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Amanda Horton shares her Alzheimer's caregiving story. … Even though she is still with us, I have filled buckets of tears over the past eight years grieving the gradual loss of my mother. From the initial thoughts of “Mom seems pretty forgetful lately” to the gut-wrenching realization of dealing with full-blown dementia and Alzheimer’s, I would not wish the peaks and valleys of this experience on anyone. … But I have finally stopped feeling sorry for myself. … I am a firm believer that your mindset influences every aspect of your life.

Texarkana, Texas Republican Women Reception

The Texarkana, Texas Republican Women hosted a reception for Texas Republican Party Chairman Lt. Col. Allen West on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. Senator Bryan Hughes, Representative Gary Van Deaver and Representative Nominee Pat Fallon were also in attendance.

The Texarkana, Texas Republican Women are members of the local community who believe in the Republican Party and its principles. The members meet on the third Tuesday of selected months and membership dues are $30 annually.


Donnie Kelley

National Black Business Month Spotlight … Donnie Kelley … Elite Sports Training … Give a brief description of your business. … Elite Sports Training Program was designed to get the best out of the student-athlete to maximize their full athletic ability. … What is your company’s mission? … Elite’s mission is to give every kid an opportunity to get extra work and life lessons, and to give them premium training, at a price their parents don’t have to struggle to pay. … Why did you go into business for yourself?


Margaret Chisolm

National Black Business Month SpotlightMargaret Chisolm … Eye Envy Lash Bar … How did you get into the industry? … It all started while playing with my dolls’ hair as a little girl. Then, at 13, I did my friend’s hair. To my surprise, she gave me $20 for my service. It was then I knew I was at the first pivotal point in my newly found career. To actually have the ability to change an individual’s appearance and mental being simultaneously is incredibly awesome. Needless to say, I found my niche. As a result, I’m in my own creative space… Eye Envy!

Trinity Christian Annual Sports Banquet

Trinity Christian School held its Annual Sports Banquet on Tuesday, August 3, 2020 in the Trinity Christian Edgar Wallace Gymnasium. TCS athletes were honored for 2019/2020 accomplishments and enjoyed a “look” forward to the 2020/2021 athletic seasons.


CASA & TCAC Save Jane Event

More than 1,200 children received services through The Children’s Advocacy Center of Texarkana in 2019. The inaugural Texarkana Save Jane virtual event, held August 13, endeavored to take those unspeakable acts against the innocent children of our city, and give voice to them, one name at a time. … The Save Jane child abuse awareness event was launched by Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center in 2019 with the goal of spreading awareness about the magnitude of child abuse, and about the organizations working in the field.

Derrick McGary

National Black Business Month SpotlightDerrick McGary … Derrick McGary State Farm Insurance … Give a brief description of your business. … Derrick McGary State Farm provides insurance and financial services to help customers protect and grow their assets. We offer several insurance products such as auto, home, life, short- and long-term disability, and many more. Altogether, we offer over 100 products and services. … What is your company’s mission? … The State Farm mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

Hope Remains

Gail and Dr. Ed Eichler's story of founding Clay's Golf and Guitars. … Hope is a word that carries heavy emotions and expectations. For Gail and Dr. Ed Eichler, hope is a feeling of trust that comes from their steadfast faith in God. This is evidenced by the scripture from Philippians 4:13 which is displayed front and center on a table in their living room.

I Need A REAL Hug!

Joanie Thompson shares her perspective on being homebound. … As a lady in the beginning of her eighth decade, I have lived through some interesting times. The year 2020 has certainly been one of them. During my eighty plus years, I have been a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I am “Grammy” to four grands and five great-grands, plus several great stepchildren and their wonderful families. I have also been a scout leader, room mother, church lay reader, Salvation Army auxiliary member, church circle leader, hospital auxiliary president, etc.

Monica Kelley

National Black Business Month SpotlightMonica Kelley … Snazzy Chics Boutique … Coldwell Banker Elite … Why did you go into business for yourself? … My daddy started his business when he left home at 12 years old. He was self-employed until he passed two years ago. I am a daddy’s girl. I have always wanted to be a full-time entrepreneur like my daddy. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but timing is everything.

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