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Pies, Praise & Market

Community Events Join Fairfield Market Days at the Fairgrounds this Weekend


airfield Market Days will open this weekend October 21-23, 2016. This month, market goers may also enjoy two community events: --Pie A Cop for Lexie will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lots of door prizes have been donated by local businesses. Cost is $5 for each pie. Proceeds benefit Lexie Neptune, a little girl battling a brain tumor. --The Tent is a 48-hour praise and worship event that is the vision of FHS teen, Belle Johnson. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday with 5th Quarter, continue Saturday with a community evening meal and end on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Individuals, musicians and churches have all come together to make this event happen. Fairfield Market Days includes Indoor and Outdoor shopping at the historic W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds in Fairfield, Texas.

Each month, Market Days vendors offer such things as Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Bling, Clothing, Food, Furniture, Antiques, Fresh Produce, Tools, Toys and more. Market Days will open Friday, October 21st with limited vendors from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. All vendors will be open for business on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free of charge. Vendor inquires for Market Days are always welcome. Call 903-388-9845, 903-389-2633, or send an email to RV hookups are available. All vendors are expected to stay until closing. Mark your calendars for Fairfield Market Days in 2016. Upcoming dates are November 18-20 Making a hard hit across the net against Athens last week is Lady Eagle, #10, Tana and December 16-18. Lide. For more volleyball action, turn to the pages of Section C. (Photo by Melissa Lee) See you at Market Days!

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reestone Medical Center will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at ETMC Fairfield, located at 125 Newman Street in Fairfield. There will be fun activities, including an inflatable obstacle course, as well as health screenings and information. Health Fair participants will be offered free flu vaccines (for the first one hundred attendees; $20 for those thereafter; ages 4 and older), diabetes and lipid testing, blood pressure checks, and balance testing by Lott Physical Therapy. Carter Bloodcare will also be on site accepting donations. The Fairfield Hospital District will be providing free hot dogs from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by ETMC Fairfield, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest, Incommons Bank, Luminant, and Freestone Credit Union.

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October 22 - 8:30-10:30am FHS Bus Loop, Post Oak Rd. paper, plastic, metal, glass


Early Voting Begins Monday T

wo local elections will be decided in the General Election on November 8, 2016. The race for County Commissioner - Pct. 1 includes Republican nominee Andy Bonner and Write-In Candidate Gerald Manning. County Commissioner – Pct. 3 will be decided between Republican nominee Michael Daniels and Write-In Candidate Cooper Daniel. A complete list of declared morning, returned on Tuesday, October 18, to complete Write-In Candidates will be available at all poll locations. The State selection. Defense Attorney, David Moore, and District Voters wishing to cast a ballot Center in Attorney, Chris Martin, took their time to for those candidates will be secure the best possible jury -Murder Trial-Early Votingto ensure a fair trial. Page 4-A Page 6-A Judge Deborah Oakes Evans

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Second Murder Trial This Week

ury selection started Monday October 17, 2016 in the case of of Texas vs. Amber Hope Halford. Selection began at the Civic Fairfield with roughly 500 persons summoned for duty. Approximately half of those

Major Wreck Near the Pumps on Hwy 84

FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT responded to a wreck on East Highway 84, between Cefco and Jolly’s Shamrock (Barn Stop) shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, October 16th. The driver of the red Ford Mustang failed to yield to the white Ford Truck, A Halliburton Company truck. This caused the truck to collide with the mustang’s right front. The mustang ended up in the parking lot of CEFCO while the truck ended up in the parking lot of Jolly’s Shamrock. One gas pump was hit during the incident, but there was no severe damage to the pump. No one was injured in the accident; and the driver of the mustang was cited for failure to yield. Fairfield PD Officers, Harold Markham and Brody Weinmann responded to the call.

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Fall Styles Previewed at Annual Fundraiser Wedges, fringe and bare shoulders made their debut during last week’s Fall Style Show. The October 11th event raised funds for the Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG), a local organization that helps cancer survivors with their battle by providing assistance with transportation costs in getting treatments. It was a full house at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Fairfield, as participants competed for silent auction items and shopped with a variety of vendors. Each vendor donated an item for door prizes, as well as pledging a percentage of their proceeds toward the effort. First on the red carpet were The Shops at Peridot, which included Tyed & True Boutique and Hoff Stuff. From babies and little girls to one proud grandmother, the models showed off swing dresses and tunics, accessories, lost of fringe and an elegant cardigan duster. The Shops at Peridot are located on the courthouse square at 113 East Commerce St. in Fairfield, Texas. They feature women and children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, home décor and gifts. Next up was Uniquely Yours of Corsicana, whose models showcased fun fashion from hats to boots. There were beautiful tunics and scarves, funky hats and jewelry, all modeled with energy and flair. Of note was a suede jacket that converted from thigh length to hip-hugger with the ease of a zipper. Uniquely Yours is located at 607 N. Beaton St. and includes a Tea Room, Boutique and (coming soon) a Treasure Room for local artisans. “Life is too short to wear boring clothes,” says owner Carol Langham. Tunic sweaters, leggings and boots were featured by Bling It Up of Fairfield, along with some cute dresses. Of course, each outfit included some “bling” from their accessory line. Bling It Up is located in downtown Fairfield at 207 East Commerce St. (near Hometown Pharmacy). They offer clothing, accessories and gift items. Featuring a gorgeous sweater dress, beautifully delicate tunic, and a popular duster vest were featured by The Cowboy’s Wife. Offering designer apparel at affordable prices, The Cowboy’s Wife is located at 108 N. Sherman St. in Mexia. Juls by Jul showed off their handmade jewelry with the help of four beautiful models, including the popular Miss Pat Robertson. July by Jul is located inside Armadillo Emorium on the square in downtown Fairfield, Texas. With the help of Freestone County beauty queens, Maggie Grace Boutique highlighted the best of the season, incorporating wedges, fringe, bare shoulders, swing dresses, dusters and more. Launched just last year by Fairfield native Dana (Robertson) Brown, this online boutique will soon have a retail space in Fort Worth. They offer stylish and trendy clothes at affordable prices. Following the show, emceed by local radio personality, Buzz Russell, the group recognized Pat Robertson and Peggy Sessions as the longest survivor with a cancer diagnosis. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who donated their time and effort toward the cause. To see all our pictures of this event, go online to FreestoneCountyTimes. com to view our Photo Gallery. (Photos by Karen Leidy)

History of Service to Community with Freestone Cancer Support Group With a heart for serving cancer survivors as they battle through treatment, the Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG) was established in 2012 to assist with transportation costs, including food and lodging, for county residents. To date, FCSG has given out $128,950 to 127 people, several of them multiple times as cancer treatments are spread over months. “We are able to do this because of caring communities like Fairfield and Teague,” says member Bettye Trask. “The group

has been able to give care gifts to almost every town and community in the county.” FCSG was incorporated in August 2012 and officially became a 501(c)3 in August of 2014. All the committee members are volunteers. “Our committee is such a close-knit, hard working group of people who have cancer patients in their heart,” continues Trask.  “Most of the people on the committee are either cancer survivors and have been touched by cancer through

their family.” Current officers are President Spain Trask, Vice President Diana Lewis, Secretary Janet Bulger, Treasurer Jane Morrison and Board Member John Fry. To apply for assistance, complete an application for assistance that may be found on their website at, or contact a board member. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made in memory or in honor of a loved one. Donations may be sent to Freestone Cancer Support Group, Inc.,

Freestone Medical Center is proud to announce it’s affiliation with BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH.

Freestone Medical Center is now affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. At Freestone Medical Center, you’ll find local care that’s backed by the expertise of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas. This relationship exemplifies our dedication to quality and compassion. Your good health remains our highest priority. And our calling remains caring for you.

To learn more about the Freestone Medical Center, visit us online at or call 903.389.2121.

P.O. Box 1522, Fairfield, Texas 75840. For more information, or if interested in volunteering, please call 903-3893917. You may also send an email to Friday night, October 21 will be “PinkOut” night at the football game in Fairfield. “This is just one example of a community reaching out,” says Trask.   Michelle Welch has headed up this fund raiser for several years, with proceeds going toward FCSG to assist those battling breast cancer.

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the owner. Deputy investigates possible animal cruelty case, animals have food and water, but will speak to owner. Teague PD makes warrant arrest for theft of livestock. Vehicle runs through construction barricade on Hwy., workers concerned for driver’s mental state. Deputies investigate and notify family members to come retrieve. No serious damage or injuries. Fairfield Fire responds to dead tree on fire on pasture. Deputy investigates report of suspicious vehicle near school zone, turns out to be bounty hunter keeping a watch on house for subject on the run. Wortham Fire responds to call of house porch on fire. 18 wheeled rock hauler on fire in the ditch, Wortham and Kirvin Fire respond, Troopers and Deputies assist with traffic control, no injuries reported. 1&1/2 year old falls into pool at residence, not breathing. Fairfield EMS and Fairfield Fire on scene, child breathing again, flown to Temple Hospital for evaluation. Vehicle on fire northbound on the interstate, Dew Fire out to tend to, assisted by Buffalo Fire. No injuries reported. Wortham PD makes arrest on assault/family violence call. Deputy investigates burglary of a vehicle call, owner reports some cash was taken from the vehicle. Deputy responds to loud music call. Deputies investigate mother/ daughter domestic dispute. TPD attempts to locate reported reckless driver call. Later investigates suspicious noise call from residence. Trooper and Deputy investigate car in the ditch,

sitting on its top, at the Boyd Curve. No one around. Owner located and local wrecker service enroute to remove. Trooper works car vs. deer on interstate, no human injuries. Game Warden notified of another car vs. deer, no serious damage to vehicle, just wanted Game Warden notified of dead deer on side of road. 4 year old takes a good fall at the playground, Fairfield EMS transports to ER for checkup. (at my age, a good fall would necessitate a call to the undertaker…) Troopers respond to one vehicle off the road on the interstate, tire blew out and took the passengers for an unwanted spin, no injuries reported. Streetman Fire tackles pasture fire when tractor runs over electric line by accident. Deputy investigates reported theft and possible burglary of a vehicle. Fairfield Fire responds to report of vehicle on fire at local business, no injuries reported. Deputy, Teague PD locate reported reckless driver at business in Teague, driver having mechanical issues with vehicle. Deputy investigates report of trespassers on 4 wheelers riding on caller’s property. Caller is 3 months pregnant and is having severe abdominal pain, Fairfield EMS transports to ER for evaluation. Kirvin, Streetman and Fairfield Fire out to battle 2 acre grass fire spreading fast. Elderly lady calls back again to report man in the attic, family on scene and attempting to set things right.

Catherine Myers --Rosalyn Renea Brown vs. James Roderick Brown --Mary Elizabeth Kennedy vs. David Lloyd Kennedy --Joe Ann Lawler vs. William David Lawler --Jameya Glick vs. Tommy Glick --Johnny Everett Green vs. Leslie Leann Green --Patti Gonzales vs. Ricardo Gonzales --USAC Leasing, LLC vs. Freestone --Carlier Lorietta Cooper, B/F, --There are 8 In the Interest of County Central Appraisal District 48, Mexia, Manufacture/Delivery a Child cases for the Month of --Jennifer Boren vs. Larry Wayne Irons & Tyson Foods, Inc. of Controlled Substance PG 3<28 September 2016 --Jamie Cotton West vs. Herchel --Portfolio Recovery Associates, grams, Hydrocodone, BONDED West OUT, Date of Offense: 4-19-2016 --Elizabeth Gail Farish vs. Jackie LLC vs. Linda Allison --Ally Financial, Inc. vs. Diana --Soungie Jalyssa Craig, L. Farish Armstrong B/F, 24, Houston, Possession of --Chandra Barrett vs. Brian --Melvin L Davis vs. Exel Inc., Substance in Penalty Group 1, Barrett Penske Leasing & Rental Cocaine, Less than one gram, IN --Bryan David Myers vs. Elizabeth Company, & Terrance A Sims JAIL, Date of Offense: 8-10-16 --Randolph Scott Hamblin, W/M, 28, Teague, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Oxycodone, Four grams or more but less than 200, OUT ON BOND, Date of Offense: 5-16-16 --Steen Troy Henderson, B/M, 44, Wortham, Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, Methamphetamine, Less than one gram, OUT ON BOND, Date of Offense: 7-11-16 --Marcheri Renall Hughes, B/F, 30, Teague, Possession of Firearm by Felon, OUT ON BOND, Date of Offense: 7-6-16 --Jeremy Odaniel Fuller, W/M, 32, Trinity, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, IN CUSTODYHARRIS CO ON JP WARRANT, Date of Offense: 7-31-16 --Evan Jospeh Niswanger, W/M, 31, Teague, Assault Intentionally/Recklessly Impede Breath/Circulation of Family/ Household Member with previous conviction, IN JAIL, Date of Offense: 7-30-16 --Evan Jospeh Niswanger, W/M, 31, Teague, Assault Intentionally/Recklessly Impede Breath/Circulation of Family/ Household Member with previous conviction, IN JAIL, Date of Offense: 8-14-16 --Victor Omar Sanchez – Aka Victor Omar SanchezMartinez, W/M, 25, Jewett, Assault Family Violence – Impede Breath, IN JAIL, Date of Offense: 7-29-16 --Chester William Talbert, W/M, 63, Palestine, Theft of Property, $2,500 or more but less Eagle Insurance Services than $30,000, OUT ON BOND903-389-2238 MEDICAL RELEASE, Date of Offense: 5-21-16

--County of Freestone vs. Leslie L. Long, Jr. --County of Freestone vs. Linda Melontree, et al --County of Freestone vs. Janice Elaine White, et al --County of Freestone vs. Danny Richardson, et al --County of Freestone vs. James P Kryfko, et al --County of Freestone vs. Jean Wright, et al --County of Freestone vs. Rick Dunlap --County of Freestone vs. Brandon Andre Smith, et al --County of Freestone vs. Willie George Davis, et al --County of Freestone vs. Donald Ray Nellums --County of Freestone vs. Dwayne Douglas Brooks

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Sheriff’s Report

By Sheriff Don Anderson Greyhound bus driver calls from stop in Dew, says smells a strong odor of marijuana on the bus. Deputies and Troopers respond, Park Ranger assists. Game Warden brings in narcotics dog. One passenger arrested for possession of controlled substance. Deputies respond to report of person attempting suicide by overdosing on prescription meds. Trooper assists, Teague EMS and Dew Fire on scene if needed. Subject transported to ER for evaluation. Caller finds large snake in the washroom of residence, Game Warden responds for a little snake wrangling. Game Warden out to investigate report of boaters on Trinity River shooting a gun in a reckless manner. Teague PD takes call of possible domestic disturbance, verbal only. Young man falls out of tree stand while hunting, back hurts, maybe broke a rib or two. Fairfield EMS responds, subject flown to Waco Hospital for treatment. Streetman Fire assists elderly lady who fell and couldn’t get up, no serious injuries reported. Trooper and Deputies respond to two vehicle wreck on interstate, Fairfield and Dew Fire out to assist, no serious injuries reported. Caller reports had hip surgery a few weeks ago, now in a lot of pain, Teague

Don Anderson EMS transports to ER for evaluation. Dew Fire tackles small grass Don Anderson fire on interstate service road. Car reported sitting sideways in the left lane of interstate. Fairfield PD, Deputies and Trooper all respond, Fairfield Fire out to help with traffic control. Elderly caller states there is a man in the attic, had this call before and family notified. 18 wheeler hauling sand overturns on west bound service road, no injuries reported, Troopers and Deputies respond to direct traffic as wrecker company cleans up the mess. Tree limb falls on power line at County Fairgrounds, power line is on top of one of the booths and the roof is on fire. Fairfield Fire puts out the fire, Oncor notified to deal with the power line. Teague Fire responds to residence on complaint of lights flickering and a burning smell, no fire detected. Caller says neighbors dogs are getting under the house and tearing up things, Wortham PD out to assist. Cow out on Farm to Market road, possible owner contacted and enroute. Fairfield EMS to Boyd unit, offender having chest pains, transported to ER for evaluation. Deputy herds loose cows of roadway, attempting to find

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Fairfield Police Report By: Chief of Police Kenny Bulger Monday, Oct. 10th 4:20 PM-Officer Frasier on report of child not picked up from school, all was ok. 8:16 PM-Officer Markham on report of tree branch falling and taking power line down. 9:11 AM-Officer Weinmann on minor wreck. 10:03 PM-Officer Weinmann on suspicious person. 10:21 PM-Officer Weinmann and Markham on report of suspicious subjects at gas station, subjects gone on officer arrival. Tuesday, Oct. 11th 3:19 AM-Officer Markham assist Trooper on wreck. 7:24 PM-Officer Frasier on report of missing vehicle. 8:16 AM-Officer Frasier to meet a complainant over report of someone took their wallet out of their vehicle. 1:05 PM-Officer Frasier on report of someone going on and out of bathrooms at city park, was a city worker cleaning. 2:53 PM-Officer Frasier to PD to meet a complainant. Wednesday, Oct. 12th 9:01 AM-Officer Palacios on report of debris in the roadway. 5:45 PM-Officer Alexander on report of missing property. 6:43 PM-Officer Gallegos on report of minor wreck in parking lot. Thursday, Oct. 13th 2:17 AM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off. 9:06 AM-Officer Palacios on truck broke down in the roadway. 10:20 AM-Officer Palacios and Sgt. Utsey on report of major wreck.

