Category: Community

Fairfield Market Days Opens for SPecial Sale September 9th – 11th

  A special Fairfield Market Days will be held this weekend, September 9-11, 2016 to coincide with the various community-wide events being held in the area. Market Days will open Friday, September 9th with limited vendors from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.  All vendors will be open for business on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come for Indoor and Outdoor shopping at Fairfield Market Days, held at the historic W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds in Fairfield, Texas. Each month, Market Days vendors offer such things as Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Bling, Clothing, Food, Furniture, Antiques, Fresh Produce, Tools, Toys and more. Admission is free of charge. Vendor inquires for Market Days are always welcome.  Call 903-388-9845, 903-389-2633, or send an email to RV hookups are available. All vendors are expected to stay until closing. Mark your calendars for Fairfield Market Days in 2016.  Upcoming dates are September 23-25, October 21-23, November 18-20 and December 16-18. See you at Market...

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Wet conditions causing problems for cotton producers

 Cotton yields in West Texas are looking better with recent rains, but extended untimely rains have producers in the Upper Gulf Coast and Blacklands worried about yields and lint and seed quality, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, College Station, said recent rains that moved across the state brought beneficial moisture to cotton fields in some areas such as the High Plains and Rolling Plains. However, he added, prolonged wet conditions have been detrimental to cotton fields in the Upper Gulf Coast and Blacklands. Cotton seeds have begun sprouting in many fields within the Upper Gulf Coast and Blacklands regions of Texas. Prolonged rainy conditions have prevented farmers from harvesting cotton, which is leading to various problems that could effect the quality of cotton coming from around 375,000 acres within those regions. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Gaylon Morgan) “It’s a big issue, but we don’t know how big,” he said. “We know lint and seed quality will be off quite a bit. The total impact on these estimated 375,000 acres will not be known until these fields are harvested, ginned and classed.” Quality will depend greatly on whether rains stop or continue, Morgan said. Producers had cotton fields with open bolls, and many had defoliated their fields before the rain came. Continuous rain over seven...

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Walking for Education with BTW/JAB Alumni

 Booker T. Washington/J.A. Brooks Alumni gather for Walk-A-Thon for Education…                  WALKING FOR EDUCATION, Booker T. Washington/J.A. Brooks (BTW/JAB) Alumni make the four mile trip around Teague to raise money for their scholarship fund Saturday, September 3rd. Last year, the Alumni Association distributed approximately $9,000, awarding twenty-one scholarships to Teague High School graduates and descendants of BTW/JAB alumni. Alumni from the Bi-State, Dallas, Houston, and Corsicana chapters gathered at Booker T. Washington Park in Teague to kick off their bi-annual walk for education....

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Bi-Annual 104th Celebration of the Magnolia Benevolent Association

The Magnolia Benevolent Association of Freestone County (Burial Club) will celebrate its 104th anniversary on Saturday September 10, 6:00pm. The celebration will be at Pleasant Hill MBC Simsboro community located on FCR 930 E. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a Celebration featuring talent in the form of praise dancers, solo’s, quartets, and choirs. Refreshments will be served. This Association was organized in 1912 in the small community of Simsboro when a group of African Americans grew weary of begging, passing the hat, and rejection from other organized agencies when it was time to bury their dead. They gathered together and said among themselves, “We have dignity and pride, lets organize and take care of our own at these difficult times,” and they did. The Association received its official charter from the State of Texas in 1939. Membership is open to everyone who meets the membership guidelines. More information at...

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Back to Church Sunday at Fairfield First United Methodist

The congregation of Fairfield First United Methodist Church (FUMC) invites the community to join them for Back to Church Sunday, September 18th. Worship service will be held at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary located at 201 N. Mount Street, Fairfield. Afterwards, lunch will be provided in the Fellowship Hall.  If you’ve never been to FUMC, you’re still invited. Bring the whole family to enjoy this special event. Visit or or call...

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