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Shelby County Extension 4-H Announcement


 

 

Does any of the following sound interesting to you?


Cooking, food & nutrition, gardening, sewing, quilting, fashion, shooting sports,
judging livestock, showing and raising livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, pigs,
rabbits)


Are you at least 8 years old and in the 3rd grade?


If so…Shelby County 4-H sounds perfect for you! 4-H is a national organization
which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become
engaged citizens. Youth are taught how to meet the diversities and challenges
of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs
that will teach skills for living.4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing”
teaching concept.


Come see what 4-H is all about…
Meetings are the first Monday of every month starting at 6 p.m. at the Shelby
County Extension Office Gym located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center.
Each meeting revolves around a theme. The very first meeting’s theme was
Game Night. Members played various games for prizes. The theme for the
November 4th meeting is Gun Safety. If you plan to attend this meeting, bring
your Nerf Gun for games after the meeting. Themes for some of the meetings 
later in the year include: Christmas Party, Movie night, Public Servant’s
Appreciation, Family Fun Night and more.
Scholarship Opportunities…


Shelby County 4-H will be providing up to a $1,000 scholarship for continued
education past high school, whether it be college or trade school. The annual
winner will be selected on an earned point system for project and club meeting
participation, community service, leadership and more.


If any of this sounds like fun, please come to a meeting. This will give you a
chance to meet current members and talk to project leaders and county agents.
Come see what 4-H is all about!


If you have any questions regarding 4-H, please do not hesitate to contact the
Shelby County Extension Office at 936-598-7744, Lane Dunn, Ag/NR Agent or
Feleshia Thompson, FCS Agent. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Shelby
Extension.

 

 

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Texas Extension Education Association Club - Women on the Go Ribbons, bows and gift wrapping


 


You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, November 7, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Extension office, located at 266
Nacogdoches Street in Center. Come out, bring a friend, and enjoy this learning experience. The November program will feature TEEA Volunteer, Jenny Salter sharing information on making bows and gift wrapping.


The focus of this fun hands-on club will be on learning tips and shortcuts to be more productive and successful in balancing home, family and work through a healthy lifestyle. While the focus of the club is geared toward women, it is open to men who also want to participate.


Be sure to RSVP to 936 598-7744 no later than Wednesday, November 6th if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided at no charge. If you have questions, please contact Feleshia Thompson, County Extension Agent – Family and Community Health via email at feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu.

 

 

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SFA Percussion Ensemble to perform works by Daughtrey, Pickering, others


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas –The SFA Percussion Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.


Directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies for the SFA School of Music, the student ensemble will perform works by Caleb Pickering, Ney Rosauro, Lynn Glassock, Nathan Daughtrey and Casey Cangelosi.


Pickering describes his “Powder Keg” as a high-energy keyboard quartet scored for two vibraphones and two marimbas. He writes, “The work is explosive in nature (pun intended) and shifts between rhythmic and harmonic stability and instability throughout, with the main motives remaining mostly intact and as a common thread throughout.”


Freshman Kevin Schultz of Wichita Falls is featured on marimba on Rosauro’s Prelude No. 2 written as a homage to the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa Lobos, who Rosauro says continues to inspire and motivate him to “write music with Brazilian roots.”


Glassock’s “Layers” is a programmatic composition that explores the use of layered textures, rhythms and melodies. Through the use of staggered entrances of repeated musical material, Glassock “creates an auditory kaleidoscope for the audience to experience,” according to Meyer.


Two works by Daughtrey, “Encantata” and “Limerick Daydreams,” are on the program. “Encantata” features Palestine junior Briley Patterson on vibraphone. The piece is based on harmonic material from the first movement of the composer’s Concerto for Vibraphone. The title (meaning “enchanted”) is derived from the poem “La Luz Encantada” (“Enchanted Light”) by Pablo Neruda. Daughtrey writes, “While the piece is harmonically very chromatic, it is filled with beautiful, memorable melodies that attempt to capture the wonder of this poignant poem. The slow and rubato nature of ‘Encantada’ is a very different representation of the poem than the vibe concerto, which is very bright and sparkling.”


“Limerick Daydreams” was the second-place winner of the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Composition Congest. The 12-minute work scored for 10 percussionists is based on the Irish reel, “Highway to Limerick.”


Junior Kurt Swisher of Tyler is featured on marimba on Cangelosi’s “Second Character,” which is described as “full of life and energy.” Cangelosi includes markings such as "fury" and "with fire" in the score to help give the performer added incentive and inspiration to bring this piece to life during each performance, according to program notes.


Concert 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.

 

 

 

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Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Church Anniversary


 

 

Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and the members of the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to our Church Anniversary.


Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 3 p.m.


Guest Speaker: Pastor Dexter Yarbrough of the Star of Hope Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas
Dinner will be served. 


Humbly submitted, 


Sis. April N. Moore, Church Clerk

 

 

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SFA's orientation and mobility program names recipient of third Christopher J. Snyder Memorial Scholarship


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Though they never met, Amy Rose, a senior in the orientation and mobility program at Stephen F. Austin State University, and Christopher J. Snyder, the namesake for the scholarship Rose received, found the program the same way — through an intensive internet search.

 

As a junior at Tarrant County Community College in Fort Worth last fall, Rose said she was still struggling to find her passion. “I didn’t even know orientation and mobility was a thing.” Then she visited the SFA Department of Human Services website. “It was a sign and a blessing from God,” she said. “The decision to transfer to SFA and all the hard work have felt right the whole time.”

 

Rose connects to her studies on a personal level because she’s been visually impaired since birth. “I’ve had to deal with this my entire life, so I can relate not only to the material we cover in our lecture courses, but also to the blindfold lessons we do out in the field and the work we do with our peers who are blind or visually impaired,” she said.

 

Rose’s leadership and stewardship impressed her classmates so much that they soon started calling her “Mama Amy.” These characteristics and her high GPA earned Rose the honor of being the third recipient of the Christopher J. Snyder Memorial Scholarship.

 

Established in 2017 shortly after Snyder’s death from cancer, the permanently endowed scholarship “means so much to keep Chris’ memory alive,” said Nacogdoches native Kim Luna, who married Snyder in 2001.

 

Snyder moved from Chicago to Nacogdoches and entered the SFA orientation and mobility program in 1997 after discovering it online. At the time, there were only two orientation and mobility undergraduate programs in the U.S. Today, SFA’s is the only one in the country, and it requires undergraduates to take the same certification exam as students in graduate-level orientation and mobility programs.

 

Upon graduating in 1999, Snyder returned to Chicago to help students with visual impairments, but he dedicated his summers to SFA. In 2000, he began teaching a six-week course at the university that helped teachers learn orientation and mobility skills to better assist their students with visual impairments. In 2004, he and Luna returned to Nacogdoches.

 

After earning his Master of Education in special education with an emphasis in emotional disorders and autism from SFA in 2005, Snyder began working for Nacogdoches ISD as the district’s assistive technology manager and orientation and mobility specialist. And every summer, he continued to work with SFA graduate students.

 

“I just wish I could’ve met him and worked with him because you don’t come across people who have the spirit he did,” Rose said, adding that she quickly heard about Snyder’s contributions to SFA’s orientation and mobility program when she arrived last spring.

 

Luna said she sees the same passion in Rose that she saw in Snyder.

 

“Chris loved what he did, and he was good at it. That passion is there in Amy, too. Teaching students with visual impairments is a special profession. Amy will make a difference in others’ lives.”

 

 

Kim Luna, left, presents Amy Rose, a senior from Fort Worth enrolled in Stephen F. Austin State University’s orientation and mobility program, with the Christopher J. Snyder Memorial Scholarship.

 

Luna, who married Snyder in 2001, said she sees the same passion for orientation and mobility in Rose that Snyder, who was a two-time graduate of the program, held. Snyder passed away from cancer in 2017. His family, students and friends established this permanently endowed scholarship in his memory. Rose is the third recipient.

 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries Unique Boutique Weekend Hours


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries is excited to announce that The Unique Boutique will now be opened on Saturdays from 9-2! Mrs. Floye Parker, our program director, welcomes everyone to come during the week from 9-4. Thea Perkins and Sherie Rich will have friendly smiles for you on Saturday.  So, please stop by our store during the week and now on Saturdays to check out all the great deals! 

 

We always appreciate the generous donations. If you have any items to donate, please drop them off during working days.  We also ask that you please leave items that are worthy to be sold.  Do not leave old furniture or broken items. We do not have the resources to have these items hauled away.  Items such as these will be subject to a pick-up charge or even trespassing charges.  

We hope to see you during the week and now on Saturdays!  

 

For more information, please call the store at 936-591-8190.  

 

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Revival at the Mount Calvary Full Gospel Church


 


Revival coming up at eh Mount Calvary Full Gospel Church, it will be on October 30th, 31st and November 1st. The revival will start at 7 p.m.


The guest speaker for the revival will be Lamar Denby. Friday night of the revival New Day Spirituals will sing


They are located two miles from Shelbyville Texas on 417 East.

 

 


 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

 

October 28, 2019-Stay Drug Free Week; VCC Regional Meet at SHSU; Students may wear red

 

October 29, 2019-2nd Grade to Focused Care Nursing Home for Trick or Treat; Students may wear favorite hat/cap

 

October 30, 2019-Students may wear T-shirt that expresses something they like or are passionate about

 

October 31, 2019-Book Character Day; JH/JV vs Joaquin (Home) 5:00 pm

 

November 1, 2019-Tigers vs Joaquin  (There) 7:30 pm; White Out Pep Rally; Students Wear White

 

November 2, 2019-Lady Tigers Scrimmage TBT

 

November 3, 2019-Daylight Saving Time (Set clock back 1 hour); VCC State Meet in Round Rock

 

November 6, 2019-JVG/VG BB in Lufkin (Scrimmage) 4:30 pm; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

 

November 7, 2019- JH/JV vs Linden Kildare (There) 5:00 pm

 

November 8, 2019-End 2nd Grading Period; Senior Night; Tenaha vs Linden Kildare (Home) 7:30 pm

 

November 11, 2019-Beginning 3rd Grading Period; HS Band Performance 9:30 am; Veteran’s Day Program

 

November 12, 2019-JVG/G BB in Cushing 5:00 pm

 

November 18, 2019-Board Meeting

 

November 19, 2019-JVG/VG vs Center (Home) 5:00 pm

 

November 21, 2019-3rd Grade Thanksgiving Feast

 

November 25-29, 2019-Thanksgiving Holiday

 

(November 25th-JVG/VG in Colmesneil 1:00 pm; November 26th-JVG/VG in Gary 12:00)

 

December 3, 2019-JVG/VG in White Oak 5:30 pm

 

December 4, 2019-JHBB Pictures (G/B); Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm

 

December 5, 2019-VG in Lipan Tournament

 

December 10-13, 2019-STARR TESTING (Algebra 1; Biology; US History

 

December 10, 2019-STARR English I; JVG/VG vs White Oak in SEC 5:30 pm

 

December 12, 2019-VG in Gary Tournament; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade Field Trip to SFA (Christmas Carol Play); STARR Testing: English II; Businessmen’s Banquet in Tenaha Cafetorium 6:00 pm

 

December 13, 2019-MS District Band Tryouts @ Carthage (7 & 8 Grades Only); PPO; Test Make-up

 

December 14, 2019-HS Region Band Tryouts @ Henderson (9-12 only)

 

 

 

 

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Revival at Jackson Missionary Baptist Church



Revival at the Jackson Missionary Baptist Church November 3 - November 6, 2019, 

Preaching will be Bro. Mike Sutphin. For more information call 936-269-3370.

 

 

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Last Day of the Book Sale


 

 

 

 

Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library Book Sale last day they will be here until 5 p.m. this evening 10-28-19.

 

 

Library Director Sandra Davis

 

 

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Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHS to host Open House


 

 

Center High School will host an Open House tonight 10-28-19 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to pick up report cards and schedule conferences with teachers. 

 

 

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Revival at Lily of the Valley COGIC



There will be a revival on October 29 - November 1, 2019, at the Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ. Speaker will be Bobby Spencer.

 

 

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Joaquin Elementary Cognitive & Visual Lab Open House


 

 

 

 

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Library Book Sale open Monday


The Fannie Brown Booth Library Fall Book Sale will be open on Monday, October 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Books will be a bag for $1.  Come get a bag full, or two, and maybe find a new favorite author.  This is for the book sale only.  The Library will not open until Tuesday for regular hours.

