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Community News Archives for 2019-05

San Augustine Main Street Tour


 

 

 

 

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Avengers Baseball BBQ Fundraiser


 

 

The Avengers baseball team is heading to the world series in Gulf Shores, AL. They are selling BBQ plates Friday May 24th to help raise money for their trip. They have worked hard this year to get this far and look forward to representing the State of Texas in Gulf Shores. All donations made will go toward the boys travel expenses. Plates will be an $8.00 donation and include bbq sandwich, chips, pickle, onion, drink and dessert. Come out and support our hometown boys.

 

 

 

 

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Senior Site Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

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Pastor Appreciation Service


 

 

Everyone is invited to the Jerusalem C.M.E. Church's Pastor’s 1st appreciation service for Rev. D’Anna Gipson on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3 p.m.


The guest speaker is Rev. Oscar Dixon, Pastor of Overcomers Through Faith Lufkin TX.    

 

They are located at 202 Goldenway in San Augustine, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Center Noon Lions Club Fundraiser


 


The Center Noon Lions Club will have a BBQ Chicken fundraiser today 5-16-19 on the downtown Center city square. The plates will be $8 apiece. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excelsior ISD PTO Meeting Results


 

 

The Excelsior PTO met in the library on May 7, 2019, for the end of the year meeting. Brag tag trips, scholarships, and graduation were on the agenda.


The Election of officers for the 2019-2010 year was also held.


The following people were chosen as officers:

 

President - Gabby West

1st Vice President - Barbara Scates

2nd Vice President - Alice Howard

Secretary - Candyce Wagnon

Treasurer - Leslie Schulz


The Excelsior PTO meets once a month during the school year. All family members are encouraged to attend their meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Logansport River City Fest


 

 

 

 

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VFW Post 8904 & Auxiliary Meetings


 

 

VFW Post 8904 will have its monthly meeting, Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the post home, 617 Highway 96 North.

 

The Auxiliary will meet this Saturday, May 18 at Las Margaritas Restaurant on the Square at noon.

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Saturday,May 18, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center, Tx., and anyone interested in photography is invited  to attend. 


The May Challenge of "Flowers" will show the work of members for voting and critiquing.  
There will also be a workshop on "Shutter Speed."

 

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.

 

For more information about the Piney Woods Photographic Society, please contact Billie Jones, 936-591-2426 or "LIKE" us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/PineyWoodsPhoto/

 

 

 

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Shelby County Memorial Day Program


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their annual Memorial Day Program to be held in the 1885 Historic Courthouse on the square in Center, Monday May 27, 2019.   

 

The program will begin at 11:00 a.m.  The 223 names of Shelby County military killed in action/missing in action from the Mexican American War to today’s War on Terrorism will be read.  While the names are being read, the public is invited to help decorate the Memorial Wreath. 

 

Scouts from troop 119 will post the colors, Quilts of Valor will be presented by the 4-H, Gold Star Families will be recognized, and musical selections will be presented by David Mathis and Leigh Porterfield.

 

 

 

 

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Tera's Serenity Massage Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Owner Tera Wilburn at Tera’s Serenity Massage New Member Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, May 21st  at 11am.  Tera’s Serenity Massage is located at 111 Shelbyville Street, in Blush Boutique.  The public is invited to attend to celebrate. 

 

Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.

 

Tera offers Swedish, Theraputic and Deep Tissue Massages for 60, 75 or 90 minutes.

Tera’s Serenity Massage is open in Center on Tuesdays and some Fridays, by appointment. She is also available for massages at Rayburn Country on Thursdays only.

 

Make sure you stop by and meet Tera on Tuesday.  To schedule a massage contact Tera at (936) 201-3900.

 

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

 

 

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Blood Drive in Honor of Grace Hicks


 

 

 

 

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Monthly meeting at James Antioch Community


 

 

The James-Antioch Community will have their regular meeting on May 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the James Antioch Community Building.  We have a business meeting then a carry in a meal.  There will be a report on our garage sale and plans for next month. We hope you come and join us.


