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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lions Smoke Cougars 48-0 Teague Team Faces Cameron Yoe Rivals in Quarterfinal


he Teague Lions had seven rushing touchdowns

and the defense pitched the with a 48-0 blanking of the Friday night. The win moves second shutout of the season Buna Cougars in Willis on the Lions into the third round against and old familiar foe. The game Friday night was never in question. Teague jumped out to an early lead and held back Buna on two turnovers on downs. The Lion offense attempted only three passes on the night, both going to Tyrese Heard. The Cougars took the opening kickoff and immediately got a 21 yard run by Remi Connell to midfield. That would be their longest gain of the night. Three plays later the Cougar offense was turned away on fourth and two. Teague took over and quickly turned a third and seven into a 41 yard pass play to Heard to the Cougar 15 yard line. Antonio Heard finished the drive with a nine yard run for the first touchdown of the game. Ismael Diaz kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead with 7:06 remaining in the first quarter. The Lion defense forced a punt and the offense took over at their own 34 yard line. Tayvis Coleman ripped off a 12

Running 11 yards for the final touchdown of the game against Buna last week is Teague Lion #30, Dayveon Dixon. (Photo by Monte Calame)

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‘A Square Affair’ Shopping & Family Fun Nov. 26 As the holidays approach, A chill is in the air, Shoppers are out searching everywhere – Just stay local and you will see, We have all that your stockings’ need!


oin the fun on Saturday, November 26th in downtown Fairfield, Texas for “A Square Affair.� There will be Holiday Shopping, Good Food and Family Fun! Presented by the City of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, this event serves to support the small businesses and organizations in your hometown. Shop a variety of vendors on the Freestone County courthouse square from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Almost 20 vendors have signed up, so far. For the kids, Face Painting will be offered from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Willy Nilly the Clown will be making balloon animals from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This year, the Chamber will also host a Turkey Trot 5K run will with medals and Chamber Bucks prizes for 1st place winners in the Men, Women and Youth categories. This event is FREE. Contact the Chamber office at 903-3895792 for information on how to register. Make plans to enjoy some community fun and holiday shopping while supporting local folks. For information about becoming a vendor, call 903-389-5792 CORN STALKS HAVE BEGUN TO SPROUT in front of Accessories or send an email to Etc. in downtown Fairfield. Corn kernels from the City of Fairfield’s fall decorations found their way into the cracks in the side of the road on Highway 84. Owner Mary Small says, “If you want to and under). Fifty dollars replant them, then come on fter you’ve enjoyed this at 8:00 a.m. in Chamber Bucks will be over and get them!� (Photo by year’s Thanksgiving feast, This is a FREE event. come out and join the Turkey The course will start and awarded to 1st Place finishers Nicole Schaefer) Trot in downtown Fairfield, end at the courthouse, in each category. Runners are invited to wear Texas on Saturday, November after wrapping through the 26, 2016. neighborhood north of the their best turkey outfit. Best Held in conjunction with “A courthouse square from Dressed will win a FREE Square Affair,� the inaugural Cotton Street to West Street. turkey! For more information, Turkey Trot will take off at (The course will never cross contact the Fairfield Chamber 9:00 a.m. Hwy 84 or Hwy 75). Medals will be given to of Commerce at 903-389Registration will be held A Square Affair Nov. 26th - 8am-3pm at the Freestone County the top three finishers for 5792 or send an email to Courthouse Square courthouse square beginning male, female and youth (12

Turkey Trot Takes Off in Fairfield


A FREESTONE COUNTY COURT BAILIFF takes finger prints of Dustin Sanoja following his sentencing by Judge Deborah Oakes Evans as Defense Attorney Scott Wilson looks on. (Photo by Nicole Schaefer)

Formal Sentence: Sanoja Receives Deferred Probation for Testimony


hile I realize that the State made you this deal because they needed your testimony in the Amber Halford case, I don’t like it,� states Judge Deborah Oakes Evans during the sentencing trial of Dustin Sanoja, 20, who was charged with Burglary of a Habitation of the Douglas Carr Hurst home in Teague on March 7, 2015. Sanoja was offered 6-Years of Deferred Probation if he agreed to testify against Halford in the case of The State of Texas vs. Amber Hope Halford for Capital Murder in the shooting death of their uncle, Douglas Carr Hurst. “I believe you told partial truths, but greatly downplayed your involvement in these events. You did, however, give your testimony as promised, so I will keep our deal and sentence you to 6-Years of Deferred Probation.� “You are a very lucky young man. I hope you realize that,� she continued. “You could have ended up dead, spending 40 years or life in prison like the others involved. I advise you to use this time to walk the straight and narrow; and to get your life in order. You need to understand that if you violate your probation and are put before me in court again, you will be sentenced to 20 years in prison.� District Attorney Chris Martin explains, “I just want it to be stated for the record that the State does not believe Dustin was involved, in any way, in the burglary on the night that Doug Hurst was shot, but rather only in the burglary that happened the night before.� “The State made this offer only after discussing in depth with Mr. Hurst’s wife, Joy, the necessity of making such a deal,� he continued. One of the many terms of the probation is that he is not allowed within 600 feet of Joy Hurst. Following the sentencing, Mrs. Hurst made a Victim’s Impact Statement saying, “Your Honor, I agree with you one hundred percent. Dustin was not entirely truthful in his testimony. Of all the kids involved in this, Dustin is the only one who had been in my house, my room, and seen the safe and all the guns.� Addressing Sanoja, Mrs. Hurst states, “Your uncle told you just one week from the day you broke in to our house that he wanted to see you join the military or do something productive to get your life on the right track. He wanted to see you do better for yourself.� “It won’t be long before I see you back in this court, because you will violate your probation. Your Honor, he already has. Just two days after he testified against Amber, he was at the Teague High School Homecoming game, hanging out with the same hoodlums, making sure I knew he was there. I ended up having to call the Sheriff’s Office to get him to leave,� she concludes. “I can’t wait to see you behind bars!� Representing Sanoja was Attorney Scott Wilson of Groesbeck.


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Dew ISD PERFECT ATTENDANCE Pre-K: Fredrick Bolton, James Bolton, Leah Gonzalez, Haven Irvin, Peyton Walker Kindergarten: Lucas Awalt, Brennyn Bell, Sir’Micha Carter, Kennedy Griffin, Audrie Hagen, Korbin Moore, Brantley Tinsley, Mariana Valentin, Kodi Weaver 1st Grade: Austin Archibald, Brayden Ethridge, Leylani Gil, Peyton Hinton, Lilyanne Langford, Emma Perkins, Juan Renovato, Maelynn Senzig 2nd Grade: Trishana Algood, Madelayne Bailey, Samahgia Carter, Nevaeh Coaster, Miley Sanchez, Richard Senzig, Caden Sifford, Fortino Valentin 3rd Grade: Ny’land Coaster, Larayah Coaston, Mahoganie Cobb, Dustin Hutchinson, Kaden Moore, Tristan Phillips, Melissa Renavato, Ethan Stark, Max White 4th Grade: Oswaldo Garcia, Adam Hagler, Stormy Jackson, Keyanna Oatman, Willliam Reeder, Kaleb Six, Jolee Swinburn, Aaron Valentin 5th Grade: David Algood, Logan Allen, Taylor Bell, Roman Gonzales, Rhett Hagen, Vanessa Hernandez, Hunter Hinton, Hanah Muhammad, Rowdy Philips, Michael Pickering, Madison Reid, Sara Stark, Mason White 7th Grade: Lauryl Clark, Ellie Drennan, Waylon Johnson, Babar Muhammad, Devin Six 8th Grade: Molli Doss, Lindsey Gonzalez, Kaylee Pickering, Alondra Valentin, Katy Webb, and Terry Wood ALL A HONOR ROLL 1st Grade: Matthew Abram, Austin Archibald, Ja’Kiya Bolanos, Skylar Bulin, Karlie Byrd, Maddy Byrd, Rylan Byrd, Kylynn Chambers, Brayden Ethridge, Kaylin Ezell, Leylani Gil, Peyton Hinton, LilyAnne Langford, John Looney, Radley Padgett, Emma Perkins, Juan Renovato, Clay Reeder, Maelynn Senzig 2nd Grade: Trishana Algood, Gracen Allen, Joshua Boettcher, Jaelynn Brown, Caleb Darby, Lucky Jones, Hailey McComb, Richard Senzig, Caden Stifford 3rd Grade: Mahoganie Cobb,   Andres Garcia-Gilliam, Dustin Hutchinson, Mikah Kesinger, Rylie Mushinski Pendergrass, Tristan Phillips,


