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Shelby County 4-H Youth Tackle Deer Processing


 

 

 

 


By 4-H Club Reporter Camille Greer:  At the monthly 4-H Club meeting in November, youth were introduced to cutting up and preparing a deer for cooking by 4-H taxidermy leader Sherryl McGown.  The kids got their hands dirty cutting the membranes off the shoulder and backstrap of the deer.  Riley Hopkins, 4-H member said, “It was gross cutting off the shoulder membranes, but the food was delicious!”  As Riley worked on the shoulder section she finally got the hang of it and seemed to enjoy the activity.  McGown also provided a sampling of homemade stew, chili, burgers, jerky and pastries all made with venison.  She also provided the recipes so that participants could prepare at home.

 

The Shelby County 4-H Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Extension gym building at 266 Nacogdoches Street – Center.  Our 4-H program includes projects in food and nutrition, photography, robotics, textiles and sewing, livestock/showing, taxidermy, shooting sports, and horse.  Youth in grades 3 through 12 are invited to come out to our next club meeting scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2018 for our annual ugly sweater contest and pizza party and see what 4-H is all about.  If you have any questions regarding the 4-H program, feel free to contact county agents Jheri-Lynn McSwain or Lane Dunn at 936-598-7744.

 

 

 

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Adult Holiday Pastry Class to be Offered


 

 

Want to learn how to make amazing pastries and desserts for the holidays?  Looking for that perfect gift for that special cook in the family?  Or perhaps, a fun date night with that someone special.  

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be hosting a two-day adult holiday pastry class on December 6 and 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center.   This hands-on class and tasting will be taught by professional pastry chef, Michele Clark.  Participants will be making and taking white chocolate cheesecake, gingersnap cookies, cranberry compote and white chocolate décor.  Cost for this 2-session course is only $40 per person. All supplies will be provided, just bring an apron if you desire.  Registration and fee due by December 4th.  The class is limited to 10 adult participants, and registration and by check are required in advance.  

 

Our guest pastry chef is Michele Clark who is a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef with over 20 years’ experience as a chef at various bakeries and restaurants.   Before moving to Center with her family, she was an assistant pastry chef at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas where she created pastry masterpieces for clientele.  Michele is currently serving as a 4-H Food and Nutrition project leader where she works with youth learning kitchen and food life skills.  She is also a certified Master Wellness Volunteer with AgriLife and is the Women on the Go club director. 

 

To register for this class or for additional information, contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Ph.D., County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health at 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.  

 

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New Member Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration planned for  Blush Boutique



 
Blush Boutique, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest member, is having its New Member Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, November 27th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. The public is invited to join the celebration.  


Blush Boutique is located at 111 Shelbyville Street (in the John C. Rogers Building)
Blush Boutique owner, Deborah Chadwick has a great selection of athletic outfits, sleep wear and gifts all at affordable prices.  You don’t have to work out in order to wear the athletic/leisure leggings and tops.  They are great for everyday wear.  There are different styles of sleep wear from casual and comfortable to elegant, perfect for lingerie showers, birthdays, Christmas or a gift for yourself.   Come take a look!


Join the Chamber Ambassadors in Celebrating this new business.


For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 

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Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry


 

 

 

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 17, 2018.  IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN. 


DATE: November 17, 2018


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

 

 

 

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Center Hallmark Helps Fannie Brown Booth Library


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Library would like to send out a big Thank You to several employees of the Center Hallmark.

 

They worked Wednesday morning and Thursday morning replacing the stripping on the front part of our bookshelves. The shelves look so much nicer now. The employees that worked were:

 

 

 


Bobby Barreraz (Department Manager)
Ellen Hearne (Material Handler)
Doris Harris (Manufacturing Associate)
Luis Maldonado ( Assembly Specialist)
Ortega Cartwright (Production Manager)

 

 

 

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Sam Samford Masonic Lodge & Center Eastern Star Open House


 

 

Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 and Center Eastern Star #348 will hold an Open House on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served and members from each organization will be available to answer questions and provide insight into their respective club.

 

The lodge is located on Highway 96S, next door to Hometown Tackle.

 

 

 

 

 

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Climbing Your Family Tree


 

 

 


A Free Genealogy Workshop by the William Carroll Crawford Chapter
Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Conjunction with Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library


Do you need a boost up to begin climbing your family tree? Maybe you just need a clue to un-puzzle your past. Have you ever wondered if your ancestors were in Texas during the days of the Republic? Join us at the Fannie Brown Booth Library at 619 Tenaha St. in Center on Tuesday, November 27, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. We’ll try to help you unpuzzle your past; where to begin, where to look, how to search online, how to organize your research.
Our presenters all have experience in researching genealogy and want to help you.
Maggie Casto, Registrar of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter, 
Vickie Martin, Secretary of the Shelby County Historic Commission


Barbara McClellan, former Research analyst for the Creek-Muskogee Tribe, east of the Mississippi
Gail Sholar, co-historian of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter


If you want to know how to begin the journey or if you’ve hit a wall and wonder “what now?”, come see if we can help you.


For more information call Maggie Casto at 248-3361 or Sandra Davis at 598-5522.

This workshop will highlight some of the new genealogy “how-to” books and research materials Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library was recently able to purchase thanks to a grant received from the Texas Book Festival. 

 

Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library is very excited to be able to join together with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (with thanks to the Texas Book Festival) to share these books with our community!

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

“The Piney Woods Photographic Society would like to invite anyone with an interest in photography to attend their meeting, Saturday, 11/17/18, starting at 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 211 Porter St, Center, TX.

 

There will be a workshop on “Photographing family holidays “, and the monthly challenge is “Seasons” featuring photographs submitted by club members on Seasons of the year.

