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Howard DeHart takes a minute to lift the BBQ lid for the newspaper to get a look inside at the finished brisket served at the annual Masonic Lodge BBQ.

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Service with a smile as Macy Leamon, Grace Called, Karly Leamon and Abigail Zeig get ready to serve as the doors open on the annual Masonic Lodge BBQ.

Brisket, Ribs and Sausage for scholarship funds

A staple in the community is the annual Masonic Lodge BBQ Scholarship fund raiser which is one of the many community contributions that helps fund the “Building Toward The Future” scholarship

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Franklin Softball is well represented as these girls hustle to the infield when their team was called. Pink is a great Softball team color.

Stepping onto the mound in Franklin

It’s always a busy time of year and 2019 has been no exception as more than 1000 people made their way to The Ranch Saturday for the annual start of

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Officer Williams speaking to the group of Cub Scouts in Bremond about responsibilities of first responders and answering questions the might have.

BPD talks to Cub Scouts

Officer Williams with the Bremond Police Department was invited and honored to speak to the Bremond Cub Scouts last week at their meeting. Officer Williams had a great time explaining

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Angie Bertrand is one of the belles of the ball dressed to impress as she wandered about the event with this big smile on her face all night long at the St. Francis of Assisi

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Kayce Hedrick hears the final ticket called leaving her the winner of the $5,000.00 grand prize at the St. Francis of Assisi Mardi Gras this past Saturday Evening. Kayce was representing a bidding buyers group that paid just $1,100.00 to get back in the game netting $3,900.00 in profit with their timely buy back.

Mardi Gras this past Saturday Night

Mardi Gras event bigger and better than ever

You would never had known that last year Mardi Gras was not held, in fact the church made the decision to hold the fund-raising event once every other year, but


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