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Masons honor Lillie Bush-Reves with Community Builder Award

Lillie Bush-Reves as the recipient of the lodge’s Community Builder Award.Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 named Lillie Bush-Reves as the recipient of the lodge’s Community Builder Award.

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Mustang wins Best of Show at Men of Courage Car event

Mike Crump of New Boston won Best of Show with his 2008 Ford Mustang Roush 427R Stage 3. He also won the top award in his class, the 1970 or newer division of the show.Mike Crump’s 2008 Ford Mustang Roush 427R Stage 3 won the Best of Show award at the Men of Courage Car Show

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Key Club raises $4,200 for Little Creek Park

Kate Jordan, Garrett Greenberg, Garry Romines, and Donna Manincor show off their certificates after the Bake Off.A total of 30 entries were made in the tenth annual Key Club Bake-Off on Saturday, April 20.

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Top finishers honored in runs

Participants in the 5K and 10K runs at Tour de Cypress head down the hill Participants in the 5K and 10K runs at Tour de Cypress head down the hill at the beginning of their trek through the countryside.

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Cleaning Little Creek Park

 Mount Vernon Girl Scout Troop 3899 pitched in to Keep Texas BeautifulMembers of Mount Vernon Girl Scout Troop 3899 pitched in to Keep Texas Beautiful.

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Jordan to speak at National Day of Prayer

Larry JordanThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer will be Larry Jordan of Sulphur Springs.

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Petunia pie

Karen Smith holds up a petunia pie that she received at the Franklin County Library’s plant and seed swapKaren Smith holds up a petunia pie that she received at the Franklin County Library’s plant and seed swap

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Optic-Herald wins awards from NETPA

Editor Lillie Bush-Reves displays the first place  plaque from NETPA for News Writing.The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won several awards from the North and East Texas Press Association on Saturday, April 21 at the group's annual convention.

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Be aware of work zones

As traffic increases along Texas roadways because of our booming population, fatal crashes are on the rise.

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