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St. Clair Endowment awards total $21,000

front row, Betty Crane - FOL, Sherry Daniel - MVM, Susan Sample - LOL, Marie Latortue - MVRC, Keitra Stoker - FCAA; and, back row, Pepper Puryear - MVC, and Larry Smith - AMM.The Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment funds were distributed by Mary Lou Mowery (far left), treasurer for the FCHA which administers the funds,

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Heroes honored with barbecue

Rotary Tour de Cypress event coordinators Diana Duckworth, far left, and Pat Wright, far right, presented support checks to representatives of local first responder organizations represented, left to right, by Eddie Rhoades, Rusty Barker, Jeremy Cox, Jeanie Everett, and Debbie Spradling at the annual Heroes Barbecue Dinner Friday night. The Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and fire fighters with a Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 14.

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National Day of Prayer gathering May 4

The 2017 National Day of Prayer will follow a different format this year. It is a simple call to prayer, a gathering, for anyone who wants to come together and pray for our nation, state, county, and culture.

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Perfect weather greets Tour de Cypress riders

Cyclists stretch as far as the eye can see on the first leg of the Tour de Cypress rides on Saturday, April 15.Cyclists stretch as far as the eye can see on the first leg of the Tour de Cypress rides on Saturday, April 15. More than 170 riders traversed Franklin County on the five routes included in the event.

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Craig Harvey receives Lifetime Achievement award

Craig Harvey was awarded the Ed C. Smith Lifetime Achievement AwardCraig Harvey was awarded the Ed C. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, April 4 for his dedication to the funeral industry through service in his hometown and the profession as a whole.

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County officials attend conference

Commissioner Larkin Jumper and Treasurer Betty Sue Allen of Franklin County attended the County Management & Risk Conference April 5-7 in San Marcos, which was presented by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

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Registration deadline soon for “Paint Our Town” project

Registration for volunteers is open for the annual “Paint Our Town” project. A total of 300 volunteers will be needed for this one day project.

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Community Easter celebration brings fun downtown

Julia Campbell is all dressed up in pink to hunt Easter eggsJulia Campbell is all dressed up in pink to hunt Easter eggs. About 200 children participated in the annual Community Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 8. For more details and pictures, see the April 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Extension office offers better health program

The Franklin County Extension Service is offering a 12 week lesson program to find the path to better health.

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