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Ranging reporter J.R. Ortega was talking to people at Ramsey's Restaurant about how they stay encouraged. In Wednesday's Advocate, I'll have a story about a former Inez resident who is chronically ill and wrote a book on how to cope with illness and life. She'll be having a book signing on Saturday at the Bible Book Store in Victoria.

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“Family and Faith. That’s the only thing. Every time I get up in the morning I thank the Lord for another day.” Hope Amaro, Victoria, Dollar General stocker

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“A lot of people used religion. For me Family helps out.” David Henderson, Victoria, Formosa

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“My mother does dialysis three days a week. She’s a strong woman and she gives me the encouragement to keep going because of what she goes through.” Mary Carder, Victoria, Ramsey’s waitress

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“The word of God. The Bible. He’s in charge of everything.” Robert Schmidt, Victoria, retired