News Headlines Archives for 2013-10

Flat Fork Water Supply Corp Issues Boil Water Notcie

Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission has required the system to notify customers , in the section of the water system on FM 2468 and CR 3736 , to boil their water prior to consumption.


To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption.  The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.  In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.  When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials will notify you. 


For more information, call Flat Fork WSC at 936-591-5502 or 936-591-4283.

Two Arrested in Connection With Recent Shooting

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department received a report in reference to a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours. Deputy Michael Griffin and Investigator DJ Dickerson responded to a residence on County Road 3090 where contact was made with victims Justin Taylor and Killian Richey. Justin and Killian had both been found to have received gunshot wounds to their upper right shoulders.


During the course of the investigation, it was found that an altercation occurred at a party near Rag Town that escalated. Justin and Killian left the party and the altercation continued on the roadway after the driver, an Adam Hubble chased after Justin and Killian and a Bryan Waller who was riding with Adam fired multiple shots at the vehicle from a rifle striking the vehicle as well as Justin and Killian.


Adam Hubble and Bryan Waller were both arrested for the following charges: 2 counts of Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon, Felony 2 and 1 count of Criminal Mischief, State Jail Felony.





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Panola College offers Making Homemade Tamales

The Office of Workforce and Continuing Education is set to offer a class on the details of Making Homemade Tamaleson Tuesday evening, November 5, 2013, 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM in the Ballroom of the Carthage campus.  The cost is $25.00 and the instructor is Maria Gomez.  Preregistration is required.  To register, interested individuals should contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email us at



Center ISD Schedules Special Meeting

A Called Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held October 30, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center ISD Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.


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.




Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum



Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals to Retrofit Aging and Inefficient HVAC units at FLM



Long-Range Financial Planning Workshop





New City Councilman Appointed

Center Native Jerry Lathan has been appointed by Center City Councilmembers to take the place of the late Charlie Byndom at last night's city council meeting.  Lathan is a graduate of Center High School and returned to Center four years ago, after living elsewhere for a number of years.  He will take the oath of office at the next regular Center City Council meeting.l



Commissioners Make Appraisal District Appointments

Shelby County Commissioners have voted unanimously to reappoint Doyle Carter and Billy Walton to the Shelby County Appraisal District Board.


Also approved was the county auditor's annual  conducting of an audit of the DA Forefeiture fund as per the code of criminal procedure.

City Council To Act on Appointment of District 2 Council Member

Center City Councilmembers are scheduled to meet this evening at 5 in the Council Room at City Hall.

Items on the agenda will include the appointment to the District 2 Council position vacated by the death of Charlie Byndham last month.


Also on the agenda is a resolution on the Airport Capital Improvment Project and a final payment on the Project for Pedestrians and Bicycles and the appointment of representatives to the Shelby County Appraisal District Board.


Discussion and possible action on the Timpson Street retaining walls are also on the agenda.


Kellie Henley Lung Transplant Fund Raiser on the Square

There will be a fund-raiser for lung transplant patient Kellie Henley tomorrow on the Center Downtown Square.  Kellie will spend her 22nd birthday in a hospital in Dallas awaiting a double lung transplant due to complications of Cystic Fibrosis.  Kellie and her family are from Shreveport. Louisiana , and will have to stay in Dallas for three months after she receives her lung transplant.  She will have to take anti-rejection medications for the rest of her life and they are very expensive.  All donations are greatly appreicated and would help with medical and living expenses,.  

Brief County Commissioners Meeting Slated

Shelby County Commissioners will be approving a resolution to appoint representatives to the County Appraisal District Board Monday morning at 9:30 in the Commissioners Courtroom.  Also on the agenda is approval of the County Auditor conducting an audit of the DA Forfeiture fund.


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Committee announces the 14th annual Santa’s Christmas Parade will be held on Sat., Dec. 7, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The theme for the 2013 parade is Country Christmas.

This year’s parade will continue the established holiday tradition of grand celebration with fun and excitement for everyone. The parade will feature a special Grand Marshal, lighted holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus himself!

