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Around Town

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November 11, 2015 - The Delta Gamma chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met November 9 in Center, which was catered by Lynne Locke. Members donated toys and books to the San Augustine Empty Stocking Fund.

The Delta Gamma Chapter is composed of key women educators from Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties.

Linda Bordelon, Publicity Chairman

November 10, 2015 - Winning Rotary team - Gerald Mackey and Howell HowardLions Club and Rotary Club meet for a Washer Tournament and Fish Fry on Monday, November 2nd for a time of fellowship with one another and fun. Teams comprised of Lions club members competed against Rotary club teams to see which would walk away with bragging rights.

Josh McAdams and Chance Shoop was the last team standing representing the Lions Club and they were matched against Rotary team Will Lucas and Ed Johnson. Lucas and Johnson defeated them ending the Lions Club chance at the title. Lucas and Johnson then played against fellow Rotarians Howell Howard and Gerald Mackey to see which team would win the overall Washer Tournament.

Howard and Mackey defeated Lucas and Johnson for tournament bragging rights.

These two civic minded organizations enjoyed fried fish prepared by the Shelby County Cookers.

Both clubs are comprised of service-minded people who serve their community. A few of the community oriented programs each club supports includes scholarships for graduating seniors, donations to local programs and organizations which benefit youth, donations to local food banks, support of a wide variety of community activities, and more. The Center Noon Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the John D. Windham Civic Center. The Rotary Club of Center meets at noon on Tuesdays at the John D. Windham Civic Center.

November 9, 2015 - Santa Claus recently delivered an invitation to Alease Copelin, the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award, to serve as Grand Marshal of the 16th annual Santa’s Christmas Parade presented by Shelby Savings Bank, which will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m.


Mrs. Copelin was recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards banquet for her contributions to many activities and organizations in Shelby County. Her leadership was noted in helping, creating and sustaining various programs including the Backpack Program that aids in fighting weekend hunger for school students, the community Flag Program, Project Graduation and Career Camp with many volunteers.

According to Randy Collard, Parade Chairman, vendor space is available free to churches, civic and non-profit organizations. Interested organizations must complete a vendor application and will be notified regarding acceptance. Approved vendors can set up from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the parade in an assigned location on the Historic Courthouse lawn. During the parade afternoon the Daughters of the Republic William Carroll Crawford Chapter will host tours of the First Ladies in Texas Building.

Categories for the 2015 “Christmas Movies and Songs” themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Parade participants this year will be allowed to include their horses with special applicable rules and considerations. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize.

Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline on Monday, November 23, 2015. Applications for the parade, vendor space and entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at www.shelbycountychamber.com.

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

November 6, 2015 - Weather enthusiast, Larry Rymal, submitted photos of Truitt Cemetery Road off of Highway 7 towards Joaquin, Texas which was overcome by rain water. Rymal said, "This little creek bridge tried its best, but this Friday morning’s 1.8” rain storm was too much for it to handle." Flooding at this location is a regular even during quick and heavy rains.

More rain is expected this afternoon through Saturday.

Camera was located on opposite sides of the creek bridge for each photo.

The morning sun was peeking through on the closer photo, hence the orange color.

November 6, 2015 - The Rio Theatre will be hosting Woodlawn, a limited release Christian movie about a football team who overcomes diversity together, starting Friday, November 6th and running through Tuesday, November 10th. A special Sunday Matinee will show on November 8th at 2pm to allow any football players or athletes who which to see the show an opportunity without conflicting with school and sports.

Box office opens at 7:00pm nightly and at 1:30pm for the Sunday matinee. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children.

Woodlawn is a 2015 American Christian sports drama film directed by The Erwin Brothers, Andrew and Jon Erwin.

The film is based on the true story of Tony Nathan who was a gifted high school football player and other black students who were thrown into a world of turmoil when Woodlawn High School undergoes desegregation. Hank, an outsider, speaks to the team about a better way through following Jesus giving them hope. Nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to Jesus Christ.

Woodlawn stars Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Caleb Castille, Sherri Shepherd, Jon Voight and C. Thomas Howell. It was produced by Kevin Downes, Provident Films and Pure Flix Entertainment and was released on October 16, 2015.