Ellen Manning   598-3081

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, May 20th,  2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  Center Mayor David Chadwick will present the program about “The State of the City”.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Fannie Brown Booth Library Thank You Letter


 

 

The Fannie Brown Booth Library and the officers of the Friends of the Library would like to thank the community for its generous support of the Library Book Sale held at the end of  April.  The success of the book sale was due to the work of all involved.  This includes the community members who purchased books, volunteers who worked, before, after and at the sale,  and those who gave special monetary donations and book donations.

 

The library would like to give special recognition and appreciation for the many hours of planning and preparation by all the members of the Friends of the Library group. You are truly an asset to the library.  

 

We thank you all.  See you at our Fall Sale.


Sandra Davis, Library Director, and Friends of the Library Officers

 

 

 

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Ginia Hooper Wins Mother's Day Raffle


 

 

 

 

 

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Arcadia Homecoming


 


The Arcadia Homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 12 noon. This annual event takes place on the Arcadia Picnic grounds beside the Newbern Masonic Lodge on FM 138. Immediately adjacent to Greg Grant's dogtrot family home. Dinner on the grounds will take place so bring your family, favorite dish, chairs for sitting, cemetery contributions, and memories of Arcadia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church News


 

 

 

New Hope C.M.E. Church will have their 192 Church Anniversary on May 19, 2019, at 3 p.m.

 

The St. John Missionary Baptist Church will have the 12 Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday, June 2nd at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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Joaquin VFD Fundraiser Thank You


 

 

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our 2019 Spring Fundraiser a success. The support of our community is what has kept our department growing for 47 years.

 

This growth would not be possible without the generosity of local businesses like Dean’s Hardware, Brookshire Brothers, The Ram House Cafe, Subway, Joaquin Quick Stop, Whataburger, and many, many others. We would especially like to thank the members of the community who came out to purchase BBQ plates, walk for cakes, and watch the Battle of the Bucket.

 

The annual Cake Walk is successful because of the wonderful cakes donated by local bakers. We would also like to congratulate the winners of the Battle of the Bucket.

 

1st Place went to the team of Firefighter Sunshine Carroll and Training Officer Stephen Ewing. Firefighters Nat Rodgers and David Pierce took 2nd Place, and Captains Rusty Wilson and Lance Cummings claimed 3rd Place.

 

We would also like to thank Lone Star Emergency Group, Ferrarra Fire Apparatus, and Municipal Emergency Services for providing the prizes for the event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Fire Department Fundraiser


 

 

 

We are proud to kick off our summer fundraiser! This will be a multi-item raffle that will give all of our supporter's multiple chances to win. Each of these items will be drawn for separately. The drawing will be held on July 4th, at the Logansport River Stage, right before the annual Ricky Warren Memorial Fireworks Show.

 

You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $10 each, or SIX for $50, so if you buy 5, you get one FREE! This effort would not be possible without the generosity of some of our wonderful local businesses. The Joaquin VFD would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the businesses that donated.

 

If you click on the pictures below you can see the list of items in the raffle. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can message us here on the fire department page, or talk to any of our members. Tickets are also available at Dean’s Hardware and Joaquin Tire, as well as at Joaquin City Office.

 

 

 

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Messiah Baptist Church Timpson Revival


 

 

Guess what everybody! We know you're running around getting ready for graduation and summer vacation and we pray that you will be abundantly blessed in it all. Also, we at Messiah Baptist Church Timpson would like to invite you to take a break with us May 15-19th as we celebrate Christ in Revival with different visiting ministers on each date! We are so excited and ready for the Lord to refresh us through His word and His music! 


 

 

 

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It's Rodeo Time


 

 

 

 

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2019 Pond Day Reminder


 

 

 

 

 

“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture.

 

To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 13th, 2019 with registration starting at 5:30pm. The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.


Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Identification, Control, Water
Quality, Stocking rates and Biological weed control using Tilapia.” Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes. This is an excellent time for individuals to bring pond water samples to test for water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification and management options.


