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Produce Drop Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School


 

 

 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
 
BIBLE HEROES
 
June 18th-June 21st
 
6:00 – 8:00 PM
 
Location:
 
211 Porter Street
Center, Texas 
 
 
“My hero doesn’t hide behind a mask
 
He doesn’t need a cape to fly
 
He’s stronger than the ocean
 
And bigger than the sky…
 
Jesus Christ: The Only Superhero”
 
 

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4-H Kids Cooking and Sewing Day Camps to be Offered


 

Dates Have Been Corrected:

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County will be hosting their annual 4-H Kids Day Camps featuring cooking and sewing during June and July in Center, Texas.  This program is open to all youth ages 9 through 18, and you do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate.  
Kids Healthy Cooking Camp will be held June 11 – 15 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for grades 3-5 and 1:00 – 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.  This year we are featuring “Path to the Plate” to focus on the connection between agriculture and health.  We will be making culinary delights using corn, wheat, tomatoes, squash and watermelon.  Participants will have fun learning cooking skills, kitchen math, food safety, plating and watermelon carving.  Cost is $30 per child and class is limited to 20 participants.  All supplies and food will be provided.
 
Sewing Sensations I – (for youth with no experience using a sewing machine), will be held June 25 – 29 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for grades 3-12.  Participants will learn how to use a sewing machine and will make a nine-patch lap quilt to keep and showcase in the upcoming Poultry Festival Creative Arts Show.  Cost is $10 per child and class is limited to 10 students.
Sewing Sensations II – (for youth with previous experience from last year’s sewing camp or with other machine sewing experience), will be held July 30 – August 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for grades 3 – 12.  Participants will learn advance sewing machine techniques and will make a rail-fence lap quilt to keep and showcase in the upcoming Poultry Festival Creative Arts Show.  We will also be working on our Quilt of Valor project to make quilts for Shelby County veterans.  Cost is $10 per child and class is limited to 10 students.
 
Sewing machines and fabric for quilt fronts will be provided for the participants.  You may also bring your own machine, if desired.  Grandmothers, moms and other adults willing to help with re-threading and other small sewing tasks are encouraged to attend the classes with participants (sewing experience not required). 
 
For registration information for either camp, please contact Daphne at 936-598-7744.  For additional information on these programs, contact county extension agent Jheri-Lynn McSwain at either 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Produce Drop


 

 

TCCA Harvest for Homes Produce Drop will be held this morning May 23rd, 2018 at 9 a.m. or once the truck arrives at the old CVS building in Center, next to the Goodwill on Tenaha Street.
 
 
 
 
 

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Old Salem Cemetery Homecoming


 

 

The Old Salem Cemetery Homecoming will be held on 5-27-18.  It's time again for the annual fund drive to upkeep the cemetery they will meet around 10 a.m. 
 
 

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Pink boutique & hair loft Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 
 
The Pink Boutique and Hair Loft, are two of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest members, are having their New Member Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June1st at 10:00am. The public is invited to join the celebration.  
 
The Pink Boutique and Hair Loft are side by side and located at 12896 US Hwy 84 in Joaquin.
The Pink Boutique owner, Celeste Lewis has a great selection of cute trendy clothes for children and adults all at affordable prices including designer tee shirts and kimonos. She sells Sabine River Bottom apparel and hats. Celeste also carries a selection of fun sandals and gift items such as car scents and beach towels.  Her hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Celeste Lewis’s daughter, Amanda Kirby owns the Hair Loft.  She is open Tuesday – Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Walk-ins are welcome.
 
Join the Chamber Ambassadors in welcoming Celeste and Amanda as new business owners!
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 
 
 

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Library Summer Reading Program


 

 

 

 

 

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Community Calendar 5-22-18 "Circus"


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Signing In San Augustine


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Courthouse Repair:


 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Books at the Library


 

 

The Library has received the May order of Baker & Taylor lease books. This month the list is as follows:
 
Andrews, Mary Kay----------The High Tide Club
Cline, Ernest-------------------Ready Player One
Davis, Barbara----------------When Never Comes
Jewell, Lisa--------------------Then She Was Gone
Koontz, Dean-----------------The Cracked Staircases
Sandford, John---------------Twisted Prey
Thayer, Nancy----------------A Nantucket Wedding
Wolitzer, Meg-----------------The Female Persuasion
Woods, Stuart----------------Shoot First
 
 
 

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Clara Murhphy's Students to Perform in Piano Recital


 

 

Clara Murphy's piano students will present a recital tonight Tuesday 5-22-18 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church in San Augustine, TX.
 
