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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.

The Carthage Courtesy Club celebrated Martin Luther King Junior Day at Anderson Park on Monday, selling smoked chicken plates and hosting a coloring contest for children.

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..

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 …