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Revival

Pleasant Grove MBC is having Revival beginning on June 28th through July 2nd.  Bro. Kevin Windham will preach on Monday and Tuesday.  Bro. BJ Windham will preach on Wednesday and Bro. Billy Windham will preach Thursday and Friday.  Revival begins at 7 pm each night.  Song specials are always welcome.  We would love to see you there!  Everyone is invited.  Come and bring a friend to enjoy the services and let a true Revival happen in your heart.  For more information, contact Pastor Josh Crawford at 572-5303.  God Bless you all.  

Joaquin Youth Football Camp

 

Dates: July 29th & 30th 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. 

Location: Joaquin High School Football Field 

Ages: Kids entering 1st – 8th Grade  

Cost: FREE. Campers will also receive a Free Camp T-Shirt 

___________________________ ______ ___________ Camper Name (Please Print) Grade Shirt Size (YS-AXXL) _____________________________________________________ 

Address 

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City/State/Zip Code 

____________________________________ __________________________ Guardian Name (Please Print) Guardian Phone Number ___________________________________________ 

Guardian Signature 

*Mail Camp Flyer and Liability Form to: Joaquin ISD Attn: Youth Football Camp 11109 Hwy 84 East Joaquin,  TX 75954 or return form to JHS Administration Office or any JHS Football Coach. For questions contact Wade  Lawson (936-269-3128 Ext. 438) Office or (936-645-7135) Cell or email wlawson@joaquinisd.net  

Family Members are welcome to stay and watch. Our Athletic Booster Club will be  offering dinner plates for $10 and will also have the concession stand open for drinks.  

Thursday Night – Hamburger Plates 

Friday Night – Fish Plates 

 

 

Joaquin Athletic Department 

Address: 11009 Hwy 84 East  

Joaquin, Texas 75954 

Office: 936-269-3128 Ext. 438 

Email: wlawson@joaquinisd.net 

Athletic Department 

Wade Lawson, Boys Athletic Director 

PERMISSION FOR PARTICIPATION IN AN  

EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM 

My child, _______________________________(student’s name), has my  permission to participate in the _________________________________________  (name of activity or organization), an extracurricular activity of the Joaquin School  District for the following  

date/dates:_____________________________________.  

I agree to assume responsibility for payment of all non-district paid expenses,  including medical expenses, which may arise from practicing, rehearsing,  traveling, or participating in any extracurricular activity sponsored by the District.  I agree to assume responsibility for any and all liability arising out of my child’s  participation in any extracurricular activity sponsored by the District.  

Parent Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________________________________________

 

 

Burglary Suspects Arrested:

On Wednesday 06/16/2021, the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of burglary of motor vehicles and theft of firearms in the areas of the Appleby community. The suspects were targeting unlocked vehicles in residential neighborhoods. The suspect sought after cash and firearms that were found in vehicles. During the investigation, investigators were able to develop a description of the suspects and a description of the vehicle from surveillance cameras.

On Saturday 06/19/2021, the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office again received multiple reports of burglary of motor vehicles and theft of firearms in Central Heights, Pleasant Hill and Western Hills subdivision. The suspects were again targeting unlocked vehicles in residential neighborhoods. The suspect’s again sought out cash and firearms.

Investigators believed that the suspects in the previous reports in the Appleby area were involved. Investigators utilizing the previous reports and the most recent reports along with databases were able to develop a suspect vehicle and possible suspects. Investigators conducted surveillance for the suspect vehicle and notified NCSO Deputies and NPD Officers of the suspect vehicle description and possible location.

On Sunday 06/20/2021, NPD Officers located the suspect vehicle at the 3100 block of Phoenix Terrance and two subjects were detained. A NCSO Investigator responded to the scene. The vehicle and a residence were searched for evidence.

The subjects were then transported to the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office. Investigators were able to develop probable cause for the arrest of Lonneil Warren age 18 from Nacogdoches and Jarvis Harper age 20 from San Augustine. Warren and Harper were each charged with 6 counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity Theft of a Firearm a 3rd degree felony and 7 counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity Burglary of a Motor Vehicle a state jail felony.

The investigation continues into the recovery of stolen items and more arrest and criminal charges are expected for other suspects.

Swimming Safety Tips for Summer

(Family Features) Playing in or around water is one of the joys of summer, but this treasured seasonal pastime comes with some serious risks. Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, many families will have informal gatherings and take trips to the beach, increasing the potential for children to have unsupervised access to water. Because of this, it’s important for children to take swimming lessons to learn water safety skills and create safer habits in and around water. As swimming lessons begin across the country, many are being conducted safely with COVID-19 precautions in place.

 

Protect your family’s safety around water this summer with these tips from the Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66 and the USA Swimming Foundation.

 

Designate a Water Watcher and Closely Monitor Children. Designate a water watcher when you are in, on or around water. Watch all children and adolescents swimming or playing in or around water, even if they know how to swim. Keeping young children or inexperienced swimmers within arm’s length at all times can help ensure you’re able to provide assistance if and when it’s needed.

