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Abilene Cooper High Students Talk Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Contest, Being on GMA + More

As most of you know our very own Cooper High School is now in the running for a Katy Perry concert coming up on October 25th. The students made the Top 5 finalists with an outstanding video using Perry's song 'Roar'.

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City of Abilene Environmental Recycling Center Holding Annual Fall Cleanup October 11-12th

If you have a bunch of brush, trees, or other items you need to get rid of, then today and tomorrow (October 11th and 12th) is your opportunity to get rid of it all for free with the city of Abilene Environmental Recycling Center's annual Fall Cleanup.

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Abilene Cooper High School Makes Top 5 in Katy Perry ‘Roar’ Contest and Appear Live on GMA

Cooper High School students recently put together a video for the GMA/Katy Perry 'Roar' contest. The video has had Abilene talking as well as a hot trending topic on Facebook and Twitter. It was a great piece of work and they were rewarded this morning when GMA announced live to the nation that Cooper was one of the 5 finalists in the contest.

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Taylor County 4H is Hosting a “4K for 4H” in Abilene October 19th

The Taylor County 4H youth are hosting a fundraising event that promises to be fun for everyone. They're calling it a "4K for 4H", the event is intended to raise awareness of everything the Taylor County 4-H has to offer area students.

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Abilene Cooper High School Creates ‘ROAR’ Video in Hopes of Winning a Katy Perry Concert

Katy Perry currently has a contest running in conjunction with Good Morning America in which High School's submit 2 minute videos using her song 'ROAR' as inspiration. Those are then watched by Katy herself and she will eventually chose a winner and that school will win a private concert appearance by Katy on her birthday, Friday, October 25th. It looks like our very own Cooper Cougars have made their own video.

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The Abilene ‘Run or Dye’ 5K Was Such a Success It’s Returning in 2014

As many of you know I recently participated in my first 5K event, the 'Run or Dye', in August. It was such a huge success they just announced they will be heading back to Abilene in 2014.

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Places in Abilene to Get the Flu Shot

Don't wait until a flu outbreak to get your shot. Get it done now and avoid the days in bed. Here's a list of places in Abilene to get your shot.

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United Supermarkets Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month With ‘Pink Tuesdays’ Throughout October

The month of October is breast cancer awareness month and everything you see will be pink. Starting tomorrow (October 1) United Supermarkets LLC will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month with 'Pink Tuesdays'.

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5th Annual ‘SurvivorFEST – At Bat For The Cure’ Breast Cancer Fundraiser Featuring Jody Nix Will Be October 19th

SurvivorFEST is an event I've been involved with for the last 3 years, serving as event emcee. The organization was started by Barbara Pointer, a breast cancer survivor who wanted to be able to provide women with information and emotional and financial support. This marks the 5th anniversary of helping bring awareness and  information to the Big Country with the SurvivorFEST fundraiser.

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Best Ways To Conserve Water in Abilene

The city of Abilene has just approved a $70 million water reuse project that is going to make the water bill go up about $8 a month for everybody in the key city. That, coupled with our drought conditions, makes it very necessary for us to conserve water

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Abilene High vs Cooper Crosstown Showdown Tickets Go on Sale Today

The annual crosstown showdown between Abilene High and Cooper,  is on for this Friday night (October 4th). If you plan on going to this game, it might be a good idea to get your advanced tickets, which go on sale today (September 30th).

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2nd Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness Coming to Abilene October 12th

The National Down Syndrome Society and The Upside Down Club, Abilene's Down Syndrome support group, will be holding the 2nd annual 'Buddy Walk' on Saturday, October 12th from 9am-Noon at Wylie Baptist Church. This event will provide a great opportunity for the Down Syndrome support groups in the Abilene area to get together and for the community to show support for those living with Down syndrome.

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