The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library held their Summer Preschool Story Time, Miss Terri read THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER. The rain they had on Wednesday 6-20-18, would definitely have washed the little spider out of the water spout!
Their Summer Preschool Story Time is on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. This is for ages 2-5.
The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library held their Libraries Rock event today 6-21-18 at 10:30 a.m. The children that attended were shown how to make different musical instruments by Mr. Roy Davis.
Trunk Treasures will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 on the downtown Center city square from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for the Shelby County Cancer Fund.
All donations are appreciated and also tax deductible, if you wish to donate directly then you can send donations to Shelby CO Cancer Fund PO Box 283, Shelbyville, TX 75973
SCCF is a group of volunteers made up of survivors, caretakers and others who want to give back to our community. Many of us have been through treatments as a patient or a caretaker and we know the struggle. We are compassionate about reaching out to others who are facing the same ordeal.
Our organization cannot pay all the bills or take away all the pain, but we can show love through the trying times to hopefully encourage and strengthen someone’s faith in God and others.
Any Shelby County resident receiving cancer treatment may be eligible for financial assistance. Please visit our Facebook page for an application. You may also contact any SCCF Officer or Board Member for application and additional information
President – Stacy O’Rear
Vice President – Sharon Baker
Secretary – Shani Oswalt
Treasurer – Ladonna Kennon
Creative Designer – Becky Elliott
Social Media -- Emily Koonce
Sandy Runnels – (936)332-4592
Gina Jones – (936)488-2802
Bro. Wes Hall – (936)332-5180
The Banks Street Gallery is opening July 1st, 2018 for more information call 936-591-2971.
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc.’s Hunger Awareness Campaign to Stomp Out Hunger is underway!
We are taking orders for our Hunger Awareness T-Shirts and you can fill one out at the following locations: The Senior Nutrition Site and The Helping Hands Outreach Center.
The shirts are $15 each. If you would like to help change and make a difference in someone’s life, please come by and order one, or you can send donations to: Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 1029 Center, TX 75935.
For more information please come by Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc.
Please join the Shelby County YPN for a Summer Cook-Out, sponsored by Center Glass! We will have burgers, hotdogs, and drinks! (each guest will receive 2 complimentary drink tickets) Please RSVP as soon as you can! Hope to see you all there!
Thu Jun 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hawkeye Hunting Club
920 CR 2038
Center, TX 75935
or call 936-598-3682
Timpson Frontier Days will be held July 5th - 8th. This year will be an exciting celebration of the 56th year for Timpson Frontier Days.
Carnival will be 3 days. Thursday and Friday starting at 6:00 p.m., armband tickets will be honored. On Saturday, the Carnival will open after the parade, opening rides and midway at 11. Carnival will stay open during the day as long as patrons are keeping them busy then opening back up in the evening. $15 presale may be purchased at Timpson Public Library / $18 on site. Armbands are good for any evening from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: Gospel Concert starting at 6:30 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in Timpson, 715 N 2nd St. Featuring the Calvary Boys & Trio, Broken Vessels and Paul's Journey. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance purchased from Marilyn Corder, Timpson Public Library, Kings Nursery in Tenaha or First Baptist Church.
Friday: On Stage Downtown Jeremy Bowley & Legal Limit starts at 6:00 p.m. and Curtis Daniel takes the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: Parade line up in front of school starts at 9:00 a.m. with Parade starting at 10:00 a.m. Introduction of guests, prayer and National Anthem starts the festivities. Food & Craft Booths will open following the Parade.
Car & Motorcycle Show starts right after Parade. This will take place on the back street.
Pet Show and Games from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Place and winners will be announced from stage.
The Amazing David Wonders will be making balloon art and performing magic shows all afternoon. Rebecca Daniel and her puppets will entertain youngsters of all ages on the stage. Times will be announced.
Twirlers & Cheerleaders will perform at 6:00 p.m. in the streets.
Nickel Draft Band will take stage after twirlers and Cheerleaders performance.
Cake Auction at 8:00 p.m., Curtis Daniel will be the auctioneer. (This helps fund Frontier Days and keeps the streets open with entertainment free of charge, please bid)
Top Billing performance from James Bonamy Band starts right after Cake Auction.
Sunday: Community Service Downtown on The Square starts at 6:00 p.m. Souled Out will be performing Gospel music and leading the singing. Pastor Matt Cecil will bring us the message. Please remember to bring your lawn chairs.
The 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival will be held on October 4, 5 & 6 on the Downtown Historic Center Square. Stay tuned for details on some exciting and fun additions!
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce would like to express our gratitude to Hageo Caporali and Eugene Nunez for their assistance with designing this year's East Texas Poultry Festival logo. Both are seniors at Center High School and students of Mr. Adam Ramirez's Graphic Design class.
