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Wed
11
Jan

Mary Current Adams

Mary Current Adams

October 6, 1954

January 4, 2017

Mary Current Adams passed away Jan. 4, in Dallas, at the age of 62. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Bro. Tommy Lance officiating. Visitation with the family was 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service Tuesday. Mary was born October 6, 1954, in Fairfield, to Sam and Omah Faye Lance Carter. She was in administration for Texas Baptist for a number of years. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother; her world revolved around her family, especially the grandchildren. She enjoyed family gatherings, arts and crafts, crocheting, and babysitting. Mary was also a devoted Christian whose faith in God was strong.

 

 

Wed
11
Jan

Museum sponsors contest for celebration

The Freestone County Historical Museum is excited to announce the museum’s 50 Year Celebration. The museum staff and board would like to make Freestone County 7th graders a part of the celebration by sponsoring a Freestone County History Museum Display Poster Board Contest for all county 7th grade social studies and language arts students. The winning board will be displayed in the Poster Display Area at the museum throughout 2017. There is a $50 prize for the winning student or group and a $50 prize for the teacher, plus a pizza party for the classroom that submits the winning poster! The teacher will also receive a $100 gift certificate for the purchase of historic fiction and non-fiction books/materials for the classroom! Each 7th grade classroom will be able to submit two boards to be judged at the museum. We hope you will approve this project for your 7th grade students and encourage the teachers and students to participate.

Wed
11
Jan

TSAC community theater to present Always...Patsy Cline this month

TSAC Community Theater actors and musicians are busily preparing for their production of "Always...Patsy Cline," to be presented Jan. 28-29 at Teague High School Theater.

ALWAYS…Patsy Cline, one of the most produced musicals in America, has enjoyed great success both nationally and internationally. Created by Ted Swindley, the show is based on the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline (played by Joyce Nichols) and her friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. The relationship, which began as fan worship, evolved into one of long-lasting mutual respect. Louise, portrayed by Rachel Bossier, narrates the story from the day in 1961 when she meets Patsy at the Esquire Ballroom in Houston. From that time, Patsy keeps in touch with her number-one fan through long, hand-written letters until her untimely death in a 1963 plane crash.

Wed
11
Jan

Breaking ground on new pantry

By mid-February a new food pantry will bless the residents of Freestone County. River of Life Pastor Robert Smith held a groundbreaking with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Monday on the 7,500 square foot building site. The church recently sold their downtown building. Kent Trucking is laying the dirt work and foundation, while S&S Construction is in charge of the construction. Pictured from left are Josh Bayless, NAPA Auto Parts; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; Brenda Finley, Brenda's Closet; Brenda Pate, chamber executive administrator; Lisa Schick, chamber of commerce; Roger Wilson, River of Life; Pastor Robert Smith; Louis Guzman, S&S Construction; Salvador Munoz, S&S Construction; Tim Allen, Kent Trucking; and Don Kent, Kent Trucking.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
29
Dec

Malcolm Mims Wood

Malcolm Mims Wood

June 20, 1930

December 23, 2016

Thu
29
Dec

New sheriff talks FCSO changes

Big changes are coming to the Freestone County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) under the direction of new Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. Shipley presented a revamped pay plan at the recent county meeting, which commissioner's tabled until Tuesday, Jan. 3. The new sheriff is asking to be allowed to allocate where the funds go in an effort to “combat a severely flawed pay scale” which has been causing problems for years. All of the money for salaries has already been budgeted for the FCSO in October 2016.

The first order of business is a pay reduction for Scott Shaw and Rich Howerton who are currently making what a lieutenant would make. Their salary will be reduced a total of $4,439. Shipley is also requesting the county recognize two sergeant positions – sergeant CID and sergeant patrol.

Thu
29
Dec

Decor winners named

The beautifully decorated home of Perry and Lindy Neill, 502 Private Road 1280, was awarded first place in the Chamber of Commerce's annual Residential Decorating Contest, netting them $500.

Photo courtesy of Chamber of Commerce

Perry and Lindy Neill, of Fairfield, took home the grand prize for their awesome Christmas decorations in the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce's annual Residential Decorating Contest. The Neill's won first place and $500 for their display. Taking second place in the contest was Jason Schick, while Dr. Joseph and Alicia Berger took third. Schick was awarded $300 and the Berger's $200. Creations Flowers & Gifts won first place in the Store Front Decorating Contest, while Brenda's Closet took second and Randall's Barber Shop took third.

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Thu
10
Nov

Eagles lose "clawing" battle 25-16

Akeem Jackson, 15, heads up field for some of his 91 yards rushing last Friday night in Lorena. Helping pave the way for him are Jacob Gomez, 50, and Austin Hale, 79.

Photo by Avery Peterson

The Lorena Leopards are the (7-3) (5-0), undefeated District 9-4A, DII Champions of 2016, but last Friday night in Lorena, they barely hung on in a fierce "clawing battle" with our underdog Fairfield Eagles! As has often been the case this season, with this young and oft injured group of Eagles gridiron warriors, they fell quickly into a 12-0 hole to start the game.

However, instead of wilting, they clawed back fiercely and outplayed the champs on their own home turf for the remainder of the game - three plus quarters of hard-hitting action!

Those first 12 points were obtained despite a great game plan and start by Fairfield. The Eagles took the opening kickoff, and methodically used 4:27 of game clock, as they earned three first downs and gobbled up 56 yards of football real estate, before turning the ball over on downs at the Leopards 20 yard line.

Thu
10
Nov

VFW Chili Cook-Off

The Fairfield VFW and Ladies Auxiliary are hosting their annual Chili Cook-Off at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Fairfield Conference Center.

 

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Thu
10
Nov

Mercantile owners visit Rotary Club

Dry Gulch Mercantile owners Mike and Christie Harper (center) and Janis Glass (far left) visited with Fairfield Rotary Club last week and entertained the group with stories of unique finds. The group is pictured with Rotary Club President Angela Oglesbee.

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