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Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic (PD Ad) - September 15, 2014

Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic every fourth Saturday from 10-3p. The next clinic will take place on September 27 at Tractor Supply in Center, TX. Located at 1155 Tenaha Street. We offer dog/cat vaccines, heartworm tests/prevention, flea/tick prevention, microchips, and nail trims. For questions: dehartveterinaryservices@yahoo.com or www.dehartvetservices.doodlekit.com

We are having a special clinic this Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Tractor Supply. We are doing microchips for $20 and nail trims for $5 from 1-5. These are the only services being offered that day. For other services please visit us the following Saturday for our regular clinic.

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James/Antioch Community Center Meeting - September 15, 2014
Submitted by Donna Partlow

The James/Antioch Community Center will hold it's September meeting on Saturday, the 20th at 6:30pm. A potluck supper will follow the short meeting. Everyone from the community is invited, so bring a favorite covered dish and come join us.

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Next CASA/GAL Training Set - September 15, 2014
Submitted by Kim Herman

CASA of Deep East Texas is in need of volunteers to serve as the ‘voice’ for children in the foster care system in Nacogdoches, Shelby, and San Augustine counties. The next CASA/GAL (Guardian ad Litem) training is scheduled for Tuesday September 23 and Thursday September 25 from 5-9pm and Saturday September 27 from 9-4pm at the CASA of Deep East Texas office in Nacogdoches. To become a CASA/GAL, you must be 21 years of age but we are also in need of Blue Ribbon Volunteers. Blue Ribbon volunteers assist in our Blue Ribbon store and at fundraising activities and events throughout the year. Volunteer applications can be downloaded by visiting our website www.casaofdet.com. For more information, please contact Kim at #560-4711. CASA volunteers commit to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests until the child finds a safe, permanent home.

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Center Tire Company to Sponsor East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade - September 15, 2014

East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade Chairman, Carolyn Lamb, announces Center Tire Company as the 2014 Parade Sponsor. The parade will circle the Historic Downtown Center Square, led by the Shelby County Junior Chamber of Commerce, at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24. Pre-registration for this popular event is not required. Participants are to line up at the Farmers State Bank Drive-Thru at 4:00 p.m.

To launch the action-packed day you are invited to enjoy the annual kick-off Chicken Fajita Luncheon. Orders are now being accepted. Forms are available on the Shelby County Chamber’s festival page at www.shelbycountychamber.com or by calling 598-3682 or emailing info@shelbycountychamber.com by Friday, September 19. The meal includes two fajitas, chips, salsa and a drink for $7 per plate and delivery is available for 5 or more advance orders.

Chicken Cooking Contest recipes are to be submitted by Wednesday, September 17 according to Chairman Denise Merriman. The contest, sponsored by Tyson Foods, will follow the Doo Dah Parade on the downtown Center Square at 5:00 p.m. Trophies and cash prizes will be given to the top cooks by categories, including People’s Choice and the Best Dressed Table. To enter the contest, recipes may be submitted by email to info@shelbycountychamber.com. If preferred, they may be mailed to or dropped off at the Chamber offices, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by the deadline. The public is invited to come out at 5:00 p.m. on the east side of the Square and try all the dishes for a $5 charge.

Rooster Revel 2014 will also be held Wednesday, September 24 on the Historic Downtown Square and will feature exclusive Rooster Revel 2014 metal art silhouette designs created and hand painted by the Center High School Agribusiness and Marketing students and art students. The limited edition artistic creations will be on display the week prior to the auction for public viewing at various business locations. For a list of business locations visit the chamber’s festival page. A select number of silhouettes will be auctioned at 6:00 p.m.

The Photography Show will be October 2-4 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Vision Source, the office of Dr. Charles Collard, at 106 Nacogdoches Street. For entry forms and guidelines visit the Shelby County Chamber’s Poultry Festival page at www.shelbycountychamber.com. Photo entries will be accepted Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Farmers State Bank in Shelbyville. For questions, contact Billie Jones at 936-591-2426.

The Quilt Show will be held October 2-4 in the Historic Courthouse from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Quilts may not have been previously entered in any East Texas Poultry Festival Quilt Show. Quilts need to be turned in at the Historic Courthouse on Monday, September 29 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. For entry form and guidelines visit the chamber’s festival page.

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

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Selfie With Rooster Revel 2014 Photo Contest (Update) - September 15, 2014


CENTER, Texas – An online photo contest ‘Selfie with Rooster Revel 2014’ has been launched beginning Tuesday, September 16, 2014 sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. The rules are simple!

• Submit a selfie with all of the Rooster Revel 2014 metal art silhouettes and post on the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page at ShelbyChamber during the submission period between Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. and Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

• The first person who posts their selfies with all 20 Rooster Revel 2014 will receive $100 cash prize.

• The Winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Rooster Revel auction beginning at 6:00 p.m. and posted on the chamber’s Facebook page.

• Grab your smartphone, snap a photo and post all your 20 selfie photos with Rooster Revel 2014.

For more information and photo contest details, please contact the chamber office at 936-598-3682 or via info@shelbycountychamber.com.

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.

(Update): The Rooster Revel art pieces can be found at these businesses: Ace Hardware Downtown, Ace Hardware on the Loop, Borders Poultry Supply, Center Glass, Chaps, Windham Dental Clinic, East Texas Poultry Supply, Farmers State Bank, Holiday Nursing Center, LPL Financial Services, Masterson Insurance, McAdams Propane, Printing & Design Etc., Inc., Sabine State Bank, Shelby Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Shelby Savings Bank, State Farm Insurance, The Little Fox Marketplace and Town and Country Real Estate.

