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Many of you have no doubt heard a person say that he didn’t know someone else from Adam’s off ox, but you may not have stopped to consider the peculiar aptness of this folk expression.  I recall my grandparents and parents would use the phrase quite often but I never thought to delve into what the words truly meant.  What is an “off ox”, and w

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Hubern Larry Smith

Hubern Larry Smith was born on Sunday, August 10, 1941, to Hubern (Hubie) LouAllen Smith and Opal Ann
Harris Smith. 
He was number four in what was to be a total of five children. Larry was the first boy with three older sisters
Margaret, Martha, and Sue.  According to Larry, he was glad when Steve, his younger brother, was born, as his
sisters had someone else to direct their attention to. 

“History’s Importance”

There are many efforts today to re-write, re-form, rebuke what has been history; accepted and
argued as accurate for centuries. We are a people infatuated by history, inspired by its truthfulness and
factualness. Yet we do not consider the nature of the historical process—how we come to understand what
actually happened, when and where it took place; why it transpired, and even who was involved as actors,


While many people are affected by substance abuse, most don’t know where to turn for help.

Over 100 million people have been affected by substance abuse this year - more than have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Help point to the right direction for those in need by publishing this notice in your community calendar (also a link is attached for your website.)

Together, we can help individuals get their life back.

New Life Retreat

DETCOG Accepting Pre-Applications for Rental Assistance Waiting List Lottery

LUFKIN, TX – The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETRHA) will open
its waiting list lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and begin
accepting pre-applications on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday,
July 31, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT. Pre-applications will be accepted online at  and will NOT be accepted at the Housing