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Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Pet Wellness Clinic - April 24, 2015
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Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Pet Wellness Clinic one Thursday each month and every fourth Saturday from 10-3p. The next clinic will take place on Saturday, April 25th at Tractor Supply in Center, Texas located at 1155 Tenaha Street. We offer dog/cat vaccines, heartworm tests/prevention, flea/tick prevention, microchips, and nail trims.

Now offering low cost spay/ neuter and pets must have appointment for surgery. Information can be found at www.dehartvetservices.doodlekit.com or call 903-590-7722. For questions: dehartveterinaryservices@yahoo.com or call 903-590-7722.

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The Sardis Homecoming and Fish Fry - April 23, 2015
Submitted by Katheryn Schillings

The Sardis Homecoming and Fish Fry is coming up quickly Saturday, May 2th.

Plates will be ready at 11am for $7 per plate. Come enjoy some delicious fried catfish with all the trimmings, plus delicious homemade desserts. Visit with old friends, and help out with the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations are always greatly needed and appreciated!! The business meeting will be at 7pm Sat. evening followed with an old fashioned gospel singing led by Bro. Pat Windham.

Both Sardis Cemetery cookbooks are available...... the newer red Sardis Cookbook “More Family and Friends Cookin” are selling for $20. The older brown "Friends and Family Cookin" are on sale for $15 We look forward to seeing you there. Bring a lawn chair, sit a spell, eat some good catfish and visit with an old friend.

If you are unable to attend the homecoming, you may mail your contribution to LaNell Rash at 6034 FM 414, Center, Texas 75935. You may purchase a cookbook from Hughes Florist, McAdams Propane in Center or Southern Seasons in Shelbyville. Also Mrs. Zannie Gay Belrose of the Sardis Community has the books available in her home. If you need either book mailed to you call Eva Cooper at 936 598-3298. Thank you and YA’LL Come.

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Thompson Brothers Single Release Celebration - April 21, 2015
Submitted by Lashawn Thompson

Get ready for a Red Carpet Event. It has been a long time coming and with God hard work is paying off. The Thompson Brothers will debut their Single "God's Been Good to Me" on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Center High School cafeteria, in Center, TX. Pictures on the Red Carpet will start at 5.

Admission is free to all but asking that you make a donation to our Music Ministry. Everyone's support is greatly needed and appreciated. So please come join The Thompson Brothers and other local talent as we use our God given talents to worship and praise Him. Dress to impress and we are looking forward to seeing each of you.

The Thompson Brothers, are a trio of very talented and anointed brothers who are walking in their ministry at a very young age.

Lead singer, song writer and lead guitarist Stefon, 16, has been spreading the gospel through song since he was 7 years old. Stefon's creative thinking, determination and passion for his ministry helps him to write and be creative in everything he does.

Bassist/singer ZaCorie, 11, has been singing and playing since he was 8 years old. ZaCorie was determined to sing with his older brother at a very early age, and has worked hard to get there.

The youngest of the group, Tristan, aka TPot, 8, has been playing the drums since he was 4.

Parents, Stephen and Feleshia Thompson make sure they have everything they need to do what they do.

The Thompson Brother are looking to finish and release their first project in early 2016. They plan to take advantage of every opportunity they are offered in order to fulfill their dream of becoming branded gospel recording artists all while being messengers for God.

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Dream Girl Pageant Production presents Cinco De Mayo Pageant and Deep East Texas Dream Girl Pageant - April 17, 2015
Submitted by Sandrel Slaughter

Early bird registration deadline is today!

Dream Girl Pageant Production presents the Miss Cinco De Mayo Dream Girl Pageant and the Miss Deep East Texas Dream Girl Pageant to be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center, Texas.

Entry fee is $85 and raffle tickets are avaible to sell to off set the entry fee. Early bird discount of 10% is available when paid in full before Friday, April 17, 2015. Sibling discount of $10 is available after entering one or more siblings.

For more information contact, Sandrel Slaughter at 936-598-4189, Perla Hernandez at 936-332-9076, Ceclia Lara at 936-591-7175, Denetra Slaughter at 936-332-8432 or Tiffanie King at 936-572-0389.

Pageant Forms: Pageant Flyer, Entry Form, Judging Rules, Contestant Waiver Form

Photo: 2014 Dream Girl Beauties!

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Tri-County Community Action Board Meeting - April 16, 2016
Submitted by Latisha Hendrix

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday May 4, 2015 in Center, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Central Office located (214 Nacogdoches St.) Center, Texas. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm for more information you may contact Yolanda Neal at (936) 598-6315 Ext. 18

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Shelby County's Annual Greenwing Event - April 15, 2015
Submitted by Yazoo Thomas

The Shelby County chapter of Duck Unlimited will be hosting their annual Greenwing Event on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Registration will start at 9:30am and the event starts at 10am. The event will take place at Weldon Boles Ranch, 245 CR 1006, Center Texas (Old City Lake Road).

