Mary Moody Northen Library


Christmas events planned

A young boy smiles as he tells Santa Claus his Christmas wishlist during the Fairfield Library's first Christmas at the Library event in 2017.
Photo by April Walker

We would be out of order if we didn’t mention the library has been having a logo contest, which ends Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a Fairfield Library logo. Previously announced on the library’s Facebook page, a $50 Amazon card will be given to the creator of the design judged most appropriate by the library. That logo will be used on library information, including letterheads, business cards, and more. Just like everywhere else in town, the library staff is planning lots of activities to celebrate the Christmas season. Beginning on Monday, Dec. 3, the staff and any interested volunteers will decorate campsite number 52 at the Fairfield Lake State Park in conjunction with their Christmas in the Park event. Visitors to the park are invited to enjoy all the Christmas lights from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.


Executive session item added

After a lengthy executive session, Fairfield city council added an agenda item to be discussed in private Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The council entered into executive session for an hour and 46 minutes during which the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) discussed matters pertaining to a pending property purchase and the hiring of a police officer.

One agenda item – a request from TABC for the City of Fairfield – slated to originally be discussed during open session was also talked behind closed doors. This item was later added and assigned code 551.076, which pertains to the discussion of security measures.


New people at library

Jennifer Kilkenny

As our summer “Libraries Rock” Story Time program winds down, we want to take a chance to introduce you to our new staff member, Jennifer Kilkenny. Kilkenny is the smiling redhead who began greeting everyone who came to the library on Tuesday, June 12. She not only greets you as you enter the main library, but also helps get patrons signed into a computer, checks books in and out, and does whatever she can to make your trip to the library both enjoyable and productive. Kilkenny and her husband, Lance, have three children, Jeremy (14), Ben (11), Ashley (married to an Army man currently stationed in Afghanistan), and one grandson, Troy. She is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Corsicana with Lance and Jeremy making it a family affair. She and Lance are both 2nd Lieutenants, and Jeremy has recently passed the tests and qualifications to be an officer.


Area students awarded by DAR

Fairfield senior Brittani Oglesbee (center) was awarded 2nd place in the DAR Good Citizens contest. She is pictured with chapter member Pat Wiggins (left) and Registrar Billie Bournias (right).
Courtesy photo

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the DAR had a full agenda at the April 14 meeting. In addition to the regular meeting, program, and Good Citizen and Scholarship awards, Diana Pagett McDonald presented winners of the annual DAR American History Essay contest.

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter encourages students from 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Limestone and Freestone counties to participate in the American History Essay contest. Students in a public, private, and parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. The title of the 2018 essay is “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars.”

The students were given the following information with which to write their essay:

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