beginning June 19th. The event is the last two weekends in June. The Fandangle is a huge community/family event that you don't want to miss.

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Celebration of ‘Conan’ Creator – ‘Barbarian Festival’ in Cross Plains is June 14th

This weekend marks the 14th annual Barbarian Festival in Cross Plains. This is a fun time for the whole family with lots of antique cars, tractor show, kids booths, crafts and more. Why is it called the Barbarian Festival? Simple, the creator of Conan the Barbarian was from Cross Plains and this is a time to celebrate author Robert E. Howard.

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Best Places For A Kid’s Birthday Party In Abilene

If you have small kids, you may have a gathering of friends at your home for a little birthday party. However, when the kids get older you need something fun and entertaining for the kids to do. Here are a few places I found that are great for kid's birthday parties here in Abilene.

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Kids Eat Free in Abilene – Best Restaurant Deals

Going out to eat doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg, especially if you have a kids. All you have to do is find the places that allow kids to eat free. Yes, there are some restaurants that understand it's tough to go out to eat when you have a family of mouths to feed. In order to help you save a buck or two, I've compiled a list of Abilene eateries where kids eat free.

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Summer Camps at the Abilene Zoo

Kids driving you nuts yet? What if there was something fun and educational for them to do during the day? Well, there is and it's at the Abilene Zoo. They have their annual summer camp classes coming up with lots of fun in store

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Random Things to Do in Abilene When You’re Bored

You've all heard the jokes about Abilene being boring. Heck, there are t-shirts that say "Keep Abilene Boring" and people call this place "AbiLame".

Well, we decided to come up with a list of things to do to add a little excitement to your life in this boring town.

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Testimony to resume in Fort Hood prostitution case

Testimony is set to resume in the case of a Fort Hood sergeant accused of operating a prostitution ring.

Noncommissioned officer Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen was working as a sexual assault prevention officer with III Corps’ Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion when he allegedly recruited female soldiers for the purpose of engaging in sex for money. McQueen now faces 21 criminal charges including pandering, adultery and sexual assault. The current Article 32 hearing will determine if he will face a military court-martial.

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Warmer Days Means More Bikes on the Road; Look Twice, Save a Life

When it's warm, the bikes come out. Simple enough. The spring, summer, and fall months are when you'll see the most bikes on the road.

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Texas Tech Baseball to Host First NCAA Super Regional In Program History

The Red Raiders' win comes after they managed to defeat the University of Miami on Monday afternoon, after losing to them earlier in the day.

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Worst Intersections in Abilene

We all know that Abilene has some really jacked up drivers. Add the fact that there are some really bad intersections in town, and it's a disaster waiting to happen. So, let's take a closer look at the worst intersections in Abilene, in no particular order

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Abilene

Sure, the gifts and the hype are not like Mother's Day, but Father's Day is just around the corner. It's another special time to show the dude who taught you how to ride a bike, throw a ball, or just be t

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