Freestone County Texas

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08
Aug

Library's Summer Reading Program wraps up

The Fairfield Library officially wrapped up the Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” on Wednesday, Aug. 1, with an awards program celebrating reading for all – 469 children and accompanying adults – and special efforts by three exceptional young readers.  The Libraries Rock Program began with every participating child setting a goal for their own summer reading.  In turn, during the award ceremony each child who participated in the program received a certificate and every child who completed their individual reading goal got a second certificate. There were three categories based loosely on age and reading level: Family Reading Group for younger children not yet reading on their own; Independent Reader Group for children able to read by themselves; and Independent Reader Advanced for those whose reading ability allowed for longer books (think ‘chapter divisions’).

Wed
08
Aug

Local gets movie role

Wortham's own Luke Winters is slated to star in "First Man" opposite A-lister Ryan Gosling. Winters is pictured with Gosling while filming in Atlanta in the fall of 2017. Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong, while Winters plays his son, Rick, in the big-budget film. The movie is scheduled for release in October 2018. See the full story in the Aug. 16 edition of The Fairfield Recorder. 

Contributed photo

Wed
08
Aug

Miss Texas entertains during Fairfield visit

Miss Texas Madison Fuller entertained a group of kids during a second Story Time last week. Fuller sang, read a book, and joined in a photo session.
Photo by April Walker

Princes and princesses alike enjoyed a program by Miss Texas Madison Fuller Friday at the Fairfield Library. The library held a second Story Time for Fuller to read Beverly Billingsly Takes a Bow by Alexander Stadler before performing a skit with her puppets.

Children also enjoyed making their own puppets and a photo op with Fuller. The homegrown queen performed her ventriloquist act with 5-year-old Leo the Lion and 3-year-old Frisco the Frog, singing “I’ve Been Everywhere” and “Great Balls of Fire.”

Wed
08
Aug

Accident takes life

Natalie Harris

A 2-vehicle accident ended in the death of a 25-year-old Fairfield woman Thursday, Aug. 2, on U.S. 84 East near Teague. Accident reports show the victim, Natalie Harris, was traveling east when she rear-ended a tanker truck right outside the Teague city limits. According to reports, the 18-wheeler was stopped on U.S. 84 at approximately 1:20 p.m. waiting to make a left turn. Driver Clifford Jones, 71, reported his blinker was on while he waited to turn.

 

Wed
01
Aug

Now and Then

August 5, 1943

Life Citizen Of County Found Dead – Coleman Hill, 72 year old blacksmith of Streetman, was found dead Monday morning on a work bench in his shop, having died sometime during the night. An inquest was held by Justice Willis Young, and his death was declared to have been from natural causes. Burial was in the Hill burying ground half a mile east of Streetman, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Hill was a native of Freestone County and was born near Streetman, his parents being pioneer settlers. The only near surviving relative is a sister, Mrs. Caddie Smith, of Claude, Texas.

Wed
01
Aug

FCRTA social planned

It’s back to school season for area students, but not retired school employees and they are hosting an evening out on the town to celebrate. Freestone County Retired Teachers Association (FCRTA) is inviting all retired school employees and a guest to a social/reunion at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Los Ranchos in Fairfield. FCTRA has reserved the meeting room; tea or water and light food will be provided. Guests are welcome to buy their favorite socializing beverage from the bar or stay and have dinner with friends. Invited are retired friends and colleagues from Fairfield, Teague, Dew, and Wortham ISD’s. Come and visit with those you spent so much time with back in the day. Renew friendships or meet new people.

Wed
01
Aug

FHS reunion slated

Graduates from the Fairfield High School Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985 are invited to attend a reunion to reconnect with old friends and classmates, relive old memories (embellishments allowed), and rediscover your Eagle pride this fall at the Depot X in Fairfield.

Past Our Prime Prom is slated for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; tickets are $50 each and may be purchased on the FHS Past Our Prime Prom Facebook page or through Paypal at FHSPOPprom@gmail.com.  Tickets are available via advanced purchase only and will not be available at the door. Tickets are limited to the first 200 people

 

Wed
01
Aug

Daphne Fryer

Daphne Fryer

Daphne Fryer

January 4, 1962

July 26, 2018

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01
Aug

Back to School events slated

With back to school just around the corner, area businesses and churches are hosting various school supply drives to help ease the burden of school shopping.

Caney Baptist Church

Wed
01
Aug

ABC Daycare joins CoC

Celebrating their joining the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are several children and (from left) Whitney Wills, Ashley Salvato, owner Kellie Croft, Asst. Director Darian Batey, Director Dacia Phillips, and Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate.
Photo by April Walker

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a blessing from him.” – Psalms 127:3. This is the mission of a newly opened daycare in the area. Academy for Blessed Children (ABC) is currently enrolling students, whose goal is to provide an early childhood program with superior care for all children.

Owner Kellie Croft runs the center Director Dacia Phillips and Assistant Director Darian Batey.

“We just did it to instill a Christian background and teach them,” said Croft.

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