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Ice cream, awards, watermelon upcoming

Ice cream sundaes will be served on the downtown plaza at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21 as part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment series.

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“BYOB” allowances being reviewed by city council

The issuance of city permits for organizations conducting BYOB (bring your own bottle) to various downtown events is being reviewed by the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Reves installed as assistant governor for Rotary district

Nathan Reves, far left, was installed as Rotary  District 5830 Assistant District Governor for 2017-18.Nathan Reves was installed as the Assistant Governor - Area 3 for Rotary District 5830 at ceremonies in Marshal’s Michelson Museum of Art and will serve under Dist. Governor Ted Huffhines of Marshal.

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Serenity Plus Home Health receives rare certification

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative recently announced  that Serenity Plus Home Health, Inc. of Mount Vernon has successfully completed its certification program and has earned the rare distinction of Certified Readmission Prevention Fellow.

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Williamson to be new trooper stationed in Mount Vernon

DPS Trooper Warren Williamson receives his  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement  certification from DPS Director Steven McCraw.Warren Williamson was one of 122 individuals to be newly commissioned as a State Highway Patrol Trooper in Austin June 16, and will assume duties in Mount Vernon July 11.

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Rain moves IBW events in-doors

Sandra BurnsThe resilience that keeps independent businesses strong was also evident in supporters of the Independent Business Week celebration, who came out despite the summer rain storm that hung over a majority of northeast Texas Saturday.

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Boathouse designs should elevate watercraft from flooding

Phil Bullock of Carollo Engineers presented a review of boathouse design and compliance requirements at the June meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors. This was to alleviate the misconception that a boathouse must be 25 feet tall to meet the new requirements. The changes were made to reduce or eliminate the damage to water craft caused by the occasional rising lake levels. For more information, see the July 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Storms have little effect on Turtle Derby competitors

A crowd of people cheered for the competitors, while a little bit of rain was not a deterrent to the fun for all ages at the 11th annual Turtle DerbyA crowd of people cheered for the competitors, while a little bit of rain was not a deterrent to the fun for all ages at the 11th annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, July 8.

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Independent Business Week celebration downtown Saturday

Members of the Mount Vernon Community Events Committee are organizing the third annual Independent Business Week celebration on Saturday, July 8.

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