 

Wear a Life Jacket. Anyone participating in any boating, paddling or towed water sports, regardless of swimming ability in pool or open water situations, should wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Preschool-aged children (5 years old and younger), who are not protected by touch supervision, in particular, should always wear a life jacket. Swimming aids and water toys – such as water wings, inflatable water wings and rings – are not intended to be life-saving devices.

 

Learn to Swim. Research has shown formal swimming lessons reduce the risk of childhood drowning by 88%. Through the annual Make a Splash Tour, the USA Swimming Foundation, with the support of Phillips 66, encourages children’s swim lessons. By equipping your child with the skill of swimming, you’ll open doors to a lifetime of safety, fun, fitness and even employment opportunities.

 

While lessons progressively teach a variety of swimming strokes, some of the most important things swimmers learn – even in beginner classes – are breath control and how to float. These basic skills are essential for staying above water should someone find himself or herself unable to touch or too tired to swim to safety. Children can participate in swimming lessons before they can walk, and parent-child swim lessons provide bonding opportunities along with water safety education.

 

Swim in Designated Areas and Obey Posted Signs and Flags. Ropes, buoys and flags in larger bodies of water like lakes or oceans are commonly used to mark off safe swimming areas and provide visual cues about changes in depth, underwater surfaces and currents. Teach children what these signs and markers mean and that they’re in place as safety tools, not toys to play with or float on.

 

Learn CPR. If the unthinkable does happen, knowing how to perform CPR allows you to take immediate action, which has been shown to significantly better the outcome for children with submersion injuries. In the time it takes for paramedics to arrive, you could save someone’s life. Seconds count; the quicker CPR is started, the better the chances of recovery. There are many places that offer CPR training, including community organizations and nonprofit groups. Remember to keep your certification current once you have completed the initial requirements.

 

Make safety a priority for your summer water fun. For more information, including swim lesson providers in your area, visit usaswimming.org/makeasplash.

 

 

PRODUCE DROP

TCCA Harvest for Homes Produce Drop

Wednesday June 23 @ 8:30am

SFA SummerStage Festival: 'Stuart Little' directed in style of 1940s radio drama

It’s a play within a play.

 

That’s how Kristen Blossom, adjunct instructor in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, describes the SummerStage Festival presentation of the children’s favorite “Stuart Little,” a play based on the popular book by E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette about the endearing mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family.

 

“Stuart Little” will be presented in the style of a 1940s radio play with student actors not only delivering their characters’ lines but also creating their own sound effects live on stage.

 

The play is one of two featured in this year’s SummerStage Festival presented June 22 through July 9 in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus. “Men On Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus is also featured.

 

According to Blossom, radio plays were popular in the 1920s to 1950s, and the novel “Stuart Little” was written by White in 1940, “so it made perfect sense for me to set our production in the 1940s and deliver it to the audience as an old fashioned radio play.”

 

Historically, actors in radio plays would speak their lines into a microphone while a person in the foley booth made all of the sound effects. But Blossom directs SFA actors do both of these jobs simultaneously.

 

“The audience will not only be able to hear the sound effects, but also see live exactly how the sounds are being made by the actors,” she said. “My overall concept for this production is that a group of actors in the 1940s come into a studio space in New York City and start using all the foley objects they can find to tell us – the audience – this story about a mouse named Stuart Little. So, essentially, it's a play within a play.”

 

Blossom wanted the students to “think outside the box” and experiment with different objects to create the sound effects.

 

“We all had so much fun collaborating,” she said. “Because it's a play within a play, every sound you hear is being made by these 1940s storytellers. For example, we have a record player on stage for times when the script calls for music, and we have instruments that create rain and thunder and other noises.”

Adding to the directing theme, actors will be dressed in 1940s-style clothing with costume pieces that they take on and off while on stage.

 

Blossom cast only six actors to play the nearly 25 different characters, meaning students will portray between four and five characters each, with the exception of the main character of Stuart. She added that it was “purely coincidental” that it’s an all-male cast.

 

“That's just the way things turned out in auditions,” she said. “I think gender rarely has anything to do with the heart of a story, so ‘traditional’ casting didn't matter to me at all. I'm so proud of my actors for approaching each of their many roles, even the tiny ones, with precision, sensitivity and authenticity.”

 

Among the biggest challenges in presenting this play is that Blossom conducted rehearsals remotely via zoom.

 

“Personally, it's always a challenge for me to verbally articulate what I'm imagining and feeling,” she said. “I tend to get up and walk all over the stage while I'm directing. But I was only able to conduct rehearsals via zoom. It certainly has been a challenge to sit still and give direction only using my words. But, on the bright side, I believe me being remote created more space for the actors and my assistant director, Triston Haq, to assert their own creativity.”

 

As assistant director, Haq, a Nacogdoches senior, said he’s learned that there aren't any shortcuts to success when it comes to working with people of different skill sets and experience.

