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Wed
21
May

DAR installs new officers, members

Incoming Regent Kathleen McKee (left) is pictured with new member Velva Jo Magness.

Photos submitted by Millie McLeod

Kathy Hanlon, national chairman of the NSDAR National Defense Committee, installed new chapter officers for the Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) May 14.
Incoming officers are Regent

 

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Wed
21
May

Masons award Von Wade

Fairfield High Sschool Prinicipal Von Wade, center, was presented the Community Builder Award by the Fairfield Masonic Lodge at the school trustees’ May 13 meeting. The award recognizes those who have distinguished themselves through their service to the community. Presenting the award to Wade were Russell Keaton, left, and Sam Bournas.
 

Wed
21
May

Two hurt in FM 27 wreck

Although both drivers were seriously injured, they have been released from the hospital following a head-on collision May 14.

Photo by April Walker

Following a head-on collision on FM 27 W at approximately 9 a.m. May 14, two men were hospitalized - with one driver care flighted from the scene.
Streetman man Justin Brown, 35, was traveling west on FM 27 in

 

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Wed
21
May

Kid Fish Derby draws 271 to Lake Fairfield

Grownups and kids alike lined the shores of Lake Fairfield during Saturday’s Kid Fish Derby at the Lake Fairfield State Park. Kids got free fishing poles, T-shirts and lunch.

Photo by Mike Reddell

The 271 adults and kids had near-perfect conditions Saturday for the Second Annual Kid Fish Derby at Lake Fairfield State Park.
There were plenty of fishing poles in use

 

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Wed
21
May

The Berry Patch named May business of month

The Berry Patch, on Texas 75 S, is owned and operated by the Chavers family. From left: Gene and Pam Chavers, Jennifer and Eric Chavers, and their children, Emily and Evan.

Photo courtesy of Eric Chavers

Although the season only lasts a few months, the Chavers’ spend all year readying the land for planting at The Berry Patch.
Their big seller, strawberries, is planted the third weekend in October, but strawberries don’t begin growing until it warms up a bit in February.
During the late summer months, the Chavers’

 

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Wed
14
May

Luminant bankruptcy, new budget discussed by hospital district board

The impact of Luminant’s bankruptcy filing on the Fairfield Hospital District (FHD) received some attention at its board’s regular meeting last Thursday.
Luminant, the owner of Big Brown, was part of the recent large Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan by Energy Future Holdings (EFH).
“We don’t know the impact,” Tony Price, the district’s executive assistant, told the board.
Even before the bankruptcy filing, Luminant wasn’t paying the $75,000 in taxes on challenge

 

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Wed
14
May

I-45 single-car rollover claims woman Sunday

An Arlington woman died Sunday evening, May 11, after her car rolled several times in a one-car wreck on I-45 where she was partially ejected, Fairfield Police said...
Nonye Chile, no age given, was traveling north on I-45 in the outside lane when she

 

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Wed
14
May

Wilson Chapel Cemetery receives historical marker

Brad Pullin (left), president of the Freestone County Historical Society, and Rev. James Walker, chairman of the Wilson Chapel Cemetery board, during the dedication ceremony Saturday.

Photo by April Walker

Despite lost paperwork and a lot of work, June Roberts Smith said it was an honor to work on the Wilson Chapel Cemetery marker project.
She and Beverley Farris were instrumental in researching and gathering the paperwork, even having to resubmit the paperwork after it was lost in 2013.
The cemetery celebrated receiving the marker Saturday, May 10, with a meal and relatives of those buried there.
Freestone County Historical Society President

 

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Wed
14
May

Yvonne Rose named FJH employee of the month

Paraprofessional Yvonne Rose is pictured with Katie Aaron, Luis Limones, Waverly Ross, Kevin Rivera, Michael Grounds and Dylan Mudge in the Fairfield Junior High School library. Rose was named employee/teacher of the month for May.

Photo by April Walker

Paraprofessional Yvonne Rose was named Fairfield junior high’s (FJH) employee of the month for May.
Rose has been with FJH for two full years and substituted for one year prior.
She works in the classrooms of seventh grade English teacher Darla Matthews and reading teacher Lisa Taylor.
“They have taught me so much,” said Rose.
“Those two are amazing!”
Roses’ responsibilities include

 

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Wed
14
May

Ceremony caps ETMC Phase III

Helping celebrate ETMC Fairfield’s ribbon cutting for its Phase III completion were, from left; J.R. Corne, David Lott, Pam Chavers, Brenda Shultz, Mo Adams, Sherry Brackens, Josh Bayless, George Robinson, Jeff Taylor, Raz Cook, Andy Awalt, Jerry Henderson, Dr. Michael Orms and MaLinda Reddell.

Photo by April Walker

ETMC Fairfield celebrated the completion of the final of three construction phases at a ribbon cutting Thursday.
The newly completed Phase III includes a six-room north wing, remodeled areas at the core of the facility and a remodeled east patient wing, plus infrastructure upgrades.
 

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