Fairfield Recorder

Fri
27
Apr

Public meeting planned Tues.

A public information meeting is slated for Fairfield residents after testing showed "low concentrations of dry cleaning solvents in groundwater believed to originate from a former dry cleaner business" near Fairfield property at 402-418 E. Commerce Street in Fairfield. The meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Community Center in Fairfield.

Michael Whitehead, of Whitehead Environmental Services, says this is not uncommon. "It's very common in Dallas, Houston," he said. "There have been thousands of these in Texas. It's been there for years and nobody knew."

Whitehead also said the solvents are not in the drinking water. "It's just in the groundwater, which is about 200 feet deep. This meeting is just to get to the next stage of the process for TCEQ to come in and they will decide if it's any hazard."

Thu
26
Apr

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:

Thu
26
Apr

Recycle event slated at FHS Saturday

Medications, electronics, and more will be accepted at this month's One Stop Recycle Drop at Fairfield High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Normally accepted items include paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, plastic, and glass. Accepted recyclables this month are:

n Medication – Freestone County Environmental Health officers will accept medications for responsible disposal. Unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication is accepted. No liquids or needles

n Textiles – clothing, coats, shoes, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. All items must be clean and dry. Items in good, reusable condition are donated to families in need in Freestone County. Items no longer usable are recycled to benefit the Fairfield Fire Department

Wed
18
Apr

Now and Then

April 22, 1943

Freestone Co. Sailor Officially Announced Dead – TEAGUE – Eugene Debs French, aviation machinist's mate, second class, was officially announced as dead today by the Navy in its latest casualty list, which brings to 24, 797 the total casualties announced up to date. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.S. French of Teague.

Wed
18
Apr

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
18
Apr

Good Citizens, scholarship recipient awarded at DAR

Good Citizens Award winners Jaci Forrest and Kayla Kimball are pictured with DAR Regent Aleece McBay. Not pictured is Brittani Oglesbee.
Courtesy photos

Three area students were awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award for 2018 by Regent Aleece McBay at the recent Jonathan Hardin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting.

The DAR Good Citizens program is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities:

  • n Dependability – truthfulness, honesty, punctuality
  • n Service – cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility
  • n Leadership – personality, self-control, initiative
  • n Patriotism – unselfish loyalty to American ideals

The three winners of the Good Citizenship Award were:

Wed
18
Apr

Making history at FHS

The senior Lady Eagles made Fairfield High School history by being District Champions throughout their four years of high school. From left is Banner Monico, Lauran Adcock, Kealie House, Katie Henrichs, and Abby Garcia. Monico's parents, Betsy and Brandon, are pictured behind her. See more softball photos on Page 8A in this week's edition.

Photo by Ashlyn Garcia

Wed
18
Apr

Ride films at Cooper Farms

The crew of AMC's Ride with Norman Reedus filmed an episode of the show, now in its second season at Cooper Farms in Fairfield April 11. Reedus was headed to Dallas with Sean Patrick Flannery.
Photo by April Walker

Employees at Cooper Farms Country Store were pleasantly surprised Wednesday, April 11, when two celebrities stopped by to film an episode of a TV show. Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flannery, better known as the Boondock Saints, filmed an episode of Reedus' AMC show Ride, in which he travels the country on motorcycles with different people.

Originally, Reedus was set to film at Sam's Restaurant but canceled the day prior, according to the restaurant's manager. Since Cooper Farms is under a confidentiality contract, the owners said they will not be commenting.

 

Thu
12
Apr

Cotton Gin once boasted Masonic Lodge 154

Published in the April 11, 1968 edition of the Recorder

Thu
12
Apr

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

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