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Week Ending August 13, 2004

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A female teachers rules in late 1800's or early 1900's

You may not marry during the term of your contract. 
You may not keep male company with 15 miles of your assigned school.
You may not keep company with men during the regular school year.
You may not loiter in stores or restaurants.
You may not dress in bright colors, dye your hair, wear fragrances (WOW), or wear less than two petticoats.
You may not travel beyond the city limits during the regular school year.
You may not smoke cigarettes at any time.
You may are required to keep your schoolroom clean and neat, sweeping floors twice a week and scrubbing floors and walls one per week.

SEPTEMBER 10TH - 11TH, 2004

Football game at Roughrider Stadium Friday, September 10, 2004,7:30PM

Alumni meeting will be held at the Center Middle School Cafetorium (known as old High School) on Malone Drive on September 11th at 9:00AM

Homecoming parade will begin at 4:00PM on September 11, 2004. 

Class of 1929 will meet at the Golden Corral on Saturday September 11th for a Dutch-treat meal and entertainment.

Classes of 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950 will meet for lunch at Lee's Kitchen (Lake Country Inn) on Saturday September 11, 2004 at 12 Noon.

Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at Pickles and Petunias Eatery, 510 Shelbyville Street Saturday, September 11th.

Class of 1964 will meet at the Pine Colony Inn, 500 Shelbyville St. on Saturday September 11th.

Class of 1974 will meet Saturday and have a pre-parade lunch at 2PM at Kathy Bowlin Thomas' house. At 7:00PM will party at the JOI Ranch on Saturday night.  Email

Class of 1979 will meet at Lee's Kitchen on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 7PM.

Class of 1984 will Saturday night meet at 7:00PM at Center Country Club/Hwy 96 North .  Email

Class of 1989 will meet at the Lamar School building on Don Wheeler Farm on September 11, 2004 at 7 PM

The annual William J Connell family reunion will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2004, in the Hospitality room on Texas State Bank, Haslam, Tx..  Bring a covered dish.  Doors open at 10:30 am.  For more information, contact

The annual Windham reunion will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2004, in the Hospitality room of Texas State Bank, Haslam Texas.  Bring a covered dish.  Doors open at 10 am.  For more info contact





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   Andy Brooks Christian, 96, of Houston died August 8, 2004.  Burial was in Old Union Cemetery, Shelby County.  Mr. Christian was born June 16, 1908 in Tenaha.  He was retired from Oilfield and worked for Parker Mother Company in 1940's and 1950's.  Survivors include his wife, Bessie Locke Christian of Houston; son, Barry Christian of Houston.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

   Dorothy Faye Lout Oglethorpe, 82, of Beaumont, formerly of Shelby County, died August 8, 2004. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaumont. Mrs. Oglethorpe was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Emory Lout, Sr. and Bonnie Boles Lout; brothers J.
E. Lout, Jr.  and Billy Lout.  Survivors include husband, John Howard Oglethorpe of Beaumont; daughters, Bonnie Emmons of Waco and Kim Matkin of Irving. 

   Evie R. Kirk Graves, 91, of Center died August 10, 2004.  Burial was in McGowen Cemetery, Sabine County.  Born January 20, 1913, she had been a teacher and a member of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by her son, Reggie Graves of Austin.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

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