THERE ARE NO TRICKS, ONLY TREATS, AT THE FANNIE BROWN BOOTH LIBRARY BOOK SALE IN CENTER.
SALE OPENING DAY - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018, STARTING AT 10 A.M. THE SALE CONTINUES ALL WEEK THROUGH 2 P.M. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3.
THERE ARE LOADS OF CHRISTIAN BOOKS, MYSTERIES, ROMANCE, SCIENCE FICTION, WESTERNS, NOVELS AND MANY MORE TREATS FOR ALL!
PAPERBACKS ARE 50 CENTS AND HARDBACKS, $1.00. RAFFLE TICKETS ON A BEAUTIFUL QUILT ARE BEING SOLD NOW AT THE LIBRARY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, WHEN THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD. THE TICKETS SELL FOR $1 EACH OR 6 FOR $5. ALL PROCEEDS ARE USED TO BUY MORE BOOKS FOR THE LIBRARY.
THE BOOK SALE WILL BE HELD DURING REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS. THE LIBRARY IS LOCATED AT 619 TENAHA ST. CALL 936-598-5522 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Calling all Shelby County youth and parents! Have you ever wanted to learn something new and different while having fun? Well we have it, from cooking, taking pictures, fashion, robotics, shooting sports, raising and showing livestock and much, much more for youth 3rd through 12th grades. Youth members may join now until October 31st for a $20.00 participation fee. Price changes November 01st to $25.00. Adults pay a $10.00 volunteer applicant fee. An active enrollment is required in order to register and participate in all 4-H activities and events.
What is 4-H?
4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. Through 4-H, youth are also taught how to meet the diversities and challenges of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing” teaching concept. It reaches people in their own communities with delivery methods suitable to their needs. 4-H also helps to provide opportunities for families and communities to develop stronger bonds.
2018 projects offered include:
Shooting Sports Photography
Foods and Nutrition Clothing and Textiles
Robotics Quilts of Valor
Outdoor Challenge Taxidermy
Monthly Club Meetings:
Shelby County clubs will meet at the new Extension office the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Monthly meetings will feature a theme, a hands-on program, provide a food prepping and tasting opportunity and a fun team building recreation component.
Shelby County 4-H will be providing up to a $1,000 scholarship for continued education past high school, whether it be college or trade school. The annual winner will be selected on an earned point system for project and club meeting participation, community service, leadership and more.
So, come by the office and see what Shelby County 4-H has to offer your child. If you have any questions regarding 4-H, please do not hesitate to contact the Shelby County Extension Office at 936-598-7744, Lane Dunn, Ag/NR Agent and Jheri-Lynn McSwain, FCH Agent. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Shelby Extension.
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Milestones: (1) Regarding this column Three years have passed since the author first starting submitting this column to the Lufkin Daily News, the Orange Leader, and other area newspapers. Thank you, all you wonderful readers, for reading this column. (2) Happy 50th! On September 13, 2018, the Angelina County Genealogical Society enjoyed its 50th anniversary of serving the genealogical public.
Another Genealogical and Local History Opportunity Tune in to KRBA radio, an AM station, on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for The Front Porch Chit Chat Show, hosted by Tommy and Lynn Bryan, O. T. Haygood, and this author. The show affords listeners the chance to call in with their genealogy or local history questions to talk with Tommy, Lynn, O. T., or Dickie. Call in on (936) 632-7355 or (936) 637-3325.