 

“A standard was established from the outset, and everyone, regardless of experience, has risen to the occasion and grown in their own way,” Haq said. “As for learning the specifics of directing a radio play, I've had to hone in on the words and the way that actors say things. Sounding like a real person is something I can direct pretty reasonably after my own training, but when performing a radio drama, I've found that there's more to connecting with the audience than sounding like someone you'd meet in real life. It's about inviting the audience on the journey with you.”

 

Because there are so many foley sound effects and costume changes that take place throughout the show, the actors have had their endurance and performance ability tested, Haq said.

 

“But they’ve come out with a great radio play to show for it,” he added. “The process is extremely intentional and precise, and we've been doing our best to hit every beat in the show with honesty and conviction. There's a musicality to the actors' performance that we heard in the beginning read-through, and that's something that we've tried to hold on to and highlight as their performances grew. The students responded to the process and the expectations we set with a headstrong initiative, and we're really proud of their growth and resourcefulness. Theatre is a team effort, and the cast did a great job of relying on each other when they needed.”

Buffalo senior Zach White portrays multiple characters, including Margalo, who is a bird with really high voice; George, who, as the other son in the Little family, has a more shy tone in his voice; along with a few cats, two different doctors and “many others that you’ll be able to see if you come and watch the show,” he said.

 

“The most fun thing about this show is that there is no limitation to what I am able to do with my characters and discovering how far I can go with them,” White said. “Seeing my colleagues’ reactions to the silliness I can come up with really makes this process fun. The more challenging part of this is mostly trying to keep up with and remember all of the voices that I have for these characters, along with the physicality of the all the characters. The most rewarding part of this process is going to be my part in the escape from reality that we can provide the audience.”

 

Waxahachie junior Adam Lamb plays Mr. Little, the house cat Snowbell and Narrator #1. Watching and working with talented actors has been a fun part of the rehearsal process, he said.

 

“The most challenging part was working with a director through zoom and having to be at the whim of our internet connection,” he said. “But the most rewarding part, for me at least, for any show is seeing the audiences’ reactions to what we’ve created.”

 

“Stuart Little” tells a story about seeing the world differently than most people traditionally imagine.

 

“There's a lot of wonder to be found when you look around from a perspective that's not your own,” Haq said. “I hope the audience takes a little bit of wonder home with them.”

 

“Stuart Little” will be presented at 10 a.m. June 29 and 30 and July 1 and 6; at 2 p.m. June 22 and 24; and at 7 p.m. July 7 in both in-person and virtual performances. General admission tickets are $8. Virtual access is $15. Pay-what-you-can performances are on July 1. All performances are in Kennedy Auditorium, 1906 Alumni Drive.

 

For tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit boxoffice.sfasu.edu.  For more information, call the School of Theatre at (936) 468-4003 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu.

 

Cutline: SFA School of Theatre will present the children’s beloved story of “Stuart Little” as part of its annual SummerStage Festival. Rehearsing a scene from the show are, from left, Cutter Day, Log Cabin junior; Jaycob Sanchez, Austin freshman; Adam Lamb, Waxahachie junior; Nathan Morris, Brownsboro junior; Zach White, Buffalo senior; and Andr'e Hankerson, Beaumont junior. “Stuart Little” will be presented at 10 a.m. June 29 and 30 and July 1 and 6; at 2 p.m. June 22 and 24; and at 7 p.m. July 7 in both in-person and virtual performances. General admission tickets are $8. Virtual access is $15. A pay-what-you-can performance is on July 1. All performances are in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Reunion/ Askew/ Hagler

The Askew/Hagler reunion will be held July, 17 2021 @ the Community House in Center, TX.  Please come and bring a covered dish and something for the Silent Auction. For more information call 598-7488.

Senior Site 4th of July Celebration

The Senior Nutrition Site will be celebrating the 4th of July with chili dogs, beans, salad, and cake!  So come join us for fun, food, and fellowship for this Independence Day.  There will also be a prize handed out for the Most Patriotic!  Come and show off your most patriotic outfit! 

This celebration will be on Friday, July 2, 2021.  The Senior Nutrition Site is open from 9-2.  Seniors 60 and older are welcomed to attend.  For more information, please call us at 936-598-7768.

"ADAM'S OFF OX" BY: NEAL MURPHY

Many of you have no doubt heard a person say that he didn’t know someone else from Adam’s off ox, but you may not have stopped to consider the peculiar aptness of this folk expression.  I recall my grandparents and parents would use the phrase quite often but I never thought to delve into what the words truly meant.  What is an “off ox”, and who was Adam?  What did this have to do with not knowing somebody?

 

Some discussion about this expression followed its use by President Clinton in a news conference in June, 1993.  It puzzled many American commentators then, because it’s a phrase that is known only in some parts of the United States, mostly the southern states.  Since the media is made up of mostly city people they were totally unfamiliar with the phrase.

 

The phrase dates back to the time when teams of oxen were used to pull wagons.  It was used in it’s basic form to mean that a person is entirely unknown to the speaker.  This form was recorded from Britain in a report of a court case at the London Sessions as far back as 1784:  “Some man stopped me, I do not know him from Adam’s off ox.”  It is certainly older in the spoken language.

