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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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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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The Platypus

J.J. Wilcox presents a copy of The Platypus to Lisa Lawrence at the Franklin County LibraryJ.J. Wilcox presents a copy of The Platypus to Lisa Lawrence at the Franklin County Library. Mr. Wilcox wrote the book after learning about platypuses when his family visited Australia.

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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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“Tallulah Dahling Dash” planned to celebrate Bankhead Highway

Outlandish, fun and ridiculously funny are the aims of the Mount Vernon Main Street event, the Tallulah Dahling Dash, set for 8 a.m. Friday, June 26 in celebration of the Bankhead Highway program development.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up continues

Sign-up continues for girls ages six to 24 who are interested in becoming contestants in the 2015 Rodeo Queens contests. The deadline to register as a contestant is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena.

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Nationally sanctioned 42 tourney sign-up under way

Registration for the Mount Vernon 42 Tournament is underway. The event is set for Saturday, June 27 in conjunction with the Boots, Brew & Barbecue (B3) event.

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Ferrell reception set for June 26

A come and go reception will welcome the new Mount Vernon City Administrator and Economic Development Director Darrek Ferrell and his wife, Lindsay, between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, June 26 at City Hall. Mr.

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Sign-up now for BBQ cook-off

Registration is now open for the barbecue cook-off portion of the “Boots, Brew & Barbecue” (B3) event set for Saturday, June 27. In addition to the cooking contest, Saturday there will be a

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