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September 22, 2021 (Fajita Luncheon Order Form) - The Chicken Fajita Lunch, sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply, helps kick off the Poultry Festival activities.  The Fajita lunch will be held next week on Wednesday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Center Fire Department on the corner of Logansport Street and Patton Street.

According to Chairman, Bryan Wages, the lunch includes two chicken fajitas, chips, salsa and a drink for $7 per plate and delivery is available for 5 or more advance orders by calling 936-598-3682, faxing an order form to 936-598-5032 or emailing info@shelbycountychamber.com by Friday, September 24th. An order form for the Fajita Lunch, as well as other Poultry Festival Events, is available at the Chamber of Commerce offices on the historic downtown square or on the Poultry Festival Event page on the Chamber website, http://www.shelbycountychamber.com.

Don’t miss this delicious lunch!

For more information, please call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682, email us at info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit our website www.shelbycountychamber.com and click on the Event page to find all Poultry Festival information.


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September 21, 2021 - VFW Post 8904 and Auxiliary gathered at the Historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse before the Shelby County Veterans Memorial September 17, 2021, in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

"[We] are honored to be here with you today, this third Friday of September, as we salute the men and women who served to keep America free and in doing so sacrificed their own freedom," said Larry Hume, Post Quartermaster.

Hume continued by also remembering the families of those lost who hope that one day their loved one will one day be accounted for.

"Right now there are still 83,000 Americans missing, and unaccounted for going back to the second world war," said Hume.


In honor of the day and those who remain missing, Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison placed the memorial wreath on the Shelby County Veterans Memorial.

"Shelby County, Texas has had 38 of her citizens held as prisoners of war, 35 from World War II and three from the Korean War," said Hume. "Three of those died in captivity, while others lived through a terrible ordeal that we cannot even imagine, and by the grace of God returned home."

Hume stated all have since passed away. Each of those in attendance for the program were presented with a list of names to each take a turn reading them aloud. 

"Currently there are 31 Shelby County veterans still missing in action from World War I, World War II, and one from the Korean War. Our World War I missing in action have been missing for 103 years," said Hume. "Their names are carried on the Department of Defense rolls as such."

Hume remarked it is the sincere hope of VFW Post 8904 members that one day the missing are returned to their familes and to Shelby County. 


Upon completion of the reading of the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action names, Auxiliary members then set the Missing Man table (See video above). This was followed by the retirement and replacement of the POW/MIA flag, which has flown in front of the courthouse for the past year.

Taps was then played as presented by Mike Langford, VFW Post member.

Prisoners of War: 

  • Harlan F. Adams, World War II - German POW
  • Haskell Beard, World War II - German POW
  • Harold F. Beasley, World War II - Japanese POW
  • Sharkey Brown, Jr., World War II - Japanese POW
  • Thermon D. Brittain, Sr., World War II – Bataan Death March, Japanese POW
  • Frank M. Butler, World War II - German POW
  • Oran J. Childs, World War II - Bataan Death March, Japanese POW
  • Basil A. Coats, World War II - German POW
  • Sam Davis, Jr., World War II - German POW
  • Dr. Roy L. Emken, World War II - Bataan Death March, Japanese POW
  • Ray Emmons, World War II - German POW 
  • Newell Evans, World War II - German POW
  • Clifford Gary, World War II - German POW
  • Hilton Hooper, World War II - German POW
  • Calvin R. Hutto, World War II - Japanese POW
  • Audrey C. Jacobs, World War II - German POW
  • Jesse F. Kennedy, World War II - German POW
  • Johnnie M. Lee, World War II, Japanese POW - Died in Prison Camp
  • Paul D. Lucas, Korean War, North Korean POW
  • Dravis Massie, World War II - Japanese POW
  • Austin W. Mayes, World War II - German POW
  • Phillip E. Murphree, World War II - German POW
  • James H. Myers, World War II - Japanese POW
  • R.B. Neal, World War II - German POW
  • Truman B. Owens, World War II - German POW
  • Sherman S. Pickard, World War II - German POW
  • George O. Rivers, World War II - Bataan Death March, Died in Japanese Prison Camp
  • Charles D. Rogers, World War II - Japanese POW
  • George B. Stutts, Jr., World War II - German POW
  • Vernon B. Walters, World War II - Bataan Death March, Died in Japanese Prison Camp
  • Henry L. Wilburn, World War II - German POW
  • Hulon Williams, World War II - German POW
  • R.L. Williams, World War II - German POW
  • Levi A. Williford, World War II - German POW;
  • Marshall (Tex) Windham, World War II - German POW
  • John E. Woodfin, Sr., World War II - Bataan Death March, Japanese POW 
  • Hubert L. Langford, Korean War - North Korean POW
  • Billy Lee Wescoat, Korean War - Chinese POW

