The PWPS will be holding their first monthly meeting of the new year this Saturday, 1/19/19 at the First United Methodist Church,211 Porter Street, Center, TX. 9:00 am -12:00.
If you are someone interested in photography as a fun hobby, or more serious photographer, we encourage you to visit our club meetings. Memberships are available. For more information contact Billie F Jones, 936-591-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. still has raffle tickets for sale! We are raffling off a Brand New 10x16 steel building. The drawing will be on Valentines Day, February 14th, 2019. Stop by the Shelby County Outreach Office to get your tickets today before it's too late. Tickets are only $20 each OR 6 tickets for $100! Winner responsible for moving costs. For more information, call us at 598-4990.
The first membership meeting of the year will be February 19th at 12 noon here at the Chamber! The program will be the San Augustine Women's Service League. The business of the Month will be Coffee at Hardware on the Square. The caterer will be the San Augustine ISD Culinary Class.
First Pentecostal Church in Center out on Fulsom Chapel Road is having a Gumbo/ Chili Fundraiser on Jan 24, 2019.
This is Pre Sale Only!
Gumbo or Chili with Crackers
Gumbo is chicken/sausage.
Slice Cake and soda or water.
This Fundraiser is to help go toward our Building Fund. Donations are Accepted.
You can call Nancy 936 591 4729 to place orders.
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday January 21st, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM. Teddy Hopkins will present a program about The Shelby County Museum.
Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
There will be an MLK Day Celebration Monday 21st, parade beginning at First Baptist CAB at 12 o'clock.
Marching to the Tabernacle for a program and dinner. Please join in, They are asking every church van, every business, and every organization to join us in the parade and at the Taylor Tabernacle to celebrate the life and sacrifices of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have T-shirts for sale. Please call Labrittany Hollis 936-201-0049 or inbox her.
The morning of beginning at 10 AM we will pick up trash along MLK Street beginning at the Texaco station.
Newbern Lodge No. 97 of Arcadia, TX presented the Community Builder Award to Barbara Scates on January 5, 2019. Charlie O’Brian Brittain, Worshipful Master, led the evening’s event. Following a prayer and pledges to the American and Texas flags, Barbara Scates was presented the award.
This prestigious award was established by the Grand Lodge of Texas so that lodges can formally recognize outstanding non-Masons who have distinguished themselves through their service to the community, local and state governments, places of worship, or to humanity at large.
Community Builders are often found in service clubs, public school systems, religious activities, and all kinds of volunteer work. They are everywhere you look but often go unseen. According to Brittain, Mrs. Scates was given this award in recognition of distinguished service and personal contributions to the community and for her years of work at Excelsior School.
The local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office is launching Step Up & Scale Down, a FREE 12-week weight management program to help the public in their efforts.
Join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for the opening weigh-in of participants which takes place January 23 – 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Shelby County Extension office at 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center, Texas.
Winners of the 12-week long challenge will be determined by the percentage of body weight they lose during the three-month competition, not by lost pounds. All participants will weigh-in bi-weekly to chart their progress (weights will be kept confidential), which ends with a final weigh-in at the Extension office the week of April 23. The winners will be awarded prizes for 1st – 3rd places, respectively, and recognized at a celebration event on May 7th.
In conjunction, participants will be encouraged to enter an additional weight loss challenge for all of East Texas entitled Lighten Up East Texas. Participants in this free contest will be eligible to win grand prizes such as $5,000 in cash for the top male and female percentage of weight lost, and other prizes for those losing 5% or more in weight. For more information on this weight-loss challenge go to www.LUET.org
If you have questions about this wellness program, please contact Feleshia Thompson, BLT Extension Assistant at 598-7744 or email@example.com or follow us on Facebook at Shelby Extension Service.
Patti Smith to Present “Between the Lines: What Your Ancestors Didn't Tell You!” for TAGHS on Wednesday 16th at 2 p.m. at the Timpson public library.
TAGHS meets the third Wednesday of every month in the Meeting Room of the Timpson Public Library , located on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in downtown Timpson. The public is invited.
The eighth annual Princess Ball is approaching! Start planning now to attend the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center Princess Ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the John D. Windham Civic Center. The evening will include a pink carpet entrance, music and dancing, refreshments, and a special gift for each princess that attends. Photographers will be available starting at 5:30 pm.
The event is open to girls ages 3-13 and their adult family member escort. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale January 14th. Table reservations for parties of eight are available for an additional $50. You must purchase tickets before the event—they are not sold at the door.
Tickets are available at the Advocacy Center, 131 Tenaha Street, Monday- Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 936-590-9864, or Dazzle Me Pink & Blue at 902 Tenaha Street, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, 936-590-6822.