 
For more information about PWPS or the meetings call or text Billie Jones, 936-591-2426 or like us on Facebook. 

 

 

 

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Holiday Festivities at the Museum of East Texas


 

LUFKIN: The Museum of East has filled the holidays with activities for you and your family. The 24th annual Festival of Trees is open to the public from November 19, 2018 through January 7, 2019. The 42nd annual Member’s Gala will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 7-9 p.m. Family Day is scheduled for Sunday, December 16 from 2-4 p.m. The Museum is open for Extended Hours until 8 p.m. from December 19-23. 

 

This year’s Festival of Trees promises to be spectacular, as always. One hundred and sixty-two trees have been lovingly decorated with its own theme and message and trees are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community. Visitors are certain to find a tree that delights them and becomes a favorite. Tree themes range from collegiate and high schools to professions, from traditional Santas and candy canes to an upside down tree. The display is a feast for the eyes that will delight all ages and trees range in size from 4 to 12 feet tall. Cameras are welcome. Admission is free and the funds raised from the tree sponsors are used for children’s Art Camp scholarships and special gifts to the Museum. Many thanks to our tree sponsors who make this philanthropic forest possible and our Festival of Trees co-chairs Traci Helm and Lacey Luce, advisors Suzanne Williams and Jamie Zayler, captains Ana Contreras, Blaire Craven, Fran Glenn, Mary Carol Grimes, Dianna Hale, Lauren Henderson, Tara Hendrix, Allyson Langston, Whitney Lowery, and Lyndy Vines, and the countless volunteers who lovingly decorated. Our special hours throughout the Festival of Trees are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

 

The 42ndt Annual Members’ Gala, hosted by the Board of Trustees, Executive Director, Staff, and Museum Guild, is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Upon entering the Museum, you will be welcomed by Trustees graciously offering champagne and caviar, while sounds of harp, cello, violin and laughter waft gently through the one hundred and sixty-two awe-inspiring trees. Elegant surroundings, fabulous food and decadent desserts prepared by Guild members and Friends of the Museum promise a memorable evening. Special thanks to our co-chairs Kendall Beattie and Jennifer LaCorte. This event is black tie optional.  All guests must be 21 years of age or over to attend. If you would like to join the Museum and attend the Members’ Gala, please call 936.639.4434, go to our website metlufkin.org and click join, or visit the front desk for a membership form.  

 

Family Day will be held on Sunday, December 16th from 2-4 p.m. Christmas related arts and crafts will be available in the Education Room. As always, Santa Claus will be eager to hear the Christmas wishes of all. In addition, we will have two book signings. Nancy Hopkins Reily will be available to sign copies of her books, including Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part 1 and Part 2, Joseph Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos, The Blue Egg: a Memoir by Nancy Hopkins Reily, and more. Charles Kruvand, author of Riverwoods Exploring the Wild Neches will also sign copies of his book. Be sure to bring a camera! Holiday refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Family Day is made possible by the I.D. and Marguerite Fairchild Foundation, the Simon and Louise Henderson Foundation, Ernest L. Kurth, Jr. Charitable Foundation, Junior League of Lufkin, Lufkin ISD, the Museum Guild, and Museum Volunteers.

 

The Museum will have extended hours from December 19-23. On these dates, the Museum will be open until 8 p.m. The Museum hopes to be a part of your holiday festivities this season. 

About the Museum


The Museum of East Texas is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is education through exhibitions of art and history. The Museum is located at 503 N. Second Street in Lufkin, Texas (across from the Convention Center, near downtown). For general information, to schedule a docent-guided tour, to become a Museum member, or for facility rental information, call 936.639.4434 or visit our website at www.metlufkin.org. Parking is available in the lot north of the Museum. Special needs access is available at the Paul Avenue entrance. Admission is free of charge.

 

Contact: J.P. McDonald, Executive Director, Museum of East Texas, 936.639.4434, jmcdonald@metlufkin.org; or Allyson Langston, PR/Marketing, Museum of East Texas, 936.639.4434, alangston@metlufkin.org 

 

 

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday November 19, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  The program will be presented by Denise Merriman of the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center. Reminder -   Each year for our November meeting members have brought gifts for the children and teenagers who are served by the Center.  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.

 

 

 

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SCCAC Toy Drive


 

 

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 10. 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.

 

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Woodforest Food Drive


 

 

Woodforest National Bank in Center is having a canned food drive to support Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc.  from November 13th thru December 1st.  So while you are shopping at Wal-Mart, please pick up a few extra cans of food and drop them off at Woodforest National Bank, which is located inside the store!  Thank you for your support!  

 

 

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Cocoa with Santa


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raffle Drawing! Bring in a Toy, and be entered into a drawing for a Christmas Movie Package : 32 inch Smart TV, DVD player, Popcorn, Cocoa, Cozy blanket, and a Christmas movie set.

 

 

 

 

Drawing to be held on December 9th at the close of Cookies & Cocoa with Santa! Come join us again this year for all your cocoa & Cookie favorites. Come get your picture taken with Santa and  bring a gift for Santa to give to Operation Blue Santa.

 

 

The Blue Santa Team is ready to get to work and once again we would like to ask for your support and donations. With your donation and others like yours last year we were able to provide Christmas to approximately 204 Children in Shelby County. This year we would like to reach beyond that and assist more children. In order to do that, we are asking for everyone to bring in a toy donation to the Center Police Dept. Collection boxes will be set up in the lobby. Bring in a gift and be entered into the drawing for the Christmas Movie Package.  The entire BLUE SANTA team would like to thank you for generous donation to the BLUE SANTA program.