8:00 PM-Officer Alexander on found property. 10:14 PM-Officer Gallegos on a suspicious vehicle. 10:49 PM-Officer Gallegos to meet a complainant. Friday, Oct. 14th 5:57 AM-Officer Frasier on alarm going off. 10:44 AM-Officer Frasier, Sgt. Utsey and Chief Bulger assist with funeral escort. 12:16 PM-Officer Frasier on minor wreck. 11:13 PM-Officer Weinmann arrest subject for driving on suspended driver license. Saturday, Oct. 15th 12:21 AM-Officer Markham and Weinmann on report of loud music and subjects fighting. 12:56 PM-Officer Frasier on report of subject leaving nursing home. 3:22 PM-Officer Frasier on report of minor wreck. 7:19 PM-Officer Markham assist Fairfield Fire dept on car fire. 7:25 PM-Officer Weinmann arrest subject on warrants. 9:34 PM-Officer Markham on report of vehicles blocking the roadway. 10:29 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of reckless driver. 11:43 PM-Officer Markham on report of criminal mischief. Sunday, Oct. 16th 6:00 AM-Officer Frasier on report of alarm going off. 8:40 AM-Officer Frasier on report of money scam at local store. 8:00 PM-Officer Markham and Weinmann on report of major wreck.

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Retirement Plan Approved by FHD The transition from ETMC Fairfield to Freestone Medical Center is moving right along; in fact, they are just a bit ahead of schedule at this point in time. At their most recent meeting, board members voted on a 457 B Retirement Plan for employees. This new plan is very similar to the current 403 B Plan that is offered through ETMC. Employees and providers will be entered into this plan as of their original hire date; and will be able to roll over any current monies previously accrued. Freestone Medical Center will begin matching immediately with a 5-year graduated vesting at a rate of 100% of the employee’s contribution up to

3%. In addition to the retirement plan, board members voted to approve proposed policies on the following: Limited English Proficiency Policy, Nondiscrimination Policy, 504 Grievance Procedure, Auxiliary Aids and Services for persons with Disabilities, 504 Notice of Program Accessibility, and Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act and Patient Transfer Policy. These policies are basic for medical facilities, but must be voted and approved for posting in and around the medical campus and on various forms of literature. They must also be in place and filed when obtaining a hospital license from the State.

Also at this meeting, Rachel Middlebrook was introduced by CHC. She will serve in the capacity of Administrative Assistant. It was announced that persons have been hired for the positions of Health Information Management Director (Medical Records) and IT Director. There are a few more positions CHC is looking to fill; and they are in the interviewing process at this time. As a side note, don’t forget to support Fairfield Hospital District by attending their annual Health Fair on Saturday, October 22, 2016 on hospital grounds. Nicole Schaefer reporting

Low Key Meeting at County Court Freestone County Commissioners had a low key meeting this week as they covered mostly basic housekeeping issues. In addition to paying bills in the amount of $72,292.00 and approving budget amendments, Commissioners also signed a resolution for the Indigent Defense Grant Program. This program gives partial reimbursement for court appointed attorneys used in trials held in Freestone County Court, so long as funds are used appropriately. This is the same resolution used each year, but it must be updated on an annual basis. Another contract renewal made during the meeting was for the Freestone County Tax Office’s web hosting agreement with

Pritchard & Abbot, Inc. The contract itself did not change, nor the cost, but a simple renewal was needed. Next, Commissioners voted to extend early voting hours at the Fairfield Conference Center on October 28th and 29th. Hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This change stems from the fact that the County entered into contract for a joint election with the City of Streetman and they are required to have two 12hour long voting days. Last on their list was to figure out where to get money to cover the cost of outstanding invoices in the Road and Bridge budget for Precinct 3. The current account balance is $2,795. The outstanding invoices total $15,750.

located a vehicle parked in the surf near the hotel district of South Padre Island. The vehicle was backed up to the water with a vessel known as a “lancha” behind it in the surf. The lancha fled the scene and the driver of the vehicle was immediately taken into custody. Game wardens and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents with the Office of Air Marine seized 17 bundles of marijuana from the vehicle and the surrounding beach area. Agents with the Office of Air Marine then pursued the southbound lancha until it capsized approximately 4 miles south of the landing

location. Five individuals aboard the lancha were taken into custody, while the vessel and additional bundles of marijuana were recovered and seized along with the vehicle. “The illegal trafficking of narcotics will not be tolerated in the state of Texas and activities like this that are blatantly conducted in areas frequented by sportsmen and tourists will be dealt with immediately,” said COL Game Warden Craig Hunter, TPWD Director of Law Enforcement. “Thanks to the strong relationship of cooperation that the Texas law enforcement community has with our federal partners,

we are able continue our interdiction of illegal activity up and down the coast and along Texas’ international border.” Agencies assisting with the interdiction, transportation, recovery of narcotics and apprehension of subjects were: the United States Customs and Border Protection Office of Air Marine, Homeland Security Investigations, South Padre Island Police Department, United States Coast Guard SPI Station, Cameron County Park Police and Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens.

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Continued from 1-A is presiding over this trial that began on Wednesday, October 19th. Halford, along with codefendant O’Jarion McClenon, is charged with Capital Murder for her alleged involvement in an incident occurring in March of 2015 that resulted in the death of her uncle, Teague resident, Douglas Carr Hurst. Jury selection for O’Jarion (O.J.) McClenon’s trial is set for October 31, 2016. Co-defendant Lawson Lee Abram was tried earlier this month and was found ‘guilty’ of Capital Murder; and was subsequently sentenced to Life Without Parole. Nicole Schaefer reporting

The shortage comes from the fact that the County has not received as much tax revenue as initially anticipated due to Luminant being in bankruptcy. Commissioners Craig Oakes (Pct 2) and Clyde Ridge (Pct 4) agreed to split the total and offer the money as a loan to Bodie Emmons (Pct 3) to cover these expenses and to keep the line item from going into the negative. It is expected that now Luminant is out of bankruptcy, the money will be forthcoming in the future. The next regularly scheduled meeting for Commissioners Court is set for Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Nicole Schaefer reporting As the annual Deer Season opens in November, the folks at Butler VFD will host their annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, November 5th. Mark your calendars for some good eating! (Submitted Photo)

Multiple Agencies Thwart Major Drug Shipment Texas Game Wardens, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, helped intercept a drug shipment along a popular stretch of surf on South Padre Island early Thursday morning, seizing 730 pounds of marijuana and arresting six individuals on drug trafficking charges. Around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, game wardens assigned to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Marine Tactical Operations Group received notification that a vessel was traveling northbound from Mexico and made landfall on South Padre Island. The team immediately responded to the call and

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Halloween in Teague Many People were wondering when Halloween will be celebrated. Monday October 31, 2016 is Halloween and that will be the day we will celebrate. The time will be from 6PM to 9PM. It is important that parents accompany your children. Should there be any issues officers will be out and will be available to assist. Please take a flashlight and have some type of reflective item. Parents please be careful in crossing the street with your children. Have safe a Happy Halloween! Teague Police Chief Dan Ramsewy

Small Electric Fire Last Week A fallen tree branch lead to a convergence of the flashing lights of emergency vehicles at the Kiddie Park in Fairfield, Texas around 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016. According to Officer M. Sean Frasier of Fairfield PD, a fire started when a tree branch fell on a power line, but it went out on its own before emergency personnel

arrived. According to Parks Supervisor Jerry Hughes, the limb cause very little damage. Although the playground area features several trees, Hughes does not expect any further problems. “This was a fluke kind of deal,” he says, as it was a “green” limb that had fallen. Karen Leidy reporting.

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Exercise Tips: When to Increase Weights & Reps You may know that weight training is great for weight loss and building muscle, but when exactly do you increase weights or reps? Physical therapist Dr. Seth Watson has some recommendations:  --Increase the number of repetitions prior to increasing resistance (up to 15 repetitions) --Once able to perform 15 repetitions, at current weight, make sure that you are able to perform at a pace of 2 seconds up, 2 seconds down --If able to perform 15 repetitions, at current weight, at slow pace, reduce number of repetitions back to 10, increase weight (5 pounds on upper extremity, 10 pounds on lower extremity) New Recommendations on Quantity and Quality of Exercise “The scientific evidence we reviewed is indisputable,” said Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D., FAHA, FACSM, chair of the writing committee. “When it comes to exercise, the benefits far outweigh the risks. A program of regular exercise - beyond activities of daily living - is essential for most adults.” The basic recommendations - categorized by cardiorespiratory exercise, resistance exercise, flexibility exercise and neuromotor exercise - are as follows: Cardiorespiratory Exercise --Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. --Exercise recommendations can be met through 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (five days per week) or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise (three days per week). --One continuous session and multiple shorter sessions (of at least 10 minutes) are both acceptable to accumulate desired amount of daily exercise. --Gradual progression of exercise time, frequency and intensity is recommended for best adherence and least injury risk. --People unable to meet these minimums can still benefit from some activity. Resistance Exercise --Adults should train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and equipment. --Very light or light intensity is best for older persons or previously sedentary adults starting exercise. --Two to four sets of each exercise will help adults improve strength and power. --For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improve strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance. --Adults should wait at least 48 hours between resistance training sessions. 

Courtesy of Lott Physical Therapy & Fitness Center.

METGCD Meets in Freestone County Oct. 25 The Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District will be conducting a Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and will be located in Fairfield at the Freestone County Courthouse, County Courtroom. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Additional information regarding the meeting agenda or other information about your Groundwater Conservation District can be found on the District’s website at, or by contacting the District at (936) 348-3212.

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Make It Alkaline Please! What is Alkaline and Acidic? We want to be a 7.4ph to 7.5ph. This causes our blood to be alkaline which will mean that sickness cannot thrive. If you think that you are acidic, you may have symptoms like acid reflux, or just feel blah. The most acidic foods include; refined sugar, chocolate, peanuts, wheat flour, white flour, shell fish, beef, cheese, dairy, soft drinks, and processed foods. You can get acidosis which mean that your body becomes too acidic. This causes your body to utilize your own alkaline material to try to balance out your ph. That will deplete your alkaline resources. The minerals that it will pull from you will include sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. All of that will cause you to lose energy, have acid build up, decrease ability to repair damages cells, decrease heavy metal detoxification, and increase disease susceptibility. 60- 80% of your diet should be alkaline. Alkaline foods include; lemons, oranges, cherries, dates, figs, nectarines, pears, watermelon, apples, bananas, avocado, jicama, kale, sweet potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, bell pepper, beets, eggplant, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, squash, greens, and most herbs and spices. Instead of vinegar (acid) based dressings and sauces, use ginger or garlic. Keep in mind that fresh ingredients are more alkaline that frozen products. Your body’s ph being balanced is super important in your overall health, weight loss, fighting sicknesses, skin, nails, and even hair. It is good to take your ph often so that you know what you need to do in order to balance it out. If you are one of the blessed ones with a water well on your property, I feel that you have liquid gold because it is full of minerals, higher in ph, and better for your system. It restores the minerals that acidic foods draw from you. If you do not have a well, we have a water called crazy water from Mineral Wells, TX and blk water. The Blk water has fulvic trace minerals which come from the earth’s surface vs. a well. If you want to live the best life possible, stock up on anything alkaline!

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PROPANE 3 8 9 - LY L E Recyling this Saturday Fourth Saturday recycling is October 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the FHS Bus Loop on Post Oak Road in Fairfield, Texas. Residents and businesses are encouraged to bring their paper, plastic, aluminum, tin, glass and cardboard to the FHS bus loop on Post Oak Road to be recycled by Progressive Waste. Glass must be separated from other materials with lids removed.

Raffle Fundraiser

Fairfield Project Graduation Fairfield Project Graduation is having a Raffle Fundraiser during the girls’ varsity home basketball game on December 6, 2016. Tickets are $100 each and will be sold at all home football, volleyball, and basketball games. They can

also be purchased from junior parents. Prizes are: Grand Prize$10,000 VISA Card, 2nd& 3rd - $2,000 VISA Card, and 4th - $1,000 VISA Card. For more information, contact Betsy Monico or Lisa Harris.

Toy Run Nov. 19th Mark your calendars to November 19th to join the East Texas Bikers in their first Toy Run fundraising event. East Texas Bikers is a group that started on Facebook by founders Jacque and Michael Williams. They are a benefit driven group of bikers that want to help others in their community by doing benefit rides/fundraisers, to raise money for those in need. From their base in Ben Wheeler, Texas Jacque and Michael have been able to grow our little group to 4700 plus members strong. East Texas Bikers has raised approximately $60,000 over the last 3 years for the folks in need. It is hoped that this year’s Toy Run will become an annual event. This ride will raise money and toys for some of the disadvantaged children in the East Texas area. The November 19th Toy Run will benefit The Weaver Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities. They are raising money to go to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio this summer. Their trip will be totally funded by donations. The camp website is   The East Texas Bikers also be collecting toys for the residents recovering at Grace House in Tool, Texas. These toys are to be given to their children this Christmas. The shelter’s Facebook page is  Any excess toys we collect will be given to East Texas Crisis Center and other organizations needing toys for under privileged children in our community.  Grace House is also in need of many basic items for the women in residence. Items include toilet paper, bleach, detergent, DW detergent, Lysol, cleaning supplies, milk, bread, cheese, butter, meats, lunch meats, juice, cereal, breakfasts meats, pancake mix, oatmeal, tuna, veggies, fruit, coffee and coffee filters. Registration for the Toy Run will start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th at Ramsey’s Roadhouse in Wills Point, Texas. Cost is $10 and a new, unwrapped toy. The Toy Run will take a scenic ride through East Texas to Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler, arriving at approximately 1:30 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase at Ramsey’s starting at 11:00 a.m. and Moore’s Store at 1:30 p.m. Santa Toy Drop-off Boxes will be available at both venues for those who would like to make a donation but are unable to join us for the ride. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes. Prize for most festive decorated bike will be awarded. Santa will be present for photo ops, and DJ Matt with Bright Entertainment will provide music. A Christmas decorated truck and enclosed trailer will lead the ride and Santa will follow on his bike along with his biker reindeer! Toys will go to the children of residents at Grace House in Tool, TX. The monetary donations received will go to Weaver Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities to fund their trip to Morgan’s Wonderland. Any excess toys will go to East Texas Crisis Center and other area organizations needing toys for under privileged children in our community


Friends of Fort Boggy to Meet Oct. 24th The Friends of Fort Boggy State Park will meet Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Fort Boggy State Park (4994 Hwy. 75 South, Centerville, TX), for their regular quarterly meeting. Come and hear the latest developments at the park, as we prepare to start a new year.

