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The Sons of the American Legion are sponsoring a fundraising concert with Zach Mason and the Jars on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 353, 1520 SE Loop in Carthage.

There is no cover charge to enter, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds go to local veterans and their families.

For more information, call 903-241-6969.

The Carthage Book Club Christmas Home Tour

The Carthage Book Club Christmas Home Tour "A Carthage Christmas Tradition" will be Sunday, December 8 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

The homes on the tour this year are pictured.

The Carthage Book Club Christmas Home Tour

The Carthage Book Club Christmas Home Tour "A Carthage Christmas Tradition" will be Sunday, December 8 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

The homes on the tour this year are pictured.

The Carthage Music Club December Meeting will feature Sacred Music - A Festival of handbells at Central Baptist Church Sanctuary on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments following. The public is invited.

There will be a Christmas Festival this Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in downtown Joaquin, Texas We will have games, jump houses for kids, craft and food vendors all day as well as a car show and motorcycle show running most of the day. Live music on stage from 10:00 including Trey Wilson in concert and Sherry Lee (Morris) with family and friends and Mark Lawrence.

There will be a cake walk benefiting Community Christian Services and a giant raffle and auction benefiting Joaquin Christian Services. A Treasure Hunt with a finder's prize will also be part of the fun. Clues will be given every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will also be a Gingerbread Decorating contest for children and an adult category also. Parade is at 3:00 p.m. and is free to enter. Come on down for a fun day.



Back by popular demand, Carthage Main Street will once again host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Along with breakfast, each child will have an opportunity to visit with and have a picture made with Santa. They will also have a chance to work on a holiday craft project. Parents are welcome to bring their own cameras.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce located at 300 W. Panola beginning on Monday, November 11th at 9:00 a.m. Due to the large number of children involved, parents will also need to purchase a ticket and be seated at the table with their child/children. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door the day of the event.

Come enjoy the excitement of Christmas with your child on December 14th.

Panola College sponsors Angel Tree

Panola College students who have children under the age of 12 are eligible to participate in a new Angel Tree program this Christmas season.

"We understand that paying for college often creates a financial burden on students, and we don't want their children to miss out on having Christmas gifts," said Kelly Reed-Hirsch, Dean of Health Sciences.

The project's goal is to provide "something they want, something they need, and something to read" for children under age 12.

To participate, Panola College students should fill out an application form at

The form asks for the child's first name, gender, clothing and shoe sizes, and a toy wish or other needs such as diapers or formula.

College students who don't have children may use the form to request items from the "Comfort Closet," which provides food, toiletries, basic needs items, towels, blankets, etc.

The form will be available through November 17. Faculty, staff, students and community members may select angels from November 18 through December 9. Angel Trees will be available in the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center in Carthage, and in the Marshall Mall and Shelby Regional Training Center locations.

Tax-deductible online donations to the project may be made at When making an online donation, indicate in the notes line that the donation is in support of the Angel Tree Project.

For more information, contact Reed-Hirsch at 903-694-4022 or Whitney McBee at 903-693-2000.

"If you are a Panola College student - whether you're full-time, part-time, or online - at any of our campuses, you are eligible to submit an application to be considered," said Reed-Hirsch.

PHOTO CAPTION: The Panola College Angel Tree project will help make Christmas a little brighter for eligible students' children.

Panola College Workforce & Continuing Education

Panola College Workforce & Continuing Education

For more information, call 903-693-2067

Flexible schedules on Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the Carthage Campus/Smith Building
January 4, 2020 (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: CPR Coordinator 903-693-1194

Truck Driving (CDL)
Flexible Schedules/Classes begin every two weeks at the Marshall Driving Campus
Phone: Tammy Hicks 903-578-0525

Starting every two weeks at the Carthage Campus
Phone: 903-693-2067

Real Estate Licensing Program
Flexible Schedules on the Internet
Phone: 903-693-2067

Phlebotomy 1
Session I - January 27 - April 10, 2020; M/T/W; 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Session II - April 13 - July 10, 2020; M/T/W; 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Phone: 903-693-2067

Pharmacy Tech
February 10 - April 20, 2020; Monday; 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Phone: 903-693-2067

EKG Technician
March 23 - May 11, 2020; Monday/Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Carthage Campus
Phone: 903-693-2067

Dental Assisting
February 7 - April 24, 2020; Friday/Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Carthage Campus
Phone: 903-693-2067

Med Aide Update
Classes coming soon!
Phone: 903-693-2067

Kickboxing Class is October 22 - December 12, 2019; T/R; 6:00 - 7:00 PM ~ $75
Yoga Class is October 28 - December 11, 2019; M/W; 5:30 - 6:30 PM ~ $75