Thank You, from the Operation Blue Santa Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Blue Santa Program


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries is seeking donations


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries is seeking donations to help cover the holiday season.  Due to weather, the need for emergency food boxes has grown tremendously.  We are in need of canned veggies, canned soups, peanut butter, instant mashed potatoes, chili, tuna, canned ham, spaghetti sauce, and spaghetti noodles.  Together we can feed the hungry and assist the needy.  Thank you for your support.  

 

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Joaquin VFD Hamburger Sale


 

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hamburgers at the Joaquin Christmas Festival on Saturday, November 17th. Burgers will be ready to serve at the fire station at 10:30 a.m. The price is $8.00 for a burger with all the fixings, plus chips, cookie, and a soft drink. The Joaquin VFD would like to invite everyone to come out and help kick off the holiday season, and enjoy food, fun and fellowship. 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Health Fair


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor and Wife Anniversary Service



Rock Mount Baptist Church Pastor and Wife's anniversary on Sunday, November 25th, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Memory Bulbs


 

 

 

Traditionally, to "light a candle for someone" indicates one's intention to say a prayer for another person, and the candle symbolizes that prayer. As the Holidays approach, memory bulbs that decorate a Christmas tree can serve as a great remembrance of loved ones lost.  


Memory bulbs are a creative and expressive gift to show your love and send your thoughts to friends and family member that have gone on before us. The TENaha TOGETHER Committee is offering to our community an alternative to lighting a candle in honor of a loved one by offering the same warmth, sentiment, and prayer with their bright glow.

 

The lighting of the Tenaha Christmas Tree will take place on December 13th at 5 pm prior to the parade and they are offering a “Memory Bulb” for your loved one for $1.00. A list containing your loved one’s name will be read upon the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the square. For more information contact Julie Tatum at the First National Bank of Hughes Spring in Tenaha or Tenaha City Hall 936-248-3841.         

 

(Need name of Loved One and $1.00)

 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine AgriLife Events


 

 

Free Hearing Tests November 16th at the AgriLife Office
Free Wellness Hearing Screenings will be performed by Audiological Services, Friday, November 16th from 9am – 2pm.  Come by our office to make sure you can hear those deer before you go hunting!

 

Maintain No Gain
Interested in trying NOT to gain weight over the holidays? Maintain No Gain provides motivational tools, healthy recipes, and fitness tips to help you control your weight over the holiday season, a 6-week period when the average American gains extra pounds. Anyone can participate! Come by the AgriLife Office Tuesday, November 13th to weigh in and enjoy the holidays the healthy way!

 

Blood Drive
The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be at the AgriLife parking lot on Monday, November 19th from 10am – 2pm.  Free beach towels will be given to all who attempt to give blood. Come and give the gift of life!

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha ISD's Veterans Day Program Set


 

All local veterans are invited to attend the annual Tenaha ISD Veterans Day program set to take place Monday, November 12th at 9:30 am in the Cafetorium.  Kindergarten, 3rd grade, 2nd grade, Band, individual high school students and BETA will present performances to honor all veterans.  Parents and the community are invited to attend this event to honor all local veterans.  

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Historical Society Monthly Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting November 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street. Mr. Larry Hume will be in charge of the program this month.  Everyone is invited to attend

 

 

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Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

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Timpson Veteran's Day Program


 

 


Timpson ISD and American Legion Post 90 will host their annual   Veterans Day Program at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12 in the Timpson High School Gym. Each veteran will be recognized individually during the program. All veterans are invited to attend and are asked to meet in the gym lobby at 9:30 a.m. Veterans and their spouses will be escorted into the gym. The Timpson High School staff will serve lunch to veterans and their spouses in the high school library following the program.

 

 

 

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Forest Service seeking members for advisory committee


 

 

 

 

 

The Sabine and Angelina Ranger District is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on its Title II Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) created under the Secure Rural Schools Act. 

 

The committee is responsible for the development and recommendation of projects that will benefit National Forest land in Shelby and Sabine counties, as well as monitor the projects and provide advice to the Forest Service. 

 

Congress recognized the merits of seeking the advice and assistance of our nation’s citizens through the enactment of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (Public Law 92-463).  The FACA requires that committee memberships be “fairly balance in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed.” 

 

The Sabine/Angelina Resource Advisory Committee was formed in 2011 and has 18 members.  Since that time it has approved and completed 14 projects totaling more than $800,000. 

 

Project examples include: road paving in campgrounds, Forest Service road maintenance, recreation area maintenance, non-native invasive plant control, and purchasing of equipment and supplies to support work.  Project funding can also be used to leverage grant dollars and collaboration with partners, such as federal and state agencies and non-profit organizations. 

 

“We are looking for diverse candidates that are highly motivated and service oriented and interested in actively engaging in the work of the RAC,” said Sabine National Forest Ranger Kimpton Cooper.

 

The committee is made up of individuals from all walks of life, including local elected officials, industry representatives as well as representatives from local civic organizations, environmental organizations and others. 

 

Cooper said although the focus of the RAC projects and activities are based in Sabine and Shelby counties, committee members need only be interested and residents of Texas. They do not have to be residents of either county to be considered for service on the committee.

 

“We’re looking for people with energy and commitment to the long-term benefit of our national forests, who also are interested in working with a diverse array of interests represented on the committee,” said Cooper.

 

Members will be selected for the Sabine RAC including seats representing the following interests:

·      Organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups       

·      Nationally, regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations        

·      State elected office holder or their designee

·      Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities           

·      County or local elected office holder

·      Energy and mineral development interests; or commercial or recreational fishing interests

·      Dispersed recreational activities       

·      American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area

·      Commercial timber industry               

·      Archaeological and historical interests           

·      School officials or teachers

·      Federal grazing or other land use permit holders, or nonindustrial private forest land owners in the area      

·      Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations or watershed associations

·      Representative of the public at large

 

Any Texas resident interested in serving on the committee must complete an application form that will be used for a required background check. There is no pay for committee members, but they can be reimbursed for travel expenses to meetings.