Kylee Pickett, Melissa Renovato, Evie Rowell, Maxwell White 4th Grade: Oswaldo Garcia, Keyanna Oatman 7th Grade: Lauryl Clark, Ellie Drennan, Mason Wright 8th Grade: Toby Drennan AB HONOR ROLL 2nd Grade: Madelayne Bailey, Samahgia Carter, Neveah Coaster, Caiden Dowdy, Holton Marberry, Miley Sanchez, Aidden Tinsley, Peyton Woodall 3rd Grade: NY’LAND Coaster, Cannyn Crowley, Stephen Dunn 4th Grade: Robert Boettcher, MaKayla Burns, Kyleigh DeBorde, Caden Foster 5th Grade: David Algood, Logan Allen, Taylor Bell, Raeanna Burns, Rhett Hagen, Hunter Hinton, Michael Pickering 6th Grade: Alison Bling, Rebecca Coker, Raylie Ezell, Sydney Gonzales,. Jaylee Jordan, Trinity Lehman, Charity Travis 7th Grade: Emma Adams, Makayla DeFrance, Juan Garcia, Waylon Johnson, Lyndi Lane, Fredericka Philips, Devin Six  8th Grade: Molli Doss, Weston Duncan, Lindsey Gonzalez, Kimea Jordan, Gavin Pickett, Skylar Randle, Alondra Valentin, Katy Webb, and Terry Wood

Fairfield Intermediate A Honor Roll --3rd Grade: Nathan Anders, Austin Bitting, Tristan Brackens, Emanuel Carr, Benjamin Crenshaw, Obie Crook, Mason Edwards, Taylor Flandry, Trinity Glass, Bailey Holland, Aaron Lane, Delaney McGowan, Blake Phillips, Rhett Ralstin, Armand Reyes, Finnton Smith, Tiffany Stamey, and Gage Wendt. --4th Grade: Jacob Bosley, Emilee Brewer, Lyric Broussard, Cole Coufal, Casey Couture, Luke Cruce, Jerry Draper, Carolyn Dunlap, Makenna Eppes, Abigail Gallegos, James Grissett, Jenna Haden, Autumn Hargrove, Newton Hartley, Nadia Hoskins, Tiffany Jauregui, Jacob Jobe, Justin Johnson, Rylie Longer, Lydia Morgan, Madelyn Morrison,


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November 23, 2016 Michael Nelson, Kynzee Payne, Connor Petty, Zada Pjetrovic, Addison Posey, Katelyn Quenichet, Alfonso Rodriguez, RaeAnne Rossiaky, Sol Ruiz, Brayden Samford, Jesse Schick, Preston Scott, Austin Smith, Nadia Thomas, and Briana Wall. --5th Grade: Dionicio Azuara, Landry Bayless, Lily Beaver, River Bonds, William Bonner, Hannah Bosley, Charlee Brackens, Alexis Brown, Cameron Cockerell, Linsey Cockerell, Addysyn Cox, Kayden Dallas, Mason Daniel, Jaci Eppes, Madysen Farris, Anthony Griffin, Rylee Henderson, Eashn Kalyanji, Kennedy Lane, Cooper Lawley, Carolina Limones, Ruger Long, Bradley Mabry, Lillian McBean, Madox Mitchael, Deyla Morgan, Chance Noland, Braylon Sandifer, Emma Smith, Avery Thaler, Brooklyn Thomas, and Peyton Turner.

Roberson, Gracie Robinson, Yayson Rodriguez, Angel Serrato, Kendall Smith, Kylie Story, Liberty Talbert, Caden Thibodeaux, John Thorne, Faith Vaughn, Hailey Wall, Reese White, Damaya Willis, Calyn Wilson, Alyssa Winters, Alexis Woodruff, and Larissa Young. --5th Grade: Mariana Aguilera, Jonathan Allen, Layla Barrett, Bryson Bonner, Hunter Brooke, Colten Casey, Evan Chavers, Jonathan Collins, Cooper Craddick,

Christian Davila, Guadalupe Davila, Wanda DeCluette, Jan Diaz, Raymie Emmons, Eric Escobedo, Andrew Fantroy, Christopher Fierro Nava, Abigail Freeman, Kaliyah Gasaway, Collin Glass, Sabrina Griffin, Adan Gutierrez, James Haden, Rowdy Hand, Colton Harvell, Keyanna Haynes, Grayson Holcomb, Allie Hughes, Joseph Johnson, Tracy Johnson, Amaria Jones, Augustus Jones, Emily Kent, Alyssa Kocher, Stormy Langley, Joshua Larkin Luke

Leatherman, Jackson Lewis, Caden McCoy, Brianna McDonald, Zadie McPherson, Colton McSwane, Bailey Miller, Averi Minze, Kristavia Nelms, Kori Pillette, Zander Porter, Kristy Ramirez, Demertio Reyes, Kalli Richardson, Abigail Rieves, Avie Robinson, La’Zariah Robinson, Briseida Rodriguez, Itzel Rosales, Jonathan Serrato, Aiden Sleziak, Corbin Vidaurri, Emma White, Jake White, Cyniyah Wiley, Brady Williams, and Brandon Young.

A/B Honor Roll --3rd Grade: William Adams, Gustavo Aguilera, Alyssa Allen, Chloe Anderson, Alaina Baker, Kyler Ballard, Rainy Bonds, Kenlee Bonner, Jason Brackens, Zachary Bryant, Jose Castaneda, Armando Charles, Landon Clark, Samuel Clifton, Miley Contreras, Mason Copeland, Juan Diaz, Donny Fox, Jordyn Garcia, Bethany George, Bella Grecu, Jake Hagen, John Hanzelka, Caiden Harvell, Kaivion Hicks, Ashton Higgs, Sha’Kayla Johnson, Haysten Kent, Lyndsey Long, John Macke, Sydney Martin, Blake Matsche, Rylee McDonald, Madden McElroy, Michael McNutt, Ricky Milam, Callie Morgan, Thomas Neighbors, Jazmin Ocampo, Jesus Pina, Katlynn Ploch, Case Robinson, Mikhaila Rodriguez, Erick Rosales, Raleigh Self, Cinthia Serrato, FAIRFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S November Birthday Book Club participants are: (left to Nevaeh Serrato, Ashton right, top to bottom) Arleth Martinez, Michael Zachry, Loressa Covert, Owen Lane, Adisyn Sleziak, Zechariah Smith, DeVillier, and Capri Lipinski. (Photo submitted) Austin Solis, Zaria Thomas, Briana Thurman, Christian Vidaurri, Cash Walters, Mason Warren, Makenzi Willard, Justin Williams, and Kaylee Williams. --4th Grade: 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, Long Giap, Evan Gilbert, Reanna Golden, Brandon Gray, Zoe Guilotte, Jose Gutierrez, Kyson Henderson, Mayte Hidalgo, Emma Hill, Angel Izquierdo, Mackenzi Jones, Xavias Jones, Benjamin Kilkenny, Anthony Killough, Judary Ledezma, Joanna Limones, Madelyn Longoria, Jasmin Mandujano, Triston McAlpine, Saniya McElroy, Dylon McGowan, Jalecia McMillian, Cheyenne McNutt, Brianna Myers, Jimilyah Nash, Chloe Neidich, Mason Osborne, Elijah Owen, Bethanah Owens, Barbara Pena, Chandler Phillips, Elizabeth Pillans, Lillian Poole, Bailee Preston, Nathan Richards, Morgan

Birthday Book Club

Fairfield and Corsicana Students Face Off

Friendly Competition


would like to welcome Ryan Mathison as our newest agent in the Freestone County Farm Bureau office in Fairfield. Please call or come by our office to meet Ryan!

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NAVARRO COLLEGE students in the welding program from both the Fairfield and Corsicana campuses competed in a welding competition on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Winners are: (left to right) First Place - Jimmy Torres, Second Place - Dalton Dodge, and Third Place - Zachary Martin.

