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Apr

Councilman attend aviation conference

Three men recently attended an aviation conference in Galveston to learn more about what it takes to secure an airport grant. City Administrator Jeff Looney and City Councilmen Place 1 Joe Lee Kirgan and Place 4 Landis Bayless spent three days at the 36th Annual Texas Aviation Conference, hosted by TxDOT and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

The Fairfield Recorder submitted the following questions to Looney who, after clearing it with the city council, returned these answers:

Wed
18
Apr

Full weekend of events slated for area residents

Fairfield and Freestone County residents have their choice of numerous activities this weekend in the city. Annual and new events are being held throughout town beginning Friday, April 20.

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18
Apr

Caney Baptist to host the Nelons

Nashville, TN – Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, April 22, at Caney Baptist Church, 438 FM 833 in Streetman. The ministry of The Nelons was formed after family patriarch Rex Nelson had already enjoyed a spectacular 20-year career as a member of the legendary LeFevres. Throughout this distinguished career hit songs have flowed their way in bunches. The Nelons, who were recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, have been singing hit songs, bridging the traditional sounds of Gospel music with contemporary influences, and inspiring listeners of all ages for decades.

Wed
18
Apr

Good Citizens, scholarship recipient awarded at DAR

Good Citizens Award winners Jaci Forrest and Kayla Kimball are pictured with DAR Regent Aleece McBay. Not pictured is Brittani Oglesbee.
Courtesy photos

Three area students were awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award for 2018 by Regent Aleece McBay at the recent Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting.

The DAR Good Citizens program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:

  • n Dependability – truthfulness, honesty, punctuality
  • n Service – cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility
  • n Leadership – personality, self-control, initiative
  • n Patriotism – unselfish loyalty to American ideals

The three winners of the Good Citizenship Award were:

Wed
18
Apr

Travelers group visits Pioneer Woman shop

Members of the newly formed Let’s Travel Club just returned from a 3-day trip to Oklahoma. The group traveled various Oklahoma hotspots April 9-11.

Most of the first day was spent traveling to the Tulsa area. The group had reservations at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the trip. Everyone found good food and great hospitality during their stay.

The second day was filled with visits to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and Pawhuska – the big little town where the Merc is located. There was time for breakfast at the Merc, shopping at the Merc, browsing and shopping in other downtown stores, and more shopping and eating at the Merc.

Wed
18
Apr

Making history at FHS

The senior Lady Eagles made Fairfield High School history by being District Champions throughout their four years of high school. From left is Banner Monico, Lauran Adcock, Kealie House, Katie Henrichs, and Abby Garcia. Monico's parents, Betsy and Brandon, are pictured behind her. See more softball photos on Page 8A in this week's edition.

Photo by Ashlyn Garcia

Wed
18
Apr

Ride films at Cooper Farms

The crew of AMC's Ride with Norman Reedus filmed an episode of the show, now in its second season at Cooper Farms in Fairfield April 11. Reedus was headed to Dallas with Sean Patrick Flannery.
Photo by April Walker

Employees at Cooper Farms Country Store were pleasantly surprised Wednesday, April 11, when two celebrities stopped by to film an episode of a TV show. Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flannery, better known as the Boondock Saints, filmed an episode of Reedus' AMC show Ride, in which he travels the country on motorcycles with different people.

Originally, Reedus was set to film at Sam's Restaurant but canceled the day prior, according to the restaurant's manager. Since Cooper Farms is under a confidentiality contract, the owners said they will not be commenting.

 

Thu
12
Apr

Damon Allen golf tournament planned

Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards is hosting the Trooper Damon Allen Memorial Golf Tournament slated for Saturday, June 2. Deadline to sign up is Saturday, May 19; registration is $60 per player or $240 per four-man team.

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12
Apr

Talent show sign-up ends Monday

Get your tickets now for the 44th Annual Rotary Talent Show slated for 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Fairfield High School auditorium. Talented residents can choose from four age divisions to perform. The deadline to sign up for the show is 4 p.m. Monday, April 16.

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12
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FJH Eagle of the Month

Fairfield 8th grader Marcos Contreras-Gonzalez was named Student of the Month at Fairfield Junior High School.

Photo submitted by Sonya Gibson

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