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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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What-A-Melon Festival Pageant Complete Results


 

 

The 2018 East Texas What-A-Melon Festival pageant was held July 14, 2018 and raised money to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Tonya Bailey who has organized the pageant since its beginning.
 
This year the pageant was organized by a pageant committee comprises by Ashlyn Wiggins, Kendall Brown, Kerri Wiggins, Emily Shoop Teske, and Caroline Corbell.
 
Emceeing the pageant was Jesse Wiggins and Ashlyn Wiggins
 
Mister What-A-Melon - Hanson Hughes
Best Smile - Paxton Mueller
Most Hansome - Gabriel Cruse
Best Fashion - Keton Migues
 
Baby Miss What-A-Melon - Saylor Cummins
Best Smile - Camyla Espino
Most Beautiful - Korbyn Sigler
Best Fashion - Dallas Collier
 
Toddler Miss What-A-Melon - Rory Wilson
Best Smile - Leah Livingston
Most Beautiful - Elli Hathorn
Best Fashion - Adalyn Caldwell
 
Tiny Miss What-A-Melon - Emery Gomez
Best Smile - Kymberlyn Snodgrass
Most Beautiful - Emery Gomez
Best Fashion - Alxees Jones
 
Little Miss What-A-Melon - Ivy Durbin
Best Smile - Ivy Durbin
Most Beautiful - Justice Boyd
Best Fashion - Justice Boyd
 
Petite Miss What-A-Melon - Maylea Rodgers
Best Smile - Kinzley Chandler
Most Beautiful - Katelynn Willess
Best Fashion - Madison Bailey
 
Pre-Teen Miss What-A-Melon - Carolyn Mathis
Best Smile - Lakynn Bowers
Most Beautiful - Carolyn Mathis
Best Fashion - Lakynn Bowers
 
Teen Miss What-A-Melon - Mahalia Ratcliff
Best Smile - Mahalia Ratcliff
Most Beautiful - Mahalia Ratcliff
Best Fashion - Mahalia Ratcliff
 
Miss What-A-Melon - Olivia Johnson
Best Smile - Zoie Madeline
Most Beautiful - Olivia Johnson
Best Fashion - Zoie Ebernz
 
Pageant monetary donors were Steel Building, Shoop Finance, Shoop Insurance, McAdams Propane, Wiggins Farms, Luke Brown Watermelons.
 
Items including prizes and stage decorations were donated by Elite Hair Design, Cor Boutique, Denim and Lace Boutique, Lasting Impressions, Dazzle Me Pink and Blue, The Coral Cactus, Sassy Red's, Granny B's snow cones, Payne and Payne Home and Such Like, Wiggins Farms, Crown Bound Bronzing by Chloe Brown, Center Floral, Southern Seasons, Hughes Florist, and Tucker Florist.
 
Platinum sponsors for the festival are Farmers State Bank, Toledo-Bend.com, and Shelby Savings Bank.
 
 
 

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2018 Dixie Youth World Series Invite


 

 

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This is an exciting time for Center Texas. There will be a great need of community support. We not only want these players and families to enjoy their World Series experience but we want them to remember Center. One important thing I left off of my letter was the date of the tournament. The games will run July 20-23.
 
 
If anyone is interested in helping, volunteers will be needed for everything from staffing the tournament on site, helping with planned feeding and event activities, to simply being a point of contact for teams/coaches as a host family. We’d love to have your help to make this event an incredible memory for participants but also a great chance to show off our community and businesses.
 
Thanks,
Jason Mitchell
 

 

 

 

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Lisa Carpenter Interview


 

 

 

 

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Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming & Revival Services


 

 

 
 
Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to our Homecoming and Revival Services. 
 
Revival Services will be Wednesday August 1st, 2018-Friday August 3rd, 2018 at 7:30pm nightly Wednesday night evangelist: Rev. Bryan Gates of the Sweet Union Baptist Church in Garrison, TX
 
Thursday night evangelist: Pastor Mario Osby of the Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Timpson, TX
 
Friday night evangelist: Pastor Brandon Owens, Sr. of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Center, TX
 
Homecoming Service will be August 5th, 2018 at 11:15am and the message will be brought forth by our very own Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. 
 
Dinner will be served. "Will you not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You."-Psalms 85:6
 
 

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Center Signs for Sale


 

 

As you all know the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series will be going on this weekend, July 20-22. The Chamber would love to make all of our visitors feel welcomed to our community. They have these signs at the Chamber office that are available to be purchased for $10. These signs are perfect to go in front of your business or even your home!

 

 

 

 

 
 

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St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Events


 

 

The Pastor and the members of Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite you to our Church Homecoming and Revival.
 
Church Homecoming:
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Special guests will be Pastor Roddrick Kirkendoll and the Saint Luke Baptist Church of Logansport, Louisiana. 
 