Save the Date! (1) Nelta Nolen, a member of the Vernon Parish Genealogical Society, will discuss “Alternative Sources for the 1890 Census” for the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society (TAGHS) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in Timpson, Texas. (2) On Saturday, November 10, 2018 the Veteran’s Day Parade will be held in downtown Huntington, Texas at 10 a.m. Festivities will continue after the parade at 11 a.m. in Centennial Park. Dickie Dixon will discuss “Angelina County’s Celebration of Armistice Day 1918-2018” at that time. For more information contact Marilyn Davis at (936) 414-1733 or Davismarilyn1959@yahoo.com (3) John Powers, a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima, will discuss his experience at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin, Texas (75904). For more information, please contact Rev. Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378; the public an e-mail Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dickie at email@example.com (4) “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). (5) To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, panelists will discuss their views for the Angelina County Genealogical Society at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 in the Community Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin, Texas (75904). If you would like to serve as a panelist or have something to contribute personally or in writing please see the contact info after (6) which follows. (6) At 6 p.m. on Monday, November 19, in the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road, Dickie Dixon will discuss “The Genealogy of Jesus Christ.” For more information on (5) and (6) please contact Reverend Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378; the public can e-mail Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dickie at email@example.com
Eye on Books (1) Don Flournoy announced the release of his forthcoming book Yesterday’s Childhood at the Adult Lecture Series of the Texas Forestry Museum at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018. (2) Jamie Carter Bollich and Herman Wright discussed their book Arvetta on Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. in the Rusk Room of the Fredonia Hotel at the meeting of the East Texas Historical Association in downtown Nacogdoches.. For more information, please call (936) 240-8378
For book reviews/notices please send a complimentary copy to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin TX 75915-1001
Send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin TX 75915-1001 or by phone to (936) 240-8378
Shelbyville Alumni Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 20th at the Center Country Club at 6 p.m. with DJ Snoopy T providing music.
This morning 10-18-18 in Preschool Story Time, Miss Terri read CHICKEN SAID, "CLUCK!" Earl and Pearl plant pumpkins but a chicken will not stay away from the plants. They try to run the chicken off until the grasshoppers start eating their pumpkin plants.
They will not have Preschool Story Time for the next two weeks because of the Fall Book Sale. We will start back on November 8th.
The Piney Woods Photographic Society Will hold their regular monthly meeting this Saturday, 10/20/18 in the First United Methodist Church basement located 211 Porter St. Center,Tx. from 9 am-12 pm.
There will be a workshop on “Landscape Composition “ and the monthly challenge featuring photographs of wildlife submitted by members.
Photography enthusiast of all levels are invited to attend. Memberships are available. For more information contact club secretary, Billie Jones, 936-591-2426 or any club member or like us on Facebook.
Billie F Jones
The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking every 3rd Saturday at the 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. They start cooking about 9 a.m. and have pots on the table at 12 noon. Bring your own lawn chairs. For more information call James at 409-625-4787.
Deuce Anderson, Korbin Bortz, Santiago Chable-Jimenez, Lovell, Lex Warr-Burcham, Natalie Whitton, Hallie Barbee, Axyl Gracyk, Cannon Welch, Michaela Whiteside, Cody Berg, Lillian Brown, Catalina Escobedo, Wyatt Foster, Kynlee Griggs, Allen Whitton, C.J. Clark, Brandon Escobedo, Aiden Kelley, Justin Miles, Brilyn Williams, Hennessy Anderson, Lance Brown, Jaxen Mahan, Marissa Miles, Melanie Miles, Zachery Stotts, Karson Adkinson, Mikayla Anderson, Kaleb Bentley, Ileigha Burcham, Lillian Ethridge Isabella Gima, Devin Warren, Jackson Welch, Jakeb Williams, Cody Adkinson, Emily Alvy, Moses Crawford, Gracie Gillis, Emily Leach, Toni Lovell, Jaquelyn Miles, Kaycee Vaughn, Blake Warren, Katelyn Bentley, Stephen Bentley, Anthone Davis-Katan, Zane Griffith, Victoria King, Brian McDonald, Larkin Sears, Dallas Whiteside, Jaxon Williams, Kolton Adkinson, Leah Fountain, Evea Glasson, Joanie McDonald, Ethan Miles, Rylan Chandler, Jada Jacobs, Breia Lout, Jamie Stotts, Dean Walker
