Library group to

host book sale

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library will host its book sale fundraiser through Saturday, May 18 at the library, 300 South Alamo Street, Marshall.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Jeepster Club holds meeting in Jefferson

Tommy and Pam Vaughan, of Willys Overland Jeepster Club, are hosting a car club meet May 16-19 in Jefferson.

The club, in existence for over 50 years, is exclusively for owners of the Willys Overland Jeepster made in 1948-51. There were only about 19,000 of these cars made.

The club hosts two meets a year, in spring and fall, mainly held in the northeastern U.S.

This will be the first time to ever have a meet in Texas.

Over 30 people from 13 different states have already registered to attend. About 11 Jeepsters will be on display, with at least six being driven to the meet from as far away as the east coast of Florida.

For more information, call Pam Vaughan at 903-576-9161.

Republican Women meeting set today

The Republican Women of Harrison County will hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 17 in the Trinity Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 106 E. Grove St., Marshall.

The speaker will be Glenn Barnhart, Marshall’s performance center manager, on old Marshall City Hall becoming new again.

For more information or to RSVP for lunch, call 903-930-2816. Lunch is $10.

Marshall orchestra to perform tonight

Singer Icy Simpson-Monroe and the Marshall Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Visual Arts Center as part of the city’s first-ever Boogie-Woogie Festival.

Dancing and a cash bar are part of the event. Tickets are $20.

Marshall post office hosting Passport Day

The Marshall Post Office will host a passport day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at 202 E. Travis St., Marshall, for obtaining new and all children’s passports.

Fees include:

  • Adults (age 16 and above) — $145 for a passport book (valid for all international travel); $75 for a passport card (travel by land and sea to Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean).
  • Minors (age 15 and under) — $125 for a passport book; $50 for a passport card.
  • Additional fees: passport photo (taken on site), $15; expedited service (3-week processing), $60; priority express mail (overnight delivery) of expedited application, $16.48; and photocopies, $.20 each.

The Department of State requires their fees to be paid with either a personal check or money order.

Money orders may be purchased at the post office for an additional fee with cash or debit card only.

Jefferson theater

to hold auditions

The Opera House Theatre Players will host auditions for its summer musical, another Marvelous Wonderettes show, at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and May 25-26 or by special appointment in the Episcopal Parish Hall.

The productions will be July 5-7 at the Jefferson Playhouse. For information, call or text 903-926-2760 or email

Historical Research Committee to meet

The Caddo Lake Historical Research Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Gray/Potter’s Point Community Center, 129 MC RD 3636 in Gray.

The guest speaker will be Billy Wilson of Shreveport, Louisiana. Wilson was born and reared in the Potter’s Point area until he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He will tell us what it was like to have lived in Potter’s Point during the 1930s and 40s.

For more information and/or directions, call 903-665-8444.

Jefferson to host model train event

The Historic Jefferson Model Train Show, which showcases the hobby of model railroading, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St., Jefferson.

The event features various model train layouts and a chance to visit with model railroading club members while watching operating model train displays.

Tables of trains, parts and accessories will be available for sale.

Admission is $7, with children under 6 admitted free. Access to the R.D. Moses Model Railroad is included with admissions.

For more information, call 903-240-6039 or 866-398-2038.

Faux Paws Dog Walk event set May 19

The Humane Society of Harrison County and Marshall Rotary Club will hold their annual Faux Paws Dog Walk and Chalk the Walk event on Sunday, May 19 at Telegraph Park in Marshall.

Registration will be at 1 p.m. and the walk will begin at 1:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Registration will be $15 per event. Games, prizes, exhibitions and vendors are scheduled.

Area Baccalaureate service set May 23

The Marshall Ministerial Alliance invites all high school seniors from area high schools, charter schools and home schools as well as their friends, family and youth groups to a Baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. May 23 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 501 Indian Springs Road, Marshall.

The Marshall High School Fine Arts Department will provide special music, with Rev. Minda Purdie, associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Marshall, speaking.

