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Wed
07
May

Time honored tradition

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Fairfield High School students act in the annual melodrama Sunday that’s performed each year during the 44th annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage. The melodrama was written in 1971. History Club member Kathleen McKee said 273 meals were served. Nicole Hughes was this year’s Pilgrimage chairman.

Photos by April Walker

Fri
02
May

FHS among nation's top schools

Fairfield High School is nationally recognized by the “US News and World Report” as one of the best high schools in America.
Fairfield High School received the bronze level medal for being a high-performing school based on their 2011-2012 state exam performance. That designation places FHS among the nation's top 27 percent of high schools.
"We have really good faculty and staff plus great students and leadership on our campuses," said Fairfield school board president Blake Robinson.
"That combination is one of our formulas for success," Robinson added.
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
Gold — Top 500 schools based on highest college readiness

Wed
30
Apr

ETMC open house May 8

The public is invited to attend an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for new facilities at ETMC Fairfield at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8.
Fairfield Hospital District Board of Directors and ETMC Regional Healthcare System representatives will observe the completion of a six-room north wing,

 

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Wed
30
Apr

Big Brown owners file bankruptcy

There will be little impact on Big Brown operations in the wake of Energy Future Holdings (EFH) filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday in Delaware.
Dallas-based EFH and certain subsideraries, including Big Brown owner Luminant, filed the voluntary bankruptcy filing after working out an agreement with key creditors to reduce about $40 billion in debt.
“Our existing capital structure has become unsustainable,”  EFH President and CEO John Young said in the company’s press release about the filing Tuesday.
 

 

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Wed
30
Apr

Sons & Daughters Day

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Fairfield Elementary School held the first Sons & Daughters Day April 24, allowing teachers to bring their children to school with them for the day. Pictured are (back row): Megan and Owen Lane, Jill and Addison Shipley, Christi and Easton Kleinert, Raeanna and Lyndsee Green, Vicki and Grace Stephenson, Jessica and Sariah Henderson, and Emily and Reese Beaver; (front row) Shonda and Hunter Isaacs, April and Ava Campbell, Shelley and Dallas Baxter, Erin, Cullen and Evyn Pickens, and Lupe and Ruby Rodriguez.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
30
Apr

Moving Texas history

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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

Wed
30
Apr

Successful E-recycle was largest event ever

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

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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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Wed
30
Apr

Pilgrimage: Reliving Fairfield’s past

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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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Wed
30
Apr

Teachers create Team Turner to help student

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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.

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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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Wed
23
Apr

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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