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November 26, 2018 (Blue Santa Form) - The Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary has donated a Beautiful lighted Christmas wreath for Operation Blue Santa to use to raise funds for the Toy drive. Raffle Tickets will be sold for $1 each, and will be drawn on December 9th during Cookies & Cocoa with Santa. Please come by the Center PD to purchase your tickets. We will also have the wreath and tickets available tonight at Holiday on Foster!

Don’t forget about the Toy Drive RAFFLE DRAWING! Bring in a Toy to the Center Police Department and be entered into a drawing for a Christmas Movie Package: 32 inch Smart TV, DVD player, Popcorn, Cocoa, Cozy Blanket, and a Christmas movie set. One entry per person, one entry per day! Please bring in a New in package toy, Boy or Girl or all Ages! Drawing to be held on December 9th at the close of Cookies & Cocoa with Santa! Get your picture taken with Santa that day also!

Deadline for forms is November 30th! If you know of any child in Shelby County that may not have any Santa this Christmas, please fill out this form. One for each child and turn back into the Center Police Department Dispatch, or Shelby County Today. This form will need to be returned to the PD no later than Thursday, November 30th 2018. Any form turned in after the due date will NOT be accepted. This ensures us plenty of time to get all the toys we will need. Remember, all forms are anonymous. Forms or Monetary donations can also be mailed to BLUE SANTA at P.O. Box 322 Center, Texas 75935. If you would like to donate new toys, clothing, hygiene items please bring them to the Center Police Dept. Boys and girls of all ages will be needed, infant to 15yrs old. The entire Blue Santa team would like to thank everyone for your generous donation to the Blue Santa program. With your donation and others like yours, we will be able to provide Christmas to many children in Shelby County. Again thank you, we can not do it without you! Let Blue Santa help You make a Childs Christmas blessed this year.

November 26, 2018 - Tis the season of giving and many of the kids attending the showing of "The Grinch" at the RIO Theatre on Friday night received an early Christmas gift thanks to the generosity of Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

After hearing Nita Adkison advise families of the unexpected gift as parents were paying for their movie tickets, Shelby County Today inquired with Nita who responded, "Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church called today and they donated $500 to give for children's tickets tonight." She advised the money provided tickets for 84 kids!

Nita said, "Everybody that came up, until those tickets were gone, they only had to buy adult tickets and it was so exciting... (Old Salem MBC) just wanted to spread some Christmas cheer. Isn't that awesome!"

The RIO Theatre had a full house on Friday night and was thankful to see all the families; however, they regretted having to post a SOLD OUT sign. "The Grinch" will be showing through Tuesday, November 27th.

November 26, 2018 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting this past Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Center, Tx. The monthly challenge "Seasons"showed some awesome photography done by members; along with a workshop on "Photographing Family Holidays" presented by Billie Jones. The next meeting will be the third Saturday in December, at the First United Methodist Church, on Porter St. in Center, Tx. from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. There will be an informal meet and greet at the December meeting with refreshment and of course "camera talk". Visitors are always welcome, anyone interested in photography, whether it be very beginning or more advanced is invited to attend and share knowledge with each other. This is what the PWPS is known for, helping others to advance their skills in photography. For more information contact Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426, or "Like" us on Facebook. 

To see all the November Challenge submissions, check out our Flickr page,https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/

November Challenge " Seasons"


1st Place Tie - Melissa Sweet-Leavins, Jacksonville, TX

1st Place Tie - Sam Flarity, Marshall, TX


2nd Place Tie - Lawrence C. Davis, Center, TX 

2nd Place Tie - Jan Huffman Carter, San Augustine, TX


3rd Place - Melvin Henson, Milam, TX

The Piney Woods Photographic Society would also like to recognize three of their members for claiming Top Honors with their photography during the month of October. 


Billie F. Jones, (left) Best of Show, Sassafrass Festival, San Augustine, Tx.
Lawrence C. Davis, (center) Best of Show, Piney Woods Festival, Nacogdoches, Tx.
Jan Carter, (right) Best of Show, East Texas Poultry Festival, Center, Tx. 

November 23, 2018 - Operation Blue Santa drew on Thanksgiving Day and announced the winner of the Savage Trophy Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor with Nikon Scope to be Billy Neal of Center. Proceeds from the raffle go to Operation Blue Santa and delivering toys to kids for Christmas.

If you know of any child in Shelby County that may not have any Santa this Christmas, fill out an Operation Blue Santa form by November 30th. One form for each child and turn back into the Center Police Department Dispatch or Shelby County Today. This form will need to be returned to the PD no later than Thursday, November 30th 2018. Any form turned in after the due date will NOT be accepted. This ensures plenty of time to get all the toys needed. Remember, all forms are anonymous. 