Kids 17 and younger are welcome and there will be prizes for all that attend. For more information contace Clint Tanner at (936)332-4767.

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Shelby County Shooters News - April 15, 2015
Submitted by Terry Carriker

Shelby County Shooters Club memberships expire May 01, 2015. Family dues remain $ 40.00. Renew today by calling 936-598-8062 or come by 330 Tenaha Street / Center Texas.

Annual Club meeting April 30, 2015 at TR's restaurant. Meeting starts
7:00 PM.

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Entries Sought for Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Queen Contest - April 14, 2015
Submitted by Ann Blackwell

The annual Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo will be coming to town June 5-6, 2015. Entries are now being accepted for the Queen, Duchess & Princess contests. The age group for Queen is 16-24, the Duchess age is 11-15 and the Princess category is 5-10. The deadline to enter is May 29, 2015. There will be a “Queen” clinic offered by contest coordinator, Ann Blackwell in May.

That date will be announced later. Contestants will be required to sell raffle tickets, so early entry is encouraged. For more information and entry forms, contact Ann Blackwell at 936-590-9126 or 936-590-1855 or email to tablackwell@yahoo.com or message on facebook.

The reigning royalty have done a great job in promoting the rodeo and have, in fact, held their titles for 2 years as the contest was not held last year. A big response from local young ladies would be awesome for our rodeo. 2013-14 SCSP Rodeo Queen is Harli Joe Cowdin from Grand Cane, LA; the 2013-14 SCSP Rodeo Duchess is Emily Andrus of Carthage and the 2013-14 SCSP Rodeo Princess is Leiza Klein of Center. Watch for these young ladies as they make appearance promoting the rodeo in June.

If you would like to have them visit your business or civic group, please contact Ann Blackwell.

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Shelby Savings Bank Relay for Life T-Shirts on Sale - April 9, 2015
Submitted by Whitney Burgay

The Shelby Savings Bank Relay for Life is selling t-shirts! One of our Relay team members, Ana Arcibar, is wearing a size small.

To order a shirt, you may contact an employee of SSB, and they will gladly take your order and give it to a Relay for Life team member.
Cost of shirts are S – XL: $18, Larger sizes: $20

Shirts must be paid for upon order or they will not be included in the order.

ALL orders must be in by April 30th.

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10th Annual Relay for Life Set for May 15th, Suvivor Dinner April 25th - April 9, 2015
Submitted by Shirley Brittain

The 10th annual Relay For Life, a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held May 15th. Preceeding this event will be a catered dinner celebrating cancer surviors. Anyone that has received any type of cancer diagnosis is considered to be a survivor from the time of the diagnosis.

The event will be held Saturday, April 25th at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Center from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

We welcome any cancer survivors that would like to attend but you will need to RSVP due to it being catered and we will need to know how many to prepare for. Please wear the color that represents your cancer diagnosis. If you are not sure of the color, I will be glad to help you with your color when you call to RSVP. We are requesting this as it fits in with the theme of the program for that night.

Please RSVP to Shirley Brittain at 936 598-6953 by April 10th.

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Chamber of Commerce Seeks Award Nominations - April 7, 2015
Submitted by Leigh Porterfield

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President, Derek Pierce, recently announced that the 93rd Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held on Monday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.

During the awards dinner the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present the Farm Family of the Year award, Young Citizen of the Year award and the Distinguished Service Award.

Nominations are being solicited from residents of Shelby County for the Young Citizen of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award. The Young Citizen of the Year was established in 1966 to recognize and encourage the young people in the area involved in community service. To be eligible, the nominee must be at least 18 up to 39 years of age, a resident of Shelby County during at least six months of the year for which the award is given, and not a previous recipient.

The Distinguished Service award is presented to an individual who has shown faithful and outstanding service to the community over a number of years. The selection criteria process for these awards include personal involvement that enriches the general welfare of our communities, participation in a wide variety of community activities, specific contributions to some area of the community, leadership, personal or business progress, ability to cooperate with individuals, and civic, religious or social organizations. Candidates must be considered to be of integrity, sound character and generally well respected.

Written nominations including additional letters of support regarding the qualifications of the nominee should be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by Wednesday, April 8.

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Shelby Savings Bank Relay for Life Raffle - April 2, 2015
Submitted by Whitney Burgay

The Shelby Savings Bank Relay for Life team is holding a raffle. They will be raffling off four different prizes.

1. Beretta A300 Outlander 12 Gauge Shotgun Camo Max5
2. 128 GB Apple iPad (gold) w/ $100 iTunes Giftcard
3. Samsung 55” LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
4. 2 Yeti Coolers (tan) – Tundra 45 & Tundra 75

Tickets are 1 for $25 OR 5 for $100. The winners will be drawn at the Relay for Life on May 15th. To purchase tickets, contact a Shelby Savings Bank employee.

