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Public Meetings

Gilmer City Council, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m., City Hall.

East Mountain City Council, 2nd Mondays, 7 p.m., East Mountain City Hall.

Union Grove City Council, 2nd Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Fortson Equipment.

Ore City City Council, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Upshur County Commissioners Court meets the 15th and last day of each month at 9 a.m. at the old District Courtroom in the Upshur County Courthouse.

Gilmer ISD Board of Trustees, 3rd Monday, 6 p.m., GISD Administration Building, corner Warren and Trinity.

Union Grove ISD School Board, second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., high school library.

Big Sandy School Board, 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., high school library.

Harmony School Board, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m., board room in administration building.

Union Hill School Board, 2nd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., administration building.

Ore City School Board, 3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m., board room in administration building.

New Diana School Board, 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., board room at 1373 U.S. 259 S., Diana.

Upshur County Appraisal District Board of Directors, 2nd Mondays, 1 p.m., 1711 Latch Rd. (Hwy. 49).

Gilmer Airport Board, 3rd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., City Hall.

Gilmer Neighborhood Improvement Committee, 1st Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., City Council chambers.

Gilmer Volunteer Fire Dept.,  Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Fire Station.

Ewell Volunteer Fire Dept. meets at Fire Station, 2217 FM 593, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 7 p.m.

Harmony Volunteer Fire Dept., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m., fire station.

Perryville Volunteer Fire Dept., Thursdays, 7 p.m., fire station.

Diana Volunteer Fire Dept., Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Diana fire station.

Pritchett Volunteer Fire Dept., every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., Pritchett Community Center.

Bettie Volunteer Fire Dept., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Fire Station on Bluebonnet Rd.

Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Dept., meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., at fire station.

East Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept., 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., VFD building, corner Municipal Dr. & East. Mtn. Rd.

Lafayette Volunteer Fire Dept., meets second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Lafayette Volunteer Fire Dept.

Southshore Volunteer Fire Dept., meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., Shady Shores Community Center.

 New Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept., 1st Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., fire department.

Ore City Volunteer Fire Dept., Tuesdays, 7 p.m., fire station.

Simpsonville Volunteer Fire Dept., every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.

Upshur County Child Protection Board, second Tuesday each month, 5 p.m., Upshur-Rural Electric auditorium.

Pritchett Water Supply Corp. board meeting, 3rd Tuesday every month, 7 p.m., Pritchett Water Supply office on Hwy. 155 S unless posted otherwise.

Services

East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, toll-free information line 1-800-441-8639, Council office, 708 Glencrest Lane, Longview.

New Freedom Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, First United Methodist Church, noon Saturdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Pioneer Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, ETMC Gilmer boardroom, 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Narcotics Anonymous. Pine Acres Community Center. Monday and Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 2nd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Wesley House Assisted Living (231 Quail Drive, Gilmer)

Social Security Agent, second Tuesday of each month, Upshur County Courthouse basement, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 1-800-772-1213 for more information.

Upshur County Literacy Program, 201 N. Montgomery, open Mon., Tues., Wed., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult educational service including GED preparation, basic skills improvement, literacy instruction. New student registration first and third Mondays each month. 903-843-3360.

Upshur County Literacy Program will accept memorial and honorary donations. Acknowledgments of gifts are sent. Mail to or come by the Upshur County Library Literacy Program, 201 N. Montgomery, Gilmer, TX 75644, 903-843-3360.

Afraid of AIDS? Need counseling or information? Call the American Red Cross, 753-2091 for confidential information and support. Speakers for groups available. No fee — donations accepted.

 Memorial gifts or donations to Civic Center may be addressed to the Upshur County Civic Center, P.O. Box 1081, Gilmer, TX 75644; 797-8888.

Texas Forest Service office, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, U.S. 271 South.

Texas Animal Damage Control Service, state agency set up to assist people with wildlife damage problems. Local Wildlife Damage Control Specialist is John E. Steuber. If you have a wildlife damage problem or would like more information, contact Steuber at the Tyler office of Texas Animal Control Service, 230 S. Broadway, Suite 406, Tyler, TX 75702, or call (903) 595-4127.

