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A float in the 2017 Fourth of July Independence Day Parade crosses Fourth and Elm St. The parade will be returning this year after not taking place due to COVID-19 precautions in place last year. The parade will be held on the downtown square following a ceremony for military service members at the Young County Courthouse gazebo.
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The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center in 2017 hosts a reception for the Lake Country Art Show. The reception this year will be held July 31 at the OPOMAC.
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On Thursday, June 10 the Graham City Council tabled and created a committee to review a business proposal for renovations and additions to Lake Eddleman Park from RKJ Adventures, LLC. The proposal states the initial plan is to have two sides to the business which will be the RV Park and Beach Park. The RV Park is proposed to have 40-50 RV sites with room to expand to 65-70 sites.
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A rendering of updates to the Graham Area Crisis Center Food Pantry and Nifty Thrifty building which will be coming in the future. The parking lot resurfacing project is scheduled to take place the week of July 12.
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A float in the 2017 Fourth of July Independence Day Parade crosses Fourth and Elm St. The parade will be returning this year after not taking place due to COVID-19 precautions in place last year. The parade will be held on the downtown square following a ceremony for military service members at the Young County Courthouse gazebo.
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While the COVID-19 pandemic canceled some of the festivities in Graham for the Fourth of July last year, all events are returning in full force this year with a full schedule of activities.

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The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center in 2017 hosts a reception for the Lake Country Art Show. The reception this year will be held July 31 at the OPOMAC.
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The Graham Art Guild Lake Country Art Show is making its way to the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center next month and welcomes art from guilds and clubs to display their works from a variety of

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On Thursday, June 10 the Graham City Council tabled and created a committee to review a business proposal for renovations and additions to Lake Eddleman Park from RKJ Adventures, LLC. The proposal states the initial plan is to have two sides to the business which will be the RV Park and Beach Park. The RV Park is proposed to have 40-50 RV sites with room to expand to 65-70 sites.
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The Graham City Council tabled and created a committee to review a business proposal for renovations and additions to Lake Eddleman Park from RKJ Adventures, LLC.

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A rendering of updates to the Graham Area Crisis Center Food Pantry and Nifty Thrifty building which will be coming in the future. The parking lot resurfacing project is scheduled to take place the week of July 12.
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The Graham Crisis Center is receiving donations of labor and establishing funding for the repair of the parking lot at the Food Pantry and Nifty Thrifty location on Indiana St.

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The Graham ISD Board of Trustees last week followed up a discussion from May regarding public comments related to district incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination made to students.

Sports

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Postseason honors continue to roll in for Graham High School athletes.

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Former Big Spring coach Kris Hise arrived with his family this week in Graham. He will replace Steers basketball coach Marcus Morris, who left last month to coach at Midland Greenwood. Hise coached at Hamlin, Wheeler and Big Spring before arriving at Graham High School
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Graham High School athletic director Kenny Davidson has found his guy to lead the Steers basketball team. Kris Hise, formerly of Big Spring, was selected for the job and started this week.

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Possum Kingdom Lake was left off the 2021 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series schedule. The series has competed at Hell’s Gate, located on the lake, for five years after skipping the lake in 2019. It was slated to return in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the season.
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The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make a return this weekend after a one-year absence. Missing from the 2021 calendar is Possum Kingdom Lake and Hell’s Gate.

Obituaries

Eloise Spivey, 91, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Graham. Graveside funeral will be Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11 a.m. in Pioneer Cemetery. Family visitation willl be Friday from 9 a.m.

Richard Potts went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Graham. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Barclay Room at Young County Arena.

Janice Marie Hartley (Gray) of Troy, Ohio passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 3, 2021, at the age of 90 years, 105 days.

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