Movie Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/embed/QpYGaIP18bA?rel=0

November 6, 2015 - Margo Hooper, a junior at Stephen F. Austin and Timpson Alumna - class of 2013, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences.

This award has been given since 1928, but according to the National FFA Organization Margo is only the third person from Timpson to be a recipient – the first female – and the third female from all of Shelby County.

Margo is majoring in Agriculture at SFA, and is a member of the Honor Society. She is the daughter of Tracy and Robin Hooper of Timpson, the granddaughter of Yvonne Ramsey and the late Glynn Ramsey of Timpson, and the late Tommy Mac and Barbara Hooper of Gary.

November 6, 2015 - Sabine State Bank is hosting Customer Appreciation Day today, November 6, 2015 to celebrate our loyal customers at the Center branch. Come by and register for a Yeti Cooler to be given away every hour 10am until 2pm. Enjoy free cookies, punch, and candy.

Restrictions can apply. Need not be present to win.

November 5, 2015 - Joaquin PTO hosted their annual trunk or treat, costume contest, and silent auction on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. A good time was had by all that attended. Our silent auction was a huge success and each grade that participated earned $475.

Thank you to our winning bidders; Whitton Wood Works, HLH Timber, Natalie Oswalt, Subway, and Bridgette Rogers.

The costume contest was held in the auditorium. There were 5 different age groups this year and the top 4 in each group were selected by judges: Jimmy Hamilton, Lynn Silvey, and Tam Hearnsberger and are pictured below.

Trunk or Treat was held following the contest in the bus lane. Thank you to our teachers and community members that came out and dressed up, decorated and passed out candy.

We also had our BBQ plates fundraisers at this time. The proceeds from those plate sales will benefit the general PTO fund and be used as needed for school requests.

Thank you to our donators that helped with the cost of those supplies and cooking. (Sherriff Blackwell, Subway, Big Zach’s, Brookshire’s, Ram House Café, Rancho Grande, Manuela Shuemaker, and numerous parents) The PTO would like to express our appreciation to each person that had a hand in making this night successful.

If you would like to help with future PTO events, please go to our Facebook page, Joaquin PTO and send us our information!

Birth – 3 years

Finlee Doggett, Dorothy; Maverick Woodfin, owl; David Penning, pirate; Mikenna Ray, cabbage patch girl

4 year – 2nd grade

Copper Tarver, Patrick Star; Haley Cash, grandma; Jaylee Cater, Junie B. Jones; Caleb Remedes, monster

3rd – 5th grade

Kallie Jackson, Indian; Tate Bass, rodeo clown; Blaine Ramsey, headless man; Cheyanne Pilling, tootsie roll

JH – up

Sunshine Carroll, Pirate; Dustin Weir, monster; Jimmy Jackson, coach; Hunner Cummings, headless table

Group 1

Alford Family, Alice and Wonderland

Group 2

Cohen & Kaylee, deer and deer hunter

November 4, 2015 - Mike Bordelon, who owns and operates Heavenly Honey Apiary on Toledo Bend Lake at Huxley, was the guest speaker for the November 3 Lakes Area beekeepers' Association meeting in San Augustine.

Using a power point presentation, he discussed preparing and caring for hives during the winter.



November 3, 2015 - Running M Feed, Seed & Tack recently held a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 30, 2015 with members of the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), family and friends welcoming the business.

Paul Smith, TACC President, welcomed the owner of Running M Feed, Seed & Tack, Shelby Milford, to the business community, "We're very proud that you've decided to jump out and do this. We're happy for you, but we're happy for the town, and I want to add that this is the way business I think is supposed to happen, supposed to work. Of course I hate that we lost one feed store, but we're mighty proud that we had somebody else come in and take control and get another one started here in Timpson."

Mayor Debra Pate Smith expressed delight in the new establishment when she stated the city of Timpson is proud to have the business there and hopes it works well for Milford.

Milford said the store carries a variety of animal feeds from Cowtown manufacturer for cattle, and horses, as well as Diamond feed for dogs. The location of the store is 186 U.S. Highway 84 West at the intersection with U.S. Highway 59 and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday from 7am to 3pm.