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SFA's Music Preparatory Division offers scholarships


 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music is accepting scholarship applications for its fall and spring classes for the 2019-20 academic year.


The music program features the study of a variety of musical instruments and choral techniques. Upper-level musicians as well as SFA faculty and students teach classes and private lessons.


Partial scholarships are awarded to music students based on need, according to Pat Barnett, Music Prep director. Application forms and information about the various programs offered are available on the Music Prep website at www.music.sfasu.edu/prep. Deadline to apply for scholarships is Aug. 1.


A Music Prep open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 3028 Raguet St.


“New and returning students and their parents are invited to attend the open house at the Prep House to speak with faculty and to register for private and group lessons,” Barnett said. “Piney Woods Youth Orchestra auditions are on the same day of the open house, and auditions begin at 10 a.m.”


The Piney Woods Youth Orchestra will feature two separate ensembles this year – The Philharmonic Orchestra and The Chamber Orchestra, according to Alba Madrid, orchestra director. For more information about the audition process, contact Madrid at  madrida@sfasu.edu.


Students may enroll for 16 private lessons or 12 private lessons for the semester. In addition to the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra, Music Prep offers an Intermediate Adult Piano Class, Music Theory Adventures for beginning and intermediate students, and the Raguet Strings adult ensemble.


Music Prep offers private music lessons in piano, harp, violin, Suzuki violin, flute, cello, trumpet, trombone, voice, percussion and more.


Private lessons begin the week of Aug. 19 for 16-week upper level faculty instruction and the week of Sept. 9 for 12-week SFA music major instruction. 


The Music Prep office is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information, call (936) 468-1291 or email musicprep@sfasu.edu. Visit the Facebook site at SFA Music Prep.

 

 

 

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"Disaster Preparedness in Nacogdoches County" presentation at Chamber luncheon


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, TX – Learn how we can be better prepared for disasters at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon. The meeting is from 12 to 1 p.m. on July 26 at The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center, 200 N. Fredonia St.   


Scott Brawley, Disaster Program Manager, Deep East Territory, will share what the American Red Cross is doing to serve our region and what the objectives are. Also, giving an opportunity for Chamber members and others to learn how they can help meet those objectives.


“Sadly, we are well aware of the impact of disasters in East Texas," said Chamber President/CEO C. Wayne Mitchell. "This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to prepare for these events and hear about the resources that are available.”


All attending 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. The meeting's Gold sponsor is Escape Nac.


Lunch is $20 for Chamber members and $24 for non-members. Attendee RSVPs are requested by 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 24. Call 936-560-5533 or email info@nactx.com to register. 

 

 

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San Augustine Civic Auction 2019


 

 

 

 

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Homecoming at the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church


 


The Bright Morning Star Baptist Church is inviting everyone to their Homecoming Services on Sunday, August 11, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Pastor Tim Teel.

 


 

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Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming and Revival


 

 


The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church of Garrison invites everyone to join them for their annual Homecoming and Revival services. The Homecoming service will be on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 3 p.m. Rev. James Roberts will be the guest speaker Sunday. Dinner will be served. 

 

Revival Services begin on Monday, July 29, 2019, thru Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Rev. Kelvin Lynch will be the evangelist for the week.

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Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church Revival


 


Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival July 29th thru August 2nd at 7 p.m. each evening. 

 

Bro. Wade Bryan will be the evangelist.

 

 


 

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Center Woman's Reading Club donates to Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library


 

 

Rose Rustlers by Greg Grant and William C. Welch, to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in honor of retiring club President Deborah Chadwick. Pictured (from left) are Reading Club members, Fannie Watson, Sue Russell, Donna Holt, new club President Dottie West, retiring club President Deborah Chadwick, Polly Smith, Billie Sue Payne, and Monte Jones.


The second photo depicts the Center Woman's Reading Club presenting a check to Sandra Davis for use in purchasing materials for the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library. Both donations were made on July 2, 2019.

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Ministries Club meeting


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club met Monday, July 15, 2019, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 a.m. There was be a musical program presented by Charles and Judy DeLaney. Visitors are always welcome to join the groups for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship. Golden Harvest Ministries Club meets on the third Monday of the month.
 
 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries Board of Directors Meeting


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. will be having its Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, July 22nd.  The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Site.  We hope to see all of our Board Members there if at all possible. 

 

 

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Back Pack Drive


 

 

 

 

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Youth in Pursuit of Happiness


 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Fish Camp


 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 01, 2019.  This is the date for 
FISH Camp (freshmen orientation).  All Shelbyville High School incoming freshmen
and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this orientation.  The orientation
will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Shelbyville Cafetorium and should conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m.  

 

Information regarding graduation requirements for 2019-2020 incoming freshmen, the high school athletic program, and other high school activities available will be discussed.  Lunch will be served and a tour of the high school campus will be given.

 

Please make plans for you and your child to attend FISH Camp!

 

Sincerely,

 

Patty Bays
Guidance Counselor

 

 

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VFW Post 8904 Meeting


 

 

VFW Post 8904 will have its monthly meeting Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. at the post home 617 Highway 96 N.

