The Thanksgiving Party was a huge success. Wendy read us some funny stories and several of us listed what we are thankful for and we learned that most of us are thankful for the same things — the center, for one. Also, our family, church good health, God and many other blessings.

Five generations of the family of Kim Deason, 46, standing right, include Kaitlyn Clark, 23, standing left; Ernest Harper, 93, front right; Clevon Harper, 65, front left; and Jakalen Porter, 7 months, front center.

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment. By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. Usually, there is an increase in the benefit amount people …

Editor’s note: The following series explores the Boykin Springs military range and cantonment near the Neches River. During World War II, more than 40 Army Air Corps service members operated the isolated “high altitude precision strategic bombing” proving ground used by hundreds of B-17 “Fly…

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