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Independent Retailer month activities set

Live music, a movie, an ice cream freeze off, and a scavenger hunt are just a few of the activities that have been planned to celebrate July as Independent Retailer month.

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Fireworks on the lake Saturday

The 18th annual display of fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 4. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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State honors commission with Distinguished Service Award

The Franklin County Historical Commission and its nonprofit association were honored by the Texas State Historical Commission for its work in 2014.The Franklin County Historical Commission and its nonprofit association were honored by the Texas State Historical Commission for its work in 2014. The Distinguished Service Award was formally

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Willis, Landrum tops in cookoff

Janna Krejci, Charles Haynes, Katie Landrum, Oley Willis, and Ronny Farmer were the winners in the cookoff.Oley Willis was the Grand Champion and Katie Landrum was the Reserve Grand Champion in the second annual Boots, Brew, and Barbeque cookoff on Saturday, June 27.

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Optic wins awards in state contest

Advertising Manager Bonnie McAllister and Editor Lillie Bush-Reves display winning contest entries for the Mount Vernon Optic-HeraldAdvertising Manager Bonnie McAllister and Editor Lillie Bush-Reves display winning contest entries for the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest through the Texas Press Association.

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CPR certification

Jayme Haley, Colin Clasby, instructor Scott Clasby, Wesley Sargent, Kenneth Dyer, Kenneth Cupp, Johnny D. Glasco and Jose A. Guerrero.Firefighters and first responders with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department completed their AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certifications at the first station on Saturday, June 20.

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Events herald the coming of the Bankhead Hwy. Centennial

This week’s film festival, antique car display, history mystery game,  and spoof on a foot race with a 1930-40s flare will let participants get a taste of what is to come in 2016 for the centennial celebration

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Fireworks over the lake set for this week

The annual fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 4. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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History Mystery panels hung

Seven photo panels with information about businesses along the Bankhead Highway were hung Tuesday by John O’Hara, Glenn Pool and Rocky BoundsSeven photo panels with information about businesses along the Bankhead Highway were hung Tuesday by John O’Hara, Rocky Bounds and Glenn Pool, members of the City of Mount Vernon’s Maintenance Dept.

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