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September 2, 2021 - After a very successful Back to School Drive, we want to say thank you to all those who donated both supplies and funds to assist in our goal of providing over 80 kiddos with a backpack full of supplies! We are truly grateful to our community for their support, and we wish all the kids and staff a great school year!

September 1, 2021 - World War II came to an end with the formal surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and this day has become known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan).

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold an observance on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Center.

The program will begin at 10:00 am with a Prayer; Pledge of Allegiance; a Memorial Wreath will be placed on the Veterans Memorial in honor and Taps will be played to end the program.

The public is invited. Masks encouraged. Call post QM Larry Hume, 936-332-0349 for more information or questions.

August 31, 2021 - Stephanie Presa received a Master of Science degree in Accounting during the 2021 Summer semester at Sam Houston State University. Stephanie Presa is a 2016 graduate of Center High School. While attending Center HS she participated in U.I.L. and placed sixth in Accounting at the District Meet her senior year.

August 31, 2021 - At this time, due to Covid-19 concerns and the continuing rise in cases, this event is cancelled.

August 30, 2021 - October Festival, a community event, is set for October 9 from 3pm to 6pm on the Tenaha Square! Enjoy games, food, chili cookout, live worship music, and much more. Community and vendor booths are available. Vendor fee is $10 until August 30th, after it raises to $20 dollars.

The Chili Cook-off includes hot prizes for the best chili. Entry fee for the cook-off is $10. Bring the Heat!

There will also be Worship at the Park immediately following the festival.

Volunteers are welcome. For more information or to sign up to help, call, text, or email Zachary Minix, event organizer, at 936-615-4210 or

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August 31, 2021 - VFW Post 8904 and Auxiliary members honored Iraq War Veterans August 31, 2021, on the Center square before the Shelby County Veteran's Memorial.

A gathering of citizens and representatives of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, as well as Constable Precinct 3 were also present in honor of the occasion.

VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Hume welcomed everyone in attendance and led the program.

"The war in Iraq began on March 20, 2003 and continued until August 31st, 2010," said Hume. "It's our duty as fellow veterans and citizens to insure that this piece of history and sacrifices are never forgotten."

"Our gathering here today is a small, but heartfelt 'thank you' to those American Patriots, said Hume."

During the Iraq War, 4,486 Americans paid the ultimate price including U.S. Army Specialist Larry E. Polley Jr., of Shelby County, on January 2004. He was a graduate of Center High School in 2001, and 20 years old when he was killed in action. 

"Many more Americans suffered wounds and loss of limbs in that war," said Hume.

In honor of Iraq War Veterans, a wreath was hung from the Shelby County Veteran's Memorial by Post Life Member Mike Wulf placed the wreath.

"We would be remiss if we didn't remember the 11 Marines, the Navy Corpsmen and the one Army soldier that was killed in Afghanistan on August 26, as the result of an enemy attack while they were supporting non-combatant evacuation operations," said Hume.

In remembrance of the 13, flags were placed near the Shelby County Veterans Memorial in honor of each one of them. Hume read aloud the names of each: 

  • Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23
  • Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, 31
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, 22
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23

Following the reading of their names, a moment of silence and prayer was observed.

"We at the VFW always say, sacrifice is meaningless without [remembrance] and the core members of our VFW post and Auxiliary members will never forget, or let the general public who is mostly uninterested forget," said Hume.

In honor of all fallen veterans, all Iraq Veterans and those who have survived and since passed, as well as the 13 who recently passed in Afghanistan, Taps was played as presented by Gene Hutto, VFW Post 8904 Commander.

August 26, 2021 - August 31st, 2010 marked the official end to US Combat Operations in Iraq. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will ensure the patriotism and sacrifices of this generation that included US Army Specialist Larry E. Polley, Jr. of Center, Texas who was killed in action are never forgotten by the American people.

To commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who served in the Iraq War, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will hold a Wreath Laying at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse, Center on Tuesday, August 31, 10am in honor of those who served their country during this time.

The public is invited to remember their fellow Americans. Masks recommended. Call post QM Larry Hume, 936-332-0349 for more information.

August 30, 2021 - Aurora Concepts will be closed Tuesday, August 31, 2021 for a deep cleaning. For an emergency, go to nearest emergency room.

You may call the clinic for medication refills ar 936-598-8171. Normal hours will resume on September 1, 2021 at 8am.

The Covid Vaccination Clinic is Tuesday, August 31 at the John D. Windham Civic Center from 3pm until 6pm. Walk-ins are welcome!

August 30, 2021 - Shelby County Outreach Ministries will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, in observance of Labor Day.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  All programs will resume operation the following day.  For more information, please call our offices at 936-598-4990.  We hope you have a safe Labor Day weekend.

August 30, 2021 - Area fire departments honored the passing of Perry Pugh, Joaquin Fire Chief, August 20, 2021.

Fire departments represented included Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department, Center Fire Department, Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Department, Huxley Volunteer Fire Department, Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department, Woods Volunteer Fire Department, Carthage Fire Department, and DeSoto Fire District 5.

Ladder trucks from the Center Fire Department and Carthage Fire Department were deployed with the American Flag flying from each of them.

Each of the Joaquin fire trucks had a black ribbon hanging from the grill of the truck as well as a photo of Chief Pugh.

Following Pugh's funeral, the procession was led by Constable Precinct 3, Tenaha Police Department, and a long line of fire department trucks which traveled to Joaquin Cemetery in Joaquin, where Pugh was laid to rest.

Chief Pugh has been the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department's chief since 2010. Pugh was honored multiple times in 2015 at the Christmas Awards banquet. "There's no person in the room that we're more proud of than our leaders, and our leader, and we appreciate him and we appreciate his experience," said fireman Rusty Wilson. Wilson presented a service award to Chief Perry Pugh in recognition of his 40 years of service with the JVFD. "We could not do without his experience and his years behind the JVFD."

Pugh received his award and reminisced on when he first felt the desire to become a fireman, "1976 my brother, three years older than me, he came home one evening and he had a yellow fire hat in his hand. I said, 'what are you doing with that?' He said, 'I just joined the fire department.' Him and Mike and Ike Cummings and James Walker, they all joined the same night, and I knew then I was next."

Fireman Jessie Griffith then presented the Fireman of the Year award to Chief Perry Pugh.

Like many fire departments, Joaquin's VFD is a family and they will greatly miss the head of their family.

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August 27, 2021 - Today, in accordance with the President's proclamation, all flags on public buildings and grounds should be be lowered to half-staff in remembrance and as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, and remain at half-staff until sunset, Monday, August 30, 2021.

Presidential Proclamation can be read here: Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan