The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Mission Program on Sunday 26th at 3 p.m. Rev. Larry Thorn, Pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Carthage will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served and everyone is invited.
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches will be open during a portion of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Cole Art Center will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 21 through 23. The gallery will be open during regular hours on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25.
The downtown gallery will continue its new Sunday afternoon schedule and will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. Exhibitions currently showing include “Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay” and “The Patriotic Art of World War I in France,” both of which are showing through Dec. 30.
There is definitely one key player in a Thanksgiving meal — turkey! Other common dishes include dressing (stuffing), cranberry sauce and green bean casserole. However, the most popular Thanksgiving dessert varies depending on the state in which you are feasting.
Google has put together statistics on the most-common dessert recipe searches broken down by state.
The federation comprises professionals from advertising, marketing and communications disciplines. Students from SFA’s School of Art, Department of Management and Marketing, and Department of Mass Communication competed during the conference.
SFA students Victor Henson, Houston junior, and Kourtney Williams, San Antonio senior, placed first. Joshua Robertson, Austin junior, placed second. Third-place finishers were seniors Amanda Campbell from Frisco and Jocelyn Paz from Houston, and junior Deon Egenti from Houston.
Dozens of students from 13 universities competed and were divided into 12 teams. Each team was allotted eight hours to create a campaign, which included creative aspects, research, marketing and media plans, and a presentation.
SFA’s Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band will present the program “Monuments” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Turner Auditorium.
The SFA Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will open the first half of the concert with Jack Stamp’s “Cenotaph,” which will be conducted by graduate student Brandon Beavers of Livingston.
The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands, will perform works by Clifton Williams, John Mackey and Michael Daugherty.
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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
For several SFA students and faculty and staff members, cooking matters.
During the past six weeks, Justin Pelham, food, nutrition and dietetics clinical instructor at SFA, and students in his community nutrition courses have educated university faculty and staff members on nutrition and cooking healthy food on a budget through the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program.
“As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals,” according to cookingmatters.org.
Dr. Heather Olson Beal, associate professor in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, was invited to present research at Yale University.
Olson Beal’s presentation, “A Case Study of Rural School Choice: A View from the Back Roads,” details school choice in rural areas with a focus on how teachers perceive school choice as an education reform policy option.
Dr. Mira Debs, executive director of Yale’s education studies program, invited Olson Beal to present after reading some of her scholarly articles and research.
“I know it might be silly because in many ways Yale is a university like many others. Yale students go to class, and Yale professors teach students just like we do here at SFA, but still, it felt special,” Olson Beal said. “There’s so much history there. It’s one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the U.S. and one of only a few institutions that was chartered before the American Revolution.”
Shelby County Attorney Toy Drive is going on. The Toy Drive needs donations of new, unwrapped toy for boys and girls ages 3 - 12. Gary Rholes explained that his staff works with the Shelby County Schools to obtain names of deserving children. The toys are then distributed by his office. For more information call 936-598-6100.
A special called meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Center Independent School District Administrative Office Building located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas 75935.
1.Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum as Required for Canvassing Election
Matthew Mettauer called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. and declared a quorum.
Present:Allison Johnson; Matthew Mettauer; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
Visitors:Scott Flowers, Matthew Gregory, Greg Hubbard and Katina Hubbard
2.Canvas Election Results of November 7, 2017
Allison Johnson and Matthew canvassed the results from the special school board election held on November 7, 2017 and certified the results as Greg Hubbard received 231 votes, Shannon Denby received 148 votes and Kris Kirby received 75 votes.
A motion was made by Mathew Mettauer, seconded by Allison Johnson to certify the canvassing report as correct and declared Greg Hubbard duly elected to the Center ISD Board for the unexpired one year term.
3.Oath of Office
Joyce Permenter administered the Oath of Office to the newly elected Board member: Greg Hubbard.
4.Statement of Elected Officer
Greg Hubbard was administered the Statement of Elected Officer by Joyce Permenter.
A motion was made by Allison Johnson, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 a.m.
SFA’s Human Performance Lab in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is offering free health-related physical fitness testing to the university and Nacogdoches communities as a part of a service-learning project for kinesiology majors.
The fitness testing will take place between 7 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Human Performance Lab, located in the Education Annex, Room 112. Testing will include assessments of cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and musculoskeletal fitness, and is available to healthy adults who pass a pre-participation activity screening.
For more information and to sign up for available times, contact Dr. Dustin Joubert, assistant professor, at email@example.com.
