News Headlines Archives for 2021-10

SFA art installation students to exhibit at Fire House Nac

SFA art installation students to exhibit at Fire House Nac

NACOGDOCHES, Texas –Installation students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will exhibit their installation artworks starting Nov. 5 at Fire House Nac in downtown Nacogdoches. “SFA Exhibition: Installation Art” will show through Nov. 20.

 

An opening reception is planned for 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Fire House Nac, located at 708 Swift St. The exhibition opening will feature the performance “Cocktails on the Veranda” by Catherine Pears with her character Virginia Lee Sutherlin at 6:30 p.m.

 

The exhibition features work by undergraduate students Jenna Alley of Kingwood; Samantha Altamirano of Nacogdoches; Amber Barrett of Conroe; Cameron Blankinship of Rusk; Megan Bynum of Brownwood; Armando Chavez-Garcia of Corpus Christi; Nicolas Gagne of Nacogdoches; Sarah Gharst of Cypress; Koi Johnson of Waco; Andrea Leaman of Crockett; Cherry Reyes of Leander; and Abbey Stogner of White Oak; and graduate students Catherine Pears of Alexandria. Louisiana; and Homero Gutiérrez of Cuidad de Chihuahua, Mexico. The students are in the Advanced Sculpture: Installation class in the School of Art.

 

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to forge a relationship between the student artists at SFA and artists living and working within the community,” Assistant Professor of Sculpture Eden Collins said. “Fire House Nac opened their doors as an art studio and artist collective in September, and we are honored to share their space with them.”

 

Fire House Nac is comprised of artists Brigette Kozash, Britt Mitchell, Holden and Dillon Graham, and their work spans stained glass, painting, ceramics, rug making and more.

 

Admission to the exhibition and reception is free. Exhibition hours at Fire House Nac are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. For more information, contact Collins at eden.collins@sfasu.edu or Fire House Nac on their Facebook page.

Historic Clock Dedication

Historic Clock Dedication


 

The Shelby County Historical Commission invites the public to attend the Dedication of the Historic Clock located next to our Historic Courthouse on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11:00am.

 

Built by Brown Street Clock Co. of Monessen, Pennsylvania, this clock first stood in front of W.O. Wilson Jewelers on the east side of the town square around 1900.  The clock was given to the county and relocated to its’ current location in 1940 by Travis Price, then jewelry store owner.  The clock is one of about a dozen remaining built by Brown Street Clock Co. and the only one in Texas.

 

Thanks to the generous donation of the Shelby County Commissioners Court and The John Reagan Harris Foundation, the clock was restored in 2020 by Clock Towers USA, South Carolina.

 

The Shelby County Historical Commission is thrilled to have the clock restored and back on the square, and hopes everyone will attend the dedication.

Nacogdoches man arrested for stabbing father

A Nacogdoches man was arrested this morning after stabbing his father several times and slashing his throat. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cr. 420 after receiving a 911 call from the suspect stating that he had stabbed his father over an argument.

Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim, George Foxworth who was on the couch and appeared to be unconscious and covered in blood. Deputies started conducting life saving measures to stop the bleeding and gave medical aid until EMS arrived.

A Life flight helicopter was called to the scene due to the seriousness of the victim’s condition. EMS transported the victim to a nearby school, which was the nearest landing zone for the helicopter.  The victim was then transported by helicopter to a Tyler Hospital.

The suspect, Blake Foxworth, 30 years of age, was arrested at a neighbor’s residence, where he went after the stabbing occurred. Blake has been booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (family violence) a 1st degree felony.

Both Blake and his father reside at the same residence where the altercation took place. At the time of this press release the victim was in surgery. 

 

Jury Cancellation 11-08-21

Lori Oliver  

Shelby County District Clerk  

P.O. Drawer 1953  

Center, Texas 75935  

(936) 598-4164  

(936) 598-3323 fax  

TODAY'S DATE: October 28, 2021  

IN RE: JURY CANCELLATION  

THE JURY THAT HAS BEEN SUMMONED FOR  

"MONDAY", November 8th, 2021  

FOR THE 123rd DISTRICT COURT  

HONORABLE JUDGE LEANNE K. RAFFERTY  

PRESIDING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE SCHEDULED  CASES BEING RESOLVED OR PASSED.  

ANYONE RECEIVING A SUMMONS FOR THAT DAY IS RELEASED  FROM JURY SERVICE UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A FUTURE SUMMONS.  

THANK YOU.  

LORI OLIVER  

DISTRICT CLERK  

SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS 

Tenaha Tigers Cross Country Win the Regional Championship

Tenaha Tigers Cross Country Repeat to Win the Regional Championship! Same Grit - Same Results

 

The Tenaha ISD boys cross country team clinched district championship in Shelbyville in mid October and qualified for the regional meet in Huntsville. Junior,  Evan Plata, led the way for the team to win a repeat Regional Championship, qualifying for the Cross Country State Championship held in Round Rock on November the 6th. The goal was to stay together as a pack, and they crossed the finish line staying ahead of the top 34 boys out of 168 runners. Individual placing for the Tigers were  Evan Plata 2nd,  Misael Hernandez 6th, Jario Hernandez 13th, Alan Mosqueda 32nd, and Daniel Loredo finished 33rd. 

 

Coach Lauri Sisk stated, “When the season started, this team had high expectations, with the same determination, commitment, and grit as the 2020 team.  Last year’s team were mostly seniors, but the 2021 team is composed of mostly underclassmen.   This team is young with only one senior, Alan Mosqueda.  The goal from the beginning  was to bring home another regional championship, and these boys fully dedicated themselves to win.  As a young team, it took a lot of grit to win the Regional Championship again.  I’m proud of the way this team has stepped up the entire season.”

 

The Tigers will compete in the UIL Cross Country State Championship at 9:00 am, November 6th, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. 