The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center. Take 96 South for 3 miles toward San Augustine, turn left on CR 1006 (Old City Lake Road). Turn at brown pipe fence on left. Please bring lawn chairs. No registration fee will be charged.


Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s (1 Gen. and 1 IPM) towards the requirements for the private applicators license. Please R.S.V.P. by May 9, 2019 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes. Meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane and will be cooked by Billy Bob and Josh McAdams.

 

 

 

 

 

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First Responders Lunch


 

 

 

Center Independent School District and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host an Appreciation Lunch for First Responders, throughout Shelby County on Friday, May 17 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Center ISD bus barn located on Loop 500.


First Responders including police officers, department of public safety officers, constables, Sheriff Deputies, firemen, medics, Game Wardens and law enforcement officials will be honored guests. 
Public servants and peace officers carry a responsibility for maintaining order, enforcing the law and protecting the lives and property of our citizens.   Often, service involves personal sacrifices and even personal danger. 

 

The appreciation lunch recognizes the contribution law enforcement makes to the community. Gold sponsors for the event are Focused Care of Center, Spartan Structures and Specter, Inc. 

 

 

 

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Car Show Rescheduled


 

 

 

 

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Events


 

 

 

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will be having their pew rally on May 19, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bradley Hale with the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. For more information call 936-572-0774.

 

They will also have their musician's appreciation day on May 26, 2019, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor James Johnson. 

 

 

 

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Conference at House of Refuge


 

 

There will be a conference at the House of Refuge of May 16-18. The theme will be I was built for this.

 

 

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Pound Day 2019


 


“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture.

 

To help pondowners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 13th, 2019 with registration starting at 5:30pm. The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.


Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Identification, Control, Water
Quality, Stocking rates and Biological weed control using Tilapia.” Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over


East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes. This is an excellent time for individuals to bring pond water samples to test for water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification and management options.

 

The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center. Take 96 South for 3 miles toward San Augustine, turn left on CR 1006 (Old City Lake Road). Turn at brown pipe fence on left. Please bring lawn chairs. No registration fee will be charged.


Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s (1 Gen. and 1 IPM) towards the requirements for the private applicators license. Please R.S.V.P. by May 9, 2019 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes. Meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane and will be cooked by Billy Bob and Josh McAdams.

 

 

 

 

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Vacation Bible School


 

 

 

 

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Marcus Gardner Donates to Outreach


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey guys.  This young man came with his teacher and principle today and donated some household items.  He told his teacher that he wanted to change the world, but didn't think he alone could do something like that.  His teacher then got him to make up a poster and he began collecting these items in his classroom.  I wanted to let you guys know so he can get a little love from the community.  We need more caring hearts like this young man for sure.  Here is the write-up I did on FB, but feel free to do your own or even get up with him!  God Bless you all.  

 

 

 

Can one person really change the world? Marcus Gardner sure thinks so! Marcus and his teacher stopped by Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. today to donate household items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, lotions, etc. that would help those in need in our community. He said that he especially hopes to help the homeless. Unfortunately, Shelby County does have its share of people who find themselves without a place to stay.

 

We assist these people the best that we can including giving them items such as these. Marcus, changing the world starts with people like you. I know one thing for sure, people in our community will definitely be impacted by your caring heart. Thank you so much for dropping by and donating these much-needed items!  

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting May 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Doug Fincher.   He will speak to us about Bird Watching in Shelby County.   Everyone is invited to attend

 

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Child Abuse Awareness Event Held


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 30, 2019, many local agencies and leaders came together on the courthouse lawn to recognize and discuss Child Abuse Awareness Month in DeSoto Parish and abroad.  The "Light of Hope" event is just a small part of a national movement to help children who have experienced abuse. 

 

In recent days, 16 children have lost their lives due to child abuse across our state.  A balloon release was held in memory of those victims as many leaders in our community spoke alongside organizations such as C.A.S.A., Project Celebration, Gingerbread House, and the Department of Children and Family Services. 

