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Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic - August 21, 2014
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Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic every fourth Saturday from 10-3p. The next clinic will take place on August 23, 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. For questions: dehartveterinaryservices@yahoo.com or www.dehartvetservices.doodlekit.com


Free Health Screenings Available in the Shelby County Courthouse - August 20, 2014
Submitted by Jheri-Lynn Smith

Nacogdoches Medical Center is currently at the active Shelby County Courthouse until 12:30pm today Wednesday, August 20, 2014 conducting Free screenings for your cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and weight. The process only takes 10 minutes to participate!

They will return at a future date for those needing Free PVD screenings (check for possible arterial blockages and the potential for a heart attack or stroke).

Take advantage of this Free opportunity!


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.


37th Annual Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Dinner - August 12, 2014

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The 37th Annual Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Dinner will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction at 8:00 p.m.

Gold Table Sponsor: $4,000
Includes Banquet Tickets, Meals, & DU Memberships for 8 people and your choice of a E2, Benelli Super Vinci, Beretta Silver Pigeon, Beretta A400 Extreme, Browning A-5 Citori White Lightning, or Browning X-Bolt .270 White Gold Medallion Rifle!

Silver Table Sponsor: $3,000
Includes Banquet Tickets, Meals, & DU Membership for 8 people and your choice of 1 of 20 guns including: Benelli Vinci, Browning X-Bolt .300 Win Mag, Beretta Tikka T3 .270, Henry Big Boy .45 Long Colt, S&W 5.56 AR, Kimber Custom .45, and many more.

Bronze Table Sponsor: $2,000
Includes Banquet Tickets, Meals, & DU Membership for 8 people and your choice of over 30 great guns.

Dinner Table Sponsor: $750
Includes Banquet Tickets, Meals, & DU Membership for 8 people.

Live auction, silent auction, raffle items, games, seafood buffet, open bar, and FUN!

Contact the following for tickets or auctions

Wil Blackshear - 936-488-0512
Yazoo Thomas - 936-590-0871
Stephen Gamble - 936-275-5222
Thomas Morrison - 936-488-1041
Nathan Phelps - 936-591-2047


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


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.

Local Ranching Event Scheduled August 28 in Center - August 22, 2014
Submitted by Lane Dunn

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, August 28, at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center, Texas. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

The event is free and open to the public.

TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand will provide a law enforcement update and offer ranchers advice on how they can keep their livestock and equipment safe and secure. Mike McCravey, Texas Beef Council Industry Relations Manager, will provide an update on the Texas Beef Checkoff. Additionally, TSCRA staff will update cattle raisers on important legislative issues.

Please RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or rsvp@tscra.org.

To get to the John D. Windham Civic Center, go north on Hwy 96 for 1.2 miles and turn left onto Express Blvd. The civic center will be on the right.

The ranch gathering is sponsored by Novartis Animal Health and Texas Farm Credit. Anyone who joins TSCRA at the gathering will receive a free metal gate sign courtesy of Bayer Animal Health and New Holland Agriculture.

All members of the press are invited to attend.

Growing Closer to God Explored at Lifetree Cafe - August 21, 2014
Submitted by Rick Lindsey

How ancient practices can help us connect with God will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6pm.

The program, titled "Encountering God: What Ancient Practices Can Teach Us Today," features a short film depicting how various groups and individuals have tried to grow spiritually.

"Spirituality isn't new," says Lifetree National Director Craig Cable. "There's a lot to learn from people who have come before us."

Lifetree participants will explore how ancient practices might benefit their own spiritual lives.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Cafe is located at The Little Fox Marketplace, across the corner from The Rio Movie Theater.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where place gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Rick Lindsey at 936-332-8312 or raclindsey@yahoo.com.


Floral Design Fundraiser, Texas Size Bling Coming to CHS - August 20, 2014
Submitted by Jenny Cassell

The Floral Design students will be hosting Texas Size Bling on September 9th from 3:30-6:00 in the Center High School Ag Shop! They will have "already made" Roughrider gear in various sizes that can be purchased on-site as well as a selection of "special order" options for you to choose from! They will have items like shirts, car stickers, and MORE! Preceeds from the sale will benefit the CHS Floral Design Class.