 

Joaquin High to Host Annual Veteran's Day Program

Joaquin High to Host Annual Veteran’s Day Program

The students of Joaquin High School will present a Veteran’s Day Program on Thursday, November 11, 9:00 am in the High School Gym. The highlight of the program is the introduction of our local veterans to our community, honoring them for their service to our country. If you know a veteran or anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, please invite them to attend. The student council will be hosting a breakfast reception in the HS library for our veterans and their family members following the ceremony. We hope you can join us in our celebration of our veterans and current service members. 

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARRESTS; DRUGS, PROPERTY RECOVERED

 

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of David Nathan Lewis and Beverly Kay Hurst, both of Timpson. On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Sheriff Windham and SCSO deputies completed a narcotics operation at a residence in Timpson.
Intelligence gathered by SCSO investigators led them to believe that a substantial amount of narcotics and firearms were located at Lewis’ residence in Timpson. Due to information obtained, a Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-1) warrant was completed and served. As a result of the operation, a felony amount of methamphetamine (917.15 grams or 2.02 pounds) was recovered from the residence along with multiple firearms.

Lewis and Hurst were also in possession of multiple items that had previously been reported stolen. SCSO deputies also extracted a one-year old child from the residence who was being exposed to narcotics and firearms. The child was placed in a safe environment. Lewis is being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $295,000 and Hurst is being held on $135,000 bonds.

It is with great pleasure that the SCSO reports this information to the residents of Shelby County. This is the first of many ongoing narcotics investigations with several more to follow. The SCSO recognizes that narcotics are a problem right here at home and we intend to pursue and persevere until our County is as safe as possible.
The SCSO would like to express its sincerest of gratitude to the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and the Center Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

 

 

 

 

Zumba Classes

[ PANOLA COLLEGE ] 

PANOLA COLLEGE/SHELBY COLLEGE CENTER 

3600 Loop 500 East Center, Texas 75935 

CONTACT: Trellis McCann 

PHONE: 936-598-9543 

 

PANOLA COLLEGE OFFERS ZUMBA AND YOGA CLASSES 

 

Panola College/Shelby College Center Zumba and Yoga classes are registering now. These will be the last classes of the year. Reserve your spot today!!! 

 

November 1- December 8, 2021 Zumba Gold - Mondays and Wednesdays - 4:15 - 5:15 pm November 1- December 8, 2021 Beginning Yoga - Mondays and Wednesdays - 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm 

 

The cost of each class is $60, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: tmccann@panola.edu.

 

Panola College is an Equal Opportunity Institution that provides educational and employment opportunities on the basis of merit and without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Substituting at Joaquin ISD

Joaquin ISD has scheduled a substitute orientation and training for Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021,  at 10:00 a.m.  The orientation will be held at the Joaquin ISD Administration Building located at the far end of the football field.  Please be sure to complete and or update an online application at www.joaquinisd.net under employment opportunities. Questions contact Donna Vergo, 936-269-3128 ext. 225 or dvergo@joaquinisd.net

Substituting at Joaquin ISD 

In order to substitute in any capacity for Joaquin ISD as well as any school district in the state of Texas, substitutes are required by law to be fingerprinted through the state designated vendor enabling the district to conduct a criminal history background check.  There is a fee of approximately $50.00 that is your responsibility.  Joaquin ISD will take information from your application and submit it to the Texas Education Agency. A “Fastpass” will be issued and sent to you with fingerprinting instructions. You must be fingerprinted before you can be added to the substitute list. 

Candidates must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.  Retired teachers are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the fingerprint requirement, you will also be required to attend a Joaquin ISD substitute training. This training is held at various times during the month. Please call Donna Vergo at (936) 269-3128 ext. 225 for a training date.   

A substitute teacher’s service is an important contribution to our school system as well as to the development of the boys and girls in whom all educators are so vitally interested. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students of Joaquin ISD, thank you for your interest in substituting at Joaquin ISD.

Tiger News

October 27, 2021-Drug Free Dress Up-Wear “Tacky”; Blood Drive in HS Parking Lot 8:30 am – 2:00 pm; Special Speaker .       ………………….in Café for 9-12; Turn in decorated pumpkins

October 28, 2021-Drug Free Dress Up-Wear “Camo”; Black Out PepRally 2:45 pm; Senior Night; Pre Game 6:30 pm;  

                             Cake Auction; Tenaha vs Overton 7:00 pm <District Game>Tiger Gym Closed

October 29, 2021- Book Character Day-Spirit Day

October 30, 2021-JVG/VG vs Huntington (There) 1:00 pm  Scrimmage; Area Marching Contest @ Lindale HS 11:30 am;              …………………City Trunk or Treat 4-7 pm

November 3, 2021-JVG/VG vs Lufkin (There) TBA Scrimmage

November 4, 2021-End of 2nd Grading Period

November 5, 2021-JVG/VG vs Chireno TBD 5:00 pm; Student Holiday/In-Service

November 6, 2021-HS CX @ Round Rock State Meet 10:00 am

November 7, 2021-Daylight Savings (Move clocks back 1 hour)

November 8, 2021-Beginning 3rd Grading Period

November 11, 2021-Report Cards; Businessmen’s Meeting

November 12, 2021-JVG/VG in Winnsboro 5:00 pm

November 15, 2021-Regular Board Member 5:30 pm; Senior (FAFSA) Financial Aide Meeting

TCCA Produce Drop

TCCA will have a Produce Drop

Tomorrow October 27, 2021  @ 9am

Mask are Required

Saturday night shooting

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night shortly before 9 p.m. The shooting has left one man in critical condition who remains in ICU. 

A 911 call was received by the Nacogdoches County Combined Dispatch at 8:41 p.m.  The caller sounded in distress but did not give much details of what had happened.  A deputy with NCSO found the victim in his pickup truck on Cr. 823 a short distance from highway FM 343. EMS and fire responded to the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital. He was later transferred to another hospital in the East Texas area.  

