Saturday , 26 May 2018

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SPCA Pets of the Week: Dewey and Copycat Need a Loving Home


Meet Dewey, a friendly, 52-pound brindle Catahoula Mix. This gorgeous boy is great on the leash and loves treas. He has a beautiful coat with lots of tan, black and white all mixed together to make the most beautiful brindle coat around. Dewey is energetic and playful, and he absolutely loves his human companions. He was surrendered to the SPCA ...

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Obituary: Jerry Biggs, McKinney Native and Actor, Passes Away

Jerry Dale Biggs, born in McKinney, Texas, May 28, 1950, was the son of Hazel and William W. Biggs and the youngest of six boys and two girls. Jerry passed away of an apparent heart attack at his home in Klondike, Texas, March 30, 2014. Judy Allen Biggs, his loving wife for fifteen years, was with him at the time. Jerry died while doing one of ...

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MISD Kids are Cookin’ with Jr. Chef Competition

Three of the Jr. Chef Competition winners: (l-r) Morgan Gingerich (Eddins), Shelbe Reeves (Finch) and Piper Ryan (McNeil).

With names like “Shelbe’s Broccoli Surprise,” “Raspberry Salad Supreme” and “Zucchini Noodles,” winning dishes from McKinney ISD’s Jr. Chef Competition are a far cry from the “Sloppy Joes” that most of us endured as kids. Today’s school cafeteria is all about promoting healthier eating and active lifestyles, and in recent years, McKinney ISD, working together with District food service provider ...

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High Noon on the Courthouse Lawn Set For Every Friday in April


McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), housed in the former Historic Collin County Courthouse, presents free activities and live entertainment during High Noon on the Courthouse Lawn every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Bistro tables will be set up and people are encouraged to enjoy lunch and entertainment on the lawn. Entertainment and Activity Schedule: April 4 – Little Bit o’ Texas, Western Swing & Cowgirl ...

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Dinner Tonight: Easy Chinese Chicken

  Chinese Chicken  Ingredients:  1 Tbsp. Canola oil 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch 1 1/2 chicken, cooked and cubed 1 cup chicken broth (reduced sodium) 5 green onions with tops, sliced 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (reduced sodium) 4 stalks celery, sliced 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts drained 3 carrots, thinly sliced and sliced 4 cups cabbage, shredded 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds ...

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Frisco ISD Schools Earn EPA’s Energy Star Certification


Nearly 50 Frisco ISD schools and office buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® certification. The government certification means each building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. Through a lengthy application process that scored each building’s energy use on ...

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Collin College to Host `Awake and Descend’ Spring Dance Concert

Collin College will host its Spring Dance Concert “Awake and Ascend” on April 11-12 in the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. “Awake and Ascend” will feature the college’s resident dance company, Collin Dance Ensemble. Students in this audition-only company include Susanna Austin, Rachelle Chrisostom,, Emily DiFranco, Anna Ferreira, Kevin Goyburu, Allison Irby, ...

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Auteur Film Series Screens `Hero’

Collin College’s Auteur Film Series will screen “Hero” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway. The free screening, part of this year’s “Abandoned by Reason: Six Great Fantasy Films” theme, tells the story of the King of Qin as he attempts to unify China in 227 B.C., and the ...

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Girl Scouts Work with Community Lifeline Center, Pet Pantry

pet initiative

What happens to Fido and Fluffy when the family is in crisis and has trouble putting dinner on the table for the humans?   Do they have to make do with only the crumbs left on the human’s plates?  Or do they have to visit “friends” at the Animal Shelter and hope for placement with new families? A group of ...

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Ladies Night Out Coming to Heard-Craig Center April 17


The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts will hold its popular fund-raiser, “Ladies Night Out,” on Thursday, April 17.  “Ladies Night Out” is an evening designed to celebrate the spirit of friendship with best buddies; favorite confidants or new acquaintances you’ve been wanting to get to know better.  The event will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Heard-Craig Hall ...

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