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February 2, 2015 - You are cordially invited to come to the Center Senior Nutrition Site for food, games and socializing. The Senior Nutrition Site serves lunch between 11:30am and 12:30pm Monday through Friday. A suggested voluntary donation of $3 includes meal, beverage, and dessert. For more information, please contact Hazel Beasley, Betty Baily, or Brandi Emanis at (936)598-7768

February 2, 2015 - You are cordially invited to come to the Center Senior Nutrition Site for food, games and socializing. The Senior Nutrition Site serves lunch between 11:30am and 12:30pm Monday through Friday. A suggested voluntary donation of $3 includes meal, beverage, and dessert. For more information, please contact Hazel Beasley, Betty Baily, or Brandi Emanis at (936)598-7768

January 30, 2015 - The Timpson High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and the TISD Bears In The Sky recently presented a program to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership 2015.

Leadership Shelby County is a year-long program designed to identify potential leaders and develop within these individuals the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to enable them to actively participate in the enhancement of the quality of life in their communities. Leadership encourages class mentors to become motivated and committed community leaders. It helps them explore and develop action plans for addressing local needs and issues. It provides a forum for persons to meet and exchange thoughts and ideas with current and prospective leaders of the community, and it develops and nurtures a special bond among class members which aids them in effectively promoting work on community projects.

Members of the Youth Advisory team made a presentation to Leadership 2015 members to explain the purpose of their group which is determined by their core values. Core values include responsibility for personal conduct and helping others through community service. The YAC members shared with Leadership 2015 their work in food distribution to the needy, programs for nursing home residents, assisting with the Veterans’ Day program, mentoring middle school students as well as other community projects.

The Bears In The Sky team showed Leadership 2015 a video of their balloon launch project which allows students to apply skills learned in science, math, geography and communication in a very unique project.

Timpson ISD staff greatly appreciates the Leadership 2015 team for taking time out of their busy lives to visit our school district and show sincere interest in our students and staff.

January 28, 2015 - Center Garden Club members Linda Bordelon and Cherry Jones presented a "Backyard Habitat" program to 3rd grade Jr. Garden Club members at Center Elementary on Jan. 28.

Door prizes of bird houses and fruit/nut feeders were given so 4 Jr. members could begin their own backyard habitat. Litter bags filled with goodies donated by the Texas Dept. of Transportation and Sandy Wheeler's State Farm Insurance were given to the other members.

Photo from left: Linda Bordelon, Riley Wall, Trevor Hightower, Hector Ramirez, Kristina Riley, and Cherry Jones.

January 28, 2015 - The family of Dr. Steve Oates is pleased to announce Sharon Nelson and Dr. Steve Le of Lehealth LLC have purchased the practice of Shelby Medical Surgical Clinic. The family is extremely pleased that Mrs. Nelson and Dr. Le have the desire to merge Dr. Steve’s practice into theirs and feel that patients will continue to receive the same excellent health care they have in the past.

Thank you for your loyalty to Dr. Steve and the tremendous staff at Shelby Medical Surgical Clinic. His office on Cora Street will be closed as of January 31, 2015. All patient records will be transferred to Center Family Care at 420 Tenaha Street across from the Dairy Queen. Sharon is a nurse practitioner, board certified in family medicine and Dr. Le is a medical doctor, also board certified in family medicine and they will be happy to help you.

For any inquiries call the clinic at 598-5633.

January 27, 2015 - In observance of the 42nd Anniversary of the Vietnam Peace Accord, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted a Memorial Observance for those who served in the Vietnam War. During the memorial observance, Mrs. Pauline Edwards with her husband Esther laid the memorial wreath in honor of her brother, William H. Eaden, and other Shelby County Veterans who was killed in the Vietnam War.

Eight other Shelby County Veterans who were killed in action during the Vietnam War are Ted W. Adams, William L. “Shorty” Andrews, Jimmy Barnett, Mac Curtis Buckley, Larry Byford, Ray Chatelain, Jr., Jerry Lynn Hughes, and Taylor D. Johnson.

Following the reading of names by Mary Fausett (Auxliary Chaplin), Sandy Risinger (Auxiliary Senior Vice President), and Myron Bounds (Service Officer), taps was played by Myron Bounds to close the ceremony.