Deputies conducted a search of the area and found the shooting took place near Lone Star Church on Cr. 823. Detectives with NCSO and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene and processed the crime scene.   

The victim has been identified as Breydi  Gonzales, 20 years old from Center, Texas. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and arm. The motive for the shooting still remains unclear. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office at 936-560-7777 or crime stoppers at 936-560-4636

 

Hallelujah Night - Center Christian Fellowship

Get ready for a pizza tailgate party, all the candy you can eat, fun, fellowship and games because Sunday, October 31st is Hallelujah Night at Center Christian Fellowship.  It is a community wide event.   This year the evening of excitement will begin at 4:00 p.m. and be over at 6:00 p.m.  You will need to arrive at 4:00 p.m. to enter the costume contest.  No SCARY costumes. It is a Christian alternative to what the world calls “Halloween”. It’s free, free, free!  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy!   Every child that comes will get lots of candy and prizes by playing the various games we have to offer.

This night of excitement will take place at Center Christian Fellowship located at 2471 U.S. Highway 96 North in Center, Texas.  We would love for you to come. There will be a pizza tailgate party, trunk or treat, games, a bounce house,  giant slide and hayrides, etc.   

 

Body Found

 

 

 

Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the recovery of Thomas Thorton, 73, of Woodville, TX. Mr. Thorton was first reported missing from the Woodville area in March of 2021.

Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to Harvey’s Landing in Huxley Sunday, October 24, 2021 at approximately 10:30 a.m. after SCSO Telecommunications received a call that a body was located underwater in a vehicle.

Adventures with a Purpose (AWP) is a non-profit dive team who assists families with locating missing family members. AWP had been working with the Thorton family and had recently learned that Thorton’s last cell phone ping was in the area of the Huxley Bay Marina. Divers with AWP entered the water Sunday afternoon and were able to locate Thorton inside of his vehicle underwater approximately 30 feet from the boat ramp. Pursuant to an investigation, the body was sent to Texas Forensic for autopsy.

The SCSO would like to extend a sincere thank you to AWP for the work that they do. This team operates solely on donations to bring peace and closure to families who are desperately searching for answers to find their missing loved ones. This is not an easy task.

The SCSO appreciates the assistance of Tyler County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Huxley VFD.

We are very grateful the Thorton family will now have closure after this discovery. We will continue to keep them in our prayers.

 

Sabine County Beekeepers meeting

The Sabine County Beekeepers will meet for our monthly meeting on Monday November 1st at 6:30PM. We meet every 1st Monday of the month at 6:30PM at the Sabine County Chamber of Commerce, on the square, downtown Hemphill. We welcome the public to come out and join us. We have no dues, or officers. This is for anyone interested in becoming a new beekeeper or an already experienced beekeeper. For more info, call James at (409)625-4787.

Halloween Sale at Unique Boutique

Stop by The Unique Boutique and check out our fall décor and Halloween costumes!  Costumes are only $2.50 each!  There is a wide selection to choose from with assorted sizes.  Get your kids ready for Halloween at The Unique Boutique.  The store is open from 9-4, Monday through Friday.  For more information, please call 936-591-8190. 

Nacogdoches Police arrest Harris County murder suspect

NACOGDOCHES,TX (October 21, 2021):  On October 20, 2021 around 1:45 p.m. the Nacogdoches Police Department  SWAT team along with numerous other agencies including Texas DPS went to the 900 block of Daybreak St to serve a murder warrant from Harris County on Jabraylon Pleasant 19 years of age from Nacogdoches,Tx.  Law enforcement had obtained information that Jabraylon was staying at a residence on that street.  Once on scene the  SWAT team was able to take Jabraylon into custody without incident and he is currently being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail.

 

The Unique Boutique

Stop by The Unique Boutique and check out our fall décor and Halloween costumes!  Costumes are only $2.50 each!  There is a wide selection to choose from with assorted sizes.  Get your kids ready for Halloween at The Unique Boutique.  The store is open from 9-4, Monday through Friday.  For more information, please call 936-591-8190.  

Fannie Brown Booth Library Book Sale

Fannie Brown Booth Library Book Sale/Friends of the Library will have the Fall Book Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 28-30, 2021.

 

Hours of the Sale will be:

 

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

As always, we have a variety of books and prices are low.

 

Book donations are welcome (excluding textbooks and encyclopedias).

Planned Outages This Week

In order to complete system reliability improvements, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative will have the following planned outages. These outages are necessary to ensure the safety of our crews while working. We apologize for the inconvenience during these times. All members of these substations will receive an automated call the day prior to their outage. There is no need to report your outage during these times. Should you have any questions, please call 936-229-4000, option #2.

 

Thursday, October 21st beginning at approximately 8:30 until 10:30 AM

Center South Substation – areas of Highway 7 W, FM 138, Loop 500, Hwy 96 S of Center, Arcadia, Spann Chapel, Goodhope, Short, Shelbyville, and the areas surrounding these locations.   *Please note that the Shelbyville ISD School circuit will be rerouted to provide power to the school during this time. The school WILL NOT experience the outage.

 

Friday, October 22nd beginning at approximately 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Hurstown Substation – areas of Patroon, East Liberty, Dreka, Brinson Marina, North of Lout Town, and the areas surrounding these locations

 

Friday, October 22nd beginning at approximately 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM and a short blink at approximately 11:30 AM

Huxley Substation – areas of Rolling Hills, Huxley Bay Marina, Doyle English Marina, and the areas surrounding these locations

 

Saturday, October 23rd beginning at approximately 7 AM until 10 AM

Center Substation – areas of: Campti, Sardis, 699 toward Paxton, Hwy 7 E toward Joaquin, 96 N, 87 N, Enterprise, Fulstom Chapel and the areas surrounding these locations

 

 

CLINE FAMILY MEDICINE PRESENTS 14TH ANNUAL HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR

The Health and Fitness Fair is this Friday, October 22nd from 9:00am until 2:30pm at the Windham Civic Center.   There will be a lot of health related information; Cline’s Family Medicine will be offering Flu Shots; Nacogdoches Medical Center will be offering COVID vaccines and booster shots with Moderna and Pfizer.  Come for lunch.  The Center High School Culinary Arts students will be selling healthy box lunches for $10.00 between 11:00am and 1:00pm.  Watch food demonstrations, play jeopardy, ride the smoothie bike, test the distracted driver simulator and much more.

