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23
Jul

Rabies test positive on dogs

Dr. Jess Adkins reported Monday two eight-week-old puppies recently tested positive for rabies.
The puppies, too young for vaccinations, were found north of Fairfield,

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Luminant settles with Freestone

Luminant announced Monday that the company reached an agreement with the Freestone Central Appraisal District for the taxable valuation of Big Brown power plant for 2012-2014.
The two agreed that Big Brown’s taxable value for all three years be set at $245 million per year.
Under the settlement,

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Area 8 Workshop, programs discussed at DKG meeting

In preparation for the upcoming year, the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International discussed the 2014-15 calendar programs, time and meeting places, as well as the Area 8 Workshop slated for Aug. 16 in Waco at a recent board meeting. Attending the meeting was (from left): Second Vice-President Ronda Brewer, of Mexia; Recording Secretary Vicki McDougal, of Donie; and Yearbook Chairman and Newsletter Editor Goldia Liles, of Mexia. President Alicia Smith, of Fairfield, conducted the meeting. Others in attendance, but not pictured, were Anna Pat Alpert, of Mexia; Treasurer Martha Kirgan, of Kirvin; Virginia Riddle, of Mexia, past president; First Vice-President and Program Chairman Dr. Lisa Rogers, of Groesbeck; and Wynona Lipsett, of Mexia.
 

Wed
23
Jul

FIDC hires new president


FIDC President Brent Ballard

Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation (FIDC) hired Brent Ballard, formerly of Olney, Texas, as the new president, replacing former president Dave Zuber.
From 1994 through 2005, Ballard was employed in the wireless telecom business.
Prior to accepting this position,

 

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Wed
23
Jul

DAEP/ABP changes campuses


Each DAEP/ABP student must pass through the metal detector when they arrive at school. Attendance and the lunch count will be taken here as well. Photo by April Walker

In effort to remain as cost-effective as possible, Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) has moved the DAEP/ABP students from the old Dogan school to the former pre-k wing of Fairfield Elementary School, which hasn’t been used in several years.
DAEP/ABP stands for Disciplinary Alternative Education Program and Adaptive Behavior Program. ABP is for students who can’t function in a regular classroom.
ABP teacher and administrator

 

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Wed
23
Jul

Juls by Jul named Business of the Month


Julee Emmons, owner of Juls by Jul, was named Business of the Month by the chamber. She is pictured here with just a small fraction of her wares. Fairfield Recorder file photo

Juls by Jul – soon to celebrate its 20th anniversary – was named July’s Business of the Month by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
The business’ namesake and owner, Julee Emmons began creating jewelry as a side income in 1994 while attending college.
During college, Emmons

 

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Wed
16
Jul

Fish fry at Behind the Veil

Behind the Veil Worship Center will have a fish fry at 11 a.m. at the church at 1150 S. Fairway in Fairfield. Plates of fish, fries, salad and a dessert are $7; delivery is available. All proceeds will benefit Pastor Sam and Co-Pastor Lurna Cumby's Appreciation Program. To place an order, call Karen Daniels at 903-644-6449, or Linda Hoskins at 903-851-0543.

Wed
16
Jul

Hayter to aid in sludge removal

Fairfield city council approved Hayter Engineering, Inc., of Paris, to improve sludge disposal at the city’s wastewater treatment plant by filling dewatering bags with sludge.
The dewatering bags will be removed by the city’s trash contractor.
The city injects a polymer into the sludge before pumping it into a geotextile bag.
Polymer is a

 

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Wed
16
Jul

Jackson representing Texas 4-H Nov. 27

On Nov. 27 Morgan Jackson will represent Texas 4-H at the 2014 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta.
This is the flagship event of the 4-H program and a youth leadership development conference.
The program is built on the belief that young people can be

 

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Wed
16
Jul

Local places 3rd in world title

Harli Hunt, of Fairfield, and Heza Lees Delight, aka Casper, placed third in the world title top five with 21 horses in her Halter Aged Geldings class at the American Youth Paint Horse World Show. Hunt received a $500 scholarship, a top 5 show jacket, monogram halter and a top 5 show buckle. She was also interviewed by the Paint Horse Journal, which will be published later this year.

Photo submitted by Erin Hensley

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