The News

Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed Oct. 7-13 as National 4-H Week in Jefferson County during their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. Members of the 4-H Club Jefferson County Youth Council visited Commissioners Court to celebrate the event. 4-H spokesperson Lairen Calhoun addressed the council on behalf of the group.

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Carl R. Griffith & Associates announced its annual “Salute To Industry” has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, in the Pavilion at Ford Park. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The annual event is sponsored by area businesses to express support and appreciation for industries in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

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The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas held its Laws of Life awards banquet Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza. The event honored eight Southeast Texas students who submitted award-winning essays in the BBB Consumer Education Foundation’s educational initiative Laws of Life, an ethics and character-based essay contest.

Jim Baxter of Region Five Education Service Center served as keynote speaker. The evening was highlighted with awarding the Laws of Life Student winners for the 2011-12 school year.

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Garth House is holding its 27th annual “Pour Les Enfants” fundraiser Nov. 15 to raise child abuse awareness. The event’s theme is “The Edge of the Woodlands” and is inspired by the poem by Cicely Mary Barker “Song of the Bugle Fairy.”

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