The News

Darren Bergeron is one of an estimated 70 million American fathers, but for the five children he and his wife have adopted into a happy home, he’s much more than just a statistic.

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“It takes a village to raise a child.”

As the old proverb cleverly points out, more people influence a child’s rearing than just their mother or father. The quality of that influence, however, rests in the mentor. With gangs, drug dealers and a wide assortment of ne’er-do-wells always roaming communities looking to implant their philosophy, it takes men and women of purpose to combat the negative influences and provide a safe village for all our children.

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Setting the record straight on Beaumont MRI

 

In a recent article that appeared in both the Business Journal and The Examiner, we tested a notion that had been offered almost as an article of faith – whenever local doctors got sick, they traveled 90 miles west to Houston for treatment. A billboard erected earlier this year near the intersection of Dowlen Road and Highway 69 proclaims, “Houston … you have a problem,” then touts “World Class Surgery. Personal Attention. Right here in Beaumont.”

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Craig Sexton is preparing for the toughest weekend of his life. It will be his first Father’s Day in 27 years without his youngest daughter, Melodie Fay. “Until we get past Father’s Day, this three-month stretch right here – next to the holidays – is the toughest time,” said Sexton.

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With thousands of nonprofits looking for the public’s help to stay afloat, it can be a daunting task to decide where to put donation dollars to good use. The average citizen can rarely be sure their contribution is used as it was intended, but the 100 Club of Southeast Texas spent the month of May showing its supporters exactly where their money is being utilized, highlighting the peace officers and firefighters who are the focal point of the 100 Club.

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