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Wed
29
Oct

Girl Scouts learn about, join chamber

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Attending the Girl Scout Troop 1980 ribbon cutting last week were (in no particular order): Alexis Brown, Avie Robinson, Cadence Webster, Caleigh Taylor, Cariss Capps, Chloe Neidich, Emilee Brewer, Emily L. Bonner, Emma Chancellor, Katlynn Ploch, Kiera Walker, Lyndsey Long, Lynn Ludwick, Madison Arman, Makenzie Willard, Sienna Miller, Skylar Cook, Tiffany Jauregui, Bria Long, SU & Cookie Coordinator Veronica Miller, Troop Leader Tracie Chancellor, Troop Leader Hope Brewer, Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz, and Creations Flowers & Gifts owner Gail Farish.

Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Girl Scout Troop 1980 joined the Chamber of Commerce last week.
Brenda Shultz, chamber administrator, explained to the girls what purpose the chamber serves for the community.
“Girl Scouts helps us improve ourselves,” said Emily Bonner.
The 13-year-old has been in Girl Scouts for seven years. Her favorite activity is Christmas caroling.
Emma Chancellor, 13, enjoys taking field trips with her troop,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

Health fair was a big success

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ETMC’s Fun Fit Freestone Health Fair was a big success this past weekend.
“It looked to me like attendance doubled from last year,” said ETMC Administrator Raz Cook, FACHE.
Numerous health related booths were set up,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

County coordinator hired

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Freestone County Services Administrator James Minze is training for his new position and plans to meet with Leon County emergency managers soon.
“I’m still trying to catch my bearings with all of this,” said Minze.
County commissioners hired Minze about three weeks ago to fill Loren Miller’s position following his recent retirement.
Under his new position,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

City issues discussed at community meeting

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Although only 24 residents attended the Community Feedback meeting Monday night, the polls show concern about serious issues facing Fairfield, such as housing, city infrastructure, and water.
Votes were taken throughout the meeting on handheld audience response systems (ARS) by

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Numerous events Saturday

Saturday holds several opportunities for fun as a number of local organizations are hosting events.
Market Days, a hayride, health fair, and a zombine fun run are just a few.
Start the day by doing good for the planet at the Fourth Saturday Recycling event at the FHS bus loop on Post Oak Road.
Nicole Crawford hosts this once a month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
After dropping off your recyclables, head over to the fairgrounds for Market Days, which showcases

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Wortham target of website Ebola hoax

A hoax-news website caused panic Monday after it claimed the Ebola virus had taken hold among Wortham ISD students.
The National Report (nationalreport.net) made the false claim that

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Hattie Raye Lott turns 90

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Hattie Raye Lott celebrated 90 years October 8 with family and friends.
Her day was very special and much

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Art at the Armadillo

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These six ladies learned painting techniques at Andy Emmons’ Art at the Armadillo class last week. The class is held once a month and for just $45 participants learn painting techniques from a pro, with all supplies provided.  Photo courtesy of Andy Emmon

Wed
22
Oct

P31 joins chamber

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P31 Fitness celebrated joining the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting last week. The P31 local franchise is owned by Caycie Wendt. Classes are held at the Fairfield Intermediate School, Methodist Church, Fairfield Elementary School, First Baptist Church of Teague, a Centerville church, and at New Hope Baptist Church on Richland Chambers Lake. Front row (from left): Deborah Whatley, of SEC Energy; Becky Watson, P31 trainer; Caycie Wendt, P31 Fairfield franchise owner; and Kimber Edwards, P31 instructor; (back row) Mary Small, of Accessories, Etc.; Mo Adams, SEC Energy; Gail Farish, of Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Pam Chavers, chamber president/Eagle Insurance. More information on P31 Fitness may be found at www.p31fitness.com.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
22
Oct

FES Book Fair this week

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A medieval-themed book fair greets readers at Fairfield Elementary School (FES) thanks to Janie Haydon (left). The art teacher decorated the library doorway for the annual Book Fair Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-24. Also pictured are library personnel Leslie Green (center) and Teresa Minze (right).

Photo by April Walker

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