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Community News Archives for 2019-02

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting Date Correction


 

 

The Day of the Meeting was sent incorrectly from Tri-County it will be on March 4th, 2018 not the 7th. 

 

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday March 4, 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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After Hours Event


 

 

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 6:30pm.


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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Shelbyville JV Baseball Tournament Canceled


 

 

The JV Baseball tournament in Central has been canceled.

 

 

 

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Car Show


 

 

 

 

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Thank You Letter for Steel Building Fundraiser


 

All of us here at Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. would like to extend our greatest appreciation to everyone involved in our Steel Building Fundraiser.  For those who helped get it together, sell tickets, and bought tickets, we couldn’t have done it without you!  We are humbled by all the support we get from our wonderful community. 

 

We would like to thank General Shelters for working with us on this fundraiser.  We are gracious and hope to collaborate with you in the future.  We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Fundraiser Committee here at Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. for taking time out of their busy schedule and helping out in various ways.  We want to acknowledge one individual in particular for all the hard work and dedication he has put into each of our fundraisers and that is Mr. Sammy Arnold.  We are blessed to have him and each of the members of the Committee. 

 

The winner of the Steel Building was James Blue.  Congratulations to Mr. Blue and thank you for purchasing a ticket from us!  Enjoy the building. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DRT Texas History Month Program


 

 

 

March is Texas History Month so in place of the regular March meeting of the DRT, they are inviting the public to join them at noon on Friday, March 1, by the DRT building on the Courthouse Square in Center.

 

They will pay tribute to Texas Independence Day, Texas Flag Day, the birthday of Sam Houston and the heroes of the Alamo and Goliad. We'll tell you about some of the women and children who survived the battle of the Alamo, and they will recognize one of their Chapter members, Juanita Sample Chandler, as a Real Granddaughter of the Republic of Texas. Her grandfather, James Bedford Sample, was a resident of what became Shelby County during the days of the Republic of Texas.

 

Come celebrate some of our Texas history. In case of rain, they will meet in the Historic Shelby County Courthouse on the Courthouse Square. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Youth Sports Fish Fry at Raymond Motor Company


 

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Grief Support Meeting at Center First Baptist Church


 

 

The Center First Baptist Church is having a brief meeting Wednesday night 6 p.m. at the First Baptist fellowship hall. The focus will be on supporting parents and children. Please spread the word.

 

 

 

 

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First Baptist Church of Center to Host Luncheons


 

 

The First Baptist Church in Center will have luncheons for their revival will be Monday through Wednesday next week at 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Blueberry Festival


 


30th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival will be on June 8, 2019, in downtown Nacogdoches!


The Texas Blueberry Festival is a delightful day of the America you dreamed still existed. This is the most delicious festival in the Lone Star State— a day-long celebration of the annual blueberry harvest. 

 

As the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, this delicious annual event attracts more than 19,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches. It offers a smorgasbord of activities to keep folks entertained all day long.

 

 

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Annual Cemetery Clean up / Mt Gillion Baptist Church - Updated


 

 

The annual cemetery cleaning for the mt  Gillion cemetery will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


All that have loved ones that are laid to rest there are asked to bring your lawn tools mowers, blowers weedeaters etc. for this important task. The past two years have been a great success. They look forward to seeing you there.

 

For more information, please contact Terran Watts 936-332-0720 President, George Grace 936-572-0154 Vice President or Sharon Hamilton, Secretary  936-591-0797.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Local Masonic Lodge nominated JISD 1st graders to receive a Dental Health Program


 

 

 


The Joaquin Local Masonic Lodge nominated JISD 1st graders to receive a Dental Health Program with dental kits from the Fantastic Teeth Club. Today February 26, 2019, we had a great dental program. Mr. John Paul Sledge introduced the local masons who attended.

 

 

 

Mr. Vance Jordan, Mr. Randy Bonner, Mr. Jerry Agnew and himself.  Mr. Sledge talked with the students about good health and mouth care.  They were also shown a video about Dental Health Care.  Questions were ask after the video and all of our students were great listeners, answering correctly.  

 

 

They would like to give a big Shout Out and Thank You to our Local Masonic Lodge and to the Fantastic Teeth Club.  February is Dental Health Month.