 

Applications are available at Forest Service offices in Milam and are due Oct. 1. 

 

For application forms, contact Kimpton Cooper, Sabine District Ranger or Becky Nix, RAC Coordinator at 5050 State Hwy 21 E, Hemphill, TX  75948, or call 409-625-1940. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Band Interview


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revival at Geneva Baptist Church



Geneva Baptist Church revival through Sunday morning 6:30 p.m. nightly 10:45 Sunday morning.

 

 

 

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Benefit for Wade & Amanda Angelo


 

Benefit & Resale for

Wade & Amanda Owen Angelo

Friday and Saturday

November 16 – 17

531 Hwy 96N (Tenaha Hwy)

From Center – One (1) mile on the Left

 

Wade & Amanda Angelo lost everything to a house fire on September 27, 2018.  Amanda is a rural carrier associate with the Timpson Post Office.  Wade works for Smith Saw Shop.  Our Bake sale and Resale will help this family with expenses.  They have four (4) children; Cheyanne is in college, Kolby is a senior in Timpson High School, Matthew is in the 7th grade and Callie is 20 months old.

 

Wade, Amanda and her family are active members in their Church. 

I have called on the best of the best of our bakers.  Thanksgiving is November 22 and these baked goods will be a tasty addition for a Thanksgiving meal. 

If you have a dessert or bread recipe that will beat the best, bring it with a sample for our committee to taste test.  The following week we will reveal the number 1 – 10 winners.

Come out this Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th.  Bring your recipes and samples for our tasting committee.  We think we have the best cooks in Texas. 

Help Wade & Amanda and her family!  What a blessed time to give and receive a true Thanksgiving Blessing. 

 

Thank you ALL for All your donations and Volunteering!!!

Donation: call: Catherine Livingston (936) 332-0060

FB or text.  Donations can be dropped off at 531 Hwy 96N.  Please, no trash.  From Center, one (1) mile on the left.  

 

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Relay For Life Purse Bingo


 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Veteran's Day Program


 

 

Veterans Day is an annual holiday in America honoring the millions of military veterans in the United States.  There are approximately 22 million veterans living in the United States today. 

 

At Tenaha ISD we believe Veterans Day is important because of the precious freedoms that we take for granted every day. Saying "Thank You" to a person in the military is a very small price for our glorious freedom. Tenaha Schools invites all veterans and military personnel from all branches of the military to join us for our Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 12th, at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. 

 

Our program will include performances by Kindergarten-Third Grade, members of the award winning Tenaha Roarin’ Band from Tigerland   and the VFW.  Military family members and community members are also invited to join our administration, faculty and students as we say “Thank You” to these men and women who served our country.  Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information contact Brenda Farmer at farmerbrenda@tenahaisd.com or 936-248-5000 ext. 503.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Community Meeting


 

 

The James Antioch Community will have their November meeting on November 17, 2018 at 6:30 in the evening.  We will gather at the Community House and have a carry in meal and then have a time of fellowship.  We will be planning the Christmas Party.  We encourage all who can to come and be a part of life in the James Community.

 

Ellen Manning  598-3081  

 

 

 

 

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Benett Chapel Baptist Church Thanksgiving Activities


 

The Benett Chapel Baptist Church will be having a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for everyone in the area.  For those at work, you can call in orders to be delivered to 255 Haley Dr. by Panola College in Center.  For more information call 936-332-0477.  Beginning on 11-19-18 starting at 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. dine-in or carry out.


The Benett Chapel Baptist Church will also have a combined fellowship service on 11-20-18 at 7 p.m. 

 

 

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Center Blue Santa Raffle


 

 

Blue Santa raffle tickets!


$20 each or 6 for $100    Only 250 to be sold.


Your chance at a Savage Trophy Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor w/ Nikon Scope


All proceeds go the purchase of toys for Blue Santa to help give kids a blessed Christmas


Drawing to be held on Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2018

 

Also, forms are due at the end of November if you want your kid on the list.

 

 

 

 

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Pine Grove Nursing Home Bake Off


 

Please join us at Pine Grove Nursing Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 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 Skylar or Kim at 936-598-6286.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Basketball Season Starts Soon


 


Little Dribblers Sign Ups

 

The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2019 Little Dribblers sign ups will begin soon.

 

Where? 

 

The Center Middle School Cafeteria

 

When?


Thursday, November 8
Monday, November 12
Thursday, November 15
All from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 

Cost is $55 for Basketball (Ages 4-12)

(Includes jersey, insurance, trophy, and all fees)

 

All children are eligible to play as long as they were born between August  2006 and August 2014.  Each child must present a copy of their Birth Certificate.  A Medical Form must be signed by their parent or guardian at Sign-Ups.  Anyone interested in Coaching or Volunteering, please notify a Board Member at Sign-Ups.


See You There

 

 

 

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Stock a Ram For Santa


 

 

Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Center has once again teamed-up with the Shelby County Child’s Advocacy Center and Center Broadcasting for the 7th annual Stock a Ram for Santa, to help the children of our community have a happy Christmas.

 

Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is accepting donations of new, unopened gifts for kids up to age 17, now through December 10th at the dealership on Highway 96 North in Center.

 

As a way of showing appreciation for donating gifts, you will become eligible to win a 50-inch TV. It’s easy to donate, and you’re helping area children have a better Christmas. Join Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the Shelby County Children’s

 

Advocacy Center and Center Broadcasting Company for the 7th annual Stock a Ram for Santa. Drop off your gifts now through Monday, December 10th at Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Center. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Open Houses Information From Chamber


 

 

Christmas is right around the corner so it is time to start shopping for those special gifts.  The best place to shop is right here in Shelby County. Starting this weekend our local merchants will be having Christmas Open Houses and fun unique Holiday shopping experiences.  Make sure your stop by and shop.

