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FCRW to announce bookmark winners, hold meeting

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MAY 5, 2011 - The Fannin County Republican Women have several opportunities this month for residents of our county. On Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m., winners of the "Get Hooked... Read a Book" contest will be announced at a reception in honor of the eighth grade students who submitted bookmarks for the Literary Awareness Program. The reception is opened to the public and will be held at the Creative Arts Center 200 W. 5th St. in Bonham.


Chrystal Opry House hosting events this week

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MAY 5, 2011 - The Chrystal Opry House will host their regular Bluegrass jam on Thursday night, May 5, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. as usual. Donations will be accepted at the door to defray expenses.


4-H donates to Habitat for Humanity house

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April 28, 2011 - On Saturday April 23,Texas Star 4-H of Fannin County donated a home welcoming basket for the new Habitat For Humanity House in Leonard, built for the Vega family. The basket contained items collected by Fannin County 4-H youth to help the Vega family settle into their new home.

For more information about Fannin County 4-H contact Texas AgriLife Extension agent Roger Skipper at 903-583-7453.


Barber honored for decade of leadership

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April 28, 2011 - Board members of the Fannin County Children's Center surprised their director with an award at their recent open house. Executive Director Sandy Barber was wrapping up her speech to those attending the nonprofit agency's open house, when Board President Cindy Bankston sprung the surprise on the unsuspecting director.


Precinct 4 barn site of hazardous waste collection Saturday

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April 28, 2011 - Dr. Susan B. Thomas, Executive Director of the Texoma Council of Governments, has announcedthe schedule for the 2011 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections in the Texoma Region. The collections will be held on Saturday, April 30, in three separate locations including the Criminal Justice Center located in Gainesville, Midway Mall in Sherman, and the Precinct 4 County Warehouse on the east side of Bonham. All collections will begin at 9 a.m. and close no later than 1 p.m.


Senate candidate speaks to Republican party

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April 28, 2011 - Last Thursday evening, the Fannin County Republican Party hosted Roger Williams, a leading Senatorial candidate, to a wonderful King Ranch Chicken Dinner among a large crowd at the Family Life Center in Bonham.

Soon after meeting Williams, there was no doubt in anyone's mind why he is a leader in endorsements and fundraising for the U.S. Senate, replacing the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchinson.


Master Gardeners will meet on Monday, May 2

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April 21, 2011 - The Fannin County Master Gardeners will hold their business meeting on Monday, May 2, at noon in the Williams Building at the First Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Center and 9th Street in Bonham.

Don't have room for a garden? Join the group after the business meeting - at approximately 1 p.m. - for a special program on square foot gardening, presented by Ann Golan, who is a master gardener from Lamar County.

The Master Gardeners welcome anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about gardening to attend this presentation. Those attending do not have to be a master gardener. For more information please contact the Fannin County Extension Office at 903-583-7453. Texas AgriLife Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.


Local DAR chapter hears a program on First Lady Caroline Harrison

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April 21, 2011 - The April meeting of the George Blakey Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed twelve members and one guest at the Elizabeth May Room of American Bank. Hostesses Alice Creecy and Nita Brandenburger presented a beautiful Easter theme.

Regent Betsy Sterkel shared a few upcoming lineage workshops to be held in Greenville on April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon and in Gainesville on June 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The Bertha Voyer Library in Honey Grove will also host a workshop on April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.


County holding meetings on animal control

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April 21, 2011 - There will be a series of meetings over the county regarding the animal control issue and decision by the Commissioners Court.

The first meeting will be Monday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse in Bonham, followed by a second one at 7:30 p.m. in Honey Grove.

Meetings are also scheduled the following day, Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Savoy Church of Christ, and at 7:30 p.m. at Leonard City Hall. County Judge Spanky Carter and Precinct 2 Commissioner will present at the meeting in Leonard.


Master Gardener training offered by AgriLife

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April 21, 2011 - Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering the Master Gardener training beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, and continuing every Wednesday through Nov. 9. Classes will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in Greenville at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. The cost of this training is $175, which includes the cost of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook, supplies and handouts and field trips.

Fannin County will be limited to sending five applicants to the training. Applications are available at the Fannin County Extension office, at the South Annex, 210 South Main Street, Bonham (903)583-7453, or online at The deadline for applications to be turned into the Extension office is July 1. Applications are county-specific!

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