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COMMUNITY GUIDE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY

GILMER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 106 BUFFALO, GILMER, TX 75644 ★ (903) 843-2413 ★ GILMERAREACHAMBER.COM


CONTENTS

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WELCOME

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CHAMBER

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BUSINESS 32

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EDUCATION

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SENIOR RESOURCES

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ANNUAL EVENTS

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WHAT TO DO

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MEMBERSHIP BY CATEGORY

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MEMBERSHIP BY NAME

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ADVERTISER INDEX

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106 Buffalo St • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2413 www.gilmerareachamber.com Every effort has been made to ensure the information herein is up-to-date and correct. There are no representations or warranties, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availabilty, with respect to the information, products, services or related graphics by Community Matters, Inc. and/or the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without express written permission. ©2019 Community Matters, Inc.

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WELCOME Whether you are just visiting or making the Gilmer area your new home, you will see that Upshur County is nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas as well as the many beautiful lakes of East Texas. With the historical Cherokee Trace running through it, Upshur County is a living history with over thirty-five historical markers, restored early Texas homes and its own Historic Upshur Museum. Being the seat of Upshur County, the City of Gilmer, is centrally located at the crossroads of four state highways allowing easy access to many popular destinations in northeast Texas as well as Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Gilmer’s picturesque downtown square features the historical county courthouse, quaint brick streets, specialty and antique shops, restaurants, and the Gilmer Brewery with live entertainment. The Gilmer Civic Center and the Yamboree Event Center also provide a place for live performances as well as a meeting place. The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce exists to enhance Gilmer and the surrounding area’s quality of life by welcoming, uniting and promoting business. With over three hundred members strong, the members all work towards providing goods and services to the growing economy of the Gilmer area. As an advocate for the business community, its mission is to support, strengthen, and grow members’ businesses; thereby contributing to and

improving the entire community. The Chamber hosts events to assist members in networking, promoting awareness and volunteer opportunities. The public is invited to the Mid-Morning Coffee Breaks, Purse Bingo, Chamber After Hours, Lunches with the President, Elected Officials Reception & several community events. Excitement is in the air. With new businesses opening, retail shopping increasing and more events on Gilmer’s square like downtown block parties and the Cherokee Rose Festival, Gilmer is the place to “Sit A Spell.” Gilmer Independent School District, an academically acclaimed school district and the largest of the six school districts located in Upshur County, is building a brand-new state of the art high school to add to its academic and technical opportunities for its students. Volunteerism in the Gilmer area has always been strong as evidenced by the many volunteer hours it takes to run the East Texas Yamboree, one of the longest running festivals in Texas. Recently with new events and organizations like Yulefest, Cherokee Rose Festival, Gilmer Downtown Association, Upshur County Business Round Table, the Boys and Girls Club, and Elevate have added more opportunities for the citizens to give back to the community. The Gilmer area is a great place to grow a family and business. Please use this guide as a resource or visit us at GilmerAreaChamber.com. WWW.GILMERAREACHAMBER.COM |

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ABOUT CITY OF GILMER

110 BUFFALO • GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-2552 GILMER-TX.COM Gilmer is a city in and the county seat of Upshur County. It is best known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree and the birthplace of popular music singers Don Henley of the Eagles band and Johnny Mathis, as well as blues musician Freddie King. Gilmer is part of a larger area known as the “Piney Woods”. The city is managed via a council manager government which enacts local legislation, adopts a budget, determines policies and appoints a City Manager who executes the laws and administers the government of the city. The mayor is the official head of the City for the purpose of serving civil process, enforcing military law and for all ceremonial purposes. The mayor performs the duties of the office of the mayor, signs all contracts entered into by the City, presides over each city council meeting and participates in discussion of all matters coming before the council. City Council regularly meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Gilmer is a wonderful place to raise a family and is made up of over 1,616 households. The median household income for the area is $36,418 and the median value of owner-occupied homes is $102,500. There are many parks and recreation opportunities in the area including Lake Gilmer, the

Piney Woods, library, and much more. Education is provided by the Gilmer Independent School District which focuses on preparing students for collegiate and career experience but also instilling within each student a lifetime love of learning. Gilmer is a tight-knit community which is evident at each of the area events - especially when it comes to the Yamboree!

UPSHUR COUNTY

100 W. TYLER • GILMER, TX 75644 WWW.COUNTYOFUPSHUR.COM Upshur County, along with Marion County, is part of the 115th Judicial District of Texas. The presiding judge of the 115th Judicial District is Judge Dean Fowler. Prior to serving as judge of the 115th Judicial District, Fowler served as the Upshur County Judge from January 2003 until December 2018. Per the Texas Constitution of 1876, the chief administrative body of Upshur County is the 5 member Upshur County Commissioners Court. The County Judge is elected separately. County road maintenance is administrated by the County Road Administrator. This system was adopted in Upshur County in November 2002. The commissioners court oversees all of the County government’s operations. Upshur County Judge Todd Tefteller began his first term on January 1, 2019. He presides over the Upshur County Misdemeanor Criminal Docket, Probate, Civil and Commissioners Courts. Commissioner Paula Gentry is in her second term and has served Precinct 1 since January 2013. Commissioner Dustin WELCOME | 5


Nicholson began his first term as Commissioner of Precinct 2 in January 2019. Commissioner Frank Berka is in his second term and has served Precinct 3 since January 2013. Commissioner Jay Miller began his first term as Commissioner of Precinct 4 in January 2019.

CIVIC CENTER

1218 US HWY. 271 N. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 797-8888 WWW.GILMERCIVICCENTER.COM The Gilmer Civic Center is a premier event center for Gilmer and the Upshur County area and takes pride in providing one of the finest performance and meeting centers in all of East Texas. Opened in October, 1996 the Gilmer Civic Center has served Gilmer, Upshur County and the East Texas area with cultural events, concerts, banquets, and other events. The Center has approximately 35,000 square feet of space, featuring a 5,000 ft banquet area and an auditorium with full stage, sound system, dressing rooms, fly lift system and loading dock. The Gilmer Civic Center is diverse in that it has hosted such events as wrestling matches, wedding

receptions, proms, Quincenera, and world class concerts featuring Ray Price, Miranda Lambert, Curtis Grimes, as well as local bands. They have many options to make your event successful and memorable.

AIRPORT

GILMER-TX.COM/FACILITIES Gilmer is served by the Gilmer Municipal Airport also known as Fox Stephens Field. First dedicated on October 23, 1969, the facility has served as an economic development tool in bringing industry to this area and is used by local industries. Housed at Fox Stephens Field is the Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum.

CITY OFFICIALS

Mayor: Tim Marshall • City Manager: Greg Hutson Councilmember District 1 . . . . . William Hornsby Councilmember District 2 . . . . . . . Marty Jordan Councilmember District 3 . . . . . . Brian Williams Councilmember District 4 . . . . . . . .Teathel Hollis Councilmember At-Large . . . . . . . Jarom Tefteller Councilmember At-Large . . . . . Michael Chevalier

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LOCATION

Upshur County is located between I-20 and I-30 in the heart of East Texas. The County seat of Upshur County is the city of Gilmer. BORDERING COUNTIES Smith, Gregg, Harrison, Marion and Camp MILES FROM GILMER: Longview . . . . . . . 20 Dallas . . . . . . . . . Tyler . . . . . . . . . . 40 Houston . . . . . . . Shreveport . . . . . . 85 Little Rock . . . . . . Texarkana . . . . . . . 95 Oklahoma City . . . .

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CLIMATE

AVERAGES Annual Rainfall . . . 46 In. Temperature . . . . . 66° F Average Low . . . . 48° F Average High . . . . 82° F

POPULATION

Upshur County . . . . . . 41,260 Gilmer . . . . . . . . . . . 5,134 Veterans (County) . . . . . 2,794

AGE

GILMER Under 5 . . . . . . .7.0% Under 18 . . . . . . 27.4% Over Age 65 . . . . . . . . . 16.3%

UPSHUR CO. . . . . . . .5.9% . . . . . . 23.8% . . . . . . 18.4%

EDUCATION

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High School Graduate* . . . .83.5% Bachelors Degree* . . . . . . 18.3% * Or higher. Percent of People Age 25 Years+. 2013-2017

RACE

White . . . . . . Black . . . . . . . Hispanic . . . . . American Indian Asian . . . . . . . Pacific Islander . Two+ Races . . .

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GILMER . . . . 60.1% . . . . 27.7% . . . . 13.4% . . . . .0.0% . . . . .0.0% . . . . .0.0% . . . . .4.4%

UPSHUR CO. . . . . . . 88.3% . . . . . . .8.0% . . . . . . .9.0% . . . . . . .1.1% . . . . . . .0.5% . . . . . . .0.1% . . . . . . .2.1%

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HISTORY CITY OF GILMER

Gilmer, the county seat of Upshur County, is on Hwy. 271 and SH 155 and 154 35 miles northeast of Tyler and 22 northwest of Longview in the central part of the county. When the county was established in 1846, provision required that the county seat be located within five miles of the geographic center and that it be called Gilmer, for Thomas W. Gilmer, who died during the test firing of a new cannon on the USS Princeton on February 28, 1844. The same explosion also killed United States secretary of state Abel P. Upshur. On December 15, 1846, when the fifth district court first met in Upshur County, Judge Oran M. Roberts held court in a grove of six oak trees at the residence of William H. Hart and declared that site the location of Gilmer until a more permanent location was chosen by county voters in 1848. The original site came to be called Old Gilmer and was gradually abandoned; a historic marker on the Cherokee Trace three miles north of Gilmer marks the original site. Bethesda Masonic Lodge No. 142 received a charter in 1853 and sponsored the Gilmer Masonic Male Academy (1854). In 1861 the lodge rented the school building to Morgan H. Looney, who established Looney School; from 1868 to 1871 O. M. Roberts taught there. In 1860 Gilmer had 25 businesses, seven physicians, six law offices, Methodist and Baptist churches, two academies, and the post office. During the Civil War Gilmer businesses provided hats and leather goods to the Confederate States of America. Shortly after the war ended, members of the

Ku Klux Klan beat up Meshack Roberts, a former slave of O. B. Roberts, who had helped him to become a landowner. In its early years Gilmer served as a cotton-ginning center; it once had six gins in operation, and one continued until the 1950s. In 1890 farmers in the county began producing sweet potatoes but had to quarantine the crop in the late 1920s because of an infestation of sweet-potato weevils. When the quarantine lifted, residents organized the East Texas Yamboree, a fall festival to celebrate the sweet potato harvest; the first festival was held in October 1935. Although it was temporarily suspended in 1941 due to World War II, the festival resumed in 1946 and remains one of the oldest continuing festivals in East Texas. On April 17, 1900, Dickson’s Colored Orphanage was chartered in Gilmer. It was founded by a black Baptist preacher, the Rev. W. L. Dickson, and from 1900-1929 was the only orphanage for black children in Texas. Baptists in Dallas, Waco, and other cities contributed to its development, as did local Baptist churches and Gilmer businessmen. Robert C. Buckner served as chairman of the board of trustees. In 1929 the state took over the home and renamed it Gilmer State Orphanage for Negroes; the state continued its operation from 1930 to 1943, when the orphans were moved to Austin. In 1902 the Gilmer Independent School District was established; in the 1980s it had four schools in Gilmer. From 1920-1930, with the fall of the cotton market, Gilmer for the first time recorded a drop in population, from 2,268 to 1,963. In 1931, however, the East Texas oilfield rescued the

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town from the Great Depression. The new oil money went in part to construct a new courthouse, dedicated in 1937. By 1940 the population had grown to 3,138 and by 1950 to 4,192. Between 1960 and 1970 the population decreased slightly, mainly because of a new residential subdivision just outside the city limits. After Pine Acres joined the city, the population of Gilmer stood at 5,192. After World War II, many Gilmer residents began commuting to jobs in Tyler, in Longview, and at Lone Star Steel in Morris County. During the same period the lumbermill at Gilmer was expanded, and the city over time gained a factory that made ceramic bathroom accessories, an electrical conduit and fittings plant, and a highway-sign factory in 1989. In the 1980s Gilmer obtained a federal matching grant to build a larger public library. The expanded Upshur County Public Library housed 37,794 volumes. In the late 1980s Gilmer had twenty-one churches, a hospital affiliated with the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, nine resident physicians, five dentists, three chiropractors, two nursing homes, two national banks, two savings and loans, a motel, and numerous restaurants and service stations.

