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March 27, 2018 - Delta Gamma members were informed of the Timpson Collegiate program during their February meeting.

Member Tammy Sparks assisted Vernette Richardson on the specifics of the program that helps students to incorporate an associate college degree or vocational certificate during their high school years.

Timpson is very excited to reveal this program that sets students up for future educational ventures.

March 23, 2018 - Kosovo remembrance was held at the Shelby County Veteran's Memorial on the Center Square on Friday, March 23, 2018 with a small band of patriots in attendance.

Larry Hume, Quartermaster, welcomed everyone attending followed by a prayer given by Cynthia Islas, Chaplain.

"Nineteen years ago on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called Operation Allied Force, to stop the humanitarian devastation that was unfolding in Kosovo. The decision to intervene followed more than a year of fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means," said Hume. 

Hume stated, "NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of Yugoslavia. NATO casualties were light and the allies suffered no fatalities as a result of combat operations."

"However, two American Army helicopter pilots, Chief Warrant Officer David Gibbs and Kevin Riker died when their AH-64 helicopter crashed in the early hours of May 5, 1999 and the crash was not due to enemy fire, but two of America's finest died that day serving our country."

"Its in their honor and the honor of those who served in Kosovo, we remember them today." In remembrance, a memorial wreath was hung on the Shelby County Veteran's Memorial by Champlain Cynthia Islas followed by Taps played by Post Commander Gene Hutto.

Following the program, two post members were recognized for their hours of completed service for the Honor Guard.

"First we have a certificate signed by the National Commander in Chief Keith Harman and the State Commander Edward Torres for Auxiliary member Mary Fausett who has completed her first 100 hours on our Honor Guard team," Hume announced and then congratulated Mary.

Hume continued the presentation, "Next, Post Commander Gene Hutto has earned, he's already received his 100 hours certificate, has now earned his 150 hours pen and he is our Honor Guard captain and we would also like to thank him for all he does ensuring that everyone is notified, everything is in place."

Finally he gave recognition to Senior-Vice Newton Johnson who was not in attendance for earning his 300 hours pen.

March 22, 2018 - A large group gathered at the office of Dr. Dixon Golden on March 16, 2018 to wish him a happy 40th anniversary in business. Dr. Golden thanked everyone for coming, "I rolled into Center, Texas at an early age and the rest of it is history, I guess. I wasn't married, didn't have any children. Shelby County has always been a second home; it's where I grew up with my grandparents but this community accepted me, has loved me, been nice to me. And I will be forever grateful."

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President Deborah Chadwick spoke as well praising Dr. Golden for not only his career successes but especially for his community involvement. Golden was recognized for his passion for education and what he has done over the years as a champion for the education of our children.

Chadwick then presented Dr. Golden with a plaque reading, "This is in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Golden Eye Clinic. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to providing exceptional care and service. Golden Eye Clinic 1978-2018."

During the event, Dr. Golden and his wife Melody gave much praise to the Golden Eye Clinic staff, present and past. Mrs. Golden said, "We are so grateful, specifically to our staff... this isn't our practice, it's not my practice, it's not his practice, but the Lord has blessed Dixon with the ability to steward His practice."

Everyone attending enjoyed refreshments. Shelby Savings Bank cooked hot dogs and fries in the parking lot as part of the celebration.

 

March 12, 2018 - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 11th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, Presented by Cline Family Medicine, Thursday, March 22 at the Windham Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Gold Sponsors Focused Care of Center, Hope Community Medicine and Nacogdoches Medical Center also helped in making the event a success.

A Scavenger Hunt will be held again with three random drawings for the chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV, a Fitness Gift Basket full of great fitness accessories and an Instapot. Attendees and vendors are invited to participate in finding items throughout the fair.

The fair will host break out session speakers from, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, Dr. Ilyas H. Khan at 10:30am until 11:15am and Carolyn Johnson with Affinity Hospice at 1:30pm until 2:15pm. Vendor area will be temporarily closed during break out session and re-open at the end of each speaker's presentation.

Event flyer which includes additional information.

March 21, 2018 - On behalf of the Tenaha Police Department we would like to recognize the exceptional work of XTO Energy as they give back to our communities through their support of law enforcement.

XTO Energy and Mr. Jason Krause (pictured above) donated laptop computers which will be used in our patrol vehicles. The donation of these computers will increase faster response times to calls and assist in officer safety.

With the continued support from dedicated individuals and organizations such as XTO Energy, the Tenaha Police Department has the ability to better serve the City of Tenaha and Shelby County.

Sincerely 
Jeremy H. Pope 
Chief of Police

Photo by Amanda Eaves

March 21, 2018 - Shelby County Courthouse employees recognized WDSD along with their co-worker Teresa Hughes in honor of her grandson, Jack.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.  

The Shelby County courthouse chose to honor the day by wearing brightly coloured socks. The #rockyoursocks campaign encourages people to bring awareness by wearing brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock or even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. The idea is to wear something people will ask you about so that you can tell them about WDSD.

March 20, 2018 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting this past Saturday, March 17, 2018. There was a great workshop/class held on "photographing reflections," presented by member Jan Carter in preparation for the next meeting to be held in April. There was an outstanding group of people attending this workshop. The March Challenge featured 29 photos about "Pets" submitted by members for voting and a critique session. There was a lot of imagination and work put into these photographs. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a Challenge. Everyone did a winning job. The winners are as follows:

March Challenge Winners - "Pets"


First Place  - Bobbie Jean Wood, Center Tx


Second place (tie) - Angie Davis, Center Tx 


Second place (tie) - Jan Carter, San Augustine Tx 


Third place - Sharon Peace, Center Tx

The PWPS meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the First United Methodist Church on Porter St. in Center, TX from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Anyone interested in learning about how to take better pictures or something about a camera, is welcome to sit in on our meetings and give us a try. Membership fees are $35.00 @person and only $10.00 per each additional family member.

With springtime just around the corner, wildflowers are on every ones mind and there are workshops, fields trips, etc., coming up for 2018. For more information visit our website www.pineywoodsphoto.com, "LIKE" us on Facebook or contact any club member. Club Secretary, Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426, text or call.(jonbill392@hughes.net)"

The club is excited to welcome new member Renee Beauregard from the Huxley area.

March 20, 2018 - The Center Woman’s Reading Club presented an $800 check to the Fannie Brown Booth Library on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Pictured (from left) are: Deborah Chadwick, Reading Club President; Sandra Davis, Librarian, Fannie Brown Booth Library; and Carol Rogers, Reading Club Treasurer.

March 20, 2018 - Mrs. Keli Chandler’s first grade class at Excelsior School enjoyed a visit from Newbern Masonic Lodge where members talked to them about tooth care and gave each student a toothbrush. Thank you Newbern Masonic Lodge for visiting Excelsior!

March 19, 2018 - The Golden Harvest Ministries Club met Monday, March 19, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Center, Texas at 11:30 AM. Center ISD Superintendent James Hockenberry and Matthew Mettauer discussed the next School Board Bond Election with information on the proposed projects for Proposition A & B. Proposition A will not require a tax rate increase, but is critical for academic campus improvements that will allow for grade level realignments, safety and security upgrades, and infrastructure improvements. Proposition B will be used for extracurricular band, agriculture, and athletic improvements. This Proposition consists of 10 million dollars.

Submitted by Linda Bordelon, Reporter

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