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or



Texas in the Civil War

Historian and native Texan, Mark Dolive will speak Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at noon in the Murphy Payne Community Room of the M.P. Baker Library. Mr. Dolive will speak about Texas in the Civil War. Mark is the Director of Library Services for the J. Ardis Bell Library on the NE Campus of Tarrant College, a member of the North American Vexillological Association (study of flags), and the Company of Military Historians. When he's not making various regimental flags, he plays a B flat baritone horn in the period Frontier Brigade Band.  As a long time researcher of the antebellum Frontier Army he holds membership in both the 13th U.S. and 1st U.S. Regular Infantry, and occasionally dons the uniform of a Revolutionary War British Marine.


“The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters” an exhibition developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health in conjunction with the lecture will be in the Fay Allison Gallery of the Library.


A native Texan Mark was born in Mesquite, attended The University of Texas at Austin, and currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife Christie.


The program is free and open to the community.  A light lunch will be provided for the first 75 attendees.  R.S.V.P and for additional information please call 903-693-2091 or email cferguson@panola.eduSponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Sheriff's Department Sex Offender Report Released

On Friday, October 18, 2013, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office hosted a county wide compliance check initiative targeted at those individuals required to register as sex offenders in Shelby County.  A registered sex offender must keep the government up to date with certain details such as the locations of their residence and employment as well as contact information.  The purpose of the compliance checks were to determine if those persons living within Shelby County that are required to registered as sex offenders were reporting these details as required by law.  Not meeting one’s registration requirements is a Felony Offence.


Eighty registered sex offenders were investigated on Friday morning; the vast majority (over seventy) receiving home visits form law enforcement personnel. The only person’s not visited were those who were determined to have been incarcerated at the time of the checks.


Eleven follow up investigations will be made over the next several days to verify those persons who were not at home on Friday when the checks were conducted.


Eleven sex offenders were found to be out of compliance, thus far, and will have criminal charges pressed against them for their violations of state law.


The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge and thank the following agencies who took part in the compliance checks:


The Texas Department of Public Safety, United States Marshall’s Service, Center Police Department, Timpson Police Department, Tenaha City Marshall’s Office, Shelby County Adult Probation, and the Constables of Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.




The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors join owners, Josh and Hannah Wulf, for a New Member Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. for Doggie Day Spa located at 210 Tenaha St. The date also marks the 3rd Anniversary of their business and they will celebrate with an Open House.


Doggie Day Spa offers full service pet grooming.


For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or


Panola Muscial Event Scheduled

The Panola College Concert and Jazz  Band will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium. Conducted by Mike McGowan, the concert will open with the Concert Band performance. After a short break, the Jazz Band takes the stage. For more information, contact McGowan at


Annual Trunk or Treat Event Scheduled

Timpson Ministerial Alliance & the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring our annual Trunk-or-Treat along with a movie this year on October 26th downtown on the plaza starting about 6 PM. Bring your little Ghosts & Goblins to the Downtown Fall Festival. Let them fill their bags with treats and enjoy all the festivities. Prizes for best costume: First $25.00 / Second $15.00 / Third $10.00. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the Outdoor movie premiere of Timpson Frontier Days 2013 immediately afterwards. Emmy awards and credits will be announced before the show. This is the show that Young Country filmed during this years Frontier Days that will show on TV. Come see if you can spot you and or your friends in this made for TV special. Concessions such as drinks and popcorn will be available.

To participate in giving out treats, contact the Timpson Ministerial Alliance at (936-254-2220. Participants will have to be on the square with their trunk backed up to the downtown curb near the gazebo before 6 PM. Street may be blocked off so be on time. All candy must be individually wrapped. Parents please accompany children to this event.


Panola College Honors Veterans

On Monday, November 11, Panola College will host a Veterans Day dinner in honor of Panola County residents who have served our great nation in the armed forces.  This dinner is free to all Panola County veterans and one guest. It will feature an Italian cuisine, a special guest speaker, music, and the reading of patriotic hymns and poems. This dinner is hosted by the Panola College Green Jackets, who would like to salute our veteran men and women for their faithful service and defense or our nation. Dinner will be held in the Ballroom of the student center.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm, and dinner will be served at 6 pm. Veterans are welcome to wear military attire to this formal dinner.  Please contact Ruth Brooks at 903-693-1183 to reserve your place.  We ask that all veterans RSVP by Thursday, November 7th. Seating is limited.


