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Old Center McDonalds Purchased


 

 

 

According to Town and Country Real Estate, the old McDonalds on Tenaha Street has been purchased by an individual that will convert the location into a USA Donuts store.  The menu will be breakfast items.  The renovation is expected to start in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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House of Refuge Pastor & Wife Anniversary


 

 

 

 

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Senior Site Breakfast Fundraiser


 

 

 

A breakfast fundraiser will be held on 9-22-18 at the Senior Site in Center, TX from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. it is all you can eat.

 

 

 

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Chevron Supports Energy Program with $20,000 Donation


 

 

On September 18, 2018, Jeremy Haken, Chevron PGPA Advisor, and Kim Smith, Operations Assistant, presented Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, and Mrs. Natalie Oswalt, Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Technology, with a $20,000 donation for Panola College’s School of Energy.  

 

“Chevron continues to be a wonderful supporter of our energy program at Panola College. This is a program we believe has greatly benefited from our mutual partnership, and we hope to continue to work together for the benefit of our students,” said Mrs. Oswalt.

 

 

 

(L to R) Dr. Billy Adams, Jeremy Haken, Greg Powell, Kim Smith, Natalie Oswalt, and Daniel Hall.

 

 

 

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Miss Holiday Beauty Pageant Coverage


 

 

 

Administrator Brandon Kegarise & Miss Holiday 2018 Doris Cockrell

 

 

The Holiday Nursing home in Center, TX held their Miss Holiday Beauty Pageant on 9-20-18.  Center Broadcasting Company attended the event below is video coverage of the results along with a link to photos from the event.    

 

 

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VFW Buddy Poppy Memorial Quilted Art


 

 

The local VFW Post 8904 and the auxiliary will be displaying this buddy poppy memorial quilted art at a later date.  Today 9-20-18 they were just doing a trial run hanging it from the Historical Shelby County Courthouse window.

 

 

 

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Poultry Festival Car Show Information


 

 

Help us kick off the First Annual Poultry Festival Car and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Zack’s Tint Shop.  The Show will be held on Saturday, October 6th as a part of the Poultry Festival Saturday activities.  It will be held from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the AgriLife Extension Offices large parking lot.

 

Enter your car and/or motorcycle, or just stop by and view the vehicles.

 

There are 3 categories: Cars pre-1972; Cars 1972 and newer; and Motorcycles.  Trophies will be given for the top 3 in each category.  There will also be a People’s Choice Award.

 

Early registration is underway.  Early registration fee for cars is $20.00 and $15.00 for Motorcycles.  After September 28th the entry fee will be $25.00 for Cars and $20.00 for Motorcycles.  Registration includes a Gate Entrance Button into the Poultry Festival.  Registration Packets can be picked up on October 2nd or October 3rd at Zack’s Tint Shop located at 1419 Highway 87 N.


There are only 16 days until the Cutting of the Feathers for the 42nd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank.  Gold Sponsors are: Drewery Construction; City of Center; Pilgrims Pride and Tyson Foods.  See you on the square.


For more information and to Register your car or motorcycle contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com

 

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Tri-County Community Events


 

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Costume Making Group


 


Come to the library this Friday, September 21, 2018, anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., to begin working on your Halloween costume! We have some great ideas already printed up, along with supplies. If you have an idea, we can help you work on that, too! We can’t wait to help you design the most creative costume in town! See you on Friday! (Parents must be present to approve their children’s costume choices, as well as assist them in making their costumes.)

 

 

 

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Sassafras Festival Information


 

Mark Your Calendars.... Sassafras Festival is October 27th!!!

 

We are excitedly preparing for our 28th Annual Sassafras Festival.....Get Your Vendor & Contest Registration Forms Now!!!

 

 

 

 

SASSAFRAS KICK-OFF
"Burgers & Bingo"
Friday, Oct 26... 6 pm-8 pm
Courthouse Square (Rain or Shine)

 

 

 

 

Burgers Provided by: SA Dairy Mark
$20 pre-sale/ $25 at event
Tickets Available at the Chamber Office

 

 

Enter the Following Festival Contests... 


"Rae Estes" BBQ Cook-off...(sponsored by Sharpco)
Fudge Contest
Pet/Owner Costume Contest (sponsored by DETEC)
Photography Contest
Art Show
Classic Car "Shine & Show" (sponsored by DETEC)
Talent Show   
 
Need More Fun???


The Alzheimer's Walk & Quilt Raffle
SAHS Grand Reunion
Tour the 1919 Law Enforcement Jail Museum
Petting Zoo- (sponsored by Texas Bank & Trust) 
Kool Kids Activities

Hope to See Ya There!!!

 

 

 

 

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Family & Friends Day Program



The Jerusalem CME Church will have their family and friends day on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 3 p.m. They are located at 202 Golden Way Street in San Augustine, TX.  The special guest preacher will be Pastor Karen Christopher.

 

 

 

 

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Sassafras Raffle


 

 

At the San Augustine Chamber they are planning to raffle a nice little basket at 2018 sassafras festival this year at our chamber booth.


