Students who earned degrees or certificates during the 2019 fall semester are listed below by state and then in alphabetical order by city. The list includes the abbreviation for the degree or certificate awarded to these students.
Michael Womack, Bastrop, RLM, RLM2
Leshanda Baker, Bossier City, ADN
Calli Boggs, Grand Cane, COS
Jeffery McClary, Keatchie, RLM1
Luke Vazquez, Keatchie, WLD2
Zachary Mcfarland, Keithville, EMT
Melinda Carter, Keithville, LVN
Khadijah Taylor, Shreveport, CIT4
Latondra Frazier, Shreveport, LVN
Chasity Graggs, Shreveport, OPR3
Austin Davis, EMT
Clayton Burnett, GST
Hannah Humphries, GST
Riley Seegers, GST
Robert Bristow, LVN
Lane McKnight, PET1
Theresa Hightower, LVN
Kallie Parker, LVN
Cassie Bozeman, MLT
Jennifer Sparks, ADN
Kortney Landreneaux, BUS, BUS1
Jose Rodriguez, BUS1
Paulina Samford, BUS1
Wayland McLemore, CIT, CIT1, CIT2, CIT3, CIT4
Madison Buck, COS
David Richter, EMT
Susan Adewale, GST
Connie Cleaver, GST
Rocky Hayden, GST
Yareli Hernandez, GST
Kirsten Maxie, GST
Krishlyn Rocquemore, GST
Rachel Strauss, GST
A'Toya Villarreal, GST
Emmie Wedgeworth, GST
Britney Everitt, LVN
Marissa Jones, LVN
Alexis Miller, LVN
Delaina Blackmon, MED
Haley Landtroop, MLT
Joshua Garcia, NAT1
Colby Taylor, NAT1
Tiffani-Amber Pinson, OPR, OPR1
Victoria Fischer, OPR3
Allena George, OPR3
Lashaunda George, OPR3
Tiffani-Amber Pinson, OPR3
Colby Taylor, PET
Braden Russell, PET1
Colby Taylor, PET1, PET2
Timothy Harsh, WLD2
Ethan Kupres, WLD2, WLD3
Dylan Puffer, WLD2
Erika Cordray, AAT
Ashley Fults, AAT
Daniela Garcia, AAT
Colton Davis, CIT3
Brandi Gilchrist, EMT
Bobby Smith, EMT
Hannah Choate, GST
Taylor Clark, GST
Israel Duarte, GST
Perla Gonzalez, GST
Samantha Gonzalez, GST
Cody Osburn, GST
Julia Ramos, GST
Kelsi Wilburn, GST
Jose Barrueta, HVAC
Kase Hooper, HVAC
Kathleen Bailey, LVN
Kori Bailey-Metcalf, LVN
Breanna Boyd, LVN
Destinee Harrison, LVN
Jessica Hemphill, LVN
Kamille McCollister-Suell, LVN
Janequia Moore, LVN
Brooklyn Porter, LVN
Lauren Warr, LVN
Angela Perkins, MED
Jeniece Moore, MED1
Nicklaus Powell, MUS
Jenny Harvey, OPR3
Roselyn Postell, OPR3
Brent Barreraz, PET
Luz Gomez, PET, PET2
Brant Redmon, PET, PET1, PET2
Brent Barreraz, PET2
Andrezel Dove, RES
Dylan Denby, WELD
Daniel Atchison, WLD2
Bryan Kelley, WLD2
Demarious Mann, WLD2
Trevin Snider, WLD2
James Hamilton, WLD3
Justine Moore, COS
Denise Armstead, GST
Carlie Harper, ADN, GST
Edward Oden, EIT, RES
Dillan Peloquin, RLM, RLM2
Mallori Hardaway, Fort Worth, LVN
Caleb Powers, EMT
Madison Shotwell, LVN
Tytanara Williams, LVN
Jacob Cook, PET1
Zakeri Dingler, PET1
Laurie Edwards, PET1
Shane Iversen, WELD
Madison Spence, GST
Brittany Bailey, Hallsville, ADN
Christopher Scroggins, CIT1, CIT2, CIT4
Kaylee Moroski, COS
Morgan Heim, ADN
Shaina Lane, ADN
Jennifer Self, ADN
Darbi Fabbiani, GST
Morgan Heim, GST
Hanna Juarez, GST
Jessica Whitaker, OPR3
Alec Morris, PET1
April Swan, MLT
Shondadrien Cooks-Jones, GST
Shannon Creech, ADN
Morgan Matthews, ADN
Miranda Prnka, ADN
Mikalya-Grac Alexis Atkinson, COS
Fatima Nunez, COS
Shawn Hairgrove, GST
Trey Chism, HVAC
Braeden Hensley, HVAC
Madolyn Kendrick, LVN
Sally Bays, PET
Marissa Cooper, WLD2
Brandon Latham, GST
Hannah Floyd, GST