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. are in need of monthly donations and could use your help. The food items of the month are Bagged Beans, Bagged Rice, and Spaghetti Noodles.
If you would like to help out by donating these items to Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. please drop them off at our Helping Hands Outreach Center located at 930 Shelbyville, St. For questions, please call us at 936-598-4990. Thank you all and May God Bless You.
The Shelby County Museum is seeking donations. They are funded entirely through donations.
HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP FROM THE HUXLEY COMMUNITY, ARE HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. ALL RECIPENTS MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION, PROOF OF
RESIDENCEY & INCOME.
ONLY ONE (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD
DATE: JANUARY 12, 2018
TIME: SIGN-IN STARTS @ 9:00 AM UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE
LUFKIN, TEXAS, Jan. 9, 2019 – The Angelina College sonography program is now accepting applications for acceptance into the program each year. Previously, program applications were accepted only every other year. Applications for the fall 2019 semester are due July 15.
Casey Davis, sonography program director, said that students must first complete their prerequisites before they can be considered for acceptance into the program. The prerequisite courses are General Anatomy & Physiology, English Composition, College Algebra, General Psychology, Elementary Physics, and Introduction to Sonography. These courses must be completed by the end of the second summer semester.
Students must also attend an information session about the program. Sessions are scheduled for March 7 and April 4. Both sessions are at 5:30 p.m. in the Health Careers II building, room 223.
“Students who complete the program can expect to find employment in hospitals, doctors offices, free-standing emergency rooms, and outpatient clinics,” Davis said. Salaries for sonographers start at approximately $52,000.
For more information about the sonography program at Angelina College, contact Casey Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. In 1919, Butler Johnson was elected the first President of the Chamber of Commerce and presided over a Board of 27 members. Through out this coming year, the Chamber of Commerce would like recognize business members, past Chamber Presidents, Board members, Staff, projects and activities from the past 100 years.
The Chamber is asking for people to please submit information about your business such as start dates etc. any old pictures of your business and staff, and/or any pictures of past poultry festivals and other Chamber activities so they may be shared with the community.
We are looking forward a fun 2019 and 100th Celebration!
Pictures and information may emailed to email@example.com; mailed to The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square, Center, TX 75935 or you may drop them off at our offices Monday thru Friday. We would love visit with you.
As forage producers, we focus most of our energy on our warm season perennial pastures and hay meadows (bermudagrass, bahiagrass, etc.). That means most of our weed control efforts are also focused on warm season weeds (such as carolina horsenettle, blackberry, etc). Unfortunately, cool season weeds can be just as detrimental to our warm season perennial forages.
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Raffle Tickets are still available for the 10 x 16 Steel Building! Get yours now, before it's too late!
Raffle Tickets are $20 each OR 6 tickets for $100. Tickets can be purchased at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Office. The office is located at 930 Shelbyville Street, on the corner of Shelbyville St. and MLK.
The drawing will be on February 14th, 2019. What better gift to give your loved one on Valentines Day than a storage building?! For more information, call us at 598-4990. Thanks and God Bless.
Training for New Master Wellness Volunteer Program begins in January Finding reliable resources of health and wellness information can be a challenge. Since 1906, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with guidance in various health areas and is now training volunteers to provide more communities with the education and tools needed for healthy living.
The Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative is an AgriLife Extension program that provides volunteers with 40 hours of training in health and nutrition education. In return, the volunteers agree to give back 40 hours of service. The volunteer opportunities are diverse – giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with periodic cooking schools, distributing information at health fairs, and much more. Previous health or wellness training is not required, but an interest in living healthfully and helping others do the same is.
“This is a new and exciting opportunity for individuals interested in learning how to successfully provide wellness information and programs as part of a church ministry, at the worksite, during local health fairs and more. If you enjoy helping others and want to make a difference in Shelby and San Augustine counties, then this program is for you,” said Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health.
Volunteer training for the program will be held during two in-person classes from 5 to 7 pm at the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center, Texas, and three on your own online classes. Cost for this training is $75 with reimbursement of $50 upon completion of the training. Cost for full-time enrolled college students is $25. Training fee includes volunteer shirt, name badge, and background check. Registration in advance is required.
First in person class: January 22, 2019
Last in person class: February 19, 2019
The training will focus on physical activity, nutrition, food safety and food demonstrations, child health, various AgriLife Extension health programs, and more. Those interested in participating may call the AgriLife Extension office in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in San Augustine at 936-275-3644 or email at email@example.com for more information.
Operation Thank You! come-and-go kick-off breakfast is from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Nacogdoches Chamber.
