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1940 by Susan Dunn

I have recently finished reading a book by Susan Dunn titled “1940.” It’s basically about political events occurring in the year before Franklin Roosevelt ran for a third term. Much of the book is about attitudes concerning Nazi Germany’s conquest of Europe and the concerns of Americans about getting in – or staying out of – the conflict. Though I have read quite a bit from that historical period, it is still somewhat shocking to revisit the history of how involved Germany was in trying to influence American opinion and politics.

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Shelby, black Lab

Meet Shelby, a 45-pound female black Lab mix. Shelby has been at Beaumont Animal Care since Oct. 24, and shelter staff wish to see her adopted soon. She is a happy dog, gets along with her kennel mates, and walks like a sweet lady on a leash. Shelby is not a big fan of cats but loves to be with people, especially when they have an endless supply of toys for her. She has kind, gentle behavior. To learn more about Shelby, visit her at Beaumont Animal Care, 1884 Pine St., Beaumont, ID No. 31595.

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Joette Reger of Garden Gate

It is such a thrill each year to see the little buds come out on my Christmas cactus plants. Seems like they tease me for about three weeks before the buds turn into gorgeous blooms. What a seasonal decoration! Between blooming seasons, I keep them along with “expired” orchids on the tile floor under a piano. That way, it is hard to forget to give them watering every week or so until they surprise me with blooms again.

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the 2017 Lexus RC

 

For 2017, Lexus RC brings a bold design and a choice of three powertrains. The selection process continues with the F SPORT package that’s available for each RC model, which is distinguished by exclusive exterior design and interior features.

Exterior details

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Beaumont neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Kubala fits a child with a bike helmet

If you’re surprising a child with a shiny new bicycle this holiday season, remember to give a helmet, too. The physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) say that accessory could save your child’s life.

Doctors believe bikes — and helmets — make great gifts because they encourage exercise. 

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