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The Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, under the direction of Pastor James H. Walls Jr., and the Carthage Courtesy Club presented a donation to Edward Laird, a Deadwood man who lost his wife in the March 27 tornadoes. The two groups have also set up a benefit account in Laird's name at C…

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).

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The Life Code Mentoring group will be hosting a free gardening program called “Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities” at the A.L. Turner Community Center Mondays at 6 p.m. starting April 12 and ending May 24.

Early in the morning on the first Easter Day, three women came to the tomb with spices, revealed in Mark 16:1-8. They intended to complete the rites of burial of Jesus Christ. A heavenly messenger, dressed in white, addressed their overwhelming awe and fear with the words, “Do not be alarmed…

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An Easter egg hunt at the Turner Community Center in Carthage drew several dozen families for bingo, music and egg-huntin' fun. It took roughly four minutes for the younger-kids group to find all of the brightly-colored Easter eggs hidden in front and around the building while the older kids…

Jesus is not only the most important person who ever lived, but He’s also the most controversial. Throughout history, people have hated Him, ignored Him, loved Him, and died for His sake. Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked out of a carpenter’s shop to begin His ministry, and since then, an…

Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know — Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, ha…

Every high priest is chosen by God, Hebrews 5:5-10, and is also one who can sympathize with the weak. Christ is shown as one whom in Gethsemane, “learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation” (vv 8-9). Hebrews compares the…

By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:24-25).

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When Black’s Family Center opened their Marshall branch in January 2020, there was one thing the new funeral home did not expect, and that was that it would be too busy to host a grand opening.

We are impatient and want to get there now! In some respect, we are like God’s people in today’s scriptures, Numbers 21:4-9. The Jews are moving from Mount Hor to the Red Sea. They are still very much a pilgrim people, not sure of their destination but anxious about the journey. Their grumbl…

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The Sammy Brown Library installed a privacy booth and gained two new laptop computers after being awarded a grant made possible by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and in cooperation with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13).