UPSHUR COUNTY

Upshur County was organized by an act of the Texas legislature on July 13, 1846. At the time of the organization it was composed of all of what is now Upshur County, Camp County and part of Gregg County north of the Sabine River. Upshur County was originally part of Nacogdoches County, but later when Harrison County was organized, it was included in that county, and therefore all of Upshur County was detached by Harrison County. Upshur County was named after Able Parker Upshur who was born in Virginia on June 17, 1791. After serving in several minor offices in the Virginia Legislature, in 1826 he became a Justice of the Supreme Court in Virginia. In 1841 President John Tyler appointed him Secretary of the Navy and then in June 1843, President Tyler appointed him Secretary of the State, and it was here that he laid ground work for the annexation of Texas to the Union. On February 28, 1844 he was killed in an explosion of the “Peacemaker,” a new cannon on the Battleship

Princeton, so when the legislature organized this county they requested that it be named Upshur. The county seat is Gilmer, located on the Old Cherokee Trace, a trail used by the Cherokee Indians in their travels. Sam Houston, when he lived with the Cherokee, traveled the Trace through here. The location of Gilmer was determined by a flood on Little Cypress Creek. First located near the creek, residents decided to change locations because of frequent floods. On the day of the election a flood kept voters north of the creek from getting to the polling place, so the south side voters won. Gilmer was named after Thomas W. Gilmer who was born in Virginia in 1802. He was elected Governor of Virginia in 1840. In 1844 President John Tyler appointed him Secretary of the Navy. He was a strong advocate of the annexation of Texas to the Union. He was killed on February 28, 1844 in the same explosion on the Battleship Princeton that Able Parker Upshur died in, so the Texas Legislature requested that the Upshur County seat be named Gilmer in honor of this great statesman. Gilmer has a history closely entwined with the founding and early days of the Texas Republic more than 100 years ago. First settled by white men about 1835, this area, which became Upshur County a dozen years later, was filled with Cherokee Indians. Gilmer’s first court was held on Cherokee Trace under a big oak tree. Judge Oran Roberts, who later became a Texas Governor, presided over this court a few years after the county was established by the legislature in 1846. An historical marker now marks this site. In addition to becoming a leading trade center in Northeast Texas before the Civil War, Gilmer became an educational center. In 1850 the Methodist Church organized a Male Institute and a Female Institute. In 1858 the Gilmer Masonic Lodge took over the Women’s Institute, but the Civil War interrupted their plans for enlarging the school. After the war Morgan Looney, a Mason and one of the greatest of the early Texas educators, came here from Georgia and took over the Masonic School and established Looney School. Two governors, Charles Culberson and Oran M. Roberts, were graduates. There were many other famous early Texas leaders who were students. WELCOME | 9


USEFUL NUMBERS

Big Sandy Police Department . (903) 636-4200

EMERGENCY

EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dial 911 National Poison Control Center . (800) 222-1222

CABLE/INTERNET

AT&T and DIRECTV . . . . . . . (844) 723-0252 Frontier . . . . . . . . . . . . (855) 552-9691 Viasat® . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 697-2926 Etex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-4357 Etex (24Hr Tech. Support) . . (903) 797-8324

CITY OF BIG SANDY

City of Big Sandy . . . . . . . (903) 636-4343 Big Sandy Fire Department . . (903) 374-1145

CITY OF GILMER

Gilmer City Hall . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2552 Civic Center . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-8888 Fox Stephens Field / Gilmer Municipal Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 734.6601 Gilmer Fire Department . . . (903) 843-2222 Gilmer Police Department . . (903) 843-5545

CITY OF ORE CITY

Ore City Hall . . . . . . . . . . (903) 968-2511 Ore City Fire Department . . . (903) 968-4151 Ore City Police Department . . (903) 968-4151

GILMER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: (903) 843-2413 MEDICAL

Healthfast Medical . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-8000 Upshur County Indigent Health . . . (903) 843-4022

NEWSPAPERS

The Gilmer Mirror . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2503 Longview News Journal . . . . . . . .(903) 757-3311

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Big Sandy ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 636-5287 Gilmer ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 841-7400 Gladewater ISD . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 845-6991 Harmony ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 725-5492 New Diana ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-8000 Ore City ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 968-3300 Union Grove ISD . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 845-5509 Union Hill ISD . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 762-2140

TRANSPORTATION

Go Bus Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 590-3371

UPSHUR COUNTY

Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5545 County Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 843-4015

Courthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 680-8399 Crime Stoppers Anonymous 24-Hr Tip Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3131 Department of Public Safety . . . . .(903) 797-2751 Game Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-8201 Tax Office - Auto Registration . . . . .(903) 843-3088 Tax Office - Property Tax . . . . . . . (903) 843-3085 Upshur County Appraisal District . . . (903) 843-3041 Upshur County Library . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5001 Upshur County Sheriff . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2541

UTILITIES

AEP/Southwestern Electric Power . . (888) 216-3523 DeBerry Butane Gas . . . . . . . . . (903) 968-2222 CenterPoint Energy . . . . . . . . . .(800) 259-5544 Sanitation Solutions . . . . . . . . . (903) 784-0124 Super-Blend Gas . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 843-2231 Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative . .(903) 843-2536 Verizon (Business) . . . . . . . . . . (800) 483-5400 Verizon (Residential) . . . . . . . . .(800) 483-4400 Water & Sewer . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2552 Glenwood Water Supply . . . . . . .(903) 734-5445

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CHAMBER OUR BUSINESS IS HELPING YOURS! The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a partner to area businesses and professionals to improve the economic, civic and cultural growth in the area. We are an organization with over 300 members who provide goods and services to the growing economy of the Gilmer area. The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce is the “Voice of Business” and an advocate for the business community, making things happen and maintaining/ strengthening a strong business environment in the area. The Chamber of Commerce does this through advocacy, resources, and connections to/ for the business community while being good fiscal stewards of our members’ investments. In addition, the Chamber acts as a tourism bureau, information center and an active sponsor in putting on many of the community events. The Chamber hosts many meetings and events

throughout the year such as Chamber After-Hours mixers, Purse Bingo, Elected Official Reception and Chamber Banquet. In addition, the Chamber is a considerable sponsor to community events, such as the Yamboree! HELP US HELP YOU Build your business and your future by becoming a member of the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce! One major reason to consider active participation with the Chamber is to meet and network new businesses. If you are already a member, encourage other businesses to join and help make the Gilmer area a better place to live.

106 Buffalo St. • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2413 www.gilmerareachamber.com

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2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT: SHAYNE WILSON VICE PRESIDENT: LESLIE PILCHER TREASURER: JOHN DEAN BEVERLY BOBO • LARRY COWAN RANDY DUKE • RHONDA DUNN BRANDY FERRER • LAKEN FINNEY LYNN GRAY • DAPHNE GRIMES RICHARD HENSON • PETE HERRMANN TIM MARSHALL • BERITA MORSE BRITTANY MURRAY • KATIE NUGENT AMY PATTERSON • LESLIE PILCHER SARA RODENBAUGH • LARRY SEWELL BRAIN WILLIAMS • EDWARD WILLIAMS SHAYNE WILSON

PAST PRESIDENTS: WAYNE ARNOLD • MICHAEL BLANKS KYLE BOWDEN • STEVE DEAN BRANDON DODD • JEFF DODD BRIDGET FOWLER • JANICE GAGE MIRIAM HILL • TROY MURRAY BUTCH RAGLAND • BECKY SKINNER ABBY STEWART • STEVE STEWART DONNA VARNER

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BUSINESS DOWNTOWN BOOM There has never been a better time for business in the Gilmer area! There has been a resurgence of business in the downtown square with the opening of several retail stores including Trendy Kat, The Loft and Gypsy Market. Monthly block parties and events are held in the square to bring people out to browse all the downtown boutiques, shops cafés and more. The newest Gilmer hangout is Uncle Joe’s Coffee and Tea House - a cozy and unique European style coffee shop. Groups have also gathered to get a bite to eat and shoot pool at the new Open Range. In addition, the family-friendly Gilmer Brewing Company brews quality craft beer and offers live entertainment and events on weekends. Live entertainment has become more available in Gilmer, especially because of the civic center which brings a variety of entertainment to the area.

On top of that, the 22,000 square foot Yamboree Event Center is a multi-purpose facility which brings several different events and concerts to the area. GROWTH ALONG HIGHWAY 271 A couple of years ago, Schlotzsky’s opened in Gilmer, which helped spur growth along Highway 271. Since then, a large Cefco station opened on the south side with a well stocked convenient store and a Little Caesars attached to the building. Soon after the Dollar Tree opened on the north side. Changes have come to the middle of town as well! Taco Bell revamped their restaurant, a new Chicken Express opened and Subway moved onto Highway 271 and added a drive-thru. The addition of these businesses has brought new life to the area economy and we look forward to even more growth over the next few years!

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The Gilmer Industrial Foundation was created as a nonprofit corporation to provide economic development for Gilmer. It originally was and continues today to be privately funded, receiving no tax funds and has never received any taxpayer dollars during its existence. For more information, please visit: gilmerindustrialfoundation.com 43 Aviation Drive (Fox Stephens Field) P.O. Box 610 • Gilmer TX 75644 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Delrose Industrial Park Little Cypress Mitigation Bank Lantana Industrial Park Quail Run Business Center Fox Stephens Aviation Industrial Park Fox Stephens Airport Business Park Texasta Manufacturing Center Certified Can Machine Co. KJXI Business Hangar Sites

AVERAGE COMMUTE:

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AVERAGE INCOME PER HOUSEHOLD

Gilmer

$36,418

Upshur Co. $48,796

LABORFORCE* Gilmer - 54.4% Upshur County - 57% * % of population ages 16 years+

FEMALE LABORFORCE* Gilmer - 49.4% Upshur - 49.1%

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

500 S Trinity St | Gilmer, TX

Continuing the tradition of Excellence, Achievement, Commitment and Character in every area of education.

GISDfacts D i d yo u k n ow. . . ?

Newly constructed 158,000 square foot high school set to open September 2020. Largest, most comprehensive school district in Upshur County with an enrollment of 2500 students across 4 campuses. Overall District Rating of B+ (89 of 100 points). Experienced teaching staff; 3 year Invest mentoring program for teachers new to the profession; 3 Regional Teachers of the Year, 2 CATE Teachers of the Year, and past VATAT State President. Progressive, diverse, professional learning communities to provide teachers collaboration time to improve classroom instruction. Awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for 19 Consecutive Years. GISD Technology features a 10GB backbone, 5G Wifi Coverage for the entire district, & 1.5GB internet while supporting 2500 devices daily. Gilmer High has been recognized 5 times as one of the “Best High Schools” in Texas by the U.S. News and World Report.

Top FFA Chapter in the State with 412 members; State Champion & National Finalist in AgriScience Research; National Proficiency Award in Integrated Systems; Gold Rated National Farm Business Management Career Development Team; 3 Texas FFA Scholarship Recipients; Texas FFA State Nominating Committee Chairman. Award winning district programs in Theatre, Art, Band, Air Force Jr. ROTC, Choral Music, Athletics, and Drill Team. Bruce Jr. High (7-8) has earned 6 of 7 Gold Star Academic Distinctions from TEA for academic performance; rated in the top 10% of all Junior High Schools in Texas; and offers Careeer and Technology classes at both 7th and 8th grade. Gilmer Intermediate (5-6) does “Whatever it takes. All day. Every day.” All students are exposed to technology & problem-based instruction in every core class & are offered a variety of electives for a well-rounded education. Gilmer Elementary (EC-4) provides a nurturing environment, committed to achieving excellence by offering challenging, engaging, & collaborative leaning opportunities designed for all students to reach their max potential.

