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Yard of the week

Courtesy photo Yard of the Week The Keep Sherman Beautiful Commission has selected a home at 703 North Holly for its “Yard of the Week” for district 4. The Yard of the Week program will run through the end of September. Anyone having a nomination is encouraged to go to the group’s Facebook page and send a private message with the address.

Creative Arts Center hosts fall activities

BONHAM - Theater workshops, art and drawing classes, art parties, an essay contest and a special performance are all set for this fall at the Creative Arts Center (CAC). The non-profit center is located at 200 West 5th Street in Bonham and is overseen by executive director, Lisa Avila.

District 3 Yard of the Week

Courtesy photo The Lopez family residence at 125 Wilson was recently selected by Keep Sherman Beautiful as it’s “Yard of the Week” for District 3. The Yard of the Week program will continue through the end of September.

University program aims to diversify conservation workforce

SEATTLE — Growing up in Chicago, Jesse Okwu’s closest connection to nature was watching environmental documentaries on public television. So when he came to Washington for an eight-week summer program on conservation issues, and visited the state’s national parks and desert landscapes, it was his first real encounter with the wilderness.

Talking Dogs: Salutes and tips for owning a canine friend

Dog lovers had cause to rejoice the last week of August, as the 25th was National Dog Day. This “Howliday” was started in 2004 to encourage the adoption of dogs in shelters — and bring attention to the ridiculously high numbers of such dogs. If you’ve decided you’re ready for the responsibility of owning and caring for a dog, consider finding your new companion at your local shelter or a pure breed rescue organization.

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To curb shark attacks, why not just move the sharks?

Shark attacks are not as big of a problem as many people think. Despite our fear of sharks, they kill fewer than 10 people in an average year. Humans, meanwhile, kill roughly 100 million sharks annually. That means we slaughter about 10 million sharks for every person who dies in a shark attack.