Wilma Davis, AAT2
Rachel Holt, ADN
Wade Worley, GST
Maranda Cox, LVN
Mary Castillo, AAT
Lindsey Golden, ADN
Haylee Gordon, ADN
Haley McClung, ADN
Lajuana Peace, ADN
Matthew Wallace, EMT
Toby Jones, LVN
Sharita Bailey, MLT
Marisela Soto, PET1
Shaquoia Finley, ADN
Kathy Foster, MED1
Evan Green, RLM1, RLM2
Sierra Perez-Perez, ADN
Cassandra Tullock, ADN
Kristyn Wilson, EMT
Kiressa Harris, GST
Michael Jones, GST
Hieu Le, GST
Madison Oney, GST
Bryan Whitaker, GST
Leneve Williams, GST
Tia Williams, GST
Shannon Freeman, HIT
Billy Patterson, HVAC
Jacob Hanson, LVN
Kevin Knighten, MED1
Cherrie Hudson, MLT
Casey Holladay, OPR3
Mariela Oviedo, OPR3
Payton Sirmans, WLD2
Kayla Wallace, WLD2
Wesley Pietruszka, EMT
Kristen Honeycutt, GST
Reggie King, GST
Haley Jones, AAT
Laquista Garrett, ADN
Phillip Najvar, EIT
Jacob Sandel, EMT
Brandice McClelland, GST
Jacob Pleasant, HVAC
Alyssa Bell, LVN
Amber Bradley, LVN
Jennifer Cobos, LVN
Kyesha Sweat, MED
James Hill, NAT1
Dylan Henry, EMT
Darrian Payne, LVN
Kristen Shields, ADN
Elizabeth Hearon, MLT
Leo Brittain, EMT
Landra Turner-White, ADN
Amanda Granger, LVN
Lexy Crawford, EMT
Chisom Ottih, LVN
Madison Jackson, ADN
Michael Randle, AAT2
Quintorria Bell, LVN
Jessica Garrett, GST
Heather Gipson, ADN
Lindsey Ridens, ADN
Cody Grindle, GST
Jazmin Alvarado, AAT
Merlid Sandoval, CIT4
Laney Cockrell, COS
Destiny Doggett, LVN
Mariel Lopez, MED
Hernan Hernandez, PET1
Trevor Lampley, WLD2
Jose Mendoza, WLD2
Tristan Denton, WLD3
Jarid Barton, GST
Ty'Kuirra Bryant, GST
Jeremy Jordan, GST
Decamerin Berry, HVAC
Shelton Earl, HVAC
Jacob Corpus, WLD2
Ennisha Bolden, GST
Adesola Fashola, GST
Cassidy Lonsway, AAT2
Boluwatife Babalola, Lagos, Nigeria, GST
Latifat Opeodu, Lagos, Nigeria, GST
Upcoming events/deadlines for Timpson FFA
FWSSR Ag Mech Show- January 17th-20th
Market and Breeding Rabbit Validation - January 21st
FWSSR Goat show- January 24th-27th
FWSSR Heifer Show- January 23rd-27th
HLSR Chicken Arrival- January 31st
Counselor’s Corner - Upcoming scholarship deadlines to be aware of include:
National FFA, January 15th https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/
Eastman Chemical Company, January 31st https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Ck1tHj97BEEDg3GfMuNZewgjPWXGFrG/view
SFA General Scholarship, February 1st (Must be completed in your "MySFA" student portal)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, February 3rd (You MUST complete this in order to be eligible for the local Shelby County Go Texan Scholarship) https://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Scholarships/Apply
Austin Bank Scholarship, February 28th https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jsjGLImbvs3kFwrqZ2XW5I95K1yHD9kJ/view
Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op, March 1st (Applicant must live in the service area and receive services from DETEC) http://www.deepeast.com/content/scholarships
Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships (Applicant must be a member of TFB, but can create a membership now)
The Big Tex Scholarship is now open! It is due February 1st- Only Students that have participated at the State Fair of Texas are eligible to apply.
