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The Aurora Sertoma Club honored Kent Walston with its Service to Mankind award for 2012 at a dinner at the Pompano Club. The award is the highest honor given to a non-Sertoma member for exemplary service to the community.

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Last week, The Examiner revealed the problem of numerous illegal gambling dens spreading throughout the area and their negative impact on the community, particularly gambling addicts and the area’s most vulnerable residents. But the poor and the elderly are not the only ones affected by the area’s saturation of game rooms, which are filled with machines known collectively as eight-liners. Legitimate owners of legal businesses also suffer.

Not-so-booming business

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The invoice, in a white business envelope with a window on the front, looks legitimate. The first indication something is not quite right it is the postage mark indicating it is pre-sorted bulk mail – unusual for an invoice. The document itself, purporting to be from US-Telecom, looks like a standard invoice with your firm’s name and address, a reference number and a notation that you owe $425 for a Telecom Maintenance Agreement with the terms listed as “Net 30 Days.”

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For the second time in less than a year, there was an accidental release of the chemical aniline at the DuPont Beaumont Works site on Texas 347 between Beaumont and Nederland.

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A promised “zombie invasion” this past summer came and went with more than a few hitches but without any apocalyptic catastrophe – until it came time to pay the bill.

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Because of widespread interest, Lamar University’s presentation of “An Evening with Thomas Jefferson on the American Presidency” will move to the University Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The program will feature historical scholar Bill Barker, acclaimed as the nation’s best Jefferson interpreter.

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Organizers say about 300 people turned out for National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Stone Hearst Apartments on East Lucas in Beaumont. The event sought to educate the public regarding crime and drug prevention and awareness, and build positive relationships with local businesses and public service industries. “Everything was beyond expectations,” said Mecheal Faulk, program coordinator for Stone Hearst Family and Senior Communities. “The sermon by The Rev.

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The Art of Beer at The Art Museum of Southeast Texas attracted about 450 patrons Thursday, Oct. 4.

“Even though the crowd was a little smaller than last year, I was flooded with emails saying how pleased people were with the event,” said Lynn Castle, executive director of AMSET. 

Castle said there were no major disorderly incidents, and patrons were responsible with their drinking.

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According to a press release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, allegations were made about an improper relationship between an educator and a high school student at Community Christian School in Orange on Monday, Oct. 1. The administration office of the school called in the complaint. Sergeant Chad Hogan of Orange County said in the release that no arrests have been made at this time. No other information has been released regarding the ongoing investigation.

Pastor Daniel Rose of Community Church released the following statement:

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Waiting for the judge to begin proceedings that would decide the fate of their spirit banners, a group of Kountze cheerleaders and their parents gathered in the courtroom and prayed.

Huddled in their red shirts, the Christians spoke to God.

“Yes, God,” they repeated. “Yes, God. Amen.”

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