 

 

 

 

 

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Produce Drop


 

 

 

Tri-County Harvest for Homes will have a produce drop tomorrow Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the old CVS building at 9 a.m.

 

Be aware though that the truck may arrive a little earlier or later depending on travel conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Morale Boosters Meeting


 

 

MORALE BOOSTERS - proactive support group
 
Healthy Food show
Tues. March 5th at 6 p.m. at Center Extension office
$10 per person for tasting and recipes
Please RSVP if possible.
 
Learn to eat healthy in order to heal the body!!
 
for more info call 368-2359 or
FB - Shelby Co. Cancer Fund

 

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Benefit for Dianne Livingston


 

 

 

Several years ago, Dianne was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer). Treatments went well and the cancer went into remission. Dianne also has scoliosis. In January of 2019 Dianne was sent by a doctor to Houston for emergency surgery on her back. A tumor had grown and had her spine bent so badly that the spine cracked. If surgery was not done Dianne would be paralyzed. The Lymphoma had spread and the back doctor had to release Dianne from the back surgery before her doctor could begin treatments on the Cancer. There have been many complications and expenses. Dianne is a member of Providence Missionary Baptist church.

 

They are holding a bake sale on the parking lot of Napa on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 9:00 – 2:00. Benefits and Resale will be taking donations and selling those donations for Dianne on Friday and Saturday, March 1, and 2. Benefits and Resale for area medical expenses is located on Hwy 96N. From Center to Tenaha, one mile on the left.

 

All donations from the Bake sale and the items donated for Dianne will go to Dianne to help with expenses.

 

Contact Regina Danley and Catherine Livingston at (936) 332-0060.

 

 

 

 

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Garage Sale at James-Antioch Community Building


 

 

Families in the James Antioch Community will have a Garage Sale at the Community Building on Saturday. March 9. 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Each family will have a table of items for sale.  You are invited to come by and see what is on sale.  There will be signs to help you find the Community Building but you will need to travel from Center on HWY 7 East about 5 miles to the James Store. 

 

There turn right and go on FM 2608 about a quarter of a mile. The Community Building is on the right.  We will direct you so you know where to park.  If you have questions call Ellen Manning 598-3081.

 

 

 

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Ash Wednesday Service at Center First United Methodist Church 


 

 

Center, Texas – February 25 – Ash Wednesday is the initiation of the season of Lent.  Lent is a spiritual journey spanning 40 days from Ash Wednesday until Holy Saturday before Easter, Resurrection Sunday. During Lent, we are called to a season of self-reflection, some form of spiritual commitment, and special attention to scripture and repentance.  For many, it is also a season in which we adopt various acts of kindness and compassion.  At Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) located at 211 Porter Street, we begin this season with an Ash Wednesday service on March 6, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Our service this year will focus on dust, ashes and breath, which will incorporate all age levels in our church. 

 

During the service, everyone attending our Ash Wednesday service will have the opportunity, if they choose, to receive the application of ashes in the form of the cross on their forehead.  The ashes simply remind us not only of our limited time on earth, but also of the grace of God who extends life past death by means of the cross.     

 

Please join together with us on Ash Wednesday as the recipients of God’s grace and enjoy scripture enactment along with scripture reflection, hymns, praise and prayers.  Come and expect to be moved by the breath of the Holy Spirit.  Everyone is welcome.  Additional information regarding our Ash Wednesday service can be obtained by contacting the church office at Center First UMC (936) 598-2707 or visiting www.fumccentertx.org.

 

 

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Revival at the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church


 

 

The Jackson Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival with Bro. Steve Brady and family will begin on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1o a.m. and will continue Sunday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Every one is invited to attend. They are located on HWY 7 East in Joaquin, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Abundant Love Ministries Garage Sale


 


Abundant Love Ministries will be having a huge garage sale. They will also have gumbo. This will all be going on Saturday March 2, 2019 starting at 7:30 a.m. They are located at 1218 Shelbyville St. in Center, Texas.

 

 

 

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Benefit for Athan Canipe


 

 

 

Benefit Fundraiser for Athan Canipe this coming Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Tenaha ISD Parking lot from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. BBQ plates will be $6 each. For more information call 936-553-8876.

