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06
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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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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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Wed
23
May
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Local Dairy Queen receives PRIDE Award

For the second consecutive year, Dairy Queen in Silsbee received the distinguished PRIDE Award from the company’s national office for achieving a high level of food safety and cleanliness.

The PRIDE Award, which stands for Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence, is only given out to approximately 12 percent of the Dairy Queen restaurants in the area.

 

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Wed
16
May
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LISD art contest winners announced

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD administration announced the winners of their art contest for the LISD staff perfect attendance t-shirt.

First-place winner was Laura Wolf, second was Audrey Swearingen and third was Averie McFarland.

Honorable mention were Brieson Ford, Kaydi Hawthorne, Hope Fowler, Grace Sample, Keira Devillier, Haven Salinas and Cole Newton.

 

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Wed
16
May
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Former Silsbee High School players honor former coach

By Danny Reneau

Former Silsbee High School coach Kim Albers was honored by her former basketball players with a reception to celebrate her retirement on May 11.

Albers was a demanding coach who led her team into the playoffs many times. She coached the Lady Tigers to the state tournament twice and reached the state finals in 1995.

 

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Wed
09
May
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Kountze ISD recognizes several staff members

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — The Kountze ISD recognized several employees for their efforts during the 2017-18 school year on May 3, announced Superintendent John Ferguson.

Food Service

Aslea Jordan was named as the KISD Food Service Employee of the Year. Jordan has worked at KISD for two years and is presently the cafeteria manager at Kountze Intermediate School.

 

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Wed
09
May
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SHS Winter Guard shines at Kountze meet

KOUNTZE — The Silsbee Winter Guard captured two first place medals for shows during the Kountze SETX Winter Guard Invitational competition held on April 14.

The group earned a first place in the Large Show division featuring its production of “Moana: How Far I’ll Go.”

 

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