White Rock Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be June 25th - 29th from 6 - 8:30 p.m. each evening. For more information call 936-591-0175.
Youth Revival and Explosion at the Strong Triumph Church June 21-23rd.
For more information call 936-368-2478.
Frontier Days 2018: July 5th,6th,7th and 8th
This year will be an exciting celebration of the 56th year of Timpson Frontier Days. The best of country music and entertainment from the downtown stage on Friday and Saturday, Gospel singing on Thursday night that will make you think your visiting Bronson Missouri and look forward to a well-prepared performance from our local Gospel group Soul Out for our Sunday Community Service downtown Sunday evening.
Carnival will be 3 days. Thursday and Friday starting at 6pm, armband tickets honored. Saturday Carnival right after the parade opening rides and midway at 11. Carnival will stay open during the day as long as patrons are keeping them busy then opening back up in the evening. $15 presale purchased at Timpson Public Library / $18 on site. Armbands good for any evening from 6pm to 10pm on night of your choice.
Food & Craft Booths Thursday evening, Friday evening and all-day Saturday
Thursday Gospel Concert starting at 6:30 pm at The First Baptist Church in Timpson, 715 N 2nd St. Featuring the Calvary Boys & Trio, Broken Vessels and Paul’s Journey. Tickets $10 at the door or $8 in advance purchased from Marilyn Corder, Timpson Public Library, Kings Nursery in Tenaha or First Baptist Church.
Friday on Stage Downtown Jeremy Bowley & Legal Limit starts at 6pm and Curtis Daniel takes the stage at 8pm. Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes.
Saturday Parade line up in front of school starts at 9am with Parade starting at 10am.
Introduction of Guest, prayer and National Anthem starts the festivities. Food & Craft Booths open following the Parade
Car & Motorcycle Show starts right after Parade. This will take place on the back street.
Pet Show and Games from 11:30 to 3 pm. Place and winners will be announced from stage.
The Amazing David Wonders making balloon art and performing magic shows all afternoon
Rebecca Daniel and her puppets will entertain youngsters of all ages on the stage. Times will be announced.
Twirlers & Cheerleaders will perform at 6pm in the streets.
Nickel Draft Band will take stage after twirlers and Cheerleaders performance.
Cake Auction at 8pm, Curtis Daniel will be the auctioneer. (This helps fund Frontier Days and keeps the streets open with entertainment free of charge, please bid)
Top Billing performance from James Bonamy Band starts right after Cake Auction.
We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities, bring your lawn chair and remember anything that takes place in the streets are free. Come on and listen to the music and dance in the streets.
Sunday Community Service Downtown on The Square starts at 6pm. Souled Out will be performing Gospel music and leading the singing. Pastor Matt Cecil will bring us the message. Bring your lawn chairs and remember that “A Community that can worship together can live together”.
We are now into our third week of the 2018 Summer Reading/Learning Program at the Fannie Brown Booth Library. The following events are scheduled for this week, including the events for adults:
Wednesday, June 20th, 10:30 a.m.------------------Summer Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, June 20th, 2-3 p.m.---------------------Color Me Calm (adult coloring)
Thursday, June 21th, 10:30 a.m.---------------------Libraries Rock! (making musical instruments for ages 4-8 years)
Thursday, June 21th, 2:00 p.m.-----------------------Police K-9 program (Tweens - ages 9-13 years)
Friday, June 22nd, 2-3 p.m.----------------------------Colorpalooza (coloring for all ages)
Our Thursday events for the Summer Reading/Learning Program is sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club.
The Hemphill Lion's club will be serving at the Pineland Food Pantry on 6-19-18 as part of their Centennial Service goal of serving 200 million people before June 30th, 2018. Lions Nita and Steve LaRock will be serving on their 48th wedding anniversary alongside Jennefer Payne and Guest speaker Neal Dikeman, who will be featured at the 12:00 noon 3rd Wednesday meeting discussing the problems with Federal Debt.
Neal has a unique insight into how responsible spending at the Federal level is not only advisable but should be a requirement. His background as a successful venture capitalist, in the world's tech capital, Silicon Valley and the world's energy capital, Houston gives him a solid hands on foundation. He has been a venture capitalist at Jane Capital, the firm he cofounded at age 25 and helped build into a leading player in cleantech; the parent company of YellowPages.com; and at Shell Oil. In addition to investing, he has personally cofounded 7 technology startups ranging from energy to software, and served as CEO, VP, CFO, and Chairman, and Board member multiple times. Startups he has cofounded have raised hundreds of millions of dollars, built factories, gone public, spanned 3 continents - all powered by amazing people.
He is currently an active investor, the Chairman of the Cleantech.org network, and Greenhome.com, and on the board of directors of Texas based manufacturer American Electric Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AETI), as well as Treasurer and Session member at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, where his family was a charter member over half a century ago. He is a 3rd generation Aggie, Class of ’98, with a degree in economics, an Eagle Scout, and began his career in energy at Bankers Trust, the 8th largest bank in the US, in Houston, TX.