 

 

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Operation Desert Storm Observance


 

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 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center.  The program will be held Thursday, 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.

 

 

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Founders Day


 

 

 

 

 

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Library hosts Climbing Your Family Tree workshop


 

 

 

Have you ever wondered how to find your roots?  Are you just starting your family tree?  If so, join us at the Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center, on Tuesday, February 26th, at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will conduct a hands-on workshop to help you begin or continue your journey.  Bring your questions, your goals and a little of your afternoon.

 

And remember, there are no dumb questions, just asked questions - or worse, unasked questions.  
If you use a laptop for your research, bring it.  The Library has WiFi.  The mission of the DRT is to honor the memory and spirit of our ancestors.


Before we can honor them, we have to find them.  Let's start searching.

 

For more information, call the Library at 936-598-5522.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mt. Zion CME Church Celebrates Black History 


 

 

Black History Program to be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Zion CME Church. Special guests are Brenda Wimberly and Jonathan Fountain of Shreveport, LA, Alex Cloudy, Jalen Hubbard, Jeremy Small, Christy Byndom, and others.

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefit Program for Bishop Swindle


 

 

 

 

 

 

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First United Methodist Church Chili & Soup Cooking Contest Results


 

 

 

 

 

Center, Texas – February 18 – The First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Center announces the winners of their inaugural Soup and Chili Cook-off competition held Sun., Feb. 17 with proceeds benefiting the First UMC Mission and Outreach Committee annual projects.  The First UMC Missions and Outreach Committee members extend their appreciation and gratitude to the participants entering the cook-off competition and to the congregation and community for supporting their fundraiser.  

 

First and Second Place People’s Choice awards were presented in both Soup and Chili categories and winners include:

 

Soup Division
First Place: Team Soup Siblings - Victoria Lee and Harrison Lee (not pictured)
Second Place: Virginia Watlington


Chili Division
First Place: Marlin Jones and Will Lucas
Second Place: Roy Blackshear

 

 

 

 

(Left to right:  Virginia Watlington, Victoria Lee, 
Roy Blackshear, Marlin Jones
and Will Lucas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sabine County Beekeepers Meetings


 

 

 

Sabine County Beekeepers will meet March 4th at 6:30 p.m .at Sabine County Chamber of Commerce (125 N. Texas Street on the square in downtown Hemphill). We will start meeting 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. We have no officers and no dues. For more info call James 409-625-4787.

 

 

 

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Pastor & Wife Anniversary Service


 

 

 

Pastor Gary Suell & First Lady Pamla  Suell Anniversary Service


Will celebrate  their 1st year anniversary, at the Mt Gillion Baptist Church Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 p.m. Guest church will be Rev James Irving and Iron Will Baptist Church of Nacogdoches 
Dinner will be Served. 


Sis. Sharon Hamilton, Church Clerk

 

 

 

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Vickie Martin Speaks to Historical Society


 

 

 

 

 

 

On Feb. 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. Mrs. Vickie Martin gave a presentation to the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Museum about the history of Shelbyville, Texas. The meeting was well attended with, a full house.

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefit for Dianne Livingston Rescheduled


 

 


Benefit for Dianne Livingston - rescheduled to Friday, March 1, 2019. 


Several years ago, Dianne was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer). Treatments went well and the cancer went into remission. Dianne also has scoliosis. In January of 2019 Dianne was sent by a doctor to Houston for emergency surgery on her back. A tumor had grown and had her spine bent so badly that the spine cracked. If surgery was not done Dianne would be paralyzed.

 

The Lymphoma had spread and the back doctor had to release Dianne from the back surgery before her doctor could begin treatments on the Cancer. There have been many complications and expenses. Dianne is a member of Providence Missionary Baptist church. 


We are holding a BAKE SALE on the parking lot of Napa on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 9:00 – 2:00. BENEFITS AND RESALE will be taking donations and selling those donations for Dianne Thursday, Friday and Saturday. March 1, 2. Benefits and Resale for area medical expenses is located on Hwy 96N. From Center to Tenaha, one mile on the left. 


All donations from the Bake sale and all sales from the items donated for Dianne will go to Dianne to help with expenses. 


