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Love shown for FreeCo security guard

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In celebration of National Courthouse Security Week, a group of Freestone County residents came together and showed their love and appreciation for Freestone County Courthouse Security Guard Larry Jones (above). Jones was also provided a selection of food and treats. Photo by LaTonya Willis

Now and Then

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From the files of the Fairfield Recorder: September 23, 1943: Third War Bond Sales Lagging in Freestone: Total War Bond sales in Freestone County up to Saturday night amounted to only $74,000. Considering that the County’s quota is $435,000, it is easily to be seen that the County is likely to fall far short of the quota, and, therefore, fall down on the war effort and the servicemen that are dying to save the freedom of this land.

BB celebrates long-time employees

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Brookshire Brothers Fairfield recently celebrated employees Kathy Wright Office Manager for 40 years of service and Mirian Hogan, Non Food manager, for 15 years. Pictured left to right are: Mirian Hogan, DD Kent Pursley, Kathy Wright and her husband Tommy. Photo by Brian Ingram

TAMU shows new virus ID method

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Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and by studying these shapes, scientists can learn how they function and how viral illnesses might be conquered. Now, a team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers has demonstrated a noninvasive way to study viruses that is quicker and more finegrained than the “gold standard” method.

Losses can be wins through a different perspective

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Can a loss ever be a win? Well, I fully confess to not being the most competitive person. I often claim victory when everyone else seems defeated. Gosh, I like green participation ribbons! My personality screening many years ago revealed to me, not by a surprise, that I am a Sanguine. Us Sanguines mix, mingle, help, and always desire for everyone around us to be happy.