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Wed
03
Dec

Shop Local event a big success

Throughout the day, hundreds of shoppers found great deals and good food at Saturday’s Shop Local event. More than 40 merchants set up booths on the square allowing shoppers to browse a variety of wares. See more photos on page 12.

Photos by April Walker

Tue
25
Nov

Recorder taking Santa letters

Letters to Santa Claus are now being accepted at The Fairfield Recorder office, 101 E. Commerce in Fairfield, for publication in our annual Christmas edition.
Letters from all

 

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Tue
25
Nov

Chamber to host storefront, residential decor contest

A storefront decorating contest and a residential lighting contest are being held by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce this holiday season.
Storefronts may be

 

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Tue
25
Nov

Shop local Saturday

Fairfield-area vendors will gather on the courthouse square for A Square Affair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in celebration

 

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Tue
25
Nov

Incommons Bank donates to Lady Eagles

Incommons Bank Manager Kevin Moller (far left) presented a check sponsoring the Fairfield Lady Eagles Basketball Invitational Tournament, Dec. 4-6. The tournament will have more than 22 different schools attending and is the largest tournament that the Lady Eagles have ever hosted. From left are Kevin Moller, Lady Eagle Jaida Smith, Lady Eagle Susan Owens, FHS Coach Stephen Heers, and Mark Palmquist, co-chair of the tournament.

Photo by John Cockerell

Tue
25
Nov

Girls represent county at fashion show

Freestone County contestants (from left) Alyssa Thorne, Hannah Bosley, and Cooper Craddick.

Photo submitted by Laura Craddick

Freestone County was well-represented Nov. 18 at the District 8 4-H Fashion Show in Belton with contestants Alyssa Thorne, Cooper Craddick, and Hannah Bosley each competing in two different contests – the Fashion Storyboard and the Fashion Show.
Winners include:
 

 

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Tue
25
Nov

Eagles end season 34-16

Head Coach John Bachtel and Eagles running back Dominic Brackens share an emotional moment following their loss to the Gladewater Bears 34-16 Friday night.

Photo by John Cockerell

The Fairfield Eagle’s dreams of returning to the state championship came to a tragic end at the hands of the Gladewater Bears, 34-16 Friday night.
Fairfield went into the contest as the underdogs against the number two rated team in Texas, and put up a great fight in the first

 

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Tue
25
Nov

Take a Tour of Homes this holiday season

The Combs family poses on their staircase. Clockwise from top: Cody, Marion, Finn, Emma Jo, and Rush.

Photo by April Walker

A Mardi Gras-themed Christmas tree will greet visitors on the annual Tour of Homes at participant Marion and Cody Combs’ home.
The Tour of Homes is slated for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Combs’, as well as Gail and Jackie Farish, Lisa and Frederick Wehe, and the Freestone County Historical Museum.
Advanced tickets for the event are sold at Farmer’s State Bank, or by contacting Bettye Trask, Janet Bulger, or Diana Lewis.
All proceeds from the

 

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Wed
19
Nov

Non-profits to pay for use of facilities

The November 11th school board meeting sparked a heated debate about non-profit organizations, such as the Little Dribblers and Little League paying to use school facilities to practice and play games.
The school board said they weren’t looking to make any profit from anyone using their facilities. They’re looking for just enough money to cover the utilities during games and practice.
The junior high gym contributes to 72 percent

 

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Wed
19
Nov

Advertising plans talked at hospital

Bringing in more local patients and promoting ETMC-Fairfield’s newest features and services with advertising was discussed as the hospital board’s main goal at the Nov. 13 meeting.
All board members agreed an advertising strategy is needed to compete with local hospitals, such as Parkview Regional, as well as walk-in clinics.
“We can’t compete with pricing but we can show the value of care,” said ETMC-Fairfield Administrator Ruth “Raz” Cook, FACHE.
In August, the board advertised on the radio and in local newspapers, which gave some influx of

 

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