Volunteers and the Country Music Hayride spent Saturday setting up scaffolding and painting the auditorium of the historic Esquire Theater in Carthage.

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Carthage native Meredith Shamburger has worked for the Panola Watchman since 2018. Before that, she worked at sister papers in Longview and Marshall; the Dallas Morning News; and The Daily Voice, a hyperlocal news company in Westchester County, New York.