November 23, 2016

Adding three touchdoWNs to the scoreboard, while rushing 150 yards, is Teague Lion #1, Tayvis Coleman, who easily eluded the Buna Cougar defense. (Photos by Monte Calame)

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Continued from 1-A yard run and Heard followed with a 16 yard run. Coleman had the last three plays with runs of 15 and 11 yards and finished with a 20 yard burst for the score. The seven-play drive took nearly four minutes and Diaz added the point after for a 14-0 lead. Buna had their first small threat of the game on their

next possession. They picked up a first down on a facemask penalty and Connell added a twelve yard run to the Teague 37. The first two passes the offense attempted on the night fell short and the Cougars turned the ball over on downs. The Teague offense had established its dominance at the line of scrimmage but they stepped it up a notch in the next drive. They marched 64 yards in eleven plays

Always at ready are #17 Zack Satterwhite and #15 Jacovy McWilliams in last week’s match up against Buna.

and the final three were the highlight. They lined up in a power formation and added a lineman in the backfield and Coleman took the direct snap. The last play was a two yard run to extend the lead to 20-0. The extra point was no good. On the ensuing kickoff, the returner lost the ball and B.J. McQuirter fell on the fumble at the Buna 31. It took five plays for Coleman to score his third touchdown of the half with a 12 yard run and the 27-0 lead. The Teague defense forced a three and out and the Tyrese Heard highlight was spectacular. He fielded the punt at the 29 yard line and weaved through the Cougar coverage team for a 55 yard punt return. He was finally brought down at the sixteen yard line. The offense needed only two plays, the second from Antonio Heard for eight yards and the 34-0 lead at the half. Teague took the second half kickoff and it was more of the same. Some reserves came on to play for the Lions and Tyrese Heard was operating

from the wildcat formation. He had four carries on the first drive of the second half and finished with a two yard run. Diaz added the point after for the 41-0 lead. Buna had to punt on the next possession and Heard had his second long punt return. He returned it to the line of scrimmage that Buna punted from. Jacovy McWilliams had a five yard run and Zack Satterwhite had runs of 16 and 13 runs to deep into Buna Cougar territory. Dayveon Dixon ran the final 11 yards for the final touchdown of the game. Diaz kicked his sixth extra point in seven attempts for the 48-0 final. The defense did not allow Buna to successfully convert a third down (0-11). Heard completed two passes for 62 yards, both of them to Tyrese Heard. Tayvis Coleman rushed 18 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns, all of it in the first half. Antonio Heard had nine carries for 46 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Satterwhite had five carries for 36 yards in the win. The Teague Lions move into

the third round of the state playoffs and will take on an old familiar opponent. They will face the Cameron Yoe Yoemen on Friday at Temple High School. This is the third consecutive year that they have met in the playoffs. In 2014, Cameron defeated the Lions at Waco ISD stadium

42-31 and the Yoemen went on to claim the state title. In 2015, the Lions returned to the same site and dropped the quarterfinal game to Cameron 28-21. Cameron went onto lose in the state championship game. The game in Temple is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Scott Batts reporting.

Carrying two long-punt returns, Teague Lion #13, Tyrese Heard, was just one of the many standouts in last week’s game against the Buna Cougars.

Lady Eagles Named All-District Earning All-District Honors are these hard-working Lady Eagle athletes for their prowess on the volleyball court this year. They include Back Row (left-right): Carrington Roberts – 1st Team, Abby Teer – 2nd Team, Claire Partain – Co-Setter of the Year, Maddy Gallegos – Honorable Mention, and Dameka Shed – Blocker of the Year. Front Row (l-r): Cali Gawryszewski – CoDefensive Player of the Year, Caroline Richmond – Newcomer of the Year, Aaryn Scires - 18-4A MVP, Tanna Lide – 1st Team, Alexis Rodriquez – Honorable Mention, Katie Henrichs – 1st Team, and Sarah Richmond – 2nd Team. Congratulations, to these young ladies. (Submitted Photo)

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Landscaping and Irrigation


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Supports Freestone County Football

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State Farm®

Kent Trucking & Const.

Kela Cook Crowell, Broker (254) 716-3486 | (254) 237-1205 954 W. US Hwy 84 | Teague, TX


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Funeral Home

full service dental care

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Serving Freestone and Navarro County


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High School

Gridiron Guide THS


vs. Cameron Yoe

Friday, Nov. 26th at 7:30 p.m. - Temple 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 Nov 11 vs. FranKlin Nov 18 vs. Buna

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November 23, 2016

Talent Show

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has moved to 127 East Reunion, Fairfield in the historic Manahan House

at Fairfield Intermediate School

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SHOWING OFF HIS MARTIAL ARTS skills is fourth grader Kaden Shoemaker.

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PERFORMING A COMEDY, Dr. Squeeze and Mr. Doodledrop, are fifth graders Kayden Dallas and Emily Kent.

TAKING HOME AWARDS are (l-r) Third Place Winner, Ben Kilkenny; Second Place Winner, Jaylon Shed; and First Place Winners, Jalecia McMillian and Jimilyah Nash. Fairfield Intermediate School, in conjunction with the PTO, presented a talent show on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the school’s Cafetorium. Twenty-six acts competed for the title of First, Second, and Third Prizes while delighting parents and guests with their performances. Earning awards were: 1st Place – Fourth Graders Jalecia McMillian and Jimilyah Nash singing If I was Your Man; 2nd Place – Fourth Grader Jaylon Shed with his Basketball Dribbling Skills; and 3rd Place – Fourth Grader Ben Kilkenny with his Comedy Routine: Pun or None. Judges for the talent show were Trinity Star Arts Council members Beverly Awalt, George Boyd III, and Janie Richardson. Other participants included: Fifth Graders – Cooper Lawley, Corbin Vidaurri, Zadie McPherson, Kaden Dallas, and Emily Kent; Fourth Graders – Rylie Longer, Emilee Brewer, Tiffany Stamey, Will Thorne, Cal Wilson, Jasmin Mandujano, Tiffany Jauregui, Megan Colmenares, Justin Johnson, Cole Coufal, Evan Gilbert, Nadie Bancroft, Faith Vaughn, Kaden Shoemaker, Morgan Roberson, Casey Couture, Connor Petty, Jenna Haden, Claire Guillotte, and Brianna Myers; and Third Graders – AJ Bitting, Kaylee Williams, Mason Edwards, Alaina Baker, Lyndsey Long, Christian Vidaurri, Manny Carr, and Jason Brackens. Congratulations to the winners!

FOURTH GRADER, Rylie Longer serenades the audience with her rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

PLAYING GUITAR AND SINGING “I Will Rise” is fourth grader Connor Petty.


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--Obituaries Dorothy Jeanette Austin Dorothy Jeanette Austin, known as Dottie to anyone who met her, went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016. A celebration of Dottie’s life was held 2 P.M. Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Pastor Nathan Jones, Director of South Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes officiating. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Dottie was born in Mission, Texas on January 10, 1951. She was the second and only girl, of 4 children to Lorrinne and R.C. (Ted) Morris. She attended Mission High School and graduated in 1969. She subsequently went to Southwest Texas State University and graduated with a degree in Commercial Art in 1973. She moved to Dallas and met her future husband, Larry Ray Austin, through church. Dottie was a true soul mate to Larry. Larry was one of the biggest “cut-ups” around. Dottie not

only went with the flow on many of Larry’s antics but was frequently an enthusiastic participant, making life even more fun. They married in 1976 and eventually welcomed sons Kyle and Trevor into their lives. Work for Larry led them to Fairfield, Texas, in 1992 where Dottie was actively involved with First Baptist Church of Fairfield. She taught Sunday school, vacation bible school, and helped with youth program activities. She was also devoted to the Fairfield School district, helping with the band, Odyssey of the Mind, and any parent organization that her children were involved in. While in Fairfield, she worked as a substitute teacher for the junior high and high school, at the law office of Ann Gokey, and at the Fairfield Recorder. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry, mother Lorrinne Morris and father R. C. (Ted) Morris. Left to cherish her memory are her son Kyle and wife Kristin, son Trevor and wife Christina, brother David and wife Bonnie, brother Jim and wife Lynn, brother Mark and wife Dolores, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and long-time friends. She was a Godly woman who was cherished, admired, and respected. She was the living example of a good and loving servant. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, and will be sorely missed. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.

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Barbara Gayle Cochran McPherson Delbert Green Armstrong Sr., 76, of Oakwood passed away November 17, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 16, 1940 in Teague, Texas to Leonard Armstrong and Letha Mae Weaver. Mr. Armstrong is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Letha Mae Weaver Armstrong; brothers, Jack Platt, Henry Armstrong, Charles Armstrong and James Armstrong; sons, Rocky Lynn Armstrong, Delbert Green Armstrong Jr. and grandson, Cody Allan Marfell. He is survived by his wife, Judy Allison Armstrong; children, Barbara Armstrong and Christine Armstrong; eight grandchildren, Corey Ludwick (Rael), Brandon Ludwick, Jared Ludwick, William Armstrong, Chassidy Davis (Richard), Bethany Magers (Andrew), Luke Marfell and Rebekah Marfell; nine great grandchildren and two sisters, Maxine Dommer and Ola Mae Massey. Visitation was Saturday, November 19 and service was held Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were Luke Marfell, Corey Ludwick, Brandon Ludwick, Jared Ludwick, William Armstrong and Justin Cunningham. An online guest book is available at Arrangements by GriffinRoughton Funeral Home, Fairfield, Texas.

