Category: Community

Promoted to Unit Director

Congratulations to Marc Ransom of Fairfield, recently promoted to Longhorn Unit Director at Mexia State Supported Living Center (MSSLC).  He began his new position on October 16, 2017. Ransom began his career as a direct support professional twenty-six years ago and has been promoted to increasingly responsible positions, including home charge, unit supervisor and, most recently, Assistant Unit Director for the Longhorn Unit, for which he served the past ten years. Ransom has proven his ability to enhance the quality of life for MSSLC residents as well as improve the employee experience and brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience to this...

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New Way Home Sober-Living House in Freestone County

Freestone County now has a sober living home for persons who have recovered from drug and alcohol addiction. Located in Cotton Gin, the four-bedroom home is privately owned by Shelly and Kip Reiserer and managed by Stu Morton. This newly renovated home has a community living room, kitchen, and dining area. Each room will have a separate keyed entry and will be furnished as needed. The transitional program will require the tenant to attend at least two counseling classes per week, and to have a job. The goal is to have like minded persons residing together to help keep...

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Fairfield Joins Multi-County Farm & Ranch Seminar

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017. The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 13 locations across Central Texas, including the Conference Center at the fairgrounds in Fairfield, Texas. Please call 903-389-3436 to pre-register for the program by December 8th. Private Applicators License holders must obtain 15 hours of CEUs every five years to renew/recertify their license; including two hours of Laws and Regulations, two hours of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEUs. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization. The December 14th seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to eight (8) CEUs. Of these eight (8) hours, three (3) hours will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM, two (2) hour in Laws and Regulations, and one (1) hour in Drift. Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators will be able to obtain their required five hours within the first five hours of the program. Topics and Speakers  —General Laws and Regulations (1 L&R) presented by local AG...

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DAR and the Mayflower Compact

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter of NSDAR held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia. The meeting was called to order by Regent Aleece McBay; and, following the DAR Ritual, several committee reports were given. Louise Martin, chairman of The Flag of the United States of America Committee, reported that 83 letters were sent on behalf of the chapter to local businesses commending the appropriate and respectful flying of the flag of the United States of America. Service to America chairman and Vice Regent Kathleen McKee reported that as of this date NSDAR members across our nation have recorded 1,634,846 volunteer service hours for 2017. The Jonathan Hardin Chapter has reported 1,547 service hours in the community. The National Day of Service Project has been completed with the delivery of gift bags to First Responders in Freestone and Limestone counties in appreciation for their service in the community. Service for Veterans chairman and Second Vice Regent JoAnn Slauson reminded members of the Christmas gift bags for veterans in local nursing homes to be completed on Wednesday, December 6, with a covered dish meal to be shared afterward. Six additional veterans have been added to the original count. For the program, American Heritage Committee chairman and chapter member Jackie Tidwell presented a program entitled “Man Overboard” about John Howland, 13th signer of the...

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Senator Schwertner Seeks Re-Election to Texas Senate, District 5

This week, Republican State Senator Charles Schwertner filed for reelection to Texas Senate District 5. The candidate-filing period for the 2018 election began on November 11th and ends December 11th.  Schwertner has served in the Texas Senate since 2013 and previously served in the Texas House of Representatives. “Today I am honored to file for reelection to the Texas Senate,” said Schwertner.  “It’s a great honor to represent the people of District 5, and I am very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.  There is more work to be done, and I look forward to continuing the fight for our communities and our conservative values.” In the Texas Senate, Schwertner has focused on securing the border, lowering business and property taxes, improving public and higher education, protecting private property owners from eminent domain abuse, funding the state’s 50-year water plan, defending the unborn and leading the fight against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. Additionally, Schwertner has fought to protect Texas children by improving the state’s Child Protective Services (CPS) agency.  Last session he authored and passed legislation that made major reforms to CPS, earning praise from Governor Abbott who had made CPS reform a top priority. Schwertner also co-authored the state ban on sanctuary cities, and authored and passed landmark legislation that prohibits the harvesting and selling of fetal tissue.  For his efforts to protect the unborn, Schwertner...

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