Mrs. Metcalf welcomes students to drop by her office if they need help with any of these applications, and she will be glad to visit with them. Seniors, please remember to ask now for reference letters and update your scholarship essay.
The Shelbyville High School Academic UIL Team competed at Chireno’s Invitational UIL Meet on Saturday, January 11th. Receiving awards:
Shiloh Amburn – Computer Applications – 5th Place
Naquila Barnes – Number Sense – 3rd Place
Kiana Bennett – Number Sense – 6th Place
TyKevia Blount – Poetry Interpretation – 3rd Place
Aubree Camp /Ava Silva – Policy Debate – 2nd Place
Azsahlia Cartwright – Copy Editing – 6th Place
Hagan Crumpton – Persuasive Speaking – 3rd Place, Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 4th Place
Chassity Davis – Computer Applications – 3rd Place
Makayja Horton – Prose Interpretation – 5th Place
Dawson Jackson – Lincoln Douglas Debate – 6th Place
Jimmy Jimenez – Literary Criticism – 4th Place, Spelling & Vocabulary – 6th Place, Mathematics – 6th Place
Kara Jones – Poetry Interpretation -5th Place
Jacob Lang – Calculator Applications – 4th Place
Tyler Merriman – Current Issues & Events – 4th Place
Trey Smith – Number Sense – 1st Place
Eli Taylor – Chemistry – 1st Place
Dana Valencia – Accounting – 6th Place
Myla Wagstaff – Computer Applications – 6th Place
Molly Windham – Ready Writing – 1st Place, Feature Writing – 2nd Place, Headline, Writing – 3rd Place, News Writing – 3rd Place
Trey Smith, Naquila Barnes, Kiana Bennett – Number Sense – 1st Place Team
Martinsville Games tonight 1-10-20 has changed to 4:00 pm;
JH Girls in Mt. Enterprise has cancelled and the tournament moved to Central Heights.
January 10, 2020-End of 3rd Week Grading Period; JVG/VG in Martinsville (District Game) 4:00 pm; JVB/VG in Martinsville
January 11, 2020- Girls Soccer-Waskom Tournament; JHG in Central Heights
January 13, 2020-Board Meeting 5:30 pm; Beginning 4th Grading Period
January 14, 2020-Girls/Boys Soccer in Crockett 5:30 pm; JVG/VG/JVB/VB in San Augustine
January 16, 2020-HS BB and Soccer Pictures; JHB/G in Shelbyville 4:30 pm
January 17, 2020-JVG/VG/JVB/VB vs Shelbyville in Tenaha; Tiger Café Open; JH/HS Robotics at Lufkin Civic Center (Leave at 6am)
January 18, 2020-HS/JH Region Band Clinic @ Chapel Hill
January 20, 2020-Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
January 21, 2020-Girls/Boys Soccer vs Westward in Palestine 5:00 pm; JVG/VG/JVB/VB vs Garrison (Home) 4:30 pm
January 22, 2020-Tiger Day:Student Early Release 1:30 pm
January 23, 2020-Girls Soccer vs Carlisle in Price 5:00 pm; JH B/G vs Joaquin (Home) 4:30 pm
January 24, 2020-8th Grade Field Trip to SciPort; Boys Soccer in Liberty Eylau 5:30 pm; JVG/VG/JVB/VB in Woden 4:30 pm
January 28, 2020-Girls/Boys Soccer in Crockett 5:30 pm; JVG/VG/JVB/VB vs Joaquin (Home)
January 30, 2020-Girls/Boys Soccer in New Summerfield Tournament; JH B/G vs Garrison (Home) 4:30 pm
January 31, 2020-JVG/VG/JVB/VB in Timpson 4:30 pm
February 1, 2020-Girls/Boys Soccer in New Summerfield Tournament
Timpson ISD is monitoring the weather and will make adjustments to the scheduling of school and extracurricular events as necessary. Please see the Timpson ISD website for updated information.
