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Intermediate Beekeeping set for April 7th

Come learn about Intermediate Beekeeping by Ashley Ralph from Prime Bees out of Bryan/College Station on Friday, April 7th.

The event will be held at Life Center at Round Prairie Baptist Church in Fairfield.

Please RSVP to the Freestone County Extension office 903-389-3436 by April 5, 2017.

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On April 7th... FCHA to hold quarterly meeting

The Freestone County Historical Commission will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at the Fairfield Library Meeting room.

There will be a short business meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. followed by a program. Refreshments will be provided by the members, all are welcome!

For more information please call Brad Pullin at 903-644-5733.

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Public invited to attend Church Anniversary on March 26th

Faith Temple Ministries located at 686 N. Highway 75 in Fairfield, Texas, would like to invite everyone to come celebrate with them for their Church Anniversary on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Guest speaker are: Pastor Cassandra Ford from Power Praise in Tyler, TX, Pastor Horn from Corsicana, TX and P.A. Riscer. For more Information on this up-coming event please call 903-879-2240.

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Easter Egg Hunt set April 8th at Confederate Reunion Grounds

MEXIA, Texas- Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the local food pantry.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be open to children up to age 12, and families are welcome. Besides the egg hunt, there will be games and prizes, face painting, a coloring table, and a family photo opportunity.

“The Easter Egg Hunt will be a fun and free event for families”, said Rachel Smith, site educator. “There are not many events like this nearby, and we wanted to host an Easter event at the site to give families something fun to do together”.

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site is one of 20 historic sites operated by Texas Historical Commission. The site tells the real story of Civil War Confederate Veterans in Texas, at the real place where they gathered from 1889 to 1946. These veteran’s perpetuated memories of fallen comrades, aided disabled survivors and widows and orphans of deceased soldiers, and preserved the fraternity that grew out of the war. Today, the site remains a gathering place for living history events and family reunions and features an 1893 dance pavilion, a Civil War-era cannon, and ruins of structures from the “Roaring ‘20s” and Mexia Oil Boom. The site also offers recreational opportunities for fishing and canoeing.

For more information, visit www.visitcrg.com, or contact Rachel Smith, 254-472-0959, rachel.smith@thc.state.tx.us

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Freestone County Aggie Muster set Friday, April 21st

The Freestone County A & M Club invites you and your family  to join us for Aggie Muster, Friday, April 21, 2017, at 5:30pm. Muster includes dinner, and a Muster program honoring Aggies past and present. The cost of the evening will be $15, which includes dinner and a beverage. Kids are $6 and if  under 5, are free.

The speaker for the evening, True Brown, graduated from Texas A&M in 2004 with a degree in Agricultural Journalism, and he currently serves as the Director of Communications for the 12th Man Foundation. His role with the Foundation includes editing and writing 12th Man Magazine, the premier alumni athletics magazine in the nation

Aggie Muster is celebrated in more than 300 locations worldwide and is a wonderful event to connect with fellow Aggies  and those that enjoy the spirit of A & M.  

The Muster will be held at Mark & Jane Phillips’ house near Fairfield.

Please RSVP by April 18, 2017 to Jane Phillips, 979-415-4423, or e-mail to freestoneaggies@yahoo.com

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Freestone Co. 4-H collecting wearable shoes

The Freestone County 4-H stands to benefit from the World Wear Project. “One of our missions at World Wear Project is to distribute WEARABLE, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from our landfills each year. With your help we can continue to persevere in this mission and help create funds for yours.”

SHOE BOX PROGRAM: The Shoe Box Program boxes should be filled with wearable basketball, jogging/running, tennis, court, aerobic and training shoes. Shoes should be in wearable condition, no stains, holes or overly worn on the outside or soles. We are not able to pay for shoes that are not in wearable condition.

We also accept wearable men’s shoes, woman’s shoes, and kid’s shoes. Shoes should include wearable all leather and leather look-alike tennis shoes, sports shoes, casual shoes and dress shoes. We do not purchase winter boots, foam flip flops or any shoe with metal cleats.

