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Health and Fitness Fair


 

 


The Annual Health and Fitness Fair is just a few weeks away, so mark your calendar.!! The Annual Health and Fitness Fair,Presented by Cline Family Medicine will be held on Thursday, March 21 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00am until 2:30.  The Event is hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Services.

 

This year’s theme is “Path to Plate”. Many people do not realize the importance and relationship of what we eat and the affect on our overall health. Vendors will highlight this connection and how many chronic and deadly diseases can be prevented through healthy eating.

 

The purpose and goal of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee and the Health and Fitness Fair is to educate Shelby County and the surrounding areas about health care resources available in the area and about their personal health.  There will be a variety of health screenings available including glucose, cholesterol, bone density, spinal screenings, heart awareness, diabetes information, allergy testing information and vision.

 

Two mobile mammogram units will be onsite for mammograms.  Thank you to Trinity Mother Frances and UT Health East Texas.  All mammogram appointments must be made prior to March 13 by calling the Agri-Life Extension Offices at 936-598-7744.  There is a charge for the mammograms and most health insurance is accepted.

 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations.  To sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.


Gold Sponsors for this year’s event are Focused Care of Center, Hope Community Medicine and Nacogdoches Medical Center. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Freezer Pleaser Meal Prep Club Workshop


 

 

 

 

Tired at the end of your workday, need to find a way to save on your grocery budget, want to put a delicious hot and healthy meal on the dinner table?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Freezer Pleaser Meal Prep Club workshop is for you!  Join other like-minded people to learn and prep 10 to 20 freezer meals on monthly basis.  

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County will be hosting the first monthly meal prep classes on Monday, February 25th from 3 to 7 pm and Saturday, March 2nd from 1 to 5 pm at the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center, TX 75935.  These classes are “come and go” sessions so that you can prep, freeze, and eat a healthy meal over the course of time.  You may participate in one workshop or both.  Additional workshop sessions will be held the last Monday and first Saturday of each month.

 

 

 

 

How does this work?


A selection of recipes will be provided in advance to participants so that you may choose the meals you want to make and take.


A master grocery list for food items to purchase will be available for email or pickup.
All seasonings/spices will be provided each participant.
Printed food meal labels will be provided for your use.


Kitchen bowls, prepping items, measuring cups/spoons, food scales, and more will be available for your use.

 

Bring your food, have fun, prep your meals for the next month, then sit back and admire your stocked freezer and think about the time and money you have saved while putting that delicious hot meal on the dinner table in no time at all.

 

Registration and payment in advance is required to hold your space.  The cost for this workshop is $15 per person per session.  Sessions are limited to 12 participants.   If you would like to register or need more information, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCH at 936-598-7744 or via email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society February Challenge Results


 

 


The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting Saturday and with a large group in attendance there was much discussion and participation in the February Challenge "Still Life".  All the entries were unique and outstanding in their own rights. Our members did an excellent job with their entries.  Everyone was a winner by stepping out of their comfort zone in photography.  The top three selections are :

 

 

 

 

 


To view all the wonderful photographs submitted for the February Challenge, check out our PWPS Flickr page, https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/

 

The next meeting will be the third Saturday in March with a "Landscape" Challenge and a work shop on "Shooting Patterns and Textures".  Check out our Face Book page,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PineyWoodsPhoto/ for more information or call or text Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426.

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefit for Dianne Livingston


 


Several years ago, Dianne was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer). Treatments went well and the cancer went into remission. Dianne also has scoliosis. In January of 2019 Dianne was sent by a doctor to Houston for emergency surgery on her back. A tumor had grown and had her spine bent so badly that the spine cracked. If surgery was not done Dianne would be paralyzed. The Lymphoma had spread and the back doctor had to release Dianne from the back surgery before her doctor could begin treatments on the Cancer. There have been many complications and expenses. Dianne is a member of Providence Missionary Baptist church. 


We are holding a bake sale on the parking lot of Napa on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 – 2:00. Benefits and Resale will be taking donations and selling those donations for Dianne  on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. February 21, 22, 23. Benefits and Resale for area medical expenses is located on Hwy 96N. From Center to Tenaha, one mile on the left. 


All donations from the Bake sale and the items donated for Dianne will go to Dianne to help with expenses. 


Contact Regina Danley and Catherine Livingston at (936) 332-0060

 

 

 

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Old Stone Fort To Be Topic of February TAGHS Meeting


 

 

When George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789 the Old Stone Fort was already standing in Nacogdoches. Though the original building was demolished in 1902, a replica was erected on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in 1936 as a museum.

 

Carolyn Spears, Curator of the Old Stone Fort Museum, will speak to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society on the history of the Old Stone Fort and its museum at the monthly meeting of TAGHS on Wednesday, February 20 at 2PM in the Meeting Room of the Timpson Public Library, located on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in Timpson. The public is invited.

 

 

 

 

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Woodmen Life Chapter 250 February Meeting


 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their February meeting on Monday, February 18th at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office located at 266 Nacogdoches Street.  We will discuss our 2018 yearly audit and budget planning for 2019.  Darrell's BBQ refreshments will be served and all members are invited to come out and attend.

