Category: Community

FISD Intermediate School Choir Performs Veteran’s Day Tribute

The Freestone County Retired Teachers Association had its regular meeting on Wednesday, November, 2017; at the Navarro College Fairfield Campus at 10:30 a.m.  President Donna Senter presided over the meeting. The Fairfield Intermediate School Choir under the direction of Natalie Cherry entertained the group with four songs reflecting pride for our country and for our Veterans. Following the recognition of our visiting veterans, Alicia Smith led us in pledges to the American and Texas flags. Carol Chappell presented an Inspirational Moment by reading a poem written to honor our veterans. Terry Dunlap introduced our guest speaker, Mr. David Fox.  Mr. Fox served in...

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Cafe’ Around the Corner Newest Chamber Member

CAFÉ AROUND THE CORNER joins the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce & commemorates with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Gathered for the celebration are (seated, l-r) employees – Randi Ward; Lisie Thomas, Manager; and Holly Kersten; (standing, l-r) Lisa Schick, Chamber Administrative Assistant; Brenda Pate, Chamber Executive Director; Kathy Beaver, Loyal Customer; Sheila Raye, owner; Mary Small, Accessories Etc.; Keri Northcutt, employee; Ann Markham and Lea Ann Schmidt, Loyal Customers; Jill Schick, employee; Evelyn Leach, Loyal Customer; Gail Farish, Chamber Vice Chair, Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Bobbi Bonner, Loyal Customer.   “It has been a dream of...

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Brookshire Brothers of Fairfield Welcomes New Pharmacist

Helping customers live healthier lives is why Kendra Winfrey chose a career in Pharmacy. The Little Rock, Arkansas native brings that patient-centric focus to the Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy in Fairfield. Winfrey is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy at Hampton University in Virginia and has been practicing for five years. In addition to helping patients with their overall wellness, Winfrey is committed to helping them find affordable medication alternatives. Winfrey and her husband, Bryant, have a three-year-old daughter Brylee. The Winfrey family enjoys going to church, spending time at the park and cooking. Please welcome Kendra Winfrey, PharmD – your Brookshire Brothers pharmacist in Fairfield; and see what a difference it makes when you shop with someone you...

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Randy Brodnax Christmas Show

About 39 years ago Randy Brodnax started an annual Christmas Sale for his hand thrown pottery in his back yard in Dallas.  Being a true blood Cajun, he cooked “gator” gumbo over an open fire and served all of his customers. Some of his students, from Cedar Valley College, entertained with live acoustic music. Then he asked his friends, Zeke & Marty, to join him selling their art works for the Christmas sale. This began the tradition that is continued today. Several years followed as other artists were invited to join them, to exhibit in different places in Deep Ellum. Then they found the “Sons of Hermann Hall” at the same time the Son’s found them. Hallelujah – they were home! The artists’ family grew in size and now use the whole building is used for the show.  This year, the 39th year, there will be 42 professional artists, from 5 states, showing and selling their art works. Our artists’ family includes potters, jewelers, painters, musical instruments, sculptors, glass blowers, wood workers, and fiber artists. Randy still fires his “raku” pottery, for the entertainment of the patrons. We continue the tradition of cooking “authentic Cajun gumbo” for the customers continues. But now the “magical gumbo” is created by Randy’s son, Ben and his wonderful wife, Maggie. Acoustic music takes place in the Sons of Hermann bar on Saturday &...

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Inaugural Fly Fishing Tourney Benefitting Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

A new fly fishing tournament benefiting the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is coming to Athens the first weekend of December – just in time to kick off the beginning of rainbow trout stocking season in the state. The “Select a Fly Challenge” fly fishing tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. For a $40 donation to the Friends of Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a dedicated support group that exists exclusively to raise funds for special projects and construction at TFFC, anglers can compete for big prizes by targeting rainbow trout in one of the TFFC’s several stocked ponds. The tournament will use the catch-photo-release (CPR) format, meaning photos – not fish – will be submitted for live scoring. Each angler who catches a rainbow trout using any legal technique will take a picture of the fish on a provided ruler, submit the photo to tournament volunteers, and get right back to casting after releasing the fish. Anglers will be eligible for prizes in several categories, including the biggest single trout of the day, hourly leader, and a challenge championship for the most overall total inches caught during the day. But there is one catch – anglers will only be allowed to fish with a single fly on one fly rod throughout the challenge. Donated pre-tied...

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