On August 17, 2019, at 4:30 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies responded to a residence located in the Campti community in Shelby County in response to an aggravated robbery. Deputies learned that the homeowner was asleep and was awakened by the intruder. The homeowner stated the intruder was demanding money. The intruder forced the homeowner to the floor and forced her to empty her wallet.
The homeowner provided deputies with a visual description of the intruder. The homeowner escaped by locking the door when the intruder stepped outside on the patio. The homeowner then ran to call for help and the intruder shattered the glass door in an attempt to regain entry.
Through the investigation, SCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Windham obtained information on the suspect and the suspects' injuries. Chief Windham and SCSO Deputy Ruth Gonzales were informed that the suspect had received treatment outside Shelby County. Once the suspect was identified, information was obtained that the suspect and his mother were planning on fleeing to another country to avoid capture by law enforcement officials.
Chief Windham, Deputy Gonzales, SCSO Lieutenant Del Birdwell, and the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office set up surveillance at a designated location in Nacogdoches County. Once the suspects’ vehicle was observed, it was followed from Nacogdoches County into Angelina County, where Chief Windham contacted the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department for assistance.
The suspects were arrested without further incident.
A Houston man died yesterday afternoon September 12, 2019, after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of over 130 mph at times. An attempt to locate was placed out on a vehicle yesterday afternoon by the FBI in reference to a subject wanted for Bank Robbery out of the Houston area. Lufkin Police and PCT. 1 Constable located the vehicle in Lufkin and attempted to stop the car. The vehicle which was occupied by a lone driver refused to stop. A pursuit began from Angelina County on highway 59 into Nacogdoches County.
The bank robbery suspect reached speeds of over 130 mph during the pursuit in an attempt to evade law enforcement. The driver lost control of the vehicle while approaching Woodland Hills Golf Course causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and ultimately crashing into a tree after going airborne.
EMS and Nacogdoches Fire responded to the call, but the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. A handgun and a large amount of money were recovered from the vehicle. This evidence will be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is working the accident investigation and the identity of the driver will be released at a later time. The Lufkin Police Department, Precinct 1 Constables Office (Angelina County), Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Highway Patrol, and Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation.
Notice is hereby given that a special called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on the 16th day of September 2019 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall, 238 North George Bowers Drive, Tenaha, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be discussed.
If while in the meeting, any discussion on items on the Agenda should be held in executive session, the Council will convene in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101.
1. Call Meeting to Order
2. Welcome/Pledge and Prayer
3. Roll Call to establish that a quorum is present
4. Public Comments: Must sign in prior to Meeting being called to order.
5. Discuss and Consider Adopting the 2019 Property Tax Rates. ACTION ITEM
6. Discuss and Consider Amending the 2018-2019 Budget. ACTION ITEM
7. Council Comments
The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest
2. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
3. Open Forum
4. Council approval of the previous month’s minutes
5. Monthly Reports:
a. Utility Billing Manager Report — Monthly receipts
b. Public Works -Update — Departmental Updates
6. Council approval on Payment of Bills
7. Discussion & council action on Jackson/Paxton water rates.
8. Discussion & council action on claiming Joaquin as a sanctuary city for the unborn. No abortions allowed inside of our city.
9. Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting
a. Personnel Matters (551.074)
10. Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session
11. Discussion & Council Action on adoption of proposed tax rate (0.336200 per $100 of value)
12. Discussion & Council Action on increasing Newton Johnson’s rate.
13. Discussion & Council Action on smoking in City Office.
14. Discussion & Council Action on Drug Testing Company.
15. Discussion & Council Action on Christmas Parade & Festival.
16. Discussion to determine the status of the old city hall.
17. Discussion & Council action on businesses inside the city who provide trash cans for cleaning of cars, to place a dumpster on their property & be kept free from trash on the property.
IF during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance With the Texas Open Meetings Act, Governmental Code Section 551 and Texas Revised Civil Statutes.
Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court and will be held on the 18th day of September, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:
1. Approve and pay weekly expenses.
2. Approve current payroll.
3. Public Comments on Agenda items.
4. Approve and adopt the 2019-2020 budget.
5. Approve and adopt the 2019-2020 tax rate.
6. Approve the 2020 Sheriffs’ and Constables' Fees.
7. An executive session will be held for the purpose of consulting with the law of Flowers and Davis. This closed session is authorized by the Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.071
8. Reopen Special meeting.
9. Discuss and possibly make a decision on issues discussed in the Executive Session.
On Friday, September 13, 2019, there was a fire that occurred at Watts & Watts BBQ located at 200 US-96 in San Augustine, Texas. According to the owner, Mr. Watts at around 11 a.m. a fire broke out in the pithouse and exploded at least one or more propane tanks, the fire did burn the side of the building and the pithouse shed.
