Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     On 1 August 2015, the 99th annual COLVIN family reunion will take place at the Hamilton Warehouse in Dubach, Louisiana. Registration will be at 10:00 a. m. with the program starting at 10:30 a. m.

     In an effort to raise funds for the Colvin Memorial pavilion in Unionville, Louisiana, please bring items that can be raffled off during the reunion. A silent auction will be held for any large items that are donated.

     Bring your own lunch to eat at the warehouse. Paper goods will be provided.

     For further information, write or call Robin Colvin Gresham at 102 Creekside Drive, Ruston, Louisiana 71270 (318-243-3479). You can also find the Colvin Family of North Louisiana on Facebook.

     This week we have more selected items from the 12 October 1933 issue of the newspaper, “The Shelby Reporter,” published in Center, Shelby County, Texas. James B. DUDLEY and A. A. NELSON were listed as the editors and publishers with J. B. SANDERS of Center as lessor. (Surnames are capitalized for emphasis and some punctuation is changed for readability.)

     “Miss Tottie MANGUM was recently brought home from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio and carried to North Louisiana Sanatarium (sic) for treatment. Miss Mangum was to be brought to her home here early this week where she will remain until she has sufficiently recovered to resume her school work.”

     “Among visitors to Beaumont last weekend were Mrs. J. T. ARMSTRONG, with her children, [Mrs.?] Lawrence STOLEBARGER with her (sic) parents, and Miss Sarah BURNS with her friends. All returned home Sunday night.”

     “Big Spring [Texas}— Mae Delle JOHNSON, 10, was critically injured here today when thrown from a horse frightened by a boy who threw his football.”

     “Only the prompt response of the Center Fire Department saved the Jack ENMON home and household furnishings from going up in flames early Monday morning. The fire seemed to have started from the kitchen stove and had reached a pretty fair headway in the ceiling when the fire trucks arrived, and although the home was too far to make a connection with a plug, emergency equipment was used, and the blaze was extinguished before serious damage was incurred.”

     “Miss Sarah Lynn SANDERS, a student in Dodd College at Shreveport, was a weekend visitor in the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. J. M. SANDERS.”

     “Miss Virginia WILLIS was a guest of relatives and friends in Timpson during the weekend.”

     “A very honorable and much respected citizen of Timpson in the personage of John R. NICHOLS, was a visitor in Center this week. Mr. Nichols comes to Center only occasionally, but has many friends here who were glad to extend a hand of welcome.”

     “Another of Timpson’s outstanding citizens and best merchants, R. T. BLAIR, was a business visitor here the earlier part of this week.”


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