Shelby County 4-H clubs and projects collected and delivered nonperishable food to Shelby County Outreach Food Pantry on Tuesday, December 15th. 4-H members, parents, County Judge Allison Harbison and Commissioner Travis Rogers presented Sherry Harding with Shelby County Outreach Ministry’s Food Bank with over $1,400 of food items. Mrs. Harding expressed her appreciation to the group stating that the food will go to supply the Meals on Wheels program. Lane Dunn, county Extension agent, was very excited with the turn out and participation of youth and parents in support of this community service project.
The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a fish consumption advisory for Lake Livingston and portions of the Trinity River. The Lake Livingston advisory is for seven types of fish – blue catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, gar, smallmouth buffalo, striped bass and white bass. The advisory is in effect for the Trinity River Basin which includes Lake Livingston and the Trinity River from U.S. 287 downstream to U.S. 90. For more information, visit https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/releases/20151218.aspx
Members of the Nacogdoches County Agribusiness committee are asking for worthy candidate nominations for these awards:
-Farm Family of the Year Award
-Agriculture Pioneer Award
-Agribusiness of the Year Award
-Agriculture Educator of the Year Award
A link to the nomination form can be found on nacogdoches.org, or contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 936-560-5533. Anyone may submit nominations before the Jan. 29 deadline.
Farmers State Bank will be having their Annual Open House on December 22, 2015 . The celebration will begin at 9 and go until 3. They are located on the Downtown Center Square.
Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information of the whereabouts Crockett is a white male, 24, with brown hair and brown eyes. His is 5’11 and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He has tattoos on both arms and on back. His last known location was Highway 87 South in Shelbyville.
Crockett is wanted for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.
Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact Center Crime Stoppers at (936) 598-SAFE (7223) or you may submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. You don’t have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.
Sam Samford Lodge in Center will be having a Tripple Header on Monday, December 28, beginning at 6:30 with a meal, followed by a Fellow Craft Lodge being opened for the purpose of examination and then a Master Mason Degree will be conferred.
With a New Year around the corner, new changes are coming to Center. We spoke with Selena Windham about the upcoming Chicken Express. She told us that the opening is projected to be around the end of March 2016. She told us that they have just broken ground a few weeks ago and construction is officially underway.
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile. At this time, it is believed the juvenile is a runaway and no foul play is suspected. The juvenile is identified as Xavier Young. He is described as a 14 year old black male juvenile standing about 5’6” tall. He was last seen on Sunday, December 13, 2015, in the 200 block of Square Drive in Mansfield, LA at a relative’s residence. It is possible the Xavier is with another relative but he has not been located. Anyone with information related to the location of Xavier is asked to contact DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 872-3956 and ask to speak with Sgt. Garland Hensley.
The Shelby County Outreach Center’s resale shop (The Unique Boutique) will be having an After Hours Christmas sale today only starting at 5:00. They are located at 735 Shelbyville St in Center.
The Shelby County Outreach Center will be doing an Angel Tree Event on Saturday, December 19, 2015. They will be at Walmart in Center from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. We sat down with Executive Director Sherry Harding about their Angel Tree Event and this is what she told us:
1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members
present: Jay Dee Cockrell, Jimmy Hamilton, Ronnie Belrose, Tam Hearnsberger and Thomas Harvey
Board members absent: Chrisco Bragg and Charles Leflett
Guest(s) Present: Joe Smith, Texas ISD,
Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present: Phil Worsham, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of Finance, Bert Coan, Assistant Elementary Principal & Districtwide Truancy; Jimmy Jackson, High School Principal/Transportation Director; Mark Bonner, Maintenance Director; Donna Vergo, Human Resources
Jay Dee Cockrell, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
2 The invocation was led by Ronnie Belrose, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Jimmy Hamilton, and the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Jay Dee Cockrell.
3 Audience Participation – Those signed up and participating were: None
4 Report and Information items:
4.1 TRE information from Joe Smith
4.2 Jr. High and Elementary UIL Academic Contest Report
4.3 Review Monthly Financial and Quarterly Investment Report
4.4 Hand out Superintendent’s Evaluation Form
4.5 Examples of STAAR and EOC Test for Board
4.6 Discuss Maintenance and Repairs items (bus lane cover, plumbing in old gym, and other items)
5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:
5.1 It was moved by Tam Hearnsberger, and seconded by Ronnie Belrose, to approve minutes (attached).
Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. 4 for with one abstention (Jimmy Hamilton) Motion carried.
5.2 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Jimmy Hamilton, to approve Joaquin ISD appraisers for 2015-16
(attached). Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
5.3 It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Tam Hearnsberger, to approve the Board Operating Procedures.
Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion. It carried unanimously.
6. Jay Dee Cockrell, Board President, ask for items to be placed on the next board agenda.
TASB Policy Workshop
7 Designation of date and time of next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD –
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
8 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourn at 8:09 p.m.
THS Yearbook Deadline - Friday, December 18,2015 is the deadline to purchase a yearbook at $45.00. The next offer will be $48.00 until March 4, 2016.
TES Academic UIL Results - Timpson Elementary School district UIL team placed second in the competition. Attached is a list of names of all those TES students who placed in the district competition. Congratulations Timpson elementary School students on a job well done.
Place – Name - Event
1. Avery Hammers – Creative Writing: 2
3. Brittain Sanders – Creative Writing: 2
4. McKenna Wynn – Dictionary Skills: 5
6. Halee Eaves – Dictionary Skills: 5
2. Timpson Elem. Team – Dictionary Skills: 5
6. Catherine Searcy – Music Memory: 5
6. Christopher Bockwich – Music Memory: 5
2. Timpson Elem. Team – Music Memory: 5
3. Timpson Elem. Team – Number Sense: 5
3. Breunna Gregory – Oral Reading: 4
5. Natalie Johnson – Ready Writing: 3
1. Haylee Eaves – Ready Writing: 5
2. Ally Kimbro – Ready Writing: 5
1. Christopher Bockwich – Social Studies: 5
6. Najala McCollister – Social Studies: 5
3. Timpson Elem.Team – Social Studies: 5
4. Jackson Campbell – Spelling: 3
5. Seth Duke – Spelling: 3
2. Timpson Elem. Team – Spelling: 3
6. Shelby Holloway – Spelling: 4
2. Timpson Elem. Team – Spelling: 4
2. Jennifer Diaz – Spelling: 5
3. Alleigh Campbell – Spelling: 5
4. Kaitlyn Crockett – Spelling: 5
2. Timpson Elem. Team – Spelling: 5
1. Cody Booker – Storytelling: 2
2. Avery Hammers – Storytelling: 2
4. Kenley Moore – Storytelling: 3
Lady Bear Basketball News - The HS Lady Bears played in Alto Tuesday Night and came home with two victories! The JV Lady Bears started the night off with a 30-9 win led by Kristyn Rader and Alexus Wallace who each had 8 points. Also scoring for the Lady Bears was Millie Gentry 6, Tyci Earl 6, and Deundria Jackson 2. The JV Lady Bears now have a record of 3-2 on the year.
