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First coloring contest entry

The first entry in the Fairfield Recorder’s Easter coloring contest was three-year-old Anna Allen. She turned her coloring page into Mary Small, of Accessories, Etc. The winners will be announced at the Easter Eggstravaganza April 20, on the courthouse square.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
02
Apr

FHS places 1st in UIL

Winners of the UIL Academic Spring Meet gathered at Fairfield High School for a group shot.

Photo by MaLinda Reddell

Fairfield High School placed first in Computer Science, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Social Studies and Speech at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academics Spring Meet last week.
The following students will compete in the Regional Academic Meet at

 

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Apr

‘Alamo’ days are numbered as FBC plans for children center

The front entrance of the ‘Alamo’ today.

Photo by Mike Reddell

What’s known locally as the Alamo – the former First Baptist Church sanctuary built in 1948 – is being dismantled to make way for a new children’s building.
First, the church has to remove asbestos – although only a small amount has been discovered – then will proceed with demolishing the structure.
That work includes the sanctuary and nursery building,

 

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Apr

Performers dazzle for Talent Show

Kierra Streefkerk gives her first-place performance of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele at the 44th Annual Rotary Club Talent Show Friday night, March 28.

Photo by April Walker

Kierra Streefkerk, of Fairfield, took home trophies for first place and Best of Show for her show stopping performance of “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.
Best of Show runners-up were

 

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02
Apr

Zuber gets a sendoff

Retiring FIDC President Dave Zuber, far right, looks over a proclamation presented to him at a reception last Thursday. Joining him were (front): Grace Wathen, FIDC administrative assistant; Joyce Zuber; County Judge Linda Grant; and Russell Devorsky, HOTCOG executive director. In the back, were chamber president Pam Chavers and Theresa Vandiver, with Community National Bank.

Photo by Mike Reddell

Dave Zuber received a warm sendoff to retirement in Florida last week as several local and regional business and government leaders were present to offer well wishes and acknowledge his work in Fairfield’s economic development.
Accompanied by his wife Joyce, Zuber was recognized for his work in helping create the Career Technical and Training Center in Fairfield as well as

 

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Wed
26
Mar

Lots to do in Fairfield

Residents will be busy in Fairfield with several upcoming events.
On tap are:
n The 40th annual Rotary Talent

 

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Wed
26
Mar

New search, budget present challenges for school trustees

To say the Fairfield school board has a full plate these days is quite an understatement.
Trustees unanimously approved a new high school graduation plan that requires Fairfield students to take more math and science courses than the state plan for finishing at the distinguished level with one endorsement.
At their board meeting March 18, they also cancelled the May 10 school board election since no one

 

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Wed
26
Mar

Josh Stephenson named FJH employee of the month

Josh Stephenson proudly shows his students’ constellation projects for his eighth grade science class at Fairfield Junior High School. His U.S. history class recently studied the Westward Expansion.
Photo by April Walker

Employee of the month Josh Stephenson comes from Comanche, a small town similar to Fairfield, and says he feels comfortable in a small town setting.
In his first year at Fairfield Junior High School, Stephenson teaches eighth grade American history and science.
He also coaches football, basketball and track in the mornings.
“Seeing kids overcome

 

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Wed
26
Mar

New feed mill structures going up

Workers are building the large foundations for Sanderson Farms feed mill.
Photo by Mike Reddell

Construction has begun on the new Sanderson Farms Feed Mill in eastern Freestone County, said Bob Billingsley, director of development and engineering.
“We are on schedule to complete construction by the first quarter of 2015,” said Billingsley in a phone interview March 20.
Workers are building massive foundations for feed mill’s three main,

 

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Mar

Navarro College buys FIDC tract

Navarro College bought the site for its new career and technical center.

Photo by April Walker

Navarro College firmly planted their presence in Fairfield by purchasing the complex of equipment, buildings and land that comprise the Navarro College Career and Technical Center at Fairfield campus.
The college purchased the four-acre property from the Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation (FIDC) for $565,000 and both entities closed the deal Friday.
FIDC bought the former Windstream property

 

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