Gilmer High offers students: up to 36 hours of dual credit, 20 Advanced Placement classes, and 11 Pre-Advanced Placement Classes.

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EDUCATION GILMER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent: Rick Albritton 500 South Trinity • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-7400 Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm www.gilmerisd.org Gilmer ISD is the largest school district in Upshur County with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students across four campuses. We at the Gilmer Independent School District consider it a privilege to educate the students of Gilmer, and recognize that parents have entrusted us with their most prized posessions. We strive to provide an opportunity for all students to learn on a consistent and fair basis. We believe that education will always be an active partnership linking our schools, students, homes and the overall community. Gilmer ISD has an experienced teaching staff with 50% of our teachers having over 10 years of teaching experience. We pride ourselves on providing a strong professional development program for teachers and administrators so that our students receive the best instruction possible. We believe in continuing the tradition of “Excellence, Achievement, Commitment & Character” in every area of eduction, which is why we pride ourselves on both academic excellence as well as district wide programs such as athletics, theater, art, band, choir, a variety of clubs and organizations and more! The mission of Gilmer ISD is to prepare every student for the collegiate and career experience,

recognize and educate each child as an unique individual, nuture academic/social/cultural differences, and develop reliable citizens who contribute to their community’s success. WHAT STUDENTS THINK via Niche.com • “It’s just always been my school district. Everyone is so different that it makes everyday so interesting. My district has taught me so many things - the good and the bad. Overall, I have had so much fun learning and growing up with all the kids I have always been around and got to know. It might have been strange experiences too, but all in all I have had the best time here.” • “I love my high school because my principals actually care about my best interest whether it’s academics, extracurricular activities or even problems with my peers.” • “My school is great. We work together and we compete together. Everyone is involved in school. We love Friday night lights in the stands everyone is cheering. Cheerleaders, band, tennis, golf - all extracurriculars are excellent. Gilmer High School is one of the best schools in Texas!!” • “While I was in high school I had a good experience at Gilmer High School. The size of the school was perfect; it had a lot of students but wasn’t too big either. With the size being as big as it was there was a group for everyone to be a part of. The school itself was so diverse, not only as far as race goes, but religion, interests and style as well.” EDUCATION | 17


High School Girls Track - 6 Straight District Championships! Jose Sanchez - State Powerlifting Champion & State Record Holder Timothy Hopping - 12th Place in State UIL Science Competition

Junior High Bands: 9 Years Consecutive Sweepstakes FFA Poultry Team - 3rd Place at State Gilmer FFA Livestock Judging Team Winners of the Hunt County and Wilson Placed 1st High Individual

Gilmer High School Choir: Earned 1st Division

Marshae Davis: 1st Place Shotput State Qualifier Bonnie Clifton: 2nd Place Discus State Qualifier

Colton Clamp - 1st Chair Bass Trombonist in 1A-4A BEST in the State of Texas REGIONAL HURDLES MEET

Lady Buckeyes Softball: Bi-District Champs Makayla Bryant: Gold (Girl’s ) Parker Dodd: Gold (Boy’s) Trae Fluellen: Silver (Boy’s)

Ag Issues- 1st place at Daingerfield District Contest

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CAMPUS LISTING GILMER ELEMENTARY Kim Kemp, Principal 1625 US Highway 271 N • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-7700 www.gilmerisd.org/ELMindex.asp

COMING SOON!

NEW HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS

The future of all current and future Gilmer ISD will be getting even brighter in the 2020-2021 school year!! In mid April of 2019, the district celebrated the groundbreaking and start of construction on the new Gilmer High School.The school is being paid for with the $33.25 million bond package, which passed in May 2018 after several failed attempts. The bond will also pay for the creation of a 22,000-square-foot career and technology center. Demolition of the old high school building will begin in the summer of 2020 and is expected to be completed in time for the new high school’s opening. The original high school was built in 1948, and had been through many renovations. It became apparent that a new building would be needed to fit the current and future needs of students. It’s an exciting time to be a Buckeye!

GILMER INTERMEDIATE Gina Treadway, Principal 1623 US Highway 271 N • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-7800 www.gilmerisd.org/INTindex.asp BRUCE JUNIOR HIGH Bill Bradshaw, Principal 111 Bruce Street • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-7600 www.gilmerisd.org/JHindex.asp GILMER HIGH SCHOOL Brian Bowman, Principal 850 Buffalo • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-7500 www.gilmerisd.org/HSindex.asp

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HIGHER LEARNING Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 301 E. Butler St. • The Rock Building Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-4019 www.upshur.agrilife.org Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers a diverse array of educational programs, activities and resources organized under one of four broad program areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Development and 4-H and Youth Development. Our goal is to provide educational programs and research-based information to help solve problems. Extension agents collaborate with teachers, researchers, and other partners to bring the benefits of scientific knowledge and advancement into everyday practices. Much of the extension work in Agriculture & Natural Resources is represented in the areas of: Livestock Pasture/Hay, Ponds/Fisheries Wildlife, Insects Trees/Shrubs and Horticulture/

Lawns Fruits and Nuts. AgriLife Extension also offers practical information for families: raising children, eating well, housing and environment, managing money, & staying healthy. Specific areas include: Child Care Providers Trainings for CEUs, Food Handlers & Food Manager Training, Clothing/Textiles, Foods & Nutrition Food Preservation, Parenting Internet & Home Safety and Health & Wellness Consumer Education. In addition, we collaborate with community organizations to develop beautification projects, water conservation, economic and leadership development, as well as emergency management. The Extension office and members of the Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) directly work with the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce annually to host the East Texas Yamboree. The Texas Rural Leadership Program actively links those in in need with resources. The Upshur County Youth Advisory Board consists of both 4-H and non-4-H youth and adults who work with youth. It is “A youth leadership group invested in the development and support of the youth, fami-lies and communities in Upshur County.” To learn more about the programs and course offerings available, please call or come by our office

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in Gilmer or attend our educational meetings/ seminars. Check for our program announcements in the Gilmer Mirror and other area newspapers.

1100 Broadway • Kilgore, TX 75662 (903) 983-8209 KILGORE COLLEGE-LONGVIEW 300 S. High St. • Longview, TX 75601 (903) 753-2642 www.kilgore.edu Kilgore College is an accredited public two-year community college that has met the academic and workforce needs of East TX since 1935 by providing a learner-centered environment that focuses on student access, success and completion via collaborative partnerships. In addition to basic academic courses for transfer students, KC offers training in high-demand programs such as nursing, law enforcement, fireman training, electric power technology, EMT, culinary arts, process technology, welding, radiologic technology, physical therapy, automotive and auto body repair technology, process technology and industrial maintenance—as well as numerous other high-tech vocational fields and certificate programs. The college also offers a large dual credit program allowing high school students to earn college credit, some of whom amass enough college credits to graduate with their associate’s degrees before graduating high school. KC also has a vibrant Workforce DevelopmentCommunity Education department that offers courses for life-long learners as well as classes for local businesses to help with specific industrial needs. In addition to the campus in Kilgore, KC-Longview offers a full range of college classes including university transfer courses, continuing education classes, technical programs and adult basic education and literacy courses. KC promotes great value primarily for its

20-member school district service area in Northeast Texas with a highly competitive cost.

LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. • Longview, TX 75602 (903) 233-3000 www.letu.edu Founded by R.G. LeTourneau, one of the world’s greatest inventors of earthmoving equipment, LeTourneau University began in 1946 as a technical institute educating World War II veterans working at Mr. LeTourneau’s manufacturing plant. Today, after seven decades of ingenuity, more than 3,000 YellowJackets now study at the Christian Polytechnic University, a comprehensive institution committed to answering God’s calling, integrating faith and knowledge, and impacting the workplace and beyond. Regardless of where you are in your educational journey, there’s a place for you to plug in at LeTourneau University—your story is built here. Attend classes on our residential campus, online or at one of our educational centers in Houston, Plano and McKinney. LETU also offers a variety of online and in-person dual credit courses for high school students. More than 140 graduate and undergraduate degree options include engineering, technology, the arts & sciences, education, business, aviation, education, counseling & psychology, nursing and theology & vocation. Get started at www.letu.edu!

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SENIOR TOP ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS Now is the time to do the things you love. Figure out which activities make you the happiest, make a list, and dive in. Don’t be afraid to explore new activities, especially if it’s something you have always wanted to do. No matter what activity you choose to do, adding any amount of activity to your life has benefits. These activities strengthen your mind and body and you will have a great time doing them. STAY SWIM OR FISH ON LAKE GILMER Swimming is an especially beneficial activity as it is easy on joints while using all large muscle groups of the body. You can start your balance exercises in the pool without risk of falling. Swimming even increases bone density which can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The lake offers a beautiful opportunity for getting in your low impact exercising in a fun way or you can find local water aerobics groups/classes to fit your need. Walking along the banks of the lake in search of that elusive fish can provide a wonderful, lowimpact workout. If you happen to hook a “keeper,” you’ll have all the exercise you can handle. WALK & BIKE Walking or an easy hike is a great way to get back into exercising. Whether it is around the block or an easy nature hike, any amount of walking gives your heart and lungs a workout. Stroll through the Kelsey Creek Sanctuary and enjoy the beauty of nature

while getting your cardio in. Cycling can be a great way to jumpstart a fitness routine if you’ve been sedentary for a while, because it puts less pressure on hips and knees than walking or jogging. If you’re already active, cycling can add variety to your workout regimen. VOLUNTEER There are a vast number of volunteer opportunities that allow you to help people, as well as meet new people and get out of the house. As you age you should stay active every day to maintain health, find activities that are meaningful and enjoyable to do. Volunteer at the Gilmer ISD, community events, library, museums, East Texas Food Bank and more! It’s people like you, with valued experience and the time to make change happen, that are always in need. TRAVEL Many seniors spend their retirement years planning vacations in the United States and around the world. Whether it’s a tropical vacation or a trip to a local attraction, there are plenty of fun places to explore and sometimes it’s easier to let someone else plan the trips. Local travel planners will be able to get together a senior specific travel package to suit your exact needs. You can also research specialized travel groups that group seniors travel for one all inclusive price.

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AREA RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF EAST TEXAS www.easttexasaaa.org 800-442-8845 The Area Agency on Aging of East Texas is designated by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to coordinate services for persons in East Texas who are 60 or older, with particular attention to low-income minority older individuals, older individuals with limited-English proficiency, and older individuals residing in rural areas. UPSHUR COUNTY SENIORS Friday at Noon 206 Silver Alley • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-6262 Upshur County Seniors meet weekly for potluck, business meeting monthly, Bingo and other games. They also have frequent guest speakers. Come by for good food, fun and fellowship.

GO TRANSIT www.gobustransit.com/UpshurCounty Call (800) 590-3371 to schedule a ride! $2 First Leg • $1 Each Add. Stop • $2 Last Leg The Area Agency on Aging of East Texas provides transportation services to seniors age 60 and older allowing for increased accessibility to medical appointments and nutrition sites throughout the region. The Area Agency on Aging of East Texas can only pay for trips to medical appointments, dialysis and senior centers for seniors who have qualified for AAA assistance. Seniors making a trip not covered by AAA or who have not qualified for AAA assistance must pay regular GoBus fares. Call to see if you qualify. With out of town trips we ask you to be ready by 7AM and predict arrival time to be 10AM. However, you may be asked to be ready at an earlier time. In the event of a time change, you will receive a call from our dispatch office. Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments before 10:00 AM when traveling out of county.

