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Poultry Festival Broiler Show & Sale



Plans for the 2019 Shelby County Broiler Show & Sale are set. The sift will start at 9:00 A.M.,
Saturday, October 5th.

 

The show will start around 11:00 A.M. Both the sift and show will be in Raymond Motor Company’s Pavilion. The judge for the show will be Jacob Coppage. The Broiler Show Sale will be held at the Big Tent on the Square starting at 7:00 P.M. Last year’s Grand Champion Broiler was shown by Addison Lloyd. Borders Poultry purchased the Grand Champion. The Reserve Champion was shown by Trista Britt and purchased by Farmer’s State Bank.


The Shelby County Broiler Show would not be possible without the continued support of our youth by local businesses and the community. The public is invited to attend the events of the day and support the youth of our county.

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Shelbyville ISD See You at the Pole


 

 

Student-led, See You At The Pole was held on Sept. 25th at the Shelbyville ISD flag pole. Students prayed for our schools, our community, and our country.


By: Kathryn Schillings

 

 

Shelbyville Students at the Flag Pole

 

 

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Poultry Festival Car & Motorcycle Show


 

 

Help us kick off the Second Annual Poultry Festival Car and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Zack’s Tint Shop. The Show will be held on Saturday, October 5th as a part of the Poultry Festival Saturday activities. It will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the downtown square.

 

Enter your car and/or motorcycle, or just stop by and view the vehicles.

 

There are 3 categories: Cars pre-1972; Cars 1972 and newer; and Motorcycles. Trophies will be given for the top 3 in each category. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.

 

The early registration fee for cars is $20.00 and $15.00 for Motorcycles. After September 27th the entry fee will be $25.00 for Cars and $20.00 for Motorcycles.

 

Registration includes a Gate Entrance Button into the Poultry Festival. Registration Packets can be picked at Zack’s Tint Shop located at 1419 Highway 87 N.


The Cutting of the Feathers for the 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank will be Thursday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. Gold Sponsors are Drewery Construction; City of Center; Pilgrims Pride and Tyson Foods. See you on the square.


For more information and to register your car or motorcycle contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com

 


 

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Poultry Festival Creative Arts Show


 

The 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, is right around the corner – October 3rd, 4th and 5th. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your creative side in art, quilting, canning, crafts, woodworking, metal art and photography.


All creative art divisions and are open to Youth (6th through 12th grades) and Adults (17 and older). The art division will also be open to Elementary (K – through 5th).

 

This year’s Quilt Show, sponsored by Scull Timber, and Creative Arts show will be held in the Old Historic Courthouse on the downtown square. The Photography show will be held at Vision Source.

Start taking photos, quilting quilts, canning your spring and summer harvest and creating art for these events. We want to showcase and recognize ALL our local talent.

 

Please visit the Chamber website www.shelbycountychamber.com for a complete list of the rules for each event along with entry forms that need to accompanied with your entry or contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or email at info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 


 

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Poultry Festival Photography Show


 

 

The 43rd Annual East Poultry Festival Open Photography Show will be held at the office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D. located next to the RIO Theatre on the downtown Center Square, October 3, 4 and 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

 

According to event Chairman and coordinator, Billie Jones, photography entries will be accepted at First United Methodist Church (basement), 211 Porter Street, Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Entries may also be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office before 3:00 on Friday, September 20th.  For more information Mrs. Jones may be reached at 936-591-2426 or 936-598-7778.

 

Photography Show entry forms and rules may be picked up at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located in the old jail inside the Historic Courthouse Square from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday or may be found at www.shelbycountychamber.com. 

 

Photography Show Categories include Fine Art, Scenic, Urban, People, Animals, Digital Manipulation, Flowers and Themed (specifically/primarily poultry). The age groups are Children 12 & under; Youth 13-18 and Adults 19 & over.  The rule packets give additional information regarding the categories and classes.

 

Entry fees are $3.00 per entry. There will be a panel of judges choosing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention in each category, and Best of Show for adults, youth and children and People’s Choice Award.

 

Entries may be picked-up on the final day of the Poultry Festival, Saturday, October 5, between 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the exhibit location.

Farmers State Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the East Texas Poultry Festival.
Gold Sponsors for the Festival are City of Center, Tyson Foods, Drewery Construction and Pilgrim’s Pride.

 

For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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SFA Gardens to Host Outdoor Skills Family Adventure Day            


 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Join Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens for a free outdoor skills family adventure day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center located at 2900 Raguet St.

 

Families are invited to hone or try out new outdoor skills with a team of trained SFA student leaders from the SFA Gardens environmental education program. Participants will learn a variety of outdoor skills through hands-on activities, including archery target practice for all ages, making and tasting Dutch oven treats and old-fashioned frozen yogurt, guided tree identification hikes, compass and orienteering games, creating plaster animals tracks, educational games that encourage leave no trace principles and more.

 

The SFA Gardens’ environmental education program, Nacogdoches Naturally, is the recipient of the Community Outdoor Outreach Program grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which provides funding for hosting free, family events that introduce new and diverse audiences to the outdoors.

 

Event parking is available at the PNPC and Raguet Elementary. For more information, call Jocelyn Moore, assistant education coordinator for SFA Gardens, at (936) 468-1863 or email moorejv@sfasu.edu.

 

 

 

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Fillies Dominate at TJC Invitational


 

Panola Volleyball improves to 17-3 on the season after defeating TJC, West Plains and Hutchinson College at the TJC Invitational Tournament.

 

On Friday, the Fillies swept TJC (25-17, 25-23, 25-16) in an exciting rivalry match. The outside duo of Mylena Testoni and Mikayla Ware led the offense yet again. Testoni led with 12 kills, Ware followed with 11 and Nyah Walker chipped in seven. Maria Idjilov dished out 35 assists. Hannah Floyd led the defense with 14 digs, Ware followed with seven and McKenzie Dimery added six. The Fillies were a force at the net with six players having at least one block assist. Riley Seegers led with three block assists, while Ware and April Brown added two apiece, respectively. 

 

Next, the Fillies faced Missouri West Plains and continued their success by sweeping the Grizzlies (25-23, 25-17, 25-20). Offensively, Testoni led with 15 kills, Ware followed with 12 and Walker chipped in 10. Idjilov ran the offense adding 43 assists. Floyd came up big for the Fillies with a season-high of 23 digs, followed by another double-double from Ware with 15 digs, while Testoni and Idjilov added six of their own. At the net, Ashton Brown led with five block assists, while Testoni and Brown followed with four apiece.

 

On Saturday, the Fillies had their 12th sweep in a row defeating Hutchinson (25-16, 25-23, 25-17). Ware led offensively with 10 kills, followed by Testoni with eight, and Walker chipped in six. Idjilov dished out 30 assists, while adding three service aces. Ware had another double-double leading the defense with 16 digs, followed by Floyd with 11, while Erin Perez and Testoni added six of their own. Ashton Brown and Idjilov led at the net with two block assists apiece. 

 

The Fillies return to action October 4th in Baytown facing Lee College at 6:00 PM and October 5th in Brenham facing Blinn College at 2:00 PM. GO FILLIES!

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TX/NM All Star Game


 

 

Four Panola College baseball players were selected to play in the TX/NM Juco Baseball All Star game this past weekend in Abilene, TX. These players were selected by other coaches in Region 14 East and got to play among some of the best players in the Junior College ranks. Two Pitchers were selected (Trey Lindsay and Michael Soisson) and two position players (Mateo Beltran and Chris Collet). The Ponies played well and Chris Collet belted a breaking ball to deep left to cap off the Ponies great weekend.

 

Panola College Baseball is back in action this weekend in Tyler, TX playing in the Region 14 East fall conference tournament, hosted by UT-Tyler Patriot Field.  

 

 

 


Left to Right

 

Trey Lindsay (Beckville, TX), Mateo Beltran (Lafayette, LA), Chris Collet (New Orleans, LA), Michael Soisson (Jasper, TX)

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Fall Book Sale


 

 

Friends of the Library will be conducting their fall book sale at the Fannie Brown Booth Library. The location is 619 Tenaha St., Center, TX. The sale will run from Tuesday, October 22 until Saturday, October 26, 2019, during regular library hours.  Proceeds benefit the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library. For more information or to help volunteer, please call the library at 936-598-5522. 

 

 

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Women on the Go Host Homemade Bath Products Meeting in Center


For invitation click here.

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Operation Enduring Freedom Marks 18 Years


Eighteen years ago, America launched its counterattack against terrorism in Afghanistan and ushering in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR.

 

To remember the service and sacrifice of Afghanistan Veterans, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold a remembrance program and wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center, Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Two veterans from Shelby County, US Army Sergeant Kevin “Casey” Roberts and US Army Specialist Cory Bertrand were both killed in action in 2008.

 

As always, the public is cordially invited to remember their fellow Americans.  Information call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 or email chief@chiefimaging.com.

