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October 17, 2018 - Center Fire Department Fire Chief Keith Byndom presented a program on fire prevention to the Golden Harvest Ministries Club at their October 15 meeting at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Center at 11:30 AM.

He explained what we needed in our homes and what to do in case of fire. Members and guests were able to ask questions. Chief Byndom gave examples of dangerous situations he had experienced in his line of duty.

Golden Harvest Ministries Choir Director Harold Hanson and choir members sang favorite hymns to the Golden Harvest Ministries Club at their October 15 meeting. Members were reminded to bring toys, stuffed animals, and other needed items for the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center to the November 19 meeting.

Submitted by Linda Bordelon, Reporter

October 12, 2018 - The Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary would like to congratulate the winner of the Autographed Basketball and photo of former Harlem Globe Trotter Trazel D. Silver.

Ms Terri Bell of Garrison was the lucky winner of drawing the that was held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the close of the Poultry Festival.

The CPDLA would like to thank everyone for their support in 'Backing The Blue!'

October 10, 2018 - Friends of the Library is hosting the Quilt Raffle Fundraiser 2018. Ticket prices are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets.

Tickets will be available at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library desk and from certain members of the Friends of the Library. The drawing will be held at the FOL Book Sale on November 3rd. Proceeds benefit the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library.

October 10, 2018 - The 2018 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler sift and show was held Saturday morning, October 6th under the covered pavillion of Raymond Motor Company. Photos from event: Album1, Album2, Album3


From left: Tim Wulf, Center Noon Lions Club, Vehicle Raffle Chairman, Taylor Clark, Will Blackwell, J.B. Raymond, and salesmen Rusty Young and Michael Holt

October 8, 2018 - The winner of the 2018 Danny Foster Memorial Fundraiser of the Center Noon Lions Club for a 2018 GMC Canyon extended cab pickup is Taylor Clark. Clark was handed her keys for the GMC pickup by Center Noon Lions Club Vehicle Raffle Chairman Tim Wulf. She is a sophomore attending Panola College.

The four winners of $250 were J. Mike Bird, Ron Bellenger, TNT McDrill, and Suzanne Ihlo.

The Lions Club would like to give special thanks to Raymond Motor Company who provided the 2018 GMC pickup for the raffle.

Money raised from the fundraiser supports charities, schools, children's eye classes, children with health problems as well as assisting with building of baseball and softball fields.

October 8, 2018 - Walter Bounds provided an arial view of the East Texas Poultry Festival from the clouds. Watch the video below.

October 8, 2018 - Center Garden Club is pleased to present its Yard of the Month Award (October) to Marilyn Ballard in recognition of her commitment to maintaining a beautiful landscape at her historical 212 Houston Street home. Marilyn credits her late husband Larry for their original landscape design which he meticulously maintained for many years prior to his death. Marilyn expresses gratitude to both Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Hornbuckle whose assistance has made it possible for her to continue to have a beautiful landscape. Center Garden Club urges everyone to drive by the Ballard home and experience the delight that a picturesque setting can bring to its owner and passerby alike!

Submitted by Carolyn Bounds

October 8, 2018 - On behalf of the 2018 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!

The Baty Family; Rachel Blount; Courtney Collins; COR Boutique - Jasper Corbell; Katie Dunn; East of Eden Ranch; Karen Fallin; Germania Insurance - Mike and Pam Furlow; Amber Graves; Hangin R AgriService; High Roller Wells; John Henry Holloway; Todd and Mary Hovey; Melanie Hughes; Hughes Florist - Heather Moody; Joaquin Ag Department; Dr. Mark Jousan, DVM; L&P Leasing Co.; Lasting Impressions; Jason and Shelley Locke; Will and Kelly Lucas; Matthews Real Estate; NAPA San Augustine; Anne Marie Patrick; Payne & Payne Home and Such Like; Paul Putska; Southern Charm; Shelby Savings Bank; Shelbyville Ag Department; Shoop Financial Services; Lynn Silvey; Texas Glacier; Texas State Bank; Tractor Supply; Doug and Angie Turk; Ultra Shade Plus; and Whataburger.

October 8, 2018 - This year’s photography show was a huge success! All the entries were exceptional and the judges certainly had a tough group of photos to work with. Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers for their interest and hard work.

A very special thanks to Dr. Charles R. Collard and his staff, for their support and help in converting the optical clinic to a photo gallery and the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping to set up and host the exhibit and greet all those who attended.

