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Membership pancake breakfast

Silsbee Oaks Administrator Anna Tanton (white coat) and several members of her staff enjoy pancakes, sausage and juice during the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Membership Pancake Breakfast at Novrosky’s 

 

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Second-place parade winners

Second-place winners of the 2017 Silsbee Christmas Lighted Parade are Amber Meredith (middle left) and Kenny Gibson (middle right), with Silsbee Chamber of Commerce executive director Kayla Bishop (left) and SVFD Fire Captain Bill Wright (right).

 

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Wed
06
Dec
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First place parade winner

First place winner of the 2017 Silsbee Christmas Lighted Parade Wendy McIntyre and her daughter, Piper (age 9), receives as trophy from Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kayla Bishop (left) and Volunteer Fire Captain Bill Wright (right).

 

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Wed
06
Dec
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Blood donors receive special socks

Most blood donors are accustomed to getting a t-shirt honoring their donation, but LifeShare Blood Center is kicking off the Christmas season with limited edition holiday socks. The socks state, “I gave someone another holiday,” reflecting the gift of life donated this season.

The blood supply usually drops around the holidays and LifeShare wants to remind everyone that the need for blood donations never stops.

 

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Wed
29
Nov
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Local plant nursery recovers after Harvey

By Tim Collin

Three months after Tropical Storm Harvey swept through Southeast Texas, Kay Wright at Betty’s Bloomers is still finding pots stranded by floodwaters in the woods behind her 16-acre property.

The pots are collected into a massive pile on the east side of the property for later use while the rest of the grounds are being restored.

“There are still pots back there,” she said, indicating the forest behind the property. “We picked up most of the plants that we could find, but the pots are still back there. We’re still in the process of picking all that up.” Betty Hinkie, Wright’s mother, started Betty’s Bloomers in the spring of 1968 to “get out of the house and have a hobby,” Wright said. Early workers at Bloomers included Hinkie’s five children — Kay, Jay, Pat, Dee and Marsha.

 

Wed
29
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Silsbee resident wins $500

Silsbee resident Shannon Jenkins (center) receives a $500 award from Silsbee Economic Development Executive Director Christy Heisner (right) and Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kayla Bishop on Nov. 28. Jenkins, a Silsbee High School graduate who scoured over more than 12 stores during Silsbee's "Shop Small Saturday," said she plans to use the award money for Christmas gifts for her family.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Singing for Veterans Day programs

The Lumberton Intermediate School Choir performed "God Bless the USA" and "God Bless America" for local veterans at Lumberton's Veteran's Day Program in the Lumberton Performing Arts Center on Nov. 10.

 

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Wed
15
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SHS ‘Class of ‘56’ holds annual reunion

By Imogene Nelson

The Silsbee High School “Class of ‘56” enjoyed their 59th reunion at the ‘50s Diner in Silsbee.

Attending the luncheon were Leona Paine Farnsworth, Ikey Hudgins, Imogene Blake Nelson, Nelda Graves Dogen, Linda McMillan Beall, Martha Gilley Gray, Betty Franklin, Janis Shepherd Wood, Dale Leatherwood McNight, Glen Ruso, Rosa Gordon Harrell, Edward Glen Fikes, Terra Ann Jones Davis and four spouses, Jamie Fikes, George Dogen, Joe Nelson and Leatherwood. Special guest was Patricia “Pat” Miller.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Exhibit Hall winners from the Youth Project Show

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Youth Project Show was held at the John Blair Pavilion on Oct. 21.

The Exhibit Hall Show results are as followed:

• BISCUITS: (Middle School) 1. Esther Cartwright, Horse & Rider 4-H; Champion: Esther Cartwright

• CORNBREAD: (High School) 1. Cody Camden, Silsbee FFA; 2. Brianna Fregia, Kountze FFA; 3. Nathanael Cartwright, Horse & Rider 4-H; 4. Jillian Sawyer, Lumberton 4-H; (Middle School): 1. Christian Baird, Big Thicket 4-H; Champion: Christian Baird and Reserve Champion: Cody Camden

 

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08
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Photo contest winners

The Hardin County Camera Club met on Oct. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Silsbee. Two of the members discussed drones and drone photography. The monthly contest was "Reflections.

 

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