Groups

Gilmer Lions Club, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 12 noon, Buckeye Cafe.

Gilmer Kiwanis Club, Thursdays, 12 noon, FUMC in Gilmer.

Gilmer Rotary Club, Tuesdays, 12 noon, Gilmer Civic Center, U.S. 271 North.

Upshur County Hospital Auxiliary, second Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., Hospital Board Room.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 204, business meeting, 4th Thursday, 6 p.m., DAV building on U.S. 271 North across from Wal-Mart. Potluck dinner follows the meeting.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6715, first Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., VFW building, just off Hwy. 154 West on VFW Drive; a potluck dinner is followed by a short business meeting.

East Mountain Women’s Club, last Tuesday of each month.

Bethesda Masonic Lodge No. 142 AF& AM, 2nd Mondays, corner Harrison & Trinity Sts.

Methodist Men, 1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, Gilmer.

Upshur County Aggie Moms, 3rd Monday nights, 6:30 p.m., Wesley House.

Upshur County Democrats, every 4th Monday, 6 p.m. at the DAV Building on U.S. 271 North, across from Walmart.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1435 meets Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. (Weigh-ins 5:15 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.); Senior Citizen Center on Harrison St.; contact leader at 903-843-3873 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. at the Big Sandy Church of Christ on Hwy. 155.

Enon Community Center Game Night, first Saturday of each month. Covered dish supper and regular meeting, third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

Ewell Community Center membership meeting first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.; Good Neighbors meeting, first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.; Board of Directors, last Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. For information call 762-6535.

Pritchett Community Center meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to rent the Community Center building may call 903-734-3814 .

Upshur County Retired School Employees, Upshur County Unit, meets 4th Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church.

Eastern Star, Gilmer Chapter 355, meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Bethesda Masonic Lodge.

Glenwood Community Center Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Community Center building on FM 726.

Fairview Community meets fourth Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Pine Acres Community Center.

American Legion Peppy Blount Post 320, meets third Thursday of each month, Upshur County Senior Citizens Building, 201 Silver Alley. 5:30 p.m., Pot Luck Dinner; meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Cherokee Rose Republican Women meets 4th Tuesday of each month, Corner Bistro in downtown Gilmer, 2 p.m. Come at 1 if you wish to eat.

Lafayette Civic Committee meets first Tuesday every month, 7 p.m., Lafayette Volunteer Fire Dept.

Upshur County Nature Club, each fourth Thursday. For more information call Pat Williams, 734-4045.

Southern Belles TEEA Club meets every third Wednesday at 10 a.m.; Linda Steger, President, 903-843-2570.

Glenwood TEEA Club, every second Thursday, 10 a.m., Sandy Coppedge, president, 903-797-6458; Extension office, 903-843-4019.

Harmony 4-H Club, meets 1st Monday each month, 7 p.m., Rhonesboro Community Center. 725-5670; 843-4019.

Iris Garden Club, meets second Saturday each month, 11 a.m., call 903-843-9380 for location of meeting.

Upshur County Crimestoppers, meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 220 Buffalo St. (orange store).

Upshur County Senior Citizens Organization meets every Friday at 201 Silver Alley, 12 noon. 1st Fri., business meeting & prize ticket drawing; 3rd Fri., bingo for prizes.,All meetings start with pot luck lunch, followed by activities, games, and occasional guest speaker. All 50 years and older are invited.

Harmony ISD Choir Booster Club, meets ever third Monday, 6 p.m., Jr. High band hall.

Parents Anonymous, meets every Monday, 6 p.m. 218 W. Tyler, 843-2485.

Northeast Texas Writers Organization, meets second Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Northeast Texas community College Student Union Building.  Everyone welcome. For info call Georgia Henson, (903) 856-2803.

East Texas Writer’s Guild, first Monday of each month, 6 p.m., Taylor Auditorium, Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College, Tyler. In case of Monday holidays, meeting will be held on the second Monday night.

