The News

Around 500 women attended Christus’ Jasper Women’s Expo on Friday, Feb. 5, at Harvest Church in Jasper. The event brought together women from all over East and Southeast Texas to learn about and celebrate ways to achieve a lifetime of wellness.

Attendees had an opportunity to meet keynote speaker Lisa Whelchel, best known for her appearances as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club and her nine-year role as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on The Facts of Life and an appearance on Season 25 of CBS’s Survivor: Philippines.

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Beaumont Bridge Studio members Carolyn Worsham, Phyllis Mann and Linda Briggs presented a check for $498 to the Beaumont Rainbow Room, an in-house emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) offices. Karen Soares, Rainbow Room buyer, and Katherine Read, Rainbow Room chairman, accepted the check.

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Estimates from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) indicate that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47 percent of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37 percent have a cat.

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Dr. Anne L. Matthews

The Rotary Club of Beaumont will host a celebration of International Women’s Day at the club meeting Wednesday, March 2, beginning at noon at the MCM Eleganté. The speaker will be Dr. Anne L. Matthews, who served as the first woman vice president of Rotary International. Matthews was also the first woman to serve on both the Rotary Foundation Trustees and the Rotary International Board of Directors.

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