Children Division

PEOPLE
1st place - Kelsi Wood
2nd place - Kelsi Wood

FINE ART
1st place - Kelsi Wood
2nd place - Amma Lewis

SCENICS
1st place - Anna Lewis
2nd place - Kelsi Wood
3rd place - Kelsi Wood

FLOWERS
1st place - Kelsi Wood
2nd place - Kelsi Wood

ANIMALS
1st place - Kelsi Wood
2nd place - Brooklyn Scates
3rd place - Kelsi Wood
Honorable Mention: Anna Lewis

POULTRY
1st place - Kelsi Wood
2nd place - Kelsi Wood


Best of Show - Children Division - Kelsi Wood (Joaquin)


People's Choice Award - Children Division - Kelsi Wood (Joaquin)


Youth Division

FINE ARTS
1st place - Daniella Medina
2nd place - Emma Wilburn
3rd place - Holly Wilburn
Honorable Mention: Emma Wilburn

PEOPLE
1st place - Emma Wilburn
2nd place - Sandra Olalde
3rd place - Michelle Gomez

ANIMALS
1st place - Edwin Morin
2nd place - Leopoldo Garcia-Estrada
3rd place - Edwin Morin
Honorable Mention: Irving Carmona

FLOWERS
1st place - Sandra Olalde
2nd place - Holly Wilburn
3rd place - Leopoldo Garcia-Estrada
Honorable Mention: Emma Wilburn

SCENICS
1st place - Sam McSwain
2nd place - Emma Wilburn
3rd place - Jordan Segelken

DIGITAL MANIPULATION
1st place - Amanda Hughes
2nd place - Sandra Olalde

POULTRY
1st place - Grace M Parmer
2nd place - Amanda Hughes

URBANS
1st place - Sandra Olalde
2nd place - Daniella Medina-Farias
3rd place - Sam McSwain
Honorable Mention: Sam McSwain


Best of Show - Youth Division - Sandra Olalde (Center)


People's Choice Award - Youth Division - Emma Wilburn (Center)


Adults Division

ANIMALS
1st place - Billie F. Jones
2nd place - Regina Brazzel
3rd place - Regina Brazzel
Honorable Mention: Janice Carter

URBANS
1st place - Sharon Peace
2nd place - Matt Pritchard
3rd place - Lawrence Davis
Honorable Mention: Summer Koltonski

FLOWERS
1st place - Janet Hughes
2nd place - Lea Ann Robertson
3rd place - Melvin Henson
Honorable Mention: Angie Davis

FINE ART
1st place - Janice Carter
2nd place - Billie Jones
3rd place - Janet Hughes
Honorable Mention: Janice Carter

DIGITAL MANIPULATION/PHOTO RESTORATION
1ST place - Janice Carter
2nd place - Bobbie Jean Wood
3rd place - Janice Carter
Honorable Mention: Bobbie Jean Wood

POULTRY
1st place - Melvin Henson
2nd place - Linda Henson
3rd place - Regina Brazzel
Honorable Mention: Bobbie Jean Wood

SCENICS
1st place - Janet Hughes
2nd place - Regina Brazzel
3rd place - Angie Davis
Honorable Mention: Summer Koltonski

PEOPLE
1st place - Lawrence C Davis
2nd place - Angie Davis
3rd place - Lawrence C Davis
Honorable Mention: Lea Ann Robertson


Best of Show - Adult Division - Janice Carter (San Augustine)


People's Choice Award - Adult division - Bobbie Jean Wood (Center)

Additional photos of entries in the contest will be posted soon.

October 6, 2018 (More Photos) - The Chicken Clucking Contest was held Saturday, October 6th during the 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival and kids of all ages took to the stage to 'Cluck, Strut, and Crow' their way into the hearts of the judges.

The winners are:

Peeps Age 5 and Under
1st place - Ava Rafferty
2nd place - Corbin Russell
3rd place - Carson Russell and Landon Forbis (Tie)
Participants: Hudson Forbis, Ellisyn Gandy

Chicks Ages 6-11 
1st place - Chace Stringer
2nd place - Alan Valadez
3rd place - Cooper Collette
Participants: Olivia Lowe, Caitlyn Madden, Sydney Neuwirth, Zac Payne, Caden Neuwirth, Rex Payne

Pullets Ages 12-16
1st place - Neena Smith
2nd place - Will Hawkins
3rd place - Chance Shuemaker

Roosters and Hens Ages 17 and Up
1st place - Sarah Gandy
2nd place - Olivia Worsham
3rd place - William Jacobs
Participants: Justin Mott, Clayton Waller

Platinum Sponsor for the event was Dr. Debrah Worsham and Award Sponsor was Payne’s Community News.

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