Kim is getting our basket ready for us and she is taking donations from our members to put in the basket, it doesn't have to be anything huge just a little something so that we can put your business card and info in our basket.  All proceeds will go to chamber daily operations.  Thank you for your consideration in this and for more info or to donate please call Kim here at the Chamber of Commerce, 936-275-3610.  

 

 

 

 

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Bill O'Neal Texas State Historian Visits Museum


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas State Historian Bill O'Neal visited the Shelby County Museum on located on Pecan Street in Center, TX on 9-18-18 at 2 p.m. and gave a speech about World War I and how Texas played a major part in the war effort. There was a large group that attended and the event was recorded by multiple sources.

 

 

 

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Joaquin Christmas Fest-Parade & Toy Run


 

 

The Joaquin Special Events Committee along with the East Texas Choppers will be having their annual Christmas Fest-Parade & Toy Run on November 17th, 2018.  Booth space will be $30 per booth that includes electricity.

 

 

 

 

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Pine Grove Nursing Home Chili Cook-Off


 


Chili Cook-Off will be held at Pine Grove nursing home in Center, TX on September 25th at 2 p.m.  

 

 

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San Augustine Chamber Meeting


 

 

Today 9-18-18 is membership meeting day for the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, they are having Steve Windfield as the Program Speaker.


Beth Brown will be here to talk about her business, Center Health and Harmony.  Imogene's will be serving King Ranch Chicken!

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Raffle


 

 

Hey Everyone! We are still selling Raffle Tickets for a chance to win a 2019 Kawasaki Mule! The tickets are ONLY $20 per ticket, OR 6 tickets for $100! They are selling fast, so come by Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. to purchase your tickets today!  The drawing will be held on the last day of the Poultry Festival.  For more information, please call us at 936-598-4990.  Thanks and God Bless.
 
 
 
 
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING


 
 
 
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club was held Monday September 17th, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  A group of women presented a program about the Shelby County Cancer Fund, a local charity, helping local cancer patients.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Excelsior Halloween Carnival


 

 

 

 

 

Excelsior PTO Annual Halloween Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Excelsior School Gym.
 
 
 

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Democratic Meeting in Joaquin


 

 

 
 
Location: Joaquin Community Building, 164 Chalk Street 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: 09-25-2018
 
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
 
 
Details: 
 
For Beto O'Rourke and other State Democrats. On the square in Joaquin. Information and handouts.  Refreshments served. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Alive After Five hosted by Doches Credit Union


 

 

 
See you at Alive After Five hosted by Doches Credit Union located at 920 N.W. Stallings Dr.
The event is 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept 20.
 
Enjoy this business networking come-and-go reception with plenty of refreshments and chances to win great door prizes! All Chamber members are entered in the $550 cash drawing, but must be present to win. Bring business cards and guests!
 
 
 
 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society September Meeting Results


 

 

The Pineywoods photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting this past Saturday. The September challenge of architecture showed some outstanding photographs submitted by members for voting and critique. There was a very informative workshop about photographing wildlife presented by Janet Windham Hughes. The results of the critique voting are as follows:
 
 
First Place- Donna Holt
 
 
 
Second Place Tie - Melissa Sweet-Leavins
 
 
 
Second Place Tie - Melvin Hanson
 
 
 
Third Place tie - Summer Koltonski
 
 
 
Third Place Tie- Angie Junell Davis 
 
 
 
Third Place Tie- Sam Flarity 
 
 
 
Third Place Tie- Lawrence C Davis 
 
 
 

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East Texas Poultry Festival Photography Contest Deadline Extended


 

 

Due to numerous requests, the deadline to the East Texas poultry Festival photography contest has been extended for one week. For anyone having photographs to enter please contact Billie Jones 936-591-2426. All photographs must be in my possession absolutely by Friday, September 22. 
Thanking you in advance, Billie F Jones Photography coordinator. 
 
 
 
 

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Vaqueros in Blue & Gray


 

 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mansfield State Historic Site will present an informative program highlighting Hispanic-American soldiers who fought for Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War's Trans-Mississippi theater.  The program will be held Saturday, September 22, 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.
 
 
 

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Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars


 

 

Lufkin, Texas September 14, 2018 — The Museum of East Texas Invites You to Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars
 
LUFKIN: On behalf of Julianne Greak and Jennifer Webster, co-chairs of “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars,” the Museum of East Texas cordially invites you to attend this annual event benefiting the museum from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 in the north galleries. For information or to purchase tickets, please contact the museum at 936.639.4434.  
 
The evening will include fabulous food and desserts. Patrons are invited to BYOB; drink mixers will be provided. No red wine, please. Party casual attire is encouraged and dancing shoes are a must. 
 
According to Julianne Greak, “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars will be decorated with a Mardi Gras theme. The tables will be adorned with colorful Mardi Gras colors. Centerpieces will be the focal point of the evening with glass Eiffel Tower vases embellished with lustrous green, purple and yellow feathers. Beads and masks will be added to give the centerpiece that extra touch.” 
 
