The recipients of the Caroline C. Forsythe Grant-in-Aid from Tau Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International were: Morgan Barker, Teague; Laura Harp, Wortham; Audrey Wattles, Mexia; Shanna Gargis, Wortham; and Taylor Davis, Wortham. Not pictured are Choicetta McMillian, Fairfield, and Misty Lewis, Groesbeck. The grant-in-aid was presented by Tau members Laura Sides (left) and Belinda Cotton (right). Photo by Martha Kirgan
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Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International presented the Caroline C. Forsythe Grant-in-Aid to seven zero year teachers at their September 9 meeting at Gibbs Library in Mexia. The teachers receiving the grant were Choicetta McMillian, Fairfield ISD; Misty Lewis, Groesbeck ISD; Audrey... + continue reading
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Rodney Watkins, of Butler, was honored with a 25 Years of Service celebration for his service to the Butler Water Supply Corporation September 9, at the Butler Community Center. The BWSC   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

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Fairfield Junior High (FJH) School has named Jennifer Holstein as the first Teacher of the Month for the new school year. The paraprofessional has been with FJH for four years and assists   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading
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Chosen for the 2014-15 student council are (front row, from left): Historian Kaci Bachtel, Secretary Joycelynn Johnson, Parliamentarian Colbie Cherry, and Treasurer Jennifer Reed; (back row) President Caitlynn Stone and Vice President Lori Neill. Not pictured is Reporter Ivy Robinson. See more... + continue reading

Dustin O’Bannon and his wife, Julie (left) will open Redemption Meat Processing Sept. 26. They are pictured here with owners, Jimmy and Sheila Sherber. Photo by April Walker
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Just in time for hunting season, Dustin O’Bannon is slated to open Redemption Meat Processing Friday, Sept. 26, leasing the business from owners Jimmy and Sheila Sherber. O’Bannon, who has a family background in the business, hopes to keep the “Mom and Pop” mentality,... + continue reading

The recipients of the Caroline C. Forsythe Grant-in-Aid from Tau Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International were: Morgan Barker, Teague; Laura Harp, Wortham; Audrey Wattles, Mexia; Shanna Gargis, Wortham; and Taylor Davis, Wortham. Not pictured are Choicetta McMillian, Fairfield, and Misty Lewis, Groesbeck. The grant-in-aid was presented by Tau members Laura Sides (left) and Belinda Cotton (right). Photo by Martha Kirgan

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Dustin O’Bannon and his wife, Julie (left) will open Redemption Meat Processing Sept. 26. They are pictured here with owners, Jimmy and Sheila Sherber. Photo by April Walker

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09/17/2014
Tensions ran high Sept. 10, when commissioners approved a budget amendment requested by Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson to pay for inmate housing, groceries and medical. The funds transferred from contingency – $4,000 to medical, $8,000 to groceries and $40,000 to housing –... + continue reading
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Fairfield city council members approved the 2014-15 tax rate of 34 cents per $100 valuation, as well as the budget which shows $2.5 million for the enterprise fund (water and sewer), $659,000 for TDCJ, and $4.1 million in the general fund. The general fund includes money for animal control, the... + continue reading

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Locals turned out in droves to enjoy music and food at the 2014 Wortham Blues Fest last Saturday. Performing at the event were the Rob Hunt Band, Peterson Brothers Band, and Omar & the Howlers. This event is sponsored yearly by numerous local businesses. Photo by Mickey Ward + continue reading

Pictured back row (l-r): Accessories, Etc. owner Mary Small, Chamber President/Creations Flowers owner Gail Farish, Pam Chavers of Eagle Insurance, Julee Emmons of Juls by Jul, Brenda Isaacs of Edward Jones, Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG) President Spain Trask, Neely Minchew and Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz; front row: FCSG members Susan Patton, Haley Stone, Cinthya Kear, Bettye Trask, Eunice Barker, Vice President Diana Lewis, Carol Chappell, Pam Chavers, Darlene Jones and Pat Wiggins. Recorder file photo
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The Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG) received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stating donors are now tax exempt, said member Spain Trask. FCSG raises money and accepts donations   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading
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Hundreds of spectators filled the courthouse square Saturday to enjoy the 17th Annual Show of Wheels. Although not as large as the previous year, the show boasted 105 entries. The big winners of the day were:     To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the... + continue reading
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Parents and fans filled 4 Pines Ranch, in Eustace, last Saturday to cheer on Fairfield’s Cross Country teams. Once again, the Fairfield Eagles Varsity girls dominated their competition... + continue reading

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Most people face some kind of adversity every day. A recent article in the Houston Chronicle described a young man’s determination to get his college degree. He was living in his car and... + continue reading

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Likely more energized by being out of the classroom on a field trip than thrilled about where they were, the third graders waited as patiently as is possible for nine- and 10-year-olds to begin their... + continue reading