Watts & Watts BBQ Pithouse
Fortunately, no one was hurt and officials put out the fire at around 12 noon before it caused any major damage to the building, the pit house shed, however, did burn to a crisp with black charred support beams still partially holding it up.
Pithouse after the fire
With the timing of initial construction sliding into mid-Sept, the City and contractor have today mutually agreed to postpone major demolition until the day following the Poultry Festival. This should avoid any imposition on the annual event or unnecessary hazardous situations. This extra two weeks will also allow the contractor sufficient time to guarantee initial deliveries so as to minimize any period between demolition and commencing installation of new materials.
(Nacogdoches, Tx.) Neighborhood Watch Programs and the Nacogdoches Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out in Texas on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
“The National Association of Town Watch, who sponsors National Night Out, allows the celebration to be held the first Tuesday in October for Texas residents, NPD Sgt. Brett Ayres said. “Texas law enforcement suggested this several years ago because of heat and mosquito concerns. NNO has been celebrated by most Texans in October for the past several years.
Neighborhood Watch groups within the city will hold “block parties” on the evening of October 1st .
National Night Out is a night when residents are encouraged to lock their doors and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. Law Enforcement officers and other officials visit these parties to form relationships with the residents. Anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch Program in the city or hosting a block party should contact the police department at 559-2607. Block parties should register with the police department by Friday, September 27th.
Notice is hereby given that on the 16th day of September 2019 the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin School District will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., at the Administration building, Joaquin, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed are listed on the agenda attached to and made a part of this Notice.
AGENDA FOR September 16, 2019
1. Roll call, the establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have member(s) via video conference call – Texas Government Code Section 551.127
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
3. Audience Participation – In accordance with Joaquin ISD Policy BED Local no presentation shall exceed five
minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
4. Report/Information items:
4.1 Director of Finance Reports
4.1.1 Monthly Financial Report
4.1.2 Quarterly Investment Report
4.1.3 Annual Investment Report
4.2 Accountability Ratings
4.3 Student Safety on the sidelines
5. Agenda Items for consideration and possible action:
5.1 Minutes from the previous month’s meeting
5.2 Approve Proposal and Purchases over $50,000 for 2 School Buses
5.3 Approve Authorized Representative for Investment Accounts
5.4 Approve Resolution for Joaquin ISD Sec.125 Cafeteria Plan
5.5 Approve Innovative Courses
5.6 Approve Substitute Employee List
5.7 Approve Investment Broker’s List and Review Local Investment Policy
5.8 Appointment of Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Members
6. Recommendations for items to be placed on the agenda for the next Board meeting
7. Designation of date and time of next meetings: October 21, 2019, 6:00 pm
LUFKIN – A pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin District Office Thursday signaling the beginning of a new construction project in Angelina County.
Work is scheduled to begin on US 69 South that is designed to widen the roadway to a four-lane rural divided highway from FM 1270 in Zavalla to the Jasper County Line.
Drewery Construction Co., Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the $37.5 million project that is slated for completion in early 2023, weather permitting. Contractors will begin setting barricades Sept.16 and work is scheduled to begin on Sept. 21.
“This project will widen the roadway from Zavalla to the Jasper County Line at the edge of the Lufkin District. There are other projects currently underway from Huntington to Zavalla and they are progressing well. Once completed, these projects will provide for improved traffic flow and enhance the safety of all motorists traveling this corridor,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the district.
As this project begins, motorists are urged to stay alert for heavy equipment and workers through the area. Reduce speed and obey all traffic control devices, flaggers and lead cars that could be used to detour traffic safely through the work zone.
For more information regarding road conditions and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org.