 

 

 

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Senior Site Valentine Banquet


 

 

Join us for an evening of food, entertainment, and dancing!  The Senior Nutrition Site in Center will be hosting a Valentine Banquet from 6 pm until 9 pm on Saturday, February 16th.  There will be live music, dancing, and dinner.  Deserts are provided by Sassy Reds!  Bring your valentine for a fun evening out on the town.  There will be a $10 admission.  This Valentine Banquet is for everyone of all ages!  The Senior Nutrition Site is located on Loop 500, next to Panola College. 

For more information, please call us at 598-7768.

 

 

 

 

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Town and Country Expanding to Louisiana


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town and Country located in Center, Texas held a gumbo luncheon on Feb. 13, 2019, in which they announced they will be expanding their business into Lousiana. Center Broadcasting Company attended the luncheon during which Jodi Fountain with Town and County gave a short announcement show in the video below.   

 

 

Video Coverage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Saturday,2/16/19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center,Tx. 

There will be a workshop on “Using Leading Lines in your Photography “.   

 

The monthly Club challenge will feature “Still Life” Photography submitted by members for critique and voting. 

 

If you are wanting someone to talk Photography with,or interested in club membership contact 
Billie F Jones, 936-591-2426. 


Looking forward to seeing everyone and visitors are always welcome. 

 

 

 

 

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Cemetery Cleaning


 


Cemetery working will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 8 a.m. at the East Liberty Cemetery. All that can, please come out and help. For more information call 512-657-5499.

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Raffle


 

 

 

Today is the last day!!!  Shelby County Outreach will draw the name of the winner Thursday, February 14th and 11:00 am at the Senior Nutrition Site.  We need all tickets turned in by Today, February 13th so we can have them ready for the big moment!  Reminder:  The raffle is for a brand new 10x16 Steel Building made by General Shelters.  Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.  The winner is responsible for moving costs.  Come by the Outreach today to get your last-minute tickets!  For questions, call us at 598-4990.

 

 

 

 

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TCCA Food Pantry


 

 

Tri-County Harvest for Homes Food Pantry will be closed Thursday, February 14 will re-open Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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5th Annual Black History Program


 

 

The 5th Annual Black History Program will be held at the Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville on February 24th, 2019 at 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Site Raffle Drawing


 


The Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have the drawing for the steel building this Thursday 2-14-19 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Site in Center, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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First Symrna Missionary Baptist Church Anniversary


 


First Symrna Missionary Baptist Church will have their anniversary service on February 17th, at 2:30 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Scotty Bland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Items of the Month


 


Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. needs these items of the month:  bagged beans, bagged rice, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, tuna, Ramen noodle soup, and macaroni and cheese.  

We want to thank all of you that have donated items in the past.  The food you donate goes to families and individuals who are dealing with food insecurities.  So, help us help others by dropping off some of these items to the Outreach.  Every can helps.  Thank you and God Bless.  

 

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday February 18th, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  We look forward to a musical program presented by Dr. Danny Paul and Sally Windham.

 

Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.

 

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Texas Extension Education Association Club - Women on the Go 


 


Featuring Chocolate Tasting and Determining Quality and Pastry Tips


You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, February 14th  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 February program will feature guest speaker Michele Clark, Extension Master Wellness Volunteer.  Mrs. Clark will be providing a chocolate tasting and program on measuring the level of quality in chocolate, and she will provide some pastry shortcuts when working with this sweet delight.

 

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.  

 

Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Tuesday, February 12th if you would like to attend.  Lunch will be provided at no charge.  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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Artillery Talk


 

 

 

On Saturday, February 23, park staff will offer a unique presentation on the different types of field cannon employed by artillery batteries during the Battle of Mansfield and the various types of ammunition used.  The program will begin at 2:00 PM inside the museum theater. How artillery batteries were organized and functioned in battle during the American Civil War will also be discussed.

 

Mansfield State Historic Site is located at 15149 LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.  Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under admitted free.  For more information call 318.872.1474 locally, or toll-free 888.677.6267.

 

 

 

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Love Your Library Month 


 

 

 

It is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center.  You can support our local library by becoming a Friend of the Library.  

 

The Friends of the Library raise funds through book sales, raffles and membership fees.  We want our library to be able to continue ordering new books (both regular books and e-books), providing interesting programs including the delightful Holiday Puppet show, and many other activities.

 

Join the Friends of the Library TODAY, by picking up an application at the library or by calling 936-598-5522 to have one mailed to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Bear at Joaquin ISD


 

 

 

Denise Merriman with Shelby County Child Advocacy along with Happy Bear presented a program on safety to our Pre-k thru 5th graders on February 7, 2019.  We would like to thank them for coming to JISD Elementary.

 

 

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Joaquin Softball Scrimmage Cancellation (02/08/19)


 

 

The Joaquin HS softball scrimmage scheduled for today (02/08/19) vs Groveton at home has been canceled.  

 

Submitted by: Steven McCann, Women's Athletic Director

 


 

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Dutch Oven Cooking


 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Historical Society Monthly Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Mrs. Vickie Martin.  She will be speaking about the History of Shelbyville. Everyone is invited to attend

 

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Chili Fundraiser for the West Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department


 

 

The Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church located at 9181 HWY 7 West will be hosting a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser for the West Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, February 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until all sold out. It will include a bowl of chili with crackers, drink and a dessert for $5.00.

 

 

 

 

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