The Shelbyville Dragons defeated the Evadale Rebels, 79-73 on Feb. 27 in the Regional Quarter Finals at Woodville High School. The Dragons will play in the Regional Semi-Finals vs. LaPoynor on Friday, March 2 at 5:00 pm at Leon-Jewitt, TX
The Tigers will take on Grapeland this Friday in Leon! Tip off at 7:30. Fan bus available to the game! Fan bus tickets go on sale today and will end Friday at noon. Bus tickets will be $20 per person adult or student. Students not in High School must be accompanied by an adult. This price includes admission into the game. Round trip and NO stops. Bus departs from HS parking lot at 4pm. Food available for purchase at the game. You may purchase your fan bus ticket at the High School office. For more information call 936-248-5000 ext. 501.
Tigers vs Grapeland @ Leon High School in Jewett Texas 7:30 pm on Friday, March 2nd, 2018!!!
The Center Noon Lions Club would like to remind you that they still have their good quality Lion Princess and Warehouse brooms for sale. They are available at Blake Furniture in Center and Kings Nursery in Tenaha. For more information call Tim Wulf at 936-598-6333.
The Choral Union and Women’s Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the program “The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Bernstein Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
Among the works to be performed are “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide,” “America” and “One Hand, One Heart” from “West Side Story” and “Chichester Psalms.”
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
2018-02-27 12:43:00 by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Steve Fountain, publisher of the Light and Champion and his staff, will welcome Chamber members and the public to a Business After Hours event on March 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Light and Champion, 137 San Augustine St. on the downtown Center square.
Please join everyone to visit and network on March 8th. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit email@example.com.
The Shelbyville Lion's Club is holding a fundraiser to benefit the club's scholarship program.
This year the club is offering a 2018 model Alumacraft- MV1756 AW SC boat, provided by Hometown Marine in Center. Included with the boat is a 2018 Yamaha F40 LA motor, 2018 Diamond City Galvanized trailer, Spary-in liner, Minnkota Trolling motor 5516 12v, Hummingbird Helix 5 Depth Finder, and two Interstat batteries.
These tickets are available for $50 each and only 600 tickets will be sold. The winner of the boat will be responsible for TTL.
Also being given away will be a Savage Axis II, with scope, donated by Scott Massey and a Youth Rossi 410, donated by Steve Tinkle, along with a 120 quart Igloo cooler, donated by Fastenal.
The drawing will be held on May 12, 2018 during the Center Broadcasting Company Take a Kid Fishing tournament held at Huxley Bay. The first ticket drawn wins the boat.
For more information call 936-591-9334 or you pick up tickets at Hometown Marine in Center, TX.
The SCCAC would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Princess Ball a success, including Mother Nature for holding off on the rain! It was a wonderful evening, made possible only through the generous support of businesses and individuals in our community. We would like to thank this year's sponsors and donors: Cline Family Medicine, Dazzle Me Pink & Blue, Don & Janene Walker, JML Management Inc., Nix Forest Industries Inc., Premium Graphics & Design, Quickstop Stores, Ultra Inc., Shelby Savings Bank, Trails End Grocery & RV, Hughes Florist, Snell Photography, Boom Boom Photo Booth, Megan Jackson Photography, As You Wish Photography, Kayla Parker Photography, GCS Cakes by Cindy Metteauer, Center Glass, Texas Glacier Ice, Few Ready Mix, Center High School Culinary Arts Department, Timpson High School, Cornerstone Construction, and Brookshires. We would also like to thank our tireless volunteers who worked hard to make everything look beautiful for our guests of honor. We appreciate you all so much!
Holiday Nursing and Rehab will be holding their annual Easter EGG-stravaganza on March 30th, 2018 at 11 am. Bring Easter baskets and appetites! We will have an egg hunt and serve hot dogs, chips and drinks free of charge! Come on out and join us!
Until then, they are accepting donations of filled or empty Easter eggs and lots of CANDY!
The Junk in the Trunk Trades Day Event and Downtown Sidewalk Sales, and Shopping Contest will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the San Augustine Courthouse Square (parking spaces around the historic courthouse).
