Masonic Lodge awards Community Builders Award, Lamar Medal

Frank Sexton Lodge No. 206 of Pittsburg honored Cheryl Woodard and Maudie Watson on March 11 with the Community Builders Award and Lamar Medal respectively.
Woodard was honored for her dedicated years of service to the schools of Camp County and to the general population of the county. She has worked in numerous programs throughout the years involving children in the schools back pack program where children receive food for the week ends and a coat program to keep them warm during the winter. 
She has also worked in many efforts in the community to improve the lives of all citizens and is a recognized leader in the community. The number of organizations she has helped and supported over the years are numerous.
The Community Builder Award is given to recognize outstanding non-masons who have distinguished service to their community, local, state, or national governments or to their church or synagogue. 


A Coyote’s cry from the past: Leesburg School

By Carolyn Anders | Special to The Gazette

NOTE: This article was written by my son, Chad Anders, several years ago when he was a freshman in high school. I know the story was published in The Pittsburg Gazette at that time, but I wanted to tweak and republish it one more time before all of the memories are gone.


High school reunion set

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1962 had planned a class reunion on Saturday, April 1, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Herschel’s Restaurant. For more information, call Sarah Horn at 812-994-1806.


Plant sale is April 1 in Mount Pleasant

The annual Northeast Texas Community College Spring Plant Sale will be hosted April 1 at the Mount Pleasant Super 1 Foods parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out). Various sizes and varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers will be available, plus numerous other vegetables, herbs, shrubs, vines and trees ready to plant in your garden or patio pots. The farm crew will be available to answer your gardening questions. For more information, contact Rene’ McCracken at 903-434-8267 or


Local Duplicate Bridge Club meets

The Pittsburg Duplicate Bridge Club met March 7.  
Winners included: 
• North/South-Sandy Lansing and Linda Harrison with 57.50 percent; Janie and Jerrell Wolaver with 51.67 percent; Cliff Smith and Helen Sullivan with 50.83 percent; and Denny Forest and Jaudon Wilhite with 50.83 percent. 
• East/West- Dorothy McCasland and Liz Guthrie with 63.33 percent; Charles and Heather Sanders with 58.33 percent; Linda Bolton and Linda Edmondson with 56.25 percent; and Jean Huskey and Jean Friedell with 46.67 percent. 
The club is offering free basic duplicate bridge lessons on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Building. 
Anyone interested in taking lessons or playing duplicate bridge, contact ACBL Director Linda Harrison at 903-855-9227.


FROM THE LIBRARY | March is Women’s History Month

By Lily Marshall | Pittsburg Public Library


Church members plan ‘Spiritual  Renewal Sunday’

By Susan Taft | Gazette Contributor


Mickey Crowell turns stroke into story of perseverance

By Cory Smith |


Free health fair is March 5

GILMER --  Health, Wellness, and Safety are the focus of the Upshur County Free Health Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 5. The fair, sponsored by the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gilmer Civic Center. 
Trinity Mother Frances will provide blood pressure checks, screenings and diabetic counseling. In addition, the Gilmer Lions Club will perform vision tests. More than 40 vendors are expected to attend promoting health, wellness and safety for all ages. Participants will address dental care for adults and children, orthodontist information, special needs assistance, a variety of elder care services, health/nutrition education and youth development, health insurance and personal safety. 


United Methodist Women sewing for veterans

By Pam Goforth | President, United Methodist Women

At the monthly meeting of the United Methodist Women, the group sewed mobility totes for walkers to be donated to the local nursing homes.  
The women are also organizing a blanket drive for the Children’s Hospital at ETMC Tyler and gathering donated suitcases, duffle bags, backpacks, and totes for Veterans at the V.A. Hospital in Bonham to be used when they are discharged from the hospital.  
It is our understanding that some leave with their personal items in a paper bag. 
The United Methodist Women of Pittsburg meet the second Tuesday of each month at “The Rock” and the public is welcome. 
To donate, contact the First United Methodist Church, 109 College St., or call 903- 856-2839.


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