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Gates Chapel Baptist Church Homecoming and Revival 2019


Gates Chapel Baptist Church

Celebrates

106th Church Anniversary

Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

Rev. Anthony Jackson

And

Bright Morning Star Baptist Church

will be the special guest.

 

Gates Chapel Baptist Church is located

on CR 2310 Shelbyville, Texas.

Everyone is invited.

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Varsity TLB Volleyball today vs. Gary in Gary @ 4:30 p.m.

 

Varsity Bears vs. Linden-Kildare – Here @ 7:30 p.m.

 

 

TLB Volleyball Playoff Shirts - 2019 Playoff Volleyball shirts are for sale! An order form may be picked up at the office of each campus secretary. You may also stop by the team store tonight to place your order or just grab an order form to go! All orders are due Wednesday, October 30th.

 

 

Cookies & More Fundraiser – The last day for the Cookies & More Fundraiser to benefit the Elementary School is November 5.  Contact Teresa Osby in the Elementary Library for information regarding this fundraiser.  936/558-4404.

 

 

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SFA School of Theatre to present 'Pullman, WA'


 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the play “Pullman, WA” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.


Dr. Slade Billew, assistant professor of acting and movement for the School of Theatre, directs the one-act play by Young Jean Lee. “Pullman, WA” is about three ordinary people who try (and fail) to give a life-changing self-help seminar.


“It’s a play about the culture of ‘influencers’ who tell others how to live their best life while struggling to not fall apart themselves,” Billew said. The play is recommended for mature audiences.


The cast includes Huffman junior Mike Warren as Mike; Dallas sophomore Emily Edwards as Emily; and Cypress junior Crayten Clendion as Crayten.


The production staff includes Jamie Carroll, Dallas senior, as stage manager and assistant director; Makayla Moreno, Edinburg sophomore, costume designer; and Brooke Philbrick, Nacogdoches sophomore, lighting and sound designer.


Billew teaches acting and movement at SFA. He also choreographs fights and intimacy and directs. He holds post-graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bowling Green State University. In his creative work, Billew explores the boundaries of theatre with a particular interest in direct audience engagement and productions that avoid traditional plotlines.


Tickets are $4. 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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Joaquin School Board Minutes


 

The Joaquin School Board met click the link below for the minutes of the meeting. 

 

Click here for the minutes:

 

 

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SFA Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Team 1 wins first place 


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Team 1 recently placed first at the Task Force Tomahawk Ranger Challenge Competition held at Fort Hood.

 

This is the first time in the program’s history SFA won the challenge. Two teams from SFA competed against programs from other universities, including Sam Houston State University, Baylor University, Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas.

 

For Cadet Evan McCord, a junior who served as the team’s pace setter throughout the competition, winning it was an incredible experience.

 

“This competition is our outlet to show others what the SFA ROTC battalion is truly about,” McCord said. “With overwhelming support from cadre and others inside and outside the program, it felt incredible not only to place but also win the top spot and show our supporters their encouragement meant everything to us.”

 

SFA’s cadre worked with the teams to ensure the cadets were ready and prepared for the challenges. Cadets completed a rigorous physical training plan designed to help them be their best at this year’s competition. They also trained for the challenges they would have to complete at the competition, including tactical combat casualty care, orienteering, handgun stress shoot and zodiac boat operations.

 

SFA’s teams practiced together daily, which according to McCord, strengthened their unity and helped push them to success.

 

“We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and fill in the gaps for one another accordingly. There is never any arguing between us because we know who has the final call, and we trust one another’s judgment to accomplish the mission,” McCord said.

 

Ranger Challenge Team 1 will compete again Nov. 1 through 3 in Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. The competition will include teams from the University of Arizona, the University of New Mexico, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mt. Horeb Church Anniversary


 

 

On behalf of Pastor Bradley A. Hale and the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church family we would like to invite everyone to our 111th Church Anniversary, Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in the Bland Lake Community.   Bishop Cedrick Grace and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be our special Guests for the evening, please join us and be blessed.

 


 

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Trunk or Treat 


 

 

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Bash on October 31, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Shelby Savings Bank North Branch and Ivan Smith Furniture Parking Lot.

 

Free Admission

 

 

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Center ISD: Early Release on Friday, October 25


 

 

Center ISD will release 2.5 hours early on Friday to accommodate long-distance travel needs for an on-time arrival to Friday night's game. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

 

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Senior Site Fundraiser


 

 

The Senior Nutrition Site is having a Halloween Fundraiser this weekend, on October 26, 2019! There will be live music, food, and raffles!  OH!  And you can't have a Halloween party without a costume contest!  The fundraiser is from 6 - 11 pm and it will be $10 for adults, $5 for children.

 

The Senior Nutrition Site is located on Loop 500, next to the college.  

 

So be sure to come and have a ghoul time with us!  For more information, call us at 598-7768 and ask for Mrs. Dee.  

 

 

 


 

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Fall Festival at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church


 

 

Pleasant Grove MBC is having their Fall Fest on November 2nd!  There will be Games, Candy, Food, Cake Walk, Photo Op, Hayride, and Campfire!  Come join us for great food and fellowship!  We would love to have you and the family.  Kids are welcome to still wear their Halloween costumes.  For more information, please call Bro. Josh Crawford at 572-5303, or find him on Facebook.  God Bless you all.  

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Congrats Bear Band for receiving three 1’s at Saturday’s UIL Region 21 Marching Contest at SFA!!! Way to Go!

 

Congratulations TLB Volleyball for their win Tuesday vs. Shelbyville 

 

Bear Jr. High Football Thursday vs. Linden-Kildare – There @ 5:00 p.m.

 

Bear Varsity Football Friday vs. Linden-Kildare – Here at 7:30 p.m.

 

Team Store Open – The Team store will be open on Friday at 6:30 p.m. for the home football game.

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Sabine county Beekeepers Meeting


 

 

Sabine County Beekeepers will meet Monday, November 4th at 6:30 pm at Sabine County Chamber of Commerce (125 N. Texas Street on the square in downtown Hemphill). We meet on the first Monday of every month to discuss all aspects of beekeeping. If you are interested in finding out what we are all about please stop by. We have no officers and no dues. For more info call James 409-625-4787.
  
 

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Joaquin Veterans Day Program




JHS Veterans Day Progam - Monday, November 11th, at 9:00 am

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

October 22, 2019-Midnight Madness in SEC

October 23, 2019-Fall Picture Re-takes and Organization Groups; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

October 24, 2019-JH/JV vs Garrison (There) 5:00 pm; Progress Reports

October 25, 2019-PinkOut Pep Rally; Tenaha vs Garrison (Home) 7:30 pm; 5th Quarter is cancelled.

October 26, 2019-Little League FB-Tenaha vs Timpson (Center)

October 28, 2019-Stay Drug Free Week; VCC Regional Meet at SHSU; Students may wear red

October 29, 2019-2nd Grade to Focused Care Nursing Home for Trick or Treat; Students may wear favorite hat/cap

October 30, 2019-Students may wear T-shirt that expresses something they like or are passionate about

October 31, 2019-Book Character Day; JH/JV vs Joaquin (Home) 5:00 pm

November 1, 2019-Tigers vs Joaquin  (There) 7:30 pm; White Out Pep Rally; Students Wear White

November 2, 2019-Lady Tigers Scrimmage TBT

November 3, 2019-Daylight Saving Time (Set clock back 1 hour); VCC State Meet in Round Rock

November 6, 2019-JVG/VG BB in Lufkin (Scrimmage) 4:30 pm; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

November 7, 2019- JH/JV vs Linden Kildare (There) 5:00 pm

November 8, 2019-End 2nd Grading Period; Senior Night; Tenaha vs Linden Kildare (Home) 7:30 pm

November 11, 2019-Beginning 3rd Grading Period; HS Band Performance 9:30 am; Veteran’s Day Program

 

7th graders in Mrs. Myer’s class learning about food webs and food chains!

 

 

 

 

 

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Produce Drop


 

 

Tri-County  Harvest for Homes will have a Produce Drop tomorrow October 23, 2019
at Wulf Plaza Parking Lot, beginning at 9 a.m., this is first come first serve, please bring your own box & do not park in front of any business. Any questions call 936-598-6315 ext 501.

 

 

 

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Joaquin Cross Country


 

 

 

The Joaquin Varsity Cross Country team advances to Regionals.  On Wednesday, October 16th the Joaquin Cross Country team competed at the District 22AA Cross Country Meet.  

 

The team of Madison Baker, Molleigh Fults, JJ Bass, Lauren Garrett, Cheyenne Pilling, Kensleah Loftin, and Riley Sherrod placed 3rd overall as a team to advance to the Regional level.  This is the first time in 21 years that a cross country team has advanced from Joaquin.  Congratulations to these girls for all their hard work.  The regional cross country meet will be held on Monday, October 28th at Kate Barr Ross Park in Huntsville. 

 

The Junior Varsity team of Ebbie McCann, Chrislyn Pena, Chloee Mason, Renee Brostowski, Kaylea Neal, Mariel Luna, and Sarah Fisher placed 2nd.  

 

Submitted by: Steven McCann, Joaquin ISD Women's Athletic Director

 

 

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DeSoto Sheriff Honoring Three at NDMS


 


On Friday, October 25, 2019, Sheriff Jayson Richardson will be recognizing three individuals for their courage and quick response during a recent event in DeSoto Parish.  The presentation will be held to honor the heroic efforts that resulted in a young mans life being saved during a North DeSoto football game on October 1, 2019.  

 

Those being recognized are:  Larry McCloskey, Brandy McCloskey, and Richard Turpen.  The child’s family will also be in attendance.  This event will be held at the North DeSoto Middle School gym at 8:00 a.m. sharp. 

 

 

 

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Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting


 

 

"Monday, October 28, 2019 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting October 28, 2019 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.  Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors!

 

 

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Annual Usher Day Program at Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church


 

 

Sweet Union Missionary Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas invites everyone to join them for their annual Usher Day program on Sunday, October 27, at 3 p.m. Rev. Harold Patton, Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church, of Timpson, Texas will be the guest speaker.

 

 

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Walmart grant funds laptop computers


 

 

Walmart Community Grants Team has awarded a $1,000 grant to Panola College to purchase Google Chromebook laptop computers. The grant will tie in with a previous donation from the Panola College Foundation to fund hotspots in Carthage, Marshall and Center.

 

Cancee Lester worked for Center Independent School District before joining Panola College as an adjunct instructor, and now as the Director of Shelby County Operations. Her close contact with students made her aware that many students do not have access to computers in their homes.

 

“While Panola College offers free access to computer labs, some of our students deal with transportation issues, family and work commitments that prevent them from using the labs,” Lester said.

 

Lester wrote a community grant proposal requesting funding from the Center Walmart store #364 to purchase Google Chromebooks that students can check out and take home to use for their school work.

 

“This is a pilot program and we hope to expand it. Right now, the Library, Shelby Regional Training Center, and the Marshall College Center have a limited number of WiFi hotspots and Chromebooks available for checkout,” said Cristie Ferguson, Director of Library Services. “The pilot program allows Panola College students who live outside of town that do not have reliable internet service to check out a laptop and hotspot for a 24-hour period.”

 

“We are gratified that Walmart approved our grant proposal. It shows the company’s commitment to the students in Shelby County,” she said.

 

Walmart’s community grant program supports initiatives in local communities. “We are thrilled to support your work in our communities and share your desire to provide local impact. By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate.  In fact, Mrs. Helen Walton used to say, "It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived,” said Kabir Kumar
Sr. Director, Community Giving Walmart Giving.

 

 

 

 

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Postponement of Business After Hours At Hissy Fit


 

 

The Business After Hours at Hissy Fit scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, has been postponed.  A future date in December will be announced.


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

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CES This Week: Open House, Book Fair, Drug-Free Week


 

 

Center Elementary will hold Open House/Report Card pick up this Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7:00 pm.  The Book Fair will be open for purchases at this time.

 

BOOK FAIR will run Monday, October 21, to Friday October 25 at noon.  

 

REMINDER:  CES will host its annual Vocabulary Parade at 9:00 am on Friday, October 25.  Parents are encouraged to come.

 

REMINDER:  CES is observing 'Red Ribbon Week' for drug awareness this week.  


Monday:  shade out drugs (wear shades)
Tuesday:  Put a cap on drugs (wear cap)
Wednesday:  Wear Red
Thursday:  Sock it to drugs!  (wear crazy socks)
Friday:  Purple Friday

 

 

 

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Fillies Finish Week 4--0


 

 

 

The Fillies improved to 24-7 for the season and 6-2 in conference play sweeping Pearl River twice, along with Coastal Bend and Laredo.