 

Christmas Open Houses

 

November 9-10

 

Hissy Fit   208 Nacogdoches Street  572-8572

Lasting Impressions  112 Foster Street  598-6553

Sassy Reds Bakery   1000 Tenaha Street  598-2447

Southern Lemonade    229 San Augustine Street   590-9405

Southern Seasons   214 Austin Street  598-5009

 

November 24th    National Shop Local Saturday

 

November 26   (Monday)

Holiday on Foster   5:30 until whenever…..

Denim and Lace   153 ½ Foster Street 591-2215

Elite Hair Design   125 Foster Street  598-7633

Lasting Impressions   112 Foster Street  598-6553

Mathews Realty   616 Tenaha Street   598-7800

Pineywoods Beverage   716 Hurst Street  598-2700

 

November 29 (Thursday)

Taste of the Holidays   5-8 @  Civic Center

 

December 1  (Parade Day)

Blush Boutique   111  Shelbyville Street (Square)   590-4077

C O R Boutique   110 Cora Street  (Square) 591-9910

Center Floral   135 Shelbyville Street  (Square)  598-2413

Hughes Florist and Gifts  321 Shelbyville Street 598-9949

Mooneys  107 San Augustine Street  (Square)  591-9798

Payne & Payne Home N’Suchlike   105 San Augustine Street (Square)598-3382

 

 

December 1

Christmas Parade at 6pm

 

December 8 (Saturday)

Pictures and Baking with Santa 10am-2pm

 

December 11 (Tuesday)

Hot Chocolate Night at Southern Seasons 4-6pm

 

 

 

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Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church Anniversary


 


The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church in Garrison, TX invites everyone to join them for our 132nd Church Anniversary program on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. Rev. Harold Patton, Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Timpson will be the guest speaker.  Dinner will be served.  

 

 

 

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6th Annual Taste of the Holidays Reservation Tickets Available


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 6th Annual Taste of the Holidays, presented by Shelby Savings Bank, an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience, on Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, November 5 and will be available to be purchased at Shelby County Today, The Light and Champion, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office or from any Chamber Ambassador. 

   

Space is limited and advance tickets are $15 per person. No tickets will be available at the door. 

Those showcased in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays are local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses.


Gold sponsors for the Taste of the Holiday event are Specter, Inc. and Sabine State Bank.
For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 

 

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Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society Meeting


 

The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking every 3rd Saturday at Boles Field outside of Shelbyville, Texas. The public is invited to eat and learn about the art of dutch oven cooking and if up to the challenge become a member. We start cooking about 9:00 am and have pots on the table at 12 noon. Bring your lawn chairs and join us. Call James at 409-625-4787 for more information. This is our Thanksgiving DOG. We are having our famous Garbage Can Turkey,with all the trimmings. Ya'll come

 

 

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JOAQUIN MASONIC LODGE TO OFFER BBQ LUNCH


 

 

JOAQUIN MASONIC LODGE WILL BE OFFERING A BBQ CHICKEN LUNCH ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER SIXTH AT THE LODGE AND ACROSS FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH BEGINNING AT 10 AM.

 

PLATES WILL BE TEN DOLLARS AND HAVE HALF A CHICKEN, POTATOE SALAD, BEANS AND BOTTLED WATER.

 

 

 

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DRT to Honor Founders


 

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold their November meeting Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 AM at the Sam Samford Lodge in Center.

 

Following the business meeting will be a brunch to honor the beginnings of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1891 and the two cousins, Betty Ballinger and Hally Bryant, who saw their dream of an organization to honor the veterans who fought for the independence of Texas to come into being.

 

Hostesses for the brunch are Elizabeth Pate, Alease Copelin, Patricia Harrison and Maggie Casto. Join us as we reaffirm our pledge to the DRT and honor the founders of the organization.

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries Thanksgiving Fellowship


 

 

 

 

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Presentation on civil war veterans at mansfield state historic site


 

 

 

On Saturday, November 10, Mansfield State Historic Site will offer a special presentation that examines the fate of soldiers who returned home after Civil War, especially those of the Red River Campaign, and what their lives were like after the war ended. What happened to them? How did they transition into their new lives? We will look at those who returned home to settle, as well as those who sought to make a new life for themselves in the vastness of the American West.  The presentation will take place in the museum theater at 2:00 PM.

 

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.  Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free.  For more information call 318.872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free, or visit www.LaStateParks.com.

 

 

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TAGHS Meeting


 

 

“The Genealogy of Jesus Christ” is Dickie Dixon’s topic, when he speaks for the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society (TAGHS) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in downtown Timpson, Texas (75975). For more information contact Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378, or e-mail him at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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Fall Festival Pleasant Grove MBC


 

 

 

 

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Texas Extension Education Association Club – Women on the Go  Featuring Healthy & Tasty Holiday Substitutions


 


You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, November 8th from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Extension office, located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center.  Come out, bring a friend, and enjoy this learning experience.

 

The focus of this fun, hands-on club will be on learning tips and shortcuts to be more productive and successful in balancing home, family and work through a healthy lifestyle.  While the focus of the club is geared toward women, it is open to men who also want to participate.  

 

The November 8th program will feature guest speaker Feleshia Thompson, Better Living for Texans, Extension Assistant of Shelby County Extension.  Mrs. Thompson will be providing information on healthy and tasty holiday substitutions. 

 

Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Tuesday, November 6th if you would like to attend.  Lunch will be provided featuring delicious Turkey and the trimmings.  If you have questions, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health via email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.