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Patriots Pen Essay Contest - September 10, 2014

Wanted - Young Authors

If you are a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student attending a public or private school or are home schooled and like to write and express your thoughts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 invites you to participate in their Patriot’s Pen program.

The rules are simple: Write an essay of 300-400 words on this year’s theme, “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans”. It must be your own original work, typewritten in English with no color or graphics. It cannot be less than 300 words or more than 400 words in length.

The National winner receives $5,000 cash and there are awards at the post, district and state levels. Entry forms can be picked up at Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street in Center and are due by November 1st, 2014. Call VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 for more information.

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Huxley Helping Hands Food Pantry - September 9, 2014
Submitted by Debbie Gilchrist

Huxley Helping Hands, a local mission group from Huxley Community, is holding a food pantry for the residents of Shelby County each month on the Saturday following the second Wednesday. Identification, current proof of residency, and proof of income is required for new enrollment. Only (1) one box per household will be given. The food pantry will be September 13, 2014 at Hillcrest Baptist Church at 901 Southview Circle, Center, TX. Numbers will be given out beginning at 8:30A.M.

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East Texas Poultry Festival Open Photography Show - September 8, 2014
Submitted by Janet Hughes, Rules and Entry Form

Its time once again for the annual East Texas Poultry Festival Open Photography Show. The Photography Show is always one of the highlights of the Poultry Festival and we encourage everybody to visit the show at VISION SOURCE office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D., - Located next door to the Rio Theatre, on the downtown Center Square – Oct 2nd, 3rd, & 4th; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For those interested in entering photos in the show, entry forms and complete rules can be obtained at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Office on the downtown Center square, at all Farmers State Bank branches, or online at www.shelbycountychamber.org or www.pineywoodsphoto.com.

Piney Woods Photographic Society will also be taking applications for membership and will be conducting a silent auction on several pieces of artwork. To view the photos that will be auctioned, please visit http://www.pineywoodsphoto.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15681881.

For questions please call the Chamber Office at 936-598-3682 or the Photography Competition Coordinator, Billie Jones, at 936-591-2436 or 936-598-3311.

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Shelby County Historical Society Meeting - September 16, 2014
Submitted by SCTHS

The Shelby County Historical Society will have its monthly meeting on September 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. David Swanzy will be the speaker this month.

Shelby County Texas Historical Society
www.shelbycountytexashistory.org

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Eta Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Chicken Dinner Fundraiser – September 15, 2014
Submitted by Misty Wilburn

The annual Eta Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi chicken dinner fundraiser will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Center Square.The cost per dinner plate is $7 and will include grilled chicken prepared by the Shelby County Cookers, baked beans, potato salad and dessert.The fundraiser is held annually to benefit the Ginny Mallory Wright Scholarship Fund in memory of Ginny, a former Eta Rho member. Ginny pledged Eta Rho in the spring of 1978 and was a dedicated member of the sorority serving as President. Ginny passed away in 1981.Each year, Eta Rho awards deserving high school seniors with a scholarship to use at the college of their choice. If your business would like to purchase tickets and have dinners dropped off at the business within the Center city limits before 5 p.m., please contact Misty Wilburn at 591-2588 or Kim McElroy at 488-8643. Tickets may also be purchased from any Eta Rho member: Ginny Bailey, Lindsey Blackshear, Hannah Collins, Brittany Foster, Jessica Hopkins, Caroline Hutchins, Callie Jamison, Kristen Jousan, Anna Lee, Jenny Lightfoot, Carmen Mackey, Sharisse McAdams, Kimberly McElroy, Lacie Payne, Brandi Shoults, Misty Wilburn and Jackie Windham.

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Opportunity to Showcase Grandmother's Quilt - August 28, 2014

Creativity and artistic talent is a prized asset in Shelby County, and at the 38th East Texas Poultry Festival some of that talent will be showcased during the Annual Quilt Show.

Timeless beauty, intricate needlework and stitches of love is what will set the quilts apart at the festival quilt show. The quilts will be on display October 2, 3, & 4 at the Historic Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily hosted by the Texas Education Extension Association.

The categories for entries are: Hand pieced/hand quilted, Appliqué/hand quilted, Machine pieced/hand quilted, Appliqué machine/machine quilted, Machine pieced/machine quilted, Miniature Quilts, Wall Hangings, Theme Quilts and Traditional Quilts. Entrants may enter quilts as the owner of the quilt or the creator of the quilt. Heirloom quilts are welcomed.

Jheri-Lyn Smith, Quilt Show Chairman, says “If you would like to enter a quilt for judging, you can pick up your registration packets at either the Chamber office or the County Extension Office or find them online at www.shelbycountychamber.com. For more information, please call 598-7744 or 598-3682.

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

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East Texas Poultry Festival Open Photography Show - August 28, 2014

The Poultry Festival Open Photography Show, sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the 38th East Texas Poultry Festival, will be held at the VISION SOURCE office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D., located next to the Rio Theatre on the downtown Center Square, October 2, 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

According to event Chairman and coordinator, Billie Jones, photography entries will be accepted at First United Methodist Church (basement), 211 Porter Street, Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information Mrs. Jones may be reached at 936-591-2426 or 936-598-3311.

Photography Show entry forms and rules may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office located in the old jail inside the Historic Courthouse Square from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. or Farmers State Bank or may be found at www.shelbycountychamber.com. Please have all forms completed before entering.