The Process:
1. Come see us in the Ag Shop on 9/9 from 3:30-6:00 to make your purchase/order, payment is due at time of purchase/order.
2. Jessica Shadix (CHS Floral Design teacher) will e-mail out when the "special order" items are ready for pick up- they can be picked up at the same location- Center High School Ag Shop.

Below are examples of the shirts and car stickers made by TSB. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Shadix at Jessica.Shadix@centerisd.org.


Chozen Youth of Abundant Love Ministries Back 2 School Event - August 20, 2014
Submitted by Felicia Cloudy

Chozen Youth of Abundant Love Ministries invites the community to our 1st Annual Back 2 School Outreach Event Saturday, August 23 from 11am - 1 pm. Kids hair styles and cuts offered FREE of charge. FREE School supplies and clothing will be distributed until all is gone. Hope to see you there. God is Good!!


TSCRA Ranch Gathering Event Comes to Center, Texas - August 18, 2014
Submitted by Lane Dunn

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is hosting a TSCRA Ranch Gathering on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 5:30pm until 8pm at the John D. Windham Civic Center. The Ranch Gathering will feature an update on TSCRA activities including a legislative update and law enforcement news. Everyone is welcome to attend an evening full of fun, food, and fellowship. A free beef dinner will be served.

Become a TSCRA member during the event and you will receive a TSCRA gate sign ($40 value), courtesy of Bayer Animal Health and New Holland Agriculture!

Please RSVP to 800-242-7820 ext 192 or rsvp@tscra.org. TSCRA

Special thanks to the premier sponsors of the event, Novartis Animal Health and Texas Farm Credit. The John D. Windham Civic Center is located at 146 Express Blvd, Center, Texas 75935.


CVFD "Fill The Boot" Fundraiser - August 15, 2014
Rodney Mathews, Fire Chief Center Vol. Fire Dept.

The Center Volunteer Fire Department will be on the Center square Saturday August 23rd for the Annual Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser "Fill The Boot." please drop by and help us raise money for MDA.


The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp #282 Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting - August 14, 2014
Submitted by Jim Barrett

The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting, Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.

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."


Center Noon Lions Club Host 2014 Gospel Concert - August 13, 2014
Submitted by Buster Bounds

Center Noon Lions Club announce a great line up of entertainment for their 2014 Gospel Concert fundraiser. Come enjoy the sounds of The Rebels Quartet, The Calvery Boys, and The Calvary Boys Trio on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the John D. Windham Civic Center.

A pre-concert begins and 6:30 and the concert will start at 7pm. Purchase your tickets now from any Center Noon Lions Club member for $10 or at the door for $12.


CHS Alumni Association Accepting Nominations for Alumni Hall of Honor - August 13, 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


VFW Post Recycling - August 11, 2014
Submitted by Larry Hume

VFW Post 8904 would like to remind the public of their recycling program consisting of:

1. Inkjet printer cartridges
2. Laser printer cartridges
3. Cell phones
4. Rechargeable batteries less than 6 pounds
5. US or Texas State Flags

Drop off is at post quartermaster Larry Hume’s place of business, Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha St. Center. Questions call 598-2976.


ETX Colts Semi-Pro Football Tryout Dates - July 25, 2014
Submitted by Alana Fleming

The ETX Colts are having a tryout every Saturday at 3:00 from now until August 30th at the Center high school fields. If you are wanting to tryout, bring your cleats, shorts, gloves etc. This Saturday, July 26th tryouts are being held on the practice field behind the stadium. Come be a part of something great!

Tryout fee of $25 is due at tryouts and is non-refundable. Tryout dates are August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th. Must be at least 18 years of age. For more information contact Joshua Black at 936-332-9554 or Colton Thompson at 936-332-8407. Also see us on Facebook as ETX Colts.


