Friends of Marshall Animals extends shoe drive

The Friends of Marshall animals is holding a shoe collection drive to benefit area animals.

Please donate any style or size of gently used or new shoes and take them to the General Store at 216 N. Washington, or The Willow Tree Salon at 2407 E. Houston until the end of June.

Lions Club announces donation locations

The Marshall Lions Club has several drop off locations for donations of used eyeglasses. They include: Meadowbrook Funeral Home, 1804 S. Washington Ave.; The Life Center, 612 S. Grove St.; Harrison County Courthouse, 200 W. Houston St.; Dr. Kenny Hall’s Office, 405 E. Pinecrest Drive; and Walmart Vision Center, 1701 E. End Blvd N.

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.

Starr Home hosting children’s events

The Starr Family Home Historic Site will host Super Starr Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, July 6 and July 20.

Children ages 4-10 are welcome for crafts, story time and outdoor games. Registration is required.

Youth horsemanship camp slated

The Dayspring Therapeutic Equestrian Center of Harrison County is hosting a youth horsemanship camp for boys and girls ages 6-16 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, June 24-26.

Horse-related activities will include grooming, saddling and riding; a fishing contest; a roping contest; as well as crafts, show and tell, games, puppet shows, prizes and snacks.

The registration fee for each participant is $100. The Center is at 2609 Fern Lake Cutoff, Marshall. For more information, contact Sheryl Fogle at 903-923-5552 or 817-980-2535 or email

Mims VFD ladies hosting fish fry, bake sale

The Mims Volunteer Fire Department Ladies auxiliary is hosting a fish fry and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Mims Community Center, 12728 Farm-to-Market Road 729.

The menu includes fried fish, French fries, hush puppies, beans, cole slaw, condiments, cobbler, iced tea and coffee.

Cost is a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Mims VFDD and EMS.

Business celebrating 2nd birthday

Sisters Art and Vintage will host its second birthday party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the shop, 1902 E. Travis St., Marshall.

Cake and beverages, live music by Blind Dog and authentic Mexican tacos, sold by Lupita’s Comidas taco truck, are part of the event.

Saturday’s shop hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 903-513-1274 or email

Border Lows announce next campout July 7-11

The Border Lows, a local chapter of Loners on Wheels, will be hosting their monthly camp out July 7-11 at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, 3877 Highway 88, Mena, AR 71953.

Campers must make their own reservations at 479-394-2863 or

All camping singles are welcome to camp with the group or come visit awhile.

For more info, contact Ruth at 903-678-3714 or, Dorothy at 870-648-7118 or Tina at 214-926-6144. Visit for more information about the group.

Annual cemetery meeting set July 13

The annual meeting of the Rock Spring Cemetery in Scottsville will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at the cemetery.

All members who have loved ones buried there are asked to pay their annual dues for the upkeep of the cemetery.

Central, Abney schools hosting reunion

The Central and Cary M. Abney (CCMA) schools will be hosting their school reunion July 26-28 at Waskom High School (formerly Cary M. Abney) in Waskom.

For more information, contact: Jimmie Winkley Jackson, 903-926-7771; Willie Brown Hill, 903-926-1611; Wanda Luster Mays, 318-455-3548; Robert “Sonny” Lacy, 318-636-4691; or Brenda Benton Hill, 903-687-2404.

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 seeking 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.