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Distinguished Service Award honors historical commission

Paul Lovier, Elease Hubbell, B. F. Hicks, Mary Lou Mowery, Lillie Bush-RevesThe Franklin County Historical Commission, and its nonprofit association, was recognized by the Texas State Historical Commission. The Distinguished Service Award was formally presented by Judge Paul Lovier during the Monday, July 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Air pressure

Brett Roberts, aka Dr. Flake-n-Stein, demonstrates the power of air pressure by having Bryce Boren blow through a straw to float a ping pong ball.Brett Roberts, aka Dr. Flake-n-Stein, demonstrates the power of air pressure by having Bryce Boren blow through a straw to float a ping pong ball.

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Summer reading winners announced

Summer Reading Program winnersThe children who read the most books during the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library were recognized with prizes and certificates at the Closing Ceremonies and Fun Day on Tuesday, July 22 behind the library.

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Librarians gather

Representatives from the Texas State Library provided updates to librarians from communities in Northeast Texas gathered at the Franklin County Library on Monday, July 21.Representatives from the Texas State Library provided updates to librarians from communities in Northeast Texas gathered at the Franklin County Library on Monday, July 21.

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Thoreau cabin replica

Hank and Margaret Hermann approach the replica of Henry Thoreau’s cabin in the woods they have built near Lake Cypress Springs.Hank and Margaret Hermann approach the replica of Henry Thoreau’s cabin in the woods they have built near Lake Cypress Springs.

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Nomination deadline nears for FSA County Committee

The deadline for nominations for people to serve on the Franklin County Farm Service Agency Committee is Friday, Aug. 1. Farmers and ranchers elected to local committees share their opinions and ideas on federal farm programs.

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Lowe’s project fun for kids

Lowes’ team member Stuart Zainea assists Myra Macias in constructing a wooden claw game project, provided by Lowe’s, as the day’s activity at Lunches of Love last week.Lowes’ team member Stuart Zainea assists Myra Macias in constructing a wooden claw game project, provided by Lowe’s, as the day’s activity at Lunches of Love last week.

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Trooper Williams is assigned to county

Trooper Damon WilliamsTrooper Damon Williams was recently re-assigned to  Franklin County in the Sulphur Springs Department of Public Safety Sergeant’s area. He entered the Texas DPS Academy in September 2007.

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Splash day

Library Director Lisa Lawrence, at right, videos Shawn Dennis on one of the three water slides provided by the Friends of the Franklin County LibraryLibrary Director Lisa Lawrence, at right, videos Shawn Dennis on one of the three water slides provided by the Friends of the Franklin County Library to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 22. For more information, see the story in the July 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.