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Community News Archives for 2019-05

Revival at Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church


 

 


Revival at the Lone Cedar Missionary Baptist Church June 3-7 at 7 p.m. each evening.

 

The evangelist will be Dr. Neal Clark.

 

 

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2019 Poultry Festival 4-H Show Broiler Orders Taken-DEADLINE APPROACHING


 

 

Are you a youth in grades 3rd through 12th and interested in showing chickens at the upcoming East Texas Poultry Festival? The Shelby County 4-H Poultry project offers many activities to youth of all ages. Activities that youth can engage in include poultry production of all types, preparing foods using poultry products and public presentations that utilize information learned from the many areas within the poultry program. Youth can compete in activities at the county, district, state and national levels of competition. Rewards include an increased appreciation of the influence of the poultry industry on our lives and recognition in the form of awards, prizes, trips, and even collegiate scholarships.


Sound interesting? If so, now is the time to place your order for chicks for the Shelby County Broiler Show. A pen of 30 chicks are ordered and purchased for $30. Show rules and paperwork may be picked-up at the Extension office at 266 Nacogdoches St. (Old Elementary School Library Bldg.). All orders are due no later than July 15th, and are payable by check or money order only. The date for pick-up of show chickens will be announced at a later time.

 

If you have questions about participating in the 4-H Poultry project or learning what is involved in showing and raising chickens as a 4-H member, give Lane Dunn, Shelby County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources a call at 936-598-7744 or email at jldunn@ag.tamu.edu.
 

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Joaquin Cemetery Homecoming


 


The annual Joaquin Community Cemetery Homecoming will be held Saturday, June 8th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Joaquin.  We will have a business meeting, singing, slide show of old photos, a presentation of "A Second Visit to our Past" by Cynthia Webster and a covered dish luncheon.  Please join us for a time of fellowship and family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Site Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

 

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Timpson Ambulance Service Raffle Fundraiser



The Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service is having a fundraiser raffle for the following guns: Diamondback AR 15 - 223 rifle, Keystone Cricket - 22 rifle, SCCY - 9 mm pistol. 

 

The drawing will be held on July 6, 2019. Tickets are $10 a piece and can be purchased at the Timpson Ambulance Service office in downtown Timpson, Hometown Tire in Timpson, and will be available as well at U-Need-Guns & Ammo. 

 

Call 936-657-0600 for more information.

 

 

 

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Old Sardis Cemetery Homecoming


 

 

The Old Sardis Cemetry located in San Augustine County will have homecoming on June 2, 2019. Lunch will be served.

 


 

 

 

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Dragon Band 2019-2020: Leaders, Twirlers, and Drill-Team


 

 

It is with great pride to introduce the 2019-2020 Shelbyville Dragon Band Leadership.

 

Section Leaders

Flutes - Emily Nicosia and Kianna Bennett

Clarinets - Naomi Caporali and Randall Bailey

Saxophones - Tanya Santana and Naquila Barnes

Trumpets - Chassity Davis

French Horns - Hagen Crumpton

Baritones/Trombones - Ja’Kaitlon Bolton and Jimmy Jiminez

Tubas - Eli Taylor

Percussion - Levi Dramberger and Logan Williams

 

HS Summer Band Registration - July 18

Leadership Meeting - July 18

Summer Band Camp (lunch provided) - July 22-26

 

 

Head Drum Major

Senior Ja’Kaitlon Bolton

 

Assistant Drum Major

Sophomore Kianna Bennett.

 

 

 

 

Twirlers

Avery Faulkner, Tanya Santana, and Emily Nicosia

The twirling sponsor is Jada Jones

Twirler Camp is July 1-3

 

 

Twirler Captain

Tanya Santana

 

 

 

Drill-Team

Kendall Murray, Aubree Camp, Kianna Bennett, Lexi Fleming, Ava Silva, Dinova Rose, Tiesha Allen, Kathy Luna, Jakalia Swindle, and Maisey Swindle (not pictured: Nenna Smith and Nerra Smith)

 

 

The Drill-Team sponsor is Emily Sowell and Drill-Team Camp is June 28-30.