Revival:
July 23rd - 27th, 2018, 7 p.m. nightly. 
Evangelist Arthur Douglas Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
 

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Short Methodist Church Singing


 

 

 

 

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This Week in Shelby County to Have Special Guest


 

 

Friday on This Week in Shelby County, Chris' special guest is Jason Mitchell, the Center Parks and Rec director.  He and Chris visit about the Dixie League World Series tournament and festivities this weekend.  Tune in at 8:10 here on KDET for an informative conversation about a big event in the life of our county -- on Friday morning ... This Week in Shelby County.

 
 
 

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Back Pack Drive


 

 

 
There are two ways to donate:
 
1.  Buy a backpack yourself and fill it with basic school supplies
 
2. Give a $25 donation that will sufficiently provide one child with a pack and supplies.
Take backpacks to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 131 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas from 8-3 Monday thru Friday, or mail donation to PO Box 2072, Center 75935
 
Call us at 936-590-9864
 
PLEASE DONATE BY AUGUST 3RD
 
The children receiving these backpacks all benefit from life-changing programs made available by the SCCAC.
 
 
 
 
 

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Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce Luncheon


 

 

Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon will be from Noon to 1 p.m., on Friday, July 27th at Austin Hall, 4606 North St. in Nacogdoches, TX.
 
 
 
 
 

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Boots & Bandanas Civic Auction 2018


 

 

Come out and enjoy an evening in San Augustine at the Boots & Bandanas Civic Auction Saturday, July 28th co-sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank an AR Brothers Construction!  Doors open at 6 PM, a fajita dinner will be served at 6:30 by the San Augustine County GO Texans and the events will begin at 7.
 
 
 
Meal tickets to the event are $25 per person.   Purchase your ticket at the door or at the event.  Tables of eight are also available for $200 and include 40 raffle tickets to use at the event.  Tables are selling fast so reserve yours today!
 
 
 
Folks pre-buying tickets may take advantage of purchasing the “Early Bird Special” which includes a packet of 35 tickets for $75 and a special ticket for the Early Bird Drawing, a Canik Tp9 pistol donated by East Texas Poultry Supply.  Remember this bundle is $100 at the door and does not include a chance in the drawing.  The Early Bird Special is available until 5 PM Friday, July 27th. 
 
 
 
The Auction will begin with a “Pick of the Litter” game with only 100 tickets being sold at $20 each with the winner allowed to have the “Pick of the Litter” of ANY auction item – a chance to get real “return on investment,” as a $20 ticket could bring home a prize worth $1,000 or MORE!!!!  Pick of the Litter Tickets are available now at the Chamber and at the event until all have been sold. 
 
 
 
Over 30 live auction items will include sporting event tickets, firearms, home décor, children items, weekend getaways and more!  Raffle tickets will be available at the event in bundles of 5 tickets for $20, 15 tickets for $50 and 35 tickets for $100 at the Chamber office.  At the event, attendees will place their raffle tickets in the bags of the items they would like a chance on.  A Silent Auction will be held and many free Door Prizes will be drawn throughout the night!
 
 
 
Game prizes at the event will include a Ruger 1022 donated by R&D Distributing on the 54 Card Draw, a Savage 6.5 Creedmore donated by McAdams Propane on the Hi-Lo Game and a American Ranch Rifle donated by L&R Timber and Piney Forest Products in Bingo.  More prizes to be announced next week and on the Chambers Facebook page.
 
 
 
Thousands of dollars of valuable goods will be on display for the evening!  All items may be purchased by cash, check or credit card.  All proceeds benefit the activities of the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce.  Don’t miss the fun!!
 
 
 
Chamber Board Members are busy out soliciting donations now, if you would like to make a donation please contact us and we will come pick it up.  Thank you in advance for your donation!
 
 
 
 

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce Meeting


 

 

San Augustine Chamber meeting starts at 12:00 noon, on July 17th.  The business of the Month is Legacy Real Estate with Alex Grisom.  The program will be Hope Community Medicine w/ Mike Belgaurd.  The meal will be by Subway. 
 
 
 
 

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Photo Club Meeting


 

 

 
“The PWPS announces that their regular monthly meeting will take place this Saturday, July 21st. at the First United Methodist Church at 211 Porter St. Center, Tx. from 9 am - 12 pm. The monthly challenge will be photos submitted by members depicting “Flight”. This should make for a good challenge. The workshop for July will be “Shooting still and moving water “. If anyone is interested in this workshop or photography, they are welcome to give The PWPS a try. For more information, call or text, secretary, Billie Jones, 936-591-2426 
 
 
 

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Xi Alpha Delta Rho donates to Noble Children's Services


 

 

 

 

 

The Xi Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met recently and presented a donation check to Elizabeth Andrusick, executive director of Noble Children's Services.  Xi Alpha Delta Rho was pleased to make this donation, as the group's mission in giving is to help local children's organizations. 
 