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EVENTS WINTER

Yule Run Your Tail Off 5k . . . . . . . Saturday, December 7th Breakfast with Santa . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, December 7th Yulefest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, December 7th Elected Officials Reception . . . . . . . Thursday, January 16th Chamber Banquet . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, February 6th

SPRING

Hwy 271 Car Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saturday, April 4th Easter Egg Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, April 11th

SUMMER

Yamboree Queen’s Race . . . . . . . Monday, June 15th – 26th Yamboree Fireworks Celebration . . . . . . . .Friday, July 3rd Purse Bingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 14th

FALL

National Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Tuesday of October Yamboree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 16th – 19th Barn Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, October 19th Fall-tastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, October 31st Christmas Tree Lighting & Block Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, November 16th

MONTHLY

Coffee and Cars . . . . . . . . . . 1st Saturday of Most Months

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YAMBOREE 2019 Queen’s Race Contestants for 82nd East Texas Yamboree

Third Week in October • October 16th-19th, 2019 • Four Days of Events www.yamboree.com The Yamboree includes: Live Music, Pageant, Livestock Show and Sale, Barn Dance, Parades, Gospel Singing stage, Street Dance, Arts and Crafts shows, Fiddler’s Contest, Art, Photography, Canning, Yam Pie, Decorated Yam, and Yamm’licious Contests. The East Texas Yamboree, one of the oldest conYamboree. The festival was so popular with the tinuous festivals in Texas, was established in 1935 locals that the committee decided that it should be under the direction of John Brogoitti, the Chamber held on a yearly basis. The East Texas Yamboree has of Commerce manager, and volunteers from the been held each year since then, with the exception County Extention Service, Rotary Club and Gilmer of a three-year period during World War II. High School’s agricultural department planned Through the years, the Yamboree has grown from the local celebration in conjunction with the Texas a local event to one that draws a crowd from all over Centennial. Counties were encouraged to promote the state of Texas and surrounding states. 100,000 something indicative of that community during the people attend the 4-day event held each October. Centennial year. The East Texas Yamboree is a non-profit organization As Upshur county was an agricultural area, Texas and is directed by four officers and a board of yams had been a good cash crop in the early 1930’s; directors. All events are planned and executed by however, a weevil problem had caused a quarantine community volunteers. These local citizens spend on shipping. The quarantine was lifted in early 1935 countless hours year-round to make sure the festival and the growers were back in business! Thus the goes on. The Chamber of Commerce staff man a festival planning committee decided to theme the Yamboree information center at their office and event after the yam and named it the East Texas manage the day-to-day affairs of the Yamboree. EVENTS | 25


So what makes the Yamboree special to so many people? Many would say it’s the great carnival that we make sure to expand every year with many exciting new rides and attractions. Others have said

that its the wonderful Queen’s Coronation Pageant with all its beautiful and talented young ladies and the spectacle that they bring to our stage. Then we have the Livestock Show and Sale where one gets to enjoy seeing the animals and shop projects that our youth have worked so hard on for sale. Others love the barn dance where we get to see the rising young stars of country music and dance the night away. Let’s not forget the the school and the grand spectacle of the Queen’s Parade, gospel singing, the outside exhibits where people come to sell all types of wares. Then we have the art and photography shows, the food (that’s one of my favorites), high school football, spending time with family and old friends plus myriad other activities taking place over this special weekend in October. All of these things and more make the East Texas Yamboree an event that people come from all over the world to enjoy every year. So come and see for yourself what makes the Yamboree special to so many of us; you won’t be disappointed.

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WHAT TO DO OUTDOOR FUN

LAKE GILMER Lake Ranger: (903) 843-8209 Lake Gilmer is open all year round and is operated by the City of Gilmer. Originally named Kelsey Creek Reservoir after the water body that feeds it, Lake Gilmer opened to the public Sept. 29, 2001. The lake area includes 1,010 surface acres, a two lane ramp with courtesy dock, and 1,557 acres of mitigation property that will be developed into combination hiking and nature trails and bird watching stations. In addition, a swimming and picnic area will be developed on the north end of the lake near the dam area. Favorite lake activities include fishing, swimming, skiing, personal watercraft and duck hunting. Lake Gilmer is a renowned crappie and bass lake, however, you can also catch bluegill and redear sunfish and the occasional catfish. PARKS & TRAILS In 2017, the City of Gilmer made massive changes to their parks master plan with the plan of upgrading all of Gilmer’s public green spaces. The multiyear, multiphased parks improvement project will be funded through grants and private donations The majority of upgrades are slated for City/Yamboree Park, however, there are plans to expand the size of Abney Park, add more greenspace and give a facelift to Roosevelt Park and add more features to Quail Run Park.

City/Yamboree Park, Gilmer’s largest city park, currently includes baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, a playground and restroom facilities. However, with the recent purchase of 12.5 additional acres, the plan is make this park a destination for tournaments, league play and all ages. Current plans include adding six soccer fields, six baseball and four softball fields, a nine-hole disc golf course, workout station, an activity center and additional parking including spots for RVs. In addition, the current restroom facilities will be replaced with each of the three main sports facilities having separate restrooms. Abney Street Park includes basketball courts, playground, picnic tables and grills. Lake Gilmer Park and Kelsey Creek Sanctuary is ideal for family and group gatherings with picnic tables and covered cook-out spaces. There is also a handicap accessible walking trail, hiking trails, fishing pier, swimming area, volleyball court and swings. Quail Run Park, the smallest of Gilmer’s parks, has four swings, two seesaws, one picnic table, a grill and a trash can. Roosevelt Park features a playground, picnic tables, grill with plenty of open space to run and play. WHAT TO DO | 27


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BARNWELL MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA www.barnwellmountainra.com Park Open from Noon Thursday to 6 pm Sunday Office Hours: Thursday: Noon - Midnight • Friday & Saturday 8 am to Midnight • Sunday: 8 am - 6 pm Gates are closed Midnight until 8 am and may be closed during inclement weather Located high atop the Barnwell Mountains of East Texas is one of the state’s most exciting motorized off-road parks. Opened in 2000, this Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) property offers dirt bikes, UTVs and OHVs 1,850 acres of pure delight. There are 27+ miles of single track trails for dirt bikes and many more miles of challenging trails for UTVs and OHVs. There is a 16 mile Adventure Trail for the dirt biker or ATV rider looking for a less demanding ride and there are trails that even the novice UTV and OHV riders will enjoy! Barnwell Mountain has primitive camp sites throughout the park. Campers are welcome to enjoy the park’s shower facilities, remote pavilions, and dump station. All guests can enjoy the showers facilities at the office or near the pavilion. There are also several toilets placed throughout the park for your convenience. The park’s electric camp has thirty and fifty amp hook-ups for recreational vehicles. These twenty pull through sites can accomodate any length vehicle. They have no water or sewer hook ups but water and a dump station are available near the premium RV sites. Eight premium RV spaces are available just north of the electric camp. These spaces offer fifty amp electrical connections and water and sewer hook ups. They are pull through spaces and can accomodate any size vehicle with the exception of spaces seven and eight that should be restricted to thirty four feet or less.

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Barnwell Mountain has six cabins and five bunkhouses available for rent. Cabins 1, 2, and 3 are located near the office at the top of the entrance road. Cabins 4, 5 and 6 are located past the pavilion and maintenance building. All cabins have hot and cold running water, a bathroom with a shower, heat and air conditioning, a sink, microwave, grill, refrigerator, and satellite TV. You must bring your own cookware, linens and bathroom supplies.

UPSHUR CO. YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION www.ucysa.com They strive to enhance the mental and physical well-being of players by instilling core values, strong ethics, high morals, competitiveness and sportsmanship through the wonderful sport of soccer. Teams are available for players age 4 to 18.

BURKS QUAIL RUN 3815 Gardenia Rd. • Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 790-5907 www.burksquailrun.com Burks Quail Run offers private hunting of over 25,000 of the best flight conditioned birds including Bob-White Quails, Pheasant, and Chukars are raised in their own flight pen. All of their birds are at least 22 weeks old providing fully developed wings, tail feathers and muscles, which makes all the difference in the quality of the hunt. Guided and tower hunts, dogs and lodging are available for a day, overnight or four days. They supply a cooler, ice and bottled water, but you may bring the beverage of your choice. We will also supply the dog or you may bring your own. If you just want to taste the great flavor of quail, they offer dressed and packaged flight conditioned Bobwhite – the best tasting, by far, of any quail.

A great opportunity for youth to learn the game of football and get physically fit! Program includes teams for elementary aged kids grades K-6th.

SPORTS

GILMER BASEBALL ASSOCIATION www.gilmerbaseball.org Their goal is to firmly implant in the area youth the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. Programs start with Blastball for 3 yr olds and continues with baseball up to 14 years old. UPSHUR CO. GIRLS YOUTH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION www.ucsoftball.com Upshur County Girls Softball Association for ages 5 to 14 (can be up to 16 ONLY she isn’t playing in high school, or with another association, league, travel team etc.)

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FAMILY FUN

CALIE’S ACRE 10589 State Hwy. 300 • Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 295-2000 www.caliesacre.com Admission Fees Apply Calie’s Acre has been providing family friendly fun for East Texas since 2009. But Calie’s Acre is not just for families – church groups, day cares, private and public schools and homeschoolers enjoy visiting too! With each season there is something new. Check out their Easter Egg Hunts, Spring Break activities, and Pumpkin Patches with gemstone mining, barrel train, music garden, playground, wheel walk, bouncy balls, board maze, barn yard, hayride, and shaved ice. THOMAS FALLS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND EVENT CENTER 5543 US Hwy. 259 N. • Diana, TX 75640 (903) 968-6924 www.thomasfalls.com Admission Fees Apply Whether you are wanting a zip-line adventure complete with water obstacles, a fun mud run, a team building event, wedding, reception, or any other outdoor event, Thomas Falls is the perfect place to spend a half day, day, or more of fun. Our large covered pavilion overlooking our 7-acre lake, offers the perfect outdoor venue for corporate, school, church and private events, parties or picnics. You can even stay in their fully furnished, 2

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bedroom, 1 bath Log Cabin (sleeps 7) overlooking the lake. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, beautiful sunsets, water fun, and some of the best Bass Fishing in East Texas. Have a cookout, paddleboat, kayak, and even zip-line! Zip line through the piney trees, over a 60 foot cliff and across a 7-acre lake. Their 600 feet twin zip line water plunge is the first of its kind in Texas. The newest addition to their Texas Tough Water Obstacle Course is a 100 ft. waterfall slide. Other fun activities include floating broken bridge, floating barrel cross, ropes cross,floating military wall climb,Tom Sawyer raft race, 2.5K mud runs and nature walks through the towering trees. In addition, for each Canopy Tour they book, $1 goes toward Gold Star Family Day, a local one day event providing free zip-lining, lunch and water obstacles at Thomas Falls. Thomas Falls is proud to support our troops and their families.

FIND A BOOK

UPSHUR COUNTY LIBRARY 702 W. Tyler St. • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5001 upshur.biblionix.com Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm Storytime: Thursday 10 am & 4:15 pm In addition to a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, the library offers e-books, computer stations, high speed Internet access, quiet seating areas to read and new sections geared for young adults and children. The young adult section includes bean bags, tables and brand new, popular young adult book series displayed for browsing. The goal is to entice

a group that would not normally choose to hang out in a library. In addition, the library hosts young adult events such as movie nights - including popcorn. The children section is enclosed separately and includes age appropriate toys and books that encourage hands-on, imaginative play. The Upshur County Library is a strong supporter of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The goal of the program is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills by promoting reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and encouraging parent and child bonding through reading. This, in turn, helps young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers. Events are always going on at the library. Come by and enjoy the weekly storytimes on Thursday and other seasonal events like movie nights, crafts, Easter egg hunt, quilt show, author readings, magicians, and more!

