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Science of spin

Valerie Oliver creates a butterfly shape while performing yo-yo tricksValerie Oliver creates a butterfly shape while performing yo-yo tricks during a Summer Enrichment Program called the Science of Spin.

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AROO4U to hop into town Friday

AROO4U will hop into town this week as part of the Summer Enrichment program provided by the Friends of the Franklin County Library at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19 at the First Baptist Church gym.

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Family tradition of fireworks at Lake Cypress supports fire dept

The annual Independence Day weekend fireworks show over Lake Cypress Springs is a family tradition and one of many programs that make Mount Vernon and Franklin County “More than just a dot on a map.”

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Library fun

Older brother Caden keeps watch as Beau,  sister, Maddie, and her friend Clair Goodman create pictures.Beau Wilhite, center, joins the fun and tries to color with chalk on the sidewalk and wall outside the Franklin County Library on Tuesday, July 2.

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Not too late to register Lunches of Love

The 11th annual Lunches of Love program begins Monday, July 8 and continues through Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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Frazier, Morton promoted at Texas American Bank

Ashley Morton, Jason FrazierJason Frazier and Ashley Morton recently received promotions at Texas American Bank (TAB).

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Fireworks set up

Patrick Boltz, at right,local firefighters, clockwise from the top, Eddie Rhoades, Cody Buck, Tracy Miller, Henry Britton, and Bill Richards.Patrick Boltz, at right, works to set up fireworks at Mary King Park on the shore of Lake Cypress Springs for the annual show on Saturday, June 29.

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United Way allocates funds for 2020 with $23,000 goal

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $23,000 for its 2019 campaign that will be collected in 2020.

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Fireworks

An abundance of fireworks, both low to the ground and high above the crowd,An abundance of fireworks, both low to the ground and high above the crowd, can be seen during the grand finale of the 22nd annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, June 29.

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