The News

A pillar of the South Park community may be getting a much-needed face-lift after years of languishing in financial limbo.

The L.L. Melton Family Life Center on Sarah Street, currently operated by Jehovah Jireh — a nonprofit arm of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church — has a new benefactor who intends to help take the reigns and make the facility’s mission sustainable.

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Across the nation and here in Southeast Texas, people are looking at mental health and healthcare in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2013.

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Area residents got to see firsthand how BPD officers train to confront armed suspects as part of the Citizens Police Academy on Thursday, May 2.

The 14-week course is designed to give residents of Jefferson County a hands-on look at everything officers do to protect and serve Beaumont.

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Hundreds of women attended the Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference on Thursday, May 9, at the Ford Park Event Center to learn about women’s health, peruse various shopping booths and listen to the keynote speaker, singer/composer Jewel, who wowed the crowd with amusing anecdotes, sentimental stories and some of her most popular songs.

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Dr. Michael Warren and his wife, Barbara

Sabine Oaks Home celebrated the dedication and generosity of Barbara Warren and her husband, Dr. Michael Warren, at the assisted living retirement community’s open house Thursday, May 9. The event, held annually to raise community awareness regarding the home’s services, offered a special reason to celebrate this year. Barbara, who is a member of the House Committee of the Sabine Oaks Board of Directors, and her husband, Michael, a biology professor at Lamar for more than 40 years, helped raise $5,000 for room renovations and beautification of the home.

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