Noble Children's Services serves foster and adoptive children and youth who have been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The local agency trains and supports special families who make the choice to help heal and nurture children through their journey towards a reunification with the biological family, a permanent placement, independent living or adoption.  https://noblecs.org/
 
 
 
 

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Open Door Banquet Rescheduled


 

 

The Banquet for Pastor Alvin and Vanessa Davis will be rescheduled because of the air unit not working at the Outreach Center.
 
Yolonda Neal Executive Administrative Assistant  Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc 214 Nacogdoches Street Center, Texas 936-598-6315 ext 200
 
 

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SHELBYVILLE DRAGON MILITARY MARCHING BAND SUMMER BAND 2018


 

 

 
 
*Mr. Johnson will notify the band of any changes to the calendar. If you have any conflicts, contact a band director IMMEDIATELY.         
 
July 19                        Leadership Meeting/Registration       12PM
 
July 20                        Registration (Soph., Fresh, 8th)          1PM – 3PM 
 
July 23                        Band Booster Meeting                       6PM                          
 
July 23 – 27                Summer Band Camp                          8AM – 3PM                         
 
July 30-31, Aug. 2      Summer Band Week 1                       5PM – 8PM     
 
Aug. 6-7, 9                  Summer Band Week 2                       5PM – 8PM
 
Aug. 13-14                  Summer Band Week 3                       5PM – 8PM
 
Aug. 15                       Band Pictures                                     8AM (in Uniform)
 
Aug. 16                       Morning Rehearsal                             9AM – 12PM
 
 
 
 
 
*ALL REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCE ARE MANDATORY*
 
Email:  deshmondj@shelbyville.k12.tx.us
 
Band Office:  936-591-9991 
 
Dragon Band Text Message Notifications
 
Text:  @sdm2b  To:  81010
 
 
 
 
 
*July 23rd   -     Band Booster Meeting   -    6PM*
 
  
 
There will be a Dragon Band Booster Meeting on July 23rd at 6pm in the band hall. Students/parents are required to attend at least two meetings each school year. Topics to be discussed are:  officer elections, booster hours/points, scholarship requirements, concession stand, and 2020 Disney Trip requirements. A door prize drawing will be held for those in attendance.
 
 

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XYZ Extension Homemaker's Club Meeting Updated


 
 
The XYZ Extension Club will meet Thursday 19th at 12 noon at the home of Bobbie Nutt.  They will hear some more information about last year's State Conference.  Peaches Conway will demonstrate how to make mats for the homeless.  Ellen Manning will visit about rice production in Texas and she will give examples of uses for rice.  Refreshements will be served.  For information, call Ellen Manning at 936-598-3081.
 
 

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Joaquin ISD Substitute Orientation


 

 

Joaquin ISD has scheduled its annual substitute orientation and training for Wednesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. in the Joaquin ISD Staff Development room. Please be sure to complete and or update an online application at www.joaquinisd.net under employment opportunities. 
Substituting at Joaquin ISD
 
In order to substitute in any capacity for Joaquin ISD as well as any school district in the state of Texas, substitutes are required by law to be fingerprinted through the state designated vendor enabling the district to conduct a criminal history background check. There is a fee of approximately $50.00 that is your responsibility. Joaquin ISD will take information from your application and submit it to the Texas Education Agency. A “Fastpass” will be issued and sent to you with fingerprinting instructions. You must be fingerprinted before you can be added to the substitute list. 
 
Candidates must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. Retired teachers are encouraged to apply.
 
Upon completion of fingerprint requirement, you will also be required to attend a Joaquin ISD substitute training. This training is held at various times during the month. Please call Donna Vergo at (936) 269-3128 ext. 225 for a training date.
 
A substitute teacher’s service is an important contribution to our school system as well as to the development of the boys and girls in whom all educators are so vitally interested. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students of Joaquin ISD, thank you for your interest in substituting at Joaquin ISD.
 
 
 
 

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Spay & Neuter Clinic in Center


 

 

 

 

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Pastor & Wife Banquet at Open Door Baptist Worship Center


 

 

 
Open Door Baptist Worship Center
900 Cotton Ford Road
Center, Tx
 
Pastor and Wife Banquet 
Honoring Pastor Alvin and 1st Lady Vanessa Davis
The occasion will be Formal/Semi-Formal
 
Piney Woods Outreach Center, 255 Haley Drive Center, Tx
July 28, 2018
5:00 p.m.
 
 
We invite you to come and help us celebrate 
Everyone invited  
 
 
 

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Blood Drive in San Augustine


 

 

Summit Nursing and Rehab of San Augustine
 
Life Saving Blood Drive
 
Tuesday, July 31
 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Located at 902 East Main
 
San Augustine, TX 
 
For more information or to sign up contact
 
Bozzie Larkin at (936)275-2055
 
All successful donors will
 
Receive a FREE Beach Towel!
 
 
 
 
 

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Little Free Library Opening Coverage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Free Library had its official opening ceremony today 7-12-18 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Center, TX.  The library is on a honesty based system and is open to the public.
 

