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Doss, Birdsong, Henderson honored at black history event

The Henderson family accepts award.The Henderson family accepts an award on behalf of the late Lollie Ruth Henderson during the sixth annual Black History Month celebration.

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Annual Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 15-18

The 16th annual Backyard Bird Count will take place February 15-18. Participants do not need to be able to identify every bird, and the online submission process helps check their accuracy and prevent errors. For more details, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

2013 Nominations sought for School League of Honor

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Franklin County Schools League of Honor.

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Friends of the Library plan KiteFest event at airport

The Friends of the Franklin County Library announced that the second annual KiteFest will take flight on Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Franklin County Airport. Vendor booth applications are now being accepted. For more details, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Miller speaks at Shakespeare meeting

Betty Miller was the guest speaker at the Thursday, Jan. 17 meeting of the Shakespeare Club

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Here’s Hope Crusade planned in March

An inter-denominational crusade is being planned for early March by several area churches. The Here’s Hope for Franklin County will be conducted in the high school gym Sunday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 6. See the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Digital sign

Digital signWorkers install a digital sign in front of the First Baptist Church last week.

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Talsma, Allen honored as Rotary Students

Keenan Allen, Baukje TalsmaBaukje Talsma and Keenan Allen were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for February at Mount Vernon High School. For more information, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

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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