Fairfield Tx

Wed
01
Jun

Grads earn $1.4 million in scholarships

Students awarded the prestigious Citizenship Awards are (from left) William Jones, Hayward Eatmon Citizenship Award; Ivy Robinson, Dennis Gilbreath Memorial Award; Jane Turchi, Brison Hearron Memorial Citizenship Award; Lori Neill, Ben Capps Jr. Citizenship Award; Kaci Bachtel, Beverly Ivy Gamble Citizenship Award; and De'Erika Canady, Sally Rose Awalt Spirit of Fairfield High School.

Photo by April Walker

Graduates took home $1.4 million in scholarships last week following the annual senior awards ceremony. Students earned scholarships from a variety of local businesses, military, universities, and more.
Valedictorian Rowan Prihoda, who will graduate with a 5.62 GPA, was awarded a certificate of academic achievement, as well as the State of Texas Honor Graduate Certificate which authorizes the president of any state-supported college or university to provide a scholarship consisting of the payment of tuition for the first two semesters following high school graduation.
Salutatorian Jennifer Reed was also awarded the certificate of academic achievement and several scholarships.
Other award recipients include:

Fri
27
May

Reunion held for Class of 1956

The Fairfield Senior Class of 1956 met Saturday, May 21, to celebrate the 60 years that have passed since their graduation. Twelve members of the original 32 attended. They were Lindale Phillips, Barbara Nell Casey Sartor, Deanne Carroll Vandiver, Dean Harrison, Margaret Ann Ivy Tolar, Amanda Carroll, Milton Carroll, Bobby Mullen, Curtis Carroll, Mackie Glazener Goodman, Doris Brown Lilly, and Clayton Winkler.
Other guestss who attended were Betty Phillips, Terry Sartor, Joann Harrison, James Thompson, Gloria Brown Cowart, Emma Jean Ivy Vande Streek, Hannah Spradlin, and Beverly Parker. Amanda, Barbara Nell, and Mackie decorated the dining area for the brunch. The tables were covered with white cloths. Burlap runners were centered with flower-filled green ball canning jars over mirrors. Deanne Vandiver decorated for the evening meal.

Fri
27
May

300 attend Kid Fish Derby

More than 300 people attended this year's Kid Fish Derby at Fairfield Lake State Park.
Winners include:
Pre-K through 3rd grade:
Cayden Cobb - 1st place
Angelina Cobb - 2nd place
Coltyn Story - 3rd place
4th through 8th grade:
Dylan Kitchens - 1st place
Bradyn Fault - 2nd place
Gina Crowly - 3rd place
David Smola caught the first fish of the day, and Nolan Mark was awarded for catching the biggest fish at 1.8 pounds.
Photo courtesy of Facebook

Fri
27
May

Drive planned for leukemia patient

Cancer. It strikes fear into the hearts of everyone. Now that fear has come home to a little girl named Mika. Mika is a first grader at Fairfield elementary. She likes arts and crafts, school, and spending time with her family. She also happens to have leukemia.
Be The Match and Carter BloodCare are setting up a donor event next week at the elementary campus to search for a bone marrow donor for her. The blood drive event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in the Carter BloodCare bus.
Be The Match will be set up in the elementary gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day also to test individuals for potential blood marrow matches. Clifford Ackerman, community engagement representative for Be The Match, will taking cheek swabs from potential donors.

Fri
27
May

Present meets future at elementary school parade

Fairfield Kindergarteners enjoyed a parade given by the Class of 2016, complete with their cap and gown, Tuesday morning. The kindergarten class made "diplomas" - to which they signed their name and included a photo - and handed it out to the graduates as they passed by. School is officially out for summer on Thursday, June 2, and graduation ceremonies are slated to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Eagle Field.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
19
May

Back the Blue at Guardian Home Health Care

Employees at Guardian Home Health Care celebrated law enforcement last week by wearing blue to work. Back the Blue is a new "holiday" stemming from recent police shootings. "Thank you to all the men and women of law enforcement for all you do," said Guardian workers. "We pray daily that you all make it home safely at the end of each and every shift.Thank You to all of the officers who sacrifice their lives each and everyday to keep us safe in the community."

Photo submitted by Kami Ward Matthews

Wed
18
May

Stick Horse, Muttin' Bustin' featured at fair

The Stick Horse Barrel Racing and Bull Riding events are back this year for boys and girls. Girls ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may sign up for the Barrel Racing. Boys ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may participate in the Bull Riding. This event is slated to begin at approximately 8 p.m.

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Wed
18
May

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting for county run-off elections began Monday and will run through Friday, May 20. Early voting was held at the Fairfield Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up for re-election this year is:
County Commissioner Pct. 1
- Incumbent Luke Ward
- Andy Bonner
County Commissioner Pct. 3

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Wed
18
May

Square Affair set for Saturday

The Summer Square Affair kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, with approximately 25 vendors signed up and ready to sell. The event is on the courthouse square and ends at 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Chamber of Commerce tent and register to win a $100 gift. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. and do not need to be present to win.
Vendors include:

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Wed
18
May

Bladez of Corey joins local chamber

Celebrating his grand opening with a ribbon cutting was Corey Shed, owner of Bladez of Corey barber shop in Fairfield. The shop officially opened March 1 and is at 712 E. Commerce. Bladez of Corey is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. To set up an appointment, call 469-309-0332. Bladez of Corey is also on Facebook under Corey Shed, and Instagram at Bladez of Corey. Pictured are (from left) Lisa Schick, Chamber of Commerce; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; Sharon Shed, owner's aunt; Kenneth Griffin, owner's father; Obra Shed, owner's grandmother; and Brenda Shultz, chamber administrator.

Photo by Laura Robinson

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