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Isn't It Romantic
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Box office opens at 7:00pm. Showtime at 7:30pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for children.
Senior Citizen's Night
Mondays - $5 Admission
Photo taken by Doug Fincher of the moon on January 20th
February 1, 2019 - The following weather statistics for January 2019 are prepared and submitted by Ann Forbes, U.S. Weather Service Observer.
Highest Temp was 75 degrees on 0-09-2019
Highest Temp on Record was 85 degrees on 1-23-1943 & 1-26-1950
Lowest Temp was 25 degrees on 1-24-2019
Lowest Temp on Record was 5 degrees on 1-19-1940 & 1-12-1982
Rainfall Recorded was 6.04 inches
Average Monthly Rainfall is 4.45 inches
Above Average by 1.59 inches
Highest Recorded for this Month was 12.13 inches in 1999
Lowest Recorded for this Month was 0.57 inches in 1986
10 days 32 degrees or Below
1-20-2019 Super Red Wolf Moon & Lunar Eclipse
Will the Groundhog see his shadow? We will soon know!
Photos taken by Doug and Pam Fincher of the January 20th Super Red Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2019 - Baby Lou Gardner, of Center, was recognized during the Deep East Texas Council of Governments meeting held in San Augustine January 24, 2019.
She was presented with a plaque which reads: "Baby Lou Gardner, in appreciation of your outstanding service on the Board of Directors of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments."
January 30, 2019 - Help is available for community members in the midst of a substance abuse addiction. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC) is here to help guide and support anyone struggling with substance abuse. If you believe you may need assistance, call and arrange an appointment to be scheduled with our Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral Program (OSAR) to find the best support for you. Call ADAC at 936-634-5753 to schedule.
January 30, 2019 - Hope Community Medicine would like to let the public know that if you or someone you know receive a letter in the mail from "Project Hope" with what is titled "Center 2019 Annual Fund Drive" it is not the local Hope Community Medicine.
January 30, 2019 (More photos) - The Annual MLK Day Celebration was held Monday, January 21st. A group gathered on the downtown square to participate in the annual march which travels from the downtown Center Square, turns onto Shelbyville Street, turns down Martin Luther King Drive and ends at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church where participants continued honoring the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 30th Update: Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center reports tickets for the Princess Ball for Sold Out.
January 23, 2019 - The eighth annual Princess Ball is approaching! Start planning now to attend the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center Princess Ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the John D. Windham Civic Center. The evening will include a pink carpet entrance, music and dancing, refreshments, and a special gift for each princess that attends. Photographers will be available starting at 5:30 pm. The event is open to girls ages 3-13 and their adult family member escort. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now. Table reservations for parties of eight are available for an additional $50. You must purchase tickets before the event—they are not sold at the door. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give your princess a magical night. Tickets are available at the Advocacy Center, 131 Tenaha Street, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 936-590-9864, or Dazzle Me Pink & Blue at 902 Tenaha Street, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, 936-590-6822. Tickets sell out quickly every year, so don’t delay!
This year’s Princess Ball is being sponsored by:
Boom Boom Photo Booth, Brookshire Bros, Center High School Culinary Arts Department, Cline Family Medicine, Cornerstone Construction, Dazzle Me Pink & Blue, Don and Janene Walker, Farmers State Bank, Few Ready Mix, GCS Cakes by Cindy Metteauer, Hughes Florist, Kayla Parker Photography, Nix Forest Industries Inc., Premium Graphics and Design, Quickstop Stores, Shelby Savings Bank, Snell Photography, Texas Glacier Ice, and Trails End Grocery and RV.
January 28, 2019 - Teddy Hopkins spoke on the history, future, and purposes of the Shelby County Museum and the Library to the Golden Harvest Ministries Club at their January 21, 2019 meeting in the Fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Center, Texas.
The club meets on the third Monday of the month at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. Visitors are always welcome to join us for a delicious covered dish luncheon, a good program and time of fellowship.
