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Let there be lights

Carolyn Teague, Main Street Alliance Coordinator, third from right, accepted the donations. Employees of Texas Holiday Lights of Forney, represented by Troy Ottinger, second from right, installed the lights last week. The Key Club members, from right, Frankie Cooper, Katherine Cash, Ann Adams, Marsha Romines, Pam Greenberg, and Stephanie Hyman presented the $6,960 donation. Susan Reeves, in back, presented the $1,395 DBA donation.Representatives of the Key Club and the Downtown Business Association recently donated funds to replace the lights that line the tops of the buildings in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Riders for Back to School

More than 40 motorcycle enthusiasts took part in the “Riders Ride for Back to School” event on Saturday, August 9.More than 40 motorcycle enthusiasts took part in the “Riders Ride for Back to School” event on Saturday, August 9. Participants donated approximately $2,000 in cash and school supplies.

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Morton to lead local branch

Zarinska MortonGuaranty Bank and Trust is promoting Zarinska Morton to Vice President and Location Manager for their Mount Vernon branch. Miss Morton joined Guaranty in 2011 as Location Manager of the bank’s Bogata location and has 25 years of banking experience.

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Patients can access summary of care through MyETMC site

Patients who complete an inpatient or observation stay at any ETMC acute care hospital can access an online summary of care for their stay through the “MyETMC” web portal,

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Juicy watermelon

Ryland Long takes a big bite of juicy watermelon while he shares a bench in the downtown gazebo with Carissa Stephens.Ryland Long takes a big bite of juicy watermelon while he shares a bench in the downtown gazebo with Carissa Stephens. The Franklin County Library celebrated National Watermelon Day by serving free melons on the plaza.

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LaButis welcomed home from South Korea

Family, friends and community patriots joined to give Kenneth LaButis a heroes’ welcome home Tuesday evening, August 5. Members of local law enforcement, fire department and members of the Christian Motorcycle Association led a motorcade along the route.

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Volunteers needed for 4-H programs

Do you have a passion for agriculture, nutrition, or economics? Do you have a desire to work with a kids’ organization? Then there is a place for you!The Franklin County 4-H Club is in need of volunteers. For more information on how to help, see the July 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Gatorade drive at Brookshire’s

Brookshire’s has partnered with Gatorade for a promotion to benefit local emergency first responders. This is the second consecutive year for the promotion across Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, which also rewards customers for their purchases.

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Retirement party

Approximately 50 people stopped by to wish Jeff Lawrence, center, well on his retirement during a reception at Brookshire’sApproximately 50 people stopped by to wish Jeff Lawrence, center, well on his retirement during a reception at Brookshire’s on Saturday, July 26. Mr. Lawrence has worked at the local grocery store for 18 years.