Contact Regina Danley and Catherine Livingston at (936) 332-0060; FB and/or Text.

 

 

 

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Health and Fitness Fair


 

 


The Annual Health and Fitness Fair is just a few weeks away, so mark your calendar.!! The Annual Health and Fitness Fair,Presented by Cline Family Medicine will be held on Thursday, March 21 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00am until 2:30.  The Event is hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Services.

 

This year’s theme is “Path to Plate”. Many people do not realize the importance and relationship of what we eat and the affect on our overall health. Vendors will highlight this connection and how many chronic and deadly diseases can be prevented through healthy eating.

 

The purpose and goal of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee and the Health and Fitness 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.

 

Two mobile mammogram units will be onsite for mammograms.  Thank you to Trinity Mother Frances and UT Health East Texas.  All mammogram appointments must be made prior to March 13 by calling the Agri-Life Extension Offices 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.


Gold Sponsors for this year’s event are Focused Care of Center, Hope Community Medicine and Nacogdoches Medical Center. 

 

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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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.  

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Shelby County will be hosting the first monthly meal prep classes on Monday, February 25th from 3 to 7 pm and Saturday, March 2nd 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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Piney Woods Photographic Society February Challenge Results


 

 


The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting Saturday and with a large group in attendance there was much discussion and participation in the February Challenge "Still Life".  All the entries were unique and outstanding in their own rights. Our members did an excellent job with their entries.  Everyone was a winner by stepping out of their comfort zone in photography.  The top three selections are :

 

 

 

 

 


To view all the wonderful photographs submitted for the February Challenge, check out our PWPS Flickr page, https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/

 

The next meeting will be the third Saturday in March with a "Landscape" Challenge and a work shop on "Shooting Patterns and Textures".  Check out our Face Book page,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PineyWoodsPhoto/ for more information or call or text Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426.

 

 

 

 

 

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Benefit for Dianne Livingston


 


Several years ago, Dianne was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer). Treatments went well and the cancer went into remission. Dianne also has scoliosis. In January of 2019 Dianne was sent by a doctor to Houston for emergency surgery on her back. A tumor had grown and had her spine bent so badly that the spine cracked. If surgery was not done Dianne would be paralyzed. The Lymphoma had spread and the back doctor had to release Dianne from the back surgery before her doctor could begin treatments on the Cancer. There have been many complications and expenses. Dianne is a member of Providence Missionary Baptist church. 


We are holding a bake sale on the parking lot of Napa on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 – 2:00. Benefits and Resale will be taking donations and selling those donations for Dianne  on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. February 21, 22, 23. Benefits and Resale for area medical expenses is located on Hwy 96N. From Center to Tenaha, one mile on the left. 


All donations from the Bake sale and the items donated for Dianne will go to Dianne to help with expenses. 


Contact Regina Danley and Catherine Livingston at (936) 332-0060

 

 

 

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Old Stone Fort To Be Topic of February TAGHS Meeting


 

 

When George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789 the Old Stone Fort was already standing in Nacogdoches. Though the original building was demolished in 1902, a replica was erected on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in 1936 as a museum.

 

Carolyn Spears, Curator of the Old Stone Fort Museum, will speak to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society on the history of the Old Stone Fort and its museum at the monthly meeting of TAGHS on Wednesday, February 20 at 2PM in the Meeting Room of the Timpson Public Library, located on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in Timpson. The public is invited.

 

 

 

 

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Woodmen Life Chapter 250 February Meeting


 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their February meeting on Monday, February 18th at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office located at 266 Nacogdoches Street.  We will discuss our 2018 yearly audit and budget planning for 2019.  Darrell's BBQ refreshments will be served and all members are invited to come out and attend.

 

 

 

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Senior Site Valentine Banquet


 

 

Join us for an evening of food, entertainment, and dancing!  The Senior Nutrition Site in Center will be hosting a Valentine Banquet from 6 pm until 9 pm on Saturday, February 16th.  There will be live music, dancing, and dinner.  Deserts are provided by Sassy Reds!  Bring your valentine for a fun evening out on the town.  There will be a $10 admission.  This Valentine Banquet is for everyone of all ages!  The Senior Nutrition Site is located on Loop 500, next to Panola College. 

For more information, please call us at 598-7768.

