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Fireworks over the lake set for this week

The annual fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 4. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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State honors commission with Distinguished Service Award

The Franklin County Historical Commission and its nonprofit association were honored by the Texas State Historical Commission for its work in 2014.The Franklin County Historical Commission and its nonprofit association were honored by the Texas State Historical Commission for its work in 2014. The Distinguished Service Award was formally

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up continues

Sign-up continues for girls ages six to 24 who are interested in becoming contestants in the 2015 Rodeo Queens contests. The deadline to register as a contestant is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena.

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Optic wins awards in state contest

Advertising Manager Bonnie McAllister and Editor Lillie Bush-Reves display winning contest entries for the Mount Vernon Optic-HeraldAdvertising Manager Bonnie McAllister and Editor Lillie Bush-Reves display winning contest entries for the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest through the Texas Press Association.

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Ferrell reception set for June 26

A come and go reception will welcome the new Mount Vernon City Administrator and Economic Development Director Darrek Ferrell and his wife, Lindsay, between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, June 26 at City Hall. Mr.

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Events herald the coming of the Bankhead Hwy. Centennial

This week’s film festival, antique car display, history mystery game,  and spoof on a foot race with a 1930-40s flare will let participants get a taste of what is to come in 2016 for the centennial celebration

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The Platypus

J.J. Wilcox presents a copy of The Platypus to Lisa Lawrence at the Franklin County LibraryJ.J. Wilcox presents a copy of The Platypus to Lisa Lawrence at the Franklin County Library. Mr. Wilcox wrote the book after learning about platypuses when his family visited Australia.

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History Mystery panels hung

Seven photo panels with information about businesses along the Bankhead Highway were hung Tuesday by John O’Hara, Glenn Pool and Rocky BoundsSeven photo panels with information about businesses along the Bankhead Highway were hung Tuesday by John O’Hara, Rocky Bounds and Glenn Pool, members of the City of Mount Vernon’s Maintenance Dept.

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“Tallulah Dahling Dash” planned to celebrate Bankhead Highway

Outlandish, fun and ridiculously funny are the aims of the Mount Vernon Main Street event, the Tallulah Dahling Dash, set for 8 a.m. Friday, June 26 in celebration of the Bankhead Highway program development.

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