The collection box is located inside the front door of the Courthouse. Bring shoes to donate to make a child or adult somewhere very happy and make a difference in the Freestone County 4-H as well.

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Free Income Tax Service for all Ages, every Thursday, Feb 2nd to April 13th

For the third year, Tax Aide will provide free federal income tax preparation services to area residents. The dates and times are every Thursday from February 2nd to April 13th,  from 9am to 2pm,  at First United Methodist Church, 201 North Mount St, Fairfield.

Interested area residents should bring their tax paperwork (W-2s,  1099’s for income, self employment details, deduction details), picture ID for taxpayer and spouse, and social security cards for all family members, and 2015 return if available. The 2016 returns will be prepared while you wait and efiled each evening.

Tax Aide volunteers are sponsored by AARP and trained and certified through IRS sponsored programs. Tax Aide now has over 35,000 volunteers at 5,000 sites nationwide who assist in preparing tax returns.

For information, go to

www.aarp.org/taxaide

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Fundraiser for Teague Young Farmers... Raffle tickets available for monthly gun drawings

The Teague Young Farmers are offering individuals, age 18 or older, a chance to win one of twelve guns, which will be drawn for during 2017. A drawing will be held every month and your ticket will be entered in each drawing, unless you win one of the guns.

Tickets are $100 each but only 300 tickets will be sold.

Guns to be won this year include the following:

January – Remington 700 ADL 22-250 with scope.

February – Weatherby Vanguard 7mm-08.

March – DPMS AR-15 223.

April – Weatherby PA459 12 ga. pump (Reaper).

May – ATI Calvary over/under 20 ga.

June – Browning Buckmark 22LR.

July – Marlin Model 336C 30-30.

August – Savage Model 11 .243 with Nikon Scope.

September – Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor.

October – Beretta A300 12 ga. Camo Shotgun.

November – Henry Golden Boy 22LR.

December – Ruger 1911 45 ACP.

For more information contact a Young Farmer Member or an AG Teacher.

The drawing for the January gun – Remington 700 ADL 22-250 with scope will be held during the Teague Young Farmers January meeting on January 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the High School AG building.

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Open to all 7th graders in the county... Freestone Co. Museum announces display poster board contest

The Freestone County Historical Museum in Fairfield is excited to announce the museum’s “50 Year Celebration.” The museum staff and board would like to make Freestone County 7th graders a part of the celebration by sponsoring a Freestone County History Museum Display Poster Board Contest for all county 7th grade Social Studies and Language Arts students. The winning board will be displayed in the Poster Display Area at the museum throughout 2017. There is a $50.00 prize for the winning student or group and a $50.00 prize for the teacher plus a pizza party for the classroom that submits the winning poster! The teacher will also receive a $100 gift certificate for the purchase of historic fiction and non-fiction books/materials for the classroom! Each 7th grade classroom will be able to submit two boards to be judged at the museum. We hope you will approve this project for your 7th grade students and encourage the teachers and students to participate.

The display board project is based on many or the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards in both Language Arts and Social Studies. Creating the boards will give students a chance to be deeply involved in history, research, critical thinking, and writing while at the same time creating something for their local community.

(The museum staff would be happy to help teachers and students with research for this project. The museum work room has a large collection of county photographs and files. Classes or individual students who wish to visit the museum will be admitted free – please call ahead to set up a time to meet with a museum staff member.)

All Home School Students working on a 7th grade curriculum are also encouraged to compete!!!

Letters were sent out to all principals in October and a reminder to all Social Studies and Language Arts teachers this week!

The staff and board at the Freestone County Historical Museum encourages all 7th grade students to participate and looks forward to seeing and displaying the winning poster!!

Any questions please contact the museum at 903-389-3738 M-W-F 10 to 5 or email us at freestonecomuseum@windstream.net

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Life Recovery Sessions Are Held Each Thursday

Everyone Is Welcome

Life Recovery Sessions are happening each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God church in Teague. Pastor Spain Trask noted, "We meet in the church Fellowship Hall. Each person who attends will receive their own copy of the Bible and Study Guide. You will be blessed so come and see what the Lord is doing in your life."

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