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December 22, 2021 - Jared Tovar achieved the honor of being listed on the Dean's List of scholars at the University of North Texas (UNT) for the 2021 Fall Semester. He also achieved the same honor for the 2021 Spring Semester.

In a letter received from Marilyn Wiley, Dean of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas, it stated, "Please accept my congratulations for achieving at least a 3.5 grade point average for the 2021 Fall semester. In recognition of your outstanding academic achievement, your name has been placed on the Dean's List of scholars at the University of North Texas.

"As a Dean's List scholar, you join a very select group. Only 20% of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business undergraduate students earn this honor. This distinction of high scholarship should be reflected on your resume throughout your career.

"Your accomplishment is one in which you should take great pride. The faculty and administration of the University of North Texas are very gratified by your hard work and dedication. We are all proud of your outstanding performance."

Jared Tovar, Salutatorian for the Class of 2020 and the son of Erika and Jose Tovar, is a current junior at UNT entering his fourth semester this coming Spring. He is pursuing a major in accounting with a specialization in audit and will be interning with KHA Accountants in Flower Mound, TX under the audit department.

Tovar has received his UNT ring for completing more than 60 college credit hours. After receiving his Bachelor’s, he will then go into grad school and focus on taking the CPA exam!

December 21, 2021 - Students representing the Catherine Pinkston Scholarship Fund will be hosting a canned food drive for Shelby County Outreach Ministries today, December 21st, from 10-6 at Brookshire Brothers in Center.

Statistics show that 1 in 3 children and 1 in 4 senior citizens in our County do not know where their next meal will come from. Please stop by and show your support by donating canned food items. Shelby County Outreach Ministries is grateful for their support and thankful for every canned food item donated. God bless and have a Merry Christmas.

December 21, 2021 - Congratulations to Odessa Link the winner of the quilt.

The James-Antioch Community Center wants to thank everyone who purchased tickets this year. The ticket sales were over $2,900. The entire proceeds will go to the Community Center for upkeep and utilities of the building.

We also want to thank the quilters who participated in making of the quilt and all the ones who sold tickets. This was truly a group effort.

Thank you,
James-Antioch Community Center

December 21, 2021 - Sabine State Bank is hosting a Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 10am until 2pm. There will be refreshments, calendars, and giveaways! Be sure to stop by and enter your name in the drawing to win one of our beautiful Christmas wreaths!

From left: (row in front of court bench) Sheriff Kevin Windham; Jimmy Lout, Commissioner Precinct 2; Leadership Shelby County class -  Anna Lee, Tammy Hanson, Landon Oliver, Tanner Peace, Cindy Eubank, Terry Adkison, Collin Mathews, Veronica Berry, Anna Register, Cancee Lester, Brianna Suell, Marie Jackson; (back row behind court bench) Roscoe McSwain, Commissioner Precinct 1; Stevie SmithCommissioner Precinct 3; County Auditor Clint Porterfield; Tom BellmyerCommissioner Precinct 4; and County Clerk Jennifer Fountain.

December 20, 2021 - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class participated in Government Day November 17, 2021, and attended the Shelby County Commissioners' Court.

During their day the participants also visited the County Auditor, County Clerk, Wastewater Treatment plant, and Mill Creek treatment plant. The Leadership Class then visited the John D. Windham Civic Center where they had lunch with City of Center Mayor David Chadwick, who spoke on finance growth in Center and Chad Nehring, City Manager, who gave a presentation on growth in the City of Center.

The class toured the Center Police Department with Chief Jim Albers, and they met Center Police Officer Brian Wright and his partner K9 Nyx who demonstrated a mock narcotics search.

Center Fire Department was their next stop where they were hosted by Center Fire Chief Keith Byndom. Chief Byndom showed the newest trucks the fire department has added to their fleet, as well as the ladder they have had for some time now. He explained about the new paging system to receive alerts on their phones, and described the importance of the Jaws of Life to the department. Chief Byndom was very thankful for the department volunteers.