 

On Monday, the Fillies took on the Pearl River Wildcats at home defeating them in three straight sets (25-10, 25-12, 25-8). Nyah Walker led offensively with 10 kills, followed by Maria Idjilov with seven, and Ashton Brown added six. Idjilov dished out 24 assists. Defensively, Erin Perez led with 16 digs, followed by Mikayla Ware with 10, and Brown chipped in five. At the net, Brown led with five block assists and Walker followed with three. 

 

On Tuesday, the Fillies swept Pearl River again (25-10, 25-13, 25-12). Offensively, Nyah Walker led with nine kills, followed by Ware with seven, while Carol Melo and April Brown added six apiece, respectively. Idjilov ran the offense contributing 30 assists. Hannah Floyd led the defense with eight digs, while Payton Jones, Perez, and Ware added seven of their own. 

 

Friday, the Fillies swept Coastal Bend to add another conference win (25-18, 25-18, 25-15). Ware led the offense with 12 kills, followed by Mylena Testoni with seven, and April Brown added five. Idjilov dished out 30 assists. Hannah Floyd anchored the defense with 13 digs, followed by  Testoni with seven, and Ware chipped in six. 

 

Saturday, Panola hosted their Dig Pink Match honoring the Fillies and their family members affected by breast cancer, sweeping Laredo to add another conference win (25-15, 25-10, 25-8). Offensively, Ware led with 14 kills, followed by Walker with 10, and Testoni added six. Idjilov ran the offense and dished out 34 assists. Defensively, Perez led with 10 digs, followed by Testoni with nine, while Ware added eight. At the net, Riley Seegers and Idjilov contributed two block assists.

 

The Fillies return to play on Wednesday, October 23rd facing TJC at home for Sophomore Night starting at 6:00 PM. If you wear your Junior Fillies shirt, Panola Volleyball Camp shirt, or bring your high school ID, you will get in FREE. Lets pack the gym to conclude conference play and support our sophomore's last game in AJ Gym! Go Fillies!!

 

 

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Center Middle School News


 

 

 

Center Middle School will hold Open House for parents/guardians/students from 5:30 until 7:30, Tuesday, October 22. First 9 Weeks report cards will be available to pick up. Staff will also be available to visit with parents/guardians. The annual fall Book Fair will be open in the CMS library. We look forward to seeing you!

 

REMINDER—Center Middle School Fall Picture day is coming Wednesday, October 23. Order online at https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ . Use Picture Day ID: EVTTZRV6Q


Order forms will be sent home Monday, October 21, when students return from fall break. 

 

REMINDER—Center Middle School Fall Book Fair will be held in the CMS library October 21 through October 25 from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

 

Check out the sale items at bit.ly/324QBfu. You can order online or sign up to volunteer one day! Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us.

 


 

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Woodmen Life Monthly Meeting


 

 

Woodmen Life Chapter 250 will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, October 21st at 6:00 pm at the Shelby County Extension Office. Members will be electing officers for the 2020 year and will enjoy a BBQ dinner from Darrell’s BBQ. All members are invited to come out and attend.

 


 

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Teams to compete for cash prizes at SFA's Homecoming Step Show


NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the fourth annual Homecoming Step Show, which will feature guest host Darren Brand, a comedian, writer, producer and actor.

 

Dance groups will compete for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 second place prize. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

 

Tickets cost $3 for SFA students and $6 for faculty, staff and community members. Instead of purchasing a ticket, SFA students can bring three nonexpired canned goods to the OMA, Room 3.101 in the student center.

 

-SFA-

 

Contact:

University Marketing Communications

(936) 468-2605

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SFA sports business students best Piney Woods rival in ticket selling competition


NACOGDOCHES, Texas —  Students in the sports business program at Stephen F. Austin State University prevailed in an annual competition against their counterparts at Sam Houston State University to sell tickets to the annual Battle of the Piney Woods football game.

 

The group of students, under the guidance of Dr. Jason Reese, sports business program director and assistant professor at SFA, sold tickets by phone, online and in person for several weeks leading up to the rivalry game between the two teams on Oct. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

 

The competition between the two groups started in 2018 as a friendly venture designed to teach marketable skills to students that will help them throughout their careers. Reese partnered with SFA Athletics, which provided the students with access to better resources and customer relationship management software.

 

“The competition goal is to sell the most tickets,” Reese said. “The real goal from an educational standpoint is to provide students with real world sales training. We can talk about sales methodologies and theories all day in the classroom, but students can better understand those things if they are able to actually do it.”

 

Students involved in the competition learned the skills necessary to conduct a sale, namely making an introduction, asking questions, presenting product solutions, overcoming a prospect’s objections and obtaining a commitment, Reese said. They will continue to hone these skills while working to sell tickets to SFA basketball, baseball and softball games throughout the year.

 

“Selling is a very important skill in business and something everyone should get experience in,” said Brett Holland, an SFA junior involved in the competition. “Getting real hands-on sales practice showed me that communication skills are very useful.”

 

The competition was an initiative of Lone Star Sports and Entertainment group, a third-party event marketing company in partnership with the Houston Texans.

 

For more information about the sports business program, contact Reese at reesejd1@sfasu.edu or visit sfasu.edu/business.

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TAGHS Hears about Tex Ritter and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame


Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves, two of the most important names in the history of country music, were both from Panola County, so it seems fitting that the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum should be located there. Established in Carthage in 1998, the Hall of Fame recognizes Texans who have made major contributions to country music and the museum displays a wealth of Tex Ritter artifacts and memorabilia, as well as that from other country artists.

“When I went to school to learn to be a Chamber of Commerce manager I learned that the first thing you need to do to attract tourism to your community is find something that is unique about your town and that no can take away from you and one else can brag about,” said Tommie Ritter Smith, President of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum, who also serves as President of the Panola County Chamber of Commerce. “In Carthage that one thing is that both Tex Ritter and Jim Reeves were born in our town,” she added. “When we decided to establish the museum, my first call was to television and movie star John Ritter, Tex's son, to tell him of our plans to establish the museum to honor his father. The family told me they would love that and they had a warehouse full of things that had belonged to Tex Ritter,” Mrs. Smith said. “I made a trip to California and met with Tex's sons John and Tom and their lawyers and made a deal with them to loan the collection to us. In about three months we had a warehouse full of stuff delivered to the old First National Bank building, which was empty at the time. Volunteers inventoried and cataloged the items and an insurance company appraised it.

The museum's first location was upstairs from the Chamber of Commerce. It was created and staffed by Bill and Tommie Ritter Smith and a handful of volunteers, she said. “We did very well with it and had a lot of visitors. I realized that there were still a lot of people who loved Tex and were interested in his things”, she told. “When I got to California and was able to view what the family had, I saw that they had everything that Tex Ritter had ever touched! They had every record he had ever made, they had books about him, they had his whole collection of Western folklore books.  They had all of his clothes, some of which were Nudie suits. Nudie was a famous tailor who made many of the fancy suits that country artists like Porter Waggoner wore. They had his boots and boxes and boxes of contracts and correspondence,” Mrs. Smith said.

It took about a year to catalog everything in the collection. The Ritter family decided that they would donate all of the items to the museum and take a tax write-off. It now belongs to The Tex Ritter Foundation, with the stipulation that it cannot be sold and if the museum ever closes the collection will revert to the Ritter family heirs. All of John Ritter's children have visited the museum and are pleased with it, she shared.

John Ritter also visited the museum prior to his untimely death. “He liked to visit Carthage because he could just be John”, Mrs. Smith revealed. “I always tried to get people to leave him alone and let him enjoy himself, because they never would in other parts of the country.” Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn't. It is now suspected that Tex died of the same hereditary heart condition as John. John's widow, Amy, has visited the museum and donated some of John's things. “We have a John Ritter exhibit and hope to increase it in the near future.”

“Our big weekend is the second weekend of August every year. That is when we have the Classic Country Music Festival and honor the new Hall of Fame inductees. This year we had the Gatlin Brothers perform. On Friday night before the big show on Saturday night, we have the John Ritter Tribute Showcase to help up-and-coming country music stars. We pare it down to twenty-four contestants and have the finals the night before the big show in August. The person who wins gets to represent the Hall of Fame for the coming year and possibly land a recording deal. For the past twenty years we have had a band backing the singers we put together from session musicians from the Dallas area. We call them the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band and the artists just love them! T.G. Sheppard liked them so much that he takes them with him when he is touring in Texas!” Smith said. “They are going to perform in with T.G. In Branson in November.”

“I want y'all to know about an upcoming appearance by Hall of Fame member Linda Davis and her family who are going to be at the Hall of Fame on November 16. It will be a dinner theater and we will be serving a Thanksgiving meal. Linda and her family will be performing songs from their Grammy-Award winning album, which will be on sale. Tickets are going fast so make your reservations soon”! Mrs. Smith said. “Check out our website!”

Following Mrs. Smith's talk, her husband Bill Smith, the bass singer for the Calvary Boys sang several Tex Ritter songs. He revealed that he was wearing the coat of a custom Western suit formerly owned by Tex. “This is a Turk suit that was made for Tex in the 1950's. Turk of Hollywood was another famous tailor of Western stage wear like Nudie.”  Bill opened with “Welcome to My World”, written by Hall  of Fame member Ray Winkler, which was a hit for Jim Reeves. He followed with the Tex Ritter hit “Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair”. Bill revealed that when Tex was signed by Columbia Records in 1943 he was their first “singing cowboy” but in 1945 he became the first country artist to have the Number one, Number Two, and Number Three records on the Billboard charts at the same time. One of those songs was “New Moon Over My Shoulder”, which Bill performed. He closed with Tex Ritter's most famous song, “High Noon”, from the film of the same name, which won an Academy Award for Best Song.

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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2019 Fall Festival of Hope 5K results


For division results click here

For overall results click here

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VFW Monthly Meeting


 

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 will have its monthly meeting, Monday, October 21, 6:30 pm at the post home, 617 Highway 96 North.

 

The Auxiliary will meet at the post home that day also but at 11:45 am.

 


 

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Plant Swap


 


There will be a plant held on October 27, 2019, at the Patroon Store located on HWY 87 it will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. that day.

 

 

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Bright Morning Star Baptist Church Anniversary Program


 

 

Pastor Anthony Jackson and the Bright Morning Star Baptist Church family of Center is inviting everyone to come celebrate 111 years of service to the community. This special church anniversary program will be Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 p.m. 623 Martin Luther King Drive. The special guests will be Pastor Charles Tutt and the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Marshall, Texas. Dinner will be served following the service.

 

 

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Annual Family and Friends Day Program


 

 

The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ would like to invite everyone to the annual family and friends day program on October 27, 2019, at 3 p.m. 

 

Guest Speaker will be Elder James Johnson Pastor of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Varsity Bear Football vs. Joaquin tonight 10-18-19 – THERE @ 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Red Ribbon Week October 21-25, 2019 – Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Izabella Ware, a student from Griswold Middle School in Griswold, Connecticut, created the winning theme for 2019 Red Ribbon Week. Ware's theme, "Send A Message. Stay Drug Free." This year's theme of the National Red Ribbon Campaign is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.  See the attached list of our school dress up day themes!

 

Red Ribbon Week Flyer Click Here:

 

 

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CCF Hallelujah Night 2019


 

 

Get ready for food, fun, fellowship, and games because Thursday, October 31 is Hallelujah Night at Center Christian Fellowship. It is a community-wide event.  

 

The night of excitement will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be over at 7:00 p.m. It is a Christian alternative to what the world calls “Halloween”.  It is free, free, free!  This year's theme is “Fall in Love with JESUS”. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy it. Every child that comes will receive lots of candy. 

 

The night of excitement will take place at Center Christian Fellowship located at 2471 U.S.Highway 96 North, Center, Texas. We would love for you to come. There will be a TRUNK or TREAT” with games and candy, hayrides, face painting, an outdoor movie, hot dogs and more!

 

 

 

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SFA art exhibition to explore evolution of printed illustration


 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA Art Galleries will present the exhibition “Picturing Books: Illustrations in Print from the 15th to the 20th Centuries,” Vol.  I, opening Thursday, Oct. 31, and running through Jan. 5 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.