 

 

 

 

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Town and Country Expanding to Louisiana


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town and Country located in Center, Texas held a gumbo luncheon on Feb. 13, 2019, in which they announced they will be expanding their business into Lousiana. Center Broadcasting Company attended the luncheon during which Jodi Fountain with Town and County gave a short announcement show in the video below.   

 

 

Video Coverage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

 

The Piney Woods Photographic Society will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Saturday,2/16/19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center,Tx. 

There will be a workshop on “Using Leading Lines in your Photography “.   

 

The monthly Club challenge will feature “Still Life” Photography submitted by members for critique and voting. 

 

If you are wanting someone to talk Photography with,or interested in club membership contact 
Billie F Jones, 936-591-2426. 


Looking forward to seeing everyone and visitors are always welcome. 

 

 

 

 

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Cemetery Cleaning


 


Cemetery working will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 8 a.m. at the East Liberty Cemetery. All that can, please come out and help. For more information call 512-657-5499.

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Raffle


 

 

 

Today is the last day!!!  Shelby County Outreach will draw the name of the winner Thursday, February 14th and 11:00 am at the Senior Nutrition Site.  We need all tickets turned in by Today, February 13th so we can have them ready for the big moment!  Reminder:  The raffle is for a brand new 10x16 Steel Building made by General Shelters.  Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.  The winner is responsible for moving costs.  Come by the Outreach today to get your last-minute tickets!  For questions, call us at 598-4990.

 

 

 

 

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TCCA Food Pantry


 

 

Tri-County Harvest for Homes Food Pantry will be closed Thursday, February 14 will re-open Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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5th Annual Black History Program


 

 

The 5th Annual Black History Program will be held at the Triumph First Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville on February 24th, 2019 at 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Site Raffle Drawing


 


The Shelby County Outreach Ministries will have the drawing for the steel building this Thursday 2-14-19 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Site in Center, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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First Symrna Missionary Baptist Church Anniversary


 


First Symrna Missionary Baptist Church will have their anniversary service on February 17th, at 2:30 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Scotty Bland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Items of the Month


 


Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. needs these items of the month:  bagged beans, bagged rice, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, tuna, Ramen noodle soup, and macaroni and cheese.  

We want to thank all of you that have donated items in the past.  The food you donate goes to families and individuals who are dealing with food insecurities.  So, help us help others by dropping off some of these items to the Outreach.  Every can helps.  Thank you and God Bless.  

 

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday February 18th, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.  We look forward to a musical program presented by Dr. Danny Paul and Sally Windham.

 

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

 

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Texas Extension Education Association Club - Women on the Go 


 


Featuring Chocolate Tasting and Determining Quality and Pastry Tips


You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, February 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 February program will feature guest speaker Michele Clark, Extension Master Wellness Volunteer.  Mrs. Clark will be providing a chocolate tasting and program on measuring the level of quality in chocolate, and she will provide some pastry shortcuts when working with this sweet delight.

 

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, February 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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Artillery Talk


 

 

 

On Saturday, February 23, park staff will offer a unique presentation on the different types of field cannon employed by artillery batteries during the Battle of Mansfield and the various types of ammunition used.  The program will begin at 2:00 PM inside the museum theater. How artillery batteries were organized and functioned in battle during the American Civil War will also be discussed.

 

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

 

 

 

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Love Your Library Month 


 

 

 

It is LOVE YOUR LIBRARY month at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center.  You can support our local library by becoming a Friend of the Library.  

 

The Friends of the Library raise funds through book sales, raffles and membership fees.  We want our library to be able to continue ordering new books (both regular books and e-books), providing interesting programs including the delightful Holiday Puppet show, and many other activities.

 

Join the Friends of the Library TODAY, by picking up an application at the library or by calling 936-598-5522 to have one mailed to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Bear at Joaquin ISD


 

 

 

Denise Merriman with Shelby County Child Advocacy along with Happy Bear presented a program on safety to our Pre-k thru 5th graders on February 7, 2019.  We would like to thank them for coming to JISD Elementary.

 

 

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Joaquin Softball Scrimmage Cancellation (02/08/19)


 

 

The Joaquin HS softball scrimmage scheduled for today (02/08/19) vs Groveton at home has been canceled.  