Barbara Gayle Cochran McPherson, 62, of Fairfield passed peacefully with family by her side at 8:51 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016. Barbara was born May 5, 1954 in Marshall, Texas to Alfred and Merle Cochran (Mama Merle of Fairfield). Raised and schooled in Marshall she relocated to Fairfield and worked at Bobby Jo’s Donut

Albert Hughes

  Albert Hughes, 84 passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Weatherford, Texas.    Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown, Texas. Albert was born August 13, 1932 in Fairfield to the late James Hughes and Fannie Day

Palace for approximately fifteen years. Her interests included reading, crosswords, plants and flowers. She devoted her time to needs of others, family and church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five siblings. Survivors include four brothers, Glen, Ken, Dennis and Norman Cochran; three sisters, Rachel, Kelly and Debra Cochran; her children, James Cochran, LaNae Henley and Jessica Hernandez all of Fairfield; five grandsons and two granddaughters and a special mention of Scott McPherson. She was a cornerstone and nurturing Aunt to many more. At Barbara’s request she was cremated. A registration book will be available during normal business hours at Capps Memorial Chapel and a private memorial service will be held at the home at a later date. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.

Hughes. Albert was an avid outdoorsman that loved fishing and hunting. He spent many hours repairing and tinkering with automobiles. Albert was a kind hearted individual that loved his family and friends. He retired from Bell Helicopter after thirty plus years. He was a devoted Springtown First Baptist Church member. Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Free Hughes; parents; infant sister, Jacquelyn Hughes; and sister, Ezralee Baker.   Survivors: Sons: Jerry Hughes and wife, Stacey, Chris Hughes and wife, Lacie; daughter: Deborah Ray; grandchildren: Misty & Michelle Hughes, Chyanne & Tifnie Hughes and Brianna Mudge, Wyatt & Trevor Hughes-Putman, Bryson Ward, and Destin Ray; brothers: Alton Hughes, Veril Hughes, and Elton Hughes; and sister: Rosetta Hughes. Funeral Arrangements were conducted by White’s Funeral Home of Springtown, Texas.

Marjorie McQueen

Marjorie McQueen, 95, of Fairfield, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Fairfield. Graveside services were held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Mahaffey Cemetery near Chester, Texas with Bro. Larry Trest officiating. Mrs. McQueen was born February 20, 1921 in Barnum, Texas to parents Robert Andrew and Jessie Marie Tyler Mahaffey. She had been a resident of Fairfield for 16 years moving here from Chester, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chester. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Aubrey Russell McQueen in 1974; one son, Aubrey Gene McQueen; three brothers Bud, Raymond and Lloyd Mahaffey; two sisters, Virginia Hill and Bonnie Tummey. Left to cherish her memory is a son, T. L. McQueen and wife Bertha of Fairfield; two brothers, Robert Mahaffey and Larry Mahaffey; three sisters, Patricia Miller, Frances Worsham, Barbara Ann Johnson; five grandchildren, Keith McQueen and wife Shannon, Rodney McQueen and wife Natalie, Duane McQueen and wife Kim, Marc McQueen, Brandon McQueen and wife Michelle; 10 greatgrandchildren. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.

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Musical Service at Calvary Christian Center Calvary Christian Center of Oakwood Texas is hosting a musical get together this weekend, Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, 2016, beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The event is to give God praise and worship; and to give thanks for 19 years of singing. Soloists, groups, choirs, and a short talk will be presented both nights. Please sign in at the door. For more information, please call Beatrice Jones at 903-545-1156. The church is located at 10856 Highway 79 East in Oakwood and can be reached at 903-322-1059. Pastor Brother Jack Smith, Jr. presiding.

Celebrating Birthdays at Fairview Healthcare in Fairfield MEMBERS OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of Fairfield hosted at birthday party at Fairview Manor on Friday, November 18, 2016. Celebrating November birthdays are Gerald Bennett, Peggy Henson, Roberta Jefferson, Ora Nance, Joe Pate, Helen Patterson, Ruth Sandifer, Miriam Smith, Myrtle Walthall, and Sharon Young. (Photo by Nicole Schaefer)


by Pastor Steve

Stealing is Wrong The Old and New Testaments alike condemn theft and thieves. We are commanded not to steal in Exodus 20:15, Deuteronomy 5:19, and Leviticus 19:11. Proverbs 30:8-9 provides some sobering commentary on stealing, “Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, That I not be full and deny You and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.” (NASU) Stealing clearly profanes the name of my God. I best not do that. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia’s comment on theft is helpful, “Whereas robbery denotes the taking away of something from someone by force, stealing or theft denotes that the victim is deprived of property or possessions secretly and without consent, and implies deception and dishonesty. One who so steals is a thief. That something can be considered stolen also implies the right to private property, so that an injustice is done when it is taken.” I think most everyone would agree that if I were able to borrow money from a bank to purchase some property with no intention of paying it back, I would be guilty of theft. I think most people would think it just as bad if I could manufacture a way to legally require someone else without their permission to repay the loan in my place. I can see no good reason why this logic does not also apply to countries. For many years now, the United States Federal Government

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has been engaged in this very kind of theft. That makes me guilty. Power and authority vested in the U.S. Federal Government originates in “We the People”. That includes me. It escapes me how the skyrocketing federal deficit can be characterized in any other way than theft against coming generations including those who are not even born yet. Each and every year, we spend money we do not have and have no hope of getting. We have no plan for paying this debt off except to pass it on to others. The fact that they are not yet alive has no bearing on the matter except that their complaint will not be heard. If we want to be morally correct and in right relationship with our Creator, “We the People” must put a stop to this stealing from coming generations. It is indefensible for us to pay our debts with their money. We must control our spending. Our decision making processes would improve dramatically if we required of ourselves that we pay our own way. We could spend a lot of time making a case that this “house-of-cards” will collapse. We could compare ourselves to Greece. While I see the truth in these arguments, I do not think this is the main issue. The main issue is stealing. Ephesians 4:28 adds another requirement, “He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.” (NASU) “We the People” are not leaving an inheritance for our children, grand-children, greats, etc. Rather, we are leaving a millstone about their necks in the form of crushing debt. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 is plain, “Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.” (NASU, emphasis mine) Repentance is needed. We must stop stealing from coming generations.

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My family and I closed a the city too vocally on these (TSCRA). As part of the chapter in our lives when zoning changes, in which we TSCRA Eminent Domain and we sold the last piece of our had no say, we would become Surface Damage Working ranch just outside of Midland. known as greedy ranchers Group, which is overseen My grandchildren were the trying to harm the future of by the Property Rights and sixth generation to have the Midland. Any memories of the Tax Committee, I was able privilege of taking care of that generations of support my to tell our story to the Texas piece of the world. We are still family had given to the city House Land and Resource ranching, but we have moved and the area would be tainted Management Committee. TSCRA leaders and members to McCulloch County, leaving or forgotten. that open In a recent news article understand behind good memories of the ranch and some bitter about the Texas Supreme ranchland is not just a vacant memories of facing a cadre Court again hearing the case commodity waiting around of entities that had ideas how of Denbury Green Pipeline- to be the resource on which Texas LLC against rice farmers someone else gets to overlay our land should be used. For over a decade, we stood and ranchers James E. Holland their “greater good” ideas. We know the majority of against pipeline companies and David C. Holland, the word wanting to run their easements “extortionist” was applied ranchers and land managers across our property on routes to ranchers who oppose the see open land as the foundation that were to their benefit and eminent domain powers of for food production. Leaving a pasture common carriers and attempt not ours. We felt that we had to stand to stand up for what’s best for undisturbed is as much a management technique as with the city of Midland when their land and their families. It is a bitter and disheartening installing additional fence for the city leaders annexed parts of our ranch for the “greater thing to hear your community a rotational grazing program. I don’t know of any rancher good,” only to have our of property owners being as greedy, who has asked for a city to decision to sell parcels of the characterized short-sighted annex his or her land and add ranch blocked by the city and extortionist, finally being able to sell at a and unwilling to support the city regulations to their already greater good, especially when complex business model. third of the value. I don’t know of any rancher We endured a merry-go- the taxes paid by landowners round of how that annexed go to fund many more public who has asked a common land was zoned – from services than will ever be used carrier to place an easement through the most productive agriculture to light industrial on a ranch. Internet speeds up to in10mbps as of low parts their property. I recently testified Austin for to residential and back download to Yet, there is an entire culture agricultural because that land about our family’s experiences as $49.99 city government, urban city annexation on behalf ofsystem is at the end of theWe runway for with your can upgrade existing HughesNet to of Texas and Southwestern planners, energy companies a proposed spaceport. Gen4 We were told that if we fought Cattle Raisers Association and others who are convinced

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their ideas for the greater good should be shouldered by the property owner with little, if any, due process, and with the lowest possible compensation. This is wrong thinking and an insidious encroachment on your property rights. I am working with TSCRA members and staff to educate the public and present information to state elected officials. TSCRA and a growing number of Texas-based organizations recently launched a campaign, “Texans for Property Rights” to provide meaningful reform to eminent domain laws. This coalition is holding a series of meetings across the state with members and non-members to discuss ways to strengthen private property rights. You can visit www. to find more information, view meeting dates, and share your personal experiences with eminent domain. I hope you will attend one of these meetings and visit the web site to help TSCRA with these efforts. The 85th Texas Legislative Session begins Jan. 10, 2017. TSCRA sees a need to strengthen the rights of property owners in cases of eminent domain. TSCRA will also advocate for better processes that will give property owners proper notice and a say in annexation decisions. I encourage you to share your experiences with eminent domain and city annexation with TSCRA. If you are not a member of TSCRA, I ask you to join to help strengthen our voice on behalf of private property rights. Gerald Nobles is a fourthgeneration rancher residing in Brady, Texas. He raises commercial Angus and Angus cross cattle in McCulloch and Midland Counties. He serves on the TSCRA board of directors and is the executive director of the Fasken Foundation.

