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October 5, 2018 - Friends of the Library are asking for donations of used paperback and hardback books in good condition. No encyclopedias, please. Books may be brought to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center, during regular library hours. The books will be sold in the fall book sale to be held Tuesday, October 30 –Saturday, November 3, 2018. All proceeds will go to the library for the purchase of new books. Any volunteers who can help with sorting of books may call Melba at 936-591-7036 or Amy at 936-657-8529. 

The top three contestants (from left) Kalei LaRock, Abigail Hooper, and Caroline Scull

October 2, 2018 (Photos - Album1, Album2) - Abigail Hooper was crowned the 2018 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen at the 42nd Annual ETPF Queen’s Scholarship Pageant held Saturday, September 29th. First runner up was announced to be Caroline Scull and second runner up was Kalei LaRock.

Additional awards presented were:

Doo Dah Parade Awards:
Sweepstakes - Abigail Hooper
Presidential - Kalei LaRock
Mayor's - Jocelyn Berry
Hon. Mention - Makayla Mayo

Miss Congeniality - Abigail Hooper

Winner - Jasmine Cooks
1st Runner Up - Kalei LaRock
2nd Runner Up - Keelan Williams

Essay Competition:
Winner - Caroline Scull
1st Runner Up - Abigail Hooper
2nd Runner Up - Makayla Mayo

GPA Competition:
Winner - Abigail Hooper
1st Runner Up - Jocelyn Berry
2nd Runner Up - Caroline Scull

UIL Participation and School Honors and Activities:
Winner - Rachel Powell
1st Runner Up - Kalei LaRock
2nd Runner Up - Mackenzie Murry

Social Skills:
Winner - Kalei LaRock
1st Runner Up - Caroline Scull
2nd Runner Up - Abigail Hooper

Winner - Abigail Hooper
1st Runner Up - Kalei LaRock
2nd Runner Up - Jasmine Cooks

Stage Presence:
Winner - Jasmine Cooks
1st Runner Up - Caroline Scull
2nd Runner Up - (Tie) Abigail Hooper and McKenzie Murry

Committee Award - Mallory Fausett

Grand Dukes - Jake Hanson, Kutter Milford, and Logan Holloway

October 2, 2018 - In September, Delta Gamma members were take back to an earlier time with the program presented on their archives presented by Fannie Watson, Billie Bailey, and Elaine Snider.

They viewed a video from years past that re-enacted the charter meeting of the group.

Scrapbooks, newsletters, and yearbooks were viewed from the chapters start. Delta Gamma is the local chapter of key women educators from Shelby, Sabine, and San Augustine counties.

Submitted by Nora Robinson

October 2, 2018 - October 2 is recognized as "Gonzales Day," the first skirmish in the battle for independence. As such, it is a significant day in Texas history.

The first recognized battle of the Texas Revolution was fought in Gonzales on October 2, 1835. Because of this skirmish, it became known as the “Lexington of Texas.” Gonzales is one of the earliest Anglo-American settlements in Texas, the first west of the Colorado River. It was established in 1825 and was the nearest such settlement to Bexar and the Battle of the Alamo. The settlement was abandoned in 1826 because of two American Indian attacks. It was rebuilt in a nearby location and the Mexican government gave the settlers a small cannon for protection against future Indian attacks. As conflict increased between the Anglo settlers and the Mexican government, a contingent of Mexican soldiers was sent from San Antonio to retrieve the cannon. The settlers posted the “Come and Take It” flag nearthe cannon and on October 2, 1835, Texans under the command of John H. Moore confronted the troops. Thus the Texians successfully resisted the federal troops in what became known as the Battle of Gonzales. They realized the battle was small but there was no turning back.

The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas brings you this brief glimpse into early Texas history.

From left: (seated) Ellen Manning, Judge Allison Harbison, Bobbie Nut, (standing) Peaches Conway, Beaula Webster, Jennifer Fountain, Shawna Walker, and Debbra Johnson

October 1, 2018 - A Proclamation was signed October 1, 2018 by County Judge Allison Harbison declaring October 7, 2018 to be Texas Extension Education Association Week. The signing was witnessed by Texas Extension AgriLife Club members.

October 1, 2018 - The carnival will have $20 wristbands for rides at the following times during the East Texas Poultry Festival:

  • Thursday, October 4th, 6pm to 10pm
  • Friday, October 5th, 1pm to 5pm

*Saturday will only be tickets.