 

Submitted by: Steven McCann, Women's Athletic Director

 


 

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Dutch Oven Cooking


 

 

The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking 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 Historical Society Monthly Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Museum located on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Mrs. Vickie Martin.  She will be speaking about the History of Shelbyville. Everyone is invited to attend

 

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Chili Fundraiser for the West Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department


 

 

The Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church located at 9181 HWY 7 West will be hosting a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser for the West Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, February 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until all sold out. It will include a bowl of chili with crackers, drink and a dessert for $5.00.

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Lady Bears Update


 

 

 

 

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Fourth Friday Luncheon Nacogdoches Chamber


 


"18th Annual Nacogdoches County Agriculture Banquet"


The Fourth Friday Luncheon presented by Nacogdoches I.S.D. is 12 to 1 p.m., Feb. 22 at The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center, 200 N. Fredonia St. Gold sponsor is Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp.

 

Pictured right is Steele Wright, Director of Marketing at TFP Nutrition who is the guest speaker.
Discover more!

 

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Changes made to CMS Semi-formal Dance: Drop Off, Parental Attendance


 


The Annual CMS Semi-Formal Dance will be held on February 8 from 6-9 pm in the High school Cafeteria. Only CMS students will be admitted. Students may purchase tickets through Friday and at the door of the dance for $10 each. 

 

Due to a basketball game at the same time, drop off and pick up will be behind the high school in the teacher parking lot to reduce traffic concerns. 

 

No parents will be allowed in the dance, so please take pictures prior to arriving.  

 

 

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CHS Film Advances in UIL Young Filmmakers Festival


 

Adam Ramirez, UIL Film Coach and Graphic Design Instructor: 


The CHS UIL Film group submitted 3 entries this year to compete in the 2019 UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. Over 700 films were submitted across the state in different categories. We submitted 1 traditional animation created by Chloe Maldonado and 2 narratives by Blane Agnew and Miriam Almaguer. 

 

Congratulations to Blane Agnew as his film advances to the next round of competition. Unfortunately Prudence and CYCYLE didn't make it to the next round missing it by one vote. So close. Congrats goes out to all film students for their hard work and effort. Best of luck to Blane and his crew.

 

CHS film students that participated in the films are:

 

Chloe Maldonado
Scarlett Shires
Blane Agnew
Maddie Russell
Miriam Almaguer
Erika Moreno
Michelle Acosta

 

FADED :: Blane Agnew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifxVe0waoeE

 

Prudence. :: Miriam Almaguer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d84ogm7a1X4

 

CYCLE :: Chloe Maldonado
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlKUiUM16a8

 

 

 

 

 

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Does My Child Need a Booster Seat?


 


Caution: Don’t Move Your Child to a Seat Belt Too Soon

 

 

 

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child. And, the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash. Many parents are under the impression that a child can be moved to the vehicle seat belt system when they have outgrown the weight limits of their child safety seat. Most conventional forward-facing child safety seats have a 5-point harness system that can be used until at least 40 pounds. However, most children weigh 40 pounds long before they are tall enough to fit in the vehicle lap/shoulder belt. 

 

Children do not fit well in the vehicle lap/shoulder belts that were designed for adults who are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. Instead of fitting properly over the lower hips, the lap belt rides over the soft tissues of the abdomen and can cause severe injury or death. The shoulder portion of the belt hits the child’s neck or face instead of lying flat across the chest. This causes many children to place the shoulder belt behind their back, leaving them with no upper body protection. A booster seat ‘boosts’ the child up so the lap/shoulder belt will fit correctly and provide protection in a crash.

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Community Health Educator, Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County, reminds parents that correctly using a booster seat can protect a child from being thrown around the vehicle or being totally ejected in a crash. In a crash, children who are incorrectly restrained by a lap/shoulder belt are likely to sustain serious injuries to internal organs, as well as the head and spinal cord. In fact, these abdominal and spinal injuries are medically referred to as “Seat Belt Syndrome.” 