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37th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Set for May 9th - March 31, 2015
Submitted by Lori Alvis

Center Broadcasting Company, Inc., KQBB 100.5 FM, KDET 930AM and KXXE 92.5 FM, together with the Shelby County Bass Anglers, invites all children ages 3 to 15 years old to register for the 37th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Bream Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 9th at Huxley Bay Marina.

Fishing begins at 6am, and all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than 12:30pm. This free tournament is sponsored by Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers.

Entry forms can be picked up at the Center Broadcasting studios at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, Trail’s End & RV, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle. Forms can also be downloaded here. Participants must be preregistered. Mailed forms must be postmarked by May 1st or forms can be delivered to the Center Broadcasting Company office no later than May 4th.

Trophies will be awarded to each group and prizes will be available for each participant. For more information, contact the Center Broadcasting offices at 936-598-3304.

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Change of Venue for Relay For Life of Shelby County - March 18, 2015
Submitted by Becky Parfait

The Relay For Life of Shelby County scheduled for May 15, 2015 at the CHS Roughrider Stadium has now been moved to the Shelby Co Expo Center due to several reasons including the lack of sufficient access to electricity and not being able to use the sound system and concession stand.

Due to the tremendous investment that CISD has made into the new stadium, we completely understand the need to protect it. We would like to thank everyone at the Shelby Co Expo Center for graciously donating the use of their facility again to us this year.

This is the 10th annual Relay For Life of Shelby County and we hope that everyone will come help us celebrate a decade of honoring our Survivors and Caregivers. I am proud to live in a county that supports the fight against this horrible disease. The American Cancer Society has made great strides in researching and developing new treatments for all cancers.

For those who don't know my story, my mother passed away from cancer in 2004. Due to the new treatments and medicines made available during her battle, she was with us for several years longer then the doctors had originally predicted. Words cannot express what that means to me. I know in my heart that the American Cancer Society and all the Relays around the world had something to do with that. As the commercial said...the gift was "priceless" and one that I can never repay.

So what I do is try to "pay it forward" and give that gift to someone else. So, I am asking for your help in giving the gifts of time, love and hope to families affected by cancer. Individually, we may think "what can my money do"? But I ask you...what could we do together? We can change peoples lives. Please come support the Relay and our fight against cancer. I hope to see you all there at 6:00pm on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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Ace Hardware To Offer Spring Deals and Prizes - March 6, 2015
Submitted by Elena Gonzales

Ace Hardware of East Texas, in Center and Carthage, is offering great deals and prizes on Husqvarna Power Equipment including mowers, tillers, blowers, and trimmers.

Enter to win a Weber grill, a 35qt Yeti cooler or a $100 spring mower service with qualified Husqvarna purchases. Drawing will be held May 31st. Zero percent financing is available with approved credit and minimum purchase amount. Visit your local Ace Hardware of East Texas in Center & Carthage. Stay tuned to future events and sales by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/etaceinc.

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Little, Miss Shelby County Pageant in April (Update) - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Shelia Burch, Flyer

(Update): The Miss Shelby County Pageant has been rescheduled for August. Further details will be provided as they are made available.

The Little Miss Shelby County and The Miss Shelby County Pageant will be held April 25 at Center High School. Both of these pageants are for girls from Shelby County only.

The Little Miss Shelby County is for girls 0-8 years old and all they have to have is a Spring/Summer outfit. The Miss Shelby County is for girls 9-19 years of age and the contestant will compete in three catagories (Evening Gown, Sportswear and Interview).

For more information call Tonya Bailey at 936-590-0120 or Shelia Burch at 936-332-9610 or go by M&M Insurance and pick up a form. You can also go to Baileys Pageants Facebook page.

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Center High School Chapparals to Host Mini-Camp - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Jenny Cassell

The Center High School Chaparrals will be hosting a mini-camp on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Grades Kindergarten through Fifth may participate. The theme for this year's show is Alice in Wonderland.

The mini-camp cost is $25, which will include a t-shirt and accessory. If a child is interested in participating, sign-up sheets will be in the front offices of those campuses. Participants will also be performing at the Chaparral Spring Show on Monday evening, April 27th in the CHS Cafetorium.

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Bake Sale For Norton - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Jessica Greer

Please join us for a bake sale benefitting Caleb Norton Saturday April 25th from 10:00-2:00 at Tantilized Tans/City Blends on Tenaha Street in Center. Caleb is the 22 year old son of Clint and Jennifer Norton and Scott and Tammie Jacobs.

Caleb has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Nonseminoma Testicular Cancer. He has just finished his first of four rounds of chemotherapy at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. All proceeds raised will go to help with medical and travel expenses.

