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Community News Archives for 2019-01

Shelby County Bass Anglers Schedule


 

 

 

 

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Story Time


 

 

 

 

 

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A Special Visit with our Shreveport NWS Weather Team & SkyWarn Training Session


 

 

Community Service Announcement


I have once again extended an invitation to the Shreveport National Weather Service folks
to visit with us to answer our questions and to provide the NWS SkyWarn Training like in
the past.  

 

Anyone interested is free to attend.  There is no cost associated with the training.  This is
also a special invitation to attend to all Emergency Managers, Fire Personnel, Law 
Enforcement, gas, water,  electric,  and  other First Response personnel.  Our feet on the
street during severe weather responses.

 

So I can be sure to accommodate everyone interested, Please send me an email or call  and
leave me a message.

 

Tuesday, March 19th beginning at 5:30 pm and lasts about 2.5 hours

Where:  the New Texas A&M AgriLife & SA County Child Services Building 
(Just West across from the Sheriff's Office and Jail) 


2 blocks North from the East Side the San Augustine County Courthouse
200 North Harrison Street
San Augustine, Texas

 

The Meteorologists listed below will be here on this visit.


Charlie Woodrum - NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Shreveport - National Weather Service 
 

 

Chris Nuttall - NOAA Forecast Meteorologist - Shreveport - National Weather Service

 

 

 

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Life Saving Community Blood Drive


 

 

Friday, February 15

 

11:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

Located at SUMMIT REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER OF SAN AUGUSTINE

 

902 East Main

 

San Augustine, TX

 

For more information or to sign up contact Bozzie Larkin at (936)275-2055.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snake Your Way to Repticon Shreveport!


 


Shreveport, LA - March 9 & 10, 2019 - Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Shreveport with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach; and, throughout the event, there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology.


Guests can also shop for a new family pet among the hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals. Repticon Shreveport is also the perfect place for them to get merchandise, cages, supplies, and both live and frozen feeders, as well as to get expert advice about caring for their new household member. Many of our vendors allow live interactions with the pets during visits to their booth.


To add to the fun, free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win coveted prizes. 


This event, held at the Louisiana State Fairground, offers a unique family outing suitable for all ages and for a very diverse range of enthusiasts.


The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from our website at  http://repticon.com/louisiana/shreveport/. 

 

 

 

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Timpson Trash Dumpster Available This Saturday


 

 

 

 

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House of Refuge Church Anniversary


 

 

 

 

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Business After Hours at Sassy Red's Bakery


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors with Cindy Lindsey, owner of Sassy Red’s Bakery, will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, February 5th,  from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.


Sassy Red’s Bakery will showcase the delicious selection of tasty treats that Cindy and her staff create while at the same time Chamber members will have an opportunity to network with each other in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.


Sassy Red’s specializes in delicious baked goods and beautifully decorated cupcakes, cakes and cookies.  Cindy also prepares savory items such as sausage balls and seasoned crackers. She has ready to eat goodies available or she will customize treats for your special event.  You can also find a selection of inspirational items, books and Bibles at the shop. 


 Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks ago, so make sure you visit Sassy Red’s and order the special people in your life some special sugary treats.


Sassy Red’s Bakery is located at 1000 Tenaha Street.


For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit info@shelbycountychamber.com..

 

 

 

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Lilly of the Valley C.O.G.I.C African American Heritage Celebration


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Story Time


 

 

Miss Terri read THREE BEARS IN A BOAT this morning for Preschool Story Time. Three bear cubs break Mama's favorite blue shell and then try to find one to replace it. Preschool Story Time is held each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Ribbon Cutting for Uncle Doug's 4:30 p.m., today! Thursday, Jan. 24 at 14812 W. Hwy 21 in Douglass.

 

 

 

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Short Methodist Church Singing


 

 

Short Methodist Church singing on February 15th at 6 p.m. for more information call 936-288-2382.

