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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.

Welcoming A Baby During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Rachael Potter shares her story of having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic. … On February 26th, 2020, my husband and I went to dinner at Zapata’s with several friends after an Ash Wednesday service. One of those friends, who works in the medical industry, told me to stock up on food and diapers because the country was headed towards a shutdown from the new COVID-19 virus we kept hearing about on the news. I thought, “No way!

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.

Charkeitha Washington

National Black Business Month SpotlightCharkeitha Washington … The Cookie Lady … Give us a brief description of your business and your company’s mission. … To be fully honest, my business is a reflection of who I am as a loving, God fearing woman. Baking has always been my pastime, and to share it with the world is my goal. The mission of my company is simply to put some love and sweetness back into the community and encourage our youth to be young entrepreneurs.

Inaugural Texarkana Save Jane Event

The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA Raise Awareness For Child Abuse with Inaugural Save Jane Event … Area To Read Names Representing Over 1,200 Children Abused Last Year … Virtual Event/Facebook Live • August 13, 2020 • 10:00 a.m. … Local volunteers and community members will join the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA for Children in taking a stand against child abuse through a live video on their Facebook pages with the first-ever Save Jane event. … I am Jane Doe.

Sharmonique Johnson

National Black Business Month SpotlightSharmonique Johnson … Eden's Professional Cleaning … Give a brief description of your business. … Building and reconstruction projects are dirty work. When the construction is done, well... there’s a lot of dust and dirt and mess.

Prodigy Yoga Ribbon Cutting

The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce with studio owner Jessica McCarty marked the official grand opening of Prodigy Yoga Studio and Boutique on July 31 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its 3423 New Boston Road location. Prodigy may not be the only yoga studio in Texarkana, but it endeavors to be a different kind of yoga studio for a different kind of yoga practice. McCarty is a 200-hour Registered YogaFaith Trainer with the Christian Yoga Association. She teaches Christ-centered yoga, which promotes, physical, mental and spiritual health, rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ.

Wedding Plan D

Everyone will tell you that wedding planning is stressful, but wedding planning during a global pandemic takes stress to a whole new level. … When Jackson and I got engaged in October, we were excited to plan our dream wedding in Texarkana. We were both living in Stillwater, Oklahoma, since he was working at Oklahoma State University. I speak and consult nationally, so my work is remote and requires much travel. Life was good; we were engaged and looking forward to getting married in six months! … As both of us are from Texarkana, and because I grew up going to St.

Battle of the Border

Texarkana, AR vs Texarkana, TX … Battle of the Border … Friendly Census Challenge … TEXARKANA, USA • July 30, 2020 … On Tuesday, July 28, Texarkana Mayor, Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor, Allen Brown met at the state line in front of the Federal courthouse to announce a friendly challenge to see which part of the twin city will get the higher percentage of participation in the 2020 Census over the next month. … Both Mayors will have a team that consists of members from the joint census committee.

Teeing Up a Different Type of Sports Story

Bailey Gravitt shares his sports perspective with Texarkana Monthly. … While many seemed up in arms over Major League Baseball getting postponed earlier this year, there was an even more heart wrenching, more devastating tragedy occurring right under our nose. Everyone but my friend Kam and I seemed to overlook: the Justin Bieber Changes Tour was canceled! For the first time since “The Biebs” blasted onto the scene in 2010, I was finally getting my chance to see my favorite artist in person.

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