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The Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

“The PWPS will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Saturday, August 18th. In Center, TX at the First United Methodist Church, at 211 Porter St. from 9 am -12 pm. 
 
The August monthly challenge will include a wide variety of photos with water being the main subject. There will a workshop conducted on “Shooting Architecture “ in preparation for the September challenge. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and memberships are available.   
For more information contact Billie Jones, 936-591-2426. “
 
 
 
 
 

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Todd Spring Baptist Church Homecoming


 

 

The Todd Spring Baptist Church will have their annual homecoming service on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.  Pastor W. C. Martin and the Bennett Chapel Baptist Church will be the special guests.  

 
 

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BESTSELLING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT FIRST BAPTIST SAN AUGUSTINE


 

 

 
Pastor and bestselling author C.C. Risenhoover will preach at the 10:45 a.m. service at First Baptist Church of San Augustine on August 26.
 
Raised in Jasper, Risenhoover is senior pastor of The Church on Thistle Ridge in Granbury, Texas, author of 25 published books and a recipient of the Military Order of Foreign Wars Meritorious Service Medal.
 
Other recipients of the medal include Secretary of Defense and former Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis; former National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster; former National Football League player Pat Tillman, an Army Ranger who was killed in Afghanistan; and Medal of Honor recipient Army Master Sergeant Gary Gordon who was killed Somalia.
 
Risenhoover, considered an expert on Islam, cults and terrorism, is an award-winning journalist who has previously written the weekly “Bible Studies for Life” series for the online edition of the Baptist Standard; has been editor and/or publisher of seven magazines and has had more than 1,000 articles published in 50 different magazines.
 
A former professional baseball pitcher, Mr. Risenhoover was educated at Louisiana College and Baylor University (the first student recruited for the school’s religious journalism program), where he received BA and MA degrees.  He did further professional study under the auspices of New York University and the College of William and Mary.
 
In 2015 the State of Texas unveiled a large historical marker on U.S. Highway 190 in Jasper honoring the Jasper Steers, a predominantly all black barnstorming baseball team, and Risenhoover as its only white player.  A display about the Steers and Risenhoover occupies a considerable amount of space in the Jasper County Historical Museum.
 
Risenhoover’s professional background includes working as an editorial consultant for a major media company; as an investigative reporter for a major metropolitan daily newspaper; for what was at one time the largest electronic warfare systems developer in the country; as public relations director for Baylor; as the first baseball coach at Houston Baptist College; as a journalism professor at Sam Houston State University, Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, Henderson State University and Chemeketa College; and as an adjunct instructor at Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant Community College.
 
He also formerly served as a press representative for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, as assistant to the president for the Radio and Television Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (and editor of Beam International magazine), and as executive director of Lifeline World Mission.
 
In addition to his 25 published books, he was a contributing author to two books and editor of five others.  Risenhoover’s two latest books are titled Make Some Noise and Murdering America: One White Man at a Time.
 
He ghosted a novel titled Once Upon a Texas Train, which was developed into a CBS-TV movie, and wrote and directed a film titled Marked for Extinction, which is about children in the Gaza Strip, where he interviewed Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist leaders.  His credits also include scripting a video for Promise Keepers titled The Awesome Power of Shared Belief.
Risenhoover has served as pastor of five churches, two others as interim, and in the ‘60s began preaching in African American and Hispanic churches in the South.  He is recipient of the Black History Month Friendship Award for work in racial reconciliation; the Communications Award from the Baptist General Convention of Texas; the Arkansas Governor’s Award; and the Gulf Coast Newspaper Association Award for column writing.  He was also recommended for the Pulitzer Prize and the Ernie Pyle Award.
 
He was among the first media professionals in the nation to be accredited by Public Relations Society of America and is a former board member of the Christian Film and Television Commission, and former advisory board member of the Baylor Line magazine.
 
 

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Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce movie presentation


 

 

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce will be showing The Marvel Studios 2018 Black Panther movie Monday, September 3rd in MLK Park in Timpson Texas at 7:30 (Dark). Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs and/or blankets.  Please come early (4 pm or after) and help with a Park clean up. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be available for donations. All donations will be to the Parks upkeep and new projects. Timpson has 3 great Parks, Downtown Plaza Park, SoSo Park and MLK Park. We are proud to have these assets in our town. Our goal is to keep them clean and have good family activities for all to enjoy. We hope you will come out and enjoy a great evening in the Park.

