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Purley fire house

Kami and Kendal Labutis took a turn sitting in one of the Purley fire department’s trucks during an open house/fund raising eventKami and Kendal Labutis took a turn sitting in one of the Purley fire department’s trucks during an open house/fund raising event on Saturday, April 26. The department treated the 150 people who stopped by to hot dogs and cold drinks. About $500 in donations was received.

Arbor Day celebration

Tiger Cub Gage Sixkiller, Abby Lovier, Bear Cub Phillip DeBruijn, and Wolf Cub Riley Henderson work together to plant a Butterfly shrub on the downtown plaza at the City of Mount Vernon’s Arbor Day celebration.Tiger Cub Gage Sixkiller, Abby Lovier, Bear Cub Phillip DeBruijn, and Wolf Cub Riley Henderson work together to plant a Butterfly shrub on the downtown plaza at the City of Mount Vernon’s Arbor Day celebration.

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Jimmy Foster named honorary chairman for 2014 Relay for Life

Jimmy FosterJimmy Foster has been named as the honorary chairman for the 2014 Relay for Life event. It will be Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Don Meredith Stadium.

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Fish Fry

Members of the Order of the Eastern Star dish up fried fish and all the fixings during their fund raiser at the Masonic LodgeMembers of the Order of the Eastern Star dish up fried fish and all the fixings during their fund raiser at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, April 26.

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9-1-1 dispatchers honored by ATCOG

 Sandie Embrey of ATCOG presents Supervisor Joe Shadbolt  with a certificate of appreciation for all of the dispatchersIn celebration of National Telecommunicators Week, April 13-19, the Ark Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Program honored the dedicated dispatchers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office by presenting them a certificate of appreciation.

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Bank reports 400 at picnic

Brad Sears ladles chili onto hot dogs for JoAnn and George Turner. Brad Sears ladles chili onto hot dogs for JoAnn and George Turner. Approximately 400 people attended the annual First National Bank Spring Picnic at their Cypress Springs Branch office on Saturday, April 26.

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Knott to be Day of Prayer speaker

Rev. Kory KnottThe Rev. Kory Knott will be the speaker for Franklin County’s 2014 National Day of Prayer event. The annual luncheon will be Thursday, May 1 at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center at noon.

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National day of Prayer event set for Thursday, May 1

“One Voice, United in Prayer” is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer. The theme is highlighted by Romans 15:6 and the observance of the event is scheduled for Thursday, May 1.

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Chili cook off raises $10,000 for food bank

Chili cook off winnersAlmost $10,000 was raised for the Community Food Bank of Franklin County through the efforts in conjunction with the chili cook off on Saturday, April 19.
The event had originally been planned for December, but inclement weather caused it to be postponed. A total of $8,800 was pledged to the food bank in December.

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