Miss Juneteenth participants sought

The Annual citywide Juneteenth celebration is underway and currently looking for participants to partake in the celebration’s Miss Juneteenth program, slated for Friday.

Girls ages 14-18, who are not graduating seniors, are welcome to participate.

The winner will be presented a crown, sash and small cash prize. They also will also represent Juneteenth at various parades, festivals and community outreach activities.

The Miss Juneteenth program will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Smith Park Community Center, 700 Spring St. Practice will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided.

The program will include a talent portion and fashion show, including a “dress to impress” outfit of their choice, and a sundress or other dress.

This year’s Juneteenth parade will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact committee members Alma Ravenell at 903-930-5461 or Regina Horton at 903-340-7083.

Jefferson theatre group casting for July production

The Opera House Theatre Players, of Jefferson, are still casting for the 4-woman musical, “Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On,” to be produced in July.

The director will be Jefferson newcomer Paul Moore, who will take over the directing chores from the original director and group founder, Marcia Thomas, who was hurt recently in an accident.

The show will also require a musical director for the score, which is made up of songs from the 60s and 70s period. It follows the same four women on their trek through life, with the first show being “Marvelous Wonderettes,” produced successfully by the Players two years ago.

For more information, call 903-665-8243 or 903-926-2760 or visit JeffersonOperaHouseTheatrePlayers.com.

Free orthopedics seminar set June 12

LONGVIEW — Christus Good Shepherd Health System will present a free community seminar, “Keeping You in Motion,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living at 3133 Good Shepherd Way in Longview.

The topic of total hip/total knee replacements will be covered by Stephen G. Littlejohn, M.D.; while Jordan G. Stanley, M.D., will address shoulder pain; and Britton S. Plemmons, DPM, AACFAS, will discuss advances in podiatry.

This seminar is being offered no costs to participants, and there is no registration required. Visit ChristusGoodShepherd.org for more information.

Library to kick off programs June 13

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as the Waskom Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during its summer library program.

Activities include crafts, color sheets, stories and presenters. The program is open to children ages preschool to upper elementary, with programs, story times, reading logs and more.

Registration for “A Universe of Stories” is open now at the Waskom Public Library. Program activities will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays, June 13, 20 and 27 and July 11, 18 and 25.

For more information, call the library at 903-687-3041. All programs are free of charge.

Genealogy session planned June 15

The Cass County Genealogical Society (CCGS) will host a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15 on the second floor of the Atlanta Public Library, 101 West Hiram St., Atlanta.

Tracy Jones, a CCGS officer and genealogist will present the program “Genealogy 101: A guide to genealogy research.” This class is set to provide the tools needed to trace one’s family history.

There is no charge and the public is invited to attend.

UM Army seeking projects for June

The United Methodist (UM) Army is seeking projects to do during the week of June 16-22, including: yard work; cleaning gutters; sheet rock repair; painting; porch, stair and siding repair; and wheel chair ramp (repair or installation).

The crew is seeking out projects in the Longview, Hallsville and surrounding area. This service is at no cost to the homeowner. The owner of the home must give written consent prior to the repair.

To schedule an appointment for a site visit to see if the crew can do the work, call First United Methodist Church of Hallsville at 903-660-3216 or Colleen at 903-701-1103. Aaron Dudley or Brian Brooks are overseeing the projects.

Library to host 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

The Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce is organizing a community roundtable from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 www.marshalltexas.com and organizes a quarterly meeting to share information.

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 set

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.

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 sheryl@sherylfogle.com.

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.

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 kristinabuckrell@txhha.com 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 teenmopsmarshall@gmail.com 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.