 

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Blood Drive at First Baptist Church


 

 

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Franchia Black shows us the towel you will get if you donate blood today 7-12-18 at the Center First Baptist Church. Blood drive continues until 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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Photo Club Meeting


 

 

Saturday, July 21st at the First United Methodist Church Basement at 9am-noon. We will have the monthly photo challenge judging first. This month the subject is "Flying". Then at 10:30 the workshop starts and the subject is "Shooting Still and Moving Water". Piney Woods Photographic Society is open to anyone with an interest in improving their shooting and processing skills. All experience levels and ages are welcome. Guests may attend with or without a member.

 
 
 

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Chamber Day


 

 

 

 

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Murphy USA Gas Station to Close For Remodeling in Center


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stars and Stories


 

Join us for an evening of night sky stories and exploration.
 
Gather at 8:00 around a campfire with Educator/Interpreter Rachel Galan to learn about Caddo history and culture through night themed stories. Feel free to bring supplies to roast marshmallows and make smores!
 
At 8:30 Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College, will lead the night sky program at Caddo Mounds SHS.
 
Jupiter, Mars, and I think Saturn will all be in the sky as well; so we can have a rather nice tour of the planets. The moon will most certainly be up in the sky, so bring your cell phone and leave with amazing moon pictures! 
 
Doug will set up telescopes, but you are also invited to bring your own.
 
The program is free, however regular site admission rates do apply.
 
Meet: Pavilion at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Bring: Drinking water, binoculars, a lawn chair or blanket, and dress for the weather.                             
WHEN: Saturday July 21st .
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas.  The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.
 
BACKGROUND: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and religious center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visit www.visitcaddomounds.com.
 
 
 
 

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John Lennon Stamp


 

 

This stamp, honoring legendary singer and songwriter John Lennon, is the latest in a series of Music Icons stamps. Beloved around the world, Lennon was successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. Lennon's music continues to speak for truth, peace, and tolerance.
 
The stamp artwork features a 1974 photo of John Lennon taken by noted rock music photographer Bob Gruen for Lennon’s “Walls and Bridges” album. The stamp pane resembles a vintage 45-rpm record sleeve and features Lennon at his white piano on the reverse side. The photograph, taken by Peter Fordham, was used to promote Lennon’s landmark 1971 solo album, “Imagine.”
 
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. This ceremony is free and open to the public.
 
 

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Community Calendar July 2018


 

 

 

 

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First Lady Night


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries Needs Help with Pantry


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. needs your help!  We have been busy this summer handing out emergency food boxes and we need your help to fill up our food pantry once again.  Working together is important as we strive to stomp out hunger.    
 
Any canned good is welcomed, but here is a short list of items we use the most in our food boxes:  Corn, Green Beans, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Tuna, Chili, Potatoes, Various Beans, and canned soup. 
 
You can drop off your canned goods at the Helping Hands Outreach Center, which is located at 930 Shelbyville Street.  We are on the corner of Shelbyville St. and MLK.  For more information please call us at 936-598-4990. 
 
As always, we are grateful for your support.  God Bless you.
 
 

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Magician Julian Franklin Performs at Library


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magician Julian Franklin performed today 7-10-18 at 10:30 a.m. the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Libary in Center, TX.  He has been performing for around 16 years now full-time and teaching children science though his lessons.  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Contest


 

 

Show us why you love Shelby County Texas in pictures!  The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee announces an open call for entries for the Photography contest currently underway.
 
The Chamber of Commerce is looking for original, fun, striking images of what Shelby County, Texas means to you!  These images may reflect the wide variety of architecture, events and activities, landscape, “seasons”, people or places relevant to Shelby County.  Entries may be newly taken photos, or photos you already have taken no earlier than 2015.  They just need to be your original work.
 
The Photography contest is open to everyone of all ages.  Prizes will be awarded for First Place ($125), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50).  Contest ends August 31st and winners will be announced later in September.
 
Submissions must be digital entries by e-mail to scchambertxphotocontest@hotmail.com or via photo CD mailed or hand delivered to 2018 Photography Contest, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square A-101, Center, Texas  75935.  All entries must be accompanied by the completed Contest Entry Form, Entry Fees and any Photography Release Forms.
 
Contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or email your questions and inquires about the photo contest to scchambertxphotocontest@hotmail.com.  Complete rules and entry forms can be found on the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce website http://shelbycounty chamber.com/.
 
 
 

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Little Free Library to Open


 

 

Join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the staff and congregation of First United Methodist Church for a Ribbon Cutting to Launch the Little Free Library. The Ribbon Cutting will be held on Thursday, July 12th at 11:00am at Center First UMC located at 211 Porter Street in Center.
 
 
Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Children’s Director, along with church member Carlos Gray, built a Little Free Library inspired by the Little Free Library program “take a book, leave a book”. This will be a special place for sharing good books and bringing the community together through the joy of reading. The Little Free Library exchanges operate on the honor system; anyone visiting the Little Free Library may take a book or bring a book to share.
 