The Center Roughriders will take on the Gladewater Bears a home game this Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM by your Center Radio Team and streamed live on our website at cbc-radio.com
The Shelbyville Dragons will take on the Joaquin Rams in Joaquin on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the game will be the Area Game of the Week with Don Wall and will be broadcast live on KQBB 100.5 FM and streamed live on our website cbc-radio.com
The Timpson Bears will take on the Big Sandy Wildcats a home game for Timpson on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
The Tenaha Tigers will have a home game vs. the TK Gorman Crusaders on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
The San Augustine Wolves will travel to Garrison to take on the Bulldogs on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast by Tracy Broadway live on KXXE 92.5 FM. The game will also be streamed live on our website cbc-radio.com
The Logansport Tigers will take on the North Webster Knights in North Webster on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Sept. 11, 2019, Austin, Texas – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) today voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Harrison Keller to serve as the next commissioner of higher education. Dr. Keller will assume his new post on Oct. 1.
“The Search Committee recommended him to the board after a national search, because he stood out from a competitive field of candidates for his extensive knowledge of and experience in strengthening higher education and broadening opportunity for all Texans,” said Board Chair Stuart W. Stedman. “We believe that Harrison Keller will be able to assist the Coordinating Board in making great strides toward the fulfillment of our mission and our continued work toward achieving the goals of 60x30TX.”
“I am pleased that the Coordinating Board has selected Harrison Keller,” commented Gov. Greg Abbott. “With his strong higher education background, we look forward to his leadership and his support in developing and working toward important initiatives to advance postsecondary education and workforce readiness for our citizens.”
Dr. Keller comes to the Coordinating Board from The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been serving President Gregory Fenves as deputy to the president for strategy and policy. Previously he served as vice provost for higher education policy and research and founded the OnRamps and Texas OnCourse initiatives. Earlier in his career he served as senior education policy advisor and director of research for Rep. Tom Craddick during his tenure as Speaker of the Texas House, and as a project director at UT Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center.
Dr. Keller received his B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and went on to receive master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Georgetown University. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer.
He will be the sixth individual to hold the leadership position for the agency since its founding under Gov. John Connally in 1965, succeeding Dr. Raymund Paredes, who is stepping down after serving as commissioner for 15 years.
“As a sixth-generation Texan, a son of public school educators, and someone who has spent my career working at the intersections of educational policy, practice and innovation, I believe that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve our state. I look forward to working with the Coordinating Board, the Governor’s office, and legislative, business, community, and education leaders across the state to expand educational and economic opportunities for Texas,” said Dr. Keller.
A native of the Texas Panhandle, Keller resides in Austin with his wife Gena and their three children.
The local VFW Post 8904 and the Auxillary hosted a memorial service on September 11, 2019, in remembrance of 9-11 the day now known as Patriots Day. The event was held at 10 a.m. on the downtown Center city square on the grounds of the historic Shelby County Courthouse next to the flag pole by the Veterans memorial. Larry Hume VFW Post Quartermaster lead the event and gave the opening speech.
The podium was turned over to some of our local first responders including Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Center Police Chief Jim Albers, Shelby County Chief Deputy Kevin Windham, and Jessie Griffith with Alligenance Mobile Health.
Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom
Center Police Chief Jim Albers
Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Kevin Windham
Jessie Griffith with Alligenance Mobile Health
After the speeches were given Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell laid the memorial wreath on the Veterans Memorial, a moment of silence was observed, taps was played by a VFW Post member and Leah Porterfield sang God Bless America. Once the event ended the crowd gathered for a large group photo. Following the event, people were allowed to eat the doughnuts provided by Affinity Hospice.
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LUFKIN – A pre-construction meeting was held Monday in the Lufkin Area Office signaling the beginning of a new construction project in Angelina County.
Crews will begin work next week on FM 326 for the rehabilitation of the existing roadway that will consist of reconstructing and widening the pavement from SH 103 East to FM 1475 and from FM 1475 to US 69 South. Work will include the construction of 3-foot shoulders for a total roadway width of 28-feet.
Pinto Construction, Nacogdoches TX, will serve as contractor for the $3.6 million project that is expected to be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting. Work zone signage will be placed alerting motorists of workers and moving equipment through the area. Motorists should expect a single lane of traffic to be led by a lead car during the construction.
Motorists should prepare for delays and obey all flaggers and signage through the work zone. Stay alert and observe all speed limits in the area. For more information regarding projects and closures statewide, visit drivetexas.org.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office & John Burns, Farmers Insurance
This year’s event will take place Oct. 28, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. –7:00 p.m. at the Center High School baseball field. Kids dressed in costumes 13 and under are invited to an evening of trick-or-treat fun!
Table reservations are required to pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters. To reserve a spot for your business, organization, club, etc., contact Leah Chase at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 598-5601 or firstname.lastname@example.org or John Burns at (936) 427-5077 or email@example.com .
