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The Teague Youth Football Association held a bake sale/car wash/cook-out last Saturday to raise money for the Bantam, Junior and Senior teams, as well as their cheerleaders. The youth football season begins in September. Photo by April Walker + continue reading

Tau Chapter members of Delta Kappa Gamma attending the Area 8 Workshop in Waco were (back row, from left): Alicia Smith, Dr. Lisa Rogers, Vickie McDougal, Virginia Riddle and Wynona Lipsett; (seated) Ronda Brewer, Martha Kirgan, Goldia Liles and Patty Manley. Photo submitted by Martha Kirgan
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Nine members of the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) attended the Area 8 Workshop Aug. 16, at the Baylor Research Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). The workshop was conducted by Area Coordinator Dr. Jewel Lockridge. Following a continental breakfast, Linda Ewing, of the Zeta Chapter, and... + continue reading

Teachers hired for various FISD campuses are (in no particular order): Angie Hoard, Amy Taylor, Jill Robinson, Christen Brown Baize, Rashonda Bonner, Brigit Coufal, Bryan Baize, Eddie Ervin, Stephen Hathaway, Choicetta McMillian, Emily Price, Heike Freer, Cheri Melton, Superintendent Rick Edwards, Danny Castille and Melissa Crenshaw. Photo by April Walker
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Sixteen new teachers were recently hired for a variety of positions at Fairfield campuses. The teachers participated this week in an orientation, breakfast and more as part of their welcome   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

The 15-year-old mainframe is located in the basement of the courthouse. If you look closely, holes can be seen where the phone company attempted to ventilate the mainframe because of the heat it generates. Photo by April Walker
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After much discussion, commissioners voted to go out for RFP’s – Request for Proposal – for a new phone system and cabling for the courthouse, annex and tax office. County Treasurer Kay Taylor presented the idea for a new phone system at the Aug. 6 meeting. Taylor and her... + continue reading

Superintendent Rick Edwards (left) presented Sheila Dove with a bronze Eagle statue on behalf of the FISD board and staff at a retirement presentation Tuesday morning. Dove’s official last day is Aug. 30. The slideshow presentation displayed photos of she and her family. See more pictures on page 11. Photo by April Walker
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After 34 years in education, Asst. Superintendent Sheila Dove will retire August 30. Dove spent 10 years teaching and coaching, 11 years as principal at Hico and 13 years at Fairfield Independent School District (FISD). Tuesday morning Superintendent Rick Edwards held a slideshow presentation... + continue reading

Tau Chapter members of Delta Kappa Gamma attending the Area 8 Workshop in Waco were (back row, from left): Alicia Smith, Dr. Lisa Rogers, Vickie McDougal, Virginia Riddle and Wynona Lipsett; (seated) Ronda Brewer, Martha Kirgan, Goldia Liles and Patty Manley. Photo submitted by Martha Kirgan

Teachers hired for various FISD campuses are (in no particular order): Angie Hoard, Amy Taylor, Jill Robinson, Christen Brown Baize, Rashonda Bonner, Brigit Coufal, Bryan Baize, Eddie Ervin, Stephen Hathaway, Choicetta McMillian, Emily Price, Heike Freer, Cheri Melton, Superintendent Rick Edwards, Danny Castille and Melissa Crenshaw. Photo by April Walker

The 15-year-old mainframe is located in the basement of the courthouse. If you look closely, holes can be seen where the phone company attempted to ventilate the mainframe because of the heat it generates. Photo by April Walker

Superintendent Rick Edwards (left) presented Sheila Dove with a bronze Eagle statue on behalf of the FISD board and staff at a retirement presentation Tuesday morning. Dove’s official last day is Aug. 30. The slideshow presentation displayed photos of she and her family. See more pictures on page 11. Photo by April Walker

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Several more valuable employees have resigned from the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office recently due to a number of reasons, namely the legal issues surrounding Sheriff Don Anderson and Captain Travis Robertson. No comment was available from Anderson on the situation. Current and former... + continue reading
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The lineup for this year’s Wortham Blues Fest includes the Rob Hunt Band, Peterson Brothers Band and Omar and the Howlers. Gates open for the 14th annual event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; music begins at 5 p.m. Admission for adults ages 13 and up is $10; $5 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and... + continue reading

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We have switched to a new email server, so if anyone sent anything to this email since Friday, July 4, PLEASE RESEND IT TO:   editor@fairfield-recorder.com OR news@fairfield-recorder.com. + continue reading
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Board members and the community turned out for last week’s Superintendent Meet & Greet at the Fairfield High School media center. Superintendent Rick Edwards is pictured in the center. Photo by April Walker + continue reading
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Chris Fulcher is being honored with the Boy Scouts’ highest award at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at the First United Methodist Church of Teague. Fulcher had to earn 21 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop, complete a major community service... + continue reading

The group paused for a quick picture prior to walking on a glacier. From left: Donna Tramel, Bob Tramel, Joy Cummings, Barbara Bonner, Miriam Bounds, Judy Wardle, Velva Magnes, Doris Casey, Peggy Hemby, Paula Wade, Glenda Phillips, Mary Belle Leach, Joe Leach, Jerri McBay, Claire Cummings, Cindy Shaunfield, Suzie Jones, Carolyn Ivy, Jan Clay and Judy Lansford. Photo submitted by Jerri McBay
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Twenty members of the Farmers State Bank Travelers group recently visited the Canadian Rockies on an eight-day trip. The travelers spent their first night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where they enjoyed a meal at a local restaurant. Several members admired a view of the city after climbing 525... + continue reading
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Kyle Grecu, 63, defensive lineman tackled a Hornets running back during their first scrimmage last Friday at Eagle Field. Photo by John Cockerell
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Fairfield faced off against Athens in their first football scrimmage Friday. “I think we as a team did an awesome job against Athens and there were a lot of bright spots I noticed, all in all... + continue reading

Fairfield Eagles practiced hiking and passing at the first 2-a-days Monday. Look for more sports articles and pictures in upcoming editions of the Fairfield Recorder. Photo by John Cockerell
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Coach Kerry Hand (far right) shows the girls a thing or two about serving. Photo by John Cockerell
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“Honest sweat and skinned knuckles never hurt anyone.” “Boy, don’t ever let me hear of you backing up to get a paycheck.” — quotes from L. Ray Webb, circa 1940s-... + continue reading

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From the distant perspective of more than a century-and-a-half, it’s hard to imagine what the master of the New York must have been thinking that afternoon when he ordered his deck hands to... + continue reading