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Sep

A word of thanks

To our friends and neighbors in Thousand Oaks and the Fairfield community: In the midst of the tragedy of our house fire, we have been so blessed by the outpouring of love, prayers, and gifts from our community. From the many offers of places to stay to the donations of clothing, money and help, you all have been more than generous. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and want you to know how very appreciated you all are.
Guy and Jane Ward

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13
Sep

Oct. events set for area

Two big events are planned for Fairfield in October. The first is the 2nd Annual National Night Out event sponsored by the Fairfield Police Association. FPA is hosting this event at Fairfield City Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Along with the City of Fairfield, FPA will be handing out swag bags filled with goodies.

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Wed
13
Sep

Recorder donates to museum

The Fairfield Recorder donated archive books from 1925 through 1989 to the Freestone County Historical Museum last week. The archive books have one edition from each week of the above specified years. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Pictured are (from left) Linda Mullen; Curator Patty Pratt; Publisher Richard Nelson; Nancy Rula; and Brad Pullin.
Photo by April Walker

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13
Sep

FVFD battles grass fires

Four individuals helped extinguish one of two small grass fires near Cole's BBQ on FM 27 West over the weekend. Claye Pope, Bryce Howard, Sgt. Michael Douglas, and Sgt. Matt Hamilton – both Texas State Guard members of the 19th regiment 2nd BN – used whatever they had on hand to put out the fire. Pope said she used a towel to slap at the fire, while the two sergeants used their boots and Howard poured Gatorade on the flames. The two military men were on their way back to Dallas after lending a hand down south. Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Engine 82 and Grass 86 responded, extinguishing the second small fire and establishing a fire line.
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13
Sep

Knife bandit strikes again

No one was injured when a man robbed the Fred's store in Fairfield at knifepoint Friday night. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Photo by Tanya Lee

Two more Fairfield businesses were robbed by a knife-wielding man - fitting the same description of the Family Dollar robber - over the weekend. The Exxon gas station and Fred's Dollar Store were both hit after dark. According to reports, Fairfield Police Department received a 911 call at 9:44 p.m. Friday night, Sept. 8, of a robbery.

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13
Sep

137 enter Show of Wheels

Gary Nunley, of Centerville, took home $150 and the People's Choice trophy for his 1966 Chevy pickup.

Hundreds of car enthusiasts filled the courthouse square in Fairfield Saturday for the 20th Annual Show of Wheels. The show featured a staggering 137 individual cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors.
In 2016 only 74 entered the show, while 125 entered in 2015. “This is the biggest ever,” said Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Lisa Schick. Taking home the coveted Best of Show trophy was Jack Broussard, of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Broussard proudly displayed his royal blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, taking the Best of Show win as well as Furthest Distance Traveled, Best Interior, Best Paint, Sheriff’s Choice, and $500 cash. Gary Nunley, of Centerville, was awarded the People’s Choice trophy -- sponsored by Aztec Lube & Tire -- with his cherry red 1966 Chevy pickup. Congratulations to Bence Varga, a foreign exchange student from Hungary, who designed the winning Show of Wheels T-shirt.
Other winners included:

Wed
06
Sep

Events planned by county TRTA

Freestone County Retired Teachers are hosting two events this month for area retirees. The first event is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Waco at the service center. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting to learn what is going on in Texas for retired teachers. Vicki Truitt, TRTA lobbyist, will speak on the recent legislative issues. Keynote speakers are LeRoy DeHaven, TRTA 2nd vice president, and Ray Spivey, of TRS. A lunch will be served at this event; cost is $7. Participants are asked to give their money to Treasurer Mary Lee for the lunch by Monday, Sept. 11. For more information or to carpool to the event, email Freestone County President Donna Senter at donnasmithsenter@yahoo.com. The monthly meeting of Freestone County Retired Teachers is slated for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Navarro College Fairfield campus at the corner of U.S. 84 and Post Oak.

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06
Sep

Weekend events on tap

Car enthusiasts and bargain hunters will take over the town Saturday, Sept. 9, for the 20th Annual Show of Wheels and city-wide garage sale. The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce reports 37 registered garage sales – and who knows how many didn’t register! The Show of Wheels kicks off at 8 a.m. with vintage cars, trucks, and tractors taking over the courthouse square. More than $1,000 in cash prizes, trophies, and plaques will be awarded at approximately 3 p.m. to

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06
Sep

FCSO has no leads in missing man case

Kevin Long

Texas Rangers are assisting Freestone County Sheriff's Office in the search for a missing 61-year-old man who has a history of Bi-Polar Disorder. Kevin Long was reported missing from his home on FCR 275 about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
FCSO, with the help of Texas prison system Beto Unit K-9 and horses, searched the residence and surrounding area to no avail. FCSO initially received information that Long had spoken with his mother by telephone the day before.

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06
Sep

Aztec sponsors Show of Wheels

Aztec Express Lube & Tire sponsored the trophies for the 20th Annual Show of Wheels slated for Saturday, Sept. 9, on the courthouse square. Trophies will be awarded to a variety of class winners. Pictured are (from left) Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Pate; Amy Freeman, Navarro SBDC; Aztec Manager Jerry Dotson; Aztec owner Barbara Dotson; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Josh Bayless, NAPA Auto Parts.
Photo by Richard Nelson

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