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The City of Fairfield and Freestone County will kick off the Christmas season with its annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Freestone County Courthouse Square. Schedule of Events --3:00 - Parade participants start lining up --3:30 - The Christmas Story will be read --4:00 – Parade Starts (Charlie Brown Theme) --5:00 to 8:30 – Visit Santa and The Charlie Brown House (Ornament making for the new community Christmas tree, Letters to Santa, make your own Reindeer food for Rudolf) Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, and Kiddie Rides --6:15 – Big Holiday Give-Away Winners/ Announcements --6:30 – Tree Lighting and LIVE Nativity Scene On Sunday, December 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the River of Life LIVE Nativity

Scene and petting zoo will be taking place again. Fairfield Lake State Park will host its annual Christmas in the Park even on Saturday, December 10th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The weekend of December 16-18th, the Ice Skating Rink will be in town. Friday hours are from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, the rink will be open from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also on Saturday, December 17th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., there will be Jingle All the Way, Santa, Hat Makers, Winter Wonderland Surprise, Face Painting, and a Wreath Giveaway; an on Sunday, December 18th, the LIVE Nativity Scene and petting zoo will be back from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Be sure to come out and celebrate the Christmas Season with your friends and neighbors this year!

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Send Your Letters to The ‘Times’ Christmas is closer than we realize! Freestone County Times is looking forward to sharing letters to Santa Claus with our readers from local Elementary students. Forms have been sent out to all the schools in our county. If you would like to submit a letter to Santa for publication, be sure to get them in before Wednesday, December 7, 2015 to make one of this year’s Christmas editions (December 14th and 21st). Letters may be delivered to our office at 401 E. Commerce in Fairfield, Texas or emailed to news@freestonecountytimes. com Thank you for continuing the tradition of Santa letters this year.


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SALE EVERY SATURDAY - 12 NOON Receipts from Buffalo Livestock Marketing showed a total of 1,717 cattle November 19, 2016 with 220 sellers and 71 buyers. Slaughter Cows Cutter Cows----------------------------------------50-61 Fat Cows--------------------------------------------52-60 Canner Cows---------------------------------------35-55 Slaughter Bulls Heavy Bulls------------------------------------------60-81 Light Bulls-------------------------------------------65-90 Pairs Choice Pairs---------------------------------------------N/T Good Pairs--------------------------------------1450-1800 Plain Pairs--------------------------------------1050-1300 Bred Cows 3-6 yr old---------------------------950-1700 Steer/Bull Calve & Yearlings lbs-------------------------------------150-200 lbs-------------------------------------145-187 lbs-------------------------------------140-172 lbs-------------------------------------135-165 lbs-------------------------------------120-152 lbs-------------------------------------115-141 lbs-------------------------------------100-117 Heifer Calves & Yearlings 150-200 lbs-------------------------------------135-210 200-300 lbs-------------------------------------130-185 300-400 lbs-------------------------------------120-160 400-500 lbs-------------------------------------115-156 500-600 lbs-------------------------------------100-138 600-700 lbs---------------------------------------90-125 700-800 lbs---------------------------------------85-112 150-200 200-300 300-400 400-500 500-600 600-700 700-800

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Receipts from Corsicana Livestock for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 with 517 head of cattle Packer Cows------------------------------------------------------------N/T Best Lean Cutter Cows----------------------------------------------45-49 Best Bone & Utility Cows-------------------------------------------48-52 Best Packer Bulls-----------------------------------------------------68-72 Stock Cows (per head)-------------------------------------------775-850 Few Young Cows----------------------------------------------1050-1100

Hwy 19 & FM 294 Elkhart, Texas SALE EVERY WEDNESDAY - 12 NOON Receipts from Anderson County Livestock Exchange of 413 head of cattle sold on November 16, 2016 with 54 sellers and 42 buyers.

Heifers/Best #1 Quality 300-400-------------------------------------------------------------120-135 400-500--------------------------------------------------------------115-122 500-600--------------------------------------------------------------105-112 600-700---------------------------------------------------------------95-105 700-800-----------------------------------------------------------------88-94

Steers 200-300 lbs-----------------------------------110-175 300-400 lbs-----------------------------------105-169 400-500 lbs------------------------------------95-169 500-600 lbs------------------------------------85-139 600-700 lbs------------------------------------80-125 700-800 lbs------------------------------------70-108 Heifers 200-300 lbs-----------------------------------100-170 300-400 lbs------------------------------------95-169 400-500 lbs------------------------------------88-141 500-600 lbs------------------------------------80-121 600-700 lbs------------------------------------75-110 700-800 lbs------------------------------------60-103 Slaughter Slaughter Cows---------------------------------35-55 Slaughter Bulls----------------------------------60-78 Stocker Cows & Pairs Stocker Cows--------------------------------725-1885 Pairs-----------------------------------------1050-1700 Goats By the Head-------------------------------------45-150

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Steers 300-400-------------------------------------------------------------155-170 400-500-------------------------------------------------------------135-150 500-600-------------------------------------------------------------110-125 600-700-------------------------------------------------------------105-112 700-800---------------------------------------------------------------95-104

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of commodity sessions including beef, horse, horticulture, cotton grain, rural land management, forage and wildlife designed to help producers improve profitability and enhance stewardship practices,” said Robin Liebe, conference chair and McLennan County agriculture producer. The following are program topics and speakers: --9:00-11:45 a.m. bEEf SESSiON: Nutritional Economics, Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, College Station Cattle Market Outlook (Short and Long Term), Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist, Stephenville

