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Food for Christmas boxes

Stephanie Herrera and David Epperson delivered around 700 pounds of food and $829 in donations to Food Bank representatives Jim Stinson, Dick Alexander, and Richard LeeStephanie Herrera and David Epperson delivered around 700 pounds of food and $829 in donations to Food Bank representatives Jim Stinson, Dick Alexander, and Richard Lee December 5 to help fill the Christmas boxes. The food was collected in conjunction with the American Legion’s Bingo for Food campaign.

Library makes plans for 2020 programs

The staff at the Franklin County Library is making plans for the coming year to provide a variety of programs and experiences to enrich lives for local residents.

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Residents ask for organized effort to preserve trees

Several residents of Lake Cypress Springs spoke to the water district’s board of directors to ask for organized efforts in preserving trees on district property,

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Bryan delcared outstanding volunteer

Linda Bryan and the Bryan family display display awards accepted on behalf of Wayne Bryan, Franklin County Genealogy Outstanding Volunteer, 2019,Linda Bryan and the Bryan family display display awards accepted on behalf of Wayne Bryan, Franklin County Genealogy Outstanding Volunteer, 2019, at the December 16 monthly meeting.

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Library to close Christmas week

The Franklin County Library will be closed during Christmas week. The Library will close at 5 p.m. Friday, December 20 and will not reopen until 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 30.

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The Stand Off

Poppy Briscoe was not quite sure if she really wanted to sit on Santa’s lap. Even after confirming that she was on the “nice list” and despite encouragement from her mother, Amy, center, and her grandmother, Diana Cox, leftPoppy Briscoe was not quite sure if she really wanted to sit on Santa’s lap. Even after confirming that she was on the “nice list” and despite encouragement from her mother, Amy, center, and her grandmother, Diana Cox, left, she could not be convinced.

Flying fairy

Savanna Maxton, flies high above the crowd at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon as she portrays a fairy who wakes up a variety of toys as Hannah Jobe sings “Toyland” at the church’s annual Christmas program.Savanna Maxton, flies high above the crowd at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon as she portrays a fairy who wakes up a variety of toys as Hannah Jobe sings “Toyland” at the church’s annual Christmas program.

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Visit with Santa

McKenna Gerdes, Paisley Gann, and Gable Scott piled into Santa’s sleigh to share their Christmas wishes.McKenna Gerdes, Paisley Gann, and Gable Scott piled into Santa’s sleigh to share their Christmas wishes. Santa and his reindeer made a stop at Tom Scott Lumber Yard to visit with area children and allow them to pet the reindeer on the nose on Thursday, December 19. 

Local family receives much needed wheelchair ramp

From left, Harry Earl, Dustin Lueckemeyer, and Stan Silva use a chop saw to cut a piece of planking in half, while John Laine reaches for another piece of lumber.  In the background, Tom Nuchols, Tim Kelley, and Joe Andrews secure the lumber to the framing for the porch and ramp.Volunteers with the Texas Ramp Project work to replace a wheelchair ramp at the home of Michael and Macie Evans on Church St. on Saturday, December 7.

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