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Kelli Taylor and a friend of hers hosted the first Bless this Mess Rally in 2019, inviting members of Taylor’s Christian women’s Facebook group to come together to hear local women speak — and this year the event is open to all women across the community.

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June is peach season, and I understand we’re expecting bumper crops this year. Have you ever tried canning peaches? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has a great guide to canning all kinds of fruit, and you can download it for free at http://counties.agrilife.org/jasper/files/2014/06/preservi…

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Northeast Texas Habitat’s Beat the Heat program is helping people stay cooler and healthier at home this summer. The program provides delivery and installation of window air conditioning units and fans for elderly individuals, persons with disabilities, and homes with children under age 6 who do not have a functioning cooling system.

Students participating in private lessons through the Worship Arts program at First Baptist Church held their Spring Recital on Sunday, May 9. Participating piano students of Mrs. Ginger Cook were Billy Bob Emmons, Ava McRight and Lauryn Almeida. Participating percussion students of Mr. Nath…

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Driving across Texas has been an interesting occupation for foresters and arborists these past few weeks. Many trees appear as healthy and vibrant as they have ever been, but littered in among the growing green are an equal – and seemingly arbitrary – population of barren oak trees.

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Spring brings about new life to our landscape, along with warm, sunny days. As we begin to spend more time outside and near the water, it is important that we know how to keep our kids healthy and safe this time of year.

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There’s a lot going on in May, with Mother’s Day and graduation to keep us busy. In planning for this month, it occurred to me that on Mother’s Day, the “pros” will be taking the day off, and the “amateurs” will be stepping up to the plate. So, keeping that in mind, I’m offering a couple of …

You might contribute to your IRA for decades to help pay for your retirement. But if you don’t need all the money, you may want to leave what’s left to your children or grandchildren. However, if you want to ensure they get the most from this inheritance, you’ll need to do some planning.

Carthage’s splash pad at Davis Park will re-open for the summer season on Saturday, May 1, the city announced. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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Carthage High School will host its Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, May 1 from 9 p.m. until midnight. Doors to the Commons Area will be open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. for students attending to have pictures with friends and family.

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The first Tunes & Tails crawfish boil, a fundraiser to support the Country Music Hayride, took place Saturday, April 24 outside the Esquire Theater in downtown Carthage. Hayride bands Dusty Boots and Southern Impact performed, while the Romero Brothers cooked 800 pounds of crawfish for t…