Public Policy and How it Affects the Cattle --2-4 p.m. cOTTON SESSiON: Business and Landowners, Jason Skaggs, Texas Importance of Weed Management Systems and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Limitations, Prices, Laws, Dotray; Cotton Root Agricultural Sustainability in a Challenging Austin. Rot Disease Update, Isakeit Marketplace will be the keynote luncheon --9:00-11:45 a.m. gRAiN SESSiON: Cotton Yield, Fiber Quality demonstration theme during the 55th Blackland Income Herbicide Resistance, Where We Came From updates, Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension Growth Conference Dec. 13 at the Extraco and Where Are We Going?, Dr. Peter Dotray, state cotton specialist, College Station Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. in Waco. Texas A&M AgriLife Research weed scientist, Policy Update from National Cotton Council, The conference is sponsored by the Texas Lubbock Craig Brown A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Waco Northern Corn Blight and Goss’s Wilt in the Blackland Cotton and Grain Association Chamber of Commerce. Texas Blacklands, Dr. Tom Isakeit, AgriLife meeting will follow cotton session. Julie Borlaug, associate director of external Extension plant pathologist, College Station --2-4 p.m. wildlifE SESSiON: Stacking Your relations at the Borlaug Institute for International Nitrogen Management and Efficiency, Dr. Operation and Running a Traditional Livestock Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Jake Mowrer, AgriLife Extension soil specialist, Operation with a Wildlife Operation Station, will be the keynote luncheon speaker. College Station Effective Methods to Control Feral Hogs, Josh “The BIG Conference features a number Sugarcane Aphid Resistance/Tolerant Helcel, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Varieties, Dr. Allen Knutson, AgriLife Extension College Station. entomologist, College Station --5:30-8 p.m. hORSE SESSiON: Parasite Ryegrass Control, Herbicide Update for Small Control for Horses, Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Grains, Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension small Extension entomologist, Stephenville grains specialist, College Station. Importance of Good Hay in Feeding --8:45 – 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Management and How to Determine Hay hORTicUlTURE SESSiON: Quality, Dr. Sarah White, Texas A&M assistant What We Know About Soil Health, Willie professor of equine physiology, College Durham; Grapes in North Texas, Dr. Justin Station How to Read a Feed Tag, White; and The Scheiner; Safer Salads, Dr. Sujata Sirsat Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems, Charles Current State of the Art in Foot Care, Pat Swanson, AgriLife Extension irrigation Burton, farrier, Burleson. specialist, College Station The Mid-Texas Farm and Ranch show will also Plant Pathology Winter 2016, Dr. Kevin Ong, be held in conjunction with the conference AgriLife Research scientist, College Station showcasing the latest in farm and ranch Organics vs Traditional Fertilizer, Tim equipment, seed, chemicals and ag-related Hartmann; Protecting Pollinators, Jerry Hayes, services and technologies. featured speaker, 6 p.m. Registration on Dec. 13 to attend all commodity --9-11:45 a.m. RURAl lANd MANAgEMENT: sessions is $20 and includes lunch. On Dec. Best Management Practices When Using 14, a BIG Recertification will be held and cost Pesticides in Agricultural Sector, Dr. Don is $60 and includes lunch. Call 254-757-5180 Renchie, AgriLife Extension pesticide safety to preregister or $70 at the door. educator program coordinator, College Station Private applicator training will also be held. Economic Factors of Managing a Farm or Cost is $75 with lunch included. To pre-register, Ranch, Large/Small Acreage, Business Plan, Dr. call 254-582-4022. Blake Bennett, AgriLife Extension economist, For complete schedule of sessions and Dallas. speakers, download the conference brochure --2-4 p.m. fORAgE SESSiON: at Haylage As An Alternative, Bernard Adam, Selection of Forage Species for Longevity in Our Soil Types, Weed and Pest Control and Prussic Acid Prevalence, Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Waco Stockyard by Jan Fielden Extension forage 2316JodyMarlin Hwy.254-223-2958 6 East Freestone County, Texas Waco, TX Office 254-753-3191 AgriLife Thomas specialist, Overton 76705 OfficeBUREAU 254-753-3191 Jody ThomasCounty 254-223-2958 This morning when I looked out the windows I saw a FREESTONE COUNTY FARM donated $500 to the Freestone Cancer Group. Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot, Waco Stockyard Winter Wonderland!! It was around 6:30 a.m. and the Pictured left to right are Beau Chastain, Agency Manager Freestone County Farm Bureau; Cancer Dr. Allen Knutson, AgriLife Waco, TX Trask. 76705 2316 Marlin Hwy. 6 East pastures were completely covered with frost. It was Support Group members Jane Morrison, Jeanette Cornett, Pat Wiggins and Spain Extension entomologist, quiet, beautiful, and very peaceful. The cows were in (Photo submitted) Dallas. hiding trying to stay warm so nothing had trampled the frost. I was so glad I got to see this beautiful sight. It reminded me of a Christmas card. This is unusual for me because I am one of those Bill Hughes Don Henderson Stephen Bradley Bradley Harryman people that cringe in October when I see stores already (903) 626-4651 (254) 385-6460 (254) 716-1535 (254) 315-8232 starting to put out Christmas decorations, toys, etc. I want them to wait at least until after Thanksgiving 2316 Marlin Hwy. 6 East Waco, TX 76705 to decorate and play the Christmas songs over and SALE EVERY THURSDAY - 12 NOON Office 254-753-3191 Jody Thomas 254-223-2958 over. I talked to a clerk in a store in Palestine while  Goats 9:00 a.m. SALE EVERY TUESDAY Cattle 12:00 p.m. a Christmas song was playing. I asked her if she was Receipts from Groesbeck Auction & Livestock Co. LLC showed at total of 736 head of cattle sick of Christmas by the time it got here. She said Receipts from Waco Livestock Auction on November 15, 2016. Head on Thursday, November 17, 2016, with 106 sellers and 40 buyers. count of 954. I’m sick of it now and if that Santa Claus (it was a toy Slaughter Cows & Bulls Santa) yells ho, ho, ho one more time I’m going to hit No. 1 Steers Boner (1000-1200 WT) -----------------------------55-60 it. I could imagine I would say the same thing if I had Under 300 lbs--------------------------------140-175 Breaker (1110-1400 WT) ---------------------------56-62 300-400 lbs-----------------------------------130-165 Canner Cows (800-1100 WT) ----------------------52-58 to listen to it all day long. 400-500 lbs-----------------------------------120-155 Thin (750-950 WT) ----------------------------------49-52 This week is Thanksgiving and the Red Oak Ranch 500-600 lbs-----------------------------------110-140 Bulls Yield Grade 1 & 2 -----------------------------65-70 Bulls Yield Grade 3 & 4 -----------------------------60-65 600-700 lbs-----------------------------------105-130 will be celebrating with family. We have many things 700-800 lbs-------------------------------------95-120 to be thankful for and we wish you and your family a Stocker Cows No. 1 Heifers Young Bred Cows-------------------------------1200-1700 wonderful Thanksgiving too. Under 300 lbs--------------------------------120-150

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By Sheriff Don Anderson Don Anderson Deputies investigate suspicious vehicle call. Fairfield EMS and Deputy respond to report of elderly lady fallen and having trouble getting up, no injuries Don reported. Anderson Deputy investigates report of possible residence burglary. Deputies corral loose donkeys on Hwy, looking for possible owner. Dew Fire, Trooper and Deputy respond to one vehicle wreck on interstate, no serious injuries reported. Deputy investigates report of vandalism and attempted theft of water tank and septic tank, who steals a septic tank? Fairfield Fire, EMS, Trooper and Deputies respond to one vehicle wreck on interstate, no serious injuries reported. Deputies arrest one for public intoxication at local convenience store. Butler Fire, Fairfield EMS and Trooper respond to one vehicle roll over on Farm to Market road. Deputy investigates fraud scam. Motorist hits piece of furniture lying in Hwy, no vehicle damage but recliner now in many pieces all over the roadway, TxDot out to clean up. Herd of cows out on Hwy, no owner located, cows herded into callers pasture till cowboy and come and get. Car vs. deer on Farm to Market road, car disabled, no injuries to humans, Trooper and Deputy respond. 18 wheeler and car collide at Hwy 84 and 79, car driver has minor injury to hand, diesel fuel spilled onto roadway. Butler Fire, Oakwood Fire, Fairfield EMS respond, Trooper and Deputy out to direct traffic. Wortham PD responds to loud music complaint. Deputy transports two juveniles from the Limestone County Juvenile Detention Center for court. Deputies respond to report of domestic disturbance, parties separated for the night. Teague PD investigates report of suspicious person in caller’s front yard. Deputy assists other Agency with report of runaway juvenile living in Freestone County, juvenile located and family

notified. Fairfield EMS transports subject from local truck stop to ER, subject exhibiting heart attack symptom. Subject transported to ER by Fairfield EMS, sore throat, chest pain, hard to breathe. Teague EMS transports 10 month old child to ER for evaluation, coughing and choking. Navarro County advised to be on the lookout for 18 wheeler headed northbound on interstate, callers says weaving in and out of traffic without using turn signals. Teague PD investigates report of suspicious persons going door to door claiming to be phone company employees, caller says they don’t look much like phone company employees. Fairfield EMS transports teenage spectator from football field to ER complaining of chest pains. Caller says semi-truck in front of on the interstate hauling bricks, bricks are loose and may fall at any moment, Trooper, Deputies run truck down for inspection. Deputies respond to verbal domestic dispute, advised everyone to separate for the night. Troopers work minor two vehicle fender bender on interstate. Fairfield Fire out to battle grass fire on the interstate. Deer hunter spots large herd of cattle on the hunting property, will try to find the owner himself, if can’t will call back for assistance. Teague PD investigates trespassing report. Caller says lots of gun shots heard behind the house, Deputies respond to investigate, find neighbors doing some target shooting, safety precautions being observed. Teague PD makes controlled substance arrest, one subject to jail. Fairfield Fire responds to vehicle on fire on the interstate, Trooper and Deputy out to control traffic. Callers says ingested about 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts, is it toxic? Put in touch with poison control who says not toxic, but you’re gonna be awful thirsty. We celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Each of us, no matter what our station or situation in life has much to be thankful for. Too often we take for granted things like clean running water, readily available food, a roof over our heads and clothes to keep us warm. The Pilgrims had these things and not much more, yet they chose a day to give thanks for it, and to share their bounty with their neighbors. Give thanks for all you have this year, and if you have extra, spread it around with friends, family and neighbors, just like the early settlers did. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fairfield Police Report By: Chief of Police Kenny Bulger Monday, Nov. 14 6:43 PM-Officer Palacios on welfare check. Tuesday, Nov. 15 12:14 AM-Officer Palacios on report of wreck on interstate, ended up being out of city. 5:34 PM-Officer Palacios on report of heavy smoke in area, was subject burning leaves, was advised of city ordnance on no burning in city. 7:15 PM-Officer Gallegos and Palacios on report of unwanted subject at business, subject gone on officer arrival. 11:08 PM-Officer Gallegos on welfare check. 11:57 PM-Officer Palacios assist deputy with subject having mental issues. Wednesday, Nov. 16 10:16 AM-Officer Markham on report of suspicious vehicle. 4:11 PM-Officer Markham on report of dog running at large. 4:49 PM-Officer Markham on report of reckless driver. 11:00 PM-Officer Weinmann on suspicious subjects. Thursday, Nov. 17 1:10 PM-Officer Markham arrest driver for driving on suspended driver license. 7:06 PM-Officer Weinmann

assist deputy on disturbance. 8:03 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of disturbance in vehicle between brother and sister. 10:33 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of possible prowler,n no one located. Friday, Nov. 18 11:40 AM-Officer Alexander on reported assault. 11:45 AM-Sgt Utsey on report of problem between customer and manager of store. 2:27 PM-Officer Alexander on report of possible assault. 3:28 PM-Officer Alexander on welfare concern. 9:08 PM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off. Saturday, Nov. 19 4:51 AM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off. 8:07 PM-Officer Gallegos on report of reckless driver, driver was setting GPS. 11:33 PM-Officer Gallegos on suspicious vehicle. Sunday, Nov. 20 10:50 AM-Officer Alexander on report of suspicious subject. 12:20 PM-Officer Alexander on report of shop lifting at store. 2:45 PM-Officer Alexander and Sgt. Utsey assist on funeral escort.