Latest Update: High School Basketball games here are now scheduled for this afternoon at 3:30. There will be only two games, girls and boys varsity.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “What Is Truth: A Brass and Media Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Music Recital Hall on the SFA campus.
Performed by Dr. Ronnie Ingle, trumpet professor at the University of North Dakota, and Dr. Mike Hall, trombone professor at Old Dominion University, the concert is a thematic collaborative presentation with brass and multimedia asking through music “What is truth?” in today’s “post-truth culture,” according to the artists.
Lyrics are by Johnny Cash and works are by J.S. Bach, Jacob TV, David Sampson, Ben Hase, Peter Meechan, Thomas Kelly, Matthew Murchison, Steven Bryant, Mark Phillips and Kit Turnbull. The presentation can be accessed at https://www.ronnieingle.com/truth-project.
Ingle is an international trumpet soloist who has performed in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Brazil, China, Armenia and the U.S. He continues to appear as a resident guest artist and on distinguished artist series at numerous universities and institutions. Ingle has served as an adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition and has judged numerous state, organizational and orchestra-sponsored competitions. He serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Research in Music Performance. His trumpet ensemble has performed in the live round of the National Trumpet Competition in four of the last six years and has performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney, Australia; Anaheim, California; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Hall serves as literature reviews editor for the International Trombone Association Journal and teaches jazz and orchestral trombone at the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Kansas and Eastern Michigan University. Hall has performed as a featured soloist and in several chamber groups and orchestras throughout North and South America, Europe and China in a diverse range of genres and styles. He also has an extensive background in commercial music, backing entertainers, playing in large and small group jazz settings, and performing in theater and studio recording ensembles. His study of Baroque performance practice as applied to trombone has led to six solo recordings. “Music for a New Millennium,” new sonatas for trombone and piano, was released in 2015.
Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
There will only be two varsity games (boys and girls) played tonight 1-10-20 starting at 5:00 p.m. The JV games originally scheduled for today have been cancelled. The varsity games will be played in Joaquin as scheduled.
Submitted by: Steven McCann, Women's Athletic Director
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 343 FM 417 West, Shelbyville, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
1. Call to order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Open forum
4. Consent agenda
a. Minutes of the December 9, 2019 meeting of the board
b. Monthly financial reports
5. School Board Recognition Month
6. Consider for Approval
a. TASB Policy Update 114
b. Early Childhood Literacy and Math Plan
c. College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Plan
d. 4H Resolution and Adjunct Faculty Request
7. Principal’s Reports
a. Campus events
b. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
8. Superintendent’s Reports
a. 2018-19 School Report Card
b. Facilities Update
c. Articles of Interest
d. General Updates
9. Executive Session
Any student that is wishing to take the TSI this spring will need to sign up in the office with Mrs. Carmen before the end of the day Friday, January 10, 2020. This is for any students grades (8-12) who have not taken or passed the TSI and would like to take dual credit college courses in the fall. Also, any seniors who are still needing to pass portions of the TSI may sign up as well. If you have questions, please let the counselor know.
Panola College announces Dean’s List
Students making the Dean’s List at Panola College for the Fall 2019 semester earned grade point averages between 3.5 and 3.79. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.
Beckville: Mya Boyd, Jeremy Dean, Amanda Pierce, Kaden Ridgway, Dominick Shortridge, and Jason Tillman.
Bryan: Nyah Walker.
Carthage: Susan Adewale, Kayce Armstrong, Christopher Blackmon, Austin Buchanan, Nash Coultas, Ashleigh Earle, Lucy Eke, Sam Fuller, Joshua Garcia, Alexis Miller, Taylor Mills, William Rogers, Angela Trevino, Kristen Wallace, Brittany Whitsett, Kaci Williams, and Blakely Young.
