Scott Yarnell was “totally shocked” to be named 2020 firefighter of the year at Inter-Community Volunteer Fire Department’s annual banquet Jan. 8.
Ruth, in Ruth 1:1-19, was a foreign woman from Moab who had married a Hebrew. When he died, she chose to go with her mother-in- law, Naomi, to Judah, rather than enjoy the security of her own people. Urged once and then again to turn back, Ruth spoke those cherished words, “Entreat me not to…
East Texas Baptist University hosted its seventh annual Calling Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 20, for ETBU students who are drawn to vocational ministry. The conference provided students with a deeper understanding of identifying and pursuing their callings with opportunities to learn from experienced ministry professionals.
Every penny counts — and thanks to the hard work of Libby Elementary School students, $2,244.96 worth of pennies are on their way to help eradicate polio.
Halloween is quickly approaching, and a plethora of events are planned for kids and families this week. The following is a list of events that will be updated as needed online. To add your event, email email@example.com.
James Bogs, Panola College alumnus, former Beckville band director and certified musical therapist, shared his journey from music educator to music therapist with the Carthage Music Club in the First Methodist Church Parlor at the club’s October meeting.
Carthage TOPs 1677 attended the Athens TOPS rally. Congratulations to Ella Sherley for her Recognition on two years KOPs status and to Carolyn Moore being recognized for weight loss between Jan. 1 and Sept. 1, 2021. Thanks to all for willingly participating in reading the walking off candy c…
Is temptation in and of itself morally wrong? What do philosophers say about our tempting desires? What do theologians say? A 7th annual symposium in Kilgore will take up the topic “Are we responsible for our tempting desires?” and all are welcome to join in the discussion with their questions and comments at the free event, Sunday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Devall Student Center Ballroom on the campus of Kilgore College (1116 Broadway Blvd. between Nolen and Elder Streets in Kilgore).
The healing of Bartimaeus, in Mark 10:46-52, is the final miracle performed by Jesus, according to Mark’s Gospel. The setting of the miracles occurs just when Jesus leaves Jericho and begins the last leg of his journey to Jerusalem. Jesus’ eyes are fixed upon Jerusalem; he knew what he was f…
Jean Bunyard shared these photos of her spooky Halloween decorations. We're featuring readers' photos all month long. Want to show off your own decorations? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carthage Book Club gathered Friday, Oct. 8 at the beautiful Stillwood property located at 133 County Road 490 in Carthage. It is both a home and a venue, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Ladd Hoffman and family. Dr. Hoffman is a practicing surgeon in Carthage and Henderson. Mrs. Hoffman and her mot…
Deadwood native Kate Pentecost is releasing her second book Tuesday, and it’s a book she’s dreamed of writing since she was a child.
At some point in our lives, we all face fearful situations. But if we yield to what we know is wrong, our lives will be filled with entanglements and trouble. Instead of being frail Christians who make our decisions out of fear, let’s become followers of Christ who hold firmly to God’s stand…
The Carthage Fire Department is working on getting all the fire hydrants in the city a fresh coat of paint, and in partnership with Rotary Club, they’re asking the community for help.
Pumpkins for First United Methodist Church's annual Pumpkin Patch arrived Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Carthage, about a week and a half after later than scheduled because of a truck shortage.
Tiffany Propes shared these photos of her home's Halloween decorations. How are you celebrating spooky season? Email photos to email@example.com to be featured in the paper.
James and John, in Mark 10:35-45, asked for chief places in Christ’s kingdom and were asked in return, “Are you asked to drink the cup that I drink?” (v. 38). The disciples, indignant with the Zebedees, were told, “Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant” (v. 43).
Panola College’s student production of Dearly Departed received national recognition at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, the school announced this week.
The Panola Country Retired School Employees Associations met on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the board room of the Carthage ISD administration building. President John Ray welcomed everyone and introduced some of the new retirees who were in attendance for the first time. As per September meeting, ch…
The M.P. Baker Library, located on the Panola College campus, will host an exhibit of stained glass by artist Christina Herrera in the Fay Allison Gallery through Nov. 19. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library.
The inaugural Beers & Brats Music Festival was held in downtown Carthage Saturday evening in front of the Esquire Theater. The Country Music Hayride and The Giving Garage Foundation teamed up to host the fundraiser. Both The Southern Impact Band and The Dusty Boots Band performed as gue…
Omowali Lumumba’s Giving to the Community Birthday Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 28 was “a great success” and very well attended.
Job indicates that his suffering would be more bearable if only he knew why it was happening. Job did not know that God had allowed Satan to test his faith, so Job is continuing to seek God. Job, in Job 23:1-9, 16-17, dares to seek a day in court with God. “Oh, that I knew where I might find…
ELYSIAN FIELDS — Elysian Fields ISD and Crossroads Baptist Church have entered into a partnership to provide new and slightly-used clothing items to students enrolled at the district this year.
Potlatch Committee seeking volunteers for 2022 event
The Panola County Commissioners Court designated Oct. 3-9 as National 4-H week in Texas at their latest meeting.
Carthage Music Club members welcomed their scholarship recipient, Austin Atkisson, who performed Mozart Sonatina, Movement 1, Allegro by W.A. Mozart (arr. by Jay Ernstsolo), at the first club meeting of the year in the Frances Ross Ballroom at Panola College. Atkisson is a young trombonist a…
I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year since my first food column appeared in the Panola Watchman. I hope you’ve tried some of the recipes I’ve offered, and would love to know what you would like to see in future editions. Let me hear from you!
In the beginning, God spoke through his prophets, but in Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12, he is speaking through his son, Jesus Christ. Jesus, while on earth, was made a little lower than the angels. He is now crowned with glory and offers us the gift of salvation. We should realize that all things ar…
“The other shows better be prepared to be dominated,” Gary High School Senior Taylor Alexander said during theater practice earlier this month.
Beekeeping 101 will take place as a series of virtual-live trainings in October. There will also be an optional in-person field day.
Omowali Lumumba is celebrating his birthday and inviting everyone to join him on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Students at Carthage High School gathered Wednesday to pray together as part of the nationwide See You at the Pole event.
Carthage Christmas parade announced
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Rev. Marshall Blalock feels the weight of his new responsibility.
When Queen Esther, in Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22, was asked by the king, “What is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom,” she asked nothing for herself, but asked for the freedom of her people, the Jews. Haman, who had undertaken to destroy the Jews, was hanged on the very gallows he…
Carthage Main Street’s Halloween on the Square is returning after taking last year off due to COVID-19.
Family and friends gathered in Deadwood, Texas to witness the installation Bethlehem Baptist Church new pastor, Rev. Elzie Hicks Sunday, Sept. 19.
Background actors are needed for the M. Night Shyamalan-produced film that will be shooting at Caddo Lake, the casting team has announced.
The Panola College Drama Department will present Dearly Departed, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones and produced by special permission from Dramatists Playservices Inc., as its annual fall dinner theatre and dessert matinee production on Sept. 24, 25, and 26.
Jesus asked, in Mark 8:27-38, “But who do you say that I am”? Peter confesses every true disciple’s faith, “You are the Messiah” (v. 29). This one from God, the only one who has it right, tells of his suffering, rejection, and death. Those who follow must come to terms with their crosses, an…