Nina Bell

Written by Kay Hubbard.

Her Story Could Become a Hollywood Movie!

The story of longtime Carthage resident Nina Bell’s coming to America from post-War World II Italy involves a love story that could easily be found in a romantic war movie from that era. Stories about soldiers bringing home brides from war-torn countries have piqued the imaginations and torn at the heartstrings of many a movie fan for generations.

CHS Girls' Basketball Reunion Honors Coach Walker

Written by Nancy Williams Langford.

On Her 80th Birthday

Mentor, friend, disciplinarian, advisor, coach—all words used to describe the roles Miss Sandra Walker fulfilled in the lives of her former players and managers. A recent reunion of Carthage High School teammates became an opportunity for several women to honor and roast their former coach in girls’ basketball and celebrate her 80th birthday.

Raymond Ingram

Written by Shelbye Almeida.

A Product of His Raising

An age-old question asks, “What makes a man a man?” Some people compare themselves to others to determine their manly worth, while others say the more “things” a man acquires, the more he is worth. Is it a combination of qualities like masculinity, power, hard work, strength, reliability, or sensitivity? If not, then many people might just agree with me that a man is a person who is a product of his raising.

Panola College's M.P. Baker Library

Written by Teresa Beasley.

A Storehouse of Knowledge

A recent post on Facebook showed a photo of a cabinet of library cards with this wording: “Don’t complain about your research project. This was my Google.” Technology has impacted all facets of our lives, including libraries, which are now referred to as Learning Resource Centers. The M.P. Baker Library at Panola College stays ahead of the curve through the efforts of Library Director Cristie Ferguson and academic librarian Sherri Baker.

Celebrating the Return of Loblolly

Written by Kay Hubbard.

Magazine After 15 Years

The Loblolly magazine, a great source of pride for the Gary community for about 30 years, began about 45 years ago under the direction of longtime Gary High School teacher Lincoln King. The publication was a project of GHS students to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the people of East Texas.

Kay Thompson

Written by Kay Hubbard.

 

'Everyone's Best Friend'

When looking at the constant posts and pictures submitted by friends, classmates, and family of Kay Hull Thompson on Facebook, and the enormous number of those posts describing her as “my best friend,” it is easy to be absolutely convinced that she is just about everyone’s best friend! And she insists, “I dearly love every single one of them, too!”

Bryan Tarjick

Written by Kay Hubbard.

The Story of a Remarkable Overcomer

Panola Early College High School principal Bryan Tarjick is a perfect living example of two things: the old adage, “Never say never!” and the amazing ability of the human body and the human spirit to be an overcomer.

Baker Koonce Life Lab Program

Written by Kay Hubbard.

A Collaborative Masterpiece Where Learning Grows

CISD Education Foundation Grants: 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!'

Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series about some CISD Education Foundation grants from which local students, teachers, and campuses receive such great benefit. It is amazing to see what can be done with these resources donated by generous people in our community when placed in the hands of teachers who think and dream big!

Carthage Eighth Graders' SFA Visit

Written by Kay Hubbard.

Casting a Vision for College and Beyond

CISD Education Foundation Grants: 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series about some CISD Education Foundation grants from which local students, teachers, and campuses receive such great benefit. It is amazing to see what can be done with these resources donated by generous people in our community when placed in the hands of teachers who think and dream big!