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The Panola County Lions recently held a drawing for a Remington 22 rifle. President Polly Maines presented the gun to winner Jared Brown and his sons at Lone Star Outfitter. Proceeds from the raffle support Lions Club programs.

The Turner Alumni Association, the Carthage Courtesy Club and the Rusk-Panola NAACP are planning a Black History Month banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Turner Alumni Community Center, 1023 MLK Boulevard in Carthage..

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Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center, HeartsWay Hospice, Texas Home Health and Winkler Place host a soup drive through the month of January to benefit Mission Carthage.

The Panola County Lions recently held a drawing for a Remington 22 rifle. President Polly Maines presented the gun to winner Jared Brown and his sons at Lone Star Outfitter.

Dr. John Ray, president of the Panola County Retired Teachers Association, will be the guest speaker at the Panola County Democrat Club meeting on Jan. 13.

The Night to Shine Marshall special prom event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and hosted by the Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall, is currently looking for hundreds of volunteers to help make the night magical for a special group of people.

Music students of Joyce Hughes participated in a Christmas music recital held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Dec. 15. The honorary guest performer was Hughes’ granddaughter Tori Windham. Picture are, from left back row, Maddie McAfee, Tori Windham, Collin Porter Almeida, Austin Britt, Joy…

The Carthage Book Club met at Ginocchio’s Restaurant for its Christmas luncheon on Thursday Dec. 12. President Twink Ross welcomed special guests Lynn and Monty Pierce and Christie Chandler, who opened their beautiful homes for the Christmas Home Tour. The Winkler Place, where the Home Tour …

The Carthage Service League met Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the Hospitality Room at the Sammy Brown Library to enjoy the Christmas season. The table decorations and refreshments reflected the holidays.

The Carthage Rotary Club enjoyed hearing from UT Health Carthage’s new internal medicine doctor, Dr. Jack Smith. Pictured is Rotary President, Mary Moss, Rotarian, Shelbea Comer, Dr. Jack Smith and Natasha Smith.

Gary ISD hosted its annual Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 7. The holiday celebration included food, fun, a pet costume contest and lots of gift shopping opportunities.

Carthage’s annual Battle of the Badges blood drive competition is Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Police and Fire building at 321 W. Panola St. in Carthage.

The Carthage Rotary Club hosted its inaugural Holiday Color Run on Saturday, Dec. 7. Runners started downtown, looped around Carthage Junior High School and Davis Park before heading back to the start/finish line.

Members of Carthage Book Forum gathered at the Sammy Brown Library on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. Hostesses for the meeting, Barbara Cordell, Karen Stanley and Marion Foster, warmed everyone up with delicious soups, a cheese ball, cookies, brownies and pie. After the members had a chanc…

Beckville held its annual Christmas Parade Wednesday night, kicking off at the high school stadium and ending at Beckville City Hall.

The Beckville Masonic Lodge presented its Golden Trowel award to Eric Wilson. The Golden Trowel award is the highest award given to a lodge member, and it can only be given once in each Masonic year. Eric Wilson, middle, is pictured with Beckville Lodge members.