 

 

 

 

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Open Door Baptist Worship Center Announcements - Updated


 

February 3, 2019
Family and Friends Day
2:30 PM
Bishop W.C. Martin and Bennett Chapel Church Special Guest

 

February 16, 2019
Open Door Gala
6 pm
Piney Woods Outreach Center
255 Haley Dr.
Center, Tx
Tickets $10
Formal-Semi Formal


February 17, 2019
19th Church Anniversary
2:30 PM
Pastor Freddie Wilson & the St. Paul Baptist Church Special Guest


February 24, 2019
Pack the Pew
3:00 PM
Pastor Clarence Yarbrough and Star of Hope Special Guest
Nacogdoches, Tx

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Adult Valentine Pastry Class to be Offered


 

 

 

 

Want to learn how to make amazing pastries and desserts for Valentine’s Day?  Looking for that perfect gift for that special cook in the family?  Or perhaps, a fun date night with that someone special.  

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be hosting a two-day adult pastry class on February 5 and 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center.   This hands-on class and tasting will be taught by professional pastry chef, Michele Clark. 

 

Participants will be making and taking chocolate mousse, sponge cake, chocolate glaze and white chocolate décor.  Cost for this 2-session course is only $30 per person. All supplies will be provided, just bring an apron if you desire.  Registration and fee due by February 1, 2019.  The class is limited to 10 adult participants, and registration and check are required in advance. 

 

Our guest pastry chef is Michele Clark who is a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef with over 20 years’ experience as a chef at various bakeries and restaurants.   Before moving to Center with her family, she was an assistant pastry chef at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas where she created pastry masterpieces for clientele.  Michele is currently serving as a 4-H Food and Nutrition project leader where she works with youth learning kitchen and food life skills.  She is also a certified Master Wellness Volunteer with AgriLife and is the Women on the Go club director. 

 

To register for this class or for additional information, contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Ph.D., County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health at 598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.

 

 

 

 

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Steel Building Raffle


 

 


10 x 16 Steel Building!  Raffle tickets are still available until 2/14/19, which is Valentines Day!  Come by the Outreach today to get your tickets.  We also have several people around town selling them, so you can purchase from them as well.  Raffle Tickets are $20 a piece or 6 for $100.  The drawing will be on Valentines Day, so hurry and get yours now before its too late.  What's a better gift for your Valentines than a Storage Building?!  Winner responsible for moving costs.  For more information, please call the Outreach at 598-4990.

 

 

 

 

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TCCA Produce Drop


 


Tri-County Produce Drop today 1-23-19 at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the old CVS parking lot next to the Goodwill on Tenaha Street in Center, Texas. Try to bring an umbrella in case of rain. Also, be advised the produce truck could possibly arrive late depending on travel conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Roughrider Varsity Games Covered Tonight on KQBB 100.5


 

 

The Riders' district games in Jasper tonight will be broadcast on KQBB 100.5 fm.  The broadcast starts at 7:00 pm.  The remainder of the Varsity Girls will be covered from 7:00 until the end of the game.  The girls are 2-2 in district play as they start the second half of the season.  

 

After the girls game, special guests Zacc Smith (junior starter) and Coach Peters will join us for the TX Glacier Ice and Water Pre-game Show, while cheerleader Kennedy Bush is the special guest during the Ray Jones Chevrolet Halftime Show.  The Varsity Boys need a win tonight to keep pace in the district race.

 

It starts at 7:00 on 100.5 fm or tune in on your desktop or laptop at cbc-radio.com.

 

 

 

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Piney Wood's Photographic Society January meeting results


 

 

 


The Piney Woods Photographic Society held it’s first 2019 meeting this past Saturday.  The workshop featured a presentation on Flash Photography and the monthly challenge was “Open” or it might could be classified as Photographer’s Choice, with pictures submitted by club members for voting and critique.

 

The next meeting will be the 3rd Saturday in February, with a workshop on Leading Lines and the challenge will feature pictures submitted by club members on “Still Life”.  For more information on any club meeting or challenge contact Billie F. Jones, call or text, 936-591-2426.

