East Texas Press (Timpson, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 2, 2017 Page: 1 of 16
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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Vol. 37 No. 9
Sections, 16 Pages | A1
Timpson Volunteer Firemen attend 40th Annual
Livingston Area Fire School
Members of the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department attended the
40th Annual Livingston Area Fire School held February 24 - 25,
2017 at the Livingston Fire Training Field. Sponsored by the
Livingston Fire Department, over 40 area tire departments attended
the two-day training courses instructed by Texas A&M Engineering
Extension Service (TEEX) and the Emergency Services Training
Institute (ESTI). Each year, TEEX trains more than 81,000 emer-
gency responders from all 50 states and 45 countries.
These courses are part of the required continuing educational
credits that are necessary for Timpson’s volunteer firemen to main-
tain and renew their certifications. Members that attended include
Timpson VFD’s Secretary Talitha Green, eleven-year veteran and
captain Tuffy Green, eight-year veteran Corey Green, two-year
veteran Zachary Short, and eleven-year veteran Brock Strong.
Strong is Timpson VFD’s only Texas A&M Fire Academy graduate.
Although qualified to obtain paid-employment at fire departments
across the state, Strong continues his dedicated service as a volun-
teer in Timpson.
Among the many courses offered during this year’s training, Timp-
son’s firemen chose to attend specialized classes in vehicle extrica-
tion and field rotation trainings including car fires, liquid and gas
fires, steam conversion, ventilation techniques, ladder techniques,
as well as propane and oil tank explosions. Corey Green comment-
ed, “This year’s training was very beneficial for our department
because we were able to train on new equipment and techniques for
situations that we often find when responding to emergency calls in
Timpson.” Recently, Timpson VFD responded to a RV fire in the
parking lot of B&B Grocery. Green pointed out newly acquired
skills that will help Timpson VFD in similar situations. During the
training exercises, Green and his team were able to fully extinguish
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East Texas On Display art festival kicks off this Saturday in Timpson
East Texas on Display art festival will be this Saturday, March
4, 2017 from 2pm - 8pm in downtown Timpson beginning the
Fire Department located at 305 Jacob Street. There are over 30
East Texas artisans that will be on exhibit. Each artist has do-
nated a piece of their original work to the silent auction for the
fundraiser. The silent auction ends at 6:45pm. Winners will be
announced at 7pm. Some of the work being exhibited includes
paintings, photography, blown glass, metal art, custom-made axes
and hatchets, custom knives made from bull horns, hand-made
jewelry, quilts, custom wood work, and much more! This is truly
a display of the artistic talent that is unique to East Texas. The live
music and entertainment begins at 2pm and will feature artists
from across the East Texas area. Included in the performances
will be David Pate and the Mount Olive Baptist Church Choir,
Old Town Gospel Project, Makayla Baker, Motley White, Anna
Stockdale, Jeremy Bowley of Legal Limit, Sounds of India, and
the Rhythm Rocker Cloggers. There will be a delicious variety of
foods to choose from, brisket and fried catfish from Frontier Cafe,
southern comfort food from Kowgirl’s Kitchen, funnel cakes from
First Baptist Church, and BBQ. It’s not too late to sign up for the
instructor-led painting class that will begin at 3pm and go until
5pm or 6pm. The cost is $45 and includes everything that will
be needed for you to show up empty-handed but leave with your
very own painting of a beach scene. You must register in advance
as there are only a few spots remaining. This event is to raise
money for the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, Timpson Vol-
unteer Ambulance Service, Salvation Animal Rescue, and Timp-
son food banks. Garrison Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center
will be onsite sharing information about their services and facili-
ties. Come out and meet the fine folks from The Precious Cycle
and learn how they are here to help the community when needs
arise. This will be a great day full of good of fashion family fun!
Do not worry about the weather as the event will be held indoors
and the entertainment will be on stage beneath a large tent. For
more information, please call or text 936-254-5050. Hope to see
you there! TFIIS IS A FREE EVENT!
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Bryant, Jack. East Texas Press (Timpson, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 2, 2017, newspaper, March 2, 2017; Timpson, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth899251/m1/1/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Timpson Public Library.