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Birthday party set for plaza

Photo of landscaping on the plaza from the 1960s.Break out your party hat and make plans to help celebrate the 100th birthday of the downtown plaza. The celebration set for Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. The downtown Mount Vernon plaza has been transformed many times

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Juneteenth celebration

Tamara Evans, Ladaron Evans and Desirae Deloney carried a banner and led the Juneteenth parade on Saturday, June 15. Tamara Evans, Ladaron Evans and Desirae Deloney carried a banner and led the Juneteenth parade on Saturday, June 15. Approximately 50 people who participated in the celebration were treated to a free hot dog lunch

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SURE deadline Friday Friday, June 7

Agricultural producers have until Friday, June 7, to apply for assistance for 2011 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. For more information, see the June 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lowe’s, local citizens improve park

Lowe’s, local citizens improve park Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center employees became heroes as they joined with local volunteers to mark the completion of their improvement project at Little Creek Park in Mount Vernon. The Lowe’s Heroes Program

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Emergency Planning Commission formed

Disasters around the state and nation have prompted state and federal agencies to urge counties to get organized in the event of a major event in their areas. Franklin County has wasted no time in doing just that.

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Obtain a sober driver for summer parties

Whether attending a backyard barbecue, going to an outdoor concert or enjoying a lazy day on the river, Texans are planning for summer fun. As plans are made, more thought must also go

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Model A club visits Mount Vernon

Model A club visits Mount Vernon, TexasModel A Ford Club of American members visited Mount Vernon on Memorial Day on their return trip to the Dallas Metro area. There were 17 cars in the group with more than 30 people who took tours of the Old Firestation Museum.

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Three record lows recorded, above average rainfall reported

Three record low temperatures and above average rainfall were recorded in May 2013 in Franklin County. The low temperature of 39° recorded on both May 3 and May 5. A total of 5.77 inches of

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Hooten, Sullivan win bass tournament

Sam Hooten and his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Sullivan, won first place in the inaugural Mount Vernon Bass Club tournament

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