Author: Nicole Schaefer

Scouts Join Fairfield Chamber

Joining the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is the Fairfield Boy Scouts during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held Monday, July 31, 2017. Scouts pictured are (l-r) Wolf Scout Corbin Barlow; Tiger Scouts Chance Herren, Robbie Williams, and Bradley Schick; Wolf Scout Cole Tomanek; and Bear Scout Charlie Dunn. Not pictured are Wolf Scout Cullen Fryer and Webelo Scout Brayden Samford. Others (l-r) Christie and Jack Riley, Committee Chair Emma Tomanek holding Hazel, Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate, Carrie Herren of The Tuscan Touch, Renee Barlow, Mark Herren of A Right Way Windows, Scout Cub Master Lisa Schick, Den Leader Morgan...

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Businesses Decorate Windows to Show School Spirit

SHOWING OFF THEIR SCHOOL SPIRIT are co-owners of the Plaid Peacock, Angela Hagen (center) and Michelle Adams (not pictured). FISD art teacher, Janie Haydon (left) decorated the storefront windows last week. Her daughter Sadie (right) joined in on the fun. The Plaid Peacock is located in downtown Fairfield, just east of the courthouse square. If you would like your windows decorated, contact Janie at...

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Melaleuca Marketing Directors Join Chamber

JOINING THE FAIRFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, August 3, 2017 are Melaleuca Independent Marketing Directors (l-r) Lisa Harris, Tammi Lane, Vicki Lane, and Dennis Lane. Welcoming them are Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate and Administrative Assistant Lisa Schick. If you would like to learn more about Melaleuca, contact Lisa Harris at lrharris02@yahoo.com or Tammi Lane at tamig13@gmail.com. (Photo by Nicole...

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Eddie’s Auto Body & Tire Celebrates 30 Years in Business

“We love our customers,” says Eddie Shultz, owner of Eddie’s Auto Body and Tire of Fairfield. “We have multiple generations of the same family who are our customers and they have become like family to us!” Eddie’s is celebrating 30 years of business this month, and 20 years in its current location at 475 West Commerce Street. Originally from Conroe, Shultz was in the Oil Field business. When he began working in Palestine on a regular basis he was traveling through Fairfield. “I just remember that every time I was in Fairfield everyone always waved and spoke kindly to...

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Money Talks: County Commissioners Cut Travel Allowance

With the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget in the works, there has been a lot of talk about money by Freestone County Commissioners during both regularly scheduled and special meetings. During a special meeting held Friday, July 28, 2017, Commissioners spent nearly four hours discussing several topics and making a few time-sensitive decisions. First on the agenda, was discussion and voting on the employee insurance allowance. Last year, Commissioners provided a $735 allowance per month, per employee; and each employee was allowed to choose their health plan. This year, plan rates have gone up roughly $23 per person, per month. With this in mind, Commissioners voted unanimously to raise the allowance from $735 to $760 to help employees cover that rise in cost. Next, Commissioner Pct. 3 Mike Daniels, presented is request for approval of a purchase contract for a four-door 2014 Dodge Pickup with 39,000 miles for a total of $34,000. Per the contract, the County would pay half, $17K with money from the current budget, and the remaining half with the next budge. Commissioner Clyde Ridge made a motion for approval, and all voted in favor. Thirdly, a Salary Grievance Committee was selected from persons who have served on the Grand Jury. Nine people must sit on this committee, and thirteen names were chosen at random; with four of them being alternates. Also up for discussion was the...

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