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosting Taste of the Holidays

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting Taste of the Holidays, an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience, on Friday, November 1 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the John Dean Windham Civic Center to be held in conjunction with the annual Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.


Space is limited and advance tickets are $25 per person, which will cover both admission costs to the Taste of the Holidays and the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market.  Tickets are on sale through Thursday, October 28, 2013 at Gatherings, Shelby County Today, Jennings Place and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce or from any Ambassador.     


Participating in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays include local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses, including Center Antiques and Sandwich Shop, Darrell’s Bar-B-Que, Endless Possibilities, Geenie’s Bar-B-Que, JOI Ranch, Moodyville BBQ, Sombreros, TR’s Steaks & More, Walker’s on the Square, Gatherings, Sarah Lee, Pineywoods Beverage, Hughes Florist, Watson Florist, Amazing Grace, Center Floral, MW Rentals and Texas Glacier Ice Sculptures.   

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is hosting the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market Shopping Extravaganza with over 40 vendor booths showcasing Christmas décor and holiday artisan gifts on Friday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the John Dean Windham Civic Center. 

The mission statement of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.  For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email or visit

Four Men Arrested Following Burglaries

Four local men have been arrested in connection with several  recent burglaries in the Fox Street area.  Police Officer Joey Haley says 17-year-old Johnathan De La Cruz was determined to be a suspect in connection with the events.  Haley says it was determined that De La Cruz possibly had a stolen firearm in his possession.  “On Monday October 14 I was able to locate Delacruz and conduct a traffic stop on him as he was leaving his home on Hwy. 7 East.  Delacruz was in possession of a Taurus .38 special with the serial numbers filed off. Delacruz was also in possession of property that was missing from the burglaries. I was able to secure a search warrant for Delacruz’s residence at 3860 Hwy. 7 east in Center, where he resides with several other individuals,” Haley said.
It was 10:40 that evening when Haley executed the search warrant with the help of PD officers, the Shelby  County Sheriff’s department, and the DA’s office.  Haley says law enforcement found an unspecified amount of individually packaged marijuana and possible stolen property.  Arrested was 38-year-old David Herrerra,  23-year-old Pedro Herrerra, and 54-year-old Hipolito Nava.  Haley says the investigation is continuing and other charges are possible.
“When this investigation began to develop, the Sheriff’s Department and D.A.’s office did not hesitate to send the manpower to assist me in this investigation. I would like to give a heartfelt Thank you to Sheriff Willis Blackwell and his men, and D.A. Ken Florence and his investigator for their sincere eagerness in interdepartmental cooperation”,Haley said.


VFW Post to Honor Local Woman

Friday, October 18th is Recognition of Women in Service Day.  This year we will honor World War II US Marine Mildred Lawson Partlow.   Mildred was a 1939 graduate of Center High School and arrangements have been made to include her in the Center ISD Veterans Wall of Honor.  She passed away in 2002 and is the wife of post life member Darrell Partlow.


We will have a short observance at Center HS Friday at 9:30 am to dedicate her plaque.  To be included please arrive at the front of the school at 9:00 am and bring a photo ID.


Thanks to Assistant Principal Rick Baker of Center Elementary for helping get the plaque made.  Rick is a SMSgt in the USAF Reserve and a big supporter of our post/auxiliary.


Center Independent School District Agenda

A Called Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held October 16, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center High School 658 Roughrider Dr. Center, TX 75935.


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.




Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum



Demonstration, Review, and Discussion of CHS iPad Initiative



Demonstration, Review, and Discussion of CHS Career and Technical Education Programs






City Annexation Finalized

The area surrounded by Highway 7 West , Loop 500, and Highway 96 South is now officially a part of the city of Center.  The city council last night approved the final ordinance annexing the area.  Residents in the area will be exempt from paying for additional sewer services for two years.


In a related move, the council approved the construction contract for the Lakewood Sewer extension.


Also approved at last nights meeting was a resolution in support for a Texas Capital Fund Application in support of CP Homes which is seeking to locate an assisted living facility in Center.  The grant money, if approved would go towards the construction of public streets and utilities to assist with the development of the business location, which is yet to be determined.