 
 

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Timpson Backpack Give-A-Way


 

 

The Timpson Backpack Giveaway will be held Thursday 8-16-18 evening at 4:30 p.m. at SoSo Park in Timpson.

 
 

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Davmar Art Gallery to Offer Classes


 

 

 

 

 
Center, Texas – August 15, 2018 – Artist David W. Masterson and owner of Davmar Gallery is offering an extensive selection of beginner, intermediate and advanced study art classes.  All classes focus on improving skills and are taught with thorough explanation and demonstration. All ages are welcome; no prerequisites.
 
Class Information: 
 
Class #1:   Tuesday, August 21 – Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
 
Class #2:   Tuesday, August 21 – Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
Class #3:   Wednesday, August 22 – Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
Class Size: Minimum of 4 participants to hold Class, Maximum 10
 
Fees: $40.00 per person ($240.00 for 6 weeks | 6 classes), plus one time materials $75.00 fee
 
Art Therapy Painting Classes:  Contact David Masterson for details, cost, and class availability. 
 
For additional information regarding class registration, please contact Masterson at (936) 591-2971, by email trophyquest@gmail.com or visit his website at davidwmasterson.com. The Davmar Gallery is located at 132 Nacogdoches Street on the downtown square in Center, Texas.
 
 
 

 

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Bake & Garage Sale Fundraiser


 

 

 
 
Bake sale and garage sale to help Debbie (Spann) Luman with medical expenses on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 9 am until 1 pm. Donations and volunteers for this sale are appreciated. Let them know before you donate; they need a list of items and those who donate. All clothes need to be on hangers; other items need to be in good or better condition. No trash, please. We put a lot of time into getting these items ready to sell for our recipients. Clean out and help us help others. From Center to Nacogdoches it is 1.2 miles on the Right at the Storage Buildings, just before Loop 500. Call 936-332-0060, text or Facebook message before you donate. Help them help others. Resale hosted by Catherine Livingston. Bake sale hosted by Regina Danley.
 
 
 
 

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Higher Calling visits with DeSoto Parish Sheriff


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson welcomed the Higher Calling Home School group during a recent field trip to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 15.  Children and parents had the opportunity to see inside patrol cars, view the detention center area, and visit with many deputies of differing divisions within our offices.  Lt. Reggie Roe guided the group through the hallways while the students were greeted with suckers and gift bags.  Their visit would not be complete without meeting the Sheriff and grabbing a picture to remember.  Sheriff Richardson would like to thank Higher Calling for dropping by, and we look forward to seeing these young leaders again.
 
 
 
 

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Back to School Event in Tenaha


 

 

 

 

 

 

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House of Refuge Homecoming and Revival


 

 

Homecoming and Revival services will be held at the House of Refuge.  The Homecoming service will be on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 3 p.m. with speaker Pastor Darris Harris from Tyler, TX.  Revival services will be August 22nd, 23rd, & 24th at 7:30 p.m. each evening.  The guest speaker for the week will be Pastor Jackie Goodin from Marshall, TX.
 
 
 
 

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Backpack Give-A-Way


 

 

There will be a back pack give-a-way today 8-14-18 in Tenaha, TX starting at 12 noon at East Texas Fadz Barber Shop.  They are located at 410 N Center St. in Tenaha, TX.
 
 
 

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Fannie Brown Booth Library Crafternoon


 

 

The Crafternoon group of the Fannie Brown Booth Library will meet Wednesday, August 15th, at  2:00 p.m.  If you are working on a craft project or just want to see what others are working on, come join us at the library.
 
 

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Poultry Festival Broiler Show Workshop


 

 

Poultry Festival Broiler Show Workshop will be August 16th, 2018 - 6:00PM8:00PM at 266 Nacogdoches St. (Old Elementary School  Library Building).  The County Extension Office will be holding the annual Broiler Show workshop which is a free program open to everyone.  You will learn about chick maintenance, feeding, how to construct your pen, plus much more!  If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.  
 
 

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Tenaha Businessmen's Club Ribbon Cutting


 

 

August 13, 2018 - The Tenaha Businessmen's Club announce a ribbon cutting for the new owners of The Tiger Stop, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11am. Refreshments to be served. Everyone come and support this business.

