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Mount Vernon is home port for Scout Ship 271

The Sea Scouts recently participated in an academy in Houston/Galveston.Mount Vernon is the home port for Sea Scout Ship 271, the newest addition to the NeTseO (Northeast Texas Southeastern Oklahoma) Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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Deadline extended on Fairview project

The Franklin County Genealogical Society is seeking photos of those who are buried at the Fairview Cemetery.

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Menu set for Chamber banquet

Our Place restaurant has been chosen to cater the annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Saturday, Feb. 16.

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First Baptist Church to honor Rev. Pepper Puryear’s 20th year

Debra and Pepper PuryearThe First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon will celebrate the 20th anniversary with Rev. Robert “Pepper” Puryear as their pastor with a luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 10

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Tigers in Training perform

Tigers in Training group performed during halftimeMembers of the Tigers in Training group performed during halftime of the Lady Tigers basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 22. For more information, see the Jan. 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Buy chamber tickets before Monday February 11

Chamber members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Monday, Feb. 11.

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KUC collects food for food bank

KUC food DriveThe annual food drive at Kids Under Construction to benefit the Food Bank of Franklin County netted 500 items.  For more information, see the Jan. 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Dr. Hendricks to speak at Onyx Club event

Rev. Dr. LaVelle HendricksThe Rev. Dr. LaVelle Hendricks will be the featured speaker for the sixth annual Black History Month event Friday, Feb. 8.

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January 2013 Rotary Students announced

Sierra Warren, Trent RobinsonSierra Warren and Trent Robinson were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for January

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