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Web app helps drivers save money, reduce emissions

Keeping vehicles road-ready and saving money at the pump is now easier than ever thanks to a new smartphone Web app from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Yard of the Month

Richard and Linda Barrett’s residence on Gadlin Street as the winner of the July Yard of the Month award on July 10, 2014.The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recognized Richard and Linda Barrett’s residence on Gadlin Street as the winner of the July Yard of the Month award on July 10, 2014.

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Bryant to speak at genealogy meeting

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21. Marynell Bryant from Hopkins County, past president of Texas State Genealogical Society,

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Clothes closet seeking donations

The Community Clothes Closet is seeking donations of gently used, school appropriate clothing for ages preschool to high school for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Penny competes at state 4-H round-up

Hannah Penny represented the Franklin County 4-H Club at the Texas 4-H RoundHannah Penny represented the Franklin County 4-H Club at the Texas 4-H Round Up in College Station, on Friday, June 11. She competed in the Horse Judging Competition where she placed 16th out of 95 contestants.

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AARP to meet July 22

The Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 at the Senior Citizens Center.

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Farmers market

Mike Davis counts out change at last Saturday’s Farmers Market.Mike Davis counts out change at last Saturday’s Farmers Market. He was selling heirloom tomatos grown on his property near Purley.

Guy installed as Masonic lodge master

New officers for Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691  were installed by Charles McKay of Plano.Bill Guy was installed as the Master of the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons on Saturday, July 12, at the local lodge hall.

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Dr. Flake-n-stein to appear Friday

Dr. Flake-n-stein’s Magic Laboratory will be in the gym at the First Baptist Church on Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. The program combines magic, robot puppets and science experiments.

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