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Time to Vote for Your Favorite Pumpkin - October 24, 2014
Submitted by Tracy Galindo

It's voting time at The Little Fox a Marketplace! Local artists have made some spectacular creations with their metal pumpkins. Now it's your turn to choose the winner!!!! Deadline to cast your vote at The Little a Fox Marketplace is Saturday, October 25th at 4 pm.

By voting, you are also entering into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate!!!

The public is also invited to an Open House/awards presentation from 5 to 6 on Tuesday, October 28th.

The Little a Fox Marketplace is located on the historic Center Square. The contest is sponsored by db Metal Art and The Little Fox Marketplace. Please call 936-590-4422 for more information.


Library Book Sale, All Books Half Price - October 24, 2014
Submitted by Joan Huff

Friday, Oct 24th, at 10:00 the Friends of the Library are offering all books at half price at the library book sale. Paperbacks are .25, hardbacks .50, videos .50 and audio books .50. A wide selection of like new books is available. Library will be open until 6pm.

Saturday morning from 9:00 until 12 noon, a sack of books of your choice are available for $1:00. The sale ends at noon on Saturday. All proceeds from the Friends of the Library sale benefit the Fannie Brown Booth Library, located at 619 Tenaha Street across from the Family Dollar Store.


Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces theme “Christmas at the North Pole” - October 20, 2014

Register now for the float contest and vendor booths

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2014 parade theme, "Christmas at the North Pole", which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Categories for the 2014 Christmas at the North Pole themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize. The Christmas Parade Committee cordially invites schools, churches and non-profit organizations to register for free vendor booth space during the parade.

The number of vendor booth spaces is limited and are currently being accepted and must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the deadline on Monday, November 24, 2014. Vendor booth acceptance letters will be mailed to the organization upon application approval. Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must also be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by Monday, November 24, 2014. Both Vendor Booth Space and Parade Float applications with entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at www.shelbycountychamber.com.

In keeping with the established holiday tradition, this year’s parade guarantees a time of grand celebration with fun and excitement for everyone. The parade will feature a special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus himself!

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.


Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers - October 16, 2014
Submitted by Lynn Stanford

The Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers will have a meeting on November 3rd at 7pm at the Pizzeria in Center Texas. Any student in the 9th through 12 grade can join. Please come and be a part of some great fun and scholarship opportunity. You can Contact Lynn Stanford at 903-754- 4731.


Miss Merry Christmas and Mister Happy Holidays Pageant - October 14, 2014
Submitted by Shelia Burch

The 19th Annual Miss Merry Christmas and Mister Happy Holidays Pageant will be held December 6 at Center Jr High in Center, Texas. There are age groups from 0-5 for boys and 0-19 for girls and it's only $45 to enter if entry is paid by November 7. Contestants will wear their favorite Holiday or Winter attire and this is the perfect beginner pageant. All contestants will receive a crown, custom tote bag and candy bag.

For more information or entry forms go by M&M Insurance on Hurst St, call 936-590-0120 or 332-9610.


Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library Double Irish Chain Quilt Fundraiser - October 14, 2014
Submitted by Melba Gillis

This beautiful queen-sized quilt lovingly made by Margaret Smith will be raffled to benefit the Fannie Brown Booth Library. Chances will be sold at the library and at the library book sale (October 21-25) for $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00. Don't miss your chance to own this hand-made beauty!


VFW Seeking Teacher of the Year Entries - September 30, 2014
Submitted by Larry Hume, Brochure

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary are seeking entries for their 2015 Citizenship Education Teacher Awards, Grades K-12. The VFW wants to identify and recognize America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in students. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award.

Awards are divided into three grades, K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. All current classroom teachers (teaching at least half of the school day in a classroom environment) are eligible. The first step is to fill out the nomination form and in 350 words or less describe why you feel your nominee should be selected. Your nomination is due to Larry Hume, VFW Post 8904 Quartermaster by November 1, 2014. Post level winners will then provide a one-page resume and up to five pages of documentation of their teaching experience.

Cash awards are made at the post, district and state levels of competition. The national winner receives a $1,000 cash prize; their school also receives a $1,000 award along with plaques and an all-expense paid trip to attend a national VFW/Auxiliary event.

Call Larry Hume at 598-2976 to have an entry form emailed to you or stop by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha St., Center to pick up a copy.


