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Safety campaign urges drivers to “Look twice for Motorcycles”

In an effort to reverse a five-percent year-over-year increase in motorcycle crash fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign.

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Meadow Park accepting tornado victim donations

Members of the Meadow Park Baptist Church will be accepting donations for the victims of the Arkansas tornado's. Many homes and businesses were destroyed this week, and many people lost everything.

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Macon homecoming planned

Members of the Macon Baptist Church will be hosts for a homecoming service on Sunday, May 4. The service will begin at 10 a.m. with singing and worship, followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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Fairview homecoming planned for May 4

The annual homecoming service at the Fairview Cemetery in northern Franklin County will be on Sunday, May 4. A business meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. The annual memorial service will be at 11 a.m. with a devotional and special music.

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Bird enthuasists flock to county for BirdFest events

About 60 people are expected to attend keynote speaker Noppadol Paothong’s address and dinner at the inaugural Prairies and Pineywoods BirdFest weekend, May 2 through 4, in Franklin County.

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Cinco de Mayo festival Sunday

The local celebration of Cinco de Mayo will be Sunday, May 4 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. The activities for the May 4 celebration will begin with a bilingual mass at 10:30 a.m.

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Philhower is prexy of Shakespeare Club

Linda Philhower was installed as the 2014-15 president of  The Shakespeare Club of Mount Vernon. The  annual installation of officers was conducted at their last meeting for the current club year.

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Annual Relay for Life is celebration of living

The seventh annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Franklin County is a celebration of cancer survivorship and a fun way to raise vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer.

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Providence Cemetery annual meeting set

The annual meeting of the Providence Cemetery Association has been set for Sunday, May 18 at Providence Church.The day will start with a pot luck dinner at 1 p.m.,

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