The Varsity Lady Bears also secured the win beating Alto in overtime 50-40. Scoring for the Lady Bears was Jasmine Rogers 14, McKenzie Burgay 14, Ja’Karia Deckard 12, Sara Duke 4, and Macey Hanson 2. The Lady Bears are now 8-10 on the season.
The JV Lady Bears will play again on Friday beginning at 3PM followed by the JV Bears, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys.
THS Friday Basketball Games - Overton had to cancel the JV Girls game on Friday. As of now Timpson will play starting at 3pm with the JV Boys, followed by Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys.
THS FCCLA Pecan Sale - FCCLA has the following extra products for sale. They are ON SALE!
3-1 lb walnuts $7
5-california mix $5
4-cran slam mix $5
1-mountain mix $4
2-deluxe mix $7
1-1 lb pecan sampler $9
5-2 lb pecan samplers $17
Lead by World Geography teacher Natalie Morse, JCC members and students across campus have donated $200 and toys to the Children’s Advocacy Center. Several groups from across campus have participated in the interdisciplinary unit concerning Christmas around the World with the goal of collecting gifts for children ages newborn to 17.
Morse, with the help from teachers all across campus, started doing service projects with her students in 2013.
“We’re doing this for the Children’s Advocacy Center,” Morse said. “We start this project once every year. We wish to provide gifts for these children that are in need. It’s a group I know about that offers their services to Shelby County and we wanted to commit some of our services to them. That’s why we chose the Children’s Advocacy Center.”
Morse, along with other teachers and students, wants to give to the people in the most need. Shelby County provides a lot for the people that reside there. People should try to help kids who require assistance the most to show how much Shelby County cares about others.
“I hope that they will come away with a better understanding of what kids at Shelby County go through,” Morse said. “I feel that it’s our job to give back to our community and prove to others that it’s not just about us. I hope some will take empathy away from this and understand that they are lucky and some others are not so lucky. It’s the lucky ones’ responsibility in a way.”
Morse and the rest of the history department are starting her Cultural Beliefs unit in classes. They planned the unit, then ideas raced through their brains with how they could help anyone with the need.
“At this point,” Morse said, “we have all of the U.S History classes of the High School campus, and all of the Geography classes on our campus. We also have had some cross-curricular lessons. Some of the English classes have participated in Holidays Around the World.”
This isn’t the first year Center High School has taken part in a project such as Christmas Around the World. Last year, an earthquake relief fund was held, in which they sold shirts and hosted a 5 kilometer race where they raised $500.
“This is our 3rd year to do it. We wanted to benefit some local issues. We talked about moving our service project from the end of the year to the beginning of the year so we can focus a little more on it.”
CHS senior, Whitney Thomas, designed a shirt to help support Christmas Around the World. Shirts that are sold will serve as a donation to the Advocacy Center.
“In this case,” Morse said, “all proceeds from the sale of these shirts goes to the Shelby County Advocacy Center as a voluntary donation so that they may purchase additional gifts for students or members of their group.”
Members of the Shelbyville Middle School and High School Bands earned chairs in the ATSSB Region 21 All Region Band. The students competed against other students from classes 1A-4A to earn chairs in the band. Students that earn chairs in the All Region Band will perform in a concert on Saturday January 16th at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, TX. The students earning chairs are as follow:
Krislynn Joseph - 16th Chair MS - Clarinet
Randall Bailey - 3rd Alternate MS - Clarinet
Kirsti Jernigan - 5th Chair MS - Trumpet
Jimmy Jimenez - 4th Chair MS - Euphonium
Ty Fox - 10th Chair Concert Band HS - Trumpet
Kaci Griffin - 2nd Alternate HS Bass Clarinet
There were also a select group of high school band students selected to participate in the Four States Bandmasters Conference held in Texarkana, TX. Students from the Four States Area (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas) are selected based on their accomplishments achieved as a member of band. Those students will participate in a 3 day conference in which they will compete for chairs in the Four States Honor Band, and will perform a concert at the end of the conference on Saturday January 16th.
The students selected are:
Devenne Smith - Clarinet
Jessica Hemphill - Alto Clarinet
Kaci Griffin - Bass Clarinet
Ty Fox - Trumpet
Jabria Jenkins - Euphonium
William Glenn Heintschel, Sr., 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2015.
Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Shelbyville First Methodist Church with Pastor Ryan Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Rather Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born July 19, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Clarence and Clara (Powell) Heintschel. He was a business man and farmer. He was a member of Shelbyville First Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Clara Heintschel, Wife, Betty Jane Reeves Heintschel and Brother, Clarence Heintschel.
He is survived by:
Pat Heintschel of Shelbyville
Glenn Heintschel, Jr. & wife, Robin of Shelbyville
Deborah Heintschel of Vista, California
David Hemphill & wife, Belinda of Shelbyville
Danny Hemphill & wife, Connie of Winnsboro, LA
Joe Hemphill & wife, Carla of Wisner, LA
Sarah Hemphill Stokes & husband, Denton of Cleveland, Mississippi
Will Heintschel, III & wife, Karla of Shelbyvville
James Heintschel of Moorhead, Minnesota
Meagan Holman & husband, James of Port Neches
Danny Holman, Jr. of Shelbyville
Delana Cutaia of Vista, CA
Summer Hemphill of Vidalia, Mississippi
Chasity Hemphill of Monroe, LA
Jessica Hemphill of Shelbyville
Alyvia Hemphill of Shelbyville
Dane Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Heather Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Robert Hemphill of Winnsboro, LA
Wiley Stokes of Cleveland, Mississippi
James & Jayla Plimpton
Makenna, Casyn & Bella Daniels
Nieces & Nephews
An advocate for past, present and future East Texas transportation needs was recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Good Roads Association when he was surprised Tuesday night with the department's coveted Road Hand Award.
