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James Holly, M.D.

CVS Health Caremark continued the promotion of its plans regarding opioids in the September 21, edition of Health Affairs in a blog co-authored by Caremark’s Chief Medical Officer.

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Penny the cat
Randy the dog
Comet the cat
Dixon the dog

You can’t adopt the dogs and cats pictured here. Why? Because as past Pet of the Week candidates, they’ve all been adopted or pulled by a rescue group! But Beaumont Animal Care still needs your help in saving a life or fostering a homeless pet for the holidays.

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Fiat 124 Spider

Last sold in the United States more than 30 years ago, the iconic Fiat 124 Spider is back for 2017.

Nearly 50 years ago, on Nov. 2, 1966, the original Fiat 124 Spider was introduced at the Turin Auto Show. Spider sales in the U.S. began in 1968 and concluded in 1985.

Today, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider with it classic Italian styling and starting MSRP of $24,995 is available in three models: Classica, Lusso and Abarth.

Italian style

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Carl Parker

Following recent mass murders, conservative politicians have rushed to the scene to show sympathy. And there has also been a great deal of criticism of politicians who arrive and offer only thoughts and prayers for the survivors of the killings. As a person of faith, I certainly believe that there is a great deal to be said for offering prayers of comfort. The problem arises, though, when prayers and good thoughts are the only thing offered by politicians.

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Allie Thorpe hunting on Running Bear Ranch near Fredericksburg

As we move into the holidays, there will be a whole lot of deer hunters heading out in hopes of filling tags and stocking up on venison. The good news is that this is about the time that lots of does and bucks begin showing up at corn feeders in the Pineywoods and the Hill Country. That makes it a lot easier to fill doe tags, and maybe get a shot at a pig or turkey. December is definitely one of the finest months to be in the hunt for deer – it’s cool and we have very few pesky mosquitoes to contend with.

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Zjori Bosha

Both Lamar University basketball programs were picked to finish at the top of the Southland Conference standings. And if early progress is any indication, the Cardinals could be looking at two conference titles.

The men’s team is now 5-1 after a 66-52 win over UTEP in El Paso on Nov. 27. The Cards, who got double-doubles from senior Zjori Bosha and junior Josh Nzeakor, jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never looked back. The victory equals the best start for the Cardinals since the 2008-09 season.

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Urban Pioneers at Neches Brewing Company Port Neches on December 2nd

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. Jared McGovern (banjo, vocals), Liz Sloan (fiddle, vocals) and Martin Sargent (bass) will return to perform at the Neches Brewing Company on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly and even a few Gypsy songs for good measure. Neches Brewing Company is at 1108 Port Neches Ave.

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LN & The Crush

Head over to Luke’s Icehouse at 2325 Calder Ave. in Beaumont on Friday evening, Dec. 1 to check out local act LN & The Crush. Lead vocalist Ellen Radford, who was singing before she could talk and by the time she was 8, was sitting in with local bands belting out both classic and modern hits. She has performed with the likes of Johnny Winter, rock guitar legend George Lynch, Nic Armstrong, Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. The Crush consists of Axel Wisor on guitar, Chris Boaz on bass and drummer Zach Martin.

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Nederland Jewelers

By Shelby Strickland

Special to The Examiner 

Gladys Wojcik loves her business, loves her community and sees the fortunes of the two as deeply intertwined.

Wojcik has been a local business owner since 1980. After graduating from McNeese State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Wojcik opened Kitchens Unlimited. She then married her late husband, owner of Nederland Jewelers, in 1990.

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