All Chamber members are invited to attend, pick up the 2019 Nacogdoches Guide & Chamber Directory and 2019 Nacogdoches County / City Street Map, visit with Chamber members and staff, and enjoy breakfast.
Thank you to Presenting sponsor Austin Bank and to Gold sponsors are Excel ER and McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019, in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (936)-598-6315 ext:201.
You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, January 10th 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 January program will feature guest speaker Michele Clark, Extension Master Wellness Volunteer. Mrs. Clark will be providing a hands-on food demonstration, recipes the whole family will love, and the how-to of plan ahead freezer meal prepping.
The focus of this fun, hands-on club will be on learning tips and shortcuts to be more productive and successful in balancing home, family and work through a healthy lifestyle. While the focus of the club is geared toward women, it is open to men who also want to participate.
Be sure to RSVP to 936-598-7744 no later than Tuesday, January 8th if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided at no charge. If you have questions, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, January 19, park staff will lead guests on a guided tour of the battlefield, visiting key points on the field where some of the most significant action of the battle occurred. The tour will depart the visitor’s center at 2 p.m. and will involve outdoor walking of app. 1/2 - 3/4 mile. Appropriate footwear and clothing recommended.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located at 15149 LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under admitted free. For more information call 318.872.1474 locally, or toll-free 888.677.6267.
2019 Changes to Kissin’ Kuzzins to scratch that genealogical itch this column’s readers have, 2019 will witness some changes to this column. (1) Believing the segment called “For Posterity’s Eyes,”which listed birthdays of people I know, has limited value in newspapers with some distance from Lufkin, Texas, where I am writing my column, I will delete this segment. In its place, I will reinstate the segment called “Perusing Old Obituaries,” which piecemeal print obituaries from 1899-1904 from the book Rest In Peace by Carolyn Reeves Ericson. (2) A new segment called “Jenealogical Jargon” will appear, which will list the definitions of basic terms used in the discipline of genealogy. (3) Another segment called “Where Can I Find Help With My Family History” will appear, highlighting where someone can find the records and the help from asking an employee of a genealogical library or genealogical room in a public library or from a genealogical society. (4) Believing my readers may want a hard copy of this column, at the bottom of the column I will include how to contact the newspaper in which you read the column to obtain a hard copy of it. (5) I will list the name of someone who died whose obituary was in one of the papers I send my column to (about 13) each week so that you may be able to follow up on getting a hard copy of that obituary. (6) Beginning in January, I will list serially, i.e., each week, the rent lists for 1967 from the houses at the sawmill owned by W. T. Carter & Brother Lumber Company at Camden, Texas. This is a project I started work on last year to discover where these houses were moved when the sawmill was sold to Champion in 1968. I believe these segments may meet the need of my readers better. Should you object to these changes, you can voice them to me by contacting me in one of the ways listed at the bottom of this column.
Save the Date! (1) The Deep East Texas Archeological Society will be honored to host Gladys Swanson and Wendy Lockwood as its speakers for the January 7, 2019 meeting; their topic will be “Petroglyphs.” At 6:30 p.m., guests and members of the Society will enjoy refreshments and desserts after which the two ladies will speak about 7:10 or 15. Dues for the 2019 year are due; for an individual, the cost is $5 for the year, and for a couple it is $10. The purpose of the Deep East Texas Archeological Society as stated in its bylaws are to preserve and protect the early history and archeology of Newton County and its environs. It is also charged to preserve and protect the history and archeology of Native Americans in Newton County and its environs. For more information, please contact the Newton County Museum History Center and Genealogical Library at (409) 379-2109, Fred Grunden at (409) 384-6544, or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.
The public can e-mail Kathy Knighton at email@example.com or Terri Woods at
firstname.lastname@example.org at the Newton County History Center, Fred at email@example.com or Dickie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
John S. “Jay” White will present “Home Garden Trends: Average Gardeners, Mean Vegetables and Distributed Benefits.”
White and his wife, Sally, are the new owners and publishers of Texas Gardener magazine. White is an organic gardener from Brenham, Texas. His love of gardening inspired him to get his Master of Agriculture with a specialization in horticulture from Texas A&M University. While at university, he started an organic gardening website called The Masters of Horticulture, which can be viewed at masterofhort.com, and began writing for Texas Gardener.
Texas Gardener magazine is one of the oldest continuously published gardening magazines in the country. For 38 years, the magazine has been produced “for Texas gardeners, by Texas gardeners.” The magazine owes its success to the incredibly talented professional and lay gardeners who have consistently provided the gardeners of the Lone Star State with the most current and fact-based information needed to grow plants successfully in the incredibly diverse climate and landscapes of Texas.
The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.
Parking is available at the PNPC and Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St.
For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.