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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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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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Hwy. 37 project on schedule, work in adjoining counties

Longview Bridge and Road LTD is on schedule with work to improve State Highway 37 in Franklin County, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Paris District.

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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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911 dispatchers recognized

Mary Beth Rudel, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Public Safety Manager, presents Joe Shadbolt,  Franklin County’s 911 Communications Supervisor, with an awardMary Beth Rudel, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Public Safety Manager, presents Joe Shadbolt,  Franklin County’s 911 Communications Supervisor, with an award of appreciation to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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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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Results of housing study to be presented

Cassie Gibson, Senior Vice President of Residential Strategies Inc., will present results of a study on the prospects for new housing in Mount Vernon at the quarterly meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 in the board room at First National Bank.

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Spring clean-up efforts underway in city, county

The city’s portion of the Spring Clean-up concludes this Saturday, while the county clean-up continues through the month of April.

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Questions needed for candidate forum

The staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be hosts for a Candidate Forum for the 12 individuals who have registered to run for the three seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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