 
The public is invited to attend and celebrate.
 
 
For more information contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
 
 
 

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Frontier Days Car, Truck & Bike Show Results


 

 

Motorcycle division:
 
1st Billy Hudman
3rd William Hinton  
3rd Kent brown 
 
 
Truck division:
 
1st JT Rhodes
2nd Robin Connell 
3rd Ryan Mackey 
 
 
Car division:
   
1st Lee Poquette
2nd Billy Crump
3rd Jeanie Rhodes
 
 
Best of Show:
 
Best of show motorcycle division Billy Hudman 
Best of show truck JT Rhodes
Best of show car Deb Poquette
Over all peoples choice Justin Dupree & Robin Crawford Connell
 
 
 
 

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS BEGINNING YOGA CLASSES


 

 
Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Beginning Yoga classes – July 16 – August 22. The class will meet Monday and Wednesday. We will be offering two sessions for the summer (10:35 am – 11:35 am or 5:05 pm – 6:05 pm). The cost of the class is $45.00 and pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email tmccann@panola.edu
 
 

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS Zumba ® Gold


 

 

Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Zumba ® Gold.  This class takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the older participant.  The class will meet Monday and Wednesday:  July 16 – August 22, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am, at the Shelby College Center. The cost of the class is $45, and pre-registration is required.  For more information and to register, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: tmccann@panola.edu.
 
 

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GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB MEETING


 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday July 16,  2018 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.   The program will be presented by Mr. Charles Niswonger and his musical saw.
 
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
 
 
 

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Ag News Herbicide Applications During Dry, Hot Months


 

Invasive brush can decrease forage productivity for livestock or decrease brush diversity valuable for wildlife habitat.  Most ranchers find themselves constantly considering options for brush management, weighing not only the cost and effectiveness, but also when they can find the time to complete the treatments.   As temperatures continue to climb across our area and the chances of rainfall seem to be weakening, it’s important to consider the effect this will have on any herbicide applications.
 
Treating weeds or brush with a leaf spray application when temperatures are as high as they have been lately will usually result in poor control for several reasons.  Plants likely have slowed down their growth and will not move the herbicide down to the roots to control the plant as readily during this time.  Additionally, insect damage during this time of year also decreases the amount of leaf available to take in the herbicide.  Finally, hot temperatures make leaves waxier; a trait used by plants to retain moisture, but will decrease the herbicides’ ability to get into the leaf.  The next leaf spray season will be this fall (October) when it is recommended to treat plants such as Macartney rose, and Chinese tallowtree.
 
If you find yourself willing to brave the heat, what herbicide applications could you do during these hot months?  Stem spray applications and cut-stump treatments may be done most any time during the year.  Stem sprays involve spraying each stem of a brush plant, all the way around, about 12-18” high.  This treatment is best on trees with three or less stems because more stems increases the opportunity to miss one of those buds underneath the ground and allow the plant to regrow!  The mix for the stem spray method is simple: 25% triclopyr (such as Remedy Ultra) and 75% diesel.  This should be applied in a straight stream directed right onto the stem.  Plants must be left alone for one full year before removing the ‘skeleton’ or burning the pasture.
 
An alternative treatment is the cut-stump method.  While this method requires more labor upfront, it is essential 100% effective if done correctly!  The tree should be removed as low and flat as possible without any dirt or saw dust left on the remaining cut surface.  This could be done with a shear, chainsaw, loppers, or a brush cutter (weedeater with a brush cutter attachment).  A mixture of 15% triclopyr (such as Remedy Ultra) and 85% diesel will be applied onto the entire cut surface and any remaining stem.  This treatment can be done any time of year, so keep in mind that December may provide more favorable weather for those doing the cutting!
 
When spraying with high temperatures, time your applications for early in the morning when temperatures are not as high. Never spray when temperatures exceed 90 degrees.  Some herbicides (such as Remedy Ultra) are especially susceptible to volatilization, so care should be taken to protect desirable plants from accidental movement of the herbicide.  Be sure to drink lots of water and take frequent breaks.  
 
Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu 
 
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin, genetic information or veteran status.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.  
 
 
 

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Church Singing at Short Methodist


 

 

 

 

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Free crisis counseling helps Harvey survivors cope


 

 

 
Dial 2-1-1 to be referred to confidential counselors in 31 Harvey-affected counties
 
AUSTIN, Texas — Recovering from Hurricane Harvey doesn’t just mean rebuilding your home or finding a new job. Long after one’s physical recovery is complete, the signs of stress and trauma may remain.
 
Texans Recovering Together provides free, confidential crisis counseling and referral services to help survivors work through their disaster recovery. The program is run by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and funded through grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) totaling $13.9 million.
 
Crisis counseling providers visit homes and community settings for Texans Recovering Together, rather than conducting sessions in an office. Counselors are available in 31 counties affected by Harvey, and survivors can dial 2-1-1 to be referred to a local provider.
 
