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Moving Texas history

The Val Verde Battery cannon was moved last week from its courthouse square home to the 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Mansfield April 26-27. Helping with the move were, from left, Billy Ford of Corsicana, Sergio Rodriguez of Fairfield, Tom James of Fairfield, and Kelvin Nicholson of Palestine. Ford, James and Nicholson are members of the Val Verde Battery reenactors. See history page 5 for more on the Val Verde Battery and its famous cannon.

Photo by Mike Reddell

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Successful E-recycle was largest event ever

This recycling crew includes, from left, FHS students Tiffany Brantley, Stephen Summersill, Jadelyn Govan, Skyler Daniels and organizer Nicole Crawford.

Photo by April Walker

This month’s E-recycle event was the biggest ever and drew the most volunteers, reported organizer Nicole Crawford.
Although she didn’t know how many pounds collected, Crawford said there were 25 pallets of electronics, 50 pounds of glass, 10 gallons of medicine and 25

 

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Pilgrimage: Reliving Fairfield’s past

Civil War-era reenactments are a popular part of theQueen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage.

Photo by April Walker

The Fairfield History Club is hosting its 44th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Moody-Bradley House.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This year’s Pilgrimage will feature face painting, a train, cupcake walk and

 

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Teachers create Team Turner to help student

Peyton Turner (center) recently returned to school following his accident. He’s pictured here with his second-grade class and teacher, Donna Jones. The students can wear caps each Friday to help raise money for the Turner family.

Photo by April Walker

Following a horrible accident, Peyton Turner has returned to school and is “doing great,” said his teacher, Donna Jones.
While his dad, Marcus, was mowing the lawn, Peyton’s heel was cut off when he reached for a ball that had gotten too close to the lawnmower.
The seven-year-old spent three weeks in Dallas’ Children’s Hospital following a muscle and skin graft. He will require extensive and on-going physical therapy.
“They cut a chunk from here,” Peyton explained, pointing to his thigh. “And they put it on my heel like a pad.”
During the surgery, his mother, Kayla had

 

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County looks at ways to save

County Treasurer Kay Taylor plans to bring in a new food vendor, as well as the person who orders the Freestone County Jail groceries, to speak with the court to save money on the jail’s grocery bill.
The jail spent approximately $5,000 in March on groceries.
During her research, Taylor contacted a vendor who orders food for jails in Navarro and Limestone counties, and

 

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E-recycle

If there are a lot of items around the house, or office, that you’ve been planning to discard, Nicole Crawford has a better idea for those items this weekend.
A community recycle event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Fairfield High School bus loop off Post Oak Road.
Textiles, electronics, expired medications

 

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County looks at ways to save

County Treasurer Kay Taylor plans to bring in a new food vendor, as well as the person who orders the Freestone County Jail groceries, to speak with the court to save money on the jail’s grocery bill.
The jail spent approximately $5,000 in March on groceries.
During her research, Taylor contacted a vendor who orders food for jails in Navarro and Limestone counties, and

 

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Wed
23
Apr

E-recycle

If there are a lot of items around the house, or office, that you’ve been planning to discard, Nicole Crawford has a better idea for those items this weekend.
A community recycle event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Fairfield High School bus loop off Post Oak Road.
Textiles, electronics, expired medications

 

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Easter bonnet winner

MaKenzi Willard won the Eggstravaganza’s bonnet contest with her beautifully decorated “bonnet” - made by her dad, DJ Willard, also pictured - and a matching basket. She won a stuffed bunny and candy.

Photo by April Walker

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Agony & Ecstacy

The faces of the racers tell it all during the Eggstravaganza’s sack races Saturday, April 19. One winner was chosen from each race and they received a bag of Easter candy.
Photos by April Walker

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