 

 

 

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Forest Service waives day-use fees for Veterans Day


 

Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas will be free to the public on Nov. 10-11 in honor of Veterans Day.

 

“We honor our veterans each Veterans Day and every other day of the year,” said Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. “We hope that this time will serve as a way for our veterans and other visitors to find our national forests and grasslands as a year-round respite, a place where they can take time out for themselves.”

 

Day-use fees will be waived at:

Angelina National Forest – Caney Creek and Townsend.

Sabine National Forest – Haley’s Ferry, Ragtown, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, Lakeview and Willow Oak.

Davy Crockett National Forest – Ratcliff Lake and Piney Creek Horse Trail.

Sam Houston National Forest – Double Lake, Cagle Boat Ramp and Scotts Ridge Boat Ramp.

Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands – Coffee Mill Lake, Bois d’Arc Trail, West Lake Crockett, Black Creek Lake, Valley View and TADRA.

 

For more information, visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/texas

 

 

 

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Santa Claus Invites Public to Christmas Parade


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Claus arrived early this year.  Santa showed up on Halloween day 10-31-18 at 9:15 a.m. and visited the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce building on the downtown Center city square.  Present at the event was Dr. Jhrei-Lynn McSwain with the county extension office.  

 

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Dr. Jhrei-Lynn McSwain & Santa Claus

 

 

 

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Cloud 9 Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Today 10-31-18 Cloud 9 a restaurant located on Tenha St. in Center, TX held their official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefit Bake Sale


 

 

There will be a Benefit Bake Sale and Raffle held for Michael and Tracy Fry on Nov 2nd to help them with medical expenses.


It will be held in the Rapid PayDay parking lot on Hurst St in Center. (Between Handy Andy and the old pawn shop).  From 9am - 1pm.

 

 

 

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Scaretactics Tonight at Center New Life Church


 

 

 

 

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SFA planetarium to open to the public


 

 

 

 

Stephen F. Austin State University’s planetarium in the Cole STEM Building will open Nov. 3, taking visitors on immersive journeys of scientific discovery.

 

Seating 119, the planetarium provides a unique learning space for all ages, offering more than 20 new programs, covering astronomy, biology, chemistry, climate science, Earth science, engineering, geology and space science.

 

“The SFA planetarium is like a simulated space ship staffed with knowledgeable tour guides so visitors can explore the wonders of the universe,” said Ed Michaels, planetarium director and lecturer in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy. 

Public shows will be offered every Saturday, with group shows available throughout the week by reservation. Before each show, Michaels will give a tour of the current night sky, pointing out planets, stars and constellations.

 

Starting Nov. 3, two shows will be offered. “Molecularium” introduces audiences to the world of atoms and molecules and will be presented at 2 p.m. Though geared toward children ages 5 to 8, the show is open to all ages. Tickets are $3.

 

“Dark Universe” will be presented at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., letting audiences explore deep space and learn about dark matter and dark energy. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children, students, and faculty and staff with ID.

 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the planetarium box office 30 minutes before each show.

 

To learn more information about shows, view the schedule or make a reservation, visit planetarium.sfasu.edu/home.

 

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Trunk or Treat First Methodist


 

 

 

 

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Halloween in the Hole


 

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and John Burns Farmers Insurance would like to thank all the businesses and organizations that helped make our 5th Annual Halloween in the Hole a huge success. This year’s event was the best one yet and we cannot wait for next year! Despite the fields being wet and muggy, roughly 600 kids enjoyed a great time. We would like to extend sincere thanks to Sanford and Sons Lawncare and Landscaping, Inc. for helping get the baseball field mowed for the event. See you all next year!

 

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Joaquin Fall Festival


 

 

The Joaquin Fall Festival will be held in downtown Joaquin, TX. On Halloween Evening October 31st.   

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Trunk or Treat


 

 

 

 

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Timpson Volleyball are Bi-District Champs


 


Timpson Lady Bears Volleyball defeat Linden- Kildare in 3 sets Monday night in Longview making them Bi-District Champs!! Area game will be played Thursday in Union Grove at 6:00 pm vs Bogata (Bo-guh-tah) Rivercrest.

 

 

 

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SHELBYVILLE STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE


 

 


PLEASE DONATE ITEMS TO BE GIVEN TO NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR AREA
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT ALL CAMPUSES
OCT 31- NOV 13, 2018


ANY NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS INCLUDING CAN GOODS, MAC & CHEESE, BEANS, RICE, BOTTLED WATER, PEANUT BUTTER, FLOUR, SUGAR & CORN MEAL. NO REFRIGERATED ITEMS. PLEASE

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Nursing and Rehab


 


Holiday Nursing and Rehab will hold a trunk or treat on Halloween evening 4pm-6pm. In the event of rain, we will have booths set up inside the lobby of the nursing home. 

 

 

 

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Machine and Long Arm Certification Quilting Classes for  Adults to be Offered


 

 

Two adult quilting classes will be offered in November and December hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and taught by professional quilter, Margaret Smith.  The first class will be taught using regular home sewing machines and featuring the “Pretty Please” quilt pattern.  The second class will include learning to use the commercial long arm quilting machine. 
 
The Pretty Please Quilting class will be conducted from 5 to 7 pm, November 13, 15, and 27 at the Shelby County Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center.   Sewing machines are available for participant use.  Cost for this 3-session course is only
$30 per person. Supply list will be provided at registration or you may purchase a complete quilt kit at first session.  Registration and fee due by November 9th.

 

The Long Arm Machine Certification Quilting class will be conducted from 5 to 7 pm, November 29th at the Extension office.  Cost for this group class and one-on-one session is only $40 per person.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to load the machine with quilt pieces, care and maintenance,  threading, and free motion quilting.  After completion of the group session, participants will schedule a 2-hour one-on-one class to practice free motion quilting on their own quilt top.  After completion of this class, participants may rent use of our long arm quilting machine on an hourly basis for their personal use.  Registration and fee due by November 26th.


