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Wed
11
Oct

Burn Ban still on, court OK's square decor

Commissioners made quick work of the Oct. 4 meeting, tabling two items and approving the rest. The burn ban is still in place – at least until a good, heavy rain falls in our area. The court approved the yearly resolution for the Freestone County indigent defense grant program. Freestone County receives reimbursement funds from this program. Commissioners also okayed Judge Linda Grant's request to spend $2,000 on decorations for the courthouse square this month. The money will be taken from the Economic Development/Tourism budget. “We're putting out a good image of the county – not just for the residents,” said Grant.

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Wed
11
Oct

Style Show Oct. 17

Doors open at the annual style show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Depot X. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at Armadillo Emporium and Kennedy's Korner. The Freestone Cancer Support Group sponsors two style shows per year – a spring and fall – to raise money for cancer patients in the county. Fashions will be modeled by:

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Wed
11
Oct

Chicken Dance wows students

Over 1,000 intermediate students from Dew, Fairfield, Teague, and Wortham were entertained last week by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. The musical production, Chicken Dance, was presented at the Teague High School Theater and sponsored by Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC). Chicken Dance was written by well-known children’s author, Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Caldecott Award winner, Dan Santat. The colorful story of Marge and Lola portray two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the talent contest prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry. They face challenges of bullying and must also present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks. Prior to the production, TSAC presented copies of Chicken Dance to all libraries in Freestone County and sent a curriculum guide “study buddy” to teachers.

Wed
11
Oct

FHS twirlers head to state

Fairfield High School twirlers advanced to state at the UIL Regionals competition held Sept. 23. Twirlers are (from left) Raegan Emmons, Kendall Crawford, Camri Griffith, Madelyn Gallegos, Abbie Garcia, Margo Measles, Bailey Jones, and Lyndi Wilson.
Courtesy photo

Wed
11
Oct

FIS birthday book club

August and September birthdays were celebrated at Fairfield Intermediate School with a special lunch and snacks in the library. Students' families donated a book to the library in honor of their birthday. Members celebrating this month are (back row) Ashton Sleziak, Jerry Draper, and Caleigh Taylor; (front row) Lillianne Poole, Mason Edwards, Zechariah Smith, Carolyn Dunlap, Kylee Silar, and Elizabeth Pillans. The Fairfield Intermediate School is grateful to these families for their donations.
Photo courtesy of Theresa Minze

Wed
11
Oct

Pink Out for October

The staff of Farmers State Bank in Fairfield showed their support of finding a cure for breast cancer with the annual Pink Out shirts. The T-shirts are sold by Freestone Cancer Support Group as a fundraising effort to help cancer patients in this county. Pink Out Day is slated for Oct. 20, and shows solidarity in the face of this disease.

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Wed
11
Oct

Complaints net meth bust of 6.7 grams

Kevin Gibson

Freestone County deputies arrested a local man after receiving complaints of drug-related activity at the man's home outside Fairfield. Reports show FCSO Lt. Robert Willis and Make Darby arrested Kevin Gibson, who was found to be in possession of 6.7 grams of methamphetamine, at his home in the Cedar Grove RV Park on U.S. 84 East.

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Wed
04
Oct

Project Grad tickets on sale

Fairfield Project Graduation is offering the chance to win $10,000 in pre-paid Visa gift cards just in time for Christmas! A drawing will be held for the following Visa gift cards:
- $10,000
- $2,000
- $1,000
Winners will be announced Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Christmas on the Square event in Fairfield. Winners need not be present to win. Only 300 tickets are sold – so odds of winning are 1 in 300. Tickets are a $100 donation cash or check made payable to Fairfield Project Graduation and can be purchased from an junior class parent.

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Wed
04
Oct

Court tables items, leaves on burn ban

The two main discussion items were tabled at the Sept. 27 commissioners meeting for various reasons. The court was slated to approve a purchase for materials for the district courtroom renovation, but instead took no action on the agenda item.
Also tabled was a presentation by Sandersen & Scheffer, PLLC, for their 2016 fiscal audit, of which the county has already paid $6,500 – and still owes $10,000. This item has been on the agenda since Sept. 13, but no discussion has been held.
This item is once again on the agenda for the Oct. 4 meeting.
In other court news, commissioners:

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Wed
04
Oct

FHS class celebrates 50th

The Fairfield High School Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th reunion on Sept. 23, in the home of Cynthia Utley and Ossie Outlaw, of Fairfield. Invited guests were from the Class of 1966 and Class of 1968. A total of 46 classmates, friends, and guests attended.

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