 

The Auxiliary will have their month meeting the same day, same location but at 11:45 a.m.

 

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Nacogdoches County Chamber announces annual awards recipients


 


NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently selected the award recipients for the 2019 Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards, the Citizen of the Year and the Non Profit of the Year. All will be recognized at the chamber's 98th Annual Meeting and Membership Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The banquet will be held at the presenting sponsor's venue, The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center, 200 N. Fredonia St. in the Nacogdoches historic downtown district. Attendees are invited to a social hour at 6 p.m. before the program start at 7 p.m.


The 2019 Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards, Citizen of the Year and Non Profit of the Year recipients are: 


Southside Animal Clinic, Small Business of the Year - award sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas, N.A. 


Casa Tomas, Medium Business of the Year - award sponsored by Regions Bank.
Pilgrim's Corporation, Large Business of the Year - award sponsored by R&K Distributors, Inc.
Jim Jeffers, Citizen of the Year - award sponsored by Tipton Ford Lincoln.


Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas, Non Profit of the Year - award sponsored by Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc.

 

The 2019-2020 chamber board of directors are inducted at the event and current Chairman Ray Mitchum, SFASU Development Office, "passes the gavel" to Chairman Elect Claire Robbins, Manpower Group. 

 

"We are recognizing an elite group of businesses and people who have made numerous contributions in our community and made Nacogdoches a better place to live and work," Robbins said. "My theme for my leadership year as chair of the board is 'fellowship, fun and forward thinking into the chamber's next century.' I look forward to working with my fellow chamber directors as we cultivate relationships, encourage teamwork and provide learning opportunities to improve our economy and our quality of life."


Members of the annual meeting and banquet planning committee working with event Chair Betty Shinn are Charlotte Ashcraft, Leigh Anne Carver, Haley Compton, Katy Crawford, Jefferson Davis, Donna Finley, John Fleming, Keith Hand, Grace Handler, Scarlett Long, Ray Mitchum, J. Bradley Reynolds, Claire Robbins, Ryan Russell, Hannah Walker and Scott Waller.


Event sponsorships are available. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 936-560-5533, for more information.

 

 

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White Rock Baptist Church News


 

 

White Rock Baptist Church Blood Drive on the 21st of July from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church. 

 

They will have their Home Coming on the 20th, and 21st of July, 2019.


Pastor Robert Horn

 

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Head out to the wild horse and burro event in Center, Texas


 

 

NORMAN, Okla.—The Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro event in Center, TX, on July 12-13, at the Shelby County Expo Center. The two-day event, featuring 75 wild horses and burros, will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12. Adoptions will be held from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, July 13, and from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 12. Animals are eligible for direct purchase to a good home or for adoption. Inquire with BLM staff onsite for more information.  

 

 

As part of our efforts to find every horse and burro a good home, the BLM now offers up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained animal. This adoption incentive will be offered for every animal in Center.   


The animals offered at the event are adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the West. The BLM periodically removes excess animals from the range in order to maintain healthy herds and to protect other rangeland resources. The adoption and sale program is essential for achieving these important management goals. Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 235,000 of these animals in approved homes across the country. 

 

 

BLM staff will approve applications onsite. To qualify to adopt or buy, one must be at least 18 years old, with no record of animal abuse. Qualified homes must have a minimum of 400 square feet of corral space per animal, with access to food, water, and shelter. A six-foot corral fence is required for adult horses; five feet for yearlings; and four-and-a-half feet for burros. All animals must be loaded in covered, stock-type trailers with swing gates and sturdy walls and floors. BLM staff will be on hand to assist with the short application process.

 

The Shelby County Expo Center is located at 980 State Highway 7, Center, Texas. For more information, call toll-free 866-468-7826 or visit www.blm.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blood Drives


 

 


SHELBY SAVINGS BANK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

LOCATED AT 111 SELMA ST.  CENTER, TX

TO SIGN UP CONTACT LOREI CHOATE AT 936-598-6123

ALL WALKINS WELCOME!

 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – CENTER

THURSDAY, JULY 18

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

LOCATED IN FELLOWSHIP HALL – 117 CORA ST.  CENTER, TX

TO SIGN UP CONTACT TERESA CRAWFORD AT 936-598-5605

ALL WALKINS WELCOME!

 

All successful donors will receive a FREE COMMIT FOR LIFE BEACH TOWEL!

 

 

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Ribbon Cutting


 


Joy's This and That will be having their "Artfully Planned Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, July 11th at 4:30.

 

They will have refreshments there as well.

 

 

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Kissin' Kuzzins Weekly Genealogy Column


 

 

(1) Dickie Dixon will discuss “Angelina County Enters the Transportation Age” for the Angelina County Genealogical Society at 4 pm on Monday, July 15, 2019 in the Railroad Depot Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin, Texas.  At 6 pm he will discuss “The Businesses of James Butler’s ‘Shopping Center’” on Keltys Street that housed the Lincoln Theater.  This meeting will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin, Texas.  For more information on both these meetings contact Rev. Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.  

