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The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas is hosting its fourth annual Family Portrait Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the MCM Eleganté (2355 Interstate 10 Access Road) in Beaumont with registration and seating at 11 a.m.

The public is invited to purchase tickets to the event that will raise funds to battle Alzheimer’s disease and assist those dealing with the debilitating condition.

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Come out and show your Cardinal pride as Lamar University commemorates its past, present and future with a day of exciting events tying together campus and community at the 2015 Homecoming celebration Saturday, Nov. 7.

With the Cardinals coming off a 55-7 victory over Houston Baptist, there is plenty to celebrate, as the team returns home to host the Nicholls Colonels on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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I recently wrote a thank you note because I still believe in written notes of appreciation coming from the U.S. Postal Service to a real mailbox. A friend and I had ridden with another couple to an event some miles from home. The male member of the couple insisted on driving his big truck. We agreed rather than causing turmoil. My friend and I had discussed the offer and both had really wanted to go alone so that we could “explore” the area or stop off for other things on the way to or from the event.

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Talk about “Texas Tough,” the coleus is just that. As we know the weather around here can be hotter than Hades one week and dry as a bone, then comes five days of rain and little sunshine. When those folks up North brag that their plants can survive the heat of over 90 degrees we just kind of giggle. We have the plus and minus of long growing seasons, hot summers and mild, erratic winters. One plant option that can serve us well here is the coleus.

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 Chambers Stevens

Hollywood acting coach and author Chambers Stevens will bring his expertise to Beaumont with a pair of acting workshops: an advanced commercial workshop for kids and young adults that will include a showcase in front of a panel of local producers, and a Hollywood 101 workshop for kids on the Disney and Nickelodeon style of acting.

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