 
 
 

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XYZ Extension Homemaker's Club Meeting


 

 

The XYZ Homemaking Extension Club will have their regular monthly meeting on August 16, 2918 at 1:00.  We meet in the James Antioch Community Building.  We will hear Megan Dunn give a report and show pictures of her trip to Brazil that she took this summer.  We welcome visitors to come and learn about what 4-H members in our county do to help the world.  
 
Ellen Manning  598-3081 
 
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, August 20th, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  Ms. Terri Lacher will present the program about the Prisoner of War Camp in Center during World War II.
 
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 Football League Interview:


 

 

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Sand Hill Cemetery Homecoming


 

 

The annual Sand Hill Cemetery homecoming will be Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  A meal will be served at noon.

 
 

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Despino's Tires


 

 

Despino's Tire will have their grand opening ceremony on Friday, September 14 at 10 AM - 3 PM they are located at 159 US HWY 96 South Center, TX 75935.

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches County Chamber announces annual award recipients


 

 

 
 
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met in July to review nominations and vote for the Chamber's annual awards recipients.
The 2018 Citizen of the Year, the Non Profit of the Year and the Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards recipients are: 
 
Dr. Judy Abbot, Citizen of the Year - award sponsored by Tipton Ford, Inc.
 
Nacogdoches Area United Way, Non Profit of the Year - award sponsored by Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc.
 
Twigs & Tin, Small Business of the Year - award sponsored by Heritage Land Bank. 
 
Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc., Medium Business of the Year - award sponsored by Regions Bank.
 
Excel Car Wash & Quick Lube, Large Business of the Year - award sponsored by R&K Distributors, Inc.
 
The honorees will be recognized at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce 97th Annual Meeting and Membership Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center, 200 N. Fredonia St. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. 
 
"Nacogdoches is fortunate to be the home of many deserving businesses and individuals," said Chairman Scott Waller, XETX Business Solutions. "My colleagues on the Chamber board are proud to recognize these members of our Chamber who make great contributions to better our community."
The 2018-2019 Chamber board of directors will be inducted at the event and Waller will "pass the gavel" to incoming Chairman Ray Mitchum, M&S Pharmacy. 
 
Bronze sponsorships are available for $750 and include corporate recognition and seating for eight or nine. Individual admission tickets are available for $40. Contact the Chamber at 936-560-5533 for reservations. Seating is limited, and the reservation deadline is Sept. 17.
 

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Red United States Air Mail Stamp Continues the Flight


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Postal Service Issues Second Air Mail Forever Stamp
 
During Weekend Centennial Celebration
 
 
 
There has been a lot of buzz about the second United States Air Mail stamp, including that two stamps with identical designs have not been issued in tandem like this before – a blue version in May and a red version that will be celebrated tomorrow.
 
 
 
Each stamp was designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the two historical advancements that pioneered commercial aviation as a whole.
 
 
 

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Tri-County Harvest for Homes Food Pantry Hours Changed


 
 
Beginning, September 6
 
Tri-County Harvest for Homes
 
New Food Pantry hours:
 
Thursdays 8:30am-10:30am
 
 
Need more information please call 936-598-6315 ext:501
 
 

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Xi Alpha Delta Rho Makes Donation to Center Backpack Program


 

 

 

The Xi Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority was delighted to make a donation to the Center Backpack Program, in anticipation of the new school year starting.  Receiving the donation was Mrs. Alease Copelin, director of the program and CHS counselor.  The Center Backpack Program has been fighting hunger in the Center ISD schools for six years now.  Center ISD partners with the East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) to provide children with food over the weekend so they return to school on Monday ready to learn!  The Backpack Program provides food for children who participate in free or reduced price meal programs, but are at risk of going hungry on week-ends or holidays.  Caring teachers and staff members identify children who are showing signs of food insecurity - hunger or malnutrition - and share the name of the child with the campus counselor who then distributes a pack of child-friendly food items each Friday.  Packs are filled with nutritious , easy-to-open food that doesn't require stove top cooking.   Funding for the program comes from the Flags to Fight Hunger Program as well as donations from individuals and organizations.  Children can begin participating in the program at any time during the school year, so the number of program participants varies throughout the year.  Children have difficulty concentrating on learning when hungry - the Backpack Program is just one way Center ISD is partnering with the community to foster a positive learning environment by meeting the needs of its students!