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History of Shelby County Book Available


 

 

The book everyone loves "History of Shelby County, Texas, 1988" has been reprinted and will be available at the Poultry Festival October 3- 5. There is a limited supply so stop by the Historical Society booth and pick up yours. Available in softback for $80.00 and hardback for $125.00. Cash or check only.

 

 

 

History of Shelby County, Texas 1988

 

 

 

 

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Almanacs Available at Center Broadcasting Company


 

 

The almanacs have arrived at Center Radio station come and get them they are free. We are located at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Texas. Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

 

 

 

Almanacs are available at Center Broadcasting Company

 

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Tenaha Tiger Update


 

 

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; ***Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm; PepRally 2:45 pm in Cafetorium. (KGAS will broadcast in FM 104.3 and internet)

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival; Little League F Tigers vs Timpson (Timpson)

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Burgers on the Square 11:00 am; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

Tenaha ISD Agriculture Department will have their Fresh Farm fruit sale fundraiser beginning Friday, September 27th. Place your order with any FFA student or contact Mr. DePriest at depriestdavid@tenahaisd.com or text message Tenaha ISD Agriculture FB Page. Order deadline is Monday, October 14th.

 

Parents:

An immunization clinic is set for October 14th! If your child needs immunizations, a form was sent home.

 

If you would like for your child to get a flu shot you may pick up a form at the High School office.

All forms must be turned in no later than Oct. 1st to Stella Baker.

 

Tenaha ISD Agriculture Department will have their Fresh Farm fruit sale fundraiser beginning Friday, September 27th. Place your order with any FFA student or contact Mr. DePriest at depriestdavid@tenahaisd.com or text message Tenaha ISD Agriculture FB Page. Order deadline is Monday, October 14th.

 

 

 

 

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Panola College Offers Yoga


 

 

Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Beginning Yoga. The class begins October 7th – November 13th, Monday and Wednesday from 5:05 pm – 6:05 pm. The cost of the class is $50.00 and pre-registration is required.  For more information, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email tmccann@panola.edu

 

 

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Shelbyville Band Boosters Meeting


 

 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have a meeting on Tuesday, October 1st, at 6 PM in the Band Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

 

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PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS Zumba ® Gold


 

 

Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Zumba ® Gold.  This class takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the older participant. The class will meet Monday and Wednesday:  October 7th – November 13th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Shelby College Center. The cost of the class is $50.00 and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: tmccann@panola.edu.
 

 

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Center High School College and Career Fair


 

 


The Center High School College and Career fair will take place this year on November 12th, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Center High School.

 

 

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Tenaha Baseball Schedule


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Excelsior 4th-Grade Students Study Texas Regions


 

 

Excelsior teacher, Mrs. Angie Gillis, always makes learning so much fun! The 4th-grade class is studying Texas Regions, so they made salt dough in the shape of Texas and painted and labeled the regions. The students enjoyed this project and are excited to take them home this week.

 



Excelsior 4th Grade Students

 

 

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Fillies Pick Up Two Wins at Home


 

 

Panola College Volleyball improves 14-3 on the season and opens Region XIV conference play 2-0 after sweeping Wharton (25-12, 25-8, 30-28) and Victoria (25-9, 25-9, 25-9).

 

The outside duo of Mikayla Ware and Mylena Testoni was too much for Wharton on Tuesday night. Ware led with 17 kills, Testoni followed with 12 and Nyah Walker added seven. Maria Idjilov dished out 38 assists. Defensively, Hannah Floyd led with 13 digs, followed by Ware with 11 and Idjilov chipped in eight. At the net Walker contributed three block assists and April Brown added two. 

 

The Fillies continued their success on Wednesday by sweeping Victoria with aggressive blocking and a balanced attack. Offensively, Walker led with 15 kills, followed by Ware with nine, Riley Seegers added seven and Brown chipped in six. Idjilov dished out a season-high of 41 assists. Floyd, yet again, led the defense with 11 digs, followed by Ware with eight, while Erin Perez and Idjilov chipped in five apiece, respectively. Walker and Seegers were a force at the net with five block assists apiece. 

 

The Fillies return to action this weekend competing in the Holiday Inn-South Broadway tournament in Tyler. The updated schedule is listed below. GO FILLIES!

 

Friday, September 27th @ Wagstaff Gym

11:00 am - Hutch vs. West Plains

1:00 pm - Panola vs. Tyler

3:00 pm - Panola vs. West Plains

5:00 pm - Tyler vs. Hutch

 

Saturday, September 28th @ Wagstaff Gym

10:00 am - Panola vs.Hutch

12:00 pm - Tyler vs. West Plains

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Time Change – The Jr. High football game vs. Tenaha will be there @ 5:30 p.m.

 

SFA Showcase Saturday – Mrs. Charlotte Metcalf, High School Counselor, reports that prospective students and parents are invited to the SFA campus on November 9 for Showcase Saturday, an introduction to SFA. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Baker Pattillo Student Center on campus. The program showcases representatives from multiple SFA departments presenting information relevant to life as a Lumberjack, such as financial aid, residence life, academics and the Student Activities Association. Parents are encouraged to attend with their student. Call (936) 468-2504 for details.

 

Mrs. Metcalf says that if you are interested in becoming a Lumberjack, she strongly encourages you to visit campus on this date!  Axe 'em Jacks!  (SFA Class of '05 & '14)

 

Resource for Senior Students – Mrs. Charlotte Metcalf says check out the following link to register for FastWeb, a trusted resource page for senior students.  You may not be eligible for ALL scholarships on the site, but it is helpful!

 

https://www.fastweb.com/

 

 

More Scholarship Opportunities – See the following scholarship information.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Charlotte Metcalf.

 

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards, $3,500, 180 Awards-Deadline October 15th

 

https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship, $25,000, 106 Awards-Deadline October 25th

 

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program, $25,000, 150 Awards-Deadline October 31st

 

https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

 

 

FFA News – Reminder: The Timpson FFA is participating in a canned food drive competition with Garrison FFA! We will be taking donations until the afternoon of the garrison game! Any and all donations and help are more than welcome!! 

 

 

Reminder – Senior Picture Day is December 11.

 

 

 

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'Lion' featured in SFA's Friday Night Film Series


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Lion” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.


“Lion” is the story of 5-year-old Indian boy Saroo who, on a trip with his brother, finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1,000 miles away from home. He survives many challenges living as a street child before being adopted by a loving, prosperous couple in Australia. For all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them, even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.


The film is directed by Garth Davis and adapted from the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley. The screenplay is by Luke Davies.


The film was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year; Best performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role; Best performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Achievement in Cinematography; and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures. Golden Globe nominees include Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; Best performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; and Best Original Score – Motion Picture.


“Lion” is rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality.


This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton and the Nacogdoches Junior Forum.


The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

 

 

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Behind-the-scenes work makes 'The Wolves' on-stage soccer look effortless


 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – When the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents Sarah DeLappe's coming-of-age play "The Wolves" Oct. 1 through 5, two theatre majors will not only perform their countless duties as assistant stage managers, Dallas sophomore Michael Nunez and Colleyville freshman Aubrie Smith will also put their skills as soccer players to work.


Directed by Professor Rick Jones, "The Wolves" follows the daily routines and conversations of nine girls on an elite-league soccer team. The high school-aged girls deal with the usual problems of growing up – forming relationships, struggling with adolescence and learning how to win and lose on the soccer field and in life. And while the student actors are telling a story on stage, they're also playing soccer.


"No one in the cast is really a soccer player, and they've got to look like they're playing at an elite level," Jones said. "We don't see them in a game situation, but the drills and exercises have got to look as if the girls are legitimate contenders for athletic scholarships at big-name universities."


That's where the soccer talents of Nunez and Smith come in to play. In addition to their stage management duties, the two are running practice drills that must convince the audience that the characters are legit soccer athletes.


Smith started playing soccer at a young age, playing at a high-skill level through middle school. For "The Wolves," she has been helping cast members with ball control, "so we don't have balls running off stage into the audience."


Whereas the script doesn't call for an actual soccer game to happen on stage, the audience sees the pre-game warm-ups, including conditioning and passing drills, which Nunez and Smith have facilitated, teaching the actors how to pass and trap.


"We're focusing on doing things that are simple to do but look more complicated than they actually are," Smith said, adding that the cast first worked on making passes "look tight and clean," adding lines later.


Nunez started playing soccer at age 3, playing either for a school soccer team or teams and clubs out of school. During off season, he played with friends at public fields. He spent four years playing indoor soccer, adding to the experience he brings for "The Wolves," which is about indoor soccer.


"The rules are completely different for indoor soccer; they have the same basics, but there are different rules and speeds," Nunez said


In addition to being a soccer consultant, Nunez believes his assistant stage manager's responsibility includes that of safety officer, teaching soccer skills in a way so that cast members stay safe and won't hurt themselves in the process.


