The Avengers baseball team is heading to the world series in Gulf Shores, AL. They are selling BBQ plates Friday May 24th to help raise money for their trip. They have worked hard this year to get this far and look forward to representing the State of Texas in Gulf Shores. All donations made will go toward the boys travel expenses. Plates will be an $8.00 donation and include bbq sandwich, chips, pickle, onion, drink and dessert. Come out and support our hometown boys.
The Piney Woods Photographic Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Saturday,May 18, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center, Tx., and anyone interested in photography is invited to attend.
The May Challenge of "Flowers" will show the work of members for voting and critiquing.
There will also be a workshop on "Shutter Speed."
Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. Featuring programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.
2019-05-14 13:30:00 by Justin Mott and Larry Hume
Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their annual Memorial Day Program to be held in the 1885 Historic Courthouse on the square in Center, Monday May 27, 2019.
The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. The 223 names of Shelby County military killed in action/missing in action from the Mexican American War to today’s War on Terrorism will be read. While the names are being read, the public is invited to help decorate the Memorial Wreath.
Scouts from troop 119 will post the colors, Quilts of Valor will be presented by the 4-H, Gold Star Families will be recognized, and musical selections will be presented by David Mathis and Leigh Porterfield.
2019-05-14 10:34:00 by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Owner Tera Wilburn at Tera’s Serenity Massage New Member Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, May 21st at 11am. Tera’s Serenity Massage is located at 111 Shelbyville Street, in Blush Boutique. The public is invited to attend to celebrate.
Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.
Tera offers Swedish, Theraputic and Deep Tissue Massages for 60, 75 or 90 minutes.
Tera’s Serenity Massage is open in Center on Tuesdays and some Fridays, by appointment. She is also available for massages at Rayburn Country on Thursdays only.
Make sure you stop by and meet Tera on Tuesday. To schedule a massage contact Tera at (936) 201-3900.
For more information, please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
2019-05-13 12:20:00 by Press release edited by Justin Mott
The James-Antioch Community will have their regular meeting on May 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the James Antioch Community Building. We have a business meeting then a carry in a meal. There will be a report on our garage sale and plans for next month. We hope you come and join us.
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, May 20th, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM. Center Mayor David Chadwick will present the program about “The State of the City”.
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
The Fannie Brown Booth Library and the officers of the Friends of the Library would like to thank the community for its generous support of the Library Book Sale held at the end of April. The success of the book sale was due to the work of all involved. This includes the community members who purchased books, volunteers who worked, before, after and at the sale, and those who gave special monetary donations and book donations.
The library would like to give special recognition and appreciation for the many hours of planning and preparation by all the members of the Friends of the Library group. You are truly an asset to the library.
We thank you all. See you at our Fall Sale.
Sandra Davis, Library Director, and Friends of the Library Officers
The Arcadia Homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 12 noon. This annual event takes place on the Arcadia Picnic grounds beside the Newbern Masonic Lodge on FM 138. Immediately adjacent to Greg Grant's dogtrot family home. Dinner on the grounds will take place so bring your family, favorite dish, chairs for sitting, cemetery contributions, and memories of Arcadia.
The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our 2019 Spring Fundraiser a success. The support of our community is what has kept our department growing for 47 years.
This growth would not be possible without the generosity of local businesses like Dean’s Hardware, Brookshire Brothers, The Ram House Cafe, Subway, Joaquin Quick Stop, Whataburger, and many, many others. We would especially like to thank the members of the community who came out to purchase BBQ plates, walk for cakes, and watch the Battle of the Bucket.
The annual Cake Walk is successful because of the wonderful cakes donated by local bakers. We would also like to congratulate the winners of the Battle of the Bucket.
1st Place went to the team of Firefighter Sunshine Carroll and Training Officer Stephen Ewing. Firefighters Nat Rodgers and David Pierce took 2nd Place, and Captains Rusty Wilson and Lance Cummings claimed 3rd Place.
We would also like to thank Lone Star Emergency Group, Ferrarra Fire Apparatus, and Municipal Emergency Services for providing the prizes for the event.
We are proud to kick off our summer fundraiser! This will be a multi-item raffle that will give all of our supporter's multiple chances to win. Each of these items will be drawn for separately. The drawing will be held on July 4th, at the Logansport River Stage, right before the annual Ricky Warren Memorial Fireworks Show.
You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $10 each, or SIX for $50, so if you buy 5, you get one FREE! This effort would not be possible without the generosity of some of our wonderful local businesses. The Joaquin VFD would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the businesses that donated.
If you click on the pictures below you can see the list of items in the raffle. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can message us here on the fire department page, or talk to any of our members. Tickets are also available at Dean’s Hardware and Joaquin Tire, as well as at Joaquin City Office.
Guess what everybody! We know you're running around getting ready for graduation and summer vacation and we pray that you will be abundantly blessed in it all. Also, we at Messiah Baptist Church Timpson would like to invite you to take a break with us May 15-19th as we celebrate Christ in Revival with different visiting ministers on each date! We are so excited and ready for the Lord to refresh us through His word and His music!
“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture.
To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 13th, 2019 with registration starting at 5:30pm. The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.
Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Identification, Control, Water
Quality, Stocking rates and Biological weed control using Tilapia.” Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes. This is an excellent time for individuals to bring pond water samples to test for water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification and management options.
The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center. Take 96 South for 3 miles toward San Augustine, turn left on CR 1006 (Old City Lake Road). Turn at brown pipe fence on left. Please bring lawn chairs. No registration fee will be charged.
Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s (1 Gen. and 1 IPM) towards the requirements for the private applicators license. Please R.S.V.P. by May 9, 2019 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes. Meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane and will be cooked by Billy Bob and Josh McAdams.
Center Independent School District and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host an Appreciation Lunch for First Responders, throughout Shelby County on Friday, May 17 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Center ISD bus barn located on Loop 500.
First Responders including police officers, department of public safety officers, constables, Sheriff Deputies, firemen, medics, Game Wardens and law enforcement officials will be honored guests.
Public servants and peace officers carry a responsibility for maintaining order, enforcing the law and protecting the lives and property of our citizens. Often, service involves personal sacrifices and even personal danger.
The appreciation lunch recognizes the contribution law enforcement makes to the community. Gold sponsors for the event are Focused Care of Center, Spartan Structures and Specter, Inc.