An ad appeared in the January 17, 1930 edition of The Timpson Times announcing that Bussey's Drug Store had received the new Fiddlin' Jim Pate record. The ad went on to say that “Jim Pate is an old-time fiddler, lives in the Arcadia Community, just south of Timpson.” Though few in Shelby County remember Mr. Pate's recording career, his records are prized by collectors of early country music and digital recordings are available on the internet. In a effort to learn more about Fiddlin' Jim Pate, the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society viewed old photographs and newspaper clipping, heard from his grand and great-grandson, and listened to some of his recordings at their November 15 monthly meeting.
Throughout human history, the only way to hear music was to be in the presence of the musician until Thomas A. Edison invented the phonograph in1877. Just as language was learned from hearing others speak, music was learned by hearing others play, and that created local dialects and accents in language and styles of music. For example, even though the “Cajuns” of South Louisiana live only a relatively short distance from Texas, their accents and music are very different. “Texas-style Fiddling”, of which Fiddlin' Jim Pate was a master, developed in the same way.
Though musical performances had been recorded since the earliest days of the phonograph, record companies considered country music too unsophisticated to be commercially viable. Music historians generally cite the recordings done by then 35 year old Texan Eck Robertson and partner Henry C. Gilliland for Victor records on June 30, 1922 as the first country music ever recorded. Though their recordings of “Sallie Gooden” and “Arkansas Traveller” were released in September of 1922, they were not in wide circulation until April of 1923. The person responsible for boosting their popularity in 1923 was Fiddlin' John Carson.
Born in Georgia in 1869, Fiddlin' John Carson had long been a fixture at old-time fiddling contests in the South when, in 1923, he recorded “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” and “ The Old Hen Cackled and the Rooster's Gonna Crow” for Okeh Records. Doubting that the record would be successful, Okeh pressed only 500 copies, but it was an immediate hit and the first pressing sold out in days. Record companies now realized their error in avoiding country music and began scouring the South for country musicians. One of those discovered was East Texan Jim Pate.
Born August 8, 1867, James Rankin Pate was, like Eck Robertson, the son of a Confederate veteran. A resident of Shelby and Nacogdoches Counties, Jim Pate was a master of old-time Texas style fiddling and a frequent winner of the old-time fiddling contest at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport. A clipping from the October 29, 1922 Shrevport Times, supplied by Jim Pate III, features a photograph of the contestants and the first place winner, Jim Pate of Timpson. According to James Pate of Chireno, Texas, his grandfather won the contest so many times the organizers told him not to come back.
The article erroneously states that Jim Pate was 80 at the time, though he would have actually been 55. It is noteworthy that Mr. J. F. Gary, also of Timpson, placed fourth.
Jim Pate III, Tad Bailey, James Pate
Jim Pate III shared that his great-grandfather, Jim Pate, and his grandfather, Tom Pate, boarded a train in Nacogdoches bound for Dallas in October of 1929, where, at the invitation of Captain James Bonner, himself a renowned Texas fiddler and Victor recording artist, they made a record. Accompanied by his son Tom on guitar, Fiddlin' Jim Pate recorded “Texas Farewell” and “Prisoner Boy”.
Jim Pate III revealed that he has been in contact with Tony Russell, a historian of American country music in London, England who knows of Fiddlin' Jim Pate and owns a copy of the record. Mr. Russell says “I own a copy of his record, which is a treasure. I know other collectors of old-time 78's also have a high regard for your great-grandfather's fiddling. It's a greaat pity he was not asked to make further recordings”.
Mr. Russell has researched the Victor record files, establishing that the record sold 3591 copies, which was about average for a new artist but not enough to merit a second record. Fiddlin' Jim continued to play for the rest of his life but never recorded again. He died in 1935 at the age of 68 and is buried in Chireno.
Though his recordings were not big hits and his name is hardly a household word today, Fiddlin' Jim Pate was a contemporary and the artistic equal of others who are better known. He worked in the first decade of recorded country music and, as evidenced by Tony Russell's comments, historians and collectors in other parts of the world know of and prize his records.
The Fannie Brown Booth Library will be closed November 21st - 25th for the Thanksgiving holidays. They will re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 10 a.m. Take a few moments to reflect on the good things in your life and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
The PWPS will be holding the regular monthly meeting this Saturday, 11/18/17, at the first United Methodist church on Porter St. in Center,Tx. , 9:00 am -12:00 pm. The monthly challenge is “Landscape”and the workshop will be “Shutter Speed Creatively “
The Piney Woods Photographic Society is meant for camera enthusiasts of all skills and interests. Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. We try to create programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.
Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.
For more information contact Billie Jones, 936-591-2426 or any PWPS member.
Thursday Morning by Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center
The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center is announcing the start of our annual Toy Drive. We are excited to have this chance to brighten the lives of children who have experienced abuse or trauma, but we know this is only possible through the generosity of our community. This year we will have tags for each child in need that will specify age and interests. You can pick up a tag at the Advocacy Center, 131 Tenaha Street, and then return your donation to us by December 8. If you would like more information about specific needs, please call us at 936-590-9864. Thank you for joining with us to share kindness and joy with these children.
Wednesday Night by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Approxmiately 150 Junior Chamber of Commerce and Young Ambassador students attended the Annual JCC Fall Conference on November 9th and the Windham Civic Center. Allison Sanford was this year’s Chairman. This year’s theme was Shelby County: Strong Roots, New Leaves. Mr. Bill O’Neal, Texas State Historian, gave the students a very interesting and enlightening history lesson on Shelby County. He stressed that you cannot know who you are nor where you are going until you know who you are, and your heritage. Emily Shoop, a 2012 Center High School graduate student who attended Texas A&M, worked in Houston and has recently returned home to live and work also spoke to the students. She stressed the importance of school and community involvement. She also spoke about how Shelby County supported her through her life, and now she is looking forward to giving back.
Students from the Marleta Chadwick Financial Advisors School of Business at SFA led two sessions: Time Management, Organization and Goal Setting; and Budgeting. These sessions were very hands on and interactive, and well received by the JCC group.
State Representative, Chris Paddie was the Keynote Speaker. He touched on many topics including: how the Texas Government process works, the importance of school and community involvement, the importance of finding your passion(s) and taking leadership roles, the importance of education at all levels, and more.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the special speakers who made the Conference a success. The Chamber would also like to thank the following sponsors for their support:
Gold Sponsor, Cobb-Vantress- Timberlake Farm; Silver Sponsor, JTK Management, Inc; Friends of the Junior Chamber of Commerce: Don Wheeler, Attorney, Ultra, Inc., Shelby County Cruisers, General Shelters of Texas, Nacogdoches Dental, Center Glass, Thomas R. McLeroy, Jr., Mathews Real Estate and Automotive Collision Repair Specialist. Thank you to Rose Specter and her staff at Endless Possibilities for providing the delicious lunch. Also, thank you to all the area school sponsors for their time and commitment to these students and the JCC/YA program.
The Pine Grove Bake Off was held today 11-15-17 at the Pine Grove Nursing Center. They had a wonderful turnout for our Thanksgiving Party/Dessert Bake Off Competition here at Pine Grove Nursing Center! They had 27 dessert entries with 3 categories.
For the Pie category Hazel Mckinzie won 1st place. 2nd place went to Kay DeSoto, and 3rd place was Kim Bridges.
1st Place Pie Hazel Mckinze
2nd Place Pie Kay DeSoto
3rd Place Pie Kim Bridges
In the cake category Edie Miller and Jana Hagler won 1st place. Kiesha Curtis won 2nd place and 3rd place went to Kay DeSoto.
1st Place Cake Edie Miller
"2nd Place Cake Kiesha Curtis was not present"
3rd Place Cake Kay DeSoto
In the "other dessert" category Lisa Miller won 1st place. Linda Rushing won 2nd place and Lellie Baty won 3rd.
"1st Place Other Lisa Miller was not present"
2nd Place Other Linda Rushing
3rd Place Other Lellie Baty
The Best in show went to Mr. Frankie DeSoto for his brownies.
Best in Show Frankie DeSoto
All the desserts were delicious and Pine Grove appreciates everyone one that entered the competition and came.
Pine Grove would like to thank judges, Renee' Bridges, Keith Byndom, Jerry Lathan, and Joyce Lathan. Justin Mott with Center broadcasting Company was a guest judge. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Pine Grove Nursing Center!
Judges: Renee' Bridges, Keith Byndom, Jerry Lathan, Joyce Lathan and, Justin Mott
Wednesday Afternoon by Senior Nutrition Site
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Nutrition Site in Center on Thanksgiving day. They are seeking donations and volunteers to serve food. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to go others. For more information or to volunteer call 936-598-7768.
Spann Chapel will be having a Thanksgiving meal Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy worshiping the Lord and enjoy some great food afterwards!! Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Sunday service starts at 10:45 a.m.