January 26, 2015 - January 26th is the first Texas Honor Day of the new calendar year and it honors Mirabeau B. Lamar who is recognized as the “Father of Texas Education.” On this date in 1839 the legislature of the Republic of Texas passed a law which set aside land of public schools and two universities. It was decades later that the public schools were established, but Lamar’s advocacy of the program earned him this recognition. A statement from one of his speeches to Congress, “a cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy” was used by Dr. Edwin Fay as the origin of the Latin phrase “Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis” which is the motto of the University of Texas. This day serves to remind all of us of the importance of public education to the citizens of Texas. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas celebrate this Honor Day by providing historical materials or information to local schools and the news media so the citizens of the community can celebrate these important reminders of our Texas heritage. This is also an appropriate time to recognize and honor our teachers, particularly those who teach Texas History (grades four and seven.)

Lamar was born on August 16, 1798, in Jefferson County Georgia and was an expert horseman and fencer, as well as an outstanding speaker and poet. Many of his poems have been published. In 1829 he was elected as a state senator in Georgia, but in 1835 he left Georgia to travel to Texas. He had developed an interest in Texas through James W. Fannin, who had already gone to Texas. After hearing of the Battle of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre, he joined the Texas Army. He fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and after saving the lives Thomas J. Rusk and Walter Payne Lane he was made the secretary of war and later commander-in-chief.

In 1836 Lamar was elected vice-president of the Republic of Texas and followed Sam Houston to become the second president of the Republic. He served until 1841 and then retired to his plantation home in Richmond, Texas. Lamar was appointed as the U.S. minister to Nicaragua and Costa Rica in 1857, but because of failing health he returned to Richmond where he died in December of that year from a heart attack. A burial plot next to him in the Morton Cemetery belongs to Jane Long, the “Mother of Texas.” It is well known that Mirabeau and Jane were best of friends and it is rumored that he once asked her to marry him after her husband died but she refused. These two important citizens of the Republic of Texas rest in peace in this quiet location, where many Texas citizens visit their graves each year.

Please join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in honoring Mirabeau B. Lamar.

January 23, 2015 - The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce held their 2015 membership banquet at the Frontier Cafe with special guest speaker Kent Hutchison.

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Smith welcomed everyone to the banquet and introduced many of the visitors who were present for the banquet. Following the meal and introductions, Hutchison took to the podium to begin his speech.

Hutchison spoke about the benefits of a chamber of commerce and how business' need to not just be members, but participate with the chamber community events. He encouraged members to do business with other members in support of one another and that working together through the chamber can help a business to soar.

January 23, 2015 - Beekeepers Mike and Linda Bordelon who own and operate Heavenly Honey Apiary on Toledo Bend Lake and are members of the Pineywoods Beekeepers Association, explained basic equipment for beekeepers, bee facts, and plants, flowers, and trees that bees love to the San Augustine Rotary Club at their Jan. 21 meeting. Honey and Creamed Honey door prizes were won by William Johnson and Dr. Floyd Hennan.

January 23, 2015 - "Keep Calm and Walk On" was the slogan for the Shelby county - Walk Across Texas contestants as the eleven teams and four solo walkers dusted off their walking shoes and joined in to “Walk Across Texas!” These teams and solo walkers competed with each other to see who could walk the most miles over eight weeks from October 27 – December 19, 2014. Their goal was to walk at least 830 miles (the distance from Longview to El Paso) in eight weeks.

At the conclusion of the 8 week program, the teams and individuals walked a total of 12,072 miles with The Country Girls team walking 2,102 miles and placing first in the team category. The County Girls team is comprised of Cynthia Howard, team captain, Latoya Howard, DeShun Gregory, Sheila Reeves, Daphne McCollister, NaKeisha Swindle, Denetra Slaughter, and Tara Bailey. Candace Prater from the Cruse Expedition team walked 711 miles and won the individual award for most miles completed. Other teams competing included: Cruse Expedition, Shelby Savings Bank (5 teams), Huxley Bay Marina, Roadrunners, The Disciples and Agony of De Feet.

A special thanks to the sponsors of this event: The Loft, T/R’s Steaks and More, Lasting Impressions, Hughes Florist, The Century Shoppe, Backyard Designs, Sombero’s, Center Health & Harmony, Dairy Queen and Mooney’s Emporium.

Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to encourage people to exercise. For more information on wellness programs, call Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at jheri-lynn.smith@ag.tamu.edu.