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.


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.


Center PD Hosting Blood Drive - October 24, 2014
Submitted by Amy Lindley

Center Police Department will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, October 24th, 2014 in the Center PD Training Room at the Police Department located at 1020 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. The blood drive will start at 12pm noon and end at 6pm. Contact Amy Lindley 936-598-2788 to set up a time to donate. Eat, Drink, and Bring I.D. to donate. T-shirts will be given to those who attempt to donate. For more information contact The Blood Center of East Texas, 3520 North University Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75965, (936) 560-3054 or go to www.giveblood.org to schedule online.


Center Varsity Baseball Team Hosting Halloween in the Hole - October 24, 2014
Submitted Larry Horn

The Center Varsity Baseball Team is inviting all area businesses to be a part of the Halloween in the Hole, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm. Since there is no longer a Trick or Treat night on the square for the little ones, we are asking local businesses clubs or civic organizations to set up a table at the Varsity Field and allow Trick or Treaters to come and enjoy.

We will follow the candy giveaway with a fun ballgame with our players in costume. If you are interested in being a part of this historic event, contact John Micheal Burns at 936-488-1587 or Larry Horn at 936-590-2965. All you need is a card table, your company banner or sign and some candy. Come have some fun with all the kids.

For all you kids, 12 and under, you are invited to join in the fun, Trick or Treating a few days early. Come on out and walk thru the park getting candy and having fun. Everyone is invited, trophies will be given out for the best Halloween costumes.


Hallelujah Night at Center Christian Fellowship - October 23, 2014
Submitted by Cherry Murphree

Hallelujah Night is a community event. This year the night of excitement will be on Saturday, November 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Center Christian Fellowship. It is a Christian alternative to what the world calls “Halloween”. It’s free, free, free! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship. Every child that comes will win lots of candy and prizes by playing the various games we have to offer.

This night of excitement will take place at Center Christian Fellowship located at 2471 U.S. Highway 96 North in Center, Texas. We would love for you to come. There will be games, bounce houses, rock climbing, face painting, crafts, cake walk, etc. There will be cotton candy, snow cones, fried Oreos, funnel cake, hot dogs, popcorn and more.


Christmas Comedy Tour With Travis Crim - October 23, 2014

A Christmas Comedy Tour with Travis Crim will be on Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 at Center First Baptist Church. The event is sponsored by Smyrna Baptist.

First Baptist Praise band will open the night followed by a performance by Travis Crim. Then we will have a short devotion.

Contact info: Rusty Hall 318-422-1511

Everyone is Welcome for a night of fun and worship!


Shelby County Cruisers to Host Trunk or Treat - October 21, 2014
Rose Specter

The Shelby County Cruisers will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event. It will be on October 31 at First Baptist Church from 5pm until the candy runs out.


Newburn Chapter #1135 Chicken Dressing Dinner - October 21, 2014

Newburn Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 1135 will hold a 26th Annual Chicken Dressing Dinner on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 11:00am - 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 217 Cora Street, Center, TX. $6.00 per plate. Dine in or take out. Please contact Dot Messer at 936-254-2003.


Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic (PD Ad) - October 21, 2014

Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic every fourth Saturday from 10-3p. The next clinic will take place on October 25, 2014 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. We are taking appointments for our spay/neuter service starting in November. Info can be found at www.dehartvetservices.doodlekit.com or call 352-327-2400. For questions: dehartveterinaryservices@yahoo.com or call 352-327-2400.


The McClelland Family Reunion 2014 - October 20, 2014
Submitted by Gayle Booth

Like branches on a tree, Our lives may grow in, Different directions, Yet our roots remain the same!

Saturday, November 1, 2014, the McClelland Family invites all of our family and friends to the Center Community House, 425 San Augustine, Center, Texas from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am for a family celebration filled with family, friends, food and fun!

Looking forward to seeing ALL of you! For more information please contact: Ms. Brenda McClelland Hill 936.591.5186 or Ms. Vanessia McClelland 936.205.4691.


Blessing Box Food Drive - October 20, 2014
Submitted by Barbara Moton

The Blessing Box located on Porter Street in Center, TX. is hosting a non-perishable food can drive from October until Christmas.

