Category: Community

First Integrated Class Commemorated as School Milestone

FHS CLASS OF 1977 PRESENTS TWO BENCHES to Fairfield High School (left to right):  Joe Gallegos, Connie Ferguson Standridge, Cynthia Allen Rikard, Allen Lehman, Steven Potillo, Harold Johnson, Edward Johnson, Jr., Kay Phillips Robinson, Renee Gregory Reynolds and Michael Johnson. (Photo by Nicole Schaefer)   Forty years after graduating, and just in time to offer a place of respite during the long & hectic hours of the Fairfield Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament, the Class of 1977 gifted Fairfield High School with two 6-foot benches. A bronze plaque was also given to the school commemorating a milestone of FISD history...

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VA Hotline Fully Staffed & Operational 24/7

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve Veterans 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The hotline, which became 24-hour operational in mid-October, is now staffed by a team consisting of 90 percent Veterans or employees who have a Veteran family member, and is in response to Veterans’ requests to talk to agents who could  relate to their experiences. “The White House VA Hotline provides our nation’s Veterans with a direct, dedicated contact line that allows them to interact with highly trained, live agents to answer their needs and concerns,” said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. “Since  the initial launch of the hotline in June, we listened to our Veterans, who indicated that they prefer speaking with other Veterans and Veteran family members,  and we adjusted our hiring based on that feedback,” added Shulkin. “We’re  proud that the hotline is now staffed 24/7 by a team of mostly Veterans or Veteran family members who  have direct knowledge of their particular concerns  and can use their experience to address them in the best way possible with the resources of the VA. This represents a true win-win for Veterans and their loved ones.” Since 24/7 coverage began in October,...

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DAR Remembers Veterans at Christmas

HONORS COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND FEATURES PATRIOT PAWS The December meeting of the local NSDAR Jonathan Hardin Chapter was reflective of the volunteer spirit so prominent in the lives of DAR members. Guests included Kenda Eckols, Cindy Killgore, and Mr. Charles Buck. Mr. Buck, who served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, was presented with an NSDAR Commemorative Vietnam War Certificate of Service and is the husband of member Glenda Buck. It was a fruitful meeting with the chapter completing a yearly project, bestowing recognition on a local service organization, and learning about a program for disabled military veterans dear to the hearts of DAR members. Following the opening of the regular chapter business meeting at the Mexia Gibbs Memorial Library on Wednesday, December 6, by Regent Aleece McBay, official chapter business included the presentation by Nominating Committee Chairman, Diana McDonald, of the nominated 2018-2020 slate of officers. New officers will be elected in February 2018 and installed the following May. The NSDAR National Board of Management established the Community Service Award in April 1995 as an opportunity for chapters to recognize worthy individuals and organizations for outstanding unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, education, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship, or environmental conservation endeavors. The organization must have contributed to the community in an outstanding manner through voluntary heroic, civic, benevolent service or by organizing or participating in...

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Cyber Security: Plans Revealed at Fairfield ISD

In a world where the average adult must worry about keeping their personal information secure from identity theft, have you ever stopped to think about the security of your child’s identity? Well, you should! According to Arland Thill, Director of Technology for Fairfield ISD, more than 250 recorded security breaches of schools throughout the nation have occurred since 2016. Not only are the hackers looking for IRS W-2 forms for district employees, they are now stealing social security numbers and information on children, especially kindergarten students. He reports that this type of information is sold for $400-$500 per student, as they will not begin using their credit for many more years; and by the time it’s realized the identity has been compromised, the damage is already done. Corsicana ISD and Belton ISD are both reported to have had this type of cyber-security breach. So what is Thill doing to help prevent this type of attack on FISD? –Preventing phishing by hiding email address on the FISD website. Persons needing to send correspondence to any employee will still be able to do so by clicking on a link, but the actual email address will not be visible. –Completing an audit of the network coming in from an outside source has been done and results show that the network is more secure than most schools. –Protecting against 3rd parties by making...

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