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Teachers recognized

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Mary and John Gordon Small were recognized for their contributions to the students of FISD.
Photo by April Walker

After a long running career with Fairfield ISD, Mary and Gordon Small were inducted into the Educator Hall of Fame last week during the annual awards ceremony hosted by FISD. Mary Small retired in 2004 after a 25 year career teaching sixth grade science at Fairfield Junior High School.

"She made a significant contribution," said Beth Henrichs, intermediate school principal.

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Market Days future rocky

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City Administrator Jeff Looney presented Market Days information he compiled himself over the last few years to City Council last week. Also pictured is (seated from left) Public Works Director Clyde Woods, Police Chief Kenny Bulger, and Accessories Etc. owner Mary Small.

Photo by April Walker

Fairfield City Council discussed the future of Market Days during last week's Tuesday night meeting. According to information compiled by City Administrator Jeff Looney, Market Days has been losing $20,000 per year for five years – a total of $100,000.

Market Days Director Darlene Jones says the problem isn't vendors and shoppers, it's the city cutting her funding and a lack of visible signs to draw shoppers to the market.

Councilman Place 5 Kenny Hughes, who is running for mayor in 2018, suggested – with the support of the council – a workshop to discuss the market, its needs, and more in January.

Looney alleges the city is losing roughly $900 per month in private rentals of the Green Barn and Civic Center, which is where many vendors set up their wares; however, City Secretary Misty Richardson said she only receives “three or four calls a year about renting the Green Barn.”

“So, what's causing the decline?” asked Councilman Place 2 Randy Johnson.

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