Due to the recent freeze, residents at Silsbee Oaks Healthcare weren’t able to go outside and enjoy the snow but that didn’t stop them from having a indoor snowball fight. They used large campfire marshmallows and battled it out with the Activity Department on who could throw the “snowball” the farthest. Myrtle Hooks (left photo) was ready for action. The Special Needs Unit residents took a more relaxing approach as they colored pictures to display while watching the snow fall from their warm and cozy indoor rooms. Resident Frances Forse (right photo) did a beautiful job on her artwork. COURTSEY PHOTOS
(NAPS)—Driving a car means maintaining independence for many older adults. Driving allows you to shop, see friends and family, keep up with medical appointments, and avoid social isolation.
Walter Stephens was honored recently for working at Silsbee Toyota for 20 years.
BEAUMONT — Lamar University Professor Dr. Stuart Wright is the coeditor of a book compiled by a team of international scholars.
Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sonja Kelly, along with 2021 Chamber President Bridgett Gilder and 2021 Chamber Secretary/Treasurer Jamie Hopkins went around town announcing the award winners for 2021. Owner Rachel Donalson (left photo) accepts the award for Donalson Insurance Agency and owner Alex Donalson (top photo) accepts the award for Silsbee Toyota as Co-Businesses of the Year. PHOTOS BY DANNIE OLIVEAUX
The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Feb. 12 for the Self Love Club. Owners of the new business are Jessica Ekvall, Lauren Potter and Corina Granato. COURTESY PHOTO
KOUNTZE — The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust continues to help grow and protect the Big Thicket National Preserve and conservation lands across Southeast Texas.
KOUNTZE — The following Kountze High School band students participated and placed in the TMEA/ATSSB Area Band contest recently.
BEAUMONT — A vital resource in our community is running low and needs the public’s help. There is a critical shortage in the blood supply, both locally and nationwide. While there is still some uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for blood is one thing that will not change.