Category: Community

Ivy Descendants to Meet for Reunion Saturday in Huntington

A reunion of the decedents of Cyrus K. Ivy (1814-1890) and families of others buried in the Ivy Cemetery will be held on October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Bring a covered dish and chairs for your family. In case of inclement weather, the reunion will be held at the home of Ted and Barbara Ivy, on the corner of West Walnut and North Second streets in Huntington. To reach the cemetery, take FM 2109 from Huntington to Palmer Ivy Road (approx 4 miles), turn right on Palmer Ivy Road and travel 1.7 miles to the cemetery entrance on the right. In September 2007, the Ivy Cemetery was recognized as a State Historical Cemetery by the Texas Historical Commission. In October 2008, the historical narrative plaque was dedicated. You are encouraged to make a special effort to attend this reunion. For more information, contact Burl Ivy at 676-4558, Rex Ivy at 876-4412, or Ted Ivy at...

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City Approves Hotel/Motel Funds for First Soccer Tournament

Concession stands and restrooms will be in place for Fairfield’s first Soccer Tournament, thanks to the City of Fairfield.  The event is being hosted by the three-year-old sports organization, Fairfield Soccer FC. The Fairfield Fall Kick Off Tournament will welcome 18 teams to compete over a three-day weekend, on October 27, 28 & 29, 2017.  The tournament is sanctioned by North Texas. This promises to be a busy weekend for local hotels as, according to organizer Tiffany Anderson, when it comes to soccer, “you are bringing the whole family.” Council approved $4,600 during their regular session on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The tournament is for soccer teams with players of ages 6 to 14 years.  For more information, visit online at Council also approved casting their votes for current board members of the Freestone Central Appraisal District, including Craig Dunlap, Brownie Utley, Sid Fryer, Teresa Duke and Lovie Whyte. Of note in the City Administrator’s Report was the following: –Increase of $13,000 in monthly Sales Tax for September from last year. –Application for a grant to build a spray park has been submitted, for the second time, to Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (TDPW). –City has received an $18,000 grant for the placement of a new communication repeater for the coming fiscal year. –Data retrieved for feasibility study for meter reading equipment. Vetted companies will be scheduled to present...

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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...

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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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