At tomorrow’s Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Event near Joaquin at the North Toledo Bend Wildlife Management Area, the road leading into the area, just off FM 2572 will be renamed and dedicated in memory of Jacob Hughes. According to information from Shelby County Ducks Unlimited, Hughes believed in conservation, was a devoted sportsman, and a true steward to the outdoors. Jacob Hughes was completing his degree at Texas A&M when he lost his life in an automobile accident in Sept. 2011. The dedication will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Sweed Johnson Boat Ramp. Directions to the area: State Hwy. 7 East to Joaquin, south on FM 139, then FM 2572 East to the management area.
The annual Shelby County Livestock Show will be held tomorrow at the Shelby County Expo Center. The show will start at 10:00 a.m. with Rabbits and the Swine, the Goats, Lambs and Cattle will follow. The Bar-B-Que for the buyer’s and exhibitors will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the live auction at 7:00 p.m.
The H.O.P.E. Project in Tenaha is sponsoring the Big Easy 5K fun run Mardi Gras celebration tomorrow to benefit the non-profit organizations new dental facility. The fun run/walk event will have a Mardi Gras festival theme, complete with games, food, prizes, a kid’s zone and something for everyone in the family, and will all take place in downtown Tenaha. Organizers say sign-in registration opens at 8 a.m. The H.O.P.E. Project serves Shelby, Panola and San Augustine Counties with medical and dental services at a discount rate, and regardless of ability to pay.