Annie Laura Jones, 80, of Center, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at her residence.

Services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Johnny Ray Shumway, 65, of Joaquin, Texas, passed away on September 13, 2017 in Joaquin. He was born on March 16, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Emmitt Johnny Shumway and Francis Louise Pate Shumway.

Tucker David Dawson, infant son of Cody and Jessica Dawson, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in Dallas.

Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins, 62, of Center, passed

Jeff Parker, 54, of Center, passed away Friday,

Zelna Hughes Belsha, 82, of Joaquin, passed away

Mary Barton Carter, 87, of the Paxton Community


Lynette Wolfe and David "Lefty" Gardner will be performing at the Poultry Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7.  For their full backstory pickup a copy of the Sept.


Shelby County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office is hosting a Beef Cattle Seminar, Monday, September 25th, 2017 starting at 6:00PM.


This Friday September 22nd there will be a Health Fair at the active Shelby County courthouse 2nd floor community room.


Tim Latimer of Joaquin was our Week 3 winner in the Pigskin Pick'em Contest. Tim takes home $50!

You can win $50, too!

Signups for youth basketball in Joaquin start Monday.

Here are the dates:

• Monday, September 25th 6:00-7:30 @ the track/baseball field complex

JASPER -- The Center High School Lady Roughriders volleyball team defeated Jasper Tuesday night, three sets to one by scores of 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 and 25-19.

Here's the results from Friday night  -- just click on the score to go to the stories and photos:

Timpson High School's 28-8 homecoming win Friday over Malakoff Cross Roads was more of a work in progress than a work of art.

After an easy win against Kerns 28-9 last week, the Tenaha Tigers took on the Gateway Charter Academy Gators at home Friday to win 53-0.

Friday night did not go as planned for the Shelbyville Dragons as they hoped to claim their first victory of the season against the Garrison Bulldogs.

The Logansport Tigers hosted the Bossier Bearkats in a matchup of undeated teams in the defending 1A state champions and the vistors from the 4A level.

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Ducks Unlimited

The 40th Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Banquet was held Saturday night, September 9, at the Windham Civic Center. The live auction was presided over by Auctioneer Kevin McDonald.

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