Center: Juan Apolonio, Roxana Arcibar, Kaden Arvello, Angela Campos, Samantha Gonzalez, Maggie Harkness, Bryan Kelley, Jaqueline Morales-Aviles, Monica Olalde, Aileen Palacios, Peyton Swearingen, and Laura Wilson.
Chireno: Justine Moore.
Coppell: Joshua Bartolacci.
DeBerry: Kenaiya Fleets and Brea Rettelle.
Garrison: Cynthia Stott.
Groves: Cameron Stansbury.
Hemphill: Kaylee Moroski.
Jefferson: MacKenzie Hulett.
Joaquin: Benjamin Smithhart and. Destini Whitehead.
Kirbyville: Abbie Suggs.
Marquez: Jobeth Eddings.
Marshall: Demetre Brewster, Kassidy Brooks, Julian Mierop, Jacob Morgan and Ashley Ortiz.
Mesquite: Tavanna Prince.
Mount Enterprise: Maria Mejia.
Nacogdoches: Jessica Box, Haley Green, Emily Hannah, Carsyn Mason, Isaac Patterson and Heather Ray.
San Augustine: Clayton Jones.
Shelbyville: Sawyer Hendricks.
Tatum: Brooklyn Killen.
Tenaha: Nathaniel Bergeron and Katelyn Martinez.
Timpson: Dallas Dennis and Alexus Wallace.
Waskom: John Carter and Trevor Deal.
Winnie: Caitlyn Jackson.
Yantis: Caden Worley.
Matthew Abshire, Rayne; Jeremy Puckett, Shreveport.
Odeth Betancourt, Rubio Tachira, Venezuela; Raphael John LeBlanc, Shawinigan, QC, Canada; Barbara Zieniewska, Sokolow Podlaski, Poland.
Panola College announces President’s List
Students making the President’s List at Panola College for the Fall 2019 semester earned grade point averages between 3.8 and 4.0. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.
Beckville: Loren Caserta, Misty Coleman, Lacey Dean, Alyssa Harris, McKenzie Ingram, Covie Latham, Jacie McGraw and Miranda Mize.
Carthage: Kristina Dodge, Ueoma Dunumba, Britney Everitt, Victoria Fischer, Abigail Garcia, Krysta Hammock, Yareli Hernandez and Baylee Reed.
Center: Randy Broadway, Jalee Campbell, Camden Cordray, Reyna Duarte, Lacey Felder, Luz Gomez, Jenny Harvey, Edwin Morin, Eugene Nunez, Roselyn Postell, Julia Ramos and Rosalba Valdez.
DeBerry: Edward Oden.
Decatur: Ashton Powell.
Groves: Grant Rogers.
Harleton: Micah Lorenzi and Landry Sloan.
Henderson: Elisa Lynn, Chad McRae, and Jessica Whitaker.
Houston: Tam Phan.
Joaquin: Mikalya-Grac Alexis Atkinson, Alisa Mazie and Fatima Nunez.
La Vernia: Easton Parrish.
League City: Hannah Floyd.
Lufkin: Rylee Vines.
Marshall: James Beasley, Somali Fletcher, Amanda McFarland, Katelynn McWhorter, Billy Patterson, Haylie Rich, Emilee Sellers, Hannah Sellers and Leneve Williams.
Milam: Brittany Gregory.
Mount Enterprise: Kaylee Cox
Nacogdoches: Madison Christopher and Phillip Najvar.
Pineland: Kaytlin Ford.
Point: Justin Gonzales.
Pollok: Amanda Granger.
Rusk: Zachary Zea.
Shelbyville: Taylor Bragg.
Tatum: Brandy Boatwright and Lucero Luna.
Tenaha: Lisseth Amaya Benitez, Laney Cockrell, Alan Flores, Elizabeth Hernandez and Miguel Mendoza.
Timpson: Jeremy Jordan and Nathan Pinkston.
Tyler: Adesola Fashola.
Waskom: Jonathan Hicks, Brenda Mendez and Pedro Rodriguez.
Woodlawn: Cassidy Lonsway.
Yantis: Caden Worley.
Luke Vazquez, Keatchie.
Paris Thompson, Fayetteville.
Boluwatife Babalola, Lagos, Nigeria.
