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Spotlight Event SCV to meet Sept. 30 The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting, Monday, Sept. 30, at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 p.m. We will view a DVD of the Confederate Plaza Dedication which occurred April 13, 2013 in Palestine. All interested parties are encouraged to attend, and any male descendant of a confederate soldier who was in good standing is eligible to join. The public is welcome. Those wishing to eat are asked to arrive about 6 p.m. so you’ll be ready for the program. Contact Jim Barrett (936) 254-2618 for additional information.

Community Activities Bear Stadium BBQ fundraiser Sept. 28 A BBQ fundraiser benefitting flags for Bear Stadium and Timpson Independent School District Honor Wall project 11 a.m. until dark on Saturday, Sept. 28. Cooks for the event will be the American Legion Post 90 and Timpson Athletic Booster Club.

Center Police Explorers Golf Tourney The Center Police Explorers will be having their 1st Annual Golf Tournament benefitting their organization on Saturday, Sept. 28. The format of the event is a four person scramble and there is a fee per person with lunch included. Tee time is 8 a.m.

CHS Chaparrals fundraiser Oct. 5 CHS Chaparrals will be selling tickets to win a 2013 Honda Foreman ES 4 wheeler. The tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The drawing will be held at the Poultry

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Country Music Hayride Sept. 28 The Country Music Hayride will present The Country Gents featuring: Tom Ridgeway, Jeramy Derrick, David Lanicek, Bennie Davis, Russell Cooner, Martha Melton, John Milligan and more on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Country Music Hayride is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to keeping country music alive in Panola County. The Hayride is located in the Esquire Theater, 114 W. Sabine Street (one half block off the square) in downtown Carthage Texas. Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $6.

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The Country Gents presented in Carthage On Sept. 28, 2013 The Country Music Hayride in Carthage will present The Country Gents freaturing Tome Ridgeway, Jeramy Derrick, David Lanicek, Bennie Davis, Russell Cooner, Martha Melton, John Milligan and more. Admission is $6. The show starts at 7 p.m. The Country Music Hayride is located in the Esquire Theater one half block off the square in downtown Carthage.

Church Activities Smyrna MBC to hold revival Pastor Cedric O’Keith Grace, Sr. and the Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson requests the presence of you and your church family at their fall revival from Sept. 30, 2013 through Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be elder Marrion Jackson, Sr. of Clayton Temple Church of God in Christ in Timpson. If you need more infor-

mation, please contact Pastor Cedric Grace at 936-572-8082.

Freedom Family Feast BBQ Sept. 28 The Holly Springs Baptist Church Veterans Connect Group invites all veterans and their families to their Freedom Feast Family BBQ to be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. It will be held in the Church Gym at 16928 North Highway 59 in Garrison.

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The Center Rotary Club recently presented the Center Softball League with a check for $10,000 at their meeting held on Tuesday. Sept. 10. Presenting the check was Thomas Morrison (right), Center Rotary President, and receiving the donation was Sean Crouch, representing the Center Softball League.

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Shofner Family Reunion Pot Luck will be held on Oct. 12, on the 2nd Saturday in October. The time for the event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boles Field in Shelbyville. The Light and ChamPlease inform your pion would like to help

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Forest Service waives fees for National Public Lands Day Submitted by Ernest Murray, U.S. Forest Service

Access to several recreation areas in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 28. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, fees will be waived at Boykin Springs, Caney Creek and Townsend in the Angelina National

Forest; Boles Field, Subs Haley’s Ferry, Ragtown, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, Lakeview and Willow Oak in the Sabine National Forest and Ratcliff Lake day-use area in Davy Crockett National Forest. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national

forests, experience the beauty of fall foliage, and perhaps be motivated to join in with other volunteers and help us restore America’s precious natural resources,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. The focus of National Public Lands Day is to instill a sense of shared stewardship and edu-

Tax by the City of Center are $2,267,827.15 with 2012 payments to date of $2,559,788.72. This is a change of -11.40%. Huxley has received a net payment this year of $544.04 with a comparable payment in the previous year of $456.96. This is a 19.05% difference. 2013 payments received to date are $8,433.75 with 2012 payments to date of $4,628.63. This is a change of 82.20%. The City of Joaquin has received a net payment of $15,451.84 with a comparable previous year payment of $22,029.79. This is a difference of -29.85%. Joa-

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quin has received 2013 payments to date in the amount of $197,721.01, and 2012 payments to date of $223,828.63. This is a change of -11.66%. The City of Tenaha has received a net payment this year in the amount of $4,815.57, and a comparable payment in the previous year of $5,839.21. This is a difference of -17.53%. 2013 payments received to date by Tenaha are in the amount of $54,744.41, and 2012 payments to date of $61,834.60. This is a difference of -11.46%. The City of Timpson has received a net pay-

ment of $21,071.74 with a comparable payment for the previous year of $15,297.53. This is a difference of 37.74%. Timpson has received 2013 payments in the amount of $166,824.71, and 2012 payments to date of $159,785.46. This is a difference of 4.40%. The total net payment for all of Shelby County is $270,226.00 with a comparable payment for the previous year of $287,542.37. This is a difference of -6.02%. The total 2013 payments received by the entire county are $2,695,551.03, with payments to date for 2012

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