 

 

 

January Challenge

"OPEN” Category


                 

                     

 

First place: Lawrence Davis, Center, TX

 

 

 

 

Second Place:  Angie Junell Davis, Center, TX

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place; Linda Henson, Milam, TX

 

 

 

 

 

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Jill Donovan to Speak at the Joyseeker's Conference


 

 

The Joyseeker’s Conference will be held  on February 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935. National Speaker Jill Donovan will be the speaker. You are invited to join us for a wonderful weekend of fellowship and a time to enjoy learning more about yourself. 

 

In 2004, Jill Donovan’s guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show ignited a change within her heart that would have a ripple effect on thousands of lives.

 

Jill left the legal profession when she followed her heart and discovered her true passion.

The Kindness Effect, a book full of real life stories exemplifying what can happen when you discover your gifts and become inten- tional about using them tells the story of Jill’s heart change and passionate pursuit of her purpose. For Jill, Rustic Cuff creator , it is not about the bracelet. It’s about the connection that is made between two people. It has been said that one of her favorite things to do is inspire a giving heart in others.

 

Jill is a sought-after motivational speaker who encourages women to pursue their passions and purpose in life. 


For more information see the brochure or call the First Baptist Church Office at (936) 598-5605.

 

 

Brochure Click Here:

 

 

 

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Freezer Pleaser Meal Prep Club Workshop


 

 

 

Tired at the end of your workday, need to find a way to save on your grocery budget, want to put a delicious hot and healthy meal on the dinner table?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Freezer Pleaser Meal Prep Club workshop is for you!  Join other like-minded people to learn and prep 20 to 30 freezer meals on monthly basis.  

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County will be hosting the first monthly meal prep classes on Monday, January 28th from 3 to 7 pm and Saturday, February 2 from 1 to 5 pm at the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center, TX 75935.  These classes are “come and go” sessions so that you can prep, freeze, and eat a healthy meal over the course of time.  You may participate in one workshop or both.  Additional workshop sessions will be held the last Monday and first Saturday of each month.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Woodmen Life meeting


 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their annual officer installation dinner Monday, January 21st, 6:00 pm at Pineywoods’s Seafood. Officers will be sworn into their 2019 positions and read their duties for the upcoming year. All members are invited to attend and enjoy good food and fellowship. 

 

 

 

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Center Soccer, Softball and Baseball Signups


 

 

SOCCER    SOFTBALL    AND    BASEBALL   SIGNUPS

 

The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2019 Spring Soccer, Softball, and Baseball signups will begin soon.

 

Where?  The Center Middle School Cafeteria
When?
Friday, February 1
Tuesday, February 5
Friday, February 8
All Dates from 5:00 to 7:00pm


For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196.


Inscripciones de SOCCER    SOFTBALL    Y    BEISBOL

 

El Departamento  de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la  temporada de primavera 2019 de soccer, softball y béisbol está por comenzar pronto.   

 

¿Donde? Cafetería de la escuela secundaria de Center
¿Cuando?
Viernes, 1 de febrero
Martes, 5 de febrero
Viernes, 8 de febrero
En cada fecha de 5:00 a 7:00pm


Para más información favor de comunicarse con Jason Mitchell, Director del Departamento de Recreación para la Ciudad de Center, al número 936-590-7196.

 

 

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Ernie & Jason Couch Concert at First United Methodist Church


 

 

 

Center, Texas – January 15, 2019 – Gospel and Christian music fans need to circle Sunday, January 27, 2019 on their calendars!  On that date, Nashville, Tenn. father-and-son duo Ernie and Jason Couch will be in concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Center located at 211 Porter Street.


Ernie and Jason will be bringing an exciting mixture of 20th century gospel classics and originals to town.  These guys are known across the United States and Canada for their live music, good humor and genuine spirit.  Many describe the group as refreshingly different and a lot of fun.  Jason Couch stated, “We want to reach everyone from all age groups and backgrounds, with the message of the music.  We enjoy what we do and want the people to enjoy it just as much.  We certainly will give it all we got in the time we have.” 