Lufkin District Engineer Cheryl Flood presented Nacogdoches City Manager Jim Jeffers the award at the Nacogdoches City Council meeting.
The Road Hand Award was established in 1973 by former State Highway Engineer Luther DeBerry. He recognized that TxDOT owes much to its many supporters and worked to create the award as the highest tribute to citizens who freely give of their time to champion and support transportation projects.
Jeffers has shown a true commitment to supporting initiatives and helping to solve current and future transportation issues in Nacogdoches and Deep East Texas.
"Jim is a true transportation advocate," said Lufkin District Engineer Cheryl Flood. "He continues to demonstrate strong support in East Texas and across the state of Texas. It is an honor for us to include him in the prestigious Road Hand group of honorees. He is dedicated to and is a true champion of the projects and developments that are a part of the growing transportation industry in Texas."
Jeffers' service includes work on The Alliance for I-69 Texas Board of Directors and supporting initiatives to upgrade US 59, US 77, US 281 and US 83. He has served on the I-69 Segment One committee, created in 2008 by the Texas Transportation Commission. He took a leadership role with the I-69 Angelina and Nacogdoches county committees to review transportation needs and made recommendations on the development of I-69 through Nacogdoches County. He has also been instrumental in the formation of and has served as Chairman of the Deep East Texas Rural Transportation Planning Organization, which empowers local officials to address and prioritize transportation needs, and has worked diligently for the expansion of FM 2609/Austin Street and FM 1878/Starr Avenue.
Road Hand recipient names are inscribed on the Road Hand Hall of Honor plaque which hangs in the foyer of the historic Dewitt C. Greer Highway Building in Austin. Since its inception, more than 200 citizens have been named from around the state.
Tri-County will be distributing coats and/or jackets for children to those clients that have already signed up. Distribution of the coats/jackets will b on December 17, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. Untill 3:00 P.M. You must provide proof of your low-income eligibility before your coat or jacket will be provided. This may include Food Stamp letter, TANF letter, or SSI Award letter, etc.
Center participated in the Central Heights Tournament December 10-12. They won 3 of the 4 games they played and came home with a third place finish. Octavius Evans was also named to the All-Tournament team.
Center vs. West Sabine (win) 81-17
Center vs. White Oak (win) 60-49
Center vs. CHSM (loss) 52-58
Center vs. Laneville (win) 80-51
The next 9th, JV and Varsity games will be played at home against Hudson on Tuesday, 12/15 with the 9th grade game beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Weekly Calendar of Events –
Mon. Dec. 14 – Middle School Basketball vs. Joaquin – Here @ 4:30 p.m. 7G/8G/7B/8B
Tues. Dec. 15 – Progress Reports Sent Home
-------------------------- Basketball vs. Alto – Away – JVG/VG
Boys basketball here vs. carlisle
Wed. Dec. 16 – Barnhill Reserve Animal Presentation @TES in old gym @ 7:45 a.m.
Thurs. Dec. 17 – Senior Pictures – Cap & Gown
Fri. Dec. 18 – TES Christmas Play @ 9:00 a.m.
---------------------- Early Release @ 12:30 p.m.
---------------------- Basketball vs. Overton JVG/JVB/VG/VB – Home @ 3:00 p.m.
TES Competes in Academic UIL – Timpson Elementary School competed in the district academic UIL meet. Competing against five other schools TES placed second in the district competition scoring 232 points. Congratulations to the Timpson Elementary School Academic UIL Team.
Timpson All-Region Band Students - On Saturday, December 5 members of the Timpson Band traveled to Carthage and auditioned for the ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) Middle School Band. The Timpson students that earned chairs in the band are pictured on the back row (L to R):
Alyssa Parks ~ 7th Grade Clarinet, 4th chair
Claire Johnson ~ 7th Grade Bass Clarinet, 1st chair
Brittany Hutto ~ 8th Grade Alto Saxophone, alternate (ranked 6th)
Bradley Young ~ 8th Grade Trumpet, 6th chair
KeUnnia Perkins ~ 8th Grade French Horn, 6th chair
Corey Branton ~ 8th Grade Euphonium, 2nd chair
Fabian Martinez ~ 8th Grade Tuba, 1st chair
On Saturday, December 12 several more members of the Timpson Band traveled to Rusk to audition for the ATSSB High School All-Region Band. Two Timpson students (standing in front) earned chairs in the band:
Devin Kimzey ~ Freshman Trombone, 10th chair Symphonic Band
Connor Timmons ~ Sophomore Percussion, 3rd chair Concert Band
Devin was the highest ranking freshman trombone at the contest, and Connor’s ranking qualified him for the Area competition. On January 9 Connor will go to Chapel Hill and audition for the ATSSB All-State Band. Congratulations to all of these fine Timpson Band students. We are VERY proud of you and thank you for your hard work!
In the last two weeks, five Tenaha middle school band students and one Tenaha high school band student competed for the chance to earn a chair in one of the Region 21 ATSSB All-Region Bands. The Tenaha band students competed against the most talented band students from other 1A-4A schools in this region. All of the Tenaha band students worked hard over several months to prepare audition music for this competition. Each student competed on his or her individual instrument as opposed to competing as an ensemble or group. Those that made the band will perform in kind of an "all-star" band that will practice together for one day, and then will perform a concert that same night in Chapel Hill on January 16, 2015. The following students from Tenaha made the band:
Middle School Region Band- South Zone Results: Banner Warr: 10th Chair French Horn in the Middle School South Zone Band (alternate)
High School Region Band Results: Jacob Samford: 3rd chair trombone in the High School Symphonic Band (out of 72 trombones!), and also advanced to area competition. Jacob will audition on January 9, 2016 to earn a chance for a chair in the All-State band for the second consecutive year in a roll!
Congrats to all of these very talented students!
On 12/15/15 at approximately 5:45 am, Nacogdoches County DPS Troopers responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on US 59 about one and a half miles south of Nacogdoches. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a 2006 Toyota Tundra was traveling southbound on US 59 in the inside lane when a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan disregarded the stop sign at CR 620 and entered US 59 where it was struck in the side by the Toyota. The driver of the Toyota was identified as Jose Fredy Vargas (40), from Nacogdoches. The driver of the Dodge Caravan was identified as Veronica Varela (44), also from Nacogdoches. Vargas was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. Varela was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace David Perkins. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.