Missing in Action: 

  • John W. Temple, WWI - Missing July 19, 1918, France
  • John C.B. Alford, World War II - Missing May 7, 1942, Pacific Theater 
  • Lloyd L. Andrews, World War II - Missing December 25, 1944, European Theater
  • Cecil A. Armstreet, World War II - August 31, 1942, Atlantic Ocean
  • Lee O. Brunson, World War II - Missing December 8, 1944, European Theater
  • John B. Byrn, World War II - Missing August 24, 1943, European Theater
  • Philip H. Childs, World War II - Missing July 29, 1942, Pacific Theater
  • James A. Cleveland, World War II - Missing September 7, 1944, Pacific Theater
  • Lewis V. Dockens, World War II - Missing June 2, 1942, European Theater
  • Reed Dominy, World War II - Missing April 15, 1944, European Theater
  • Roy V. Duncan, World War II - Missing April 16, 1945, Pacific Theater
  • Hubert Haley, World War II - Missing May 14, 1942, European Theater
  • Pershing H. Harvey, World War II - Missing October 24, 1944
  • Walter B. Henry, World War II - Missing August 7, 1943, European Theater
  • Curtis Jolley, World War II - Missing October 24, 1944, Pacific Theater
  • Willie E. Lathon, World War II - Missing December 12, 1943, Pacific Theater; 
  • James A. McDaniel, World War II - Missing April 20, 1944, Pacific Theater
  • Woodrow W. Moro, World War II - Missing May 5, 1942, Gulf of Mexico 
  • Kenneth N. Nicholson, World War II - Missing October 27, 1942 
  • Darwin Risinger, World War II - Missing September 5, 1945, Pacific Theater
  • John C. Scott, World War II - Missing June 19, 1944, Pacific Theater
  • Choron Smotherman, World War II - Missing November 27, 1943, European Theater 
  • Johnny F. Stack, World War II - Missing November 30, 1942, Pacific Theater 
  • Richard M. Wallace, World War II - Missing July 26, 1942, European Theater
  • Robert H. Wharton, World War II - Missing November 20, 1943, Pacific Theater
  • Marion B. Whiteside, Jr., World War II - Missing October 19, 1942
  • Claude M. Wilkerson, World War II - Missing May 8, 1942, Pacific Theater
  • Elgie P. Williams, World War II - Missing December 6, 1943, Pacific Theater
  • Elmer E. Williams, World War II - Missing November 8, 1942, Pacific Theater
  • Ray D. Williams, World War II - Missing July 11, 1944, European Theater
  • Willie E. Windham, Korean War - Missing August 12, 1950, Korea.


The 2021-22 Rotary Club President, Faythe Abraham, invites everyone to visit the Rotary Club booth at the East Texas Poultry Festival, October 7-9th.

September 21, 2021 (Flyer) - The Rotary Club of Center is hosting a fundraiser with the grand prize being a Generac Guardian 24KW Home Backup Generator! Ticket donations are $10 for one ticket or $100 for 11 tickets. The winner will be drawn on November 2, 2021 and tickets will be available at the Poultry Festival!

The Generac Guardian 24KW Home Backup Generator is valued at $8,900 and includes standard installation within Shelby County or within 30 miles of Center. Installation does not include gas hook; it will be the responsibility of the winner. Winner need not be present to win.