Photography Show Categories include Fine Art, Scenic, Urban, People, Animals, Digital Manipulation, Flowers and Poultry. The age groups are, Children, 12 & under / Youth, 13-18 / Adults, 19 & over. The rule packets give additional information regarding the categories and classes.

Entry fees are $2.00 per entry. There will be a panel of three judges choosing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in each category, and Best of Show for adults, youth and children and People’s Choice Award.

Entries may be picked-up on the final day of the Poultry Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4, between 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the exhibit location.

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

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Center Noon Lions Club announces 2015 Jeep Wrangler Fundraiser - August 28, 2014

CENTER, TEXAS – August 28, 2014 – It’s that time of year again! Members with the Center Noon Lions Club are currently accepting donations for their 2015 Jeep Sport Wrangler fundraiser with proceeds benefiting community projects. The fundraiser drawing will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the 38th annual East Texas Poultry Festival. Donations are $100 per ticket and only 600 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available from any Center Noon Lion Club member. The first ticket drawn will win the 2015 Jeep Wrangler and the next four tickets drawn will receive $250 each.

Through their humanitarian efforts from fundraiser donations, the Center Noon Lions Club locally supports charities, schools, children’s eye glasses, children with health problems as well as assisting with the building of baseball and softball fields.

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Upcoming National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - September 12, 2014
Submitted by Jheri-Lynn Smith, For brochure please click here

Update: All appointment time slots are full.

With the fall season almost upon us, it is important to remember that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death among North American women, according to Jheri-Lynn Smith, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Shelby County. Unfortunately, many women with breast cancer do not even know that they have cancer until it is in its advanced stages. It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 30 women will die of the disease, Smith says.

So what can we do to decrease our risk of dying of breast cancer? Early detection via health screenings, such as mammography, is an important step. Screening examinations can detect breast cancers early, before symptoms occur, which may make it easier to treat the disease. Screening involves getting mammograms, clinical breast exams, and self breast exams, which are optional. There are many factors in predicting the chances of survival of a woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer, but finding the cancer as early as possible greatly improves the likelihood that treatment will be effective.

When should women starting screening for breast cancer? If you are over 40 years old, you need a mammogram every year, according to Courtney Schoessow, Health Program Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that usually involves two views, or pictures, of each breast. Mammograms help find lumps or growths that are too small for you or your health care provider to feel when conducting an exam. Additionally, women who are younger than 40 and have had breast cancer or breast problems or have a family history of breast cancer need a mammogram once a year.

A clinical breast examination is an examination of your breasts by a health professional, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, nurse, or doctor’s assistant. This exam is also known as a CBE. Clinical breast exams should be part of a periodic health exam, at least every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and over. During your CBE, your health care provider may tell you how to perform a breast self-exam, or BSE. By regularly performing BSEs, you will learn how your breasts normally feel, and you will be able to report any changes in your breasts to your health professional as soon as you find them. Finding a breast change does not mean that there is a cancer. You may choose not to do BSEs, or you can just do them occasionally.

Remember: The most important screening tools we have are mammograms and clinical breast exams. To reduce your risks of dying from breast cancer, you need to follow the guidelines on when to get them. Taking charge of your health now can lead to a healthier tomorrow. Start by getting screened this month in recognition of the upcoming National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

East Texas Medical Center will be on the square at the Historic Shelby County Courthouse with their Mobile Mammogram Unit on Friday, September 12, 2014 providing mammograms for women with or without insurance. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, call the Extension office at 936-598-7744 and speak to Daphne or Jheri-Lynn.

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38th East Texas Poultry Festival Kick-Off Events - August 26, 2014
Submitted by Leigh Porterfield

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces the 38th East Texas Poultry Festival season will kick-off Wednesday, September 24 with several events, including the Chicken Fajita Luncheon, the Doo-Dah Parade sponsored by Center Tire Company and the Chicken Cooking Contest sponsored by Tyson Foods. These events usher in the season prior to the Festival opening Thursday, October 2.

The Chicken Fajita Kick-Off Luncheon starts at 11:00 a.m. on the Historic Downtown Center Square according to Chairman, Bryan Wages. The lunch includes two chicken fajitas, chips, salsa and a drink for $7 per plate and delivery is available for 5 or more advance orders by calling 598.3682 or emailing info@shelbycountychamber.com by Friday, September 19. An order form for the Fajita Luncheon, as well as other Poultry Festival Events, is available on the Poultry Festival Event page on the Chamber web site, www.shelbycountychamber.com.


Doo-Dah Parade


Chicken Cooking Contest

Center Tire Company knows everyone loves a parade--especially the East Texas Poultry Festival's Doo-Dah Parade. Decorated floats, trailers, tractors, or business vehicles lend a great time, and just about anything goes! Participants will line up at the Farmers State Bank Drive -Thru at 4:00. The parade will circle the historic downtown square led by the Shelby County Junior Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24.

Following the parade Shelby County Chefs will highlight chicken recipes at the Chicken Cooking Contest sponsored by Tyson Foods. Trophies and cash prizes are given to the top cooks by categories, including People’s Choice and the Best Dressed Table. The public is invited to come out at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of the Square and try all the dishes for a $5. To enter recipes may be emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com, mailed to or dropped off at the Chamber offices, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935. Chairman Denise Merriman states the deadline for submitting recipes is Wednesday, September 17.

