JJHS Cheer Squad Returns with Honors

The JJHS cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheer Association cheer camp June 6-9 at Texas A&M University and they shined! They received 1st place in both the dance and cheer categories for the junior high teams that attended camp. Taylor Grimes, who is the JJHS mascot, received the outstanding mascot award for her division. (Please contact us today for… Read More JJHS Cheer Squad Returns with Honors

Tire theft caught on camera

By Carla Bass City Editor A May 22, 2017 surveillance video recording taken at 10:39 p.m. has been released by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office with information pertinent to a tire theft which occurred at the Excel Dealership at Hwy 59 and FM 2208 during the nighttime hours of that date. Stolen were a total of 11 new tires; 4 Bridgestone HL ALENZA DUELER P285 45 R 22, 4… Read More Tire theft caught on camera

One month left to apply for SBA Disaster Loans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center- West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in 12 Louisiana parishes and eight neighboring Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas counties of the July 10, 2017, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic… Read More One month left to apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Financial Focus | June 15, 2017

Diversify with bonds (even if rates are low)   If you’ve needed a mortgage or another type of loan over the past several years, you’ve probably appreciated the historically low interest rates we’ve experienced. But if you’ve wanted to own fixed-rate investments, such as bonds, you might have been less pleased at the low-rate environment. Now, interest rates may be moving… Read More Financial Focus | June 15, 2017

History Moment By William “Doc” Halliday

First Ice Cream Factory I scream…you scream…we all scream for Ice Cream! Doesn’t everyone love ice cream? Today the average American eats about 23 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption. When I was a child my father would take our family for a Sunday afternoon drive. The highlight of our drive was a stop at… Read More History Moment By William “Doc” Halliday