Businesses will need to have a decorated table with a sign displaying the business name set up by 5:30 p.m. Businesses will be allowed to start setting up at 5:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the hole!
A time honored tradition continues at Tenaha Independent School District. Tenaha ISD recognizes those that have displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to their community. Through the years numerous members have been initiated into the Hall of Honor.
The process begins with nominations from members of the community. A committee then begins the difficult task of deciding who will be chosen. This year Tenaha ISD is proud to present Robert Barton and Mike Ogden as the 2019 Hall of Honor inductees.
Robert Barton is a 1975 graduate of Tenaha ISD, where he participated in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Golf. Robert was also a class officer and a member of the student council. After graduating Robert attended Panola Jr College and Stephen F. Austin University.
Robert served as President of Tenaha Youth Sports a number of years and also coached the Tenaha Little League, Tenaha Youth Football and Tenaha Little Dribblers. Robert also served as President of the Tiger Booster Club for many years.
Robert has been a high school sports official for over 40 years, where he officiated baseball, football and basketball which he is still actively doing today. He also had the privilege to broadcast the play by play for KGAS Radio in 2003 when the Tigers won their first State Championship in Basketball and was the color commentator in 1998 when the Tigers won their first Sate Championship in Football.
Robert was presented the On Your Side award from KTBS channel 3 in 2006 for his help in bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer.
Robert has served on the Tenaha ISD Board of Trustees for over 20 years where he has held the office of Secretary, President and is currently the Vice-President.
Robert is a Tiger supporter in all their activities and has traveled many a mile to watch the Tigers compete in all activities. Robert is a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha.
Mike Ogden is a 1976 graduate of Tenaha High School, having attended all twelve years of school in Tenaha. He married his high school sweetheart, Crystal Umbrell Ogden, who is a 1978 Tenaha graduate. He has two loving daughters who are both graduates of Tenaha High School as well. Kim Ogden Sitgreaves (2001) and husband Drew, and Stacie Ogden Barr (2004) and husband Brandon. Mike has three grandchildren who adore their Pawpaw; Andrew Graham Sitgreaves, Briggs Michael Sitgreaves and Harper Jane Sitgreaves.
It has been both a privilege and a great honor for Mike to serve on the school board of Tenaha ISD for 10 years collectively. He has served on the city council for one term. He coached several little league baseball teams and has been a Tenaha booster club supporter. Mike has been a long-time member of Tenaha First Baptist Church; serving as a deacon for 25 years. He is a fan of ALL things Tenaha Tigers and can usually be found wherever a ballgame is being held, sporting his maroon and white and cheering on his favorite team and students!
Growing up in a small town is one of the things Mike loves most about his years in school at Tenaha. It’s one of the things he still loves! He is grateful for the many teachers who counseled and invested in him throughout school. Those experiences have played a huge roll in how he strives to mentor the youth of Tenaha today. He devotes much of his time to being present for them and supporting them in their academic, athletic and individual endeavors. He knows the immense value in pouring into young people because of those in the school system who did so for him.
The 2019 Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony will kick off the 2019 Tenaha ISD Homecoming Activities on October 5th at 9:30 am in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium.
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, shortly after 1:20 pm, Nacogdoches Combined Dispatch received a 911 call about a stabbing that occurred at highway 103E and FM 95. The caller also advised that the suspect then approached his vehicle and attempted to cut him with a knife and take his vehicle.
The suspect was observed getting into another vehicle which was a white Dodge Ram pickup truck that traveled westbound on highway 103 towards Etoile. The witness/victim continued to follow the truck and remain on the line with dispatch reporting information as it occurred.
The suspect exited from the white dodge truck in Etoile, Texas at highway 103 E and FM 226. It was reported to dispatch that before deputies arrived on the scene, that the suspect attempted to carjack several more vehicles on highway 103 E., the suspect also entered into a residence unlawfully where other victims were assaulted.
A deputy arrived on the scene and attempted to arrest the suspect. The suspect refused to comply and during the attempted arrest shots were fired by the Deputy. EMS was summoned to the scene and deputies started life-saving measures to include CPR.
Terry Wayne Phipps (white / male) 40 years of age from Cushing, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Judge Tigner-Thompson. An autopsy was ordered.
The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave per the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedure.
The Texas Rangers were notified and called to the scene. They will be the primary agency handling the shooting investigation. The Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an internal investigation into the shooting, and will also be investigating other crimes that were alleged to have occurred on that day by the suspect.