Center High School Project Graduation 2020 will have a parent meeting Wednesday, January 15th at 5 pm in the High School Cafeteria. If you have a CHS senior you are invited to this informational planning meeting. Everyone is invited to come out and help us plan a FUN and SAFE night for our graduates.
SAISD EARLY RELEASE NOTICE
San Augustine Independent School District will release all students at 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Classes will resume on Friday at the regular time. All Junior High Basketball games scheduled for Thursday, January 9 have been cancelled.
Dr. Virginia Liepman
Superintendent of Schools
Signups are now open for
TJH and Varsity
Cheerleader tryouts. Please come by the campus office if you are interested in trying out. Signups will end Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held January 9, 2020, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
Click here for the agenda:
Panola College music students attended a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The trip was made possible by a grant from the Panola College Foundation.
The annual Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops Concert featured the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Loh; Reginald Smith, Jr. as soloist and narrator; Bradley Hunter Welch on organ; Dallas Symphony Chorus, directed by Joshua Habermann; and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, directed by Cynthia Nott and Terrie Preskitt-Brown.
“It is inspiring to watch musicians get together and do what they are passionate about,” stated Loren Caserta. “I hope to one day be a part of something this great!”
Kacia Johnson said, “The performance was astounding. The harp soloist was remarkable and the soloist’s voice resonated within me.”
“This was one of the best times I have ever had!” exclaimed Maggie Sims, “I am glad I got to experience something so amazing!”
Panola College music students at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas
Six Panola College Chorale Members were selected to perform in the 2020 Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir. The performance will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the Stars at Night Ballroom of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The performance is in conjunction with the Vocal Division of the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention in San Antonio each February.
Panola College students performing with the choir are, Nathan Pinkston, Timpson, Bass 2; Kacia Johnson, Tatum, Alto 2; Loren Caserta, Beckville, Soprano 1; Jorden Bonds, Carthage, Soprano 2; Erica Lee, Center, Alto 1; and Sky Bishop, Carthage, Tenor 1.
Back row, from left: Kacia Johnson, Nathan Pinkston, Loren Caserta
Front row, from left: Jorden Bonds, Sky Bishop, Erica Lee
The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will host an exhibit of hand-turned wood creations beginning January 13, 2020 and ending Friday, January 28, 2020 in the Fay Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library. An opening reception for the artist, Dr. Arnold Shrewsbury, will be held on Wednesday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Library.
Dr. Shrewsbury was born in Lenore, West Virginia on January 9, 1947. His education consists of a Bachelors of Theology, Masters of Theology, Masters of Divinity, and a Ph.D. in Theology. He has founded four churches, was a home missionary for nine years and a hospice chaplain for ten years.
Dr. Shrewsbury was married to author and fellow minister Janet Gail Gilman for almost 53 years until her death in February 2018. They have two children. Stephen of Sarasota, Florida and Kelly, who resides in Carthage. He also enjoys two grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Grace.
Following 50 years in ministry, 32 which were in the Carthage area, Dr. Shrewsbury has retired. He now has time to enjoy traveling, teaching the Bible, yard work and wood turning. He is a self-taught craftsman. The items he creates are varied with his favorite being bowls from exotic woods. He recently obtained wood from a tree in St. Augustine, Florida. The tree is known as “The Old Senator.” It is 600 years old and is located close to where Ponce de Leon is believed to have discovered the “Fountain of Youth.” A vast variety of hand-turned items will be on display including bowls, pens, vases, characters, a clock, and other imaginative works.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during the Library’s operating hours Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sunday 4-9pm. For additional information please call 903-693-2052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
Meyer will perform works by Andrew Hannon, Baljinder Singh Sekhon II, Thom Hasenpflug, Matthew Burtner, Casey Cangelosi and Jim Casella.
Hannon’s “Boundaries” for drumset and fixed video segments nine videos and disperses them throughout the composition based on magic squares. The formal structure is like a collage of diverse ideas. “Each of the videos concentrates on nature and has its own musical texture,” the composer states.
Sekhon’s “Distances” for solo marimba was commissioned by a consortium of percussionists, led by Michael Burritt. “The title refers to the intervallic distances between the pitch material that makes up the content of the composition,” Sekhon writes.
