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Community News Archives for 2019-03

Sabine County Beekeepers Meeting


 

 

Sabine County Beekeepers will meet April 1st at 6:30 p.m. at Sabine County Chamber of Commerce (125 N. Texas Street on the square in downtown Hemphill).

 

They will meet on the first Monday of every month to discuss all aspects of beekeeping. If you are interested in finding out what we are all about please stop by. They do not have officers and do not have dues. For more info call James 409-625-4787. They will meet on the first Monday of every month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abundant Love Ministries 10th Church Anniversary


 

 

Abundant Love Ministries will celebrate our 10th Annual Church Anniversary, Sunday, March 24th at 2:30 pm. Bishop W.C. Martin, Pastor of the Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Shelbyville, TX will be our guest minister. 


Sunday school and regularly scheduled noonday services are cancelled for the day. 


You are welcomed and invited to join us in celebration of this milestone anniversary,  and for any of our other scheduled weekly services.


Abundant Love Ministries is located at 1426 Shelbyville St., Center, TX 75935

 

 

 

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Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting


 

 

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 1:00pm. For more information call (936)598-6315 ext:201

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society March Meeting


 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our March Challenge winners! First Place Tie between Lawrence C Davis, "Split's Bell and Billie Haggard Jones,"Streets of Nacogdoches". Second Place, Summer Koltonski, "Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park and Melvin Henson, "Sunset". Let me say that ALL of the photos submitted for the March Challenge "Leading Lines/Landscape" were amazing. Congratulations to everyone who participated. 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our newest member Leslie Wall, Center, TX. Glad to have you.


A special thanks to Lawrence C Davis for his impromptu Light Room presentation on post processing. It was great. Just goes to show we all have something to offer the club. To view all March challenge photos, check out our www.Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/

 

Piney Woods Photographic Society is for camera enthusiasts of all skills and interests. Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography.  Featuring programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.

 

Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member.

For more information about memberships or meetings "Like" our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/PineyWoodsPhoto/

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Health Fair


 

 


The 12th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, Presented by Cline Family Medicine will be held this Thursday, March 21 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.   Gold Sponsors Focused Care of Center, Hope Community Medicine and Nacogdoches Medical Center also helped in making the event a success.

 

A Scavenger Hunt will be held again with three random drawings for the chance to win an Air Fryer, a complete set of Pioneer Woman cookware and a 32-Inch Flat Screen TV. Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair.

 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.

 

The fair is free to the public featuring over 30 vendors with give aways and door prizes.    Vendors will be providing health screenings which include glucose, cholesterol, spinal screenings, heart awareness, bone density and vision, plus much more!!  Teresa’s Tumblers will be performing at 11:00am

 

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 
(936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 

 

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month Butterfly Release


 

 

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  To help spread awareness, we are encouraging everyone to hang a blue bow on the door, window and/or inside your business for the month of April.  Our local florists have generously agreed to make the large blue bows for $12.00 each.  All you have to do is call one of our local florists, listed below, and order a bow.  They will even deliver them for you.  It is very easy.

 

The Annual Butterfly Release, sponsored by the Children’s Advocacy Center will be held April 17th  on the Historic Courthouse lawn at 4:00pm.  It would be wonderful if everyone could have a beautiful blue bow displayed before the Butterfly Release.

 

Thank you to our participating florists:  Center Floral, Darcie Hayes at 598-2413; Hughes Florist, Heather Moody at 598-9949; Southern Seasons, Shana Brittain at 598-5009 and Watson Florist, Yondi Watson at 598-2402.

 

Let’s take a stand together as a community against child abuse.

 

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.

 

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Octavian Burrell Scholarship Fund Trail Ride


 

 

Trail Ride for Octavian Burrell Scholarship Fund will be held on March 30, 2019, at the Sunrise Park in San Augustine, Texas it is $10 at the gate, for children 12 and under the price is $5. For more information call 936-201-5841.

 

 

 

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Church Block Party


 

 

 

 

 

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Blood Drive


 


The First Baptist Church in Center, Texas will have a blood drive in their fellowship hall on Thursday, March 21 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information call: 936-598-5605.

 

 

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Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt 


 

 

The public is invited to enjoy a Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th in downtown Joaquin. The event will have games, a bounce house, face painting, and lots of good food. There will also be an Easter Hat contest. There are two categories for the Easter Hat contest most creative and most beautiful. The event will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th in downtown Joaquin.