Amazing floral arrangements will be provided by Donna Dorman of Donna’s florist. 
 
Generous friends of the museum have donated art, jewelry, parties for children and for adults, fabulous trips, wind and spirits, a cocktail party for 30 to be held in the splendor of the Museum Guild’s Festival of Trees, donated by the board of trustees and executive director, and many other items for the live and silent auctions.
 
Dinner and Dancing 2018 committee members are Debbie Alexander, Trent Ashby, Aruna Bachireddy, Anita Caraway, Brenda Elliott, Kayla Garris, Laney Henderson, Len Medford, Andrew and Paula Moore, Alexis Pigg, Jonathon Pinner, Layne Thompson and Hilary Walker.
 
The museum extends many thanks to all members of the board of trustees, Museum Guild and museum membership for their dedication to the educational mission of the Museum of East Texas.
 
The Museum thanks its generous event sponsors, Georgia-Pacific, Lufkin Printing Company, A-1 Party Rentals, Inc., the Lufkin News, Donna’s Floral Designs, and the many dedicated volunteers who will make this special evening memorable for all. 
 
Ticket prices are $40 for an individual or $75 for a couple. These are non-reserved seat prices. Reserved seating is $200 per couple or a table of 8 can be purchased for $750. For reservations or for further information about this event and other Museum events, please contact the Museum of East Texas at 936.639.4434 or visit our website at metlufkin.org. 
 
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 Pitser Garrison 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. Admission is free of charge.
 
Contact: J.P. McDonald, Executive Director, Museum of East Texas, 936.639.4434 or jmcdonald@metlukfin.org or Allyson Langston, PR/Marketing, Museum of East Texas 936.639.4434, alangston@metlufkin.org
 
 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Raffle


 

 

 

 

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Woodmen Life Chapter 250 Meeting


 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, September 17th at 6 p.m. in the meeting room located at the County Extension Office.  The special guest speaker will be a Woodmen Life representative from the corporate office to recognize our joint efforts with the Extension Services on the Community Garden. 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 received Project of the Year in our district for our help in donations towards the Community Garden.  The special guest speaker will tour the Community Garden and also take a group photo of the organizations with the garden which will then be published in the December Woodmen Life Magazine! 

 

All members and anyone wanting to learn more about Woodmen Life or the Community Garden are invited to attend.  A Subway dinner will be served. 

 
 
 
 

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Thank A Police Officer Day At Center PD


 

 

 

 

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Angelina County Genealogical Society Meetings


 

 

The Angelina County Genealogical Society will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Angelina College at 4 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 in the Community Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 702 South Raguet in Lufkin, Texas (75904).  ACGS invited the following list of people to participate in a panel discussion about AC’s history:  Dr. Michael Simon, Dana Smithart, Mayor Bob brown, Ronnie Hall, Gaylon Wright, Louis Debetaz, Mary (Neel) Cantrell, Ann (English) Richardson, Louis Landers, Dr. Larry Phillips, Dr. Patricia Mckenzie, Gloria (Lewis) Gilder, Caye (Hudgins) Billingsley, Dr. Jimmy Tinkle, and Jan Avery-Sublett, and all of the present board members.  Dwan and Sharon (Shives) Coleman, Guy and Dorothy Davis, and Elaine Jackson will also be invited to participate.  Coffee and cookies will begin at 3 p.m.
 
At 6 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church, Stanley Fletcher will discuss “Ferry Tells,” a program within which he discusses the thirty seven ferries on the Sabine River.
 
For more information, contact Rev. Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378; the public can e-mail Cindy at keltysumc@hotmail.com or Dickie at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com
 
 

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Deputies Reading at Schools


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the summer, Sheriff Jayson Richardson chose to set aside time to visit local libraries and read to students during the Summer Reading Program.  This effort inspired Deputy Michael Dunn to carry the project further into the school year.  With the blessing of Sheriff Richardson, Deputy Dunn reached out to other deputies at the DeSoto Sheriff's Office and put together a team that shares his vision for making a connection with students through the joy of reading.  For the past few weeks, Deputies have had the opportunity to visit many Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes within the Parish.  So far, Deputies have visited Mansfield, Stanley, and North DeSoto, with Logansport soon to follow.  Deputy Dunn says:  "The project will continue through the school year as we aim to better connect with students to show them that reading is a fun activity, something even adults enjoy.  The response we have received from students has been both comical as well as heartwarming.  We greatly appreciate the DeSoto Parish School staff and teachers for allowing us this opportunity, and to Sheriff Richardson for setting the example for our Deputies to follow."  
 
 
Pictured below are: Deputy Jason Goff at North DeSoto, Deputy Kaitlan Welborn at Stanley, and Sergeant Natasha Jones at Mansfield, and Deputy Mark Pierce at Mansfield.  If you are a teacher in DeSoto Parish and would like a Deputy to come out to visit with and read to your classroom, please contact Deputy Michael Dunn by email at:  mdunn@dpso.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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East Hamilton Baptist Church Homecoming


 

 

East Hamilton Baptist Church homecoming will be on September 23rd, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. 
 