On Friday at around 12:23 pm, Center PD, Center Fire Department, and The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hurst St and Arcadia Rd. A 2013 Nissan Rogue, driven by Ava Jackson (age 45) of Center, ran a red light and was struck by a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Douglas Young (age 70) and Mary Young (age 73), both of Buna. All 3 people were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries and have all been released.
Thank you for your generosity this holiday season! The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center would like to thank everyone who donated gifts, clothing, money and time to our annual toy drive. All donations will go directly to children and families in our community who have been served by our agency in the past year. Your support will make the holidays brighter for these children. Thank you again for your caring and support.
Many parents will be giving their teens a smart phone this Christmas season. While this amazing technology has made life much more convenient, it is well known that these devices are also responsible for many distracted driving crashes. What might not be apparent are the dangers that smart phones pose for teens when they are walking — especially crossing streets.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 50 percent of all pedestrian deaths occur among young adults 19 years old and under. Injuries to older teens have increased 25 percent over the past five years. Safe Kids studies show that one in five high school students crosses the street while distracted — most while texting or wearing headphones. And, one in eight middle school students are distracted while crossing the street. In the few seconds that it takes to read or send a text message, taking your eyes off the path ahead can be deadly. Putting the phone away while crossing the street is very important for pedestrian safety, especially teens. Make sure your teen is aware of the potential dangers of walking while distracted and not looking where they are going.
While the study showed that listening to music and texting were the top distractions, 39 percent of students were typing on their cellphone while crossing the street, another 39 percent of students were listening to headphones and about 20 percent of the distracted walkers were talking on the phone. The rest were using some other electronic device such as a tablet.
Research shows that parents have the greatest influence over their teen’s behavior. Parents should take time to talk to their teens about the dangers of distracted walking and review pedestrian safety with their teens, just as they would discuss driving safety.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent Jheri-Lynn McSwain reminds parents to practice these pedestrian safety rules, as well as go over them with their teens:
Drivers, parents and teens need to be vigilant in order to reduce the dangers of distracted walking. Teens are not the only age group guilty of distracted walking, but teens are more likely to be risk takers.
An early morning storm with accompanying high winds sent empty railcars tumbling onto the roadway beneath a railroad overpass on Lufkin's Loop 287 Sunday.
TxDOT officials are working to devise a traffic control plan that includes a road closure at the site of the incident on SL 287 between SH 103 West and US 69 North.
The railroad is owned by A&NR Railroad of Lufkin. Barricades are currently set to prevent traffic from entering the area. Two railcars, which are linked to dozens of others, fell to the roadway beneath the railroad bridge.
"Removing the railcars in the safest way possible will require certain things to happen," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. "Our officials have devised a traffic control plan for motorists until the cars can be removed, and we are hoping that will be by Monday evening. We are waiting on equipment that is being sent from Houston before the cleanup can begin."
Barricades will remain in place and motorists will be detoured until the roadway is cleared. Residents with direct access as well as businesses within the barricaded area will be accommodated to and from their locations.
TxDOT officials also anticipate necessary repairs on the roadway beneath the railcars and will be working to repair and open the section of roadway as soon as possible.
Motorists are advised to follow all detour signs and do not attempt to go around barricades.
On Friday (12/11/15) at about 12:06 pm, Sabine County DPS Troopers responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on HWY 87, approximately ten miles south of Hemphill on the Sandy Creek Bridge in Sabine County. The crash involved a Peterbilt log truck and a 1999 Chevrolet pickup. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the log truck was traveling northbound on HWY 87 in a right hand curve at an unsafe speed when the vehicle turned over and lost the load of logs being transported. A southbound 1999 Chevrolet pickup was subsequently struck by the logs after the truck turned over. One of the passengers in the pickup has been pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup was transported by helicopter to an area hospital for treatment. A third passenger in the vehicle was not reported as being injured. The driver of the log truck was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This crash remains under investigation and no additional information is available at this time.
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers Felon of the Week Program is asking for the public’s help in locating/identifying suspect(s) wanted from DeSoto Parish Area. Troy D. Slankard of Logansport, La. Slankard is wanted for Simple Burglary. Slankard is described as a male, white. 6’0” tall and weighing 190lbs. Slankard is 52 years of age. Desoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest, anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) all calls are confidential or contact the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318)872-3956.
Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing Body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 14th day of December, 2015 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:
2. Approve and pay monthly expenses.
3. Approve Officers’ Reports.
On Thursday, December 10th, Panola College conducted its 76th commencement at the Carthage Civic Center. Panola College had 251 degree and certificate candidates and 116 of those students participated in the commencement ceremony.
Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction, presented the graduating class of fall 2015 as Dr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College led the processional of board members, faculty, staff and students in to be seated while *“Pomp and Circumstance*” was played in the background.
Following the alma mater, sang by Panola College Chorale and directed by Mrs. Sandra Bauer, Dr. Powell welcomed the assembled and gave opening remarks. Following opening remarks, Dr. Powell recognized this year’s outstanding alumnus, Dr. Danny Paul Windham. Dr. Windham is a 1974 graduate of Panola College and has practiced Dentistry in Center, Texas for the last thirty-five years.
Before the awards ceremony, Dr. Shannon certified to Dr. Powell and members of the Panola College Board of Trustees that the 116 graduating students had completed all work necessary to graduate from Panola College.
Following certification of the graduates, Dr. Kathy Watlington, Professor of Foreign Languages began the reading of graduates and Dr. Powell awarded diplomas to the students.
Mr. Freddy Mason, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, gave the benediction to end the ceremony. Dr. Shannon then led the recessional to the closing instrumentals.
*Panola College is proud to announce the following Fall 2015 Honor Graduates:*
*Summa Cum Laude** 3.90 – 4.00*
Hannah Mykale Anders
Ryan Bradley Dickinson
Amy Abigail Garcia
Cayman Lea Hawk
Matthew Edward LeTourneau
Kelcie Lauren Oney
Mallory Ann Rawson
Ashley Nicole Sells
*Magna Cum Laude** 3.75 – 3.89*
Christy Eddins Bogs
Cindy Lee Dunnigan
Laura Anne Fryman
Tammy Brownlow Lee
Derek J. Mong
Shelbie Brook Townsend
Kyle Dean Walker
*Cum Laude** 3.50 – 3.74*
Mary Fallin Chance
Michael Pate Elliott
Emily Vance Gomez
Angela Christine Gribble
Christopher Keith Henslee
Jason Kyle Henslee
Sherri Ann Kilpatrick
Samantha Ann Marling
Julie Michelle Riggs
Carrie A. Veitch
On 12/9/15 at about 7:26 pm, Nacogdoches County DPS Troopers arrived at the scene of a one vehicle crash on CR 442, approximately half a mile west of Chireno in Nacogdoches County. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that a 2001 Dodge pickup was traveling eastbound on CR 442 at an unsafe speed, when it left the roadway to the left and struck two trees. The driver of the vehicle was identified as John Daniel Menefee (63), from Chireno, TX. The passenger with Menefee was identified as Pamela Michelle Adams (52), also from Chireno, TX. Both Menefee and Adams were reported as not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and were pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace. This crash remains under investigation.