 

 

 

Drill-Team Co-Captains

Maisey Swindle and Kianna Bennett

 

The Dragon Band would like to thank the Shelbyville ISD Faculty/Staff/Administration/School Board, parents, community, local businesses, Tatum Music Co., Mr. Neil Grant, Mr. Jim Jones, the Dragon Band Boosters, and our local press for your continued support!

 

See you in the Fall!

 

 

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Tri-County Community Action, Inc.


 

 

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019, in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information call (936)598-6315 ext:201

 

 

 

 

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Business After Hours


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors with Darcie Hays and Connie Belgard, of Center Floral & Gifts, will welcome Chamber members to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 until 7:00pm at 135 Shelbyville Street on the downtown Center square.  
Center Floral & Gifts will showcase their products and floral services while at the same time Chamber members will have an opportunity to network with each other in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.


Center Floral has recently remodeled and added a coffee bar, serving delicious hot and cold beverages.  They also carry Blue Bell ice cream.  Hours are 8:00am until 6:00pm.  
Center Floral specializes in creating unique and beautiful arrangements for any occasion. Floral arrangements can be customized by choosing from a variety of flowers for all special occasions or just because.   The staff at Center Floral will take the time to create a personal and unique arrangement.  Orders can placed by phone, in person or online. In addition to floral arrangements, Center Floral carries several lines of body scrubs and lotions. 


For more information on their services and products, Center Floral can be reached at 936-598-2413.


For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 

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Car Show Results


 

 

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Center Motor Company Memorial Day Program


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Despino's Tire Fishing Tournament


 

 

The 2019 Despino's Tire Bass Tournament will be held in Toledo Bend at the San Miguel Park Toledo Bend on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

 

1ST: $20,000 (GUARANTEED)
2ND: $5,000
3RD: $3,500
4TH: $3,000
5TH: $2,500


***30 PLACES PAYBACK

Licensed guides or anyone that has guided in the last 90 days are not allowed to fish.

PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK!

$250 Entry
$10 Big Bass 

REGISTRATION
Friday, May 31, 4:00pm – 7:00pm @ San Miguel Toledo 
Friday, May 31, 7:00am - 5:00pm @ Jim’s South store location on Burt Kouns in Shreveport
Saturday, June 1, 4:30am - 6:00am
** At least ONE team member MUST register!

 

TRAILERING TOURNAMENT
Saturday, June 1
First Cast: 6:15am
Check-in: 3:00pm at San Miguel Park Toledo Bend

If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please call 318.445.4561 or 318.447.0102.

 

Forms can be downloaded here: https://www.despinotire.com/about/news/articleid/219/2019-despinos-tire-bass-tournament.aspx

 

Registration Forms available at all Despino’s Tire Store locations!

 

 

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Avengers Youth Baseball Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avengers youth baseball is having a fundraiser on May 24, 2019, starting at 11 a.m. at Raymond Motor Company located at 301 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas.

The group will be selling BBQ sandwiches, chips, dessert and a drink for $8 a plate.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Old Salem Cemetery Homecoming


 


The Old Salem Cemetery Homecoming will be on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 12 noon. They will have dinner on site. For more information call: 591-2543.

 

 

 

 

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Community Garage Sale


 

 

There will be another Community Garage Sale at the James Antioch Community Building just east of Center about 5 miles, On Friday, May 31 from 8:00 to 4 PM  and Sat. June 1 from 8:00 to noon.  Community members should contact Ellen Manning 598-3081 to reserve a space.  There will be a large variety of things for people to buy so come and see us.

 

Ellen Manning 598-3081

 

 

 

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Revival Services at Lydia Missionary Baptist Church


 


There will be a revival held at the Lydia Missionary Baptist Church located on FM 139 in Huxley with Bro. Josh Adams. It will take place Sunday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The time will be at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday. Special music will be performed by the Adams Family.

 

 

 

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Weekend Warriors Shelby County Cancer Fund


 

 

 

 

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Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Usher Program


 

 


Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to their Usher Program on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 3 p.m. 


