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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber News

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In this Issue:

  • It’s time to renew your Chamber Membership.
  • Congratulations to Brenda Barnwell
  • NTCC’S Whatley Center plans to re-open in the spring!!
  • EMT Program enrolling at NTCC
  • Advertising opportunities at Barefoot Bay Marina
  • Give Up and Gear Up! Carter Blood Center Mobile
  • Free GED Classes in English & Spanish
  • E-Newsletter Exclusive Deal 
  • You will be missed

It’s time to renew your 2021 Chamber Membership. Our Board of Directors has a few new things up their sleeves for 2021, and we don’t want you to miss out on them. We are here to help your business succeed and grow. You can pay your membership dues online, or you can call our office with a credit card if you’d like. 

37 and counting

 Chamber Members have said YES to 2021. Don’t be left out. 

Long time Chamber member Brenda Barnwell of Properties Unlimited started 2021 off right with retirement. Brenda has been a Realtor in Pittsburg for 42 years. Brenda is a self-made businesswoman who established and grew her own realty business over those 42 years. Brenda is also a certified appraiser with the National Association of Master Appraisers.

Brenda spent many active years with The Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) in Austin, attending conventions and serving on various state committees. She served on the TAR prestigious nominating committee for two terms and served as a TAR Director for several years. In 2000, she was elected TAR Region 5 Vice-President over sixteen boards in the Northeast Texas area. Locally, Brenda served two terms as President of the Titus, Camp, Morris, Upshur Board of Realtors, and received Realtor of the Year two times.

Brenda said, “Thousands of transactions, serving old friends and making many new friends over the forty-two years of being licensed has brought more joy than words can express. I will forever miss the business, but it is time to retire. I am so grateful to all who put their confidence in me and have been a part of making my life a great business adventure.”

Good luck on your next adventure Ms. Barnwell and thank you for serving Pittsburg and its residents well.

NTCC is pleased to announce a tentative Spring 2021 lineup at the Whatley Center.

Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) has announced that the campus’s performing arts center plans to reopen in the spring of 2021.

While things will be different, with smaller audiences and enhanced safety protocols, their spring schedule will spotlight artists within a two-hour radius of campus, and you will be amazed at the level of talent! See the spring 2021 lineup below. 

SPRING 2021 Whatley Schedule

Jan. 25-Feb. 26

Art Exhibit: Mileah Hall (oil paintings) Reception Feb. 10 at 12:30 pm

Jan. 29, 7:30 pm

Dr. Ron Clinton, piano

Feb. 21, 2:30 pm

Adler & Hearne, singer-songwriters

Mar. 6-25

Art Exhibit: Mt. Pleasant Art Society

Closed for Spring Break March 15-19

Mar. 21, 2:30 pm

“Springtime Chamber Music” with the Orchard Ensemble

Apr. 8 – May 4

Art Exhibit: NTCC Student Art Show Reception Apr. 21 at 12:30 pm.

Apr. 10, 7:30 pm

Flashback – At The Hop – 1950-60’s show

Apr. 18, 2:30 pm

Debbie Porter, mountain dulcimer and ukulele

Apr. 24, 7:30 pm

East Texas Men in Harmony, a barbershop chorus

For more information, contact Carolyn Franks at 903-434-8182 or (All events are subject to change in response to evolving pandemic conditions.)

Northeast Texas Community College is accepting applications for Day and Evening EMT Basic classes. Go to to fill out the online application. They hold the classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a clinical component added.

  • Day Class 8:30am – 12:00pm (DSHS# 616737)
  • Night Class 6:00pm – 9:30 pm (DSHS #616738)

Both classes have some online assignments and lectures. If you have any questions, contact Gary Short at 903-434-8320 or email

E-Newsletter Exclusive Deal 

Would you like to win a $25 gift card to Bath & Body Works? The Pittsburg Camp County Chamber will be giving this gift card to one of our lucky E-Newsletter readers. Just click on the email link below and send us your name, phone number. The drawing will be Monday, January 11. No purchase necessary. Just click and win!

Sadly, among so many loved ones that we lost to COVID-19 in 2020, Pittsburg lost these two wonderful women,  Mrs. Linda Ruth O’Quinn (on the left) and Mrs. Madeline Warrick (on the right). Mrs. O’Quinn was known for her vibrant personality and many talents, including decorating and planning the perfect event. She served as President of the 20th Century Club and was named Pittsburg/Camp County Woman of the Year last year. Mrs. Warrick was the co-founder and co-owner of our very own world-famous Pittsburg Hotlinks & Packing Plant. Each contributed so much to our community in their own unique and beautiful ways. Ladies, you will be missed. 

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end;

It merely means we will miss you until we meet again.