ROLLED OVER BY A SEMI-TRUCK, this Saturn SUV was disabled while attempting to cross the intersection of Highway 84 and 79 on Thursday, November 17th. The driver of the SUV, who was travelling from Louisiana, and the driver of the semi-truck were uninjured. Butler Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfield EMS, and I-45 Wrecker Service were on site to render aid. (Photo submitted)

A JEWETT MAN escaped serious injury Tuesday, November 15th when his Chevrolet Silverado left the road and rolled three times. According to reports, the driver was travelling east on FM 489 near Red Lake when he overcorrected, jumped a culvert, and struck a tree, causing the truck to roll. Butler Volunteer Fire Department and Fairfield EMS responded. (Photo submitted)


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4-H Teen Leadership Retreat Jan. 6-8 By: Paul Schattenberg 4-H members in grades 8-12 as well as adult leaders can hone their leadership skills during the 2017 Teen Leadership Retreat Jan. 6-8 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood, said program coordinators. The weekend retreat will provide statelevel leadership experience for 4-H youth ages 14-18, said Jenny Wilder, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H program coordinator for the center. The 2017 4-H Teen Leadership Retreat will be held Jan. 6-8 at the 78-acre Texas 4-H Conference Center located on the shore of Lake Brownwood. “Participants learn leadership skills through workshops and hands-on learning experiences,” she said. Wilder said the retreat allows

participating youth to explore new or revised projects and curricula they can implement in their respective counties. 4-H specialists, volunteers and staff will lead program sessions. “This year’s program will focus on increasing knowledge in veterinary science, gardening, leadership and managing a healthy lifestyle,” she said. “We’ll also have a 4-H dance on Saturday night.” The 78-acre center is geographically located in the center of Texas on the western side of Lake Brownwood. “The environment in and around the center, as well as its variety of indoor and outdoor facilities, make this a perfect venue in which to build friendships and learn new skills that will serve for a lifetime,” Wilder said. Registration is $120 for youth and

$90 for adults, which includes two nights lodging, four meals, snacks and all program supplies. Each county is requested to provide adult chaperones for the weekend. If there is no chaperone, one will be provided for an additional $90 fee. Registration is through Dec. 31 at the center’s website, http://texas4hcenter. Adults attending must enroll as a volunteer in 4-H Connect, complete the online child protection training and submit to a background check. For 4-H Connect, go to http://texas4-h. “While this is a learning retreat, the main objective for the weekend will be to have fun,” Wilder said.

7 Tips to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving

Special Invite for Young Fairfield Pianist PARTICIPATING IN THE Waco Music Teachers Association Fall Festival on November 12, 2016 is eight-year-old Parker Black, daughter of Marsha and Martin Black of Dew. After receiving a superior rating by the judges, Parker was asked to perform the following day at the WTMA Fall Festival Recital held at Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. (Photo submitted)

This Thanksgiving, one of the best ways to be grateful for what you have is to avoid wasting it. Here are 7 tips to a food waste-free holiday. PLAN AHEAD. It’s easy to avoid buying and preparing too much food if you make a plan for your feast. Get an exact headcount of how many guests you will have and then coordinate what dishes will be served. According to the NRDC, you should consider the fact that there will be plenty of dishes available to eat, so each person may not need a full portion size of every dish. Use

a portion calculator, and then “try knocking the number to ¾ of the actual number of people you expect. If it’s a recipe you use often, take notes after the party to remind yourself how appropriate your multiplication was,” says Dana Gunders, senior scientist at the NRDC. USE WHAT YOU HAVE. Once you know your numbers and your dishes, take a look in your refrigerator or pantry to see what ingredients you already have before heading to the store. Sometimes, cans or jars hide in the very back of your storage area, where

you forget about them. If this happens to you often, consider using Fridgely, an app that lets you record and track what’s in your fridge. When you find a long lost food item, use your judgment regarding “sell by” or “best by” dates, as they are just guidelines. Products may still be good long after their expiration date. Author and food waste expert Jonathan Bloom suggests, “look, smell, and if it comes to it, taste it before you throw it away.” After taking stock of your ingredients, make a shopping list using the proportions

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you’ve calculated and only buy what you need. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends marking quantities on your list, so you remember exactly how much to buy. RESCUE DISCARDED “WASTE.” We throw away many food items that are perfectly good just because they are traditionally considered to be garbage. Turkey giblets, bones, stale bread, and vegetable scraps all have value beyond the compost pile. The EPA suggests repurposing these items to prevent waste and save money. Stale bread makes great croutons or stuffing, vegetable tops and bones can be turned into highly nutritious, flavorful soup stock, and turkey giblets add flavor to gravy. ALLOW GUESTS TO SERVE THEMSELVES. Instead of scooping out huge portions of dishes, let guests gauge their hunger levels and serve themselves the amount they want to eat. A buffet or family-style meal will help minimize plate waste. Guests should be mindful of taking just what they want, because it’s always better to come back for seconds than to leave uneaten food on a plate. Using smaller plates for the meal can help control portion sizes. STORE FOOD PROPERLY AFTER THE MEAL. It’s tempting to sit and relax for hours after eating, but leaving food out can lead to bacterial contamination. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) warns that the “danger zone” for food is from 40°F to 140°F. Bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli grow most rapidly in this temperature range, so you should never leave food at room temperature for more than two hours. After everyone finishes eating, clean up your feast quickly and then enjoy the rest of your evening. LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS. As you’re packing up the meal, figure out the best way to deal with the leftovers. Store some of the food in your own fridge to repurpose in interesting new recipes. Cooking with leftovers makes dinner a simple and quick affair. Plus, provide plenty of reusable containers for guests to take some of the feast home with them. Gunders suggests using old yogurt containers to send with guests, or ask each person to bring a container for themselves. DONATE TO FEED THE HUNGRY. If you still end up with too much food, you can locate a local food bank and donate your excess food to those in need. Also check out organizations such as D.C. Central Kitchen and City Harvest, which use donated food to cook meals for those in need.

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HG Thrift Store Joins Chamber Store Benefits No Kill Shelter, 10.5 Heaven’s Gate Rescue & Sanctuary CELEBRATING THEIR NEW MEMBERSHIP to the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is HG Thrift Shop in downtown Fairfield. Participating in the celebration are (l-r) Chamber Ambassadors Brenda Finley of Brenda’s Closet and Mary Small of Accessories Etc., Store owners Buddy and Deborah Ward and son Steven Mattingly, Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate, and Chamber Ambassadors Karen Leidy of The Freestone County Times and Christie Harper of Dry Gulch Mercantile. The shop is located on the Square in Fairfield between Randal’s Barber Shop and Chad Morgan’s Office. Its official opening was Saturday, November 19, 2016. Their hours are Tuesdays through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All proceeds from the store are used for 10.5 Heaven’s Gate Rescue & Sanctuary, a small grassroots 501(c)3 NO KILL animal sanctuary located in Fairfield. They are funded strictly by donations from the community and their own personal finances. All donations are tax deductible. The organization can be found on Facebook. (Photo by Nicole Schaefer)


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by Slim Randles Steve slowly saddled his horse, Old Snort, and climbed stiffly aboard in the cold snap of morning. He pulled his hat down a little lower and pulled the wild rag up to cover his nose and mouth from the morning chill. How many mornings had he done this? As Snort trotted out into the meadows of the hills surrounding our valley, he looked with perked ears for cattle. That’s what Snort

does for a living. Those ears worked back and forth like radar, searching through trees and behind logs for the tell-tale movement or color of range cattle. And Steve just grinned. How many horses has he ridden on a morning like this? A hundred? Well, fifty, anyway. And the mornings all stay the same in his memory even if he doesn’t stay the same. On a morning like this, his daily dose of “cowboyitis” lets itself

be felt. That aching hip? Oh, he remembers when that colt dumped him into the rockpile, putting him on crutches for two months. The shoulder ache? Too many years with a rope in his hands. But he also knows when the fall sun gets a little higher, he’ll stretch and suddenly get younger. His gray mustache will, in his mind, turn brown again, and once more that young cowboy who terrorized

