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The Taylor County Livestock Show kicks off today as 4-H and FFA members begin showing their animals at the Taylor County Expo Center. Steer, lamb, goat, rabbit, heifer, swine and poultry are all included in the four-day event. 


Twelve-year-old Shae Nicholson has been involved in 4-H for three years. On a recent Wednesday afternoon she was standing on an overturned bathtub with a goat named “Fearless.”


“We are stretching them out and teaching them how to push,” Shae said as she wrestled a little with Fearless. 


The Black History Committee walked with people over the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Three Abilene students will receive scholarships tonight as part of the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner. The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event, which celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and serves as a fundraiser for scholarships.

Two Cooper High School seniors and one Abilene Christian University junior will each receive $500 based on their grade point average and response to the essay topic, "How you’re building a blueprint of your life."

Now that the ice has finally melted, the fourth annual YMCA Resolution Run is back on the schedule for Saturday at Redbud Park. Dawn Revoir, director of health and wellness, wants families to practice healthy habits by participating in the 1-mile Kids Fun that starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 5K, which begins at 11 a.m.  Registration is open at the Redbud YMCA; 3125 S. 32nd St. Registration fees are $25 for members of the Y or the Abilene Runner’s Club and $10 for the kids run. Non-members pay $30 with registration fees going up to $35 on Saturday, kids run staying $10.

Dancing with the Abilene Stars Chairwoman Shea Hall said 75 cents of every dollar raised from the event goes to the Hendrick Home for Children.

Anyone roaming downtown Abilene Thursday might end up surrounded by children dressed as characters from the film, “Frozen.” The popular Disney movie will be the theme for this month’s ArtWalk. Temperatures in Abilene have been a perfect fit lately but that is just a happy accident. Bird Thomas, Curator of Fun Learning Experiences at the Center for Contemporary Arts, said she planned this month’s theme way back in May.