Something happened recently that blessed my soul, and I have decided to share it with you in the hope that your heart and mind might be pricked to remember someone that has done something good for you. Just perhaps when the event, act or incident happened, you were too busy, too immature, too troubled, or just too self-centered to think much of it at the time. Maybe you did appreciate the gift, but did not take the necessary time to say thank you to the giving person.

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Barely old enough to get a driving permit in the U.S., 16-year-old Canadian-born Uliana Trylowsky boarded a plane that would take her to Switzerland – the first foreign land to be home for a time to the young girl, but far from the last.

“Some people may think my parents were crazy for doing that, but coming from their background it really didn’t seem that way,” Trylowsky said.

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Stable-Spirit is having a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 4375 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Tickets are $5 for all the pancakes you can eat and a beverage.

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Turkey hunting doesn’t get any better than what we have in Texas. Here in the Pineywoods, the restocking of eastern wild turkeys is still struggling in many counties but going strong in others. It’s the Rio Grande turkey that makes spring hunts so popular among thousands of hunters. They are numerous and can be found just about anywhere you hunt from Central to South and West Texas.

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Have you ever thought about changing the look of your home by changing the shape of the front yard landscape? Before you say no, grab your camera, head out the front door and take a few shots of your home. You can then go to the local drugstore and print out a dozen or so copies, as large as you can. Grab a new black marker, too, if you don’t have one.

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