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26
Apr

2018 FHS Prom

Fairfield students enjoyed a night of dancing at the junior-senior prom held Saturday, April 21. Pictured are Adri Moore, Rachel Chavers, Lucas Porter, and Christina Ferguson. See more prom photos throughout this week's paper.

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Thu
26
Apr

Area students awarded by DAR

Fairfield senior Brittani Oglesbee (center) was awarded 2nd place in the DAR Good Citizens contest. She is pictured with chapter member Pat Wiggins (left) and Registrar Billie Bournias (right).
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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the DAR had a full agenda at the April 14 meeting. In addition to the regular meeting, program, and Good Citizen and Scholarship awards, Diana Pagett McDonald presented winners of the annual DAR American History Essay contest.

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter encourages students from 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Limestone and Freestone counties to participate in the American History Essay contest. Students in a public, private, and parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. The title of the 2018 essay is “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.”

The students were given the following information with which to write their essay:

Thu
26
Apr

Recycle event slated at FHS Saturday

Medications, electronics, and more will be accepted at this month's One Stop Recycle Drop at Fairfield High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Normally accepted items include paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, plastic, and glass. Accepted recyclables this month are:

n Medication – Freestone County Environmental Health officers will accept medications for responsible disposal. Unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication is accepted. No liquids or needles

n Textiles – clothing, coats, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. All items must be clean and dry. Items in good, reusable condition are donated to families in need in Freestone County. Items no longer usable are recycled to benefit the Fairfield Fire Department

Thu
26
Apr

Juniors bring home trophy in Nationals

Junior team members are (in no particular order) Nevaeh Green, Keira Alexander, Aaliyah Nash, Samayah Wiley, Kaylee Williams, Jacelynn Schmidt, Kole Brackens, Blayke Brackens, Jamaria Bass, Ke'Larria Johnson, and Mikhaila Rodriguez. The team is coached by Amanda Williams, Bridgett Carroll, and Constance Alexander.
Photo submitted by Amanda Williams

Competing in the April 18-21 National Tournament in Franklin was the Lady Eagles All-Star teams, with the Junior girls beating five games to take home the first place win in the championship. The Junior girls are back to back champions. The girls won each game against Hampshire-Fannett, Grimes County, Bullard, Brownsboro, and Bullard.

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Wed
18
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.
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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

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