If you are unable to attend the bake sale and would like to help the family out, a gofundme account has been set up in Caleb's honor.
Here is the link

There has been a Medical Expense Account set up at Sabine State Bank under his name if anybody would like to make a donation to that.

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Crusader Competition Cheer Teams to Perform Saturday - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Ronni McGraw

Come out and watch the Crusader competition cheer teams perform their routine Saturday, April 25th at 6 P.M. at Center High School gymnasium.

Level 1 Angels and Level 3 Saints will be performing their award winning routine. Entry fee is free of charge.

These girls have competed all over Texas winning several awards and medals.

 

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Fannie Brown Booth Library Spring Book Sale - April 23, 2015
Submitted by Sandra Davis, Library Director

The Fannie Brown Booth Library will hold its Spring book sale April 28th - May 2nd. We have a wide variety of books including children's books, mysteries, biographies, crafts, cookbooks and nonfiction. Come out and support the library and maybe find a new favorite author.

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Book Sale Student Volunteers - April 21, 2015
Submitted by Melba Gillis

Getting ready for the semi-annual book sale at the Fannie Brown Booth Library are community volunteers Emmanuel Corporaly, Taylor Morris, Tyler Morris and Kobe Whisenant from Police Explorer Scouts post 484, Center High School JCC member Iceyonna Ware, Will Forsythe, and Excelsior Beta Club member Terri Hancock.

The Book Sale runs from April 28 to May 1 (10 a m to 6 p m) and May 2 (9 a m to 12 noon). Paperbacks will be sold for 50 cents and hardback books, movies and audiobook sell for $1.00. The Friends of the Library have worked hard to bring you a great book sale!

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SSB Relay for Life Team Fundraiser - March 13, 2015
Submitted by Whitney Burgay

The Shelby Savings Bank Relay for Life team is hosting a raffle! We will be raffling off 4 different items.

  1. Two Yeti Coolers in tan (Tunder 45 & Tundra 75)
  2. Beretta A300 Outlander 12 Gauge Shotgun Camo Max5
  3. 128GB Apple iPad (gold) w/ $100 iTunes giftcard
  4. Samsung 55” LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV

Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. To purchase raffle tickets, come by the main branch on Selma Street, or contact a member of the SSB Relay for Life team. Winners will be drawn and announced on May 15th at the Relay for Life. Help us support this great cause and purchase some tickets!

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Huxley
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Concealed Handgun License Class - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Gerald Huddleston

A Texas Concealed Handgun License Class will be held in Huxley on Saturday, April 25th beginning at 8:00 am.

Classroom instruction, written test, and handgun proficiency will be conducted in accordance with state requirements.

Contact Gerald Huddleston at 936-488-3763 or Huddcotraining@gmail.com

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Lydia Baptist Church Host Relay for Life Garage Sale - April 23, 2015
Submitted by Amy Oswalt

Lydia Baptist Church will host a Relay for Life Fundraiser garage sale on Friday, April 24th from 8am - 5pm and Saturday, April 25th from 8am - 12pm in the church gym on FM 139 in Huxley, Texas. New Items have been added.

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Strong Cemetery Annual Homecoming - April 13, 2015
Submitted by Yanci Hendricks

Strong Cemetery Annual Homecoming Huxley, Texas is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 2014. Bring your favorite dish and lunch at 12 Noon!!! If you are unable to attend, mail donations to: Strong Cemetery Fund, P.O. BOX 1383, Center, Texas 75935.

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Joaquin VFD Annual Spring Fundraiser - April 24, 2015
Composed by J.J. Ford

Mark your calendar for great food, excitement, and a cake walk. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the fire station. There will be BBQ plates for sale starting at 11am and the fire department will once again have a Jaws of Life demonstration. Don't leave early or you will miss the cake walk which will begin at 6pm.

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Truitt Cemetery Annual Homecoming - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Ruby Switzer

Truitt Cemetery will hold its annual homecoming Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 am on County Road 3173, Joaquin, Texas. Everyone is invited.

Please bring your favorite dish and lunch will be held at 12:00 PM.

The program will include Terri Lacher and her husband. Robert. Also, the Daughters of the Republic will give a presentation on the DRT trunk which shows many articles that were used in the past.

Come and stay awhile and enjoy fellowship with our kinfolk and the honoring of our past loved ones.

In case of inclement weather, we will be meeting at The First Baptist Church, Joaquin, Texas at the same time.

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Joaquin Sets Transfer Deadline - April 17, 2015
Submitted by Jennifer McCann

Parents of students living outside of the Joaquin Independent School District who wish for their child(ren) to attend Joaquin schools during the 2015-16 school year must request a transfer no later than May 8th, 2015. This request applies to both old and new transfer students both in-and out-of-state.

Approved transfers will be required to pay an annual tuition before the first day of school to attend. Students from grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th will be considered at this time.