Nunez began studying technical theatre as a sophomore at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. He also enjoys lighting design, although stage management is his career focus.


"I like working with other people face to face, and building on something that was just an idea, turning it into something that people want to come see," Nunez said.


During rehearsals, the assistant stage managers are also making sure the rehearsal space is set up and props are where they need to be. During the first days "off book," they're prompting the actors, taking notes on lines that are missed, and passing those notes on to the actors. During the run of the show, they're in charge of backstage with one on stage left and the other on stage right. They handle cues, such as a live whistle and a ball rolling across the stage. But their primary responsibility is to make sure everything is under control, to solve problems if they arise, and in this particular play, to make the soccer playing look real.


"Assistant stage managers are probably the most under-appreciated (by the public) people on a show," Jones said.


But Smith doesn't mind. Working toward Bachelor of Fine Arts in stage management, Smith came to SFA from a small school where she "did everything" when it came to theater.


"I was stage manager, set designer, lighting designer and assistant director," she said. "But I really like back stage in general as opposed to acting, mainly because I think it's captivating that the audience has no idea, for the most part, what I'm doing to make the show happen.


"And I don't mind not getting the credit," she added. "I think that adds to the interest, because it's the unknown ... nobody knows how much you're actually doing."


"The Wolves" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 1 through 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-SFA students and $7.50 for youth. Tickets for SFA students are $5. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu. The play is recommended for mature audiences.


 

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Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church-Mission Program


 

 

Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to our Mission Program Sunday, September 29, 2019. 


Time: 11:00am


Theme: Abiding Together: Women Connecting and Encouraging One Another in LOVE
John 15:1-27


Speakers include: 


Sis. Alice Garrett of Center, Texas
Sis. Nathella Collins of Silsbee, Texas
Sis. Lorna Hill of Tenaha, Texas
Come join us for a glorious time in the Lord.


Humbly submitted,
Sis. April N. Moore, Church Clerk

 

 

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Joaquin Basketball Schedule


 

 

 

 

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Center FFA Shirts


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SFA School of Human Sciences students lead Cooking Matters program for fifth year


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — A partnership between Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Human Sciences and the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler aims to curb high levels of food insecurity in East Texas through a six-week Cooking Matters program.

 

This is the fifth year the school has partnered with the food bank to provide the informative and interactive program to the community. Justin Pelham, food, nutrition and dietetics clinical instructor at SFA, is using this program as a class project for students in his community nutrition course to showcase their skills in a real-world setting. This will be Pelham’s fourth year to lead the program.

 

“My goal is to provide real-world experience in the Nacogdoches community by allowing our students to demonstrate their nutrition knowledge with interactive education and cooking demonstrations,” Pelham said. “Community opportunities enhance the student learning experience when working with our underserved populations locally, making a significant impact in the students’ lives well past their undergraduate experience at SFA.”

 

The East Texas Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that distributes food to more than 200 partner agencies in an effort to feed children, the working poor and senior citizens throughout 26 counties in East Texas. According to food bank studies, one in four children and one in five adults experience food insecurity in East Texas.


Kinsey Jeffers, food bank nutrition education programs manager, and Brandi Gouldthorpe, SFA alumna and nutrition education specialist, visited Pelham’s community nutrition students recently to outline the food bank's mission and services.

 

“Cooking Matters is one of our main direct education programs,” Jeffers said. “We offer 15 to 20 six-week courses every year. There are nutrition education components, kitchen and food safety components, grocery store tours and hands-on food preparation. Then we all sit down and eat the meal together.”

 

Pelham’s students will serve in all Cooking Matters roles, from program recruitment officer to chef and instructor.

 

“The student-led program provides interactive experiences for all sides,” Pelham said. “Students will be showcasing their leadership abilities among our underserved community and practice their communication skills in written and oral formats with the public. The East Texas Food Bank appreciates the partnership because we are reaching more people in their region who could benefit from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

 

“The community, too, benefits from the Cooking Matters program because they learn different nutrition education topics that correspond with the practical cooking skills gained through the lesson. Also, each participant receives a bag of groceries with the items prepared that day to cook the same dish at home,” Pelham added.

 

Another class location has been added to this year’s Cooking Matters partnership, allowing organizers to double program participation. While Pelham’s students lead the course on campus, a second class will occur simultaneously at the Helping Other People Eat Pantry in Nacogdoches. Additionally, SFA’s new mobile food lab, the Lumberjack Express, will be driven to the HOPE Pantry for the class’ graduation event and potluck.

 

Cooking Matters classes will begin Oct. 7 and continue each Monday through Nov. 11.

 

For more information about East Texas Food Bank services, visit easttexasfoodbank.org.

 

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm; 1st Grade Parent Night 4:30-5:30 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm (KGAS will broadcast in FM 104.3 and internet)

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival; Little League F Tigers vs Timpson (Timpson)

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Burgers on the Square 11:00 am; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

Parents:

 

An immunization clinic is set for October 14th! If your child needs immunizations, a form was sent home.

 

If you would like for your child to get a flu shot you may pick up a form at the High School office.

All forms must be turned in no later than Oct. 1st to Stella Baker.

 

 

 

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Center ISD News


 

 

 

 

 

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Produce Drop


 

 

TRI-COUNTY HARVEST FOR HOMES PRODUCE DROP WILL BE HELD TOMORROW SEPTEMBER 25 
9 A.M. AT WULF PLAZA PARKING LOT. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOXES & DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF ANY BUSINESS. THANK YOU


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 936-598-6315 EXT 501

 

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Attention Joaquin High School Dual Credit Students




Please check your course calendars to make sure you do not have any exams scheduled for Sept 30-October 4, 2019.  The district is closed next week, and you will need to schedule to take your exam at the Panola Testing Center or ask for your professor to allow you to test the week before the break or the week after.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, Joaquin High School Counselor.

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Junior High Volleyball 9-23-19 - Garrison will not have a 3rd team. The JH gold won't have a game. The 7th grade will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 8th grade. 

 

Tues. Sept. 24 – TLB Volleyball plays at Home vs. Union Grove (JVG/JV/V) @ 4:30 p.m.

 

Thurs. Sept. 26 – Junior High Bear Football plays Away vs. Tenaha at 5:00 p.m. There will be no JV game.

 

Fri. Sept. 27  – Bear Football @ Home vs. Tenaha @ 7:30 p.m.

 

Team Store News – The Team Store will be open today at 4:00 p.m. for the Jr. High volleyball game against Garrison. It will be open Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. for the High School volleyball game against Union Grove and Friday at 6:45 p.m. for the home football game against Tenaha.  

 

Also, we would like to recognize 2 high school students, Seniors Sadie Ramsey and Laiton Braddock, for designing a t-shirt that is now being sold in the Team Store.  Way to go ladies!!

 

 

 

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Gifted and Talented Nominations at Joaquin ISD


 

 

 

 

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Piney Woods Photographic Society September Meeting


 

 

The PWPS held its regular monthly meeting this past Saturday, in Center, TX.  with the monthly challenge" Perspective/Framed" being photographs submitted by members for evaluation and voting.  The PWPS members really show great initiative in their photographs this month.  The challenge favorites are shown below.  

 

 

 

 

To view all the challenge photographs check out the Piney Woods Photographic Society Flick Page https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/pool/with/48765644168/ 
The monthly workshop was on "How to photography Silhouettes"


If anyone is interested in better photography or learning more about cameras, feel free to attend any meeting on the third Saturday of the month at the First United Methodist Church, Center, TX.  

 

Like us on our Facebook page to learn more about the Piney Woods Photographic Society or meetings.

 

 

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Fillies Sweep Pearl River in Double-Header


 

 

The Panola Fillies took their brooms to Mississippi this weekend beating Pearl River in three on Friday (25-14, 25-9, 25-13) and Saturday (25-12, 25-12, 25-12). 

 

On Friday, the Fillies were led offensively by Ashton Brown with eight kills, followed by Mikayla Ware and Mylena Testoni with seven apiece, and Nyah Walker chipped in five. Maria Idjilov dished out 27 assists. Hannah Floyd and Ware led the Fillies defensively with eight digs apiece, while Erin Perez and McKenzie Dimery added four apiece, respectively. At the net, Brown and Idjilov put up two block assists. 

 

Continuing the success on Saturday, the Fillies swept the Wildcats with a balanced attack led by Ware who tallied 10 kills, Walker followed with eight and Idjilov chipped in five. Idjilov dished out 27 assists, while also contributing two service aces. Floyd anchored the defense with 10 digs, Dimery followed with eight, while Ware and Perez added six apiece of their own. The Fillies were a force at the net with five players having at least one block assist. Idjilov led with three block assists, April Brown followed with two, while Ana Caroline Melo, Riley Seegers, and Brown had one apiece, respectively. 

 

The Fillies advance to 12-3 on the season and return to action for their first conference game at home on Tuesday, September 24th against Wharton at 7:00 PM. Please come and show your support! GO FILLIES!

