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63rd Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Texarkana has a mission to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. The 83 members of the Kiwanis Club once again invite all residents of the Ark-La-Tex to join them on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Truman Arnold Center on Texarkana College’s campus for the 63rd Annual Pancake Day fundraiser event! Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the event. Without a doubt, Pancake Day is the best breakfast deal in town: it is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice, and milk!

Best Who Ever Lived... or Something Close

“You’re going to be the best homeschool mom who ever lived,” I whispered to myself in my mirror as I prepared for the first day of school at home with my 9-year-old, 3-year-old, and 1-year-old. I had sharpened all the pencils, organized all the supplies, and prepped all the curriculum. I had bought learning tools and had an adorable art station set up. All books were lined perfectly on the shelf, ready to be scoured by inquisitive little minds. I had the entire day planned for our first day.

Twisted & Uncorked

photos by Jayce Keil

Twisted & Uncorked VIP Party and Buffet Dinner was held on Friday, April 30. This event was hosted at the home of Cathy and Mark Van Herpen in celebration of Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival, a celebration of art, food, music and wine. Sponsors and guest enjoyed dinner from Twisted Fork Executive Chef Staley James and Pastry Chef Bri James. Twisted & Uncorked benefited the Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area.


21st Annual Walk for Life

1st Choice Pregnancy Center held their 21st Annual Walk for Life on Saturday, May 1st at Spring Lake Park. All funds raised from this event go directly to serve clients in our community. 1st Choice Pregnancy Center offers pregnancy testing, peer options counseling, limited OB ultrasounds, education programs where clients can earn items like clothing, diapers, even crips and car seats, mentoring for dads and more. They will soon be expanding services by adding a mobile unit which will allow them to take services to clients in the more rural parts of their service area.

CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run

The 7th CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run was help on Saturday, April 24 at Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana, Arkansas. The race began with each participant releasing a bag of color into the air creating a beautiful burst of color. Stations were located throughout the race route and showered with brightly colored powder, turning the race into a color explosion.

Finding Their Way to You

Adoption. Some people will hear this word and immediately correlate it to infertility-a last resort for those who have struggled for years to conceive. Often the two go hand-in-hand, and the vast majority of birth mothers prefer to place their babies with families who have no children, or at the very most, one child. A lot of adoption agencies throughout the country will even specify that they will not accept a potential adoptive family who already has several kids.

Walking for Williams

The 2nd Annual Walking for Williams was held on Sunday, April 25 at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church and benefited the Williams School. This family focused event took place outdoors on the church grounds with fun for all.

From the Country to the Courtroom

photo by Brian Jones
When COVID-19 shut down America in 2020, the Honorable John Tidwell, Texas 202nd District Court Judge, adapted and continued to administer justice in his court. First elected in 2016, he knew the need to press forward. … “The way we are set up in Bowie County for the District level, I have half of all the criminal, civil and family law cases,” explained Judge Tidwell. In 2020, he received 800 cases. Despite the pandemic, he continued to work. The Bowie County District Judges tried more cases March through November 2020 than any county in the State of Texas.

Transfer of Power

photo by Matt Cornelius
Family is the foundation each identity is built upon. Beginning at birth and unwavering through age, it is a bond that supports personal growth and aspirations, while helping navigate the future. For the McCulloch family, their kindred tale first took root in Texarkana’s past, and today its legacy is shown in their thriving company, Wholesale Electric Supply. … Buddy McCulloch is the President of Wholesale Electric Supply Company, Inc. (WES), which was founded by his father, Amos McCulloch, in 1947. Buddy’s son, Chris, joined the family operation in the early 2000s.

Lest We Forget

photo by Matt Cornelius
At the intersection of politics and culture, where our finances and reality connect, we find the shifting landscape of the past two years. Our circumstances and prospects for the future continue to be as unpredictable as the stock market and as unreliable as the recent, randomly forced mandates. Many Americans desire a return to their pre-2019 lives which were untainted by the coronavirus. Today is the tomorrow we feared yesterday, but hoped would never come.

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