Silsbee Chamber of Commerce board members and ambassadors were on hand Jan. 8 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Locker Room. Present at the ceremony with owner Crysti Nixon were board members Casey Copely, Patrick Nichols, Janie Hopkins and Bridgett Gilder; Ambassadors Nathan White and Rachel Donalson; 2020 Teen Miss Nayomee McCrue, 2020 Young Miss Ellison Woodard, 2020 Junior Miss Ryle Johnson, and Chamber Executive Director Sonja Kelley. PHOTO BY DANNIE OLIVEAUX
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee will present “A Silsbeeian Tour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive-By.” The tour, modeled after the one held in Atlanta, Ga., will be throughout Silsbee and will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, home has been reinforced as the center of the universe for many of us. It’s evolved into our office. It’s doubled as our children’s classroom. It’s transformed into our vacation destination.
LEFT PHOTO: Los Angles Dodger Manager Dave Roberts signs a baseball for his aunt, Addie Irvin, on Aug. 30. 2002. In 2002, Roberts, who played his first full season on a major league roster with the Dodgers in 2002, took some time off to connect with his relatives in 2002. Irvin, Roberts’ oldest aunt, taught school for more than 50 years. Roberts led the Dodgers to the Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 2020. Robert, who played baseball at UCLA from 1993-95, became the Dodgers’ manager in 2016 and led LA to the World Series in 2018. Roberts is both the first manager of Asian heritage and second African American manager to lead a team to a World Series title. RIGHT PHOTO: Roberts also visited with his oldest cousin, Kent Irvin, who played football for Silsbee High School many years age. COURTSEY PHOTO
(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren.
Activity directors at area nursing facilities do a lot of work to improve the quality of life and make life enjoyable for residents. Silsbee Oaks Healthcare Activity Director Rhonda Tanton describes it as “the fun stuff.”
The United States Postal System has a program where people can write letters to Santa and the employees act as Santa’s elves and attempt to write the person back who sent the letter.
For Bo and Alice Roy of Lumberton, the railroad has been an important part of their married lives.
When I think about Christmas and this year, my first thought is not of baby Jesus but of Mary and Joseph.