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Keys to Fashion, Fashion Show and Tea benefit for Fannin County Family Crisis Center and the Creative Arts Center

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March 24, 2011 - On Saturday, April 2nd, at 1 p.m., the Creative Arts Center (CAC), located at 200 W 5th Street in Bonham, will be transformed into an elegant tea room, hosting the 2nd Annual 4-H Fashion Show and Tea; "Keys to Fashion," benefiting the youth and family services of the CAC and Fannin County Family Crisis Center (FCFCC). Similar to last year's highly successful event, in which over $600 was raised for the CAC and FCFCC, 4-H youth will model fashions they've constructed in their clothing and textiles projects as part of their county fashion show competition, qualifying to participate in the District 4-H Fashion Show later in April.


Bonham donates to FCFCC

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March 24, 2011 - On Friday March 18, the Crisis Center received a nice surprise. When the doorbell rang, we thought it was a client at the door but it turned out to be Corby Alexander and Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd. They had come to personally present a check to Executive Director Becky Williams.

Donations are a huge part of the Crisis Center budget and always appreciated. Thank you to the City of Bonham for your support.

If you need help or know someone who needs help, you can reach our office at 903-583-7694. As always, for emergencies, the hotline at 903-583-7000 is answered 24 hours a day by trained advocates.


Red Cross holding annual garage sale

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March 24, 2011 - The Texoma Area Chapter of The American Red Cross provides emergency services, shelters, and medications to victims of disasters in Cooke, Grayson and Fannin counties without charge. The Chapter also provides training in CPR, swimming, babysitting classes and shelter operation to name just a few.

To offset the cost of these operations, the Texoma Chapter is holding one of its three major fundraising events April 15-17 in the old J C Penny's building at the Midway Mall in Sherman. The annual garage sale has grown every year due to the generosity of the people of Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin counties. Once again the Red Cross is seeking donations for the upcoming sale.


Sheriff names new Chief Deputy

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March 24, 2011 - Due to the retirement of Ray Ryan, the Fannin County Sheriff's Office has recently filled the position of Chief Deputy from within the department. James Woods was promoted on March 14, 2011 to fill the position.

Woods began working emergency services for the citizens of Fannin County in 1999 as an EMT with East Texas Medical EMS. He graduated Texoma Regional Police Academy in the fall of 2001 and began his career as a Patrolman for the City of Honey Grove. He was elected Constable, Precinct 3, in the fall of 2004. Woods began working for the Fannin County Sheriff's Office in May of 2004 as a Jailer. He then promoted to Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and most recently Chief Deputy.


Master Gardener Expo Saturday to include many vendors

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March 24, 2011 - The Garden, Lawn and Home Expo sponsored by the Fannin County Master Gardeners will be Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Bonham Civic Center (former Armory Bldg) in Bonham. Come and plan to stay all day, visiting the vendor booths between presentations up until 4 p.m.


Chief Deputy Ray announces retirement from sheriff's office

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March 17, 2011 - Sheriff says county patroling has not lapsed and deputies are out doing their jobs

Chief Deputy Ray Ryan has announced his retirement from Fannin County Sheriff's Office. He applied for a position in the fall and was recently contacted with an offer of employment as Training Coordinator with Community Education Center.

Chief Ryan's strong professional background of service has included 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and about 31 years as a Texas Peace Officer.


Children's Center selling blue shirts

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March 17, 2011 - The Fannin County Children's Center is taking orders again for their Blue Shirts. The royal blue shirts proclaim "No Excuse for Child Abuse" in bold letters on the front. The back of the shirt includes the words "I stand up for kids."

Organizers are also working on plans for this year's Stand Up for Kids event. Many new activities are being planned to make it a fun event for the whole family to come and go from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at Family Video in Bonham.


Bluegrass festival this weekend

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March 17, 2011 - The 5th Annual Spring Break in Bonham Bluegrass Festival will be held March 18-19 at the Fannin County Multi-Purpose Complex at 700 FM 87 (Hwy. 56 and FM 87) in Bonham. On Friday the festivities are from 1-10 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.


Master Gardeners to meet on April 4

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March 17, 2011 - The Fannin County Master Gardeners will meet on Monday, April 4, at noon in the Williams Building at the First Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Center and 9th Street in Bonham.

Following the business meeting there will be a special program on how to grow vegetables in hay bales, presented by Frances Robinson, who is a master gardener from Lamar County. Robinson will also discuss how to preserve and store seeds from plants in your garden.


Caddo Grasslands feral hog hunt results in 137 captured

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March 17, 2011 - During the feral hog hunt in the county recently, a total of 137 hogs were harvested. Of those, 55 were given away to people requesting them, the rest were either utilized by the owner for personal use or sold in Windom to the State Buying Facility. A total of 12 teams signed up and three separate individuals. Winners were as follows: first place ($1000) - Brad Phillips of Telephone, second place ($750) - Alan Andrew of Honey Grove, and thirdplace ($500) - Andy Moss of Chicota. Daily prize winners were Brad Phillipsof Telephone, Holly McCutchin, of Dallas, Austin McKinney of Lewisville, Michael Sylkatis ofMcKinney, Ray Lopez, of Farmers Branch, Frank Payne of Chicota, Alan Andrew of Honey Grove, and Steve Bennett of Trenton.

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