This duo has been traveling the road for almost three decades, presenting a professional evening of music.  Besides a Grammy nomination, having a number of songs in the gospel charts both here and abroad, Ernie and Jason have recorded with such greats as George Beverly Shea, Jake Hess, George Jones, Petra, James Earl Jones, Pattie Page and Dallas Holm to name a few.
Please take the time to check these guys out for yourself at www.erniecouchandrevival.com or on their Facebook page at Ernie Couch & Revival.  If you want to enjoy a great evening of music, don’t miss seeing Ernie and Jason in concert!


Additional information regarding the concert can be obtained by contacting the church office at (936) 598-2707. There will be no charge for the concert, but a love offering will be taken.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Smith Delivers TAGHS Talk on Using DNA in Genealogy


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patti Huff Smith hadn't thought much about her Texas roots until 2013 when her son, who was in high school at the time, wanted to know about his ancestors who might have fought in the Civil War. With the assistance of her 90-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Smith and her son began exploring her family's roots...and she hasn't stopped! In her program “Between the Lines: What Your Ancestors Didn't Tell You!”, delivered to the Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society's January 16 meeting, Mrs. Smith revealed the value, and surprises, of using DNA in genealogical research.

 

With the burgeoning popularity of DNA testing, the wealth of previously unavailable genetic relationship information contained in DNA databases has grown exponentially. A DNA test can determine if two people are related, if they descend from a common ancestor, if you are related to others with the same surname, and get an estimate of your ethnic origins. As Mrs. Smith pointed out, DNA testing can prove..or disprove..paper trail genealogical research and nearly always reveals relationships with previously unknown people.  The potential for “dragging skeletons out of the closet” is significant, hence the title of Mrs. Smith's program, “What Your Ancestors Didn't Tell You”.

 

Mrs. Smith shared several of the surprises her DNA research has revealed, including one concerning one of her great-grandmother's children who “didn't look like the rest”. Shared DNA matches from the 42 DNA tests her family members have done established that her great-grandmother had had an affair with her sister's husband and that he, not her great-grandfather, was the father of this child. Though Mrs. Smith laughs about it, this is the sort of thing “your ancestors didn't tell you” that she cautions potential DNA testers to prepare for.

 

Mrs. Smith encourages everyone who has had a DNA test done to take the next step and download their raw DNA test results to GEDmatch.com. This makes your DNA part of the ever-expanding DNA database, compares your DNA with that of millions of others,  and allows previously unknown genetic relationships to be revealed. For example, if you come from a family averaging 2-3 children per generation, you will have about 190 third cousins, 940 fourth cousins, and 4,700 fifth cousins. The likelihood that you know them all is not high! 

 

For example, Mrs. Smith received correspondence from a 47 year-old man who, while acting as executor of his parents estate, was told by a sibling that he had been adopted. The shock of this revelation led him to a search for his birth parents through a DNA test, which revealed that he and Mrs. Smith were third cousins, though they had never met. Though the adoption records were sealed, Mrs. Smith offered to use her expertise to help the man locate his birth parents. Though the process was difficult, they were eventually located using DNA matching.


Anyone who has done genealogical research knows the frustration of hitting a “brick wall” in their search but Mrs. Smith showed how DNA testing can frequently get the researcher past the obstacle. A combination of traditional genealogical research methods with DNA testing creates opportunities only dreamed of by genealogists a couple of decades ago.

 

The Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2PM 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.

   

 

 

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Carman Legacy Tour


 

 

 

 

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CHS Baseball Parent Meeting Thursday, January 24


 

 


The Athletic Department will host a parent information meeting concerning the baseball program on Thursday, January 24 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Coaches will be introduced and the game and practice schedules will be discussed. 

 

Please email alex.davis@centerisd.org for more information.

