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Brenda Cannon Henley

OK, so life hasn’t turned out exactly like you or I wanted it to, and we are somewhat sad. Our plans simply have not been on target, or we lost the partner or significant other that would help them to be fulfilled. Money is an issue, our health questionable and we just don’t understand that. Loved ones are far away from home. The car is old and is possibly on its last leg. The house needs painting. The insurance is due. We are having a baby perhaps too soon. There is addiction in the lives of loved family members.

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James Holly, M.D.

Several years ago, as I stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., I recalled the haunting words of Dion Dimucci’s 1968 song eulogizing Abraham Lincoln, John and Bobby Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This simple song stirs a mournful longing and lament for these fallen leaders. The words to “Abraham, Martin and John” have been resonating through my soul as we celebrate Black History Month:

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2018 GMC Canyon Denali

Inside and out, the Canyon is pure GMC, with a quiet, refined interior distinguished by premium materials and a stylish exterior. With a starting MSRP of $21,100, the 2018 GMC Canyon is available in six trims: SL, Canyon, SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali.

Three body configurations are offered: an extended cab model with a six-foot two-inch bed, a crew cab with a five-foot two-inch bed, and a crew cab with a 6-foot, 2-inch bed.

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Bud the dog

This is Bud. He’s around 1 year old and weighs 43 pounds. Come by and ask about No. 32316 at Beaumont Animal Care.

All animals are held at Beaumont Animal Services a minimum of 24 business hours before becoming available for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting an animal should fill out an adoption application at www.beaumonttexas.gov or pick up one at 1884 Pine St. Any rescues that would like to pull an animal, call (409) 838-3304.

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Richard Alderman

Q. I am in a dispute with my landlord. Is it legal to record my phone calls with him? Do I have to tell him I am recording it or have a beeping sound?

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The biggest appeal prior to seeing this was the fact that “Late Late Show” host James Corden was voicing the part of Peter Rabbit. I confess a major crush on the cuddly Mr. Corden, and it turns out he’s a pretty good rabbit, too.

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“Home Is Where The Heart Is” is the title of this year’s Anayat House fundraising gala to be held Friday, Feb. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. inside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $125 and can be bought online at anayathouse.org. This year’s honorees are ther doctors of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists. Providing musical entertainment will be local favorite cover band Champagne Room. Guests can also enjoy a Bourbon and Wine  Pull, Fabulous Fares by Bando’s, silent auction and open bar.

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It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the 16th annual Celebrate Families Luncheon hosted by the Family Services of Southeast Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the MCM Eleganté from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Clays for Cardio Shoot-Out benefitting the Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas, postponed last fall due to Harvey, will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, at the 1-in-100 Gun Club (1228 FM 421) in Lumberton.

Registration begins at 2 p.m., and entry is $130 for a single shooter. The flight begins at 3 p.m. followed by kids activities and more at 3:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided by Courville’s at 5:30 p.m.

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The Christus Southeast Texas Foundation Gala has become one of the most anticipated events each year and has drawn some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Chicago and Keith Urban. 

And this year will be no different.

The No. 1 selling duo in music history — Daryl Hall & John Oates — will take the stage at the 38th annual Christus Southeast Texas Foundation Gala on Saturday, April 21, at the Beaumont Civic Center.

 

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