Rated PG. Show ends at 9pm.

Box office opens at 7:00pm. Showtime at 7:30pm.
Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for children.
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June 15, 2021 - Mike and Nita Adkison, owners of the RIO Theatre in Center are thrilled to announce the theatre will re-open on Friday, June 18, 2021 with 'The Girl Who Believes in Miracles' which is a faith based movie and rated PG.

After a year of COVID-19 shutting everything down and construction, Mike and Nita can't wait to welcome the community back to the RIO.

Opening soon at the RIO Theatre is 'F9 The Fast Saga' starting June 25th.

Box office opens at 7:00pm. Showtime at 7:30pm. Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for children.

June 15, 2021 - The Roughrider Scholarship Foundation (RSF) is hosting a car wash fundraiser on Friday, June 18 from 3pm until 6:30pm at the Azalea House on Tenaha Street at the corner of Tenaha Street and Carroll Street, next to Dairy Queen.

RSF handed out $1,000 scholarships to 116 graduates from the Center High School Class of 2021 and the foundation gave out 8 scholarships to the Roughrider Academy Spring Class of 2021 for a grand total of $124,000 given this year alone.

Formed in 1988, the RSF was created to assist graduates of Center High School to continue their education in college or trade school of their choice. Their efforts are to provide a scholarship to EVERY CHS graduating senior who applies.

Mark your calendar and make plans to support this wonderful non-profit group which is focused on our future.

June 16, 2021 - Flags to Fight Hunger will stay up through July 4th as we prepare to celebrate our nation's birthday!

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who support the flag program that celebrates many of our national holidays while raising funds for the Center ISD Backpack Program!

June 16, 2021 - The second quarter of 2020 donation from the 50 Women Impact was awarded to two worthy organizations, the Cole DePriest Scholarship Foundation and Shelby County Outreach Ministries.

The 50 Women Impact who work together as one had a tie for the first time once all the votes were tallied. The total raised by each member giving $100 was $11,200 which breaks down to each organization receiving $5,600. The power of giving as one still stands true as the organization continues to grow in membership and their impact is still great even when given among two.

Including the $11,200, the total money donated by the 50 Women of Impact to date is $152,000.


From left: Ann Grant, Shyanna Grant, Linda Miller, Colette DePriest, Dianne Cross, Kristen Peace, Alease Copelin

Cole DePriest Scholarship Foundation

Cole DePriest Scholarship, a non-profit scholarship foundation in memory of Cole DePriest who was lost in a tragic horseback riding accident April 3, 2015, was formed to honor the 8 year old cowboy that loved the outdoors, rodeo, and his family. His is the son of David and Colette Cross DePriest and brother of Abi. The Cole DePriest Scholarship Foundation was founded to support hard working individuals that portray selfless service and outgoing personalities. Since April 2015, the foundation has given out close to 20 college scholarships totaling over $30,000, donated a saddle in Cole's memory for the Region 5 Texas High School Association, donated added money at local livestock shows for contestant's scholarships, and made numerous donations for other memorial fundraisers. Cicily Cross-Blair and Colette DePriest manage the foundation.

The foundation is supported by private donations. If you would like to also donate to the Cole DePriest Scholarship Foundation, mail donations to PO Box 162, Tenaha, TX 75974 or visit on Facebook.


From left: Alease Copelin, Sherry Harding, Kasey Golden, and Linda Miller

Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc.

Shelby County Outreach Ministries (SCOM) has been serving the community for over 24 years with four programs under its umbrella: The Helping Hands Outreach Center, Meals on Wheels, The Senior Nutrition Site, and The Unique Boutique. In 2020, collectively, the senior programs provided 15,386 meals to senior citizens 60 and older. Also, Helping Hands distributed 2.386 emergency food boxes feeding 5,148 people. Overall, SCOM met 2,885 needs in our community. The Unique Boutique helps fund all our programs and allows SCOM to feed the hungry and needy in Shelby County.