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October 19, 2016

Affiliation Agreement Signed with Hospital District

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Agreement with Baylor Scott & White Health to bring knowledge & resources to Fairfield

required to type in their names during the voting process. All other county positions Baylor Scott & White Health and Fairfield Hospital District (FHD) have signed will come from administrative and clinical staff at that facility. each have only one candidate an affiliation agreement, promoting cooperation and enhancing health care in “We look forward to developing a closer relationship with this outstanding in the race; all Republican Freestone County, a primarily rural area of East Texas between Palestine and team of healthcare providers. We are already privileged to care for a number nominees. There were no Waco along the I-45 corridor. FHD governs and oversees ETMC Fairfield, the of patients from the greater Freestone County area seeking specialized care, local Democratic candidates only hospital in Freestone County, and plans to re-name the facility Freestone and we are aligned in our desires to work together to further enhance the to file for office this year. services provided in our respective regions,” said Glenn Robinson, president, Early Voting begins October Medical Center after the transition. 24, 2016 for the General In accordance with the agreement, Baylor Scott & White Health will provide Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest.  Robinson will act as Baylor Scott & White’s representative at FHD Board Election and will end on advisory and educational services to FHD management and staff to improve November 4, 2016. operations and care, as well as provide access to other resources which smaller meetings. “Baylor Scott & White is so well known and what I’d consider the ‘blue chip’ Poll locations and dates are health care organizations typically do not have. “We know a large number of patients in our community already travel west of health care,” says George Robinson, FHD board chair. “So I think it is going as follows: Fairfield Conference to Baylor Scott & White facilities in Waco or Temple for health services,” says to be a wonderful fit for residents in this area.” Center Tony Price, FHD executive director. “That’s where their specialists are. So this About Baylor Scott & White Health Formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and --October 24-27, Mondayrelationship will benefit our community in addition to benefiting the medical Scott & White Healthcare, the system referred to as Baylor Scott & White Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. center.” FHD’s ETMC Fairfield serves not only the town of Fairfield, but a number Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. 5:00 p.m. of small East Texas communities such as Teague, Lanely and Buffalo among With total assets of $9 billion* and serving a population larger than the state --October 28-29, Friday & several others. The medical center provides both inpatient care and outpatient of Georgia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. – services, including imaging and laboratory services, and has a 24-hour provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a 7:00 p.m. emergency department designated a level IV trauma center. The medical dramatically changing health care environment. The system now includes 48 --October 31-November 4, center cares for about 2,000 patients a month in addition to receiving 750 hospitals, more than 900 access points, 6,000 active physicians, and 40,000 Monday-Friday, from 8:00 employees, plus the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research a.m. – 5:00 p.m. monthly emergency department visits. “ETMC Fairfield has an excellent reputation, and most importantly we share Institute and Baylor  Scott & White Quality Alliance —  a network of clinical Butler Community Center similar values,” says Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Scott & White. “This providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of --October 26, Wednesday, agreement will allow us to assist Fairfield Hospital District in enhancing its patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care. For more information from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. visit: Dew School service to the community.” --October 26, Wednesday, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in Waco is the closest Baylor * based on unaudited 2015 fiscal year statements from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scott & White medical center to FHD, so much of the guidance and consultation Donie Community Center --October 26, Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Southern Oaks Clubhouse --October 29, Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. the technique that finally eradicated the pest from antlers, I expect would be easy targets as well.” by Steve Byrns Teague City Hall the U.S.” After decades of trying to manage around --October 26-28, WednesdaySwiger said the primary or New World screwworm screwworms in various ways, it was clear eradication Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 The return of screwworms would deal a severe blow to the ranching and hunting industries, said as it’s called is a serious pest of all mammals, was the only option to end the heavy losses, Swiger p.m. a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinary including livestock, wildlife, birds and humans, said. Wortham Community though its presence is rare but possible in birds and entomologist at Stephenville. “The flies’ Achillies heel is the female’s habit of only Center The observation by Dr. Sonja Swiger came as the humans. mating one time,” Swiger said. “Once researchers --October 29, Saturday, from “The primary screwworm, the ‘worm’ being the discovered this fact, they could proceed with 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. result of the flesh-eating pest being confirmed in larval stage of a fly a bit larger than a housefly, is eradication strategies. The eradication program Florida. Application for ballots by Swiger said Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, AgriLife different from all other blow flies in the U.S.,” she consisted of irradiating captive male flies, rendered mail must be received no later Extension veterinary specialist at College Station, said. “The difference is that it infests and feeds on them sterile. The sterile flies were dropped from than the close of business gave a presentation to producers Oct. 7 at living tissue in live animals. In contrast, blow flies airplanes into areas where screwworms were on October 28, 2016. Mail Stephenville during which he said the cost to control feed on carrion and rotting meat.” present. When large numbers of sterile males were to Linda Jarvis, Early Voting Swiger said the female screwworm fly is attracted released into infested areas, native females would Clerk, P.O. Box 1010, Fairfield, the pest today in cattle alone could easily exceed to wounds or mucous tissue on animals where she mate with the sterile males and then lay infertile Texas 75840. $500 million annually. “Dr. Hairgrove also mentioned a price tag of $1 billion lays several hundred eggs. The larvae soon hatch eggs. This worked, not overnight, but it did work.” The last opportunity to cast would be needed annually to eradicate screwworms and live inside the wound. As the wound festers, Today, Swiger said the pest has been eradicated your vote will be Election Day Want from their former range, should it become re- more females are attracted and lay their eggs. all the way down to the Panama Canal,to andKnow... a on Tuesday, November 8, “I have heard stories from back when Texas was sterile fly-producing facility is still in production in 2016. See “Publich Notices” established,” she said. “Some in attendance at Dr. Hairgrove’s presentation had no idea of the gravity infested with them, as they were ‘officially’ listed as Panama. on page 3-D in this edition of of the issue. That’s understandable as the last eradicated from the U.S. in 1966, 13 years before I “It is unknown at this time where this new Florida The “Times” for poll locations reported case in the U.S. was decades ago.” was born,” Swiger said. “But back when they were outbreak originated,” Swiger said. “If there is a on Election Day. The current infestation in deer is isolated to one around it was reported that infestation rates of silver lining to this dark cloud, it’s that the outbreak calves were often 100 percent. Infestations, if left is on one of the Key islands, very far south and fairly of the Florida Keys, Swiger said. “Officials have blockaded the road to stop animal untreated, usually led to the death of the animal. isolated from the mainland. And luckily, the Keys “If not stopped this pest would be catastrophic to did not get a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew, so movement there now, but it is not known if any had moved to other areas of Florida before the the livestock and wildlife industries. Calves got the we should not see a spreading issue there.” discovery,” Swiger said. “They are using pesticides worst of it after birth before their navels had time Swiger said the last screwworm captured in the and releasing sterile male screwworm flies, which is to dry and heal. Dehorned animals were another U.S. before this recent incursion was in 1982, prime host. Even ear tagging, vaccinating before today’s younger ranchers and outdoorsmen and slight shearing nicks on sheep were were born. enough to bring on a fly strike. It does “This flesh-eating pest has the capability to cause The not have to be a large wound to attract extensive damage in the southern and southwestern female flies. U.S.,” she said. “So, it is critical that people know “TIMES” “Think about it, if screwworms returned, about it and be on the lookout for it so we can stop it could be the end of part-time ranching. screwworm re-infestation early if it shows up here The paper Except for the dead of winter, stockmen again.” with would have to constantly watch their For more information, go to: http://livestockvetento. for purchasing my Market Sheep the “BUZZ” stock for ‘wormies.’ And white-tailed at the 2016 Freestone County Fair. deer, which give birth in warm weather, and bucks in velvet with blood-engorged Also, a special Thank You to Add On Buyers

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Irresponsible Candidate I am a concerned citizen. This is my precinct, my county, and  my hometown. I am your neighbor and like you, I drive these roads, I work hard, I pay my taxes, and I support local businesses. I will raise my girls here. I will grow old here.  The role of County Commissioner is much more than roadwork. While I pride myself in being very knowledgeable in this area, I am fully capable of fulfilling the other areas needed to be a successful commissioner. My background is in business management, job budgeting, and the supervising of employees.   My campaign for County Commissioner of Precinct 3 began as a concerned citizen and win or lose, I will remain a concerned citizen because I care about who is in charge and what they are doing to better our community. My decision to run has been called “unethical” by some but I can promise you, my intentions are nothing but good. What I believe to be unethical would be putting someone in charge of such duties who does not make paying his personal taxes a priority.  Do you want Michael Daniels in charge of your hard earned tax dollars when he refuses to pay his own?  Write-in Cooper Daniel for County Commissioner of Precinct 3 for financial responsibility.  Pol. Ad paid for by Cooper Daniel - 200 PR 1242 - Fairfield, TX 75840  Photo Source:

Full Weekend Planned for Homecoming

Teague Ex-Students A full schedule is planned for the Teague ExStudents Homecoming to be held on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd. First Registration will be held at the Old Teague Hotel, 201 Elm Street (by the BRI Railroad and Historical Museum), from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. For those who don’t wish to attend the football game, following registration, the Cowboy Christians band will play from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Hotdogs, Sausage on a

Stick, snacks and cold drinks will be available for purchase. From 8:00 p.m. to midnight, everyone’s favorite, Michael “Lanky” Moore, will be providing great entertainment. Final Registration will be held at the Old Teague Hotel on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. These events are sponsored by the Teague Historical Preservation Society.

Performing Saturday: Gary McAdams Band Gary McAdams of the Gary McAdams Band will be performing at the Teague ExStudents’ Association Mix-NMingle to be held Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight at the Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards. McAdams is an accomplished musician and vocalist who has performed at various venues throughout the United States and currently hails from Clinton, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Teague

High School, Class of 1981. McAdams plans to have several THS exes perform with his band and has an outstanding show planned for the evening. Members may find information for paying dues and purchasing tickets online at www. teagueexstudetnsassociation. Tickets and dues may also be handled at the door, but members are urged to get their tickets early as space may be limited.

THS Class of ‘68 to Meet Teague High School Class of 1968 will meet on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the home of Judy Barger Lucas, 300 Barger Road, at 9:00 a.m. We will be decorating a float and lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. In order to plan how many will be present for lunch, please call Judy at 254-563-5404 to let her know if you will be able to attend. Hope to see you at Homecoming!

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NOMINEES FOR THE 2016 TEAGUE LIONS Homecoming Court are: (back row) Junior-Madison Steen, Senior-Hayley Harris, Junior-Katelin Bodine, and Senior-Ally Skinner; and (front row) Sophomore-Haylee Young, Freshman-Macy Guerrero, Freshman-Jocelyn Gibson, and Sophomore-Graysie Myers. (Photo submitted)

Color Run Planned by THS Student Council On October 29th, the Teague High School Student Council will be hosting their second annual Color Run. The event was started to help raise money so the Student Council organization could fulfill its dream of becoming the TASC secretary by expanding its campaign platform.

It costs $25 to sign up, and with your purchase you receive a t-shirt designed by Student Council members, as well as a free color packet, which you will receive at the end of the run. “It is not a competition,” says vice president Katelin Bodine. “We just want everyone to have fun running or walking

our 5K.” The run will start and finish at the Teague City Park at 9 A.M. that morning. If you are interested in participating, you may contact the student council advisor, Gayle Waldrip, at gwaldrip@teagueisd. org

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Fairfield Chamber of Commerce presents New Laws Effecting Employee Compensation and How to Avoid Payroll Pitfalls on October 25, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the LaQuinta hotel in Fairfield. Guest speaker is Rosemary Jones who will discuss the following topics: --New Compensation Rules (Effective 12/1/16) --Minimum Wage Issues --Overtime Pay and Management --Salaried vs. Hourly Employees --Overtime – Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employees Workshop is sponsored by the City of Fairfield and Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. RSVP to the Chamber office at 903-389-5792.

A Square Affair Returns Nov. 26th A Square Affair returns to the courthouse square in downtown Fairfield, Texas on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The semi-annual event is hosted by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Vendors offering a variety of merchandise are invited to participate. A Square Affair will be open for shopping from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Set up must be

complete by 7:30 a.m. Limited electrical outlets are available. Vendors responsible for extension cords, as needed. Tents, if used, must be weighted down. Vendors should contact Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at 903-389-5792 to sign up for the event. Or, send an email to chamber@

City of Fairfield Observes

Chamber of Commerce Week Making it official, Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill signs a proclamation declaring “Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Week” to be observed October 17-21, 2016. Chamber Director Brenda Pate (right) and Chamber Ambassador Karen Leidy (left) were on hand last week to witness the signing ceremony. Communities throughout the State are celebrating Texas Chamber of Commerce Week for the organization’s work in connecting businesses and communities to opportunity. The City of Fairfield Proclamation reads as follows: Texas has become an economic power thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of its residents. Our citizenry is full of entrepreneurs and innovators seeking to carve out a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. In many cases, the dreams of these Texans become reality with the help of local chambers of commerce. The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce has distinguished itself through its promotion of our local community and projects and by actively fostering job creation, improving education and developing infrastructure. All of this contributing to a better future for all our citizens. The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce celebrates all of our achievements as a community, because together we can make a difference. Therefore, I, Roy W. Hill, Mayor of the City of Fairfield, Texas do hereby proclaim October 17-21 to be “Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Week” in Fairfield, Texas.

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Library Hires New Director Jerry Wiggins Joins Fairfield Public Library Fairfield Public Library has selected a new Director to fill the position previously occupied by Mr. John Stevens, who passed unexpectedly in June. Mr. Gary Wiggins began his new post on Friday, October 14, 2016; and is excited about the opportunity to make a difference in Fairfield and Freestone County. “One of the main reasons I chose to apply for the Director’s position at the Library is to get more involved in the community,”

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he says. “The board has many great ideas to improve and modernize the library and I was given a great opportunity to help make that happen!” Originally from the DFW Metroplex, Wiggins previously worked for Boeing-BAE Systems in scheduling and as a customer focal for 20 years. In 2004, he and wife Pat purchased a weekend property in the area to get away from the large city from time to time. The couple fell in love with Freestone County and decided to moved here full time in 2010 after building a home on their property. “It was a life-long dream to live in the country,” he says. “Living here is a major change from our lives in the DFW Metroplex, and we love it.” “Pat and I are active at our church. She is a member of the Freestone Cancer Support Group, and serves as Precinct Judge for Dew.  We began working elections together in 2012,” he explains. For the past two and a half years, Wiggins worked as rental coordinator at Red Hat Rentals; but decided to throw his hat in the ring when the Director position came open at the library. “I’m excited about the future of the Library and am pleased to have been chosen as the new Director for the Fairfield Public Library.” Stop by the library to welcome Mr. Wiggins and to stay up to date on changes that will be occurring slowly, but surely. Nicole Schaefer reporting

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October means Halloween fun, and Freestone County offers several events for families to enjoy. Boo! On the Square The City of Fairfield will host their annual Boo! On the Square on Wednesday, October 26th. Don your favorite costume and come for goodies and fun on the courthouse lawn from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating will be held inside the courthouse (5:30-7:30 p.m.), at the Historical Museum (6:00-7:30 p.m.) and at the First United Methodist Church (6:00-8:00 p.m.) Fall Festivals are also being held at Harmony Presbyterian Church (5:50-7:50 p.m.) and Calvary Baptist Church (6:008:00 p.m.). Done the round at 932 Main St., Round Prairie Baptist Church will also be passing out candy and activity books. They will have several inflatables and will be serving cotton candy and hotdogs. The haunted Keechi Hollow Manor will be open from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., located on the east side of the courthouse square. Freestone County Times will also be on the courthouse lawn during the event, taking pictures of all the trick-ortreaters from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pictures will be published in the November 2nd edition of The “Times.” Keechi Hollow Manor Join the haunted house fun in downtown Fairfield, Texas for the annual Keechi Hollow Manor on Wednesday, October 26th and Saturday, October 29th. Doors of the manor will open from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. each night. Teague Parkfest Food, fun and fellowship are the order of the day at the annual Teague Parkfest on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Held at Teague City Park, the event features arts & crafts vendors, game booths and a variety of food booths. The activities will kick off with a Children’s Costume contest under the pavilion, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. for the free contest. Hello pumpkin season! Decorated pumpkins in downtown Wortham, Texas are provided by the Wortham ISD Bulldogs. -HalloweenCome out and enjoy the Fall decorations. (Photo by Lori Jones) Page 5-B

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--Obituaries Marie Elizabeth Moore Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Moore, 83, of Fairfield, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Fairfield. Funeral services were held 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 14, 2016 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Dr. Richard Heyduck, Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Fairfield officiating. Interment followed at Thomason Cemetery near the Guy’s Store Community near Centerville. Pallbearers were Holt Moore, John Morgan, Michael Morgan, Trey Moore, Tucker Moore and Roger McCrary. Marie Elizabeth Claes was born

August 13, 1933 in Galveston to parents Marie Antoinette Cannatella and James Edward Claes, a chief steward, both of Galveston. She attended Ursuline Academy and graduated Ball High School in 1950 at the age of sixteen. She attended Sam Houston State Teachers College. In 1954 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Chemistry. While studying at Sam Houston she married the love of her life, Harold Reginald Moore in 1952. Bill and Marie celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on the 6th of September of this year. During those years she was a high school chemistry teacher as well as helped raise three children. She also was one of the founders of the Fairfield Library Association, served as President of the PTA in Fairfield, was a member of the Freestone County Historical Society, and the Fairfield Band Boosters. When she was young, she was an avid swimmer and used to swim across Galveston Bay to visit her Aunt and then swim back across. She had nine hours of flight instruction and was a faithful copilot for the last fifty years. She would go

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flying anywhere and anytime. Marie also loved to play bridge and so loved playing in her bridge club for many years as well. She loved to travel and even later in life was able to travel with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Duoto. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Dr. Harold R. Moore; three children, Harold Thomason Moore (Tommy) of Fairfield; Karen Marie Spikes and husband Lynn of Fairfield; Dr. Brent William Moore and wife Chrissy of Fairfield. Grandchildren, John Daniel Morgan, Jr. and wife Tanya of Buffalo; Harold Thomason Moore III (Trey) of Mexia; Michael Andrew Morgan and wife Rachel of Austin; Carissa Marie Moore of Huntsville; Amy Marie Spikes of Huntsville; Holt William Moore and Tucker Christian Moore, both of Fairfield; one great-granddaughter, Ramona Morgan along with numerous nieces and nephews. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.