Please donate to support this ministry. Contact Eva Fuller at 572-8857 or Barbara Moton at 332-8400.


Newburn OES Chicken Dressing Dinner - October 18, 2014
Submitted by Ronbecky Barker

Newburn Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #1135 will be serving their 26th annual chicken dressing dinner on Friday, October 31, 2014. Time will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Location: First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on 217 Cora Street in Center, TX. A donation of $6.00 will be accepted. This will be dine in or take out. Contact: Dot Messer at 936-254-2003 for information.


Fannie Brown Booth Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Starts Tuesday Morning - October 21, 2014
Submitted by Melba Gillis

Be ready to brave the crowds lining up Tuesday morning outside the Fannie Brown Booth Library, waiting for the Semi-Annual Book Sale to begin so they can select books, audiobooks and movies for only $1.00 or less!

The week-long bargain hunter’s delight starts at 10:00 a.m. on October 21 and runs until 6:00 p.m. daily, with new merchandise being placed on the shelves hourly! The final day of the sale is Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 619 Tenaha St in Center.

Don’t miss this opportunity to score fabulous mysteries, cookbooks, movies and so much more!


Capt. Jesse Amason Camp #282 SCV October Meeting - October 16, 2014
Submitted by Jim Barrett

The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting, Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM. Jerry Don Watt will speak on "Tom Green's Calvary 48 Hours Before the Battle of Mansfield".

As reminder, we will not have our regular meeting in November or December, but we will join with Gen. Horace Randal Camp #1533 in Carthage for a Holiday Party. More Information later.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and any male descendant of a confederate soldier who was in good standing is eligible to join. The public is welcome. Those wishing to eat are asked to arrive about 6:00 PM so you’ll be ready for the program. Contact Jim Barrett (936) 254-2618 for additional information.


Sons of the Republic of Texas - October 16, 2014
Submitted by Don Casto, Gateway to Texas Chapter, Sons of the Republic of Texas

The Gateway to Texas Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas will meet on Thursday, October 23, at 7:00 PM at the First Ladies in Texas Building on the Courthouse Square in Center. (next to the band stand) Tom Gann, the SRT District Representative will bring the program on east Texas' Milton Irish, one of the few survivors of the Massacre at Goliad in 1836. SRT members, prospective members and guests are urged to attend.

Members of the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will provide refreshments and the DRT Chapter is invited to attend the meeting. For more information call Nolan Sholar at 269-4266.


30th Annual Pate Reunion - October 15, 2014
Submitted by Greg Grant

Please join the annual Pate family celebration on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the First Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas. Doors will be opened at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Eating utensils, napkins, bread, and drinks will be provided. There will be a silent auction so please find some interesting item for the auction table. These proceeds help cover the reunion expenses.

All Pate relatives are invited to attend this 30th annual reunion; reminisce about the past, enjoy the day, and plan for the future. For more information, call 936-598-4530.


Center High School Pack the Place Pink Set for Nov. 7th - October 7, 2014
Submitted by Jenny Cassell

The annual Pack the Place Pink game has been set for Friday November 7th at the Center vs Gladewater game. As always shirts will be available beginning on Friday, October 24th and all profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to order a shirt, contact Margo Williams at Center High School. Her email address is margo.williams@centerisd.org or you can visit the front office of CHS. Shirts will also be available at the following businesses: Hot Headz, John C. Rogers Coffee Shop, Scent Shack, Center Glass & Hughes Florist. They are $20. Money will be collected for the shirts when they are delivered. As always thanks for supporting such a great cause. ~CHS Cheer and Margo Williams.


Center High School Cheerleaders Hosting Mini Cheer Camp November 1st - October 6, 2014
Submitted by Jenny Cassell

The Center High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Mini Cheer Camp on Saturday, November 1st from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Center High School Gym. It will be offered to grades PreK4 through 5th Grade and forms will be placed in the front offices of FL Moffett, Center Elementary School, and Center Intermediate School.

All forms and money will be due back to the designated front office no later than Friday, October 17th. The Mini Cheerleaders will perform at the Center vs. Gladewater game on Friday, November 7th.

For more information, contact Center High School Cheer Sponsor, Margo Williams.


