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Wed
03
Sep

Leach reports wet autumn outlook for Texas

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), “a dynamical model output for the upcoming fall favors above normal precipitation for the drought-stricken Lone Star State.”
An emerging El Nino could contribute some rainfall during the weather months.
Through August, the Fairfield area received 20.16 inches of rain, 6 inches below normal.
The two driest months of the year were July and August, and the

 

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Wed
03
Sep

Family holds 90th birthday party for Elbessie Henderson

Elbessie Henderson, of Butler, celebrated turning 90 last weekend at the VFW. Her family threw a large celebration for Henderson with lots of food and a birthday cake. The family told funny stories and reminisced about growing up with Aunt Bessie/Dear, as the family calls her. Bessie is pictured with her two sons, Lee and Willie, and daughter, Minerva.

Photos by Patricia Pratt

Wed
03
Sep

Girls place 2nd at XC meet

Fairfield’s Lady Eagles run as a pack during last weekend’s Run with the Lions meet in Kaufman.

Photo by John Cockerell

Fairfield’s varsity cross country team placed second at their first meet last weekend in Kaufman.
The girls held their own against some tough teams at the Run with the Lions event.
The girls placed second behind Kaufman, who is ranked second in the state.
“The team did great running against some strong competition and stayed right on Kaufman’s heels,” said Head Cross Country Coach Katie Wade.
“However,

 

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Wed
03
Sep

City protects against new Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya is spread by two types of mosquitoes. The City of Fairfield plans to spray again this month as a precautionary tactic against the virus.

Several cases of Chikungunya - a new virus similar to West Nile and spread by mosquitos - has been confirmed in Texas counties since July 7.
The counties of Bexar, Dallas, Gonzales, Harris, Montgomery, Travis and Williamson have confirmed cases.
Symptoms include high fever, severe joint pain, headache, muscle pain and rashes.
Cases are rarely

 

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Wed
03
Sep

$1,243 raised at fundraiser

Brookshire Bros. employees battled the rain to raise $1,243 with a barbecue plate lunch to help fellow employee Joyce Solley with medical bills. Solley has been out of work for about three months while doctors still don’t know the cause of her sickness. Cole’s One Stop donated two briskets, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi donated the drinks. From left: Tina Clements, Jana Bottoms, Christina Robertson, Rea Martin and Janelle Hatcher.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
03
Sep

Earley to stay busy with travel, P31

Kathy Earley (far left) took a second for one last picture during her retirement party. Pictured with Earley is the Fairfield Senior Center cook (center) and acting director Stephanie Earley.

Photo by April Walker

After eight years with Freestone County, Senior Services Director Kathy Earley officially retired last week.
After selling her Fairfield home, Earley purchased one in Centerville - close to her son, Heath and his family.
“I hope to travel to Thailand,” said Earley.
“I’ve been training to be a P31 Fitness instructor in Centerville and I’ll be renovating my new home.”
Earley’s other

 

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Wed
27
Aug

Labor Day closings

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner – Monday, Sept. 1 – and several area businesses will be in celebration. Local banks

 

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Wed
27
Aug

City gears up for Show of Wheels

Fairfield residents are readying for the 17th Annual Show of Wheels and city-wide garage sale Saturday, Sept. 6.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz reported 25 car show entries

 

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Wed
27
Aug

Large crowd at Market Days

This month’s Market Days event was a success, with vendors selling a variety of wares sure to please every customer. The Cornerstone BBQ competition served a free lunch after awarding the trophies.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
27
Aug

StoneLeaf building begins

Building commenced this week on the new StoneLeaf apartment complex. The property is off Reunion Street. The $6.8 million project is slated to be finished by the end of the year. For more information or an application, visit Fairfield City Hall.

Photo by April Walker

 

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