Today’s tip provided by Timpson Police Chief Kent Graham In recognition of Center Crime Stoppers Crime Prevention month, which is February, The Light and Champion is asking local law enforcement officials for crime prevention tips.
“If you’re going to be gone from the residence for the weekend or longer, let [law enforcement] know so they can have an extra patrol there. Leave some lights on and a vehicle in the driveway to make it appear that somebody is there.”
Mark your calendar for the 26th Annual Rotary Club ‘Fun for Funds’ auction to be held Tuesday, March 19. This year, the event will return to its original format with the event being broadcast via cable, radio or internet. Bids can be placed over the phone or by internet. Watch for an new twist to be announced soon for this year’s auction.
All proceeds will benefit the Roughrider Scholarship Foundation. Last year, the Fun for Funds project raised $41,000 for the scholarship fund.
The Healthcare committee of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces the 6th Annual Health and Fitness Fair will be held on Thursday, March 28 at the Windham Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for vendors is open until Friday, March 1, 2013.
Any vendor in the health care field or involved in the fitness industry is invited to participate in the fair. Various sponsorship and vendor levels are available.
To register contact the Shelby County Chamber at 936-598-3682 or visit the website at www.shelbycountychamber.com.
Randall Samford, local certified appraiser, presented a program about the appraisal of antiques at the Feb. 19 meeting of the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Historical Museum. Attendees brought various antiques to the meeting for Samford to appraise. Samford, who has degrees from Baylor University and Yale University, is a partner in Center Antiques Estate Sales and may be consulted at Center Antiques.
De’Aaron Roland of Tenaha has been there and done that. More specifically, he has played in three state championship games, two in football and one in basketball. Now as a senior he’s looking to add one more to the list. He said falling to Munday last December in the football State Championship made him hungrier to go back in basketball.
The Center tennis team competed in a 16 school tournament hosted by Kilgore where it finished in second place with 119 points, just behind Longview who finished with 131 and in front of Nacogdoches who came away with 108.
The Old Spanish Trail Ride (OSTR) has once again made the trek through Shelby County as horseback riders make the 216 mile journey from Logansport to Houston visiting towns all along the trail.
The ride began on Saturday morning, Feb. 16 as the riders made their way across the Logansport Bridge. The OSTR has been a tradition since 1956 when the event was started by sixteen men and women.
Morris W. Brown, of Joaquin, is the Trail Boss and he has been riding with the OSTR for 40 years. His father Hugh Brown was one of the founders of the OSTR in 1956.
Why would thirty-three people, 18 of whom were women, spend Saturday, Feb. 16 (a beautiful day) voluntarily indoors for nine hours of classroom instruction? Very simple, really – they all wanted to be trained and certified for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL).
Although the weather was clear on Sunday vehicle accidents were seen in Shelby County with a power outage resulting from one wreck in Center.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jordan Eastridge, a silver 2007 Pontiac G5 driven by Christine Doggett, 37, of Tenaha with passenger Destiny Doggett, 17, was traveling southbound on FM 2026 (Folsom Chapel Road) at 4:19 p.m. when Doggett says a deer entered the roadway from the left.
Melvin Boyd Williams
Funeral services for Melvin “Mann” Boyd Williams, 81, of Hemphill were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill. Interment followed at Gravelhill Cemetery near Hemphill.
Funeral services for Kent “Hot Rod” Adkinson, 49, of Center will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Watson and Sons Funeral with Cookies Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Center.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Adkinson passed away Friday, Feb. 15. He was born Sept. 17, 1963 in Quanah to Willie K. Adkinson and Velma Lorene McIntyre Adkinson.
Sudie Marie Jordan
Graveside services for Sudie Marie Jordan, 55, of Trinity will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Mr. Jordan passed away Thursday, Feb. 14 in Huntsville. She was born June 5, 1957 in Center to J.D. Spurlock and Wanda Sue Gibbs Spurlock.
She was preceded in death by father, J.D. Spurlock; mother, Wanda Sue Hoover; daughters, Kimberly Odom and Kristy Odom; and brothers, Edward Spurlock and David Spurlock.
Going into this season, Joaquin head basketball coach Brian Gandy had eight seniors and high expectations. Since then, nothing has changed except for the fact the team has strengthened its game in the paint. The Rams have lived up to those expectations as they prepare for the bi-district round of the playoffs Tuesday against Cushing.
Forbes Magazine recently surveyed sports fans and came up with its own list of the 10 Most Disliked Athletes in America. It’s easy to see why some of these individuals are on the list while it’s puzzling for others. Here’s the list starting from No.1:
John Cohron Bush Sr.
Funeral service for John Cohron “Twister” Bush, Sr., will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson, with Rev. Dock Lazarine and Rev. Carroll Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Carlton Cole, 49, of Long Branch will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Watson and Sons Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Ronnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow at McClelland Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Watson and Sons.
Mr. Cole passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Longview. He was born June 6, 1963 in Houston to Johnny Carlton Cole and Betty Ann Keating Cole. He was a member of McClelland Community Church.
Funeral services for Sharon Harden, 59, of San Augustine will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Taylor Tabernacle with Rev. David Mosby officiating. Interment will follow at Greer Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at Garner and Sons Mortuary.
Mrs. Harden passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Lufkin.
Funeral services for Doyle “Buzz” McDonald, 74, of the Paxton Community were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Collins officiating. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Cemetery in Tyler County with military honors under the direction of Fort Polk U.S. Army Base.
Harlan E. Riley
Funeral services for Harlan E. Riley, 86, of Center will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Jose Vidarte officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home with rosary to follow.