Curated by Dr. John Handley, director of SFA’s art galleries, and Dr. David A. Lewis, professor of art history, the exhibition, presented in two volumes, will offer a series of “chapters” that explore the evolution of the printed illustration, beginning with the Incunabulum (meaning the first 50 years of the printed book), including the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 and continuing up to the 20th century. Volume II will be presented in the early spring semester and will run through March 29.


“This exhibition will present a major art form that is often overlooked, even though it is the most familiar of them all,” Handley said. “Book illustration historically has consisted of original prints in such media as woodcut, wood engraving, etching, copperplate engravings, and later, lithography and process printing using photo mechanical techniques. As such, this show links the graphic arts with fine arts, since books are not only illustrated but connect those images to text.”


The printing press with moveable type was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the early 1400s, producing the now famous Gutenberg Bible by the middle of that century. Printed illustrations appeared with greater frequency by the end of the 1400s. One of the most famous of these was the Nuremberg Chronicle (a sweeping history of the world from a Christian perspective) beginning in 1493. By the early 1500s, printed illustrations were common place in both religious works, produced by woodcut blocks and, increasingly, copperplate engravings, according to Handley.


“The exhibition will be organized like a book into volumes and chapters,” Handley explained. “Volume I will include biblical themes and human and natural history. There will also be a section of children’s books dating from the early 1700s onward.”


Because the exhibition contains books and other printed items that are hundreds of years old, the materials will be displayed under protective glass. Viewers will be able to “see” additional pages in the books by scanning codes on mobile devices, including phones.


A reception for Volume I works will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Cole Art Center. Art exhibitions and receptions are sponsored by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop. Admission is free.

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Cookies for a Cop


 

 

Sheriff Richardson would like to thank Christina Fox and Cookies For A Cop for dropping off a variety of delicious cookies to our deputies on Thursday, October 17.  Mrs. Fox, with the help of her adorable daughter, Caylor Anne in her "Back the Blue" dress, spent countless hours baking dozens of cookies over the past few days. Cookies For A Cop and it's leaders have served law enforcement and fire fighters over 500,000 cookies since December 2014.  

 

They are carefully wrapped with their own logo and message which includes:  "This gift is not just a tray of cookies but a hug for all you've endured, a prayer for your safety, and a thank you for continuing to be that face of courage, and shield of protection."  We are grateful to this organization and it's leaders for taking the time to appreciate our deputies and firefighters.  Acts of kindness such as these are the light in the dark that puts a smile on the faces within our department.

 

 


 

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Fall Festival of Hope 5K


 

 


The Fall Festival of Hope 5K will start at 8:00 am on Saturday 10-19-19.  Start and Finish line is at the Windham Civic Center.

 

 

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SFA vocal student finalist in Houston scholarship competition



 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University student Taryn Surratt, a senior high lyric mezzo-soprano from Houston, has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston’s Inaugural Vocal Scholarship Competition.

Surratt will perform "Se Romeo" from “I capuleti e i montecchi” by Vincenzo Bellini, "Must the Winter Come So Soon" from “Vanessa” by Samuel Barber, and Yum-yum's aria from “The Mikado” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The competition is from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Houston.


“I was excited upon hearing that I was one of the finalists for the scholarship competition,” Surratt said. “I performed in the chorus with the Houston Society the summer after graduating high school, and I am a previous recipient of their vocal scholarship. I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces this coming weekend at the competition. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston has always been a welcoming and caring group of people.”


This past summer, Surratt attended the Houston Grand Opera's Young Artist Vocal Academy and sang the role of Agnese in Bellini's “Beatrice di Tenda” at the London Bel Canto Festival. While focusing on her voice studies at SFA, she has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. She plans to pursue a Master of Music in vocal performance after graduating in May.


The Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Houston's oldest opera company, has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since 1952. This year, finalists from nine universities in three states will compete for more than $5,000 in prize money. Audience members will also get to vote for their favorite for an additional $500 award. Judges for the event will be Conductor Viswa Subbaraman, Carleen Graham of Houston Grand Opera's HGOCo, and Jeffery Larson of L2 Artists from New York City.


The mission of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is to preserve and promote the classic works of Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan through the production of live musical theater. The organization seeks to entertain and educate the public on the relationship between modern culture and historical works by presenting high-quality performances, while maintaining a strong commitment to the community and fine arts by donating tickets to at-risk children's organizations and providing scholarships to vocal performance and technical theater students.


Tickets to the competition are $20 and will be available at the door. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located at 3816 Bellaire Blvd, Houston.

 

 


 

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Tenaha School Board Meeting


 


Tenaha ISD will have a school board meeting on October 21, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. click here for the agenda.

 

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

October 17, 2019-Balfour; JH/JV FB vs Harleton 5:00 pm (Home)

October 18, 2019-Tenaha vs Harleton (There)7:30 pm; Walk Through PepRally

October 19, 2019-Little League FB Tenaha vs Center (Logansport); Region 21 UIL Marching Contest @ SFA 11:45 pm

October 21, 2019-Board Meeting

October 22, 2019-Midnight Madness in SEC

October 23, 2019-Fall Picture Re-takes; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

October 24, 2019-JH/JV vs Garrison (There) 5:00 pm; Progress Reports

October 25, 2019-PinkOut Pep Rally; Tenaha vs Garrison (Home) 7:30 pm

October 26, 2019-Little League FB-Tenaha vs Timpson (Center)

October 28, 2019-Stay Drug Free Week; VCC Regional Meet at SHSU

October 29, 2019-2nd Grade to Focused Care Nursing Home for Trick or Treat

October 31, 2019-Book Character Day; JH/JV vs Joaquin (Home) 5:00 pm

November 1, 2019-Tigers vs Joaquin  (There) 7:30 pm; White Out Pep Rally

November 2, 2019-Lady Tigers Scrimmage TBT

November 3, 2019-Daylight Saving Time (Set clock back 1 hour); VCC State Meet in Round Rock

November 6, 2019-JVG/VG BB in Lufkin (Scrimmage) 4:30 pm; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

November 7, 2019- JH/JV vs Linden Kildare (There) 5:00 pm

November 8, 2019-End 2nd Grading Period; Senior Night; Tenaha vs Linden Kildare (Home) 7:30 pm

November 11, 2019-Beginning 3rd Grading Period; HS Band Performance 9:30 am; Veteran's Day Program

 

 

 

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Abundant Love Church Celebration


 

 

 

Abundant Love Ministries

Center, TX

 

Cordially invites your church, choir, praise team, or praise dancers

To a Pre Anniversary Celebration Musical honoring

Pastor Marlin and Felicia Cloudy

October 19, 2019

6:30 pm

COME AND JOIN US IN LIFTING

UP THE NAME OF GOD

 

For more information please call Diania Calhoun (936) 591-7203

 

 

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Blue Santa


 

 

The Center Police Department's Blue Santa program is getting ready to load the sleigh and needs your help. Blue Santa is asking for donations of new toys, books, or clothes for all ages of boys and girls. Monetary donations are also welcomed.  Mark your Calendars for Cookies & Cocoa with Santa for December the 8th 2-4 pm. Enjoy all your favorite treats, and Free Pictures with Santa, and don’t forget to bring Santa a toy to donate! 


We will start handing out forms on November 1st. If you know of any child in Shelby County that may not have any Santa this Christmas, please fill out this form. One for each child and turn back into the Center Police Department Dispatch, or Shelby County Today. This form will need to be returned to the PD no later than Monday, December 9th, 2019. Any form turned in after the due date will NOT be accepted. This ensures us plenty of time to get all the toys we will need. Remember, all forms are anonymous. 


Forms or Monetary donations can also be mailed to OPERATION BLUE SANTA at P.O. Box 322 Center, Tx 75935. If you would like to donate new toys, clothing, hygiene items please bring them to the Center Police Dept. Boys and girls of all ages will be needed, infant to 15yrs old. The entire Blue Santa team would like to thank everyone for your generous donation to the Blue Santa program. With your donation and others like yours, we will be able to provide Christmas to many children in Shelby County. Again thank you, we can not do it without you! Let Blue Santa help You make a Childs Christmas blessed this year.


Thank You,
from the Operation Blue Santa Team! 

 

 

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Panola College to host Veterans Day Dinner


 

 

Panola College will host the 7th Annual Veterans Day Dinner, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7. The event will be held in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

 

 “The event is a festive evening honoring our local veterans for their service to our country,” said Brian Naples, government professor, and faculty sponsor for the Panola College Student Government Association.

 

“The evening will include music, a guest speaker, and recognition of the oldest and youngest veterans. The dinner is free for any East Texas veteran and one guest each,” he said. As part of the program, the nation’s colors will be presented, students will read patriotic poems, and the Panola College band will perform selections including the anthems of the armed forces.

 

The annual Veterans Day event is hosted by the Panola College SGA and Green Jackets organizations. Student members of both groups invite individuals and businesses to participate as sponsors.

 

Sponsor levels include $35 for each Flag of Honor, $75 for a seat sponsor, $500 for a table sponsor, and $1,000 for an event sponsorship. All sponsors will be recognized, and memorial flag certificates will be mailed to the donors after the display period.

 

Naples explained that flags of honor will be displayed along Bird Drive in front of Panola College from November 1 through November 15. The 3’x5’ flags, mounted on 6’ poles, will include a sign with the name of the veteran being honored, branch of service, and a personal message from the donor.

 

The doors will open at 6 pm. Seating for the dinner is limited. Please RSVP to Brian Naples at 903-693-2043 to reserve your spot. “We hope you will join us in honoring all of our proud men and women who have served our nation at this year’s dinner,” he said.

 

For more information contact the Panola College Green Jackets, 1109 West Panola St., Carthage, TX 75633, or Bailee Woodall, bwoodall@panola.edu, 903-693-2094.

 

 

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Business After Hours Event


 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Susan and Kathryn King, owners of Hissy Fit, will welcome Chamber members and the public to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, October 22nd  from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 206 Nacogdoches Street.


Susan and Kathryn King have a huge selection of trendy ladies apparel and accessories at great prices. They also have a large selection of children’s clothes and accessories.  


Mark your calendar and plan on attending!!  Mingle and shop!!  Start your holiday shopping now!

 

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

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Blood Drive


 

 

First Baptist Church - Center

Thursday, October 17

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Located in Fellowship Hall

 

Contact Theresa at 936-598-5605 to sign up!

 

 

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Golden Harvest Ministries Meeting


 

 

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club will meet Monday, October 21st, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM.   Mike Belgard will present the program about “The Hope Project”.  REMINDER;  FLU SHOTS WILL BE GIVEN.  Those who wish to get one will need to remember to bring their Medicare card.

 

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

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

October 14, 2019-Mineola Marching Contest 1:45 pm; Student Immunization Clinic in Tiger Den

October 15, 2019-Dual Credit Students in Panola; 2nd & 3rd Grades Field Trip to Story Telling Imagination in Lufkin

October 16, 2019- PSAT 11th Grade; V/JHCC-District Meet

October 17, 2019-Balfour; JH/JV FB vs Harleton 5:00 pm (Home)

October 18, 2019-Tenaha vs Harleton (There)7:30 pm; Walk Through PepRally

October 19, 2019-Little League FB Tenaha vs Center (Logansport); Region 21 UIL Marching Contest @ SFA 11:45 pm

October 21, 2019-Board Meeting

October 22, 2019-Midnight Madness in SEC

October 23, 2019-Fall Picture Re-takes; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

October 24, 2019-JH/JV vs Garrison (There) 5:00 pm

October 25, 2019-PinkOut Pep Rally; Tenaha vs Garrison (Home) 7:30 pm

October 26, 2019-Little League FB-Tenaha vs Timpson (Center)

October 28, 2019-Stay Drug Free Week; VCC Regional Meet at SHSU

October 29, 2019-2nd Grade to Nursing Home for Trick or Treat

October 31, 2019-Book Character Day; JH/JV vs Joaquin (Home) 5:00 pm

November 1, 2019-Tigers vs Joaquin  (There) 7:30 pm; White Out Pep Rally

November 2, 2019-Lady Tigers Scrimmage TBT

November 3, 2019-Daylight Saving Time (Set clock back 1 hour); VCC State Meet in Round Rock

November 6, 2019-JVG/VG BB in Lufkin (Scrimmage) 4:30 pm; Student Early Release 1:30 pm

November 7, 2019- JH/JV vs Linden Kildare (There) 5:00 pm

November 8, 2019-End 2nd Grading Period; Senior Night; Tenaha vs Linden Kildare (Home) 7:30 pm

November 11, 2019-Beginning 3rd Grading Period; HS Band Performance 9:30 am; Veteran’s Day Program

 


Best 2A Drum Majors. Best 2A Percussion. Best 2A Band Overall! The band was also invited to give a “victory lap” performance during finals and……

 

 

Best Overall 2A Band at the Cedar Creek Marching Festival at Mabank High School!

