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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Homecoming 2014 enjoyed by all

JASMINE MCQUIRTER IS THE 2014 T.H.S. Homecoming Queen. She was crowned and received her flowers during halftime of the Teague - Caldwell football game held Friday evening, September 19th in Lion Stadium. Jasmine is the daughter of Gary McQuirter and Jessie Dickerson. She was escorted by Andrew Scales.

The THS Homecoming 2014 was one of the greats. A big thank you goes to the Ex-Students Association, officers Jessica Corley, ‘04, President; Destiny Gonzales Black, ’93, Vice-President; Pamela Wills Stuver, ’70, Secretary; Sally Owens Gregory, ’70, Treasurer. The hard-working Committee Chairpersons were: Parade, Eric Walker, ’86; Coronation, Charlotte Bowen Brantner, ’74; Golf Tournament, Brian Bowers, ’90; Entertainment, George Boyd, ’62; Banquet Decorations, Christi Kimball, ’98; Mix-N-Mingle, 2014 Ex-Student Association Officers, and Joe Keith Connell, who was an entertaining Master of Ceremonies for the Homecoming Banquet.

The excitement arose as the Homecoming Bonfire kicked off the celebration on Wednesday, September 17th. The band, cheerleaders, flag corp, and twirlers performances led the crowd in cheering for the Mighty Lions to beat Caldwell at the Friday night football game.

The Biennial Alumni Golf Tournament was held on Friday morning with tee off time at 9:00. This year there were 52 players on the course at Big Cedar Country Club. Coordinator of the tournament, Brian Bowers, thought that might be a record for the event.

On Friday before the game began there was a huge Pep Rally at Lion Stadium and many ex-students had come in to attend. Lion Stadium was filled to overflowing at the Teague vs. Caldwell football game in the evening. The Lions roared on Friday night and kicked the Hornets clear back to Caldwell with a final score of 49-34

A reception for the alumni took place following the game...

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Nealy comes from largest family in Freestone County

Fonzell Nealy

Fonzell Delone Nealy was born on July 7, 1939, on Ash Street in Teague, Texas, the 15th of 18 children born to Wilmus and Wattie Nealy. “Our family was the largest in Freestone County,” said Nealy. “We never went hungry a day in our lives.”

All 18 children in the Nealy family were born at home and were delivered by Mrs. Martha Parhams, a local midwife. Wilmus Nealy worked for the Burlington-Rock Island Railroad and Wattie Nealy worked hard at home caring for ten girls and eight boys. “I had wonderful parents,” said Fonzell. “They worked really hard but always seemed to have time for us. They taught us and showed each child love and affection.”

They raised hogs and chickens and grew a huge family garden. Mrs. Nealy would can vegetables from the garden and nothing was ever wasted. Fonzell said, “My dad loved to hunt and fish and it didn’t matter what he brought home for her to cook, she made a wonderful meal out of it.” All the children worked in the garden and helped with whatever was needed. Fonzell said, “My dad was strict but you always knew he had a reason for what he asked of us, or if we got in trouble we knew we had it coming.”...

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McSwane, Beddingfield receive Gold Star Awards

Texas A&M Extension Agent, Freestone County, Cam McSwane and Cole Beddingfield were presented with the highest 4-H award at the Freestone County 4-H Awards Banquet held on Sunday evening, September 21, 2014. The Star Awards are a series of awards showing progression of the 4-H members involvement in 4-H and their club...

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