 

 

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SCV Announcement - Camp 282


 

"Monday, September 30, 2019 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting September 30, 2019, at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.  Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors! 

Bill O'Neal will present a program on the Military Career of Audie Murphy.  Don't miss this one!

 


 

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Historical Commission T-Shirt For Sale


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Commission will be selling T-Shirts at 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival. These Bella Canvas T-Shirts feature an original graphic design of the 1885 Historic Count House surrounded by the 6 major towns in the county, Center, Shelbyville, Joaquin, Timpson, Tenaha, and Huxley. T-Shirts will be adult size S-XXL and will be sold for $20.00 each. Proceeds will be used towards the renovation of the 1913 Shelby County Historical Annex Building (County Records Building). Supply is limited, so head on over to the Historical Commission booth at the Poultry Festival, Thursday, Oct. 3rd through Saturday, Oct. 5th and get your limited edition Shelby County Historical Commission T-Shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

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SFA's School of Social Work to celebrate 40 years


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Social Work invites the public to attend its 40th celebration Sept. 27 in the School of Social Work Building located on the university’s campus.

 

The celebration commemorates 40 years of the Bachelor of Social Work program’s accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The school will hold an open house with guest speakers, student success stories, and food and refreshments.

 

Dr. Scott Gordon, SFA president, and Dr. Steve Bullard, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will help kick off the celebration at 11 a.m., followed by remarks from Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, and Dr. Freddie Avant, director and associate dean of the School of Social Work.

 

Following their welcome, Dr. Michael Daley, director of the school from 1987 to 2002, will speak. Under Daley’s direction, the East Texas unit of the National Association of Social Workers formed, the Master of Social Work program was created, program numbers increased and the Social Work Building was constructed.

 

The Distinguished Alumni Symposium will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 203. Dr. Sam Copeland, director of the Bachelor of Social Work program, and Emmerentie Oliphant, director of the Master of Social Work program, will introduce alumni who have unique accomplishments.

 

The celebration will end with a birthday cake and legacy campaign launch at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201. Attendees also will have the opportunity to sign a birthday card for the school.

 

Since 1979, SFA has produced valuable social workers who influence their communities in a variety of ways. With partnerships across Texas, including Lone Star College and Tyler Junior College, SFA social workers are engaged in service activities at the local, state, national and internationals levels.

 

For more information, contact Copeland at scopeland@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-5105.

 

 

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Panola Volleyball Game Changes


Hello all,

We have two home conference games this week but have made some slight changes to the schedule. We play Wharton Tuesday, September 24th at 7 PM and Victoria Wednesday, September 25th at 6 PM. We hope to see y’all there!

 

Best,

Macy Cherry

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SFA to present student-directed 'Dancing at Lughnasa'


NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Playwright Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa” will open the fall semester of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre’s student-directed plays.


Directed by Longview senior Bethany Trauger, the full-length play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.


“Dancing at Lughnasa” tells the story of the five unmarried Mundy sisters who live in a small cottage in Ireland. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the events that finally broke his family apart: the return of his missionary uncle from Uganda, the small radio that turns the house on its head with its music, and the sudden appearance of his father, a charming Welsh man who sweeps his mother off her feet. These small occurrences cause the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family.


The cast includes Kingwood freshman Blayn Larson as Michael: Palestine senior Corie Mason as Kate; Nacogdoches junior Shyla Driver as Maggie; Edinburg sophomore Makayla Moreno as Agnes; Spring junior Johana Lenington as Rose; Winnsboro sophomore Sarah Anne Ramsey as Chris; Kerrville senior Richard Rogers as Gerry; and Houston senior Matthew Kilgore as Jack.


The production staff includes Yanelly Vargas, Dallas junior, stage manager; Holden Guinn, Tyler senior, assistant director; Carson Cook, McKinney sophomore, scenic designer; Erinn St. Clair, Bastrop sophomore, costume designer; Mando Chavez, Corpus Christi junior; lighting designer; Myah Mallory, Victoria sophomore, sound designer; Kaitlyn McDearmont, Sulphur Springs junior, properties master; and Brendan Ryan, Cedar Park freshman, assistant properties master.


Trauger has previously directed “Hanging On” and “Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe,” and she was assistant director for “Three One-Act Plays by Asian Authors.” She has also worked as dramaturg for “Oklahoma!” and “Three One-Act Plays by Asian Authors.”


Faculty production advisor is Dr. Slade Billew.


Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

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SCOM Board Meeting


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. will be holding their Board Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019. The meeting will be at the Senior Nutrition Site, on Loop 500, and will be at 5:30 pm that evening. We hope that all the Board of Directors will be able to attend.  

 

 

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Short UMC Singing


 

 

 

 

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SFA music faculty to present Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship concert


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.


The concert showcases the talents of the diverse School of Music performing faculty, according to Dr. Jamie Weaver, associate professor of music history at SFA and president of Pi Kappa Lambda honors society. Proceeds from the concert fund scholarships for deserving SFA music majors selected by the honors society.


“I encourage everyone who loves music, who would like to learn more about music, or who is curious about music at SFA to attend this year’s Pi Kappa Lambda Faculty Showcase,” Weaver said. “Sponsored by the university music honors society, the concert features a wide variety of instruments, voices and musical styles in brief, audience-friendly performances.


“Faculty members look forward to this concert every year because we have the chance to perform for each other as well as for our students and friends,” she added.


This year’s program will again feature a performance by the SFA Faculty Brass Quintet, which features Deb Scott, trombone; Jake Walburn and Gary Wurtz, trumpet; Charles Gavin, horn; and JD Salas, tuba.


Other faculty performers will be Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Debbie Berry, Nita Hudson, Richard Berry, Scott LaGraff, voice, with guest artist Kimberly LaGraff; Christina Guenther and Samantha Inman, flute; Abby Yeakle Held, oboe; Nathan Nabb, saxophone; and Mario Ajero, Mary Cooper, Thomas Nixon, Hyun Ji Oh and Ron Petti, piano.


The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a feature of the 2019-20 Friends of Music Concert Series. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building at 2210 Alumni Drive.


Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

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SFA to observe annual Octubafest featuring tuba, euphonium performances


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will open SFA’s 2019 Octubafest Celebration with a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the university campus.


Octubafest is a worldwide event celebrated by tuba and euphonium performers at universities around the world during the month of October, according to Salas. The observance is meant to showcase the versatility of the tuba and euphonium, instruments that primarily play a background part in many ensembles.


“This will be the 14th Octubafest at SFA since my arrival here and will feature several performances by the SFA Tuba-Euphonium Studio throughout the month,” Salas said.


Salas will collaborate with Dr. Thomas Nixon, SFA collaborative pianist, on the recital. Among the works to be showcased are “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla.


“This well-known work by the master of the tango has been performed by several instruments,” Salas said, “but it works well to showcase the technical capability of the tuba as well as its beautiful voice-like quality in the upper register.”


The recital will also feature “Ten Blind Dates for Solo Tuba” by James Grant. The piece is the result of a consortium commissioning project involving Salas. “It is a ‘character piece’ illustrating the various emotions and experiences of a blind date,” he explained.


“Landscape for Tuba” by Torbjorn Lundquist is large-scale work originally written for tuba and strings. “This version for tuba and piano runs the gamut of the tuba’s depth of character with beautiful lyrical sections contrasted with powerful interjections,” according to Salas.


The recital is part of the School of Music’s Friends of Music Concert Series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.


Cutline: A recital by J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will open SFA’s 2019 Octubafest Celebration.

 

 

 

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Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center celebrates 50 years


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Although this year marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen F. Austin State University’s Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center, the legacy of agricultural research at SFA extends back to the very origin of the university’s founding in 1923.

 

Walking through the modern SFA campus, the last thing one might expect to hear is the lowing of cattle and clucking of chickens, but in 1932 these pastoral vocalizations were simply the melodies that defined the northeast section of campus.

 

“One of the best kept secrets is why the Ag Pond is called the Ag Pond,” said Dr. Dale Perritt, referring to the pond located next to Homer Bryce Stadium. “That’s where the dairy and beef cattle came and watered.”

 

Perritt, SFA professor emeritus of agriculture, explained Wilson Drive actually ended in a gate that opened to pastureland and farm facilities encompassing 163 acres devoted to beef cattle and poultry, as well as fruit and vegetable production.

 

In a 1932 report to the Board of Regents, SFA President Dr. Alton Birdwell noted, “The farm is in a splendid state of cultivation, and the agriculture department thinks that it will be self-supporting, and that it will furnish laboratory equipment for the students of that subject.”

 

A second 203-acre farm was located on Highway 21 East, and according to a 1950 SFA Department of Agriculture bulletin, it housed the department’s dairy, swine, pasture plots and field crops.

 

The facilities, technology and research have undoubtedly evolved during the past 96 years, but the importance of students gaining real-world experience at a fully functioning farm has remained the same.