 

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Mother's and Father's Day Raffles


 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. currently has TWO RAFFLES going on for Mother’s and Father’s Day!  The winner will be drawn on the Friday prior to each holiday.  Come by the Outreach Center to purchase your tickets today!  We are located at 930 Shelbyville Street, on the corner of Shelbyville Street and MLK.  For more information, please call us @ 598-4990. 

For Mother’s Day, we have a huge gift package which includes: Designer Sunglasses, 2-month membership to the gym, photo session, bath products, 30-minute sauna session, movie passes, several gift certificates, and more!  The drawing will be held on May 10th, 2019. 

 

The Father’s Day gift package includes: An Old Smokey BBQ pit, movie passes, designer sunglasses, oil change, 2-month membership to the gym, car/truck detail, fishing equipment, several gift certificates, and more!  This drawing will be held on June 14th, 2019.

 

These items were donated by gracious individuals and businesses including:

Regina Danley, Justin Mott, Sammy Arnold, Lori Eldridge, Hughes Florist and Gifts, The Unique Boutique, Brandi Adkison, The Rio Theater, Center Floral, Elite Hair Salon, All Hours Fitness, Quick Change Lube & Oil, COR Boutique, Sassy Red’s Bakery, Hot Headz Salon, Golden Eye Clinic, Shelby Savings Bank, Hissy Fits/Tickle Me Pink Bows, T&R’s Steaks and More, Southern Lemonade Boutique, Vintage Junkie, Payne and Payne Home n’ Suchlike, Southern Seasons, Ace Hardware of Center, Pete’s Pro Auto Care, NAPA Auto Parts, Darrell’s BBQ, Center Automotive, Pineywoods Seafood, Farmers State Bank, and Center Tire Company. 

 

We would like to say thank you for all the support you have given us.  We couldn’t have done this without your giving heart. 

 

The raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.  Each gift package is valued at over $600!!!  Come by today for your chance to be the favorite son or daughter this year by winning your parents the ultimate gift package!  

 

 

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18th Annual Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet


 

 

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee announced a new award addition as well as the award recipients for the 18th annual Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet presented by TFP Nutrition. For the first time, a "Tallest Pine" award recipient will be honored at the banquet on Monday, April 15 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 NW Stallings Dr.

 

“The economy of Nacogdoches County has deep roots in Agriculture,” said Angela Shannon, Vice President of Texas Farm Credit and co-chairman of the event planning committee. “The banquet serves to show our appreciation to all of those who work in this industry.”

 

The banquet begins with a mix and mingle opportunity at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 the dinner service begins, and the program starts at 7 p.m.

 

Steele Wright, Director of Marketing at TFP Nutrition and co-chairman of the event planning committee, said, “We became the presenting sponsor because this opportunity builds upon our company’s commitment to acknowledge the past, present and future of our industry by recognizing the people and families in our community that play a vital role in local agriculture.”

The 2019 award recipients are:


Farm Family of the Year: Bobby Hobson Family (Sponsor: Tipton Ford Lincoln)
The Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer: Mike Rawsom (Sponsor: Heritage Land Bank)
Agribusiness of the Year: Norbord Texas Nacogdoches, Inc. (Sponsor: Southside Bank)
Ag Educator of the Year: Cotton George (Sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank)
Young Farmer of the Year: Juston Bass (Sponsor: Austin Bank and Pilgrim’s Corporation)
Tallest Pine: Anita Scott (Sponsor: Texas Farm Credit)

 

“The Tallest Pine award was created to recognize an individual who went above and beyond the call of duty to the benefit of the agricultural community,” Shannon said. “It’s a nice way to give thanks to someone who has gone the extra mile.”

 

Gary and Sue Atkins Agricultural Scholarship Awards will be presented to Nacogdoches County students at the banquet. Scholarship recipients include Anna Cunningham, Jade Wheeler and Carly Wright, Central Heights High School; Jake Hill, Nacogdoches High School; Matthew Lowery, Douglass High School; and Luke Spivey, Garrison High School.

 

Tickets are $25 for each person, or $300 for a table of eight and are available now at the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 2516 North St, and Lone Star Farm & Home Center as well as from event planning committee members. Donations increase the amount of the scholarships given to the recipients at the banquet.

 

For ticket and table reservations, call the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 936-560-5533, or click to email.

 

To produce the Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet, the Nacogdoches County Chamber partners with the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Pineywoods Resource Conservation and Development, The Texas Department of Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Texas Forest Service.