The council also agreed to a second change order with Landscapes Unlimited for the Center Park Expansion/Softball complex.  City officials emphasize the extension is related weather and landscaping work and not the construction activity, which is running on schedule.


City Mayor David Chadwick advised the city council not take action last night on filling the District 2 vacancy until they can look over the names of those being considered for the post. 

Local Student Chosen for National Honor

The Capital One Bowl halftime show is pleased to announce the recent All-American cast selection of Brianna Suell representing Center High School to the official Capital One Bowl halftime performance cast.  Bowl game halftime show producers take special pride in their national performer recruiting efforts to field only a top-notch performance cast.  The Janurary 1, 2014 extravaganze , held in Orlando and broadcast nationally on ESPN-TV , will feature a sensational student pageantry presentation.  Show designers are well underway with plans for what is certain to be a true once-in-a-lifetime performance experience for talented students hailing from coast-to-coast.

ACE EMS Renewal Approved with County

Shelby County Commissioners have approved the renewal of the Emergency Ambulance Service Agreement with ACE EMS at their meeting this morning.   "When we started last year, we had a hospital here," says spokesman Jesse Griffith.  "Since then we lost that , but we have been able to cover all the calls of Shelby County in a timely manner," he further added.  "We have a few glitches every now and then, but we have taken care of this county and we are home people and we wish to continue to do the same."


In other business, the county approved a $2,398,160 to Drury Construction for the Shelby County Road Improvement Project, which represents about $ 300,000 less than the amount budgeted.   County Judge Rick Campbell emphasized that this is federal government money set aside from Hurricane Ike.  He credited Texas Attorney General Greg Abott for putting pressure on the federal government to send some of those dollars to Texas.


The court once again approved action to re-advertise for bids on the Parker Building.  That effort failed once before, but Campbell says a couple of parties have expressed interest in the building since that time.  The minimum acceptable bid is $25,000.

Houston Police Chief and City Mayor Inducted Into CHS Alumni Hall of Honor

Center High School Alumni have officiallly inducted Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr. and Center Mayor David Chadwick into the Center Alumni Association Hall of Honor.


McClelland graduated from Center High School in 1973 and has been with the Police Department in Houston for 36 years, becoming Police Chief three years ago.  He is the first African-American inducted into the organization.


Mayor Chadwick graduated from Center High School in 1965 and has been a resident of Center all of that time with the exception of time spent at Baylor University.  He is currently President of Farmers State Bank and a 25-year member of the Center City Council,becoming Mayor two years ago.


CBC will air highlights of the ceremony in newscasts to come.

Water District To Be Discussed at Town Meeting Prior to November Election

Those for and against the establishment of a groundwater district are invited to attend a meeting on the subject Tuesday, October 22nd at the Windham Civic Center at 6:30 PM. 

"The opposition has been invited to attend and they have indicated that they will be there," says spokesman Terry Allen who addressed the Shelby County Commissioners Court at their meeting this morning. "We want to invite the public to attend and encourage them to ask questions."


The item will be on the November fifth ballot in "very simple language" as Allen put it.

EKG Classes to be Offered

The Office of Workforce and Economic Development is hosting EKG Technician classes at Panola College, Carthage campus.  The class will be held Mondays and Thursdays, October 14 through December 5, 2013.  Class time will begin 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM.  The cost of the course is $999.00, including text, and preregistration is required.  This comprehensive 50-hour EKG  Technician class prepares students to function as  EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams.  This class will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing.  Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.  For more information and to register, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email:

Tenaha Homecoming Activities Scheduled

Tenaha ISD is proud to announce their 2013 Homecoming Duchesses and sweethearts.  Students in grades 9-12 voted and nominated a young lady from each grade to represent that group of students as their duchess.  Depending on votes from her peers, the duchess with the most votes will be crowned the 2013 Homecoming Queen this Friday. 

Homecoming Activities Slated for Center

The Center High School Homecoming Game with Diboll gets underway Friday night at Roughrider Stadium with the coronation to occur at 7:15 during pre-game activities, instead of during half-time when the event has occurred in the past. 