Neal has been one of the leading writers and experts on cleantech and technology in energy, with his blog named a 50 Best Business Blog globally by the London Times, has written for dozens of outlets including CNET/News.com as well as been cited on the future of energy by hundreds of publications from Time to the Wall Street Journal.
The Lion's club of Hemphill is excited to be bringing in such a great speaker, but even more so that he wants to roll up his sleeves and serve the community alongside them; hand to hand and heart to heart.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is providing customers of all ages with a treat for their senses with the release of its first scratch-and-sniff stamps on Wednesday, June 20. The aroma of the Frozen Treats Forever stamps will remind customers of the sweet scent of summer when mailing and receiving letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other correspondence.
The stamps will be dedicated June 20 at 6 p.m. CDT at the Thinkery children’s museum in Austin, TX. The event is free and open to the public.Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at facebook.com/USPS. Share the news on Facebook and other social media using the hashtag #FrozenTreatsStamps.
Customers may pre-order the stamps now at this link for delivery shortly after the release.
“The Frozen Treats stamps offer the latest innovation in stamp design, which means you can add the sweet scent of summer to your cards and letters,” said U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Finance and Planning Luke Grossmann, who will dedicate the stamps. “It’s a fun way to enjoy the stamps, but it’s even more fun to share the experience with your friends and family.”
Scheduled to join Grossmann in the dedication are Thinkery Chief Executive Officer Patricia “Trish” Young Brown, Forefront Networks, Austin Ice Cream Festival Producer Veronica Castelo and Steel City Pops Events Manager Oliver Thomas. Austin Postmaster Corey Richards will serve as master of ceremonies.
“The Thinkery children’s museum is the place to be this summer in Austin and on June 20th we are excited to share with our visitors some fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) -based activities including designing your own stamp and popsicle stick building challenges to commemorate the Frozen Treats stamps and Thinkery’s play-based learning,” said Young Brown.
The stamps feature illustrations of colorful, icy pops on a stick. 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 are First-Class Mail Forever stamps that 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 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.
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 local Post Office facilities, at The Postal Store usps.com/shop or by phone at 800-STAMP-24. They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in envelopes addressed to:
Frozen Treats Forever Stamps
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 October 20, 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.
The following Philatelic products are available at usps.com/shop.
681700, Frozen Treats Booklet, $10.00
681706, Press Sheet, $80.00
681710, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, $11.95
681716, First Day Cover (set of 10), $9.40
681721, Digital Color Postmark, $16.50
681730, Ceremony Program, $6.95
681734, Memento, $19.95
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
TCCA HARVEST FOR HOMES PRODUCE DROP
DATE: WEDNESDAY JUNE 27,2018
AT: THE OLD CVS PHARMACY ON TENAHA ST. NEXT TO GOODWILL IN CENTER.
We are very proud to have given away 32 fans so far with our fan drive! We are getting multiple calls each day but we are out of fans at this time. If you can please donate a fan or a monetary donation contact us at 936-275-3610 or drop by the San Augustine Chamber.
Dementia Live Program June 19th at Focused Care of Center from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and then a break and again at 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce will meet on 6-19-18 at 12:00 noon. State Rep., Trent Ashby will be the Program Speaker. East Texas Asphalt will be the Business of the Month. R & D Valero will be the caterer, and they will have Beef Tips and Rice, Mixed Veggies, Cornbread and Pineapple Upside Down Cake!
Center Garden Club wishes to thank both the Farmers State Bank and Shelby Savings Bank for hosting the club’s first horticulture exhibit which celebrated National Garden Week, June 4-8, 2018. Center Garden Club also congratulates Cindy Sanders and Abby Rodriguez, drawing winners who each received a lovely fern generously donated by Walmart.
The XYZ Extension Homemaker's Club will meet at the James Antioch Community Building on June 21, 2018 at noon. Lane Dunn, Ag Extension Agent, will bring us our lesson on a subject of his choice. We will fill out registration forms for our Cultural Arts entries. District Cultural Arts meeting will be in Tyler in July and we want to make a good showing for Shelby County. Invite your friends and come to hear what Lane Dunn has to tell us.
Ellen Manning 598-3081
The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting for June with their monthly Challenge featuring Night Photography. The Challenge featured a total of 20 photographs submitted by members for voting and critique . The quality of the pictures was outstanding and showed the talent of all who participated. Category winners are: Click Below to enlarge.
The workshop, "Birds and Bugs", was taught by Janet Hughes with information and techniques needed to photograph flying objects of any kind. With so many bird photographers in attendance, the discussions were intense, lots of information shared this day.
The club would like to welcome new member Sam Flarity, from Marshall, TX.
