The Morris family announces its gratitude for all the prayers, blessings, help and support shown to their family over the past two years since their son, Chris, was diagnosed with cancer Jan. 4, 2010. At that time, Chris’s doctor informed the family that Chris had Stage 3 cancer.
Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a board meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 in Center at the Central Office at 214 Nacogdoches. The meeting will begin at 9:30 p.m. Contact Yolanda Neal at 936-598-6315, Extension 18, for more information.
Hallmark Center Fixtures recently made a $1,500 donation to the Center ISD Backpack Program. Pictured receiving the check is Alease Copelin (at left), CISD Counselor and Suzanne Richards of Hallmark Center Fixtures.
Hallmark Center Fixtures made a $500 contribution to CASA. Pictured (from left) are: Patty Watkins, Volunteer Supervisor for CASA in Center; Misty Kay, CASA volunteer; and Suzanne Richards of Hallmark.
Randy and Anita Alford of Center, Scott and Teresa Jones of Carthage and Stephen Hagler of Center announce the birth of their first grandchild, Braileigh Lynn Alford on Nov. 18, 2011 at 11:59 a.m. Braileigh weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20.25 in long. Braileigh’s parents are Samantha Hagler and Richard Alford.
Paternal great-grandparents are Jerry “Rooster” and Liz Lovett of Center and Juanita Jackson of Center.
The music ministry of the First Baptist Church of Center will present a dynamic Christmas Musical on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in its sanctuary. The musical, Journey of Faith, was created by Phillip Keveren and Tony Wood. The narrations were written by Mike Harland.
The musical will feature the sanctuary choir, children’s choir, and solos by Eric Beechem, Bill Funderburk, Melody Golden, Patti Pustka and Gene Walker. Bryan Wages will read the touching narration.
By Rebecca Dillon
We received a wonderful 3-inch rain last week and according to several neighbors this brought the lake level up about one foot. I think we need about 21 inches more to fill Lake Timpson. Hopefully, we will have a rainy winter and spring. May you all have a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends enjoying being together and sharing great East Texas food. Give thanks for everything.
“An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest.” – Judy Hand
The Golden Harvest Ministries Club met Monday, Nov. 21 in the Fellowship Hall of first Baptist Church in Center for its monthly luncheon and business session.
President Linda Bordelon opened the meeting by presenting Grover Hicks a photo album of many beautiful pictures taken at her 102nd birthday party in October.
Area singers interested in participating in the community-wide presentation of Georg Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, may register with the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music.
The school has a long history of presenting Handel's masterpiece during December, said Dr. Tim King, SFA professor of music and director of choral activities. “We invite singers from around the area to join their voices with the SFA combined choirs and participate in this holiday tradition.”
Christine Suh Brittain has been employed by San Francisco International Law Firm. She was assigned to the London office where she will work for two years.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, won a Fulbright Scholarship and taught English to children in South Korea, she then entered Harvard Law School.
After two years at Harvard, she won another scholarship for a year at Cambridge University. Christine then returned to Harvard University and graduated in International Law this past May.
New books purchased with the proceeds from the book sale are arriving soon. However, I couldn’t wait on our main order to be shipped. Instead, I did one of my favorite things last week. I made the twice yearly trip to Shreveport’s Barnes and Nobles.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Shelby County, is offering a professional food manager certification training course.
This program will be offered on Nov. 28 and 29, at the Shelby County Courthouse located on 200 San Augustine Street, in Center. There is a fee for the course.
Cost includes training, materials, and a national food manager certification examination.
This program is designed to not only prepare foodservice managers to pass the certification examination; it will provide valuable education regarding the safe handling of food.
Linda Bordelon, president, opened the meeting of the Golden Harvest Ministries Club of First Baptist Church, on Oct. 17, 2011, by telling of returning from her 50th class reunion and what a good time she had.
Joe Fields, with Alice West at the piano, led us in singing “Are You Washed in the Blood” and “At Calvary.”
Third grade students at Center Elementary recently participated in a hands-on Junior Garden Club workshop during which each child made his own Forsyth pot and filled it with various plant cuttings.
Carolyn Bounds of Center Garden Club presented the workshop, assisted by the science teacher Mrs. Cherry Jones. Mrs. Bounds presented two potted plants, a loquat tree and a bromeliad, to the delighted students shown below whose names were drawn at the end of the workshop.
Kit Carter and Stephany Carter of Shelbyville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Gabrielle Carter, to Chase West, son of Troy and Kim West of Center.
Ms. Carter is the granddaughter of Mrs. Emma Washington of Montgomery, La. and the late Henry Washington, also the late Wilma Parker and Dugie Carter of Center.
Mr. West is the grandson of Ed and Nell Strickland as well as Tommy and Alice West all of Center.
A June wedding is being planned to be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church with the ceremony performed by Troy West.
Holiday Nursing Center honored its 2010 Employee of the Year on Friday with a hamburger cook-out for the entire staff. The dedicated, loyal and most deserving employee was Nathan Wyatt, Floor Tech at Holiday. Nathan has been with Holiday Nursing Center for 19 years and no one could recall a day that he had called in sick or missed work. We are so proud and appreciative of Nathan and all he does for Holiday and its residents. Holiday also sponsored a very successful blood drive and sincerely appreciates all those who gave and attempted to give.
Dalton Brian Shields was born February 17 at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs 5 ½ oz and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Justin and Lauren Shields of Center. Grandparents are Jeanette Farris of Shelbyville and the late Nicky Farris, Karen Shields of Center and Keith Shields and Terrie Matlock of Joaquin. Great-grandparents are Joy Wagstaff of Shelbyville, Mary Walker of Center, and Betty Shields of Seguin.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Watkins of Center announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, to Joshua Cole Bixby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bixby of McKinney.
Ms. Watkins is the granddaughter of Jo Watson and the late Doyle Watson and the late Buster and Lola Watkins. Mr. Bixby is the grandson of Kenneth Cole and Evelyn Cole and the late James and Doris Bixby.
The couple will exchange vows on July 16 in McKinney.
The Golden Harvest Club Ministries met Feb. 21 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Center. There were 49 registered members and guests – hope we did not miss anybody.
Linda Bordelon, president, opened the meeting by making everyone feel welcomed. Joe Fields and Alice West led us in singing two of our all-time favorite gospel hymns.
Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. the Lakes Area Arts League will have its Annual Membership Meeting in the Art Center at 305 Nacogdoches Street. This is an invitation to come join with LAAL and help support what it are about.
Why should I join a non-profit organization?
• I like what they are doing and want to help them do it.
• I have friends or family who believe in what the non-profit is doing and join because it is important to them.
How do I support the non-profit beyond paying a membership fee?
• I give of my time.
The Tenaha Church of Christ hosted nine college students traveling through our area on Tuesday evening, March 22. These courageous young people were on a bicycle pilgrimage from Hardin University in Searcy, Ark. to Houston in support of Living Water International.
Howard and Deborah Wilkinson of Logansport, La. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Paige Alyce, to Kristopher Bradley Gates, son of Brad and April Gates of Joaquin and Angela Burkett of Wake Village.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Lula Belle and the late W.B. Hookie David of Logansport, La. and Helen and the late Herbert Wilkinson Jr. of Mansfield, La. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Pierce, the late Mr. & Mrs Howard Crews and the late Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wilknson Sr. of Meadville, Miss.