Friends of the Library Quilt Fundraiser - October 21, 2014
Submitted by Melba Gillis

Friends of the Library have tickets available now for a beautiful queen-sized double Irish chain quilt lovingly made by Margaret Smith which will be raffled to benefit the Fannie Brown Booth Library. Chances are available at the library and at the library book sale (October 21-25) for $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00. Don't miss your chance to own this hand-made beauty!

Drawing will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Winner need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library.


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.


Excelsior School Red Ribbon Week Celebration - October 23, 2014

Excelsior School will be taking part in a week long program called Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week was designed to create an awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. The national theme this year is "Love yourself- Be Drug Free".

The following activities are planned for the week of Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31:

Monday October 27 - Red Day. We encourage everyone to wear red. Students will sign a Drug Free Pledge and receive a Drug Free Brag Tag.

Tuesday, October 28 - Sun Glasses Day. All students will receive a pair of sun glasses to "shade out" drugs.

Wednesday, October 29 - Twins Day. Find a friend and dress alike. All students will receive a red ribbon pencil.

Thursday, October 30 - Camo Day. Students wear camouflage to "hide out" from drugs. Everyone receives a red ribbon bracelet.

Friday, October 31 - Costume Day. Students are allowed to wear their costumes to school to scare away drugs. (Costumes must follow student dress code. No weapons or blood.) All students will receive Say No to Drugs Halloween suckers.

We are looking forward to a fun, exciting week!


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.


Lydia Baptist Church Fall Festival - October 23, 2014
Submitted by Debbie Gilchrist

Fall Festival Lydia Baptist Church will be hosting a fall festival on Saturday, November 1st at 12 noon. There will be games, bouncy house, hayride, chili cook-off, candy, horse shoes, non-scary costumes contest, cake walk and lots more. Join us for the fun and fellowship. The hayride leaves at 1pm.



Joaquin ISD Veterans’ Day Program - October 22, 2014
Submitted by Wanda Scruggs

Joaquin ISD Veterans’ Day Program 2014 will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in the JHS Gymnasium starting at 9:00am.

Please contact Wanda Scruggs at 269-3127, (extension 423 ) by Friday, November 7th if you plan to attend the program.

All veterans and their families will be honored with a breakfast in the JHS Library following the program.


JISD Red Ribbon Week - October 20, 2014
Submitted by Wanda Scruggs

Red Ribbon Week 2014 Activities
October 20 – 24, 2014

Banner Contest

• Grades 6 through 12
• Each 2nd period class will design a banner to hang on the wall outside of their classroom. ( Mike Lawson, Cooper, McCann, and Vance; you may pick another class period besides 2nd since it is conference)
• Banners should be displayed on wall next to teacher’s door by Friday, October 24th. Any teacher that has a class in the outside building, please bring into the main hallway and hang. On the bottom right hand corner of the banner you must have the teacher’s name and the class period that decorated the banner. ALL banners must be hung by Friday,

October 24th.

• Banners will be judged on Monday, October 27th.

1st place: Popcorn Party
2nd place: Free ice cream coupon
3rd place: Surprise

Monday, October 27th

• Can Food contest
• First period teachers will distribute stickers to wear to students. Tell students to wear sticker all week if possible.
• Table in JJHS and JHS hallway of information on consequences of using drugs, alcohol, etc.
• Sign a pledge in the hallway to pledge to be “Drug Free” and put on the banner in the hallway

Tuesday, October 28th

• Can Food Contest
• Announcement of banner decorating contest winner
• Wear red tomorrow for “Drug Free Week”; Surprise will be given out to students/staff wearing red on Wednesday; Picture for yearbook
• Sign a pledge in the hallway to pledge to be “Drug Free” and put on the banner in the hallway
• JJHS Grades 6-8; 8th period; Film on the 3 R’s of Drug Safety

Wednesday, October 29th

• Can Food Contest
• Sign a pledge in the hallway to pledge to be “Drug Free” and put on the banner in the hallway
• Pass out surprise to those dressing red
• Take picture of students wearing red for newspaper and yearbook

Thursday, October 30th

• Grades 9-12: Movie: The Deadly Consequences of Drunk Driving; Period 7 (1:45 in auditorium)

Friday, October 31st

• Draw for prizes for Can Food


Joaquin VFD Community CPR/Basic First Aid Class - October 15, 2014
Submitted by Stephen Ewing

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a FREE community CPR/ Basic First Aid class at the fire station on Saturday, November 1st. This class is open to all members of the community who would like to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Many times, the person in front of you that needs CPR or first aid is NOT a stranger. This is an opportunity to learn what to do when the life of someone you love is in jeopardy. The class is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP by commenting on our Facebook post under Stephen Ewing status, or call Stephen Ewing at (903)-407-3030. We understand that some people may have other plans for this date, so if you can't make it for this class, let us know that you're interested, and we will schedule another one in the spring.


