Fannin Soil & Water Conservation District

200 E. 1st St. Bonham, TX 75418
Tel: 903-583-9513 Ext:3
Fax: 903-583-7993

National Resources Conservation Service

Tel: 903-583-9513  Ext:3

Fax: 903-583-7993

Fannin Soil and Water Conservation District




C. W. Jones, Chairman
Billy Partridge, Vice Chairman
Leon Bowman, Secretary-Treasurer
Harvey Milton, Member
David Keene, Member
Sam Stewart, Team Leader
Randy Moore, District Conservationist
Steve Deckard, Soils Cons. Technician
Johnnie J. Kay, Technician
Mary Jane Godwin, District Secretary


Volume 11

Winter 2005

Number 3-1

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The 2005 essay theme was “Celebrate Conservation”. There were sixty-three essays entered into the contest this year. There were two separate divisions one for ages 13 and younger and one for fourteen to eighteen year olds. Each of the six winners received a monetary award and each participant received a Shumard Oak tree seedling and a certificate... The winners will be entered into the Area V contest with the winners to be announced in May.

Dylynn Hokett was the winner of the thirteen and under essay contest. Dylynn is an avid game player. He also likes hunting, fishing, riding horses and colleting knives. He is an active member of Westside Baptist Church and a member of the Honey Grove Beta Club.

Chelsea Cunningham won second place in the 13 and under essay contest. She likes cheerleading playing softball and drawing. Her family, church and friends are the most enjoyable parts of her life.

The third place winner was Alexia Daniels. She is a member of the Beta Club and participates in U.I.L. mathematics and number sense contests.  All three winners in this category attend Honey Grove Middle School. Shown with Chairman Jones are (L to R), Dylynn Hokett, Chelsea Cunningham and Alexia Daniels

The fourteen and over division of the essay contest was won by Carol Brinlee, age 18. Carol is a home schooled senior who loves to write. She is an active member of the Girl Scouts of America and a 4-H Club member.  She is planning to attend Texas A & M University in the fall.

Katerina Brinlee was the second place winner of this category. She is a home schooled sophomore. She is active in 4-H and Girl Scouts. Katerina is a member of the 4 -H Forestry team, Nutrition Quiz team and Wildlife Habitat team.

Raven Finney an eighth grader was the winner of the third prize. She is an A-B honor student, participates in U.I.L spelling, playing basketball, and runs track. She was elected class favorite and Best-All-Around girl this year at Honey Grove Middle School.     

Chairman Jones poses with the fourteen and over winners of the essay contest. (LtoR) Raven Finny, Carol Brinlee and Katerina Brinlee






The themes for the poster contest this year were “Celebrate Conservation” and “The Living Soil”.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top three winners and all participants receive a certificate of participation and a Shumard Oak tree. We received 22 posters this year. The three winning posters will be sent to the Area V awards contest which will take place in May. The three winners of the poster contest all attend Honey Grove Middle School.

Winners of the poster contest pose with Chairman Jones. First place went to Trevor Hevron, Cassy Edwards won second place and placing third was Nikki Bridgers.

 Trevor Hevron is an eleven-year-old sixth grader. He likes sports and socializing with his friends. He enjoys playing paintball , catching crawdads, reading and talking to girls.  He has two brothers and another sibling due in July. Trevor is a very talented artist.

Cassandra “Cassy” Edwards is a seventh grader. She likes to draw and she collects seashells. She was born in Alamogordo New Mexico. Her father is a preacher, beekeeper and a Wepack logistics manager. Her mom is a secretary at Paris Junior College and a great cook.

Nikki Bridgers is twelve years old and has three sisters and one brother. Her favorite things are spending the night with her friends and going to the movies. She plays basketball and volleyball and likes to skate and listen to the radio.