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April 20, 2016 - This past week, Whataburger #1001, located on Hwy. 84 in Joaquin, TX, celebrated its 5th year of service to the people of Logansport and Joaquin.  Key Operator, Jim Barron (Mr. Jim) announced the event at the April meeting of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Jim, an active member of the Chamber, has over 50 years in the restaurant business, and 27 years with Whataburger.

The Mayors of Logansport and Joaquin, Katherine Freeman and Bill Baker dropped by the drive-in restaurant to congratulate the General Manager, Khenkeysah Calloway, on the quality of service, and community support rendered by Whataburger.   On behalf of their respective towns, the Mayors thanked the management of Whataburger for setting a high standard as a modelbusiness dedicated to serving the public and promoting the community.

April 20, 2016 - Martha Lou Chadwick Scott, a 1967 graduate of Center ISD, was honored by Baylor University earlier this year for her 45 years of service. To read the story posted on Baylor's website, visit the following link - Martha Lou Scott: Still inspiring students after 45 years at Baylor.


Source: Baylor University

From left: Bill O'Neal and Annette Peters. Photo by Crystal Berg.April 20, 2016 - Nettie's Nook hosted author Bill O'Neal, a Texas State Historian and author of over 40 books on the American West on Tuesday, April 19th. 

A retired history professor at Panola College, O'Neal now travels speaking about Texas History and has appeared on television documentaries on the History Channel, Turner Network Television, the Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcasting System, British Broadcasting Corporation, and the Arts and Entertainment Channel.

In honor of his time spent at Nettie's Nook visiting and signing books, the Sammich Shop featured a special item on the menu - the Gun Slinger Sammich.

Books which O'Neal had on hand were Sam Houston Slept Here: Guide to the Homes of Texas' Chief Executives, East Texas in World War II, West Texas Cattle Company, Texas Gunslingers, and Sam Houston: A Study In Leadership. These books as well as many others are available for purchase at Nettie's Nook.

April 19, 2016 - President Joe Anderson called the Golden Harvest Ministries Club meeting to order at 11:30 am on April 18, 2016 with 32 members and guests attending on a rainy, spring day. Harold Hanson welcomed everyone and recognized Sheriff Willis Blackwell. Harold led everyone in "The old Rugged Cross" and "At Calvary"---both favorites of all.

Sheriff Willis BlackwellBro. Carl Smith's birthday was celebrated, and wedding anniversary greetings went to Dot and David Bain; John and Winnie Preston; and Josh (youth director of FBC) and Amy Sanford. Our only guest was guest speaker Sheriff Willis Blackwell.

Get-well cards were signed for Linda Anderson and Mary Ivey.

Jim Forbes introduced his friend Willis Blackwell, his old-time fishing partner and sheriff of Shelby County. Sheriff Blackwell discussed current scams that mainly target senior citizens by promising money and prizes if a certain amount of money is received by a date given. Members were made aware of the wide variety of scams and how to be better protected from such activities. Other current problems in the county were also discussed, and Sheriff Blackwell gave updates on each one.

Prayers were given for those who were ill, in the hospital and nursing homes, as well as other concerns.

The Golden Harvest Ministries Club meets at 11:30 am on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Center, Texas, for lunch and a program of interest.

Submitted by Linda Bordelon, Reporter

April 19, 2016 - The Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Upsilon Chapter announces the winners of their annual fundraiser drawings held Monday, April 18 with proceeds benefiting the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library and other community projects.  Members with the Preceptor Upsilon Chapter extend their appreciation and gratitude to the businesses for their generosity with donating prizes and to the community for supporting this year’s fundraiser.  The 2016 fundraiser winners include: 

Kelli Snider:  GRAND PRIZE – GREAT ESCAPE 7 DAY/7 NIGHT VACATION and $500 VISA GIFT CARD – Donated by Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Upsilon Chapter and Texas State Bank

Luke Motley:  FIRST PRIZE - APPLE iPAD AIR 16GB – Donated by Farmers State Bank and Sabine State Bank

Brad Rushing:  SECOND PRIZE – Yeti Cooler Donated by Shelby Savings Bank and 2 Yeti 20 oz. Tumblers – Donated by Vieux Carre Photography 

Beta Sigma Phi is an international non-profit organization, non-academic sorority for women offering opportunities friendship, development of cultural appreciation, and community service.  The Greek letters stand for life, learning and friendship.  Approximately, 12,500 chapters in 20 countries meet twice a month for a brief business meeting and cultural program.  Founded by Walter W. Ross in Abilene, Kansas in 1931 with seven members, the organization today has 250,000 members.  Beta Sigma Phi supports various projects including the International Endowment Fund, Disaster Relief Fund, Breast Cancer Research Fund and Scholarship Fund.