 
 

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Job Fair


 

The Green House of Care Group Home will be having a Job Fair at the Green's House of Care Office on FM 1277 at 1012 Partin Rd Saturday morning August 11th, 2018 starting at 8 a.m. to 12 noon, they will be taking applications.  For more information call 936-288-3050.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Backpack Give-A-Way


 

 

 

 

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Center Garden Club Yard of the Month Award


 

 

Center Garden Club is pleased to present its Yard of the Month Award (August) to Andrea and Randy McLeroy in recognition of their commitment to both creating and maintaining a beautiful front landscape for their 1902 Lakewood Drive home.  Both Of the McLeroys are quick to credit Wayne and Carla Doudna Hornbuckle of The Nature Gardeners with the creative vision and the installation that made the plan such an impressive reality.  Center Garden Club urges everyone to drive by the McLeroy home and experience the delight that a picturesque yard can bring to resident and passerby alike!

 
 
 
 

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Huxley Helping Hand Food Pantry


HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP IS HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. IT WILL BE HELD THE SECOND SATURDAY OF AUGUST 2018. PROOF OF RESIDENCY & I.D. WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN. DATE: August 11, 2018 TIME: 9:00 A.M. UNTIL FOOD IS GONE LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH 901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

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Tri-County Harvest for Homes Produce Drop Cancelled


 

 

The Tri-County Harvest for Homes Produce Drop scheduled for August 22 has been canceled.  For any questions please call 936-598-6315 ext 501 
 
 
 
 

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Fannie Brown Booth Library Receives Donation


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library received a donation today 8-9-18.  Center Broadcasting Company attended. 

 

 

 

 

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4-H Kick-off Information


 

 

Calling all Shelby County youth and parents!   Have you ever wanted to learn something new and different while having fun? Well, they have it, from cooking, taking pictures, fashion, robotics, shooting sports, raising and showing livestock and much, much more for youth 3rd through 12th grades.  

 

Click Here for More Information:

 

 

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It's Magic! The Art of Magic Appears on Postage


 

 

 
LAS VEGAS — Through captivating skill and mystique, magicians have been making people believe in magic for centuries. Now the wonder and excitement of magical illusions are captured on U.S. Postal Service Forever stamps. 
 
The Art of Magic Forever stamps were dedicated today in a first-day-of-issue ceremony in Las Vegas at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. The pane of 20 stamps features digital illustrations of five classic tricks magicians use to amaze and delight audiences. For those looking for additional magic, a lenticular souvenir sheet of three of the stamps is also available, featuring a digital illustration that shows a white rabbit actually popping out of a black top hat, a technique used for the first time on a U.S. postage stamp.
 
“From backyard birthday parties to Las Vegas auditoriums, from the largest of illusions to sleight-of-hand tricks performed merely inches from our eyes, magic reminds us that wonder and astonishment are still alive and well,” said USPS Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Jeffrey Williamson, who served as dedicating official at the ceremony. “Today, we tip our symbolic top hats and dedicate this collection of stamps to magic and magicians who inspire, amuse, bewilder and astound us.”   
 
“Magic can inspire, enlighten, and unite as a rare and valuable art form, so I’m happy to be part of the unveiling of this very special collection,” added Emmy award-winning Illusionist David Copperfield who joined Williamson onstage to début the stamps. 
Illusions can be broken down into several major categories, including production, mental phenomena, defiance of natural laws, vanishing, and transformation. The stamp issuance features these exploits with classic representations: a rabbit in a top hat (production), a fortune teller using a crystal ball (prediction), a woman floating in the air (levitation), an empty birdcage (vanishing), and a bird emerging from a flower (transformation). 
 
Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps. Jay Fletcher created the illustrations and served as the typographer. The Art of Magic stamps are being issued as Forever stamps, which 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 this link 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 proposed release. Each submission should include pertinent historical information and important dates associated with the subject.
 
 

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Shelby County Football League Youth Football Sign-Ups


 

 

 

 

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Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Revival


 

 

Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Annual Homecoming Celebration will be Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Terrance Hicks from Power of the Word Ministries in Nacogdoches, Texas is the special guest.
 
Revival services will be Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - August 15-17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. nightly.  Guest speakers will be Apostle Wilson, Rev. Jackie Gooden, and Apostle Cornell Hamilton will be the guest speakers.  
 
