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Praying for Big Joe

Approximately 200 people braved 20° temperatures to attend a prayer vigil for Joe ScallyApproximately 200 people braved 20° temperatures to attend a prayer vigil for Joe Scally, owner of the local Dairy Queen, in the restaurant’s parking lot on Monday, January 6.

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Tech Zoo offered at library

If you received a lap top, i-Pad, Kindle, tablet, or any other type of electronic device during the holidays, then the employees at the Franklin County Library have a deal for you.

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Early deadline Monday, Dec. 30

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will have an early deadline of noon Monday, Dec. 30 for the Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 newspaper. All news and stories must be submitted to the office before noon.

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O’Neal to be featured at annual membership meeting

Bill O’NealThe Franklin County Historical Association will conduct its annual membership meeting and program Monday, January 6. The featured speaker is Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal.

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Marshall home wins lighting contest

The Marshall home  was the in-town winner in the annual Christmas Decorating contest.The Marshall home located at 601 Highland Oaks in Mount Vernon was the in-town winner in the annual Christmas Decorating contest. It is decorated with multi-colored lights outlining the yard and roof.

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Massey retires, Henderson promoted to senior vice president

Perry HendersonEast Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, headquartered in Tyler, has announced the retirement of Jerry Massey, senior vice president of affiliate operations, and the promotion of Perry Henderson.

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Rutledge home wins lighting contest

The Rutledge home was the rural winner in the annual Christmas Decorating contest.The Rutledge home at 159 CR NE2060 was the rural winner in the annual Christmas Decorating contest. Their roof and windows are outlined in multi-colored lights.

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Cryotherapy treatment on lung cancer practiced

Gordon Downie MD, PhDGordon Downie MD, PhD is treating a special type of lung cancer with state-of-the art spray cryotherapy at Titus Regional Medical Center. Titus Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in the world to have spray cryotherapy performed on patients with pleural based malignancy.

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Sidewalk completion celebrated

Mayor Margaret Sears, center, prepares to cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the south side sidewalk project.Mayor Margaret Sears, center, prepares to cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the south side sidewalk project. The $200,000 project was funded through a grant through the Texas Main Street program

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