More than 147,000 survivors of Hurricane Harvey have received individual crisis counseling, group crisis counseling, public education, community networking services, educational contacts or basic support through Texans Recovering Together. Services provided include stress management techniques, coping mechanisms and connections to disaster-relief resources.
 
Additionally, staff have provided nearly 145,000 secondary services, including handling telephone and hotline contacts, and distributing digital and printed educational materials.
 
The crisis counseling program enhances mental health resilience among survivors who are displaced, jobless, homeless, impoverished or faced with stress and other common responses to disaster trauma. Experts say the stress of adjusting to new circumstances and beginning to rebuild after a disaster may not set in for up to a year.
 
Crisis counseling is available through Texans Recovering Together in the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton. Additional disaster behavioral health resources can be found at www.hhs.texas.gov/disaster-assistance.
 
For further information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at www.twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem.
 
 

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Blood Drive at First Baptist Church


 

 

 

 

 

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Fannie Brown Booth Library Update


 

 

The last program for the Fannie Brown Booth Library's 2018 Summer Reading/Learning Program will be Tuesday, July 10th, at 10:30 a.m.  Magician Julian Franklin will present his magical show for all ages.  The Library has had a summer full exciting programs and events and Mr. Franklin's show will be no different.  Our Summer Program is sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club.
 
 

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What-A-Melon Festival Schedule


 

 

What-A-Melon Festival Arrives in Center Thursday!
 
The 29th Annual What-A-Melon festival is rolling into downtown Center, Texas starting July 12th for 3 days of fun in the sun! The three days of festivities, July 12th, 13th, and 14th is looking for participants to join in and help make this the best What-A-Melon Festival ever. Platinum sponsors for the festival are Farmers State Bank, Toledo-Bend.com, and Shelby Savings Bank.
 
Entry into the festival is $5 per button and admission buttons are good all three days of the festival. Children five and under get in free. Arm bands are available each night of the festival for rides and are $20. Arm band hours are Thursday 5:30pm to 10pm and Friday/Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
 
The What-A-Melon Festival's biggest attraction, the Largest Watermelon Contest, is Thursday evening and the winning melons will be on display for festival visitors to see and have photos made with this year's largest watermelons! The weigh-in will be July 12th at 5pm under the big tent. Come see who will take home the big prize money!
 
The Pet Show will be held Friday, July 13th at 6pm. Sign up is at 5:30pm to enter your favorite pet. Be sure to wow the judges by adding a little watermelon style to your pet's stage presence.
 
Reed Barton, a singer/songwriter from Burleson, Texas will take to the stage Friday at 8:30pm. Come out and enjoy a finger lickin' mix of classic country and classic rock music and welcome Barton to the East Texas What-A-Melon Festival!
 
The What-A-Melon Fun Run/5K will jump start Saturday's activities at 7am. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Shelby County Cancer Fund. Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at Farmer's State Bank downtown.
 
The fan favorites - Seed Spitting Contest and Speed Eating Contest is set for 3pm Saturday under the big tent! Come out and demonstrate your watermelon seed spitting skills along with who can down their melon slice the fastest! 
 
The What-A-Melon Pageant is Saturday evening from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Come see the contestants take to the stage in their cutest watermelon attire!
 
Last but certainly not least, a Shelby County favorite, Zach Mason and the Jars will be performing on stage under the big tent Saturday evening at 8pm and will close out all the festival activities with a great live performance that fans won't forget!
 
The What-A-Melon Festival is hosted by the Center Rotary Club. Additional sponsors who make the festival possible are (Gold Sponsors) City of Center; Focused Care of Center; (Silver Sponsors) Center Glass; R&D Distributors; Citizens Bank; Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative; ACE Hardware; Kyle Coffin, DDS; Coral Cactus; Texas Credit; (Bronze Sponsors) Toledo Automotive / NAPA; Sandy Wheeler State Farm; and Tammy Steptoe Realty. Be sure to thank all the festival sponsors.
 
Proceeds raised from the What-A-Melon Festival by the Rotary Club of Center are donated back to various organizations in the community to help fight hunger, provide scholarships, support the youth, and more! Through the years the club has made pledges which have helped construct the John D. Windham Civic Center, the Center Baseball Park, and the Center Softball Park.
 
 

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What-A-Melon Festival T-Shirts


 

 

The 2018 What-A-Melon Festival t-shirts have arrived and are available for purchase at Farmers State Bank main branch through Wednesday, July 11th and at the coke booth during the festival. All shirt sizes are $15 each.
 
The What-A-Melon Festival starts Thursday, July 12th with opening ceremonies at 5pm and the Largest Watermelon contest weighing in after the offical watermelon cutting. The festival runs through Saturday, July 14th.
 