 
 
 

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Fairview Cemetery Texas Historic Marker Ceremony


 

 

The Fairview Cemetery Texas Historic Marker ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.  The Fairview Cemetery, was established in 1901 as the second cemetery in the City of Center, will be the site of a Texas Historic Marker Dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
 
Present will be Center’s Mayor David Chadwick, with members of the Center City Council, and members of the Shelby County Historical Commission (SCHC). The SC Historical Commission will be dedicating the marker and the site’s historical significance to the City of Center.
 
The cemetery is located off Shelbyville Street on Martin Luther King Drive, a 15.5-acre portion of the original Jesse Amason Survey. It is a beautiful venue shaded by many large, old trees, including cedar, oak, magnolia, crape myrtle, and others. Various early civic leaders and their families are interred within its boundaries. 
 
Fairview Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Center. The public is invited to attend the Texas Historic Cemetery dedication ceremony.
 
 
 

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Joaquin High School Project Graduation 2018


 

 
Joaquin High School Project Graduation was a huge success. Seniors attended the event which began at 11:00 PM and lasted until 5:00 AM. Students participated in games/ contests such as Wheel of Fortune, Free Throw Basketball, Hot Potatoes, Human Hungry Hippo, Limbo, Obstacle course, etc.  Throughout the night, students munched on pizza, chips, cookies, donuts, fruit, and Chicken Biscuits in the early morning.
 
Project Graduation originated in Maine in response to the deaths of twelve teenagers in related highway crashes. The idea of Project Graduation is spreading across the nation during graduation and prom night, since these are the two most deadly nights for teenagers. Project Graduation has saved lives in every community where it is held and hundreds of schools in the state of Texas host these parties.
 
The success of this event is in direct relation to the commitment of parents, school administration and staff, community members and businesses. These volunteers donated their time and money to provide and exciting and unforgettable evening of fun and fellowship for the graduates.
 
Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol-free party honoring graduates. It provides a safe alternative to party hopping. It keeps graduates off the roads, prevents any of them from becoming an accident statistic, and their parents rest easy knowing their son/daughter is safely celebrating.
 
Some of the reasons the Joaquin High School Graduates chose to participate in Project Graduation were:
-Every attending graduate received $250 plus money throughout night
-Every attending graduate drew out of box to win Gift card, certificates and gifts donated       
  by businesses.
-Competitive competitions and contests were had throughout the night
-Non-stop food and music provided
-This is the last time all of the graduates will spend together
 
We thank the many businesses and various individuals who donated to this great cause for all the seniors to enjoy! 
 
 
Thank You for Supporting Joaquin High School Project Graduation 2018
 
 
The Joaquin Seniors of 2018 would like to thank the following for their generous donations. Each helped Joaquin High School Project Graduation be a very memorable event.
 
