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Fairfield Intermediate Seeks Mentors for Twelve Students with New PAIRS Program

Fairfield Intermediate School introduces its new pilot program, PAIRS, to begin this school year. PAIRS, Positive Adults Investing in Relationships & Success, is a program designed to pair identified students with community mentors based on interests, hobbies, occupation, talents, and the like. During the 2017-2018 school year, twelve fifth grade students will be chosen to participate in this program that will run the entire school year. If this year is a success, the plan is to extend it to more students and other grades. The mission of the PAIRS program is to improve academic achievement, self-esteem, social competence, and avoidance of high-risk behavior by providing a relationship with a caring adult friend who works to help youth achieve their potential. The goal is to see that every young person has the supportive relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults by promoting positive relationships, community involvement, respect, and achievement. Mentors chosen to participate in this program will need to attend Mentor Training and a ‘PAIRS Kick-Off’ program in September, commit to 30 minutes to spend with the student AT LEAST twice a month (preferably every week) for the entire school year, and attend the End-of-the-Year celebration in May with the student and their family. If interested, complete an application and background check. Contact Fairfield Intermediate School by calling 903-389-7095. The kick-off training at match...

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School Supplies Provided for Over 200 Children at Second Annual Tools to School Event

OVER 200 CHILDREN WERE BLESSED with new school supplies during Tools for School in Fairfield on Saturday, August 12, 2017. “God gets all the Glory for today,” reads the group’s Facebook page. Students were treated to lunch and a haircut, as well. Thanks to everyone for the donations and support, and for volunteering your time to make this event a success! (Photos...

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Brookshire Brothers Gives Support to FVFD September Fundraiser

ACCEPTING A DONATION FOR the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department’s team roping fundraiser from Brookshire Brother’s Manager Brian Ingram (center) are Fairfield VFD Chief Matt Foree (left) and firefighter Chandler Baggerly (right). There are three donation levels available: –$150 – includes a 12×18 inch sign, recognition by announcer during event, and name on event flyer –$300 – includes a 20×24 inch sign, recognition by announcer during event, and name on event flyer –$500 – includes company logo on prize saddle, a 36×48 inch sign, recognition by announcer during event, and name on event flyer For questions or more information, contact Chandler Baggerly by phone at 903-644-6995 or email at chandlerbaggerly@yahoo.com or Bobby Jo Hill at 903-388-0308. Stay tuned for event details. (Photo...

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Fourth Saturday Recycling Set for August 26th at FHS Bus Loop

Fourth Saturday recycling is Saturday, August 26 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the FHS Bus Loop on Post Oak Road in Fairfield, Texas. Residents and businesses are encouraged to bring their paper, plastic #1 and #2, cardboard, aluminum and tin cans, and glass to the FHS bus loop on Post Oak Road to be recycled by Progressive Waste. Glass must be separated from other materials, with lids removed. For more information, contact Nicole Crawford at the high school at 903-389-4177 or via email to Nicole.Crawford@fairfieldisd.org Next recycle date is September...

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BTW/JAB Alumni Bi-Stone Chapter to Meet Aug. 26 in Teague

The Bi-Stone Chapter of the BTW/JA Brooks Alumni Association has scheduled a meeting for Saturday, August 26th at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held at First Baptist Church North Town, 117 Grayson St., Teague in the Fellowship Hall. The purpose is to set goals and develop a schedule of activities for the remainder of 2017 and plan for 2018. Anyone who attended Booker T. Washington or the JA Brooks schools is invited to attend and support the activities and purposes of the Association. Any descendant is also welcome. WE experienced a wonderful 18th General Reunion and hope this enthusiasm continues. Contact Doris Nealy, Secretary at 254-739-2167 for more...

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