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November 22, 2017 - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2017 parade will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The theme for the parade this year is ”A Texas Christmas”. The Presenting Sponsor for this year’s parade is Shelby Savings Bank.

Categories for the 2017 “A Texas Christmas” themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize.

Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Parade Float applications with entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at www.shelbycountychamber.com.

In keeping with the established holiday tradition, this year’s parade guarantees a time of grand celebration with fun and excitement for everyone.

The parade will feature a special Grand Marshal, sponsored by Chris Paddie, holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus.

The Float Competition Sponsor is the City of Center. Silver Sponsors are Farmers State Bank, Specter, Inc., and Tyson Foods.

November 21, 2017 - Please join us for our Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Nutrition Site (Loop 500/124 Haley Drive) Thursday, November 23, 2017 11am to 1pm.

We hope to see you there! If interested in putting in a to go order to be picked up or volunteering please call Ashlynn ar 936-598-7768.

Orders must be in by November 22, 2017.

November 20, 2017 - On November 20, 2017, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby Family & Community Health (FCH) Committee was presented $5,000 for adult and youth programming promoting the health and well-being of low-income individuals in the Superior Health Plan community. Several hundred grant applications across the state of Texas were submitted for consideration.

The Shelby FCH Committee identifies needs, plans and implements educational programs for youth and adults in nutrition, wellness, fitness, chronic disease management, and community economic development. Our target audience includes pregnant and non-pregnant women, children in SNAP-Ed eligible or participating households, including the working poor, and senior adults. Our goal is to better the lives of Shelby County residents through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge focused on identified issues and needs. Specifically, to teach participants how to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables, learning to select foods that are relatively inexpensive and good to eat, making food dollars last longer, preparing quick, nutrition meals, and helping children learn how to eat healthier snacks that they will like.

“I’m very pleased the Family & Community Health committee is the recipient of these funds. This will help to better provide valuable nutrition and health-based educational programs to our Better Living for Texans audience in Shelby County,” stated Jheri-Lynn McSwain, Shelby County Extension Agent – Family & Community Health.


Pictured left to right, Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCH, Rachel Thompson, Superior Health Plan Community Ambassador, and Debbra Johnson, Shelby FCH committee member

November 9, 2017 - Come help us Save Lives! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be at the Center Police Department on Monday, November 20th from 10am - 2:30pm.

The blood drive will be set up outside in the parking lot in the Mobil Donor Coach. Sponsor Code for the event is 7583.

Contact Amy at the Center PD 936-598-2450 to sign up for scheduled times, or go to www.giveblood.org to schedule a time. All attempted donors will receive a free T-shirt. 

Eat. Drink. Bring identification.

November 17, 2017 - The Pineywoods Board of Realtors are hosting a Holiday Food Drive with donations going to the local food bank for the Christmas Holiday.

There is a large need for food donations in order to compose "food boxes" which feed local people in need. The board is asking for non-perishable or canned goods to be donated.

The Pineywoods Board of Realtors is an association of local Realtors in Shelby County.  Each year they work together and assess some of the needs in our County, in turn they try to meet the needs such as food donations and Scholarships for graduates within the County high schools.  This group of Realtors work hard to give back to their community each year and love to partner with groups like the Outreach, touching many lives throughout the year.

November 16, 2017 - Jennifer Fausett was the speaker for the November Delta Gamma meeting. She is the teacher for Culinary Arts program at Center High School.

Jennifer explained that the students will take orders for cakes or pies and have many plans for future expansion. She tries to teach the students all facets of the restaurant business.

Delta Gamma members enjoyed a delicious meal on fall decorated tables.

Submitted by Nora Robinson

November 16, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary are proud to announce the winners of this year’s youth essay contests.

Patriot’s Pen – open to all students in grades 6-8.  Essay of 300-400 words on this year’s theme: “America’s Gift to My Generation”.
First Place:  Joaquin 8th grade student Cullen Freeman (shown in photo with mother, Amanda).  Cullen received a framed certificate, Patriot’s Pen Medal and a check for $50.00.

Matthew Silvey (right) was presented his certificate by Newton Johnson (left), VFW Post 8904 member.

Voice of Democracy – open to all students in grades 9-12.  Oral essay of 3-5 minutes on this year’s theme:  “American History: Our Hope for the Future”.
Co First Place Winners:  Joaquin HS Senior Abigail Hooper and Joaquin HS Senior Matthew Silvey.  Both received a framed certificate, Voice of Democracy Medal and a check for $100.00.

Abigail Hooper (right) was presented her certificate by VFW Post 8904 member John Piersol (left).

Each will now compete at the district level with results being announced within the next 7-10 days.
 
Congratulations to the winners and a thank you to all who took the time to enter.

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November 16, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary are proud to announce that Center High School Teacher Jennifer Fausett has been selected as the Teacher of the Year. Jennifer is the primary instructor for Culinary Arts in the Career and Technology Education Department.

She was nominated by colleague Jeff Samford who said in part “Jennifer came to center High School 5 years ago after graduating from Stephan F. Austin State University with highest honors in Nutrition Dietetics. She is the Culinary Arts teacher but also performs many other vital function is our community. In a little over a month, Mrs. Fausett created a simulated restaurant and an actual working coffee shop in her culinary classroom that teaches excellent work ethic and business skills. She is the focal point in the Center Junior Chamber of Commerce. She established and coordinated the delivery of relief donations for hurricanes Irma and Harvey victims.”.

Jennifer will receive a framed certificate and check for $100 from our post. She now competes at the district level and the results should be known in the next 7 – 10 days. Congratulations!


Pictured are Larry and Stacy O'Rear (in the Polaris), Matthew Mettauer (left), representing the Center Athletic Boosters and John Snider (right), Vice Chairman of Shelby Savings Bank.

November 16, 2017 - The Center Athletic Booster Club announces the winner of the raffle for the 2017 Polaris Ranger - congratulations to Stacy O'Rear!

On behalf of the Center Athletic Booster Club we would like to say "thank you" to everyone who purchased a ticket and to Shelby Savings Bank for sponsoring this year's raffle.

Pictured (from left): (SCCAC) Jade Miller, Valerie Warren, Marlene Hernandez, Denise Merriman, Sarah Shires, (Gibsons) Lenny Dupuis, Bobby Head, and Denise Mathews

November 14, 2017 - Gibsons is honored to announce the success of the 2017 Truck Pull in support of the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center.

With the help of community teams (business and individuals), local donations and Gibsons match, they were able to raise a total of $10,530.00
 
At Gibsons, we believe in giving back and are proud to support SCCAC an organizations that is improving our communities awareness of child abuse as well as helping the emotional and physical healing of child abuse victims in our community.
 
Gibsons would like to express their appreciation to all the team members along with the businesses that made this 2017 Truck Pull a huge success.  We hope to make 2018’s Truck Pull even bigger and better!

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