 

A Scavenger Hunt will be held again with three drawings for the chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV, an air fryer and an Instapot.  Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair.

 

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site with a blood mobile taking donations, to sign up to donate please contact Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682.

 

The fair is free to the public.

 

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 

(936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

Wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial

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On Sunday morning, October 23, 1983 at 0622 hours, two truck bombs, detonated by suicide bombers struck a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon that housed 300 service members of the Multination Force during a peacekeeping operation in the Lebanese Civil War.  Killed were 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the US Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

 

In honor and remembrance of the 241 US service personnel who died that day 38 years ago, Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will have a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse, Center, Texas at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 25. Fellow veterans and the public are cordially invited to attend. 

 

Questions or information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 936-332-0349 or email chiefhume95@gmail.com. Attached is a graphic if your media supports it.

 

Larry E. Hume
VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster
Gold Legacy Life Member
936-332-0349

And the winner is...

 

And the winner is…Michael Tran with Sunflower Farms!  Shelby County Outreach Ministries would like to congratulate Mr. Tran, who won the 2021 Kawasaki Mule SX.  The Raffle was a tremendous success and will allow us to continue feeding the hungry and assisting the needy.  Shelby County Outreach Ministries would like to thank everyone who either purchased a ticket, sponsored the event, or donated to our ATV Fundraiser this year!  We wouldn’t have been able to do it without your support. 

We would like to thank and acknowledge our sponsors:

Hope Medical Center, Shelby Savings Bank, Jack Brittain, Center Noon Lion’s Club, Ihlo Sales, JML Management, Texas Roof Support, Center Rotary Club, Tyson Foods, Zack’s Tint Shop, Shelbyville UMC Youth, ACE Hardware, Badders Law Firm, J. Lout, JTK Management, Shofner’s Washateria, General Shelters, Heather Chambliss, Boles Feed, Jack’s Saw Shop, and other anonymous givers. 

We would also like to give a special “Thank You” to:

Center Motor Company and its ATV division for taking care of us and displaying the ATV every day, Shelby Savings Bank for selling raffle tickets for us and letting the ATV be displayed at your bank, and Farmers State Bank for selling raffle tickets and letting us display the ATV in front of your bank as well.  We are so grateful to each of you.  

 

Early Voting Begins

 

Early voting will begin Monday, October 18, 2021 and continue thru October 29, 2021, for the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election. There are 8 propositions on the ballot this year.  Hours for early voting will be Monday thru Friday, 8-4:40, at the Center Community House.  Election day will be November 2, 2021, at your regular polling location, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  If you have any questions, you may contact the County Clerk's Office at 936-598-6361.  If you have questions about your voter registration, please contact 936-598-5340.

**WANTED**

 

REGION 3 NEWS RELEASE

October 15, 2021

**WANTED**

Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Shooting at Grambling State University

Lincoln Parish — On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Grambling State University Police Department requested Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division (LSP CID) to investigate a shooting that occurred on campus.      

Louisiana State Police are requesting assistance in locating 18-year-old Jatavious Carroll, a.k.a. “Rabbit” of Delhi.  Carroll is the suspect in the shooting that occurred on the GSU campus.  The shooting injured a 16-year-old juvenile of Rayville and led to the death of 19-year-old Damarius Murphy of Rayville. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Carroll for one count of second degree murder, one count of attempted second degree murder and one count of possessing a firearm/weapon on school property.  

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Carroll is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop F at 318-345-0000 or your local law enforcement agency.

 

Contact Information:

M/T Michael Reichardt            

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs Section

Office: (318) 345-2810                             

michael.reichardt@la.gov

 

 

 

 

2021 October Lunch & Learn

Breast Cancer Awareness

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in partnership with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health  & Fitness Committee will be having monthly lunch and learn to provide information on various topics. This  month we will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness. 

On Wednesday, Wednesday October 20, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in  partnership with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Committee and Priority Family  Healthcare will host a lunch and learn on Breast Cancer Awareness.  

Priority Family Healthcare offers comprehensive medical care for adults, children, and school needs. They are  happy to be serving Shelby County. Priority Family Healthcare is located at 1743 Southview Circle, Center,  Texas. 

Be sure to RSVP to 936 598-7744 no later than Monday Tuesday October 19, 2021, if you would like to attend.  Lunch will be provided; space is limited and all COVID19 precautions will be taken. If you have questions,  please contact Feleshia Thompson, County Extension Agent – Family and Community Health at the above  number or via email at feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu.

14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair

14TH ANNUAL HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR 

PRESENTED BY CLINE FAMILY MEDICINE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22ND


 

The Healthcare committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, Friday, October 22nd at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The fair is free to the public and will feature over 30 vendors with give aways and door prizes.  Cline Family Medicine is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s event along with Gold sponsors, Focused Care of Center and Hope Community Medicine.

 

Clines’s Family Medicine will be offering Flu Shots.

 

Nacgodoches Medical Center will be offering the COVID vaccine. They will have the 1st and 2nd doses of Moderna & Pfizer; 3rd doses of Moderna for the immunocompromised; Booster doses of Pfizer at least 6 months after second for anyone 65 years and older, 18-64 years old at high risk of severe COVID-19, 18-64 years old whose frequent institutional/occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at a high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19.

 

There are several new vendors and activities.  There will be the Driving Simulator which allows the “driver” to find out what impaired driving feels like.  This a must for everyone to try. 