 
 

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Job Fair in San Augustine


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The Fall Festival of Hope Run Sign Up


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first annual Fall Festival of Hope will kick off at 8am Saturday, October 20th, with a 5K Run and Fun Run at the Windham Civic Center, Center, Texas.  The 5K Run will cost $25.00 with a TShirt and $15.00 without a Tshirt.  The 5K Run will cost $30.00 with a Tshirt after September 20th.  The Fun Run will cost $15.00 with a TShirt and $10.00 without a Tshirt and after September 20th the Fun Run will cost $20.00 and includes a TShirt.  
 
Register prior to September 20th and save $5.00!  Just click the following link to register now: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Center/FallFestivalofHope
 
After the Fun Run and 5K Run come join us at the Historic Downtown Courthouse Square, Center, Texas for the Fall Festival of Hope beginning at 10am.  Children can enjoy free games and contest.  There will be over 30 Vendors including Food, Beverage, and Arts and Crafts.  Enjoy live music featuring local artist.  Get your child’s picture taken in the Pumpkin’ Patch by professional photographer or test your culinary skills by signing up for the Chili Cook-Off or the Pie Contest!  There will also be a Classic Car Show.  For more information about the festival or if you would like to become a vendor or enter any of the contest visit the Boo’s Battle Support Fund Facebook page or call Judy Monroe at 903-806-9132.
 
All proceeds go to the Boo’sBattle Support Fund, a non-profit organization designed to benefit local families who are battling cancer.  
 
 

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Tenaha Cross Country Results


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Tenaha ISD Homecoming Court


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Homecoming Court for Tenaha High School pictured below are (from left to right) Christasha  Suell, BETA Sweetheart,  Amya Giles, Athletic Sweetheart,  Sarai Valencia, Band Sweetheart,  Gracie Martinson, Junior Duchess, Giselle Rico, Senior Duchess,  Iyterrica Giles, Freshman Duchess,  Marneisha Rasberry, Sophomore Duchess,  Anna Holland, FFA Sweetheart  and Guadelupe Sandaval, JCC Sweetheart.  The 2018 Homecoming Queen will be named during the Homecoming pre-game ceremonies set to take place at 7pm on September 29th.  
 
 
 
 
 
This year’s Homecoming theme is The Power of Champions.  Special recognition will be given to the 1998 State Championship football team.  Homecoming activities planned for September 29th are Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony to take place at 10am in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium.  The Senior Class Fundraiser Luncheon begins at 11am on the Square. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 11:30am on the Tenaha Square.  Homecoming pre-game is set for 7pm and the kick off between the Tenaha Tigers and the Timpson Bears will be at 7:30pm in The Pit.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church Family & Friends Day


 

 

 
 
Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church will have their Family and Friends Day Program on Sunday, September 16th at 3 p.m.
 
 
 

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Medical Bake Sale Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha ISD Football Ticket Prices for Friday Game


 

 

This week the Tenaha Tigers will head to T.K. Gorman in Tyler, TX Friday night to take on the Crusaders.  The game will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.

 

 

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Halloween Costume Making Group


 

 

 
 
 
 
The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center, TX is hosting a Halloween costume making group.  In an interview with Center Broadcasting Company library employee, Cassey Neal tells the public more about it.   
 
 

 

 
 
This year, Fannie Brown Booth Library is going to be hosting a Create-A-Costume group for Halloween!  They will supply ideas, fabric, accessories, and other supplies to help your child make a great costume!  They are still looking for donations for these items, so feel free to bring anything you have by the library.  The Create-A-Costume group will meet throughout September and the first two weeks of October. The meetings will be after Story Time on Thursdays for those who are too young for school or are homeschooled, and on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for those who need to come after school!  Adults must be present to approve their child’s choices and to assist in the making of the costumes.  This is a family friendly group.  We look forward to seeing you all there!
 
 
 
 
 

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Huxley Helping Hand 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 THE THIRD SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER 2018.  IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN. 
 
DATE: September 15,2018
 
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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Halloween in the Hole


 

 

 

This year’s event will take place Oct. 29, 2018 from 5 p.m. –6:30 p.m. at the Center High School baseball field.  Kids dressed in costumes 13 and under are invited to an evening of trick-or-treat fun! 
 
Boom Boom Photo Booth will be on hand to capture the fun! Clubs from Center High School will offer face painting, games, dance party and many other activities.
 
Table reservations are required to pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters. To reserve a spot for your business, organization, club, etc., contact Leah Chase at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 598-5601 or leah.chase@co.shelby.tx.us or John Burns at (936) 427-5077 or jburns2@farmersagent.com.
 
Businesses will need to have a decorated table with a sign displaying the business name by 5 p.m. Businesses will be allowed to start setting up at 4:30 p.m.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the hole!
 
 

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Forest Service waives fees for National Public Lands Day


 

 

Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
 
 
 
“National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, and perhaps be motivated to join in with other volunteers and help us restore America’s precious natural resources,” said National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor.
 
