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Entries sought for Homecoming Parade

Students and individuals in the community are encouraged to begin thinking now  of ideas to decorate a float or vehicle for the Mount Vernon Homecoming Parade on Monday, September 14

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Rural Beauty Spot

The home of Tom Hardy in the 3600 block of FM 115 was honored as the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Beauty Spot for the month of August.The home of Tom Hardy in the 3600 block of FM 115 was honored as the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Beauty Spot for the month of August. Mr. Hardy’s front entrance

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Benefit fish-fry Saturday

The United Way of Franklin County will provide an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, September 5. Donations for the fish and all the trimmings meal

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Scout rally, sign up September 10

The annual Cub Scout Rally to sign up new members has been set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium. The Cub Scout program is for boys

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Fish-fry planned for Labor Day Weekend

The annual Labor Day Weekend fish-fry to benefit the United Way of Franklin County has been set for Saturday, September 5 from 5 to 7 p.m at the Masonic Lodge in Mount Vernon

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Yard of the Month

The home of Cliff and Kathy Marks was honored as the Yard of the Month by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.The home of Cliff and Kathy Marks was honored as the Yard of the Month by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The beautiful green lawn is separated from the house by flower beds

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Members recognized for year’s activities, new officers elected

Franklin County 4-H Club 2014-15 Year End Wrap-up RecognitionsThe Franklin County 4-H  Club conducted its annual Awards Banquet and election of officers for the coming year Tuesday night, August 11 at the airport community hall.

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Minimal rain recorded in county during August

Less than an inch of rain was recorded in Franklin County during the month of August, and no record high nor low temperatures were noted. See the September 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details about August weather.

Hunter course Saturday

The field exercise and exam portion of the Home Study Hunter Safety Course will be offered Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hunters Creek Ranch

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