SCOM is not government funded and relies on donations and the generosity of the community. SCOM motto is “Striving to be the hands and heart of Christ in the community.” If you would also like to donate, mail to Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 1029, Center, TX 75935 or visit online at http://shelbycountyoutreach.org

50 Women of Impact

The 50 Women of Impact group organized and held their first meeting in November of 2017 with the hopes of getting 50 women to give $100 each quarter for a combined contribution to an elected organization. The first meeting surpassed the 50 women with 94 inaugural members. The group has continued to grow and meet once a quarter to donate funds. Organizations who have received funds from 50 Women Impact are Shelby County Welfare Board; AgriLife Extension, Shelby Family Consumer Science program; Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library; Boo's Battle Cancer Fund; Shelby County Outreach Ministries; Jon, Macy and Misty Bush Foundation; HOPE Community Medical to establish a Fund to Help with Medical Needs for Working People; Timpson Food for Thought Pantry; Christian Community Services; Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service; Shelby County Youth Soccer; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); Shelby County Expo; and Cole DePriest Scholarship Foundation.

June 14, 2021 - Tenaha Businessmen’s Club along with American Legion 520 will hold their annual Independence Day Celebration on the 4th of July at Tenaha ISD Raymond Jackson stadium. The gates will open at 7pm, entertainment begins at 8pm, with fireworks around 9pm.

Free for all, bring a chair or sit in the bleachers. All welcome.

June 14, 2021 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library will have Preschool Story Time Wednesday, June 16th, at 10:30am. We will have a story, crafts, songs and lots of fun. This is for ages 2-5 years, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., we will have our Adult program. This week we are working on Junk Journals. Come join us. All materials are provided.

Once again, by popular demand, Roy and his little pal, Bandit, will be appearing at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center, TX as part of our 2021 Summer Reading programs.

The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17. Our Imagineers will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and lots of fun. This program is for children ages 6-8 years.

On Thursday at 2:00 p. m., we will have our Tweens program for ages 9-13 years. We will be featuring Mrs. Sandra who will be demonstrating beginner origami. Come and be creative with us.

The Summer Reading programs are sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club.

June 14, 2021 - Center Garden Club is pleased to present the Yard of the Month Award to Ron Bogue of 208 Kennedy Street. Ron has a most attractive front yard with three focal points: two are his stone-rimmed beds brimming with brightly-colored perennial flowers and the third is his masterpiece, a large container garden of colorful pots creatively arranged: stacked, inverted, and ajar, and planted with a variety of cascading succulents and other greenery. Exquisite metal sculptures further enhance Ron's plantings.

Center Garden Club encourages everyone to view Ron's gardens, truly delightful contributions to the beauty of our community. 

June 11, 2021 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library Summer Reading/Learning Program got off to a great start.

On Wednesday morning, our Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 years resumed with a bang. Our story, 'The Monkey Goes Bananas,' was dramatically read by Terri Lacher. Crafts and music were enjoyed by all.

On Thursday, our Imagineers (ages 6-8) had a blast building marshmallow shooters, rocket launchers and learning about propulsion. The Tweens (ages 9-13) learned valuable skills in map-reading and enjoyed a race to find the shortest route to South Padre Island.

The Summer Reading/Learning Program is sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club.

June 10, 2021 - LeTourneau University held Spring 2021 commencement services recently for around 200 graduates who received bachelor's and master's degrees. Among them were Hana Bonner Of Joaquin who received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Magna Cum Laude.

Graduates with summa cum laude honors maintained a cumulative grade point average between 3.8 and a perfect 4.0 throughout their college coursework. Those with magna cum laude honors maintained a cumulative grade point average between 3.6 and 3.79, and cum laude graduates maintained a cumulative grade point average between 3.40 and 3.59.

LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs online and at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, located 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

June 9, 2021 - Plans for the 45th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, are well underway. This year’s Festival will be October 7th, 8th and 9th. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your creative side in art, quilting, canning, crafts, woodworking, metal art and photography.

All creative art divisions and are open to Youth (6th through 12th grades) and Adults (17 and older). The art division will also be open to Elementary (K – through 5th).

Start taking photos, quilting quilts, canning your spring and summer harvest and creating art for these events. We want to showcase and recognize ALL our local talent.

Please visit the Chamber website www.shelbycountychamber.com for a complete list of the rules for each event along with entry forms that need to accompanied with your entry. Or contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or email at info@shelbycountychamber.com.

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