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Fireworks

This composite photo shows a few of the displays that pleased spectators during the 17th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 5. The composite (left) photo shows a few of the displays that pleased spectators during the 17th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 5.

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Goal of $44,000 set for 2015 campaign

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $44,000 for its 2014 campaign that will be raised in 2015. The goal, set in conjunction with the approval of 12 agencies to receive funding at the meeting of the board

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Rainbow center receives Texas Rising Star grant

Nadeleine Bennett, Riley Vann and Owen Johnson take their turn at the newly added listening center with the help of teacher Kristin Rainey.Nadeleine Bennett, Riley Vann and Owen Johnson take their turn at the newly added listening center with the help of teacher Kristin Rainey.

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Monkeying around

Pam Cox and her capuchin monkeyPam Cox and her capuchin monkey, Miki, entertained more than 120 people on Friday, June 27 as part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment Program.

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Patriotic drawing

Emmy McCamant uses chalk to draw an American Flag on the wall of the Franklin County Library. Emmy McCamant uses chalk to draw an American Flag on the wall of the Franklin County Library. During the summer reading program on Tuesday, July 1, children learned about color and discussed all the colors that will be seen during the Independence Day weekend from flags to fireworks.

Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up underway

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2014 Rodeo Queens contests is drawing to a close. The deadline to register as a contestant is 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena.

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Grocery Price Watch: Why the rise in food prices?

Based on the Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch survey’s second quarter results, Texans paid $47.57, on average, for a basket of 16 staple food items.

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Fireworks on the lake Saturday

The 17th annual display of fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 5. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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Free gift baskets offered by library

To boost their social media presence, the Franklin County Library is giving away two summer gift baskets. The baskets include books, beach towels, sunscreen and book related paraphernalia.

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