Hilarious Entertainment, Delicious Food and a Large Silent Auction

Mark Saturday CCC Event The food and atmosphere will be of a Mexican flavor; the silent auction will include a variety of great items, services and gift baskets and the entertainment will be hilarious. That pretty much describes the Community Care Club’s upcoming fiesta fundraising event, Saturday, October 22nd, at 5:30 pm at the Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Barn, located just west of FM 416 on Southern Oaks Drive. CCC raises funds for various projects and needs that serve residents who live on the south side of Richland Chambers Lake. That includes the St. Elmo and Winkler communities, as well as Fairfield and all areas between. “We help to fund our local fire department and provide scholarships for students in our area who are going on to college,” said CCC President Merle Hughes. “Other projects include gifts for nursing home residents, and for youngsters involved in Child Protective Services, and more.” Dinner for the upcoming event is a “Mexican Pile-on,” a build-your-own dinner comprised of generous helps of yummy taco chips, taco meat and all the trimmings. Guests will be served from 5:30 pm until about 7 pm, when

the entertainment begins. The evening will conclude at about 8 pm The Silent Auction portion will include such enticing items as an all-day guided fishing excursion hosted by Jackie Kennedy of Mabank, a tour and wine-tasting party for six at Kiepersol Winery near Tyler, a gift certificate for dining at Harbor Inn on the west side of RC Lake near Corsicana, and a wide variety of themed baskets, such as “Playtime at Grandma’s” and “Let’s Go Fishing,” plus gift certificates ranging from massages, hair services, tools, fishing items and much, much more. The fiesta fundraiser organizers welcome all who enjoy Mexican food, bidding on creative silent auction items and laughing at live entertainment to participate. Admission to the event is only $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and younger. Please call Mary at 903389-7586 to order advance tickets or you may purchase yours at the door. You may call this number for other questions as well. The SOVFD Fire Barn is located about 12 miles east of Streeman on FM 416 or about 4 miles west of 488.

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‘Freedom from Addiction’ Course Offered

We are beginning a Christian Intervention Program class at Apostolic Life UPC. This is a Spirit of Freedom Ministries counseling course designed to help the chemically dependent break free. The only cost is $30.00 which buys your book and other materials that you get to keep. My burden to help comes from growing up in a home with an alcoholic father. I still remember being so angry at my dad for the hurt it caused me and my family. My father’s addiction led to an abusive home along with a list of other issues. I had an older brother who also became an alcoholic. If you are addicted your children are at a higher risk of being addicted. The cycle of addiction has to stop somewhere. We must realize that our actions affect or children and loved ones. If you are needing to break the chains of Festival Goers Look Over Gift Shop and Silent Auction items during the annual Fall addiction take the first step to Festival at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Fairfield. The event included a Fun Run, Horseshoe recovery. For more information Tournament, Blood Drive and a Fun House for the kids. There was plenty of food, as well, or to sign up today call Pastor including a Sweet Shoppe with lots of goodies. (Photo by Nicole Schaefer) Travis (903) 948-8992.

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‘The Tent’ Opens Friday Engagement Announced 48 hours of Praise & Worship by Community

We are less than a week away from “The Tent.” If you do not know about “The Tent”, please read on. It all began with Belle Johnson, a 9th grader from Fairfield. She asked me to meet with her back in August about a VISION the LORD had given her. She wanted to have a revival. The Lord told her to have a revival! She did not sense this “meeting” should be associated with any particular church. She wanted all people, churches, colors, and ages to gather because of Jesus. I asked her why she wanted to do this. She said “Jesus has blessed me in so many ways, and helped me through so many things; I want to give something back to Him.”  She went before the City Council by herself to humbly ask for use of the fairgrounds. They said YES! We live in a great town. Fairfield is special. Starting this Friday, October 21st, after the football game, THE TENT:  an out of the box 48 hour praise and worship service to glorify Jesus will begin. It will conclude at 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 23rd.  There will be no preaching, political or social agendas, or extended intercession from the stage. There will be worship, adoration, and thanksgiving offered up to Jesus Christ. There will be music, and we pray there will be people gathered night and day. My main prayer when Belle gained approval from the city was for someone to help with the musical side of this event. Belle’s Mom, Misty, and I were comfortable with the set- up, volunteers, t-shirts, and etc. However, sound systems, speakers, and mics were a foreign language to us. The LORD quickly answered my prayer. Jason Francis, a Fairfield native, contacted me and said he wanted to give back to Fairfield. Years ago, several people from Fairfield sent him off on a trip that launched his career as a musician. Jason called his associates in the Southern Gospel world. He told them about Belle’s vision. They said YES! They are coming. The sweetest thing is that these artists who travel the world singing will be here, but also many local groups signed up. Our music slots were full in only a week. We

Meeting at the fairgrounds to go over event plans for The Tent is musician Jason Francis and Fairfield 9th grader, Belle Johnson. (Submitted Photo) are thrilled. Prayers have continued to be answered. Churches, families, and friends have donated money. Several Fairfield City Police Officers offered to do security for free. The City has continued to bless this event. They are loaning Belle their stage and tent. Signing up volunteers was a breeze. The Davis and Tidrow families offered to cook a Saturday night meal that will be served from 5:00 to 6:00. Planning this event has not been stressful. I know that is because it is the Lord’s Will. This is His Tent, His weekend. I sure am thankful though that a young lady shared her vision and was bold enough to obediently speak up. If you have an hour, two hours, twenty hours, or even 48 hours, come to the fairgrounds this weekend. There will be music. There

will be prayer. There will be joy, peace, and love. There will be a timely Word that will bless you, heal you, and encourage you. There will be individuals congregated to corporately thank the LORD for all that He has done and for all that we know He will do. We will have chairs. We will have water. We will have the tent. Bring a picnic, bring your friends and family. Bring your Bible. I do not know what this weekend will sound like, look like, or turn out like. There is not a plan. All I know is that the Lord told my little Sister to do this! The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:12 that everything that had happened to him had served to “advance the Gospel.” I pray that “The Tent” advances the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Submitted by Betsy Monico.

Morgan Fuller and Daniel Wood

Mike and Jina Fuller of Fairfield, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Morgan Fuller to Daniel Wood, son of Charles and Sheree Wood of Buffalo, Texas. Morgan is the granddaughter of Jerry and Gloria Robinson of Fairfield. Daniel is the grandson of Tommy and Gerrie Baker of Buffalo, Texas and Pat Burkett of Andrews, Texas. The Bride is a 2010 graduate of Fairfield High School, 2014 graduate of Texas A&M University and will graduate from Texas A&M School of Law in May 2017. The Groom is a 2010 graduate of Fairfield High School and a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in biological and agricultural engineering. He is employed by Lochner as a civil engineer in Tyler, Texas. The couple plans a December 17, 2016 wedding at First Baptist Church in Fairfield. After the wedding the couple will make their home in Tyler, Texas.

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FREE Fall Prevention Screening Oct. 22 Having trouble with your balance? Are you afraid of falling? Come see Lott Physical Therapy at the Fairfield ETMC Health Fair October 22nd, where their knowledgeable staff will be conducting FREE Fall Prevention Screenings. These screenings consist of computerized balance testing designed to assess your risk of falling. When: October 22, 2016 Time: Drop in between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: ETMC Hospital Health Fair in Fairfield Attire: Loose clothing and walking shoes

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Revisiting the Potter Watson Log Cabin by Linda Mullen Your Freestone County Museum is very privileged to house several very historic buildings. The one highlighted today is the Potter Watson Log Cabin which is thought to have been built around 1850. The history of the Potter family goes way back to the early years of Texas, even prior to Limestone and Freestone County’s formations. The rich heritage emanates from its thick log walls. In 1846, Daniel Potter (b. 1816 in TN) was already located in this region, according to the1893 book The Lone Star State, page 402, “A History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties”. He was involved with the settlement of Troy, along with his father-in-law, John N. Claypool (b. 1792 in NC). His father-in-law was a founder of Limestone and Freestone County as well as Fairfield. They were both listed on the 1846 Republic of Texas Poll List and were awarded neighboring Third Class Mercer Colony Headright grant certificates of 640 acres each on June 4, 1850. Daniel Potter married Elizabeth B. Claypool (born 1821 in MO) around 1839-40 possibly in Arkansas. The 1850 Census list the following children: John C. (b. 1840 in AR), Hannah (b. 1842 in MO), and Lucinda A. (b. 1844 in MO). According to these records they lived in Arkansas and Missouri prior to coming to Freestone. If Lucinda was born in Missouri in 1844 that means that they must have moved to Texas after she was born. Lucinda Ann was their only child to survive to adulthood. Daniel built his cabin in the vicinity of Cottonwood Creek, a few miles south of the Stewards Mill Community. Today the location could be found near the intersection of Freestone County Roads 110 and 120 off of FM 2547. In later years it became the Ed Watson home. Although the cabin was donated to the museum, the old frame house and property is still used by Watson family descendants today. Daniel’s 1st wife, Elizabeth must have died around 1854-55 (she is reported to be buried in the Claypool Cemetery); as he married again in 1855 to Rosana Moore in Freestone County. She too must have died young. Life was hard in those days and many women died in childbirth. In 1857 he married his last wife Cynthia Ann Hennigan. Their oldest son, Hillary D., was born in 1858 and William Ambrose “Bud” was born a few years later in 1863. Daniel’s daughter by his first wife, Lucinda Ann Potter, married Isaac R. Awalt on Aug 2, 1860 in Freestone County. Shortly after they married, the Civil War broke out and Isaac joined up with the 12th TX Infantry (Young’s Regiment). He was then transferred to Co. D of the 10th TX Infantry (Nelson’s Regiment.) His military records show he served through April 1864 in special duty in Miss. department, possibly in transport. Isaac must have died not too long after the war because Lucinda then married Edward Hawkins Rogers. In Daniel Potter’s will, he leaves a small portion of his estate to his grandson, Walter Potter Rogers of California. Lucinda died in 1871 about a month after their son Walter was born. She is buried some-where in California. The following information was recorded in a biography written by Edward Hawkins Rogers: “returned to the prairies again [after Civil War about 1866] to my old home in Denton County. The next winter camped in Elm Bottom and while there Matilda died. I then removed up above Sandtown. Bought an improvement from Bill Pate [possibly Wm. Pate that owned land near Troy/Pine Bluff in Freestone County]. Lived there over a year and married Lucinda Awalt, a widow. Her maiden name was Potter, daughter of Daniel Potter of Freestone County. Removed to El Monte [CA] in 1870. The next summer Lucinda gave birth of a boy on the 12th of June [1871] and on the 17th of July she died. About Christmas I removed to Compton. Tempy Rogers - A. W. Rogers’ wife, had taken my baby whom we called Walter.” [from Zela Smith: “Rogers Family” by James Edward Shelton & Keith Shelton] Daniel and Cynthia Ann’s son, Hillary D. Potter, married Cornelia “Lina” Eveline Smith on Nov 10, 1878. Son, W. A. “Bud” Potter married Telitha Matilda “Lithia” Willard on March 26, 1885—all in Freestone County. Bud and Lithia had at least five children, while Hillary and Lina were not able to have children. The October 1894 Probate minutes show that Daniel Potter had a very modest estate at the time of his death with 1 horse, 3 head of cattle, 4 hogs, 1 buggy, 1 gun, and $100 in hand. He also left two 320 acre tracts and one 42 acre tract. Daniel Potter (June 20, 1816 – Apr. 13, 1894) and his wife Cynthia Ann Hennigan (Oct. 11, 1828 – March 29, 1915) are buried in the Steward’s Mill Cemetery; as well as their son Hillary and his wife, Cornelia. W.A. Potter and his wife are buried at Rosenburg, Texas. The following article was written about 1969 by Elizabeth (Watson) Daugherty, who was born in this cabin, and tells the history of the cabin during the 20th century. Most of the information that we have on the Potter family comes from interviews that she did in 1965-67 with Mr. and Mrs. Jim York. Mr. York was age 94 at the time. Old Watson Log Cabin On Display At Museum The one room log cabin on the grounds of the Freestone County Museum was donated in the name of the Ed. M. Watson family of Stewards Mill by Edward M. Watson, Jr., who inherited this cabin from his father’s estate on Dec 23, 1966. The log room was the “family room” of a six room house which had been deeded to Ed Watson by his father, A. T. (Taz) Watson on January 1, 1910. Ed had been living in the house since his marriage to Grace Beauchamp of Dew on Thanksgiving Day 1904. Edward and his two older sisters, Dorothy Bragg and Elizabeth Daugherty, were born in this log room. Taz Watson owned and operated the Stewards Mill Store when he bought the property from W. A. (Bud) Potter (son of Daniel Potter and Cynthia Ann) for $3,000 on Dec 4, 1901. Bud had built the additions to the log room when he married Tilthy Willard possibly in 1885. Taz tried to persuade them to remain in the county but promised to resell to Bud at the same price if he returned within the year. Bud’s father, Daniel Potter, had built the log room when he first came to Texas. Deed records show that Daniel’s patent specified the land to be in “Robertson District, Freestone County, on Cottonwood Creek about 5 miles N 30 AM of Fairfield by virtue of Certificate No. 999 issued by the Commissioners of Mercers Colony on the 4th day of June 1850.” Actual deed was signed by J. H. Bell, Governor of the State of Texas on June 13, 1852. Mr. Jim York of Fairfield who was born in 1873, spent his childhood on land adjacent to the Potter Place and he and Mrs. York lived with the Potters for some time helping care for “old man” Potter. Mr. York says that Mr. Potter was an Englishman who came to Texas from Arkansas to round up and tame wild horses. He told Mr. York many times that he paid $50.00 in gold for the section of land on which the house was built. There was no little timber on the land where the house was built. Just big trees and grass so high that you could only see the head of the deer. Logs to build the cabin were cut from timber on Tehuacana Creek by slave labor. It was built without nails. The walls were hewn to fit. Willie Earl Canady, who helped move the cabin to the Museum, said he was surprised the way the cabin was put together as the logs almost locked together. The roof for the cabin was made from logs covered with split boards with holes drilled where they could be stacked on top of each other and secured with wooden pegs. These slant boards turned the rain. The floor was of cedar logs cut in half. The logs were split with one slave on the ground and another in a pit dug into the ground for him to stand in. There was a rock chimney in the east wall. You can now visit the ‘Watson Cabin’ at the museum while it is being restored. It was possibly built in 1851 or 1852 and has seen much Texas history. It was built during Indian days for Mr. York said that Mr. Potter told him of a party of 30 Indians riding out of the creek bottom towards him one Sunday morning as he was feeding hogs. How one old Indian dropped behind indicating he wanted corn. Mr. Potter gave him an arm load after which he muttered “UG” and rode after the others. The two volume diary kept by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Watson tell of visitors from the Teacher’s Institute in Fairfield, birthday parties, church affairs, cattle drives, and other daily happenings. The log cabin was a home for many years. It is now yours to enjoy. Not much is known of the Potter and Claypool families in modern times and sadly most of their history has been lost. Only this wonderful cabin on the museum grounds remains to tell their story. Please stop by and revisit this treasure and remember what our founding fathers went through to make this great state of Texas happen. Currently the cabin is undergoing restoration of the cedar shingles which is sponsored by the Operation Round-up Program through the Navarro County Electric Coop. The Museum Board is very appreciative of their support. The Home Improvement General Contractors Company owned by Steve Grecu is in charge of the repairs. Upkeep of the museum grounds is very expensive and as always donations are greatly appreciated.

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‘Pie A Cop’ for Lexie

Continued from 1-B At 10:30 a.m., students of Wolf Pack Karate will showcase their skills, followed by dancers from The Edge Dance Company at 11:00 a.m. The Robert Lawhon Band is set to play from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., so don’t forget your dancing shoes. New this year is a Trunk-or-Treat for area children from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. by participating businesses. Area First Responders have been invited to compete in a Bar-B-Que Cook-off to see which organization gets to take home bragging rights. Oversized trophies will be awarded to first place teams. A cook’s meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 28th at the City Park in Teague. Zombie Apocalypse The Sound Church of Teague presents “Zombie Apocalyse,” an intense zombie experience that will put you face to face with nasty rotting corpses as you tour the ZOE lab. Come, if you dare, on Saturday, October 9th (6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday, October 30th (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.). Sound Church is located at 201 Atwood (beside Brookshire Brothers) in Teague, Texas. They will be accepting toiletries during the event, to be donated to Nana’s House Orphanage in Tepic, Mexico.