Timpson Booster Club Makes Donation – Timpson Athletic Booster Club President C.T. Simpson recently presented a donation to Alto Superintendent Kerry Birdwell and Athletic Director Paul Gould in memory of Alto football player Cam’ron Matthews. Cam’ron passed away after collapsing on the sidelines during an Alto game this fall. Mr. Simpson also presented a card that students and staff had signed expressing their sorrow over Cam’ron death and to offer encouragement to the Alto ISD students and staff.
THS Volleyball All District Selections - The Timpson High School Volleyball All-District team has been named. Congratulations to Timpson High School Lady Bears who were named to the all-district team.
Molly Sanford Jr.
Cedesha Curtis- Jr
Holly Hughes- Jr
Ana Deleon- Jr
Jasmine Rogers- Soph
Sara Duke- Fresh
Academic All District:
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Price, age 92, of San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Price passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Colonial Pines in San Augustine, Texas.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Reed Chapel Baptist Church
Interment: St. Luke Cemetery
Rev. Clois Rodgers, Officiating
Friday, December 11, 2015
12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Garner & Son Chapel
Son James Cecil Price (Annie Zenette) of Tyler, Texas
Step-Daughter Vera Ann Mosby of San Augustine, Texas
11 Grandchildren 7 Great-Grandchildren 4 Great-Great Grandchildren
2 Brothers Bobbie Lewis Lane of San Augustine, Texas
Roy Rogers Lane (Barbra Ann) of Beaumont, Texas
4 Sisters Wilma Berry of Chester, Texas
Cammilla Ella Lane of Houston, Texas
Nancy Clay (James) of San Augustine, Texas
Jimmie Nash of San Augustine, Texas
As well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends.
The Water Boil Notice for Five Way customers who have been affected by the water line break has been lifted. The water is now safe for consumption.
Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell announces the arrest of Dakota Ray Smith, 21 of Joaquin on December 5, 2015.
Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) discovered on or about November 10, 2015, Smith created a fictitious account through social media where he portrayed himself as a female. Smith contacted underage children in an attempt to obtain inappropriate photographs.
Smith was charged with directing a sexual performance by a child (F3). He was released December 5 on a $10,000 bond.
The SCSO would like to thank the Shelby County District Attorney's Office and the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center for their assistance in this investigation.
Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Forestry Association will host a timber taxation workshop at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center, Diboll on February 16, 2016. The daylong workshop will provide an understanding of timber tax including the latest changes to tax laws and rules for 2015 income tax return preparations with a refresher on local timberland property tax incentives.
Our workshops have trained hundreds of foresters, landowners, tax preparers, attorneys, logging professionals, land trust managers, and financial advisors in East Texas.
This tax workshop will help you:
* Learn special timber tax laws and rules that are not well understood by many tax professionals
* Apply the rules through examples that apply basic concepts
* Find answers to your top questions
Instructors will be:
Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. -
Dr. Haney is the Garland Gray Emeritus Professor, Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. He is a nationally recognized expert with over 40 years of experience in timber taxation, estate planning and financial analysis. He has written numerous technical publications on timber taxation. He is coauthor of the widely-referred book on timber taxation, Forest Landowners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax (Agriculture Handbook 718). He is also coauthor of Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What will become of your timberland? He has written frequently for Virginia Forests Magazine and Forest Landowner magazine on timber taxes and financial management issues.
Mr. Garvey Jackson, CPA- Mr. Jackson is an experienced CPA working with Axley & Rode, LLP.
Who should attend:
Landowners, consulting foresters, public accountants, and loggers are encouraged to participate. The workshop qualifies for continuing education credits: CFE (foresters) 7.0 hours, CLE (loggers) 6.0 hours, CPE (CPAs) 8.0 hours and CPT (property Tax Professional) 7.0 hours. No course prerequisites.
How to register:
Contact Jennifer Hayes at 979-458-6630
Registration fee will be $75 per participant ($30 per additional family member). The registration fee includes the workbook, catered lunch, and refreshments. Space is limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.
Shelbyville Elementary School and Middle School UIL District Meet will be held at Shelbyville ISD on Dec. 8th and 10th
The Shelbyville 2nd Grade Christmas Musical will be in the Shelbyville Café Dec. 11 at 9:00 am
Shelbyville Elementary UIL Awards will be Dec. 15 at 9:00AM in the Cafeteria
The Shelbyville Band Christmas Concert and Dinner will be on Dec. 15 @ 6:00 in the Cafeteria
Shelbyville Schools will release early on Dec. 18 at 1:00 pm for Christmas Holidays
On Thursday, December 3rd the Timpson Elementary Agents for Change traveled to the Garrison Nursing Home to spread a little Christmas cheer. Agents for Change is made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who want to make a difference in our school and the community. These students have to maintain good citizenship to remain active, and they spend their time serving others through community service type projects.
This past Thursday, these students sang a selection of Christmas carols for the residents of the Garrison Nursing Home. After their performance, the Agents visited with the residents and passed out handmade Christmas cards to them and to the staff. This was a rewarding experience for everyone involved. The Agents hope to return to the nursing home in the spring for another visit. Their sponsor is Tammy Sparks.
Rachel Lawson, 81, of Harper, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015
Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Willow Grove Cemetery
Among her survivors include:
Debbie Sullivan of Harper
Prentice “P.O.” Sample, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at his residence.
Services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
He was born August 22, 1929 in Shelby County to Willie and Mae (Metcalf) Sample.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Willie & Mae Sample, Sister, Mildred Green, Father-in-law & Mother-in-law, Arvie & Della Shofner, Brothers-in-law, Jack Shofner & Pete Shofner and Sister-in-law, Sue Shofner.