 

Speakers in various parts of the United States have at times commented that they don’t know somebody from Adam’s housecoat, Adam’s brother, Adam’s foot, and Adam’s pet monkey.  Adam’s off ox  is easily the most puzzling of these variations to us today because the days of oxen teams are now long past.

 

Using a team of oxen, the “near ox” was the one on the left side of the wagon.  The driver always walked on the left side of the team with the near-side ox at his right shoulder.  He would then get to know the personality and idiosyncrasies of this near ox very well.  However, the “off ox” was hidden behind the far side one on the right, and was yoked so that it could do nothing but follow.  So, the “off ox” was, figuratively at least, less well known.

 

Of Adam’s two oxen the near ox is better known than the off ox for two reasons: first, he is nearer the driver, and, second, the sight of him is unobstructed.  We can say then, that the off ox is less known than the near ox, who in turn is less known than Adam, who is not known at all.

 

The term is found in print from 1894 onwards, but must surely be older.  One of its appearances was in Flying U Ranch, by B. M. Bower, of about 1914: “Andy shook hands all round, swore amiably at Weary, and advanced finally upon Miguel. ‘You don’t know me from  Adam’s off ox,’ he began genially, ‘but I know you all right, all right.”

 

Another less known idiom is that the “off ox” cannot be so well seen and may therefore get the worst of the footing and stumble.  It is for that reason that “off ox” has been used figuratively to designate a clumsy or awkward person.

 

It seems that this expression is even less well known now, except for the occasional old film and U.S. presidential folk idiom.  So, to some of you older readers, the next time you use this phrase you will have a better idea of why you are using it, what it means, and from whence it came.  To the younger readers, I doubt that you will ever utter such words, but should you, the other person won’t know of which you speak.

 

Henderson County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

An Athens, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

Matthew Don Herrington, 49, pleaded guilty on Dec. 12, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on June 16, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

“Drug dealers who pump poison into our communities will face certain and severe consequences,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.  “Our office will continue to partner with federal, state, and local agencies to ensure our communities are safe and to bring to justice those who spread the misery of methamphetamine.”

According to documents and information presented in court, Herrington was arrested on Oct. 22, 2019 by Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputies with a quantity of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute to others, along with a firearm.  In March 2020, Rusk County Deputies learned that Herrington was still engaged in methamphetamine trafficking.  On March 25, 2020, Deputies executed a search warrant of Herrington’s home and recovered a distributable quantity of methamphetamine and another firearm.  Herrington is prohibited from possessing firearms because of multiple prior felony convictions, including a 2009 federal conviction for distribution of methamphetamine, for which he received 70 months in federal prison. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Locker.

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Final Defendant Sentenced in Anderson County Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

The final defendant has been sentenced to federal prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

 

Amber Nicole Priehs, 30, pleaded guilty on Dec. 12, 2019, to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.  Priehs was the sixth and final Palestine, Texas resident to be sentenced in the drug trafficking conspiracy. 

 

“The imprisonment of this drug trafficking organization is a significant victory for the citizens of Palestine and the rest of East Texas,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.  “Our office will continue to pursue those who pump poison and misery into our communities. These defendants showed an utter lack of regard for their fellow citizens by lining their own pockets off of addiction and the decay of their own community.”

 

According to information presented in court, Byron Bernard Billups, Brandon Williams, and Priehs distributed large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin in Palestine and surrounding areas.  Billups served as the leader and primary source of supply and worked with Priehs and others to acquire kilos of methamphetamine and other drugs from sources of supply across Texas and brought them back to East Texas for distribution. Brandon Williams distributed bulk methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy to wholesale and retail customers from his home in Palestine, which he shared with his uncle, Larry Williams, who also assisted with handling customers in the drug deals.  Priehs distributed bulk methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin directly to customers and through Marcos Navarro, who reported to Priehs.  Priehs also recruited Steve Foster to store bulk drugs at his house, which he also permitted Priehs to use to meet customers.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging the defendants with federal drug trafficking violations on Feb. 20, 2019.

 

Brandon Kione Williams, 37, pleaded guilty on Sep. 21, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute drugs and was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison on March 25, 2021.  Larry Joe Williams, 65, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2020, to misprision of a felony and was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison on Oct. 13, 2020.  Byron Bernard Billups, 36, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute drugs and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Dec. 17, 2020. 

Marcos Antonio Navarro, 35, pleaded guilty on March 12, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute drugs and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on August 11, 2020.  Steve Allen Foster, 33, pleaded guilty on March 16, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute drugs and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on Sep. 15, 2020.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety-CID, and the Palestine Police Department.  These defendants were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan Locker, Colleen Bloss, and Heather H. Rattan.

Joaquin Jr. High Summer Enrichment Fine Arts Field Trips

Hey Students and Parents, 

We have some exciting Fine Arts Enrichment field trip opportunities for our students this summer! 