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This Saturday at the Fairgrounds in Fairfield, Texas Pies, cops and a brave little girl are the focus of a fun (and potentially messy) fundraiser this weekend. “Pie A Cop for Lexie” will be held at the Conference Center in Fairfield, Texas from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The brainchild of Rhiannon Bragg, coowner of Something Different restaurant, the fundraiser event will include balloon animals, face painting, silent auction for some great stuff, and the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of your favorite law enforcement officer, elected official and local celebrities. Proceeds will benefit 4-year-old Lexie Neptune of Fairfield who is battling a brain tumor. Each pie tossed will cost $5. Some of the pie volunteers (depending on their work schedules) that may participate include L.J. McAdams – Freestone County Jail Administrator, Jeremy Shipley – Freestone County Sheriff-elect, Cinnamon Quinn Archibald – Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace, Theresa Farris – Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace, Sean Frasier – Fairfield Police Department, Sandra Bragg – Owner of Something Different, Rhiannon Bragg – Owner of Something Different, Pamela Barnes – Pct. 3 Constable-elect, Celeste Crowhurst – owner of Classy Cowgirl Salon, Carrie Gilley, Kallista Whiteside, Jim Watterson, Belle Johnson, Mike Crockett, Delma Gilley and Lexie’s father, Aaron Neptune. According to Bragg, the community has rallied around the cause, donating a ton of items for the event. Most recently, Kent Trucking & Construction, LLC is giving away a bobtail of top soil (within a 20 mile radius of Fairfield). Freestone Chrysler Jeep Dodge is donating caps and jackets, as well as sponsoring Face Painting by Lisa Schick.


Cost for artwork is $1 and will be donated to Lexie. All Star Ford will be passing out bottles of water, and are sponsoring Balloon Animals by Willy Nilly the Clown. Each balloon will be $1 and, again, will be donated back to Lexie. And, that’s not all. --Tote from DNX --Car Detail, Cap and Shirt from Scott’s Collision --Turkey Fryer from Brighter DayZ LLC --Gift Certificate from Luminant --Turquoise Dining Set from Withrow Furniture --Stainless Steel Tumblers from Classic Glass --Tote from LaDonna’s of Teague --Guardian Angel from Hometown Pharmacy --Car Maintenance from H&L Tire --Home Décor from The Flower House --Hat and t-shirt from 3W Ranch Supply --Bow Fishing Rig from Incommons Bank and Tommy Glick of Glick Excavation --Hunting Knife from Robinson Trading Post And, much, much more! Bragg relates that the smaller items will be given away as door prizes for pie participants. Larger items will become part of the Silent Auction. Cupcakes will be sold during the event, to raise funds. Also, the wait staff of Something Different have pledged to donate their tips to the effort, as well. To volunteer your time or donate an item, contact Rhiannon Bragg at 903-389-3022. Everyone is invited to come out and join their neighbors for fun, and a good cause. See you at the fairground on Saturday!

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Letters to the Editor do not necessarily reflect the views of the Freestone County Times Dear Editor, The first annual Fairfield National Night Out has come and gone. The Fairfield Police Association believes that it was a great success and had a wonderful time out with the citizens of this community. In this Nation’s current state of relations we feel the need to bridge the gap and open communications between the citizens and the law enforcement of this community. We will strive to keep this relationship going for years to come and look

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forward to bringing more events to our area including National Night Out 2017. We know that we were not able to get everyone that attended signed in, but we did show that 171 adults and 206 children were signed in and came from all over Freestone County with a couple people from even farther out. We would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteer’s and venders that showed up to make the event great. Groups that helped with donations or onsite include M. Sean Frasier, President but are not limited to, Fairfield Police Association

In 1988, I was elected Commissioner of Precinct 3 and thereafter spent 6 terms in office service these good folks. What an honor it was to have the good faith and trust of Freestone County citizens. Begin a county commissioner may seem like a job that doesn’t require much knowledge or experience. However, after my first training class in Austin, I realized the responsibility I had taken on was NO SMALL MATTER. It wasn’t just about the roads. Along with other Commissioners, I was responsible for millions of dollars of taxpayer money and assets. We made decisions that determined the tax rate for everyone in the county. It was our responsibility to insure we had good employee relations and fair practices. We were legally bound to rules and regulations that if misused could very easily have sent us to prison. This is NO SMALL MATTER! I believe it is very important to know your candidate! How he takes care of his own business is a good indicator of how he will take care of YOURS.

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Why quibble over whether a person ran via the primary or is running as a write-in. It’s perfectly legal and allowed by our election laws for a situation exactly like this. I believe it is more important that the person I vote for has personal business experience, experience working with crews and employees, and firsthand knowledge of building and maintaining roads. But more importantly, when it comes to setting MY tax rate and spending MY tax dollars, I would prefer to have someone who doesn’t owe $9,088.58 in back taxes. Not that is NO SMALL MATTER! That is exactly why I am supporting Cooper Daniel as Commissioner of Precinct 3. Check it out for yourself at Stanley Gregory, Freestone County

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From the Editor... Just a reminder: With Early Voting starting Monday, and Election Day less than three weeks away, from now until then, reader submissions about the candidates (such as Letters to the Editor) will only be published as “paid” advertising in the Freestone County Times. This includes candidates for local, state and national office. It has been an interesting election year, with almost every local incumbent being ousted during Primary season, as well as 4 positions going into a Run-Off; and, most recently, 2 Write-In Candidates entering the races for County Commissioner Pct. 1 and Pct. 3. For information about Early Voting dates and poll locations, check out this week’s Public Notices on page 3-D.


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Lions Dominate Bulldogs Fall to State Ranked Tenaha Wildcats 49-13 The Teague Lions built a 42-7 touchdown passes, one a 36halftime lead and coasted to yard scoring strike to a wide a 49-13 win over the Whitney open Tyrese Heard. He was Wildcats. Teague continues ejected later in the game for to keep pace in the district an altercation with a Whitney standings at 4-0 along with player. Both players were the Malakoff Tigers. ejected. The Wildcats never made Heard threw his second this a game. Whitney scored touchdown pass to Anthony on a long touchdown pass but Weathers for a 30-yard the Lions offense took control score. throughout. The rushing offense also The Lions scored 21 points had a big night with Tayvis in the second quarter to blow Coleman returning to the the game out. lineup. He Antonio Heard had 73 yards -Lionsthrew a pair of on only five

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The Wortham Bulldogs fell behind 48-0 at halftime to the fifth ranked Tenaha Tigers and lost their third straight game 74-0. The Bulldogs were outmatched by the Tigers at every position. The Bulldog defense allowed 696 yards rushing and quarterback CJ Horn completed 20 of 25 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns. Onterio Thompson scored the first of eleven touchdowns midway through the first quarter on a 12-yard run. They would add an 88-yard pass to Jay Lloyd to complete the first quarter of play. Horn added a 79-yard pass to Trai Gardner and a 62 yarder to Cody Foshee and another to Lloyd, good for 24 yards. The Tigers held a 48-0 halftime lead. Tenaha took the second half kickoff and scored on a Thompson one-yard score. He added a 40 yard run and then the clock continued to run as the Tigers closed out the dominating victory. The Bulldogs had a bright spot with Jayce Black. He had a sack and couple of tackles for loss and added an interception late in the game. The Wortham Bulldogs are 0-2 in district play Running the ball for the Bulldogs Friday night is WHS Senior, Boone Crider. but are in the thick of the playoff race. They (Photo by Jennifer Lansford) have lost to the two predicted frontrunners in Tenaha and Timpson. The will have two road games in the next two weeks to Mount Enterprise and Grapeland before returning home to face the Overton Mustangs. Overton is 2-0 but has Tenaha and Timpson remaining on their schedule. Grapeland and Mount Enterprise are both winless. Overton defeated Mount Enterprise 65-8 and the Wildcats will host the Bulldogs Friday night. Game time is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Scott Batts reporting.


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The Robinson Rockets scored two touchdowns in the last half of the final quarter and spoiled the potential upset by the Fairfield Eagles Friday night. The 27-24 loss keeps the Eagles winless in district play. The Fairfield Eagles played perhaps their best game of the year on the offensive side of the ball. Kameron Ransom returned from an injury and took the place calling the signals for the Eagle offense. The demise in this game could have been the four missed extra points by the Eagles in the game. PERFORMING at the Fairfield High School pep rally, Randi Ward The Eagles played well on (left) makes the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; colors fly. (Photo by Melissa Lee)

the defensive side as well holding the Robinson offense to 30 points below their season effort. The defensive secondary had 41 passes thrown at them the responded with plays and pressure. Chase Allison leads Central Texas by double digits in touchdowns and is nearing 3000 passing yards on the season. He hit his favorite target midway through the first quarter on a 39-yard touchdown pass and the early lead. The drive covered 79 yards The Fairfield offense sputtered and were forced to punt early in the second

quarter. The Rocket offense stepped in and Allison threw a pass that was picked off by Jailyn Tatum and he raced 30 yards for the touchdown. The point after failed and Robinson held onto a 7-6 lead with 10:02 remaining in the first half. Fairfield would take the lead in the second quarter when the Eagle defense forced a punt. The Chase Allison punt chased Tatum backwards and he fielded the punt and returned it 80 yards for the go-ahead scored and the 12-7 lead. Robinson scored on their next possession when

Ashcraft caught his second on three touchdowns on the night. The 15-yard pass put the Rockets ahead at 14-12 with 7:05 remaining in the first half. Fairfield scored their only offensive touchdown of the first half with 3:17 remaining. Akeem Jackson scored on an 11-yard run and the twopoint conversion failed and the Eagles led 18-14 at the half. The Eagle defense kept the Rockets off the board in a scoreless third quarter and in


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Fields of Faith: See You at the Pole by Payton Carter, FHS Senior, Eagle Beat Managing Editor

Fairfield Intermediate 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Nathan Anders, Ja’Maria Bass, Austin Bitting, Rainy Bonds, Jason Brackens, Tristan Brackens, Zackary Bryant, Benjamin Crenshaw, Obie Crook, Mason Edwards, Bethany George, Trinity Glass, Kavion Hicks, Bailey Holland, Brailey Keeney, Haysten Kent, Rylee McDonald, Delaney McGowan, Michael McNutt, Blake Phillips, Jesus Pina, Kaitlynn Ploch, Rhett Ralstin, Case Robinson, Finnton Smith, Austin Solis, Briana Thurman, Gage Wendt, and Kaylee Williams. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Emilee Brewer, Lyric Broussard, Logan Campbell, Cole Coufal, Casey Couture, Luke Cruce, Jerry Draper, Carolyn Dunlap, Rhaina Emmons, Makenna Eppes, Abigail Gallegos, Zoe Guillotte, Jenna Haden, Newton Hartley, Mayte Hidalgo, Angel Izquierdo, Tiffany Jauregui, Xavias Jones, Madelyn Longoria, Lydia Morgan, Madelyn Morrison, Brianna Myers, Michael Nelson, Kynzee Payne, Connor Petty, Brooklyn Pilkington, Elizabeth Pillans, Zada Pjetrovic, Addison Posey, Katelyn Quenichet, Nathan Richards, RaeAnne Rossiaky, Brayden Samford, Jesse Schick, Preston Scott, Austin Smith, Kylie Story, Briana Wall, and Alyssa Winters. 5th Grade A Honor Roll Dionicio Azuara, Landry Bayless, Lily Beaver, River Bonds, William Bonner, Hannah Bosley, Charlee Brackens, Alexis Brown, Cameron Cockerell, Linsey Cockerell, Addisyn Cox, Kayden Dallas, Mason Daniel, Jaci Eppes, Madysen Farris, Collin Glass, Rylee Henderson, Allie Hughes, Eashan Kalyanji, Kennedy Lane, Cooper Lawley, Ruger Long, Bradley Mabry, Caden McCoy, Madox Mitchael, Deyla Morgan, Chance Noland, Emma Smith, Avery Thaler, Brooklyn Thomas, Peyton Turner, Jake White. 3rd Grade A/B Honor Roll William Adams, Gustavo Aguilera, Chloe Anderson, Isaac Arriaga, Alaina Baker, Rhett Barrett, Kenlee Bonner, Emanuel Carr, Jose Castaneda, Armando Charles, Dulse Chavez-Baez, Landon Clark, Samuel Clifton, Miley Contreras, Mason Copeland, Mario Corona, Jay Craddick, Kendra Davis, Juan Diaz, Taylor Flandry, Donny Fox, Jordyn Garcia, Jake Hagen, Caiden Harvell, Leo Johnson, Ayden Jones, Aaron Lane, Lyndsey Long, Collen Loviette, John Macke, Sydney Martin, Jaevion McElroy, Ricky Milam, Callie Morgan, Matthew Murray, Jazmin Ocampo, Zuleyka Portillo, Marco Ramirez, Armand Reyes, Humberto Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, Mikhaila Rodriguez, Erick Rosales, John Rose, Kylee Silar, Zechariah Smith, Tiffany Stamey, Zaria Thomas, Brayden Thornburg, Mason Warren, Jenae Weathered, Samayah Wiley, Makenzi Willard, and Justin Williams. 4th Grade A/B Honor Roll Jaci Abram, Megan Amaya, Nadie Bancroft, Jacob Bosley, Riley Boswell, Angelina Cobb, Brooke Cobb, Javier Cochran, Megan Colemares-Macias, Na’Kayla Conner, James Cunningham, Aleya Daniels, Adan Espinoza, Mayrin Espinoza, Evan Gilbert, Reanna Golden, Kylan Graham, Nadia Grecu, James Grissett, Jose Guiterrez, Autumn Hargrove, Nicole Hawkins, Kyson Henderson, Emma Hill, Nadia Hoskins, Jacob Jobe, Justin Johnson, Mackenzi Jones, Benjamin Kilkenny, Anthony Killough, Caydance Kimbrough, Joanna Limones, Giap Long, Rylie Longer, Jasmin Mandujano, Triston McAlpine, Saniya McElroy, Dylon McGowan, Jalecia McMillian, Cheyenne McNutt, Zaden McPherson, Jimilya Nash, Chloe Neidich, Trey O’Pry, Mason Osborne, Bethanah Owens, Elijah Owens, Chandler Phillips, Lillian Poole, Morgan Roberson, Gracie Robinson, Lillie Robinson, Alfonso Rodriguez, Yayson Rodriguez, Sol Ruiz, Angel Serrato, Kendall Smith, Liberty Talbert, Caden Thibodeaux, Nadia Thomas, John Thorne, Faith Vaughn, Hailey Wall, Reese White, Damaya Willis, Calyn Wilson, Alexis Woodruff, and Larissa Young. 5th Grade A/B Honor Roll Mariana Aguilera, Riley Antley, Layla Barrett, Bryson Bonner, Hunter Brooke, Colten Casey, Evan Chavers, Koby Clark, Aidan Cobb, Ashton Coleman, Jonathan Collins, Cooper Craddick, Guadalupe Davila, Wanda DeCluette, Destiny Dowell, Eric Escobedo, Christopher Fierro-Nava, Abigail Freeman, Kaliyah Gasaway, James Haden, Rowdy Hand, Joseph Johnson, Tracy Johnson, Amaria Jones, Augustus Jones, Emily Kent, Stormy Langley, Joshua Larkin, Luke Leatherman, Carolina Limones, Lillian McBean, Bailey Miller, Averi Minze, Zander Porter, Kristy Ramirez, Demetrio Reyes, Kalli Richardson, Abigail Reeves, Avie Robinson, Itzel Rosales, Braylon Rosales, Kyler Schick, Tristen Schoeneberg, Aiden Sleziak, Corbin Viddaurri, Samuel Webb Rivera, Emma White, Cyniyah Wiley, Brady Williams, Damita Wimberly, Davin Wimberly, and Brandon Young.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted Fields of Faith on October 12 in the FHS auditorium. The club has not yet decided what events they will do in the future, but will continue asking God what it is He wants the club to do. “I cannot wait to see what the Lord leads us to do this year,” Vice President Slade Harkcom said. “It is truly inspiring to be around classmates that love the Lord as much as I do.” FCA is an organization for students who want to help put the Lord first in not only their lives, but the whole school as well. Officer elections were held on September 15, and the results are as followed: President, sophomore Anna Kaye Williams; Vice President, senior Slade Harkcom; Secretary, senior Austin Frasier; Treasurer, junior Chris Fulcher; Reporter, senior Payton Carter; Parliamentarian, junior Garridan Henderson; Chaplain, freshmen Lex Thompson. “I think that we have a great slate of officers that will lead the club very effectively,” FCA sponsor Jeff Wright said. Seniors Bethany Pruitt and Vanessa Hidalgo perform an acoustic version of “I hope that God will work in a special way “Oceans” by Hillsong. The entire community was invited to come out during with all of our officers and push them to this time of praise and worship. (Photo by Laura Nunez, FHS senior, yearbook photographer) strive successfully for our club.” FCA members organized Fields of Faith, which is a national event to invite students to pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. “It was really fun to get together with the other FCA members and organize this time of worship and praise,” FCA president Anna Kaye Williams said. “I feel like it drew us closer as a community.” During Fields of Faith an offering was collected to fund scholarships for seniors who are active in FCA and who hope to promote God and his word wherever they wish to go. A total of $199.35 was collected during the offering. “It is amazing to be reassured of how much our community loves the Lord,” secretary Austin Frasier said. “Being able to raise the amount of money that we did is absolutely amazing and I know that whichever seniors receive the scholarship will continue to follow the Lord.” Kirvin Baptist Church worship band, The Str8Way, provided the worship service during Fields of Faith. Band members include senior Nathan Davis on piano, senior Slade Harkcom as backup singer, and freshman Devin Johnson as percussionist. “There is nothing better than leading a worship service for your peers to attend,” Davis said. “Seeing all of my classmates that I never knew have a relationship with Christ is amazing.” Since Fields of Faith is a student-run event, they were the spotlight for the night. Senior Vanessa Hidalgo started with a personal story of how she turns to God when she is overcome with stress, then joined senior Bethany Pruitt and performed an acoustic version of “Oceans” by Hillsong. Senior Austin Frasier spoke about how much his life has changed after accepting Christ into his heart. Junior David West gave a sermon about overcoming your past and he urges every Christian to talk with God daily and let Him know what is on your heart and the troubles you are going through. “God has held my hand through every obstacle I have faced throughout my life, but specifically while dealing with stress and school and I wanted others to able to confide in God the way I have been able to confide in Him,” Hidalgo said. “It was a blessing to have the opportunity to praise the Lord with students and teachers at Fields of Faith.” See You at the Pole, a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led global movement of prayer, was held on September 28. This national event was started in 1990 when students from Burleson, Texas felt lead to join in prayer with fellow students. “It was such a heartwarming experience to see students willing to gather together to praise the Lord,” freshman Erin Rachel said. “It blows my mind to see this kind of thing happen nationwide. I am so blessed to be living in America.”