 

“That’s our biggest advantage of the farm,” said Dr. Joey Bray, chair of the SFA Department of Agriculture. “Our students get to actually put their hands on animals, work with the animals and apply their knowledge.”

 

As enrollment at SFA grew, so did the need for more land to accommodate the expanding campus. Thus, the decision was made to move the on-campus farm to an off-campus location.  

 

SFA’s Agriculture Research Center began in 1969 when roughly 274 acres was purchased approximately 10 miles north of campus on Highway 59. The 1980s saw the expansion of farm acreage, as well as the construction of the swine and poultry research centers.

 

In 1999, the farm was named the Walter C. Todd Beef Farm. Todd, an SFA agriculture alumnus, served on the SFA Board of Regents for more than a decade and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1986. In 2004, the name of the farm was changed to the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center to incorporate all of the farm facilities and exhibit the department’s ongoing commitment to research. 

 

“He would be very humbled and grateful to know that he was honored in that way,” said Cliff Todd, SFA agriculture alumnus and son of the late Walter C. Todd, who passed away in 1997. “He loved SFA.”

 

Currently, the 726-acre farm comprises six centers focused on beef, broiler, equine, poultry, sheep, goat and swine research and production.

 

Bray said that over time the department has worked to develop a strong relationship with local producers and the community, and the facilities at the research center play an integral role.

 

Through the research center, the department offers equine boarding, as well as heifer and bull development programs. The swine and goat center provides livestock to local 4H participants, and each year the community is welcomed to the facility for Breakfast on the Farm, a family-friendly, educational event. Additionally, hundreds of high school students from across the region descend upon the research center for the department’s annual College Experience Day.

 

Last year, the research center was dealt a blow when a fire destroyed the beef center. Looking forward, Bray said that rebuilding the beef center and updating the other facilities is a primary focus. Other long-term goals include expanding the research center’s acreage.

 

“More acreage would allow us to do more specific types of production on different parts of the farm,” Bray said.

 

The agricultural research center also facilitates valuable research collaboration among other programs within SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. For example, SFA’s Division of Environmental Science has conducted a number of studies with the goal of reducing farming’s environmental impacts, and the forestry program is currently developing a silvopasture research plot to build upon the growing body of research regarding the production of timber and livestock in an intensively managed and ecologically beneficial system. 

 

“I am a big supporter of what the faculty are accomplishing out at the farm,” said Todd. “It makes us proud to know that our future agricultural students will be benefiting from the facility for years to come.”

 

For more information on the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center, as well as programs offered by the SFA Department of Agriculture, visit ag.sfasu.edu.

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm; PepRally 2:45 pm in Cafetorium

September 23, 2019-Fall V-League Basketball in Tiger Gym

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm; 1st Grade Parent Night 4:30-5:30 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Burgers on the Square 11:00 am; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

 

Parents:

An immunization clinic is set for October 14th! If your child needs immunizations, a form was sent home.

 

If you would like for your child to get a flu shot you may pick up a form at the High School office.

All forms must be turned in no later than Oct. 1st to Stella Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CMS Back to School Dance Canceled


 

 

The Center Middle School Back to School dance has been postponed to later this fall. The date and time will be announced soon. If you have purchased a ticket, you may either get a refund or it can apply to the cost of the upcoming event.  

 


 

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Flag Retirement Ceremony at SoSo Park


 

 

 

 

 

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department and Timpson ISD are having a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 10 a.m. in SoSo Park located at 299 South 2nd Street in Timpson, Texas the public is invited to attend.

 

 

 

 

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Excelsior ISD PTO Halloween Carnival


 

 

 

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108th Church Anniversary Service


 

 

 

 

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Center ISD News


 

 

 

School Picture Day
Lifetouch Pictures are scheduled for Monday, September 23, at Center Middle School for all football and volleyball teams, tennis, dance, pep squad, twirl, cross country, and band groups. Order forms are being sent home. 


Order online at https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch and sign up for reminders and specials. Picture day ID: HC349103X0

 

CMS Fundraiser

Center Middle School will be selling Jack Links beef sticks as a fundraiser for their activities. CMS students have been given a form to complete and return to school to participate in the fundraiser. Parents, you can help out by taking a box to your workplace. Sell your box, turn in funds and pick up another box. Students selling 3 boxes will be in a cash drawing. The fundraiser will run for two weeks, concluding on Oct 2.

 

 

 

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See You at the Pole at Shelbyville ISD


 

 

See You At The Pole, Wednesday, Sept 25 at 7:35 a.m. at the Shelbyville ISD flag pole for student-lead prayer.

 

 

 

 

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43rd Annual East Texas poultry festival t-shirts for sale at area businesses


 

 

 


The 2019 Poultry Festival tee shirts have arrived!!!!  Thank you to Center First United Pentecostal Church, this year’s tee shirt Sponsor.

 

The tee shirts are available for purchase at the following locations:  All Farmers State Bank locations including the Main Branch, Roughrider Branch, Shelbyville Branch and Joaquin Branch; Citizens Bank; Sabine State Bank; Payne and Payne Home N’Suchlike and The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.  New this year are Toddler sizes, 2T, 3T and 4T.  Regular sizes available – adult small to 3XL and youth small to youth large.  My First Poultry Festival Onsies are also available.

The 43rd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, begins with the Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Focus Care of Center at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3rd and runs through Saturday, October 5th.   Gold Sponsors for the Festival are: The City of Center, Drewery Construction, Pilgrims Pride and Tyson Foods.


For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 

 

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Author Bill O'Neal Presents Billy and Olive Dixon at TAGHS September Meeting


 

 

Many people lived remarkable lives replete with amazing accomplishments in the American West but never gained the recognition which was their due. Billy Dixon was such a person and were it not for a biography written by his wife, Olive, and historian Bill O'Neal's research, he might have faded from history completely.

 

 

Bill O'Neal

 

Speaking to members and guests of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society's monthly meeting on Sept. 18, O'Neal shared that he would never have known about Billy and Olive Dixon either had it not been for his discovery at age 13 of the biography of Billy, that his wife wrote, in the Corsicana Carnegie Library. “I was interested in these Old West guys and I haunted the library looking for books about them,” he said. After visiting the site of the Battle of Adobe Walls some time ago, O'Neal began research into the lives of Billy and Olive Dixon which he crafted into his recently published book Billy and Olive Dixon: The Plainsman and His Lady.

Published in 1914, Life of Billy Dixon by Olive Dixon grew out of a series of interviews with her husband by Mrs. Dixon which occurred because she and his friends thought the history of Billy's life needed to be recorded. “Billy was a taciturn sort of fellow and didn't like to talk much, least of all about himself,” O'Neal revealed. Mrs. Dixon kept notebooks around the house and even out in the stable to write down any recollections of his life she was able to coax out of him. 

 

 

Born in what would become West Virginia in 1850, Dixon drifter west in his teens, eventually becoming an ox driver, mule-skinner, and Army scout. He was a skilled marksman, which led to his becoming a buffalo hunter in the Texas Panhandle by 1874. He and a small group of hunters and settlers established the community of Adobe Walls that year but it was soon attacked by a band of some 700 Indians on June 27 of that year, O'Neal told. By the third day of the attack, the settlers were able to drive the Indians away to a distance of between one-half to three-quarters of a mile. 

 

 

A group of warriors gathered on top of a plateau nearly a mile distant attracted the attention of the settlers. Encouraged by the others, Billy Dixon, using a .50-90 Sharp's Buffalo Rifle which had a much greater range than the more common Winchester 30-30's, made what O'Neal called “the most famous shot in the history of the Old West”. Adjusting the rifle's sight for such a distance, Dixon fired at the group atop the plateau and hit one Indian, killing him. This so unnerved the Indians that they departed.

 

On Sept. 12 of that year, Dixon was working as an Army scout when his party of six soldiers and scouts was was attacked by a group of over one hundred Indians near the Washita River, south of present day Canadian, Texas. Taking refuge in a buffalo wallow, the group of six fought off the Indians while allsustaining wounds themselves. Dixon carried two wounded soldiers into the wallow and in the morning went for help. For his bravery he became one of fewer than ten civilians to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

O'Neal stated that Dixon eventually returned to the Adobe Walls area, started a ranch and orchard which gradually prospered, and became the local postmaster and Justice of the Peace. After about ten years, he met Olive King, a schoolteacher about twenty years his junior, whom he married. They had eight children. Later they moved to Plemmons and then the Oklahoma Territory. He died of pneumonia in 1913. Mrs. Dixon's biography of her husband was published a year later. Mrs. Dixon never re-married and continued to write and became active in historical preservation until her death in 1956.

 

The Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2PM in the Meeting Room of the Timpson Public Library, located on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in downtown Timpson. The public is invited.


