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During the school year, millions of children across the United States are provided with free or low-cost meals through the National School Lunch Program. The federally funded program operates in more than 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). With summer approaching, the question arises: What will these children do without the meals they are receiving at school everyday?

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A lucky group of children from Beaumont and Port Arthur Independent School Districts visited The Giving Field in Beaumont on Friday, April 26, for an Educational Health and Wellness Fair to celebrate Global Youth Service Day 2013.

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pic courtesy of Lamar University

(Lamar press release)

A group of 10 LU senior mechanical engineering students, also known as “Cardinal Racing,” who designed, built and raced an all-terrain vehicle took first place in a sled-pull event, and finished 30th overall out of the 100 teams at the 2013 SAE Baja East competition in Cookeville, Tenn., April 18-21.

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Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

Lamar University Soccer Camp– There will be one session May 11, for girls, grades 8 -12. There will be two sessions, July 8-12 & July 22-26, for boys and girls ages 4-16.

Contact (409) 880-7595 or visit http://www.lamarsoccercamp.com.

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‘Constructing Realities’ & ‘Fragmented Forms’

Senior thesis projects ranging from graphic design and photography to painting and textiles will be on display at Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum from May 3 to 16. The reception for the student thesis art exhibition will be Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and the reception is free.

This exhibition is the culmination of study for 12 seniors graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and one graduate student completing her Master of Arts.

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The weather April 26-28 made for a soggy first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more commonly known as Jazz Fest, but festivalgoers still managed to have a good time. Here’s hoping for beautifully cool and sunny weather right here in Beaumont for the Jazz & Blues Fest on Saturday, May 18, at Crockett Street Entertainment District. With the purchase of one $10 ticket, guests can hear 14 different bands all in one area. Funds raised go to support the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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Police in Orange arrested Jason Ray Bowsher of West Lake, La. for multiple charges April 28, after an altercation with an officer.

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According to news released by the Orange Police Department on May 1, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, officers from the OPD Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 3819 Meeks Dr. Apt. L7. Officers seized two grams of crack cocaine, one Hydrocodone pill, and two vials of anabolic steroids.  Officers also found a .45 caliber pistol.  Cody Dwayne Janice, 22, was arrested and taken to the Orange County Jail.

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Police say Taylor Fannin's truck was headed north on Labelle Road.

Police have found the man they say lost control of his truck and ended up in a pasture near Labelle Road in southern Beaumont.

BPD spokesman Rob Flores said officers found 21-year-old Taylor Fannin's white 2008 Toyota pickup about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1.

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