HISTORY

Gilmer area is rife with 10,000 years of human history, which is evident by the more than 50 historical markers in the town and surrounding area. Go see the Cherokee Trace site where Sam Houston spoke against secession as as a US Senator in 1857 and in 1861 as Governor. Other historical sites include a shoe factory that made footgear for the Confederate army, the site of a 19th century Cherokee village and the largest settlement in Texas organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints back in 1904. From cemetaries to ghost towns to historic buildings still in use, there is plenty of history to be experienced here in Upshur County. WHAT TO DO | 31


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FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX AVIATION MUSEUM 43 Aviation Dr. • Fox Stephens Field Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 790-7435 flightofthephoenix.org Museum Hours: Monday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment FREE Admission The Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum (FOTPAM) is dedicated to: honoring veterans, nurturing patriotism and preserving heritage. FOTPAM Museum’s Steve and Linda Kay hope the aviation museum will provide area school children with a learning laboratory for aviation education. With a variety of displays, they are making a special effort to recognize community leaders who have contributed to Gilmer’s heritage through aviation. The unique airplane hanger that houses the museum, designed by architect Brent Brevard, is nothing short of spectacular, featuring rich wood throughout, laminated arches, roof decking, paneling, beaded ceiling material and molding. In fact, the building was named the Texas Forestry Association Award for Best Design in Wood Buildings for 1997. Throughout the year, special aviation education programs are offered to the community. In partnership with EAA, the International Young Eagles program has been a popular offering. The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 by EAA: the Experimental Aircraft Association, based in Oshkosh, WI. Their mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience – free of charge – in a general aviation aircraft for young people (primarily between the ages of 8 and 17). The EAA Young Eagle will then be officially registered in the World’s Largest Logbook. You and your child will be able to see the flight information on the internet at www.youngeagles.org. Many aviation events are also held annually which give the public a chance to see aircraft in flight as well as close up on the ground. Rare aircraft visit occasionally as well! You can support the aviation museum and all its educational, historical, and patriotic programs for our local community by purchasing a flight experience! You can see Upshur County above in a T-6 WWII Trainer, PT17 WWII Trainer or Presidential Aero Commander

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L-26. It’s an experience like no other! Contact the museum for more information. UPSHUR MUSEUM 119 Simpson St. • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5483 www.historicupshurmuseum.com Open: Thursday & Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 2pm ADMISSION: FREE • Donations Accepted SCHEDULE A GROUP TOUR Come Join us at the old post office building on the square and see why we say: “We are nostalgic about our past and excited about our future.” Enter the portals of Gilmer’s neoclassical style federal building and take a walk through over 150 years of time. Join us as we explore and learn our history from the ancient mounds constructed by Caddo Indians to the fringes of outer space touched by graduates of Upshur County schools. The red brick and concrete building which houses the collection of the Historic Upshur Museum served the people of Upshur County as a post office from

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February, 1926 until October, 1992. With funds acquired from private citizens, the City of Gilmer, and the County of Upshur, the Board of Directors purchased the building from the federal government and opened the first exhibits October 1, 1993. On the 150th anniversary of Upshur County, April 27, 1996, the museum reopened with new exhibits. ​ Among the prized possessions are the negatives of the Hays studio which J.M. “Matt” Hays opened in

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1897. Among these are photographs of the Dickson Colored Orphanage, the first orphanage for AfricanAmerican youth in Texas. The Mormon colony at Kelsey, and other significant moments. The immediate past Queens dress during the East Texas Yamboree, and other lady-in-waiting dresses are a special exhibit late September through January. In the future, we hope to expand our exhibits on our businesses and the county’s rich musical heritage which includes such talents as the Stamps and Owens Brothers Quartets, the Rangers, Johnny Mathis, Freddie King, Ray Price, Jerry Elliott of the Light Crust Doughboys, Michelle Shocked, Don Hensley and others.

GOLF

GILMER COUNTRY CLUB 410 Private Rd. 3200 • Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 734-4125 Founded in 1946, the club has been known as one of Upshur County’s best kept secrets. As a member, you’ll have access to a swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and more. Contact them for more information on how to become a member. Non-members are still able to take advantage of the 9 hole golf course during the week as well as the bar and grill. Gilmer Country Club is an easy course that is generally flat and easy to walk. Here you’ll find good-sized greens and three water holes: Nos. 6, 8, and 9. Hole 6 is a short par 3 that goes 138 yards, No. 8 is tough because of the length, playing 210 yards over a pond, and the last hole is a par 4

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with a pond about 300 yards from the tee. THE LINKS AT LANDS END 285 Private Rd. 5980 • Yantis, TX 75497 (903) 383-3290 www.golflakefork.com The Links at Land’s End golf resort is located on a peninsula, rich with wildlife, spectacular views and challenging golf shots. Our par 71 golf course is sculpted along the shorelines of the lake, with water in play on 12 of 18 holes. Numerous improvements have been made, including the renovation of all sand bunkers to standards you would expect to see only on tour. VIsitors can spend the day on the lake or playing golf and then unwind with friends and family at Jackay’s Pub.

SHOPPING AND DINING

Take a stroll around Gilmer’s downtown square and browse unique shops including consignment stores and antiques. When you’re done, stop and grab a bite at one of the local favorite restaurants. From boutiques to big box stores and mom-andpop diners to chain restaurants, the area has a wide variety of shopping and dining options. Invest in the Gilmer area - shop local! Spending your money in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify your community. For every $100 you spend at locally-owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

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WINERY

LOS PINOS WINERY 658 County Rd. 1334 • Pittsburg, TX 75686 (903) 855-1769 lospinosranchvineyards.com/winery WINERY HOURS: Friday: 4pm-10pm • Saturday: Noon-10pm Sunday: Noon to 4pm OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday/9am to 4pm Los Pinos strives to make the best wines possible from grapes grown in their vineyards, but never do we lose sight of just having fun. It’s why Los Pinos Winery was designed to be a haven where thoughtful people can connect, relax, decompress, enjoy an unhurried glass of wine while listening to live music and feasting on delicious weekend specials & tapas. Live music is featured on stage every Friday & Saturday nights starting at 7 pm. Visit their website to see what special events they will be hosting. Tours of the winery production area are offered by appointment. Please give us a call for more information.

CATCH A SHOW

UPSHUR COUNTY COMMUNITY PLAYERS The Upshur County Community Players (UCCP) is a community theater group formed several years ago through the Upshur County Arts Council. It is now an independent volunteer organization with Board of Directors and membership. Member & Board meetings are held monthly. UCCP performs at least 2 stage performances and 2 dinner theater productions each year in Gilmer and the surrounding communities. Revenue from the productions, as well as members’ annual dues, go toward cost of the productions. Volunteers are always needed for acting, directing, set design & construction, advertising & publishing, design & manufacturing costumes & props, ticket sales, ushers, stage hands, technical assistance with lighting and sound, and countess other jobs. UCCP is open to anyone interested in community theater. Auditions are advertised in the Gilmer Mirror and we encourage you to respond. For more information on things to do in the area, please call (903) 843-2413.

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QUICKFISH CUSTOM APPAREL & PROMOTIONS 116 N. TRINITY ST. GILMER, TX 75645 (903) 680-3474 QUICKFISHDESIGNS.COM

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Special-Tee Threads & Accents 215 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-7430 specialteethreads@etex.net Stage Department Store 2425 W. Loop S., Ste. 110 Houston, TX 77027 (903) 843-4717 stage.com The Loft Boutique 110 Davis St. Gilmer, TX 75644 theloftgilmer@yahoo.com

Goudarzi & Young Law Office 301 Titus St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2544 goudarziyounglaw.com Griffith & Griffith Law Firm, P.C. P.O. Box 864 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5005 griffithlawfirm.com Law Offices of Todd Tefteller 403 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5678 teftellerlaw.com Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson 1517 W. Front St., Ste. 202 Tyler, TX 75702 (903) 680-9466 lgbs.com

Trendy Kat Boutique 2210 W. Tyler St. AIR CONDITIONING Michael Martin, Attorney Gilmer, TX 75644 & HEATING 105 Simpson St. (903) 237-8040 Privette Heating & Air Gilmer, TX 75644 trendykatboutique.com 1307 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. (903) 843-3061 Gilmer, TX 75644 APPLIANCES martinlawoffice@etex.net (903) 797-2678 BLAKE FURNITURE privette-air.com Newsom Law Firm 1063 U.S. HWY. 271 203 W. Tyler St. GILMER, TX 75644 AMBULANCE Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2016 Camp County EMS (903) 680-8080 BLAKEFURNITURE.COM P.O. Box 866 newsomlawfirm.com Pittsburg, TX 75686 ATTORNEYS (903) 856-7102 Peggy S. Garmon, Attorney Bishop & Bishop, P.C. campcountyems.com P.O. Box 1412 P.O. Box 1330 Gilmer, TX 75644 APPAREL Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2646 (903) 843-2255 HomeTown Graphics & bishopandbishoplaw.biz More Ross & Shoalmire, LLP 116 Davis St. 1125 Judson Rd. Glaze Garrett, PLLC Gilmer, TX 75644 Longview, TX 75601 P.O. Box 1599 (903) 680-5100 (903) 212-7313 Gilmer, TX 75644 hometowngraphicsgilmer rossandshoalmire.com (903) 843-2323 @gmail.com j.glaze@glazegarrett.com

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AUTO PARTS, TIRES, REPAIR & SERVICE ABC Auto Parts 721 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2564 abcauto.com Economy Auto Supply P.O. Box 430 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2501 epherrmann@aol.com Gilmer Discount Tire and Brake 713 N. Cypress St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5848 gilmerdiscounttireandbrake.com Lane Williams Automotive 420 E. Scott St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-0583

LLOYD’S BODY SHOP

2427 S.H. HWY. 154 W. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 734-5175 LLOYDSBODYSHOP.COM Tire Worx 315 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-0028 tireworxgilmer@gmail.com AUTOMOBILE DEALERS NEW/USED Gorman-McCraken MazdaVolkswagon 800 Hwy. 31 E. Longview, TX 75604 (903) 753-8657 gormanmccrackenvw.com gormanmccrackenmazda.com Huey Jones Automotive 6930 Gardenia Rd. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 843-5743

Hyundai of Longview 3680 N. U.S. Hwy. 259 Longview, TX 75605 (903) 663-8710 hyundaioflongview.com Peters Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat 4181 U.S. Hwy. 259 Longview, TX 75608 (903) 757-3720 peterscars.com

STANLEY FORD

P.O. BOX 908 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-2521 STANLEYFORDGILMER.COM Win Auto Center LLC 878 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-3633 winautocenter.com

BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Austin Bank 865 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5574 austinbank.com

EAST TEXAS PROFESSIONAL CREDIT UNION 1901 U.S. HWY. 271 N. GILMER, TX 75645 (903) 323-1160 ETPCU.ORG

GILMER NATIONAL BANK P.O. BOX 460 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-5653 GNBGILMER.COM Guaranty Bank & Trust 200 W. Hawkins Pkwy. Longview, TX 75605 (903) 252-4800 gnty.com

Winningham Chevrolet 701 S. Wood St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2561 winninghamchevy.com

LEGACY AG CREDIT

P.O. BOX 955 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 734-5550 LEGACYACA.COM

BAIL BONDS A Bail Bonds P.O. Box 502 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2663 abailbonds.business.site Longino’s East Texas Bail Bond 102 Buffalo St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-6868 longinos-east-texas-bail-bonds. business.site BAKERY AND/OR BAKED GOODS Ladyfingers Cakes 107 Chandler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-2982 ladyfingerscakes.com

North East Texas Credit Union 1978 U.S. Hwy. 259 S. Diana, TX 75640 (903) 663-6200 thenetcu.com Prosperity Bank 218 W. Cass St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5525 prosperitybankusa.com

SECURITY FINANCE

218 E. JEFFERSON ST. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-3046 SECURITY-FINANCE.COM

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Van Burkleo Financial Services. LPL 606 W. Tyler St. GIlmer, TX 75644 (903) 242-9996 debra.bewley@lpl.com

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA) Daphne A. Grimes, CPA 109 Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-2800 daphnegrimescpa.com