ACE Hardware, Adams Meat Market, 4G Contractors, 936 Crossfit, Renee Alexander, Bates Upholstery/Christy Bates, Animal Medical Center of Panola County, BFF Salon/Tonya Wagstaff, Lisa Hughes, Cherry Pringle, Best Donuts-Joaquin, Big Zach’s Restaurant, Blake Furniture, Blount Pharmacy, Boles Feed, Bonnerosa Poultry Farm/Tim and Jenifer Bonner, Borders Poultry Supply, Bounds Insurance, Brookshire Bros Joaquin, Campbell Portable Buildings, Jeff and Kim Cater, The Century Shoppe, City of Joaquin, Center Motor Co., Chicken Express, Classic Nails, Coco Cola Southwest Beverages/Debbie Milstead, COR Boutique by Jasper Corbell, Cornerstone Construction, Covington Lumber Company, Crawfish Shack, Dairy Queen-Logansport/Stanley Haynes, Ashely Dean/Southern Heritage, Deans Hardware, Deep East Texas Co-op, Doggie Day Spa, East Texas Awards & Engraving, El Ranchero-Joaquin, Elite Hair Salon, English, Inc., Farmers State Bank, Fellowship Baptist Church, Firehouse Lawn Service/Matt Lawson, First Baptist Church Haslam, Jody Hooper, Focused Care of Center, Friendship Baptist Church, Luke & Ginger Garrett, General Shelters of Texas, H&H Investments/Mindy&Jason Harvery, The Hair Loft, Hair Studio & Tanning/ Jenny & Robbie Woodfin, The Hair Vault/Amanda Ewing, Rodney & Connie Harvey, Haslam Trailers and Builders, Headrick’s Drug Store, High Roller Wells, LLC, HLH Timber, Cross 10 Energy, Holley Services, Inc., Brad & Melanie Hughes,  Hughes Florist, Infield Foundation, Harold & Judie Irish, Jackson Baptist Church, Joaquin First Baptist Church, Joaquin PTO, Joaquin Quick Stop, KLN Contractors, Lasting Impressions, Dennis & Debbie Leggett, Lone Star Grill, LouTex Contractors, Masterson Insurance/Mary Masterson, McAdams Propane, Mettauer Law Firm, JuJu Smells/Julie Mitchell, Mooney’s Emporium, NAPA Auto-Center, Native Grace Outfitters, NuWay, Payne & Payne Home-N-Suchlike, Pineywoods Beverage/Fred & Deuce Wulf, Pink Boutique, Pizza Hut/Judy Cheatwood, Pizzeria/Mike Jones, Progressive National Bank-Logansport/Mansfield, R&D Distributing, Ram House Café, Regional Perinatal Group/Drs Cormier & Briery, Ricky Blount Salon, Riley Chiropractic, Rio Theater, S&R Custom Concepts/Timothy Roberson & Miles Seaborn, Salon 7/Monica Lawson & Linda Broadus, Sandy Wheeler State Farm, Joe & Frankie Scruggs, Shelby Savings Bank, Shelby Veterinary Associates/Dr. Mark Jousan, Shoop Financial Services, Randall & Susan Smith, Southern Charm/Kristen Chumley, Southern Lemonade Boutique, Specialty Wood Products, Spector, Inc. Steaks & More, Steel Building Supply, Subway, Tammy Steptoe Realty, Texas State Bank, TNT Well Service, Tanya and T-Bo Wilkerson, Toledo Automotive Supply-Logansport, Town & Country Real Estate Pineywoods Board of Realtors, Joel Webster, Whataburger-Joaquin, Don Wheeler, John Wheless, Wiggins Watermelons, Windham Dental, Wishy-Washing Cleaning Service, Word of Faith, Dr. Debrah Worsham Dental, Worsham Grocery, Mary Rutherford, Thomas Harvery, Kathy Cockerell, Famous Flowers, Deuce and Kim Wulf, and to the many friends, parents, community members and public who gave to fundraisers and PASS THE BOOT throughout the year.
 
 
 
 
 

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Sally Ride Stamp Launches Tomorrow


 

 

SAN DIEGO — Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist and dedicated educator who inspired the nation, will be commemorated on a Forever stamp tomorrow. Share the news using the hashtags #SallyRideForever and #AstronautStamps.
 
The Sally Ride Forever stamp 5 p.m. PDT dedication ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at the Price Center, University of California San Diego. Ride served as a professor of physics at the university, which also is home to Sally Ride Science @ U C San Diego, a non-profit organization she co-founded to inspire young people in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) and to promote STEM literacy.   
 
Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at Facebook.com/USPS. The stamps may be pre-ordered now at this link for delivery shortly after tomorrow’s issuance.
 
“Sally Ride’s history-making journey has made it easier for young girls to dream of one day being an astronaut, an engineer, a physicist or a mathematician. Today, girls don’t just dream. Because of trailblazers like Sally Ride, they have been empowered to do!” said U.S. Postal Service Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President Kristin Seaver.
 
Scheduled to join Seaver are Pradeep K. Khosla, chancellor at UC San Diego; Becky Petitt, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego, who will serve as master of ceremonies;  Billie Jean King, tennis legend, champion of social justice and Ride’s friend; Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and another friend of Ride; and Tam O’Shaughnessy, co-founder and executive director of Sally Ride Science @ U C San Diegoand Ride’s widow.
 
“Sally started collecting stamps when she was a girl, and she continued to do so her whole life —especially stamps of the Olympics and space exploration,” said O’Shaughnessy. “Sally would be deeply honored to have her portrait on a U.S. stamp.”
 
“I admired Sally for her intellect that she applied as a scientist, her focus and passion for STEM education, and her astounding competence in so many areas, including her critical contributions to NASA and the nation,” said Ochoa. “As much in demand as she was, she always made time to meet with young women who dreamed of becoming astronauts. I am thrilled to be part of the Sally Ride Forever stamp dedication, continuing her legacy of inspiring people across the country, and indeed around the world.”
 
