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Margueritte Humphrey
Margueritte stands with grandchildren Justin and Morgan

During the month of February, The Examiner celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting members of the community whose outstanding actions are exemplary lessons, not only for African-Americans, but also for people of all races. One humble lady stands out not only as a voice for those who can’t speak, but as an advocate for today’s youth.

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Kelly's Academic Challenge Team competed in the quarterfinals of the Channel 6 Challenge on February 21 at the KFDM Studios. The team of Brent Johnston, Gio Medina, and Hayden Raps took the lead in the first round and went on to defeat East Chambers High School 270 to 165. The match will be aired on KFDM Channel 6 on May 3 at 12:00 p.m.

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Cops and Kids Beaumont

Performance Car Audio is "pumping up support" for the Beaumont Police Department's Cops and Kids Program's Fish Fry Fundraiser taking place Friday, March 6 on the store grounds located at 4055 Old Dowlen Road in Beaumont from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and preorders are being taken now through March 3 for delicious fried fish dinners cooked up fresh and for a good cause.

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An IBEW 2286 member and Motiva worker pickets in front of Motiva’s 25th Street g

The United Steelworkers (USW) expanded its unfair labor practice (ULP) strike by launching a work stoppage at midnight Saturday, Feb. 21, at Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur.

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AMSET is displaying the Great Wall of Fame honoring African-Americans
Harvey Johnson’s work “Humble Yo’self de Bell Done Ring.”

The Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) are celebrating Black History Month, and the public is invited to visit the museums to learn more.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast presents Port Arthur native and singing sensation Richard Perkins on Feb. 28 in honor of Black History Month. Perkins is a 1964 graduate of Lincoln High School and a professional classical singer, a deep, mellow bass.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites everyone to “Go for the Gold” on Thursday, March 5, for a chance to win $10,000 in gold or other prizes at its annual reverse drawing. The theme this year is “Rollin’ it Back” as AMSET increases the odds of winning by reducing the number of tickets sold from 500 to only 450.

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Cajun Harmony

Cowboy Harley-Davidson will celebrate riding season with a street party and a gumbo cook-off along with a charity scavenger hunt on Saturday, Feb. 28, a great day of fun benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m. While bikers are out riding, gumbo cook-teams will be preparing their best, with tastes starting at noon and cook-off judging beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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Noted author and true Southern bon vivant Julia Reed will visit Beaumont on Tuesday, March 10, as guest speaker of The Magnolia Garden Club’s “A Little Dab of Julia,” a luncheon and lecture to begin at 11 a.m. at the Beaumont Event Centre.

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2014 Jefferson County Go Texan committee

The Jefferson County Go Texan committee is heading to the World’s Championship Barbecue cook-off on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The committee is a group of volunteers that promotes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the county level and has been involved with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 1972 as one of the original counties to participate in the Go Texan program.

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