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Eisenhower State Park, is a digital scavenger hunt using hand held GPS systems to find treasures hidden throughout the Elm Point day use area. The GPS units will lead visitors to caches of small Halloween goodies and art supplies to make a monstrous craft. Any visitors wearing their Halloween costumes will receive an extra treat. Estero Llano Grande State Park is hosting the 10th annual Spooky Science Fest Oct. 22. This year’s festival theme is Jurassic Estero. The event will include a dinosaur program for

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“Silver Tongue” Dick Bland Begins His Assault Dick Bland. Luckily, he caught himself in time. Instead, after several awkward seconds, he blurted out, “Well, yes. Hello, Mr. Mayor. Welcome to our show. What’s on your alleged mind “Renderings with Raymond” was normally a this afternoon?” “Well,” began Silver Tongue, “I just wanted labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After to congratulate you.” all, it was his “baby.” Started in 1997 as a “Congratulate me?” murmured Cooper, camouflaged attempt to bolster his clandestine mayoral candidacy, the talk show drew close to knowing that his intentions were probably less half of Lennox Valley’s residents each weekday than sincere. The mayor’s plan was to congratulate Rayfrom noon until 3:00. mond on his newfound faith. After all, Cooper The casual observer would think his plan had received no less than six calls on his Monhad worked to perfection. With just seven day show in response to his “conversion” at the weeks until the election, Cooper’s most recent antics looked sure to take him to the summit of Lutheran Church the day before. Mayor Bland began going over his thoughts local politics. early that morning. Even with the nickname With less than an hour left in his Monday “Silver Tongue,” words didn’t always come easshow, Raymond was already looking ahead to ily to Bland. Before a speech, he would practice some respite during Lennox Valley’s second for hours to give the impression that he was a favorite radio program, “Swap Shop.” From naturally gifted orator. time to time callers would interrupt their The mayor memorized his lines, even writlatest laundry list of items to swap with other ing them down on paper so he wouldn’t forget listeners to instead bring up something about something important. They were a work of art, the price of eggs or the “slanted” newspaper beginning with, “Isn’t it true that you hadn’t editor, Iris Long, but on most days Swap Shop been to a church service in more than 50 years made for a relaxing change of pace. It was 2:40 p.m. on that fateful Monday, when prior to yesterday?” Then, with his low, powerful voice, he would Raymond took what he thought would be his force his point, “Isn’t it true that the only reason last call of the day. He generally saved the last ten minutes of the show to deliver a monologue you joined Lennox Valley Lutheran Church was to sway the Christian vote of this community, concerning the Federal Reserve System or knowing they would otherwise vote for me?” some other pressing issue. But Cooper was quick. Sure, there was a moHe answered the call with his usual greeting, “This is Raymond. What’s on your mind?” mentary lapse upon hearing the Mayor’s voice, The voice on the other end stopped Raymond but he recovered quickly. As soon as “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland began with, “I just wanted dead in his tracks. to congratulate you,” Cooper immediately shot “Hello, Mr. Cooper,” the caller with the familiar, low-toned voice began. “This is Mayor back with, “Well, thank you, Mayor!” Without his listeners knowing it, Raymond Richard Bland, humble servant of the good hung up on Bland and spoke for 14 minutes folks of Lennox Valley.” about the mayor’s kind gesture in calling to There was a discernible pause as Raymond congratulate him on his spiritual “awakening.” frantically searched through the deepest re“I can’t help,” he almost whispered as he cesses of his mind for the right words. He barely closed his Monday show, “but believe that he kept himself from sputtering out, “Well, if it’s not Silver Tongue in the flesh!” referring to the was divinely inspired to make that call. Thank you, Mayor.” nickname of the town mayor, “Silver Tongue”

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Dew ISD Announces Honor Students PERFECT ATTENDANCE Pre-K: Eli Deborde, Haleigh Deborde, Addy Walker, Haven Irvin, Gabriel Andrade and Zy Murphy. Kindergarten: Brennyn Bell, Lexi Goodson, Mariana Valentin, Gabe Hardy, Sir’Micah Carter and Lucas Awalt. 1st Grade: Austin Archiblad, Skylar Bulin, Maddy Bryd, Rylan Bryd, Peyton Hinton, Emma Perkins, Diego Renovato and Clay Reeder. 2nd Grade: Trishana Algood, Madelayne Bailey,  Samahgia Carter,  Lucky Jones,  Jessi Easter,  Holton Marberry, Miley Sanchez, Caden Sifford, Fortino Valentin and Cace Carruth. 3rd Grade: Larayah Coaston, Mahoganie Cobb, Stephen Dunn, Andres Garcia-Gilliam, Dustin Hutchison, Mikah Kesinger, Rylie Mushinski Pendergrass, Tristian Phillps, Kylee Pickett, Melissa Renovato, Ethan Stark and Max White. 4th Grade: Makayla Burns, Carlos Garcia, Oswaldo Garcia, Stormy Jackson, Keyanna Oatman, Colt Reeder, Kaleb Six, and Aaron Valentin. 5th Grade: David Algood, Logan Allen, Taylor Bell, Raeanna Burns, Roman Gonzales, Vanessa Hernandez, Hunter Hinton, Hanah Muhammad, Christopher Payne, Michael Pickering, Sara Stark and Mason White. 6th Grade: Ty Blankensopp, Rebecca Coker, Raylie Ezell, Sydney Gonzales, Jonny Jackson, Trampas Jordon and Trinity Leham. 7th Grade: Ellie Drennan, Babar Muhammad, Gaspar Spurling and Devin Six. 8th Grade: Molli Doss and Alondra Valentin. A HONOR ROLL 1st Grade: Matthew Abram, Austin Archiblad, Ja’Kiya Bolanos, Skylar Bulin, Karlie Byrd, Maddy Bryd, Rylan Bryd, Kylynn Chambers, Brayden Ethridge, Kaylin Ezell, Leylani Gil, Peyton Hinton, LilyAnne Langford, Wyatt Looney, Radley Padgett, Emma Perkins, Diego Renovato, Clay Reeder and

Maelynn Senzig. 2nd Grade: Trishana Algood, Gracen Allen, Madelayne Bailey, Joshua Boettcher, Samahgia Carter, Nevaeh Coaster, Caleb Darby, Jessi Easter,  Lucky Jones, Holton Marberry, Caden Sifford, Richard Senzig,   Aidden Tinsley, Peyton Woodall, Jaelynn Brown and Caiden Dowdy. 3rd Grade: Mahoganie Cobb, Cannyn Crowley, Dustin Hutchison, Mikah Kesinger, Rylie Mushinski Pendergrass, Kylee Pickett, Melissa Renovato, Kate Rowell and Max White. 4th Grade: Oswaldo Garcia and Keyanna Oatman. 5th Grade: Raeanna Burns 6th Grade: Raylie Ezell, Trinity Lehman and Charity Travis. 7th Grade: Ellie Drennan, John Garcia and Waylon Johnson. 8th Grade: Gavin Pickett and Toby Brennan. AB HONOR ROLL 2nd Grade: Cace Carruth and Miley Sanchez. 3rd Grade: Larayah Coaston, Andres Garcia-Gilliam, Tristian Phillps and Ethan Stark. 4th Grade: Robert Boettcher, MaKayla Burns, Kyleigh DeBorde, Caden Foster,  Carlos Garcia, Ace Harter, Kianna Jordan, and Jolee Swinburne. 5th Grade: David Algood, Logan Allen, Taylor Bell, Roman Gonzales,  Rhett Hagen, Hunter Hinton, Lexi Moore and Christopher Payne. 6th Grade: Alison Bing, Emily Cavin, Rebecca Coker, Sydney Gonzales, Jaylee Jordan and Nicole Pickering. 7th Grade: Lauryl Clark, Emma Adams, Kathlyn Rutledge and Mason Wright. 8th Grade: Wes Hagen, Lindsey Gonzalez, Michelle Hays, Kimea Jordan, Kaylee Pickering, Gavin Pickett, Skylar Randle, Taking care of business in three quick games against Frankston Alondra Valentin, Katy Webb and Terry Wood. are the Teague Lady Lions. (Photos by Monte Calame) For photos of Dew’s outstanding students, go to www.

Lady Lions Defeat Frankston Maidens

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Hometown Store Ana Calvillo, Camiry Bluitt, Becky McDonald, Chametra Oliver 254-562-9555 909 E. Milam, Mexia Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 11am-4pm

Fairfield Junior High Elects Interact Club Officers FAIRFIELD JUNIOR HIGH INTERACT CLUB officers for the 2016-2017 school year are: (l-r) 6th grade representative - Sadie Haydon, Secretary/Treasurer - Alexis Gallegos, President - Ashley Campbell, Vice President - Jordan Maciel, and 7th grade representative - Breyunna Dowell.

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October 19, 2016

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Eagles JV Team Continues Streak


Page 1-C carries and two touchdowns. Jacovy McWilliams has been the workhorse in the Lion rushing attack and he logged 121 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Dayveon Dixon came on late and scored a rushing touchdown. The Malakoff Tigers defeated Palestine Westwood 46-13 and remained tied with the Teague Lions for the top spots in District 9-3A Division I. Malakoff plays West on Friday and the Lions host Groesbeck in the homecoming game that occurs every other year at Teague High School. The two teams play in Malakoff on October 28 in a game that has been greatly anticipated for the last three seasons. Scott Batts reporting.


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J.V. Eagles take the field with Coach Mooneyham and Coach Ballew to shake hands with Robinson for a good game. Carrying the ball close to the goal line is # 4 Timarco Cordon. Time ends the game with the Eagle Win for the JV team. (Photos by Melissa Lee)

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The Fairfield Girls Little Dribblers are signing up players for the 2017 ball season. All girls from ages 5 to 13 are may sign up on the following dates: Tuesday Oct. 18th and 22nd at 4:30 pm and Saturday Oct. 25th and 29th from 9:00am to 12 noon. The location is the Jr. High Commons area. Additionally, the league is seeking volunteers for coaches, board members, and committee members. For further information you may call 903-3892569.

the fourth quarter, the Fairfield offense took their largest lead of the game. Ransom found Nick Mooneyham for a 73-yard pass and run and the Fairfield Eagles had a double digit lead since the Athens game back in September at 24-14. Fairfield had the Robinson offense pinned back at their seven-yard line but the Rockets responded with a touchdown drive that ended with a scoring pass to Isaiah Houston from 28 yards out to cut the lead to 24-20. The Eagle offense needed a couple of first downs to put the game away but had to punt and the Rocket offense returned to the field with just under four minutes to go. The Rockets went 80 yards in 2:12. The Robinson running game was solid in the last drive with several first downs coming on the feet of Jordan Thompson. Ashcraft caught the final touchdown pass of the evening with a 28-yard score with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter. Fairfield still had an opportunity to win the game. The Eagles moved down the field and Ransom hit Mooneyham with a pass inside the Rocket 15-yard line. As the Eagles moved into offensive formation, Ransom dropped to a knee trying to throw the ball into the ground to stop the clock. The knee touch allowed the clock to continue to move so time expired. The referees talked it over for some time and ruled down by contact and the game was over. Robinson and Lorena lead District 9-4A Division II with 2-0 records. Conally and Salado each have a 1-1 record and Mexia and Fairfield are winless in district play. Fairfield will return home and face Conally in a pivotal district matchup. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Scott Batts reporting.

Lady Eagles Take the Win Against Athens Hornets --Friday versus Athens Varsity won 25-21,25-14, 25-16 Season 27-10 and District Record is 5-0 Game Stats Claire Partain - 15/16 serving 1 ace, 15 assists, and 8 digs Sarah Richmond - 11/12 serving 1 ace, and 10 digs Aaryn Scires - 11/12 serving 1 ace, 13 kills, and 4 blocks Carrington Roberts - 8 kills, and 5 blocks Da’meka Shed - 8 kills and 3 blocks Tanna Lide - 7 kills Caroline Richmond - 7 kills and 19 assists --JV won 25-9, 25-14 Season 24-1 and District Record is 5-0 --Freshmen won 25-20, 25-12 Season 17-5 and District Record is 5-0

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Making a statement with her hit and a point for the Eagles is Aaryn Skires. (Photos by Melissa Lee)

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Lady Dawgs Celebrate Victory Over Dawson Wortham beat Dawson in three games: W 25-15, W 25-20, and W 25-17 Wortham leads the district with a record of 9 -1. Game Stats Kate Vogel led the team with 14 kills, 11 digs and 4 blocks. Kayla Lansford had 9 kills, 5 aces, 9 digs, and 2 blocks. Setter Jayde Hamilton had 4 kills, 18 assists, 1 ace, and 13 digs. Ashley Mao had 3 kills, 1 assist, and 3 blocks. Sterling Gentry had 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 8 digs, and 2 blocks. Bri Samuels had 1 kill, 1 dig and 1 block. Setter Darcy Taylor had 10 assist, 4 aces and 3 digs. Libero Hallie Fautt lead the team in defense in serve Victory “dance” is performed by the varsity teammates after defeating Dawson in a 3 game sweep, earning the Lady Bulldogs the 1st place spot in district volleyball. (Photo by receives and had 21 digs. Jennifer Lansford)

Congratulations to Abby Pirkle who was awarded Wortham Bulldog Band member of the week during the October 7th half time football performance. Abby plays the saxophone. Also honored during the show was the Wortham Bulldog Band woodwind section. The Bulldog band’s half time show is named “Gladiator.”

Wortham Defeats Mt. Calm, Sets District Record of 10-1 Wortham beat Mt. Calm in three games: W 25–8, W 25–13, W 25-7 District record is 10 - 1 Game Stats Kate Vogel had 10 kills, 2 aces, 9 digs and 2 blocks. Kayla Lansford had 6 kills, 4 aces, 7 digs, and 1 block. Setter Jayde Hamilton had 4 kills, 11 assist, 3 aces, and 4 digs. Ashley Mao had 2 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs and 1 block. Sterling Gentry had 2 kills, 4 aces, and 1 dig. Libero Hallie Fautt had 3 digs. Setter Darcy Taylor had 3 assists and 5 digs. Bri Samuels had 2 digs and 1 block.

Enjoying Senior Night at Wortham High School last week are Lady Bulldogs Kate Vogel, Ashley Sandifer and Brianna Samuels. (Photo by Jennifer Lansford)

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Setting the ball up for the Lady Bulldogs is Darcy Taylor on Friday, October 14th during their sweep over Mt. Calm. (Photo by Jennifer Lansford)

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October 19, 2016

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High School

Gridiron Guide THS



vs. Connally

Friday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. - Home Aug 26 vs. LaVega Lose Sep 2 vs. Athens Win Sept 9 vs. Palestine Lose Sep 16 vs. Rusk Lose Sep 23 vs. China Springs Lose Sep 30 - Open Oct 7 vs. Salado Lose Oct 14 vs. Robinson Lose Oct 21 vs. Connally Home Oct 28 vs. Mexia Home Nov 4 vs. Lorena Away

34-10 18-0 27-10 35-28 56-19 21-14 27-24 7:30 7:30 7:30


vs. Groesbeck

Aug 26 vs. Caldwell Sep 2 vs. Mexia Sep 9 vs. Dublin Sep 16 - Open Sep 23 vs. West Sep 30 vs. Eustace Oct 7 vs. Elkhart Oct 14 vs. Whitney Oct 21 vs. Groesbeck Oct 28 vs. Malakoff Nov 4 vs. Westwood

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Win Lose Win

27-14 41-26 68-26

Win Win Win Win Home Away Home

14-10 39-21 27-0 49-13 7:30 7:30 7:30

Friday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. - Away Aug 26 vs. Itasca Win Sep 2 vs. Cayuga Lose Sep 9 vs. Rosebud-Lott Win Sep 16 vs. Dawson Win Sep 23 vs. Granger Lose Sep 30 - Open Oct 7 vs. Timpson Lose Oct 14 vs. Tenaha Lose Oct 21 vs. Mt. Enterprise Away Oct 28 vs. Grapeland Away Nov 4 vs. Overton Home

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200 S. Fairway | Fairfield

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600 US HWY 84 W - Teague

RD Casey

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32-6 40-7 21-19 41-14 43-20

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Alan’s Tire & Service 819 W. Milam St., Mexia, Texas

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October 19, 2016

An RV’s Home Away From Home!