The stamp art features a colorful portrait of Ride in her light blue space suit with a dramatic depiction of a space shuttle lifting off in the background. Sketched first in charcoal and then rendered in oil paint, artist Paul Salmon of Burke, VA, reflects her positivity and confident spirit, as well as the excitement and danger of space travel. Art director Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, designed the stamp.
 
Her Legacy
Ride galvanized the country with her pioneering space flight and inspired generations of students as a physicist, astronaut and champion of science education.
 
After completing her doctorate in physics, Ride joined NASA’s 1978 class of astronaut candidates for the agency’s new space shuttle program. She was the first woman to serve as a capsule communicator for Columbia’s second flight in 1981, communicating from the ground with both the shuttle crew in space and the flight director at Mission Control. In spring 1982, NASA assigned her to her first flight crew as a mission specialist.
 
On June 18, 1983, at 7:33 a.m., Ride realized her ultimate adventure when she launched through Earth’s atmosphere aboard space shuttle Challenger, becoming the first American woman to reach space. For six days, she worked closely with her four male crewmates, proving to the world below that women were as adept as men in the final frontier. She completed a second successful trip to space the next year, breaking another barrier as a member of the first flight crew with two women.
 
Ride was the only person to sit on the investigative panels for both the Challenger and Columbia accidents. As a professor, she used her experiences in space to explain complicated physics concepts. She also co-authored six children’s books about science with O’Shaughnessy. In 2001, Ride and O’Shaughnessy joined three friends to start a science education company, Sally Ride Science, with the goal of narrowing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.
 
The Sally Ride stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
 
Stamp ideas welcome
The public is encouraged to submit stamp suggestions. Visit the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committeewebsite for details on the stamp selection process and instructions for submitting suggestions in writing. Due to the time required for research and approval, ideas for stamp subjects should be received at least three years prior to the proposed release. Each submission should include pertinent historical information and important dates associated with the subject.
 
Ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks
Customers have 120 days to obtain first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. They may purchase new stamps at Post Office locations, at The Postal Store usps.com/shopor by calling 800-782-6724. Customers must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:
 
FDOI – Sally Ride Forever Stamp
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO  64144-9900
 
After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for postmarks up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers are charged 5 cents each. All orders must be postmarked by September 23, 2018.
 
Ordering first-day covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamps and stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic publication and online at usps.com/shop. Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic publication online at usps.com/philatelic.

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Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church Choir Anniversary


 

 

The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church of Garrison will have their choir anniversary celebration.  The program will be held on Sunday, May 27th at 3 p.m.  Rev. Jeremy Moore, Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church of Tenaha, TX will be the guest speaker.  Dinner will be served and everyone is invited.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Usher Day Program


 

 

The Jerusalem C.M.E Church of San Augustine will have their annual Usher Day program on Sunday, May 27th at 2:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Rev. H.F. Johnson and the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  

 
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING


 

 
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club had a meeting today Monday May 21,  2018 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.   Mike Brister presented a program about his mission ministry Stepstones.

 

 

 

 

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Post Office Releases Scratch & Sniff Stamps


 

 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service’s first scratch-and-sniff stamps will add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings when the Postal Service introduces the Frozen Treats Forever stamps June 20 in Austin, TX.
 
The stamps can be pre-ordered at this link soon for delivery shortly after the June 20 issuance.
 
The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. CDT at Austin’s Thinkery Children’s Museum. Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at facebook.com/USPS. Share the news using the hashtag #FrozenTreatsStamps.
 
The stamps feature illustrations of frosty, colorful, icy pops on a stick. Today, Americans love cool, refreshing ice pops on a hot summer day. The tasty, sweet confections come in a variety of shapes and flavors.
 
Ice pops are made by large manufacturers, home cooks and artisanal shops. In recent years, frozen treats containing fresh fruit such as kiwi, watermelon, blueberries, oranges and strawberries have become more common. In addition, flavors such as chocolate, root beer and cola are also popular. Some frozen treats even have two sticks, making them perfect for sharing.
 
This booklet of 20 stamps showcases the work of Margaret Berg of Santa Monica, CA, depicting whimsical watercolor illustrations of frozen treats. Each of the 10 stamp designs includes two different treats. The words “FOREVER” and “USA” appear along the bottom of each stamp.
 
Art director Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA, designed the stamps with Leslie Badani of Alexandria, VA.
 
Frozen Treats is being issued as First-Class Mail Forever stamps which will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.
 