 

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Pastor & Wife Anniversary Service


 

 

 

 

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Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames


 

 

Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames

 

Location: 276 W. Magnolia Ave., Garrison, TX 75946

 

Website: www.fbcgarrison.com

 

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Walk Across Texas Challenge


 

 

AgriLife Extension and Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Committee to Kick-Off
Worksite Wellness Challenge


On Wednesday, September 18th, AgriLife Extension, and Shelby
County Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Committee will
kick-off registration for the annual fall Walk Across Texas worksite
wellness and county challenge.


Participating in this challenge is easy –


1. Recruit a team of up to eight people (fewer team members are permitted, but no more
than 8 members per team) and select a team captain.


2. Team captains; stop by the Extension office and pick-up your team registration packet
and have your team complete individual registration forms (forms can also be emailed to
you).


3. Select your team t-shirt color and complete order form $15 each.


4. Submit team registration packet to the Extension office no later than September 27th and
entry fee of four cans of non-perishable food per person which will be given to the
Shelby County Outreach Ministries food pantry.


5. Start walking and logging your steps or activity on September 30th! Each team member
need only walk 2.5 miles or complete 20 minutes of physical activity each day. The goal is to walk at least 900 miles either as a team (the distance from Center to El Paso) in eight
weeks. You can walk around the park, your neighborhood, at the gym, wherever your
feet will take you to meet the goal. That’s only a little over 16 miles per week or 2.5
miles per day per eight-member team!


6. The Get Going event is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th in conjunction with the
East Texas Poultry Festival CrossFit 5K Chicken Fun Run/Walk.


7. This 8-week challenge will wrap up on Friday, November 22nd.


This challenge is open to the public, worksites, and both adult and youth. The Extension office is located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center and the office is open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Friday, September 27th at 3:30 p.m. All winners will be announced on December 3, 2019. Prizes will be given to the top three teams and top three walkers. So, form a team of 8, choose your team captain, register your team beginning September 18th and let’s walk on Shelby County!


Shelby County Fit Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Service and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to
encourage people to exercise. For more information, call Feleshia Thompson, Extension
Educator at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu.

 

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SFA professor publishes new book of poetry


 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Dr. Christine Butterworth-McDermott, professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing, has published a new book of poetry titled “Evelyn As” with Fomnite Press.

 

The poems detail the early life of chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit, who had a traumatic and abusive relationship as a teen with famous architect Stanford White. This relationship led her husband, Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw, to murder White. The murder resulted in the first “trial of the century.”

 

 

 

Butterworth-McDermott came across Nesbit’s story and was intrigued by the disconnect between her private and public life. However, it was the connection between Nesbit’s story and the present that inspired the book of poems.

 

“As a university professor, I was disturbed, nearly daily, by how often assault or sexism came up as a commonality that girls just out of their teens were experiencing. I had also experienced that, but my own experience was not something I wanted to delve into artistically, so ‘Evelyn As’ became a way to discuss all those current events important to me,” said Butterworth-McDermott. “Meaning that, as much as I wrote about Evelyn Nesbit, I wrote about the ‘Evelyn’ sitting in my classroom or across a table at lunch or in the mirror.”

 

Through these poems, Butterworth-McDermott wants readers to gain both empathy and sympathy for Nesbit and others experiencing traumatic relationships.

 

“I hope people see that it speaks to concerns we still have about how women are treated, how women are seen, and how we still force costumes and roles upon them. Evelyn’s story took place 115 years ago, but much of what happened to her still resonates,” said Butterworth-McDermott.

 

“Evelyn As” is available at The Bosslight in Nacogdoches, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture hosting community-wide tree contest


 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will host its fourth annual NacogdoTREES competition, a free community-wide contest celebrating the natural beauty of Nacogdoches, from Sept.16 through Nov. 18.

 

“The goal of NacogdoTREES is to highlight the importance of urban and community trees, raise awareness of their ecological benefits, introduce the community to the field of forestry and encourage citizens to spend time outdoors,” said Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator for SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

 

The competition includes categories for largest tree circumference, largest crown, tallest tree, best shade tree and best overall tree. Prizes will be awarded in each category. SFA faculty members developed videos to teach basic forestry measurements, including tree height and crown spread. The videos are available on the competition’s web page, forestry.sfasu.edu/nacogdotrees/, to guide participants through the process. 

 

“Keep in mind that it’s not just all about numbers and measurements,” Fuller said. “The best overall tree may be the tree with the best story, the most fans or simply the most beautiful. We really hope NacogdoTREES encourages people to visit some of our amazing city parks and the SFA campus.”

 

Trees eligible for submission must be located on the SFA campus, properties managed by Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation or on the entrant’s personal property. For competition guidelines, an entry form, a list of prizes, area maps and resources, visit forestry.sfasu.edu/nacogdotrees/. For more information, contact Sarah Fuller at fullersa@sfasu.edu or (936) 568-1185.

 

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Revival at the Woods New Hope Baptist Church


 

 

 

 

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Genealogy Workshop to be held at Library


 

 

The Fannie Brown Booth Library will again have a Genealogy workshop presented by the local chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.


The basics of genealogy research will be covered first for newcomers. Then more in-depth information will be covered. Hints and tips for genealogy research will also be given. For more information, call the library at 936-598-5522.

 

 

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Family and Friends Day Service


 

 


The Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church of Garrison, Texas invites everyone to join them for their annual Family and Friends Day service on Sunday, September 22, at 3 p.m. Bishop Cedrick Grace Sr., Pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of San Augustine, Texas will be the guest speaker.

 

Refreshments will be served.

 

 

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Panola College named a 2019 Great College to Work For


 

 

Panola College is once again named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.

 

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities.  In all, 85 of the 236 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies, only 25 of these were two-year colleges. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Panola College included among the small universities with 500 to 2,999 students.

 

Panola College was also placed on the Honor Roll as one of only 42 colleges across the nation as a stand out college in its size category.

 

Panola College won honors in 9 categories this year:

 

·         Compensation and Benefits

·         Confidence in Senior Leadership

·         Facilities, Workspaces and Security

·         Job Satisfaction

·         Professional/Career Development Programs

·         Respect and Appreciation

·         Supervisor/Department-Chair Relationship

·         Teaching Environment (Faculty only)

·         Work/Life Balance

 

“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Panola College, but our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense, everyone at Panola College helps to make this a great place to work,” said Panola College President, Greg Powell.

 

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

 

“An institution’s “human capital” is its most important asset and often its largest expense. It only makes sense to protect that investment,” said Rich Boyer, Senior Consultant at ModernThink. More than simply protecting that asset, the colleges and universities recognized in this year’s Great Colleges to Work For program demonstrate their commitment to the day-to-day experience of their faculty and staff and the overall health of their institution’s culture.”

 

 

The Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit the Great College Program website at www.greatcollegesprogram.com.

 

ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

 

 

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Joaquin ISD Pre ACT Sign Ups


 

Pre ACT Sign Ups!

 

September 16-20, 2019

 

Any 10th graders wanting to take the Pre ACT need to sign up in the front office by the end of the day Friday. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, High School Counselor. 

 

 

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Ribbon Cutting for East Main Flooring Center


 


Ribbon Cutting for East Main Flooring Center in Nacogdoches on September 17, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

 

Celebrating a new business in historic downtown Nacogdoches. Enjoy live entertainment by Kevin Horchem and refreshments after the ceremony at the Open House until 6 p.m.

 

 

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Fillies Finish 3-1 at Lee College Invitational


 

 

 

After a tough loss to Odessa, the Panola College Fillies bounced back this weekend to pick up three wins against Allen, Mountain View, and Victoria College.

 

Odessa came out strong giving Panola their only loss at the Lee College Invitational Tournament (18-25, 13-25, 25-27). For the Fillies, Mikayla Ware led with eight kills, Mylena Testoni added seven, and Nyah Walker chipped in five. Setter Maria Idjilov dished out 24 assists. Defensively, Hannah Floyd led with 24 digs, Ware followed with 13 and Idjilov added nine of her own. 

Panola then rebounded with the sweep of Allen (25-10, 25-10, 25-13). Offensively, Ware led with nine kills, while Walker added five. Idjilov chipped in 28 assists, along with four kills of her own. Ware and Floyd led the defense with a combined 22 digs (11 digs apiece) while Mylena Testoni and Idjilov chipped in six digs, respectively. 

 

The Fillies success continued Saturday with another sweep of Mountain View (26-24, 25-6, 25-14). Ware hammered home 14 kills, Testoni followed with 11 and Walker contributed six. Idjilov ran the offense by adding 30 assists. Ware had her second double-double of the year by also leading the defense with 19 digs, while Floyd followed with nine. Ashton Brown and Testoni were forces at the net with 4 block assists apiece.  

