The Shelby County Beekeepers Club will meet on Thursday, February 18th at the active Shelby County courthouse, 2nd floor meeting room at 11:30 a.m. Mike Bordelon will explain the process of splitting hives. Bring a lunch and meet beekeepers from the East Texas area.
The Spanish-American War lasted a little less than four months, April 21st – August 13th, 1898 and ended Spain’s worldwide empire. It ended with America easily defeating Spain and signaled the United States emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on February 15th, 1898 with the loss of 266 crewmen and marines in essence was the start of the war.
Veterans Service Officer Sherry Riley, who has been working in the office at the Historic Courthouse on a part-time basis for less than minimum wage, was approved for full-time employment with the county at a higher wage. This was decided at the regular meeting of the Shelby County Commissioners Court on Monday, February 8. In addition to Mrs. Riley’s veteran duties, she will oversee the Courthouse as custodian.