Festival chairman, Jim Sawyer and co-chairman Hollie Adams, announce the evening ‘s events will also include a live and silent auction for Rooster Revel metal sculptures at 6:00 p.m. The exclusive Rooster Revel 2014 metal art silhouette designs are created and hand painted by the Center High School Agribusiness and Marketing students led by Jessica Shadix. “Meet the Artist” will take place Thursday, September 11. The limited edition artistic creations will be on display for public viewing at various business locations for prior to the auction, according to Chairman, Andi Foster.

Two Festival events which highlight Shelby County’s rich heritage are the Quilt Show and Photography Show. Local artistic talent will be displayed October 2, 3 and 4. The Quilt Show will be held in the 1885 Historic Courthouse on the Center Square from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Quilt entrants may be either the owner of the quilt(s) entered or have been involved in the execution/making of the quilt(s). The categories for entries are: Hand pieced/hand quilted, Appliqué/hand quilted, Machine pieced/hand quilted, Appliqué machine/machine quilted, Machine pieced/machine quilted, Miniature Quilts, Wall Hangings, Theme Quilts and Traditional Quilts. Heirloom quilts are welcomed.

The Photography Show will be held in the Vision Source office of Dr. Charles Collard, located next to the Rio Theatre on the Center Square from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the Poultry Festival. Photography Show Categories include Fine Art, Scenic, Urban, People, Animals, Digital Manipulation, Flowers and Poultry according to Chairman Billie Jones. The age groups are, Children, 12 & under / Youth, 13-18 / Adults, 19 & over.

For more information, please call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936.598.3682.

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Mobile Vet Center Veterans Event Coming to Center - August 26, 2014
Submitted by Sherry Riley

The Shreveport Vet Center will participate in a Mobile Vet Center Veterans Event

The event will be held on September 19, 2014 at the Courthouse Square at 101 Courthouse Square; Center , TX 75935 . The Readjustment Counseling Services Mobile Vet Center will be on site to support the event and counseling services. Active duty service members and eligible family members who served in a combat or war zone are now eligible to get counseling at the Shreveport Vet Center, in addition to retired or honorably discharged Combat Veterans and all their eligible family members. The services offered include:

  • Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
  • Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.

Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. A copy of one of the following documents will meet this requirement: deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone.

In addition to its regular operating hours Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , the Vet Center has extended hours two nights a week, Monday and Tuesday until 7 p.m.

The Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all clients, and we hold information in strictest confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.

Active duty service members or Veterans needing more information should call the Shreveport Vet Center at 318-861-1776.

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Local DRT Announces Upcoming Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Extravaganza - August 19, 2014
Submitted by Merle Howard

The 3rd Annual Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market Shopping Extravaganza will be November 7 and 8 at the John Dean Windham Civic Center located at 146 Express Blvd., in Center, Texas. This 2 day Christmas Shopping Extravaganza is hosted by The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas! The event will be open Friday from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Vendor applications are being accepted now. You may email: pineconeandmistletle@gmail.com or call Merle Howard ad 936-591-6543 for more information. Proceeds from this event help our local chapter with Graduating Senior Scholarships and other community service projects.

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Shelby County Resource Fair - August 5, 2014
Submitted by Yolonda Davis

We appreciate your commitment to Educating the Community.

I would like to invite you to participate in Tri-County Head Start's first annual Shelby County Resource Fair. The purpose of the resource fair is to educate the community on the resources that are available to them. The resource fair will be October 17, 2014 at the old elementary school gym at 214 Nacogdoches Street in Center, Texas from 10 am until 2pm. Tables will be provided. Each vendor is asked to bring a door prize and any information please contact: Saundra Christopher at (936) 657-4740), (936) 598-6315 Ext. 89 or schristopher@tricountycommaction.org.

Please RSVP by October 10, 2014

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Annual Folsom Cemetery Homecoming - September 16, 2014
Danny Paul Windham, Sec./Treasurer, Folsom Perpetual Cemetery Trustees

The annual homecoming and dinner on the grounds for the Folsom Cemetery will be held at noon Sunday, September 21, 2014 beginning at 12 noon. Bring your dinner and contributions for the Folsom Perpetual Cemetery Fund. Those who are unable to attend may send their contribution to 406 Cora St. Center, Tx. 75935.

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Sam Samford Lodge Study - September 16, 2014

Sam Samford Lodge invites all members to attend the regular study night this Thursday, September 18th at 6:30 PM. We will be studying the esoteric work in the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason, degrees. We also invite you to bring someone with you.

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VFW Post 8904 to host POW/MIA Remembrance Day Program - September 15, 2014
Submitted by Larry Hume

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary invite the public to their remembrance program Friday, September 19th, 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the History Courthouse in Center. The POW/MIA Flag that has flown there 24/7 for the last year will be retired and a new one hoisted.

The names of veterans from Shelby County known to have at one time been a Prisoner of War and those still missing in action will be read. City and county officials from all over Shelby County are especially invited. Contact Larry Hume, Post QM, 598-2976 for more information.

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Center Christian Academy Annual Chicken Spaghetti Fundraiser - September 15, 2014
Submitted by Joanna Birdwell

Center Christian Academy is having its annual chicken spaghetti lunch fundraiser this Friday, September 19. Lunch includes, homemade chicken spaghetti, green beans, garlic bread and dessert for $6.00. Lunches can be picked up at CCA (new location) on Timpson Highway OR we can deliver orders of 5 or more. Please text or call Joanna Birdwell at 936-591-4328 or Monica Caldas 501-247-3048 to order.

Thank you for your support of our school.