 

The weekend was capped off with a sweep of Victoria (25-11, 25-15, 25-17). Panola used a balanced attack with four players tallying five or more kills in the morning sweep. Ware led with 13, Walker followed with nine, Brown contributed six and April Brown finished with five respectively. Idjilov had 35 assists, while contributing three service aces. Erin Perez anchored the defense with 20 digs, followed by Floyd with nine and Ware with eight. At the net, Walker put up five block assists and Riley Seegers followed with four. 

 

Panola moves to 8-3 on the season and will return to action Tuesday, September 17th as they travel to compete against Cedar Valley at 5:00 PM. GO FILLIES!

 

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CMS Beta Hosts "Back to School" Dance Friday, September 20


 

 

CMS BETA club is sponsoring a 'Back to School' dance Friday, September 20, from 6:00 until 9:00 PM at the CMS cafeteria. Wear your neon colors to represent the 80's! Tickets are on sale from BETA sponsors at CMS from sponsors, Jennifer Moon, Benjamin Baskin, Jennifer Ferguson, or Lynette Dunn. Cost is $10 for presales and $15 at the door. Students may make song requests for $1. through Wednesday, September 18.

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodmen Chapter 250 Meeting


 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, September 16th 6:00 pm at the Shelby Co. Extension office. Members will discuss matching funds donations, plan out the 2020 calendar and enjoy subway refreshments. Members are asked to bring non-parish able food items to be donated to the Shelby Co. Outreach Ministries. All members are invited to attend.

 

 

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Battle Of The Bones 42 Tournament Flyer


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Little Miss Pineland Day Candidate Miss Macee Rae Estes


Pineland Day is a biennial fundraising event that takes place in rural Pineland, Texas to raise monies to help organizations, businesses, and local attractions that give back to our community in so many ways (including but not limited to fire departments, child care facility, and city park). Scholarships are also available to Pineland Day queen candidates to help further their education. 

 

It is with great pleasure we introduce to you Miss Macee Rae Estes. Macee is running for Little Miss Pineland under Queen Candidate Hannah Mitchell. Macee has a heart of gold, loves her community and wants to help better it— help it grow, prosper, and be a peaceful, loving community for all to enjoy! Macee’s teachers and peers describe her as being sweet, timid, shy, and very loving. 

 

Pineland Day is set for Saturday, October 5, 2019. Donations/sponsorships are graciously accepted. And since we are a non profit organization so any donations submitted are tax deductible. Your donations and this experience not only help Macee help her community, but also aid in teaching the importance of helping others and giving back. Your donation will include your logo/name printed on a banner that will be displayed and advertised as a sponsor throughout the parade and also displayed during the event. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Little Miss Pineland Day Candidate, Macee. Rae  Estes 

 

P.S. Please join us for a parade to kick off the Pineland Day event the morning of Saturday, October 5, 2019.

 

P.P.S. Vendors are welcomed to set up booths at the event at the Pineland Park.

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

September 13, 2019-Tenaha vs TK Gorman (Home) 7:30 pm; Pep Rally 2:45 pm in SEC - “Glow Out the Crusaders” wear your neon or tie dye; 5th Quarter after game at the Tenaha Youth Center on the square.

September 14, 2019- VCC New Summerfield

September 16, 2019-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

September 18, 2019-Varsity/JH CC West Sabine Invitational

September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

 

 

 

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2019 Tenaha High School Homecoming Court Announced


 

 

 

 

Tenaha High School Homecoming, a time-honored tradition, continues.  The 2019 Homecoming Court Duchesses and Sweethearts were elected by their peers to represent this year’s Homecoming Court.  Class Duchesses are (on left, bottom to top) Ashleigh Head, Freshman Duchess, Hannah Hicks, Sophomore Duchess, Kamari Gray, Junior Duchess, and Gracie Martinson, Senior Duchess.  Homecoming Court Sweethearts are (right side, bottom to top) Guadalupe Sandoval, BETA Sweetheart, Annette Castillo, Band Sweetheart, Drew Henry, JCC Sweetheart, Jykeeria Patton, Football Sweetheart, and Anna Holland, FFA Sweetheart.  The 2019 Homecoming Queen will be named during the Homecoming pre-game ceremonies set to take place at 5:30 pm on October 5th.

 

 
This year’s Homecoming theme is Let The Games Begin.   Homecoming activities planned for October 5th are Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony to take place at 9:30 am in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium.  The Senior Class Fundraiser Luncheon begins at 11 am on the Square. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 12:30 pm on the Tenaha Square, led by Grand Marshals Larry and Janice Williams.  Homecoming pre-game is set for 5:30 pm and the kick-off between the Tenaha Tigers and the Beckville Bearcats will be at 6 pm at Raymond Jackson Stadium.  Come join the 66th Annual Tenaha High School Homecoming festivities!
 

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Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society Meeting


 

 

The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking September 21st, and 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 at 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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Xi Alpha Delta Rho donates to CISD Care Closets


 

 

 

 

The Xi Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was pleased to be able to help the Care Closets that were recently started at CMS and CHS. The group collected toiletry items for both campuses, to provide care to any student in need.

 

 

 

The Care Closets were started at these two campuses to fill a need for CISD students.  Basic necessities are not always easy to come by, even for older kids. The Care Closet is a way to meet those needs and to let the students know that the school staff is here to help them however they can.  

 

Donations are appreciated!  Please contact Ashley Wulf at Center High School, if you would like to donate.

 

 

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Old East Hamilton Cemetery Homecoming


 


The Old East Hamilton Cemetery Homecoming is set for September 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

They will have a covered dish lunch and business meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

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Center School Board Meeting


 

 

 

 

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Panola College singers to perform September 15


 

 

 

Panola College Choral singers will perform with other collegiate singers from around the region in a performance of “Look at the World ii” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. The concert will be held at First Baptist Church, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport, La.

 

The Shreveport Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Tenor David Portillo, Actress Angelique Feaster Evans, 2019 American Idol finalist Walker Burroughs, and 300 collegiate singers from around the Ark-La-Tex will perform under the direction of conductor Randy Edwards.

 

“This will be an exciting evening of glorious music, ranging from classical to contemporary,” said Sandra Bauer, Panola College professor of vocal music.

 

Ticket prices range from $10 to $100. Profits from this event support multiple charitable causes including the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, church and collegiate choral programs in the Ark-La-Tex, and other performing arts endeavors in the region.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at youthcue.org, or in person at First Baptist Church. Ticket sales are limited and advance tickets can be purchased at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/look-at-the-world-ii-benefiting-the-volunteers-of-america-north-louisiana-tickets-64479542046?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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SFA's Early Childhood Research Center to hold 10th anniversary celebration, flagpole dedication


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center will hold its 10th anniversary celebration at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the ECRC, located at 2428 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. The dedication of the Baker Pattillo Memorial Flagpole will be included in the celebration.

 

The ECRC opened its doors July 19, 2009, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, children’s singing performances and public tours. Ten years later, guests at the anniversary celebration will be treated to cake, cookies and beverages, as members of the Lumberjack Marching Band, Spirit Teams and choir perform. The event is free, and the public is invited.

 

“Throughout its decade of existence, the ECRC’s faculty and staff members have worked to improve the quality of life for children and families in East Texas by integrating teaching, research and dissemination of information,” said Lori Harkness, director of the Early Childhood Lab and campus coordinator for the charter school.

 

The facility is named in honor of Dr. Janice A. Pattillo, who retired from SFA in 2011 as a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary Education, after serving 42 years at the university. She is the wife of Dr. Baker Pattillo, who served as the university’s president from 2006 until his death Dec. 29, 2018.

 

The $30.8 million, 120,000-square-foot center houses the nationally accredited Early Childhood Laboratory and the SFA Charter School, where approximately 230 children, ranging from infants to fifth grade, are enrolled in education programs. Each fall and spring semester, more than 430 SFA students use the lab and charter school for observation, participation and other education purposes as they prepare to enter the workforce as teachers.

 

“Almost a century ago, SFA began as a teachers college,” Harkness said. “The research center has helped us build on SFA’s strong tradition of teacher preparation while expanding its research capacity. We are blessed to have this facility in Nacogdoches. It offers outstanding opportunities for SFA students to work firsthand with children, and it provides a place where families can bring their children to learn and grow.”

 

The dedication of the Baker Pattillo Memorial Flagpole will take place toward the beginning of the anniversary celebration, with SFA’s ROTC members presenting the colors and Harkness dedicating the flagpole in Pattillo’s honor. Afterward, attendees will join under the alumni association tent, located at the corner of Raguet and Hayter streets, for refreshments.

 

For more information about the event or charter school, contact Harkness at (936) 468-4006.

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

September 11, 2019-Fall Pictures; JHCC @ Broaddus Invitational; Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm

September 12, 2019-JH vs TK Gorman (There) 5:00 pm; JV @ Beckville 7:00 pm; Progress Reports

September 13, 2019-Tenaha vs TK Gorman (Home) 7:30 pm; Pep Rally 2:45 pm in SEC - “Glow Out the Crusaders” wear your neon or tie dye

September 14, 2019- VCC New Summerfield

September 16, 2019-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

September 18, 2019-Varsity/JH CC West Sabine Invitational

September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

 

 

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Benefit and Bake sale for area Medical Expenses


 

 

Dalton Steele, Bro. Steve & Kim Phillips son-in-law ~ has an unknown blood clotting disorder which is believed to have damaged his heart.  

