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Monceaux's photo by Kevin King

For Kevin Smith, bringing back Monceaux’s to Mid-County means more than just bringing back a popular restaurant dating back decades. He’s also keeping his mother’s memory alive, and her treasured recipes.

The late Helen McKinney was the cook at the original Monceaux’s in Port Arthur and brought her recipes with her when she began working there.

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Michael Fassbender in The Snowman

'The Snowman'

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Rated: R

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Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie:

I have three dogs. I love them and treat them well. In turn, I expect and receive good behavior. And I wish people wouldn’t assume that just because I have dogs, it’s fine for them to bring their dogs over when they come by my house.

I have had people bring dogs that have peed on my dogs’ beds, on walls, on a wicker chest. One even pooped in a bedroom. They have chewed and destroyed my dogs’ toys, too.

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The story is told of a zoo that was noted for their great collection of different animals. One day the gorilla died, and to keep up the appearance of a full range of animals, the zookeeper hired a man to wear a gorilla suit and fill in for the dead animal. 

It was his first day on the job, and the man didn’t know how to act like a gorilla very well. As he tried to move convincingly, he got too close to the wall of the enclosure and tripped and fell into the lion exhibit.

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Pearce the Cat

Meet Pearce, a beautiful adult gray cat with gorgeous green eyes that will pierce your soul! Pearce is handsome and will adorn any piece of furniture in your home gorgeously! He loves to sit and observe but when playtime comes around, look out! He is definitely a man after your heart. Pearce has been at the shelter since early October, and it’s shocking no one has shown any interest in this sweet cat.

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