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Wayne A. Reaud, chairman of the board for The Beaumont Foundation, poses with Ex

As part of its ongoing commitment to support education, The Beaumont Foundation recently selected 16 teachers from an impressive collection of nominations submitted by schools throughout Southeast Texas for the Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award. Each award recipient was honored at an awards gala and received a crystal obelisk, a portrait and $10,000.

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The fourth annual “Paying It Forward Fishing With Kids” Bass Tournament will be held June 15 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cassels-Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. Registration is open until June 13. The entry form, which includes the rules and requirements, is available on The Examiner’s website.

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The Girl Scouts program would not be possible without the support of adults who guide and provide local troops in the area. Friday, April 26, local Girl Scout troops honored the adults who make the organization the success it is.

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A scout from El Paso’s Troop 4 leans over the edge of the Air Assault Tower at F

FORT BLISS, Texas — At 40 feet in the air on a wooden rappel tower, the mind can play tricks. Legs begin to tremble and the ground begins to spin. The instructor tells the Boy Scout to take three deep breaths and then prepare to jump.

Butterflies swirl in the stomach and his hands clasp tightly to a single strand of rope, the only thing between him and the distant floor below. Although it was frightening, these conditions would be similar if he had to save someone’s life.

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Southeast Texas has yet another Eagle Scout, and this one is helping his local first responders meet the challenges of rural county living.

Timothy Rhodes of Crew 95 in Cleveland, Texas, said after volunteering at his local volunteer fire department in North Liberty County, he decided to help the rural first responders for his Eagle Scout project.

“I helped on the rig (fire truck) for about six months before I joined,” he said.

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