Open Door Baptist Church Summer Feeding Program - June 10, 2014
Submitted by Katie Washington

Al Davis with Open Door Baptist Church and Katie Washington with A Lift for Life Outreach, Dallas, Texas and who is a hometown resident of Center, Texas, would like for your children to join us for the Summer Feeding Program located at 900 Cotton Ford Road.

The Center will be open daily Monday through Friday, June 9th through August 22, 2014 from 8am until 2pm. Free breakfast from 8am until 10am. Free lunch from 12noon until 2pm. There will be activities.

Please come out and show your support for the children and our community. Donations to our Center are welcomed and needed.


Piney Woods Family Outreach Summer Feeding Program - June 10, 2014
Submitted by Katie Washington

Bishop Martin with Piney Woods Family Outreach and Katie Washington with A Lift for Life Outreach, Dallas, Texas and who is a hometown resident of Center, Texas, would like for your children to join us for the Summer Feeding Program located at 255 Haley Drive, Center, Texas, off of Loop 500 and Martin Luther King Drive.

The Center will be open daily Monday through Friday, June 9th through August 22, 2014 from 8am until 2pm. Free breakfast from 9am until 11am. Free lunch from 12noon until 2pm. There will be activities.

Please come out and show your support for the children and our community. Donations to our Center are welcomed and needed


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

September 7th - Church Anniversary - 3pm (Pastor Cedric Grace)
October 27th-29th - Youth Revival - 7:30pm (Pastor Carlos Johnson)


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!



Joaquin ISD Meet the Rams - Augsut 5, 2014
Submitted by Sandra Sims

Meet the Rams 2014 will be on Thursday, August 21 at 6:30pm in the JHS Gym. Everyone come and show your support for all of our kids. Football players, cheerleaders, majorettes, and the Ram Band!

School starts for all Joaquin ISD students on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00AM


Annual Toletha Furlow Memorial Scholarship Fund T-shirts on Sale - August 22, 2014
Submitted by Esther Harrison

Elementary Shirt

The annual Toletha Furlow Memorial Scholarship Fund t-shirts are now on sale. Order forms are available at each Shelbyville principal’s office. Profits from this sale will help furnish scholarships for 2015 Shelbyville High School seniors. The t-shirts will be on sale until September 3.

Two different t-shirts are available for purchase, Spirit Shirt and Elementary Shirt.

Spirit Shirt, front and back


FBC of Shelbyville Invite Kids to an Adventure - August 21, 2014
Submitted by Crystal Dry

First Baptist Church of Shelbyville would like to invite you to come take an ADVENTURE with us this Saturday, August 23rd from 3pm to 8pm. We will have music, crafts, and Bible stories for kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade. You will need to wear your swimsuit with a cover up for some waterslide fun! Afterwards we will have grilled burgers and hotdogs for everyone. So bring a friend and a towel and enjoy the last Saturday of summer with us!


Shelbyville Lions Club Accepting Booth Applications for Festival - August 18, 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).


Tenaha Beautifcation & Events Committee Workshop - August 20, 2014
Submitted by Chantal Hedlund

Tenaha Beautification & Events Committee will have a workshop this Thursday, August 21, at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha at 6 pm. We will be discussing the upcoming Fall Festival Along the Tracks. Hope to see you there.


Tenaha Dumpsters for August - July 28, 2014
Submitted by Doyce Bailey

The City of Tenaha will have available for (A Clean Up) August 22 and August 23, 2014. The dumpsters will be in front of the Tenaha Municipal Bldg located at 238 N. George Bowers Drive. As in the past we are requesting you not put tires, paint, batteries or any Freon items. We would suggest that you do not put house hold garbage in the dumpster. If you contact me I can give you telephone numbers for household trash. If you see Bradley Allen, please thank him as he is a part of this project.


Timpson Area Chamber of Comerce Meeting Set for Thursday - August 22, 2014
Submitted by Paul Smith

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th in the Timpson Library at 5PM. Some of the future activities that should be addressed are as follows:

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce to sponsor:

  • Timpson Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Timpson Homecoming Parade and feeding the football team September 26th
  • Circus October 7th in So So Park
  • Timpson Christmas Parade December 6th at 2PM

All of these and more activities need to be addressed and planned if they are to be successful. All concern members are encouraged to do their best to make meetings when ever possible. Timpson can only grow and prosper if it’s nourished and taken care of. All help is needed.


