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Pictured are (from left): Renee Nolen, Eleanor Humphries, Tanya Cooke, Cindy Deloney, Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Peyton Jones, Marilyn Corder, Tommie Ritter Smith, Jane Ray, John Ray, Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy," Courtney Brady, Chase Dawson, and Dena Wilson.

June 19, 2019 - The Pony Express has completed their 2019 journey inviting everyone from surrounding communities to participate in Timpson Frontier Days.

Marilyn Corder, Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by Danny Dixon, and Sarah Dixon reached out to local towns and communities extending them a personal invitation to the event.

One of the most important factors in accomplishing this task was not only the Dixons. but the participation of the two horses traveling in the Pony Express, "Pepper" and this years new addition, "Gypsy." 

Pictured are (from left): Misty Burgess, Timpson City Secretary; Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Marilyn Corder, Paula Mullins, Municipal Court Clerk; Donna Higginbotham, Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy," and Kyle Bridges.

The second day's journey began in Timpson with the recipients of the invitation being Misty Burgess, Timpson City Secretary; Donna Higginbotham, Kyle Bridges, and Paula Mullins.

After Timpson, the journey took the Pony Express to Tenaha where the invitation was presented to Amanda Treat, Tenaha City Secretary; Jeremy Pope, Tenaha Police Chief; and Elizabeth Swint, Tenaha Municipal Court Judge.

City of Gary was the next stop where those receiving the invite were Pam Woodfin, Gary City Secretary; John Patty and Cody Pierce

Pictured are (from left): Amanda Treat, Tenaha City Secretary; Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Jeremy Pope, Tenaha Police Chief; Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy," Elizabeth Swint, Tenaha Municipal Court Judge; and Marilyn Corder.

The final leg of the trip took the Pony Express to Carthage where everyone was gathered at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Those present for the event were Renee Nolen, Eleanor Humphries, Tanya Cooke, Cindy Deloney, Peyton Jones, Tommie Ritter Smith, Jane Ray, John Ray, Courtney Brady, Chase Dawson, and Dena Wilson.

The Pony Express traveled on June 17-18 to Mt. Enterprise, Garrison, Joaquin, Center, Timpson, Tenaha, Gary and Carthage. Timpson Frontier Days will be held July 4 - July 7th.

Pictured are (from left):  Pam Woodfin, Gary City Secretary; Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Cody Pierce, John Patty, Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy," and Marilyn Corder.

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June 19, 2019 - Polaris Ranger 500 RAFFLE! Shelby County Outreach Ministries are selling raffle tickets for a 2019 Polaris Ranger 500 4x4! Tickets are $20 each OR 6 for $100! You can purchase tickets at any Shelby County Outreach Ministries Programs. They will have a booth at the What-A-Melon Festival! The drawing will be on October 5th, 2019 the last day of the Poultry Festival. For more information, please give them a call at 598-4990.

June 18, 2019 - The Knights of Columbus from St. Therese Catholic Church will be selling Sausage on a Stick and Smoked Turkey Legs on Saturday June 22nd at the Napa Store parking lot across from Walmart. The sale will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm and will make a great lunch. Please come by and support the Knights of Columbus.

June 24, 2019 - Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby Farm Service Agency will conduct public meetings to discuss the County Committee election/nomination process and other FSA assistance programs as well as FSA farm loan programs. Agency representatives will be available to answer any questions regarding all programs available to producers. The meetings will be held on the following dates at the places listed:

Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Angelina AGRI-Life BLDG 
2201 S Medford DR, Lufkin

Monday, June 24, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Texas Forest Service 
HWY 147 S, San Augustine

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Shelby Savings Bank 
111 Selma ST, Center 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Volunteer Fire Department
Walnut ST, Cushing

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact Lance Jacobs at 936-564-5891 extension 2 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or email lance.jacobs@tx.usda.gov before the meeting date. For more information about County Committees or the Farm Loan Program please contact the Nacogdoches-Angelina-Trinity-San Augustine-Shelby County FSA at 936-564-5891 Ex. #2 or visit FSA online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