Annual Community Thanksgiving Service is this Sunday Evening at 6 p.m. at the New Life Church. This is a community event involving many of the local area churches and ministers, and is open to everyone.
Wednesday Morning by Golden Harvest Ministries Club
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday November 20th, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM. The program will be presented by Denise Merriman of the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center. Each year for our November meeting members have brought gifts for the children and teenagers who are served by the Center. So, members please remember to bring a gift or donation.
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
Larry Hume of VFW Post 8904 spoke to the members of Center Garden Club on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in advance of Veteran’s Day observance on Saturday, October 10, 2017. Center Garden Club observes Veteran’s Day each year in front of the Blue Star Memorial placed by the club in front of the Center Garden Club at the Community Center on Nacogdoches Street.
Mr. Hume informed the group that 100 years ago, the United States was involved in World War I which officially ended on November 11, 2017. He noted the following Center, Texas men who died in this conflict: Norfleet Armstrong, October 28, 1918; Clyde Chance, October 12, 1918; Norman Crocker, January 24, 2017; Louis Franklin, July 26, 1918; Irving Hunter, October 10, 1918; Fred Lindsey, November 2, 1918; Robert Ramsey, September 14, 1918; Robert Ramsey, September 14, 1918; Alexander Ramsey, November 2, 1918; John Stanton, August 4, 1917; Wilburn Taylor, November 28, 2017; John Yeary, October 8, 1918; and George M. Yates, March 19, 1919 – died after the war of disease, in France – still a casualty of the war.
The Blue Star Memorial Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. What we see today is a program that has expanded to include all men and women who had served, were serving, or would serve in the armed services of the United States. Memorial Markers and By-Way markers were added to the Highway Markers, to be used at locations such as National cemeteries, parks, veteran's facilities and gardens.
The Family and Consumer Sciences and Art classes at Timpson High School recently participated in the Holiday Mail for Heroes project. Students wrote messages to the military that will be delivered during the holiday season. Local veterans judged the messages and chose the top ten that were then narrowed down to first, second and third place winners. The winners were 1st place-Connor LaVoie, 2nd place-Jaycee Campbell, and 3rd place-Madenline Binning. The messages are included below.
1st place-Connor LaVoie
Dear Service Member,
I would like to wish you happy holidays! Thank you for defending our country. I pray that you will be safe and succeed in your mission. I understand that war is a scary thing, so I also pray that God will be with you and that you know that you are being protected. I hope that you will come home to family and friends unharmed and maybe even in time for the holidays. Again, thank you for your service. We are all praying for you.
2nd place-Jaycee Campbell
Dear Service Member,
Just saying “thank you” isn’t enough for your sacrifice and dedication. So I’m sending prayers, hugs and well wishes to you for the holidays. Your bravery and service is more than we can ask for. Words can’t explain how important your service is to our country. We are praying that God watches over you and your family. Our nation is honored to have you serving and we want you to know that we love you!
3rd place-Madenline Binning
Dear Service Members,
I would like to take the time to say thank you for your courage and dedication to our country. I am happy to say that in this card you will find my love and gratitude for the holiday season. I hope you all get to find your way home to be with friends and family. Know that we love you and there is not a day that goes by that you are not in our hearts. I am so grateful for the sacrifice that you give for me. May God bless you, keep you safe, and bring you lots of joy. Most importantly, let him bring you home for the laughter this holiday season will bring.
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry branch of Samaritan’s Purse founded by Franklin Graham. Boxes are filled with items for specific age groups and genders and then are distributed worldwide to children who otherwise wouldn’t have Christmas. It is also an opportunity to share the gospel of Christ with these children who might otherwise not hear the Good News.
If you need an empty box to fill and a list of suggested items to enclose feel free to stop by the church office and we can get one for you
Listed below are the hours we will be accepting boxes at First Baptist:
The local real estate companies in Shelby County do a food drive every year where we gather non-perishable foods and donate to Shelby County Outreach just before the Holidays. We are so very grateful for any and all donations given by our community. You can drop off at any of the local real estate offices, Town & Country Real Estate, Century 21, Matthews Realty, Steptoe Realty in Center, and Double TT in Timpson. We will be taking donations until November 20th. Please be sure to donate any non-perishable food item at any drop off location listed above. Thank you again from Pineywoods board of Realtors!!
Don’t miss out on the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant! Numbers are LOW and we don’t want to have to cancel. The deadline to pay a deposit to enter will be Friday to ensure all contestants receive awards. All you need to compete is Christmas Wear or Winter Wear and can be anything from dresses to pant suits. Contact Tonya Bailey is your interested to insure a spot. 935-590-0120 or Facebook Baileys Pageant. You can also go by M&M Insurance on the hill across from McDonald's on Hurst Street in Center.