Stamp ideas welcome
 
The public is encouraged to submit stamp suggestions. Visit the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee website for details on the stamp selection process and instructions for submitting suggestions in writing. Due to the time required for research and approval, ideas for stamp subjects should be received at least three years prior to the proposed release. Each submission should include pertinent historical information and important dates associated with the subject.
 
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
 
 

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Deep East Texas Archeological Society Meeting


 

 

Dickie Dixon will discuss "The Excavation of Sheffield's Ferry" when he speaks to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton Texas (75966). For more information please call Pam Wright at (409) 379-2109 Klaus Gehr at (337) 329-3829 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378. The public can email Pam at pamwright46@yahoo.com Klaus at klaus@onlinearmory.com or Dickie at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com

 
 
 

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Hope Community Medicine Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


 

 

 

 

 

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Mt. Zion Pastor and Wife 4th Appreciation Service


 

 

 
The Mount Zion Baptist Church will have their Pastor and Wife Appreciation Service on Sunday, May 27th at 3 p.m.  The are located at 626 FM 353 in San Augustine, TX.
 
 
 

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West Hamilton Cemetery Homecoming


 

 

West Hamilton Cemetery Homecoming is going to be on Sunday 27th starting at 11 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society May Meeting


 

 

The PWPS held their monthly meeting Saturday,5/19/18 with a large attendance to hear the very informative workshop on "The Sunny 16 Rule" describing how synchronize the proper settings on your camera for taking outdoor photographs, presented by Janet Windham Hughes.  The May Challenge featured a total of 24 photographs submitted by members for voting and critique on "Black and White".  The quality of the pictures was outstanding and showed the talent of all who participated.  Afterward, club members went on a photo shoot to the Lily Farm, on Hwy 7 West, Center, Tx. , to utilize all the new information they learned in the workshop.  Although the heat was gruesome, we helped each other with locating a good specimen to shoot and advice on how to get the best shot, because that is what we do in the PWPS, help you to learn more about photography.
The Piney Woods Photographic Society is meant for camera enthusiasts of all skills and interests. Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. We try to create programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.
 
Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.
 
The PWPS would like to welcome new member Pollene Walker, Center, TX., we know you will be an asset to the club.
 
 
 
 
 

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Center ISD Flag Program


 

 

The American flags that are a part of the Flags to Fight Hunger Program  will be installed  Wednesday and Thursday this week in preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to insure school staff has adequate time to set up for the May 25th graduation program at Roughrider Stadium.  Thank you to all the businesses and homeowners who support the flag program! 

 
 
 

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Center Baseball Update


 

 

The Center Roughriders where defeated by the Kilgore Bulldogs last night 7 - 0.

 

They will have a home game tonight 5-18-18 at the Horseshoe baseballfield in Center tonight at 6 p.m. be sure to tune into our broadcast on KQBB 100.5 FM.

 

 

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Hope Community Medicine Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Hope Community Medicine nvites you to their ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:00.  Please drop by and meet the staff at the San Augustine Hope Clinic.  They are ready to serve the citizens of San Augustine County and surrounding areas at their new location, 109 East Main St. in San Augustine.  Refreshments will be served.
 
 
 

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First Responders Lunch


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2018 Shelby County 4-H Shooters Excel


 

 

 
                       
The 2018 District 5 4-H Shoot was held at Pines Gun Club in Lufkin, TX on May 5th.  District 5 consists of 22 counties in East Texas.  Representing Shelby County 4-H Shooters were:  Emily Bennett and Rex Payne.  The results were as follows:
 
Intermediate Novice Division:
Emily Bennett-4th in Trap/Skeet, and 2nd in Tower
 
Junior Novice Division:
Rex Payne-5th in Trap/Skeet, and 2nd in Tower
 
 
 
 
                    (Pictured Left to Right:  Rex Payne, Emily Bennett)
 
Please help us congratulate these participants on a job well done representing Shelby County 4-H.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding 4-H, please give us a call at 936-598-7744.
 
 

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Campti Homecoming Update


 

 

The Campti Homecoming will be held on May 20th at the Campti Methodist Church fellowship hall.

 

 

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Vacation Bible School


 

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

The PWPS will be holding their monthly meeting this Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church located on Porter St. in Center, TX . The May Challenge will feature "Black and White" photographs submitted by members for voting and critique. The workshop, "The sunny 16 rule" will be presented by Janet Hughes The club will be doing a photo shoot at the lily farm, 10056 Hwy 7 W., Center, TX.,starting at 2 pm.This is an open invitation to anyone interested. Be sure to bring water and wear sunscreen. For more information about the club meeting or photo shoot, call or text, Billie F. Jones, club secretary, 96-591-2426.