 
 
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 and TADRA.
 
 
 
The focus of National Public Lands Day is to instill a sense of shared stewardship and educate the public about the importance of natural resources. More than 170,000 volunteers are expected to provide assistance in the nation’s largest, hands-on volunteer effort to improve America’s public lands.
 
 
 
For more information, visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/texas
 
 

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Lasting Impressions After Hours Event


 

 

Lasting Impressions in Center, TX will have a business after hours event starting at 5 p.m. this evening 9-11-18.  They are located at 112 Foster Street in Center.  Owner Paula Jones invites the public to attend.

 
 
 

 

 

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Murphy USA Groundbreaking Ceremony


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will join new member Murphy USA and the District Manager, Tammy Martinez for a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Friday, September 21st at Noon.  The site for the Ground Breaking and the new Murphy USA is at the Walmart parking lot on Hurst Street.
 
Tammy Martinez, is excited about this location.  She wants everyone to attend the Ground Breaking and stay for food and fun.
 
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Benefit Garage Sale


 

 

There will be a fundraiser to raise money to help pay bills for an area family that has had major medical expenses. It will be held 1.2 miles from Center to Nacogdoches. On the right. Lots of great clothes.  Prayers that we can make a difference. Today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. 9:00 to close.  Will be putting out new items daily. For more information contact Catherine Livingston 936-332-0060.

 
 
 

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Poultry Festival T-Shirts


 

 

The 2018 Poultry Festival tee shirts have arrived!!!!  They are available for purchase at the following locations:  All Farmers State Bank locations – Main Branch, Roughrider Branch, Shelbyville Branch and Joaquin Branch; Citizens Bank; Sabine State Bank, The Balcony and The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.   
 
New this year – Baby’s First Poultry Festival onsie! 
 
The 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, begins with the Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Focus Care of Center at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4 and runs through Saturday, October 6.
 
 
For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting Saturday, 9/15/18 at the First United Methodist Church on Porter Street in Center, TX. from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
The September Challenge will be photos submitted by members featuring Architecture.  There will also be a workshop on "Shooting Wildlife".  Anyone interested in photography is invited to sit in on any meeting.
 
Billie F. Jones will be accepting photo entries for the 2018 ETPF Photography Contest, during the meeting.  There will also be foam board available for purchase if anyone needs any.  For any questions concerning the PWPS meeting or entries for the ETPF Photography Contest, contact Billie F. Jones, by calling or text, 936-591-2426.  
 
 

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Mt. Herman Cemetery Homecoming


 

 

The annual Mt. Herman Cemtery Homecoming is Sunday, September 16th at noon.
 
All are invited to bring their dinner to share and donations for the upkeep of the cemetery.
 
You can also send donations to:
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery Fund
 
670 CR 1190
 
Center, TX 75935
 
 
 
 

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Lasting Impressions After Hours Event


 

 

Lasting Impressions and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting a Business After Hours tomorrow, September 11th from 5:00 – 6:30pm.  Lasting Impressions is located at 112 Foster Street.
 
Lasting Impressions specializes in beautiful home décor and has the perfect gift for a bridal shower.  Paula Jones, owner, carries a huge selection of Kendra Scott jewelry.  Lasting Impressions also has a large selection of baby clothes.
 
Stop by and enjoy refreshments, networking and shopping.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

 
 
 
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday September 17th, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  Ms. Stacy O’Rear will present the program about the Shelby County Cancer Fund, a local charity, helping local cancer patients.
 
 
 
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
 
 
 
 

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Lamp-Lite Theatre Presents The Curious Savage


 

 

The Curious Savage 
 
Pat Harris leads the parade to open the 2018-19 Lamp-Lite Season with The Curious Savage. Pat plays Ethel Savage, a woman who "remembers all the foolish things she wanted to do" and now does them: from dying her hair blue to acting onstage. 
 
 
 
Mrs. Savage has just inherited $10 million and she's giving most of it away, much to the dismay of her three "evil step-children" who have just checked her into an expensive sanatorium called "The Cloisters," hoping to “bring her to her senses.”
 
The all-star cast also includes Bill Small, Tina Oswald, Keith Aavolasiti, Katherine Whitbeck, Tim Hogle, Steve Josephsen, Les Balty, Missy Devine and Kelly Daniel.
 
PERFORMANCE DATES:
 
Sept. 21 & 22, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at 2:00pm
Sept. 28 & 29, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 7:30pm
 
 
 

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Women on the Go Featuring Planning Ahead for After the Fact Program


 

 

You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, September 13th 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.  
 
September 13th program: “Planning Ahead for After the Fact” – Ever wondered how life insurance payouts, property division, and wills work in our community property state of Texas?  What about how this applies to blended families or when there is an ex-spouse in the picture?  Come listen to some advice from Attorney April Prince and have your questions answered about this topic that impacts families on a daily basis.
 
Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Wednesday, September 12th if you would like to attend.  Lunch will be provided featuring delicious grilled chicken and pepper kabobs, quinoa and a green salad.  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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XYZ Extension Homemaker's Club Meeting


 

 

The XYZ Homemakers Extension Club will meet in the James Antioch Community Building on September 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM.  Ellie Fullinwider will present a program on Tropical Birds and give hints on caring for pets.  This should be interesting to all who care about animals so I hope to see you that day.
 
Ellen Manning  598-3081
 
 

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James Community Meeting


 

 

The James Antioch Community will have a meeting in the James Antioch Community Building on September, 15. 2018 at 5:30 PM.  We need to make plans for fall activities.  Bring your favorite food to share and come to have a good time together.  
 
Ellen Manning 598-3081 
 
 

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AgriLife Extension and Chamber Health & Fitness Committee to Kick Off Worksite Wellness Challenge


 

 

AgriLife Extension and Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Committee to Kick Off Worksite Wellness Challenge
 
On Monday, September 10th, AgriLife Extension and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Committee will kick-off registration for the annual fall Walk Across Texas worksite wellness challenge.
 
 
Participating in this challenge is easy –
1.  Recruit a team of up to eight people (fewer team members are permitted, but no more than 8 members per team) and select a team captain.
 
2.  Team captains; stop by the Extension office and pick-up your team registration packet and have your team complete individual registration forms (forms can also be emailed to you).  
 
3.  Select your team t-shirt color and complete order form (team captain shirt is FREE; other members are $15 each).
 
4.  Submit team registration packet to the Extension office no later than September 19th and entry fee of four cans of non-perishable food per person which will be given to the Shelby County Outreach Ministries food pantry.  
 
5.  Start walking and logging your steps or activity on September 24th!  Each team member need only walk 2.5 miles or complete 20 minutes of physical activity each day. The goal is to walk at least 900 miles either as a team (the distance from Center to El Paso) in eight weeks.  You can walk around the park, your neighborhood, at the gym, wherever your feet will take you to meet the goal.  That’s only a little over 16 miles per week or 2.5 miles per day per eight-member team!
 
6.  The Don’t Give Up Now event is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th in conjunction with the East Texas Poultry Festival CrossFit 5K Chicken Fun Run/Walk. 
7.  This 8-week challenge will wrap up on Friday, November 16th.
 
This challenge is open to the public, worksites, and both adult and youth.  The Extension office is located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center and the office is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 19.  All winners will be announced on November 26, 2018.  Prizes will be given to the top three teams and top three walkers.  So, form a team of 8, choose your team captain, register your team beginning September 10th and let’s walk on, Shelby County!
 
Shelby County Fit Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to encourage people to exercise.  For more information, call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCH at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.
 
 
 
 

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East Texas Poultry Festival Kicks Off Chicken Fajita Lunch


 

 

The 42nd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival kicks off with the Chicken Fajita Lunch, sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply, slated for Wednesday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. on the Historic Downtown Center Square. 
 
According to Chairman, Bryan Wages, the lunch includes two chicken fajitas, chips, salsa and a drink for $7 per plate and delivery is available for 5 or more advance orders by calling 936-598-3682, faxing order form to 936-598-5032 or emailing sctoday@att.net by Friday, September 21st. An order form for the Fajita Lunch, as well as other Poultry Festival Events, is available on the Poultry Festival Event page on the Chamber website, www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.   
 
 
 
 

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Texas Forestry Association Presents 'More Than Trees' for 2018 Annual Meeting


 

 

LUFKIN, TEXAS – Texas Forestry Association will host its annual convention at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, from October 17-19, 2018.
 
‘More Than Trees’ is the theme for this year’s conference, which marks the one hundred and fourth annual meeting of the association.
 
Speakers for this year include Scott Sacco, founder of Environ Strategies, LLC who will present “Pardon the Disruption: The Influence of Strategic Thinking on Forestry and our Forest.”  Heather Strong, Senior Director of WoodWorks, will give an overview of their promotional efforts and education to architects and engineers for using wood in buildings. Charlie Cornish, Executive Vice President, North and South American Operations for Resource Management Service, will speak about the ongoing management and direction of the company. Stephen Raley is Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for the up and coming Angelina Forest Products mill in Lufkin and will give an overview of the new mill as well as a timeline and production information at the General Session on Thursday, Oct. 18. Amy Hays has been with the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma, for three years as the Adult Education Manager and will give a presentation on “Generational Intelligence: Working effectively when you don’t want to (or they just won’t!)” at breakfast on Friday, Oct. 19.
 
A highlight of the event will be the InterActive Theater Company which will provide entertainment during the President’s Banquet on Thursday evening. They engage and inspire through live theater productions that reflect their own experiences and challenge their own understanding of the world in which they live. InterActive Theater Company produces a full season of original and interactive productions based on literature and history for children and families, as well as featuring a repertory unit to tour the metropolitan area.
 
TFA offers a myriad of concurrent sessions on topics of interest for everyone during the annual conference. This year’s topics include “Invasive Plants: What’s out there and what to do about them”, “Using Drones in the Workplace,” Succession Planning, Technology, and a session on proper ethics in forestry.
 