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2nd Annual Miss Holiday Pageant - September 16, 2014

The residents and staff of Holiday Nursing Center would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Miss Holiday Pageant Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm. Come for an afternoon of glitz, glam, & fun! Community guest judges. Refreshments will be served.

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Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market Shopping Extravaganza - September 9, 2014
Submitted by Merle Howard

Applications are still being accepted for the Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market Shopping Extravaganza which will be held November 7 and 8 at the John Dean Windham Civic Center located at 146 Express Blvd., in Center, Texas.

The Extravaganza will be open Friday from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Applications may be requested by email to pineconeandmistletoe@gmail.com or call Merle Howard ad 936-591-6543 for more information.

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Enjoy a BBQ Lunch, Compliments of Green Acres of Center - September 11, 2014
Submitted by Jessica Davis

Join Green Acres of Center as we raise funds for our Activity Department. The lunch will be held on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 10:30am - 12:30pm and lunches are $6 per plate. Included with the plate are BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert, and a beverage.

Delivery orders must be placed by 5pm on Wednesday, September 10th. In recognition of 9-11 the lunches are at no charge to police and fire personnel.

For more information call Sherry Smith at 936-598-2483.

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Golden Harvest Club September Meeting - September 15, 2014
Submitted by Linda Bordelon, Program Chair

Shelby County District Attorney Ken Florence will be the guest speaker at the Golden Harvest Ministries Club on Monday, September 15 at 11:30 pm at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Center. Visitors are always welcome to bring a covered dish for the luncheon.

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Sons of the Republic of Texas - September 5, 2014
Submitted by Don Casto

Men of Shelby and surrounding counties, men of Texas. The Gateway to Texas Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas would like you to be a part of revitalizing the chapter. If you had an ancestor (male or female) in Texas prior to February 19, 1846, this is for you. The mission of the Sons of the Republic of Texas is to encourage historical research, preserve historic sites, documents and artifacts, participate in community activities, reminding the public of its Republic of Texas heritage and to observe dates important in the history of the Republic of Texas.

You are invited to meet with the SRT Chapter at noon on Saturday, September 13, at the Sam Samford Lodge in Center as they join the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for a "Get Acquainted" luncheon. For more information call Nolan Sholar, Chapter President, at 269-4266. Hope to see you there.

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DRT Meeting - September 5, 2014
Submitted by Maggie Casto

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet at noon on Saturday, September 13, at the Sam Samford Lodge in Center. The Chapter will be joined by the Gateway to Texas Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas for the annual "Get Acquainted" luncheon. Following the luncheon, the DRT Chapter will have a new member installation ceremony, review the past year and plan for the upcoming year while the Sons will make plans to move forward with their Chapter. Members, prospective members and guests for either organization are urged to attend. For more information call Maggie Casto at 248-3361.

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VFW Post 8904 Remembers September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2014
Submitted by Larry Hume

Those whom we lost on September 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the president to designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home.

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary invite the citizens of Shelby County to join them at their annual Patriot Day Observance, Thursday September 11th, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial located on the grounds of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse. The program will begin at 9:30 am and include a prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, lowering of the colors to half-staff, remarks by Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Center Chief of Police Jim Albers and Jessie Griffith of ACE EMS, memorial wreath laying, bagpipes by Joaquin Mayor Mike Wood. The program will be closed out at 9:46 a.m. (the time the first airliner crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center) with the playing of Taps.

If you cannot join us we urge all citizens to take a moment to remember the over 3000 innocent people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen. More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, at 598-2976.

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Pine Grove Social Services - September 4, 2014

Pine Grove Nursing Center is now selling Alzheimer’s Awareness T-Shirts for $15 apiece. The shirts will be dark purple. The proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Pine Grove Staff along with many other organizations will be walking at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 11 in Nacogdoches. Orders will be taken until September 16. For more information call Carriston Hendricks or Sara Watson at 936-598-6286.

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September Classes at The Little Fox Marketplace - September 2, 2014

The Little Fox Marketplace announces its September Class Schedule. We have NEW classes as well as old favorites. This month's classes includes:

Crochet
Tunisian Crochet
Beginning Sewing
Crochet-A-Long
Deco-Mesh Wreath
LifeTree Cafe

Please see the attachment or visit www.thelittlefoxmarket.com for more information. To register for classes, call 936-590-4422.

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“Reducing Risk In Beef Production”, A Multi-County Planned Program - September 11, 2014
Submitted by Lane Dunn

Reducing Risk In Beef Production”, A Multi-County Planned Program. Sponsored by; Harrison, Panola, and Shelby Counties on September 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Panola County Extension Office,110 South Sycamore Street Carthage, Texas 75633.

Topics:
Managing Financial Risk - Legacy Ag Credit
Rainfall Index & Cattle Price Floor Insurance Program for Cattle & Forage Jen Livsey

Winter Pasture Planning & Management - Dr. Vanessa Corriher Olson
Producing The Ideal Calf - Dr. Jason Cleere

$20.00 Registration Fee (Payable at the Door)
For meal planning, please RSVP by calling one of the Extension offices by September 8, 2014!

Harrison - 903-935-8413
Panola - 903-693-0380
Shelby - 936-598-7744

Educational programs conducted by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service serve people of all ages regardless of race,color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service oraccommodation in order to participate in this meeting are encouraged to contact the Panola County Extension Office at903-693-0380 to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made

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East Texas Disciples Monthly Meeting - September 2, 2014
Submitted by Paul Ragan, President

The East Texas Disciples chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association invites you to attend their monthly meeting at T&R Steaks N More in the meeting room on Tuesday 9/2/2014. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 PM and conclude around 8 PM, (get there earlier if you want to eat). CMA is a Christian ministry directed primarily but not exclusively toward motorcyclists. For more information call 598-4280

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Sam Samford Lodge - August 28, 2014

Sam Samford Lodge located on Hwy 96 South will be the place. The day will be Thursday September 4, and the time will be 6:30 PM. We will be studying the esoteric work for the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason's Degrees. Now that you know, come study and fellowship with us. We hope to see you!