Gibsons is honored to announce the success of the 2017 Truck Pull in support of the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center.
With the help of community teams (business and individuals), local donations and Gibsons match, they were able to raise a total of $10,530.00
At Gibsons, we believe in giving back and are proud to support SCCAC an organizations that is improving our communities awareness of child abuse as well as helping the emotional and physical healing of child abuse victims in our community.
Gibsons would like to express their appreciation to all the team members along with the businesses that made this 2017 Truck Pull a huge success. We hope to make 2018's Truck Pull even bigger and better!
About A Week Ago by First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin
The First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin will have Children's Church on Wednesday nights from 7 - 8 p.m. King Solomon visits with the kids, they have worship, games and crafts and offer transportation if needed for more information call: 936-332-1409.
Fight hunger in East Texas on Wednesday November 15th, 2017 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Center What-a-Burger by bringing canned food, and receive a free What-a-burger. You must bring at least two cans to get the burger.
About A Week Ago by Rocky Mount Baptist Church
Pastor's and Wife's 2nd Anniversary Service at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church in San Augustine on November 26th at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Daniel Holmand from the New Jerusalem Baptist Church will deliver the message.
There is still time to purchase tickets for the Christmas wreath. Tickets can be purchased for $1 at the Center Police Department. The drawing for it will be held after Center's Christmas Parade, December 2nd. For more information call the Center PD at 936-598-2788.
Entertaining, uplifting, and ministry-minded” are words often used to describe a Paul’s Journey event. Paul’s Journey, a Chapel Valley Music Recording Artist on the “Inspire” label, is an award-winning group based in Houston, TX. The ministry of Paul’s Journey is in its 38th year now, and they have garnered many Top 40 Radio hits and earned many awards down through the years such as the 2007 ‘SGM FanFair Group of the Year”. In 2012 Paul’s Journey was nominated for “Horizon Group of The Year and in 2013, 2014, and 2015 the group was chosen by Southern Gospel Music fans as one of the “Top New Traditional Quartets” in the country. Throughout time, this powerhouse group has quickly become known for their unique style and blend. The group travels some 200 dates per year all across the USA and abroad.
Paul’s Journey is comprised of Rod Treme, Matthew Esquivel, Brad Davis, and Jamie Streetman. From up-tempo songs to heart-felt ballads, audiences of all generations, denominations and walks of life are recognizing the refreshing sound of Paul’s Journey. Their high-energy performances and enthusiasm is captivating, contagious, and spiritually uplifting.
Do NOT miss this opportunity to experience the ministry of Paul’s Journey on Friday, Dec. 8th at 7:00 PM. They will be performing at Toledo Bend Cowboy Church, located at 2543 FM 3172, in Huxley, TX. The concert will be preceded by a Covered Dish Dinner at 6:00 PM at the church. For more information regarding this performance, feel free to contact Lynda Huebel at 936-368-2547 or Bro. Jeff Spring at 936-488-9091.
For more information about Paul’s Journey or their ministry, check them out at www.paulsjourneymusic.com or contact The Victory Agency at 936-689-1732.
An ad appeared in the Jan. 17, 1930 edition of The Timpson Times announcing that Bussey's Drug Store had received the new Fiddlin' Jim Pate record. The ad went on to say that “Jim Pate is an old-time fiddler, lives in the Arcadia Community, just south of Timpson.” Though few in Shelby County remember Mr. Pate's recording career, his records are prized by collectors of early country music and digital recordings are available on the internet. The Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society invites the public to learn more about Fiddlin' Jim Pate and hear some of his music at their November 15 meeting at 2PM in the meeting room behind the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in Timpson.
About A Week Ago by Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
NACOGDOCHES, TX - Members of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce have the opportunity to learn all of the membership benefits that can build better businesses at the Member Success Orientation, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 at the chamber, 2516 North. St.
"Get to this meeting to fully understand the value of chamber membership," said Scott Waller, chairman of the chamber board of directors. "Members are able to increase their connections and expand their influence in the community and SFASU. Needed resources and strong advocacy are accessible through the chamber. Many of our members need to understand the tools the chamber offers and how to use them to achieve a higher level of success."
In addition to discussing the opportunities the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce provides to all members, a new mentoring program will be introduced.