 

The public can e-mail Cindy at keltysumc@hotmail.com or Dickie at dickie.dixon@hotmail.com (2) Ann Morris will discuss photo and video preservation, when she speaks to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society (TAGHS) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in downtown Timpson.   For more information,  please call the Genealogy Room at (936) 254-2966.  (3) At 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, Dickie Dixon will discuss “Mechanic’s Liens:  The Friend of Historians, Genealogists, and Preservationists” for the pre-conference of the Jasper County Genealogy Conference. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 19, 2019, the Jasper County Genealogy Conference will bring you up to date on what you don’t know about genealogy.  Sherrie Shelton Leach will discuss “Using Timelines in Genealogy” at 9 a.m.  and  Billie Pate Grunden will discuss her family connections to the War of 1812 at 10 a.m.  Alana Inman, Manager of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas, will be at the plate at 11 a.m.,  discussing  recent additions and renovations to the facility and what’s there.  Patti Huff Smith will discuss “The Beatitudes of Genealogy” at 1 p.m. , and Herman Wright and Jamie Carter Bollich will discuss their family relationship and his grandmother Arvetta at 2 p.m.  Stanley Fletcher at 3 p.m.  will discuss “The Inlaws and Outlaws of the Neutral Ground.”  

 

For more information, contact Jasper County Historical Commission co-chairs Linda Primrose or John Johnson at (409) 384-6441 or jaspercountyhc@yahoo.com or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378 or dickie.dixon@hotmatil.com (4) Angelina County Genealogical Society president Dickie Dixon will review the new book The Conservative Sensibility by George Will at 6 p.m. on Thursday, july 25, 2019 at Casa Ole on 2115 South First Street in Lufkin, Texas  (5) Dickie Dixon will discuss “The Usefulness of Ethnologue and Unesco Atlas of World Languages in Danger of Disappearing,” when he speaks to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society about 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas. Finger food and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  For more information, contact Kathy Knighton or Terri Woods at (409) 379-2109 Fred Grunden at (409) 384-6544 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.

 

 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

 

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held July 11, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.

 

Click here for the agenda:

 

 

 

 

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Center Sports Update


 

 

 

VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Parent Meeting: July 26th at 6 p.m. in the HS cafeteria. 
It is mandatory for players and their parent/legal guardian to attend.

The 2019 game schedule is attached below.

 

CROSS COUNTRY
Coach Boone will be having an information meet for MS and HS athletes on July 24th at 6 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.

 

Click here for the Volleyball schedule:

 

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Blood Drive


 


Blood Drive at Focused Care of Center in Friday, July 26, at 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 501 Timpson Street. 

 

For more information call 936-598-2483.

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Timpson ISD and the Timpson STEM Academy is extremely proud and excited about the addition of Dr. Mihaela Munday. Dr. Munday has been teaching at Savanna State University in Georgia. Dr. Munday served as Interim Department Chair for the College of Education, and was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education. She taught undergraduate education courses in curriculum and assessment, instructional technology, educational foundations and grades 4-12 teaching math methods, while at Savanna State.  Dr. Munday has previously been employed by Timpson, where she taught math, during 2010-2012.  Dr. Munday will be teaching math once again in Timpson. She will teach dual credit math, in conjunction with Panola college, where she will be accredited.  She will also be teaching other math courses at Timpson. Timpson STEM Academy will be greatly enhanced by the addition of Dr. Munday. Her addition will allow Timpson students to gain 15 hours of college level math hours and complete their STEM endorsement. The STEM fields are one of the fastest growing job opportunities in Texas. Dr. Munday will serve as a resource to the STEM Academy, with her experience in grant writing and curriculum design. The experiences of Dr. Munday will enhance both the STEM and math programs in Timpson, giving our students an opportunity to be workforce ready or academically advanced.

 

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Panola athletes named to NJCAA All-Academic Team Panola Teams named NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year


 

 

Eleven Panola College student athletes have been named on a NJCAA All-Academic Team. Student athletes from around the nation contributed to a new NJCAA record as 6,656 participants earned a spot on one of the three NJCAA All-Academic teams. Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher. The criteria for the three All-Academic teams are First Team: 4.00 GPA, Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA, and Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA.

 

Panola College All-Academic First Team athletes include the following: in baseball: Hayden Collins – Cypress, TX, Thomas Grilli – Toronto, Canada, Edward William – Garrison, TX; in volleyball: Hannah Floyd – League City, TX.

 

Panola College All-Academic Second Team athletes include the following: in baseball: Jarret Whorff – Winnsboro, TX.

 

Panola College All-Academic Third Team athletes include the following: in baseball: Blaine Parker – Hallsville, TX, Cameron Stansberry – Port Neches, TX, Chase Hodges – Bossier City, LA, Raphael Leblanc – Trois-Rivers, Canada; in basketball: Alicja Falkowska – Lomianki, Poland, Maryia Adashchyk – Minsk, Belarus.

 

Three Panola College teams were also recognized as 2018-19 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year by achieving a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher as a team. Teams honored were baseball, women’s basketball, and volleyball.

 

“We are honored to have athletic teams and student athletes who work hard not only in their sport, but also in academics,” said Don Clinton, Panola College Athletic Director and Vice President of Student Success.

 

 

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Journey with Jesus


 

 

 

 

 

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