Republican Women to meet Aug. 21

The Republican Women of Harrison County will meet Aug. 21 at the Marshall Elks Lodge, 411 E. Austin in Marshall.

State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, will be a special guest, and the meet and greet will begin at 11:20 a.m.

The public is invited and asked to wear face masks while maintaining social distancing. There will be hand sanitizer at the door.

Meals at $10 each. Those planning to have lunch at asked to call Pamela Payne at (903) 472-2277 or (903) 407-3235.

Blood drive set on second Saturdays

Super 1 Foods in Marshall will hold a recurring blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every second Saturday of the month, with the next one taking place Aug. 8.

For a limited time, Carter BloodCare also announced they are offering coronavirus antibody testing on successful blood donations. Donors can retrieve their results within one to two weeks through a personal account they establish on the blood center’s website.

In addition to cholesterol level, temperature, hemoglobin, pulse rate and blood pressure data, donors can now learn whether they were likely exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Donors should eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water at least an hour before giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government- issued photo ID each time they give blood.

Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood.

Genealogy group to meet Aug. 11

The Cass County Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Queen City, Texas at the corner of Marietta and Fourth Streets.

This meeting will include a special guest speaker and C. C. G. S. member Roger Manley, who will talk about what life was like in the South during the Civil War Era.

They will serve a light meal and beverages. The public is invited. For more information call (903) 796-3081.

Fill out Census questionnaire

The Census can be completed online, by mail or by phone. Most households should have received their invitation to respond in the mail, with the invitation including a Census ID to complete the form online. Some households also received a paper questionnaire.

Households do not need to wait for the paper invitation to arrive. Visit my2020census.gov to begin the online form. Those wishing to complete the Census by phone can call (844) 330-2020. A Spanish-language phone line is available at (844) 468-2020, and a Telephone Display Device (TDD) line is at (844) 467-2020.

Census data is used to determine Congressional and state legislative representation, as well as how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding is allocated to programs like Medicaid, Head Start and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Questions asked on the Census are about yourself and everyone living with you on April 1, 2020, including how many people are in the household; the type of home you live in; your telephone number; and the age, race and gender of those in the household.

There is no question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.