Submitted by Linda Bordelon, Reporter
January 28, 2019 - (Click here to view program) - The Vietnam Peace Accord of 1973 was observed at the Shelby County Courthouse by VFW Post 8904 Veterans and Auxiliary Monday, January 28, 2019.
Leading the ceremony was Larry Hume, Post Quartermaster, who recited a history of the accord, which read as follows:
The Paris Peace Accords ended the fighting in Vietnam, it was signed 46 years ago on January 27, 1973 and was followed by the withdrawal of the remaining American troops. The terms of the accord called for a complete cease fire in south Vietnam. It allowed north Vietnamese forces to retain the territory they had captured, it provided for the release of all U.S. prisoners of war, and called for both sides to find a political solution to the conflict. As an enticement to South Vietnam, President Richard Nixon offered U.S. air power to enforce the peace terms; unfortunately, this was stopped in December of 1974 when Congress cut off all military aid to south Vietnam.
"More than 58,000 Americans gave their lives in the Vietnam War, and there's still 1,590 missing in action. At this very moment, we have POW MIA accounting teams continues to search around the world wherever there are missing Americans," said Hume.
"We have 12 Vietnam Veterans that were killed in action, or died in training, that are buried here in Shelby County, Texas," said Hume.
The names were read by Post and Auxiliary members Mary Fausett, Gene Hutto, Travis Snider, and Rhonda Profitt, niece of Jerry Lynn Hughes, who was present with her father Bobby McCauley.
Hume stated there are many things and stories to be remembered, "William Henry Eaden, he was the first to die in the Vietnam War. I told someone a while ago that Larry Byford, when he was in the Army he came home on leave, and he attended Shorty Andrews Funeral in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Four months later they buried Larry Byford in that same cemetery."
A memorial wreath was hung on the Shelby County Veterans Memorial by Vietnam Veteran Newton Johnson Jr. Taps was then sounded as presented by Gene Hutto, Post Commander.
Shelby County Servicemen Killed in Action in Vietnam
John B. Lightfoot, killed in an armed training accident on October 3, 1974.
Samuel R. Lynch, killed in action December 18, 1970. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 6 West, Line 130.
Calvin R. Patrick, killed in action May 28, 1969. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 24 West, Line 106.
William Henry Eaden, killed in action on November 12, 1965. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 3 East, Line 42.
Ted Wayne Adams, killed in action on November 15, 1966. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 12 East, Line 76.
Taylor D. Johnson, killed in action on January 28, 1966. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 4 East, Line 103.
William Larry "Shorty" Andrews, killed in action on February 16, 1967. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 15 East, Line 38.
Larry Stephen Byford, killed in action on June 23, 1967. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 22 East, Line 52.
Jerry Lynn Hughes, killed in action on July 12, 1967. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 23 East, Line 59.
Ray A. Chatelain, killed in action on July 30, 1967. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 24 East, Line 50.
Jimmy D. Barnett, killed in action on March 26, 1968. His name on the Vietnam Memorial can be found at Panel 46 East, Line 28.
Mac Curtis Buckley, killed in action on July 5, 1968. His name on the wall can be found at Panel 53 West, Line 16.
January 22, 2019 - Dr. Jheri-Lynn McSwain presented the program on the Instapot to Delta Gamma members in their January meeting. She prepared much of the meal that night in the Agri-life kitchen using the demo table and the Instapot.
She requested members to fill out their ending survey on the new iPads the extension office has received. Shelby County was the first group in the state to receive these iPads for use in collating information for the extension office.
Delta Gamma is the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International of key women educators.
January 22, 2019 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society held it’s first 2019 meeting this past Saturday. The workshop featured a presentation on Flash Photography and the monthly challenge was “Open” or it might could be classified as Photographer’s Choice, with pictures submitted by club members for voting and critique.
The next meeting will be the 3rd Saturday in February, with a workshop on Leading Lines and the challenge will feature pictures submitted by club members on “Still Life.”
For more information on any club meeting or challenge contact Billie F. Jones, call or text, 936-591-2426.
First place: Lawrence Davis, Center, Tx
Second Place: Angie Junell Davis, Center, TX
Third Place: Linda Henson, Milam, TX