A free Hebrew class meets every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the community room at the R.C. Miller Memorial Library in Beaumont. New students can join at any time.

The class, which has 10 to 12 regular students, is taught by Lamar chemical engineering professor Rafi Tadmor and Arlene Pippin, former volunteer at the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.

Beginners learn days of the week, numbers, colors and parts of the body and practice writing the Hebrew alphabet on their first day.

“It’s more like a study group,” Pippin said.

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March is designated as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Month in order to recognize the abilities of individuals with IDD as well as their desires and interests to participate in community activities.

Spindletop Center will host its annual IDD Fun Day beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 24 at the Center’s North Campus, 655 S. 8th St. (off College Street) in Beaumont. IDD Fun Day will be an opportunity for Spindletop Center to celebrate the individuals they serve with IDD and to educate the community about Center programs.

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We have looked at love, joy, peace, and now we come to long-suffering. It always amazes me that when I am writing in any sort of order or with a defined outline of subjects I want to cover, the Lord sees to it that I have plenty of material. He did not fail this time.

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Baby zinnia grown from seed

I just can’t think of any gardening that is more fun than growing from seed. That is, of course, when the outcome is what you expect. There are some simple ways to make seed growing a good experience. When you can master “the seed,” you can start your garden earlier in the season, have plants that are unique and make sure that everything is grown organically. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is crediting the community for the March 9 arrest of a man suspected of selling drugs out of his Nederland home and for getting him “off the street,” reports Captain Crystal Holmes.

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