The club is open to anyone interested in learning more about photography and cameras. Memberships are available, a single membership fee is $35.00 @yr. and anyone is welcome to attend any meeting. The next regular monthly meeting will be Saturday, July 21, 2018, in the First United Methodist Church on Porter St. in Center, TX., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For more information on memberships or the meetings, contact Billie F. Jones, email@example.com or text/call 936-591-2426.
Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church in Center June 18th - 21st at 6 p.m. each evening.
The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church of Garrison invites everyone to join them for their annual Helping Hand program. The program will be held on Sunday, June 24th at 3 p.m. Rev. Willie Jernigan, Pastor of World Outreach Ministries, Lufkin Texas will be the guest speaker. All proceeds will go toward helping those who are in need of a helping hand. Refreshments will be served.
New Hope CME Church Pastor and Wife Appreciation service on July 1st, 2018 at 3 p.m. The speaker of the hour will be Rev. Travis Morris Presiding Elder of the Southern California District and Pastor of Lewis Metropolitan CME Los Angeles, California.
Libby Elementary School and Panola Early College High School have made the "Honor Roll" for Texas schools! The Educational Results Partnership (ERP) rates schools based on student achievement and improvements in student achievement over time. The Bulldogs and Eagles are making Panola County proud!
East TX, June 15, 2018: Workforce Solutions East Texas launched its new initiative, "Get Parents Involved" this week in East Texas for Texas Rising Star child care centers. The goal of offering items and materials is to motivate parents toward stronger interactions with their child in hopes these interactions will become a habit. Staff made the first phase of deliveries this week of 1,140 activity sets with information and materials to give to parents to take home and use with their child/children. Parents are encouraged to take a photo of the activity taking place, and bring the photo or activity creations back to the center for display on a board captioned, "See What We Did Together". A total of 56 centers are currently signed up for the initiative. Participating centers must be in the Texas Rising Star program, which is a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) subsidized child care program.
"Parental involvement is imperative in early childhood education," said Doug Shryock, Executive Director of the Workforce Solutions East Texas Board staff. "Numerous studies indicate young children with parental involvement are better prepared for school. This is an emphasis area of the Texas Rising Star program so we are excited to bring this new initiative to East Texas families."
The new "Get Parents Involved" initiative is scheduled to continue deliveries to the participating child care centers every other month through June 2019. Each delivery phase will alternate in providing parent/child activities geared towards child care center class groups of infant/toddlers, 2 to 3-year olds, and 4 to 5-year olds. This month's activity was themed "nature" and provided for the 4 to 5-year-old classes. The activity encouraged parents to take a walk with their child and collect items from nature and included a coloring activity.
Workforce Solutions East Texas was recognized for exemplary performance in Texas Rising Star initiatives by TWC in December and awarded $75,000. The activity sets, display boards and materials for the "Get Parents Involved" initiative will be purchased with the award funds.
For more information, contact Doug Shryock at (903)218-6425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Workforce Solutions East Texas
It is the mission of the Workforce Solutions East Texas Board to improve the quality of life through economic development by providing a first-class workforce for present and future businesses. It is the vision that Workforce Solutions East Texas has active economic development with a premier workforce attracting and supporting growth of business and industry. The Board works in partnership with chief elected officials of the region and is the primary source of local workforce policy. The Workforce Solutions East Texas Board is one of 28 local Workforce Solutions Boards located throughout the state. The board serves Henderson, Van Zandt, Rains, Wood, Upshur, Camp, Marion, Harrison, Panola, Gregg, Rusk, Cherokee, Anderson and Smith counties. The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) serves as the administrating agency of the Workforce Solutions East Texas Board.
VFW Post 8904 will have their monthly meeting, Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the post home, 617 Highway 96 North.
The Auxiliary will meet the same day at 11:45 a.m.
House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries Pastor and church family cordially invite everyone to our Youth Revival starting Wednesday June 20th-June 22 at 7:30 nightly. Special guest Speaker for the week is Minister Jerald Shields of The Little Zion Baptist Church, Nacogdoches Tx.
KJAS Radio and the City of Jasper is in the process of making the last preparations for the upcoming annual Jasper’s Independence Day Celebration to be held at the City of Jasper’s Sandy Creek Park on Marvin Hancock Drive, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th. Marvin Hancock Drive will close at 3:00 p.m. so vendors will be able to set up their tents and trailers in the street. The fireworks display will be at 9:30 pm.
