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Nov 20, 2014   03:42 PM

Disability Resources, Inc. is pleased to announce that our Big Country Christmas Concert is being offered FREE of charge this year, as our “thank you” to our many supporters.  The concert will be held on December 6th, from 7-9 pm, at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene.  Elvis will perform in the form of Harvey McFadden, acclaimed impersonator, who will rock the Christmas spirit.  Joining Harvey on stage will be the famous Macedonia Baptist Church Choir, who will have you tapping your toes and singing along.  And, of course, the show would not be complete without holiday music performed by our very own DRI Bell Peppers Handbell Choir.  “We are extremely excited that we are able to bring this remarkable variety of performers together for an evening to remember,” said Jo Ann Wilson, Events Coordinator at DRI. “It’s because of the generous support of our concert sponsors that we are able to offer this concert to Abilene and the Big Country at no charge.  It’s our gift to you!” she added.   


Disability Resources Incorporated, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit organization that provides residential care and vocational training to intellectually challenged individuals.  Their campus is located at 3602 North Clack.  Call 677-6815 for more information.   

Nov 20, 2014   03:41 PM

Texas Dept. of State Health Services

Immunization/Flu Clinics for:

Children with Medicaid, no insurance, or underinsured

Adults with no insurance

For questions or to schedule an appointment

please call 754-4945 if no answer leave a message


Thursday, December 4th

10-12 & 1:30-3

Professional Building

110 South Main, Suite 108

For Your Convenience please use Rear Entrance (Grant Street)


Wednesday, December 17th  

10-12 & 1:30-3

600 Strong

(Corner of 6th and Strong)

Please bring child's immunization records   

If Child has Medicaid please bring card 

Nov 19, 2014   10:15 PM

With the busy holiday season approaching, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council help keep families safe while shopping

Nearly 40% of Americans are expected to go shopping on Black Friday.  With all of the excitement, it is easy for family members to become separated and for people to become vulnerable to crime.

“A distracted shopper is the prime target for opportunistic holiday criminals,” says Ann M. Harkins, National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) President and CEO.  “You can keep the Grinch and other cunning crooks away by following ten simple shopping safety suggestions.”  

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Nov 19, 2014   11:41 AM
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Runnels County 4-H sent 5 teams to participate in District Nutrition Quizbowl Contest on November 4th in Coleman. Our 3 junior teams placed 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The 2 senior teams placed 1st and 4th. The 1st place team will advance to State 4-H Roundup in College Station next June.

Nov 19, 2014   11:34 AM

Congrats to Ballinger FFA members that competed  at the Big Country LDE contest. We qualified 3 of 5 teams for the Area IV LDE contest Saturday in Stephenville!

Teams consisted of:

Radio 1st
Logan Tounget
Abby Ocker
Kenzie Arrott

Ag Advocacy 1st
Rachel Gibbs
Hadley Hatler
Kaleigh Schniers
Jennifer Castleberry

Sr. Creed 2nd
Kenzie Arrott

Jr Creed 6th of 17
Cole Zentner

Sr. Quiz 4th of 14
Jennifer Castleberry
Rusty Fischer
Allison Schaefer
Dakota Boone

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