MeLennan County detective Joe Scaramucci presents a program July 12 about human-trafficking.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
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The topic of human trafficking throughout Texas and the Freestone County area was brought to the attention of Fairfield citizens this past week. McLennan County detective Joe Scaramucci, representing trafficking awareness program Unbound, was a guest speaker July 12 at Enforcer Educational... + continue reading

Bobby Cooper, third from left, who was a member of the final 8th grade class of Dogan School, won second place for his car entry in the parade on Saturday. Helping him accept his trophy are, l-r, his classmates Stephanie Cornish Whitfield, class salutatorian Joyce Ransom Bennett, Mr. Cooper, Glenda Coleman, Margaret Andy Scott and class valedictorian Rose McCullough Lewis. There were a total of 23 students in the class.

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Leading her fellow alumni in a chorus of the Dogan alma mater, “All Hail Dogan”, is Sherry Andy Brackens.

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Winning third place parade float for his entry in Saturday’s event was Minister Clifford Estell McIlveen, left, who is also this past year’s president of the Dogan Alumni Association. He is awarded the trophy by parade chairman Kennard Bowen.

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Winning the trophy for First Place Car at Saturday’s Dogan Alumni Reunion parade was the entry from Joan Ransom, above.

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Scores of Dogan Wildcats returned to Fairfield this past weekend for the 2019 Dogan Alumni Reunion, which spanned three days and included a talent show, a parade, a business meeting and picnic, a dinner and dance, and a memorial service. The reunion was the 16th held by the group, this year... + continue reading

Simpson Fireworks owner Evan Simpson, center, poses behind the stand’s biggest collection, described as a “fireworks show in a box.” The assemblage contains 18 items that set off 782 separate explosions of color and sound. With Simpson are Jera Keithley and Riley Simpson.

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Fireworks stand owner Evan Simpson knows the biggest rush is yet to come. The trailer parked beside his fireworks stand at the intersection of FM 27 and Interstate 45 in Fairfield is full of boxes yet to be unpacked. Although his inventory still needs constant replenishing as customers drop by,... + continue reading

ABOVE: Melinda Richardson checks on her bees she keeps in hives on her property in Teague.

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LEFT: Melinda Richardson fills her smoker with fuel. The smoke from the device helps remove bees from structures.

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Attics are popular with bees, and one of those areas tough to remove them from.

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Most people would be at least a little nervous, if not downright terrified, if surrounded by thousands upon thousands of bees. Melinda Richardson is not like most people. A single mother of three, Richardson thrives in the bee-infested areas in which others fear to trek. She began Richardson... + continue reading

50 Shades of Food was just one of the teams moving forward in this week's Iron Chef competition.
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Six teams are moving forward in the first annual Iron Chef competition at Fairfield High School after competing against other class periods last week in the appetizers round. Judging this event are nine community members. During the first round of cooking, the winning teams created various... + continue reading

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Forsenic auditor William Brown of W.D. Brown and Associates PLLC was the featured guest at Fairfield City Council’s July 9 meeting, presenting analysis of the interlocal definitive agreement between the city of Fairfield and the city of Teague. Presenting a recalculation of amounts owed to... + continue reading
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A bevy of concerned citizens listened to the details behind the temporary shutdown and relocation of City Hall at the July 15 Special Meeting of City Council, held in the city Conference Center at 839 E. Commerce St. Beginning July 16, City Hall will be officially open with the Conference Center... + continue reading

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Combined efforts of McLennan County and Freestone County Sheriff’s Offices have led to the arrest Wednesday, Jan. 2, of a Mexia teacher, accused of trafficking a child online to people in Morocco. Amber Parker, 37, is employed as an eighth-grade reading teacher, according to the Mexia ISD... + continue reading

Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes took time to pose with third graders after reading them a book last week.
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Mayor Kenny Hughes read to Fairfield third graders last Friday as part of the school’s mystery guest program. In honor of Black History Month, Hughes entertained students with a reading of As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson. The story follows Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King,... + continue reading

Joining Pinky Walia is (from left) Candice Ford, Fairfield Nursing & Rehab; Brenda Finley, Brenda’s Closet; Mary Anne Masiel, FISD; Ashley DeVillier, chamber administrative assistant; Pinky Walia; Brenda Pate, chamber executive administrator; Eli Pratt, Incommons Bank; and Adriana Izquierdo, Barn Stop.
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After owning the Barn Stop for nine years, Jolly and Pinky Walia joined the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and celebrated with a ribbon cutting last Friday. The Walia’s own two other convenience stores in Fairfield: the Short Stop and the newly-renovated Jolly’s. The Barn Stop offers a variety of... + continue reading

Signing with local colleges for National Signing Day Feb. 6 were (from left) Jaise Oliver, University of Tulsa; Joshua Arrington, McPherson College; JaShaughn Hatcher, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; and Kameron Ransom, Tyler Junior College.
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  Four student athletes at Fairfield High School celebrated the next phase of their lives by signing with their chosen college last week in front of friends, family, and mentors for National Signing Day. Jaise Oliver, Joshua Arrington, Kameron Ransom, and JaShaughn Hatcher each signed... + continue reading

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Fairfield Eagle Jaise Oliver drives in for a layup in a game against Mexia earlier this year. Oliver scored nine points in a 50-49 loss to Mexia on Friday night.
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Mexia scored with seven seconds left and dealt Fairfield a heartbreaking 50-49 loss in a District 19-4A game at Mexia on Friday night. The teams battled back and forth in a see-saw fourth quarter... + continue reading

Fairfield's Breyunna Dowell dribbles into the lane during a game earlier this season. Dowell scored 24 points combined in victories over Rusk and Palestine last week.
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Fairfield High School junior Richard Charlson placed first in the 132 pound weight class during Thursday night's Fairfield powerlifting event. Head Coach JOhn Bachtel is seen cheering for Charlson.
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Justin Abram attempts to stop a Gilmer Buckeye during Friday night's game, which the Eagles lost 24-14 in Round 2 of the playoffs.
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State Capital Highlights AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 9 announced the receipt of $15 million in federal funding, meant to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local and tribal... + continue reading

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From the files of The Fairfield Recorder. July 3, 1941 Frank Dunbar Still Unconscious In Teague Hospital – Frank Dunbar, injured Monday of last week when his horse fell on him, is still... + continue reading

The first winners of an RCA Victor Portable Color TV set is the E.M. Bowers Family. L to R are wife, Janie; daughter, Caroline, and E.M. Bowers. The prize had a special significance because - as Janie said - "it came to us just before Christmas, and just before my birthday, and just before our 61st wedding anniversary." Fairfield winners was Warren D. Awalt Family.
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