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In the Treehouse: What About the Parents?

by Samantha S. Daviss   Our family had to endure the pain of losing a pet this weekend. It was a pretty traumatic ending to this little creature, but Mommy tried to downplay it as much as possible. To most folks, I know she won’t seem like much of a pet, but to me she was. She was our French Angora bunny rabbit, that we got from Atwood’s almost 8 years ago. I know, I know…” WOW! She lived a long time for a rabbit!” And yes, she did, you are right. But I recently found her with a severe injury to her eye, that was terribly infected, so much so that ants had gotten to the infection. I called our wonderful vet, Leslie Ivie at Animal Care Clinic, and she met me on a Sunday with some antibiotic ointment, and told me what I already knew to be true. That we were going to have to have the eye removed. So, under her suggestion I had called around searching for an exotic vet, and I couldn’t find one anywhere that worked on rabbits. Which lead me to call my friend, a vet in College Station, he suggested the Small Animal ER at Texas A&M University. Of Course, my alma mater! Monday morning, I had planned to load her up, drive her the 4-hour round trip, to have the...

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DAR Chapter Celebrates 127 Years

NSDAR Jonathan Hardin Chapter members celebrated the 127th anniversary of the founding of the national organization at its regular monthly business meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia. Each year on October 11, chapters across the country chose to celebrate by planning and carrying out a National Day of Service Project. During the business meeting, Vice Regent Kathleen McKee spotlighted the U.S. Constitution from the National Defense Report as a follow-up to Constitution Week September 17-23. Chapter members were briefed on the annual Service to Veterans project in December by committee chairman and...

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Fall Art Walk Showcases Music, Art, Boutiques, & Scarecrows

The Trinity Star Arts Council is continuing its tradition of bringing the arts and family entertainment to the Freestone County area with its “Fall Art Walk on the Square” October 26th. Blending a renowned art exhibit with our local amateur artists’ works, along with performances by a professional swing band as well as a student orchestra and choir, TSAC promises a fun-filled evening for all ages. Admission is free to the event, which is open to the public 5:00 pm – 8pm. An opening reception at the Williford Foundation Gallery kicks off the event. Here guests will be able to enjoy refreshments and view an exhibit of 19th Century landscapes entitled SEASONS. This collection is from the Graham Williford Collection of American Art, on loan from Tyler Museum of Art. Guests will be invited to walk around the square to view Pumpkin Picasso Art by student artists from Freestone County schools. These will be on display in several boutiques around the square, including Armadillo Emporium, Accessories Etc., Peridot, Kennedy’s Korner, Dapper Design, Plaid Peacock, and Brenda’s Closet. These merchants have graciously extended their hours to accommodate the event. As guests make their way around the square, they may enjoy additional refreshments, shopping and photo opportunities at the Pumpkin House. “Draw with the Artist”, a fun activity led by FISD art teacher Janie Haydon, will be open to anyone of...

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Woods, Waters, & Wildlife: Quail Today – Any Tomorrow?

SOME AREAS OF TEXAS WILL BENEFIT from a large carryover of last year’s quail; Other areas, not so much. (Photo by John Jefferson)    By John Jefferson Just a couple of years ago, Texas was in a drought some thought would never end. Lakes were low; people asked if they’d ever come back. I hesitantly said they would. Always had. Quail were scarce. Bird dog breeders had few customers, if any. Hunting was on hold. But then it started raining. An article about quail in the TPWD regulations pamphlet was entitled “Just Add Water”. For the next two years,...

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Pasture & Ranch Management Seminar October 30th

The Pridgeon Community Center in Franklin will be the location of a Pasture and Ranch Management Seminar to be held on Monday, October 30th. Registration will begin at 7:00am with the program slated to begin at 7:30am. The program will conclude at 3:00pm. The address for the Community Center is 351 Cooks Lane, Franklin, Texas. The seminar will offer seven hours of CEU’s for the private applicator license and certificate holders. It has also been approved for commercial/non-commercial license holders to receive all needed hours to renew their license. The approved hours will include four hours in the General category, one hour in the Laws and Regulations category, one hour in the Drift category and one hour in the IPM category. The first five hours will satisfy requirements for Commercial License Holders. Speakers and topics will include: “Updates on TDA Pesticide Laws & Regulations” – Mr. Richard Parrish; “Brush and Weed Control” – Mr. James Jackson; “Controlling Pesticide Drift” – Mr. David Groschke; “Forage Insects, fire ants, and mosquitos” – Dr. Sonja Swiger; “Range & Pasture Weed ID and Control” – Dr. Barron Rector; “Calendar of Activities for control of Beef Cattle External Parasites” – Mr. Edward Schneider. An eight-hour CEU program will also be offered on Thursday, December 14th. It will be set-up much like the October 30st program. If you attend both programs, you will receive fifteen...

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