The field trips are open to any Joaquin Jr. High student who was enrolled in the 6th/7th/8th grade for the 20-21 school year. The field trips will be provided free of charge to each Joaquin Jr. High student. Lunch will be provided on each field trip. School dress code must be followed. 

Three days have been planned in July to encompass a variety of Fine Arts genres. 

Monday, July 12, 2021 - The Mud Hut offers students the opportunity to see how ceramics, glass, and clay pottery are made. Create ART! offers students the opportunity to see and create many different types of art! They offer cut and fused glass, a pottery wheel, clay art, pencil drawings, watercolor art and canvas creations. - Longview, Texas. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - The Museum of Fine Arts offers students a tour of the artwork of many artists of the past and present. “Painting with a Twist” allows students to create canvas artworks of their own! - Longview, Texas 

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - ARTSpace Summer Camp/Museum and SciPort offer students a variety of learning categories ranging from Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics…all wrapped up in super fun activities! - Shreveport, Louisiana 

Interested students can get more information by emailing Mrs. Ann McDaniel at amcdaniel@joaquinisd.net General information will be provided on our Joaquin Independent School District webpage at www.joaquinisd.net, the JISD Facebook page and Shelby County Today. 

Registration will open June 28th and end July 6th. Registration forms (included in this letter) can be emailed to amcdaniel@joaquinisd.net or turned in Monday - Thursday (7:00 am - 5:00 pm) at the JISD Administration Office. So, be sure to get your registration and permission forms turned in to the Administration Office and plan for some summer fun field trips!

Joaquin Jr.High &High School 

11109 Hwy 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954 

Telephone (936) 269-3128 Fax (936) 269-9123 

Web Page www.joaquinisd.net 

Terri Gray, Principal Jon Jones, Assistant Principal 

Email tgray@joaquinisd.net Email:jcjones@joaquinisd.net 

Joaquin Jr. High Summer Enrichment Fine Arts Field Trips 

Registration Form 

Please check and initial each day that your child will be attending (or not attending…….Your child can attend 1, 2 or 3 days): 

School DRESS CODE must be followed. Admission and lunch will be paid by the school. Your child can bring money for snacks /souvenirs (if they are available). Your child will need to be at the school at 7:30 am each day and we will return at approximately 5:30 pm each day. 

Will Attend 

Will NOT Attend 

Initial Trip

   

Monday, July 12, 2021 - The Mud Hut offers 

students the opportunity to see how ceramics, 

glass, and clay pottery are made. Create ART! 

offers students the opportunity to see and create 

many different types of art! They offer cut and 

fused glass, a pottery wheel, clay art, pencil 

drawings, watercolors and canvas creations. - 

Longview, Texas.

   

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - The Museum of Fine Arts 

offers students a tour of the artwork of many 

artists of the past and present. “Painting with a 

Twist” allows students to create canvas artworks of 

their own! - Longview, Texas


 

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - ARTSpace Summer 

Camp/Museum and SciPort offer students a variety 

of learning categories ranging from Fine Arts, 

Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics…all 

wrapped up in super fun activities! - Shreveport, 

Louisiana 

You can email Mrs. Ann McDaniel at amcdaniel@joaquinisd.net with any questions. Registration will open June 28th and end July 6th. Registration and permission forms can be emailed to amcdaniel@joaquinisd.net or turned in Monday - Thursday (7:00 am - 5:00 pm) at the JISD Administration Office. 

My child _____________________________ will be attending the field trips I checked above. 

_______________________________ _________________________________________ Student Signature Parent Signature 

_____________________ _________________________________________ Parent Phone # Parent email address

Joaquin Jr.High &High School 

11109 Hwy 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954 

Telephone (936) 269-3128 Fax (936) 269-9123 

Web Page www.joaquinisd.net 

Terri Gray, Principal Jon Jones, Assistant Principal 

Email tgray@joaquinisd.net Email:jcjones@joaquinisd.net 

JJHS Summer Enrichment 

Field Trips 

?Trip #1 - Monday, July 12 - Longview 

?AM Activity 

?The Mud Hut 

?Lunch 

?Papacita’s 

?PM Activity 

?Create ART! 

?Trip #2 - Thursday, July 15 - Longview 

?AM Activity 

?Painting with a Twist 

?Lunch 

?Cici’s Pizza 

?PM Activity 

?Longview Museum of Fine Arts - museum tour 

?Trip #3 Shreveport Thursday, July 22 

?AM Activity 

?ArtBreak – Artspace Summer Art Camp and museum tour 

?Lunch 

?Parish Taceaux 

?PM Activity 

?Sci Port

Joaquin Jr.High &High School 

11109 Hwy 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954 

Telephone (936) 269-3128 Fax (936) 269-9123 

Web Page www.joaquinisd.net 

Terri Gray, Principal Jon Jones, Assistant Principal 

Email tgray@joaquinisd.net Email:jcjones@joaquinisd.net 

Joaquin Jr. High Summer Enrichment Fine Arts Field Trips 

Date of Activity: 

? Monday, July 12, 2021 

? Thursday, July 15, 2021 

? Thursday, July 22, 2021 

Event Activity: 

? Monday, July 12, 2021 - The Mud Hut and Create ART! 

