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District Clerk hosting Passport Fair

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April 14, 2011 - The Fannin County District Clerk is hosting a Passport Fair in Bonham on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. The fair will be held on the second floor of the Fannin County Courthouse located at 101 E. Sam Rayburn Dr. in Bonham (downtown Bonham square).


Fannin County officials attend preparedness workshop

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April 14, 2011 - Darrell Brewer, Fannin County Emergency Management Coordinator arranged for the Texas Division of Emergency Management to present a workshop for public officials and civil servants.

Sherri Copeland, Regional Liaison Officer for region Sub 1C-A used a PowerPoint presentation and lecture on the governmental chain of command for local responsibilities during the four phases of emergency management - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, and the emergency management program activities, such as planning, training, and exercising.


CAC to host several upcoming events

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April 14, 2011 - The Creative Arts Center in Bonham is co-hosting, along with the Fannin County Children's Center, their annual art contests together as a single event this year. The purpose is to celebrate the children!

There will be an Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, April 24 at 6:30 a.m. in the garden at the Creative Arts Center and light refreshments will be served. On Saturday, April 30, there will be an Iris show exhibit from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Kidz Krew wows crowds with Sherlock performance

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April 14, 2011 - Early in April, the Creative Arts Center Kidz Krew Performing Arts Program performed on the Windom stage, presenting "Sherlock Holmes and the Grimm Imbriglio". The crowds were impressed with the story, costumes and the 21 talented young actors.


Trenton Beta Clubs plan Family Fun Day

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April 14, 2011 - The Junior and Senior Beta clubs at Trenton ISD are sponsoring a full day of events for a Family Fun Day on saturday, April 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and be a part of this event, with all proceeds benefiting the beta clubs. The money will be used to offset expenses associated with attending the state convention and for academic scholarships.


Songwriters invited to participate in contest

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April 14, 2011 - Organizers of the Ruby Allmond Songwriting Contest are gearing up for the 2011 contest and are inviting songwriters to write a song or two and participate. The contest is free and cash prizes are awarded to the winners. Entry forms and rules are available for download at The original song on cassette or CD with entry and typed lyrics should be sent to Ruby Allmond Songwriting Contest, PO Box 507, Bonham, TX 75418 before July 1. The ten finalists will sing their songs in Bonham on Aug. 6 and judges will select the winners. Visit the website above for more information.


Sam Rayburn House museum restoration beginning in May

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April 14, 2011 - The Sam Rayburn House Museum will undergo restoration work beginning in May 2011 that will last approximately ten months. The restoration will include work to the exterior of the house museum and will restore several historic architectural elements. Improvements will be made to the museum's visitor center and adjacent grounds.

As of April 5, tours are now limited to the site grounds and the visitor center while the staff prepare for the house museum restoration work. The newest visitor center exhibit, "Preserving the Speaker's Legacy: Restoration and Renovation at the Sam Rayburn House Museum," will remain open to the public during much of the project. However, once the restoration work gets underway in May the museum grounds will not be available for tours until the project is complete.


Collin and Fannin County AgriLife hosting "Small Grains Field Day" in Leonard and Farmersville

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April 14, 2011 - A "Small Grains Field Day" educational event for area producers will be held at research plots near Farmersville and the Leonard High School Ag Science Building on Thursday, May 12.The Texas AgriLife Extension Service from Collin and Fannin Counties will host this free event from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided.Several Extension Specialists and Texas AgriLife Research Scientists will present the latest information on small grains research using the Texas A&M -Commerce and Texas AgriLife Extension Research Plots in Farmersville and Leonard as an outdoor classroom.


Adolph Dehn Exhibit ends next Thursday

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April 14, 2011 - The Adolph Dehn Exhibit and Sale at the Creative Arts Center in Bonham, closes Thursday, April 21. This unique exhibit of over a hundred 20th century lithographs and water media paintings with subject matter ranging from Nebraska farmland scenes to New York City streets to Paris follies dancers is worth the drive to Bonham.

The Creative Arts Center is located at 200 West Fifth (one block northwest of the city square) with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday - other times by appointment. For more information call 903-640-2196 or visit


Politics: Abbott, Texas CASA launch campaign to recruit more volunteers to help Texas foster children

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April 14, 2011 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas CASA, Inc. representatives today observed Child Abuse Prevention Month and commended the thousands of volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Texas foster children.

Attorney General Abbott and Texas CASA volunteer Carol Cates stressed the vital role that CASAs provide to abused and neglected children. Texas CASA, Inc. trains volunteers across the state to objectively advocate for a foster child's best interests in state courts. These dedicated volunteers are also taught to help children through the foster care system and help these young victims rebuild their lives.

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