Vera Bank 3412 N. 4th St. Derek Moore, CPA Longview, TX 75605 105 E. Redbud St. (903) 663-5252 Gilmer, TX 75644 verabank.com (903) 680-0097 derekmoore@live.com BATTERIES Back Road Battery LLC John E. Dean, CPA 9375 F.M. 1975 P.O. Box 1028 Gilmer, TX 75644 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 762-5207 (903) 843-5543 backroadbattery.com jedean@etex.net BEVERAGE CHIROPRATORS COMPANIES Glaze Chiropratic Center Mama & Papas Attic P.O. Box 949 7501 U.S. Hwy. 271 S. Gilmer, TX 75644 Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 843-5643 (903) 841-8455 earlydawnwoman@yahoo.com Pilcher Chiropractic Clinic 521 Titus St. The Made-Rite Company Gilmer, TX 75644 P.O. Box 3283 (903) 680-2511 Longview, TX 75606 pilcherchiro.com (903) 753-8604 themade-ritecompany.com CHURCHES CAR WASH Scrubbies Wash USA, Inc. 1700 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Pittsburg, TX 75686 (903) 856-2722 CATERING & FOOD TRUCKS Double ‘J’ Catering 2650 Armadillo Rd. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 725-6788 cjhbjs@etex.net Lori’s Eats and Sweets 5066 Bob O’Link Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 746-7405 loriseats-sweets.com

Grace Baptist Church P.O. Box 933 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-2263 gracegilmer.church Piedmont Church of Christ 6420-6548 US Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 295-9748 rrwpreacher@sbcglobal.net

CLEANERS & ALTERATIONS Aldredge Cleaners 321 N. Titus St. • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2121

WRINKLES CLEANERS 215 BUFFALO ST. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 680-2139 WRINKLESCLEANERS@ GMAIL.COM

CLEANING - COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Ameri-Clean 609 Deer Cree Rd. Big Sandy, TX 75755 (903) 343-7255 americlean51@gmail.com

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Tri Lake Services 210 C.R. 52420 Leesburg, TX 75451 (903) 285-0629 trilakeservices.com

First United Methodist Church 105 N. Montgomery St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2610 gilmer-fumc.com

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Jarvis Christian College 7631 Hwy. 80 E. Hawkins, TX 75765 (903) 730-4890 jarvis.edu

304 BUFFALO ST. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-2572 FBCGILMER.ORG

Gilmer Missionary Baptist Church 1001 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 305-2626 jtbethard@gmail.com

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES H.M. Dodd Motor Company 112 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5521 jeff@doddmotors.com

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COMPUTERS, BUSINESS MACHINES, SERVICE & SUPPORT Computer Tech 5466 Glenwood Dr. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 452-6058 wayneoney@yahoo.com CPI Imaging P.O. Box 934 Sulphur Springs, TX 75487 (903) 885-7613 cpiaccess.com Document Solutions 1540 Rice Rd. #100 Tyler, TX 75703 (903) 597-1366 documentsolutionshq.com Gilmer Computer Tech 201 E. Hwy. 271 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-5086 geekyourpc.com CONSTRUCTION LMK Roofing & Construction LLC 189 Lamb Rd. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 725-3422 lmkroofingandconstruction.com R & J Custom Homes 606 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-2390 rjcustomhomes@yahoo.com Reel Construction 308 Cypress St. Hallsville, TX 75650 (903) 746-0234 reelbassman1964@gmail.com Satterwhite Log Homes 8405 Hwy. 259 N. Longview, TX 75605 (903) 663-1729 satterwhite-log-homes.com

CONSULTING/ Gilmer Family Dental OUTSOURCE Brent A. Palmer DMC 409 W. Tyler St. Rosewood Partners USA Gilmer, TX 75644 P.O. Box 308 (903) 843-2996 Gilmer, TX 75644 gilmerfamilydental.com (903) 680-2259 rosepart.com Jerald W. Walton, DDS CONTRACTORS, 117 S. Montgomery St. CONSTRUCTION Gilmer, TX 75644 SUPPLIES/REPAIR (903) 843-2170 Martin Marietta Sherman, Sherman & 433 E. College St. Brisco Orthodontics Longview, TX 75601 3006 H. G. Mosley Pkwy. (903) 758-7351 Longview, TX 75605 martinmarietta.com (903) 680-2260 bracesbysbw.com Trendsetter Consruction P.O. Box 246 White Oak Smiles White Oak, TX 75693 103 B.W. U.S. Hwy. 80 (903) 759-4955 White Oak, TX 75693 trendsetterconstruction.com (430) 201-2511 CONVENIENCE whiteoaksmiles@gmail.com STORES DIALYSIS CEFCO Convenience Stores Fresenius Kidney Care P.O. Box 1287 P.O. Box 1090 Temple, TX 76503 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5466 (903) 841-7000 cefcostores.com freseniuskidneycare.com COUNSELING ECONOMIC LifeWorks Wellness Center DEVELOPMENT 100 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 4 Gilmer Industrial Gilmer, TX 75644 Foundation (903) 841-4308 P.O. Box 1062 lifeworks-wellness.com Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2413 COUNTRY CLUB gilmerindustrialfoundation.com Gilmer Country Club P.O. Box 873 ELECTRICIANS Gilmer, TX 75644 Davis Electric (903) 734-4125 6045 Grouse Rd. gilmercc@etex.net Gilmer, TX 75645 DENTISTS & (903) 734-4915 ORTHODONTICS daviselectric.com Furniss Family Dentistry Hill Electric 1000 Titus St. P.O. Box 471 Gilmer, TX 75644 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5067 (903) 843-2742 furnissfamilydentistry.com MEMBERSHIP LISTINGS | 39


FIRST NATIONAL BANK

ENTERTAINMENT Calie’s Acre 10589 State Hwy. 300 Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 295-2000 caliesacre.com

EXTERMINATORS Pest-Pro Services 210 E. Jefferson St. Texarkana, TX 75505 (903) 794-7378 pest-pro.net

Gilmer Starplex 1152 U.S. Hwy. 271 S. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-7588 gilmerstarplex.com

TexGuard Pest Management 6892 Arrowwood Rd. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 725-0054 texguardpest.com

Majestic Personnel Management, LLC 8844 U.S. Hwy. 271 N Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 235-8044

FARM EQUIPMENT, Simply Floors and Lights FARMS & FEED STORES 311 E. Marshall St. Gilmer, TX 75644 Agricultural Products & (903) 680-3042 Services simplyfloorsandlights.com 1358 Hwy. 271 S. Gilmer, TX 75645 FLORAL & GIFTS (903) 790-4108 kirbyspenc@yahoo.com Gilmer Flowers Etc. 220 W. Tyler St. B and S Hardware Gilmer, TX 75644 309 W. Tyler St. (903) 843-4646 Gilmer, TX 75644 gilmerflowers.com (903) 843-3081 bstv112@gmail.com Simply Beautiful Flowers & More Hill’s Feed and Fertilizer 202 U.S. Hwy. 271 S. 516 Henderson St. Gilmer, TX 75644 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-7673 (903) 843-2597 gilmerflowerlady.com

Texas Motortized Trails Coalition, Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area 6284 State Hwy. 155 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-4066 barnwellmountainra.com EQUIPMENT & COPIER LEASING Complete Business Systems, Inc. P.O. Box 3547 Longview, TX 75606 (903) 323-7600 cbs-digital.com Innovative Office Systems 1401 S. High St. Longview, TX 75602 (903) 753-0271 innovativeofficesystems.net EVENT, MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Camp Gilmont 6075 State Hwy. 155 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-6400 gilmont.org Silver Alley Event Hall 116 Silver Alley Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-0016 bmorse@msn.com

RB Cook Company 317 Buffalo St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5621 cooktnelson@etex.net FINANCIAL / PLANNING / INVESTMENTS Clients First Business Solutions P.O. Box 1450 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-4142 clientsfirstbusinesssolutions.com Edward Jones 325 N. Roberts St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2023 chad.burkhalter@edwardjones.com

P.O. BOX 520 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-4100 FNBGILMER.COM

FLOORING Phillips Flooring Center 1904 Judson Rd. Longview, TX 75605 (903) 236-4900 phillipsflooring.com

FORESTRY & TIMBER Kollin Hurt Forestry Inc. P.O. Box 211 Gilmer, TX 75644 kkhurt@yahoo.com

FUNERAL HOMES

CROLEY FUNERAL HOME P.O. BOX 835 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-2555 CROLEYFH.NET

GRUBBS-LOYD FUNERAL HOME 795 U.S. HWY. 271 N. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-2577 GRUBBSLOYDFH.COM

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McWhorter Funeral Home P.O. Box 1123 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 734-7070 mcwhorterfh.com Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. 109 U.S. Hwy. 259 Ore City, TX 75683 (903) 968-0539 reeder-davis.com

FURNITURE & HOME DECOR

BLAKE FURNITURE

1063 U.S. HWY. 271 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-2016 BLAKEFURNITURE.COM Williams Furniture 216 Buffalo St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2726 williamsf@etex.net

GOLF CARTS & REPAIR Back Road Battery LLC 9375 F.M. 1975 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 762-5207 backroadbattery.com GROCERY STORES & SUPERMARKETS Brookshire Grocery Co. P.O. Box 1411 Tyler, TX 75710 (903) 843-5181 brookshires.com HANDYMAN JB & R Handyman & Remodeling 225 Private Rd. 3084 Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 841-6326 jackbrinc@gmail.com

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HARDWARE B and S Hardware 309 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-3081 bstv112@gmail.com HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY Bloom Beauty and Wellness 208 Buffalo St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 619-3227 bloomgilmer@gmail.com Pacesetter 605 U.S. Hwy. 271 S. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5619 HOME HEALTH CARE/SUPPORT Staykare Solutions, LLC P.O. Box 1 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-0657 staykare.com

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HOME REMODEL Barton Home Remodeling 4004 Hancock Pl. Plano, TX 75023 (214) 208-7925 homeremodelingguru.com

HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast TX P.O. Box 5608 Longview, TX 75608 (903) 295-1680 heartswayhospice.org

INDUSTRIES Coil Specialist Inc. 205 Dean St. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 843-1215 csicoils.com

JB & R Handyman & Remodeling 224 Private Rd. 3084 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-6326 jackbrinc@gmail.com

Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 935-6991 hospiceofeasttexas.org

Martin Marietta 434 E. College St. Longview, TX 75602 (903) 758-7351 martinmarietta.com

HOSPITAL UT Health Science Center at Tyler 11937 U.S. Hwy. 271 Tyler, TX 75708 (903) 877-5739 uthct.edu

ROBROY INDUSTRIES

Phillips Flooring Center 1904 Judson Rd. Longview, TX 75605 (903) 236-4900 phillipsflooring.com R & J Custom Homes 606 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 680-2390 rjcustomhomes@yahoo.com Simply Floors and Lights 312 E. Marshall St. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 680-3042 simplyfloorsandlights.com HOSPICE Cypress Basin Hospice 207 Morgan St. Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455 (903) 577-1510 cbhospice.org

HUNTING/BREEDING /KENNEL SERVICES Burks Quail Run 3815 Gardenia Rd. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 797-6785 burksquailrun.com INDIVIDUAL Congressman Louie Gohmert 1121 ESE Loop 323, Ste. 206 Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 561-6349 gohmert.house.gov

1100 U.S. HWY. 271 S. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-5591 ROBROY.COM

INSURANCE AGENCIES Butch Ragland Insurance P.O. Box 1184 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-3171 hragland@etex.net

CLIENTS FIRST INSURANCE GROUP

P.O. BOX 1450 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 841-4142 CLIENTSFIRSTINSURANCE.COM

GAGE INSURANCE

606 W. TYLER ST. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 680-2480 AGENTS.FARMERS.COM

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HILLTEX INSURANCE Wilburn Insurance GROUP 101 Marshall St. 100 E. JEFFERSON ST., STE. 3 GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 843-5061 MIRIAM@HILLTEXINS.COM State Farm Insurance Henry Troell 305 N. Cypress St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-1104 henrytroell.com State Farm Insurance Paul Herndon 103 Simpson St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-0088 paulherndonagency.com

