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PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY UPDATE Mary Whitehurst Replies To Article

PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY UPDATE

For several months, the FHPL has been involved with a project to “spruce up” Prairie View Cemetery on the east side of town and to find and mark graves that have never had, or have lost, their markers. The project has moved ahead well with the help of several folks and groups and is also striving to find where there are open spots for more burials, while making sure not to disturb present and/or unmarked burial sites. The following article has been prepared by Board Member, Charles Beason, to update what has been accomplished and to alert visitors to the cemetery concerning what they may encounter and to ask that metal disk markers of any type be left undisturbed. Please read and take note, and “thanks” in advance for your cooperation. (Themer) **Anyone who has recently driven by Prairie View Cemetery on East Broad Street in Forney may have noticed that the grounds of this historic African-American cemetery are nicely mowed and much overgrowth has been cut, especially on the west end and along the railroad side. There are many unmarked graves throughout this historical property, and the cemetery is beginning to run out of known available space for future interments. However, a recent project has been concluded that will make it possible to provide some additional lots for burials.

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A late summer bowhunt for hogs is a great tune up for the opener of archery whitetail season. Luke took this good ‘eater’ hog last year with his Gearhead bow.

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Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver

Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver

The Forney High School Band Drumline had their first competition of the season on Saturday at Pennington Field in Bedford. They were rewarded with a 2nd Place (Silver Medal Trophy) in the 6A Advance Category. The Competition provided the students with valuable feedback about their performance. The goal is to help the students become better at their percussion craft. The Drumline puts in the work to be excellent. Each school day the students practice with he FHS band before the start of the school day at 6:45 a.m. They also spend a class period each day working on percussion specific music.

North Texas Giving Day 2022

North Texas Giving Day 2022

Early Giving is now open for the Annual North Texas Giving Day! Held annually, NTX Giving Day falls on September 22 this year as a way for North Texans to give to their favorite charities and nonprofits, all of whom are local and give to our friends, neighbors, and community members. The website for this great event asks North Texans to “Find Your Passion. Give With Purpose,” and links to hundreds of worthy organizations.

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Do you ever meet someone that you instantly connect with and, after visiting a few minutes, it seems as though you have known each other for a lifetime? I’ve found the older I get, the more frequently this occurs. I can spent a minute visiting with a total stranger and usually determine if he or she is a lover of the great outdoors. When I do ‘connect’ with a like-minded person, the talk and stories of past outings usually come fast and furious!

Forney ISD Upholds School

Forney ISD Upholds School Safety as a Priority for the District

As Forney ISD begins a new school year, it is important our community knows that the safety and security of all students and staff in our district will always be a top priority. Each campus continues to go above and beyond the measures outlined by the state of Texas to ensure every child is protected while attending our schools.

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