Obituaries

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Iva Nell Miller

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Kay Connell, 79, of Moultrie, Georgia passed away on March 23, 2020 in Center, Texas.

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Sherry G. Dean, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

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Ivy Paul Munn, 86, of Tenaha, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Juan Romero, 75, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

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Johnny Roy Fenton, of Center, Texas, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral service for Mr. Albert Mills (84) of Kennard, Texas. Mr. Mills

News

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More than 300 COVID-19/coronavirus cases have been confirmed in a 14-county area of Northeast Texas and a seven parish area of Northwest Louisiana as of Saturday, accordi

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Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, the six Workforce Centers and Child Care Services office of Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas are temporarily closed to the public

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Center ISD students, parents, teachers and staff should have a better idea by early next week of what the near term future holds for them in light of the COVID-19/coronav

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The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Offices will be closed until further notice starting Monday, March 30.  We will be collecting mail
and checking emails on a daily basis.

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Friday March 27, CISD’s District Chef explained how Center Intermediate School’s free lunches are for all kids, not only CISD kids. “Mainly we’re doing this because we feel like these kids need a f

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Tenaha ISD to resume Food Service on Monday, March 30!!!!!

 

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TIMPSON — Mayor Debra Smith on Friday confirmed information indicating that Shelby County's first confirmed case of COVID-19/coronavirus is in the immediate Timpson area

Sports

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AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas.

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Texas High School Rodeo Region V Statement on COVID-19

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All six Shelby County

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Center, Texas native, Del Shofner, passed away Wednesday, March 11 in Los Angeles of natural causes.

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The Center Roughriders were outstanding in their field — and on the track — Thursday, March 12, in Newton when both the varsity boys and junior varsity squads brought hom

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Center ISD Athletic Director Scott Ponder said both the Roughriders varsity and JV teams placed first at the Newton Track and Field Meet held Thursday.

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Please see attached order form to purchase your CHS Lady Rider Softball t-shirt! Orders are due to Sara Rupp by March 18.

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UIL Basketball Tournament Suspended Until Further Notice

Photo Galleries

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The historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse and much of the rest of the county was shrouded in fog Friday morning.

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Center High School Fish Camp was held August 8 from 9:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. 

Pictures by Celeste Gibson, Reporter/Intern. 

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Sideline scenes from last week's Roughriders vs. Tatum home football game with the CHS Chaparrals.

Light and Champion photos by Mike Elswick

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Sideline scenes from 2018 season opening game for the Center High School Roughriders against Tatum featuring the CHS Roughrider Cheerleaders. Check out cheerleader photo gallery....

Mark, Jill and Lindsey Carpenter

Mark Carpenter, his wife Jill, and daughter Lindsey, would like to thank everyone for coming out to The Lily Far

 

 

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