The ETBU Jazz Band in concert today

The East Texas Baptist University Jazz Band will be in concert on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in the Phillips Great Room in the Bennett Student Commons on the ETBU campus in Marshall. The ETBU Jazz Band, under the direction of Professor of Music Douglas Lockard, will feature jazz and blues tunes from the past and present, opening with the Clifford Brown blues standard The Blues Walk.

MRAC hosts jazz event today

Marshall Regional Arts Council will present the spirited sounds of Longview jazz duo, Maryah McHam and Martyn Popey, on Friday, Nov. 9, at OS2, 105 E. Houston St., in downtown Marshall. Tickets are $15. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Jefferson Veteran’s program held Nov. 10

Veterans will be honored 2pm Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Jefferson Playhouse, located at 1860 N Market St in Jefferson. The program, sponsored by the Martha McCraw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, will include a presentation on the military service of Jeffersonian, H. R. Brantley.

Community Health Awareness event held Nov. 10

A Community Health Awareness event, highlighting health and nutrition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 10, at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church, 406 Sanford St., Marshall. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Topics include health, nutrition and legal information. Free health screenings include blood pressure checks, vision screening and diabetes screening. Learn about prostate issues and other topics. Door prizes will be available. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Parade of American Music set for Nov. 14

Marshall Music Club will present its annual Parade of American Music, at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Gold Room of the Marshall Public Library, 300 S. Alamo Blvd. The event will feature the Hymns of Fannie Crosby, performed by Melinda Boyd as well as singing of patriotic songs

LifeShare Blood Center sets blood drives Nov. 17

LifeShare Blood Center will hold a blood drive in Marshall on 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 17 at Walmart, 1701 E. End Blvd., Marshall, Texas.

LifeShare Blood Centers is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. To sign up to donate or for more information call (903) 794-3173

Bill O’Neal to hold book talk Nov. 10

On November 10 at 10:30 a.m., former Texas State Historian and author Bill O’Neal will talk about the Regulator-Moderator War in old East Texas. His book, War in East Texas: Regulators vs. Moderators, was out of print for several years. The book, recently republished by the University of North Texas Press, covers the events between 1840 and 1844 that caused the deaths of more than 30 men by assassinations, lynchings, ambushes, street fights, and pitched battles. Set for the historic courtroom of the 1901 Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall, this free event is sponsored by the Friends of a Public Library and the Harrison County Historical Museum.

Books will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting both organizations. O’Neal will be available both before and after the event to autograph the book. For more information call (903) 935-8417 Ext. 1 or email

USACE at Lake O’ the Pines and Wright Patman Lakes announce seasonal closures

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Lake O’ the Pines, Jefferson, Texas, and Wright Patman Lake, Texarkana, Texas, announce today seasonal closure of parks and campgrounds during the 2018/2019 winter season. The seasonal closures will be enacted to better align services with past utilization and to maximize the experience for customers during the peak recreation season. The seasonal closure location and timing decisions were determined by reviewing recent and past year facility utilization data. Boat ramps will not be impacted by the seasonal closure. It is each lake’s goal to continue to provide recreational opportunities to as many visitors as possible. The following seasonal closures are scheduled to be enacted: Lake O’ the Pines Brushy Creek Campground – Closed October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 Johnson Creek Campground – Closed November 12, 2018 through February 28, 2019 Due to significant repairs required related to the 2018 storm event at Brushy Creek Campground and the unavailability of funding to make needed repairs, the campground portion of the park is scheduled to remain closed for fiscal year 2019.

Benefit concert for autistic children Dec. 1

“Mack Guice and Friends” will present a Christmas concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1., at the Julius S. Scott Chpel at Wiley to raise money for the Marshall ISD autism special needs program. Ads are being accepted for the complimentary souvenir ad book, as a fundraiser for the special needs program. The deadline for ads is Monday, Oct. 8. Ads can be submitted electronically to or mailed to Mack Guice II, 1205 Spring St., Marshall, Texas 75670. For more information, call Mack Guice II at 843-437-1990.

Section 8 wait list opens in Marshall

The Section 8 wait list at the Marshall Housing Authority, 1404 Poplar St., has reopened. Residents can bring their birth certificates and Social Security cards for each member of their household to be placed on the list. The housing authority is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Thursday. It is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. For information, call (903) 938-0717.

Marshall Food Pantry seeks volunteers

The Marshall Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to help run the facility. Duties include greeting clients, assisting them as they choose groceries, re-stocking shelves and taking delivery of donated food items. Volunteers can work a four-hour shift Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teams of three workers each day is needed. Crafts and activities provided. Adults with children as well as teenagers 16 and up are welcome to serve. For information call (903) 472-4944.

Marshall Home Care hosts grief support

Marshall Home Care & Hospice has a grief support group which meets the last Thursday of every month at noon at 111. E. Burleson St. The group is open to the public and its focus is assisting individuals as they navigate their way through the stages of grief. For information, contact (903) 923-8154.

Teen mom support group meet on third Tuesdays

Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) has begun a teen group in Marshall. Teen MOPS provides a faith-based, supportive, nonjudgmental environment where teen moms can come together for mentoring and encouragement. This group is a section of the Christian organization, MOPS International and is for mothers ages 22 and younger. The group meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Immanuel Baptist Church. A meal and childcare is provided. Attendees will also receive free giveaways including diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials. Please contact for additional information.

American Legion seeks new members

Harrison County has more than 5,000 Veterans, yet Smiley — Summers post only has 144 members and George Thompson post has 38. Not only are Veterans eligible to join the Legion, but there is a place for families with the Auxiliary, and the Sons of the Legion. American Legion Post #267 is located at 1904 Bomar St. For information on how to join call (903) 935-2655.