 

 

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Sassafras Festival


 

 

 

 

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Gumbo Sale Fundraiser


 

 

Summit Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


"Gumbo Sale"


Tues, Oct 15, 2019~ 11am-3pm


$ 5.00 (In Support of the Alzheimer's Walk)

 

 

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M.P. Baker & Sammy Brown Libraries to Co-Host Local Author Event


 

 

The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will be co-hosting a local author showcase with the Sammy Brown Public Library on Monday, October 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Murphy-Payne Community Rooms at Panola College.  Five East Texas area authors will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their various works.  Authors include Ryan Burchett, Dr. Barbara Cordell, Bill O’Neal, Elizabeth Powell, and Louis Powell. Several genres will be represented at the event.  

Ryan Burchett is the pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Garland, TX.  Ryan graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, and with his Master of Arts in Church Ministries from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, TX. 

 

 

In Walking Together Through Trials: And How God is STILL Good, Ryan tells the story of the ongoing challenges he and his wife, Lindsie, face through her dealings with ataxic cerebral-palsy with neuropathy.  Told from his perspective as the caregiver, Ryan is open and honest about the inner struggles he faces, along with Lindsie's physical challenges and how both endure through various challenges, trials, and some victories. 

 

Dr. Barbara Cordell holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Counseling and Education, Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX and several certificates in Holistic Nursing.

 

Dr. Cordell has published 30+ academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, including three on Auto-Brewery Syndrome. Her work has appeared on National Public Radio, 20/20, and BBC.  Cordell is a holistic nurse with forty years of experience and dozens of published articles including research on Auto-Brewery Syndrome (ABS). When her husband Joe, was diagnosed with ABS she took a deep dive into the literature and research in order to help him and others get well by writing a book on the science and stories of the rare disease.

 

In My Gut Makes Alcohol!, Dr. Cordell takes a close look at all the science, new and old that surrounds ABS. She reveals the painful experiences of ABS patients and in doing so, exposes the medical community’s resistance to new knowledge and potential for cruelty. 

 

Texas author, Bill O’Neal has written more than forty books and three hundred articles and book reviews on the American West, including gunfighters, lawmen, and ghost towns; Country music, with emphasis on Texas artists; baseball, such as his study of the Texas League, and children's books, including one on the first Thanksgiving held in Texas.  O’Neal’s latest non-fiction title is Billy and Olive Dixon: The Plainsman and His Lady. 

 

Billy Dixon triggered the most celebrated shot in the history of the West at the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874. A few months later, while serving as an army scout, Billy earned a Medal of Honor during an even more desperate engagement, as one of six men battling for their lives against a band of 125 warriors at the Buffalo Wallow Fight. Both of these actions took place in the Texas Panhandle, where Dixon became an icon of heroism. 

 

A fellow adventure-seeker, Olive King, came to the Panhandle from back East to visit her cowboy brothers. She became a frontier schoolmarm and she met her famous neighbor, Billy Dixon. Billy and Olive fell in love, married, and had eight children. In later years, Olive persuaded Billy to dictate his memoirs to her, and the result was a classic frontier biography, Life of Billy Dixon: Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer.  Their story is captured in Mr. O’Neal’s manuscript.

 

Beth Powell grew up in the small East Texas town of Carthage where she still lives today.  In 2005, Beth retired from her career of 34 years as an income tax professional.  After retirement, she and her husband, Louis, traveled as much as possible. They have 5 married children and enjoy 15 grandchildren.

 

In 2010, her husband began going on mission trips.  She did not want to go and was not happy being left home alone.  But, through time, God changed her heart.  In 2018, Beth began a year long journey with a new friend in China.  The two have never met, but their hearts are forever joined in friendship and Christian love.  This extraordinary friendship caused her to step way outside the box of her happy normal life.  Encouraged by her husband, she began to write the story of this friendship.  It became a book, Ying Yue and Me.  She grew up hearing that God can use anyone, and has chosen to live that truth.

 

Louis Powell has centered his life around family and work. In July 2010, the day after burying his mother, he left on his first mission trip with his church. It was to Ghana, Africa. The trip changed his life in a profound way and left him with a burning desire to help bring Christian awareness to others, especially those who cannot read. He began to teach about Jesus Christ and the Bible, domestically and then internationally. Through his non-profit organization, Unless They Hear, he distributed thousands of audio Bibles that reached into 50 countries.

 

Louis has a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University. He has taught and witnessed to people in 17 countries in Latin America, the Amazon Jungle, Europe, and Asia, and specifically China, having made 19 trips there.

 

His life changed focus when a young Chinese lady asked him, "Will I be alone in heaven while my family and all my ancestors will be burning in hell, since I am the only family member to hear about Jesus?" For the next several years, Louis concentrated his studies on answering this question from the pages of the Bible. Gaining much more than the answer to this one question, he wrote Seven Resurrections, which mixes God’s plan of salvation with detailed End Time explanations. Louis explains the seven resurrection events of the Bible and presents them as an important truth that many overlook in their biblical studies.

 

The casual event will give community members an opportunity to visit with these East Texas authors while hearing about their books.  For those interested in learning how to publish their own work, these authors can provide more insight into the process.  The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information please contact the M.P. Baker Library (903-693-2052) or the Sammy Brown Library (903-693-6741).

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First UMC Annual Trunk or Treat


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 100th Anniversary at Annual Awards Banquet


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will celebrating its 100th Anniversary at the Annual Awards Banquet on November 7th at 6:30 at the Windham Civic Center.

 

Over the course of the past 100 years, the Chamber of Commerce has been exceedingly fortunate in having outstanding business and community leaders give of their time, energy, resources and leadership. By the end of the evening, more exceptional community leaders will be recognized and their names will be added to the list of leaders.  Awards to be presented by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at the annual banquet will be Farm Family of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Distinguished Service Award. The Leadership Shelby County Class of 2019 will receive special recognition. The 2019 Teachers of the Year will also be recognized.

 

The deadline is quickly approaching to reserve tickets.  Please contact the Chamber by Friday, November 1st at 936-598-3682.  Tickets are $35 per person. 

 


  
 

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Veronica's Soul Food Restaurant Ribbon Cutting


 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Owner Veronica Haggerty at Veronica’s Soul Food Restaurant’s New Member Ribbon Cutting on Friday, October 18th  at 11am. Veronica’s is located at 818 Shelbyville Street. The public is invited to attend to celebrate. Free samples of the delicious food will be offered and plan on staying for lunch.

 

Veronica’s Soul Food Restaurant offers an extensive menu of delicious soul food such as meatloaf, smothered pork chops smothered hamburger steaks, beef tips, fried chicken, oxtail, potatoes, cornbread, greens and lots of pies and other amazing desserts.  

 

Hours for Veronica’s will be 10:30am until 9:30pm

 

Make sure you come out, meet Veronica, her manager Connie Brinson and the rest of the staff and try the food.

 

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

 

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Fillies Tested on the Road


 

 

 

The Panola Fillies had a tough week on the road facing #11 TVCC, #2 Navarro, #7 Iowa Western, #5 NMMI and Mineral Area.

 

On Monday, the Fillies traveled to Athens to compete against #11 TVCC, but came up short (16-25, 23-25, 23-25). Offensively, Mikayla Ware led with 16 kills, followed by Mylena Testoni with 11 and Nyah Walker chipped in eight. Maria Idjilov dished out 37 assists. Hannah Floyd led the defense with 15 digs, followed by Ware with 12 and Idjilov added eight. 

 

The Fillies continued on Wednesday traveling to Corsicana to take on #2 Navarro, falling short to the Bulldogs (22-25, 25-17, 21-25, 11-25). Ware led offensively with 16 kills, followed by Testoni with nine, while Walker added seven of her own. Idjilov dished out 42 assists while also contributing five kills. Ware also led the defense with 17 digs, followed by Erin Perez with 11 & Floyd and Idjilov added 10 apiece, respectively.

 

Friday, the Fillies lost a tough five-set match at the Dennis South Memorial Classic against #7 Iowa Western (25-21, 25-23, 24-26, 21-25, 13-15). Once again, Ware led the offense with 16 kills, followed by Testoni with 10, while Ashton Brown and Idjilov added seven apiece. Idjilov ran the offense adding 46 assists. Floyd anchored the defense with 18 digs, followed by Ware with 15 and Perez added six. At the net, Walker led with eight block assists, while Brown followed with seven.

 

Continuing on Friday, the Fillies had another tough five-set match against #5 NMMI (25-19, 25-21, 19-25, 15-25, 9-15). Offensively, Testoni led with 11 kills, followed by Walker with nine, while Ware added seven. Idjilov dished out 32 assists, while contributing five service aces. Perez led defensively with 23 digs, followed by Ware with 10 & Idjilov and McKenzie Dimery added eight apiece, respectively. 

 

Saturday, the Fillies swept Mineral Area (25-18, 25-19, 25-15). Ware led the offense with 18 kills, followed by Walker with nine and Testoni chipped in seven. Idjilov ran the offense with 39 assists and led the defense with 15 digs, followed by Ware and Perez who added 13 of their own.

 

The Fillies are 20-7 on the season and 4-2 in conference play. The updated schedule is listed below. Go Fillies!

 
Monday, October 14th @ Home

6:00 PM - Pearl River vs. Panola 

 
Tuesday, October 15th @ Home

11:00 AM -  Pearl River vs. Panola 

 
Friday, October 18th @ Home 

6:00 PM - Coastal Bend vs. Panola 

 
Saturday, October 19th @ Home

1:00 PM - Laredo vs. Panola

*Dig Pink Game

 

Wednesday, October 23rd @ Home

6:00 PM - TJC vs. Panola

*Sophomore Night

 

 

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30th Annual Chicken Dressing Dinner Fundraiser


 

 

Newbern Chapter No. 1135 Order of the Eastern Star

 

30th Annual Chicken Dressing Dinner

 

Will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019

 

From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

The location will be the First Baptist Church located in Center, Texas at 217 Cora Street.

 

The donation will be $7.00

 

936-254-2003.

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Ghosts of the Past


 

 

On Saturday, October 26, Mansfield State Historic Site will re-create the gruesome aftermath of a Civil War battle by taking visitors on a special night tour of the Mansfield battlefield. Authentically costumed tour guides will take visitors onto the battlefield by candle lantern, where re-enactors in period dress will act out various scenes at stops along the trail.  Tours will last app. 30 minutes and run ongoing starting at 7:30 pm, with the last tour departing at 9:15 pm. 

 

“This is one of our most popular events,” says Scott Dearman, park manager.  “While the program is definitely ‘spooky,’ it is also educational in that it shows the public how truly horrific the aftermath of a Civil War battle could be.”  Dearman points out the grim work didn’t stop after the sun set.  “Surgeons were operating and amputating by candlelight, soldiers were being buried, and perhaps most tragically, wives, daughters and sons were searching the battlefield by lantern, looking for their loved ones.”

 

According to park interpretive ranger Aaron Gates, visitors may even experience something “ghostly” while on the tour. “Civil War battlefields are considered some of the most haunted places in America,” says Gates.  But he points out that explaining the real horror that took place over 150 years ago is hard enough.  “That’s why making the scenes as realistic as possible is important.  It shows the aftermath of war is far from glorious.”

 

Admission for this special event is $5.00 per person, all ages.  Parents should know that some of the program’s content may be too intense for small children.

 

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267.

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Bake Sale for the Family of Sheila (Fountain) Cosby


 

 

Sheila passed away at age 51 and has three (3) children; Ashley Cosby, and Wesley Cosby Jr. Chase Shield is her 17 year old. Parents, Homer Fountain and Wanda Coats. Jack and Rachel Fountain were their grandparents. Sheila did not have insurance. Sheila worked hard and believed in God. She lived in the Mt. Herman community. Benefits and Resale for Area Medical Expenses is holding a benefit to help with medical and funeral expenses for this family.  

 

We are accepting donated items to resale for this family.  All donated items’ sales will be designated to pay funeral expenses for this family.  All sales above the funeral expenses will go to this family for other medical expenses.  A bake sale will be held on Friday, October 18th at Benefits and Resale, 1110 Tenaha St., Center.  Across from Auto zone.  

