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18
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Buccaneer Pirates

The performance cast of the Lillard Farm Theatrical children’s camp is rehearsing for the upcoming production of the musical comedy “Blimey Buccaneers” in the Silsbee High School Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Wed
18
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LHS FCCLA members attend leadership conference

Seven members from the Lumberton High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) attended the 2018 National Leadership Conference on June 28 to July 2 in Atlanta, Ga. Alissa White  and Madison Appling (far right) won a goal medals for services helping children who are fighting cancer and raising money for cancer research.

 

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Wed
11
Jul
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Balaban’s life colorful, full of adventure

By Danny Reneau

Adalaide Balaban was a single mom attempting to raise her daughter while working for the Missouri Department of Social Services during the 1960s.

She was involved in a welfare- to-work program where she attempted to get women on welfare, get them some education and go to work to get off welfare.

One day, Balaban contacted a woman who told her she did not want a job. She was happy with her welfare income and this gave her an opportunity to be at home with her daughter.

 

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11
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Horses proved therapy for elderly residents

By Jessica Siratt

Residents at the Silsbee Convalescent Center were visited at the facility by Stable- Spirit July 5.

Stable-Spirit, a non-profit organization in Rose City, transported the horses from their facility to the nursing home.

According to Stable- Spirit’s mission statement, they provide opportunities to the community that inspire positive mental, emotional and physical health through professionally guided interaction with horses.

Katie Durio, executive director of Stable-Spirit, said the residents were allowed to pet, brush, and just be with the animals.

 

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Wed
04
Jul
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Local pool team headed to world championships in Las Vegas

By Jessica Siratt

A group of Silsbee pool players, along with two Buna residents, will compete in the “world’s largest pool tournament” next month.

Patrick Ring of Silsbee said his 8-ball team called “Slow Play” are gearing up for Las Vegas and the American Poolplayers Association (APA) World Pool Championships in Las Vegas.

It is billed as “home of the world’s largest pool tournament.”

"Slow Play as a team has been operating for around two years, but I have different members at different times," said the 66-year-old Ring, who is team captain. "I think I'm the lowest ranking player on the team."

 

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Wed
04
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SHS drum majors

Silsbee High School Drum Majors Dalton Avery (left) and Alexia Read participated in the Stephen F. Austin State University Drum Major Camp last week in Nacogdoches. They earned the award as Best Conductors. Read also
won two March-Off competitions and Best Overall Drum Major.

 

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Wed
27
Jun
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Volunteering with food distribution

Volunteer Riley Martinez looks to place several boxes of cereal into the back of a vehicle as Toni Looper brings more food during the Hardin County Strong disaster relief food distribution at the old Kirby Elementary School gymnasium on June 26. The event was held in conjunction with South East Texas Food Bank with more than 60 volunteers. At one point, more than 120 vehicles were lined up along FM 418 waiting to be served.

 

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Wed
20
Jun
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Vacation Bible School

A group of youngsters rehearsh for a program on their final day of Vacation Bible School on June 15 at Freedom Fellowship fo Silsbee. The group enjoyed a week filled with arts and crafts, singing and Bible stories.

 

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Wed
13
Jun
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Barlow settling in at new position at Lumberton Public Library

By Jessica Siratt

LUMBERTON — Amanda Barlow is Lumberton Public Library’s new head librarian. She started on March 1. “So far I’ve really enjoyed it,” Barlow said.

She is a 2003 graduate of Kirbyville High School and later attended Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) where she studied computer networking troubleshooting and design for two years.

She’s also attending Lamar University where she will earn a degree in business administration in December.

Before coming to Lumberton, Barlow worked six years at the Kirbyville Public Library.

 

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13
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Gilder receives certificate in health information from LIT

By Jessica Siratt

Silsbee resident Rewa Gilder recently received a certificate in Health Informatics from Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT).

Gilder, a 1989 graduate of Silsbee High School, has been employed as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) at Silsbee Oaks Health Care for 16 years.

Gilder said she started to earn a degree in nursing, when that did not work out she decided to do some research and pursue a different experience in higher learning.

Health Informatics is using healthcare information to foster better communication among all of a patient's healthcare providers.

 

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