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04
Jul
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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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Wed
13
Jun
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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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Wed
06
Jun
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Local Boy Scout receives Medal of Merit

LUMBERTON — Donovan Roe was the recipient of the Medal of Merit, an award given by a local Boys Scouts of America council of the performance of an act of service, or rare and exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.

He was presented the Medal of Merit by Jacob Major of Troop 181 during the Sabine District banquet at the First Methodist Church in Silsbee.

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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Carver reunion, Juneteenth Celebration set June 22-24

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — Former students of George Washington Carver High School are planning a 50-year reunion of the closing of the school, along with a Juneteenth Celebration this month.

The George Washington Carver Alumni Association will host both events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-24, on the old school grounds.

The theme is “It’s All About G.W. Carver.”

 

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Wed
30
May
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Salespeople recognized

Sale consultants Tracy Poland (left) and Wlater Stephen of Silsbee Toyota were recently named into the Toyota 2017 Bronze Sales Society. The prestigous awardis part of the Toyota dealership recogniztion program which rewards sales professionals for their customer service, sales presentation and product knowledge. Stephens has been with Silsbee Toyota for almost 17 years and Poland has been with the dealership for more than three years.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Fan’s Choice Award

Silsbee High School senior Kalon Barnes (left) was presented the Dave Campbell's Texas Football 2017 Subway Super Team Fan's Choice Award by Athletic Director Randy Smith, who is also the Tigers’ head football coach.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta held May 22

The Silsbee High School Physics hosted the 11th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta was held May 22 at the Silsbee High School Pond under sunny skies and warm weather.

At the Cardboard Boat Regatta, students applied their physics knowledge by building boats made from cardboard and duct tape. Teams worked together to build the boats and then decided who would paddle the boat in the regatta.

 

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