Both classes are limited to 10 adult participants, and registration and fee(s) by check are required in advance.  

 

Ms. Smith is a master quilter and has professionally quilted for the past 50 years and created over 500 quilts, many of which have been showcased in quilt shows such as East Texas Poultry Festival in Center, Pineywoods show in Carthage, and in the South Padre Island show.  She has taught numerous sewing classes in Alaska and Hemphill and belongs to the Busy Quilter and Panola Squares quilt guilds in Carthage.

 

To register for this class or for additional information, contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Ph.D., County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health at 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.

 

  

 

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Beef & Forage Seminar


 

 

 

 

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Halloween in the Hole


 

 

The 5th annual Halloween in the Hole presented by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and John Burns - Farmers Insurance, will take place today, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (or until the candy runs out). This years event will be held at the Center High School baseball field. Businesses will line up on the Varsity field and pass out candy to kids dressed in costume 13 and under. 

 

Businesses participating: Set up will begin at 4:30. Please bring YOUR OWN TABLE, candy, and a sign identifying your organization.

 

If you have any question, please contact Leah Chase at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936.598.5601 or by email at leah.chase@co.shelby.tx.us

 

Leah Chase

 

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TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT SAFE DRIVING HABITS


 

 

Teen Drivers Safety Week

 

This week is a great opportunity for parents to start – and hopefully, continue – having conversations with their teens about the importance of driving safely. Whether teens are driving a car, truck, or SUV, the rules stay the same, and they shouldn’t have the keys if they don’t know them. The greatest dangers for teen drivers are alcohol consumption, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and driving with passengers in the vehicle. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for teens 15-to-18 years old in the U.S. and in Texas.


Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens’ choices behind the wheel if they take the time to talk with their teens about some of the biggest driving risks, including:


Alcohol and Drugs: All teens are too young to legally buy, possess, or consume alcohol. However, nationally, in 2016, nearly one out of five teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in a fatal crash had been drinking. But alcohol isn’t the only substance that can keep your teen from driving safely: In 2016, 6.5 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 17 were current users of marijuana. Like many other drugs, marijuana affects a driver’s ability to react to their surroundings. Driving is a complex task, and marijuana slows reaction times, affecting the driver’s ability to drive safely. Remind your teen that driving under the influence of any impairing substance - including illicit, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medication - could have deadly consequences. It is critical that teen drivers understand why they shouldn’t drive impaired, that they know that they will lose their license if they are caught driving impaired, and that they will face additional consequences for breaking the rules they agreed to follow when they started driving. 

 

Seat Belts: Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest ways for teens to stay safe in a vehicle. Yet too many teens aren’t buckling up. In fact, there were 569 passengers killed in passenger vehicles driven by teen drivers, and more than half (54%) of those passengers who died were NOT buckled up at the time of the fatal crash. Even more troubling, in 85 percent of cases when the teen driver was unbuckled, the passengers were also unbuckled. 

 

Distracted Driving: Distractions while driving are more than just risky — they can be deadly. In 2016, among teen drivers involved in fatal crashes, 10 percent were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group (ages 15-18) also has the largest percentage of drivers who were distracted at the time of a crash. The biggest distraction for teens is other teens in the vehicle. 

 

Speeding: In 2016, almost one-third (31%) of all teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the crash, and males were more likely to be involved in fatal speeding-related crashes than females. 

 

Passengers: Teen drivers transporting passengers can lead to disastrous consequences. Research shows that the risk of a fatal crash goes up dramatically in direct relation to the number of passengers in a car. The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior triples when traveling with multiple passengers. Just one teen passenger can increase a teen driver's crash risk by 44 percent.

 

Drowsy Driving: Teens are busier than ever: studying, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and spending time with friends are among the long list of things they do to fill their time. However, with these activities, teens tend to compromise something very important — sleep. This is a dangerous habit that can lead to drowsy driving. Even after 7-8 hours of quality sleep, people are most likely to feel drowsy between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., which is generally when teens are driving home.


What the solution?  Talk regularly to your teen about the dangers of driving. Parents – you’ve guided your teen this far. Driving is a new chapter and a step toward independence for many teens. But your job is not done. Self-reported surveys show that teens with parents who set and enforce firm rules for driving typically engage in less risky driving behaviors and are involved in fewer crashes. But your kids can’t listen to you if you don’t talk to them.


That’s why Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Community Health Educator Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Ph.D. in Shelby County reminds parents to take advantage of National Teen Driver Safety Week to talk to their teens about staying safe on the road. Remember, one of the most important safety features for your teen driver is YOU! Know the Graduated Driver License Law and be familiar with the restrictions placed on your teen's license — it can better assist you to enforce those laws.
Parents should start the conversation with their teen about safe driving habits during National Teen Driver Safety Week but continue the conversation every day throughout the year. Even if it seems like they’re tuning you out, keep reinforcing these rules. They’re listening—your constant reminders about these powerful messages will get through. 


Get creative! Talking is just one way to discuss safe driving. You can also write your teen a letter, send e-mail or text reminders, leave sticky note reminders in the car, or use social media to get your message across. 


Get it in writing. Create a parent-teen driving contract that outlines the rules and consequences for your teen driver. Hang the signed contract in a visible place as a constant reminder about the rules of the road. 


Follow the Rules of the Road:
1.Don’t Drive Impaired – this includes alcohol or drugs.
2.Buckle Up - Every Trip. Every Time. Everyone — Front Seat and Back. 
3.Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel. All the Time. Avoid distractions in the car. 
4.Obey All Posted Speed Limits. 
5.Passengers- avoid driving with other teens in the vehicle.
6.Avoid Driving Tired. 


