Category: Community

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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Jonathan Hardin Chapter Begins New Year

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, met September 13, 2017 at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia, Texas. Regent Aleece McBay introduced guest Susan Johnston, Madeline Lively, Glenda Buck, and welcomed all members to our meeting. State Chaplain, Kay Alston informed members about the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts sponsored by Texas Daughters of the American Revolution. Gift card donations will be accepted for Veterans, Texas Classrooms, and Texas Daughters affected by the flood and storms produced by Hurricane Harvey. Kay Alston, Co-Chairman of Constitution Week noted that it will be observed during the week of September 17-23. Daughters began the observance in 1955 when they petitioned the US congress to dedicate this week each year to commemorate the events that led to the framing of the Constitution. New member Glenda Diane Stark Buck of Teague was inducted into the chapter by Chaplain Ann Bonner Gokey, this brings our chapter membership to 180. We are always excited to welcome new members. Susan Johnston, TXDAR American Heritage Committee Chairman, from the Fort Graham Chapter, gave the program on “Exploring America Through the Arts”. Mrs. Johnston gave a wonderful program telling about the contest and the divisions in each category. This committee was established to preserve our rich American heritage in the fields of arts, sculpture, crafts, drama, literature, fiber arts, and music. She had examples of winners from last year either photographs...

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