“Looking Down to See the Sky” by Hasenpflug references an area off the coast of Cozumel near the Columbia Reef known as El Cielo (the Heavens). The composer writes: “Here you will find a shallow sandy bottom with a bit of sea grass and hundreds if not thousands of giant starfish. The local dive operators who bring you to this location therefore say that you are ‘looking down to see the sky.’”
The program also features Burtner’s “Broken Drum,” which references a brake drum the composer found on the side of the road and made into a musical instrument.
The final piece on the program, “Prime Ordinals” represents composer Casella’s first venture “into the world of writing for a soloist with digital audio accompaniment.” It was written specifically for the djembe, a drum of African origin, which is capable of producing a wide range of timbres.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
SAVE THE DATE JANUARY 13th & 14th 2020!!! Panola College/Shelby College Center offers new Zumba and Yoga classes to help start a healthy new year.
Zumba Gold – Mondays and Wednesdays – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Beginning Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays – 5:05 – 6:05 pm
Intermediate Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 4:25 – 5:25 pm & 5:30 – 6:30 pm
The cost of each class is $50, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: email@example.com.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Beginning in fall 2020, Stephen F. Austin State University students who have suffered the loss of a law enforcement officer parent or spouse killed in the line of duty can apply for a scholarship designed to help them move forward.
The scholarship was prompted by the death of Bobbie Hargis Todd’s father, Nacogdoches Deputy Sheriff John Arlington Hargis, who was killed in 1928 while serving an arrest warrant when Bobbie was only 18 months old.
The Bobbie Hargis Todd Scholarship was established by her children, Bobbie Ann Todd Anderson and Richard Todd, in memory of their mother, whose life dramatically changed after her father’s death.
“My grandmother and her five children had to do whatever they could to survive and move forward,” Anderson said. “My mom and her siblings certainly would have benefited from financial assistance like this for college.”
Fortunately, Bobbie was able to live at home with her mother a few blocks from SFA. Her older siblings managed to chip in and help pay her tuition. While attending SFA, she was a cheerleader and member of the Fideles Social Club. During her freshman year, she began dating World War II veteran Joe “Orville” Todd, and they married Feb. 22, 1948.
“Upon their marriage, Mom moved from Nacogdoches to live with her husband and widowed father-in-law on a farm in Henderson. It was quite an adjustment,” Anderson said.
Employed first at the Rusk County Courthouse, it was after the birth of her first two children that Bobbie made the decision, encouraged by her husband, to return to college. She commuted daily to SFA and earned her degree in elementary education in 1957. She then taught third and fourth grade in the Henderson Independent School District for 23 years.
“Many times in her career, Mom was asked to advance to a principal position, but she wanted to teach,” Todd said. “She loved the kids.”
Bobbie’s students loved her back. For years after leaving the classroom, she received letters of admiration from former students for the way she successfully faced adversity following the death of her father, and the inspiration and encouragement she gave to her students.
“Because of her upbringing in a family with no father, mom had a special skill of working with children from low-income families,” Anderson said.
Both Anderson and Todd recall many students referencing the strong math and reading skills they learned in her classroom.
To continue their mother’s spirit of survival and support, Anderson and Todd established this scholarship for students whose parent or spouse has died in the line of duty, with preference given to students pursuing a degree in elementary education.
Texas Ranger Jim Hicks said the child or spouse of an officer killed in the line of duty can make one of two choices. “They can give up, or they can press forward. This scholarship is a tool that can help them move forward,” Hicks said.
Sabine County Sherriff Thomas Maddox, president of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, knew Bobbie and understood how hard she worked to be successful. “She also had a special way of making you feel like the most important person in the world,” he said. “She would have been very proud of this scholarship.”
Anderson said her mother’s unusual circumstances made her very strong, and she hopes the scholarship can pass that strength to others facing the same challenges.
“The children and spouses of officers killed in the line of duty form a very tight-knit community,” Anderson said. “We want them to know we’re here to support them.”
For information on how you can aid students who have lost a parent or spouse in the line of duty through this scholarship, contact the Office of Development at (936) 468-2278.
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