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O’ Christmas Tree exhibit now open

The Michelson Museum of Art will be hosting an “O’ Christmas Tree” exhibit Nov. 21 through Jan. 4, 2020.

The exhibit will include a Christmas Wonderland created by Raymond Kelly and businesses and friends in the community.

The museum is located at 216 N. Bolivar Street.

Spirit of Christmas Food Drive underway

Through Dec. 20, all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to local service organizations and food pantries for distribution. Pre-assembled grab bags of food items will be available to purchase and donate to the drive, and monetary donations can be made using scan coupons at checkout. Funds collected will be used to purchase additional food items for the drive. For every $5 scan coupon donation made, customers will receive a receipt print coupon for $5 off their next grocery purchase of $35 or more.

Marshall Sings Christmas Dec. 7

The public is invited to sing Christmas carols at a Community Sing-a-Long at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Harrison County Historic Court House Court Room.

Popular Christmas carols will be sung prior to the Christmas parade, and everyone will be done in time for the parade.

The event is sponsored by the Marshall Music Club with coordinators Glenda Clay and Melinda Boyd. For more information email

Christmas Parade set for Dec. 7

The 2019 Wonderland of Lights Christmas Parade will once again wind its way through historic downtown Marshall at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The lighted parade features antique and classic cars, marching bands, drill teams, lighted floats, mounted horses and, of course, Santa Claus. Trophies will be awarded for the following categories: best band presentation, best equine/horse, best lighted entry, best lighted truck, best lighted car, peppiest entry, best lighted agricultural, and most unique entry. Non-lighted entries will not be eligible for awards.

FBC Marshall seeks historical artifacts

First Baptist Church of Marshall needs old articles, pictures or other memorabilia to help in celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2020. Those with any information that you would like to share, please contact the church at or 903-938-6681.

Hospice volunteers are now needed

HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas is looking for volunteers to serve the Marshall community. Hospice volunteers visit patients, help out in the Marshall office and help with special events in the community.

To become a volunteer, contact Rex Fennell, director of volunteer services for HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas, at or 903-295-1680.

Lions have donation dropass 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.

Home Health seeks more 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, Crafts 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 news volunteers

The Marshall Food Pantry is seeking volunteers to help run the facility. Duties include greeting clients, assisting them as they choose groceries, restocking 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. 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. Call 903-923-8154.

Teen mom support group meetings

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 child care is provided. Contact for 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. Post #878 is located at 2711 West Houstont. For information call 903-935-2655.

For the George Thompson Post, call commander Marvin Bonner at 903-407-9184.

Retired Teachers Association to meet

The Retired Teachers Association, Harrison County meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at 501 Indian Springs in Marshall.

Marshall Beekeepers meet second Thursday of the month

The Marshall Beekeepers meeting is every second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 501 Indian Springs Road.

Cass County Genealogical Society to meet

The Cass County Genealogical Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

The meeting will start at 6:30 pm and we hope that as many of you as possible will join us for this interesting and informative monthly meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Queen City at the corner of Marietta and Fourth Streets.

The is always a light meal and beverages served and the public is invited.

For more information call 903-796-3081.