Wed
26
Jul

So long, Nancy!

Freestone County Historical Museum staff said good-bye to former museum curator Nancy Taylor after serving the museum and county for many years. Taylor is now moving to Ohio. Current FCHM Board President Linda Mullen presented Taylor with a certificate of appreciation and passed on the well wishes of the staff and community.
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Wed
26
Jul

Hearts of Gladys: Like family, for family

Hearts of Gladys recently joined the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is (back) Cathlyn “Kris” Warnell and son, Thomas Johnson; (front) Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Pate, Hearts of Gladys owner Vernetta Henry, and Creations Flowers & Gifts owner Gail Farish.
Photo by April Walker

Allowing elderly people to stay independent is important to the owners of a local care service. Hearts of Gladys, owned by Vernetta Henry and her daughters, offer in-home care services which allow patients to remain as independent as possible in their own homes.
“We like to keep everything as normal as they're used to,” said Vernetta. “We visit the house and check up on them to see how they're doing. We play dominoes with some of them, take them cake.”
The company offers numerous day-to-day living services which include:

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Wed
26
Oct

Eagles fall to Waco Connally 40-23

Fairfield’s 2016 gridiron fortunes continued its’ slide into unaccustomed waters last Friday night, as an ineffective passing game & repeated center snap problems in the 1st quarter alone, hobbled the offense, while the Eagle defense didn’t get its’ claws unfurled until they had yielded their 27th point early in the 2nd period! Two plays into the game, after Fairfield had received the opening kickoff, a rolling snap & a launch over the QB’s head set the offense back 19 yards & wrecked their effectiveness. After another great Rodriguez-Reyes punt of 45 yards, Connally set up shop at their own 42 yard line, taking only five plays & 1:54 on the scoreboard clock to get their 1st of four first half TD’s! Over the next four offensive series, the Eagles earned one 1st down on a bruising Akeem Jackson 15 yard jaunt, but had three incomplete pass attempts & another snap that sailed far over its’ intended target’s head!

Wed
17
Aug

FISD superintendent announces resignation

Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District.  An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another Superintendent.  The Board and Mr. Edwards have entered into the Agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interests of the District.

On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr. Edwards for his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful students, staff, parents and administrators, and for the many achievements and accomplishments of the entire District team during Mr. Edwards’s tenure as Superintendent.

Wed
17
Aug

FHS OKs new logo for hospital

Fairfield -- Fairfield Hospital District (FHD) board members unanimously selected a logo for Freestone Medical Center at the recent board meeting after previously considering various logo treatments, fonts, and colors to complement the new theme.

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Wed
13
Jul

FHS junior to compete in NHSFR

Pamela Henderson, an 11th grader at Fairfield High School, earned a position on the Texas state National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming, July 17-23 to compete at the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the pole bending competition. This is Henderson's second year performing in this event. Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NHSFR is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening's final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

 

 

Wed
13
Jul

Residents outraged over possible annexation

Approximately 100 Oak Forest residents attended Monday night's annexation discussion hosted by the City of Fairfield. Residents are outraged at possibly being forced into the city.

Photo by April Walker

Anger and outrage greeted the mayor and city council members Monday night during a town hall meeting to discuss annexation. Oak Forest residents were urged to attend the meeting to discuss an annexation plan after the City of Fairfield (CoF) recently purchased Westwood Utility Corporation, a company which provides water to residents on West FM 27.

 

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Wed
15
Jun

Reward offered for Capps burglary

Fairfield police are investigating a burglary at Capps True Value Hardware Ag Center after surveillance cameras caught a black male stealing last week.
The store was burglarized at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, during closed hours. A $1,000 reward is being offered for any information about the suspect.

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Wed
15
Jun

Incommons takes Most Creative again

The Walking Dead have come to Freestone County! Incommons Bank Branch Manager Kevin Moller (walking) and his staff dressed like zombies for their parade theme and once again took the Most Creative award.

Photo by April Walker

The show must go on! And go on it did, with Incommons Bank once again taking the trophy for Most Creative float in the annual parade! Monday night tested residents' patience with storms blowing through just an hour before the parade began.
Other winners included:

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Wed
08
Jun

Dry Gulch searches for Vickers family after find

The family Bible, dating back to 1884, was just one of the items found in a storage building purchased by Christie and Mike Harper, owners of Dry Gulch Mercantile.

Photo by April Walker

Dry Gulch Mercantile owners Christie and Mike Harper are asking for help from area residents after stumbling upon lost family property. The Harper's purchased a storage unit and discovered Bibles dating back to the 1800s, as well as old photos, belonging to Sarah Vickers Chancellor.

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