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3rd Annual CASA 5K Run/Walk Gearing Up - August 22, 2014
Submitted by Michelle Askew, Entry Form

It’s getting close to Poultry Festival time and we are gearing up for our 3rd Annual CASA 5K Run/Walk. I’m excited to announce there will be a Super Hero theme this year. The Chicken Run will take place on October 4th with the Fun Run beginning at 7:00a.m. & 5K at 7:30. You can pick up your entry form at All Hours Fitness, CASA House, print one off at Shelby County Today or register online at www.onestoprace.com.

For more information please contact Kelly Wahl atgriffin.kelly@gmail.com.

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CHS Alumni Association Accepting Nominations for Alumni Hall of Honor - September 12, 2014
Submitted by Jason Locke
CHS Alumni Association Committee Member

It is now time for the CHS Alumni Association to begin taking applications for our Alumni Hall of Honor for 2014. All nominations must be received by September 29th in order for the Committee to make their selections. The Hall of Honor Award will be presented at the Annual CHS Alumni Association Meeting on Saturday, October 25th from 9am-noon at the Windham Civic Center.

Click here for nomination form which includes criteria and suggested nomination letter format.

Nominations should be sent to:
CHS Hall of Honor
PO Box 1622
Center, TX 75935

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Wallace Chapel B.C Church Calendar - December 31, 2013

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31
October 27th-29th - Youth Revival - 7:30pm (Pastor Carlos Johnson)

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Excelsior
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Excelsior Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Christmas Extravaganza - September 8, 2014
Submitted by Iletha Fountain

Excelsior PTO will be hosting a Huge Sales Event in the school gym on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11am until 6pm.

We are asking for area vendors to sign up for a booth. Space is available for you to come set up! Single booths are $50 and double booths will be $100. Please call the school office at 936-598-5866 to reserve your spot. All booths must be paid for in advance. Arts and crafts booths, food items, new clothing item booths, etc. are all welcome. No garage sale items please.

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Huxley
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Gardner Family Reunion 2014 - July 21, 2014
Submitted by Samuel Gardner

The Gardner Family Reunion 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, 10am, 4th of October 2014 at Boles Fields, Shelbyville, Texas. There will be fun and games, gifts and prizes; fish fry on site and most of all an old fashion BBQ for family and friends. This year’s theme is as follows: “Together As One”. Colors are follows Carolina Blue and Black.

We highly encourage all family and friends of the Gardner to attend this historic and annual event. Everyone knows the Gardners have had hits and losses this year; but for every setback there are come backs. Needing more information please contact Sergeant First Class (Retired Army) Samuel C. Gardner for details at 936-553-1977.

Hope to see you there!

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Joaquin
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Joaquin Band Boosters Pecan Fundraiser - September 11, 2014
Submitted by Donna Vergo

The Joaquin Band Boosters announce their annual Pecan Sales fundraiser is underway. Pecans and pecan related products can be purchased from a Joaquin band student or by contacting Joaquin ISD at (936) 269-3128 for more information. Orders will be taken until October 6th and pecans are to be delivered in time for your holiday baking. You can email Tami Ewing, booster club vice president, for more information at tewing@joaquinisd.net. This is always a very successful fundraiser and the Joaquin Band would like to express their appreciation to the community for their continued support. The band performs during the Ram football games and during halftime. They are currently preparing for the annual U.I.L. Marching contest that will be held on Saturday, October 18th, at the Stephen F. Austin football stadium.

The Joaquin Band Boosters have scheduled their next meeting for September 30th at 5:30 p.m.

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Shelbyville
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Dutch Oven Cooking at Boles Field - September 12, 2014
Submitted by Carolyn Chandler

Dutch Oven Cooking on Saturday, September 20th. at Boles Field.  Start up will be 9:00 a.m. and pots on the table at noon. For more information contact Carolyn Chandler at 936-598-5349 or email ccmd45@yahoo.com

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Shelbyville Lions Club Christmas Announcement - September 9, 2014
Submitted by Suzanne Walker

Mark your calendars to be part of the Shelbyville Lions Club Christmas Event on Tuesday evening December 2, 2014! This is the SLC first Christmas event and planning is underway! Stay posted for more information. The Shelbyville Lions Club is a non-profit corporation organized under Texas law and recognized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission statement of The Shelbyville Lions Club is to impact communities with inspirational ideas through motivation and to awaken pride and purpose through creative action.

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Southern Seasons Autumn Open House - September 11, 2014
Submitted by Mindy Smotherman

Please join me at Southern Seasons in Shelbyville for Autumn Open House this Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 11, 12 & 13. Hours are Thursday & Friday 10:00am until 7:30pm and Saturday 10:00am until 5:00pm.

We will have delicious Autumn refreshments, our first shipment of huge fall garden mums, door prizes, and special buys. We are also introducing our new private label home fragrance line which is rich and beautifully scented, aptly named "Shelbyville".

I hope you will bring a friend and come celebrate the fall season with us. We invite you to park on the grass, come as you are and just enjoy the beautiful town of Shelbyville because as always, we want you here.