Waller said that "having an experienced Chamber member team up with a new member is an idea that makes sense. Communication lines are open for new members to better understand the benefits available to them in the Chamber, and for the Chamber to better understand the needs of each business. We can learn from each other to create a better chamber."
Current Nacogdoches County Chamber members are invited to attend the orientation as well as those in business considering chamber membership. There is no charge to attend and lunch is included. Registration is requested by calling the chamber at 936-560-5533.
Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Scott Waller,
President/CEO Wayne Mitchell and Vice Chair Membership Services Claire
Robbins invite all chamber members and those considering joining the
chamber's membership to attend the first Member Success Orientation on Nov.
16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 2516 North St.
Please join us at Pine Grove Nursing Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 2pm-4pm to celebrate Thanksgiving and for our first Annual Dessert “Bake Off” Competition! Come and enjoy the fun or if you are interested in entering a dessert in the competition please call Jam or Kim at 936-598-6286. Hope to see you there!
About A Week Ago by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2017 parade will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The theme for the parade this year is ”A Texas Christmas”. The Presenting Sponsor for this year’s parade is Shelby Savings Bank.
Categories for the 2017 “A Texas Christmas” themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize.
Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Parade Float applications with entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at www.shelbycountychamber.com.
In keeping with the established holiday tradition, this year’s parade guarantees a time of grand celebration with fun and excitement for everyone. The parade will feature a special Grand Marshal, sponsored by Chris Paddie, holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus. The Float Competition Sponsor is the City of Center. Silver Sponsors are Farmers State Bank, Specter, Inc., and Tyson Foods.
Annual Community Thanksgiving Service is this Sunday Evening at 6 p.m. at the New Life Church. This is a community event involving many of the local area churches and ministers, and is open to everyone.
Six Panola College theater students won awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Angelo State University on Oct. 27. These include Allyssa Woods and Maelbi Caeldron, both for Meritorious Achievement in dramaturgy; and Lacie Sepulvado for Meritorious Achievement in Costume Design.
Three actors won the Irene Ryan Acting Award: Nathaniel Endsley, Sarah Funderburk and Katt Smith. “Only six Meritorious Achievement awards were given at the State Festival, and Panola College students garnered three of them,” said Karen King, Panola College Drama Professor.
The Panola cast and crew presented “Flyer,” a play written by Kate Aspengren. The story is based on the Mercury 13 women who passed the physical examinations developed for NASA’s astronaut selection process. The majority of the action takes place in the early 1960’s in and around the Lovelace Foundation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lovelace’s Woman in Space Program was a short-lived, privately funded project testing women pilots for astronaut fitness in the early 1960’s. Although nothing concrete resulted, the women who participated have since been recognized as trailblazers, whose ambitions to fly the newest and the fastest craft led them to be among the first American women to gain access to sophisticated aerospace medical tests.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.
Cast included Sarah Funderburk, Katt Smith, Zach Holmes, Jasmine Ryan, Nathaniel Endsley, Yancy Flores, Tailer Chong, Ashlynn Stamps, Julian Johnson, Kayla Brimer, Emmalee Tomaszewski, Jessica Bailey, Edward McMillian, Kayla Featherston, Quay Rice, Joseph Allred, Big Mak Lindsey, Angel Hubble and Dustin Bennett.
Crew included Allyssa Woods, Maelbi Calderon, Big Mak Lindsey, Kassandra Escobar, Enoiola Sogsbean, Kacie Sepulvado, Lacie Sepulvado, Julia Prewitt, Brandon Castillo, KeKe Woodson, Glitch Smith, Christina Patterson, Kennedy Udumukwu, Leonard Maxwell, and Katy Chance.
Award winners include, from left, Maelbi Calderon, Allyssa Woods, Lacie Sepulvado, Nathaniel Endsley and Sarah Funderburk. (Not pictured: Katt Smith.)
On Wednesday November 8th, 2017 the Center Garden Club meet for their monthly meeting at the Community Rock House building in Center. Pam Sykes gave a lecture about trees and their medicinal purposes to the Center Garden Club.
Sykes talked about the vaule of trees and went into detail on the use of Pine, Dogwood, Willow, Rebud, Fringe Tree, Southern Magnolia, Mimosa, and Parsely Hawthorn trees. The Center Garden Club also discussed planting a tree behind the Community Rock House building for Arbor day.
HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP FROM THE HUXLEY COMMUNITY, ARE HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. IT WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 11, 2017. IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN.
DATE: November 11, 2017
SIGN IN STARTS AT: 9:00 A.M. UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6