 
 

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Pastor & Wife Appreciation Service Bennett Chapel


 

 

Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church  32nd Annual Pastor & Wife Appreciation Service Celebrating 32 Years In Ministry.
 
 
 
 

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Southern Lemonade Boutique Ribbon Cutting Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Southern Lemonade Boutique located at 229 San Augustine Street in Center, TX had their official ribbon cutting ceremony today 5-17-18 at 10 a.m. a large crowd gathered and squeezed into the small story to celebrate their opening.  

 

 

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Healthy Moments


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Country Club Ranked Number 5 in Sportsday Dallas


 

 

Sportsday Dallas News ranked the top golf courses in Texas. Center Country Club is Number 5.  
 
 

 

 

 

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Center Lions Club Fundraiser Invite


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center PD Police Week Celebration


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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College Signing at Center ISD


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cancer Survivor Luncheon


 

 

 

 

 

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First United Methodist Church of Joaquin Brisket Plate Benefit


 

 

First United Methodist Church of Joaquin brisket plate benefit will be held on June 9th at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church Fellowship hall.  For more information call 936-572-1375.
 
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Nursing Center Salute to Veterans


 

 

Holiday Nursing Center will have a salute to Veterans from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. Everyone is invited to a free community fish fry at the nursing center on the Timpson Highway. There will be outdoor activities for Veterans, such as horseshoes, Corn Hole, ladder ball and a Nerf shoot-out. There’ll also be a flag ceremony by VFW Post 8904. Holiday Nursing Center extends a special invitation to all Veterans and their families to attend.
 
 
 
 
 

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Annual Lions Club BBQ


 

 

The Annual Lions Club BBQ will be held today 5-17-18 on the downtown Center city square starting at 11 a.m. - till they run out.  The meal will consist of Chicken Quarter and all the trimmings and is $8 a plate.
 
 
 
 
 

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Garden Club's final meeting of the 2017 - 2018 year


 

 

Center Garden Club met on May 9 at the home of Carolyn Bounds for a covered-dish luncheon on the patio.  President Carole Chance welcomed seven guests after which Carolyn Bounds gave a brief overview of the many facets of garden club. 

 

 

The program included Claire Spann’s sharing her winning state youth essay/speech, Shirley Owens reading an inspiring verse about hyacinths (thanks to Polly Smith’s passing ithe verse along), and Laura Anne Scull’s reviewing Kathi Appeit’s ‘s delightful book for youngsters entitled Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers:  How a First Lady Changed America ( thanks to Linda Anderson’s sharing her copy of the book). 

 

Center Garden Club certainly appreciates its guests who shared their lunch time with the club that day!  Anyone wishing more information about CGC May call 598-3414.

 
 
 
 

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San Augustine Smiles Ribbon Cutting Photos


 

 

 

 

 

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The Circus is Coming to Town


 

The Carden International Circus is coming to Center, TX on May 24th, 2018 at the Shelby County Rodeo Arena.  One day only two show 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. animal rides will be held before each show.    

 

Revisit the magical memories of your childhood while creating new ones with your own kids that will last a lifetime!
 
SEE YOU AT THE CIRCUS!!!
 
Carden International Circus will provide spectacular entertainment for your whole family. The Circus has  been in the Carden Family for over 50 years putting on astonishing performances, displaying awe-inspiring feats of athleticism, and amazing animals. There are so many awesome attractions to see including the elephants, tigers, and much,much more! The kids will love the circus elephants. They can even ride the elephants!
 
Of course, the elephants aren’t the only sight to see. There are plenty of other attractions, and fun-filled, pre-show activities that will entertain your entire family. Arrive early to enjoy the pre-show fun and pick up some souvenirs on the way out!
 
 
 

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San Augustine Smiles Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Puts Up Sign in Honor of Cade Foehner


 

 

 

Cade Foehner made it to the top 5 on American Idol he did not advance to the top 3 but he will still be going on tour with the top 7 contestants and he put Shelby County on the map, go Cade Foehner Shelby County loves you.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Pre-K Roundup


 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 2018 Tenaha Junior High and High School Beta Club Induction


 

 

 
 
The annual Tenaha Beta Club Induction ceremony was held Thursday, May 10th.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2018 Graduates "Pizza Social"


 

 

Welcome 2018 graduates! You are invited to a Pizza Social, May 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at the Center Pizzeria. This is a FREE event for our 2018 graduating seniors and is being hosted by Mrs. Eboni Booth Taylor, Center native, and Associate Principal of Instruction, Spring ISD, Claughton Middle School. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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DeSoto Parish Sheriff Scholarship Recipients


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to announce that the following DeSoto Parish students have been named recipients of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriff's Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
Bonnie Woods of Logansport High School
Jarmoyhl Ragsdale of Mansfield High School
Christian Tyler Evans of North DeSoto High School
 
 
 
 
The Sheriff's Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP.) Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the program.
 
Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, and character are considered in making selections of Sheriff's scholarship recipients.  The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized in higher education within the state; and students be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students.  Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-four parishes throughout the state.
 
Ticaya Davis and LaKendrick Ross, both from Mansfield High School, were named alternates so that in the event a recipient is unable to take advantage of the scholarship award, the alternate (first and/or second) can do so,” according to the Sheriff.
 
In closing Sheriff Richardson said, "Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriff's Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about.  This is one of our finest accomplishments.  It invests in Louisiana's future and gives something back to our community.  This would not be possible without the kind and generous support of DeSoto Parish's Honorary Members.”
 
 

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Abundant Love Ministries 2018 Seniors Recognition Services


 

 

 
Pastor Marlin Cloudy, Sr. and the Abundant Love Ministries family will host a “Seniors Recognition” Service, on Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 pm. Mrs. Eboni Booth Taylor, Associate Principal of Instruction, Spring ISD, Claughton Middle School is our guest speaker.
 
All area high schools’ 2018 graduates and their families are welcome and invited to attend. Graduates are asked to be at the church at 2:30pm with their cap and gown. 
Refreshments will be served. 
 
Abundant Love Ministries is located at 1426 Shelbyville St., Center, TX 75935
 
 
 
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING


 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday May 21,  2018 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.   Mike Brister will bring a program about his mission ministry Stepstones.
 
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Historical Society Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will have a meeting today 5-15-18 at the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street in Center at 2 p.m.  The guest speaker this month will be long time Center resident, Leon Aldridge. Leon is a native of Mount Pleasant in North East Texas with a 44 year career in communications that includes newspaper, marketing, public relations and education. He has twice served as Editor & Publisher of East Texas Light & Light & Champion newspapers in Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

 
 

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Women on the Go


 

 

You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club,
Wednesday, May 23rd 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.
 
May 23rd program: “What’s New in Kitchen Gadgets?” – Learn to how to use the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets to save you time in the kitchen. We will also be featuring infused
water recipes and tastings for a refreshing treat from the heat!
 
Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Tuesday, May 22nd if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided featuring delicious Mediterranean chicken and pasta salad, spicy pimento cheese sandwiches and broccoli and grape 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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State Track Results


 
 
 
The U-I-L State Track and Field Meet was held last weekend in Austin, and a number of medals brought back to east Texas, including several golds.
 
Shelbyville Lady Dragon Keanna Osby wraps-up her elite track career with two gold medals in Class 2A. The Northwestern State University signee won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.17, and the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.50. Osby has qualified for the state meet all four years of high school. She’s brought home four gold and three silver medals from Austin.
 
In boys’, Joaquin sophomore Connor Bragg took the state championship in the 2A Long Jump with a jump of 22’-6.75”. Reports state it’s the first gold medal won by a Ram thin-clad in 32 years. Doug Owens was the last in 1986, also in the long jump.
 
The San Augustine boys 4 x 200-meter relay are the 2A state champions with a time of 1:29.2 seconds. Meanwhile the San Augustine 4 x 400- meter relay took the silver medal with a time of 3:24.71 seconds.
 
The Joaquin 4 x 100-meter sprint relay team was third in Class 2A with a time of 42.61. Ram senior Keith Johnson also brought home a bronze medal in the in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.26.
The San Augustine Lady Wolves hauled-in a couple of medals in Class 2A, the 4 x 200-meter relay team won silver with a time of 1:44.36, and the S-A 4 x 100-meter relay took bronze with 49.58. 

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LADY ROUGHRIDERS SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP


 

 

 
Will cover fundamentals, character training, success in competition, mental toughness & how to think the game. 
 
All lady athletes will receive a camp T-shirt so please circle size when you register.
 