For a complete meeting brochure, visit Texas Forestry Association’s website at www.texasforestry.org or email tfa@texasforestry.org. Registration is available online at www.texasforestry.org. To exhibit or sponsor, please call (936) 632-8733.
 
 

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Santa's Christmas Parade Committee announces "A Mardi Gras Christmas" theme


 

 

 
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2018 parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and is presented by Shelby Savings Bank.   The theme for the parade this year is”A Mardi Gras Christmas”. 
 
Categories for the 2018 “A Mardi Gras 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 21, 2018.
 
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 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.
 
 
 
 
 

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Chamber Photography contest extension announced


 

 

 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee announces Photography Contest has been extended until the new deadline of October 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
 
The Chamber of Commerce is looking for original, fun, striking images of what Shelby County, Texas means to you! These images may reflect the wide variety of architecture, events and activities, landscape, “seasons”, people or places relevant to Shelby County. Entries may be newly taken photos, or photos you already have taken no earlier than 2015. They just need to be your original work.
 
The Photography contest is open to everyone of all ages. Prizes will be awarded for First Place ($125), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50). Contest ends October 31 and winners will be announced later in November.
 
Submissions must be digital entries by e-mail to scchambertxphotocontest@hotmail.com or via photo CD mailed or hand delivered to 2018 Photography Contest, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square A-101, Center, Texas 75935. All entries must be accompanied by the completed Contest Entry Form, Entry Fees and any Photography Release Forms.
 
Contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or email your questions and inquiries about the photo contest to scchambertxphotocontest@hotmail.com. Complete rules and entry forms can be found on the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce website http://shelbycountychamber.com/.
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.   
 
 
 

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Despino's Tires Ribbon Cutting


 

 

A new member Ribbon Cutting and Celebration will be held for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest member, Despino’s Tire Service. The Ribbon Cutting and celebration will be held on Friday, September 14th from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  The actual Ribbon Cutting will be held at 10:00am.  There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and great Give Aways which include 2 $500 Visa Gift Cards and a set of STT Pro Tires.
 
Despino’s Tire Service is a family-owned business.  Randy and Ronnie Despino own Despino’s Tire Service and have half a century of combined industry experience.  They specialize in the commercial, agricultural and logging industries with onsite tire installation available. They are excited to open their business here in Shelby County and be apart of the community. 
 
Despino’s Tire Service is located at 159 US Highway 96 South. 
 
Mark your calendar and join the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors in welcoming Randy and Ronnie to our community.
 
For more information, contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 598-3682 or email info@shelbycounty.com
 
 
 
 

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The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ 104th Church Anniversary


 

 

The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ church would like to cordially invite you to share with us as we celebrate our 104th Church Anniversary will be on September 16th, 2018 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder Elmer Shepherd of the Shepherd's Memorial Church of God in Christ. 

 
 

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Benefit Bake Sale and Garage Sale for Domingo Almaraz


 

 

 
 
Domingo's wife Penny, tells "Domingo still has cancer, cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis C. he's no longer doing chemo treatments but the chemo that he did for the past two years is making his teeth break off and we are trying to raise money for him to get false teeth so he can be able to eat meat and smile again. My step daughter has been baking cheesecakes and we raised $1,000 to get it started now we need to come up with $1,300 more'. 
 
We are holding a Bake Sale and Garage Sale for Domingo Almaraz to help with Medical costs.  9 to 1:00 Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Location: Hwy 7W; From Center to Nacogdoches, 1.2 miles on the right at the storage buildings.  Just before Loop 500.
 
Contact Regina Danley or Catherine Livingston (936) 332-0060.
 
 

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2018 Jasper Butterfly Festival (Fall Fest) Photo Contest- Information


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Flags to Fight Hunger


 

 

The flags are flying at Center ISD as a part of the Flags to Fight Hunger program are honoring Labor Day and will remain up to honor Patriot's Day, 9/11.    Thank you to all flag supporters!
 
 
 

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McSwain Earns Doctorate Degree


 

 

 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announces that Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health graduated with her Ph.D. in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University on August 11, 2018.  As part of her doctorate program, McSwain conducted a research study involving senior adult nutrition and the role a community garden could play in supplementing food assistance programs at the county level through Extension oversight and volunteerism.  In addition to Dr. McSwain’s Ph.D., she holds a M.S. in Horticulture from Texas Tech University, M.S. in Education from Baylor University and a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University.
 
Dr. McSwain is married to Jimmy McSwain from Center, Texas and she is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jerry O’Donnell from Copperas Cove, Texas.  McSwain is the mother of Rhyan Aljoe of Washington D.C., Ashlyn Aljoe of Lubbock, Texas; and is the step-mother of Hunter McSwain of Center.  Her in-laws are Norman and Joyce Hurt of Center and the late Kenneth McSwain.
 
