St. Mark Episcopal Church will host the Fighting Diabetes with Food Health Fair sponsored by the Southeast Texas Food Bank on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This new Southeast Texas Food Bank initiative will link those affected by diabetes or vulnerable to diabetes with health support services and give them the chance to go home with no cost food boxes consisting of food options that insure a diabetic-friendly diet.

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Gracie Jackson and other RISE Center staff assist persons with disabilities in l

Gracie Jackson understands Rodney and Anniessia Dencklau’s complaints regarding difficulties in navigating city streets with no accessibility for pers

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Rodney and Anniessia Dencklau and their daughter, Sarah

As Rodney Dencklau lay struggling on the ground next to his overturned wheelchair waiting for emergency responders, he thought about a dilemma he and other persons with disabilities, especially around here, have to deal with regularly – navigating their way across a city designed for “normal” people, people who can walk.

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We all react differently to each life stage as we maneuver through the years God has assigned to us. I learn something new or different every day of my life, and I pray that I never stop learning and growing as I travel on my journey.

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Eleanor Johnson, executive director of CASA of Southeast Texas
Bob and Karen Wortham, and Teri and Glen Morgan

CASA of Southeast Texas has been serving the abused and neglected children of Jefferson County for more than 20 years — speaking up for them when no one else would and ensuring that they are placed in safe and, when appropriate, permanent homes.

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