From left: Jolene Tindol, Amy Lindley, Police Chief Jim Albers, Communications Supervisor Donna Duggar, and Daniel Williamson. All photos by Lisa Albers.

April 18, 2016 - The 2016 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week was April 10th through April 16th.

The Center Police Department's Auxiliary showed appreciation for their dispatchers with lunch and gift bags on Wednesday, April 13th. Dispatchers enjoyed a pizza and cake party. The gift bags were 'survival kits' filled with items dispatchers often need including pen, notepad, water bottle and koozie, Kleenex tissues, and candy for energy.

The dispatchers who were recognized for their job and given bags were Amy Lindley, Karen Shields, Tiffany Ryals, Bailey Lee, Jolene Tindol, Donna Duggar (Communications Supervisor), Daniel Williamson, Jennifer Stroud, Deanne Evans, and Brittany Pridgen.

A line often associated with dispatchers is 'helping save lives one call at a time.' Dispatchers answer calls for 9-1-1, are the central connection to officers in the field, records activities logs, answer non-emergency calls as well as a host of other duties. They perform their job with calmness in the storm. They have to remain calm for those calling in with an emergency and for officers dealing with dangerous situations in the field all the while waiting patiently at their station until the situation is resolved. Dispatchers are the unseen hero behind the scene.

The Center PD Auxiliary says thank you for being the heart behind the thin blue line and the thin red line.

Lisa Albers, Auxiliary member, asks everyone to remember when you make that call…. they are more than a voice.

April 15, 2016 - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, family and friend, and community members attended a new member ribbon cutting for Parmer Pools with owner Dirk Palmer on Thursday, April 14.

Andy Foster, Ambassador vice-president, welcomed everyone, "I want to thank everyone for attending the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting today. On behalf of the Chamber Ambassadors and Directors, congratulations to [Parmer Pools] and your staff for joining the chamber and opening your doors to the community." Foster ended saying, "We are here to serve you and help you promote your business and get the word out and send customers your way."

Owner Dirk Palmer gave an introduction and description of services offered, "We do pool service, we sell inground fiberglass pools, we do maintenance on inground and above ground pools and sell them and sell chemicals and supplies for all pools. If anybody needs anything, we are here to service y'all."

Palmer introduced the staff of Parmer Pools who are Jessica McSwain, Jesse Gann, James, Billy Ramey, Cody Price, Alex Caporali, and Eugenio Gonzalez.

Parmer Pools is located at 209 Nacogdoches Street, Suite C in Center. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 10am until 5:30pm and on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm. For more information, call 936-332-9013.


Delta Gamma Birthday Celebration Committee members (from left): Judy Adkison, Nora Robinson, Deborah Evans, Billie Bailey, and Linda Bordelon, Ceremonies Chairman.

April 14, 2016 - The Delta Gamma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International celebrated the chapter's 68th birthday at their April 11 meeting in Timpson, Texas. The Delta Gamma Chapter began when 14 key women teachers from Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties met at the Polly Hotel in Center, Texas on April 17, 1948. This Society promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.


Delta Gamma President Fannie Watson and the birthday cake in celebration of Delta Gamma's 68th birthday.

Submitted by Linda Bordelon, Publicity Chairman

April 13, 2016 - The Delta Gamma Chapter Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International celebrated the chapter's 68th birthday at their April 11 meeting in Timpson, Texas.  The Delta Gamma Chapter began when 14 key women teachers from Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties met at the Polly Hotel in Center, Texas on April 17, 1948.  This Society promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

Submitted by Linda Bordelon

April 12, 2016 - The Shelbyville High School, 28 Member Class of 1960, held a class reunion on April 2, 2016 at the JOI Ranch outside Center, Tx. 

Attending members pictured above standing, left to right, are class members Audley Dry, Victoria, Tx; Travis "Tappy" Wilburn, Center, Tx; Carolyn (Smith) Landry, Garland, Tx; Jo Nell (Wheeler) Adams, Kirbyville, Tx; Carolyn Sue (Watson) Peterson, Carrollton, Tx; Ruth (Risinger) Smith, Shelbyville, Tx; Donald "Don" Windham, Shelbyville, Tx;  Seated, left to right, are class members Molly (Wiggins) Hernandez, Fort Worth, Tx; William Wilburn, Shelbyville, Tx; Johnny Hargrove, Shelbyville, Tx; Linda (Adams) Windham, Shelbyville, Tx;  Not pictured but attending were Gene Gray, Center, Tx; Kenneth Parker, Waskom, Tx; and Willie Lynn (Harbison) Shofner, Houston, Tx.

Deceased members are Bobbie Lynn (English) Campbell, Lonnie Collins, Douglas Collins, Francis (Rash) Collins, Betty Lou (Dry) Mitchell, Wayne Garsee, James Gregston, Paul Roebuck, Dee (Smith) Walters

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