 
 
 

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Poultry Festival Broiler Show Workshop


 

 

Poultry Festival Broiler Show Workshop August 16th, 2018 - 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 266 Nacogdoches St. (Old Elementary School  Library Building)
            
The County Extension Office will be holding the annual Broiler Show workshop which is a free program open to everyone.  You will learn about chick maintenance, feeding, how to construct your pen, plus much more!  If you have any questions, please call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.  
 
 

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Antioch Baptist Church Revival


 

 

Revival at the Antioch Baptist Church on Hwy 699 in Carthage.  Brother David Long of Jackson Baptist of Joaquin will be preaching.
 
 
 

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ETPF Photography Contest


 

The ETPF Photography Contest information Entry Fees:  $3.00 per photo Photography Contest Display at the VISION SOURCE office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D., - Located next door to the RIO Theatre, on the downtown Center Square – Oct 4, 5 & 6th; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
"Call to all photographers.  
Do you have a camera? 
Do you take pictures? 
Then this pertains to YOU!  
 
The ETPF Photography Show will be here soon and is needing your pictures. 
Call or text Billie Jones 936-591-2426 for more contest information or entry forms."
 
 
 
 
 

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Wayfinding Maps at Chamber Office


 

 

The Tourism Committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the publication of a Wayfinding Map for Center.  The map highlights points of interest and hotels/motels in the area.  The Chamber has distributed them to high traffic traveler locations according to Tourism Chairman, Andi Foster.   
 
For more information or to get maps please contact the Chamber office at 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ambassador 3rd Quarterly Meeting Held


 

 
The third quarterly Ambassador meeting was held Wednesday, July 25 at Sombrero's with Ambassador President, Andi Foster, presiding.  There were 14 members and three Chamber staff present.  David Chadwick gave the invocation.   
   
President Foster reviewed events that were held during the third quarter and congratulated all Ambassadors for the hours that they volunteered in helping with the events.
         
Each quarter, individual Ambassadors receive a Certificate of Recognition for the most hours volunteered.  For the 3rd quarter, Andi Foster, Vieux Carre' Photography, on Team S.A.S.S. was recognized for 13 hours; Sandra Gray, Shelby Savings Bank, on Team Mixin' It Up, for 13.5 hours; Meg Camp, Edward Jones, for 13 hours and Hollie Adams, Focused Care of Center, on Team Dazed and Confused, for 10.5 hours.
 
Team Mixin' It Up received the "Traveling Chicken" trophy for the most hours in the quarter with 66.5 hours. Team members are Allison Sanford, team captain, Shoop Financial; J.J. Ford, co-captain, ShelbyCountyToday.com; Cancee Lester, Panola College; Lori Davis and Sandra Gray, Shelby Savings Bank; Jesse Wiggins, Wiggins Farms; Dot Golding; Tee Polley; David Chadwick, Farmers State Bank and Billie Sue Payne with Payne Rentals. Congratulations Team Mixin' It Up!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pastor William Dee Daniel Interview


 

 

 

 

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Texas A&M Agri-Life Ext Food Handlers Course


 

 

 

 

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Center Floral & Gifts After Hours Event


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors with Elizabeth Pinkston, owner of Center Floral & Gifts, will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Monday, August 27th from 5:30 until 7:00pm at 135 Shelbyville Street on the downtown Center square.  
Center Floral & Gifts will showcase their products and floral services while at the same time Chamber members will have an opportunity to network with each other in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
 
Center Floral specializes in creating unique and beautiful arrangements for any occasion. Floral arrangements can be customized by choosing from a variety of flowers for all special occasions or just because.   The staff at Center Floral will take the time to create a personal and unique arrangement.  Orders can placed by phone, in person or online. In addition to floral arrangements, Center Floral carries several lines of body scrubs and lotions, candles and fun assortment of gifts. For more information on their services and products, Center Floral & Gifts can be reached at 936-598-2413.
 
For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 
 
 
 

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Nacogdoches County Chamber add membership services staff


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS – The Nacogdoches County Chamber’s board of directors recently approved the addition of a new staff position, a member-focused coordinator. In June, Shari Thomason was hired to fill the position and has hit the ground running. 
 
Current Chamber members now have a dedicated staff contact and are encouraged to contact Thomason to discuss member benefits and Chamber involvement. Thomason will also visit with businesses considering joining the Chamber membership. 
 
