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01
Oct

Jaida Smith crowned Homecoming queen

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Beautiful Jaida Smith, left, was crowned Homecoming queen Friday night. Pictured with her is 2013 Homecoming queen Noheli Montes.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
24
Sep

Raising Hogs in East Texas

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Bacon has not always been available for purchase in nicely sealed packages, cut and ready for the frying pan or a pot of pinto beans.
Nor has ham always been found in a grocery store’s meat department.
Back in the day, pork came on cloven hooves in rural Texas.
Just about anyone who grew up in the country, particularly in East Texas, prior to the 1960s remembers when most families raised their own hogs.
One of those East Texans is 77-year-old W.T. Rials, a native of Anderson County who now lives in Sherman.
In Rials’ boyhood,

 

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Wed
24
Sep

CIS presentation given at FISD school board

Community in Schools (CIS) was the main focus of the school board meeting held last Tuesday.
The CIS organization, founded by the TEA, serves 1.3 million children, 600,000 of which are in Texas.
They’re spread out over six different districts and 53 counties.
The AT&T grant for this program is $895,000, the second largest AT&T grant.
The Communities in Schools program will apply it to five different high schools to help

 

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Wed
24
Sep

Homecoming Friday night

The Fairfield Eagles will battle it out with the China Springs Cougars at 7:30 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 26, at the Homecoming game.
China Springs is ranked 166 in the State of Texas, with a record 3-1 on the year.
The team has

 

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Wed
24
Sep

Beating his own record is Devin Eggins’ goal

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The number 81 might not mean a lot to most people, but for offensive football players, who see the Fairfield Eagles linebacker Devin Eggins, - number 81 - who stands at a mere 5 foot, 8 inches and 145 pounds, it means speed, ferocity, and strength...and a lot of tackles!
The senior Eagle Eggins ended his season last year with a career best 202 tackles in just 16 games.
Eggins already has 79

 

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Wed
24
Sep

Flying high at Randall’s

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Parks Director Jerry Hughes (left) and James Gunter (right) installed a new flag pole in front of Randall’s Barber Shop last week. Randall Whitaker (center), owner of Randall’s, said they did a great job.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
24
Sep

Homecoming Court

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Jessica Sloat, Sarie Hill, Abbie Judd and Jaida Smith are the senior class Homecoming queen nominees. Class Duchesses are Grace Jones, freshman; Vanessa Hidalgo, sophomore; and Lauren Moore, junior. See pictures of the duchesses on page 14.

Photo by Kayla Mitchell

Wed
24
Sep

Lucky J’s, Chesters ready for business

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The crew of Lucky J’s and Chester’s Chicken are ready for business. The travel center/restaurant opened about three months ago in Dew. From left: James Owens, Chester’s; Lucky J’s Store Manager/Partner Towheed; Indira Nepal, Lucky J’s manager; and Corene Banks, Chester’s Chicken manager. Lucky J’s is open 24 hours a day; Chester’s is open until 10 p.m.

Photos by April Walker

Wed
24
Sep

4-H members, leaders honored at banquet

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Cam McSwane (left) and Cole Beddingfield (right) received the 4-H Gold Star Award, this highest honor in the club. They are pictured with Erin Davis, extension agent.

Photo by April Walker

More than 220 Freestone County 4-H members were recognized at Sunday’s annual 4-H banquet.
Each member received a participation certificate for their completion of their project area.
Freestone County project areas completed were:

 

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Wed
17
Sep

Budget amendments topic of discussion at county meeting

Tensions ran high Sept. 10, when commissioners approved a budget amendment requested by Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson to pay for inmate housing, groceries and medical.
The funds transferred from contingency – $4,000 to medical, $8,000 to groceries and $40,000 to housing – totaled $52,000 for the Care of Prisoners line item.
That leaves the county

 

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