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Market on the Square hosted weekly

Marshall hosts Market on the Square, a farmers market which is held each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Market on the Square is located at Telegraph Park in the 100 block of North Washington in downtown Marshall. The market features locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables and handcrafted items, jams, jellies and flowers.

O’Neil to speak at Rotary Club on Thursday

Bill O’Neil will be the guest speaker for the Marshall Rotary Club this Thursday at noon at Jose Tequila’s.

Members plus community residents/business leaders are welcome to attend.

Anointing Grace Ministries hosting Vacation Bible School, Day Camp

Anointing Grace Ministries, located at the George Washington Community Center at 2302 Holland St., is hosting a Vacation Bible School and Day Camp for children ages 6 to 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, July 17.

Activities include arts and crafts, video games, a reading room, prayer and meditation, pool table, ping pong table and acting, dancing and singing classes. Day camp teaching topics will include: Black history, teen talk, math and science. Parents and volunteers are needed. The event is limited to 20 Marshall ISD kids only, on a first come first serve-basis.

Harrison County Republican Women to meet July 16

The Harrison County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 16 at Marshall Elks Lodge. Guest speaker will be District Attorney Reid McCain and the public is invited. If you want a meal, please call 318-393-0245 or 903-407-3235 to make reservations.

Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church to host revival July 21-23

The Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a revival at 7 p.m. July 21-23.

Wednesday’s guest is Pastor Glenn Hood with St. Rest Baptist Church in Deberry, Thursday’s guest is Pastor Early Sibley with Antioch Baptist Church in Panola and Friday’s guest is Pastor Paul A. Todd from Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Marshall.

The church’s homecoming will be at 2 p.m. July 15 with Guest Pastor James Bell in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Carthage.

The church is located in Waskom.

Caddo Lake Historical Research Committee to meet July 24

Caddo Lake Historical Research Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24. The meeting will be held in the Gray/Potter’s Point Community Center, 129 MCR 3636 in Gray.

Marcia Thomas and Linda Campbell, co-founders of CLHRC, will present the program. They will discuss the why and how they started the organization. They will answer questions you may have at the end of their presentation.

The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

If additional information or directions are needed, call 903-665-8444.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church to host 10th pastoral anniversary

The Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 1414 Elysian Fields Ave., is celebrating the 10th Pastoral Anniversary for their Pastor, Rev. DuWayne Taylor. At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25 the celebration will commence with special guest, Rev. Sheldon McGowan and the Greater Macedonia church family. The theme is Luke 17: 15-16.

Everyone is invited to attend, organizers said.

Back-to-School supply giveaway set for July 31

A free back-to-school supply giveaway is being hosted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31 in the Marshall City Park, behind the hospital.

The first 70 kids will receive a brand-new backpack along with needed supplies. There will also be food and fun for those in attendance.

The event is being hosted by the Newtown Revitalization Group (NRG), Marshall Against Violence (MAV), Crossroads Baptist Church, Unified Trail Rider and the Cypress Junior Women’s Club.

For more information call 903-503-8717.

Master Naturalists Training Class to be offered

The Cypress Basin Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is beginning a new training class Aug. 20. The required 40 hours of training is spread over four months, one weekend a month (Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Most classes will be held at the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Karnack. Cost is $40 for an individual or $55 for a couple.

Being a Master Naturalist includes volunteering to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and areas in East Texas.

For more information, send inquiries to Caroline Hughes at cahughes8@gmail.com. Deadline to register is Aug. 1.

Back to School Bash helps community with supplies, food and fun

New Beginnings Baptist Church in Longview is hosting its second Back to School Bash. The event is free with pre-registration.

Back to School Bash will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 in both the Longview (2137 E. George Richey) and Gilmer (1977 State Highway 155 N.) campuses.

Participants will receive a backpack filled with school supplies, free haircuts, free food, snow cones and games.

Ken Lattimore and the Sons of the Pioneers to offer free concert

The Sons of the Pioneers, starring Ken Lattimore of Marshall, will be hosting a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 500 Common Street in downtown Shreveport.

The concert is on the Texas Street Arts program, offered without charge to the community.

Love Fellowship Women’s Crusade set in August

Marshall Full Gospel Holy Temple will have their Annual Love Fellowship Women’s Crusade at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 — 6 with hostess and co-pastor evangelist Margaret Kiel. The word of God will be preached nightly.

For more information call 903-263-3705 or 903-927-2717. Bishop Larry B. Kiel, Sr. is the pastor.

New Beginnings Baptist Church to host informational foster, adoption event

New Beginnings Baptist Church in Longview is hosting a Bruschetta Bar Dinner with the purpose of recruiting families to pursue foster care and adoption. The event is free with pre-registration.

Enjoy dinner and conversation with a panel of speakers who specialize in Foster Care and Adoption. Local organizations will be present to take your questions to the next level. This will be a night for encouragement, equipment and joy.

The event is open to families that are interested in foster care and adoption as well as families and individuals who want to support those who foster and adopt. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at New Beginnings Baptist Church, 2137 E. George Richey Rd, Longview. Come to the East Entrance.

GoBus Announces Trip Fares Return Sept. 1

GoBus announces the return of trip fares beginning on Sept. 1. Fares have been waived for the last 18 months to reduce interaction between drivers and riders as a safety measure throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

GoBus will re-institute its fee structure of $2 for a one-way trip and $1 for each additional trip.

GoBus provides daily local public transportation within the East Texas region and offers trips from the rural areas into the urbanized areas of Longview or Tyler on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Book your trip by calling

1-800-590-3371 or request a trip online.

Celebrate recovery to be hosted each Thursday

Celebrate Recovery will be hosted each Thursday at Cypress Valley Bible Church, located at 4190 W. Pinecrest Drive.

Meals are at 5:30 p.m., large group at 6:30 p.m., small group at 7:30 p.m. and coffee cafe at 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend, organizers said. For more information call Winnie Davis at 903-930-5112 or Bill Power at 903-692-2936.

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