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The Carthage Music Club, affiliated with the National and Texas Federation of Music Clubs, held its meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

Editor’s Note: This story was reported before city and county officials closed the Sammy Brown Library as part of a wider effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Check-outs of the American Girl dolls will resume when the library re-opens.

Caddo Lake had 1,300 new residents swimming its waters Wednesday after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released more paddlefish as part of an ongoing effort to establish the threatened species in the East Texas lake.

Prospective Texas producers and those interested in industrial hemp production can attend a “First Things” meeting to learn about potential opportunities and pitfalls of regional hemp production. The program will be conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It will be held March 23 at the regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1710 North F.M. 3053, Overton, Texas. Registration will begin at 2 p.m., the program 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The Carthage Noon Lions Club welcomed Panola County Ag Extension Agent Lee Dudley at their program on Feb. 27. Pictured is Lee Dudley and Benjamin Wooten, program director.

Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian spoke to the Carthage Rotary Club on Thursday, Feb. 27. Christian spoke about the oil and gas business here in Texas and around the world.

The Epsilon Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met Monday, Feb. 17 in the Sammy Brown Library meeting room, which was decorated in red, white and blue. Hostesses for the evening meal were Pam Allison, Nancy Gregg and Debbie Jernigan.

To say that Dr. Sevetri Moore-Guillaume (Dr. M-G to many who know her) wears many hats would be an understatement. As Chief of Staff at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport she oversees several areas. In addition to her role on the executive leadership team, M-G serves as the chief physician, responsible for the performance of hundreds of health professionals. But this chief medical officer comes with many firsts.

The Rev. J.T. Harris, background, delivers the program on Black History Month at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Panola County Democrat Club at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The club’s next meeting will be March 9 at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce building. The public is invited.

The Carthage Rotary Club hosted the six high school juniors they sponsored to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Institute (RYLA) at their Feb. 13 meeting. RYLA was held last weekend at Clements Scout Ranch outside of Athens. Panola County students who attended are pictured: Kennedy Stanley,…

The First Baptist Church of Carthage will host a free vocal workshop on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. Leona Rupert, vocal coach, will lead the session.

Hundreds of special guests and volunteers joined others across the globe as they partied the night away on Friday at Marshall Convention Center as Immanuel Baptist Church hosted what will now be the annual Night to Shine Marshall event, hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Members of Carthage Book Forum gathered at the Sammy Brown Library on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Seventeen members arrived at the library meeting room to the wonderful aromas of chicken spaghetti and garlic bread. Hostesses, Jennifer Myers, Annette Powell and Patsy Meck also served spinach sa…

Beta Sigma Phi, a chapter of Texas Preceptor Epsilon Tau, brought in the new year with their January meeting, held at the Sunflower Mercantile on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Conner Alexander, a member of the Carthage FFA, caught a calf during the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards.

A 2007 Carthage High School graduate was announced as the 2019 Military Instructor of the Year in the junior enlisted category for Naval Education and Training Command at a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on Jan. 23.