Primrose RVPrimrose Park RV Park Rutherford Tree Service Primrose RV Park

Rutherford Tree Service


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FreestonePrimrose County Lawn Service RV Park Welcomed inPrimrose to the Fairfield Chamber RVof Commerce Park

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Owners of Freestone County Lawn Service, Susie and Ethan McAdams, cut the official ribbon last week as they join the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Although the company has been in business since the early 90’s, under the direction of the late Glenn McAdams, Susie and Ethan began co-owners in 2015, taking over full time in January of this year. “We handle everything from energy plants to hospitals, and residential yards,” says Susie. They also take care of at least four cemeteries in Freestone County, as well as several properties at The Wilderness and Southern Oaks. Ethan is quick to mention that the company is licensed and insured, so they can always take care of their customers. “We proudly serve Freestone County,” adds Susie. “We are happy to be a part of the community.” Both mothers of the couple were on hand for the ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Attending were (left-right): Chamber Admin. Assistant Lisa Schick, Kimberly McAdams, Ethan McAdams, Susie McAdams, Kathy Coody, Chamber Chair Josh Bayless, D.J. Willard and Chamber Director Brenda Pate. “Ethan and I would like to thank the support of our family and God bless them,” says Susie. Contact Freestone County Lawn Service by calling 903875-5909. (Photo by Karen Leidy)

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TLT #3 TLT #4 Hwy 84 Mexia Buffalo 254-562-2811 254-747-3028

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New Home Construction Kelly Moore Paint - Remodeling Clint Skinner, Owner

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Dirt, Excavation, Septics

Ken Sessions 903-599-2319 903-388-5339

P.O. Box 344 Kirvin, TX 75848

Corsicana Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal 625 W. 2nd Ave., Corsicana, TX


In Fairfield on Hwy 84 214-232-9170 Mike Adams

We also specialize in steel Barns, Garages Carports, RV Covers & Much More!

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Creations Flowers & Gifts Getting her start picking flowers as a little girl, Gail Farish of Creations Flowers & Gifts counts 15 years in operation in Fairfield, Texas. The florist has been named Business of the Month by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Farish grew up in East Texas, living with her grandparents. She relates that, after her grandfather slaughtered the hog, the pigpen would become her play house. “I would take pine straw and line the walkway, take tin cans for vases and pick Mama’s flowers to put along the walkway,” she says. “That’s where I got started in flower design, planning and rebuilding the pig pen.” For Farish, being a florist is both fun and rewarding. “To put a smile on someone’s face, or reassure a family in their time of need,” is what she finds the most satisfying. Farish attends Stewards Mill Church and enjoys helping with her grand babies at school. She is also an integral part of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, serving as Secretary this year. Creations Flowers & Gifts is located at 305 E. Commerce in Fairfield, Texas. Give them a call at 903-389-5990. (Photo by Karen Leidy)

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October 19, 2016

for Artists: Voters Guide CallSculpture Now Available

from League of Women Voters AUSTIN, TX- The League of Women Voters Texas (LWV-TX) 2016 General Election Voters Guide is now available. Print copies in English and Spanish are accessible through many libraries and distribution by local Leagues. To download and/or print an electronic version in English or Spanish, visit The LWV-TX 2016 General Election Voters Guide lists candidates in 21 contested national and state-level races who are on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot and provides their answers to questions on issues that affect you ranging from the economy and the environment to social issues, such as immigration reform. The races include President of the United States, Railroad Commissioner, Texas Supreme Court Justices, Court of Criminal Appeals Justices, Court of Appeals Justices and the State Board of Education. Additional information can be accessed online at www. including candidate videos and races not in the printed version of the Voters Guide, as well as local races in areas covered by local Leagues. VOTE411 allows users to enter an address and review all races specific to that address. You can make selections and print a copy of your sample ballot. The LWV-TX 2016 General Election Voters Guide is funded and published by the League of Women Voters of

Texas Education Fund. Elaine Wiant, President of LWV-TX said, “For 96 years, helping voters cast an informed vote when they go to the polls has been the primary goal of LWV-TX.” Neither the League of Women Voters of Texas nor the Education Fund supports or opposes any political party or candidate. Early voting begins October 24 and ends November 4. Polls are open on Election Day, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens that are in line by 7 p.m. will be able to vote on Election Day. Only Texans who vote have a voice in Texas government. VOTE and help Make Democracy Work®. For more information about the League of Women Voters of Texas, please visit www. or call the League of Women Voters of Texas office at 512-4721100. The League of Women Voters of Texas has been “educating and agitating” since 1919. The League is nonpartisan- it does not support or oppose any candidates or parties. Instead, the League encourages active and informed civic participation in government and increased understanding of major public policy issues. The League of Women Voters’ non-partisan Voters Guide is highly respected and sought after by voters in local and statewide elections in Texas.

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Boerne’s public art collection will grow by two, with the City’s approval of the permanent addition of popular sculptures “Dancer” by Jerry Daniel and “Comet and Raven: Messenger From Afar” By Joe Barrington. Both sculptures are part of the inaugural exhibit of Boerne’s Art al Fresco program, a temporary outdoor collection of large-scale sculptures displayed around downtown Boerne’s Hill Country Mile and trail system. These additions fulfill one of the program’s goals – to grow the City’s permanent collection over the next five years. Daniel’s piece was the top vote getter in a recent public poll, earning the honor as “Boerne’s Choice”. Additionally, the City is issuing a Call for Entry through November 15 for a new exhibit set to debut in March of 2017. Professional public artists are invited to submit work to be considered for this unique opportunity to show their sculptures in Boerne, and 10 pieces will be selected by The Boerne Public Art Competition Committee for a 12-month temporary exhibit. Details for the Call for Entry are available, and submissions will only be accepted at www.publicartist. org. “Our residents’ and visitors’ support of the Art al Fresco program has been very positive, and we are pleased to continue to be a venue to share and celebrate public art,” said Boerne Mayor Mike Schultz. The sculptures chosen for 2017 will replace the inaugural Art al Fresco collection, which is currently on display until March of 2017. The Committee will contact selected artists by December 31, and the new sculptures will be announced next Spring. For more details on Boerne’s Art al Fresco, visit www.artalfresco. org and download the Otocast app for a free audio walking tour. Join the conversation by following Art al Fresco on Facebook and Twitter.

NARFE Hosts Speaker Special Presentation on Home Health Care The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 11, Oct 2016, at Ryan’s Buffet in Waxahachie. The guest speaker was Paula Baucum of PR Baucum and Associates a public relations, social marketing and community campaign company working with Approved Home Health Care serving Ellis, Johnson, Navarro, Kaufman, Tarrant, Dallas and Hill counties. Ms. Baucum is also board chairperson of the Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties Approved Home Health Care provides personalized skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services, home health aide service, nutritional therapy and behavioral - mental health. Home Health Care also coordinates with medical equipment, oxygen, infusion and pharmacy medications, community resources, care givers and companions and hospice. Home health care comprises a sizeable segment of health care at around $20 billion a year and growing. However, home health care provides a lower cost alternative than nursing homes and other living arrangements outside the home where the situation warrants. Average annual nursing home care costs are in the area of $75- $80K per year while average home health care is around $37K. NARFE Chap. 1191 covers Ellis, Navarro and adjacent parts of the surrounding counties. Membership in NARFE is open to all active and retired federal employees and their spouses, former federal employees, and former spouses who are entitled to a federal survivor annuity. For more information, please call Midlothian at 972-268-5793 or 972-775-2463, Waxahachie 469-939-8102, Ennis - 214-949-6197, Red Oak - 412-722-6307, or Corsicana - 903-874-3092. You may also go to or html or see NARFE Chapter 1191 on Facebook.

Texas Barbeque Town Hall Meeting December 12th in College Station by Blair Fannin

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting organized to brief those involved in the commercial barbecue business is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This is the third year for the Town Hall meeting,” said Dr. Jeff Savell, one of the leaders of the Texas barbecue program, as well as a Regents professor and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal chair holder in the department of animal science at Texas A&M. Dr. Davey Griffin, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist, cooked beef sirloin, beef strip loin and pork loin at the 2015 Barbecue Town Hall meeting held at Texas A&M University

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in College Station. Ray Riley, manager of the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University, slices beef tenderloin to serve attendees at the 2015 barbecue town hall meeting. The meeting will be held at the Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center and the Rosenthal Meat Center. It will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. The meeting will involve both lectures and hands-on demonstrations. Featured speakers include Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist, who will provide an update on livestock and meat markets, and Dr. Kerri Gehring, associate professor in the

Texas A&M department of animal science and president of the International HACCP Alliance. Gehring will give an overview of the current food safety/regulatory issues. “We chose a Monday for the meeting knowing that many restaurants are closed that day, which may allow for some operators to bring key inhouse staff with them,” Savell said. “Hopefully, people can drive in, attend the meeting and be back home later that It's easy to place an ad or find night without having to spend the items you want, too much time away.” and it's used by thousands The meeting is sponsored by of shoppers every week! the E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chair in the department of animal science. To register for Freestone County Times the meeting, contact Savell at Call 903-389-6397 for rates or 979845-3992.

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Buffalo Livestock Marketing, Inc. Russell L deCordova Cody deCordova Ty deCordova P.O. Box Drawer P, Buffalo, Texas 75831 (903) 322-4940

SALE EVERY SATURDAY - 12 NOON Receipts from Buffalo Livestock Marketing showed a total of 1,457 cattle October 15, 2016 with 185 sellers and 65 buyers. Slaughter Cows Cutter Cows----------------------------------------52-62 Fat Cows--------------------------------------------50-60 Canner Cows---------------------------------------40-55 Slaughter Bulls Heavy Bulls------------------------------------------60-78 Light Bulls-------------------------------------------65-84 Pairs Choice Pairs------------------------------------1800-2200 Good Pairs--------------------------------------1450-1625 Plain Pairs--------------------------------------1100-1300 Bred Cows 3-6 yr old-------------------------1100-1575 Steer/Bull Calve & Yearlings 150-200 lbs-------------------------------------145-200 200-300 lbs-------------------------------------135-165 300-400 lbs-------------------------------------125-140 400-500 lbs-------------------------------------115-135 500-600 lbs-------------------------------------100-133 600-700 lbs---------------------------------------90-110 700-800 lbs---------------------------------------90-105 Heifer Calves & Yearlings 150-200 lbs-------------------------------------135-175 200-300 lbs-------------------------------------130-152 300-400 lbs-------------------------------------110-135 400-500 lbs---------------------------------------95-125 500-600 lbs---------------------------------------85-120 600-700 lbs---------------------------------------85-110 700-800 lbs---------------------------------------80-109 These prices reflect the GOOD and CHOICE cattle and the plainer cattle would be 25 to 40 dollars behind these figures.

Greenhouse & Nursery Compliance Workshop November 18th OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Overton. The workshop will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N. in Overton. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Cost of the program is $20, which includes lunch. Registration is only available online at https:// Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two laws and regulations, two integrated pest management and one general – will be available. Applicators must bring their licenses to the meeting to register for the units. The session is specifically designed for greenhouse ornamental and nursery growers, although some material may apply to greenhouse and outdoor vegetable growers, forages and orchards, said Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Overton. Vafaie said the program topics are top priorities for many East Texas growers. The first half of the workshop will cover pests and pathogen management, and plant species that perform best in East Texas, he said. The second half will bridgeOffice the gap between industry and

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Anderson County Livestock Auction Report Danny Turner 903-724-9214 SALE EVERY WEDNESDAY - 12 NOON Receipts from Anderson County Livestock Exchange of 253 cattle sold on October 12, 2016. All classes $5 lower. Steers 200-300 lbs-----------------------------------110-165 300-400 lbs-----------------------------------105-141 400-500 lbs------------------------------------95-135 500-600 lbs------------------------------------90-127 600-700 lbs------------------------------------85-114 700-800 lbs------------------------------------80-111 Heifers 200-300 lbs-----------------------------------105-150 300-400 lbs-----------------------------------100-130 400-500 lbs------------------------------------95-119 500-600 lbs------------------------------------90-119 600-700 lbs------------------------------------85-117 700-800 lbs------------------------------------80-117 Slaughter Slaughter Cows---------------------------------45-65 Slaughter Bulls----------------------------------70-80 Stocker Cows & Pairs Stocker Cows--------------------------------825-1500 Pairs-----------------------------------------1250-1560 Goats By the Head-------------------------------------45-150

Steers 300-400-------------------------------------------------------------125-135 400-500-------------------------------------------------------------115-125 500-600-------------------------------------------------------------105-115 600-700--------------------------------------------------------------97-105 700-800----------------------------------------------------------------90-95 Heifers/Best #1 Quality 300-400-------------------------------------------------------------115-125 400-500--------------------------------------------------------------95-115 500-600----------------------------------------------------------------88-98 600-700----------------------------------------------------------------82-90 700-800----------------------------------------------------------------75-80 These prices are for the Best #1 Quality Steers & Heifers. Prices trend lower according to quality, conditions, and fill.

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by Jan Fielden

The leaves are falling at a faster rate but the temperatures are still at a higher rate and the colors of the leaves in the Sweet Gum Grove are not turning yet. Where is Fall hiding? All the magazines are showing pictures of Fall activities and holidays but I’m wondering if a true “cold snap” will ever get here. Some of the Zinnias that washed out of the flower bed into the vegetable garden are now blooming! The cows are fat and sassy and look as if they have been getting ready to hibernate. So, I guess it is good that that cold snap hasn’t arrived yet or our days would have the added chore of feeding the cows. I did see a big heavy coated “woolly worm” on the sidewalk the other day…I think Winter will be here on short notice and it will be a hard Winter at that. It may be that we won’t even have Fall just go straight into Winter! The cows always have such a rough time during Winter. I guess, however that I am getting ahead of myself…or borrowing trouble as my Mom use to say. For right now, the cows have plenty to eat and they rotate their fields just as they always have and things are right with the world at The Red Oak Ranch. The magnificent colors of the Sweet Gum Grove trees will be on their schedule and it will be a beautiful sight to behold. There are enough leaves carpeting the area in the Sweet Gum Grove to make it a very pleasant place to drive through. So, guess we will just take each day as it comes and enjoy it.

