The Panola County Sheriff's Office and a number of local healthcare agencies are accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for local children in need this Christmas.
The new Esquire Players theater group had to learn their new play “The Voice of the Prairie” faster than director Michael Powell likes in order to perform it later this week.
Ah, January! The holidays are behind us, spring is still in the distance, and here we are, shivering. But on those freezing, sleety, rainy days, everything seems better with a bowl of hot soup and a pan of crusty cornbread.
Having realistic goals and expectations, especially with the limitations brought on by the pandemic, and being emotionally ready to change, are essential to keeping New Year’s resolutions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
102-year-old Beckville resident Bernice Tally celebrated her birthday on Friday this week, with the community coming out to celebrate with her via a drive-thru birthday party.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, county extension agents have had “boots on the ground,” supplying PPE to entities and keeping government officials abreast of available grant funding.
Residents at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center were treated to a Christmas parade the Tuesday before Dec. 25. Families, friends and even Santa Claus paraded around the facility singing Christmas carols and playing Christmas music. Residents enjoyed seeing everyone and were treated to hot coc…
Dried-out Christmas trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home, said Karen Stafford, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Prevention Program coordinator based in Lufkin.
Sabine Oil & Gas out of Kilgore has a rig set up in Panola County, and they wanted to help Panola County. The company gave Mission Carthage a generous donation of toys and bikes to serve to families in need this Christmas.
The celebratory firing of guns at midnight to ring in the New Year is never recommended — what goes up must come down, and sometimes those bullets hit people.
The holiday season is a time to show appreciation to our loved ones, both people and pets. Handmade toys and treats are a wonderful way to do so -- they allow owners to avoid busy stores during the pandemic, ensure their gift is pet-safe, and add a personalized touch.
Greater Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church made a special delivery to Belaire Manor Apartments, this week, gifting an assortment of toys and bicycles to young residents in the spirit of Christmas.
AUSTIN — Start the new year in nature with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. This New Year’s Day, walk, bike or paddle your way into 2021 on a First Day Hike at 89 Texas State Parks.
Caldwell Zoo has been an integral part of Tyler since 1953. For decades, the zoo has provided an up-close view of a variety of animals from all around the world.
TOPS 1677 Carthage had a Christmas brunch at Masters Blend. A small gathering — but this is, of course, 2020. They had joy and laughter andweight loss. Ella Sherley (left end of the table) became a KOPS, which means she reached her goal and kept it off. TOPS (Take Off Pound Sensibly) meets W…
Central Baptist Church Activity Center is the location of a unique fitness program for seniors. It is called Silver Sneakers and is nationally acclaimed as worth your time and energy.
Proceeds from The Carthage Rotary Club and The Panola Watchman's Stellar Spellar County Bee fundraiser were given out last week to Mission Carthage, Panola College and the Book Blessings project. Accepting checks from Watchman Editor Meredith Shamburger and Rotary President Keri Vance on beh…
Hochheim Prairie Branch 107 recently presented a $500 check to the First United Methodist Church’s Angel Tree project. These funds will help in giving gifts to children at Christmas. Tiffany Brown and Bill O’Neal presented the funds to Carrie Perry Kinney and Shannon Jacks. Hochheim Prairie …
The third phase of Omowali Lumumba’s African-American Historical Events exhibit at the Cook’s Quarters Outdoor Exhibit Museum has been completed.
The Carthage Music Club, affiliated with the National and Texas Federations of Music Clubs, met on Dec. 8 in the Sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Santa comes in many forms and fashions and this holiday season Dr. Janet Washington and her team of elves with JC Provisions helped provide toys for more than 125 families.
First Baptist Church in Carthage hosted a Christmas drive-thru nativity on Sunday, a shortened version because of rain. Motorists pulled up near the sanctuary's portico to view the manger scene.
The East Texas Youth Orchestra is planning two new ensembles for Spring 2021: the return of the Preparatory Orchestra and the addition of Junior Jazz.
The Carthage Book Forum met Nov. 23 at the Sammy Brown Library. After a welcome from president Sherry Mahaffey, the group was served soup, salad and brownies by hostesses Vicky Lacy, Barbara Cordell and Mary Moss.
Six college students received a scholarship on Sunday, Dec. 6, each in the amount of $250. Scholarships are awarded each spring and fall semester to college students who participate in the First Baptist Psalm 150 Orchestra. Receiving scholarships were Robby Cox, Abigail Garcia, Anna Bardwell…
The joy of Christmas will resonate through song, Friday, when Annye’s Prayer Garden, located at 1401 Grafton St., in Marshall, hosts its annual “Christmas in the Garden” program, starting at 6 p.m.
Students from Carthage High School’s National Honor Society chapter served 1,080 meals and donated more than $5,000 worth of supplies to hurricane victims in South Louisiana this past weekend.
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Members of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Carthage, lead by Pastor James Bell, recently gave back to their community with two Christmas projects.
Volunteers helped organize the 2020 Carthage Christmas Parade after COVID-19 cancelled the Chamber of Commerce's official event, and thousands of people turned out Monday for the annual tradition.
A send-off parade is planned Wednesday, Dec. 9 as the Carthage High School Battlin' Bulldog Band goes to the state marching contest.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and you’re looking forward to Christmas now. I would like to share a couple of recipes that are tried and true, and hope you will enjoy them with your family.
The Phillips Law Firm was crowned Bee Champions on Monday night at the inaugural Stellar Speller Law Firm. Attorney Cameron Phillips clenched the title by correctly spelling "intermezzo," a short connecting instrumental movement in an opera or other musical work. Phillips's team members were…