June 16, 2011 - First Baptist Church of Randolph is hosting Vacation Bible School next week, June 20-24, from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with the theme "Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street". Children are invited to learn how Jesus makes a difference every day, exploring five of Jesus' parables about everyday people in everyday situations. Kids will be challenged to take a new look at what the Bible says about gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, grace, and faithfulness, and let Jesus make an amazing difference in their everyday lives. The fun begins Monday, June 20 and ends Friday, June 24. The church is located at 1099 Business State Highway 121 in Randolph. Activities include lunch. For more information, or to register, call Pastor David at 903-583-2878.
June 16, 2011 - "The Hicks", local brother and sister team Jerod Hicks and Kristina Nelson, opened the fifth concert week,June 2with a few gospel songs, followed by country favorites; Boondocks and Willie Nelson's On The Road Again, changing things up later with Old Time Rock and Roll.
June 16, 2011 - Local HAMS will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities June 25. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events worldwide.
June 16, 2011 - Are you interested in learning more about gardening while helping to educate your neighbors and the Fannin County community?Master Gardeners are a very active and exciting group. If you would like to volunteer your time in this way, becoming a Texas Master Gardener might be just for you.
June 2, 2011 - Skydivers from all over Texas swarmed to Skydive Dallas, located south of Whitewright, on Thursday afternoon, May 26, to watch a B-25 bomber from the Confederate Air Force fly over.
June 2, 2011 - On May 28, the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate met jointly to hold a memorial ceremony to honor Texan soldiers who lost their lives in the global war against terrorism. The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the Texas National Guard, the singing of the national anthem, and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Members of the legislature spoke briefly about the sacrifices made by the service members and their families before the Governor presented state flags to the families of the fallen Texans.
June 2, 2011 - Recently Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) voted with the House Majority to pass H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, which passed a vote of266-149. The House will vote on H.R. 1229, Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act, next Tuesday.
"These bills will help set America on a responsible path to safely develop our abundant offshore oil and natural gas energy resources," said Hall. "I have long been a supporter of pursuing an across-the-board energy policy that includes offshore exploration."
May 26, 2011 - On Saturday, residents from all over Fannin County converged on the Multi-Purpose Complex to honor and celebrate the area's Veterans, Military servicemen and women along with the area's senior citizens with dinner and entertainment. The 13th Annual Armed Forces Day Dinner and Celebration event provided the attendees with entertainment by Rita Fulmer during a catfish and chicken fried steak dinner from Cappy's Caf. Many of the tables were adorned with flags representing the five branches of our Armed Forces while the stage held a pride-inspiring picture of eight United States Flags and two State of Texas Flags.
May 26, 2011 - Fannin County Family Crisis Center (FCFCC) is the proud recipient of a $136,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation. This grant money is to pay for remodeling the building that FCFCC bought at 118 E. Sam Rayburn Drive in Bonham. FCFCC wanted to be able to better serve the citizens of Fannin County and this grant makes that possible.
May 26, 2011 - Hannah's Horseshoes of Hope Therapeutic Riding Center in Dodd City has set its summer camp program and offers a variety of opportunities for children with special needs as well as for youngsters who want to learn to ride.
The organization is hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a horse show highlighting the accomplishments of the student riders plus a driving exhibition! The horse show will be at 10 a.m. so come and join the fun. The Texoma Regional Blood Center will have their Bloodmobile at Hannah's so come on out and donate much-needed blood. It only takes 30 minutes! There will be vendors and concessions at the event.