Category: Community

Fundraiser Benefits Teague Resident Sunday, Nov. 13th

A fundraiser benefiting Mike Roberts of Teague is planned for Sunday, November 13th following at First United Methodist Church in Teague. Following morning service at approximately 12 p.m., soup will be served in the church’s fellowship hall. Donations will be accepted and a cake auction will be held. Visitors may also bid on silent auction items. All money raised will go toward Mr. Robert’s ongoing battle with cancer. Everyone is invited to...

Read More

Mark Your Calendars for Christmas

Just a month away, the Christmas season is going to be a fun-filled time with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. First, the annual Christmas decorating contests will begin December 1st and run through December 20th. Business owners are encouraged to enter the Store Front Decorating Contest to dress the town in holiday cheer.  Trim your windows, doors and more with Christmas spirit. First place winners will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks.  Second and third place will receive ribbons. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, December 21st. Contact the Chamber at 903-389-5792 for more information. Residents are invited to enter the Tour of Lights decorating contest.  Entries will be judged on originality of display, interaction with the community and creativity. First place will receive $500, Second place will earn $300 and Third place will be awarded $200. Contest will run December 1st – 20th; winners notified on December 21st. Visit the Chamber at 900 W. Commerce in Fairfield for more information. This year’s Christmas Parade will have a Charlie Brown theme.  Businesses and organizations are called to decorate and enter a float, a car or a marching group. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd; line-up is at 3:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Elementary school.  The parade route will wind around the courthouse square. Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place....

Read More

Against All Odds: The Jera Keithley Story

“My desire to come forward and share my testimony has many layers,” says 15-year old Jera Keithley, victim of sexual abuse from her father, Jerry Wayne Keithley, 70, of Buffalo. “One is a part of my healing, but also I want to help others find their voice, like my hero did for me. And I want to help not just kids that have been molested, but ones with parents in jail.” Jera, also known as “Bear” by her family and close friends, is a sophomore at Fairfield High School this year, and following her ordeal with her father’s trial that ended last month, she has chosen to come forward to get her story out to help others in the same type of situation. “I want to give my testimony in churches and schools… or anywhere I’m accepted,” explains Jera. “It needs to be told in order to save lives. Kids need to hear it from someone closer to their own age and not just from adults. They need to know to not be afraid of how people will react; it will all be ok in the end.” “This happens everywhere,” she continues. “Abuse is not just sexual. It can be some type of betrayal, emotional, or physical as well. And they need to know that they should get counseling; that it’s OKAY to get counseling!” “I believe this is...

Read More

Annual Men’s Day at Fairfield Missionary Baptist

Fairfield Baptist, Pastor Alicia Thibodeaux, will celebrate Annual Men’s Day on Sunday, November 13th at 3:30 p.m. Speaker of the hour will be Pastor K. W. Andrew’s of Dallas. All are invited to come out for a blessed time of worshipping and praising the Lord. 326 Huckaby Street. Fairfield....

Read More

Help Feed the Hungry: River of Life Food Pantry

River of Life Food Pantry is participating in the Food For Families one-day food drive to help meet the growing need to feed people in Central Texas. You can help by bringing non-perishable food to the River of Life Food Pantry, located at 402 E. Commerce in Fairfield, on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. You may also bring your items to the Fairfield Elementary School cafeteria during school hours the same day. Items needed are canned meats (ex: tuna, chili, stew, chicken), canned vegetables, cereals, baby food, peanut butter, dry beans, rice, flour, sugar, corn meal, pasta/sauces, etc. For questions or other information, please contact Robert Smith at 254-760-7640, Lisa Smith at 254-760-9076, or the food pantry at 903-389-5734. Thank you for helping us stop hunger in Freestone...

Read More

Download The Official Go Fairfield App

itunes button

google play button

Pin It on Pinterest