October 1, 2018 - The 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah Parade, sponsored by Center Tire Company, was held Wednesday on the Historic Downtown Center Square. Spectators enjoyed the Queen’s Court candidate floats, civic organization and business entries. Junior Chamber of Commerce students led the parade. Gold Sponsors for the Doo Dah Parade are Ihlo Sales and Imports and Professional Title Services.

According to parade chairman, Marco Palleras, trophy winners include: First Place – Windham Family Dental; Second Place – Lawn Chair Brigade; Third Place – Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The Queen’s Court parade winners are Sweepstake Award – Abi Hooper; Presidential Award – Kalei LaRock; Mayor’s Award – Jocelyn Berry and Honorable Mention – Macayla Mayo.

The festival will begin with opening ceremonies presented by Farmers State Bank at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4.

October 1, 2018 - Columnist Dickie Dixon appeared with David Renscher, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch.org last Saturday in Dallas at the Irish Genealogy Conference where David spoke at the J. Erik Jonsson Library in downtown Dallas.

2017 Queen Macey Jo Hanson. Photo credit: Snell PhotographySeptember 28, 2018 - The 42nd Annual East Texas Poultry Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant, platinum sponsor High Roller Wells, LLC, will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 and last year's Queen Macey Jo Hanson will crown the Miss East Texas Poultry Festival Queen 2018 in the Center High School Cafetorium. The coronation ceremony will begin at 6pm. General admission is $5.

Since the end of August, ten queen candidates have been enjoying various events including a welcome party, a social dinner, dancing with the court, a masquerade ball, Doo-Dah Parade, and a mother/daughter brunch. The young ladies have learned social etiquette, interview practice, and a multitude of skill sets which will prepare them for future experiences.

2018 Queen Candidates

​Princess McKenzie Murry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mick Murry. She is escorted by Colt Leach who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leach. Miss McKenzie is sponsored by Raymond Motors.

Princess Jasmine Cooks is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King and Mr. Johnny Cooks. She is escorted by Kurtrick James Allen who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Allen. Miss Jasmine is sponsored by Mettauer Law Firm.

Princess Mallory Fausett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Fausett. She is escorted by Dayton Bush who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bush. Miss Mallory is sponsored by Hometown Tackle and Marine.

Princess Rachel Powell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Powell. She is escorted by Levi Harville who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Harville. Miss Rachel is sponsored by Advantage Forestry, Inc.

Princess Jocelyn Berry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Berry. She is escorted by Jayden Hicks who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hicks. Miss Jocelyn is sponsored by Hicks Mortuary.

Princess Keelan Williams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Williams. She is escorted by Keaton Watlington who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Watlington. Miss Keelan is sponsored by Hot Headz Hair Studio and Noble Children's Services.

Princess Kalei LaRock is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Daniel LaRock. She is escorted by Kutter Milford who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Milford. Miss Kalei is sponsored by LaRock Consulting.

Princess Makayla Mayo is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Warr, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mayo. She is escorted by Bobby Walker who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Walker. Miss Makayla is sponsored by Wiggins Farm.

Princess Caroline Scull is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Scull. She is escorted by Logan Holloway who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Holloway. Miss Caroline is sponsored by Bounds Insurance.

Princess Abigail Hooper is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jody Hooper. She is escorted by Brayden Strong who is the son of Mr. Michael Strong and Ms. Krista Warr. Miss Abigail is sponsored by River Gen Poultry Farm.

Children of the Court 2018

Ella Eaves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Eaves
Andrew Pinkston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pinkston

Faith Snider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Snider
Blake Collard, son of Dr. and Mrs. Randy Collard

Landree Jousan, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Jousan
Weston Wulf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Deuce Wulf

September 28, 2018 - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Auxiliary passed out birthday cupcakes to employees working around the Center Square on Friday, September 28th. The VFW is celebrating its 118th Birthday and the Auxiliary is celebrating its 103rd Birthday.

VFW Post 8904 and the Post Auxiliary hold the majority of their memorials for Patriotic Days and remembrances on the Center Downtown Square all throughout the year making it the ideal place to celebrate their birthdays. The community is always invited and encouraged to attend these events. Some Patriotic Days include: Veterans Day (November 11th), Pearl Harbor Day (December 7th), Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (July 4), Patriot Day (September 11), Loyalty Day (May 1st), POW/MIA Recognition Day (third Friday in September), and Flag Day (June 14). Additional days remember each war and engagement the United States has been engaged in. Additional initiative days are held including Buddy Poppy day and the VFW/Auxiliary Birthday days.