Law Enforcement is seeking information on the identification of the person driving the white dodge ram pickup truck. Authorities need to speak with this possible victim on what occurred from Highway 103 E and 95 until the suspect exited the vehicle in Etoile. We are asking this person to please contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office at 936-560-7794 or their local DPS office.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information will be released at this time.
Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) announced plans to convert an additional 100 stores to Gordmans off-price in 2020, bringing the total number of 2020 off-price conversions to 250. In 2019, the company expects to complete 89 conversions, including 37 converted stores in March, 35 converted stores and one new store in June, and 17 planned conversions in September.
The Company expects to end Fiscal 2019 with 158 Gordmans stores. Inclusive of the 100 additional conversions planned for next year, 2020 Gordmans store count will now exceed 400 stores and 2020 Gordmans sales are expected to be well in excess of 50% of total company sales.
Bealls in Center, TX
The Center, Texas Bealls store will be converted to a Gordmans store and the conversion should be completed in 2020.
Homecoming - Friday Sept. 13th Itinerary-
9:00 am - Practice on the Football Field
12:30 pm - Luncheon at Frontier Cafe for Varsity Football Players (Compliments of Timpson Chamber of
1:00 pm - Early Release from School
1:30 pm - Line Up for Parade in front of HS
2:00 pm - Parade
2:30 pm - Pep Rally on the Square
6:30 pm - Pictures With the Homecoming Court
7:00 pm - Introduction of Homecoming Court
7:30 pm - Kick-Off
Homecoming Duchesses and Sweethearts - See Attached.
Athletic Booster Club News - The Timpson Athletic Booster Club will be taking orders for BEAR FAN Yard Signs. Orders must be received by Monday, September 16. Please see attached form for more details.
Elementary Book Fair – Don't forget the Scholastic Book Fair is going on this week at the Elementary Library. Drop by and see Mrs. Osby for the latest happenings.
September 9, 2019-Girls Fall Basketball Game in SEC 5:15 pm
September 11, 2019-Fall Pictures; JHCC @ Broaddus Invitational; Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm
September 12, 2019-JH/JV vs TK Gorman (There) 5:00 pm; Progress Reports
September 13, 2019-Tenaha vs TK Gorman (Home) 7:30 pm; Pep Rally 2:45 pm in SEC - “Glow Out the Crusaders” wear your neon or tie dye
September 14, 2019- VCC New Summerfield
September 16, 2019-Board Meeting 5:30 pm
September 18, 2019-Varsity/JH CC West Sabine Invitational
September 19, 2019-JH/JV vs San Augustine (Home) 5:00 pm
September 20, 2019-Staff Wellness Clinic; Tenaha vs San Augustine (There) 7:30 pm
September 25, 2019-Tiger Day Early Release 1:30 pm; Varsity/JH CC Zavalla Invitational
September 26, 2019-JH/JV vs Timpson (Home) 5:00 pm
September 27, 2019-End 1st Grading Period; Tenaha vs Timpson (There) 7:30 pm
September 28, 2019-Palestine Marching Festival
September 30, 2019-2nd Grading Period Begins; Dress Up Week (Dress Code Still Applies) Disney Day
October 1, 2019-JHFB, JHCC, HSCC, JH Cheer Pictures; Hawaiian Day
October 2, 2020-Candy Land Day
October 3, 2019-JH/JV vs Beckville (There) 5:00 pm; Jersey/Sport/Game Day
October 4, 2019-Early Release11:30 am; Spirit Day
October 5, 2019-Hall of Honor 9:30 am Café’; Parade 12:30 pm “Let the Games Begin”; Homecoming-Pregame 5:30 pm; Tigers vs Beckville Bearcats kickoff 6:00 pm; Varsity CC Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Run
Reminder: Tenaha Together Committee continues to support our community and needs the communities support as well.
A few of the things that have been done since the organization of the Tenaha Together Committee includes lights and tree for the square, banners around town, and the beautiful brick signs entering the town.
Please, if you can make a donation to continue projects like these, send it to: Tenaha Together c/o Scott Tyner - P. O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974
Sam Samford Lodge 149 will hold the monthly Stated Meeting on Tuesday Evening, 9/10/2019. A covered dish meal will be served at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7:30. We will be receiving our District Deputy Grand Master. Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft Masons are welcome. We hope to see you for a time of good food and fellowship.