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Religious procession conducted

A procession as part of the local celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,A procession as part of the local celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas and protector of the unborn, wound through the streets of Mount Vernon on Sunday, December 11.

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Duenez medical fund account created

An account has been created at First National Bank For Sarah Duenez. She has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is currently taking chemotherapy treatments.

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Neal, McQueen snag UPRA titles

Jocee Neal was recently crowned Miss UPRA 2017, and Rebekah McQueen was crowned Miss Teen UPRA 2017.Jocee Neal was recently crowned Miss UPRA 2017, and Rebekah McQueen was crowned Miss Teen UPRA 2017.

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Local Farm Bureau has 35 years of growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized for 35 years of continuous gain in memberships by the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).

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Miss Rodeo America 2017

Lisa Lageschaar was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2017 this weekend in Las Vegas.Lisa Lageschaar was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2017 this weekend in Las Vegas. She was crowned Miss Rodeo Texas 2016 in June.

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Rutledge family honored for 100 years of farm production

Agricuture Commissioner Sid Miller presents Joy and Max Rutledge with a certificate from the Family Land Heritage Program on the floor of the House of Representatives at the State Capital in Austin.Agricuture Commissioner Sid Miller presents Joy and Max Rutledge with a certificate from the Family Land Heritage Program on the floor of the House of Representatives at the State Capital in Austin.

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Area beekeepers to meet Tuesday

A meeting of the Wood County Beekeeper’s Association will be on Tuesday, December 6. There will be a holiday potluck dinner and a discussion on caring for honey bees from both new and longtime beekeepers. See the December 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Easterling to speak at Genealogy on Monday

Don Easterling will present a short program on World War II in Franklin County at the December Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) meeting.

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Heifer project

Destiny Barron and her heifer, Heidi, earned second in class and won junior showmanship out of 19 teamsDestiny Barron and her heifer, Heidi, earned second in class and won junior showmanship out of 19 teams on Saturday, November 19 in Mount Pleasant.

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