 

Information will be provided on healthy eating with food demonstrations, blood typing, allergy treatments, diabetes, sleep disorders, caregiver relief and much more, physical therapy and balance.  The Blender Bike Smoothie Challenge is back by popular demand.  

 

Test your “health” knowledge by competing in our Jeopardy games.  Nutrition Jeopardy at 10am, Diabetes Jeopardy at 11am, Physical Activity Jeopardyat 12 noon and Hypertension Jeopardy at 1pm.  Prizes will be given to the winners of each game.

 

There will be opportunities to win door prizes.  Participate in the Scavenger and earn an opportunity to an air fryer, an instapot or a 32’ Screen TV.


For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

Hendricks Arrested for Burglary

 

Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of Ethan Hendricks, 19, of Timpson.

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on FM 138 in Timpson in regards to a burglary. Once on scene, the deputy met with the homeowner and was informed that the property had been burglarized and several items, including power tools and a four-wheeler, had been removed without permission.

Investigator David Haley, Contstable Taylor Fanguy and Constable Josh Tipton arrived on scene and went next door to a residence to see if the homeowner had noticed anything suspicious. The homeowner stated Hendricks had been staying at her property and granted officers to look in her residence. Officers were able to locate several items on the homeowners’ property that had been stolen.

During the course of the investigation, officers traveled to another residence in Timpson where Hendricks was known to frequent. Officers made contact with Hendricks and he confessed to burglarizing the property and stealing multiples items, along with the four-wheeler. Officers also located the four-wheeler on site when Hendricks was arrested.

Hendricks was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail. He was charged with Burglary of a Habitation (F-2) and currently remains in custody on a $10,000 bond. The property recovered was returned to the homeowner.

The SCSO would like to thank Constable Tipton and Constable Fanguy for their assistance with this situation.

White Cottage Mercantile to host Business After Hours

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Lisa and Roderick Jones, owners of White Cottage Mercantile, will welcome Chamber members and the community to a Business After Hours event on Thursday, October 21st  from 5:00 until 6:30pm.

There will be Live music entertainment and great food to sample.  Wanderlust Hair Studio by Mallory Sims will be set up and adding some flare to your hair!  She will be installing hair-feathers and tinsel throughout the night.  She will have all kinds of fun to add to your hair at sweet prices ranging from $5.00 - $20.00.  Fun for all ages.

White Cottage Mercantile specializes in customized handcrafted rustic wood furniture.  They build from locally sourced wood both reclaimed and new.  Lisa and Roderick also have a large selection of home décor and gift items.  You can find pillows, decorative signs, seasonal items, ladies clothes and a lot more.   They also have a huge selection of gourmet foods such as salsas, jams and jellies, soups, pastas and sauces, baking mixes, ready to eat foods and so much more!  Christmas is right around the corner so visit White Cottage Mercantile to do your Christmas shopping.

White Cottage Mercantile is located at 401 Hurst Street. Look for the pink bunny.  Everyone is invited.

For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit info@shelbycountychamber.com..

Auto Fatality Drivers Identified

The Nacogdoches Police Department is continuing to investigate an auto fatality accident that occurred Wednesday evening on N.E. Stallings Drive at approximately 7:30 pm. 

The deceased driver has been identified as Leigh Allum, 53, of Nacogdoches. The driver of the second vehicle was Chistopher Garsee, 43, of Nacogdoches. 

Garsee was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. 

The accident was a head on collision just south of Starr Avenue (FM 1878). 

The area was closed for approximately 5 hours while officers in the NPD Traffic Division investigated the cause of the accident. The roadway is now back open.

Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry

Huxley Helping Hands drive-thru food pantry will be Saturday, October 16 @ Hillcrest Baptist Church, Center, TX. at 9:00 am. Must show ID and be in line by 9:30 am to receive a box. Only one box per household.

 

Shelby Sewical Bee Adult Quilting Club to Begin

Want to participate in a monthly block quilting club in  

Shelby County while spending some social time learning  

sewing techniques with other quilters? Then register to  

particiate in the Shelby Sewical Bee hosted by Texas A&M  

AgriLife Extension. 

The Shelby Sewical Bee will meet the first Saturday of each  

month from 9:00 am until noon, beginning November 6th at  

the Shelby County Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches  

Street, Center. The club will feature a Block of the Month  

sew-along, a Sew and Share time, and provide opportunities  

for members to participate in a community project to make  

Quilts of Valor to recognize the service of our Shelby  

County veterans. 

Sewing machines are available for participant use or you are welcome to bring your own.  Annual dues are only $30 per adult participant. Participants are responsible for providing their  own fabric. Beginning sewing machine experience is needed and registration in advance is  required.

To register for this class or for additional information, contact Feleshia Thompson, County  Extension Agent – Family & Community Health at 598-7744 or  

feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu. Registration due by November 4th.

4-H Food and Textile Youth Projects to Begin

Does baking, learning to mix, measure and read recipes sound like  

fun? Would you like to learn to use kitchen gadgets, make snacks  

and plan meals? Are you interested in machine sewing, quilting or  

arts and crafts? Do you enjoy creating art, clothing or décor from  

recyclables? If you answered, “yes” then the Shelby County 4-H  

Food and Textile project is for you. 

Project Meetings 

The Shelby County 4-H Food and Textile project will meet the  

first Saturday of each month, beginning November 6th from 11:00  

am to 2 pm at the Shelby County Extension office, 266  

Nacogdoches Street, Center (old elementary school building).  

4-H Textile Project 

Project activities include creating art and other projects from craft items, participating on a team  to design a fashion piece from recyclables, and learning beginning machine sewing to make a lap  quilt (sewing machines and instruction will be provided). Don’t worry if you’ve never tried  these projects before! If you are at all interested, come and have fun learning and doing.

