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Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, in conjunction with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, is offering free prostate screenings Saturday, June 15, at Julie and Ben Rogers Cancer Institute, 3555 Stagg Drive in Beaumont; and Saturday, June 22, at Baptist Hospital, 608 Strickland Drive, in Orange.

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While June is most notably associated with celebrating fathers, the month is also aptly denoted as National Men’s Health Month. This nationally recognized initiative promotes awareness about preventative healthcare practices, advocating early detection and treatment of diseases that most commonly affect males.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, with more than 2 million survivors in the United States.

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Odom Academy teacher Will Humber and his crew of middle school students grow org

Will Humber and his crew of students from Odom Academy are trying to make Beaumonters happier and healthier with organic fruits and vegetables grown in the school’s very own environmentally safe garden. The group celebrated the grand opening of the Odom’s Organics Produce Market on Thursday, June 6, at the store located on the Odom Middle School campus at 2550 West Virginia St. According to Humber, the store sells delicious and nutritious produce for reasonable prices.

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Ozen High School grad Lauren Hargraves (left) accepts the Cleveland Nisby Memori

As high schools all over Southeast Texas celebrated the accomplishments of graduating seniors this past week, a new generation of young adults was unleashed into communities both near and far. The Class of 2013 is heralded as the leaders of tomorrow, but preparation for their future success begins today. That’s why the board overseeing the Cleveland Nisby Memorial Scholarship Fund is investing in the continuing education of Beaumont’s brightest stars.

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One man was arrested and another facing drug charges after Orange County Sheriff’s deputies discovered large quantities of narcotics during a traffics stop Monday morning, June 10.

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