C. Wayne Mitchell, President & CEO is excited about this opportunity.  “This new position will allow us to have more frequent contact with our members and assist us in both new member additions and the retention of existing members,” he said.
 
To arrange a meeting appointment with Thomason, please call the Chamber, 936-560-5533, or her direct number, 936-564-1987. 
 
 

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Hospice Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

 

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A Magical Illusion on a Postage Stamp U.S. Postal Service to Offer Special Souvenir Sheet


 

 

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Postal Service will soon release a special souvenir sheet of stamps that call to mind a famous illusion.
 
 
 
The Art of Magic souvenir sheet will feature three identical stamps that show a white rabbit in a black hat. By rotating each stamp, you can see the rabbit “pop” out of the hat. The Postal Service used lenticular printing, a method that creates the illusion of movement and depth, to produce the stamp. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp, and Jay Fletcher created the illustration and served as the typographer.
 
 
 
Another version of the stamp, without the magical effect, will also appear in a pane of 20 of The Art of Magic stamps that feature classic depictions of magic. This pane will include stamps that show a fortune teller using a crystal ball (prediction), a woman floating in air (levitation), an empty bird cage (vanishing) and a bird emerging from a flower (transformation).
 
 
 
The Art of Magic stamps on both the pane and the special souvenir sheet are Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
 
USPS will release the stamps Tuesday, Aug. 7.
 
The souvenir sheet will only be available for purchase online at usps.com, mail order through USA Philatelic, and by toll-free phone order at 1-800-STAMP-24.
 
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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Garry Gonyaw Affinity Hospice


 

 

 

 

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Center First United Methodist Church announces Back-To-School Health Fair


 

 

 
Center, Texas – August 1, 2018 -  To prepare students for the upcoming school year, the Center First United Methodist Church is offering a Back-to-School Health Fair on Sunday, August 5 beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Education Building at the church located at 211 Porter Street in Center, Texas.  
 
Area students entering grades kindergarten through 4th are welcome to attend, where they will receive backpacks, health screenings and school supplies. In order to receive services at the event, a child must be present with their parent or guardian.
 
For more information regarding the Back-to-School Health Fair, please contact Rev. Karen Jones at the church office (936) 598-2707.
 
 
 

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Center Noon Lions Club Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming


 

 

The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Tenaha, (Bobo community) would like to invite everybody to their annual Homecoming on August 12th, 2018.  Sunday school will start at 10:00 a.m. and homecoming service will begin around 11 a.m. A three night revival, Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Tim Teel of the Bell Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in San Augustine, TX will bring the message.  
 
 
 

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BBQ Charity Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

 

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Reggie Daniels College Signing


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today 7-31-18 Center High School student Reggie Daniels signed to play basketball for Parish Junior College. Congratulations go out to Reggie Daniels.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Women on the Go Meeting


 

 

Texas Extension Education Association Club – Women on the Go 
Featuring Secrets to Air-Frying and Soda Stream Delights Program
 
 
You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, August 9th 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.  
 
August 9th program: “Secrets to Air-Frying and Soda Stream Delights” – Learn to how to successfully use an air fryer to cook recipes without oil!  Dillan Payne from The Light and Champion will also demo how to make low-calorie soda stream drinks and provide tastings for a refreshing treat from the heat!
 
Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Tuesday, August 7th if you would like to attend.  Lunch will be provided featuring delicious baked apricot chicken and a green salad, with air-fried sweet potato fries.  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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Shana Whitton Fundraiser


 

 

Shana Whitton is an RN that has dedicated her life to helping others. She has worked for APineywoods Home Health for many years in Angelina,Nacogdoches, Shelby and San Augustine counties providing care for those in need.
 
She was diagnosed with a Swanoma Brain Tumor on June 12, 2018,  and on July 23 and 24 she had to have 3 separate surgeries due to complications. She is the sole provider for her family of 5 and could certainly use our help. There is a Benefit Fund set up at Commercial Bank of Texas and if you would like to help you may go to any CBTx location to donate. There are many locations in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties. You may visit cbtx.com for a list of all locations.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Raffle


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. are selling RAFFLE TICKETS! The raffle is for a 2019 Kawasaki Mule SX 4x4!
 
The tickets are $20 each or 6 tickets for $100! The drawing will be held on the last day of the 2018 Poultry Festival. The winner is responsible for tax, title, transfer, etc.
 