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Shelbyville VFD Raffle - September 4, 2014

Shelbyville VFD is selling chances on a 2014 Honda 4-wheeler with trailer, a mossberg 835 12 ga shotgun, 42" flat screen tv, and 3 $100 bills. Tickets are $50 each. We will be set up by the concession stand at Shelbyville's football game Friday night. Bring your cash or checkbook with you and let us sign you up for your chance to win & support your local fire department. Drawing will be October 31, 2014.

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Shelbyville Lions Club Accepting Booth Applications for Festival - September 2, 2014
Submitted by Suzanne Walker

Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Artisan and Food Applications for October 18, 2014

The Shelbyville Lions Club has extended the deadline to apply for a food or artisan booth at the Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest until September 2nd . Applications can be obtained by contacting any Shelbyville Lions Club member or picking up applications at Austin Street Marketplace (Center) or Loblolly’s Garden Marketplace (Shelbyville). All applications will be reviewed and processed at a later date, to determine eligibility. For more information contact Suzanne Walker 936-591-1655, Carolyn Lamb (936-572-5003) or Karen Thompson (936-590-0070).

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Shelbyville Lions Club Announces Tournament Signups - August 27, 2014
Submitted by Suzanne Walker

It is time to sign up for the Happenings at Shelbyville Hill Fest 42 tournament. Also new this year, we have added a washer tournament! Both tournaments will take place during the festival on Saturday October 18th. First and second place prizes will be awarded. The fee for either tournament is $15.00 per two person team. Spaces are limited.To sign up contact any Shelbyville Lions Club member or contact Suzanne Walker at 598-2020 or 591-1655, Duane Lout at 591-1288 or Carolyn Lamb at 572-5003.
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Tenaha
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Hope Dental Clinic Ribbon Cutting Rescheduled - September 15, 2014

The Ribbon Cutting scheduled for the Hope Dental Clinic this Friday, September 19 has been postponed. The clinic is expecting shipment of a new, state-of-the-art pediatric dental chair, which has been delayed. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will announce the rescheduled date as soon as it is slated.

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at (936) 598-3682 or www.shelbycountychamber.com.
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Tenaha Festival Along the Tracks, Booth Space Available - September 8, 2014
Submitted by Linda Perry

There are still some booths available, so we will be taking applications into next week. If anyone wants a booth, the deadline is extended, just contact 248-2681.

Tenaha Beautification and Events Committee sponsoring The Festival Along The Tracks again this year on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9am-3pm. Featuring Apple Cook-Off open to kids & adults (monetary prize plus ribbons), vendors, domino tournament with monetary prize, treasure hunt with monetary prize, motorcycle and car show and much more.

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Ribbon Cutting Slated for Hope Dental Clinic - September 8, 2014

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the public to join them for a Ribbon Cutting as they celebrate the opening of the Hope Dental Clinic at 157 Wall Street in Tenaha. The ribbon cutting will be held Friday, September 19, at 11:00 a.m.

The Hope Dental Clinic is part of the Hope Project which offers affordable medical and dental care for Shelby County.

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

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Timpson
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Timpson Lodge #437 to Recognize 50 Years of Service - September 12, 2014
Submitted by Dale Eldredge

On Thursday the 18th of Sept., Timpson Lodge #437 will have our regular Stated Meeting and then call off to refreshment, to present a 50 year service award to Brother Jimmy Powers, in an Open Meeting. The public is invited to attend. We will have a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m.

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Timpson Lodge #437 Fundraiser - September 12, 2014
Submitted by Dale Eldredge

On Friday the 10th of Oct, at Timpson Lodge from 11:00 a.m. until ??? (it's over), we will have a chicken spaghetti lunch fund raiser, to benefit both the lodge and the OES "General Building and Operating Funds". Pre order tickets are available from any member. The price will be $7.00 a plate and we will deliver to local areas.

Call Jesse Maynard at 972-523-8007 or Doris Wagner at (936) 347-3205 for more info.

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Benefit for Lenny & Becky Gaddis & Family - September 9, 2014

Becky had an aneurysm and has had a third surgery. The family needs our prayer and support.

There will be a fundraising BBQ on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Timpson Fire Hall from 10am until 2pm. Come out and join us in supporting the Gaddis Family!

(Chicken & Brisket)

1 Meat Plates $8.00
2 Meat Plates $10.00
Sandwiches $6.00
Turkey Leg $7.00
Sausage on a stick $3.00

Plates come with potato salad, beans, cake and soda. Sandwich comes with chips and soda.

Free delivery on 3 or more plates in the Timpson area.

$2 Raffle tickets for a $50.00 Wal-Mart gift card, Any and all donations are welcome. For more information, to donate, or get raffle tickets please call Yolanda Young 936-332-4624. Call, text or leave a message.

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Other
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Troop 1779 Open House - September 15, 2014
Submitted by Sandy Risinger

Join the adventure! Troop 1779 invites you to their open house. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at 6pm at North Street Church of Christ located at 3914 North Street. Join us for hot dogs an s'mores over a campfire. Meet troop leaders and have your questions answered.

Want more information? Call Gregory Tate 936-615-0462

Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men aged 5 - 17. Boys will love the fun and adventure! Parents will love the commitment to a Christian worldview and moral consistency.

Join us for more information! Learn more about Trail Life USA and have an opportunity to ask questions about the new Christ-centered Scouting-like program for boys and young men.