 

 

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Accredited Food Handler's Training Course to be Offered


 

 

A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County.  Food Safety: It’s in Your Hands is scheduled for Monday, March 25, 2019 starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Extension office meeting room, 266 Nacogdoches Street, Center, Texas 75935.  

 

This 2-hour course is required for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.  The certificate is good for 2 years and is valid anywhere in the State of Texas.  The course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment.  Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross contamination, and time and temperature abuse.

 

To register for the course, call the Extension office at 936-598-7744.  Registration can also be done in-person the day of the course.  The cost is $20 per person.  If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent-Family & Community Health at 936-598-7744 or jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, March 18th, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  The program will be presented by Hollie Adams who will speak to us about the upcoming Health Fair which will be held on March 21st

 

Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.

 

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Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church 26th Appreciation Service


 

The Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church will have the 26th appreciation service honoring Pastor & Sister Freddie D. Wilson on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 3 p.m.

 

 

 

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Shamrock Hunt


 

 

Earn a chance to win the “pot o’ gold” prize by finding the Shamrocks at the participating business. As you find the Shamrocks you will receive a stamp on your Shamrock Hunt card. Visit more than half the business and you will be eligible for the prize. Turn your card into one of the businesses by end of day on Saturday March 16 th.Keep your green at home and shop local. The following business are participating in the Shamrock Hunt: Back Country Furniture Designs, Blake Furniture, Blush Boutique, Center Floral, Center Health and Harmony, Farmers State Bank, Gatherings, Hissy Fit, Lasting Impressions, Light and Champion, Payne & Payne Home N’Suchlike, Sassy Reds, Chamber of Commerce, Shelby Savings Bank, Southern Lemonade, Southern Seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society


 

 

The meeting of the PWPS, will be this Saturday March 16, 2019, held at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center, TX., from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 

The March Challenge will consist of photographs submitted by members featuring  "Landscapes/Leading Lines".  There will also be a workshop on photographing "Textures and Patterns".  Photographers of ALL levels are invited to attend these club meetings. 

 

For more information about club meetings or memberships call or text Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426.

 

 

 

 

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James Antioch Community Meeting


 

 


The James Antioch Community will have their monthly meeting on March 16, 2019, at 6:30 pm meeting in the James Antioch community Building.


We will have a carry-in - meal and time for catching up on local news and happenings.  Bring your neighbor and have a good time with all of us. 

 

Ellen Manning  598-3081  

 

 

 

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Food Pantry


 

 

Huxley Helping Hands food pantry will be held Saturday, March 16 9:00 a.m. until food is gone. I.D. Is required and only (1) box per household. Hillcrest Baptist Church on Hwy 96 Center, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Expo Center Bull-riding


 

 

 

 

 

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Alive After Five




The Chamber s Alive After Five hosted by R K Distributors, Inc. is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Civic Center.

 

 

 

 

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Butter Fly Release


 


The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center will be hosting our annual Butterfly Release on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. This event will take place on the downtown square starting at 4:00 p.m. and is open to the community.

 

The butterfly release is an opportunity for you to contribute your time to raising awareness of child abuse. You can also help the SCCAC in our efforts to prevent child abuse by educating yourself and others about child abuse.

 

Together we CAN protect our children, stop abuse, and build a strong and prosperous future for our community. EVERY CHILD. EVERY SERVICE. EVERY EFFORT.

 

 

 

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DPSO Senior Fun Day


 

 

Sheriff Jayson Richardson and the DeSoto Council on Aging would like to invite our area seniors to Senior Fun Day on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This event will be held at the DeSoto Parish Training Facility in Grand Cane, LA from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be Mr. Don Norwood who will be discussing IRS fraud.  Lunches will be prepared and served by DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office alongside games, door prizes and much more!  If you would like to schedule a ride to the facility please contact DeSoto Council on Aging Transportation Department at (318) 872-2270.

 

Who: Seniors Ages 60+
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: DeSoto Parish Training Center
120 Sprockett Ln., Grand Cane, LA

 

 

 

 

 

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Business After Hours at Dazzle Me Pink and Blue Time Change


 

 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Tiffanne Klein, owner of Dazzle Me Pink & Blue, will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, March 12th ,  from 5:00 until 7:30pm.


Dazzle Me Pink & Blue will showcase the beautiful collection of children’s clothes and accessories, while at the same time Chamber members will have an opportunity to network with each other in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.


