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Piney Woods Wine Trail successful

Visitors to the Piney Woods Wine Trail decide which wine to taste at the Red Road  Vineyard booth at the wine festival in downtown Mount VernonThe Piney Wood Wine Trail Festival was termed a success by vendors, merchants, organizers and visitors alike.

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Relay puts emphasis on Memorial Day

The 2,000 mile Carry the Load relay will travel through Franklin County on Friday, May 24 and walkers are needed to support this cause.

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Stamp out Hunger

Stamp out HungerThe postal carriers at the Mount Vernon Post Office collected more than 6,000 pounds of food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

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Hagansport Homcoming June 9

The annual Hagansport Cemetery Homecoming will be Sunday, June 9 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, see the May 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Royalty outsted at Dairy Queen

H. R. Barnett balances on a pallett supported by a forklift to remove limbs to which the bees has attached.There was an excess of royalty hanging around the Dairy Queen last week and one of the aristocracy and her entourage quickly wore out their welcome.

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Baumgardner chosen as recipient of Distinguished Viking Alumnus Award

J. D. BaumgardnerJ. D. Baumgardner has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Parsons High School Distinguished Viking Alumnus Award in Parsons, Kans.

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Cinco de Mayo successful

Cinco de MayoAlan Rhys accepted a gordita from Maria Herrera at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cinco de Mayo celebration

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Trike-a-thon rolled out at Kids Under Construction

Jax GonzalezJax Gonzales rode his bike in the Kids Under Construction annual Trike/Bike-a-thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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Wendel Sloan recognized for column writing

Wendel SloanWendel Sloan, a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, won six awards in a statewide press competition sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women.

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