Brenda Cannon Henley's archive

How refreshing to find a true charity working to reach anyone who needs their help. But what happens when those who help others find themselves in need? If they are fortunate and blessed like the St. Vincent de Paul Society, members of the community step up and see that their needs are met, and not only met but exceeded because these folks believe in what the organization in Winnie does for others.

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Whether you call the bakery Ana’s, or Anna’s as many do, the food served there will win you over immediately. Albaro Rafael Reyes, the owner and manager of the shop at 2570 Calder Ave. in Beaumont, says the correct name is Ana’s but that some advertising was done, along with his sign out front, citing the name as “Anna.”

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The name Steve Jobs is synonymous with technology and inventions that cause the world to marvel. He was a visionary, often far ahead of his time, and many of us rely daily on the things he helped create. We rush out to buy Apple products, brag about what they can do, and stand in long lines to be among the first to try the next big thing.

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Ed Grissom is one of the biggest draws for folks returning to the comfortable surroundings of the Logon Café at 3805 Calder in Beaumont. He and his staff know how to treat their customers, and to put icing on the cake, they have a ball doing it. Grissom is a music buff and can tell you at least two stories behind every musical instrument decorating the walls of this charming, family-friendly café.

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A friend sent this to me to share and I loved it. I remember once in third grade saving my lunch money and getting some help from my own Mama Cole and Aunt Anna and buying clothes and shoes for a girl in my class, Lillian, who lived on the wrong side of the tracks in the little mill village. She had so little and what she had was divided between six brothers and sisters. Lillian grew up to be a good, responsible adult and never forgot the little gift of love that Santa made happen.I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid.

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