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15
Aug
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Longtime mayor honored

Herbert Muckleroy (left), along with his wife Mary Kate, was honored during a retirement celebration for the former Silsbee mayor at the Silsbee Civic Center. Muckleroy announced his retirement as mayor last month.

 

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Wed
15
Aug
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Hardin Co. man receives first mobile home replacement

By Dannie Oliveaux

VILLAGE MILLS — After being denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) multiple times for a temporary FEMA trailer and grant assistance due to his mobile home being damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey, Jackie Swearingen continued to live in his damaged mobile home nine months.

But a couple of neighbors began advocating for Swearingen and they introduced him to Hardin County Strong (HSC).

 

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Wed
08
Aug
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Worried about Social Security, Millennials must get creative

Social Security Day is Aug. 14, marking that day in 1935 when the Social Security Act was signed into law.

More than eight decades later, millennials wonder whether that celebrated social safety net will still be around to help when they reach retirement.

 

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Wed
01
Aug
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Annual Master’s Men Gospel Reunion is Aug. 4

By Danny Reneau

The 18th annual Master’s Men Gospel Reunion is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 in the Silsbee High School Auditorium and will feature Greater Vision, The Second Half Quartet, Mark Trammell Quartet and Joseph Habedank, along with The Master’s Men of Silsbee.

In the past, Greater Vision has headlined the show several times and they have inspired audiences with their rich voices since 1990. Gerald Wolfe, the group’s founder, serves as pianist and emcee.

 

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Wed
01
Aug
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Mu Upsilon Chapter attend conventions

Jaki Heinz, Trudy Matus, Gloria Riggs, all of Lumberton, and Gayle Stephens of Kountze, members of Mu Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, joined with women educators from around the state of Texas in Waco on June 14-16 for the 89th annual Texas State Organization Convention.

Matus, Riggs and Stephens also attended the International Convention in Austin on July 16-20.

 

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Wed
25
Jul
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Silsbee EDC presents new website, awards grant

By Dannie Oliveaux

Silsbee Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Christy Heisner and intern Gracie Gilchriest conducted a presentation for the City Council on the EDC’s new website, marketing and rebranding at the July 16 meeting.

The new web address for the EDC is www.silsbeetxedc.com.

Gilchriest, a senior at Silsbee High School, has been working on several EDC projects this summer which included website and marketing materials.

“Mrs. Heisner has taught me so much especially about marketing and the business world,” said Gilchriest.

She said part of her job was to renovate the website to better fit the new marketing changes.

Gilchriest said Heisner wanted a “fresh facelift of the website.”

 

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Wed
25
Jul
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Family makes quilts, deliver to Pine Harbor residents

By Jessica Siratt

An Evadale family came to Pine Arbor Nursing Home to deliver handmade quilts to each of the 84 residents on July 10.

Judith Rogers along with her husband, Frank, and three daughters — Jennifer Henley and Emily Peveto of Evadale and Patty Woodley of Vidor who is also a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) at Pine Harbor — joined forces to hand out the quilt in an organized manner.

Woodley spent her day off to orchestrate and guide her family through the facility, while Frank Rogers was in charge of “toting things back and forth.”

 

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Wed
18
Jul
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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
Jul
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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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