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eggplant

Our cup runneth over this time of year! Recent trips to our farmers market and local stands has my kitchen counters laden with huge quantities of fruits and vegetables. I can’t help myself! I’m finding myself looking up those recipes from last summer about canning and freezing and drying. Not everyone likes eggplant as much as I do, but it could be thought of as an art installation. Just look at those purple and white beauties.

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The 2017 LX 570 makes quite an entrance wherever it goes, thanks to the bold Lexus signature spindle grille, framed by elegant satin chrome trim. With a starting MSRP of $89,880, the LX 570 boasts a long list of amenities fitting for a Lexus flagship model.

Under the hood

A 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 horsepower and 403 foot-pounds of torque powers the 2017 LX 570. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and offers fuel economy averages of 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg combined.

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Governor’s mansion in historic Quapaw

Herb enthusiasts from Texas and all over the United States met in Little Rock, Arkansas, from May 4-7 for the annual meeting and educational conference. Many from the Beaumont area were in attendance. Highlights of the conference included a presentation by P. Allen Smith and tour of his Moss Mountain farm, trip to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, dinner at the governor’s mansion, and presentations by many well-known herbal experts.

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I have enjoyed a delightful time really taking to heart the huge word “love” and trying to assimilate its wonderful qualities. I would like to think that this short four-letter word has made a difference in my life and that others can see and experience it in our day-to-day contact. I have learned several things from Professor Henry Drummond, who wrote the little gem “The Greatest Thing in the World,” where he avidly declares that love is indeed that. The edition I have is copyrighted in 1890, by James Pott and Co.

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2017 LaCrosse

With a starting MSRP of $32,065, the Buick LaCrosse entered 2017 with an all-new design that is longer and wider than the previous model, as well as a new 3.6L V6 engine that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This new V6 produces 310-horsepower and 282 foot-pounds of torque. Additionally, fuel economy averages for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse are 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for FWD models and 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for AWD models.

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