Harmony Keynote Boosters, first Sunday of each month, 2 p.m., junior high band room.

Rosewood Good Neighbor Crime Watch, first Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at Rosewood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Ore City AARP, meets the first Thursday of each month, Ore City Community Center, with a covered dish luncheon beginning at noon. Everyone is invited. 903-968-4902.

Ore City Eastern Star, meets every second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Ore City Masonic Lodge Hall on Main St.

Gilmer Bass Club meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Pine Acres Community Center.

Surviving the Teen Years meets every Tuesday at Gilmer High School Room 302 (during school year). Family meal, 5:30 to 6 p.m.; parent group and teen meeting, 6 to 7 p.m. Must call Maureen Walston at 903-753-7633 every Monday to reserve your spot for the Tuesday meeting.

Country Patches Quilt Guild meets every third Thursday, Church at Grace Creek, 1001 Hawkins Parkway, Longview. Public invited.

Upshur County Library Literacy Program, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 201 N. Montgomery. Call 903-843-3360 for more information.

Friends of Upshur County Library meets 1st Wednesday of each month, noon to 1 p.m., Library conference room. All members and prospective members welcome.

Libertarians meet at Buckeye Cafe, 2nd Tuesday of month, 6:30 p.m.; informal discussions. Everyone invited.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a National Geneological Society, meets every 3rd Friday at 4 p.m. at the Wesley House.

Lake Country Harmony, a women’s four-part harmony a capella chorus, is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Rehearsals are every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Gilmer High School Music Hall, 850 Buffalo, Gilmer. Accepting performance requests. Call 903-490-4939.

Institutions

Historic Upshur Museum, open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 119 Simpson St., on the square in downtown Gilmer (former Post Office building).

Upshur County Library, open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 700 Tyler St., Gilmer. 843-5001.

Entertainment

Gladewater Saturday Night Opry, features Texas Smoke Band; 8-10 p.m. every Saturday night, downtown Gladewater. Auditions 4 p.m. every Saturday. (903) 734-4444; Opry House 845-3600.

Bluegrass Show, 4th Sat. of every month, Carroll Green Civic Center, Quitman, 7 p.m.

Events

Gospel Singing, every Tuesday, 2 p.m. (except 4th Tuesday of each month) at Upshur Manor nursing home. All singers are invited to attend.

Senior Citizens Dance, every Friday night, 7:30-10:30, Daingerfield Courthouse Annex, Hwy. 49. Live band. $3.50 per person admission.

Yam Jammers Dance Club, 4th Saturday of each month, Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

Country-Western Dance, every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Yamboree Exhibit Building. $5 per person.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The Mirror has no way of knowing you have changed the time, location, or other information about your meetings unless someone notifies us. If there is a change, please let us know so that we can correct or update that information in our calendar.

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June 17, 2014
Upshur County Commissioners Court meets the 15th and last day of each month at 9 a.m. at the old District Courtroom in the Upshur County Courthouse.

Just wondering if you are going to fix the roads in the county or not? It is a simple request. Being since as commissioners it is your JOB TO SEE THAT THE ROADS ARE REPAIRED OR RE WORKED WHEN THERE IS A NEED!

Throwing a few shovel fulls of oil dirt in a reoccurring holes is not, I REPEAT NOT! FIXING the problems. If anything, it is making the roads worse. Causing excessive wear and tear on every ones car, truck suv,, etc,, that drives down these POORLY, maintained roads.

I mean it has gotten to the point that the road I live on, it takes 13 minutes to travel 2.8 miles. Yes, unless I want to tear the front end out from under our new car!

Just wondering, if a law suit should be filed or not,, against a county that one taxes people more, and gives less service, two allows the appraisal district to up appraisal values when the roads stay the same, and increase your tax rate.. and you get nothing in return, because they failed to do their jobs. Just wondering...

But again this county has always been corrupt, They have just made it seem all legal now! They are like washington dc. Talk and talk but nothing gets done. Unless it benefits them.