Center Rotary Club members have tickets as well as the following business locations: Blake Furniture, East Texas Poultry Supply, Farmers State Bank, and Shelby Savings Bank.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to charitable donations made by the Rotary Club to the community. For more information, call 936-332-4845.

Visit the following link to view a brochure about the generator - https://www.generac.com

September 21, 2021 - Why did the chicken cross the road? To run in the 2021 East Texas Poultry Festival 5K Chicken Trot, sponsored by Axley & Rode. Join us again this year for the Annual 5K Chicken Trot on Saturday, October 9th at 7:30am at Port A Cool Park. It is always a fun event, with proceeds going to our local United Way. Register now, and join the fun!

It is not too late sign up. Registration fee is $30 and includes an entrance button to the 45th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, good for all three days. You can register on runsignup.com or contact the Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to all the 5K Sponsors:

  • Presenting Sponsor, Axley and Rode
  • Award Sponsor, Hope Community Medicine
  • Chip Timer Sponsor, Deb’s Boutique
  • Refreshment Sponsors: Drewery Construction and Town and Country Real Estate
  • Tee Shirt Sponsors: Debrah J. Worsham, DDS; H&R Block; and Sandhill Wrecker Service, LLC

For more information contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.

September 20, 2021 - Tri-County Harvest for Homes will have a produce drop Wednesday, September 22 at 9am in the old Sombero's Restaurant parking lot. Mask are required.

September 20, 2021 - The James-Antioch Community will be serving Chili or Chicken and Dumplings on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 11am until 1pm and from 4pm until 6pm.

This will be at the James Antioch Community Building just off HWY 7 E, down the road behind the James Store. Watch for signs.

Chili dinner includes crackers or Fritos, dessert and drink all for $8. Chicken and dumplings includes corn bread and dessert and drink all for $8. You can dine in or have take-out food.

Come and look for tickets for a quilt raffle and other items for sale.

WHY? We need money to maintain the building which is used for community events.

September 17, 2021 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library would like to congratulate Sandra Davis on her 19th anniversary at the library next Wednesday, September 22.  Sandra started work as a volunteer under Library Director Joan Huff, then was library assistant and Children’s Activities director and has been the library director for the last few years. Under her direction, the library has continued its popular Preschool Storytime, started afternoon craft sessions and still maintains its summer programs even during the Covid pandemic. The library has an online catalog, e-books catalog, patron computers, Wifi hotspots, DVDs, interlibrary loans, fax service, and other services. Come by and wish her congratulations.

September 17, 2021 - The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center (SCCAC) received a grant in the amount of $20,000 from T.L.L. Temple Foundation to partially fund two full-time mental health therapist positions. The SCCAC staff and board of directors are grateful for the award of these funds, which will help us continue to provide trauma-focused mental health services at no charge to the children and families we serve.

The T.L.L. Temple Foundation works alongside families and communities to build a thriving Deep East Texas and to alleviate poverty, creating access and opportunities for all. In support of its mission, the foundation makes grants in the areas of education, economic development and community revitalization, health, human services, arts and culture, and conservation and the environment.

September 16, 2021 - Mark you calendars for the the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner Banquet on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6pm at the Windham Civic Center, 146 Express Blvd, Center, Texas 75935. Enjoy a great night of auctions, raffles, giveaways along with dinner, drinks, guns, and fun. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.shelbycountydu.org or call Yazoo at 936-590-0871.

September 14, 2021 - Center Garden Club is pleased to present its Yard of the Month award to Mrs. Bobbie Nutt.

Mrs. Nutt's beautifully manicured lawn lends itself to the aphorism that "Less is more."  Her expansive rich green lawn, the elephant-ear-lined stream which meanders through it, the canopy of trees that shades it, and her lush foundation plantings of woods ferns reflect a serene natural beauty. A drive past her Greenwood home, located at 358 CR 1430, is certainly a delightful experience!

Submitted by Carolyn Bounds

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