Call for a vendor form or just sign up the day of the event! 936-201-9798 –cell or 936-275-3172 office leave a message if no answers.
Contest for Vendors: any vendor that participates in the Junk in the Trunk Trades Day Event and goes into a store or restaurant downtown and purchases something on Saturday March 3 that vendor is eligible for a drawing to be held at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Pavilion located on the corner of the courthouse. You will need to drop your sales receipt(name and phone number) written on it into the jar by 1:45 p.m. for the drawing.
Contest for Shoppers: if you are a shopper and you go into a store or restaurant downtown and purchase something on Saturday March 3 that shopper is eligible for a drawing to be held at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Pavilion located on the corner of the courthouse. You will need to drop your sales receipt (with name and phone number) into the jar by 1:45 p.m. for the drawing.
Hope Community Medicine a grief support group will be held March 6th at 6:00 pm 325 Tenaha Street located in the portable building. There is NO cost to attend, but please call (936)591-8380 to let us know you're coming!
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Parents often ask child safety seat experts what is the safest seat for their baby. Truth be told, for an infant or young child, it is not the brand of seat they purchase, but the direction they face the seat in their vehicle that will save their child’s life. Since 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been recommending that children stay rear-facing until age 2 or to the limit of the seat for the best crash protection. The reasoning behind this recommendation is that rear-facing car seats support the head, neck and spine of infants and toddlers, and distribute crash forces over the entire body rather than at the harnesses. So why do children need the extra protection of the rear-facing seat? The main reason is that the neck and spine of an infant or young child are not fully developed and need extra protection. A small child’s head is a larger proportion of their body weight than it is for an adult — 25 percent for a child compared to about six percent for an adult. That extra weight needs a strong neck and spine to help support it during a crash when the head can be violently snapped forward causing a spinal injury, which can lead to paralysis or death.
Saturday, March 17--Irish Fest Fundraiser for Project String Power, Inc. Fun, food and live music at St. William's Catholic Family Center, 4088 NW Loop, Carthage, TX 75633 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at door--$12.
Friday, March 30--Good Friday Concert of Handel's MESSIAH selections by Project String Power, Inc. with guest performers at St. John's Episcopal Church, 308 Cottage Road, Carthage, TX 75633 at 12 noon. Admission free. Reception following concert.
Monday, April 30-- String Orchestra Concert played by Project String Power's Super Group and Piney Woods Youth Orchestra of Nacogdoches at Panola College in Frances Ross Ballroom at 7 p.m. Admission free. All are invited to attend.
"Monday, February 26, 2018 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting February 26, 2018 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM. Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors!
All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and any male descendant of a confederate soldier who was in good standing is eligible to join. The public is welcome. Those wishing to eat are asked to arrive about 6:00 PM so you’ll be ready for the program. Contact Jim Barrett (936) 254-2618 for additional information."
The Red River Campaign of 1864 and the large land battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill involved varying levels of tactical, operational, and strategic leadership and planning. At 2 pm on March 10, come and learn about the commanders who led the armies involved and how well (or poorly) they performed. This informative talk by the park historian will shine a revealing light on the officers whose actions and decision-making shaped the outcome of two major Northwest Louisiana battles.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit www.LaStateParks.com
The printmaking and graphic design programs within the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will sponsor visiting artist Leon Loughridge the week of Feb. 26 through March 2.
Loughridge, a printmaker from Denver, Colorado, and owner of Dry Creek Art Press, will work on an edition of handmade prints while in residency on the SFA campus, and he will teach classes in the Japanese Moku Hanga style of printing. A free public presentation of his work and techniques is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Art History Lecture Room B106 in the Art Building off Wilson Drive.
Art faculty members Neal Cox (printmaking) and Peter Andrew (graphic design) have organized Loughridge’s residency. For more information, call the School of Art at (936) 468-4804.
Center Youth Baseball tryouts are cancelled 2-23-18. Coaches will be notified and we will draft teams next week. Once teams are picked, the coach will call all players to let them know about practice. Also, Softball will be picking teams next week and those players should be hearing from their coaches. Soccer should soon follow.