LUMBER

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Williams Insurance Agency 300 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-2900 williams-insagency.com INTERNET Etex Telephone Co-op P.O. Box 131 Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 797-2717 etex.net

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MEDICAL AllenMed, Inc. 1152 U.S. Hwy. 271 S. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-3113 jallen@allenmed.com Dr. Rucker S. Murry 1422 Cherokee Trace Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-2758

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MUNICIPALITIES & DEPARTMENTS City of East Mountain 103 Municipal Dr. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 297-6041 eastmountaintx.gov City of Gilmer P.O. Box 760 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2552 gilmer-tx.com City of Ore City 302 E. Main St. Ore City, TX 75683 (903) 968-2511 orecitytx.org Gilmer Housing Authority P.O. Box 397 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-3141 steve@gilmerhousing.com Sharon Water Supply, Inc 6175 N. State Hwy. 37 Winnsboro, TX 75494 (903) 342-3525 sharon-water.com NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES Gilmer Mirror P.O. Box 250 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2503 gilmermirror.com NON-PROFIT & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS American Cancer Society 1301 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 597-1383 sara.allen@cancer.org East Texans for Liberty P.O. Box 195 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 746-1044 easttexansforliberty.com

East Texas Child Advocates, Inc. P.O. Box 3839 Longview, TX 75606 (903) 753-8093 easttexascasa.org East Texas Yamboree 106 Buffalo St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2413 yamboree.com Elevate 201 E. Marshall St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-5086 elevatewuc@gmail.com Gilmer Kiwanis Club P.O. Box 126 Gilmer, TX 75644 kiwanis.org Gilmer Lions Club P.O. Box 421 Gilmer, TX 75644 lionsclub.org Gilmer Rotary Club P.O. Box 113 Gilmer, TX 75644 rotary.org Hannah House Maternity Home P.O. Box 782 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 238-5351 hannahhouse.life NET Health Wic Program 521 N. Cypress St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-7561 mynethealth.org

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Open Door Pregnancy Center 1561 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-0774 opendoorpregnancycenter.com The Work 1561 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 258-2432 theworkingilmer.org Upshur County Community Players P.O. Box 553 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 227-1749 martha_uccp@yahoo.com Upshur County Patriots, Camp 2109 P.O. Box 472 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-4145 upshurpatriots.org Veteran Caregivers 1561 N Hwy. 271 Gilmer, TX 75644 (888) 653-1020 veterancaregivers.care Women’s Center of East Texas P.O. Box 347 Longview, TX 75606 (903) 680-2441 wc-et.org

OFFICE SUPPLIES & SERVICE The Office Center, Inc. 1610 Hwy. 259 N., Ste. #4 BRADFORD HOUSE Kilgore, TX 75662 387 NECTARINE RD. (903) 984-4052 GILMER, TX 75644 theofficecenter.net (903) 843-7601 THEBRADFORDHOUSE2@ GMAIL.COM OPTOMETRY & EYELGASSES Gilmer Eye Care Center Buckner Westminster Place 101 Simpson St. 2201 Horseshoe Ln. Gilmer, TX 75644 Longview, TX 75605 (903) 843-5400 (903) 252-6736 visionsource-gilmereyecarecenbucknerwestminister.org ter.com

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P.O. BOX 343 GLADEWATER, TX 75647 (903) 539-1716 KINGPLUMBING.DENNIS@ GMAIL.COM PHARMACIES/ REAL ESTATE MEDICAL SUPPLIES Reardon Pumbing Coldwell Banker-Lenhart P.O. Box 1618 Properties MED SHOP PHARMACY Gilmer, TX 75644 318 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. 825 U.S. HWY. 271 N. (903) 790-1016 Gilmer, TX 75644 GILMER, TX 75644 BDS583@hotmail.com (903) 680-2400 (903) 680-2600 coldwellbanker.com MEDSHOPGILMER.COM PORTABLE BUILDINGS H5 Auction & Realty The Med-Shop Medical Top Tier Custom Buildings 240 Circle Ridge Dr. Depot Gilmer, TX 75645 and Carports 1071 U.S. Hwy. 271 N., Ste. 103 (903) 738-2540 510 U.S. Hwy. 271 Gilmer, TX 75644 h5auctionandrealty.com Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5687 (903) 680-5016 medshopgilmer.com Henson Properties, LLC toptierbuildings@gmail.com 100 E. Jefferson St. PHOTOGRAPHY Gilmer, TX 75644 PRESCHOOLS, DAY Photos by Ruel (903) 918-3750 CARE, AFTER SCHOOL & 214 W. Tyler St. richard@richardhenson.com CHILDCARE Gilmer, TX 75644 Little Steps Learning Center (903) 843-9023 Stewart Realty 1392 S.H. 154 W. photosbyruel.biz 200 Jefferson St. Gilmer, TX 75644 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-9768 PHYSICAL THERAPY (903) 843-2717 & REHABILITATION littlest@etex.net stewartinsuranceandrealty.com FACILITIES PRINTING Kinetic Physical Therapy Texas Real Estate ABC Printing P.O. Box 7 Executives 1300 Alpine Rd. Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456 117 Simpson St. Longview, TX 75601 (903) 402-1052 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 753-8421 kineticphysicaltherapy.net (903) 680-4663 abcprintinglongview.com treexecutives.com

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RECREATION/ RETREATS Camp Gilmont 6075 State Hwy. 155 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-6400 gilmont.org

RESTAURANTS Bibi’s Sweets and Eats 1208 Titus St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-3287

Domino’s 1510 W. Hampton Rd., Ste. 300 De Soto, TX 75115 (972) 224-5711 dominos.com

Bodacious Barbecue 855 U.S. 271 N. GIlmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-3481 bodaciousbarbq.com

Dubya’s Smokehouse P.O. Box 926 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-0070 susie_e_wilson@yahoo.com

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A-1 Party & Tent Rental P.O. Box 606 Judson, TX 75660 (903) 758-2772 partya1.com

Chicken Express-Gilmer P.O. Box 818 Nash, TX 75569 (903) 680-3697 chickene.com

La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 219 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 680-0660

RENTAL PROPERTY Henson Properties, LLC 100 E. Jefferson St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 918-3750 richard@richardhenson.com

Dairy Queen 138 Widgeon Ln. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 843-2675 dairyqueen.com

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LaFinca Mexican Restaurant P.O. Box 1377 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5355 Las Fuentes 213 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-6100

Stanley Cabin Rental 3165 Elderberry Rd. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 841-0069

Divine Catering 1970 U.S. Hwy. 259 Diana, TX 75640 (903) 663-1100 enjoydivinecatering.com

Watts RV Park 2212 Chinaberry Rd. Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 734-3380 wattsrvpark.com

Doc’s Hot Links 208 S. Wood St. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2025 docs-hot-links.business.site

Longhorn Smokehouse 5872 Lemon Rd. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 636-4208 Los Pinos 658 C.R. 1334 Pittsburg, TX 75686 (903) 855-1769 lospinosranchvineyards.com

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McDonald’s of Gilmer 1121 Judson Rd., Ste. 151 Longview, TX 75601 (903) 753-7259 mcdonalds.com

Tele’s Mexican Restaurant #3 2303 Hwy. 259 S. • Diana, TX 75640 (903) 663-2405 telesrestaurants.com

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RETAIL Sam’s Club 3310 N. 4th St. • Longview, TX 75605 (903) 663-5588 samsclub.com

WALMART STORES, INC. 1923 N. WOOD ST. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 797-6501 WALMART.COM

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CHRIS LANGFORD ROOFING 520 W. TYLER ST. GILMER, TX 75644 (903) 790-1964 LANGFORDROOFING SERVICE.COM

Gordy Roofing 251 C.R. 3960 Big Sandy, TX 75755 (903) 725-5530 roofinggilmertx LMK Roofing & Construction 188 Lamb Rd. • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 725-3422 lmkroofingandconstruction.com

SAFETY/SECURITY Anchor Safety, Inc. 4016 W. Marshall Ave. Longview, TX 75604 (903) 759-5068 anchorsafetyinc.com SALVAGE Jennings Scrap and Salvage 2600 E. Marshall Hwy. Longview, TX 75601 (903) 753-6472 jenningsscrapsalvagelongviewtx.com

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SEPTIC SYSTEMS M&L Septic Services, LLC 1556 F.M. 1844 Gilmer, TX 75645 (903) 759-8399 mlseptic@gmail.com SNOW CONES Kona Ice of Longview P.O. Box 5416 Longview, TX 75608 (903) 431-1165 dibble@kona-ice.com STORAGE Gilmer Self Storage 1135 U.S. Hwy. 271 S. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 734-7963

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Pete & Willie’s Mini Storage UTILITY/ 501 Titus St. • Gilmer, TX 75644 CONSTRUCTION (903) 680-2222 C.D. THOMAS UTILITIES 3603 BRENT RD. TELEPHONE LONGVIEW, TX 75604 Etex Telephone Co-op (903) 295-1149 P.O. Box 132 KIM_MAYNARD@ATT.NET Gilmer, TX 75646 (903) 797-2717 Center Point Energy etex.net P.O. Box 4981 Houston, TX 77210 TITLE COMPANIES (800) 259-5544 centerpointenergy.com CENTRAL TITLE 120 DAVIS ST. DeBerry Butane Compay GILMER, TX 75644 P.O. Box 10 (903) 843-2316 Ore City, TX 75683 CENTRALTITLECO.COM (903) 968-2222 deberrygas@etex.net East Texas Title Company 111-B Hwy. 154 W. SWEPCO/ Southwestern Gilmer, TX 75644 Electric Power Company (903) 680-0620 4421 W. Loop 281 etextitle.com Longview, TX 75604 US Title, Inc. (903) 234-7351 217 Tyler St. • Gilmer, TX 75644 aep.com (903) 680-2500 ustitleco.net UPSHUR RURAL TRUCKING Custom Commodities P.O. Box 190 • Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2648 customcommodities.com TRUCKS & VANS H.M. Dodd Motor Company 112 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5521 doddmotors.com

Gilmer Animal Clinic 2108 State Hwy. 155 N. Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 797-2744 gilmeranimalclinic.vetstreet VINEYARDS Los Pinos 659 C.R. 1334 Pittsburg, TX 75687 (903) 855-1769 lospinosranchvineyards.com WASTE DISPOSAL /SANITATION JLBJ Septic Services, LLP & On-Site Sanitation P.O. Box 941 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 734-7239 jlbjseptic.com Sanitation Solutions P.O. Box 6190 Paris, TX 75461 (903) 680-2418 sanisolu.com

WEB DESIGN ELECTRIC GROUP P.O. BOX 70 Computer Tech GILMER, TX 75644 5466 Glenwood Dr. (903) 843-2536 Gilmer, TX 75645 URECC.COOP (903) 452-6058 wayneoney@yahoo.com VETERINARIANS WELDING SUPPLIES Dr. Cherie Nazzal, DVM 1363 State Hwy. 154 W. Automatic Gas and Supply Gilmer, TX 75644 1677 S. U.S. Hwy. 69 (903) 843-5524 Mineola, TX 75773 ladyvet.com (903) 569-3837 gasandsupply.com

