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Deadline is next Thursday for Christmas food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas For All program is Thursday, December 4. Applications are available only at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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“Christmasland - North Pole of Texas” opens Friday for holiday season

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2014 holiday season on Friday, November 28. The display is free and open to the public.

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Rolfs, Willis, Chancellor, McClardy tops in cookoff

Winners of the Boots, Brew and Barbecue BBQ Cookoff Gary and Debbie Rolf, Oley Willis, Tony Chancellor and Bryan McClardy walked away with the largest purses in the Boots, Brew and Barbecue (B3) BBQ Cookoff last weekend.

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Angel numbers keep growing

The number of Angels needing adoption keeps growing, according to Amy Ford, coordinator for the gift portion of the Christmas for All project and Communities in Schools elementary and intermediate coordinator.

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Food collections, sign-ups continue

The organizing and collecting of non-perishable food items for the 2014 Christmas for All Food Baskets continues through the first week in December.

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Harvest scene

Scarecrows in this fall display in the yard of Charles and Saundra Dunn greet folks who travel Miller St. Scarecrows in this fall display in the yard of Charles and Saundra Dunn greet folks who travel Miller St. The staff at the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald wish a safe and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Cub Scout Raingutter Regatta

Tiger Cub Carson Gilwick, son of Jason and Jeanne Gilwick, blows his sailboat to the finish line Tiger Cub Carson Gelwick, son of Jason and Christine Gelwick, blows his sailboat to the finish line during the Cub Scout, Raingutter Regatta on Monday, Nov. 17. Approximately 30 Cub Scouts participated in the event.

Main Street board draws for terms, seeks two new members

The Mount Vernon Main Street Board began preparation for its reorganization effective January 1, 2015 with drawings for term limits at their monthly meeting Monday evening, November 17.

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Rex Tillery named local club’s Rotarian of the Year 2013-14

Rex Tillery was named Rotarian of the Year 2013-14 for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.Rex Tillery was named Rotarian of the Year 2013-14 for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club. The award was made as part of the club’s annual Scholarship Gala Saturday, November 15.

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