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October 24, 2017 (Race Registration Form) - The Relay For Life of Shelby County is holding their first ever Color of Hope 5K Color Run on Saturday, October 28th. The Colors of Hope sponsor for the run is Dazzle Me Pink and Blue.

Pre-registration deadline is October 15, 2017 to guarantee you receive a run t-shirt. Registration can also be done at 8am on race day with the race starting at 9:00am.

The course starts at the Windham Civic Center using the same course as the 5K Chicken run and Watermelon Festival Run.

Register at or turn in a paper registration form. Registration fees: $40 for 13yrs and older; $20 for age 6 to 12; free for age 5 and under.

Sponsorships are available for Color Station, T-shirt (deadline October 15th), and Cancer Fact Signs (deadline October 20th). (Additional sponsorship details)

Thank you so much for helping us fight back against cancer!

October 17, 2017 - FREE Family Fun at the Fall Fest and Resource Fair on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at Tri-C Head Start located at 214 Nacogdoches Street (Old Elementary School). Head Start families and the entire community are invited. There will be Free Food, Games and Prizes.

October 19, 2017 - On behalf of the 2017 Aggie Moms Benefit and Fundraiser, the Shelby County Aggie Moms would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for making donations which greatly contributed to making our fundraiser a huge success!  Thank You!  Whoop, Gig ‘em, and God Bless!
Ace Hardware; Azimuth Forestry; B&F Properties; Back Country Furniture; Harold & Mary Jo Baty; Walt Baty, Shelbyville Ag Department; Benjamin Knox Prints; Michael & Penny Bird; Blount, Rachel; Boles Feed; Borders Poultry; Center Floral/Simply Personal; Chris Mayfield Agency; Coca-Cola; COR - Jasper Corbell; Dairy Queen; Deep East Texas Electric; Dependable Arms; Double J BBQ; Estes, Gina; EDAW Enterprises; Farmers State Bank; Germania Insurance - Mike & Pam Furlow; Grant, Derek B, DVM; Hangin R AgriService; Headricks Pharmacy, Bennie Owens; High Roller Whitetails; Holloway, John Henry; Hometown Tackle & Marine; Hovey, Lauren; Hovey, Mary; Hughes Florist - Heather Moody; Jones, Micky & Etola; Jousan, Dr. Mark, DVM; Lasting Impressions; Locke, Jason & Shelley; Lucas, Will & Kelly; McAdams Propane; Monco Motor Co.; Mooney Emporium; Morrison, Connie; Muckelroy Law Firm; Payne & Payne; Shelby County Cookers; Shelby Savings Bank; Shelbyville Grocery; Shoop Financial Services; Southern Seasons; Texas Farm Bureau; Texas Glacier; Texas State Bank; Tucker Florist; Turk, Doug & Angie; Tyson; Ultra Shade Plus; Whataburger; Wulf, Deuce

October 18, 2017 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library's fall book sale begins Tuesday, October 24th and continues through Saturday, October 28th. We have a wide variety of books with most of them .50 to $1.

Hope to see you there!

Sandra Davis
Library Director

October 17, 2017 - The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Mr. Larry Hume. He will be speaking to us about World War I. It is the 100th anniversary and he will tell us what is being done in Shelby County in remembrance of this time of our history. Everyone is invited to attend.

Shelby County Texas Historical Society

October 17, 2017 - The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone who came out Saturday and showed support for the hamburger sale. Without you we couldn't do what we do.

Jeremy Boyett
Asst.Chief/ Fire Marshal
Joaquin Vol.Fire Dept
Protecting The 269

Family and friends of Jon Gunn have lots of bake goods to choose from in the NAPA parking lot from big cakes to small treats.

October 16, 2017 - Jon Gunn was in a tragic ATV accident while hunting at his deer lease on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was life flighted to LSU in Shreveport, LA for treatment. Jon has no medical insurance to help toward paying medical bills and due to the extent of his injuries he will be out of work for a minimum of 6 weeks.

There will be a benefit bake sale event on Monday, October 16th at 10am in Napa's parking lot in Center, where all proceeds will go toward helping get him through his recovery at this difficult time. If you would like to help in any way, please contact his sister Lauren Denby at 936-488-9444. Every penny counts! All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless!

October 16, 2017 - Genealogical research is addictive. Step One is always “Who were my ancestors?” Solving that puzzle frequently leads to Step Two: “Where did they live?” Answering that question usually proves harder than learning who they were. DeedMapper Software can help. Jim Barrett, who has used DeedMapper, will speak to the Timpson Genealogical and Heritage Society on Wednesday, October 18 at 2pm about DeedMapper.

Trying find out who owned a parcel of land in 1831 usually entails spending hours poring over dusty records in county offices. However, as more and more of these records are being digitized, visiting these offices may not be necessary. That doesn't mean the research is easy though. This is where the value of DeedMapper lies. As their website says, DeedMapper “is for anyone who's interested in platting those old land patents, grants, and deeds, and placing them on a modern map.” Those who want to know more about DeedMapper are invited to see Mr. Barrett demonstrate its use next Wednesday in the Meeting Room of the Timpson Public Library, located on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets in downtown Timpson.

October 4, 2017 - Friends of the Library are asking for donations of gently used paperback and hardback books in good condition.

No encyclopedias, please. Books may be brought to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library during regular library hours. The books will be sold in the fall book sale to be held Tuesday, October 24 through Saturday, October 28.

All proceeds will go to the library for the purchase of new books. Any volunteers are needed with preparations and sorting. Please call at 936-591-7036 or 936-657-8529 for more information.

October 12, 2017 - The Center Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone that purchased a BBQ plate or made a donation during our recent fundraiser. We also would like to thank the Shelby County Cookers, Tyson Foods and Brookshire Bros.

Again, thank everyone for always supporting your local volunteer fire department.

Rodney Mathews 
Center Volunteer Fire Dept.