Joaquin Elementary School Kicks-off New Competition - September 26, 2014
Submitted by Renee Alexander

Joaquin Elementary School has kicked off a new competition, "Boys VS. Girls, Who Rules the School?". Boys and girls in Pre-K through 5th grade will compete to see who can turn in the most Box Tops. The competition began on September 22 and will end on October 23. Please clip those Box Tops and send them in to support our school.


Shelbyville Band Booster Meeting - October 21, 2014
Submitted by Lori Alvis, Band Booster President

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have their monthly meeting on Monday, October 27th, at 6pm in the Band Hall. All band parents are asked to attend.


Shelbyville Athletic Booster Club Pecan Fundraiser - October 15, 2014
Submitted by Debbie Gilchrist

Shelbyville Athletic Booster Club is taking orders for pecans. Please see any booster member or call any campus office to order. Payment due when ordering. Orders are due November 5, 2014. Thank You!

For prices and order form click here


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.


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.


Tenaha Beautification & Events Committee Workshop - October 22, 2014
Submitted by Cindy Haltom

Tenaha Beautification & Events Committee will be having a workshop Thursday, October 23, at 6 PM at First Baptist Church - Tenaha.


First Tenaha Tiger Run, 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk - October 6, 2014
Submitted by Brenda Lucas, Race Application

The Tenaha Tiger Cheerleaders are hosting the 1st Annual Tenaha Tiger Run, 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Pre-registration and number pickup is at the Tenaha High School from 8am until 8:45am with race time starting at 9am. Pre-register by Friday, October 24, 2014 to guarantee a t-shirt. Entry fee for the race is $20. Mail entries and fees to Tenaha Cheerleaders, C/O Carrie Jenkins or Amy Collins, P.O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

Entries can also be sent to the school to either Mrs. Jenkins or Mrs. Collins. Make checks payable to Tenaha Cheerleaders.


Mammograms Coming to Shelby County - October 3, 2014
Submitted by Ava Whitener

East Texas Health Access will be in Tenaha, Texas at City Hall on October 28th and 29th working with The Rose out of Houston to do Free Mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so every lady that signs up to get a Mammogram done will get a gift bag when she leaves. We will have refreshments and drinks while they wait.

Ladies must be 40-64 uninsured, and hasnt had a mammogram in last 3 yrs to qualify. They can call 409-384-2099 to sign up. Everything is done by phone.


Timpson ISD Pink Out Game - October 24, 2014
Submitted by Mary Tinkle

Timpson ISD’s annual Pink Out football game will be this Friday night, October 24 when Timpson Bears play the Tenaha Tigers. Although the competition on the field will be fierce between the two teams, Timpson ISD and Tenaha ISD join together in the fight against cancer.

The purpose of Pink Out is to raise awareness of breast cancer, raise money to fight cancer, recognize those who battle against this horrible disease, and remember those who died from breast cancer.

There will be a pink balloon launch on the field after the National Anthem prior to the game.

Each campus will have items for sale during the game that will be donated to the Timpson ISD Relay for Life. The Pink Out committee is Lisa McLawchlin, Nicole Amos and Danielle Smith. TES will sell pink clappers and pom poms. THS will sell pink bracelets and TMS will sell decorated cookies. TMS Junior Chamber of Commerce will sell chili.

Everyone is encouraged to come to the game to support the Bears and to support this important cause.


Timpson FCCLA Selling Pecans - October 24, 2014
Submitted by Danielle Smith

Timpson FCCLA is selling pecans. Contact Danielle Smith at the high school for ordering information. The deadline to order is Friday, October 24th.

Premium pecan products include: Texas Pecan Pie, Milk Chocolate Caramillicans, Pecan Halves, Honey Roasted Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans, Roasted Salted Pecans, Milk Chocolate Pecans, White Chocolate Pecans, and Chocolate Toffee Pecans.