 

 

 

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Updated: 2019 Tenaha Baseball Schedule


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Shelbyville Basketball


 

 

Shelbyville will have a basketball game on Friday, Jan. 18 at Martinsville at 6 p.m. the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha 7th & 8th Grade Basketball Game Location Change


 

 

Game Location Change: 7th & 8th Grade Basketball game vs. Shelbyville will start at 5 p.m. in Shelbyville.

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin ISD Scholarship Meeting


 


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP MEETING

 

To be held on January 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at the JOAQUIN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.

 

All seniors and parents need to attend this meeting.  You will be receiving your scholarship packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center ISD Mini Cheer Camp Location Change


 

 

The Roughrider Cheerleaders will host a mini-camp for future cheerleaders on January 28, 29 and 31. There has been a location change it will be at the Center High School Cafeteria. Participants will perform during half-time at the district basketball game against Hudson on February 1.

 

The cost is $35 per child and for more information call 936-598-6173 or email courtney.mayfield@centerisd.org

 

 

 

 

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Sam Samford Lodge #149 Meetings


 


Sam Samford Lodge #149 in Center has its stated meeting on the second Tuesday of each month beginning with food and fellowship at 6:30 pm.  Each Thursday at 6:30 pm, we meet for fellowship and study of the esoteric work.  The lodge is located on Hwy 96 South about one-half mile inside Loop 500.  Member or not, come by for a visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

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 billiejones602@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Steel Building Raffle


 

 

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.  

 

 

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Free Health Screening


 

 

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San Augustine Chamber Meeting


 


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.

 

 

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Church Fundraiser


 

 

 

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!
$10 EACH
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. 

 

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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2019 Awards and Instillation Gala


 

 

 

 

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San Augustine MLK Day Celebration


 

 


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.  

 

 

 

 

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Community Builders Award


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step Up and Scale Down and Become the Biggest Loser of Weight in Shelby County


 

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 feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu or follow us on Facebook at Shelby Extension Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TAGHS Meeting


 

 

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.

 

 

 

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Princess Ball


 

 

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. 

 

 

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Food Items of the Month


 

 

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.  

 

 

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Shelby County Museum Seek Donations


 

 

 

 

 

The Shelby County Museum is seeking donations. They are funded entirely through donations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry


 

 

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
  CENTER TEXAS

 

 

 

 

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Angelina College Sonography Program Now Accepting Applications


 

 

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 cdavis@angelina.edu.

 

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Chamber 100th Anniversary


 

 

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 info@shelbycountychamber.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.

 

 

 

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Winter Weeds: Do they Matter?


 

 

 

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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Shelby County Outreach Ministries Raffle


 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

 

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Recruits Volunteers for Dual County Health, Wellness Education Program


 


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 jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu or in San Augustine at 936-275-3644 or email at sandy.jenkins@ag.tamu.edu for more information.

 

 

 

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Operation Thank You! presented by Austin Bank


 


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.

 

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  Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting


 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Cade Foehner to Perform in Nacogdoches


 

 

 

 

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Texas Extension Education Association Club - Women on the Go Featuring Freezer Pleaser Meal Recipes Your Family Will Love


 

 


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 jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.

 

 

 

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Guided Battlefield Tours


 

 

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.

 

 

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Wallace Chapel Baptist Church Schedule


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kissin' Kuzzins Weekly Genealogy Column


 

 

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 kathy.nchc@gmail.com or Terri Woods at

terri.nchc@yahoo.com at the Newton County History Center, Fred at bilfre64@yahoo.com or Dickie at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com 

 

Send your queries to dickie.dixon@hotmail.com by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin, Texas 75915-1001 or by phone to (936) 240-8378

 

For book reviews/notices please send a complimentary copy to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box 151001 Lufkin TX 75915-1001

 

 

 

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SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Texas Gardener magazine owner, publisher


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 sfagardens@sfasu.edu.

 

 

 

 

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