Freestone County Texas

Thu
20
Sep

Jonathan Hardin Chapter begins new year

DAR Regent Nancy McSwane (left) is pictured with new member Sherrie Clark Wilson, who gave a presentation on her new book at the recent DAR meeting.
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Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, started their new year of meetings with reports from various chairs and members. After hearing the treasurer’s report – from newly elected Chapter Treasurer Diane Pullin – the Chapter Executive Board approved the 2018-19 budget.

The opening program was presented by author, speaker, and new chapter member Sherrie Clark Wilson. In her program, entitled “Courageous Leadership, Distinctions of Powerful Leaders,” she shared her experiences as the first female firefighter and paramedic in the Dallas Fire Rescue Department, as well as how she eventually became a successful leader and business owner in a field related to her 34 year career with DFRD. Her most recent book is “Faith on Fire.”

Thu
20
Sep

Teague man arrested for possession

David Glover

Fifty-eight year-old Teague resident David Jose Glover was caught riding dirty early Sunday morning at approximately 1:27 a.m. Teague Police Officer, Jason Morgan, performed a routine stop as Glover was riding a bicycle without a headlamp. "In the city limits, it is required that a rider has to have a headlamp on any mode of transportation after dark," Teague Police Chief DeWayne Philpott said. After witnessing the rider without a headlamp, the individual then proceeded to disregard a stop sign on 4th Avenue and Main Street.

Thu
20
Sep

DAR promotes Constitution Week

DAR members witnessing Judge Linda Grant's proclamation signing are (from left) Carol Anne Biggar, DAR member; Kathleen McKee, DAR recording secretary; Dianne Pullin, DAR treasurer; Judge Linda Grant (seated); Patti Gauntt, DAR member; Nancy McSwane, DAR chapter regent; and Billie Bournias, DAR registrar.
Photo by April Walker

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the U.S Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today.

Freestone County Judge Linda Grant recently signed a proclamation promoting Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. The annual celebration began Monday, Sept. 17, across the United States.

Thu
20
Sep

Wortham man dies in motorcycle crash

Keith Harrup is pictured on the motorcycle he won from a Harley Davidson dealership in Waco just last week.
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Two days after winning the prize of a lifetime a Wortham man passed away in a motorcycle accident on FM 80 North in Freestone County. According to DPS reports the motorcycle accident occurred at 11:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, while attempting to avoid a deer. Reports show Harrup was traveling north around a sharp curve when a deer ran into the roadway. Harrup allegedly swerved to the left and traveled into a wet barrow ditch toward a driveway when he hit a tree and died on impact. Reports say he

 

Wed
12
Sep

Bible Study Fellowship classes planned

First Baptist Church of Fairfield is hosting Bible Study Fellowship classes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday, beginning Sept. 13. Classes will continue through Thursday, May 2, with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the school’s Spring Break (March 11-15 following the school schedule in Waco). Bible Study Fellowship is a non-denominational study of God’s Word with classes all over the world, each studying the same subject and passages through 29 lessons. Bible Study Fellowship – People of the Promised Lane Part 1 begins with Joshua and the conquering of the Promised Lane. Lessons for the year take us through 1 Kings 11 and the undivided kingdom of Israel. This study is in-depth using the Scripture as the primary source material. The BSF study method incorporates individual daily study with

 

Wed
12
Sep

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

Freestone County Commissioners Court hides behind the fact that they meet during the day when the people they should be representing are working. The court needs to meet on a specific night every month that does not change and set a specific time for citizens to get on the agenda, so the court can act on their requests. Call your commissioner and the judge and tell them you want this changed. Don't make Cinnamon bear this alone and do not do useless things like post "you go girl" that does nothing. Call, complain and participate in YOUR government!

Wed
12
Sep

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Wed
12
Sep

FJH XC takes 1st

Fairfield Junior High School's girls and boys cross country teams took first place in the Grapeland event Saturday, Sept. 8, against six boys and seven girls teams. Top seven boys were Eli Castillo, 1st; Christian Serrato, 4th place; 

 

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Wed
12
Sep

Car enthusiasts fill square

Linda Mullen and husband, Marvin, took home 1st place in Original Trucks 1950-1964, as well as Fire Chief's Choice Award in the 21st Annual Show of Wheels car show at Fairfield.
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Despite the threatening weather, the 21st Annual Show of Wheels was a huge success with live music, food trucks, and great looking rides! Show of Wheels participants also gained free entry into the Friday night Men’s Poker Run with awards being given to Best Poker Hand and Worst Poker Hand.

Taking the title of Best Poker Hand was Place 1 Councilman James Tyus, while winner of the Worst Poker Hand was Fairfield Library Director Gary Wiggins. The ladies enjoyed their own Poker Stroll Saturday morning with Shelli Geer winning Best Poker Hand and Shana Skeans winning Worst Poker Hand.

Wed
12
Sep

Classes begin at Faith Academy

Tuesday was an exciting day for Faith Academy, a newly formed Christian school in Fairfield. Students began their first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church of Fairfield. Pictured is teacher Kayla Lupo (left) accepting a copy of the U.S. Constitution from VFW Post 5872 Quartermaster Robbie Robertson. Robertson also led the children in the pledge of allegiance to both the U.S. and Texas. For more information about the school, contact Faith Academy via email at info@fafreestone.org or visit their website at www.fafreestone.org.

Photo courtesy of Jane Phillips

 

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