Lots of great events will be going on that day! The Jasper Police Association will have a basketball dunking booth with local officers participating benefiting the Christmas “Toys for Tots” Drive. So now is your chance to dunk Jasper’s finest and help raise money for their cause. Drey Limbrick and volunteers will have a basketball goal set up to help raise money for a local kid’s football group so come see if you can hoop the net. Mooney Fun Jumps & More will have two water slides and a jumpy house, so bring the kids swim suits so they can get wet! Harvest Church will be doing stick on tattoos for the children along with other activities. Renee Kelly Ellis is sponsoring the annual Watermelon Eating contest this year for the children along with winning trophies for their age bracket. KJAS will once again sponsor the Hula-Hoop contest for kids 4 to 12 years old with trophies too. The local Boy Scouts troop 128 will have “All Goes in Wax” booth where you can make designs with your hands and help them raise money. “U.S.A. Packing and Shipping Store” along with “Texas Fallen Heroes” will have lighted toys and patriotic memorabilia for sale.
The Jasper Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a VIP seating Raffle that is going on now. Win a VIP seating and dinner for ten under the Gazebo! Tickets are available now $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00 so go by the Chamber office for more details at their new location on Highway 96.
JerryAttricks Band, from the Golden Triangle will go on stage at 6:00 p.m. playing Classic Rock, Blues, Soul, and Country. The group has been together since 2007’ and includes members; Jerry Hawthorne, Lonnie Holmes, Brian Rushing, Bubba Moore, and our very own Randy Fuller that works for Bill Dover & Company.
Come hungry because Marvin Hancock Drive will be loaded with food vendors: You’ll be able to taste everything from Dip- N-Dots Ice-cream, Ruddy’s Pork-a-Bobs, popcorn, hamburgers and fries, nachos, chicken strips, corn dogs, burritos, quesadillas, fresh lemonade, water, sodas, and more!
Jennifer Cuellar with Harvest Church will sing the National Anthem right before the spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 pm. and Eddie Hopkins, President of “JEDCO” Jasper Economic Development Corporation will lead in prayer. Craig George, “Pyro-man”, from Campti, Louisiana will be there as in years past to shoot the show choregraphed to fireworks music!
Bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas, blankets, sunglasses, hats, in other words anything to be comfortable during the show and please stay hydrated so you don’t get over heated and have a heat stroke.
Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby Farm Service Agency will conduct public meetings to discuss the County Committee election / nomination process and other FSA assistance programs as well as FSA farm loan programs. Agency representative will be available to answer any questions regarding all programs available to producers. The meetings will be held on the following dates at the places listed:
June 18, 2018 -----Public Meeting: Dairy Mart, 10:00 – 11:00 am,
303 State HWY 147, Broaddus, TX 75929
June 19, 2018 -----Public Meeting: Nacogdoches County Courthouse, 10:00 –11:00 am 101 W Main ST, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
June 20, 2018 -----Public Meeting: Deans Hardware, 10:00 –11:00 am
10552 US HWY 84 E, Joaquin, TX 75954
June 21, 2018 -----Public Meeting: San Augustine County NRCS Office, 10:00 –11:00 am
813 W Columbia ST, San Augustine, TX 75972
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact Lance Jacobs at 936-564-5891 extension 2 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or email email@example.com before the meeting date.
For more information about County Committees or the Farm Loan Program please contact the Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County FSA at 936-564-5891 Ex. #2 or visit FSA online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov
(Longview, Texas)—LeTourneau University is launching a fully online program for registered nurses already working in the health care field to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, in as little as 12 months.
The online format is cohort-based that runs year-round with seven-week courses. It will fit within the schedule of a working professional and will give an edge in the job market. The degree prepares students in critical thinking and communication training that are key for preparing for leadership positions in a variety of settings from hospitals, homecare situations, case management and ambulatory care.
“Studies show that patient care outcomes improve when nurses have a BSN degree,” said LETU Dean of Nursing Dr. Kimberly Quiett. “Many hospitals and healthcare organizations require a mandatory BSN within five years of hiring. The Institute of Medicine has recommended that 80 percent of nurses have a BSN by 2020.”
LETU trains nurses from a Christian worldview to see patients as created in the image of God, worthy of excellent care, and not as just a room number or a disease.
LETU nursing students have a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is a measure of how well nurses are prepared to provide safe, quality care for health care consumers. Experienced faculty are dedicated to preparing exceptional nurses with personalized instruction. LETU currently has a 100% graduate placement rate and is approved to offer the BSN by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE).
LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu
Tyler, TX, June 13, 2018: Workforce Solutions East Texas invites professionals who work with youth to attend a free conference next week posing the question, "How do we bridge the employment gap for youth (14-24) with differences?". The conference will be held at Holiday Inn Tyler - South Broadway, located at 5701 South Broadway, on Thursday, June 21st, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This will be the 12th Youth Professionals Conference hosted by Workforce Solutions East Texas Board's Youth Advisory Committee to date. This year's conference will feature keynote speakers, a panel discussion and concurrent sessions including topics such as self-advocacy, soft skills, overcoming barriers which occur in the interviewing and hiring process for individuals with disabilities, and accessing resources. Attendees will spend the day learning how to better engage and connect with the youth today while earning CEU credits, if applicable.