Scott Stanfield, President of the Rotary Club of Center, revealed the winner of the What-A-Melon Festival logo contest to be Amanda Hughes. Miss Hughes is now a senior at Center High School. It's her design representing the meat of the festival, the watermelon slice, that is on all the festival t-shirts!
 
 
Farmers State Bank main branch hours are Friday open from 9am until 5pm, Monday-Thursday open from 9am until 3pm. Festival opens at 5pm on Thursday, July 12th.
 
 

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Meeting Timpson Area Genealogical & Heritage Society


 

 
Jim Jones of Shreveport will discuss “Understanding Your DNA Results,” when he speaks to the Timpson Area Genealogical & Heritage Society” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in downtown Timpson, Texas (75975).  For more information, please call Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.
 
 
 

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Alene Dunn to Kick Off Genealogy Conference


 

 

Jasper resident Alene Dunn will kick off the inaugural Jasper County Genealogy Conference with her presentation on “Making Memories” at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Courthouse Annex on 300 East Houston Street in downtown Jasper, Texas.  She will draw on material from her most recent book on making memories for the presentation.  At 10 a.m., Linda Reynolds will discuss a grant she, Dr. Kelley Snowden, and Dr. Perky Beisel collaborate on called Voices from Small Places.  The pilot project began in the Arcadia community in Shelby County.  At 11 a.m., Carolyn Spears, curator of the Stone Fort Museum on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, will discuss the “The History of the Stone Fort and Its Museum.”  Genealogically, Dickie Dixon will tie his family to the Fort as part owners after the Cordova Rebellion.
 
After lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1 pm, at 1 pm Gary Rogers, of Cushing, will discuss “Lonesome Charley Reynolds:  A Little Bighorn Casualty;”  Reynolds was his ancestor.  He served as a scout from Custer, who came through Jasper after the Civil War.  At 2 p.m. Karen Hall, a veteran and accomplished genealogist, will speak.  She has not announced her topic yet.  At 3 p.m. a speaker has not yet been assigned  to speak.
 
The day before—on Thursday, July 19, 2018—volunteers and members of the Jasper County Historical Commission will help the public with their genealogy in the Jasper County Historical Commission Library on 138 East Houston Street (the Old Jail).
 
The help with genealogy on Thursday afternoon and the all day conference on Friday both are free to the public. 
 
For more information or to RSVP, please call (409) 384-6441 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.  The public can e-mail the Jasper County Historical Commission at jaspercountyhc@yahoo.com of Dickie at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 
 

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First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin VBS


 

 

 
First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin is now accepting registration forms for kids ages four through eleven, for their Truth Odyssey Vacation Bible School.
 
Join them as Dr. Albert discovers God’s Big Story In a Time Machine. 
 
VBS dates are: Thursday, July 26th  through Saturday, July 28th,
 
Time:  6pm-8:30pm each night
 
Transportation is available to and from VBS.
 
Call 936-572-8233 to preregister and set up for church van transportation
 
Don’t miss Vacation Bible School at First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin starting July 26th.    First Pentecostal Church of Joaquin, located at 11113 Highway 7 West in Joaquin. 
 
 
 
 

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Vacation Bible School First Baptist Church


 

 

 

 

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Fundraiser at Sam Samford Masonic Lodge


 

 

Bake Sale and Lunch plate fundraiser today 7-6-18 at the Sam Samford Masonic Lodge in Center, TX from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
 

 

 

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Jeannie's 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 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 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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Jungle River Adventure


 

 

Jungle River Adventure at the Friendship Baptist Church July 23rd - 27th from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
 
For more infromation call: 936-572-3221.
 
 
 

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FBC Shelbyville Youth Fundraiser


 

 

FBC Shelbyville Youth will be selling BBQ BAKED POTATOES for $8, and CHOPPED BRISKET for $10 a pound this Sunday July 8th at noon at our fellowship hall.  Come eat with us or pick up to go!  Thanks for your support!

 

 

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MENDING FENCES MENDING LIVES


 

 

Still waters Cowboy Church
Christ Centered Recovery
Hope Clinic
 
325 Tenaha Street Center Texas
 
MEETS WEEKLY 6 PM – 8 PM
 
 “Come unto me, and I will give you rest”
 
 
 
 

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Captain Barnacles Performs at the Library


 

 

 

 

 

On 7-5-18 Captain Barnacles and the Swashbuckling Gurus performed a pirate play at 10:30 a.m. there was a good turnout of children, considering the play took place one day after the 4th of July.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Waston & Sons to Enforce Decoration Regulations


 

This is a letter from Watson & Sons Funeral Home:

 

Due to recent complaints and in an effort for maintenance personnel to improve the appearance of Oaklawn Memorial Park, management will begin strictly enforcing the rules and regulations regarding the decoration of cemetery lots.  It is our goal to ensure that the cemetery is neat, clean and respectful for our community.  
 
The placing of vases, toys, metal designs, ornaments, and similar articles upon lots are not permitted.  We kindly ask that such items be removed.
 