“A” Honor Roll
Lillian Brown, Wyatt Foster, Drake Geuin, Kynlee Griggs, Allen Whitton, C.J. Clark, Justin Miles, Hennessy Anderson, Lance Brown, Lexi Clark, Jaxen Mahan, Brooklynn Scates, Mikayla Anderson, Lilllian Ethridge, Isabella Gima, Jocelyn Stewart, Cody Adkinson, Emily Alvy, Emily Leach, Kingston Menzies, Kaycee Vaughn, Jaxon Williams, Gabriel Bentley, Leah Fountain, Evea Glasson, Ethan Miles, Rylan Chandler, Abraham Diaz Gonzalez, Dane Walker
“A/B” Honor Roll
Cody Berg, Wyatt Lewis, Brilyn Williams, Caidence Kelley, Marissa Miles, Karson Adkinson, Kaleb Bentley, Ileigha Burcham, Devin Warren, Jackson Welch, Jakeb Williams, Moses Crawford, Ayden Eaves, Gracie Gillis, Toni Lovell, Jaquelyn Miles, Celeste Rivera Diaz, Blake Warren, Katelyn Bentley, Victoria King, Brian McDonald, Larkin Sears, Abbigail Smith, Kolton Adkinson, Lisseth Arias, Kailee Cameron, Joanie McDonald, Jordan Menzies, Jada Jacobs, Breia Lout, Jamie Stotts
The 23rd Annual Little Miss Merry Christmas and Mister Happy Holidays in Center, Texas is planned for December 1, at Center Middle School. This year all the proceeds will go to the Roughrider Scholarship in Memory of Tonya Bailey, who passed away a few months ago of Cancer.
Center First UMC has their Trunk or Treat on October 31 from 6:30-8:30! Join them for treats, a cake walk, an obstacle course, and hotdogs for the price of free!
Membership meeting today 10-16-18 here at the San Augustine Chamber building at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be Subway Sandwich and Soup.
Our Business of the month will be Spirit Outfitters from Nacogdoches. Our Program for this month will be Rick Haggard and Scott Ainsworth with East Techs IT. Please come out and join us and find out more about what is happening at this years SASSAFRAS!!!
Golden Harvest Ministries Meeting was held today 10-15-18 at the First Baptist Church in Center, TX at 11:30 a.m. the special guest speaker this month was Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, he gave a speech about fire prevention.
Women’s and Men’s Choir
The inaugural concert for the Women’s and Men’s Choirs at Stephen F. Austin State University will feature the theme of “Mars and Venus” when the two choirs perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The program features “Gloria Kajoniensis” by Hungarian composer Gyöngyösi Levente, Franz Schubert’s “Der Psalm. 23” and Paul Basler’s “Alleluia.”
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty member Nathan Nabb and collaborative accompanist Hyun Ji Oh will present a saxophone and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The program features Sonata in A by Cesar Franck, Sonate posthume by Maurice Ravel and Sonate in C# by Fernande Decruck.
Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
The Women of Lockerbie
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Deborah Brevoort’s full-length play “The Women of Lockerbie” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Nov. 3, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
Directed by Lewisville senior Marie Phillips, the play takes place seven years after the tragic Pan Am 103 crash. Americans Bill and Madeline Livingston visit the site in Lockerbie, Scotland, to attend a vigil and mourn the death of their son.
Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
SFA School of Theatre presents ‘Oklahoma!'
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the musical “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 nightly Nov. 6 through 10 in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
The production features Richard Rodgers and Oscan Hammerstein II’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about two headstrong romantics’ bumpy road to true love and the high-spirited rivalry between farmers and cowboys at the turn of the 20th century.
Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu.
SFA children’s series presents holiday classic
The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will present two performances of the holiday favorite “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and the real life of its author, Clement Moore, this hilarious musical introduces Santa Claus in a particularly beneficent light. This production by Virginia Repertory Theatre targets students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.
