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Wed
11
May

FISD announces val, sal of 2016 class

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Valedictorian Rowan Prihoda and Salutatorian Jennifer Reed were officially announced at Monday night's academic banquet. Look for an interview with them in an upcoming edition of the Recorder.

Photo by April Walker

Rowan Prihoda and Jennifer Reed were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Monday night's Fairfield High School Academic Banquet. Prihoda will graduate with a 5.62, while Reed earned her spot with a 5.50.
There are 35 students graduating with honors, including:

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Wed
04
May

China Spring ends Lady Eagle softball season

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Lady Eagle 1st baseman Lauren Cole, 2, and 3rd baseman Kealie House get ready for action as Kaci Bachtel fires a pitch to home in Fairfield's Bi-District game with China Spring last week.

Photo by Roy Peterson

Fairfield's quest for a Bi-District softball title was ended by the hard hitting, powder-blue clad Lady Cougars from China Spring last week, 15-5. The abrupt end to a terrific turn-around season may have been hard to take for the Lady Eagles and their families and fans, but it didn't diminish the great memories accumulated by a District Championship team that overcame adversity, and won seven consecutive district games to end the regular season!

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Wed
04
May

Aggie Muster boasts 70 guest at annual event

The 2016 Freestone County Aggies held their annual Muster April 21 at the home of Mark and Jane Phillips with approximately 70 local Aggies, families, and friends enjoying a barbecue chicken dinner, fellowship, and a guest speaker.
Karen McNeely '74 – the first female campus muster chair while attending Texas A&M – reflected on what it means to be an Aggie. The group began the Muster by singing the Aggie War Hymn, followed by candle ceremony calling the names of lost Aggies, classmates, and friends this year. A fellow Aggie will answer in their memory.
Aggie Muster started when several Aggies gathered together on June 26, 1883, to re-live their college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon the drill field and in the classroom. By April 21, 1903, this annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas Independence on San Jacinto Day.

Wed
04
May

Noelle Glass

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Noelle Glass

Noelle Daniel Glass was born October 5, 1955, in Fairfield, and passed away unexpectedly at her home in Streetman, on April 30.

Wed
04
May

Students place at regionals, head to state

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Five Fairfield High School students placed at the Regional Academic Meet at the end of April, with two advancing to State Academic Meet on May 23-25 at University of Texas at Austin. Pictured are (front) junior Payton Carter, placed 4th in poetry; senior Lori Neill, placed 6th in poetry; and junior Matt Mooneyham, placed 1st in poetry; (back row) junior Nathan Davis, placed 6th in computer applications; and senior Rowan Prihoda, placed 5th in math. Both Mooneyham and Carter will advance to the state meet.
Photo by April Walker

Wed
04
May

Gold Eye Clinic hosts successful open house

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Joining in the ribbon cutting were several patients and chamber members. Pictured (in no particular order) are Wanda Burks, Kim Terry, Tina Davey, Daniel Morris, Dr. Jumah Absy, Edgar Garcia, April Smith, Richard Rutledge, Patricia Pratt, Brenda Shultz, Lisa Schick, and Gail Farish.
Photo by Laura Robinson

Local patients enjoyed an open house event last week with the new town optometrist. Approximately 35 people packed into the small office to meet Dr. Daniel M. Gold, MD, and Dr. Jumah Absy, OD, at Gold Eye Clinic in Fairfield.
The clinic is open two days a week, on Tuesday and Thursday. Surgeries and other procedures are done at the Gold Eye Clinic in Palestine.
“We are honored to be a part of this wonderful community and the surrounding areas,” said Absy. “We treat our patients like family, strive for excellence, and provide the latest technology in eye care.”

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Wed
04
May

4th graders enjoy Food for America

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Fairfield fourth graders learned where their food comes from at the annual Food for America event held last week at the fairgrounds. Students learned facts about dairy products, watched a dairy cow be milked, toured an ambulance and a fire truck, learned about recycling, FFA and Young Farmers, and much more. While learning about snakes and alligators, the students were able to see and touch live snakes and a baby alligator. Volunteers from the community – including EMS, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and firefighters – donated their time to this yearly event sponsored by the Fairfield Young Farmers and FFA.

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Wed
04
May

FHS sends three to state track meet

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Fairfield senior Tyrin West (pictured at left) set a new school record in the 400M Dash, and collected a silver medal at the 4A-Reg. III track meet last week at Bearcat Stadium in Huntsville. He and fellow senior Ryan Coleman, silver medal winner in the discus, will advance to the State Meet in Austin along with Lady Eagle Iesha Jenkins in the 400M Dash.

Photo by Stony Coffman

Another successful track season wears down to a close with the Eagle boys team sending seniors Tyrin West and Ryan Coleman to the State Meet in Austin, as well as Lady Eagle senior Iesha Jenkins!
The boys finished 10th, with 23 points, and the girls 6th, with 34 points in a field of over 40 schools competing in region 3-4A.
A tremendous effort!
West, Coleman, and Jenkins each earned silver medals for their efforts, with Coleman also placing fourth in the Shot Put, and West sixth on the 4 by 400 relay team.

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Wed
04
May

Council OK's $394,000 road project

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Ray Street (pictured above) is one of the worst streets in Fairfield. The street has been patched and re-patched many times as shown in the photo.

Photo by April Walker

Councilmen approved a $394,780 road project slated to rehabilitate seven residential streets in Fairfield. After a tenuous workshop discussing prices and roads with councilmen and contractor Hayter Engineering, members voted to approve the following streets for repair:
n East Reunion Street – repairs will begin at the entrance of the Friendswood Addition and end at Oak Street. Also included in this is Ray Street. Total cost is $147,750
n Moody Street – repairs will cover the entire street for a cost of $80,623
n Carter Street and Jefferson Street – these streets will be repaired for a cost of $83,683
n Bateman Street – repairs will begin on Bateman from U.S. 84 to Reunion Street for a cost of $39,635
n Dogan Street – this will cover the entire street for a cost of $43,089

Fri
29
Apr

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness month

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Joining the signing were (seated) Jack Sanders, Seth Sanders, Ian Sanders, Alex Ward, Judge Linda Grant, Hayley Ward, and Hayden Ward; (standing) Krista Sanders, Kelly Barker, Willie Ward, Jennifer Ward, Cory Ward, Dickie Moore, and Gail Moore.

 

Photo by April Walker

Freestone County Judge Linda Grant signed a document proclaiming May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month in honor of Fairfield resident Alex Ward. Stroke occurs at a rate of 1 in 1,600 to 4,000 live births each year, and in 12 in 100,000 children per year. Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in children. The annual Righty Run fundraiser is slated to begin at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Fairfield Lake State Park.

 

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