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Fri
27
May

Reunion held for Class of 1956

The Fairfield Senior Class of 1956 met Saturday, May 21, to celebrate the 60 years that have passed since their graduation. Twelve members of the original 32 attended. They were Lindale Phillips, Barbara Nell Casey Sartor, Deanne Carroll Vandiver, Dean Harrison, Margaret Ann Ivy Tolar, Amanda Carroll, Milton Carroll, Bobby Mullen, Curtis Carroll, Mackie Glazener Goodman, Doris Brown Lilly, and Clayton Winkler.
Other guestss who attended were Betty Phillips, Terry Sartor, Joann Harrison, James Thompson, Gloria Brown Cowart, Emma Jean Ivy Vande Streek, Hannah Spradlin, and Beverly Parker. Amanda, Barbara Nell, and Mackie decorated the dining area for the brunch. The tables were covered with white cloths. Burlap runners were centered with flower-filled green ball canning jars over mirrors. Deanne Vandiver decorated for the evening meal.

Fri
27
May

300 attend Kid Fish Derby

More than 300 people attended this year's Kid Fish Derby at Fairfield Lake State Park.
Winners include:
Pre-K through 3rd grade:
Cayden Cobb - 1st place
Angelina Cobb - 2nd place
Coltyn Story - 3rd place
4th through 8th grade:
Dylan Kitchens - 1st place
Bradyn Fault - 2nd place
Gina Crowly - 3rd place
David Smola caught the first fish of the day, and Nolan Mark was awarded for catching the biggest fish at 1.8 pounds.
Photo courtesy of Facebook

Fri
27
May

Drive planned for leukemia patient

Cancer. It strikes fear into the hearts of everyone. Now that fear has come home to a little girl named Mika. Mika is a first grader at Fairfield elementary. She likes arts and crafts, school, and spending time with her family. She also happens to have leukemia.
Be The Match and Carter BloodCare are setting up a donor event next week at the elementary campus to search for a bone marrow donor for her. The blood drive event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in the Carter BloodCare bus.
Be The Match will be set up in the elementary gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day also to test individuals for potential blood marrow matches. Clifford Ackerman, community engagement representative for Be The Match, will taking cheek swabs from potential donors.

Fri
27
May

Present meets future at elementary school parade

Fairfield Kindergarteners enjoyed a parade given by the Class of 2016, complete with their cap and gown, Tuesday morning. The kindergarten class made "diplomas" - to which they signed their name and included a photo - and handed it out to the graduates as they passed by. School is officially out for summer on Thursday, June 2, and graduation ceremonies are slated to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Eagle Field.

Photo by April Walker

Fri
27
May

4-H members head to state competition

Freestone County 4-H members Morgan Jackson, Riley Simpson, and Preston Simpson head to state competitions in June after placing first in the district Beef Quiz Bowl event recently.

Photo submitted by Erin Davis

Several Freestone County 4-H members are headed to state competitions after placing first at the recent District 8 Roundup. The state event is slated for June 6-10 in College Station. Attending are (from left) Morgan Jackson, Riley Simpson, and Preston Simpson. The three placed first in the district Beef Quiz Bowl event. They will compete against other qualifying teams on Tuesday, June 7. Riley Simpson also advanced to state with her Beef Educational Presentation “Beef Cattle Breeding Systems.” She placed first at district and will compete at state on Thursday, June 9. Preston advanced to state with his Sheep and Goat Educational Presentation “Urinary Calculi,” placing third at district. He will compete at state Thursday, June 9.

Thu
19
May

Back the Blue at Guardian Home Health Care

Employees at Guardian Home Health Care celebrated law enforcement last week by wearing blue to work. Back the Blue is a new "holiday" stemming from recent police shootings. "Thank you to all the men and women of law enforcement for all you do," said Guardian workers. "We pray daily that you all make it home safely at the end of each and every shift.Thank You to all of the officers who sacrifice their lives each and everyday to keep us safe in the community."

Photo submitted by Kami Ward Matthews

Wed
18
May

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting for county run-off elections began Monday and will run through Friday, May 20. Early voting was held at the Fairfield Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up for re-election this year is:
County Commissioner Pct. 1
- Incumbent Luke Ward
- Andy Bonner
County Commissioner Pct. 3

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Wed
18
May

Square Affair set for Saturday

The Summer Square Affair kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, with approximately 25 vendors signed up and ready to sell. The event is on the courthouse square and ends at 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Chamber of Commerce tent and register to win a $100 gift. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. and do not need to be present to win.
Vendors include:

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Wed
18
May

Bladez of Corey joins local chamber

Celebrating his grand opening with a ribbon cutting was Corey Shed, owner of Bladez of Corey barber shop in Fairfield. The shop officially opened March 1 and is at 712 E. Commerce. Bladez of Corey is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. To set up an appointment, call 469-309-0332. Bladez of Corey is also on Facebook under Corey Shed, and Instagram at Bladez of Corey. Pictured are (from left) Lisa Schick, Chamber of Commerce; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; Sharon Shed, owner's aunt; Kenneth Griffin, owner's father; Obra Shed, owner's grandmother; and Brenda Shultz, chamber administrator.

Photo by Laura Robinson

Wed
18
May

American History winners announced at DAR

Jackie Tidwell (far right), chairman of the American History Committee, Jonathan Hardin Chapter of NSDAR, is shown with this year's winners in the Christopher Columbus essay contest. The winners were special guests along with parents and teachers at the April meeting. The winners are Jackson Tacker, Wortham 8th grader; Ella Samford, Groesbeck 7th grader; and Keylan Asberry, Groesbeck 6th grader.

Photo submitted by Beth Hawkins

Sixth grader Keylan Asberry, of Groesbeck; seventh grader Ella Sanford, of Groesbeck; and eighth grader Jackson Tacker, of Wortham, were named this year's American History essay contest winners by the Jonathan Hardin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Because this year is the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, essays were written on how a colonial family would have reacted to the provisions of this act. Winners were welcomed by DAR member Jackie Tidwell, American History Committee chairman.
Each winner read his essay and was presented with a certificate by Tidwell.

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