SFA presents The Purple Xperience
The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will present an Encore Event performance with The Purple Xperience, the most authentic Prince tribute show in the world, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
Encore Event tickets are $45 for Section A seating; $36 for Section B seating; and $27 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children and SFA faculty and staff members. This performance is sponsored in part by Lehmann Eye Center.
For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
On Saturday, October 27, Mansfield State Historic Site will re-create the gruesome aftermath of a Civil War battle by taking visitors on a special night tour of the Mansfield battlefield. Authentically costumed tour guides will take visitors onto the battlefield by candle lantern, where re-enactors in period dress will act out various scenes at stops along the trail. Tours last app. 30 minutes and will run ongoing starting at 7:30 pm, with the last tour departing at 9:15 pm.
“This is one of our most popular events,” says Scott Dearman, park manager. “While the program is definitely ‘spooky,’ it is also educational in that it shows the public how truly horrific the aftermath of a Civil War battle could be.” Dearman points out the grim work didn’t stop after the sun set. “Surgeons were operating and amputating by candlelight, soldiers were being buried, and perhaps most tragically, wives, daughters and sons were searching the battlefield by lantern, looking for their loved ones.”
According to park interpretive ranger Aaron Gates, visitors may even experience something “ghostly” while on the tour. “Civil War battlefields are considered some of the most haunted places in America,” says Gates. But he points out that explaining the real horror that took place over 150 years ago is hard enough. “That’s why making the scenes as realistic as possible is important. It shows the aftermath of war is far from glorious.”
Admission for this special event is $5.00 per person, all ages. Parents should know that some of the program’s content may be too intense for small children.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit www.facebook.com/MansfieldSHS
VFW Post 8904 will have it’s monthly meeting, Monday, October 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 614 Highway 96 N.
The Auxiliary will meet the same day at 11:45 a.m. at the Post Home.
Last month, CACTX launched its Community Leaders Forum (CLF) in partnership with the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center, which serves Shelby and San Augustine Counties. CLF events are hosted by local CACs with the purpose of bringing together community leaders from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the challenges and complexities of child abuse investigations.
The Advocacy Center looks forward to continuing this effort in future events as we seek to broaden the conversation and work to achieve safety, justice, and healing for Texas children.
Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, October 15th at 6:00 pm at The Pizzeria. Members will elect officers for the upcoming 2019 year. We will also be planning out the remainder calendar year for 2019. Anyone interested in learning more about Woodmen is invited to attend and enjoy fellowship.
Food Item of the Month:
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. is asking for your help this month. Our food item of the month is 1 lbs bags of rice. If you would like to help out, please drop off the food item at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. which is located at 930 Shelbyville, Street. For more information, call us at 598-4990.
There will be a cemetery cleaning at the East Liberty Cemetery on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at 8 a.m.
A new member Ribbon Cutting will be held for Shootin’ Straight Taxidermy will be held on October 16th at 11:00am.
Owners Shelly and Derek Brixey, along with the Chamber Ambassadors, invite you to join them on the 16th. 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 email@example.com
The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Chirst will have their family and friends day program on October 28th, 2018 at 3 p.m. They are located at 620 Greer Street in Center, TX.
The guest speaker will be Bobby Spence of the St. Temple Church of God in Christ of Nacogdoches, TX.
The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of Republic of Texas will have their October meeting Saturday, October 13, at 10:00 AM at the Sam Samford Lodge in Center. Following the business meeting and the luncheon Barbara McClellan will present the program: Moses Rose, the man who left the Alamo. If you'd like to know more about this virtually unknown man, or about the Daughters of the Republic of Texas come join with us Saturday or call Maggie at 248-3361.
Smokey Bear and the Timpson Bear along with the Timpson VFD meet with the kids at Timpson ISD as part of fire prevention week.
