Wed
13
Apr

Dance acts reign at Talent Show

Charis Ticknor took home first place in her division for her dance rendition to Master Piece.

Photo courtesy of the FHS journalism class

Area residents were wowed last Friday night while watching talented acts vye for awards at the Fairfield High School auditorium. Contestants danced, sang, and entertained the crowd to raise money for the Fairfield Rotary Club scholarship fund.

First place winners were:

Wed
13
Apr

FHS grad named to NSCS

Nichole Pruitt is a 2015 graduate of Fairfield High School. She is the daughter of Ken and Terry Pruitt.

Courtesy photo

Nichole Elise Pruitt, of Fairfield, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking, resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community,” says Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students.

 

Wed
13
Apr

Eagle athletes garner basketball awards

These three smiling Lady Eagles have received post season basketball honors for the 2015-16 season. From left is Stacy Griffin, Erica Lyles, and Dameka Shed.

Two Lady Eagles hardcourt stars and their team manager have been honored by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and Dominic Brackens by the Waco Tribune for their prowess on the court, and their academic acumen in the classroom this past season!

Erica Llyles was named to the prestigious 4A, All-State Academic team, while Dameka Shed and Stacy Griffin were named to the TABC 4A, All-Region III Team. This past season, Lyles averaged 7.8 rebounds and 5.1 points per game, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and a 36 out of 113 class ranking in school.

Shed, who also attained post season accolades in volleyball and consistently garnered top point honors at meets for the Lady Eagles track team, averaged 11.1 points, three assists, and 2.4 steals per game.

Wed
06
Apr

9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial tourney a succes

Matt Dillon and Erick Gilbert took first place in the 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament held at First Baptist Church FLC on April 2.

Photo submitted by Helen Pickett

The 9th Annual Jay Alderman Memorial Scholarship 42 Tournament and bake sale fundraiser was a wonderful success. It was held on April 2, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Teague High School seniors. Congratulations to this year's first place team, Matt Dillon and Erick Gilbert. They received High Ho silver belt buckles. Congratulations also to this year's second place team, Billy and Carol Henderson. They received custom ivory domino sets.

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Wed
06
Apr

FHS brings home #1 win in Academic UIL events

Fairfield High School has been named the District Academic champion once again after UIL recent competitions. FHS has taken this title for the past 25 of 26 years. Fairfield Academic Regional competitors will travel to Huntsville to compete at Sam Houston State University Saturday, April 23.

Placing in events for FHS are:

Wed
06
Apr

FVFD investigating possible arson

A Fairfield firefighter chops their way through the back of the house after safely extinguishing the fire.

Photo by April Walker

A structure fire, which happened last week on Texas 75, is now under investigation by the Fairfield fire department. The building – which no one was living in – was not fully involved and it may have started in one room.

Fairfield Fire Chief Matt Foree said the departments prepared an aggressive offensive battle and achieved knock down. Aiding the department with operations and water supply were Teague, Dew, and Butler. “The area is treated as a crime scene at this point,” said Foree.

 

Wed
06
Apr

Pay It Forward Day is April 28

Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz (standing) and Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill (seated) signed a proclamation last week declaring April 28 Pay It Forward Day.

Photo courtesy of Brenda Shultz

Changing the world one good deed at a time, Fairfield is now on the list of cities involved in the annual campaign. Mayor Roy Hill (seated) signed a proclamation last week declaring Thursday, April 28, Pay It Forward day. Individuals are encouraged to pay it forward by paying for someone's cup of coffee, helping someone in need, or other good deed. For more information on the event or to get some ideas for paying it forward, visit www.payitforwardfoundation.org.

Wed
30
Mar

Children have "eggstravagant" time at Easter event

These adorable toddlers spent time filling their Easter baskets at the Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday. Once children turned in their eggs. they got to take home a bag of goodies.

Photo by April Walker

Easter is right around the corner and the chamber is readying for the 7th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event held on the courthouse square. This year's event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and will feature the usual activities for the family.

Attendees will have a chance to win a live bunny from the live bunny patch, sponsored by Cheryl White, by finding the golden egg hidden somewhere on the courthouse lawn.

 

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Wed
30
Mar

Only one week until Tribute

There is only one more week to get your tickets to the George Strait Tribute, sponsored by the Fairfield History Club. The event is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the FHS auditorium, with a meet-and-greet scheduled to follow at the Moody Bradley House.

Impersonator Derek Spence, of Nacogdoches, spent years performing all over from Fiesta Texas to the Grand Ole Opry.

Two major labels are said to have turned him down because he looked so much like George Strait. Spence earned a degree in performing arts production in 1993 from South Plains College. His music experience includes bandleader, vocal instructor, lead guitarist, vocalist, and producer/director.

Tickets for this event are $30 for general admission; $50 for general admission including a meet and greet with Spence at the Moody Bradley House in Fairfield.

Tue
29
Mar

No injuries in structure fire

Local fire departments battled a structure fire earlier today on Hwy 75 north. The building was uninhabited so no injuries were reported. A neighbor, Mr. Dogan, said there is no electric or butane hooked up to the house. Fire investigators are looking into the cause. See the full story in the April 7 edition of the Recorder.

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