Nacogdoches VFW "Elvis" Concert - Memories of the Legends - July 29, 2014

Nacogdoches VFW Post 3893 will present “Memories of the Legends” at 3pm on Saturday, August 23. The event will be held at the VFW Post, 2406 Hunter Road. Featured will be tribute artists performing as as; Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

A native of Florence, Alabama, Mike Adams has been astonishing crowds for over 28 years with his amazing tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Mike’s likeness to Elvis in look, voice, moves and stage presence is uncanny.

He has perforned in; Memphis at Graceland, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Pigeon Forge and in hundreds of other cities throughout America.

Mike’s shows are an authentic and exciting musical journey through the years of 1970-1975, when Elvis Presley was touring worldwide. His attention to detail in all aspects of his shows gives you a glimpse of what it was like to have witnessed an Elvis Presley concert. From the jumpsuits, guitars, songs, to the diamond rings, Adams strives to achieve a performace as close to an Elvis Presley concert in the 1970s as possible.

Although Jeff Hornbuckle had been involved music most of his life, it was in 2008 that he was discovered to have the ability to emulate the look and sound of Roy Orbison. He began working with a tribute group called “Classic Legends” out of Florence, Alamama, and auditioned for the part of Tom Jones. A member of the group noticed the similarity to Roy Orbison in Jeff’s voice and he agreed to start working with him on the desired sound. By the group’s next performance, Jeff had captured the voice and look of Roy Orbison. Orbison was one of Elvis Presley’s favorite singers and they became friends in the 1950s, so the pairing of Mike Adams as Elvis and Jeff Hornbuckle as Roy Orbison is a perfect match for an exciting concert event. Mr. Hornbuckle also resides in Florence, Alabama.

From Bowling Green, Kentucky, Roger Robinson performs as Johnny Cash. He began singing at age 5 with his family and his first public performance was at age 9 at his church. Roger won several state competitions singing in high school. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for 4 years. When he was discharged from the Army, he became a carpenter and owned his own business for several years. In 2001, Roger was singing in a quartet in a small church in Morehead, Kentucky. Three years later, he auditioned for and was hired to tour with Acclaim, a professional quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2004, he was hired by Mark Blackwood to tour with the Blackwood Quartet. After one year with the Blackwoods, he took a break from the road and was then hired by the Stamps Quartet. Roger performed with the Stamps for two years, then returned to the Blackwood Quartet, where he remained until November of 2013. He began his Johnny Cash Tribute in 2014 and is currently working with the Memories of Legends group operating from Texas. He is the proud father of three children.

Advance tickets are available at Johnson Furniture, 106 East Main in Nacogdoches for $20. Tickets will be $25 at the door. For information or credit card orders, please phone 936.569.8650.


Eckles, Eddins, Goodwin and Osby Family Reunion - July 24, 2014

Come and join the fun at our family reunion.

August 30 and Augst 31, 2014
Woodmen of the World Lodge #210
2839 Durst Street (Cross streets between W. Seale and Harris St.) Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Saturday: 5p.m. - until
There will be a fish fry which will consists of: fried fish, french fries, salads and other sides. Feel free to bring food and drinks* (Hot dogs will be available.)

Sunday: 2pm- until
Everyone bring a food dish, side items for desserts for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget the drinks (Non-alcoholic drinks, please.)

Please send $25.00 per household to offset the cost of the reunion by August 10, 2014. Bring information for the family tree, memories, pictures, updates and announcemnets to share. Also bring games, movies, etc for all to enjoys. T-shirts are available for $10 (youth small to adult XL) andd $2 for sizes 2x and larger. Please order in advance.

For more information contact:
Jennifer (Suell) Ingram
Phone 936-598-5004 Home
936-572-7161 Cell
Email jsingram05@yahoo.com


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