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, October 15th, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM. Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom will present the program. REMINDER - Flu shots will be given and those who wish to get one will need to remember to bring their Medicare card.
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
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 SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 2018. IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN.
DATE: October 13, 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
Center Garden Club is pleased to present its Yard of the Month Award (October) to Marilyn Ballard in recognition of her commitment to maintaining a beautiful landscape at her historical 212 Houston Street home. Marilyn credits her late husband Larry for their original landscape design which he meticulously maintained for many years prior to his death. Marilyn expresses gratitude to both Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Hornbuckle whose assistance has made it possible for her to continue to have a beautiful landscape. Center Garden Club urges everyone to drive by the Ballard home and experience the delight that a picturesque setting can bring to its owner and passerby alike!
The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will be observing their annual Family and Friends Day program on October 14th, 2018 at 3 p.m. Pastor Alvin Davis of the Open Door Church will be the speaker of the hour.
The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church in Garrison invites everyone to join them for their 15th annual Men's Day program on Sunday, October 14th at 3 p.m.
You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, October 11th 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 October 11th program will feature guest speaker Sherry Harding, Director of Shelby County Outreach Ministry. Mrs. Harding will be providing information on programs available to local residents through Outreach and how volunteers help to make the Meals on Wheels program a success.
Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Tuesday, October 9th if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided featuring delicious lasagna and fruit salad . If you have questions, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! (1) Patti Smith, a member of the Dallas Genealogical Society, will discuss DNA’s connections to genealogy with her program “Between the Lines” for the Angelina County Genealogical Society at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018, in the Community Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin, Texas (75904). Coffee and cookies will begin at 3:00 p.m. (2) At 6:00 p.m. eighteen year old Angelina College student William Seay will discuss his Seay family’s genealogy with all its interestingness including the Huguenot connection in the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin, Texas (75904). 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 email@example.com or Dickie at firstname.lastname@example.org (3) Nelta Nolen, a member of the Vernon Parish Genealogical Society, will discuss “Alternative Sources for the 1890 Census” for the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society (TAGHS) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in Timpson, Texas.
The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on October 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Mr. Larry Hume. He will speak to us about the 100th Anniversary of World War I. Everyone is invited to attend.
Candidate Forum 2018
Thursday Oct 4, 2018
Chairman's Circle committee meeting
Friday Oct 5, 2018
SFA-Chamber Connection committee meeting
Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
Member Mixer hosted by Agent Ted Smith - State Farm Insurance
Tuesday Oct 9, 2018
Ribbon Cutting - House of Photography
Thursday Oct 11, 2018
Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
Monday Oct 15, 2018
Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
Leadership Nacogdoches: Community Services for People with Disabilities
Thursday Oct 18, 2018
Alive After Five hosted by FROGS Sports Bar & Grill
Thursday Oct 18, 2018
Chamber Mail Out - Approved Insert Due
Saturday Oct 20, 2018
Ribbon Cutting - Goose Landing, LLC
Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Ribbon Cutting - CBH Insurance Agency, Inc.
Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Fourth Friday Luncheon "Make November Count"
presented by The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center
with Colette Vallot, Texas Association of Business
Friday Oct 26, 2018
Ribbon Cutting - Walmart Neighborhood Market
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
Ribbon Cutting - Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to our Annual Harvest Program:
Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 3:00pm
Minister Donna Thomas of the House of Refuge Ministries in Center, Texas
Sis. Sharon Standley of the Sunset Galilee Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas
Minister Constance Ceasar of the Westpoint Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Come join us for a powerful move of God!
Refreshments will be served.
Don’t miss the Fall Festival of Hope 5K and Fun Run to be held on October 20th, 2018 at 8am at the Windham Civic Center in Center, Texas. You can sign up on line at
All proceeds benefit the Boo’s Battle Support Fund, a non-profit organization designed to provide financial support for families battling cancer.