All camps hosted by Coach Doug Boone,
 
CENTER HS Head Girls Basketball Coach
 
Questions? contact by Cell 936-635-7164 or Email boonied13@gmail.com
 
Cost is $30.00/Camper
 
If you register after May 25th; Register day of camp
 
Please make all checks payable to: Center HS Girls Basketball Attn: Doug Boone
 
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JUNE 5TH – 8TH
 
¨ Girls Entering 1st – 4th Grades 9:00 - 12:00
 
¨ Girls Entering 5th -8th  Grades   1:00 – 4:00
 
    Camp will take place at Middle School Gym
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Center Baseball Update


 

 

4A Regional Quarterfinals 
 
Kilgore Bulldogs vs Center Roughriders 
 
Game 1: Thursday 5/17 - Driller Park, Kilgore @ 6pm 
Game 2: Friday  5/18 - The Horseshoe, Center High School @ 6pm 
Game 3 (if necessary): Saturday  5/19 - Jaycees Field, Nacogdoches @ 12:30pm
 
Rider Baseball Update: Ticket costs will be: $6.00 Adults & $4.00 Students
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sewing and Cooking Class


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TAGHS Meeting


 

 

May 16, 2018 Meeting Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society will meet at 2:00 P.M. at the Timpson public library located at 520 Austin Street Timpson, TX 75975.  
 
Nelta Nolen of Leesville is the featured speaker for the May 2018 meeting of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society. 
 
She will discuss the genealogy website Find-a-grave.com, when she speaks at 2:00 P.M. at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in downtown Timpson, Texas (75975).  For more information, please call Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378, or e-mail him at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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25th Annual Center Stage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce Meeting


 

 

San Augustine Chamber of Commerce membership meeting on Tuesday May 15th at 12:00.  Our program will be ADAC and our Business of the Month will be Denning Animal Rescue.  Please come out and have lunch with us for $7 and enjoy our speakers.  Have a great weekend and hope to see you Tuesday!
 
Brandi Emanis
 
 
 
 
 

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Roughrider Training Camps and Summer Sport Camps


 

 

 

 

There are alot of summer sporting camps and events Center ISD is offereing click the links below for more infromation:

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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CMS Yearbook Staff Dedicates Yearbook in Honor of Mr. Greer


 

 

 

 

 

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Rodger Wagstaff Medical Bake Sale


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rodger Wagstaff medical bake sale will be held on Friday May 18th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Center Napa parking lot located on Hurst Street across from Walmart.
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Historical Society Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will have their meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 2 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street in Center, TX.  The guest speaker this month will be long time Center resident, Leon Aldridge. Leon is a native of Mount Pleasant in North East Texas with a 44 year career in communications that includes newspaper, marketing, public relations and education. He has twice served as Editor & Publisher of East Texas Light & Light & Champion newspapers in Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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35th Annual River City Fest


 

 

This is River City Fest's 35th year  The festival will be May 18th-20th in Logansport. They will have something for every age. Food Arts & Crafts, Music, Duck Derby Race, Parade, Pet Parade , Carnival, and Car Show.

 
 
 

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Southern Lemonade Boutique Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique, one of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest members, is having its New Member Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 17th at 10:00am. The public is invited to join the celebration.  
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique is located at 229 San Augustine Street.
 
Southern Lemonade Boutique owners Jennifer McGee and Jessica Ross have a great selection of cute clothes for infants, children, tweens and adults all at affordable prices.  They also carry accessories and a great selection of fun shoes and sandals.  Jennifer and Jessica take the time to get to know their customers and find that perfect top, or dress, or shoes.  They truly offer personal service.
 
Join the Chamber Ambassadors in welcoming Jennifer and Jessica as new business owners!
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 
 
 

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Library Thank You Letter


 

 

The Fannie Brown Booth Library and the members of the Friends of the Library officers 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 and to Coach Harrison and his CHS basketball players.  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
 
 
Sandra Davis & Cassey Neal
 
 
 

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Center PD Police Week Celebration


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Horses and Hearts Event


 

 

 

 

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Hoop Dreams Basketball Camp


 

 

 
Boys and Girls!
 
Age: 5-10 Time 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Age: 11-15 Time 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Price: $20 Includes bottled water and snack.
 
Location: Tenaha @ Tiger Gym
 
Coached by: Kenneth Talley from Longview
 
June 9th
 
Proceeds will go to Kenneth Talley and the 2019 senior class.
 
Dead line to sign up is May 25th.  For more information contact Reanna Glaze (936) - 332-5242 or Vicky Jernigan (936)-254-4648.
 
 
 
 
 

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Tri-County Children's Mental Health Awareness


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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