To request an application, please contact Jennifer McCann at the JISD Administration Office at 936-269-3128, Ext. 221.

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Joaquin ISD Notice of School Board Election - April 13, 2015
Submitted by Jennifer McCann

Notice of Election
(Aviso De Eleccion)

To the Registered Voters of Joaquin, Texas:
(A los votantes registrados en Joaquin, Texas)

Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a. m. to 7:00 p. m., on Saturday, May 9, 2015, for voting in a general election to elect 2 school board trustee members for Joaquin ISD. (Notificación es dada que los centros electorales estarán abiertos de 7:00 de la mañana a 7:00 de la noche., el sábado, 9 de mayo del 2015, para votar en una elección general para elegir 2 miembros como fideicomisarios del consejo escolar para Joaquin ISD.)

Election Day Polling Places:

  • Joaquin Independent School District Administration Office located at 11109 US Hwy 84 East, Joaquin, Texas (El Centro Electoral del Día de las Elecciones: Oficina de Administración de Joaquin ISD localizada en 11109 US Highway 84 East, Joaquin, Texas)
  • Huxley Volunteer Fire Department located at 11862 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas. (Departamento de Bomberos Voluntarios de Huxley, 11862 FM 2694, Shelbyville, Texas)

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at the Joaquin ISD Administration Office located at 11109 US Highway 84 East, Joaquin, Texas between the hours of 8:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m. beginning on Monday, April 27, 2015 and ending on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (La votación anticipada por apariencia personal será realizada cada día laborable en la Oficina de Administración de Joaquin ISD localizada en 11109 US Highway 84 East, Joaquin, Texas entre las horas de 8:00 de la mañana hasta las 4:00 de la tarde empezando el lunes, 27 de abril del 2015 y terminando el martes, 5 de mayo del 2015.)

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: Jennifer McCann, Joaquin ISD, 11109 US Highway 84 East, Joaquin, Texas. Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of the business day on May 1, 2015. (Las aplicaciones para la votación por correo serán enviadas a: Jennifer McCann, Joaquin ISD, 11109 US Highway 84 East, Joaquin, Texas. La votación por correo debe ser recibida no más tardar del 1 de mayo del 2015.)

Issued this the 23rd day of March, 2015. (Emitada este día el 23 de marzo del 2015.)
Signed: Jennifer McCann, Election Clerk

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City of Joaquin Notice of May 9th General Election - April 10, 2015
Submitted by Amanda Willey, City Secretary

City of Joaquin Notice of the May 9, 2015 General Election
(Aviso De Election Mayo 09, 2015)

To the Registered Voters of Joaquin, Texas:(A los votantes registrados de Joaquin Texas):

Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm on May 9, 2015, for voting in an Election to elect a Mayor and (2) Two At-Large City Council members. (Notifiques, por la presente, es dado que los centros electorales listaron estará abajo abierto del 7:00 de la mañana a 7:00 de la tarde, en el 09 de mayo de 2015, para votar en una elección para elegir a un alcalde y Ayuntamiento de At-Large dos(2)miembros).

Location(s) of Polling Places (Las unbicaciones de Centros Electorales)
1109 HWY 84E Joaquin , Texas 75954

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at 124 N. Preston Street, Joaquin, Texas 75954 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm; beginning on April 27, 2015 and ending on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Votación temprana en persona se llevará a cabo cada día laborable en 124 N. Preston Street, Joaquin, Texas 75954 entre las horas de 8:00 y 16:00; comenzando el 27 de abril de 2015 y terminando en martes, 05 de mayo de 2015..)

Extended early voting hours will be held at the same location as follows: (Votar temprano adicional será tenido en la misma ubicación de la siguiente manera:)
April 28, 2015 and April 29, 2015, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo deberan enviarse a)
Amanda Willey, Early Voting Clerk, 124 N. Preston, P.O. Box 237, Joaquin, Texas 75954

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on (Las aplicaciones para vataciones por correo deben ser recibidas no luego que el fin del negocio en)
April 30, 2015

Issued this the 27th day of January 2015
(Esto publicó el día 27 de enero de 2015)
Michael Wood , Mayor

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Joaquin Elementary 2015-2016 Pre-K & Kindergarten Signup - April 8, 2015
Submitted by Jennifer McCann

Joaquin Elementry will holding their annual Pre-K and Kindergarden registration on Thursday, May 7th from 8:30 am-10am

Parents wishing to signup their children for 2015-16 school will need to bring:

-Parent/Guardian ID
-Social Security Card
-Birth Certificate
-3 Proofs of Residency
-Shot Record
-Proof of Income (PK only)

There will be a brief screening of both Pre-K and Kindergarten age children.

Pre-K students must be four years old and Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1st 2015

All students must be potty trained.