? Thursday, July 15, 2021 - “Painting with a Twist” and Longview Museum of Fine Arts ? Thursday, July 22, 2021 - ARTSpace Museum/Art Camp and Sci Port 

Destination: 

? Monday, July 12, 2021 and Thursday, July 15, 2021 - Longview, Texas 

? Thursday, July 22, 2021 - Shreveport, Louisiana 

Time of Departure: 7:30 am each day Time of Return: approximately 5:30 pm each day 

_____________________________________________ has my permission to attend each of these activities sponsored by Joaquin I.S.D. I understand that the students will be responsible for abiding by all policies and regulations adopted by Joaquin I.S.D. Board of Trustees, Joaquin I.S.D. Administration and those rules and regulations of the sponsor, group, or organization sponsoring the activity. I understand that discipline procedures for violations of these policies, rules and regulations may range from corporal punishment to expulsion and may include exclusion from future extracurricular activities. I also understand that the parent or student will be required to provide transportation to and from the school if the trip involves before or after normal school hours. 

______________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Parent or Guardian Signature Student Signature 

Note: If the student is not returning from the activity with the sponsors, the parent or guardian must provide a written note requesting that the student be allowed to ride with a parent/guardian or other immediate family member and personally speak with the sponsor. This may not be permissible with some functions in which the students are required to travel to and from the activity with the sponsor on the school-provided transportation. 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

amcdaniel@joaquinisd.net - you can email for more information on the field trips or send registration and permission forms to this email address 

Registration and permission forms can be turned in at the JISD Administration office - They are open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on Friday). All permission slips and registration forms MUST BE TURNED in by July 6, 2021. 

Students will only need money for snacks/souvenirs (if available). 

Ryan Fuller 

Superintendent of Schools __________________________________________________ Emergency Contact Number/Cell Phone Number 

__________________________________________________ 

Parent/Guardian Email Address

Joaquin Jr.High &High School 

11109 Hwy 84 East, Joaquin, Texas 75954 

Telephone (936) 269-3128 Fax (936) 269-9123 

Web Page www.joaquinisd.net 

Terri Gray, Principal Jon Jones, Assistant Principal 

Email tgray@joaquinisd.net Email:jcjones@joaquinisd.net 

PERMISSION FOR PARTICIPATION IN AN 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY 

My child, _______________________________(student’s name), has my permission to participate in the _________________________________________ (name of activity or organization), an extracurricular activity of the Joaquin School District for the following date/dates:_____________________________________. 

I agree to assume responsibility for payment of all non-district paid expenses, including medical expenses, which may arise from practicing, rehearsing, traveling, or participating in any extracurricular activity sponsored by the District. I agree to assume responsibility for any and all liability arising out of my child’s participation in any extracurricular activity sponsored by the District. 

Parent Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________________________________________

 

Geneva Baptist Church Homecoming

Geneva Baptist Church will host the annual homecoming on Sunday, June 27. The festivities begin at 10:45am. Music will be under the direction of Shane Mathews and Louann Halbert. 

 

The guest speaker will be our Railroad Commisioner, The Honorable Wayne Christian. For more than two decades he has served East Texans, representing us in Austin, doing what he believes is best for the people. Mr. Christian's home is near Center, Texas where he has a business as an investment advisor. He also has an extraordinarily successful gospel music background. Most of all, he loves His Lord, his family and his roots.

 

Pastor, Buddy Pratt says please join us. All are welcome. Lunch is provided and we promise you will be blessed.

 

Geneva Baptist Church is located on F.M. 330, just off Hwy 21 S.

Center of the Universe racing on June 19th.

Center Of The Universe Raceways had races at the downtown square today. The kids had a blast doing bike races and remote control races. The kids got to decorate their own trophies and even won some great prizes from some wonderful sponsors in the area. Thanks for letting us be a part of this great event.?


Shelby County Commissioners Court Meeting and Budget workshop

 COMMISSIONERS’ COURT                                                                                                                                            SPECIAL MEETING                                                                                                                                                             SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 23rd day of June, 2021 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.

 

  1. Approve current Payroll.

 

  1. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

  1. Proclamation declaring June as Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly approve the authorization for the County to issue requests for proposals (RFP) for administrative services and requests for qualifications (RFQs) for professional services for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

 

  1. Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT                                                                                                                                             BUDGET WORKSHOP                                                                                                                                                            SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

 

Notice is hereby given that a Workshop of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 23rd day of June, 2021 at 10:00 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. Work on the budget for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 with Elected Officials.