 

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be one of the leading causes of death and injury for children 14 and under. Car seats, including boosters, have been proven to be effective in preventing injuries and deaths and studies show that booster seats can reduce the risk of injury by 59 percent. But children in this age group are the least likely to be properly restrained. Surveys conducted during 2017 by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that only 26.4% of 5-9 year olds in Texas were correctly restrained. In Texas fatalities in the 5-9 year old age group are nearly twice as high as the national rate.

 

The law in Texas requires children under 8 years old, unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches, to be in a child restraint system according to the manufacturer’s instructions. According to the law, an 8 year old can legally ride in the seat belt, but only a small percentage of 8 year olds are big enough to fit the seat belt correctly. While not every child who is 4 feet 9 inches will fit the seat belt — due to some children being longer in the torso and some children having longer legs — the average child reaches 4 feet 9 inches at age 11! Best practice is to keep the child in a booster seat until the lap/shoulder belts fits, which is usually sometime between ages 8-12.

The injury rate and high costs associated with medical care and lost productivity for families is huge. Booster seats are an affordable solution for protecting children in the 4 to 8-plus age group. The cost of booster seats is low; generally between $15 to $40 for a basic booster seat.  Booster seats offer a low-cost solution to a high-cost problem.


When is your child ready for the seat belt?

 

Take the Five Step Test

 

1.Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?
2.Do the child’s knees bend comfortably at the edge of the vehicle?
3.Does the belt cross the shoulder between the neck and arm?
4.Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?
5.Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, your child needs a booster seat to make both
the shoulder belt and the lap belt fit right for the best crash protection. Your child will be more comfortable, too!  Call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, County Extension Agent at 936-598-7744 for a free child safety seat inspection,

 

Source: SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (www.carseat.org)

 

 

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Project Graduation Bucket Drive



Project Graduation Bucket Drive benefiting the Center Senior Class will be held this Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, on the Center City square area from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Basketball Information


 

 

JVB/V Girls and Boys will take on Shelbyville Tuesday, February 5th! First game will tip off at 5:00 pm. It is Senior Night! Senior basketball players will be honored prior to each game. Parents are invited to escort their senior.

 

Girls' parents need to be there by 6 and boys' parents by 7:15. Come join us as we celebrate our seniors at our last home game!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Students benefit from Academic Support Lab


 

 

 

 

 

 

Panola College has implemented an Academic Support Lab with professors and peers working as tutors to provide additional instruction for development of reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Supplemental funding for the lab is provided through a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The grant targets corequisite instruction that helps students become TSI complete, a designation that signifies college readiness. Under the new corequisite initiative, students take developmental math or English along with the college-level academic math or English included in core curriculum requirements.

 

“We expanded corequisite instruction for English and math in fall 2018,” explains Teresa Brooks, Dean of Distance Learning and Chair of Preparatory Studies at Panola College. “As a result, we saw an increase in the number of students who completed their required developmental courses – but for the first time, a significant percentage of the students also completed college-level English or math courses.”

 

In the past, students who were not TSI complete were blocked from academic level math and English until they successfully completed developmental courses. Depending on the students’ progress through the developmental sequence, these required courses could delay completion of the associate degree.

 

“We are pleased with this new approach because it puts students on track to finish their degree plans on schedule, and saves time and money,” Brooks said.

 

Through the corequisite program, professors staff the Academic Support Lab and are available to students five days a week for reading, writing, and mathematics skills.

 

Tutoring is nothing new to Panola College. Students have had access to free tutoring in all subjects, including career and technical subjects, through the Student Success office for years, according to Don Clinton, Vice President of Student Success.

 

“We ask professors to identify and nominate peer tutors who can be available on an as-needed basis throughout the semester. Sometimes students are reluctant to ask for help, but we are making an effort to let them know we are here to help them be successful at Panola.”

 

Peer tutors are paid, and are not required to qualify for Work Study federal funding, which is needs-based funding.

 

“Peer tutors say that by teaching the concepts of math and English to others, they find that the process reinforces their own mastery of the material. They aren’t just teaching and tutoring – it’s more of a collaborative learning experience. Research has also shown that some students are more comfortable being tutored by other students,” he added.

 

Tutoring opportunities range from face-to-face sessions in a computer lab to online Zoom conferences. Face-to-face sessions are offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Marshall College Center. The online Zoom sessions make tutoring available to students who are studying at home.