Dazzle Me Pink & Blue is a lovely Children’s Clothing Boutique with children’s clothes ranging from newborn to 16 years.  Tiffanne and her staff will be more than happy to help pick the perfect outfit and/or gift.  They offer baby registry, lay away and monograming.


Spring and Easter are right around the corner so start shopping for cute new spring items and the perfect Easter outfits for your children.


Dazzle Me Pink & Blue is located at 902 Tenaha Street.


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

 

 

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Dutch Oven Cooking


 

 

The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking Saturday, March 16th. We cook every 3rd Saturday at Boles Field outside of Shelbyville, Texas. The public is invited to eat and learn about the art of dutch oven cooking and if up to the challenge become a member. We start cooking about 9:00 am and have pots on the table at 12 noon. Bring your lawn chairs and join us. Call James at 409-625-4787 for more information.

 

 

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Shelby County Young Professionals Network


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Historical Ball


 

 

 

 

 


The First Annual Moonlight in the Pines Historical Ball Hosted by Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 of Center, Texas and the Gen. Horace Randal Camp #1533 Sons of Confederate Veterans.

 

Will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Center Community House in Center, Texas.


Admission is $10 per person children 12 and under no charge. Please dress in historical attire if possible if not then dress formal. For more information call 936-598-4491.

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Extension Education Association Club – Women on the Go 



You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, March 14th 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 March program will feature guest speaker Sheriff Willis Blackwell.  The sheriff will be enlightening us on safety tips, things to do and not do during an active shooter situation.

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, March 12th 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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Car Show


 

 

 

 

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Salute the Badge Honorees


 

 

On February 26, 2018, three DeSoto Parish Parish Office employees were recognized at the 2019 "Salute The Badge" Awards Banquet at Sam's Town Casino.  This is the third annual banquet held with over 600 in attendance and 43 honorees recognized from across the Ark-La-Tex.   KTAL News 6 has chosen to host these events to highlight and reward first responders for their dedication and heroic efforts both on and off the job.  Recognition and awards were presented to Sheriff Jayson Richardson for outstanding years of service in DeSoto Parish, Lt. Dean Register for his 20+ years of service in the D.A.R.E program, and Deputy Chris Davis for his participation in the "Be The Match" program in which he answered the call to donate Peripheral Blood Stem Cells to a patient in need.  The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office would like to thank Mark McKay with Channel 6 News, Good Neighbor Chevy Dealership, and the many other sponsors who invest time and money to recognize local law enforcement and first responders from across our area. 

 

 

 

 

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DPSO Valentine's Visit


 

On February 14, 2018, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office and Circle of Hope hosted a Valentine's Day event for local children with special needs at the DeSoto Parish Training Facility.  Many children and adults from all around our parish came out to enjoy fun games and snacks while visiting with Sheriff Richardson and many deputies.  One class from Mansfield High School was not able to attend the event, so Sheriff Richardson along with Warden Randy Clark, Assistant Warden Billy Cotton and School Resource Deputy Andre Goodwin paid them a visit.  Kids from Mr. Cartwright's class were excited to enjoy a Valentine's Day cake and Southern Classic Chicken for lunch.  Sheriff Richardson would like to thank Circle of Hope, Mansfield High School's Mr. Cartwright, and the many teachers and aids who provided this opportunity to help make the event special to so many.  

 

 

 

 

 

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The DRT Holds Ceremony


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In honor of Texas Independence, the William Caroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas held a ceremony on Friday before Texas Independence Day. On Friday, March 1, 2019, they held an open ceremony outside of the DRT building on the historic Shelby County Courthouse Square. The speakers of the event were Merle Howard, Maggie Casto, Sue Gardner, Laura Shortell, Bonnie Dorman, Vickie Marin, Judy Lee, and Merle Howard. 

 

 

They also honored Juanita Sample Chandler as being a real granddaughter of the Republic of Texas. Her grandfather James Bedford Sample fought in the American Civil war. 

 

 

 

Juanita Sample Chandler

 

 

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Internet Safety Tips


 

 

 

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Men's Conference


 


Men's conference coming up at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on March 17th at 2:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

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Singles & Couples Retreat


 


Singles & Couples Retreat at the Pleasnt Grove Baptist Church located at HWY 96 North CR 4356 on Saturday April 6th at 3 p.m. admission is $5. For more information call 936-572-0774.

 

 

 

 

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