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Local ministry supplying water purification units to Puerto Rico

John McAuley, Bob Pierson, Kenny Spurlin and Randy Burrow from First Baptist Church in Winnsboro and Nelda Crocker from New Hope Baptist Church in Scroggins volunteered last week to prepare buckets for use in water purification. After the devastation from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, one of the most critical needs in Puerto Rico is access to clean water. A local group has stepped up to help.

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Harvey relief

Zander Redar, Jose Arzola, Josh Finney, Caleb Davila, and Paul Tullis deliver donations to a Hull Daisetta ISD staff member on Saturday, September 23.Zander Redar, Jose Arzola, Josh Finney, Caleb Davila, and Paul Tullis deliver donations to a Hull Daisetta ISD staff member on Saturday, September 23.

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Library receives grant for new shelving

Grants totaling $49,175 were formally accepted by the Franklin County Commissioners Court on behalf of the Franklin County Library at its regular Monday morning meeting this week.

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Fourth HOME Program planned by city

After completing their third round of building replacements for substandard homes, the Mount Vernon City is ready to begin the process for a fourth round of the HOME Program.

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Fifteenth Handicapable Rodeo successful

Ruben Saavedra of Chapel Hill ISD thoroughly enjoys his opportunity to ride the “bull”.Ruben Saavedra of Chapel Hill ISD thoroughly enjoys his opportunity to ride the “bull”. The 15th annual Handicapable Rodeo was attended by more than 800 people.

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Blizzard winners

Ethyl Dillard, Yolanda B. Stone, Joyce KenemoreEthyl Dillard, Yolanda B. Stone, Joyce Kenemore and Jerry Boyd (not shown) were winners in the local Dairy Queen drawing. They each won a free Blizzard each month for a year.

Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 33rd annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 14.

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Cannon benefit Saturday

A benefit for Kathy Turner Cannon will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 at the Hagansport Community Center.

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Ribbon Cutting

 Members of the staff, Sixto DeLeon, Reina Hernandez, Jennifer Karina Barajas, Patricia Ibarra, and Gabriel Sherwood helped to cut the ribbon.A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the El Manna Tex-Mex Restaurant’s joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was on Thursday, September 14.

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