KDET began broadcasting in February 1949 under the ownership of Tom Foster and the management of Robert Jackson "Jack" Bell. From then until the year 2000, its highly successful format catered to the farmers, ranchers, sportsmen, and small-town residents of Deep East Texas and Northwestern Louisiana.
Chief star of KDET from 1966 until 2000 was Jack Everett "Jack Mack" McLendon who, while known to his listeners for his early-morning show including a crowing rooster at sign-on and the school lunch menus in rhyme, was also the most prolific producer of advertising on KDET. Jack Mack's cousin Mattie Imelda McLendon Dellinger talked to listeners with her call-in show "Mattie's Partyline" in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Now the morning news and events are done by the trio of David Jacobs, Justin Mott, and Rob Payne.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation of coalition forces from 34 nations to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier. When the war ended on February 28th, 1991, 148 Americans had died in battle.
To remember the service and sacrifice of those Americans who participated in this war, Shelby County Memorial Veterans for Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center. The program will be held Wednesday, February 28th, at 10:00 am. As always, the public is encouraged to attend and help honor Desert Storm Veterans. Questions contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 598-2976.
History made!!! For the first time in school history the Lady Tiger Basketball team has qualified for the Regional Tournament in three consecutive seasons!!!
The Lady Tigers won a tough one tonight over Douglass 34-30 and will advance to play Centerville on Friday at 7:30 PM at Leon HS.
Tickets at the gate are $10 for Adults and $ 5.00 for Students.
Fan Bus for Girls’ Regional Semi Final at Leon
Tickets go on sale today! Bus ticket will be $20 for adult or student and this price includes admission into the game. The bus will leave promptly at 4pm from the Tenaha High School parking lot. This will be a round trip with no stops. Food may be purchased at the game.
Fan Bus Tickets can be purchased at the High School. For more information contact Aleisha Horn at 936-248-5000 ext. 501.
Note: Students not in high school must be accompanied by an adult.
Early Release Friday:
School will release at 2:30 pm Friday, February 23rd to accommodate travel for the game.
Tigers compete against Broaddus at Rusk High School tomorrow night, February 22nd; tip off at 6:00 pm. (Tenaha is Home)
The Dragons basketball team defeated the Alto Yellow jackets on Monday, Feb. 19, 67-54. The Dragons are now 28-4 on the season. They will play Pineywoods Community Academy on Friday, Feb. 23 at Nacogdoches High School at 7:00 pm.
Hope Community Medicine a grief support group will be held March 27th at 6:00 pm 325 Tenaha Street located in the portable building. There is NO cost to attend, but please call (936)591-8380 to let us know you're coming!
Triumph Church in the Todd Spring Community would like to cordially invite you and your church family to the Pastor and Wife Appreciation for Elder LaKendrick and First Lady Denesha Bluford. The speaker will be the Shepherd of Triumph Church in Tyler, TX, County Presider Corey McCowin. It will be held on March 4th at 3 p.m. at the Center Triumph Church.
Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, February 19th, 2018 starting at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Pizzeria in their banquet room. Members will discuss regular business and the 2017 year audit. All members are invited to attend.
The PWPS will be holding their regular Monday meeting this Saturday, 2/17/18 at the First United Methodist Church on Porter Street in Center,Tx. , starting at 9 am-12 pm. This month’s challenge is “Glass “ featuring photos about glass. The workshop will be EFFECTIVE PET PHOTOGRAPHY.
Everyone interested in taking better photos of the family pet or wanting to learn more about how to take better pictures or how to better operate your camera should attend. Any questions about the meeting or memberships should contact Billie F Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-591–2426.
The Thompson Brothers will be travelling to Nashville, TN to be on the Bobby Jones Presents Gospel show for new artist. They will tape on Sunday February 18, 2018 and we will let everyone know when it is scheduled to air on Dish and Direct TV.
