Students immobilize a simulated patient on a backboard.

It takes a special set of skills and a unique personality type to be a paramedic. The work can be incredibly draining both physically and mentally, with paramedics responding to everything from automobile accidents and shootings to stroke and seizure incidents. Paramedics, or emergency medical technicians, must be trained on how to treat infants to elderly, and must be prepared for any situation.

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Susan Toney, Animal Services director

Beaumont Animal Services and the Beaumont Police Department are “begging” for bones, beds, blankets and more on behalf of their furry friends at the animal shelter this holiday season.

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Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. For some, it’s an old black and white like “The Bishop’s Wife” (1948) with David Niven as a beleaguered minister and his wife played by the luminous Loretta Young who are visited by a handsome Cary Grant playing the angel that brings a Christmas miracle.

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Norma Sampson, executive director for the Julie Rogers Gift of Life, presents th

The Gift of Life recognized Dr. Garrett Peel and Previty Clinic for Surgical Care with its Legendary Leader Award for humanitarian efforts and altruistic support at a Women’s Breast Health Program Luncheon on Monday, Dec.

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When Clark Griswold sets out to create a festive holiday atmosphere in the movie classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” all havoc breaks loose. He staples his sleeve to the gutter, loses his balance on the ladder, slides off the roof and can’t get the 25,000 twinkling lights to work because of faulty wiring. Once the lights do work, he causes a power outage because of the amount of electricity they use.

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