June 18, 2019 - Rain did not stop the gathering of families of descendents of Edgar and Sally Ann Garrett over the weekend. Edgar and Sallie are both deceased with only one daughter of six children still living. The families had traveled from Houston, Beaumont, Orange, Tyler, and Longview to join those who lived in Center to participate in two family reunions. Sallie's family was part of the Johnson-Garrett Family Reunion in San Augustine on Friday and Saturday, June 14/15 at the Rodeo Arena and that was a big hit with many in attendance and plenty food and drinks, games and prizes. On Sunday, in Center, in spite of the ongoing rain a fish fry and the trimmings were prepared while the guys sat under a tent to prevent the rain from soaking them while the ladies remained in the beautiful new home owned by one of the cousins. Shoes were left at the door to prevent wet prints on the floor. Everyone had fun and hope next year's reunion will be better and dryer. It is always good to be with family.

June 18, 2019 - Capt. Jesse Amason Camp #282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting June 24, 2019 at Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM. Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors! All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and if any male with a relative who serve in the Confederate cause is eligible to join. If you aren't sure if you qualify please let us help you find out. The public is welcome. Those wishing to eat are asked to arrive about 6:00 PM so you’ll be ready for the program. Contact Jim Barrett (936) 254-2618 for additional information. 

June 18, 2019 - The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library Staff are sad to announce the library will be closed June 18th and June 19th, 2019, because the air conditioning unit has broken. Due to the time needed for repairs, there will be no Storytime or Crafternoon this Wednesday, June 19th, 2019. The library WILL, however, be back open on Thursday, June 20th, 2019, for the Summer Reading Program Events! They hope to see everyone there!

June 18, 2019 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting this past Saturday, June 15th, 2019. With the June challenge being "Motion", there was a wide variety of photographs submitted by club members for critique and voting. With a challenge of 24 outstanding and creative photographs, the members had an extremely had time picking their favorites. To view all the June Challenge photographs check out our Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/groups/pineywoodsphotographic/ or like us on face book https://www.facebook.com/groups/PineyWoodsPhoto/ 
There was also a workshop presented on "Long Exposure" techniques Showing how to photograph fireworks or other nighttime scenes and how to use filters during daytime photography for that special look.

June Challenge Motion

1st place (tie) - Lawrence C. Davis, Center

1st place (tie) - Sam Flarity, Marshall

2nd place (tie) - Bobbie Jean Wood, Center

2nd place (tie) - Summer Koltonski, Shelbyville

2nd place (tie) - Melvin Henson, Milam

2nd place (tie) - Jan Huffman Carter, San Augustine

3rd place (tie) - Linda Henson, Milam

3rd place (tie) - Billie F. Jones, Center

To all the kind and generous people in Shelby County,

June 18, 2019 - There are just not enough words to say thank you for your kind and generous hearts. But we are shouting a great big THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to all who baked, bought, donated and said prayers for us during this time. We are thankful, grateful, and blessed to live in Shelby County. To Regina Danley and Catherine Livingston thank you for all you do to help others. You are truly Shelby County Angels.

God Bless your kind and generous hearts Shelby County!

Billy, Rachel, and Jennifer Paddie

Pictured are (from left): Holly Wilburn, Barbara Pridgen, City of Joaquin Utility Cler; Bill Baker, Mayor of Joaquin; Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Rose Dixon, Marilyn Corder and Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy."

June 17, 2019 - Timpson Frontier Days Pony Express is hoofin' it from town to town spreading the word of the upcoming Timpson festivities in July.

Marilyn Corder, Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce, is the envoy traveling with Pony Express riders Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Rose Dixon and Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy."

Click the above image for full versionSo far the Frontier Days ambassadors have visited Mt. Enterprise, Garrison, Joaquin and Center on June 17, 2019 to invite residents in those areas to attend.

Timpson Frontier Days will take place July 4th through July 7th with rides, food, entertainment and a parade.

Pictured are (from left): Dennise Meek, Cindy Lindsey, Deborah Chadwick, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President; David Chadwick, Mayor of Center; Danny Dixon on "Pepper," Rose Dixon, Marilyn Corder, Holly Wilburn and Sarah Dixon on "Gypsy."
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