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MEMBERSHIP LISTING # 5S Rental & Sales, LLC . . . . . (903) 295-6666 A A Bail Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2663 A-1 Party & Tent Rental . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 758-2772 ABC Auto Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2564 ABC Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 753-8421 Agricultural Products & Services . . . . . . (903) 790-4108 Aldredge Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2121 AllenMed, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-3113 Ameri-Clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 343-7255 American Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . (903) 597-1383 Anchor Safety, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 759-5068 Austin Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5574 Automatic Gas and Supply . . . . . . . . . (903) 569-3837 B B and S Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3081 Back Road Battery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 762-5207 Barton Home Remodeling . . . . . . . . . (214) 208-7925 Bibi’s Sweets and Eats . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-3287 Bishop & Bishop, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2255 Blake Furniture . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2016 Bloom Beauty and Wellness . . . . . . . . (903) 619-3227 Bodacious Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3481 Bradford House (The) . . . . . . (903) 843-7601 Brookshire Grocery Co. . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5181 Buckner Westminster Place . . . . . . . . . (903) 252-6736 Buffet Village . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-9696 Burks Quail Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-6785 Butch Ragland Insurance . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3171 C C.D. Thomas Utilities . . . . . . (903) 295-1149 Calie’s Acre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 295-2000 Camp County EMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 856-7102 Camp Gilmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-6400 CEFCO Convenience Stores . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5466 Center Point Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 259-5544 Central Title Company . . . . . (903) 843-2316 Chicken Express-Gilmer . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-3697 Chris Langford Roofing . . . . . (903) 790-1964 City of East Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 297-6041 City of Gilmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2552 City of Ore City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 968-2511 Clients First Business Solutions . . . . . . . (903) 841-4142 Clients First Insurance Group . . (903) 841-4142 Cly Mobile Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-6525 Coil Specialist Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-1215 Coldwell Banker-Lenhart Properties . . . . (903) 680-2400 Community Matters, Inc. . . . . (972) 370-1778 Complete Business Systems, Inc. . . . . . . (903) 323-7600 Computer Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 452-6058 Congressman Louie Gohmert . . . . . . . (903) 561-6349

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Cowboy Trading Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CPI Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 885-7613 Croley Funeral Home . . . . . . (903) 843-2555 Custom Commodities . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2648 Cypress Basin Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 577-1510 D Dairy Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2675 Daphne A. Grimes, CPA . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2800 Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 734-4915 DeBerry Butane Compay . . . . . . . . . . (903) 968-2222 Derek Moore, CPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-0097 Divine Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-1100 Doc’s Hot Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2025 Document Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 597-1366 Domino’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (972) 224-5711 Double ‘J’ Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 725-6788 Dr. Cherie Nazzal, DVM . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5524 Dr. Rucker S. Murry . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-2758 Dubya’s Smokehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-0070 E East Texans for Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 746-1044 East Texas Acoustical, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-3820 East Texas Child Advocates, Inc. . . . . . . (903) 753-8093 East Texas Professional Credit Union . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 323-1160 East Texas Title Company . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-0620 East Texas Yamboree . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2413 Economy Auto Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2501 Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2023 Elevate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-5086 Etex Telephone Co-op . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-2717 Executive Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-6099 F First Baptist Church . . . . . . . (903) 843-2572 First National Bank . . . . . . . (903) 843-4100 First United Methodist Church . . . . . . . (903) 843-2610 Focused Care of Gilmer . . . . . (903) 797-2143 Fresenius Kidney Care . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 841-7000 Furniss Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5067 G Gage Insurance . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2480 Gilmer Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-2744 Gilmer Computer Tech . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-5086 Gilmer Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 734-4125 Gilmer Discount Tire and Brake . . . . . . (903) 843-5848 Gilmer Doghouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 431-1635 Gilmer Eye Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5400 Gilmer Family Dental, Brent A. Palmer DMC . . (903) 843-2996 Gilmer Flowers Etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-4646 Gilmer Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3141 Gilmer Independent Schools . . (903) 841-7400 Gilmer Industrial Foundation . . . . . . . (903) 843-2413 Gilmer Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3003

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Gilmer Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilmer Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilmer Lumber . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2568 Gilmer Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2503 Gilmer Missionary Baptist Church . . . . . (903) 305-2626 Gilmer National Bank . . . . . .(903) 843-5653 Gilmer Nursing & Rehab Daybreak Venture . (903) 843-5529 Gilmer Pawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3170 Gilmer Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilmer Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 734-7963 Gilmer Starplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-7588 Glaze Chiropratic Center . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5643 Glaze Garrett, PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2323 Gordy Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 725-5530 Gorman-McCraken Mazda-Volkswagon . . (903) 753-8657 Goudarzi & Young Law Office . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2544 Grace Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2263 Griffith & Griffith Law Firm, P.C. . . . . . . (903) 843-5005 Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home . . . (903) 843-2577 Guaranty Bank & Trust . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 252-4800 Guild Mortgage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 247-0803 H H.M. Dodd Motor Company . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5521 H5 Auction & Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 738-2540 Hallsnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 686-1310 Hannah House Maternity Home . . . . . . (903) 238-5351 HealthFast Medical . . . . . . . (903) 680-8000 Heartland Park and Recreation . . . . . . . (903) 736-6352 HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast TX . . . . (903) 295-1680 Henson Properties, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 918-3750 Hill Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2742 Hill’s Feed and Fertilizer . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2597 HillTex Insurance Group . . . . (903) 843-5061 HomeTown Graphics & More . . . . . . . . (903) 680-5100 Hospice of East Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 935-6991 Huey Jones Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5743 Hyundai of Longview . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-8710 I Innovative Office Systems . . . . . . . . . . (903) 753-0271 J Jarvis Christian College . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 730-4890 JB & R Handyman & Remodeling . . . . . . (903) 841-6326 Jennings Scrap and Salvage . . . . . . . . (903) 753-6472 Jerald W. Walton, DDS . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2170 JLBJ Septic Services, LLP & On-Site Sanitation . . (903) 734-7239 John E. Dean, CPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5543 K KEPR Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-4700 Kinetic Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . (903) 402-1052 King Plumbing . . . . . . . . . (903) 539-1716 Kollin Hurt Forestry, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kona Ice of Longview . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 431-1165 L La Carreta Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . . (903) 680-0660 Ladyfingers Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 841-2982 LaFinca Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5355 Lane Williams Automotive . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-0583

Las Fuentes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-6100 Law Offices of Todd Tefteller . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5678 Legacy Ag Credit . . . . . . . . (903) 734-5550 LifeWorks Wellness Center . . . . . . . . . (903) 841-4308 Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson . . . (903) 680-9466 Little Steps Learning Center . . . . . . . . (903) 843-9768 Lloyd’s Body Shop . . . . . . . (903) 734-5175 LMK Roofing & Construction LLC . . . . . . (903) 725-3422 Longhorn Smokehouse . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 636-4208 Longino’s East Texas Bail Bond . . . . . . . (903) 680-6868 Lori’s Eats and Sweets . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 746-7405 Los Pinos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 855-1769 M M&L Septic Services, LLC . . . . . . . . . . (903) 759-8399 Made-Rite Company, The . . . . . . . . . . (903) 753-8604 Majestic Personnel Management, LLC . . . (903) 235-8044 Mama & Papas Attic . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 841-8455 Martin Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 758-7351 McDonald’s of Gilmer . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 753-7259 McWhorter Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . (903) 734-7070 Med Shop Pharmacy . . . . . . (903) 680-2600 Micah’s Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-0428 Michael Martin, Attorney. . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3061 N NET Health Wic Program . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-7561 Newsom Law Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-8080 North East Texas Credit Union . . . . . . . (903) 663-6200 Northeast TX Habitat for Humanity, Inc. . . (903) 236-0900 O Office Center, Inc., The . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 984-4052 Open Door Pregnancy Center . . . . . . . (903) 797-0774 Open Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-0539 P Pacesetter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5619 Peggy S. Garmon, Attorney . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2646 Pest-Pro Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 794-7378 Pete & Willie’s Mini Storage . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2222 Peters Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat . (903) 757-3720 Phillips Flooring Center . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 236-4900 Photos by Ruel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-9023 Piedmont Church of Christ . . . . . . . . . (903) 295-9748 Pilcher Chiropractic Clinic . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2511 Pizza Hut, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5589 Privette Heating & Air . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-2678 Prosperity Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5525 Q Quickfish Custom Apparel & Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(903) 680-3474 R R & J Custom Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2390 RB Cook Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-5621 Reardon Pumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 790-1016 Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. . . . . . (903) 968-0539 Reel Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 746-0234 Robroy Industries . . . . . . . (903) 843-5591 Rosewood Partners USA . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2259 Ross & Shoalmire, LLP . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 212-7313 MEMBERSHIP LISTINGS | 51


S Sam’s Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-5588 Sanitation Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2418 Satterwhite Log Homes . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-1729 Scrubbies Wash USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . (903) 856-2722 Security Finance . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3046 Sharon Water Supply, Inc . . . . . . . . . (903) 342-3525 Sherman, Sherman & Brisco Orthodontics . (903) 680-2260 Silver Alley Event Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-0016 Simply Beautiful Flowers & More . . . . . . (903) 843-7673 Simply Floors and Lights . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-3042 Sonic Drive-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3936 Special-Tee Threads & Accents . . . . . . . (903) 843-7430 Stage Department Store . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-4717 Stanley Cabin Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 841-0069 Stanley Ford . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2521 State Farm Insurance - Henry Troell . . . . (903) 843-1104 State Farm Insurance - Paul Herndon . . . (903) 843-0088 Staykare Solutions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-0657 Stewart Insurance Agency . . . (903) 843-2717 Stewart Realty . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2717 Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-3079 Swanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2535 SWEPCO/ Southwestern Electric Power Co. . (903) 234-7351 T Tele’s Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . . . . (903) 725-3936 Tele’s Mexican Restaurant #3 . . . . . . . (903) 663-2405 Texas Farm Bureau Insurance . (903) 576-1652 Texas Motortized Trails Coalition, Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-4066 Texas Real Estate Executives . . . . . . . . (903) 680-4663 TexGuard Pest Management . . . . . . . . (903) 725-0054 The Clowers Company . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 758-5095 The Loft Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Meadows Apartments . . . . . . . . . (903) 797-2579 The Med-Shop Medical Depot . . . . . . . (903) 843-5687 The Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 258-2432 Tire Worx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-0028 Top Tier Custom Buildings and Carports . . (903) 680-5016 Trendsetter Consruction . . . . . . . . . . (903) 759-4955 Trendy Kat Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 237-8040 Tri Lake Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 285-0629 U Upshur County Community Players . . . . (903) 227-1749 Upshur County Farm Bureau . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2506 Upshur County Patriots, Camp 2109 . . . . (903) 843-4145 Upshur Rural Electric Group . . (903) 843-2536 US Title, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2500 UT Health East Texas Home Health . . . . . (903) 535-6051 UT Health Science Center at Tyler . . . . . (903) 877-5739 V Van Burkleo Financial Services, LPL . . . . (903) 242-9996 Vera Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 663-5252 Veteran Caregivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 653-1020 W WalMart Stores, Inc. . . . . . . (903) 797-6501 Watts RV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 734-3380 Wesley House Assisted Living . . (903) 734-1784 Whataburger . . . . . . . . . . (903) 236-8775 White Oak Smiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (430) 201-2511 Wilburn Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2321 Williams Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2726 Williams Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-2900 Win Auto Center LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 680-3633 Winningham Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . . . (903) 843-2561 Women’s Center of East Texas . . . . . . . (903) 680-2441 Wrinkles Cleaners . . . . . . . (903) 680-2139

ADVERTISER INDEX

5S Rentals & Sales, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Buffet Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 C.D. Thomas Utilities, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 49 Central Title Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Clients First Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Comfort Suites - Longview North . . . . . . 28 Croley Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 East Texas Professional Credit Union . . . . 15 First Baptist Gilmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 First National Bank of Gilmer . . . . Back Cover Focused Care of Gilmer . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Farmers™ Insurance Janice Gage . . . . . . . 42 Gilmer Independent School District . . . . . 16 Gilmer Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gilmer National Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 GraMer Group Real Estate Services . . . . . . 7 Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . 41

Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Longview . . 29 Healthfast Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 HillTex Insurance Group . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Legacy Ag Credit ACA . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lloyd’s Body Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mary’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant . . . . 47 Med-Shop Pharmacy, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 46 Robroy Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Security Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Stanley Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Stewart Insurance & Realty . . . . . . . . . 43 Texas Farm Bureau Insurance . Inside Front Cover The Bradford House . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Upshur Rural Electric Group . . . . . . . . . 49 Walmart Store 0146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Wesley House / Wesley Oaks . . . . . . . . 23 Whataburger® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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