He is survived by:
Wife of 67 years and the love of his life:
Odelle (Shofner) Sample of Shelbyville
Cathy Brittain of Shelbyville
Debbie Snider & husband, Billy of Center
Larry Sample & wife, Debbie of Center
Rodney Brittain of Shelbyville
Nikki Brittain of Richmond
Jill Jefferson & husband, Keith of Shelbyville
Karen Liker & husband, Jason of Center
Bridget Kirkwood & husband, Donny of Salado
Matt Snider & wife, Mallory of Center
Patrick Sample & wife, Megan of Center
Stephanie Harkness & husband, Justin of Center
Ashley Hayes & husband, Brent of Houston
Mary Alford & husband, Wayne of Timpson
Christopher Peurifoy & wife, Becky of Longview
Aaron, Jesse, Jake & Ariel Liker
Logan & Morgan Jefferson
Cyper & Tolan Harkness
Bronson & Bryanna Sample & Braylyn
Bo & Madeline Hayes
Bella & Mackee Alford
1 Great Great Granddaughter
Doug Sample & wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg
Donald Sample & wife, Deloris of Quitman
Ronnie Sample & wife, Deborah of Jasper
Loreli Sample of Center
Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law:
Vivian & C.J. Hamaker of Shreveport
Billie & Charles Corder of Shreveport
Joe & Shirley Shofner of Center
Joann Shofner of Shelbyville
Rodney Brittain, Patrick Sample, Matt Snider, Aaron Liker,
Logan Jefferson, Trace Brittain, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker & Keith Jefferson
L.H. Hewitt, D.H. Parker, Jimmy Lout,
Duane Lout, Wyndell Johnson & Bernard Metcalf
Special thank you for the special love and care you have shown to our family during this time, Queen Brinson, Ruth Thompson, Shelena Bluford and Vivian Shofner and East Texas Home Health and Heartsway Hospice.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Committee announces the Winners of the 16th annual Santa’s Christmas Parade, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, which was held on Saturday, December 5. The theme for the parade was “Christmas Movies and Songs”.
Winners by Category are:
$100 -- 1st Place – Ashley Whiteside
$50 -- 2nd Place – Triquina Polley
$25 -- 3rd – LeAnn Kay Rafferty
$100 -- 1st Place – Center Christian Academy
$50 -- 2nd Place – Center Varsity Cheerleaders
$25 -- 3rd Place - Center High School Band
$100 -- 1st Place –St. Therese Catholic Church
$50 -- 2nd Place – Antioch Baptist Church
$25 -- 3rd Place –Toledo Bend Baptist Church
CIVIC ORGANIZATION CATEGORY:
$100 -- 1st Place – Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
$50 -- 2nd Place – Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary
$25 -- 3rd Place – Center Fire Department
$100 -- 1st Place – Shelby Savings Bank
$50 -- 2nd Place – Brookshire Brothers
$25 -- 3rd Place – Texas A&M Forest Service
$250—Overall Best in Show – Center Christian Academy
Other supporters that helped make the Parade possible include Farmers State Bank, City of Center, Specter Inc., and Tyson Foods.
For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Panola College men’s basketball team defeated Angelina College here Saturday night by a score of 83-66. With the victory, Panola raises their record to 11-3 overall and 2-1 in Region XIV play. “This was an outstanding team win. Our guys battled and competed for the whole 40 minute ball game.” Explained Head Coach Grant McMillan. “It was an unbelievable group effort.” He added.
After a seesaw first half, Panola took a 34-32 halftime lead. Once again, both teams battled back and forth for the first 10 minutes of the second half. Trailing by 2 points with just under 9:00 minutes remaining, Charles Tucker (Lansing, Michigan) took a charge which led to a 33-16 run to finish the game.
Tucker recorded a double-double in the victory netting 19 points and dishing out 10 assists. Jonathan Wiley (Houston, Texas) also recorded a double-double with 10 points and chasing down 18 rebounds. Devyn Wilson (Brooklyn, New York) drilled four, three pointers in the second half in route to 15 points. Terry Holt (Nashville, Tennessee) and Tope Arikawe (Nigeria) both recorded 11 points. Arikawe swatted a team high 10 blocks. As a team, Panola nailed 10 three pointers and chased down 46 total rebounds.
Panola will next be in action this upcoming Wednesday, December 9th when the take on Blinn College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM at the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the campus of Panola College.
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Lori Adkins, age 50, of Broaddus who passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 in San Augustine. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 5PM till 8PM at Trinity Baptist Church in Broaddus. Services will be on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 2PM at Trinity Baptist Church with Bro. Don Lofton and Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Burial will follow at Attoyac Cemetery in San Augustine.
She is survived by:
Sons: Johnathan Keyser of Lima, Ohio and Raymond Flescher of Broaddus.
Daughter: Cheyenne Adkins of Broaddus
Parents: Reida and Howard Foust of Lima, Ohio
And a Host of Family and Friends.
Students and parents are invited to attend and learn about financial aid for colleges, technical schools and other institutions of postsecondary education and how to complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). You will have access to the school computers and can apply for your pin (personal identification number).
Donna lee, financial aid counselor at Stephen S. Austin State University, will be the presenter.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Shelbyville high school library
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For more information contact Mrs. Bays at Shelbyville High School (936) 598-7323
Billie Maxie Pate Mullins, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Danny Dodson and Rev. David Pate officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.
Ms. Mullins was born December 13, 1925 in Arcadia, Shelby County, Texas to Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Ms. Mullins was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.
She is survived by
Son, Wayne Mullins and wife, Karen of Baytown
Daughter, Daria Lanette York and husband, Gary of Center
Five Great Grandchildren
Iva Nell Pate Brown and husband, Ford of Center
Test Pate Miller of Richards
Kelsey Jo Pate Stewart of Picayune, Mississippi
Rachel Pate McCleary of Brazoria
Inez Pate Peltier and husband, Tim of Clute
Patsy Pate Mahone and husband, Bob of New Boston
Robert Henry Pate and wife, Florene of Fluker, Louisiana
Numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces and great nephews.
