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Extension office joins weight loss program

The Franklin County Extension Service is participating in the fifth annual Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge.

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MLK Unity March January 16

The annual “Unity March” in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is set for Monday, January 16.

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Pre-Civil War turmoil topic for meeting

The turmoil in Northeast Texas during the decade preceding the Civil War and its far reaching effects will be the subject of the program for the annual membership meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association Monday evening, January 2.

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Winning door

The Tax Assessor’s office was chosen as the winner for their depiction of a gingerbread house. Various departments at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center participated in a holiday door decorating contest.

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Holiday calendar announced

Franklin County Commissioners adopted the 2017 Holiday Calendar during a recent court meeting.

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Roller coaster temperatures keep December weather changing

A wide range of temperatures from 15° to 81° set Franklin County citizens on  a roller coaster ride during December 2016 with apparel ranging from heavy coats and gloves to shorts and flip flops.

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Reserve Grand Champion

Destiny Barron shows off the blanket she received for Reserve Grand Champion for Exotic Division and a plaque for breed winner after showing her heifer Heidi.Destiny Barron shows off the blanket she received for Reserve Grand Champion for Exotic Division and a plaque for breed winner after showing her heifer Heidi. They pair showed at the Morris County 4-H Jackpot event in Daingerfield.

Introduction to Beekeeping Class set

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will have a one day Introduction to Beekeeping Class on Saturday January 7, 2017.

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Optic-Herald office to close for holidays

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will close for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Optic-Herald office will be closed Friday, December 23.

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