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November 30, 2015 - The PWPS held their monthly meeting Saturday, November 21, 2015. The November challenge featured "Wildlife" with a very informative workshop presented by Janet Hughes.The Piney Woods Photographic Society is meant for camera enthusiasts of all skills and interests. Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. We try to create programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.

The next regular meeting will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, First United Methodist Church basement, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The meeting will consist of a Christmas meet and greet. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member. For more information, contact any club member or Billie Jones, 936-598-7778

November Winners
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November 26, 2015 - A group of local young ladies visited two assisted living facilities in Center on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 to share the holiday spirit with residents of the facilities. The youths made cookies and Christmas cards for each of the residents at Green Acres of Center and Holiday Nursing Center. Deliverers of holiday cheer included Taylor Burch, Gracie Burch, Mallory Fausett, and Kendall Ray.

Pictured for the presentation were (left to right): James Campbell, Cherokee County Sheriff; Caleigh Sparks; Willis Blackwell, Shelby County Sheriff, and (back) Shad Sparks, Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy.November 25, 2015 - The Sheriffs' Association of Texas awarded Caleigh Sparks the Sheriff James Campbell Texas Peacemaker Scholarship for the 2015 fall semester on Wednesday, November 25.

Caleigh is a Kinesiology major at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. She is the daughter of Shad Sparks, Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy and Sandy Sparks.

The Texas Peacemaker Scholarship was established to honor a law enforcement professional who has exemplified an extraordinary devotion to the public good and community, and whose approach to law enforcement maintains order and justice. The scholarship was established by the Dippel family to honor the late Tieman H. Dippel, who served as Sheriff of Washington County from November 5, 1940 to January 1, 1961.

November 25, 2015 - Shelby County’s own The Singing Christians/Mercy River Boys were inducted into the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame earlier this month in ceremonies in Dallas. Frank Horton, Calvin Christian and Wayne Christian, originally of Tenaha, were present with several other former members to receive the award and present a mini-concert for the first time for most in over 38 years.

Other members of the group from Shelby County over the years include, Jack and Bettie Christian (founding members), Mike Ramsey, Dickie Gilchrist, and Richard Adams. Now Deceased members included founding manager James E. Christian as well as Joe Dan Womack (also a founding member), Bill Horton and Billy Brooks.

Wayne Christian was additionally individually inducted into the hall of fame. While all the 1970s and early 1980s, you could find them singing with his band The Singing Christians, later named, The Mercy River Boys, which was a two-time finalist for the National GMA Dove Award as group of the year; once in 1979 and again in 1980.

Also in 1979, The Mercy River Boys were finalist for the Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. But Wayne’s involvement went beyond just singing; he was also active with the Gospel Music Association and served on the National Board of Directors from 1976 to 1979 and after their over one dozen professional recordings a voting member of NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences).

November 24, 2015 - Helping Hands Outreach Center is taking names for their annual Angel Tree Program.

Forms can be picked up at the Helping Hands location at 930 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas. Forms will need to be returned no later than December 9th.

Parents/Guardians will need to show picture ID and supply proof that child/children are in household. No information will be taken over the phone.

November 23, 2015 - Farmers State Bank will begin celebrating Thanksgiving by closing at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 25. We will re-open on Friday, November 27.

We are thankful for all of our customers and the ability to serve you as your community bank since 1904. Happy Thanksgiving!
For immediate account information, please call our 24-Hour Phone Banking Service: (936) 598-6900.
Click Here for a list of Farmers State Bank ATM Locations.

November 23, 2015 - Ace Hardware of East Texas “Downtown” is proud to announce the following winners of their Christmas Open House Door Prizes:

• Jasmine Gipson
• Susan Hutchings
• Kimberly Casey
• Lauren Jernigan
• Brenda Lopez
• Alicia Smith
• Joyce Johnson
• Reesie Yates
• Jackie Evans
• Luz Aguilar

Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and signed-up. They still have great sales going on. Follow them on Facebook at

Food donated by Shelbyville High School. No photo available of food donated by Shelbyville Middle School.

S.W. Carter Elementary Principal Mike Furlow stands beside the food donated by the elementary school.November 20, 2015 - Shelbyville ISD Hosted a Food Drive for Shelby County Outreach Ministries (SCOM) from November 2nd to November 16th raising roughly $2,000 worth of food. With a food box cost roughly $40 each, this will help feed about 50 families in our community.

Shelby County Outreach Ministries Inc. would like to give a special thanks to the children and staff of Shelbyville ISD. We appreciate all of your support and hard work.

Sherry Harding, SCOM Executive Director

Pictured are (from left) Roy Bailey; Gary Rholes, Shelby County Attorney; and J.P. Mills.November 20, 2015 - The Shelby County Attorney Toy Drive was the recipient of a generous donation on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Roy Bailey and Pastor J.P. Mills arrived at the County Attorney's office on behalf of the Open Gate Cowboy Fellowship to make a monetary donation to the toy drive.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the toy drive was County Attorney Gary Rholes. The toy drive benefits children age 3 to 13 every year.

Open Gate Cowboy Fellowship has services every Sunday at 9:30am at the Center Livestock Auction barn located on State Highway 87 North just outside of Center.

For more information contact the Shelby County Attorney's office at 936-598-6100.

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Photo (From left) Steven Shires, Marcia Jackson, Denise Merriman, and Joe Anderson, Golden Harvest Ministries Club president.November 19, 2015 - At their November 16 meeting, members of the Golden Harvest Ministries Club collected toys and made monetary donations for the Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center (SCCAC) which serves Shelby and San Augustine Counties.

Executive Director Denise Merriman, Family Advocate Marcia Jackson, and Shelby County Assistant DA Steven Shires, gave updates on Texas statistics for child abuse, discussed services provided by the Center, made members aware of signs of child abuse, and gave the goal of the Advocacy Center.

Not only does the Center provide services in our area for child victims of abuse, but also offers volunteer opportunities and training for educators, local community members, and others interested in learning how they can make a difference for child victims of abuse.

Linda Bordelon, Reporter