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Fowl escape

A trio of Guinea fowl appear to be making an escape just in time to miss being part of Thanksgiving dinner.A trio of Guinea fowl appear to be making an escape just in time to miss being part of Thanksgiving dinner. The group slipped under a barbed wire fence from a yard on CR SE4105 last week and wandered along the edge of the roadway.

Food safety course to be offered

A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Franklin County on Tuesday, December 15.

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Redneck, motorcycle games played at Alamo Mission Museum

Chandler Bogue tosses a toilet seat toward a metal post while competing in Redneck horseshoes.Chandler Bogue tosses a toilet seat toward a metal post while competing in Redneck horseshoes. The eighth annual Redneck Games, cooking contests, and trade day events were bigger this year

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Festival registrations continue

Registration for events in conjunction with the 2015 Christmas Festival continue. Those wishing to participate in the annual Christmas parade, the Chili Cook Off, or who wish to set up a vendor booth

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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon on Monday, November 23 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Robin Simmons claims 2015 Aggie Ring Wing Ding title

Robin Simmons and Laura Calvert with Sarah Grace Simmons, Keegan Sheets, and Brylan Sheets.Robin Simmons and Laura Calvert with Sarah Grace Simmons, Keegan Sheets, and Brylan Sheets. Mrs. Simmons took the top honors at the fourth annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing on Saturday, November 14.

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Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire revival this week

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire is the theme for a community wide revival set for 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 21-23 on the downtown plaza.

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Angel numbers up 10 percent

The number of Angels needing adoption is up just under 10 percent from this time last year, according to Amy Ford, coordinator for the gift portion of the Christmas for All project and

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Thanksgiving dinner at Legion Friday

Members of  the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary for Post 243 will be hosts for a community Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, November 20 at the post hall on CR SE4265, south off FM 21.

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