The coronavirus pandemic has caused a disruption to food and agriculture supply chains. Many are worried about the availability of food at the grocery stores. It seems that some food items have been over purchased or that the supply has been limited.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused a disruption to food and agriculture supply chains. Many are worried about the availability of food at the grocery stores. It seems that some food items have been over purchased or that the supply has been limited.

“Wouldn’t it be nice if all ‘we’ had to fight about is the ‘mostest?’” my mom said on Friday. In my family we constantly have an ‘argument’ if I love my mom and grandma the most, or if they love me the ‘mostest.’ It would be nice if that’s all we had to fight about, but this week especially …

to the city of Marshall and Marshall ISD for partnering together for the new animal shelter. It’s great to see the new location secured and steps being taken for the completion of the new animal shelter after so many years. It is also great to see the partnership between the city and MISD, w…

What do you believe you are on earth to do? Are you here to make as much money as possible? Are you here to have and care for a family? Are you here to become famous? Nothing wrong with those things, but do we think that is God’s ultimate expectations for us? If not, What does God expect of us?

A year ago, this writer had the opportunity to visit the grave of Horatio Spafford. Spafford penned the words to the famous hymn “It Is Well with My Soul”. He is buried in Jerusalem in Mount Zion Cemetery. It is a private cemetery that tourist rarely get to see, and it was a blessing to have…

The yards had been mostly vacant on the street around the corner from our house, save for the tricycles, small bikes, and other toddler transportation.

Summer is here and the heat and the sweat is being taken over by clouds and rain showers. I know I will be wishing for this when July rolls around, but right now, I’m kind of tired of it and ready for sunshine. I guess some of us can’t be satisfied. Yards and gardens look amazing. My dad has…

We are not the first people facing crises. In the Old Testament the Prophet Isaiah confronted a people who were coming to the end of a long national crisis in the 40th chapter of his prophecy. There is a call for the Prophet Isaiah to speak to his people who have been in a great crisis. “Pro…

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 allowed restaurants to increase occupancy to 50 percent and relaxed his earlier executive orders that limited certain other public activities over the last two months to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Are you looking for more Texas A& M AgriLife Extension Service virtual classes? Want to get out of a cooking rut? The good news is that there is help! Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agents from Smith, Gregg and Houston Counties are teaming up to present “On the Road to Healthy Living M…

As I was sitting working on putting the newspaper to bed on Thursday night I received a text message from back home. ‘Wyndi, Ms. Sybil passed away tonight,” my mom said.

Many folks enjoy bird watching. One of my daughters put out a hummingbird feeder for a school project, and what joy she had to see them hover in to drink. It was pretty cute to watch her sit at the window watching those little birds fly around. Her enthusiasm about the venture was contagious…

Rush Limbaugh single handedly revived AM radio. In 1988, his syndicated talk show brought people back to a place they had left for the FM dial.

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, May 25. Memorial Day is the last Monday in May- a day we honor men and women who died while serving in the US Military.

This question is often raised in a frustrated tone to one of our six children. What are you thinking? It is a rhetorical question because there has been little thinking going on, which has led to the problem.

All believers in Jesus Christ have an assignment – a job to do. We are to tell others about the saving grace of our Lord. We have been commissioned to tell others about Jesus. [Matthew 28:16-20]

to all those who helped with the drive-thru food distribution this week, thank you. Between Mission Marshall, the East Texas Food Bank, the Ministerial Alliance, the Marshall Rotary Club and the Marshall Police Department, 700 families were able to have some food in a much needed time.

As businesses and churches start to open up in the East Texas area, things are not going to go back to “normal” any time soon. In fact, in my opinion, there will be a new normal. Since people are out and about more, running in to friends and acquaintances, the handshake and the hug may not h…

Malachi is the final book in the Old Testament scriptures. Some 400 “silent years” separate Malachi from Matthew, the first book of the New Testament. This is a very long time without a voice for God; no prophet spoke to Israel during these years. The heavens seemed as brass, silent without …

We all have been challenged with social distancing during the COVID-19. As our elders stay inside their homes, their apartments and their residential communities, we search for ways to connect with them as well as to make their lives and their care better. SuzanneAssaff Blankenship, author o…

This week I had the honor of telling a fellow newspaper publisher Jake Mienk, with the Palestine Herald-Press congratulations for his editor Jeff Gerritt winning a Pulitzer Prize.

to Don Juan’s for donating meals, teaming up with churches, to feed people in need during the pandemic. Thank you for hosting a drive-thru meal service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and giving away 500 meals to those that were hungry and in need. You generosity and kindness is appreciated.

A pandemic policy that has swung between public health and the economy has a third leg now, with complainers inside and outside of public office arguing that government shutdown orders designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus violate civil liberties and might even be unconstitutional.

I looked through my old Bibles, worn and marked with much use from studying, teaching and preaching. I pulled three or four from the shelf and looked through them. I couldn’t find my first Bible, given to me in 1959 by my mother and father who were not even Christians, for Sunday School as a…

Did you know that 80 percent of strokes are preventable? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of long-term disability affecting about 795,000 individuals each year. In observance of Nati…

There are many misconceptions out there about our food supply. Recently several large processing plants have been closed due to the COVID-19 situation. Adding insult to injury, processing plants have had to adjust their schedules for cleaning, sanitation and insuring social distancing. All t…

When you’re stuck in your house for weeks on end, there’s an undeniable temptation to eat more. It creeps up on you at first, but soon, the cravings hit you like a high school girlfriend who caught you looking at a cheerleader.

I don’t know about you, but I’m enjoying these beautiful days of sunshine. It seems to me that people’s yards are looking more beautiful than ever. Maybe it’s the sunshine or maybe it’s the fact that a lot of us have extra time on our hands. I know, for me, I’ve had the time to pay attention…

Leaders at all levels face tough decisions about what to open, when and with what restrictions. To make them responsibly, they must wade through countless variables.

Don’t forget to get those Market Animal Tags ordered for the upcoming Validations in June if we get past this pandemic.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,” Fred Rogers said.

to Harrison County Judge Chad Sims for going above and beyond to keep his constituents informed about the virus, getting number in a timely fashion, making wise choices with closures and for sharing information with media sources.

I have always been a rather dramatic romantic. I love to look at life from a spiritual, eternal perspective. Even as a young boy, I would “wool-gather” – daydream about traveling to far away places. Thoughts of heaven occupied a great deal of my thinking even then. It gives me great joy to k…

How is it that we’ve managed to cram virtually every necessity we need into one single cell phone, but I still have seven TV remotes on the table next to my chair?