The Xi Alpha Delta Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi would like to thank everyone who participated in our annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. We
would also like to thank our sponsors who made this possible. All donations will go directly to child serving organizations in our community. Thank you for helping make Breakfast with Santa a huge success again!
The Shelby County Relay for life Purse Bingo is coming up in February it will be held on Thursday, February 15th at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo Begins at 6 p.m. Individual Tickets are $40. Tables are 8 for $300. Blackout Bingo Cards are $5 Bingo Daubers are $2. Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information call 936-332-3456.
All practices and games for Little Dribblers will be cancelled until Tuesday February 20. Schools will reopen on February 20th and we can resume practices and games. Any questions, please call Jason Mitchell at: 936-590-7196.
Carthage, Texas – The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated 18th ranked Paris Junior College this past Wednesday and Navarro College over the weekend. With the two wins, Panola elevates their conference record to 9-5 and overall record to 16-8. “This was two good wins for our ball team. On Wednesday we never gave up and on Saturday we executed really well all game long.” Head Coach Grant McMillan stated.
On Wednesday, both Paris and Panola came out scorching hot from the field as Paris took a 47-45 halftime lead. Paris gradually took control in the second half taking a 10 point lead 73-63 with just under 7:00 minutes remaining. Panola chipped away and took a 82-81 lead with 1:15 remaining on a Marlon Taylor three-pointer. A Shandon Goldman dunk with 30 seconds remaining all but sealed the victory as Panola won 87-83.
Against Navarro, Panola held a steady lead most of the half taking a 37-34 halftime lead. Navarro tied the ball game up at 41 before eight straight points by TJ Killings helped separate Panola lead midway through the second half. Panola gradually increased the lead the rest of the way to the 87-83 victory.
A fast food Valentine’s Day dinner may not impress your sweetheart, but an 18-karat gold, stackable hamburger ring might (or also might not).
McDonald’s is putting a new spin on their slogan “I’m loving it” with the launch of the “Bling Mac” ring contest, where participants are asked to tweet their best “vows of love” to their favorite Big Macs.
Campus Recreation’s Spring Wellness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The fair will provide resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses.
Services will include blood glucose screening, blood type testing, vision testing, wellness exams, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. About 30 local vendors will be present. In addition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas representatives will be present to answer questions about the HealthSelect of Texas plan.
The event is free to all faculty and staff members and students. The Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about various organizations on campus and in the community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring or inform their classes about the event.
For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or email@example.com.
Dairyland – Sentry Insurance Company regional and national representatives, Mark Helmich and Nick Marsh, present Top Producer award to local agent Buster Bounds who has represented Dairy – Sentry Insurance Company for over 35 years. Bounds Insurance Agency was recognized as the top regional agency for 2017.
2018-02-08 08:33:00 by Texas A&M Agri-Life Ext
The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was revised, updated and was effective October 11, 2015. A major change in the revision now requires ALL food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 1, 2016.
A food handler’s course, accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands will be offered by the Shelby County Extension Office on Wednesday, February 21st, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office Meeting room located at 266 Nacogdoches St. in Center, Texas 75935.
This two-hour course is highly recommended for all food service employees to promote the service of safe food. 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 this course, contact Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent at 936-598-7744 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $25 per person (check or money order) and must be paid in full before the course begins. The class is taught in English but Spanish handouts are available if requested in advance. You can also complete your food handler’s card online at www.foodsafetyonline.tamu.edu.
The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21st – August 13th, 1898 and ended Spain’s worldwide empire. It ended with America easily defeating Spain and signaled the United States emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on February 15th, 1898 with the loss of 266 crewmen and marines in essence was the start of the war.
The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898 which established the independence of Cuba gave Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States and allowed the US to purchase the Philippines Islands from Spain for $20 million. The brief war cost the United States $250 million and 3,000 lives of which 90% perished from yellow and typhoid fever and other infectious diseases.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars traces its roots back to these veterans who founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves. These formed organizations would become what is now known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
In observance of the sacrifices made by the Veterans of the Spanish American War and those who died aboard the USS Maine, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. As always the public is invited. Call Larry Hume, 598-2976 for more information.