Hometown News uncovers Cooper’s

Election Shenanigans With six weeks to go until the “election of the century,” Raymond Cooper was feeling pretty good about his prospects. His plan, it seemed, was working to near perfection. After purchasing the town’s only radio station and converting it to an all-talk format, then creating his own daily show, highlighting the faults of the current government while enhancing his reputation as defender of the masses, Raymond had gained a sizable following in the valley. By his own count, Raymond needed approximately 430 votes to win the mayoral race in 1998. He estimated somewhere around 600 good folks of the valley listened to his show, “Renderings with Raymond,” each day. Assuming a majority of those listeners would cast a vote for him, Raymond was feeling pretty good about his chances. His plan to join the Lutheran Church had been carried out with a precision seldom witnessed in small town politics. The “coup de grâce” was Cooper’s handling of Mayor “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland’s reaction to his “conversion” during a call to his radio show a week earlier. Since the beginning, Raymond’s biggest concern was Bland’s voting bloc at First Baptist Church. Being a member pretty much guaranteed “Silver Tongue” most of the Baptist vote. If Bland could count on the voting Baptists, he would have close to enough votes to win. Raymond knew, however, a good number of those Baptists were listening to his daily show. Hopefully he had swayed enough of them into voting for him, primarily by fanning the flames of their fear of the Federal Reserve System. With egg prices consistently creeping up over the past few years, and Raymond placing the blame squarely on the back of the Federal Reserve System, voters were becoming convinced in growing numbers that Cooper was the only viable candidate to stand up to the

federal government before it was too late. One thing Cooper hadn’t counted on, however, was the watchful eye of Hometown News editor, Iris Long. She had mistrusted him all along, and his recent religious conversion was icing on the cake, as far as she was concerned. She had written more than one editorial concerning the upcoming election. “How can,” she wrote in March, “a small town mayor have any effect on the central banking system of the United States?” She knew she was preaching to the choir. Most of her loyal readers didn’t trust Cooper. Raymond’s listeners had developed a bias against the media. That is, any media other than Raymond Cooper. On July 11, during a trip to visit her sister four hours away, Iris realized something was amiss. All along, Raymond had based his rantings on the price of eggs. Over the previous 24 months, the price of a dozen eggs had risen more than 20 cents at the stores in Lennox Valley and Springfield to $1.05. All the fault, reminded Cooper, of the Federal Reserve. While shopping with her sister, Iris noticed egg prices were 86 cents. Why, she wondered, would eggs prices be so much higher in her hometown? Iris began working the phone. Remember, this was 1998, and the Internet was in its infancy. Journalists still spent hours on the phone to get a story. That’s when Iris realized the truth: egg prices hadn’t risen in places other than Lennox Valley. How could the Federal Reserve be the culprit if towns and cities outside the valley weren’t affected by rising egg prices? Iris decided to hold the story for another week while she dug further. In the meantime, Raymond’s phone lines were jammed with callers wanting do discuss his conversion at the Lutheran Church. “I felt,” he said with a whisper, “like I was totally clean for the first time.” Little did he know Iris Long was about to uncover a little dirt he had missed.

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stray cattle so many years ago will come back to life. He began kicking cows out and heading them back to the home pasture, and both he and Snort watched and waited for that one rogue that would make the morning complete. It was a black baldy cow who made a dash for the high-ups and Steve and Snort were flying through trees and over rock piles and finally headed her and turned her back with the others. A 19-year-old cowboy couldn’t have done it any better. Steve smiled and reached down to pat ol’ Snort on the neck. Thanksgiving can be more than turkey and cranberry sauce.

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November 23, 2016


Public Notice § § In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas §

Notice is hereby given that the City Administrator of the City of Fairfield, Texas has determined upon inspection that the structure(s) on each and all of the following described properties are in violation of Ordinance No. 012306 of the City of Fairfield, Texas, as amended, and have been determined to be uninhabitable and dangerous structures. These structures must be demolished or repaired to meet the requirements of the Ordinance. Such notice is also hereby given the following persons, with regard to the respectively listed properties: W. Hwy 84, Parcel 6059, Behind the Dairy Queen, Fairfield, Texas 75840 1196 South Fairway, Fairfield, Texas 75840 1337 South Bateman, Fairfield, Texas 75840 716 E. Main Street, Fairfield, Texas 75840 Such notice is also hereby given to any and all persons, including adverse claimants, owning or having or claiming any legal interest in the above-described properties and any person or persons having knowledge of the whereabouts and location of the owners or lien holders. You are hereby notified that the above-described properties will be listed on the agenda of the regular meeting of the City Council, which will be held on `13th Day of December, at 6:00 p.m. Erin Thornton at the City Hall Conference Room at 222 South Mount in Fairfield, Texas, to consider whether the above-described properties should be demolished or repaired to the requirements903-644-1937 of the Ordinance. You are hereby invited to appear before the City Council, either in person or through your representative, to be heard on the violations, and shall be required to submit proof of the scope of any work that may be required to comply with the Ordinance and the time it will take to reasonably perform the work. Unless the owner or lien holder establishes at the hearing that the work cannot reasonably be performed within 30days, the City Council of the City of Fairfield shall require the owner or lien holder to secure, repair, remove, or demolish the building within 30 days. Issued and given under my hand and seal the 21st day of December, 2016 City of Fairfield


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Just outside of town on Post Oak Road, convenient to the Jr. & Sr. high schools, is this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on +/-1.16 acre shaded by majestic Oak trees. Inside, you'll enjoy the spacious island kitchen and living room with wet bar complete with sink & ice maker. A nice bookcase & window seat with storage below and a 2nd bookcase are great for displaying family photos. Adding to the cozy feel of the room is the fireplace that has a lengthy hearth for sitting in front of a roaring fire. The interior and exterior have been painted in recent years and all of the flooring has been replaced. Carpet is in the bedrooms and living room & ceramic tile in the baths, kitchen, dining areas, and hall. Most of the light fixtures have been updated as well. The kitchen is open to the breakfast nook and dining area with wood burning stove and buffet that extends across one wall. Warm, comforting colors throughout add to the homey NEW closet, LISTING RED LAKE feel. The separate laundry has plenty of room for a full sized washer & dryer plus freezer space and a pantry. The bedrooms are on one side of the home. The master bedroom has a large walk-in and the bath AT has a tub/shower combo with jetted tub and tile surround. The hall bath has a tile shower. The backyard is fenced with a combination of chain link & privacy fencing and has a covered back porch with manyWITH beautiful trees.There is plenty of parking BOATHOUSE #1212 $2 under the 2-car carport (with storage above) and the driveway is blacktopped. The yard is landscaped, has a sprinkler system that covers the entire yard, and the front porch & carport are supported by gorgeous cedar posts.



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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Old Time Christmas Celebration Saturday, November 26th

on the courthouse square


Shopping, Food, & Family Fun 8am-3pm --Willy Nilly, Face Painting

TURKEY TROT 5K Walk/Run --9am-12pm | Registration 8am


Be sure to visit local Retailers from Nov. 7 Dec. 2 to enter the drawings for our Big Holiday Give-Away during the December 3rd Event!

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Residential Decorating Contest Enter your home in this annual contest Dec. 1st - 20th. Entries judged on originality, interaction and creativity. Prizes are $500 for 1st Place, $300 for 2nd Place and $200 for 3rd Place. Applications at Chamber office at 900 W. Commerce Street, or call 903-389-5792. (Winners will be contacted December 21st) For info, call the Chamber 903.389.5792

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Saturday, December 3 on the courthouse square OLD TIME CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION rd

on the courthouse square | 4pm-8:30pm --Nativity, Petting Zoo --Parade Lineup (Charlie Brown theme) | 3pm --Christmas Story Reading | 3:30pm --Parade START | 4pm --Visit Santa & The Charlie Brown House | 5pm-8:30pm

(ornament making for the new community Christmas Tree, Make Reindeer Food, Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, Kiddie Rides)

--BIG HOLIDAY GIVE-AWAY winners named | 6:15pm --Tree Lighting & Nativity Scene | 6:30pm Sunday, December 4th on the courthouse square


--River of Life Family Worship (ROL) | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday, December 10th CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK

--Fairfield Lake State Park | 6pm-10pm

Fri.-Sun., December 16th-18th on the courthouse square ICE SKATING ON THE SQUARE Fri. 3pm-8pm | Sat. 2pm-7pm | Sun. 11am-4pm

Saturday, December 17th on the courthouse square JINGLE ALL THE WAY EVENT

--Ice Skating, Santa, Face Painting, Hat Makers, Winter Wonderland Surprise, & Wreath Giveaway | 2pm-5pm

Sunday, December 18th on the courthouse square NATIVITY SCENE, PETTING ZOO

--River of Life Family Worship (ROL) | 6:30pm-8:30pm

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