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The Carthage Service League Thrift Shop recently received a monetary donation from LP Building Solutions for help with the future renovations of the downtown store. John Albers, plant manager, said that LP awarded $215,000 to community nonprofit organizations in 2022. Showing appreciation fo…

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Songs, skits, costumes and hijinks were the order of the evening Friday at the Carthage Civic Center as the Carthage Noon Lions Club hosted its annual Variety Show fundraiser. The annual event is the club’s biggest event of the year, poking fun at the community and offering lots of laughs.

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Chloe’s people reported, in 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, there were divisions in the church at Corinth. Some claimed Paul as leader; others Apollos, others Cephas. “Has Christ been divided?” Paul wrote this letter to address the problems, to clear up confusion about right and wrong, and to remove …

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The Carthage Service League voted to donate proceeds from the Thrift Shop to two Panola County entities at the first meeting of 2023 at the Sammy Brown Library. A donation was awarded to the 4-H Project Fair to be held in conjunction with the annual Junior Livestock Show.

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Carthage Service League members celebrated the holiday season with a salad supper at First United Methodist Church. Holiday decorations centered each table with traditional red, green and white.

Second Samuel chapter 11 records David’s adulterous affair with Bathsheba. His unhealthy desire caused the death of Bathsheba’s marriage, husband and son. How do we win this battle? Try these Ten Commandments for defeating sexual sin.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Panola County, in partnership with East Texas Area Agency on Aging, is pleased to announce that “A Matter of Balance” is coming to Carthage this January. This 8-week course is evidence-based and designed to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.

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John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:13-17, felt he was the one who needed to be baptized, but instead he was the baptizer. Jesus came to his cousin to be baptized. A voice from heaven declared, “This is my son, the beloved with whom I am well pleased” (v. 17). Matthew uses the story to liken Jesu…

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In the United States, 90 percent of the $3.8 trillion spent on healthcare is related to preventable chronic conditions — things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these costs can be managed and po…

The Carthage Book Forum met Dec. 19 at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce meeting room for their annual Christmas party. Twenty members were treated to a Christmas buffet of chicken salad, chips, crackers, cheeses, fruit, veggies and desserts. Members of the program committee, including P…

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Tripp Moore was the first baby born at Christus Good Shepherd - Longview in 2023, according to Coleman Swierc with Christus Public Relations. Born to Colton Moore and Shauna Nicol, the child arrived at 4:32 a.m. on New Year's Day. At Christus Mother Frances, Ellison Elizabeth was born six hours later at 10:38 a.m. to Gunner Land and Avery Humphrey.

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Peter, in Acts 10:34-43, preached at Caesarea, where Cornelius and the first Gentiles believed and were baptize. His compelling argument was that he and others “were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead” (v. 41).

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So another year begins. Do you make new year’s resolutions? I used to, but they seem to evaporate before January is over. Now, I just make lists. It’s so satisfying to check something off my list, giving me a sense of accomplishment, even though the task might be small.

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Allen L. Dave Jr. received his doctor of philosophy in humanitarianism from the Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University in Houston and was a recipient of the President Joseph R. Biden Jr. President Lifetime Achievement Award on Dec. 4.

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LUFKIN — The T.L.L. Temple Foundation (TLLTF) recently awarded grants totaling $1,069,788 to the East Texas Food Bank, Southeast Texas Food Bank and Trinity River Food Bank to help people struggling with hunger. The East Texas Food Bank and Southeast Texas Food Bank received $255,312 each to help offset the higher costs of food due to inflation. Trinity River Food Bank received $559,164 to support operations of the food bank and their partner pantries, and to help with increased food costs.

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The scriptures, in Matthew 1:18-25, can be found in the “Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by he Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary.” He was named Jesus, the Savior, because “he will save his people.” Matthew presents Jesus as the fulfillm…

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Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth on Christmas, worship and bow down to Him as Lord, and pray in His name. To us, He is the most awesome person who ever walked on earth because He is God’s Son. Scripture refers to Jesus with many titles: Messiah, Son of God, Savior of the world, reigning Lor…

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Carthage city officials, along with representatives of Waste Connections and organizer Miles Seaborn, gathered Thursday morning at the city’s new disc golf course to celebrate the community effort that created the new amenity.

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The Panola County Child Welfare Board is a network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of children, especially those suffering from abuse and neglect. The board members advocate for children who otherwise might have no voice. The members establish, promote and support children during th…

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James encouraged believers to act out the word of God, as indicated in James 5:7-10. James concluded with this counsel: “Be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (v. 8). Some examples of persons who have this kind of patient are farmers waiting for the fruits o…