 

Dalton & Susie (Phillips) Steele has two (2) children.  Tinleigh is two (2) years old. 

 

Benefits and Resale for area Medical Expenses are holding a Bake sale and Benefit sale on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  1110 Tenaha St., Center, Tx. Contact Catherine Livingston @ (936) 332-0060 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
 
Bro. Steve & Kim Phillips asked for continued prayers and appreciate your support.  

 

 


 

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Shelbyville Band Car Wash Fundraiser


 

 

The Shelbyville Dragon Band will host a car wash this Saturday, September 14th, at AutoZone.  The Car Wash will be held from 9-2.  Please come out and support the Shelbyville Dragon Band.

 

 

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Golden Harvest Ministries Meeting


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, September 16,  2019, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM. The program for this month will be an “Old fashioned hymn singing” with everyone participating.

 

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

 

 

 

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SFA Hosts Little STEM Jacks


NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Area elementary students explored fire trucks and ambulances, interacted with snakes and tarantulas, and built gliders out of straws and notecards during Stephen F. Austin State University’s Little STEM Jacks.

 

Hosted by the STEM Research and Learning Center, the program provided an immersive learning experience for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Students rotated between classrooms, learning physics, biology and nursing concepts.

 

“With its hands-on learning approach, each student who attends Little STEM Jacks is able to interact with STEM professionals to learn more about different disciplines within STEM and potential career options,” said Adrienne Aul, STEM Research and Learning Center programs coordinator.

 

Suddenlink by Altice is the official partner of Little STEM Jacks.

 

“I am so thankful Suddenlink was able to play a small role in helping students experience the incredible STEM opportunities at SFA,” said Curt Allison, community specialist with Suddenlink. “It was really exciting to see the young students excited about STEM.”

 

To learn more about the STEM Research and Learning Center, visit sfasu.edu/stem.

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Center City Council Meeting Monday


 

Click here for meeting packet.

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Breakfast with Grandparents at Excelsior ISD


 

 

Breakfast with Grandparents at Excelsior ISD Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 7 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

 

 

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Senior Nutrition Site


 


We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 am each day. We also play games(dominos and cards) and every Wednesday we have  Bingo at 10 am.  Also, we have an exercise program every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am.  Come and enjoy the fellowship. For Senior Citizens, the suggested donation is $3.00.

 

You do not have to be a senior citizen to come and Eat with us, we just ask for a $6.00 donation.

 

We also have a Meals on Wheels Program for people 60 or older that are homebound or need the help. Please call us for this service.


Thank You, Darlene Mitchell, Program Director 936-598-7768

 

Senior Nutrition Site
124 Haley Drive/Loop 500
Center, Texas 75935

 

 

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Shelby County Historical Society Monthly Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting September 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Dr. Jodi Edward Ginn.  The topic will be "East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine."  

 

This is the story of a rural community's extrication from the grip of a vicious criminal gang who built their power by exploiting institutionally marginalized African Americans.  

 

In telling this story, Dr. Ginn reveals a multifaceted history of the reform of the Texas Rangers, and of an unexpected alliance between the legendary frontier lawman and black residents of the Jim Crow South.  Dr. Ginn will also be holding a book signing while he is here.  The public is invited to attend our meetings.  

 

Also, if you are interested in the History of our State and Area, we invite you to come join our organization and help us get the word out about all the fascinating history that surrounds us all.

 

 

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105th Church Anniversary Service Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ


 

 

The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ is having their 105th Church Anniversary service. 

 

Special Guest: Elder Elmer Shepherd

 

Shepherd's Memorial COGIC


Nacogdoches, TX

 

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3 p.m.

 

Elder Cleon D. Williams, Sr. Pastor

 

P.O. Box 191, mailing address

 

Located at 620 Greer Street

 

Center, TX

 

936-598-9139

 

 

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Usher Day Program


 

 

The Bright Morning Star Baptist Church will have their Usher Day Program on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 3 p.m. Rev. Mario Osby and the Smith Chapter Baptist Church of Timpson, Texas will be the guest. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

 

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SFA Gardens to host Kiwifruit Field Day


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its third Kiwifruit Field Day with presentations on the growing, research and marketing of kiwifruit.

 

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building, Room 101, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

 

Lunch will be provided, followed by a tour of the kiwifuit field trials at SFA Gardens from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for participants.

 

Speakers include Dr. David Creech and Malcolm Turner of SFA Gardens, Tim Hartmann of Texas A&M University, and David Anderson of Anderson Food Sales and Marketing in Nacogdoches. Topics include global market and pricing trends; local and regional market opportunities; New Zealand, Chile and China production updates; research findings on kiwifruit chilling requirements; pH and alkalinity impact on plant performance; and details for a prototype kiwifruit orchard.

 

The cost of the field day is $30 per person, and advance registration is required. To register, visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu, or search @sfa.gardens on Facebook.

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Joaquin ISD News


 

 

Monday, Sept. 23 - 8th Grade SSI Meeting, 4:30 in the HS Auditorium


Monday, Sept. 23 - Jr. High and High School Site-Based Committee Meetings, 5:00 (JH), 5:30 (HS) in the HS Auditorium.  


Monday, Sept. 23 - Senior Class Parent Meeting - 6:00 in the Auditorium

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Garage Sale


 

 

There will be a community Garage Sale at the James Antioch Community Building on Friday and Sat. Sept. 13 and 14, 2019.  It will be open from 8:00 to 5:00 on Friday and 8:00 to noon on Sat.  If anyone else in the community is interested in renting a table call Ellen Manning 598-3081 or Donna Partlow.  

 

The sale is in an air-conditioned building and your support helps keep the building available for community activities. It is located just off HWY 7 East.  Turn where the James Store is being rebuilt - you will get to see the growth in our community!

 

Ellen Manning  598-3081  

 

 

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Vaqueros in Blue and Gray


 

 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mansfield State Historic Site will present an informative program highlighting Hispanic-American soldiers who fought for Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War's Trans-Mississippi (Western) theater.  The program will be held Saturday, September 14, at 2:00 PM.

 

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on 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 are admitted free.  For more information call 318.872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free.

 

 

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Tickets still available to The Second City performance at SFA


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Tickets are still available to the University Series performance of the Chicago-based comedy-improv troupe The Second City at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

 

Single event ticket prices are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors, $15 for SFA faculty and staff and $12 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Fine Arts Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. The University Series is presented by the College of Fine Arts. 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Fishing Expo


 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

September 3, 2019-Kindergarten Parent Night 4:30 – 5:30 pm

September 5, 2019-JV vs Lovelady (There) 6:00 pm

September 6, 2019-Tenaha vs Lovelady (Home) 7:30 pm (Pep Rally Theme: Hunt the Lions - (Army/Camo)

September 7, 2019-Varsity CC Tyler Lee Invitational

September 11, 2019-Fall Pictures; Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm

September 12, 2019-JH/JV vs TK Gorman (There) 5:00 pm

September 13, 2019-Tenaha vs TK Gorman (Home) 7:30 pm

September 14, 2019-Varsity/JH CC New Summerfield

September 16, 2019-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

September 18, 2019-Varsity/JH CC West Sabine Invitational

September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm

September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational

September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm

September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm

September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins

October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm

October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am

October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run

 

Tenaha Tigers win their first game of the season! Final score Tenaha 15-Troup 7!!

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Band Booster Meeting


 

 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have a meeting Monday, September 9th.  The meeting will take place at the Band Hall at 6 PM.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 


 

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Benefit and Bake sale for area Medical Expenses


Dalton Steele, Bro. Steve & Kim Phillips son-in-law ~ has an unknown blood clotting disorder which is believed to have damaged his heart.  Due to his illness Dalton is being discharged from the military.  Dalton cannot work. Susie, his wife, is having to support them & the children.  
Dalton has a Blood Clotting disorder.  They are not able to do surgery for his condition.  Mayo clinic has no clue what to do for Dalton.  
Dalton and his family will need to relocate to an area that can treat his condition.  The doctors have suggested the best clinic is the University of Nebraska in Omaha Nebraska.  
Dalton & Susie (Phillips) Steele have two (2) children.  Everest is seven (7) months old and has lung issues.  The doctors think that Everest could have cystic fibrosis.  Tinleigh is two (2) years old. 
Benefits and Resale for area Medical Expenses is holding a Bake sale and Benefit sale on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  1110 Tenaha St., Center, Tx.  Contact Catherine Livingston @ (936) 332-0060.
Bro. Steve & Kim Phillips asked for continued prayers and appreciate your support.  

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