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South Park High School ‘Greenies’ gathered at Courville’s in Beaumont for a reunion.

Photos courtesy of Miriam Cade Nichol

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Rufus Cormier has strived for excellence ever since he was a young boy growing up in Beaumont, where he attended segregated schools until he graduated from Hebert High School in 1966.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Murder suspect

Investigators have arrested former Port Arthur police officer Chris Jeffries' fiancée, 47-year-old Ethel Marie Eulian, for murder after finding Jeffries' dead from gunshot wounds inside his home on Feb. 21, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Deputy Chief Raymond Clark reports. 

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department arrested a suspect in an early morning shooting that occurred Thursday, Feb. 25, BPD Officer Carol Riley reported.

According to Riley, officers responded to the 4100 block of Maida Road in reference to a victim of a shooting at 3:21 a.m. Upon their arrival at the scene, they located a 33-year-old black female on the floor of an apartment with an apparent gunshot wound to her top left chest. EMS transported the woman to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

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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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