 

If you would like to Bake, donate items or Volunteer to help, please contact Catherine Livingston by Facebook, messenger, text or call.  (936) 332-0060.  Thank you all for your support.  

 

 

 

 

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SFA STEM Research and Learning Center hosts Second-Grade STEM Day


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Students participating in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Second-Grade STEM Day learned about elasticity and electricity during a physics magic show led by Ali Piran, lecturer and lab coordinator in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy.

 

Partnering with the James I. Perkins College of Education, STEM Day gave SFA elementary education students the opportunity to teach STEM lessons to students from Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary and Fredonia Elementary.

 

“This event, like others hosted by the STEM Research and Learning Center, provides students the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics through problem-based, hands-on activities that are relevant to real-world situations,” said Adrienne Aul, programs coordinator for the STEM Research and Learning Center.

 

Suddenlink by Altice was the official partner of STEM Day.

 

“The SFA STEM Center continues to position STEM education as a high priority on the SFA campus and in the communities around them,” said Curt Allison, community engagement specialist with Suddenlink. “STEM education is important to Suddenlink by Altice, and for this reason it is easy to support the STEM Center and the work they are doing.”

 

For more information, visit sfasu.edu/stem.

 

 

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Food Pantry


 

 

HUXLEY HELPING HANDS, A LOCAL MISSION GROUP FROM THE HUXLEY COMMUNITY, ARE HOLDING A FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHELBY COUNTY. IT WILL BE HELD   SATURDAY  OCTOBER 12,2019.  IDENTIFICATION & PROOF OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED. ONLY (1) BOX PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GIVEN.


DATE: October 12, 2019
SIGN IN STARTS AT 9:00 A.M. UNTIL FOOD IS GONE
LOCATION: HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE, CENTER TEXAS

 

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

 


 

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Dutch Oven Cooking Meeting


 

 

The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking October 19th, at the Huxley Fire Department, on Huxley Bay,  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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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

Friday Night Bears vs. Garrison – Here @ 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday TLB Volleyball vs. San Augustine – Here @ 4:30 p.m.

 

Just a Reminder – Senior Picture Day is December 11.

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SFA Sylvans win fifth consecutive Lumberjack Competition


 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s timbersports team, the Sylvans, won a fifth consecutive collegiate title during the annual Arkansas State Lumberjack Competition held during Timberfest in Sheridan, Arkansas.

 

SFA students placed first in the double buck crosscut, single buck crosscut, Jack and Jill crosscut, men’s bowsaw, underhand chop and axe throw.

 

“It matched last year as one of the Sylvans’ most dominant victories in Timberfest competitions,” said Dr. Jeremy Stovall, professor of forestry and Sylvans faculty advisor.

 

Arkansas House of Representatives member Ken Bragg, an SFA alumnus and past Sylvans president, officiated the competition, which was organized by fellow SFA alumnus Karl Hansen, among others. 

 

Cutline: Stephen F. Austin State University’s timbersports team, the Sylvans, won a fifth consecutive collegiate title during the annual Arkansas State Lumberjack Competition held during Timberfest in Sheridan, Arkansas. Pictured, Sylvans team members Ian Erickson and John Mike Arnett participate in the crosscut saw competition.

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Band Booster Selling Pecans


 

 

The Shelbyville Band Boosters are taking Presale Orders for Pecans.  We have 1 pound bags of halves or pieces for $14 each.  Please contact any Shelbyville Band Student or Band Booster to place an order.  You can also reach me at rachelc@shelbyville.k12.tx.us or you can call (936)598-2641 and ask for Debbie.

 

Thank you,
Rachel Crawford

 

 

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SFA planetarium announces show schedule


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The planetarium in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Cole STEM Building will offer two shows on Saturdays starting Oct. 12.

 

The planetarium has public shows every Saturday with group shows available throughout the week upon reservation.

 

“Earth, Moon & Sun” will be presented at 3 p.m. and tackles concepts associated with the Earth-moon-sun system, including eclipses, lunar phases, the seasonal changing of constellations, and the physical nature of the sun and moon. Geared toward children ages 7 to 13 but open to all ages, the show will be presented at 3 p.m. Tickets are $3.

 

“From Dream to Discovery – Inside NASA” is scheduled for 4:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets to this show are $6 for adults and $4 for children, students, and faculty and staff with ID.

 

“This show is all about how NASA designs, builds and tests robotic spacecraft that explore our solar system and the universe beyond,” said Ed Michaels, planetarium director. “It is truly amazing what humans can do when they dare to dream!”

 

For more information, to make a group reservation or view the schedule, visit planetarium.sfasu.edu.

 

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SFA to host Pre-Seminary Day


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Division of Multidisciplinary Programs will host a Pre-Seminary Day Oct. 25 on the SFA campus for individuals interested in religious studies or seeking connection with Texas seminaries.

 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts and senior research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He will present “Saving Scripture: The Work of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium. This portion of the day is free and open to the public.

 

Wallace and his staff have recently discovered more than 75 ancient New Testament manuscripts. Wallace has traveled to 35 countries to examine unique, handwritten manuscripts in dozens of libraries, monasteries and private collections.

 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wallace speak at SFA. His work has revolutionized the historical preservation of the Bible,” Dr. Paul Shockley, lecturer in the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs, said. “He’s referred to by many as the Indiana Jones of biblical manuscripts.”

 

The day’s first event will begin with coffee and muffins at 9 a.m. in the Ferguson Building, Room G77. Wallace will speak with faculty members and students interested in religious studies and philosophy.

 

Dr. Jim Towns, professor in the Department of Languages, Culture and Communication, will moderate a panel discussion with local pastors for students interested in learning about how to prepare for seminary at 10:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Building, Room 271.

 

Simultaneously, history graduate students and faculty members will have the opportunity to discuss digital preservation of historical documents with Wallace at 10:30 a.m. in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 308.

 

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., seminary recruiters will be available to speak with students in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge. Representatives from several seminaries, including Dallas Theological, Fuller Theological, Houston Baptist University, Reformed Theological, Southwestern Baptist Theological, George W. Truett Theological and Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology will be present.

 

Accordance Bible Software will host the final seminar of the day. The company, which offers Hebrew and Greek Bible software, will offer a training session for people in the community who use Accordance Bible Software from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the Ferguson Building, Room G78. Contact the company at 1-877-339-5855 to reserve a seat.

 

For more information about Pre-Seminary Day at SFA, contact Shockley at shockleypr@sfasu.edu or Geivonna Little at littlegm@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1229.

 

 

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Spooky Soiree


 

 

 

The Shelby County Young Professionals Network invites you to attend a Spooky Soirée at 6 o’clock in the evening on October 19, 2019, at Wiggins Hunting Lodge.  


Wear your costume and celebrate the season with hor d'oeuvres and live music by Brandon Tyler.
Brandon Tyler is a Shelby County musician who has played several local events, including our Sip n’ Dip Center Floral Event, and the East Texas Poultry Festival.  You’re not going to want to miss this! 


Wiggins Hunting Lodge
10612 East County Road 3251
Timpson, Texas 75975


This event is sponsored by Cline Family Medicine.


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

 

 

 

 

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Boo's Battle Fall Festival of Hope


 

 

Coming up on October 19th, 2019 on the Center Square will be the Boo's Battle Support Fund Fall Festival of Hope. 

 

 

 

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CMS and CHS Fall Portraits


 

 

Center Middle School:
Fall Picture day is coming Wednesday, October 23. Order online at https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ . Use Picture Day ID: EVTTZRV6Q  
Fall picture order forms will be sent home Monday, October 21.

 

Center High School:
Yearbook pictures for grades 9-11 will be taken on October 24. Order online at https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ . Use Picture Day ID: EVT3KSMMW

Senior Portraits will be on November 13.

 

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Shelbyville Band Booster Special Meeting


 

There will be a Special Band Booster Meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, at 6 PM at the Band Hall Foyer.  Everyone is invited to attend.  

 

 

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Registration open for SFA Homecoming 5K


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas —The DC Wonder Woman College Run 5K will be a part of Homecoming festivities this year at Stephen F. Austin State University. The run will begin at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, near the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza on the SFA campus.

 

The pre-race expo, featuring a DJ, interactive wall of inspiration, photo opportunities, packet pickup and more, will begin at 3 p.m. The course winds through the SFA campus and along the paved trails of the SFA Gardens' Tucker Woods, the SFA Arboretum and the Lanana Creek Trail.


Held nationally, the DC Wonder Woman College Run series is designed to empower adults from all walks of life to unleash the super hero within. Runners, families and “super dogs” are encouraged to dress in bold and colorful super hero attire and costumes for the event.


The SFA student/faculty/alumni registration rate is $30, and the general registration rate is $35. Race registration includes exclusive race shirt, finisher’s medal, commemorative race bib, complimentary photos, and entrance to the pre-race expo and post-race finish line festival with live entertainment. In addition, a contribution from race proceeds will be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas. 

 

Steve Davidson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas, said he’s excited the run will be hosted in Nacogdoches.

 

“We are honored to be chosen as the race’s nonprofit of choice. As this race empowers us all to find our inner super hero, our staff members work every day to build up our children to be heroes in our communities.”

 

The race is produced by Riddle & Bloom and Son Events, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC and SFA’s Campus Recreation Department.


For more information, race registration and merchandise, visit sfasu.edu/wwrun.

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News from Joaquin ISD


 

 

TSI Signups!
October 7-11,2019
Any students wanting to take the TSI this fall will need to sign up by the end of this week.  This is open for any students in high school who may be interested in taking Panola classes this spring, or in the future. There will be signup sheets in the high school office. 

 


 

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Shelby County Historical Society Meeting


 

 

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on October 15, 2019, at 2:00 P. M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The speaker this month will be Mrs. Fannie Watson. She will be speaking on the history of our 1885 Shelby County Historic Courthouse. Mrs. Fannie taught school for many years, most of those years in the Center School District, and did extensive research on the Historic Courthouse with her gifted and talented students. It will be interesting to hear what they found in their search. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

 

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Author to speak during Stone Fort Museum luncheon at Culinary Café


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Author Gary Pinkerton will be the guest speaker during a lunch-and-learn program hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University’s Stone Fort Museum, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Culinary Café, located in the Education Annex, Room 121, on the SFA campus.

 

During lunch, Pinkerton will discuss his newest book, “True Believers: Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake,” which chronicles the story of a 150-year-old Spanish silver legend and the people who believed in it enough to hunt for the treasure.

 

“There are several versions of the legend,” said Carolyn Spears, Stone Fort Museum curator, “but one of the most popular is the Santa Rosa, a Spanish ship, was plundered in Matagorda Bay in 1816 by a privateer named Jean Lafitte. He stole six wagon loads of silver and carried the treasure to Hendricks Lake, just south of the Sabine River in northeastern Rusk County, where he sunk the wagons to avoid approaching soldiers,” Spears said.

 

“True Believers: Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake” tells the story of the people from Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Kentucky, California and as far away as England who came to the lake to drain, dredge, dig, dynamite and scan its murky waters to locate the silver.

 

Copies of Pinkerton’s book will be available for purchase at the lunch. Tickets to the lunch are $10 each and must be purchased in advance. The lunch will feature a Mediterranean menu, including kofta, a meatball dish, served with chickpeas and yogurt sauce; koshari, roasted chicken with pasta and lentils; and basbousa, a semolina cake with rose water and lemon.

 

Purchase tickets online at sfasu.edu/stonefort, or call the museum at (936) 468-2408 for more payment options.

 

 

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Senior Site Halloween Fundraiser


 

The Senior Nutrition Site is having a Halloween Fundraiser on October 26th, from 6-11 pm! There will be live music, great food, raffles, and even a costume contest!  Come and bring the family for a spooky good time!  $10 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, please call the Senior Nutrition Site at 598-7768. 
 

 

 

 

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Center Missionary Baptist Association Revival


 

CMBA annual revival will take place at Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church 4651 FM 705 Broaddus, Texas 75929 October 14-18 at 6 p.m. Bro. Robert Byley, Jr. will bring the message nightly with fellowship on Friday night.

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Fillies Add Two Conference Wins


 

 

 

The Panola Fillies improve to 19-3 on the season and 4-0 in conference defeating Lee College (25-12, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 15-9) and #16 Blinn College (25-21, 25-21, 27-25).

 

On Friday, the Fillies traveled to Baytown to face Lee College in a tough five-set match. They were able to persevere and pull out their third conference win of the season. Mikayla Ware led offensively with 20 kills, followed by Nyah Walker with 14 and April brown added 12. Maria Idjilov dished out 44 assists. Defensively, Hannah Floyd led with 22 digs, followed by Ware with 15, while Erin Perez added 10 and Nina Hauff and McKenzie Dimery chipped in nine apiece, respectively. 

