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Big Thicket Messenger - Local News
Stories Added - August 2009
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Guns & Roses charity event
Big Thicket Messenger - August 2009

San Jacinto County law enforcement officers will play firefighters from area volunteer fire departments on Saturday, July 18, in what is being bill as the first annual “Guns and Hoses charity softball tournament benefiting Toyz for Kidz.”
The three-game series will be played at the Shepherd community ball fields, located at 10251 State Highway 150. The games are scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
In addition to the games, the event will feature a live auction of three deputies from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s (SJCSO), three firefighters and one dispatcher.
The winning bidder will receive lunch or dinner with his or her choice of deputy, firefighter or dispatcher.
Also attendees to the event will be able to “dunk a cop” in the dunking booth.
There will be live music, a moonwalk for the children and barbecue will also be for sale.
For those interested in more information or booth rental call Rejeana Mizell at the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 653-4367.

Polk County has been selected by the State Set-Aside Committee to receive an additional $7,500 in federal funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to supplement food and shelter programs within Polk County, according to Polk County Judge John Thompson.
The local board, consisting of representatives from affiliates of the National Board will determine how the funds will be distributed among qualified local organizations or agencies that request funding.
Under the terms of the award, local government or private organizations chosen to receive funds must:
1) Be private, voluntary nonprofit organization or units of government;
2) Have an accounting system;
3) Practice discrimination;
4) Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and
5) If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Qualified organizations are urged to apply for this funding by submitting requests to: Emergency Food & Shelter Local Board – ARRA State Set-Aside Fund, John P. Thompson, Chair, 101 West Church, Suite 300, Livingston, Texas 77351.
Requests for funding must be received in writing no later than1 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 30.
For more information call (936) 327-6813.



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