 

  1. Adjourn.

Regular Meeting of the Joaquin Independent School District Board AGENDA FOR June 21, 2021

AGENDA FOR June 21, 2021

 

1. Roll call, establishment of quorum, call to order – Joaquin ISD may have member(s) via video conference call – Texas  Government Code Section 551.127 (See Attached Code) 

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 Monthly Financial Report – Joel Bumback, Director of Finance 

4.2 Quarterly Investment Report- Joel Bumback Director of Finance 

4.3 Update on Projects 

4.4 Notice of Intent to Apply for ESSER II Grant 

4.5 Correspondence 

5. Agenda Items for consideration and possible action: 

 5.1 Minutes from previous month’s meeting 

 5.2 Approve 2020-21 Budget Amendments 

 5.3 Approve the 2021-2022 Compensation Plan for Joaquin ISD 

 5.4 Approve the bid for sale of property held by Joaquin ISD Trustee 

 5.5 Approve Rescheduling the July Board Meeting to July 12, 2021 at 6:00pm 

 5.6 Approve Rescheduling the August Board Meeting to August 9, 2021 6:00pm 

  

6. Enter Closed Session 

6.1 Enter closed session under Texas Government Codes §551.071, §551.074, §551.127, §551.129 (See Attached Code) 

6.1.1 Retirements, Resignations, Hiring, and Contracts 

a. Retirements 

b. Resignations 

c. Hire Teaching Positions 

d. Hiring Positions until August 2021 

  

7. Return to Open Session - Agenda Items for consideration and possible action: 

  

 7.1 Consideration and Board Action, if any, authorize: 

 7.1.1 Retirements, Resignations, Hiring, and Contracts 

a. Retirements 

b. Resignations 

c. Hire Teaching Positions 

d. Authorize Superintendent to hire positions unfilled until August 2021 

8. Recommendations for items to be placed on agenda for next Board meeting 

9. Designation of date and time of next meetings: July 12, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. 

10. Adjournment

 

Panola College's SOTA Club donates $20,501.15 toward College View Park

Panola College’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Club donated $20,501.15 to the City of Carthage. The funds will be put toward College View Park, the all-inclusive park to be built on Bird Drive.

“The members of the SOTA Club are thrilled to join with other community organizations to bring this amazing park to Carthage,” said Terrie King, the chair of the OTA program.

The SOTA Club raised the donated funds through sponsorships and an opportunity to win a Yeti cooler along with a variety of other prizes, which totaled over $1,000.

“We want to thank all the folks that supported our fundraising effort,” continued King. “Thank you to all of our sponsors, those who donated the items and the many folks that purchased drawing tickets. This would not have been possible without you.”

The OTA program was involved in the conception of the park, helping to do research about design and eventually presenting the idea to the city. King said that once the park has been built, one of her goals is to offer community health and wellness programs at the park as a way for her students to “learn through doing.”

 

“The all-abilities, all-ages park project is important to the SOTA Club, as well as the OTA program, because the goal of our profession is to help people do what they want and need to do,” said Abbie Suggs, the president of the SOTA Club. “We are looking forward to this park not only engaging our community in outdoor activities, but also for our OTA program to use as an extension of our classroom.”

Timpson Food For Thought Food Bank

Friday, June 18 is the Timpson Food for thought Food Bank distribution. It will be drive through beginning at 9am. Please park in First Baptist Church Timpson parking lot and begin drive through when instructed. It is warm and we will get started at 9am. We have been finishing around 10:30 but we have continued serving those that show up after the line is gone. Due to the heat (we have refrigeratedfrozed food items) we will NOT be serving after 11 in the morning. If you or someone you help gets food from our food bank please be in the parking lot by 10am. Thank you! 

Tiger News

Summer School Starts 8 am – 3:30 pm

*****************Summer Lunch Program Starts 7:30 am/11:30 am

June 20, 2021-Fathers Day

June 21, 2021-Called Board Hearing to Review Federal Programs 5:00 pm; Called Board Hearing to Discuss the 2021-2022 School District’s Budget; 5:15 pm; Regular Board Meeting 5:30 pm

July 4, 2021-Fireworks Display at the Raymond Jackson Stadium 7:00 pm

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Good News Parents!!!

This year Tenaha ISD will provide all school supplies. You will not need to send anything unless you want something specific for your child except for a nap sack for younger students.

 

Welcome: Kadrian, Quintina Bryant and children.

 

I would like to thank Forney ISD and the Forney community for the opportunity to lead the North Forney basketball program. To all the administrators and board members at Forney ISD, we really appreciate you guys warm embrace. Making this decision to leave this district was extremely hard. It was definitely one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. Not only is Forney a wonderful community, but I had some of the best student athletes a coach could ask for and it was starting to feel like home away from home. We would like to thank everyone that made our transition to Forney an easy process and we will never forget this tight knit community. However, my family and I will be embarking on a new journey to Tenaha ISD where I will serve as the Assistant Principal/Head Boys Basketball Coach. Thank you Tenaha ISD for this wonderful opportunity and we look forward to helping the Tenaha community thrive .

 

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists the department is continuing its enforcement efforts across Texas focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law.  These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in June. One of those operations will take place in the Beaumont area throughout the day on Wednesday, June 16. 