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Receipts from Corsicana Livestock for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 with 210 head of cattle Packer Cows------------------------------------------------------------N/T Best Lean Cutter Cows----------------------------------------------48-53 Best Bone & Utility Cows-------------------------------------------47-52 Best Packer Bulls-----------------------------------------------------73-77 Stock Cows (per head)-----------------------------------------------1050 Few Young Cows-------------------------------------------------------N/T

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New Rules Prompt AgriLife Extension Schools for Youth Wool, Mohair Judging Coaches by Steve Byrns SAN ANGELO – New rules and processes pertaining to 4-H and FFA youth wool and mohair judging contests have prompted the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to set two orientation schools in December. The schools, with the same curriculum, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers at San Angelo and Stephenville, respectively. The San Angelo center is north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87 and the Stephenville center is on U.S. Highway 281 at the intersection of Farm-toMarket Road 8. New rules and processes pertaining to youth wool and mohair judging contests prompt orientation schools for judging team coaches in December. Pictured is a lock of wool. “These schools are designed for AgriLife Extension agents and others who coach 4-H wool and mohair judging teams,” said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo. “At both schools,

we’ll discuss the new rules and processes that will be used in the upcoming 2017 judging season.” Redden said he’ll also discuss what services AgriLife Extension can provide with regard to supplying wool fleeces and mohair samples for teams to practice with. He’ll also explain what the agency can offer in terms of setup, delivery and official placing of invitational and district contests. “We’ll end both schools with a mock contest using the new wool and mohair rules, so participants can actually experience them,” he said. “We’ve also scheduled ample time for participants to work on their wool and mohair judging skills. “These workshops aren’t just for ‘old hands,’ they also are a good opportunity for folks from counties that have not traditionally had wool and mohair judging teams to learn about how these contests function.“ Redden asked those interested in either school to email him at reid.redden@

regulators with regard to regulatory compliance and audits. “Some growers in East Texas have already faced some large fines and would like others in the industry to avoid the same fate,” Vafaie said. Scheduled speakers include: --Vafaie – General Integrated Pest Management and New Invasives. --Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturist, Overton – Top Performers and the People’s Choice Awards in the Overton Trials, plus Texas Superstars 2017. --Dr. Kevin Ong, director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, The sign in front of the gas station says “Unleaded, 2.39, special on College Station – New and Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel.” Old Pathogens to Watch Visitors here in the valley do a double take when they see Vince’s Out For: Integrated Disease sign there at what we all know as “the gas station gun shop.” That’s Management Strategies. because Vince doesn’t believe in being deprived of his passion while --Dr. Mark Matocha, AgriLife earning a living. His passion: guns. His living: pumping gas. Extension state agricultural We had all known of his passion for many years. He is the perennial and environmental quality president of the local rod and gun club, plans nearly all their annual safety specialist, College spaghetti feeds to raise money for targets. If you want to go hunting, Station – New Environmental all you need to do is pull up in front of Vince’s house on the edge of Protection Agency, Worker town with some hounds in the back of the truck in the evening and Protection Standard and honk the horn. You don’t even need to call ahead. Occupational Safety and The combination business began about three years ago when an outHealth Administration of-town customer pulled up to the gas pumps, walked inside to pay Vince, and saw the owner sitting there polishing a 1911 Government Regulations. Model .45 auto. --Mark Evans, Texas CPR wasn’t necessary, but it did give Vince some thinking to do. Department of Agriculture “I looked around in here,” he said, “and saw all this wall space. What inspector, Dallas – New TDA did I have on it? Fan belts, stacks of motor oil containers, those little regulations and What to air fresheners shaped like pine trees. What a waste! So I put that stuff Expect During an Audit. out in the repair side of the station and nailed up this knotty pine. The workshop will end with a Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Agricultural technology Matheny, Texas A&M AgriLife Waco Stockyard question and answer session. “Then I got my federal firearms license, bought a bunch of ammunition will be the focus of the 28th Extension Service agent in Waco,Washington TX 2316 Marlin Hwy. 6 East and some guns, and set it up.” For more information, call annual Texas Plant Protection County, both Office 254-753-3191 Jody Thomas 254-223-2958 He says he’s always sure to put a gun ad up on the big white sign, 76705 Vafaie at 903-834-6191. Association Conference Dec. discussing smartphone apps 254-753-3191 Jodyalong Thomas with 254-223-2958 the gas prices, so people won’t be surprised when they 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 in agriculture as well as Waco Stockyard walk in and find him cleaning a Model 70 behind the counter. Drive in Bryan. innovative ways for farmers “I actually Waco, doTX okay 76705in the gun business here,” he said. “It isn’t Briarcrest 2316 Marlin Hwy. 6 East “We have an outstanding to stay connected remotely. enough to be a gun shop on its own, really. We aren’t a big enough program that will give Dr. Alex Thomasson, AgriLife town.” attendees the latest Research engineer in College And then he grinned and said, “And I’ve never been held up.” information on technology Station, will provide the and agriculture,” said Dr. Betsy latest on unmanned aerial Pierson, association president vehicles, or UAVs, and their and associate professor of application to agriculture. Dr. Bill Hughes Don Henderson Stephen Bradley Bradley Harryman horticultural sciences at Texas Bob Coulson and Dr. Todd (903) 626-4651 (254) 385-6460 (254) 716-1535 (254) 315-8232 A&M University, College Sink, Texas A&M AgriLife, 2316 Marlin Hwy. 6 East Waco, TX 76705 Station. “This conference College Station, will present SALE EVERY THURSDAY - 12 NOON Office 254-753-3191 Jody Thomas 254-223-2958 also covers the latest issues the Texas Crop Registry and a agriculture and how new smartphone application,  at total of Receipts from Groesbeck Auction & Livestock Co. LLC showed Goats 9:00 a.m. SALE EVERY TUESDAY Cattle 12:00 p.m. affecting 777 head of cattle on Thursday, October 13, 2016, with 105 sellers and we produce food and fiber Flag the Technology. 48 buyers. Receipts from Waco Livestock Auction on October 11, 2016. Head count to feed an ever-expanding Chandler Goule, chief of 660. population globally.” executive officer with National Slaughter Cows & Bulls Dr. Alex Thomasson, Texas Wheat Growers, will discuss No. 1 Steers Under 300 lbs--------------------------------130-160 Boner (1000-1200 WT) -----------------------------58-62 A&M AgriLife Research regulations and agricultural Breaker (1110-1400 WT) ---------------------------61-65 300-400 lbs-----------------------------------120-150 engineer in College Station, reform. Other topics covered Canner Cows (800-1100 WT) ----------------------53-57 400-500 lbs-----------------------------------110-140 will provide the latest on throughout the conference Thin (750-950 WT) ----------------------------------51-55 500-600 lbs-------------------------------------95-120 Bulls Yield Grade 1 & 2 -----------------------------74-80 unmanned aerial vehicles, or include new and minor crops, 600-700 lbs-------------------------------------90-110 Bulls Yield Grade 3 & 4 -----------------------------63-73 700-800 lbs-------------------------------------85-105 UAVs, and their application fertility management, grain No. 1 Heifers to agriculture at the 28th production, cotton, pasture Stocker Cows Under 300 lbs--------------------------------120-140 Young Bred Cows-------------------------------1200-1500 annual Texas Plant Protection and rangeland/vegetation 300-400 lbs-----------------------------------110-130 Older Plain Bred----------------------------------900-1100 400-500 lbs------------------------------------95-125 Association Conference management, turf and Good Choice Pairs---------------------------------------N/T 500-600 lbs------------------------------------90-115 Common Medium Pairs-------------------------1200-1600 Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos horticulture, new technology 600-700 lbs------------------------------------95-105 Center. 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Fats-------------------------------------------50 to 60 500-600 lbs----------------------------------------130-147 open with Bob Avant, Student registration is $25. 600-700 lbs----------------------------------------115-138 Thin & Shelly--------------------------------40 to 50 800-900 lbs-------------------------------------------80-95 Packer Bulls (1250-2075 lbs) program director for corporate Registration includes lunch Yield Grade 1&2 ----------------------------65 to 78 relations with Texas A&M during the Dec. 7 business Heifers Good & Choice Cow & Calf Pairs 300-400 lbs----------------------------------------122-135 AgriLife Research in College meeting. 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Earth Kind Living Conference December 2nd in Palestine PALESTINE – East Texans will have the chance to learn about new environmental-friendly techniques around the home and ranch during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service EarthKind Living conference Dec. 2 in Palestine. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. inside Ben E. Keith Beverages, 2019 W. Oak St. The conference will introduce consumers, producers and volunteers to Earth-Kind Living, a balanced system using university research-proven techniques for quality living, environmental stewardship and overall well being, said Larry Pierce, AgriLife Extension regional program leader for Districts 4 and 5, Overton. Experts will share information on agricultural production, land stewardship, health and wellness, and Earth-Kind friendly homes. Cost is $25 if attendees preregister by Nov. 10 and $35 the day of the event. For more information and to register, go to earthkindliving. “The lineup of speakers is diverse and very knowledgeable about ways to be good stewards of our environment as producers, ranchers and homeowners,” Pierce said. “By implementing

Earth-Kind methods, we have the ability to improve the quality of life on our farms and in our homes and eventually our communities.” Speakers and topics include: --Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, and Dr. Susan Ballabina, AgriLife Extension executive associate director, College Station – Research-based Truth in Agricultural Production, Land Stewardship, Health and Wellness. --Steve Nelle, freelance conservation and wildlife management consultant, San Angelo – Environmental Stewardship. --Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension associate department head for the department of Nutrition and Food Science – Managing for the Next Generation and Food Waste. Concurrent sessions include: --Clint Perkins, AgriLife Extension agent, Wood County – Earth-Kind Pasture Management. --Tim Hartmann, Earth-Kind program specialist, College Station – Vegetables and Herbs. --Dr. Steve George, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Dallas – Earth-Kind Landscapes. --Jheri-Lynn McSwain, AgriLife Extension agent, Shelby County

– Earth-Kind Kitchen and Denita Young, AgriLife Extension agent, Rains County – Kitchen Composting, Pantry Pests, Vermiculture. --Janet Rowe, Master Gardener, Rockwall – Earth-Kind Beekeeping. --Mandy Patrick, AgriLife Extension agent, Houston County – Earth-Kind Home Air Quality/ Energy Efficiency/Water. Speakers will follow with a panel discussion and question and answer session, Pierce said. From urban apartment dwellers to rural farmers and ranchers, Texans will find this exciting new program to be of great value, said Pierce. Benefits of the Earth-Kind living include environmental stewardship and long-term productivity for agriculture enterprises, water conservation and natural protection and enrichment of the soil, according to the Earth-Kind website. It also utilizes plants and animals with the best adapted genetics which encourages and protects wildlife diversity, including pollinators and beneficial insects by reducing the use of fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals. For general information about the event, contact Pierce at 903834-6191 or lpierce@ag.tamu. edu.

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fifteen hours will satisfy all TDA requirements for private applicators to renew their license. The first five hours of the December program will also contain all hours needed to renew a commercial license. Please call 979-828-4270 and let us know if you are planning to attend or if you have any questions. A registration fee of $50.00 will be charged. This fee offsets the cost of a catered lunch, refreshments, and printed materials handed out at the program. Preregistration is important for an accurate meal count and to assure we have sufficient printed material. You may also want to check out our Facebook page “Robertson County Agricultural News and Events” or our web site


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Pasture & Ranch Management Seminar Announced The Pridgeon Community Center in Franklin will be the location of a Pasture and Ranch Management Seminar to be held on Monday, October, 31st. Registration will begin at 7:00am with the program slated to begin at 7:30am. The program will conclude at 3:00pm. The address for the Community Center is 351 Cooks Lane, Franklin, Texas. The seminar will offer seven hours of CEU’s for the private applicator license and certificate holders. It has also been approved for commercial/noncommercial license holders to receive all needed hours to renew their license. The approved hours will include three hours in the General category, two hours in the Laws and Regulations category, one hour in the Drift category and one hour in the IPM category.

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE FOR RENT in Childs Addition in Fairfield. $1,000/month with $600 deposit. 903-3913680 ________________________

316 W. Hwy 84 • Fairfield

Don't Shell Out a lot of Cash; Use the Classifieds

Freestone County Times Call 903-389-NEWS (6397)


1201 N 4th Avenue, Teague Texas 3B SH 3B ON 3B HE 3B UN ON Proud Supporters of Women in Business 3B LI RA Kathy McSwane ® W/ 303 E. Milam, Mexia REALTOR Kim Story AR 903-388-2024 Cell OWNER/BROKER 3B 254-562-6617 Office 22 254-562-6977 Fax BE ON 2B #1 2B PR FREESTONE COUNTY 3-1 Brick Home 2B with central air/heat and a one-car carport TE 1.75 acres of Prime Commercial Property! Ideal for equipment yard with shop, landscaping or nursery, retail, or warehouse with office. Metal building approximately 3600 sq ft with 800 dedicated to office space. Reception area, 2 separate private office spaces, & restroom. Warehouse has 2 roll up doors. Metal roof has sky lights and fluorescent lighting. Two road frontages: 650 ft road frontage on Hwy 84 and 550 on N. 3rd Ave. High traffic and high visibility. $149000

and enclosed utility room. Community water and septic system. Located on a blacktop, County Road 261. Land is a total of 1.32 ac. Financing available. $49,500

OAKWOOD: (327 N. Main) Very neat and well-maintained 3-2 brick veneer home on 2 lots with central air/heat, fireplace, and cyclone-fenced back yard. $79K, Owner Terms Available

OAKWOOD: 97 ac. with something for everybody! Improved pasture & mature hardwoods, plus a gorgeous 18 acre lake! Good road frontage on FM 831 with gated entrance. Custom built brick home with 3800 sq. ft. under roof and 2648 sq. ft. living area with 4 beds and 2.5 baths. Very nice covered patio. Custom built kids “club house”. Very large metal shop building on slab. $999,500 OAKWOOD: Gorgeous 137 ac. showplace with long frontage on FM 542 and county road frontage on the north and south ends of the property. Land is approx. 80 ac. of pasture with a nice pond. Remainder of the ranch is in beautiful mature hardwoods with a seasonal creek running through it. Surrounded by some very large neighbors and the hunting potential is awesome. Improvements consist of a very nice custom built home with 3400 sq. ft. of living area, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, large living room with an enormous stone fireplace, separate game room with full bar, huge covered front porch, oversized attached carport and workshop area. The home sits atop the highest point on the place so the views are amazing $695K FAIRFIELD: 28.9 acres just north of Fairfield off of FM 833 on CR 161. Beautiful rolling land, mature hardwoods, utilities available. Nice creek and an excellent spot for new lake construction. $79,900

Steve Torno, Broker - Tyson Henson, Broker - Dennis Coffey, Broker

903-536-3318 email:

#20 Teague-+/-75.06 Acres, mostly open, but with nice wooded areas, 2 ponds, creek



Currently being used for cattle grazing. One gas well site, two access roads. Pipelines---those apparent or of record. Survey of entire property before it was divided is available (4/30/15). North boundary fence may not be on the actual property line. Aerial is available. Seller has no mineral rights. Navasota Valley Electric available in the area. Buyer's responsibility to verify availability and cost. South Freestone County Electric available in the area. Buyer's responsibility to verify availability and cost. No deed restrictions. Taxes: TBD. With close to one hundred listings to choose from, you’re sure to find one that will meet your needs. In addition to our own listings, we are happy to show any property listed with any real estate company.

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OIL & GAS MINERALS FOR SALE OR LEASE. Freestone and Anderson County. 903388-8835 ________________________

54 Inch Commercial Mowing Deck, 246 Hrs. Commercial or Residential Use, New Blades & Oil

NOW HIRING! WWW.BOSSCRANE.COM Notice of Employment Opportunity The office of County Clerk of Freestone County, Texas has a job opening for the position of full-time Deputy Clerk. Experience working with the public is essential, typing/copier skills required, office experience and computer skills preferred. All interested person may obtain an application from our office at 103 East Main, Fairfield, Texas or one can be downloaded from the County’s Website Please return applications to the County Clerk office. No phone calls please! Applications will be accepted through October 21, 2016 by 1:00 p.m. __________________________________________________


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$2,500 903-389-9339



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Freestone County Times Classifieds 903.389.NEWS (6397)

Hiring Red, White, & You! Veterans’ Hiring Fair November 10th

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development GARAGE SALE: Thursday boards and the Texas Veterans 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Commission, will host veterans Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. hiring fairs in 30 cities throughout 166 Mary Jean (Lakewood), Texas on Thursday, Nov. 10. Fairfield. Electric grill, ceramic TWC’s fifth annual Hiring Red, kiln, embroidery crafts White & You! statewide hiring (new), luggage, kitchen fair is a joint initiative supported and household items, and by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and miscellaneous. the Texas Veterans Commission ________________________ to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers Booth #1 who are seeking veterans’ and anted Gently used, affordable fall & exceptional skills. winter women’s clothing “This event represents the Sizes 4 – 4X importance of Texas employers Looking for pasture land to Parker Square Mall working together to help our lease for cattle grazing. 903- 503 East Commerce Street, veterans who have served our 388-1679 country as they begin the next Fairfield ________________________ ________________________ chapter of their lives,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The Hiring Red, White & You! events are excellent opportunities for veterans to gain employment and for Texas employers to find experienced individuals to fill available job opportunities.” The multi-city event is designed to assist veterans, service members and their spouses as they seek their next career opportunity. Employers participate at no cost and are encouraged to contact their local


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Workforce Solutions office for more information. Over the past four years, Hiring Red, White & You! has connected more than 42,000 veterans with over 6,500 employers. “Texas veterans are welleducated, dedicated and highlytrained individuals who have the technical and professional skills needed by Texas employers,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “The Hiring Red, White & You! statewide hiring fairs are a great opportunity for Texas employers to connect with these highly skilled veterans.” The national unemployment rate in 2015 for all veterans is 4.6 percent1. In contrast, for those veterans who served in the military since September 2001, the unemployment rate is higher at 5.8 percent2. There are 1.7 million3 total veterans throughout Texas, which is the 2nd highest state population of veterans in the country. “The Hiring Red, White & You! Fair is a great resource for employers who value experience, teamwork and transferable skills when looking for the right candidate for their companies, said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “Employers seeking to

hire veterans not only gain an employee with the ability to learn new skills and concepts quickly, but will gain an employee who knows the dynamics of leadership inside and out.” Employers who hire veterans may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which allows employers to receive up to $9,600 on federal business income or payroll tax benefits when they hire from certain qualified groups of veterans. “Military veterans have skills and credentials qualifying them for work in a variety of occupations,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “These job fairs are a great chance for veterans to expand their network and gain fast entry into rewarding careers in Texas.” Information on how employers and job seekers can participate in Hiring Red, White & You! hiring fairs may be found at Please note that some job fair locations may have changed since last year. For information on all veteran workforce services available in Texas, visit www.

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