Preceded in death by
Parents, Curtis Marion Pate and Lottie Bullard Pate
Husband, Bill Mullins
Daughters, Clara Kiechler and Anita Lee Mullins
Son, Donald Mullins
Grandson, Nathan Kiechler
Brothers and sisters-in law; Vestal and Fordene Pate, Charles and Lulu Pate, Sam and Billie Jo Pate, Curtis Edward “Bo” Pate
Brothers-in-law; Jeffrey McCleary, Buddy Stewart, Elton Miller, Glen Mullins, Raymond Bennett
Sister-in-law; Geraldine Bennett
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law; Edith and Edward Mullins
Pallbearers will be Ford Brown Jr., Triston Turgeon, Roger Pate, Tim Peltier, Romiro Perez and Darren Mullins.
Wilsie Dee Taylor, 83, of Terrel, formerly of Center, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 in Tyler.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center.
Ms. Taylor was born February 29, 1932, in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She was a former employee of Payne & Payne in Center, where she worked as a sales clerk for twenty years. Ms. Taylor was an ordained Methodist minister and very involved in the activities of her church, New Hope Methodist Church, especially the children’s ministries. She was an avid supporter of a number of missionaries in many different countries.
She is survived by
Rita Cohen and husband Don of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nancy Fancher and husband Scott of Terrel
Sister, Betty Fausett of Center
Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches
Preceded in death by,
Parents, Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison
Son, David Wayne Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison and Billy Earl Edison
Great Aunt, Eunice Nelson
Grandmother, Sally Black
Betty Sue Fausett, 80, of Center, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Tyler.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center
Mrs. Fausett was born July 6, 1935 in Shelby County, Texas to Johnnie Henry Edison and Bonnie Lucille Black Edison. She graduated from Center High School in 1951. She met the love of her life, Jimmy Glenn Fausett, and they were married on December 18, 1953. Mrs. Fausett worked in banking for forty years, having worked first at First National Bank and then Farmers State Bank. She was an active member New Hope Congregational Methodist Church. She was known for her Texas Trash and pies. Mrs. Fausett enjoyed weekly games with her card playing buddies.
She is survived by
Daughter, Glenice Harrison and husband, Rick of Nacogdoches
Glenn Fausett and wife, Rhonda of Center
Ricky Fausett of Olathe, Kansas
Randy Fausett and wife, Jennifer of Center
Dorothy Fausett of Center
Mary Fausett of Center
Shirley Willingham and husband, Ray of California
Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Brother, Dorman Edison of Nacogdoches
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
And a host of friends
Preceded in death by
Parents, J. H Edison and Lucille Black Edison
Husband, Jimmy G. Fausett
Sister, Wilsie Dee Taylor
Brothers, J.H. Edison Jr. and Billy Earl Edison
Granddaughter, Amber Fausett
Great Grandson, Hunter Goodroe
Pallbearers will be Zack Fausett, Ricky Harrison Jr., Adam Fausett, Steve Edison, Don Wheeler, Scotty Fancher, Chris Mathews and Ronnie Strawn. Honorary pallbearer will be Luke Fausett.
A Water Boil Notice has been issued for customers of Five Way who live East of the Highway 7 Water Plant as well as residents without water on County Roads 3129, 3140, 3148, or 3156. Please be advised that water in this area will need to be boiled due to a water line break.
The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on Monday, December 7, 2015 to honor the victims of the attack in San Bernardino.
All other flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered. Those that cannot be lowered can have a black ribbon or cord tied to the top to show respect.
The Jones family invites you to come by, grab a cup of coffee and visit the all new Center Motor Company Sales and Service Center. With a state of the art facility featuring a spacious showroom, a large parking lot for customers, drive through service and a top notch service center, Center Motor Company is ready to meet your needs. They have a lot full of new and pre-owned Fords and Lincolns. Come by today and visit the all new Center Motor Company, 816 Hurst Street in Center, offering you the same great service in a more spacious and updated facility.
December 3, 2015-JVG/VG vs Lipan Tournament There
December 4, 2015-JVG/VG vs Lipan Tournament There; Early Release 1:30 pm; Tenaha vs Muenster in Forney at the City Bank Stadium- 800 FM 741 (Villanova Cir), Forney, Texas 75126 7:30 pm (We are Home Team)
December 5, 2015-MS 7/8 Grade District Band Tryouts; Robotics State Qualifying
December 7, 2015-JH BB vs Timpson There 4:30 pm; Retest EOC Eng I
December 8, 2015-Elementary UIL; Retest EOC Algebra I; VG/JVG vs LaPoynor (There @ 4:00 pm)
December 9, 2015-Retest EOC Eng II
December 10, 2015-VG/VB Gary Tournament There; Elementary UIL; Retest EOC Biology/US History; Businessmen's Banquet 6:00 pm in Cafetorium
December 11, 2015-VG/VB Gary Tournament There
December 12, 2015-HS Region Band Try Outs; VG/VB Gary Tournament There
December 14, 2015-4th & 5th Grade Robotics at Region VII; JH BB vs Gary Home 4:30 pm
December 15, 2015-Christmas at the Bank; JVB/JVG/VB/VG vs Broaddus Home 4:30 pm; Field Trip to Center
December 16, 2015-Christmas Concert-SEC 9:30 am
December 17, 2015-JVB/VB Martins Mill Tournament
December 18, 2015- Designated Party Day; Early Release; End 3rd Grading Period; JVB/VB Martins Mill Tornament; JVG/VG vs San Augustine There
December 19, 2015-JVB/VB Martins Mill Tournament There; Tea Honoring Coach Jackson in the Cafetorium
December 21, 2015 - January 4, 2016 Christmas Holiday/School Closed
December 28-30, 2015-Holiday Hoops VG/VB Basketball
January 2, 2016-JVB/JVG/VB/VG vs Carthage Home 1:00 pm
January 5, 2016-4th Grading Period Begins
*****Lance Horton and Robert Barton are working on getting a Charter for the game Friday night to Forney. They would need at least 35 people willing to pay $30/$35 per seat to have enough to rent it. If you would be interest Please call 936-248-5000 ext 201 and let me put your name on the list. They should know by Friday morning if there are enough people to pursue this avenue.
3rd grade students from Tenaha Elementary celebrated with a Thanksgiving Feast!
Kindergarteners at Tenaha Elementary school had a special package delivered
on Tuesday, December 1st. It contained the Elf on the Shelf Book and
contained an Elf whom the students named Ralphie. He will be looking for
students who are kind and make good choices while at school between now and
Kindergarten students from Tenaha Elementary enjoyed a Charlie Brown
Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Students were dressed
as Pilgrims and Indians to add to the festivities!