Forms or monetary donations can also be mailed to BLUE SANTA at P.O. Box 322 Center, Tx 75935. If you would like to donate new toys, clothing, hygiene items please bring them to the Center Police Dept. Boys and girls of all ages will be needed, infant up to 15yrs old. The entire Blue Santa team would like to thank everyone for your generous donation to the Blue Santa program. With your donation and others like yours, we will be able to provide Christmas to many children in Shelby County. Again thank you, we can not do it without you! Let Blue Santa help You make a Childs Christmas blessed this year.

November 23, 2018 - The Golden Harvest Ministries Club members collected toys, stuffed animals, and made money donations to the Shelby County Advocacy Center at their November 19 meeting. Anna Register made a slide presentation on updates and progress at the Center.


From left: Shelby County Advocacy Center representatives Sarah Shires, Clinical Director and Anna Register, Forensic Interviewer receives donation from club representative Helen Collard, President of the Golden Harvest Ministries Club.

Linda Bordelon presents fall pot plants to celebrate members in their 80's and 90's. Harold Hanson led members in singing "Count Your Blessings" and members named various things for which they were thankful.  


From left: Linda Bordelon, Helen Collard, Dot Bain, Frances Chance, Maudie Warr, Bobbie Nutt, and Harold Hanson.

Article submitted by Linda Bordelon, Reporter

November 20, 2018 - Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. is having our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner! This will be on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 2018 at the Senior Nutrition Site. It will be from 11:00 am thru 1:00 pm. Come and bring the family! We would love to have you! If you are interested in a to-go plate or want to volunteer, call Mrs. Dee at 5968-7768.

Thank you and we hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.


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November 20, 2018 - On Friday, November 16th the Center Garden Club made a donation to VFW Post 8904 in honor of Veterans Day. Presenting the donation to Larry Hume on behalf of the club was (from left) Carolyn Bounds, Janette Wittman, (Larry Hume, VFW Post Quartermaster), Cherry Jones, Linda Bordelon and Robbie Kerr.

November 16, 2018 - Pine Grove Nursing Center was full of sweetness Tuesday, November 13th at their 2nd annual Dessert Bake Off competition! 

The competition had 17 entries overall. Julie Harbison gave thanks, "I so appreciate everybody for coming. We had so much fun doing this last year that we wanted to do it again this year and I hope everybody has enjoyed all of the sweets that they have had."

Harbison then announced the winners. In the youth division, Gracie Gillis won first place with her cookies.


From left: Gracie Gillis and Julie Harbison

In the adult division, Kelli Head won 3rd place with her Banana Split Cake and April Knight won 2nd place with a Praline Cheesecake.


From left: Kelli Head and Julie Harbison


From left: April Knight and Julie Harbison

The first place winner in the adult division was announced last to be Mrs. Raymond who cooked a Pecan Pie!


From left: April Knight and Mrs. Raymond


From left: (standing) Kim Bridges, Barbara Scates, Cindy Eubank, Allison Sanford, Angie Turk, J.J. Ford, Meg Camp, Andi Foster, (seated) Karen Campbell, Lawrence Davis, Stephanie Elswick, Ginia Hooper, Emily Shoop, Cancee Lester, and Cindy Lindsey

November 15, 2018 - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors welcomed new members during their Ambassador orientation luncheon held at the John D. Windham Civic Center on Thursday, November 15th.

Outgoing Ambassador President, Andi Foster thanked all the ambassadors for their willingness to volunteer and welcomed all new members to the organization cheering them on for their volunteer heart. New ambassadors attending the meeting were presented with name tags which they will wear to all Chamber events. New ambassadors recogized were: Lawrence Davis (Blake Furniture), Stephanie Elswick (Light and Champion), Karen Campbell (Holiday Nursing Center), and Ginia Hooper (Light and Champion).



From left: Emily Shoop, Cancee Lester, Cindy Lindsey, and Andi Foster

As her final action as Ambassador President, Andi Foster installed the 2019 Ambassador board who are Cindy Lindsey (Sassy Reds Bakery), Cancee Lester (Vice-President), and Emily Shoop (Secretary).

New ambassadors receiving their name pin in order of David Lawrence, Stephanie Elswick, Ginia Hooper, and Karen Campbell

November 15, 2018 - Tenaha Masonic Lodge members, Jay Wilson and Jerry Agnew, presented members of the Tenaha first grade class with their very own Fantastic Teeth Dental Kits. Tenaha ISD Physical Education teacher, Tammy Hamiliton, demonstrated good brushing and flossing techniques as well as teaching students the importance of good dental hygiene.

First graders learned that brushing your teeth properly at least 2 times a day for 2 minutes is very important. They also learned that brushing your tongue can get rid of germs that cause bad breath. The first graders were excited to celebrate how important it is to take care of you fantastic teeth!

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