Artificial flowers or real flowers are permitted on monuments containing a receptacle.
 
The deadline for the removal of all unapproved items will be August 1st, 2018.
 
After that date, any unapproved items will be removed and discarded by cemetery personnel.  
 
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this matter.
 
 
 

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FSA County Committee Election Information


 

 

(NACOGDOCHES/Texas), July 5, 2018 –Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lance Jacobs, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on Friday, June 15, 2018. 
 
"County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," said Jacobs. 
 
To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) where they are nominated.
 
Farmers and livestock producers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. 2018 nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 1, 2018.
 
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committees consist of three to 11 members.
 
"It is important that county committees are comprised of members who fairly represent the diverse demographics of production agriculture for their community," said Jacobs. "All producers, including women, minority and beginning farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in the nomination and election process." 
 
FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 5, 2018. Ballots must be returned to the Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby county FSA office via mail or in person by Dec. 3, 2018. Newly-elected committee members and alternates will take office on Jan. 1, 2019.
 
For more information about county committees, please contact the Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County FSA office at 936-564-5891 extension 2 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
 
 
 

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July Jam


 

 

 

 

 

 

Focused Care of Center held their July Jam on July 3rd click below to see pictures from the event.

 

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Pleasant Grove MBC Revival


 

 

Please join us this week, July 2-6, at Pleasant Grove MBC for our Revival.  Service begins each night at 7.  Specials are welcome and we will have refreshments Friday night after service.  Everyone is invited!  Speakers include: Josh Crawford, Johnny Lewis, BJ Windham, Don Weatherly, and Billy Windham.

 
 

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New Stamps for the 4th


 

 

The O Beautiful Forever stamps which will be dedicated tomorrow 7-4-18 during a fantastic 4th of July celebration in Colorado. These stamps are stunning images that represent phrases of the popular “America the Beautiful” ballad.

 
 
 

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CHS Alumni Association 2018 Homecoming Calendar Dates


 

 

 
CHS Homecoming Pep Rally – will be Friday, September 21 at 3pm in the CHS Gym.
 
CHS Homecoming Game – will be Friday, September 21 at 7:30pm vs. Henderson.
 
CHS Annual Alumni Association Meeting – will be Saturday, September 22 at the Windham Civic Center. Doors open 9am, meeting is from 10-11am.  Hall of Honor Award will be presented during the meeting.
 
CHS Homecoming Parade – will be Saturday, September 22 at 4pm on the Downtown Center Square (participants line up at Farmer’s Bank Drive Through).
 
**Hall of Honor nominations are due by August 20, 2018!
For more information, a Hall of Honor nomination form, or to contact us:
Email: centerhighschoolalumni@gmail.com
 
Thank you,
CHS Alumni Association
 
 

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Missing Dog $500 Reward


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing black & white female dog with one eye.  The dog's name is Sophie.  There is a $500 reward if found and returned to its owner.  If you found or have seen the dog please call 936-598-7634 or 936-332-8110. 

 
 
 
 

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Rocky Mount Baptist Church Homecoming & Anniversary


 

 

The annual homecoming & church anniversary services will be held at the Rocy Mount Baptist Church in San Augustine, TX on July 8th at 11 a.m.  with Rev. Anthony Jackson speaking.
 
 
 

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Ribbon Cutting and Celebration! Little Free Library at FUMC


 

 

Join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the staff and congregation of First United Methodist Church for a Ribbon Cutting to Launch the Little Free Library. The Ribbon Cutting will be held on Thursday, July 12th at 11:00am at Center First UMC located at 211 Porter Street in Center.
 
 
Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Children’s Director, along with church member Carlos Gray, built a Little Free Library inspired by the Little Free Library program “take a book, leave a book”. This will be a special place for sharing good books and bringing the community together through the joy of reading. The Little Free Library exchanges operate on the honor system; anyone visiting the Little Free Library may take a book or bring a book to share.
 
 
The public is invited to attend and celebrate.
 
 
For more information contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mt. Calvary Revival


 

Revival:

 

Mount Calvary 
Full Gospel Church
 
July 16th  - 20th
Starts at 7:00 pm
Featuring
Pastor Lamar Denby
 
The Stanley's 
will  perform Thursday Night
Food & Fellowship 
 
417 East Two miles from Shelbyville, TX
  
 
 

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UNION NAVAL WARSHIPS FOCUS OF DISCUSSION AT MANSFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE


 

 

On Saturday, July 14, park staff will offer a fascinating look at Union naval warships employed during the Red River Campaign, the Union's failed attempt to capture Shreveport, Louisiana, in the spring of 1864.  The program will begin at 2:00 pm.  
 
Through the use of informative slides and images, guests will learn about the capabilities and specifications of these 19th century vessels and compare them with naval ships of today.  How these warships were used during the campaign and their fate afterward will also be discussed.
 
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.  Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free.  For more information call 318.872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free, or visit www.LaStateParks.com.
 
 
 
 

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