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Community News Archives for 2019-03

Pine Grove Nursing Center Thank you


 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. would like to say Thank You to Pine Grove Nursing Home for holding a canned food drive for us recently.  We are so grateful that you considered us and for all the support you give our organization.  Because of you and others like you, we will be able to help families and individuals that are in need in the community.  

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to Woodmen of the World


 

 

All of us here at Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. would like to extend our gratitude to the Woodmen of the World for their canned food drive they held for us. Because of their efforts, we will be able to feed more individuals and families that are in need in our community. Thank you so much for considering our organization and for your ongoing support in all that we do to serve Shelby County.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Beef & Forage Seminar


 

 

The 2019 Beef & Forage Seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at the Shelby County Extension Office Gym.  The meal will be served at 5:30 P.M. The program will begin at 6:00 P.M. and last until 9:00 P.M.

 

Speakers and topics will include: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Forage Specialist, will be speaking on armyworm and grasshopper control along with summer annuals/weed control. Dr. Jason Banta will be speaking on external and internal parasite control, and Farm Bureau will give an agriculture legislative update.

 

Reservations will be $20.00 per person. For non-reservations, there will be a charge of $25.00 at the door. Please RSVP by April 4, 2019 with payment. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Youth Ag Fund.

 

Three general CEU’s will be offered by this program sponsored by Shelby County Farm Bureau. 

If you have time, please come and join us for this informative event.

 

 

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Mike Wood Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser


 

 

 

The Mike Wood Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will be April 6th, 2019. It will be catfish and all the trimmings and will be at the Methodist Church in Joaquin beginning around 11 a.m. and will go until all fish is sold. Mike Wood was the mayor of Joaquin as well as a biology teacher at Joaquin ISD and a member of the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Masonic Lodge. Along with the church, all lodge members and firemen invite all to come by for a good meal, good fellowship and please make a donation to this worthy scholarship event.

 

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BOOKS NEEDED – LIBRARY BOOK SALE


 

 


Friends of the Library are asking for donations of used paperback and hardback books in good condition.  No encyclopedias or textbooks please.  Books may be brought to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center, during regular library hours.  The books will be sold in the spring book sale to be held Tuesday, April 23 –Saturday, April 27, 2019.  All proceeds will go to the library for the purchase of new books.  Any volunteers who can help with sorting of books may call the library at 936-598-5522.  

 

 

 

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Senior Site Breakfast Fundraiser


 

The Senior Nutrition Site in Center is having an All You Can Eat Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday, April 6, 2019.  Breakfast is from 8-11 am.  For a simple donation, you can get full on eggs, sausage, fruit, bacon biscuits, grits, hash browns and more!  Bring the family and enjoy the wonderful fellowship and food! 

 

The Senior Nutrition Site is located at 124 Haley Drive, beside Panola College on the Loop.  For more information, please call 598-7768.  

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Community Baccalaureate Services


 


The 2019 Community Baccalaureate Services, will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Pineywoods Outreach Center located at 255 Haley Drive in Center, TX.

 

For more information call 936-488-8096, 936-332-7847, 936-332-7570, or 936-332-2543.

 

 

 

 

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Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting


 

 

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday April 1, 2019 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. For more information call (936)598-6315 ext:201

 

 

 

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Open Door Worship Center Celebrates 1st Lady Vanessa Davis


 

 

 

 

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Tri-County Easter Event


 

 

 

 

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Aggie Muster 2019


 

 


The Shelby County A&M Club would like to invite you to join them for Aggie Muster on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at the Fellowship Hall of the Center First Baptist Church located at 117 Cora Street in Center, TX.

 

The event starts at 4 p.m. For more information and to RSVP by April 12, 2019, please contact: Krisin Jousan at 936-332-0013 or at kbjousan04@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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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 10 to 20 freezer meals on monthly basis.  April’s class will focus on chicken, meat-free and Asian inspired dishes.

 

 

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County will be hosting the meal prep class on Saturday, April 6th 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.

 

How does this work?
A selection of recipes will be provided in advance to participants so that you may choose the meals you want to make and take.


A master grocery list for food items to purchase will be available for email or pickup.
All seasonings/spices will be provided each participant.
Printed food meal labels will be provided for your use.


Kitchen bowls, prepping items, measuring cups/spoons, food scales, and more will be available for your use.

 

Bring your food, have fun, prep your meals for the next month, then sit back and admire your stocked freezer and think about the time and money you have saved while putting that delicious hot meal on the dinner table in no time at all.

 

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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Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church-Mission Program


 


Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to our Mission Program.


Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 11:15 a.m.


Speakers include: 


Sis. Stephanie Hicks of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Center, Texas
Sis. Jackie Moton of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Center, Texas
Bro. Lester Pitts of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Center, Texas

 

 

 

 

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Mothers Day Raffle


 

 

 

HUGE Mothers Day Gift Basket!!!  Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. is having a Mothers Day raffle fundraiser.  The tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50 and can be purchased at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries office at 930 Shelbyville Street.  The drawing will be held on May 10th, 2019.  This gift basket is valued at over $800!  Come by the Outreach and get your tickets today!  This gift basket will make you the favorite child for sure!  For more information, please call us at 598-4990.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fathers Day Raffle


 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. is selling raffle tickets for a HUGE Fathers Day Gift Basket!!  It's valued at over $800!!!  Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.  The winner will be drawn on June 14th, 2019.  Purchase your tickets at the Shelby County Outreach Ministries office.  You will be your Dad's favorite for sure with this gift package!  For more information, please give us a call at 598-4990.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Special guided battlefield tour  at MANSFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE


 

 

 

 

To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Mansfield, park historians will conduct a special guided tour of the Mansfield battlefield on Saturday, April 6, at 1:00 p.m.  This walk will lead guests on an in-depth tour of the battlefield where some of the most significant action of the battle occurred.  The tour will also include rare access to property encompassing the Union left flank atop Honeycutt Hill, one of the best-preserved battlefield parcels in the country. 