Come by our office today to purchase tickets! We are located at 930 Shelbyville St. Center, TX.
 
For more information, please give us a call at 598-4990!
 
 
 

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Nacogdoches Chamber Update


 

Ribbon Cutting
 
Magnolia Court Assisted Living & Memory Care Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday Jul 31, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
 
 
Stretch ER
 
Thursday Aug 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
 
 
The Hospice of East Texas Martha Jo Price Walk of Friends
Friday Aug 3, 2018 at 10 a.m.
 
 
The Ambassador Committee is sponsored by Farmers Insurance Grace Handler Agency.
 
 
 
Paint the Town Purple Blitz
 
Paint the Town Purple Blitz
Wednesday Aug 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
Committee meeting
 
Chairman's Circle committee meeting
Friday Aug 3, 2018
 

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Meeting Deep East Texas Archaeological Society


 

Dr. Rachel Watson with the Cultural Affairs Office for the State of Louisiana will speak about 7:15 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas (75966).  At 6:30 p.m., members and guests of the Society will enjoy refreshments and desserts served up by Sandra Litton and company.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information, please call 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 klaus@onlinearmory.com or Dickie at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com

 
 
 

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Toletha Furlow Scholarship T-shirts


 

 

Toletha Furlow Scholarship T-shirts for Sale $18.00 a piece.
 
 
 
 

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Mt. Zion Homecoming Service


 

 

Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual homecoming service on Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 3 p.m. the special guest speaker will be Rev. Steven Standley.
 
 
 

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Mule Rodeo


 

 

August 4, 8pm at the Shelby County Expo .5 miles from the loop on HWY 7 East Still Waters Cowboy Church will be having an All Mule Rodeo.  Totally FREE to spectators.
 
Come see a rodeo like you've never seen and be ready to laugh and have fun.  Concessions provided by Shelby County Cookers.
 
 
 

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Jeannie Taylor Fundraiser


 

 

Jeannie Taylor lives in a small East Texas town and has been diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  She is a wife, mom, daughter, and friend.  Due to her location, she has to drive four hours round trip to Tyler every time she needs to see a doctor or receive treatment.  This is where you can help!  Burnt Offerings BBQ is hosting a fundraiser on August 4, 2018, to raise money for needs associated with her medical treatment.  Please pray about being a part of this benefit to help a family receive care and relieve some stress.  All will help Jeannie's recovery.
 
 
To donate to this event or purchase a BBQ meal for the August 4 fundraiser, please go to www.facebook.com/burntofferingsbbqtexas.   Go to our Event post.  You will find a link to buy a BBQ meal and another link to donate to Jeannie’s cause.  Donations are tax deductible.  We accept all major credit cards.
 
We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards on the day of the event.
Thank you in advance for your giving!
 
DETAILS:
 
Location:  Moodyville Barbeque
4001 State Highway 7E
Center, TX  75935
 
Date:  August 4, 2018
 
Time:  11:00 until we run out of BBQ!
 
For more information, contact 
info@burntofferingsbbq.org
 

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Shelby County Cancer Fund Fundraiser


 

 

The Shelby County Cancer Fund is having a fundraiser for more information click here:

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Junkie Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Vintage Junkie, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest member, is having its New Member Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, August 9th 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 future home of Java Junkie.  Stay tuned for more information on the opening of Java Junkie.
 
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 info@shelbycountychamber.com.
 
 

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Rob Payne Football Promo


 

 

 

 

 

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PWPS July Meeting Results


 

 
 
The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting this past Saturday, 7/21/18 with a really great workshop featuring "Shooting Still and Moving Water" in preparation for their August meeting  Challenge "Water".
 
The July Challenge entitled "Flying" had some 27  unique and outstanding photographs submitted by members for critique. After all the votes were submitted the July Challenge winners are:
 
 

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Center of Center Dixie Tournament Survey


 

 

Thank you for attending the 2018 Dixie Invitational World Series!
 
The City of Center was honored to host the 2018 Dixie Invitational World Series.  We had a wonderful time and we hope you did too. The tournament featured competitive baseball and great sportsmanship.
 
Hopefully you enjoyed your time in Center.  We are trying hard to provide good visitor experiences in our community.  We want your feedback.  How can we improve?
 
Please take this brief survey (it's only six questions), letting us know how we can improve the baseball experience for future tournaments. 
 
Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting


 

The Jesse Amason Camp 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will have their monthly meeting on Monday July 30th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas in Center, TX.
 
 
 
 
 

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Story Time at the Library


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK was the story read by Miss Ada for our last Summer Preschool Story Time.
 
Sesame Street's Grover was very scared by the title of this book only to find out that he was the monster at the end of this book.
 
 
Regular Preschool Story Time will start again on Thursday, Sept. 6th at 10:30 a.m.
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Nursing and Rehab Back to School Bash


 

 

Holiday Nursing and Rehab Back to School Bash is coming up!  Free school supplies for Shelby County children ages 4-18.
 
It will take place on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Holiday Nursing and Rehab Lawn located at 280 Moffett Drive in Center, TX.
 
They will also have hotdogs, and door prizes will be given away at noon.
 
 
 

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Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church Revival


 

Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival on July 30th - August 3rd.  Bro. Rusty Hall will be the visiting preacher.  Service begins at 7 p.m. They are located on FM 711, 8 miles turn on CR 1297.  
 
 
 
 
 

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Comal County and State 4-H Shoot Results


 

 

The 2018 Comal County Claybusters held their annual shoot on July 14 and 15 at the National Shooting complex in San Antonio.  This shoot is commonly called the state warmup shoot because it is the weekend before the State 4-H games.  Representing Shelby County 4-H were Colton Gutermuth, Dawson McFadden and Lance Holloway.  They competed in American skeet, American trap, sporting clays and 4H whizbang.  Colton placed third in senior 1 whizbang.
 
The following week the annual Texas 4H shotgun games were held July17-21st  at the National shooting complex in San Antonio.   This year’s tournament had over 870 kids ranging in age from 3rd  grade to recent high school graduates.  Shelby county 4H shooters had three attend the shoot. They were Colton Gutermuth, Dawson McFadden and Lance Holloway.   In the senior 1 division, Colton wins state in trap with a perfect 100/100 targets hit.  He also placed 3rd in American HOA (High Overall) events which includes skeet and trap.  Lance Holloway placed 6th in modified trap and 6th in American skeet.  Overall, the team had a great week in San Antonio.  We would like to say congratulations on a job well done representing Shelby County 4-H.
 
 
State Participants:
 
 
Left to right:  Lance Holloway, Dawson 
McFadden and Colton Gutermuth

 

 

Comal County participants:

 

 

Left to right:  Dawson McFadden,
Lance Holloway, and Colton Gutermuth
 
 

 

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Family and Friend Day


 

The Pastor and the members of The House of Refuge would like to invite everyone to  our Family and Friend Day......Sunday July 29,2018 at 3:00 p.m. Special guest will be Pastor Robert Lane and Sandridge Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, TX and lunch will be served.

 

 

 
 

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Basketball Fundraiser in Center


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a basketball fundraiser going on today 7-24-18 in Center, Texas at the intersection of Church & Tenaha Street.

 

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This Week at the Library


 

 

Wednesday, July 25th at 10:30 a.m., will be our last Summer Preschool Story Time at the Fannie Brown Booth Library. There will be no Story Time during the month of August. We will start back with our regular Story Time on Thursday, September 6th, at 10:30 a.m.
 
Color Me Calm will meet Wednesday, July 25th, at 2:00 p.m. The Library provides all materials.  Just come and enjoy!
 
 
 

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Church Appreciation Service St. Mark C.M.E Church


 

St. Mark C.M.E Church 1st Appreciation Service will be held on July 21st at 5 p.m. 

 

 

 
 

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Walter Bounds What-A-Melon Festival Video


 

 

 

 

 

 

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HEROES REMEMBERED KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE 65th ANNIVERSARY


 

 
On June 25, 1950, the North Korean Army began an offensive to invade South Korea that resulted in the capture of the republic’s capital, Seoul, within four days. The United States, the United Kingdom and other members of the United Nations moved to actively defend South Korea – an effort that would last until July 27, 1953, when negotiations concluded and fighting finally ended.
 
To commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who served in the Korean War, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host a Wreath Laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The names of Shelby County Veterans killed in action/missing in action during the Korean War will also be read.  All Korean War Veterans and the public are cordially invited.  If you are a Korean War Veteran or the family member of a passed Korean War Veteran and can attend the program, we would like to honor your service.  Please call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 936-598-2976 with the name of the individual to be honored and who will be attending.
 
 

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