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The Legends at the Jefferson Series continues Thursday, Jan. 14, with Liverpool Legends — Beatles Tribute Band. Tickets are $45-$20 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com. Experience a journey throughout the entire career of the Beatles from four talented musicians and actors were handpicked by Louise Harrison, the sister of the late George Harrison.

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Jerry Nelson’s Hill County welcomes country music singer Mark Chesnutt to the Backyard Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 8, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets are $37.50 (reserved) or $25 (general admission) and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue.

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Now this plant loves cold weather! I never cease to be amazed when big box garden centers have cyclamen for sale in September here in Texas. Yes, sitting next to heat loving flowers, they place these gorgeous cyclamen flowers. November through February is when these beauties thrive in our neck of the woods. They do not like hot climes.

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A few years at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, I was intrigued by the numbers of both prototype and production items that were evolving into what is now known as “Internet of Things,” or “IoT.” For the majority of us, when we think of the Internet, we think of our computers, tablets and smart phones.

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As we all rushed around getting ready for family visits, good home cooked food, the buying and exchanging of sought-after gifts, and travel to celebrate Christmas with those we love the most, how many of us became worn out, tired, physically ill, and sometimes blue? For some, it seemed that we just could not get everything we wanted to do accomplished within the tight deadlines, or that we did not have the money we wanted to spend, or we could not get home at all. As I observed and visited with those I love the most, I saw some tired faces, concern about finances and sadness.

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