Peacemaker Scholarships also will be presented.

Graduates are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 p.m. for details and instructions.

Jefferson to host Corvette show

The Big Cypress Corvette Classic Car Show will be held May 31 to June 1 in downtown Jefferson.

Event schedule:

  • Friday, May 31 — Registration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; scenic cruise, 10 a.m.; fuel economy run, 1 p.m.; blindfolded golf cart autocross, 4-6 p.m.; and a light show, 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 1 — Registration, 8-10 a.m.; Show & Shine, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; blindfolded golf cart autocross, 10 a.m. to noon; lunch, noon; and awards, 2 p.m.

Strategic community meeting is June 1

The city of Marshall will host a strategic plan meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Marshall Junior High Cafetorium, 2710 East Travis Street.

Entitled “Mobilize Marshall,” the strategic plan is a call to action for citizens of Marshall to participate in the process and assist the city in building the framework of a guiding document that will create the city’s future.

The plan is a method by which the city plans and prioritizes its goals in a transparent and accountable manner and is a means to efficiently advance Marshall into the future.

Free kids fish day event set June 1

The Pine Cone Fishing Club will host the 20th Annual Kids Free Fish Day on Saturday, June 1 at the Corps of Engineers Hurricane Creek recreation area on Lake O’ The Pines.

The event draws hundreds of young girls and boys, ages 2- to 16-years-old, and accompanying adults from Texas and surrounding states.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with bank fishing from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants then bring in their catches of bass, bluegill, red ear, stripers, catfish and even turtles — some weighing less than the digital scales can register but are logged in regardless.

Trophies will be awarded to five different age groups for the heaviest total weight of a stringer, with cash prizes going to the top three biggest fish.

Tackle, live bait, snacks, drinks and hotdogs are all furnished free to all participants and their accompanying adults. A free gift is given to each of the first 300 kids to register.

For more information, contact Marie Dunn at 903-665-0828.

Jefferson library hosts author June 18

Jefferson Carnegie Library is hosting author Ann Weisgarber at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Weisgarber will be speaking on the inspiration for her novel, “The Glovemaker,” set in 1880’s Utah.

Visiting with the author and fellow reading enthusiasts while sipping wine and snacking on refreshments provided by the Pulpwood Queens of East Texas book club. The event is free.

“The Glovemaker” will be available for purchase in hardback for $25. Novels “The Promise” and “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree” in paperback are $15. Cash or checks only. Call 903-665-8911 for more information.

Marshall chamber to host roundtable June 19

The Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce is organizing a community roundtable from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Don Juan’s Mexican Grill, 4803 East End Blvd. South, Marshall.

This meeting is an initiative of the chamber to unify Harrison County’s nonprofit organizations, schools and local businesses in sharing information about upcoming community events.

The chamber provides an online community calendar at and organizes a quarterly meeting to share information.

“It is our hope to minimize the number of local events held on the same date at the same time to allow community members to become engaged in our efforts,” a news release stated.

All interested representatives are invited to attend. Meals are the responsibility of each representative.

For more information, email info@marshalltexas.

Booker T.-Elysian Fields reunion is June 21-23

The Booker T. Washington/Elysian Fields Mass School reunion is set for June 21-23, 2019 at the Marshall Convention Center, 2501 E. End Blvd. S. in Marshall. For more information, call Mary Stephens at (972) 489-1222 or Jeanatta Smith at (903) 766-2666.

Home Health Hospice in Marshall seeks volunteers

Texas Home Health Hospice needs volunteers to offer patient companionship, family support and office assistance. For information, email or call Kristi Buckrell at (903) 234-0943.

Extension Quilt and Crafts club meetings set

The quilt and crafts club, sponsored by the Harrison County Extension Office, will meet at 1:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday at the Harrison County Extension Office, 102 W. Houston St. in Marshall. For more information, call 903-935-8414.

Food Pantry seeks more 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 and 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. in Marshall. 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, call 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 the 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.