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10
Sep

Large crowd attends Blues Fest

Locals turned out in droves to enjoy music and food at the 2014 Wortham Blues Fest last Saturday. Performing at the event were the Rob Hunt Band, Peterson Brothers Band, and Omar & the Howlers. This event is sponsored yearly by numerous local businesses.

Photo by Mickey Ward

Wed
10
Sep

FCSG officially tax exempt

Pictured back row (l-r): Accessories, Etc. owner Mary Small, Chamber President/Creations Flowers owner Gail Farish, Pam Chavers of Eagle Insurance, Julee Emmons of Juls by Jul, Brenda Isaacs of Edward Jones, Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG) President Spain Trask, Neely Minchew and Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz; front row: FCSG members Susan Patton, Haley Stone, Cinthya Kear, Bettye Trask, Eunice Barker, Vice President Diana Lewis, Carol Chappell, Pam Chavers, Darlene Jones and Pat Wiggins.

Recorder file photo

The Freestone Cancer Support Group (FCSG) received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stating donors are now tax exempt, said member Spain Trask.
FCSG raises money and accepts donations

 

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Wed
10
Sep

Show of Wheels boasts 105 entries

Hundreds of spectators filled the courthouse square Saturday to enjoy the 17th Annual Show of Wheels.
Although not as large as the previous year, the show boasted 105 entries.
The big winners of the day were:
 

 

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Wed
10
Sep

No deaths in I-45 wreck

Traffic came to a standstill on I-45 south Tuesday morning when this truck caught fire. Although there were some injuries, no fatalities were reported by presstime. See more photos on page 12.

Contributed photo

Wed
10
Sep

County readies for November election

The November general election is only 60 days away and County Clerk Linda Jarvis is readying the county’s 14 voting precincts.
Freestone County commissioners approved 41 election judges and alternates for a two-year term last week.
Early voting is from

 

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Wed
03
Sep

Grand jury indicts 10 Aug. 27

The following 10 people were indicted by the Freestone County Grand Jury last week on various charges.
n Kassey Renee Byers, 20-year-old female, of Seabrook, out on bond; charged with

 

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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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