Written by Tuffy Fields July 2015 I have published the following in traditional papers and digital blogs. Following the recent atrocities perpetuated by ISIS, the speech recorded below rings no true than today. Until we have peace and our country is no longer in danger, this article will be reproduced in honor of the birthday … Continue reading A Special Message For Independence Day
Written by Tuffy Fields January 2015 Farmerville is steeped in rich history. The town was first chartered in 1842. To celebrate its birthday celebrations were held at its centennial, followed up with a massive four-day celebration for its 125th anniversary and again there was a celebration for the 150th birthday. A booklet was produced for … Continue reading Farmerville is Steeped in History
Written by Tuffy Fields In 1987, Farmerville celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding. This celebration depicted what a small town can do when it pulls together as a unified community. It is hard to believe that in two years, we will celebrate Farmerville at 175. The 125th celebration began with the Centenary Choir providing … Continue reading Review of Program, History of Farmerville
Written by Tuffy Fields 2015 Last week Farmerville hosted the 52nd Annual Farmerville Watermelon Festival. It was rewarding to go downtown and see what the city and the Jaycees had accomplished and it was rewarding to know that the tradition will continue. As I walked through the old Peoples Department Store and admired the renovation, … Continue reading Much Celebration for 125th Anniversary
In 1961, small town lawyer Harvey Fields died. His memory slowly disappeared over the years. Forty-five years later his political papers were discovered and identified a person that was far different from the aged lawyer from Farmerville, Louisiana. He had been a political activist fighting for the just causes of the American laboring man in … Continue reading I Called Him Grand Dad
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