The panel discussion will focus on bridging the employment and education gaps and will include regional specialists on the topic:
Nancy Crawford, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Tyler
Dennis Kutach, Area Manager, Texas Workforce Commission VR
Melinda Paninski, State Specialist for Workforce Alliances, TWC
Cheryl Newton, Project Leader, Workforce Solutions East Texas
Amy Wilson, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, East Texas Center for Independent Living
Doug Shryock, Moderator - Executive Director, Workforce Solutions East Texas Board
Registration is required to attend. Attendees can register on the event website. For more information, contact Kitty Vickers, Administrative Assistant, at Kitty.Vickers@etcog.org or (903) 218-6441.
The San Augustine Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th. State Rep. Trent Ashby will be here as our Program speaker. We will have East Texas Asphalt as our business of the month. R & D Valero will be the caterer for that day.
The PWPS will be holding its regular monthly meeting this Saturday, 6-16-18, at the First United Methodist Church on Porter St in Center,Tx. from 9:00am-12:00 pm. The workshop will be on “Shooting Birds and Bugs” and the Challenge will be “Night “ with photographs submitted by members featuring night photography shots.
Everyone interested in photography, beginners all the way to professionals is invited to attend and participate. For more info contact club secretary, Billie F. Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org; or call/text 936-591-2426. Check out webpage easttexasphoto.com
or like on Facebook.
Apply now to be a member of the 20th Leadership Nacogdoches Class:
LN Co-Chairs Paul Smith III and Charlotte Ashcraft invite those who live
and / or work in Nacogdoches County and are seeking to serve
in positions of leadership to apply for a place in Leadership Nacogdoches.
This nine-month training program develops new leaders in our community. Participants learn about the driving forces and services in Nacogdoches
while developing personal strengths and valuable skills.
Questions? Call the Nacogdoches Chamber at 936-560-5533.
Senior Day was held for a group of Center High School seniors to return to the middle school campus to share their high school experiences with 8th graders. The seniors discussed topics such as the importance of paying attention to grades, getting involved in various clubs and activities, seeking out help when needed, applying for scholarships and preparing for college. The 8th graders enjoyed seeing their older peers and hearing stories to learn just what high school is all about. Sophomore Mark Perkins and Junior Esther Mergerson were also on hand to tell students about their experiences in the past two years, especially their successes in UIL debate competitions. Ja'terious Evans and Taylor Nichols, both of whom will be athletes at the college level, shared with students how to be successful in the classroom as well as on the court and field.
CMS held two special events for eighth graders during the last week of the school year. College students, most of whom are Center High School graduates, came to the middle school campus to share their experiences as they earn their college degrees or certificates. Among the presenters were students either currently or pursuing degrees as policemen, physical therapists, teachers, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, nuclear engineers, cosmetologists and psychologists, to name a few.
Vacation Bible School - "Game On"
July 8 – 12
at 6:00 - 8:30 pm
ages 3 - completed 5th grade
The Postal Service is doing something a little different by issuing a second United States Air Mail Forever stamp only a few months after the first. This unusual move helps continue the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Air Mail.
As you may recall, a blue version of this same stamp was dedicated on May 1 at the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. That stamp paid tribute to the pioneering spirit of the brave pilots and the beginning of this historic service. The second stamp—this time printed in red—commemorates the beginning of airmail delivery through the U.S. Post Office Department on Aug. 12, 1918.
This June, we will launch our Hunger Awareness Campaign. This campaign is to raise awareness for families and individuals that are dealing with hunger in our community.
This year, we are selling T-Shirts to help raise money to combat hunger in Shelby County. The shirts are $15, and all proceeds go to purchase more food for our emergency food boxes, which are given out daily. Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. distributed 3,161 emergency food boxes in 2017. Those food boxes helped feed 5,716 people last year.
To purchase a T-Shirt and help stomp out hunger, please stop by the following locations to place your order:
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Office
The Senior Nutrition Site
Southern Seasons Florals and Gifts
We will be selling the shirts all month long. Fill out an order form at any location and leave your check or cash there. When your shirts come in, we will call you to pick them up at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Office.
For questions or more information please call us at 936-598-4990.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. The United States Army also celebrates their birthday on this date.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress but is not an official federal holiday.
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will celebrate Flag Day with the patrons of the Senior Nutrition Center, Loop 500 in Center on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The US and Texas Flags that have flown at the Center for the past year will be replaced. Everyone in attendance will receive a US Flag. Following the program, you are invited to stay for lunch.
The first week of the Summer Reading/Learning Program at the Fannie Brown Booth Library was a great success with Puppetwise and “Drumming at the Library.” And we have two more great programs scheduled for this week.
