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FCJLS Cake Division Winners

Because of the situation in March, the Fayette County Jr. Livestock Show cake contest was delayed until June.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester Announces Immediate Health Precautions

As all are aware, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state and county has increased dramatically over the last few weeks. While St. Michael’s has previously hoped to loosen its approach toward worship and Bible study beginning in July, the current trajectory of the health situation will prevent them from being able to do so. At a recent meeting of the elders, several decisions were made related to protecting the health of attendees at our worship services and Bible studies.

Texas Exes Award 2020 Scholarships

Texas Exes, Fayette County Chapter, is pleased to announce that it has awarded the following scholarships to graduating high school seniors from high schools in Fayette County and who will attend the University of Texas in Austin as incoming freshmen in the Fall of 2020:

Legionnaire of the Year

Charlie Ripper, right, was recently recognized as a Legionnaire of the Year for 2019, an award presented to him as a WWII veteran and long-time and faithful member of the La Grange American Legion Post 102. The award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service as a member of the American Legion benefiting our community, State and Nation. The presenter is Glenn Altwein, Commander of the Post.

Living The Fayette County Dream: 25 Acres and a School Bus

It has literally been “One Wild Ride” for Tyler Hjorting, 30 years-old, and Lexi O’Brien, 28, because after spending one and half years on the road in their old school bus, which they turned into a skoolie (a school bus turned into a tiny home on wheels), they have decided to settle down here in Fayette County.

Where Did Okra, Field Peas and Guineas Come From?

For the past few weeks, while racial tensions simmer across the nation, I’ve been reading a lot about the origins of our domesticated food crops – how they got to America, the people who domesticated them, and in many cases, who carried them over from other continents.

La Grange Police Issue Warnings for Popping Fireworks Within City Limits

La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath reports on the following activities his department responded to during the week of June 28 through July 5: Fireworks On July 4, Maxwell observed fireworks being shot off in the city in the area of 1200 E. Eblin.

Fayette County Fire Association Call Report

June 28-July 4 Fire Alarms - 5 Smoke Report - 1 Vehicle Fire - 1 Medical - 3 Accidents - 3 Accidents - 3 Grass Fires - 4 Grass Fires - 4 Structure Fire - 1.

Patriot’s Pen Contest Open For Middle School Students

The Patriot’s Pen, a youth essay-writing contest is a nationwide competition that gives students in grades six, seven and eight the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. Annually, more than 130,000 students participate in the contest.

Ellinger Volunteer Fire Department to Hold Training

The Ellinger Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled a “New Rescue Tools” Training session Saturday, July 18. Metro Fire will be providing the training from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ellinger Fire Station. All Ellinger firemen are urged to attend.
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