For more information about National Teen Driver Safety Week and to learn more safe driving tips for your teens, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving .

 

 

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6th Annual Taste of the Holidays Reservation Deadline Approaching - Time Updated


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 6th Annual Taste of the Holidays, presented by Shelby Savings Bank, an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience, on Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Tickets will be on sale soon and will be available to be purchased at Shelby County Today, The Light and Champion, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office or from any Chamber Ambassador.     

Space is limited and advance tickets are $15 per person. No tickets will be available at the door. 

Those showcased in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays are local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses.


Gold sponsors for the Taste of the Holiday event are Specter, Inc. and Sabine State Bank.
For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com

 

 

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After Hours Event


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors with Lisa Jones, owner of Back Country Furniture Designs, will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Thursday, November 15th  from 5:00 until 6:30pm.


Back Country Furniture Designs will showcase the fun selection of inventory while at the same time Chamber members will have an opportunity to network with each other in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.


Back Country Furniture Designs specializes in customized handcrafted rustic wood furniture.  They build from locally sourced wood both reclaimed and new.  Lisa also has a large selection of home décor and gift items.  You can find pillows, decorative signs, seasonal items and a lot more.  She also sales gourmet foods such as salsas, jams and jellies and dry rubs.  Christmas is right around the corner so visit Back Country Furniture to do your Christmas shopping.


Back Country Furniture Designs is located at 401 Hurst Street.


For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit

 

info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 

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Angels Care Home Health coming to Senior Site


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have the Angels Care Home Health at the Senior Nutrition Site on Monday, October 29th to discuss Medicare Options Open Enrollment (What you need to know).  They will be at the Senior Nutrition Site at 10:00 am.  

 

Please come and learn about Medicare and afterword, join us for Trivia with prizes sponsored by Angels Care Home Health.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Strong Triumph Church Fall Festival 


 


The Strong Triumph Church will have a Fall Festival on October 27th, 2018 from 6- 8:30 p.m.


For more information call 936-368-2611.

 

 

 

 

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SCARE TACTICS


 

NEW LIFE CHURCH  822 HURST ST

Oct 28th 6:00 PM and Oct 29-Nov 2 at 7:00 PM NIGHTLY


Scare Tactics is an annual production by New Life Church in its 8th
year. This production includes; live action drama, video scenes,
costumes, make-up, lights, sound effects, interaction with the audience,
and a short gospel message. Each year’s production is        totally
new; new story lines, characters, scenes, etc. Although this      is a
difficult task it is essential in order to keep the experience new
and fresh each year. This presentation is based on a TV show by the
same name, in which participants wish to scare friends or family. In
our version they are trying to scare others about the importance of our
decisions concerning eternity i.e.; Heaven or Hell

 

           IS SCARE TACTICS LIKE “HELL HOUSE?”

In a word, NO! Scare Tactics is a drama with a complete  story, a short
gospel message and then ends with a scene depicting  the wonders of
Heaven for those who have become Christians. The presentation has been
compared to Heaven’s Gate & Hell’s Flames, a production that has
garnered national attention. Although some elements are similar, the
total experience in every Scare Tactics presentation is unique because
Pastor Steve writes a new story each year with the same heart  for
reaching people with the gospel message as he does for his sermons.

         

THIS YEAR’S PRESENTATION IS TITLED “THE APPOINTMENT”.

Performances are  Oct 28th 6:00 PM and Oct 29-Nov 2 at 7:00 PM
                  nightly. Nursery will be provided

 

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A Letter From Shelby County Outreach Ministries


 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. would like to say thank you for the support you have given us in the past.  As you know, we couldn’t help those in need without your support.  We are grateful for each contribution made to our programs.

 

We would, however, like to ask that if you donate items to The Unique Boutique please do so during the week if at all possible.  There have been numerous items that do not make it until Monday morning.  We are unable to check on items throughout the weekend.  By waiting until Monday morning, this will ensure that your generous donation will be sold at the store and, in turn, continue to help assist families in Shelby County.  

 

We would also like to ask that items that are damaged or broken be taken somewhere else.  We do not have the means to dispose of these items.  Thank you for your understanding.  


God Bless,

Sherry Harding
Executive Director
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc.

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Seeks Volunteers


 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting Straight Taxidermy Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

A new member Ribbon Cutting for Shootin’ Straight Taxidermy will be held on November 1st  at 11:00am.  

 

Owners Shelly and Derek Brixey, along with the Chamber Ambassadors, invite you to join them on the 1st.  They are located at 536 CR 3505 which is right off 87 South and CR 414.

Hunting season is here so make sure you visit Shelly and Derek.  They will do shoulder mounts, full mounts, rugs and more.  They  offer professional service, great quality and reasonable prices.  You can trust them to do an outstanding job.

 

Mark your calendar and join the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors in congratulating Michelle and Derek on their venture.

 

For more information, contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 598-3682 or email info@shelbycounty.com

 

 

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Halloween in the Hole Information


 

 

Today is the last day to reserve a table for Halloween in the hole.

 

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Beef & Forage Seminar


 

 

 

 

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Chris Watlington to Cover Center Tennis Tournament


 

 

This Thursday morning, Chris Watlington's "This Week in Shelby County" will be live from Bryan Texas where the Roughrider Tennis Team will play its Regional Semifinal Round against the Lamar Chargers from Houston.  This Week in Shelby County will serve as the pregame show and (if things go right) will be simulcast on Facebook Live at the Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team Facebook Page.  

 

The Tennis matches begin at 8:30.  Find them all morning at the Facebook Page.  The page again: Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team.

 

 

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