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Pollard Theater Center will pay tribute to the armed forces who served during World War I with its performance of “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.”

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East Texas Baptist University recently participated in its seventh annual Operation Christmas Child, an outreach program organized by Samaritan’s Purse. The ministry involves filling shoeboxes with small toys, school supplies, and other items that are sent to children all over the world as a Christmas gift and a tangible reminder of God’s love for them.

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QUESTION: My wife voted early in the recent election, and then I received a text message (on my phone number, not hers) from someone thanking her for her vote

Taking place on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Giving Tuesday movement has helped raise more than $1 billion for online charitable giving worldwide since its creation in 2012. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance at Give.org urges potential donors to research charities before giving to ensure their generous contributions are going to trustworthy organizations.

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KFRO launched its new FM station just before Thanksgiving, transmitting from Longview’s tallest building.

I had an experience a couple of weeks ago that I wish I could have shared with you in person but you will get a non-tasting report of it today. It was a perfect luncheon experience — good friends and good food. What more can you want?

It’s 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening as I write this, and I’m still so full from lunch I might not be able to eat again until dinner.