Thursday, June 14th, at 10:30 a.m., the Center Police Department will present the program featuring their K-9 Officers for ages 4-8 year of age. Then at 2:00 p.m., the Tweens program will be “Don’t Break That!” Did you ever get a new toy when you were growing up and the first thing your parents said was, “Don’t you break that!”? Well, This week, the Tweens will get the chance to “ break that.” They will be taking things apart and maybe even putting them back together again. This is for ages 9-13 years of age.
Reading logs are available to be picked up at the library. Our summer program is sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club.
This in from the Center Housing Authority Effective July 1st, there will be no smoking within 25 feet of any building on the CHA property including inside all units. The Smoke Free Policy must be signed by July 1st, 2018. Please make arrangement to come by the office to sign the new policy prior to the deadline. For more information call 936-598-2332.
Pup-N-Sudz held their official ribbon cutting ceremony today 6-7-18 at 11:30 a.m. they are located at 397 Moffett Drive in Center, TX. They have been in business for over seven years but recently decided to become a chamber member. There was a good turn out of people and puppies alike. Below is an interview we did with the owner Shana Carlton, along with video coverage and pictures from the event.
Center First United Methodist Church will have Vacation Bible School June 18th-21st from 6 - p.m. for kindergarten to 5th grade children. Registration begins the first night at 5:30 p.m.
Puppet Wise productions will hold a puppet show today 6-7-18 the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m. about the importance of reading. Preforming the show will be Raymond Eastman Jr. and his brother Trevor Eastman.
Mega Sports Camp hosted by the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville registration will be held this Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville. The camp will be held starting Friday at Shelbyville ISD from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday it will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. with a hot-dog dinner at the church after the camp is over.
CMS held annual end-of-the-year Awards Day May 23. Three prestigious awards handed out were two Principal's Awards and the Lyndon Jobe Award. Principal Jake Henson gave the Principal's Award to two very outstanding eighth grade students, De'Marshea Patton and Skylar Causey. Mr. Henson says, "Skylar is involved in many activities such as BETA, athletics, band, UIL, JCC and cheer. She also maintains a high GPA. Her tremendously infectious attitude sets her apart and she is a friend to all. Skylar is always willing to lend a hand and never backs down from a challenge. DeMarshea is also involved in many activities such as band, athletics, UIL and JCC. He has enjoyed success because of the hard work he puts into everything he attempts. He is a true friend to everyone he meets and is always smiling and talking to anyone passing by. He meets everyone with a big infectious smile that will not only get him through the tough times but will also help those around him through tough times as well.
Skylar and De'Marshea have made us proud and we cannot see what they accomplish in the future.
Skylar and De'Marshea along with Mr. Henson.
The Lyndon Jobe Award is given to one student who has shown tremendous growth in and out of the classroom during his/her years at CMS. This year, Mr. Henson is proud of this year's recipient Eric Rojas.
These three 8th grade Junior Chamber of Commerce members were the top volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. Center Middle School JCC members earned over 800 volunteer hours this year. The top three volunteers were Thu Paw, Aracely Perez and Obed Lopez. JCC Sponsor is Gladys Andrews.
During the Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 the winner of the What-A-Melon Festival logo contest was announced to be Amanda Hughes. Miss Hughes is now a senior at Center High School.
The Rotary Club enlisted the assistance of Center ISD teacher, Adam Ramirez to help design the official logo of the What-A-Melon Festival. Ramirez teaches graphic design and illustration. He challenged his students to design the festival logo and seven unique designs were submitted. Out of those submitted, Miss Hughes' design was selected and she received a $100 prize which was presented by Rotary Club President Scott Stanfield.
The artwork will be featured on the What-A-Melon festival shirts and promotions.
Photo caption: (From left) Teacher Adam Ramirez and his graphic design student, Amanda Hughes, are recognized at the Center Rotary Club meeting by Club President Scott Stanfield.
Shelby County Outreach Ministries thanks Mr. Steven Standley, Center Postmaster, the Center Post Office Employees, and the commnity for conducting and supporting the recent National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The donation is a tremendous help to the Shelby County Outreach Ministries, A 501 c3 agency. We are dedicated to feeding the hungry and assisting those in need. God bless you for helping to make a difference in the lives of people in Shelby County.
The Outstanding Performance Series (OPS), sponsored by the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB), is a contest designed to select the most outstanding Class 1C, 2C/3C, 1A/2A, 3A, and 4A concert band programs in the state of Texas each year.
A school may submit entries for up to two categories (march, and concert). One march recording and up to two concert recordings are allowed per band. A panel of judges listen and determine which recordings sound the best of all the ones submitted in each category.
Two of the Shelbyville HS Dragon Band’s recordings are advancing to the AREA round of the contest. “Emblem of Unity” earned 1st place in the march category, and “Brave Spirit” earned 1st place in the concert category at the region level.
