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Texans Urged to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday, Sept. 23

  National Hunting and Fishing Day, an annual celebration of the contributions hunters and anglers make in conserving and protecting the nation’s wild resources, is set for Saturday, Sept. 23. Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since launching in 1971, the day has been formally proclaimed by every U.S. president and countless governors and mayors. In proclaiming National Hunting and Fishing Day in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said, “At this time, I encourage all Texans to learn more about and participate in our time-honored traditions of hunting and angling and recognize the ecological, cultural, and economic benefits they provide.” “Texas’ rich hunting and fishing heritage needs no introduction, but there are those among us who have not had the opportunity to experience our state’s great natural bounties firsthand,” said Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director. “As we celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day in Texas, I encourage each of you to take a friend, family member or co-worker fishing or hunting so they, too, can become part of our strong outdoor community of conservationists.” Led by sportsman President Theodore Roosevelt, early conservationists urged sustainable use of fish and game, created hunting and fishing licenses, and lobbied for taxes on sporting equipment to provide funds for state conservation agencies. These actions were the...

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Chamber Representatives Visit with Fairfield Rotary Club Members

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce representatives, Brenda Pate and Lisa Schick were guests of the Fairfield Rotary Club on August 29, 2017. Brenda updated the club on various upcoming events the Chamber helps sponsor, such as the Show of Wheels, Citywide Garage Sale and Breakfast with Santa Claus. Also, there is a new “GoFairfield” free App available for your electronic devices. Download for free at the App Store or get it on Google Play Pictured with Brenda and Lisa are Rotarians, Gene Chavers and Club President, Donna Tyus. (Photo...

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October Meetings and Events

Sessions Cemetery Hosts Annual Memorial The Annual Memorial Program, benefitting the Sessions Cemetery in Kirvin, will be held October 1, 2017. The program will begin at 3:00 p.m.; and will be held at Shiloh P. B. Church, located at 1070 Shiloh Rd in Kirvin. Your present and/or donations are welcome.   Ladies Event at Cowboy Church of Leon County Compassion International and the Cowboy Church of Leon County host author, speaker and radio personality, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, at Shindig 2017. This Ladies event will be October 1, 2017, 6-8 pm at the Cowboy Church of Leon County, 1419 Hwy 7E, Centerville, Texas. The cost is free. A love offering will be taken. Shellie is the fun-loving energetic storytelling host of ATS LIVE, a radio talk show that airs live every Monday evening on TALK 540 out of Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, her pre-taped “All Things Southern” radio segments air Monday through Friday on 28 affiliates across the south. Shellie is a popular humorist, speaker, and the author of the nonfiction humor titles “Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On” and “Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” Both received nominations for SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year and led Jeff Foxworthy to call her, “Laugh out loud funny!” Kori and Missy Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty endorsed Shellie’s latest release and debut book in the...

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Fairfield Police Reports

by Chief of Police Kenny Bulger   Monday, Sept. 11 7:30AM – Officers Lawrence, Utsey, and Bulger Patrol School Zones 10:07AM – Officer Lawrence assisted stranded motorist US-84 10AM to 11:30AM – Officer Lawrence followed up on robbery information from previous week 12:27PM – Officer Lawrence checked out suspicious vehicle, Ronnie & Adams Streets, no problems 1:15PM Officer Lawrence to meeting with CPS Investigator 2:30 to 3:45PM – Officer Lawrence and Utsey patrolled school zones 3:40PM – Officer Lawrence to Loves on complaint of traffic jam 7:08PM – Officer Alexander to River of Life on suspicious person around the building. Everything OK. 3:18AM – Officer Markham to hospital on intoxicated subject. Arrested on Belton PD warrant for Assault. Tuesday, Sept. 12 7:00AM – Officers Lawrence & Utsey patrol school zones 9:04AM – Officer Lawrence to local business on 911 hang up to SO. No one there, bad phone line. 10:18AM – Officer Lawrence to local business, wanted extra patrol due to suspicious active in the area. Placed on watch list. 2:12PM – Officer Lawrence noticed suspicious activity in a pasture on the outskirts of town. Notified Game Warden and they attempted to investigate. UTL anyone at the time. 9:14PM – Officer Markham to PD to meet with subject on possible harassment. 11:02PM – Officer Markham on suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood, just helping friend move. Wednesday, Sept. 13 7:00AM...

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