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Help available for energy bills

Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. offers assistance to people with their energy bills in a seven county area. For more information, see the May 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Key Club donates to park

Key Club donates to parkMembers of the Key Club were joined by Little Creek Park board representatives as they donated $4,217 to the park

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Relay puts emphasis on Memorial Day

The 2,000 mile Carry the Load relay will travel through Franklin County on Friday, May 24 and walkers are needed to support this cause.

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Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products.

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Hagansport Homcoming June 9

The annual Hagansport Cemetery Homecoming will be Sunday, June 9 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, see the May 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Moment of Rememberance ceremony on plaza Monday

A “Moment of Remembrance” ceremony is set for 3 p.m. Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Baumgardner chosen as recipient of Distinguished Viking Alumnus Award

J. D. BaumgardnerJ. D. Baumgardner has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Parsons High School Distinguished Viking Alumnus Award in Parsons, Kans.

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Piney Woods Wine Trail successful

Visitors to the Piney Woods Wine Trail decide which wine to taste at the Red Road  Vineyard booth at the wine festival in downtown Mount VernonThe Piney Wood Wine Trail Festival was termed a success by vendors, merchants, organizers and visitors alike.

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Trike-a-thon rolled out at Kids Under Construction

Jax GonzalezJax Gonzales rode his bike in the Kids Under Construction annual Trike/Bike-a-thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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