Every year, rattlesnakes bite hundreds of dogs and cats in the Big Country. Animals are naturally curious and get bitten while investigating the rattling or slithering snake. The venom injected by the snake causes immediate pain, swelling and tissue damage. The severity of bites varies greatly. The damage done to the animal can range from…

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UPDATED March 15, 2011Our missing student, Kiefer Holman, had still not been found as of 8p last night. Garry Collins, who is leading the search and recovery effort for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, reported last night that despite dredging, sonar, and divers, there is still no sign of Holman. Collins said strong winds…

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Matthew 18:15-17″If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the fault. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or…

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Psalms 37:7-8 “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret it leads only to evil.” What is patience? It can be difficult for us to be…

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STRIKING IMPROVEMENT IN CONSUMER SENTIMENT Consumer sentiment is really rebounding – at least by the measure of the country’s two most respected polls. The final February Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey came in at 77.5, leaping north from January’s 74.2 mark to the highest reading in 37 months. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence…

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I.       Questions to Provoke Thought 1.      Is America a Nation of Laws or a Nation of Men? 2.      Do policies influence Public Safety or does Non-Public Safety dictate policies? 3.      What role does Capitalism play in Policy and Practices? 4.      Who benefits from social and economical racial and class disparities in America? 5.      What is…

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What can keep you fit, give you peace of mind, save you money on groceries and add flavor to your dinner plate? Gardening! And whether you have a green thumb or just a sprouting interest in gardening, starting your seedlings early is a great way to get a head start on your spring and summer…

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Abilene, TX – February 14, 2011 – As the number of senior citizens in our nation increases, many families find themselves asking, “What Are We Going To Do About Mom and Dad?” To help answer this question, SEASONS of CARING—a collaborative effort of the Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas Chapter, the Area Agency on Aging of…

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