 

The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles – including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) vehicles and tow trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. As a result of the 86th Legislative Session, highway maintenance or construction vehicles under contract with TxDOT, utility service vehicles, and stationary solid waste or recycling vehicles were added to the list of vehicles that require motorists to move over or slow down. 

 

Specifically, Texas law states that a driver must either:

  • Vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction) or

  • Slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph)

 

Drivers should only move over if they can do so safely and legally; otherwise, they should slow down.

 

Violations of the law can result in a fine of up to $200; the fine increases to $500 if there is property damage.  If violators cause bodily injury, they can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, resulting in possible jail time and a maximum fine of $2,000.

 

Data collected from January 2021 shows that DPS Troopers issued more than 6,400 warnings and citations to motorists violating the Move Over/Slow Down law.

 

SFA music faculty to present virtual recital

Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Jacob Walburn, trumpet, James Pitts, piano, and Deb Scott, trombone, will present “Romantic and Contemporary Music for Trumpet and Piano” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, accessible on the School of Music’s website at music.sfasu.edu.

Works by Oskar Bohme, Brendan Collins, Eric Ewazen, JN Hummel, Nathan Ost, Joseph Turrin and Justin Writer will be performed.

 

To access the virtual recital free of charge, visit music.sfasu.edu the night of the performance. For additional information, contact the School of Music at (936) 468-4602.

 

 

Cutline: Jacob Walburn

Cutline: James Pitts

Cutline: Deb Scott

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Robbie Goodrich

(936) 468-5820

goodrichrs@sfasu.edu

June 15, 2021

 

Public Notice of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Tenaha ISD

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Tenaha ISD will be held June 21, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM in the Boardroom of the Administration Office138 College Street Tenaha, Texas 75974 

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---Welcome 

2. Public Comment 3. Reports from Administrators 4. Consider for Approval Naming the District's New Field House 5. Consider for Approval the Minutes of the Previous Meeting(s) 

6. District Investment Reports 

7. Consider for Approval Amendments to the 2020-2021 District Budget 8. Consider for Approval the Adoption of the 2021-2022 School District Budget 9. Consider for Approval Renewing the Contract for Audit with Goff & Herrington, P.C. 

10. Consider for Approval a Contract for Property & Auto Liability 

11. Consider for Approval Region VII ESC Services for the 2021-2022 School Year 12. Consider for Approval Bid Proposals for Food Items, Bread, Milk, and Non-Food Items for the 2021 2022 School Term 

13. Consider for Approval Update 117 Relating to Local Policies: CH (LOCAL): PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION CHE (LOCAL): PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION - VENDOR DISCLOSURES AND CONTRACTS: CV(LOCAL): FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION: DEC(LOCAL): COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS - LEAVES AND ABSENCES 

14. Consider for Approval Revision to the 2021-2022 School Calendar 15. Consider for Approval an Official Delegate and Alternate for the 2021 TASB Delegate Assembly 16. District Employees and Officers, Texas Government Code $ 551.074 and Real Property Texas Code $ 552.72 17. Comments by Board Members 

AS 

18. Adjournment

Public Notice of Hearing to Discuss Federal Programs The Board of Trustees Tenaha ISD

A Hearing to Discuss Federal Programs of the Board of Trustees of Tenaha ISD will be held June 21, 2021, beginning at 5:00 PM in the Boardroom of the Administration Office 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974 

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---Welcome 

2. Public Invitation and Comments 

3. Discussion of Federal Programs to include Title 1, Title 2,Title 3. Title 4, IDEA B, IDEA B PRESCHOOL, SRSA, PERKINS, HOMELESS, ESSER, and SAFETY AND SECURITY 4. Discuss of the Federal Program ESSER III 

5. Comments by Board Members 

6. Adjournment

TAGHS Meeting announcement

Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society  excitedly announces Neal Murphy will be the speaker at  theJune meeting at 2 PM, Wednesday, June 16. The  group will meet in the community room at the rear of the Timpson Public Library.  

 

Mr. Murphy resides in his birthplace , San Augustine, Texas,  with his wife, Clara. The father of two children,   grandfather of five grandchildren,  and great

grandfather  of four great grandchildren,  earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from SFASU in Nacogdoches. The holder of a Master's Degree in General Insurance, Mr. Murphy,  also studied religion at Baylor. He has served  his Baptist church as deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir director.

 

Mr. Murphy  began  a writing career in 2005, and has published five books and over thirty-five short stories.. These stories have been published in several magazines, including Reminisce. His weekly stories are published in San  Augustine Tribune, The Sabine County Reporter,  Huntington-Diboll News, Around the Town,  and Shelby County Today.  

 

Mr. Murphy will speak to us about  the 1919 Jail Museum in San Augustine where he currently serves as docent He has promised to share one or two of his stories about growing up in rural East Texas, also

These stories are humorous  and  provide a positive look into a bygone era.

 

We invite the public to join us and enjoy Mr. Murphy's presentation.

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