 

On Saturday, the Fillies traveled to Brenham sweeping #16 Blinn College for their fourth conference win. Offensively, Ware led with 21 kills, followed by Mylena Testoni with 13 and Walker added 11. Idjilov ran the offense contributing 48 assists. Floyd anchored the defense with 23 digs, followed by Ware with 11 and Perez chipped in 10. At the net, Ashton Brown and Walker led with two block assists. 

 

The updated schedule for the week is listed below. GO FILLIES!

 

Monday, October 7th @ TVCC

7:00 PM - Panola vs. #10 TVCC

 

Wednesday, October 9th @ Navarro

6:00 PM - Panola vs. #2 Navarro

 

Iowa Western Tournament

Friday, October 11th @ Iowa Western

1:00 PM - Panola vs. Iowa Western

5:00 PM - Panola vs. NMMI 

 

Saturday, October 12th @ Iowa Western

12:00 PM - Panola vs. Mineral Area

4:00  PM - Panola vs. Seward

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Panola College inducts new members to honor society


 

 

Panola College inducted new members into the Pi Beta Chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa honor society on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The induction ceremony was held in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center.

 

Phi Theta Kappa advisors Emily Zabcik, Chasity Klingler and Roberta Collinsworth, professors of math, along with Mitchell Fountain, Phi Theta Kappa President, inducted the new members. Cristie Ferguson, Panola College Director of Library Services was the speaker.

 

New inductees include Corey Branton, Timpson; Sarah Kushner, Carthage; Cami Hicks, Carthage; Jason Tillman, Beckville; Perla Mateos, Center; McKenzie Ingram, Beckville; Covie Latham, Beckville; Jaycee Coleman, Beckville; Hannah Menefee, Tenaha, and Hunter Gibson, Shelbyville.

 

The Pi Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is a long-standing organization at Panola College. Members may attend monthly meetings and participate in community service projects. To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa membership, Panola College students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above, and have completed a minimum of 12 transferable hours through Panola College.

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First United Methodist Church announces annual Halloween Trunk or Treat 


 

 

Center, Texas – October 1, 2019 – First United Methodist Church will host their annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m at 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas.  The free family-friendly event is open to the community and will include activities, food, cake walk fun and trick-or-treating in the church parking lot.  

 

“Our annual Trunk-or-Treat is completely free to anyone who wants to attend,” said Pastor Karen Jones.  “Church members donate everything from their time to sponsoring the food and we look forward to this every year.  It’s part of our church’s community outreach and our foundation to share God’s love.” 

 

Church members will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy and other goodies. Hot dogs, chips and drinks are free while supplies last.  

 

For information about our annual Trunk-or-Treat event or the First United Methodist Church, please contact Rev. Karen Jones at (936) 598-2707 or visit www.fumccentertx.org.

 

 

 

 

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ETPF Chicken Clucking Contest 2019


PEEPS: AGE 5 AND UNDER

 

1. PAISLEY

2. RHYLAND FOLSOM

3. TIE: VANCE PAYNE ELLISYN GANDY

 

CHICKS AGE 6-11

 

1. ZAC PAYNE

2. OLIVIA LOWE

3. SHAMIECE

 

PULLETS: 12-16

 

1. CALYN GRAMMER

2. TJ  BOLTON

3. MARISSA CRAWFORD


 

ROOSTERS AND HENS 17 AND UP

 

1. CLAYTON PAUL WINDHAM

2. KATELYN JACKSON

3. TIE: B ADDISON AND OLIVIA HATFIELD




 

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Community Meeting with Supper at James-Antioch Community Building


There will be a Hot Dog Supper on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the James-Antioch Community Building.  We will serve your choice of Chili Dog or Frito Pie, Cookies and a soft drink. Meal will be $6.00.  We start serving at 4 PM.  Other activities will be a Bake Sale, a drawing for a quilt stitched with the State Birds and then some interaction with some of the candidates for 2020.  Come and learn to know who will be running for office.  You will be helping with the upkeep of the Community Building and meeting your neighbors.   

 

Ellen Manning  598-3081 

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ETPF Photography Contest


Well, another year is done.  This made 10 years I’ve been Photography coordinator at the ETPF at Vision Source office. I want to thank Dr Randy Collard for allowing me to overtake his office with all those photographs, 195 entries this year!  A very special thanks to the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping me to set up, take down and host the exhibit by greeting everyone who came through the exhibit and answered any questions anyone had the past 4 days. I hope anyone that came through the exhibit enjoyed it. Now a day of rest and on to more photography!

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Lions Club Raffle Winners


Winner of the Truck was Fred Wulf
The $250.00 winners are;
Becky Harkness
The Pustka Kids
Debra Worsham
Matt Foster

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

TLB Varsity Volleyball today 10-4-19 vs. Beckville @ Beckville – 4:30 p.m.

 

Bears tonight vs. Harleton @ Harleton – Kick off – 7:30 p.m.

 

Counselor’s Corner -  SENIOR PARENT MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th in the Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. concerning the Senior Trip!!!

 

 

Also, the date for THS FAFSA Night has been confirmed...Mark your calendars for November 14th, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Collegiate Center.  There will be representatives from Financial Aid offices to help complete the application.  Please bring 2018 Tax Returns to be able to complete the process. 

 

PLEASE set up your FSA ID prior to this night.  Both student and at least one parent need an ID. PLEASE make note of your ID and do not create multiple accounts.  Use the following link to create the ID.

 

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid 

 

 

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Center Riders of the Week


 

 

 

 

 

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Newbern Cemetery Association Seeking Funds


 

 

It is that time of the year when we honor our loved ones buried at the Newbern Cemetery. You can honor your loved ones by sending donations to help in the upkeep of the cemetery all during the year. General cleanup by volunteers is appreciated during the year as well. Please send all appreciated contributions to: 


Newbern Cemetery Association
2186 FM 2026
Center, Texas 75935 
Attn: Betty Smith Mooney

 

 

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Cinda Garner City Secretary, City of San Augustine, Nominated for 2019 Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year


 

 

Congratulations to Cinda Garner, TRMC, City Secretary, City of San Augustine, on her nomination for 2019 Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year!

 

Each year Texas municipal clerks nominate one of their peers for the prestigious Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year Award. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have provided service to other municipal clerks on a local level or state level; must have exhibited leadership abilities; and must be a municipal clerk, a member of TMCA, and hold the Texas Registered Municipal Clerk certification. The selection of the 2019 Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year will be announced from among the 16 nominees at the TMCA Awards Banquet on October 24 in Fort Worth.

Cinda has been nominated for this recognition by the TMCA Pineywoods Chapter. Chapter President Ellie Monteaux, TRMC, says, “Our Pineywoods Chapter is fortunate that Cinda has served as an officer in our chapter throughout her career. In addition, her education, training, and skills allow her to serve citizens, fellow employees, and future generations with a tremendous level of proficiency. I have confidence in her stability and commitment to the municipal clerk profession.”

 

Cinda has served as City Secretary of the City of San Augustine, TX, since 2001. She has held membership in TMCA for almost two decades. She is active in the Pineywoods Chapter, and served as the chapter’s vice president from 2007-2016. Cinda earned her Texas Registered Municipal Clerk certification in 2018.

 

The Municipal Clerk of the Year Committee scores nominee applications on years of municipal service, years of TMCA membership, TMCCP certification/recertification achievements, TMCA service, local chapter service, special projects service, IIMC service, and participation as instructors or conveners in TMCA, local chapter, and IIMC education sessions. The selection of the 2019 Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year will be announced from among the 16 nominees at the TMCA Awards Banquet on October 24 in Fort Worth. We hope to see you there!

 

https://municlerks.unt.edu/tmca-events

 

 

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Panola College to host Sonja Howard art exhibit "Do You See What I See?"


 

 

The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will host an exhibit of artwork by Sonja Howard from October 14 – November 8, 2019 in the Fay Allison Gallery.  An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:30pm.

 

Sonja Howard was born in East Texas.  Having grown up in a small town she developed her love of nature, art, and the outdoors.  Throughout her life, Sonja has always been interested in art and admired how the various styles, mediums, and techniques used by artists can help to open the eyes of others.  She was originally drawn to oil painting, but then began to branch out into other areas, such as watercolor, acrylic, ink, charcoal, and colored pencil.  Her artistic influences began in grade school, where she was told there would be very little opportunity for her to improve her talent in the arts.  This only increased her desire to prove the doubters wrong, which she has done.

 

In retirement Sonja began developing the many options available to her using the different painting mediums, and advancing her skills by painting still life, landscapes, and portraits. (Many of these have been sold in Houston).  She has in recent years studied under various artists, including Gaye Sekula in New Braunfels, Tommy Thompson and Patty Lowrie in Port Lavaca and Amanda Clements at Panola College.  She also studies other artists’ works and continues to attend workshops to learn new techniques.

 

Under Gaye Sekula she was introduced to color theory, and impressionistic oil painting.  Sonja continues to attend workshops of Gaye’s when possible.  Her favorite workshop was in Taos, New Mexico where she painted the beautiful red hills made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe.  These oils were all done in plein air.

 

While living in Port Lavaca she belonged to the Port Lavaca Art League, receiving several ribbons at their Spring Art Show: Judge’s Choice, Best of Class, and First Place.  Her winning entry was “Beyond the Dunes”, an oil seascape.

 

Sonja’s time in Clayton, Texas although short, has proven to be very productive for her.  She now has her own studio and was fortunate to attend Panola College and study drawing under Professor Amanda Clements.  Recently she joined the Marshall Art League, and paints and sketches with the league’s live portrait and still life groups.  Sonja enjoys every minute she spends in her studio, where she can paint anything she wishes on any given day.  Her paintings are admired by all who see them.  Some of her favorite moments include searching resale shops for old frames to refurbish for her paintings, and most of all, meeting other artists, some of whom become close lifelong friends.

 

When in retirement Sonja Howard started studying art and soon realized that no two people see things the same.  Our understanding of what we see is influenced by our life experiences, the value we place on details, and especially the emotion we feel at the time of observation.  This began Sonja’s search of different mediums, styles, techniques, and subject matter.  Please join us for this exhibit. It includes something for everyone: oil, colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic mediums, and subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes, to still life and portraits.  Sonja would like to meet as many of you as possible.  She encourages you to make comments on her work and let her know “how you see it.”

 

Sonja’s desire as an artist is to paint something that has feeling and soul for the viewer.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public during the library’s operating hours Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sunday 4-9 pm. For additional information please call 903-693-2052 or email library@panola.edu. 

 

 

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CMS Football Game Added for Monday 10/7/19


 

 

A Center Middle School Football home game has been added for Monday 10/7/19. 7B and 8B teams will be playing against Grace Community. The game will begin at 5:30 pm.

 

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CMS Beef Stick Fundraiser Extended to October 9


 

 

CMS has extended the fundraiser for students to sell beef sticks until October 9. All funds must be turned in to Rene McDaniel by this date. All funds will enable CMS to provide needed supplies for students as well as fund student activities. 

 

 

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CMS Fall Dance


 

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Patch at Dazzle Me Pink & Blue


Dazzle Me Pink and Blue located at 902 Tenaha Street in Center, Texas has a pumpkin patch set up available to the public. If you want to stop by and take pictures it is free to do so and once again open to the public.

 

 

 

Sign at the Dazzle Me Pink & Blue Pumpkin Patch, photo by Justin Mott

 

 

The pumpkin patch is decorated and would make for some good fall photographs, and to top it off they even have a Ford pickup truck.

 

 

 

Dazzle Me Pink & Blue Pumpkin Patch photo by Justin Mott

 

 

For more information about the pumpkin patch or what Dazzle Me Pink and Blue has to offer, give them a call at 936-427-5073.