MT. HOREB BAPTIST CHURCH, in the Bland Lake Community, would like to invite everyone to the 1st Anniversary Service for their pastor, Rev. Bradley Hale and wife, Caprice Hale on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. Guest Speaker and Church will be Dr. Christopher Moore and the New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.
Seventeen years ago, America launched its counterattack against terrorism in Afghanistan and ushering in Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror.
To remember the service and sacrifice of Afghanistan Veterans, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold a remembrance program and wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center, Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 10:00 am.
If you are an Afghanistan Veteran or family member VFW Post 8904 would like to present you with a certificate recognizing that service. Please call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976 or email email@example.com. We need to know the veterans name and who will be attending to accept the certificate. As always the public is cordially invited.
McDonald's in Center will have a Friends & Family day on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
At Mount Calvary Full Gospel Revival Beginning Wednesday, October 17th through 19th, 2018
Starts at 6:30 Pm with Evangelist Brother Lamar Denby Friday night - vocalist - The New Day Spirituals. Food and fellowship afterward the Church is located 2 miles from Shelbyville, TX on 417 East.
On November 3rd, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office "Bringing Joye" program and Circle of Hope will be hosting a Hayride for special needs children and adults. This event will be free-of-charge and will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m at the High Country Ranch Event Center. Volunteers to help with the hayride are welcome, all you need to do is show up! Those in attendance at the hayride will be eligible to attend the Christmas Party coming up in December. Come enjoy the fun at 433 Twin Oaks in Stonewall, LA.
The Pine Grove Nursing Home Chilli Cook-off was held on September 25, 2018, at 2 p.m. the results are below.
1st Shareal Nutter
2nd Skyler Hagler
3rd Kim Bridges
4th Julie Harbison
1st Tues of Oct -- 6pm @ Family Life Center - Center FBC For any cancer survivor, family member or friend. ALL are welcome, no matter what county you live in!
More info - FB message -- Shelby County Cancer Fund,
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or 368-2359
PO Box 283, Shelbyville TX 75973
Panola College will host the 6th Annual Veterans Day Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom at Panola College on November 8.
This event is coordinated by two service organizations at Panola College: the Green Jackets, who serve the College and community as goodwill ambassadors, and the Student Government Association (SGA). The Green Jackets and SGA, along with area individuals, organizations and businesses are sponsoring the event.
The event is free for any East Texas service member and one guest and will feature dinner, music, a guest speaker, and recognition of the oldest and youngest veterans in attendance.
Individuals who wish to recognize a particular veteran, in honor or memorial, may donate $35 for a Flag of Honor by visiting https://form.jotform.com/PanolaMain/flag-of-honor. The 3x5-foot flag will be mounted on a 6 ft. pole and placed along Bird Drive and W. Panola Street from November 1 – 15. The flags will have signs attached with the veteran’s name, branch of service and personal message from the donor.
The Green Jackets and SGA invite additional sponsors to help honor our service men and women with one of following sponsorship options: Hero Sponsorship - $1,500; Red Sponsorship - $1,000; White Sponsorship - $500; or Blue Sponsorship - $250. Signs and banners will recognize these sponsors and their names will be printed in the dinner program.
Veterans and their guests who wish to attend the Veterans Day Dinner must make reservations in advance. The reservation deadline is October 31. Contact Reanna Hart via e-mail at email@example.com or call 903-693-2094, or Brian Naples, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-693-2043.
Poultry Festival Chicken Fajita Lunch today 9-26-18 on the downtown Center City square at 11 a.m. $7 a plate it includes 2 fajitas, salsa, chips, and a drink.
The Center Roughriders will have an away game vs. the Grace Community Cougars in Tyler this Friday 9-28-18 at 7:30 p.m. That game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM.
The Joaquin Rams will have an away game vs. the Garrison Bulldogs it is Garrison's Homecoming Game this Friday 9-28-18 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be covered live on KQBB 100.5 FM.