Congratulations to the Dragon Band, and good luck at the next level of competition. Deshmond Johnson-Band Director Kasi Trent-Assistant
Jackie Myers 36 years-Elem Teacher
Carol Windham 27 years-Special Ed. Teacher
REVIVAL at the Lydia Missionary Baptist Church With Bro. Bob Sanders
SUNDAY, JUNE 10 – WED., JUNE 13
SUNDAY 11AM & 6PM
MONDAY – WEDNESDAY 7PM
With Special music by the
Lydia MBC 14998 FM 139, Huxley TX
Life Saving Community Blood Drive
Blood drive at the Shelby Savings Bank on Monday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. They are located at 111 Selma St.
For more information contact Lorei Choate to sign up at 936-598-6123.
All successful donors will receive a coupon for a free smoothie from Smoothie King!
The Fannie Brown Booth Library will have two adult programs this week in addition to the kids' programs. Color Me Calm, our adult coloring group, will meet Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. And our Crafternoon group will meet Friday at 2:00 p.m. This adult program is for those that enjoy crafting but not alone. Bring a project you have started and enjoy visiting with others while you work. (No paints please.)
The East Texas Disciples, chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association invite you to attend our monthly meeting on 6/5/2018 held at T&R Steaks & More at 7 PM. Come early to get your food and then feel free to continue your meal during the meeting. CMA is a Christian ministry primarily but not exclusively to motorcyclist. Come and bring a friend for food and fun!
Shelby County watermelon growers are invited to bring their largest watermelon to the 29th Annual East Texas What-A-Melon Festival on the downtown Center square. The festival is July 12th, 13th, and 14th!
Last year was a good year for watermelons in Shelby County with sixteen of the twenty-six watermelon entries weighing over 100 pounds according to Mayor David Chadwick who was the official weigh-in judge! The first place melon grown by Olivia Johnson weighed 142.5 lbs and won the $2,500 grand prize.
Whose melon will weigh in as the largest of the festival for 2018 and leave with the big bucks? The weigh in is Thursday, July 12th at 6pm. The winning melon will be on display for the duration of the festival for visitors to see and for photo opportunities.
Entry deadline is Friday, June 15, 2018. Melons must be grown in Shelby County and all entries will be marked while attached to the vine by festival judges. Entry forms can be dropped off at Brookshire Brothers on Hurst Street in Center or can be mailed to Chandra Atholi, 301 Wulf Creek Drive, Center, Texas 75935 or faxed to 936-598-5032.
The Panola Ponies' Baseball Camp kicks off the first week of Summer Athletic Camps that are being hosted by Panola College. The Baseball Camp is Monday - Wednesday of this week with 40 kids enjoying the camp.
The rest of the summer camp schedule includes:
June 11-13 ~ Mini Fillies Volleyball Camp~
$60 ~ 3rd– 5th grades ~ 9:00am-11:30am
June 11-13 ~ Fillies Advanced Camp ~
$115 ~ 6th-12th grades ~ 1:00pm-5:00pm
June 20-22 ~ Fillies Youth Basketball Camp ~
$50 ~ 2nd-5th grades ~ 8:00am-12:00pm
June 20-22 ~ Fillies Elite Basketball Camp ~
$50 ~ 6th-9th grades ~ 1:00pm-4:00pm
July 23-25 ~ Ponies Youth Basketball Camp ~
$60 ~ 4th-8th grades ~ 9:00am-12:00pm
July 23-25 ~ Ponies Elite Basketball Camp ~
$60 ~ 9th-12th grades ~ 1:00pm-4:00pm
For additional information go to panolaathletics.com, or contact Athletic Secretary, Kaycee McKnight at 903-693-2048 or email at email@example.com
All Panola paperwork must be turned in by Wednesday June 6, 2018 before 3:00 to the high school office.
This includes: Dual Credit Enrollment Form, TSI Results, and Meningitis Shot Records.
If you have questions, please contact Cassie Porter, JHS Counselor. Mrs. Porter’s contact information is listed below.
JJHS/JHS School Counselor
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary would like to thank all those who attended our Memorial Day Program at the 1885 Historic Courthouse on Monday, May 28, 2018. Because of you 205 Americans from Shelby County, Texas who were lost during a time of war from the Civil War to today’s War on Terror were not forgotten.
Special thanks to those from the community who participated, Invocation, Bro. Aubie McSwain; Leading the singing of the National Anthem, Mr. David Mathis; Voice of Democracy Essay, Ms. Abigale Hooper; Quilts of Valor, Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Michelle Gomez, Fatima Romero, Rena Clark, Victoria Warren, Michele Clark, Jenny Salter, Margaret Smith; Guest Speaker, Past Texas VFW State Commander Dan West; and singing God Bless America, Mayor Pro Tem Leigh Porterfield.
If you were not able to attend and would like a program from the event, stop by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street in Center. For a $1.00 donation to the post veteran relief fund you can have a copy that lists all 205 from Shelby County. Contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976 for more information.