Trunk or Treat on the Square in Timpson - October 22, 2014
Submitted by Hilda Pena

Trunk or Treat on the Square in Timpson will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 starting at 6pm. Plaza Street will be closed to traffic at 5:30pm. Prizes for 2 Best Costumes will be awarded for $25 each! Best decorated Trunk or Vehicle will win $50! Prize money for Best Costumes and Best Decorated Trunk is donated by Mayor Debra Smith. Best Baby Costume will receive a $25 prize donated by T&T News. Photos for contest will be taken inside T&T News! The event is sponsored by the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Timpson Ministerial Alliance.


Timpson Veterans' Day Celebration - October 16, 2014
Submitted James Crump

Timpson Veterans' Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Timpson High School Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

All veterans, families, friends and general public are invited. Sponsored by: Timpson ISD and Timpson American Legion Post 90.


San Augustine Trunk or Treat - October 23, 2014

San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce will host Trunk or Treat on the Courthouse Square Monday, October 27th starting at 5:30pm. All businesses and Trick or Treaters are welcome to participate.


Honoring Area Veterans with Free Catfish Dinner - October 16, 2014
Submitted by Patricia Johnson

On November 11th, Tuesday, from 11:00 A.M. until closing, Zack's Restaurant in Logansport will honor all veterans with a free catfish dinner with all the trimmings and a drink.

Zack's restaurant is located at 223 Main Street (697-5360). Each veteran is encouraged to bring some type of proof of service. "We want to show appreciation to our area veterans and hope that they will come out and let us honor them for their service and sacrifice." said Zack.

“Ghosts of the Past” Nighttime Battlefield Tour at Mansfield State Historic Site - October 22, 2014
Submitted by Michael Mumaugh

On Saturday, October 25, Mansfield State Historic Site will re-create the gruesome aftermath of a Civil War battle by taking visitors on a special night tour of the Mansfield battlefield. Authentically costumed tour guides will take visitors onto the battlefield by candle lantern, where re-enactors in period dress will act out various scenes at stops along the trail. Numerous tours will be taken out during the program’s two-hour run.

“This is one of our most popular events,” says Michael Mumaugh, interpretive ranger. “While the program is definitely ‘spooky,’ it is also educational in that it shows the public how truly horrific the aftermath of a Civil War battle could be.” Mumaugh points out the grim work didn’t stop after the sun set. “Surgeons were operating and amputating by candlelight, soldiers were being buried, and perhaps most tragically, wives, daughters and sons were searching the battlefield by lantern, looking for the bodies of loved ones.”

According to Park Manager Scott Dearman, visitors may even experience something “ghostly” while on the tour. “Civil War battlefields are considered some of the most haunted places in America,” says Dearman. But he points out that explaining the real horror that took place 150 years ago is hard enough. “That’s why making the scenes as realistic as possible is important. It shows the aftermath of war is far from glorious.”

The program will run ongoing from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Admission is free. Parents should know that some of the program’s thematic content may be too intense for small children.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is free for this program. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit www.LaStateParks.com. - www.LouisianaTravel.com -

Historic Walking Tours Are Back For Fall - September 22, 2014

NACOGDOCHES – Come hear the stories and see the sights of the oldest town in Texas each Saturday in October, excluding SFA’s homecoming weekend (October 25). Historic downtown walking tours start at 10:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center, located at 200 E. Main St. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the tour. Children 12 and under are free.

"The historic walking tours offer a glimpse of what Nacogdoches was like in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s,” said Jannette Watts, Media and Community Relations Coordinator of the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “They are truly a ‘must do’ for visitors and locals alike who want to explore Nacogdoches’ history with knowledgeable tour guides.”

Historical landmarks on the tour include the last remaining Caddo Indian burial mound in Nacogdoches; Oak Grove Cemetery, home to four signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence; the Old University Building, which is the last remaining University building chartered by the republic of Texas; Zion Hill Baptist Church, which was built by Nacogdoches’ master architect Dietrich Rulfs; the Sterne-Hoya House Museum, which houses the first wine cellar in Texas; and much more. The walking tours take about an hour and a half to complete.

For more information, contact the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-OLDEST-TOWN or www.visitnacogdoches.org. Be our friend on Facebook @ See Nacogdoches.


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