Yes, it is time to get those plants into the ground! If you’ve never had a pollinator-friendly plant area, maybe this is the year. 

Why pollinators? Pollination begins with flowers. Flowers have male parts that produce very small grains called pollen. Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from one flower to another; it leads to the production of more plants and seeds that will create more plants. 

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Lori Allen with Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont said you can make a child smile by giving them something as simple as new shoes.

Allen and others are doing their part by participating in the Buckner Shoes for Orphans Souls community shoe drive. The event will kick off April 10, and the public is asked to donate new shoes that will go first to Southeast Texas orphans and then orphans in other nations.

“We’ll do this until May 11 and collect as many as we can,” Allen said.

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A 2016 study showed that for the first time in the history of our country, Americans are spending more money at restaurants, including bars, than they are on groceries, to the tune of nearly $55 billion.

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If you’re looking for a new snuggle buddy, here she is! This is Josie, and the folks at Beaumont Animal Services think she just might be the sweetest, most loving dog ever! She is a very laid back girl and would love to spend her days watching the world go by. She is very friendly with people and other dogs. She would likely do fabulously well in a home with children. Josie is around 6-7 months old. No. 29119.

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Once

Once has been touted the musical that “breaks the rules, challenges expectations and delights audiences with something they didn’t realize they were longing for.” The eight-time Tony Award winner for Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album will play the Lutcher Theater in Orange for one performance only — Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

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