4-H Food Project 

In the 4-H Food project, boys and girls, grades 3rd through 12th focus on nutrition, food safety  and learning cooking and measuring skills. This year we will be learning how to can and make  jams and jellies, bake delicious holiday treats, participate in a team chopped contest, and learn  about setting an appetizing table.  

How to Participate 

Bring a sack lunch, and have a day of fun, hands-on learning! Parents are welcome to stay and  join in the fun. There is no fee to participate if you are a current 4-H member. If not, it’s easy to  join! Just call the Extension office and speak to Tera or Feleshia to get all the information. To  ensure adequate supplies, please RSVP by November 4th to Feleshia Thompson, CEA-FCH at  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at  feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu. 

What is 4-H? 

Texas 4-H is like a club for kids and teens ages 5-18, and it’s BIG! It’s the largest youth  development program in Texas with more than 550,000 youth each year. Texas 4-H is part of  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System and the program was  founded in 1908, No matter where you live or what you like to do, Texas 4-H has something that  lets you be a better you! 

You may think 4-H is only for your friends with animals, but it’s so much more! You can do  activities like shooting sports, food science, healthy living, robotics, fashion, and photography.  

Youth can join for $30! Texas 4-H is for kids of almost any age – grades K-2 can be in Clover  Kids if offered in your area. From 3rd-12th grades (8 years old before September 1st), you can  be in 4-H. Visit the Join Texas 4-H webpage to learn more.

Excelsior "A" Honor Roll

Excelsior would like to announce 1st six weeks “A” Honor Roll

1st grade – Kash Cranford, Jordin Metcalf

2nd grade – Bret Anderson, Jaxon Nunley, Codi West, Natalie Whitton

3rd grade – Hallie Barbee, Ataley Berg, Lyla Snider

4th grade – Wyatt Foster, Krista Hall, Cason Snider, Allen Whitton

5th grade – Kinley Cranford

6th grade – Guillermo Gomez

7th grade – Mikayla Anderson, 

8th grade – Gracie Gillis, Liz Gomez, Emily Leach

 

Excelsior would like to announce 1st six weeks “A/B” Honor Roll

 

1st grade – Kora Edwards, Sterling Jones

2nd grade – Santiago Chable-Jimenez

3rd grade – Olivia Anthony

4th grade – Deacon Anthony, Cody Berg, Rhiot Choate, Catalina Escobedo

5th grade – Brandon Escobedo, Alejandro Gomez, Brilyn Williams

6th grade – Hennessy Anderson, Aubrey Berg, Brooklynn Scates, Zachery Stotts

7th grade – Kaleb Bentley, Jocelyn Stewart, Devin Warren, Jackson Welch, Jakeb Williams

8th grade – Moses Crawford, Ayden Eaves, Bryson Stewart, Blake Warren

 

Excelsior would like to announce 1st six weeks Perfect Attendance

 

Deacon Anthony, Olivia Anthony, Rhiot Choate, Brandon Escobedo, Catalina Escobedo, Hope Escobedo, Wyatt Foster, Alejandro Gomez, Guillermo Gomez, Liz Gomez, Krista Hall, Jordin Metcalf, Gracie Sanford, Zachery Stotts, Devin Warren, Jackson Welch, Codi West, Harlan Williams

2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Sale

 The 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Show started off the day at the Shelby County  Expo Center. 

 Sixty-nine Shelby County 4-H and FFA youth exhibited at this year's show, with 40 pens of  broilers making the sale. We would like to give special thanks to Judge Micah Osburn for taking  the time to come judge the show. Mr. Osburn spoke to several of the exhibitors and gave them  several tips on how to grow an outstanding broiler. 

 The 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Sale started at 7 P.M. under the big tent behind  the Shelby County Civic Center. A total of $161,998 was raised for 4-H and FFA youth! 

 The grand champion pen of broilers was exhibited by Ally Kimbro of Shelby County 4-H and  purchased by J.C. Lewis Construction for $9,000.00.  

 The reserve grand champion pen of broilers was exhibited by Addison Lloyd of Shelbyville  FFA and sold to Farmers State Bank for $7,000.00. 

 Other Shelby County 4-H and FFA members selling their pens and buyers were: 

3. Madilyn Polley, Shelby County 4-H; Hawkeye Hunting Club; $4,500.00   

4. Collin Lloyd, Shelbyville FFA; Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters and   Campbell’s Portable Buildings; $4,000.00 

 5. Landree Jousan, Shelby County 4-H; American State Bank; $4,500.00 6. Kenley Ramos, Center FFA; J.C. Lewis Construction; $5,000.00 

7. Naomie Meyers, Shelby County 4-H; East Texas Poultry, Bird Forestry and Ace  Hardware; $3,000.00

8. Eli Bush, Center FFA; Despino’s Tire Service; $4,500.00 

9. Lance Holloway, Center FFA; McAdams Propane; $6,999.00 

10. Mayson Harbison, Shelby County 4-H; Portacool; $4,000.00 

11. Molly Scull, Shelby County 4-H; Borders Poultry; $3,750.00 

12. Logan Meyer, Shelby County 4-H; Sandhill Wrecker Service; $4,000.00 13. Kate Ford, Center FFA; Tyson-Center and Tyson-Carthage; $3,250.00 

14. Brayden Britt, Center FFA; Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters and Campbell’s   Portable Buildings; $3,000.00 

15. Hollie Hamilton, Joaquin FFA; Harmac; $4,000.00 

16. Kyleigh Hendricks, Shelbyville FFA; Pilgrim’s Pride; $3,000.00 17. Rylan Barbee, Shelbyville FFA; 4C Electric; $3,000.00 

18. John Ford, Shelby County 4-H; East Texas Surveying & Mapping, Raymond  Construction; $3,000.00 

19. Laura Anne Scull, Shelby County 4-H; J.C. Lewis Construction; $4,000.00 20. Klayton LaRock, Center FFA; J.C. Lewis Construction; $2,750.00 21. Gabriella Amox, Shelby County 4-H; J.C. Lewis Construction; $2,500.00 22. Addison Camille Whiteside, Shelby County 4-H; Borders Poultry; $3,250.00 23. Gracie Boyd, Shelby County 4-H; Borders Poultry; $2,750.00 

