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Lori Allen with Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont said you can make a child smile by giving them something as simple as new shoes.

Allen and others are doing their part by participating in the Buckner Shoes for Orphans Souls community shoe drive. The event will kick off April 10, and the public is asked to donate new shoes that will go first to Southeast Texas orphans and then orphans in other nations.

“We’ll do this until May 11 and collect as many as we can,” Allen said.

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Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Logansport man pleaded guilty on April 6 to distributing methamphetamine in Many, Louisiana, and kidnapping a victim in east Texas, according to a statement from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Louisiana.

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The main library in downtown Beaumont on Pearl Street reopened March 28 after the City Council meeting dismissed.

Dora Nisby, chairman of the Beaumont Library Commission and director of the Friends of the Library, thanked City Manager Kyle Hayes, Mayor Becky Ames, the City Council and Library Administrator Paul Eddy during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“It means that Beaumont is on the move. Several years ago, we started on a journey to decide what to do about the main library,” Nisby said.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that David Anthony Humphries, 34, was found guilty by a jury for the offense of indecency with a child.

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The Clubhouse Academy of Port Arthur was recognized by Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas as the 2016 Child Care Provider of the Year. The Clubhouse Academy was honored at the “Leading Workforce Opportunities” 2016 Workforce Solutions Awards of Excellence on Tuesday, April 4 in Beaumont.

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