The Shelby County Leadership program is meant to aid in the development of the future leaders of Shelby County and to give the participants a more in depth understanding of the businesses, community, and governernment entities of Shelby County. The program covers history, education, government, healthcare, business and economics.

December 17, 2021 - Center Police Dept’s Operation Blue Santa is in need of donations. We got our list, and now time to check it twice. The deadline to turn in forms has passed, so now it’s time to start filling our sleigh! 365 kids this year, which is the most we have ever had.

The Toy Drive/ Raffle is still going. For everyone that brings in a gift to donate to Operation Blue Santa, you will be entered into a drawing for a 32 In smart TV(donated by Walmart Center) and Christmas Cozy Goody Basket. This year we have been blessed to add a $500 Gift Card/Store Credit to Ivan Smith Furniture – Center.

Drawing to be held on Monday, December 20th. 1 entry per person, with a donation of a $5 or more monetary value new in package, unwrapped gift for a Boy or Girl, Infant to 16yrs.

Toys or Monetary donations can be turned into the Center Police Department!

Blue Santa now has PAYPAL, and can accept donations at paypal.me/BlueSantaCPD

Please help us, to make sure these kids have a Blessed Christmas!

Jeremy Boyett - Fire Chief and Athena Ezernack - Secretary/Treasurer and 1st female officer in the department

December 15, 2021 - On December 13, 2021 the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department held their annual officer election. Over this past year, there were several big events in the department including the loss of our Fire Chief of the past 11 years, Perry Pugh, to COVID-19. This election saw the most changes in department leadership in quite a while.

The results are as follows:

  • Fire Chief - Jeremy Boyett, a veteran of the department for 30 years and former Assistant Chief to Pugh for the last 11.
  • Assistant Chief - Rusty Wilson
  • 2nd Assistant Chief - Michael Stephens
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Athena Ezernack, the first female member to hold an office in the Department's 49 years.
  • Training Officer - Stephen Ewing
  • Fire Marshall - Jeremy Boyett
  • Assistant Fire Marshall - Nat Rogers
  • Traffic Officer - Tommy Boyett
  • Maintenance Officer - Michael Bates
  • Chaplain - Steve Cockrell
  • Safety Officer - Steve Cockrell
  • Reporter - Brock Pugh

From left: Carole Ann Chance, Janette Whittmann, Shirley Richey, Robbie Kerr, Pam Sykes, Carolyn Bounds, Cathy Williams, Rita Hughes, Alison Scull, Cherry Jones, and Lisa Albers 

December 14, 2021 - On Wednesday, December 8th, the Center Garden Club met at the Agri-Life building. After a short business meeting led by President, Carolyn Bounds, lunch was served by hostesses Cherry Jones and Cathy Williams.

Shana Brittain led the group in making festive Grinch Trees which they will enjoy for the upcoming holiday season. Prior to this, some of the group gathered at the Fannie Brown Booth Library where they donated children's books on various garden themes.

From left: Shana Brittain, Cathy Williams, and Cherry Jones

Submitted by Rita Hughes

December 13, 2021 - On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Timpson High School Beta Club celebrated its annual “Take a Teen Shopping” trip.

The group traveled to Walmart in Center, Texas and each member of the club shopped with a “Beta Buddy” (students from Timpson Middle School). Students were able to shop for themselves as well as family and friends. This event is such a wonderful way to express the joy of giving.

Members of the Beta Club work very hard all year to raise money but this event would not be possible without the very generous donations from Nix Forest Industries, Timpson Quick Stop, and Smith Sawmill Services. Walmart also steps up in a big way to accommodate the group and are always so sweet to the kids and even gave them each a candy cane.

A huge "Thank You!" to all of you for making this possible.

Tina Samford
Timpson HS Beta Sponsor

December 10, 2021 - Pineywoods Outreach Center Grand Re-Opening is on Saturday, December 11, from 1pm-4pm at the Pineywoods Outreach Center, 255 Haley Drive, Center, Texas. There will be pictures with Santa, bouncy houses, food, games, and prizes.