24. Autum Andrusick, Center FFA; Cornerstone Construction, Shelby Veterinary   Associates, Center Tire Company and David and Renea Sanders; $2,750.00 

25. Evan O’Rear, Shelby County 4-H; Shelby County Farm Bureau; $4,250.00 26. Addison Boyd, Shelby County 4-H; Sandhill Wrecker Service; $2,500.00 27. Baylin Phelps, Shelby County 4-H; McAdams Propane; $3,000.00 28. Mason Perry, Center FFA; Sandhill Wrecker Service; $3,000.00 29. Taylor Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Austin Bank; $3,500.00

30. Sayre Hall, Center FFA; Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters and Campbell’s   Portable Buildings; $2,750.00 

31. Carson Crouch, Shelby County 4-H; Pine Creek Farms; $6,999.00 

32. Cale Cornelius; Shelby County 4-H; J.C. Lewis Construction; $5,000.00 33. Mason Fults, Joaquin FFA; State Representative Chris Paddie; $2,500.00 34. Avery Metcalf, Timpson FFA; Deep East Texas Electric; $3,500.00 

35. Trista Britt, Center FFA; Klein Cattle and K&L Construction; $3,500.00 36. Julie Bird, Center FFA; J.C. Lewis Construction; $5,000.00 

37. Caroline Ramos, Center FFA; McAdams Propane; $6,000.00 

38. Keaton Sigler, Center FFA; Smith Sawmill Service, Light & Champion Newspaper,   Judge Allison Harbison, Ihlo Sales & Imports, Worsham’s Grocery, Wayne Christian   Financial, Bink’s Quick Stop, Scull Timber, Dairy Queen, Bounds Insurance, Steel  Building Supply, Shoop Financial, Hardy’s Machine Shop, Action Credit and   Payne’s Community News; $3,500.00 

39. Carter Bell, Shelbyville FFA; R&D Distributors, Fish & Still Equipment, Shelby   County Today, Mathews Real Estate, Mettauer Firm, Few Ready Mix, Wheeler Law   Office, 4L Logging, Ward Animal Clinic; $4,000.00 

40. Kenson LaRock, Center FFA; Despino’s Tire Service; $5,500.00 

  

Lance Holloway, a senior at Center High School, will be awarded a $500 scholarship  from Shelby Savings Bank for being the highest placing senior with his pen of broilers at Center’s awards ceremony.  

Thanks goes to Boles Feed for the purchase of the wing bands and the wing-banding for  the broilers. 

Thank you to 4-L Logging for donating the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion  buckles.  

Thank you to First Financial Bank for each adding $50.00 to each pen. 

Thank you to Heritage Land Bank for also adding $50 to each pen,

Also contributing to the sale were: J.C. Lewis Construction, Farmers State Bank,  Hawkeye Hunting Club, Shelby Savings Bank, General Shelters, Campbell’s Portable Buildings,  American State Bank, East Texas Poultry, Bird Forestry, Ace Hardware, Despino’s Tire Service,  McAdams Propane, Portacool, Borders Poultry, Sandhill Wrecker Service, Tyson-Center, Tyson 

Carthage, Harmac, Pilgrim’s Pride, 4C Electric, East Texas Surveying & Mapping, Raymond  Construction, Cornerstone Construction, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Center Tire Company,  David & Renea Sanders, Farm Bureau, Austin Bank-Timpson, Pine Creek Farms, State  Representative Chris Paddie, Deep East Texas Electric, Klein Cattle, K&L Construction, Smith  Sawmill Services, Light & Champion Newspaper, Judge Allison Harbison, Ihlo Sales & Imports,  Worsham’s Grocery, Wayne Christian Financial, Bink’s Quick Stop, Scull Timber, Dairy Queen,  Bounds Insurance, Dean’s Hardware, Steel Building Supply, Shoop Financial, Hardy’s Machine  Shop, Action Credit, Payne’s Community News, R&D Distributors, Fish & Still Equipment,  Shelby County Today, Mathews Real Estate, Mettauer Law Firm, Few Ready Mix, Wheeler Law  Office, 4L Logging, Ward Animal Clinic, Boles Feed, Citizens Bank, Dr. Clayton Windham,  Rydaco, Link Charolais, Odessa Link, Sabine State Bank, 4B Trucking 

We would like to take this time to say thank you from the Shelby County 4-H and FFA  members and the Broiler Show Committee to all the Contributors, for their generous  contributions and to the many volunteers that help make the annual “Broiler Show and Auction”  the great event that it is every year!

Cline Family Medicine Presents 14TH  Annual Health and Fitness Fair

CLINE FAMILY MEDICINE PRESENTS

14TH  ANNUAL HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR 


 

The 14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, Presented by Cline Family Medicine will be held next week on Friday, October 22nd at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30pm. Gold Sponsors Focused Care of Center and Hope Community Medicine Center also helped in making the event a success.

 

This year’s theme is “Healthy Living. Healthy Living is when our physical and mental health are in balance and functioning well.  Healthy Living is a lifestyle choice which includes healthy eating, regular exercise and good sleep habits.  Experts will be available at the Fair with information to help you achieve your Healthy Living goals

 

Cline’s Family Medicine will be offering Flu Shots. Nacogdoches Medical Center will be offering the Covid vaccine.  There will be new vendors and new information.  

 

A Scavenger Hunt will be held again with three drawings at the end of the Health Fair.  Prizes include and Air Fryer, Instapot and a 32-Inch Flat Screen TV. Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair.

 

The fair is free to the public featuring over 30 vendors with give aways and door prizes.  

 

The purpose and goal of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee and the Health and Fitness Fair is to educate Shelby County and the surrounding areas about health care resources available in the area and about their personal health.  

