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10
Nov

Volunteers needed for local meal program

Freestone County Senior Services is in need of volunteers for Meals on Wheels. This program delivers meals to seniors in the Fairfield area. No experience is necessary -- just a desire to give back and impact the community.

"Volunteers are the backbone of our program, and without them, we can't serve the seniors who need a homecooked meal," said Meals on Wheels Coordinator Rachael Richardson.

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10
Nov

VFW Chili Cook-Off

The Fairfield VFW and Ladies Auxiliary are hosting their annual Chili Cook-Off at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Fairfield Conference Center.

 

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Thu
10
Nov

Cat Spec. to host job fair

Cat Spec. Limited, a stronghold company, is hosting a job fair for potential candidates for upcoming work in January 2017 and throughout the year. The fair is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at the Truman Kimbro Center, 111 W. Trinity Street in Madisonville. Cat Spec. Ltd specializes in catalyst change outs, mechanical turnarounds and shutdowns in oil and gas refineries across the United States. No experience is necessary. Qualified candidates should possess and/or be willing to obtain the following:

Thu
10
Nov

Mercantile owners visit Rotary Club

Dry Gulch Mercantile owners Mike and Christie Harper (center) and Janis Glass (far left) visited with Fairfield Rotary Club last week and entertained the group with stories of unique finds. The group is pictured with Rotary Club President Angela Oglesbee.

Thu
10
Nov

The Shops at Peridot join Chamber

Joining The Shops at Peridot in their ribbon cutting were (from left) Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Pate; Mary Small, owner of Accessories, Etc.; Jessica Huffman, owner of Shop Hoff Stuff; Avery Grant, owner of Peridot; Jennifer DeCordova, owner of Tyed and True; Gail Farish, owner of Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Brenda Isaacs, Edwards Jones. Peeking over the back of the group is Lisa Schick, with the Chamber of Commerce.

The Shops at Peridot are now Fairfield Chamber of Commerce members, having celebrated their joining last week with a ribbon cutting. There are four boutiques inside The Shops including:

  • n Peridot – owned by Avery Grant
  • n Tyed and True – owned by Jennifer DeCordova
  • n Shop Hoff Stuff – owned by Jessica Huffman
  • n Southern Mojo – owned by Laurie Bonner

The Shops specialize in a little bit of everything from clothing and jewelry to home décor and gifts. Wedding and graduation registries are also offered. The Peridot salon is still open in the back with three stylists, Annette Gillam, Marilyn Farris, and Michelle Nettle. Both The Shops and the salon are open

 

Thu
10
Nov

CNB sending teachers to educator conference

Community National Bank and Trust Vice President Teresa Duke (left) got the opportunity to tell FISD teacher Bryant Smith (right) that the bank was sending him to the 8th Annual National Educator Conference.

Corsicana – Community National Bank & Trust announced that it is sending nine teachers to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference (#JSNEC16) in November, including a 3-day stay at the Dallas Intercontinental Hotel in Addison. The conference aims to provide teachers with the tools, training, encouragement and experience to educate PreK-12 students in personal finance. “We are very excited to send Bryant Smith from Fairfield ISD to the conference,” said Teresa Duke, VP/Loan Officer. “This is a great opportunity to send a teacher from our community to learn more about financial literacy and then implement it back into the classroom.” The national Jump$tart Coalition is presenting its 8th annual conference, which gives attendees the opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans in addition to networking with colleagues from across the country.

 

Thu
10
Nov

"Homework Help" started by pastor

Pastor David Algood (left) helps an area student figure out the confusing array of homework.

An after school program designed to help students with homework is being hosted by a local church each Tuesday and Wednesday. Fairfield No. 1 Church of God in Christ Pastor David Algood, Stephanie Whitfield, and Claudine Curry began the group, Homework Help, recently in an effort to aide students in math, science, and life skills.

Algood is a certified math teacher at

 

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Fri
09
Sep

Capital murder trial reset

Lawson Abram

The capital murder trial of a Teague man has been reset due to a key witness having a baby. Lawson Lee Abram's trial was slated to begin Aug. 29, but has been rescheduled until Monday, Oct. 3, says 77th District Judge Patrick Simmons.

The witness, Erin Mason, delivered her baby via C-section and was unable to attend the hearing. Mason, a Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab scientist, performed the forensic tests on cell phones that were taken as evidence.

 

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09
Sep

58 learn hunting basics at FCGMA

Freestone County Game Management Association (FCGMA) hosted a Hunters Education course last week to which 58 potential hunters learned a variety of hunting basics. One hundred percent of participants passed the class and are now able to get their hunting licenses. FCGMA catered a lunch for the 80 people who attended – 58 students, six instructors, and several parents who chose to stay with their children.

 

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Sep

FHS senior named to All-State team

Gracie Awalt

Fairfield senior Gracie Awalt was among 75 students named to the 2016 All-State Journalism staff by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Awalt is the editor-in-chief of Eagle Beat, the high school's newspaper. Awalt has participated in newspaper, UIL, and ILPC events throughout her high school career. To qualify for the staff, students must have earned 50 points by participating and winning different journalism contests throughout the year.

 

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