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Derek Wayne Johnson

Movie to be filmed in Panola County

Filmmaker Derek Wayne Johnson is set to begin filming a new movie in Panola County, and a casting call for extras is planned July 7.

Cinema 83 Entertainment has announced that their next feature film, Blood Streams, will begin shooting in Panola County.

Shooting will take place July 13-29 in Carthage and locations in Panola County, including Lake Murvaul.

Directed by Johnson, Blood Streams is a fictional drama, thriller, suspense set in a fictional East Texas town.

A casting call for extras is set for Wednesday, July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. All ages and ethnicities needed. Everyone is welcome.

Blood drive planned Friday

UT Health Carthage will host a blood drive on Friday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Carter BloodCare bus.

For more information, contact Sagay Ingram at (903) 694-4833.

Local student graduates from Baylor 

A Carthage student has graduated from Baylor University, the school announced.

Paul Ray Cook was one of 7,500 graduates who celebrated their commencement May 6-8. Cook earned a bachelor's degree in communication.

Students earn dean's list honors

Two local students have made the dean's list at their schools.

Baylor University announced that Mckenzie Ingram, of Beckville, was one of 4,700 students to have earned a minimum GPA of 3.7 this past spring semester.

Sam Houston State University said Callie Lawrence, of Carthage, earned a GPA of at least 3.5 for the Spring 2021 semester.

Fundraiser to benefit Paige Buell planned

A fundraiser benefit for Paige Buell and her family is planned to help pay for medical expenses.

The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10 at Lonestar Nutrition & Energy, 1101 W. Sabine St. in Carthage, with $10 buying a sandwich and chips (chopped beef, sliced beef or pulled pork), $5 for a sausage link and chips, and $3 for a hot dog and chips.

Bake sale items will also be available.

Monetary donations can be made at East Texas Professional Credit Union (Jay Stephen Sims - Paige Buell).

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