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Wed
11
Jan

Museum sponsors contest for celebration

The Freestone County Historical Museum is excited to announce the museum’s 50 Year Celebration. The museum staff and board would like to make Freestone County 7th graders a part of the celebration by sponsoring a Freestone County History Museum Display Poster Board Contest for all county 7th grade social studies and language arts students. The winning board will be displayed in the Poster Display Area at the museum throughout 2017. There is a $50 prize for the winning student or group and a $50 prize for the teacher, plus a pizza party for the classroom that submits the winning poster! The teacher will also receive a $100 gift certificate for the purchase of historic fiction and non-fiction books/materials for the classroom! Each 7th grade classroom will be able to submit two boards to be judged at the museum. We hope you will approve this project for your 7th grade students and encourage the teachers and students to participate.

Wed
11
Jan

Freestone Medical Center opens 70 years after county hospital began in 1947

This article about opening of Freestone County Cooperative Hospital was published in the Fairfield Recorder on July 10, 1947. The original article was provided by Pat Robertson (aka Nurse Pat), and The Fairfield Record has authorized and approved re-publishing it. January 1, 2017 was the opening day of operation of the new Freestone Medical Center. This is a timely reminder that we have been fortunate to have local medical services for 70 years.

County Hospital Is Opened – Long Cherished Dream Realized When Badly Needed Institution In Operation

Wed
11
Jan

Grease wows crowd

Danny Zuko (played by Josh Folsom) and Marty Maraschino (played by Jenna Swinburn) took a breather after the three-day performance of Grease Live! produced by the Teague High School Theater group.

Photo by Helen Pickett

Wed
11
Jan

FES, FIS named District UIL winners

With a total of 610 points, Fairfield elementary and intermediate school teams were awarded first place in the 2016-17 UIL Competition held in December against Athens, Palestine, Madisonville, and Mexia. Students competed in various events including Art, Chess Puzzle, and Creative Writing. Sonya Gibson was the UIL coordinator for the elementary school, while Andrea Roller served as the intermediate school coordinator. Winning teams are as follows:

 

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Wed
11
Jan

Get 'geeky' this weekend at Con

This year's Iigurubando Con is slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; doors open at 10 a.m. at the Fairfield Junior High School commons area. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20. New guests and contests are slated for this year's Iigurubando Con – pronounced E-goo-roo-bawn-doe. This annual fundraising event is to earn money for the Grand Band from Eagle Land's marching contest held at Walt Disney World. This year, featured artists include David Doub, Tori Martin, Dallis Gregory, and many more. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and tickets are $20 each. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Junior High School commons area. Featured artists and writers are:

 

Wed
11
Jan

TSAC community theater to present Always...Patsy Cline this month

TSAC Community Theater actors and musicians are busily preparing for their production of "Always...Patsy Cline," to be presented Jan. 28-29 at Teague High School Theater.

ALWAYS…Patsy Cline, one of the most produced musicals in America, has enjoyed great success both nationally and internationally. Created by Ted Swindley, the show is based on the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline (played by Joyce Nichols) and her friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. The relationship, which began as fan worship, evolved into one of long-lasting mutual respect. Louise, portrayed by Rachel Bossier, narrates the story from the day in 1961 when she meets Patsy at the Esquire Ballroom in Houston. From that time, Patsy keeps in touch with her number-one fan through long, hand-written letters until her untimely death in a 1963 plane crash.

Wed
11
Jan

Breaking ground on new pantry

By mid-February a new food pantry will bless the residents of Freestone County. River of Life Pastor Robert Smith held a groundbreaking with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Monday on the 7,500 square foot building site. The church recently sold their downtown building. Kent Trucking is laying the dirt work and foundation, while S&S Construction is in charge of the construction. Pictured from left are Josh Bayless, NAPA Auto Parts; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; Brenda Finley, Brenda's Closet; Brenda Pate, chamber executive administrator; Lisa Schick, chamber of commerce; Roger Wilson, River of Life; Pastor Robert Smith; Louis Guzman, S&S Construction; Salvador Munoz, S&S Construction; Tim Allen, Kent Trucking; and Don Kent, Kent Trucking.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
29
Dec

Eagles seek 2nd tourney championship trophy

The ranked (11-4) Fairfield boys' basketball team will be going after their second tournament first place trophy of this season this week at the Houston County Holiday Classic in Crockett. The Eagles will be in Pool A with Crockett, China Spring, Pollock Central, and Palestine Westwood.

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Thu
29
Dec

New sheriff talks FCSO changes

Big changes are coming to the Freestone County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) under the direction of new Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. Shipley presented a revamped pay plan at the recent county meeting, which commissioner's tabled until Tuesday, Jan. 3. The new sheriff is asking to be allowed to allocate where the funds go in an effort to “combat a severely flawed pay scale” which has been causing problems for years. All of the money for salaries has already been budgeted for the FCSO in October 2016.

The first order of business is a pay reduction for Scott Shaw and Rich Howerton who are currently making what a lieutenant would make. Their salary will be reduced a total of $4,439. Shipley is also requesting the county recognize two sergeant positions – sergeant CID and sergeant patrol.

Thu
29
Dec

Santa visits Senior Center

Santa Claus came early to the Freestone County Senior Center! The annual gift exchange for members was hosted by Director Stephanie Overall last week. “We had such a great time laughing and exchanging gifts,” she said. The center at

 

 

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