 
 
 

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Sewing Sensations for Adults Class to be Offered


 

 

 
Want to learn how to sew and complete a Crazy Patch quilt as you go?  Then register for this fun, hands-on Sewing Senations class hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and taught by professional quilter, Margaret Smith.  
 
The Crazy Patch Quilting class will be conducted Monday evenings from 5 to 7 pm, September 17, 24, and October 1 and 8 at the Shelby County Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center.   Sewing machines are available for participant use.  Cost for this 4-week course is only $45 per person.  Class is limited to 10 adult participants and registration in advance is required.  Supply list will be provided at registration.
 
Need to brush up on your sewing machine skills?  Then register for Machine Sewing Basics 101 to be offered on September 10 from 5 to 7 pm for only $10.  Class is limited to 10 adult participants and registration in advance is required.  Supplies are included for this class.
 
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, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health at 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.  Registration due by September 7th. 
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Senior Parent Meeting


 

 

Senior Parent Meeting
September 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Joaquin High School Auditorium
 
 

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Tri-County Resource Fair


 

 

Tri-County Head Start will have their Fair/Fall Festival.
 
The Resource Fair will be held on October 29th, 2018 at the Old Elementary School at 214 Nacogdoches Street in Center, TX from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
 
If you are interested in becoming a vendor please call 936-657-4740.
 
 
 

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Shelby County Historical Society Monthly Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting September 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located at 230 Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Mr. Bill O"Neal. He will be speaking to us about Texas in World War I. The program will consist of interviews he had students do with people that they knew who were in WWI when he was teaching history at Panola College. Everyone is invited to attend.

 
 

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Hunter's Safety Course


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to inform the public that the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Hunter's Safety Class at the DeSoto Parish Training Facility. The classes will begin on Thursday, September 20 and will continue through Saturday, September 22, 2018. This will be led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and hosted by Deputy Michael Dunn and Captain Phillip Daniels. Hunter's Education Courses are open to persons of all ages, but only those 10 years of age or older are eligible for certification. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Louisiana Hunter Education Certificate Card that is recognized by all states and provinces that require hunter education. The classes are free, however spots are limited. We have provided a link below where you will need to register in order to participate in the course.  For further questions, you may contact Captain Phillip Daniels at: (318) 401-3017
 
 
Dates and Times:
Thursday, September 20: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 21: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
DeSoto Parish Training Center 
120 Sprockett Ln., Grand Cane, LA
 
To Register, please click the link below and choose "Register Now" on the top-right of the page:
 
 

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Public Rifle Sighting


 

 

 
 
 
Sheriff Jayson Richardson will be opening the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Rifle Range to public residents on three weekends in September. The dates below will be reserved for hunters to have an opportunity to sight in their rifles for hunting season. Sheriff Richardson is pleased to offer this service to our residents free of charge in a safe environment. The service is designed to allow proper sighting without the worry of disturbing neighbors in nearby areas. 
 
The Range will have three shooting lanes open with targets at 100 yards. All stations will be equipped with a shooting bench and lead sled to assist hunters. Basic targets will be available at the range, but shooters are allowed to bring their own targets. You will need to bring your own weapons, ammunition, hearing and eye protection. Limited hearing and eye protection may be available at the range if needed. A Range Instructor as well as other deputies will be on site and available to assist citizens to ensure safety. Registration is not required, however the range will only be open to DeSoto Parish residents. For more information please contact Sergeant Adam Jones at the DeSoto Parish Training Facility at: (318) 872-1877.
 
 
Dates and Times:
Saturday, September 8: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 15: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DeSoto Parish Training Center
120 Sprockett Ln., Grand Cane, LA
 
 
 

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Children's Advocacy Center Breakfast Invitation


 

 

The Community Leaders Forum will be hosted by Children's Advocacy Center and The Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc.
 
On Tuesday September 18, 2018 from 8:30- 10:00 AM at Mary K's Country Diner on 806 N Camino Crossing, Hwy 96 N San Augustine, TX. 75972 Kindly RSVP before September 11th:  Email lharst@cactx.org
 
 

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CADDO MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE ATLATL PROGRAM


 

 

 
 
 
ALTO, Texas –– Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in a day program learning about the ancient hunting and throwing device known as the atlatl.  The program will be offered at 1:00 P.M.  Activities will include instruction on the development of hunting tools, different atlatl styles, and throwing techniques. There will be an opportunity for participants to practice throwing darts at a target using the atlatl. This program is part of a primitive technologies series being offered at the site.  
                                            
The program is free, but regular site admission applies.
 
 
 

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Create-a-Costume at the Library


 

 

This year, Fannie Brown Booth Library is going to be hosting a Create-A-Costume group for Halloween!  We will supply ideas, fabric, accessories, and other supplies to help your child make a great costume!  We are still looking for donations for these items, so feel free to bring anything you have by the library.  Our Create-A-Costume group will meet throughout September and the first two weeks of October. The meetings will be after Story Time on Thursdays for those who are too young for school or are homeschooled, and on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for those who need to come after school!  Adults must be present to approve their child’s choices and to assist in the making of the costumes.  This is a family friendly group.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

 
 

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