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Joaquin Youth Belize Mission Trip Chicken Spaghetti Plate Fundraiser - March 18, 2015
Submitted by Diane Pitts

The youth of First Baptist Church of Haslam are hosting a Chicken Spaghetti plate fundraiser Sunday, March 22, 2015 following morning service at noon. Make a donation to the youth group for upcoming missions and receive a plate of chicken spaghetti, green beans, salad, a dessert and a drink until 2pm. Plates are dine in or carry out.

Money raised helps offset the cost of the church youth to go on a mission trip to Belize which is being organized by Bro. Gordon Vaughn and includes youth from all over Shelby County. FBC of Haslam youth are also planning mission trips to Dallas and to Washington D.C. to volunteer with homeless shelters and/or nursing homes.

The youth group has upcoming fundraisers planned for painting with a twist and possibly a fish fry.

Photo: On Wednesday, March 18th the group held a chicken plate fundraiser at the church and plates included chicken halves, beans, potato salad, and a drink.

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Rather Cemetery Annual Meeting - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Duane Lout

Rather Cemetery will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4:30pm. The location of the meeting will be Ephesus Baptist Church in the fellowship hall which is on Hwy 87S 4 miles from Shelbyville. For more information or questions, please contact either Jack Lout (936)598-2694 or Duane Lout (936)598-7943.

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Hope Project Taking Donations for Trash to Treasure Event - April 17, 2015
Submitted by Maria Sales

The Hope Project is now taking donations for the Trash to Treasure Event to be held May 2, 2015 from 9am to 3pm on the square in downtown Tenaha. All proceeds of the sale will help fund supplies for our 1st Annual Back to School Bash for Shelby County! Drop off all items at the Administration office at 627 N. Center Street in Tenaha, Texas.

Leading up to the event Monday - Thursday from 8-5 and Friday from 8-6, anytime you have items in need of being picked up or if you need them to stay later call ahead.

If you have any questions please give us a call at 936-248-4648.

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Tenaha ISD Notice of School Board Election - April 9, 2015
Submitted by Brenda Lucas

Notice of Election
(La NOTA DE la ELECCION)

To the Registered Voters of Tenaha, Texas:
(A los votantes registrados Tenaha, Texas)

Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a. m. to 7:00 p. m., on Saturday, May 09, 2015, for voting in a general election to elect 3 school board trustee members. (Notifiquese por la presente es dado que los centros electorales listaron estará abajo abierto de 7:00 a. M. a 7:00 P. M., el sábado, el 09 de mayo de 2015, para votar en una elección general elegir 3 miembros de fideicomisario de tabla de escuela.)

On Election Day, voters must vote in their precinct where registered to vote: Tenaha Board of Trustee Precinct is 8.

Election Day Polling Place: Tenaha Independent School District Board Room (Tiger Den) located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas. (El Centro Electoral del Día de las elecciones: Tenaha Sala de juntas que Independiente de Distrito de Escuela situó en 138 College, Tenaha, Texas.)

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at the Tenaha Administration Office located at 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas between the hours of 7:30 a. m. until 3:30 p. m. beginning on Monday, April 27, 2015 and ending on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
(Votando temprano por aspecto será realizado cada día laborable en la Oficina de la Administración de Tenaha situó en 138 College, Tenaha, Tejas entre las horas de 7:30 a. M. hasta 3:30 P. empezando M. el lunes, el 27 de abril de 2015 y terminando el martes, el 5 de mayo de 2015.)

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: Brenda Lucas, P. O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974. Ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of the business day on April 30, 2015.
(Las aplicaciones para la votación por correo serán enviadas a: Brenda Lucas P. O. La caja 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974. La votación por correo debe ser recibida no luego que el fin del día hábil en el 30 de abril de 2015.)

Issued this the 9th day of April, 2015. (Emitada este dia 9th de De el de abril de 2015.)

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Tenaha Beautification and Events Hosting "Trash to Treasures" - March 30, 2015
Submitted by Linda Perry

The Tenaha Beautification and Events Committee will hold another "Trash to Treasures" city wide garage sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9-3. Booths available 10x10 ($25), 10x20 ($35). For information and forms call Linda Perry (936-248-2681) or Becky Barker (936-248-5807). Booth deadline by Thursday, April 30, 2015.

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Reunion for Pioneer Bates Family - April 22, 2015
Submitted by Janelle Barrett

Saturday, May 2 – A reunion for descendants of John Hardy Bates and William W. Bates (sons of David and Rebecca Smith Bates) will be held starting at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall of Timpson First United Methodist Church at 312 Austin St., Timpson, TX.

Bring a covered dish. Welch and other relatives of the family are also welcome. Call 936-254-2618 for information.

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Timpson Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Bike Rally - April 16, 2015
Submitted by Paul Smith

The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Annual BBQ Cook-Off & Bike Rally will be held Friday, May15th - Saturday, May16th at Frontier RV Park and Storage, located just South of Timpson on US Hwy 59.

