Author: Karen Leidy

Join this Month’s CA$H MOB at Creations Flowers and Gifts

This month’s Cash Mob business is Creations Flowers and Gifts on Highway 84 (across from the Post Officer) in Fairfield, Texas. Cash Mobbers will have Tuesday – Saturday to shop and enter the $100 (Chamber Bucks) drawing.  For every $20 spent with the local Cash Mob business, your name will go into the pot. Winner will be drawn at noon on Saturday, August 12. The winning Cash Mobber, if present, will receive $100 dollars (Chamber Bucks) to be spent with local retailers. If not present for the drawing, the winning Cash Mobber will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks. Sponsored by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Cash Mob is an event where a group of people descend on a local business to make purchases. The purpose of these mobs is to support both the local businesses and the overall community. The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce announces a new Cash Mob Business each month on the first Monday. The announcement is made on their Twitter feed, Facebook page and through their member email list. Cash Mobbers are encouraged to stay a while and enjoy spending time in our Local Businesses. So, come and join the Cash Mob to spread some Shop Local Love! For more information, contact the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at 903-389-5792....

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FREE School Supply Giveaway August 10 at Fairfield Nursing & Rehab

“Our residents want to help,” says Tommy Davis, Marketing / Admission Coordinator for Fairfield Nursing & Rehab.  “And, it makes them happy for the community to come visit.” On Thursday, August 10th, a FREE School Supply Drive Giveaway will be held at Fairfield Nursing & Rehab for students entering Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. Take a quick tour to receive backpacks and supplies, such as paper, crayons, pencils and more. Come hungry, as hot dogs, ice cream and other snacks will be served. Event begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Tommy at 903-389-1236, or send an email to Fairfield Nursing & Rehab is located at 420 Moody Street in Fairfield,...

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Auditions for The Tin Woman August 12 at Palestine Theatre

Palestine Community Theatre (PCT) will continue the season with The Tin Woman, which will hit the Texas stage October 6-8 and 13-15. Auditions for this play will be Saturday, August 12, at 10 AM at the Texas Theatre, 213 W. Crawford. There are roles available for six adults: four women and two men. PCT encourages everyone to come out for auditions and become a part of our theater family. More information and a form to be completed before auditions can be found at The Tin Woman uses humor and light to tell a tale of loss and new life and is a powerful, heartwarming story guaranteed to make you feel something. You see, Joy is the recipient of a heart transplant and is unsure of whether she truly deserves a second chance. On the other hand, Alice and Hank, the parents of Joy’s heart donor, mourn the loss of their son, Jack. Then, at a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Alice and Hank to help them find closure.  ...

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Therapeutic Massage by Anna Opens in Fairfield

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE BY ANNA WAS OFFICIALLY WELCOMED to the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Friends, family and clients joined in the Open House, which included a blessing, food and refreshments, and a jump house for the kids. Among those on hand for the Ribbon Cutting was owner/LMT – Anna Landry, her daughter – Kylee, brother – James Landry, and good friend – Rosie Guajardo. Not pictured is Anna’s daughter – Dakota. Attending from the Chamber were Chamber Chair – Josh Bayless (Bayless NAPA Auto Parts), Board Member – Patty Pratt (Freestone County Historical Museum), and...

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From the Editor: Kindness Makes a Difference

Recently, a reader submitted an anonymous Letter to the Editor that expressed gratitude to the local ER staff. Enclosed was a copy of a short devotional that expressed the way they felt when needing emergency care. “With each smile, the hospital became less cold and scary,” reads the short story. “My fear subsided as I sensed God encouraging me through the quiet, friendly care of the staff.” Although The “Times” is not able to reprint the shared story without permission from the original publication, we thought it appropriate to share a snippet. “What a difference kindness can make!” says our reader. Indeed. Kindness makes all the...

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