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Snow cones

Curtis Hensley and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 provided snow cones in a variety of flavors from their concession stand at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5.Curtis Hensley and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 provided snow cones in a variety of flavors from their concession stand at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5. The ice cold treats were favorites of the crowd that was waiting for the annual fireworks display over the lake.

Glowing trinkets

Marie Green purchases various glow sticks from members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Marie Green purchases various glow sticks from members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Cody Cummings and Ginnalyn McFeely assisted Becky Kesterson in running the booth at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5.

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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Annual Turtle Derby provides fun

The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.

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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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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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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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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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