For more information about our Troop-TX 1779 contact us on Facebook at Trail Life Nacogdoches or email us at trailifenac@yahoo.com www.trailifeusa.com

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San Augustine Antique Classic Car Show - September 9, 2014

Antique Classic Car Show at McMahan Chapel on September 20th, 10 miles east of San Augustine on Hwy 21 turn on Spur 35 and travel 2 miles. Registration begins at 8:00am, show starts at 10:00am. $20 entry fee for all vehicles. Hamburger or hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, cookies, and tea for $6 a plate.

All proceeds go to McMahan Chapel. Call 936-288-0477 or 936-275-5542 for more information.

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First Annual Children's Grief Camp - September 9, 2014
Submitted by Jessica Henderson

Seven out of 10 children will experience the death of a loved one before the age of 10 in the United States and that statistic holds true for Texas as well. After the loss of a parent, 85% of children exhibit such symptoms as difficulty sleeping, angry outbursts, worry, depression, and emotional withdrawal.

In an effort to meet the special needs of grieving children, The Hospice of East Texas is offering Camp 3G – Grieve, Grow, Go Forward. The one-day camp for children between the ages of 8 and 12 is Saturday, October 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Center at Stephen F. Austin University.

Campers will spend a day alternating between team/trust building activities and clinically focused grief activities. The camp atmosphere will give children an opportunity to openly express feelings of grief, receive support from peers and trained staff, and learn healthy coping skills to continue their grief journey.

If you know a child between the ages of 8 and 12 years who has lost a special loved one, encourage them to attend Camp 3G. The only cost is the application fee of $15 (Scholarships available). Space is limited, so visit The Hospice of East Texas web site at www.hospiceofeasttexas.org and click on the Camp 3G information link or call Anna Donihoo at 936-205-5982 to get more information and to apply. Application deadline is September 19th.

Don’t let a child close to you miss this opportunity to get the help and support he/she needs to deal with their loss and get back to living.

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Free Supermarket Tours with NMC Registered Dieititian - September 16, 2014
Submitted by Raegan Best

Nacogdoches Medical Center will be hosting a Super Market Tour on Tuesday, September 16th at 2pm. Walk the aisle's of the store and take advantage of an excellent opportunity to tour the super market with NMC’s own Registered Dietitian, Justin Pelham, an expert in food and nutrition. This is a complimentary service being offered to the public to increase awareness about the importance of good nutrition and improve our community’s health.

Find out the benefits and risks associated with different food items. Ask questions and get answers to your food and nutrition related questions. Learn to shop healthy and live happy! Call to reserve your complimentary tour today! Call 1-877-622-7331.

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Discover a Soldier's Life at Mansfield State Historic Site - September 4, 2014
Submitted by Michael Mumaugh

Learn about the life of the average Union and Confederate soldier at Mansfield State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program will center on the typical uniform and equipment that the soldiers would have carried and used, including not only their military gear, but also personal items which allowed them to occupy their minds and remind them of those back home. The program will also include a musket firing demonstration, highlighting the demands and limitations of Civil War era weapons.Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4 per person; children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over are admitted free. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit www.LaStateParks.com. - www.LouisianaTravel.com -

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Cane-Pole Fishing at Mansfield State Historic Site - September 4, 2014
Submitted by Michael Mumaugh

Looking for a great outdoor event that is both fun and educational? On Saturday, Sept. 27, at 2pm come learn how to cane-pole fish. Soldiers during the Civil War often tried to supplement their rations with food they could get locally. When camped near streams, soldiers on both sides often tried their luck at fishing. Come see what you can catch with a stick, some string, and a hook! Visitors will meet at the Visitors Center, and then travel to the pond on the west side of the property. Participants will encounter unimproved terrain, so appropriate footwear is recommended. Pre-registration is required for this program and must be completed by Saturday, Sept. 20, to insure that there is enough material for everyone to make their cane fishing pole. A fishing license is also required for all participants age 16 and older, per state Department of Wildlife & Fisheries regulations.Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4 per person; children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over are admitted free. For more information as well as to register, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267. - www.LouisianaTravel.com -

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Creative Writing Essay Contest and Coloring Contest - September 4, 2014
Submitted by Becca Tatum

The Patricia Huffman Smith Columbia Museum is hosting a Creative Writing Contest and Coloring Contest. Deadline for both contests is September 26, 2014. Any school can participate and you can get information needed from our website or by stopping in at the museum.

Essay Topic: The next big craft that NASA is working on is called ORION; tell us about ORION and where it is going to be going. Include how ORION is different and similar to the shuttle and the International Space Station. As well as if you would or would not want to be on ORIONS missions and why?

Coloring Contest, click here.

Good luck and we cannot wait to see and read the entries!

Teachers also be sure to look into our Digital Learning Network, where we connect virtually with NASA and they can teach lessons on things such as microgravity, food in space, erosion, weather, robots, rovers, solar system, and so much more. Contact to the museum to set up a date for your classroom to visit and utilize this amazing program.

The Patricia Huffman Smith Columbia Museum is located at 375 Sabine Street, Unit B, Hemphill, Texas. Museum phone number is 409-787-4827. Museum hours is Tuesday through Saturday, 10am until 5pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

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Welcome Home Freedom Feast - August 27, 2014
Submitted by Larry Hume

You invited to the Welcome Home Freedom Feast on September 20, 2014 at 6pm in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Gym at 16928 N. HWY 59, Garrison, TX.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Sydney Kroll, PsyD, advocate for Veterans Benefits. All Veterans and family welcome. The feast will include BBQ and all the fixin's.

The program is presented by HSBC Veterans Connect Group.

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