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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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Teague Young Farmers to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17th

Next Tuesday, January 17th, the Teague Young Farmers will meet at 6:30pm in the High School AG building.  The organization is open to anyone 18 and up interested in Agriculture and supporting our FFA youth.

The winner of December’s gun raffle drawing was Tommie Oakes. We will draw for January’s gun winner at the meeting on the 17th. Anyone  still interested in buying a ticket can contact the Ag department at the High School or any Young Farmer member.

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County Art League to meet January 21st

The  Freestone County Art League will meet in the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1001 North 8th Avenue, Teague, TX, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 am until around noon. 

Artist Audrey McCullough will demonstrate an oil painting of her choice  This will be an interesting experience, and we hope to see everyone at the meeting. 

Hostesses, Jo Wren, Margaret Tolar, Hannah Spradlin and Ruth Bomer will furnish refreshment snacks for the meeting.  This will be a great time to experience another artist’s presentation and to enjoy the fellowship of others. 

The meeting is open to the public, and members are encouraged to invite and/or bring guests. We hope to see you at the meeting. 

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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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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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