 

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 

(936) 598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

The Tracy Andrus Foundation

The Tracy Andrus Foundation is pleased to announce the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has approved a Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program award in the amount of $500,000.00 to the Tracy Andrus Foundation. The funds will provide mortgage assistance for residents in Brewster, Culberson, Fannin, Grayson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lubbock and Presidio. Harrison county residents may apply through Endeavors.org/temap/. 

Executive Director Tracy Andrus said "We are elated to partner with the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program to assist citizens that have been affected by Covid-19, as well those who are unemployed or underemployed."  

This award will be funded through the Community Development Block Grant and CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Program. The CDBG-CV program is designed to help Texans respond to and recover from the impacts of  

Covid-19. For more information or assistance contact the Tracy Andrus Foundation at 903-471-8674, taftemapprogram@gmail.com or visit our website at HTTPS://WWW.Tracy Andrus Foundation.Com/TEMAP-PROGRAM. 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!!! 

 

Bring your pumpkin in now through October 26. Winner will be announced on Halloween.  

 

-Pumpkin must be brought in to dealership 

-Anyone age 12 and under can participate  

-Finalist will be judged on most likes when posted to page 

 

Top post like awards: 

1st place- $100 Gift Card 

2nd place- $50 Gift Card 

3rd place- $25 Gift Card 

 

We will also have a Top Pumpkin overall, voted on by judges. The winner of that will receive a $100 Gift Card.   

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HWY 59 Traffic stop

A traffic stop on highway 59 South has led to the recovery of a 14 year old girl that law enforcement officials believe was being targeted in a human trafficking operation.

Two Houston men were arrested in connection to the traffic stop and were booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. An investigator with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a blue 2008 Nissan passenger car for a traffic violation on highway 59 S.

The investigator could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle while speaking with the driver. The Investigator observed two male subjects in the front of the vehicle and a young female in the back seat.

Due to how the subjects were acting, the investigator became concerned about the female’s welfare. Upon further investigation it was found that the 14 year old girl had been reported as a runaway out of Harrison County.

The driver who was identified as Justin Berezi 23 years of age had an ankle monitor on and was wanted for an outstanding felony warrant for the offense of Failure to appear- on a family violence assault charge out of Fort Bend County.

The passenger in the vehicle was also identified as Idris Shidi 23 years of age, who was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both men were booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.

It is believed that the two men from Houston, Texas were involved in human trafficking and taking the 14 year old girl to the Houston area. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint operation into the Human Smuggling investigation. This investigation is ongoing.

The Nacogdoches Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted with the traffic stop.

 

Blue Santa

 

The Center Police Department's Blue Santa program is getting ready to load the sleigh and needs your help. Blue Santa is asking for donations of new toys, books, or clothes for all ages of boys and girls. Monetary donations are also welcomed, and can be given in the form of Cash, or Check, or through Paypal @BlueSantaCPD

 

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa is being planned this year.  Scheduled for December 5th 2pm – 4pm at the Center Police Dept. This is our BIG Toy Drive, and we are very excited to be having it again this year.  Enjoy Cookies & Cocoa, and FREE pictures with Santa, and bring in a toy to donate, and be entered into our raffle for a 32 in Tv and DVD Player, and other Christmas movie watching goody basket.  

 

Forms will be ready for pickup on Monday, Nov 1st. If you know of any child in Shelby County that may not have any Santa this Christmas, please have their parent/guardian fill out this form. One for each child and turn back into the Center Police Department Dispatch, Shelby County Today, or The Light & Champion. This form will need to be returned to the PD no later than Monday, December 6th, 2021. Any form turned in after the due date will NOT be accepted. This ensures us plenty of time to get all the toys we will need. 

 

Forms or Monetary donations can also be mailed to OPERATION BLUE SANTA at P.O. Box 322 Center, Tx 75935. If you would like to donate new toys, clothing, hygiene items please bring them to the Center Police Dept. Boys and girls of all ages will be needed, infant to 15yrs old. The entire Blue Santa team would like to thank everyone for your generous donation to the Blue Santa program. With your donation and others like yours, we will be able to provide Christmas to many children in Shelby County. Again, thank you, we cannot do it without you! Let Blue Santa help You make a Childs Christmas blessed this year.

Thank You,

from the Operation Blue Santa Team!

Coronation

Congratulations to the 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Court.  Emilee Eliott was crowned the 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Senior Queen and Carly Gray was crowned the 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Junior Queen at the coronation held Saturday, October 2nd.  Senior first runner-up was Princess Kate Lawson.   Junior first runner-up was Princess Kendall Murry and junior second runner-up was Princess Gracie Leach.

 

Children of the Court during the East Texas Poultry Festival pageant were Miss Everly Windham, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Clayton Windham; Thomas Vance Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Josh Payne; Miss Codi West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chase West; and Mason  Blackshear, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil Blackshear.

                  

Thank you to the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s court platinum sponsor High Roller Wells for making the pageant a huge success.  Gold sponsors for the event were Dazzle Me Pink and Blue and JML Management.

 

The 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Focused Care of Center, will be held under the Big Tent at 10:00 a.m., Thursday morning, October 7th   Queen Emilee and Queen Carly and the court will cut the feathers opening the festival.

 

Thank you to Farmers State Bank, Poultry Festival Presenting Sponsor; and Festival Gold Sponsors, City of Center, Pilgrim’s Pride, Raymond Motor Company and Tyson Foods.

 

See you at the Festival.

 

For additional information, call Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com.

SCSO SEEKING INFORMATION ON STOLEN EQUIPMENT

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on two pieces of stolen equipment. A Kobelco 70SR excavator and a white gooseneck trailer, Texas plate FNWZ45, were taken from a property located on the 5000 block of FM 711 during the last week. Anyone with information regarding the theft of the equipment is asked to contact the SCSO by calling 936-598-5601

 

 

 

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