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January 9, 2018 - Parade/March from Downtown Center Square Monday, January 15, 2018. Line Up at 3:45 pm. Will proceed down Shelbyville Street and end at Abundant Love Ministries Church located at 1426 Shelbyville Street, Center, TX, where a program will follow.

Speaker will be Bro. Cameron Cloudy. Asking all area pastors, leaders and especially males of all ages to participate in this year's annual event. Hosted by the Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church, Rev. Elgena Weaver, Pastor. Contact Joyce Johnson at 590-8576 for any further information.

January 14, 2018 - Center Garden Club’s “natural wonder” for January 2018, is one among several gigantic and aged red cedar trees that stands in Center’s Fairview Cemetery.  

The featured greenish-brown pyramidal cedar stands oh so tall...perhaps more than sixty feet tall.  It is a beauty -- generously providing cover for wildlife; rich aromatic greenery for holiday decoration; rot-resistant wood; as well as a stunning silhouette against the sky.  

The branches are supported by a beautiful shaggy trunk with unique definition only nature creates.   Our Fairview Cemetery red cedar has over many decades, perhaps more than ten, been quite tolerant, able to adapt to a variety of conditions, such as drought, searing sun, poor soil, and a lack of attention.  

Our Fairview Cemetery red cedar is “one wonder” in Shelby County that has endured, will endure, and does, indeed, deserve our attention and admiration.

Center Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. The public is welcomed. 

For more information, please contact Carolyn Bounds at 598-3414.

January 14, 2018 - Center Garden Club enjoyed a fascinating and informative conservation program presented by club member Mrs. Juanita Robinson of Hemphill on January 10. 

Mrs. Robinson, a mosaic artist, discussed and exhibited  numerous items and materials that she had collected and repurposed, such as glass tableware, discarded light fixtures, broken glass pieces, plastic containers, oatmeal cylinders, soft drink cans, and others.  

She inspired members to save our environment by thinking about repurposing before discarding.

Center Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. The public is welcomed. For more information, please contact Carolyn Bounds at 598-3414.

January 12, 2018 Waco, Texas - Chloe Noel Gipson was among the more than 4,240 Baylor University students named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2017 fall semester.

Gipson, a 2016 graduate of Center ISD, is a student of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University.

Students honored on the Dean's List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution.

The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

The honor student news release and a complete listing of all honorees is available through the following link: https://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/index.php?id=87536

January 12, 2018 - Twenty-six Shelby County teams competed in an 8-week walking challenge to walk across Texas in a physical fitness activity hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Health and Fitness Fair Committee. 936 Cross-fit of Center sponsored top walker prizes.

As an entry fee, participants brought over 975 pounds of non-perishable food items that were presented to Shelby County Outreach Ministry food bank. 171 participants completed the challenge by walking 32,811 miles. Certificates and prizes were awarded the top 3 teams for miles walked and the top 4 individuals for miles walked. The most creative team name was also recognized.

Top Team – 3,583 miles: Shelby County Steppers (Cynthia Howard, Lindsey Felder, Sherri Felder, Latoya Howard, Debbra Johnson, not pictured, Jennifer Bell, James Ross, Deshun Gregory).

2nd Place Team – 2,509 miles: Pounding the Pavement (Not pictured: Annette Peters, Randall Samford, Lynnelle McElroy, Coleman Crawford, Dustin Martin, Kimberly McElroy, Ashley Hayes, April Prince).

3rd Place Team – 1,915 miles: Walkers on the Square – Vision Source (Randy Collard, Estefony Aviles, Benita Collard, Carla Denney, Alanea Hooper, not pictured, Anna Stuever, Greg Stuever, Kelly Spann).

Most creative team name: Young Tarts and Old Farts
Top Walker: Debbra Johnson – 973 miles
2nd Place Walker: Cynthia Howard – 596 miles
3rd Place Walker: James Ross – 498 miles
4th Place Walker: Jayne Crain – 465 miles

Congratulations to all participants for competing and Walking Across Texas!

Shelby County Fit Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to encourage people to exercise. For more information, call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCH at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at jlmcswain@ag.tamu.edu.

Submitted by Jheri-Lynn McSwain

January 4, 2018 - The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting January 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Terri Lacher. She will speak about CCC Camp located here during WWII. Everyone is invited to attend.

January 5, 2018 - County Attorney Gary Rholes says thanks to the many people that helped make the Toy Drive a success. Rholes stated that his office handed out presents to over 500 kids, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of Shelby County individuals and churches. 

January 5, 2018 Longview - Hana Bonner was named to the Fall 2017 Dean's List at LeTourneau University. The Dean's List recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester.

Bonner, a 2017 graduate of Joaquin High School, is a freshman at the university and her major is Kinesiology.

LeTourneau University President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford said being named to the Dean's List is a significant academic achievement and honor.

"LeTourneau University is proud to be the premier comprehensive Christian polytechnic institution in the country, and that said, our students are among our nation's best," Lunsford said. "I'm especially impressed with these honor roll students, and I expect them to have a significant impact on our future."

LeTourneau University is a premier Christian polytechnic institution of Christ-centered higher education where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aviation, arts & sciences, business, education, engineering and nursing. Around 1,300 students study at LETU's main campus in Longview, Texas. LETU also offers a robust suite of online and dual-credit programs, as well as hybrid programs in Dallas and Houston.

Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.

January 4, 2018 - The Deep East Texas Council of Governments has recognized Baby Lou Gardner with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The presentation was made during the agency’s December board luncheon at Jasper.

Born at a small community in rural Shelby County, Gardner graduated from C.H. Daniels High School in 1955. She began her professional career in 1963, working for East Texas Poultry. In 1968 she went to work for the United States Department of Agriculture as a poultry inspector. She worked for USDA for 23 years, retiring in 1991.

“Baby Lou may have retired in 1991, but she didn’t slow down,” said DETCOG President Lynn Torres. “She devoted even more time to church activities and many civic organizations and activities, including the Young Women’s Social Club, the Bi-Centennial Parade, the Business and Professional Women, the Kiwanis Club, Optimist Club, Hospice Volunteer, and many others.”

As the Shelby County Minority Representative on the board, Gardner has been actively involved in DETCOG for a number of years, serving on numerous committees. She is currently a member of the DETCOG Housing Advisory Committee, RSVP Advisory Committee and Education Committee. In the past she has also served on the Grants Review Committee and Aging & Disabilities Advisory Committee.

“I don’t think anyone loves Deep East Texas more than this lady, and we love and respect her for all she has done for DETCOG, and for others through DETCOG,” commented DETCOG Executive Director Lonnie Hunt at the conclusion of the presentation.

December 27, 2017 - Focused Care of Center would like to give our sincere thanks to all the many churches, students, volunteers and individuals who donated items and took time to help make this Holiday season special for our residents. We were blessed with all kinds of decorations, blankets, snacks, personal care items and performances that residents will be able to remember and enjoy for many months to come.

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