All Sweethearts, Beaus, and members of the court will be introduced and recognized beginning at 7 PM.

The queen will be crowned at 7:15 and then recognized once again during half-time.


The Center High School Homecoming Parade will get underway at 4 PM Saturday at the Center Downtown Square.  Line-up takes place in the Farmers State Bank Drive-Thru between 3 and 4 PM.  

Two Local Soldiers Remembered at Special Afghanistan Memorial Ceremony

Shelby County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 remembered those who have given their lives in the Afghanistan conflict over the last twelve years.  A memorial wreath is hanging over the Shelby County Veterans Memorial Monumenet in front of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse for the remainder of the day. 


The following are written biographies provided by VFW Post 8904 shortly after the ceremony.  They were read at the ceremony.


US Army Staff Sergeant Kevin C. Roberts


Kevin "Casy" Roberts , 25, of Farmington, New Mexico was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.  He died May 7, 2008 in Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


While on leave from his first tour of duty in the Middle East, Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Casey Roberts told those at home about building a playground at an Iraqi orphanage and receiving a warm welcome from several Iraqi citizens.


After his first tour, Roberts-who went by his middle name Casey-returned home for a year before being deployed to Iraq for another tour.   In March, the former volunteer firefighter was deployed to Afghanistan.


Casey was not from Shelby County but married a local girl, Donnice.  He fell in love with Shelby County and told his wife if anything happened to him he wanted to be buried here.  He is buried at the Hamilton Cemetery.


He left two children, son, Keeghan and daughter Caehlen.


US Army Specialist Cory J. Bertrand


Cory J. Bertrand's teenage years were spent playing in the front yard of a white frame house owned by his step grandparents.


His grandfather, Johnny Allen recalls the quality time they spent together.  "We shot guns together, and we walked the place here together.  I do some mechanic work, and he enjoyed being with me while I was doing that."


Bertrand, 18, of Center, Texas, died October 14th, 2008 in Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an IED.  He was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas.


"He felt like he was doing his job to protect not only his family, but his country, and he saw a purpose for his life," said his grandmother, Lillian Allen.


The country boy decided  to join the army at age 17.  His young age required his mother, Charlotte Allen, to sign the enlistment papers.  She agreed so her son could have the future he wanted.


"His face seemed to have that look of being "I'm serious about what I'm Doing," and I really know he had come to realize that his purpose in life was fulfilled in being in the military," said Pastor Charles Boster.


Bertrand also is survived by his stepfather, Matt Allen, and Father Ernie Nelams.

Mattie Dellinger to Be Remembered at Historical Museum Meeting

Shelby County Historical Museum will have their monthly meeting , October 15 at the museum on Pecan Street (directly behind the First Baptist Church) at 6:30 PM.  Terri Lasher will be the guest speaker and will be speaking on the life and works of Mrs. Mattie Dellinger.  Everyone is invited. 

Panola College offers Command Spanish® For Nurses

The Office of Workforce and Continuing Education is set to offer an 18-hour Command Spanish® for Nurses class beginning Monday, October 14 until December 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM in the Merle Glass Building on the Panola College Carthage campus.  The cost of the class is $125.00 and preregistration is required.  The instructor is Nancy Nunez. This program prepares non-Spanish-speaking nurses to provide medical care and attention to Spanish-speaking patients in medical office settings and in hospitals.  In addition to workplace Spanish language, this program provides trans-cultural training for nurses and future nurses.  Emphasis is placed on enhancing quality of patient care.  For more information and to register, contact the Continuing Education Office at 903-693-2067 or email:

San Augustine County Commissioners Agenda




Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the above named Commissioners Court will be held on Thursday, the 10th day of October, 2013, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. in the Commissioners Court Room at 100 W. Columbia, Room 103, San Augustine, Texas, at which time the following subjects will be discussed, to-wit:



  • Establish Quorum         




1.  Discuss and consider the Interlocal Cooperation Contract-Mobile EIC Operations – Election

     Administrator Woods                               


2.  Adjourn




Clucking Contest Winners Announced at 3th East Texas Poultry Festival

Peeps Ages 5 and under

3rd  Cooper Collette

2nd  Rex Payne

1st  ZackPayne


Chicks Ages 6-11

3rd  Jesse Traxler

2nd Will Hawkins

1st  Harley Eubanks


Pullets  Ages 12-16

3rd Cheyenne Byrnes

2nd Loren Johnson

1st Jose Landin

HENS AND ROOSTERS  Ages 17 and up

4th Pat Jarmakouet

3rd Clayton Paul Windham

2nd William Jacobs

1st Rob Payne


Photography Winners Announced in 37th East Texas Poultry Festival


This year’s photography show was a huge success!  All of the entries were exceptional and the judges certainly had a tough group of photos to work with.  Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers for their interest and hard work.


 A very special thanks to Dr. Charles R. Collard and his staff, for their support and help in converting the optical clinic to a photo gallery and the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping to host the exhibit and greet all those who attended.






                                   1ST   Betty Lawson        2nd   Matt Pritchard     3rd Betty Lawson

Honorable Mention:  Janet Hughes & Billie Jones



                                   1st   Karen McAlister           2nd   Billie Jones           3rd Janet Hughes

Honorable Mention: Betty Lawson & Janet Hughes



                                   1st LeaAnn Robertson         2nd Tasha Jones          3rd Janet Hughes

Honorable Mention:  Bobbie Jean Wood & Vee Scrimsher



                                   1ST Shirley Owens        2nd   Shirley Owens         3rd LeaAnn Robertson

Honorable Mention:  Janet Hughes & Bobbie Jean Wood




1ST   Gary L. Mathis     2nd   Janet Hughes      3rd   Janet Hughes

Honorable Mention:  Tina Amburn 



1st Janet Hughes      2nd Tasha Jones      3rd   Tasha Jones

Honorable Mention: 




Shirley Owens

Center, Tx.



Karen McAlister

Carthage, Tx.




















                                    1st Andres Leon       2nd Josie Green         3rd   Kortney Anne Osburn

Honorable Mention:  Caitlin Wills



    1ST Andres Leon       2nd Skylar Sigler         3rd Josie Green



                                     1ST Josie Green       2nd Josie Green           3rd   Skylar Sigler     

Honorable Mention:  LayneNutter, Skylar Sigler, Seth Shamblin, Caitlin Wills,



1st Caitlin Wills            2nd   Seth Shamblin    3rd   Andres Leon

Honorable Mention: Seth Shamblin, Caitlin Wills, Andres Leon



Josie Green




Caitlin Wills

Tenaha, Tx. 



Andes Leon

Tenaha, Tx.






Quilt Winners in 37th East Texas Poultry Festival

Machine Pieced-Machine Quilted
Blue- Ellen Manning

Red- Marjorie Shelley


Appliqué-Hand Quilted

Blue- Alicia Haak



Blue- John Shelley

Red- Marjorie Shelley


Theme Quilt
Red-Ellen Manning


Family Quilt

Blue- Ellen Manning


Chamber Award

Beula Webster


People’s Choice

Leigh Porterfield


Best of Show

Leigh Porterfield

Bridges and McDaniel Show Top Two Entries in 37th East Texas Poultry Festival

Tenaha FFA student Rebekah Bridges and Joaquin FFA member Maci McDaniel showed the top two entries, respectively in the 37th East Texas Poultry Festival.


Bridge's Grand Champion entry sold for $9,000 to the Sand  Hill Foundation while McDaniel's Reseve sold for $7500 to Farmers State Bank.


The remainder of the top ten in descending order are Center 4-H members Jenna Williams and Alec Dykes, Joaquin FFA member Dalayna Daw, Center FFA members Alec Lucas and J. T. Jones, Center 4-H members McKenna Williams and Michelle Gomez, and Joaquin FFA student Ethan Wood.


Twelve years ago America launched its counterattack against terrorism, hammering terrorist targets in Afghanistan and ushering in Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror.

To remember the service and sacrifice of Afghanistan Veterans a remembrance program will be held at the Veterans Memorial on the Center Square, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:00 am.  As always the public is cordially invited.  Afghanistan veterans and their families are invited to lunch afterwards at Las Margaritas. 

Questions please call Larry Hume, 598-2976.


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