Guest Church: Pastor Anthony Jackson of the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church in Center, Texas
Dinner will be served.

 

 

 

 

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Running of the Blueberries 5K


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NACOGDOCHES, TX -  What better way for those attending the 30th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln to begin their day of festivities than to bring family and furry friends to participate in the Running of the Blueberries 5K? 


Before partaking in festival treats, participants from around the state will benefit from some early morning exercise at the 5K Run/Walk presented by Pilgrim’s and held on the beautiful Lanana Creek Trail. This will be the ninth consecutive year of the Running of the Blueberries 5K benefitting Dog Park Nacogdoches.  The 5K run/walk is set for June 8 at 7:30 a.m. and will begin at the Coy Simms Softball Complex. The registration fee is $30 with all proceeds benefiting the maintenance, enhancement, and possible expansion of Dog Park Nacogdoches.


Race entries are limited to the first 300 registrants. Those interested in the event can register online at www.tbf.nacogdoches.org/5k.


Bandanas are provided to all doggie participants and a prize will be awarded to the top dog. According to Kinnie Reina, event coordinator, “90.9 KSWP/91.9 KAVX is donating Family Four Packs to Schlitterbahn Galveston for the overall 1st place male and female runners. Exciting prizes will also be awarded to the 1st place male and female in the fourteen and under division.”   Awards will be presented after the race according to age category.   

 

Chip timing  will be provided by FTR Race Management, of Fit Tri Run. Online registration will remain open, and kiosks will allow participants to view finishing times.  LIVE results will be available online. Participants should register before May 27, to guarantee race tee shirt size and swag bag.

 

According to race committee chair, LaTika Lawson, “our event could not happen without our major sponsors including Pilgrim’s, Excel ER, Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation and KSWP/KAVX.”   For more information visit www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com or the Running of the Blueberries 5K Facebook page. 

 

The Texas Blueberry Festival is produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

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50th Anniversary for Edwin & Madie Whittley


 


The 50th Anniversary for Edwin & Madie Whittley will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Sardis Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall.

 

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Pastor and Wife Appreciation Service


 


The Mt. Zion Baptist Church will have their 5th Pastor & wife appreciation service for Bishop Cedrick Grace & First Lady Adreina Grace at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Special guest will be Marvin Graves of Eagle Wings.

 

 

 

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Preston Football Camp


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Preston Football Camp will be held on June 1, 2019, at the Center Roughrider Football Stadium located on Roughrider Drive and Stadium Drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dress code is athletic attire, football cleats optional. Snack will be provided.

 

This year the camp will have Mr. Gary Dickey who is a USATF Certified Track Official, who will be offering professional timing of the 40-yard dashes. Times will be displayed on the trackforlife.com website for regional and national recognition by college and professional football teams.

 

The cost of the camp is $40 per camper. For more information contact Dwight Preston at (936) 598-2470.

 

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Produce Drop


 

 

Harvest for Homes will have a Produce Drop on May 22, 2019, at the old CVS parking lot next to the Dollar Tree on Tenaha Street in Center, Texas the truck should arrive at about 9:30 a.m. Please be aware that it could arrive early or late due to travel conditions. If you have any questions please call 936-598-6315 ext 501.

 

 

 

 

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Raffle to help with Medical Expenses for Donna McSwain


 

 

They will have raffle tickets for sale to help pay for Donna Moore McSwain's medical expenses on Friday May 24th, 2019, at Shady Oaks located on Loop 500 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The raffle is for a men's and women's gift basket.

 

 

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West Hamilton Cemetery Homecoming


 

 


Everyone is invited to come to the West Hamilton Cemetery Homecoming on Sunday, May 26, 2019. They will begin at 11 a.m. with singing, then honoring our veterans, followed by a message. There will be lunch on the grounds at 12 noon. For more information call 936-275-3897.

 

 

 

 

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Women's Conference


 

 

 

 

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Click It Or Ticket event


 

Lufkin District’s annual Click It Or Ticket safety campaign event on 5-22-19 beginning at 1:30 pm in the Paul L. Parker Municipal Courtroom, 300 East Shepherd in Lufkin.

