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Hensley, Auringer honored with Silver Beaver awards

Curtis Hensley and Dan AuringerCurtis Hensley and Dan Auringer of Franklin County were presented with the Silver Beaver award for their outstanding service to scouting. The awards were presented earlier this month at the annual banquet of the NeTseO (Northeast Texas Southeastern Oklahoma) Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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Key Club Bake-off set for April 12

The Mount Vernon Key Club will be sponsoring its 11th annual bake-off on Saturday, April 12.  The event will be conducted at the Cultural Arts Center at the corner of Rusk and Dallas streets in Mount Vernon.

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Property tax office closed Thursday

The Franklin County Propety Tax office will be closed on Thursday, March 20, 2014 for computer maintenance. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 21. The Motor Vehicle division of the tax office will remain open.

Health Fair Thursday

The 2014 Franklin County Health Fair is Thursday, March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. More than 25 area health organizations have reserved space for the event.

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Easter Hams available first come, first serve

The Easter Hams from the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be available this year on a first come, first serve basis.  Members of the local department are taking orders for “Easter Hams” to be picked up at the city’s fire station

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Century 21 agents receive awards

Several agents with Century 21 Butler Real Estate Services recently received awards for their accomplishments in sales for 2013. Ann Holland, Myra Marr, Ralph Robertson and Wendy Rogers were honored for their sales production.

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Genealogy note paid

Members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society celebrated paying off their building loan Members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society celebrated paying off their building loan on Monday, March 10. The mortgage for $20,000 was issued in July 1999 by First National Bank and was renewed several times.

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Fry cooks

Rusty Barker and Wade Cannon work the fryersRusty Barker and Wade Cannon work the fryers to try to keep up with the demand for catfish at the North Franklin fish fry on Saturday, March 8. Approximately 350 people were served

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Jewel McAfee to celebrate 100 years

Jewel McAfeeA reception to honor Jewel McAfee on her 100th birthday will be Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Saltillo Community Center. Friends, family and acquaintances are invited to help her celebrate this milestone. For more information about Mrs. McAfee, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.