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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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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.

Allocation recommendations to be made Thursday

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way was yesterday, Wednesday, June 25 in the First National Bank Board Room.

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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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Rising above the bluff

The Lodge at the Hageman Reserve rises above the bluff where the original town of Sulphur Bluff was built in the 1840s.The Lodge at the Hageman Reserve rises above the bluff where the original town of Sulphur Bluff was built in the 1840s. The private hunting club plans to open in November for wing shooting, sporting clays, archery, and fishing.

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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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Lunches of Love program begins July 8

Registration is underway to participate in the Lunches of Love, a children's summer food and activity program. The program will begin on Tuesday, July 8 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 14,

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Guaranty Named ICBA Top Performing Community Bank

Guaranty Bond Bank was named as a Top Performing Community Bank in the June 2014 issue of ICBA Independent Banker magazine.

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Pint-sized Polka

Youngsters joined in the fun by flapping, clucking and clapping along with the Chicken Dance at the Pint-sized PolkaYoungsters joined in the fun by flapping, clucking and clapping along with the Chicken Dance at the Pint-sized Polka on Thursday, June 12. Approximately 80 people attended the event sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library.