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From left: Dillion Swain, Nathan Phelps, and Jesse Maynard

December 27, 2022 - Timpson Masonic Lodge #437 announces Dillon Swain to be the gun raffle winner. Jesse Maynard, lodge secretary, presented Swain with his prize inside Bob's Pawn and Gun Shop with Nathan Phelps, owner. All proceeds go to the Lodge's Scholarship Fund.

From left: Jesse Maynard and Johnica Raines Lowery

Winner of Nacogdoches Chapter #418 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) raffle was Johnica Raines Lowery. Jesse Maynard, Associate Patron, presented Lowery with her new gun.

December 26, 2022 - The 100th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Celebration & Awards, presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023. We will celebrate and recognize the achievements of 2022 and welcome a new year.  

The highlight of  the Celebration is our Awards presentations the Farm Family of the Year award, Young Citizen of  the Year award and the Distinguished Service Award.    

Nominations are being solicited from residents of Shelby County for the Young Citizen of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award. The Young Citizen of the Year was established in 1966 to recognize and encourage the young people in the area involved in community service. To be eligible, the nominee must be at least 18 up to 39 years of age, a resident of Shelby County during at least six months of the year for which the award is given, and not a previous recipient.

The Distinguished Service award is presented to an individual who has shown faithful and outstanding service to the community over a number of years. The selection criteria process for these awards include personal involvement that enriches the general welfare of our communities, participation in a wide variety of community activities, specific contributions to some area of the community, leadership, personal or business progress, ability to cooperate with individuals, civic, religious or social organizations. Candidates must be considered to be of integrity, sound character and generally well respected.

Nomination forms are available on our website and at the Chamber offices. Written nominations including additional letters of support regarding the qualifications of the nominee should be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by Friday, December 30, 2022.

December 23, 2022 - (Photo Album) - St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church held their annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession Sunday, December 11, 2022 on the Center square.

As participants performed dance demonstrations, they also offered prayers before the procession began its journey during inclement weather. The group, led by Fr. Nelson Muñoz, traveled the inside of the square around the Historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse.

After leaving the Historic 1885 Courthouse, the procession proceeded down Nacogdoches Street to Wheeler Street where they continued across Hurst Street and down Arcadia Drive (FM 138) to the location of the church.

Center Police Department officers provided traffic control through town and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department escorted the procession for the remainder of their route.

December 21, 2022 - Two students of Sam Houston State University from Center, Texas received degrees during the 2022 Fall semester. Ivan Hernandez received a Bachelor of Business Admin degree in General Business and Kailan Randle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology cum laude.

Submitted photo.

December 21, 2022 - Center High School Seniors participated in a service project of a Christmas Canned Food Drive benefitting Shelby County Outreach Ministries on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. The seniors helped collect food donations from 10am until after 5pm in front of Brookshire Brothers.

Roughrider Scholarship Foundation (R.S.F.) service project allows seniors to be eligible for an increased scholarship amount from the R.S.F. and earn community service hours.

December 9, 2022 - Back on the Big Screen is Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. This computer-animated fantasy adventure film opens Friday, December 16 and plays through Tuesday, December 20 for one week only at the RIO Theatre!

Bring your kids for a mysterious and heartwarming journey on the Polar Express to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole. The film released in 2004 is based on the 1985 children’s book “Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch it on the big screen!

Leave the popcorn making to the professionals at the RIO Theatre and enjoy the journey. Box office opens at 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm.

December 20, 2022 - The Shelby County Republican Club recently delivered homemade Christmas goodies to local first responders to show appreciation for all they do. The goodies were well received!

Shelby County Sheriff's Department

Center Police Department

Center Fire Department

December 20, 2022 - Members of First United Methodist Church of Center wish to express our gratitude to XI Alpha Delta Rho Sorority for their quiet generous donation to Lucretia’s Christmas Wish program that provided 125 students from Shelby County schools a way to choose a gift for their Mom and Dad. It was the idea of beloved FUMC member and public school teacher Lucretia Bussey to give students the opportunity to learn the joy of giving. She sponsored a similar program in area schools. FUMC adopted the program and named it in Lucretia’s honor and now memory. In addition to choosing gifts for their parents, they also may choose a gift for themselves.

In addition to the money donated by Xi Alpha Delta Rho, members of the sorority: Candice Eaves, Mindy Henson, Jennifer Jones, Kristi Stone also served as Santa’s elves and put gifts in Christmas bags lined with festive tissue paper.

What a blessing the ladies of Xi Alpha Delta Rho are for helping with this special project making Christmas truly the most wonderful time of the year. Seeing the joy in the children’s eyes allowed all those involved to experience the true meaning of Christmas.

December 19, 2022 - The family of Randy Andrews wants to express our appreciation for the sympathy, kindness, and concern shown at the passing of Randy. The prayers, floral arrangements and other tributes, food, messages, phone calls, attending the memorial service... all these are so appreciated. Thank you to Brother Mike Belgard for officiating the service. Thank you to the staff of Mangum Funeral Home for handling the arrangements.

The Randy Andrews Family

December 16, 2022 - Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District 2023 calendars are ready! Pick up a calendar at Boles Feed or the USDA office. Helpful agriculture management dates are included in the free calendar.