 

For more information, contact Teresa Brooks, tbrooks@panola.edu, 903-693-2060 or Don Clinton, dclinton@panola.edu, 903-693-2055.

 

 

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Holiday Nursing and Rehab Grand Reopening



 


(CENTER, Texas) – Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation is excited to announce the recent completion of a large-scale renovation of the facility, along with the hiring of Hollie Adams, whom will serve as the facility’s Administrator.   


Hollie’s responsibilities will include overseeing all of the day-to-day aspects of running the skilled nursing facility.  She will interact with employees, residents, and the Center community on a daily basis to ensure that all of Center’s residents get the best care possible. 


“We’re thrilled to have Hollie as our Administrator,” says Chris Slimmer, President & co-owner.  “Since we acquired the facility in December 2017, we have drastically improved the clinical product and outcomes while investing heavily into the physical plant, including an extensive interior renovation.  Adding Hollie, a Shelby County native, to oversee the daily operations was an excellent fit for us.  Her leadership skills along with her relationship within the community will drive Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation to achieve the standard of excellence that is such an important component of our culture.”


To celebrate these developments, Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation would like to invite the community to the Grand Reopening of the facility on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  A special ceremony will be held to honor our Veterans, including a Flag and Wall of Heroes dedication.  Barbeque, raffle, and door prizes will be provided along with a live band. 
Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation is a nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Center, Texas that offers a high quality of care for those unable to care for themselves. Our amazing team offers a wide array of health, rehabilitation, dietary, social services, and a secure environment for loved ones suffering from Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Both short and long-term stays are welcome, each of which are tailored to the individual needs of our residents. We accept several payors including Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans’ Administration (“VA”). We strive to meet the highest standards of care and treat our residents as though they were a part of our own family.
For more information about Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation, visit www.summitltc.com/locations/holiday or call (936) 598-3371.

 

 

 

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Appreciation Services for Missionary Brenda Carrillo


 

 

Appreciation services for Missionary Benda Carrillo will take place on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Texas.


The special guest will be Shepard Aretha Washington of the Triumph Church from Dallas, Texas. 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Community Meeting


 

 

The James Antioch Community will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb, 16, 2019.  We have a Pot Luck meal at 6:30 at the Community Building.  President, Robert Gregg wants to finalize some plans for making the facility available for needs in the community.  I hope we have some nice weather so everyone can come.

 

Submitted by Ellen Manning, 598-3081

 

 

 

 

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The Teahouse of the August Moon at the Lamp-Lite Theatre


 


February begins the Award-winning Broadway hit from the 1950s, The Teahouse of the August Moon. Marlon Brando starred in the film based on the Broadway play. Lamp-Lite presented the show in 1982 and brings it back to usher in the new year.

 

It's just after World War Two on an island off the coast of Japan. American troops are setting out to teach Western Democracy to the natives, who have their own way of doing things — they would rather have a Teahouse than a School House!

 

Take a trip with us into the past — the story takes place in a remote town in Okinawa just after World War Two — with our star-studded cast that features Jon Gauntt, Kevin Helmer, Bill Small, Steve Josephsen, David McClary Norton, Jackie Vose, Trae Norman, Kearsten Clark and a host of Lamp-Lite regulars of all ages.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Feb. 8 & 9, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
Feb. 15 & 16, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at 2:00pm


AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

 

For more information click here:

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. Raffle


 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. will be set up in front of Wal-Mart today and tomorrow selling raffle tickets for a 10x16 steel building.  The tickets are $20 a piece or 6 for $100.  The drawing will be held on Valentines Day, 2/14/19.  Come get your tickets today before it's too late.  For details, call the Outreach at 598-4990.  

 

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Holiday Nursing and Rehabilitation Grand Reopening Ceremony


 


The new ownership of Holiday Nursing and Rehabilitation invites the community to join them for their Grand Reopening on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Come visit their newly renovated facility to enjoy delicious BBQ, along with door prizes and a raffle benefiting their residents' activities program. They will also have a special flag and wall of heroes dedication recognizing our veterans.

 

 

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Mt. Zion C.M.E. Women's Conference


 


The Mt. Zion C.M.E Women's Conference will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. They are located at 921 MLK Drive in Center, Texas. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

 

 

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