 

This campaign kicks off today throughout the state and our speakers will talk about local statistics for the past year, the law and the public’s safety. Local law enforcement for the next month will concentrate on seatbelt violators and your support of their efforts and this campaign will mean a lot to the success of this initiative and the safety of the traveling public.

 

 

 

 

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Medical Bake Sale for Annette (Partin) and John Votaw


 

 


There will be a medical bake sale to help Anette Partin and John Votaw with medical expenses. It will take place on May 31, 2019, at Raymond Motor Company located at 301 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

John was diagnosed on January 6, 2019, with a form of stage 4 stomach cancer for which there is no treatment or cure. He has also been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which he had shunt surgery for in April. Since his diagnosis in January, John has been hospitalized six times, including once for a blood clot on his brain. John, Annette, and their families are so thankful for your support and ask that you remember them in your prayers. 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Cruisers Car Show


 

 

 

 

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Bennett Chapel MBC are Hosting an Appreciation Service


 

 

The Bennett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Shelbyville, Texas will have an appreciation service honoring Bishop W.C. Martin and First Lady Donna Martin on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

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Bake Sale for the Shull Family


 


There will be a benefit Bake Sale for the Shull Family on Friday, May 24th in the NAPA parking lot located at 808 Hurst Street in Center, Texas. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Robert Shull suffered a stroke that has effected his vision and prevented him from working. For more information call 936-591-1822.

 

 

 

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San Augustine Chamber of Commerce membership meeting day!


 

 

Tuesday 5-21-19 at 12:00 noon Shelby Savings Bank will prepare burgers and hotdogs for us here at the chamber.


The business of the month will be Joy's This & That and our program will be presented by Compassion Hospice.

 

 

 

 

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Timpson North School 50th Reunion


 

 


Timpson North School 50th school reunion will be held August 9, 2019, until August 11, 2019, at 146 Express Blvd. in Center, Texas.

 

 

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Reunion to be held at Shelbyville ISD


 

 


There will be reunion held for all the ex-basketball player both boys and girls who were coached by Joe Tom Schillings, J.W. Cartwright, Daszella Moore, or Lester Belrose during the years between 1966 and 2004. 

 

It will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Shelbyville High School Cafeteria.

 

Lunch will be served and the dress code is casual. No alcohol, tobacco, or firearms will be allowed.

For more information call; 832-392-5691.

 

 

 

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Centipedes and Millipedes


 

 

 

I’ve had several folks call me recently about an abundance of centipedes in their landscapes as well as their homes. 


As all critters grow and mature, there are certainly cases where the conditions line up and are favorable to developing a huge population. And when that happens, everyone affected immediately notices.


Consider the insects. Over the years we’ll have an “outbreak” of one type of insect or another. The fact is that insects of all kinds lay an abundance of eggs. Some lay hundreds or thousands of eggs. The vast majority never hatch, complete the larval stage or make it to an adult insect. 


The disparaged Lovebugs, for example, are known to be a huge problem in some years and hardly noticeable in others. Again, there are environmental factors at play. When everything works out just right, their numbers explode and it’s a mess. 


Getting back to our centipedes and some millipedes, some locations in East Texas have had just the right conditions for their numbers to explode. 


So, let’s try to understand them more. Millipedes and centipedes do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. They are typically found in moist habitats or areas with high humidity and are most active at night. 


Centipedes and millipedes are certainly not the same creature and, honestly, neither are classified as an insect. They are arthropods like an insect, but they are land-dwelling distant relatives to crawfish and shrimp. 


Centipedes are often called 100-legged worms and have one pair of legs on each of their body segments. Centipedes, which have poison glands and can bite. As such they can pose an occasional threat to us.


All centipede species are more or less wormlike and have a flattened body with a distinct head that bears a pair of long antennae. Depending on the species, centipedes can vary in length from 1 inch to almost 1 foot. 