The Tenaha Tigers will have their Homecoming gave vs. the Timpson Bears this Saturday 9-29-18 at 7:30 p.m. That game will be covered live on KQBB 100.5 FM.
The Shelbyville Dragons will have an away game vs. Shepard Pirates this Thursday 9-27-18 at 7 p.m.
The San Augustine Wolves will have a home game vs. the Hemphill Hornets on Friday 9-28-18 at 7:30 p.m. That game will be covered live on KXXE 92.5 FM.
Across the river, in Logansport, the Logansport Tigers will have a home game vs. the Montgomery Tigers this Friday at 7 p.m.
The annual student-led "See You at the Pole" event will be held on, Wednesday, September 26.
CHS: 7 a.m.
CMS: 7 a.m.
CIS: 7:10 a.m.
CES: 7:15 a.m.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday, October 1, 2018, in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (936)598-6315 ext:201.
Tri-County Community Action Harvest for Homes will have a Produce Drop on 9-26-18 at 9 a.m.
at the old CVS building on Tenaha Street in Center, TX. For more information call 936-598-6315 ext 502
Vintage Junkie/Java Junkie, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest member, is having its New Member Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, October 11th at 11:00am. The public is invited to join the celebration.
Vintage Junkie is located at 210 Tenaha Street.
Vintage Junkie owner Susan Gaddy has a great selection of cute casual clothes for ladies, all at affordable prices. She also carries fun accessories and gift items. There is a large selection of custom fashion tee shirts and custom decorative signs. Susan also offers monogramming.
Vintage Junkie is also the home of Java Junkie. When you need the caffeine or want to unwind with an herbal tea or want something cold and refreshing to drink, Java Junkie has just what you are looking for.
Join the Chamber Ambassadors in welcoming Susan as our newest Chamber member.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or email@example.com.
Benefit Gospel Concert at the Carthage High School performing arts center on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 6 p.m. It will feature the Calvary Boys, Broken Vessels, Elizabeth Hanson, and her band, along with others. Admission is free of charge.
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 onesie!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
Stanley Fletcher, President of the Vernon Parish Genealogical Society, will speak on “Outlaws in the Neutral Strip” for the Deep East Texas Archeological Society at about 7 p.m. this next Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas (75966). Beginning at 6:30 guests and members of DETAS will enjoy desserts and refreshments together served up by Sandra Litton & Company. One of the purposes for the founding of the Deep East Texas Archeological Society was for the study of the history of Newton County. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact the Newton County Museum History Center and Genealogical Library at (409) 379-2109, Klaus Gehr at (337) 329-3829, or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378. The public can e-mail Klaus at email@example.com or Dickie at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sat. October 13 the James Antioch Community will have a Chili meal while they have a Political Rally. We will be serving Chili or Chili Dog or Frito Pie along with cookies and soft drink for $5:00 starting at 3:30 pm up until 8:30. Candidates for political offices will be speaking along with an auction of pies and cakes and a quilt. Introduction of candidates will be at 6:30 P.M.
WHAT: Angelina College will open its new Center for Nonprofit Leadership
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Angelina College Community Services Building
WHO: Dr. Michael Simon, president of Angelina College
Tim Ditoro, Dean of Community Services
WHY: The Center for Nonprofit Leadership will provide educational programs and support services to nonprofit organizations, including training for both emerging and tenured leaders as well as other resources tailored to serve the particular needs of nonprofit organizations.
The Center First United Methodist Church announces An Evening of Sacred Music on Sunday, September 30, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m in the church sanctuary located at 211 Porter Street in Center. The concert will feature the Center First UMC Chancel Choir and orchestra with special guests, Kelli Parker and Janette Wittman. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the concert.
Additional information about the concert can be obtained by contacting Rev. Karen Jones or Mr. Chris Watlington, Music Director at (936) 598-2707 or by visiting www.fumccentertx.org.
Blue Santa raffle tickets ready to sell!
$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