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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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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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Grocery Price Watch: Why the rise in food prices?

Based on the Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch survey’s second quarter results, Texans paid $47.57, on average, for a basket of 16 staple food items.

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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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Free gift baskets offered by library

To boost their social media presence, the Franklin County Library is giving away two summer gift baskets. The baskets include books, beach towels, sunscreen and book related paraphernalia.

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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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Guaranty Named ICBA Top Performing Community Bank

Guaranty Bond Bank was named as a Top Performing Community Bank in the June 2014 issue of ICBA Independent Banker magazine.

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Patriotic drawing

Emmy McCamant uses chalk to draw an American Flag on the wall of the Franklin County Library. Emmy McCamant uses chalk to draw an American Flag on the wall of the Franklin County Library. During the summer reading program on Tuesday, July 1, children learned about color and discussed all the colors that will be seen during the Independence Day weekend from flags to fireworks.

Allocation recommendations to be made Thursday

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way was yesterday, Wednesday, June 25 in the First National Bank Board Room.

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