Most centipede species feed on small creatures such as insects. They catch their prey with their powerful jaws and then kill it by injecting it with venom. Occasionally, we may be bitten by centipedes, but the poison usually only produces a moderate reaction similar to a bee sting. 


Centipedes are found in a variety of habitats, but prefer dark, moist, protected areas such as under stones, rotted logs, leaves and bark. They overwinter as adults and lay eggs in the soil during the spring and summer.

 

Millipedes do occasionally damage seedling plants by feeding on stems and leaves and may enter homes in large numbers during periods of migration and become a considerable nuisance. They do not cause damage inside the home, although they may leave a stain if they are crushed. 


Millipedes are often called 1,000-legged worms or rain worms. They are also wormlike, with rounded body segments that each bear two pairs of legs. Species can vary in length from less than 1 inch to 2 or more inches. They are typically light brown to black. Millipedes can climb walls easily and will often enter homes through foundation cracks above ground level.


Millipedes are not poisonous, but many species have glands capable of producing irritating fluids that may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. 


Most millipedes are scavengers and feed primarily on decaying vegetation and leaf litter, although some species attack roots of living plants. Millipedes spend most of their lives in the soil where they also overwinter. In the spring, millipedes lay between 20 and 300 eggs in the soil.


But how do you get rid of a heavy infestation? In your house a good cleaning will eliminate a number of insects. Be sure to eliminate any cracks around windows and doors where they can enter. 


Interestingly, you will be able to eliminate these “non-insect” creatures with a variety of insecticides. Read the label and follow directions carefully.  



Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is jldunn@ag.tamu.edu   


The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.

 

 

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Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church Choir Anniversary


 

 

The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church in Garrison invites everyone to join them for their choir anniversary service on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 3 p.m. Rev. Steven Stanley, Pastor of the East Liberty Missionary Baptist Church of Center, Texas will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served.

 

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San Augustine Main Street Tour


 

 

 

 

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Avengers Baseball BBQ Fundraiser


 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Senior Site Fundraiser


 

 

 

 

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Pastor Appreciation Service


 

 

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


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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Center Noon Lions Club Fundraiser


 


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

 

 

 

 

 

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Excelsior ISD PTO Meeting Results


 

 

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


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


The following people were chosen as officers:

 

President - Gabby West

1st Vice President - Barbara Scates

2nd Vice President - Alice Howard

Secretary - Candyce Wagnon

Treasurer - Leslie Schulz


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Logansport River City Fest


 

 

 

 

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VFW Post 8904 & Auxiliary Meetings


 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society Meeting


 

 

 

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


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

 

Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography.  Featuring programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.

 

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

 

 

 

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Shelby County Memorial Day Program


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Tera's Serenity Massage Ribbon Cutting


 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Blood Drive in Honor of Grace Hicks


 

 

 

 

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Monthly meeting at James Antioch Community


 

 

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


Ellen Manning   598-3081

 

 

 

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Golden Harvest Meeting


 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Fannie Brown Booth Library Thank You Letter


 

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

 

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Ginia Hooper Wins Mother's Day Raffle


 

 

 

 

 

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Arcadia Homecoming


 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church News


 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Joaquin VFD Fundraiser Thank You


 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Fire Department Fundraiser


 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Messiah Baptist Church Timpson Revival


 

 

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


 

 

 

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It's Rodeo Time


 

 

 

 

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2019 Pond Day Reminder


 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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


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


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


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

 

 

 

 

 

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First Responders Lunch


 

 

 

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


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

 

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

 

 

 

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Car Show Rescheduled


 

 

 

 

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Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Events


 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Conference at House of Refuge


 

 

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

 

 

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Pound Day 2019


 


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

 

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


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


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

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

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Vacation Bible School


 

 

 

 

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Marcus Gardner Donates to Outreach


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Results


 

 

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

 

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Child Abuse Awareness Event Held


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Joaquin Spring Fling Thank You Letter


 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you so much!!

 

 

Nancy Stevens

936-598-1202

 

 

 

 

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The Catch Ribbon Cutting


 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Medical Bake Sale


 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Star Wars and Free Comic Book Day at the Library


 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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