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Lewis, Ostertag named to board

The Mount Vernon Main Street board will welcome two new members Lauren Norman Lewis and Shannon Ostertag after they were approved by the Mount Vernon City Council at their special meeting last week.

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Patriotic display

Brookshire’s Grocery Store has created a patriotic display inside the store for Memorial Day.Brookshire’s Grocery Store has created a patriotic display inside the store for Memorial Day.

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National Day of Prayer event today

Wake Up America is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer set for today, Thursday, May 5. The event will be at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. See the May 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Registration open for Summer Reading Program

Registration for the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program is now open. The program is for children ages four through 12. Each Tuesday from June 21 through July 26.

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Rain runoff

A great blue heron watches as water from Lake Cypress Springs shoots into the air after spilling into the stilling basin from the morning glory.A great blue heron watches as water from Lake Cypress Springs shoots into the air after spilling into the stilling basin from the morning glory. The lake level reached 380.84 msl on Sunday, May 1 following heavy rain the previous Friday. The lake level has been gradually decreasing since.

Lions golf tourney success, $2,000 to Handicapable Rodeo

Brhi Boren, Kathy Summerlin, Barbara and Dale Crowston, Jeremy Byrd, Cade Hohenberger and Heather PainterThe Mount Vernon Lions Club sponsored “Lion’s Share Charity Golf Tournament” raised $4,700 with $2,000 of that being awarded to the Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo organization.

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Sisters take over parks

Sisters on the Fly took over all of Walleye Park and Twin Oaks Park on Lake Cypress Springs April 21-24 with 115 small travel trailers and RVs.Sisters on the Fly took over all of Walleye Park and Twin Oaks Park on Lake Cypress Springs April 21-24 with 115 small travel trailers and RVs. The Chamber of Commerce, Historical Association, and Main Street groups provided dinners and various activities while the ladies were in town.

More volunteers needed for painting project

Thirty more volunteers are needed for the “Paint Our Town” project. A total of 120 have already applied. A total of nine homes have been selected to be painted  for the project on Saturday, May 14.

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Boyles to be Home Program management consultant

Kathy Baker Boyles of Texarkana was awarded the contract to act as the management consultant for administering the Home Program grant for the City of Mount Vernon.

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