The tour will involve outdoor walking of app. 1.5 miles; appropriate footwear and clothing (to include wet/muddy conditions) is recommended.  Cost to take part in the special guided tour is $6 per person.


After the tour, a brief ceremony will recognize the states represented in the battle of Mansfield and the names of each regiment and artillery battery that took part.


Gate admission to the park is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under admitted free.  Mansfield State Historic Site is located at 15149 LA Highway 175, 3 miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.  For more information call 318.872.1474 locally, or toll-free 888.677.6267.  www.facebook.com/mansfieldshs 

 

 

 

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Center Garden Club Announces Plant Sale, 8:30 to 1:30, April 5th


 

 

 

 

 

The Center Garden Club is hosting a Plant Sale on Friday, April 5th on the historic courthouse square.  It will start at 8:30 am and end at 1:30 pm.  Many varieties of plants will be available, from old pass-along pants and your Grandmother’s old garden favorites to some of the newest and most exotic varieties on the market.  Be sure to arrive early for the best selection.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mathews Realty Open House


 

 

Mathews Realty in Center is having an open house and mingle event at the office at 616 Tenaha St. in Center, Texas on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They will have refreshments and door prizes stop by and meet their staff.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nacogdoches Chamber Luncheon


 

 

 

Nacogdoches Chamber Friday Luncheon will be on March 29 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center Guest speaker Dr. Sylvia A. Leal, Senior Program Officer for Education and Economic Development at the T.L.L. Temple Foundation,will share an overview of the Angelina Nacogdoches Area Manufacturing Council.

 

The council is bringing leaders in manufacturing together to build sustainable partnerships and to address the shared workforce and broader competitive needs in manufacturing.

 

 

 

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Free Child Seat Check Event in Bossier City


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bossier City – This Saturday, March 23, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop G and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will provide free child passenger safety seat checks in Bossier City.  These checks will be conducted by certified child passenger safety technicians who will provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and answer questions at no charge. 

 

The event will take place at Airline High School located at 2801 Airline Drive in Bossier City from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  A limited number of seats will be available, free of charge, for those in need of a seat for their child.

 

It is estimated at least 3 out of 4 child restraint systems are being misused.  This free child passenger safety check event is a great opportunity for caregivers to ensure their child is in an age and weight appropriate child restraint and to have that child restraint checked and/or installed free of charge.

 

Child safety seats and booster seats save lives.  They offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash.  During the past 30 years, nearly 9,000 lives have been saved by the use of child restraints according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  It is important that caregivers ensure children are properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt—every trip, every time.

Support for this event is provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

 

Every Louisiana State Police troop is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a child safety seat “Inspection Station”.  Troop G Troopers/technicians are available seven days a week to inspect car seats.  Appointments can be made by calling 318.741.7411.  Please take advantage of these free services to ensure the safety of your child.

 

 

 

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Date Night Comedy


 

 

 

 

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Health Fair


 

 

 

 

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Manufacturers council overview given at Chamber luncheon meeting on March 29


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, TX - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Friday Luncheon is 12 to 1 p.m., March 29 at The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center, 200 N. Fredonia St., with guest speaker Dr. Sylvia A. Leal, Senior Program Officer for Education and Economic Development at the T.L.L. Temple Foundation. Dr. Leal will share an overview of the Angelina Nacogdoches Area Manufacturing Council. The council is bringing leaders in manufacturing together to build sustainable partnerships and to address the shared workforce and broader competitive needs in manufacturing. 


Dr. Leal is responsible for identifying and implementing a comprehensive approach to improving education and economic development through philanthropic initiatives that support the T.L.L.

 

Temple Foundation’s goal to alleviate poverty and build a thriving East Texas. In addition, Dr. Leal continues her lifetime work to seek and develop innovative initiatives that support first-generation minority young people to access and complete postsecondary credentials and degrees leading to sustainable employment and economic development.


Event Gold sponsors are Harry's Building Materials, Inc. and SERVPRO® of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County. 


All attending the Chamber's luncheon on March 29 may enter the $50 drawing sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas, and all Chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing sponsored by Axley & Rode, LLP, but you must be present to win. Lunch is $20 for Chamber members and $24 for non-members. Attendee RSVPs are requested by 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27.

 

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Bill O'Neal Visits Shelby County Museum


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill O'Neal a well-known historian gave a presentation at the Shelby County Museum on 3-19-19. 

 

 

For the photo gallery click here:

 

 

 

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Shelby County Historical Society Monthly Meeting


 


The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Mr. Bill O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal is the Texas State Historian and is a well-known author. He has written many books about the history of Texas. He taught history for many years at Panola College.  He will speak to us about East Texan, Audie Murphy, the most decorated War Hero. Everyone is invited to attend. 

 

 

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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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