Food Items of the Month: As always, Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. is striving to be the hands and heart of Christ in our community. With the help of your generous food donations, we are continuing to feed the hungry in Shelby County. Thank you for helping last month. God Bless you.
This month, the items we are needing help with are as followed: Crackers, Ramen Noodle Soup, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Noodles, and Mac and Cheese.
Tenaha Robotics’ Team wins special contest! The Tenaha team was one of four invited to participate in the contest held in memory of the 15th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia’s disaster upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The students were to select a planet or satellite and design a community that could survive in outer space. The Robotic Team, made up of Andrew Tyner, Lourdes Perez, Drew Henry and Irvin Barona, chose Mars. They had to include food source, heat supply, waste disposal, and water supply.
The students also had an opportunity to meet with NASA engineers after the contest.
The first place team will present their winning Mars project at the February 19th School Board meeting.
Signing Day 2018! Two great Tiger Football careers taking the next step! CJ Horn on his way to Howard Payne University and Trai Gardner headed to Trinity Valley CC! The Tiger Nation is proud and good luck!!! Represent the maroon and white!
Shelby County Elite Select Football Team Providing children with Opportunities to Succeed The Shelby County Elite Select Football Team is compiled of Children 14 and under whom excel at Football in Shelby County. We have attended 3 tournaments and have placed 1st and 2nd place at all 3 tournaments. We practice on the port-a-cool field in center. Our team has 28 children on our team ranging from 12-14 and possess the qualities to succeed in Football. The boards mission is to provide year around football for tournaments, practice and championships that we have been invited to in our area and also Dallas.
They will have a tournament on Feburary 10th at Shelbyville High School starting at 9 a.m.
For more information call Maria Harkness at: 936-598-4051
The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will host fiber artist Vickie Lacy in a selected exhibit “Stepping on to My Straighter Path” (wearable art) from February 26, 2018-April 5, 2018 in the Fay Allison Gallery. In addition, a reception will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 3:00pm in the Library. This artist has an extensive listing of awards, shows, workshops and lectures over the past 21 years. Her most recent honor was a showing in the 2016 Fiber Arts Show of the Sacramento, California Fine Arts Museum.
Ms. Lacy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, with an emphasis in clothing design and fashion merchandising. She has also furthered her studies with an M.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Administration/Business Management from Texas A&M University, College Station. Since earning her Ph.D. she has achieved a M.A. in School Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler and a certification as a Law of Attraction Life Coach from the Quantum Success Coaching Academy.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during the Library’s operating hours Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, and Sunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm. For additional information please call 903-693-2052 or email email@example.com
The Annual Health and Fitness Fair is just a few weeks away, so mark your calendar.!! The Health Fair,presented by Cline Family Medicine will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00am until 2:30
This year’s theme is “Healthy Texas”. The purpose and goal of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee and the Health Fair is to educate Shelby County and the surrounding areas about health care resources available in the area and about their personal health. There will be a variety of health screenings available including glucose, cholesterol, bone density, spinal screenings, heart awareness, diabetes information, allergy testing information and vision.
New vendors will provide information on dental health, teeth whitening, fitness goals, healthy cooking, dermatology and more. There will even booths available for children. There will be information and activities for all ages!
In addition, a mobile mammogram unit will be at the fair. All mammogram appointments must be made prior to March 14 by calling Daphne at 936-598-7744. There is a charge for the mammograms and most health insurance is accepted. 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.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet Saturday, February 10, at 10:00 AM at the Sam Samford Lodge in Center. For the program Gina Ferren will continue the story of the journey of one of her ancestor families to Texas.
Hostesses for the meeting are Fay Eddins, Sue Gardner and Evon Daw. We will also update plans for the 2018 DRT Convention in Addison, TX. For more information call Maggie at 248-3361. Hope to see you Saturday.
The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the Bobo community will be observing their 133rd church anniversary on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 3 p.m. Pastor Charles Tutt of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, will be the speaker of the hour. Everyone is invited to attend.
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held their first Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at the Civic Center. There were 21 members and three Chamber staff present. David Chadwick gave the invocation.
President Foster reviewed events that were held during the first quarter and congratulated all Ambassadors for the hours that they volunteered in helping with the events. Ambassador Allison Sanford reported on the success of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Conference that was held in November and stated that there were around 200 students and their sponsors that attended. Stephen F. Austin State University students from the Marleta Chadwick Business
Financial Advisors presented modules on time management, budgeting, credit and finances. Ambassador Cindy Lindsey gave a report on the Business After Hours event at Mooney's Emporium that was held on December 5 was a success. Alison Scull, Total Resource Campaign Chair, spoke about the upcoming campaign that will kick off on February 15.
Each quarter, individual Ambassadors receive a Certificate of Recognition for the most hours volunteered.
Left to right: Kim Bridges, Lynda K. Russell, David Chadwick, Cindy Eubank and J.J. Ford
For the 1st Quarter Lynda K. Russell, Attorney at Law, on Team Sass was recognized for 25 hours; on Team #2, J.J. Ford, ShelbyCountyToday David Chadwick, Farmers State Bank
both were recognized for 20 hours; Cindy Eubank, Main Street Marketing, on Team Rufflin' Feathers, for 15 hours and Kim Bridges, Pine Grove Nursing Center for 11.5 hours. Total volunteer hours for 1st Quarter is 304.5.
Left to right: Doug Gay, Cindy Lindsey, Lynda K. Russell, Sharon Crelia and Andi Foster Team Sass was awarded the Traveling Chicken Trophy for a combined total of 92 volunteer hours for the 1st Quarter.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the annual Total Resource Campaign for 2018 on Wednesday, February 15.
The TRC campaign is comprised of 19 volunteers that will be offering sponsorships to Chamber members for an array of events and programs that the Chamber will hold in 2018.
Alison Scull serves as the 2018 campaign chairman. Team captains include Ginger Borders, Meg Camp, Lorei Choate, and Andi Foster.
The endeavor assists the Chamber in being more efficient with operations and executing events. Committee chairmen and volunteers are then able to develop a program of work with established budgets. At the same time Chamber members are assisted with selecting the best ways to promote their business for the entire year.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or email@example.com.
Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc needs food items for their emergency food boxes. Due to the winter weather conditions they are issuing out more food boxes than normal. Here is a list of items needed:
* 1 lb bags of rice
* 1 lb bags of beans
* Ramen noodles
* Mac and cheese
* Spaghetti noodles
* Spaghetti sauce
* Peanut butter
To donate food, please drop them by their office located at 930 Shelbyville Street.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday February 5, 2018 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 you may contact Yolanda Neal at (936) 598-6315 Ext. 200
The Health & Natural Sciences Building at Panola College has been recognized for design excellence in a national competition sponsored by *American School & University* magazine. David Zatopek of Corgan Architects, the Dallas architecture and design firm who designed and built the structure, presented the award to the Panola College Board of Trustees at the board meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018. Clint Binkley and Cody Stonger, both of Hunt Construction, were also present at the award presentation.
Announced in the Architectural Portfolio 2017 issue of *American School & University *magazine, the winning projects are also displayed online at SchoolDesigns.com. The Panola College project is featured in the online portfolio of 2017 winners that includes, among others, the American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, Washington University in St. Louis, Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, the University of Hawaii Ka ‘lmi ‘lke Education Building, Edgecombe Community College in North Carolina, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio Center for Oral Health Care.
The building’s design required careful planning to accommodate laboratories, classroom, study areas, and office space for the structure that anchors the southwest quadrant of the Carthage campus. Encompassing 64,000 square feet, the building was completed in August 2015.
In addition to the Health & Natural Sciences Building, Corgan designed and built the expansion to the M.P. Baker Library, and the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center.
“It’s gratifying to learn that the Health & Natural Sciences Building has received this design award,” said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President. “Working with Corgan and Hunt Construction on this project was a pleasure. Our faculty, staff and students reap the benefits of their design expertise every day as we educate future health care professionals.”
PHOTO CAPTION: David Zatopek presented the Design Excellence award to the