Cleanup targets Shawnee river

Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful and the East Texas Jeep Club will hold a cleanup on Saturday, Nov. 23, of the Shawnee River Bottom.

The cleanup titled #Trashtag will take place between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed, and will meet at the Woden Road Quick Stop, 2500 Woden Road, at 9 a.m. Closed toed shoes are required and rain boots are advised. Volunteers should wear old clothes, long sleeves and long pants. Equipment, lunch and supplies will be provided.

For information, contact Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful at 936-560-5624 or email

Magnolia Court dinner honor veterans

Magnolia Court Assisted Living will be honoring all local veterans this Thursday, Nov. 21, with a Thanksgiving dinner for them and their families.

Served at 5 p.m., the event will include a gift for the guests of honor from Harbor Hospice. Reservations are requested by calling 936-569-6227.

Celebration of Life set this Thursday

The Hospice of East Texas is hosting a Holiday Celebration of Life and Candle Lighting this Thursday, Nov. 21, to honor the memory of friends or loved ones.

The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Hospice of East Texas Shop, 1012 North St.

As the holiday season can be difficult for those dealing with loss and grief, anyone from the community is invited to honor the memory of a friend or family member. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

For more information visit our website at

‘Kaleidoscope’ tonight at SFA

The SFA Band Department will present a concert titled “Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Turner Auditorium on campus.

Featured will be the SFA Trombone Octet directed by Dr. Deb Scott, Symphonic Band directed by Chris Kaatz, the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, Wind Symphony directed by Dr. Tamey Anglley and Wind Ensemble.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at 936-468-6407 or visit

Jo’s Diner serving this Wednesday

A local nonprofit known as HOPE, or Helping Other People Eat, holds its next soup kitchen accommodating up to 50 people on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Funded through donation and a grant from the Moody Foundation, Jo’s Diner is manned by volunteers.

Operating on a first come, first served basis, Jo’s Diner will also be open Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 18 and 31 this year. In 2020, dates are Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 19, 26; Mar. 4, 18, 25; Apr. 1, 15, 29; and May 6, 20 and 27.

Volunteers are needed to for various shifts on soup kitchen days, doing tasks such as prepping, cooking, setting up, greeting, serving and cleaning up. For information, email or call 936-559-1801.

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