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On the Scene, Ready to Serve

A child or adult in cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, with a fractured hip, brain bleed, motor vehicle accident, stroke, seizure or needing lift assist are just a few of the things an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professional may encounter in their day.

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Spring Home Refresh

There is just something about the weather warming up and flowers blooming in spring that makes everything feel fresh and new! We often hear the phrase “spring cleaning.” It is a time when many people reorganize, clean and get rid of things around their homes. It is also a great time to give your home décor a refresh! You can take things you already have and move them into new places, add a few new pieces and you have a whole new mood to your space!


Save Jane

The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA Raise Awareness For Child Abuse with Save Jane Event … Area To Read Names Representing Over 1,100 Children Abused Last Year … Virtual Event/Facebook Live … On April 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., local volunteers and community members will join the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA for Children Texarkana in taking a stand against child abuse through a live video on their Facebook pages with the Save Jane event. … I am Jane Doe.

Margaret Fischer Davis Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Margaret Fischer Davis Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on March 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The staff, local community leaders and the community joined to celebrate the opening of the new elementary that opened in November 2020. The building was made possible by a nearly $20 million bond election approved by voters in 2018 and named in honor of Margaret Fischer Davis, who served as superintendent of the for 20 years.


A Calm Voice in the Dark

PHOTO BY Matt Cornelius
The day starts as I walk into the dimly lit communication center for the beginning of a 12-hour shift full of unknowns. We work in teams as system status controllers. The call takers on-shift are already on the phones assisting callers who need our help with medical emergencies, while the dispatchers are on the radios talking to the ambulance crews.

Gayble Moss Memorial Tennis Tournament

The 10th Annual Gayble Moss Memorial Tennis Tournament was held Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 at Texas High School indoor courts. The annual tennis tournament was rescheduled from its previous October date. French Open Champion, Luke Jenson was on site to take part in the event celebrating Gayble Moss. All proceeds benefited the Gayble Moss Scholarship Fund at St. James Day School. Luke Jenson who is the 1993 French Open doubles title winner and current ESPN commentator will be back October 15 and 16, 2021 for the 11th Annual Gayble Moss Tennis Tournament.

Stop, Drop and Roll

PHOTO BY Matt Cornelius
The alarm goes off at 5:00 A.M.. every third day. We work 24 hours on and 48 hours off at Texarkana Texas Fire Department; it’s a nice schedule, if you can get used to it. I get ready in the dark, trying not to disturb the wife and three sleeping boys. … My 20 minute drive to work is filled with prayer. It’s quiet out, as the rest of the world is just waking up, so I spend my time praying for my family, friends, church family, the firemen coming on duty and those working off and for the coming day.

Ark-La-Tex 100 Club Pull For Heroes

The mission of the Ark-La-Tex 100 Club is to raise funds for the dependents of our first responders lost in the line of duty. Remaining funds are used to purchase any unbudgeted but necessary life-saving equipment and additional training. …

Protect and Serve

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.—People have worked, had a lunch break, worked some more, and are now headed home to have dinner with their families. I, on the other hand, am just waking up, heading out to serve my city. Well, I would just be waking up if I was doing what is recommended for a night shift officer, but when you have an amazing family, like my beautiful wife Canah and my boy, Roman, you just don’t have time to be sleeping in that late!

Page Thirty-Six

PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick
Seven Things To Do During March! … Look at us! We have made it to March 2021! As we enter this glorious month, the official birth month of springtime, I am reminded of all that has to happen during the fall in order to circle us back to this time of new beginnings. The leaves must change colors and then wither to the ground in order for new ones to bloom and flourish and become the new and beautiful sights that decorate the season.

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