Friday night, we will have our BBQ Dance from 8 - 10PM (Free Admission), with live entertainment from the one and only, Curtis Daniels! Saturday, gates will open at 10:30 AM to the public. Saturday admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 are free.

We will have a total of $2600 in cash prizes for cooking teams this year. Grand Champion will receive $500, with the following winners in each category; 1st Place $400, 2nd Place $200, & 3rd Place $100. Categories are Beef, Pork and Chicken. The Baked Beans Contest is a $15 buy in and winner takes all.

We will also have entertainment throughout the day, Arts & Craft vendors, Pie walk, plenty of food for tasting available to the public and a Motorcycle Rally. Barrel Train will return for children to ride all over park.

This year will include our first annual Kite Flying Contest, sponsored by Timpson Tamco. Trophies will be awarded for Smallest Kite, Largest Kite, Most Colorful Kite, Best Homemade Kite and Highest Kite Flown.

For more information or to register as a team or vendor contact Paul Smith @ 936-254-3161 or Dustin Norris @ 936-332-2976.

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City of Timpson Notice of May 9th General Election - April 9, 2015
Submitted by Barbara Hunt, City Secretary

City of Timpson Notice of the May 9, 2015 General Election
(Aviso De Election Mayo 09, 2015)

To the Registered Voters of Timpson, Texas:
(A los votantes registrados del Timpson Texas)

Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm on May 9, 2015, for voting in a General Election to elect Three (3) Council members. (Advieta por la presente es dado que los centros electorales listaron estará abajo abierto del 7:00 de la mañana a 7:00 de la tarde, en el 09 de mayo de 2015, para votar en una Elección general elegir trace (2) miembros de Concilio)

Location(s) of Polling Places (Las unbicaciones de Centros Electorales)
836 Bear Drive, Timpson, Texas 75975

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at 456 Jacob Street, Timpson, Texas 75975 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm; beginning on April 27, 2015 and ending on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Votando temprano por aspecto será realizado cada día laborable en 456 Calle de Jacob, Timpson, Tejas 75975 entre las horas de 8:00 de la mañana y 5:00 principio de la tarde el 27 de abril de 2015 y terminandoen el 5 de mayo de 2015.)

Additional early voting will be held at the same location as follows: (Votar temprano adicional será tenido en la misma ubicación de la siguiente manera:)
April 27, 2015 thru May 5, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Extended early voting hours will be held at the same location as follows: (Votar temprano adicional será tenido en la misma ubicación de la siguiente manera:)
April 28, 2015 and April 30, 2015, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo deberan enviarse a)
Leslie Leathers, Early Voting Clerk, 456 Jacob Street, P.O. Box 369, Timpson, Texas 75975

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on (Las aplicaciones para vataciones por correo deben ser recibidas no luego que el fin del negocio en)
April 30, 2015 by 12:00 am

Issued this the 17th day of February 2015
(Publicado este el dia duodécimo defebruary 2015)
Debra P. Smith, Mayor

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Hospice of East Texas Announces Free Community Grief Activity - April 24, 2015
Submitted by Jessica Henderson

The Hospice of East Texas annouces a free community grief activity which will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 9 - 11am at the Master Gardener's Demonstration at the corner of Main Main and Universtiy Drive's "Walk of Friends."

Self-care is an important part of grieving and gardening is a wonderful way to replenish and refuel when you are feeling low. Join us April 25 at the Hospice of East Texas Walk of Friends for a fun morning of creativity, support, and fellowship. The Walk of Friends is a circular path of bricks that have been etched with names and memorials of loved ones.

We will be making stepping stones that participants will get to take home. We will also be planting trees and shrubs around the Walk of Friends. We will end our morning with a balloon release.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome! In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule.

Call now to register at 936-560-9277, ext 127.

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Gunnin' 4 Fun Skeet Shoot - April 23, 2105
Submitted by Sandy Risinger

The Gunnin' 4 Fun Skeet Shoot will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2015 with proceeds to benefit Nacogdoches County 4H Shotgun Club, Breakin' Clays -- Buildin' Futures!

Registration starts at 8am at the Nacogdoches Skeet Club. $400 per team (4 shooters) limited to 16 teams. Deadline for registration is May 16th, 2015. Sponsor opportunities are available. Lunch is included in entry fee. Additional lunches available for purchase. Cash payouts for 1st and 2nd place teams & 1st and 2nd place individual. Each shooter is responsible for their own gun, plus ear & eye protection.

For more information email nac4h.shotgunclub@yahoo.com direct questions to Clayton Cogburn at 936-234-9386

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Lake Area BeeKeepers Monthly Meeting - April 22, 2015
Submitted by Malcolm Turner

The Lakes Area Beekeepers Association will meet at 7:00 p.m., May 5, 2015, at the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce located at 611 W Columbia St, San Augustine, TX 75972. LABA President James Laughlin will give a presentation on trapping bees.

