Overcomer: Sarah Burchfield



Anyone who watched the summer Olympics was impressed with the accomplishments of South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, and his acclaim is well deserved. But you don’t have to travel to London to see a special athlete who has overcome great odds. Just come to a Lady Bison volleyball game. BHS freshman Sarah Burchfield is a special young lady. This outgoing, gregarious […]

BISD receives top financial rating



The focus of a school board is supposed to be the students and staff in their district and at Monday’s meeting of the BISD board, the members had several opportunities to make over those very folks. The meeting began with a public hearing to discuss the district’s FIRST (financial integrity) rating from the State of Texas on the finances in […]

Master Gardeners prepare for this year’s Pumpkin Patch



Evidence of Leon County Master Gardeners can be seen all over the county, especially in the form of scarecrows in front of Leon County businesses. The scarecrows are just one of several projects the Gardeners do to beautify the county and to raise funds for other worthwhile endeavors. One of the greatest projects of the year is the Pumpkin Patch […]

Local senior donates Locks of Love



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and last October a local woman made a commitment to do her part in the fight against this dreaded disease. Yvonne Coward Harvey had two sisters and a sister-in-law who had battled breast cancer, and she had seen first-hand the ravaging effects of both the disease and the required treatments. So, twelve months ago […]

Oakwood PTO is back in action



Although sidelined for a couple of years, the Oakwood PTO is officially back in action, and just in time for Homecoming. The first order of business was an election of officers at last week’s first meeting. OISD Superintendent Stu Musick was on hand to make sure the election ran smoothly and to encourage the teachers and parents to remember that […]

Dedication Ceremonies for ETMC at Fairfield



The East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System and the Fairfield Hospital District Board of Directors held a dedication ceremony on October 11th in Fairfield to dedicate their new and improved facilities. Raz Cook, administrator of the ETMC Fairfield branch welcomed the guest and after brief remarks a light lunch was provided. There is a new main entrance, lobby, clinic […]

The Lord’s Pantry holds annual business meeting



The Lord’s Pantry’s annual business meeting was held on October 4th at Stewart Memorial Methodist Church, with a large gathering of loving and gifted people. (The Lord’s Pantry has many loving, gifted people who use their God-given talents to help others.) Here is the perfect place to say that “Stewart” is always ready to throw open their beautiful facility for […]

Mark your calendar for 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch



It is that time of the year again! First Baptist Church in Buffalo will be hosting their 15th Annual Pumpkin Patch on Halloween night, October 31st. The event will be from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. There will be fun for the entire family! There will be numerous carnival games for all ages, a jousting station, an obstacle course, a bounce house, […]

Barton staff to hold ‘County Day’ in Leon County



Congressman Joe Barton’s District Assistant, Karla Carr, will be at the Centerville Municipal Building, 325 East St. Mary’s, Centerville on Wednesday, October 17th, from noon until 2pm to meet with anyone having concerns with the federal government. No appointment is necessary. If Congressman Barton’s office may be of assistance in providing information regarding the federal government, or if you or […]

Annual donor identity sought



A lady left a l936 BHS annual at the registration table during the Banquet this year. It is believed to be Buffalo’s first school annual. The BHS Ex Student Association would like to know who donated it so they can properly thank them. Please call Kay Recknor Short at 903-322- 3030 if you know who might have donated it to […]