On December 2, Panola College celebrated 305 years of combined service throughout the careers of many long-term employees at its annual Christmas buffet. Those with 10 years of service include Rebekah Burkhalter, Don Cocklin, Patti Galiano, Johnny Middlebrook, and Dr. Joe Shannon. Employees with 15 years of service are Mary Chance, Dr. Barbara Cordell, Jeremy Dorman, David Godwin, Connie Hockett, Bill Kruger, Dr. Gregory Powell, Patti Rushing, Allen West, Laura Wood, and Bobby Phillips, a Panola College Board of Trustees. Darrell Hudson and Joe Pate have each served 20 years. Ann Boland and Karon O’Neal each have 25 years of service. Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, presented each with a token of the College’s appreciation.
Photos (L to R)
10 years – Joe Shannon, Don Cocklin, Johnny Middlebrook, and Patti Galiano (not pictured Rebekah Burkhalter)
15 Years – Laura Wood, Allen West, Bobby Phillips, Barbara Cordell, Patti Rushing, Mary Chance, Bill Kruger, Johnny Middlebrook, Gregory Powell, and Jeremy Dorman (not pictured Connie Hockett)
20 Years – Darrell Hudson and Joe Pate
25 Years – Ann Boland and Karon O’Neal
Mangum Funeral Home
P.O. Box 2043
Center, Texas 75935
Mary Jo Phillips
Mary Jo Phillips, 77, of Huxley, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will be Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.
She was born January 19, 1938 in Huxley to S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Mae (Tindol) Dean. She taught at Tyler Junior College and she also worked as a nursing home administrator for many years. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley.
She is preceded death by her Parents, S.L. “Sambo” and Essie Dean, Infant Daughter, Baby Girl Devers, Husband, Donald Ray Devers, Husband, Dan Phillips, Two Brothers, Bib Dean and Bob Dean.
Among her survivors include:
Keith Devers & wife, Kristie of Huxley
Nathaniel and Mary Elizabeth Devers
Barbara Jean Ross of Center
La’ Retta Dean of Huxley
Charlcie Phillips of Carthage
Barbara Ann Dean of Mont Belvieu
Donations can be made to Strong Cemetery Fund, PO BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935
You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas
Tenaha 6th & 7th grade band and the Tenaha High School Band will perform a concert on December 16th starting at 9:30 in the High School Gym.
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle would like to announce the arrest of a suspect involved in inappropriate sexual acts with a juvenile. DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip about the suspect, identified as Justin Riley Bell (W/M - DOB: 12/27/1983) of Mansfield, LA, in reference to inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile. Following a month's long investigation by a Detective assigned to juvenile sex crimes, sufficient evidence was gathered to obtain a warrant for Mr. Bell on the charges of LA R.S. 14:81 Indecent Behavior with Juvenile(s) (2 counts) and LA R.S. 14:43 Sexual Battery. Following the issuance of the warrant, Mr. Bell turned himself in to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office where he was placed under arrest. Mr. Bell was booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center with a bond set at $180,000.00.
(Pictured below is Justin Riley Bell)
The Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center In honor and remembrance of those who served and died at Pearl Harbor. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 7th, 2015 and the names of Shelby County Veterans who were there that day, (74 years ago) will be read.
Virginia Lou Allbritton Jetton, 87, a former Center resident, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 in her Longview, Texas, home, after a long illness.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Mangum Funeral Home Chapel in Center with Bro. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Virginia graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers’ College in Nacogdoches, Texas, and for many years taught in the Center public school system, where she enjoyed having a positive impact on her students. Above all, she cherished her family, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She set an example of enjoying life while meeting life’s challenges with grace and dignity.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Dean Jetton, a teacher, coach and owner of an insurance agency in Center, in 2003 and daughter, Julie Virginia Jetton. She was also predeceased by her parents, Grace and Henry Allbritton; two brothers, Harry and George Allbritton; brother-in-law, Ralph Yerby, Sisters-in-law, Marie Rane and Maurine Dean and Brother-in-law, James L. Dean.
She is survived by her daughters, Marcia Jetton Alderman and her husband, Alvis, of Commerce; Michele Jetton Black and her husband, John, of Longview; and her son, Stephen Mitchell Jetton and his wife, Irene, of Chicago, Ill, her sister, Maribelle Allbritton Yerby, of Zwolle, La.; Other survivors are grandchildren Charles Alderman and his wife, Sarah, of Commerce; James Alderman of Commerce; Michael Black and his wife, Crista, of Longview; Joshua Black and his wife, Libby, of Longview; and Sarah Black Beasley and her husband, Jonathon, of Longview. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren; Colton & Tessa Alderman, Cameron & Connor Black and Ruthie, Jude & Will Black.
Charles Alderman, James Alderman, Michael Black, Joshua Black and Jonathon Beasley
In Lieu of flowers the family request donations can be made to one of the following;
First Baptist Church, 117 Cora St Center, Texas 75935 or
Roughrider Foundation, In memory of Virginia Jetton, PO BOX 152, Center, Texas 75935 or bring to Center High School.
Billie Jean Taylor King, 77, of San Augustine, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015, in San Augustine.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine.
Ms. King was born October 16, 1938, in San Augustine, to Bill and Verna Taylor. She graduated Pineland High School in 1956 and married high school sweetheart, James “Spud” King, in 1958. After residing in Austin for 45 years, she relocated to Center in 2010. Ms. King was currently a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. She retired from Teacher Retirement System in Austin, after 31 years of state service, and following retirement, she enjoyed travelling.
She is survived by
Husband: James King of Center
Daughter: Pam Furlow and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville
Taylor McGee and husband, Tony, of Shelbyville
Allen R. Weeks of Shelbyville
Logan Furlow and wife, Janet, of Nacogdoches
Joe Taylor and wife, Jeane, of Shelbyville
Paul Taylor and wife, Cathy, of Shelbyville
Monte Taylor and wife, Donna, of San Augustine
Linda Wagstaff and husband, Roger, of Shelbyville
Connie Hargrove and husband, Johnny, of Shelbyville
Brother-in-law: Wallace Chance of San Augustine
Bobbie Jean Rugg and husband, Richard, of Holland, New York
Marilyn King of Marshall
Marilyn Taylor of Houston
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles
Preceded in death by
Mother: Verna Taylor
Father: Bill Taylor
Sisters: Patsy Taylor, Shirley Taylor, Dean Chance
Brother: Tommy Taylor
Nephew: John Hargrove
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