Visitors and new members are always welcome. The club offers classes and help for beekeepers and those interested in beekeeping, from beginners to professionals with many years of selling bees and honey.

LABA meets on the second Tuesday each month at the above location. Membership is $25 per year for a family.

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BBQ Fundraiser for Chris Brown - April 16, 2015
Submitted by Shelis Ponder

There will a barbaque fundraiser for Chris Brown to be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 10am to 2pm in the Shelby Savings Bank parking lot. The fundraiser is to help with medical expenses for Chris.

The cost of each plate will be $10 and consist of leg quarters, saugage, beans, potato salad, bread, dessert and drinks. There will also be raffle baskets and T-shirts can be ordered

Pre-sale orders need to be made by 12pm Thursday, April 30th.

To place orders or for more information contact Shelia Ponder at (936)201-7497, Misty Ramirez at (936)201-0484 or Masha K. at marsha.k.davis@gmail.

Donations can be made at Shelby Savings Bank in San Augustine.

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Front Porch Music Festival - April 15, 2015
Submitted by David Young

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, people who love live music should come to Millard’s Crossing Historic Village’s second annual Front Porch Music Festival - a Village fundraising event which will begin at 4:00 pm and into the evening until 9:00 pm.
This musical evening will feature different acts on three different stages, surrounded by the historic buildings at Millard’s Crossing. Participating musicians will play a wide variety of music from blues to blue grass and people can bring their own instruments, if they like, so they can jam with others under the trees.

Visitors are welcome to bring in their deck chairs, blankets, coolers, and claim a spot. Then they can relax and stroll the grounds where they can listen to the many talented musicians who will be performing or round up a crew of their own.

There will be many local favorites among the acts, such as Chris Edwards, Tim Bryant, Mickey Lynn, “Pine Hollow” organized by John Hazelwood, and the Sabine River Brass Brand. We’re also thrilled to welcome the Central Heights Youth Orchestra, who will be starting the night out on the Burrows House Stage!

The Millard’s Crossing Country Store will be open for business where people can buy a bit of nostalgia such as old-timey toys, hand-made items, books, and t-shirts. There will multiple vendors serving great food for everyone as hunger strikes.

The entry fee will be $5 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, and $10 per cooler. The event is BYOB and parking is free at the Millard Flea Market next to the Village. Entrance to the Village will be through the side gate from the Flea Market.
For more information, make sure to check our website at www.millardscrossing.org or call Millard’s Crossing at 936-564-6631.

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Calvary Abundant Life Tabernacle Putting Together Recipe Book - April 9, 2015
Submitted by Marcy Meeks

Calvary Abundant Life Tabernacle is putting together a unique southern home-style cookbook. This cookbook (8 1/2 x 11) will contain hundreds of recipes from your kitchen to kitchens from various towns in Eastern Texas and NW Louisiana. There will be a special section for old-fashioned home-made jams, jellies, pickles and much more (canning recipes, etc...); a section containing herbal remedies and the practical uses of essential oils for your health. Different sections contains recipes for desserts, beverages, canning, main dishes and entrees...etc. There will be an elite section for restaurants in Eastern Texas and NW Louisiana to show off their favorite home-style recipes as well.

Send in your grandmother's favorite recipes, herbal remedies and much more. Please type your recipes with your name and address, phone number and who authored the recipe. Along with the recipe include a brief bio along with where the recipe originated. A photo of the prepared dish is also appreciated, but not necessary.

Calvary Abundant Life Tabernacle is located at 2413 Bethel Rd., Logansport LA 71049.

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Junk in the Trunk Trades Day - March 12, 2015
Submitted by Tracie Cox

501 West Columbia is the place for the quarterly Junk in the Trunk! Save the date! The date to remember is Saturday, May 2nd. The San Augustine Main Street is seeking participants and shoppers for the quarterly Junk in the Trunk event. The event is essentially a trades day. It will be held in Santa Fe Park in the grassy area near the caboose and Ayish Bayou.

We welcome you to participate or just shop! We all have those items at home that we can get rid of--- items that are too good to throw away but are just in the way! Rent a space for $5 and sell items out of the car. Come on up as early as 9am, set up your space and start selling at 10am until 2pm

This is a great way to spend time with family and even have a picnic in the park. San Augustine has a variety of “one of a kind restaurants” through-out the city. They are ready to serve the community!

Call for more information. Vendor forms are available at Main Street, 100 W. Columbia Street (County Courthouse –301 B) (936)201-9798 or (936)275-3172.

The Main Street Advisory Board committee chair, Robert Fitzpatrick will be on hand to assist.

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