 

 

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day

October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 4:30 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day; Report cards go home

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; (KGAS will broadcast in FM 104.3 and internet. To sponsor or place an ad for shouts out call 903-693-7176)

October 8, 2019-JV/V FB; HS Band Pictures

October 9, 2019-V/JHCC-Lufkin Coke Classic

October 10, 2019-Balfour Orders-JH Rings/Sr Caps & Gowns; Dual Credit Exam in Center

October 11, 2019-Holiday

October 12, 2019-Little League FB-Tigers vs Logansport; Mabank Marching Festival

October 14, 2019-Mineola Marching Contest; Student Immunization Clinic in Tiger Den

October 15, 2019-Dual Credit Students in Panola

October 16, 2019- PSAT 11th Grade; V/JHCC-District Meet

October 17, 2019-Balfour

October 18, 2019-Tenaha vs Harleton (There)7:30 pm; Walk Through PepRally

October 19, 2019-Little League FB Tenaha vs Center (Logansport); Region 21 UIL Marching Contest @ SFA

 

 

 

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Annual Usher Day Program


 

 

Open Door Baptist Worship Center located at 900 Cotton Ford Road in Center, Texas 75935 pastored by Pastor Alvin Davis will have their Annual Usher Day on October 13, 2019, at 3 p.m.

 

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:10

 

Special Guest: Pastor Roy Scott & Impact Outreach Ministries of Lufkin, Tx

 

Order of Service 


Praise & Worship………………………..………………Open Door Church
Prayer………………………………………………..Pastor Robert Gipson
Scripture……………………………………………….Bro. Hiram Harrison
Praise & Worship…………………………………………Open Door Church  
Welcome….……………………………………………Sis. Latasha Gallien
Response……………………………………….………………………..Guest
Praise & Worship…………………………..………………Open Door Church
Poem……………………………………………………….Sis. Christina Leary
Praise Dance………………………………………….Bro. Jason McCollister
Song………………………………………………………...Sis. Christina Leary

Offering
Selections………………………………………………………...Guest Church
Spoken Word……………………………………………..Pastor Damien Reese


Invitation to Discipleship
Announcements
Remarks
Benediction
 

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Musician Appreciation Service


 

 

The Open Door Baptist Worship Center located at 900 Cotton Ford Road in Center, Texas 75935  pastored by Pastor Alvin Davis will have a musician appreciation service on October 12th, 2019, starting at 3 p.m. honoring Sister Katherine Randle & Brother Tobias Gossett. 

 

 

Theme: May the work I’ve done speak for me!


But now bring me a musician. And when the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him.


2 Kings 3:15


Special Guest: Pastor Faye Dell Allen and the Triumph Church of Shelbyville, Texas 

 

 

Order of Service 


Praise & Worship………………………..………………Open Door Church
Prayer………………………………………………..Pastor Robert Gipson
Scripture……………………………………………….Bro. Hiram Harrison
Praise & Worship…………………………………………Open Door Church  
Welcome….……………………………………………Sis. Latasha Gallien
Response……………………………………….………………………..Guest
Praise & Worship…………………………..………………Open Door Church
Poem……………………………………………………….Sis. Christina Leary
Praise Dance………………………………………….Bro. Jason McCollister
Song………………………………………………………...Sis. Christina Leary

Offering
Selections………………………………………………………...Guest Church
Spoken Word……………………………………………..Pastor Damien Reese


Invitation to Discipleship


Announcements


Remarks


Benediction

 

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Shelbyville School Board Meeting


 

 

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417 West, Shelbyville, Texas.


The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

 

1. Call to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Open forum
4. Consent agenda 
a. Minutes of the September 9, 2019 meeting of the board
b. Monthly financial reports
5. Principal Month
6. Consider for approval
a. Multiple Campus Projects Bids
b. Shelby County Appraisal District Representative
c. School Health Advisory Council Committee
d. Local Policy FFA: Wellness and Health Services
7. Principal’s/Director’s Reports
a. Campus events
b. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
8. Superintendent’s Reports
a. TASB Fall Legal Seminar
b. Annual Bilingual/ESL Evaluation
c. Articles of Interest
d. General Updates
9. Executive Session
a. Resignations/Employment
b. Personnel
10.  Adjournment
 

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Lil' Dragons Test for new ranks


 

 

 

 

On September 21, 2019 Students ages 4-8 who have earned their stripes for their next belt rank attended the testing at Self Defense America located on the Center TX square. They had to demonstrate blocks, strikes, kicks, self-defense and finished up with board breaking. All the students did a good job.

 

 


Photo; Back Row are Maddox Sanford, Zoey Deas and  Emma Madden. Front Row; Benjamin Wagner, Evelyn Lindley, Autumn Castaneda, Sydney Scrimsher and Andrew Pinkston. In the splits is Ryan Moody

 

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Knights of Columbus Raffle


 


The Knights of Columbus of San Augustine, Center, and Hemphill have a raffle going on. The tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. 

 

1st Place Prize: Diamondback AR-15.

 

2nd Place Prize: April 15th, 2020 Guided Crappie Fishing Trip on Lake Zam Rayburn donated by Joey Holloway a $400 value.

 

Drawing to be held at Milam Settlers Day Donation.

 

They will be at the Poultry Festival, Sassafras Festival, and Settlers Day, you do not have to be present to win.

 

 

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Congratulations to Blue Ribbon Winners from the East Texas State Fair Photo Contest in Tyler


 

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Donna Holt who won a blue ribbon at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler, Texas in the category of Heritage and History with her photograph Precious Memories of family member's antique rocking chair.  

 

 

Donna Holt with her photo Precious Memories

 

 

Congratulations also go out to Bobbie Jean Wood who won two blue ribbons at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler, Texas for the Fine Art category with her photograph A Mother's Peace and in the Human Interest category with her photography Boys Best Friend.

 

 

Bobbie Jean Wood with her photos (L to R) Boy's Best Friend & A Mother's Peace

 

 

 

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Timpson Food for Thought Pantry & Thrift Store Ground Breaking Ceremony


 

 

 

 

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Short Church Homecoming and Singing


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Ministries ATV Raffle


 

 

It's not too late to purchase your raffle tickets for this awesome 2019 Polaris Ranger 500! The drawing will be held on the last day of the Poultry Festival (October 5th), but you need to hurry to get your tickets today. They are $20 each OR buy 5 and get one FREE! That's 6 tickets for only $100! You can come by the Outreach to purchase your raffle tickets. For more information, please call us @ 598-4990. The winner is responsible for tax, title, and transfer.

 

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Cole Art Center teams with public library to screen 'Seven Samurai' in Big Read event


 

 

Cole Art Center teams with public library to screen ‘Seven Samurai’ in Big Read event

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will partner with the Nacogdoches Public Library and its NEA Big Read Nacogdoches project to present a screening of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 masterpiece, “Seven Samurai.”


A free, one-night screening of the Oscar-nominated film is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Cole Art Center. Refreshments will be provided.


The story takes place in 1586 during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. According to the film description at imdb.com, a veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers six other samurai to help him. They teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.


The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This program seeks to broaden understanding of the world and its communities, and of oneself, through the joy of sharing a good book. This screening of “Seven Samurai” is just one of many events the Nacogdoches Public Library has planned during October as part of the Big Read initiative.

 

“I want to thank Cole Art Center for once again being involved with our city-wide program this year,” said Crystal Hicks, assistant director of the library. “We're so glad to have such a wonderfully engaged and supportive community.”


Following the screening, there will be time for discussion of the film and the NEA Big Read novel, “Into the Beautiful North,” by Luis Alberto Urrea. The novel is set in Mexico and follows the adventures of Nayeli and her friends as they travel north across the border into the U.S. The trip is inspired by the film, “The Magnificent Seven,” which is based on “Seven Samurai.”


The Big Read activities will take place in October and will culminate with the annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on Nov. 2. The Nacogdoches Public Library is one of 78 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host community reading programs between September 2019 and June 2020. For more information about the Big Read initiative, contact Hicks at (936) 559-2970.


The Cole Art Center is Stephen F. Austin State University’s historic downtown art gallery, located at 329 E. Main St. For more information about the screening, call (936) 468-1131.

Cutline: A free, one-night screening of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 masterpiece “Seven Samurai” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Cole Art Center.

 

 

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Panola College - Shelby sponsors children's book drive


 

 

Panola College’s Shelby Regional Training Center and Shelby College Center are hosting a children’s book drive throughout the fall semester.

 

“We are looking for new books suitable for children in pre-K through second grade,” said Cancee Lester, Director, Shelby County Operations. “The schools can keep the books for their programs or give the books to children to take home and read with their families.”

 

The books will be donated to Shelby County schools and the Head Start Program in Shelby County. Donations can be made at the Shelby Regional Training Center and the Shelby College Center.

 

Lester said the book drive is to encourage and support early literacy. “We hope that by adding new books for teachers and students to choose from we can help make reading fun,” she said.

 

For more information, contact Lester at 936-591-9075, or email her at clester@panola.edu.

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Tenaha Tiger News


 

 

 

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 (KGAS will broadcast in FM 104.3 and internet. To sponsor or place an ad for shouts out call 903-693-7176)
 
Friday Night Score: Tenaha Tigers 39/Timpson Bears 6-Congrats Students and Coaches!!!

1-0; The win marks the 15th consecutive win for Tenaha over Timpson over the last 14 seasons.

Friday Night Score: Tenaha Tigers 39/Timpson Bears 6-Congrats Students and Coaches!!!

1-0; The win marks the 15th consecutive win for Tenaha over Timpson over the last 14 seasons.

 

 

 

 

This is the new band trailer! It was a necessary upgrade due to lack of space and the absence of a ramp on the last trailer.

 

We are seeking sponsorships to help pay off the rest of the trailer and put a wrap on it. If you, or someone you know is interested in sponsoring the purchase of our trailer, please send an email to soursbrian@tenahaisd.com.

 

Due to a limited amount of space, we are offering a maximum of 10 gold sponsorships on the back of the trailer ($500), 10 silver sponsorships for the front right panel ($250), and 10 bronze sponsorships on the front left panel ($100). When the trailer is wrapped, we will place your name in the above-mentioned locations based on your donation. So, if you’re a Tenaha alumni or community member that would like to support the purchase of our band trailer (and get a tax write off) please email us as soon as possible. Cutoff date for donations will be November 1st.

The previous band trailer was donated by the class of 1945, and will still be used as needed. It gave our program over a decade of service, and we are still thankful to have it. Brian Sours, Band Director

 

The Roarin’ Band from Tigerland participated in the Palestine Marching Festival Saturday, September 28, 2019. The band scored straight 1’s and a solid performance for their first marching festival of the season. The best part is that they got great comments from experienced judges to take their musicianship to the next level.

 

Thank you to the families that traveled to support the band!

 

Note: Tenaha ISD Agriculture Department has decided to wait a couple of weeks to start the  Fresh Farm fruit sale.

 

The agriculture department is sprucing up our flower beds this morning during this lovely weather. Thanks David DePriest

 

 

 

 

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Financial Aid Night at Shelbyville ISD


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenaha Lunch Menu's


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Shelbyville Jr High & JV Football


 

 

Shelbyville Jr High and JV Football games will be at Elysian Fields, Oct 1. Jr High @ 5:00 pm and JV game will follow.

 

 

 

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Timpson Bear Update


 

 

TLB Volleyball – TLB vs. Gary, Tuesday, October 1 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Team Store News – The Team Store will be open Tuesday 10/1 @ 4:00 p.m. for the Volleyball games against Gary and Thursday 10/3 @ 4:30 p.m. for the 7th, 8th and JV games against Harleton. 

 

 

 

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Comedian, actor Darren Brand to host SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs fourth annual Homecoming Step Show


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host the fourth annual Homecoming Step Show, which will feature guest host Darren Brand.

 

The brand is an American comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He is best known for being a member of the comedy group The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show, which he hosts alongside fellow cast members Anthony Jamal Bean, aka Chico Bean, and Brian McLaughlin, aka B-Daht. Additionally, Brand was a recurring cast member of the improv comedy show “Wild 'N Out” on MTV and MTV2 between the show’s seventh through 12th seasons.

 

The Homecoming Step Show is a joint effort between OMA and members of SFA’s Greek Life and Student Activities Association.

 

“Stepping has its roots in Africa, where there originally was the African gumboot dance,” explained Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “In the early 1900s, National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations began stepping to show unification between the organizations.”

 

Four teams performed in last year’s Homecoming step competition. More have already signed up for the 2019 event, which averages about 1,000 attendees.

 

Step teams may sign up to perform until Friday, Oct. 4. The entry fee is $50 per team. Applications may be picked up in the OMA office on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

 

Dance groups will be competing for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 second-place prize.

 

SFA’s Homecoming Step Show will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the student center Grand Ballroom. Tickets cost $3 for SFA students and $6 for faculty, staff and community members. Instead of purchasing a ticket, SFA students can bring three non-expired canned goods to the OMA, Room 3.101 in the student center. 

 

 

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