 

DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson and Judge Amy McCartney spoke to the crowd on what is being done to prevent child abuse in our area as well as how the community can get involved by becoming a foster parent and/or Court Appointed Special Advocate.  Mansfield Mayor John Mayweather also issued a proclamation officially making the month of April Child Abuse Awareness Month in our area.  Following the event, a reception was held at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office with food, refreshments, and snacks.  This event was a tremendous success thanks to the many leaders in our community that joined together for the cause.

 

Sheriff Richardson would like to thank everyone who attended and those who volunteered to decorate, provide food, and motivate others in an effort to raise awareness against child abuse here in DeSoto Parish. The Sheriff encourages all to seek out information on these organizations to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child.

 

 

 

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Joaquin Spring Fling Thank You Letter


 

 

I would like to thank everyone that was involved with Joaquin’s First Spring Fling ! It was a Huge Success! I want to say a special thank you to the folks that help us get the word out to the community.

 

I would like to thank Shelby County Today for always helping us get the word out to the community whenever we have an event in Joaquin! I can’t tell you how many times they have been out to cover out events! Scott and JJ are like family to a lot of us.

 

The Light N Champion has also been very helpful in running our information in their paper.  I want to Thank Ms Susan Watkins for coming out and taking pictures of the event and running some of them in the paper for us.

 

The Center Radio Station(Love this station)  is wonderful about getting our information out over the air for us. Justin Mott even invited us to his studio and did a video interview this year for our event. Ms. Susie did an awesome job.

 

We couldn’t reach all the folks in the community without the help of all of you!!

 

Thank you so much!!

 

 

Nancy Stevens

936-598-1202

 

 

 

 

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The Catch Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Owners Mandy and Eric Perry at The Catch’s New Member Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, May 9th  at 11am.  The Catch is located at 919 Tenaha Street. The public is invited to attend to celebrate. Free samples of the delicious food will be offered between 11:00am and 12 noon.  You may also register to win a door prize.

 

The Catch is a family owned and run Seafood and Steak Restaurant.  The Catch opened in March 2017.  For two years, Mandy, Eric and their staff have been serving delicious seafood and steaks.  The seafood platter, chicken fried steak and the rib-eye are three of the most popular menu items.  Of course, now is the time to get excellent crawfish.   Mandy has always loved to cook. Everything is homemade.

 

The Catch is open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm

 

Make sure you join the Perrys at their Ribbon Cutting and enjoy some free samples!

 

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

 

 

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Medical Bake Sale


 

 

A benefit bake sale is set for Friday, May 3rd for Robert and Jeanette Bright to help with medical expenses. It will be held at Napa on Hurst St in Center from 9am - 1pm. 

 

Benefits and Resale on the Tenaha Hwy, 96N is holding a benefit sale and Regina is Hosting a Bake Sale on the NAPA parking lot for Robert & Jeanette Bright. He has had 90s% blockage in 3 arteries and 100% in one. Robert's heart doctor sent him to a heart surgeon at Longview Regional for open heart surgery. 

 

Robert has had difficulty breathing and was back at ER in Nacogdoches. Robert was in Afib. Robert is on his 3rd heart doctor in Shreveport.  Just this past week Robert has was in ICU.

 

There have been unbelievable medical expenses and Robert's insurance has a large co-pay.  Robert is a believer that God is in charge and Thankful for all our help with his medical needs. Thank you all in advance for your help and Prayers

 

 

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Star Wars and Free Comic Book Day at the Library


 

 

Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library is proud to be a participant of “Free Comic Book Day” this year on May 4, 2019!  To coincide with “Star Wars Day” (May the 4th be with you!), we will be giving a free comic book to the first 75 people to check out a graphic novel on Saturday, May 4.  We will also have Star Wars coloring pages, origami instructions, and more!

 

There will also be legos with instructions for building various Star Wars items available to play with at the library.  Everyone’s creations will be displayed at the library throughout next week!

Come join us in celebrating “Free Comic Book Day” and “Star Wars Day” at the library! 

 

(Library card is required to check out any books or graphic novels!  If you do not have one, please come prepared to get one!  Call us to ask how! 936-598-5522)

 

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