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Wed
28
May

FISD to name lone finalist for top job June 6

The lone finalist for the Fairfield school superintendent job will be named Friday, June 6, following first-round interviews last week and second-round interviews that will be June 3-5 at the Moody Bradley House.
Trustees were busy last week with called meetings that included interviews with prospective

 

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Wed
28
May

VFW remembers Memorial Day

The Fairfield VFW members honored Memorial Day with a flag folding ceremony Saturday at Reunion Grounds. Longtime Fairfield band director Gordon Small played taps on his trumpet prior to the flag folding, accompanied by David Fox on his trombone.

Photo by Jessica Shepard

Wed
28
May

End of 'The Alamo'

An excavator spells the end of the Alamo, the old First Baptist Church sanctuary built in 1948. The church’s demolition will make way for a new children’s building

Photo by April Walker

Wed
28
May

FHS awards top students

The top three underclassmen awarded at the Fairfield High School Academic Honors Assembly May 21, were freshman Jacob Allred, 5.19 gpa; sophomore Jennifer Reed, 5.21 gpa; and junior Caitlynn Stone, 5.46 gpa.

Photo by April Walker

Fairfield High School named Lauren Knight valedictorian and Andy McCully salutatorian and other top students of each class, at the annual Academic Honors Assembly May 21.
Numerous awards were given to students from each class.
Graduating students who donated blood twice during the school

 

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Wed
28
May

FFA recognizes 2 hard workers

Kenneth Bulger (second from left) and Jay Welch were named Honorary FFA members. They are pictured with FFA members, Anna Claire Ham (far left) and Mikaela Stamper.

Photo by April Walker

Future Farmers of America (FFA) recognized the efforts of Kenneth Bulger and Jay Welch in supporting FFA students and named the two men honorary members at organization’s annual banquet May 20.
Bulger helped transport animals and assisted students with the animal projects. He assists with county fair projects, as well as

 

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Wed
28
May

A look at top 2 at FHS this year

Fairfield High School’s Andy McCully, salutatorian, and Lauren Knight, valedictorian, pause to reflect on the future.

Photo by April Walker

Lauren Knight may not have a specific career in mind yet, but she’ll have plenty of time to nail one down while studying mechanical engineering at Texas A&M this fall.
Knight was named Fairfield High School’s valedictorian with a

 

Wed
21
May

Jarvis seeks election help from county

Losing an election clerk on the eve of next Tuesday’s primary runoff races – not to mention November’s general election – prompted County Clerk Linda Jarvis to ask for support from county commissioners at their meeting May 13.
The election clerk, Levi Whiteside, recently resigned because of salary issues, Jarvis told

 

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Wed
21
May

Trustees balk at 7 years

A new Freestone-Navarro Bi-County Cooperative shared services agreement requiring a seven-year membership commitment didn’t sit well with several trustees.
That reluctance about the agreement lead to the board taking no action last week, leaving questions on what Fairfield Independent School District’s coop relationship would be.
Already approved by the coop’s eight other member school districts, the agreement is effective

 

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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.
 

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