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Fall classes to be offered at library

School is back in session and the sidewalks are almost finished, so the Franklin County Library has scheduled activities for children after school and a series of computer classes for adults. For details about these programs, see the September 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Volunteers needed for Handicapable Rodeo

Volunteers are needed  in a variety of capacities for the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 20 at the Duke Riding Arena on CR SE3285. Each of the participants needs a buddy to see them through the activities of the day.

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Celebration set for Bolger

The Franklin County Genealogy Society will celebrate the life of Rufus Bolger at their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, September 16 at the Research Room on Main St. The birthday party is in remembrance of Mr. Bolger,

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USDA deadlines approach

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith A. Canales reminds producers of two important Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) deadlines this month.

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Items being collected for Christmas

The collection of items for Christmas packages for active duty military personnel has begun and will continue through Friday, Nov. 1. The effort is headed up by the MOM (Ministering Our Military)

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Lions organize

The Mount Vernon Lions Club conducted its organizational meeting in the board room at Prosperity Bank Tuesday night, September 3. Twelve local people gathered for the initial meeting.

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Entries being sought for Hay Show October 5

Entries are being accepted for the 2013 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. Entries for the show are $10 each with a deadline of Friday, September 20. See the September 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Waffles for everyone

Cora Peckham takes a big bite of her waffle at the Huddle House’s customer appreciation event Cora Peckham takes a big bite of her waffle at the Huddle House’s customer appreciation event on Saturday, September 7.  The restaurant served 377 guests during the three hour event with 210 opting for the 50 cent waffles and 113 requested the $2.99 cheeseburger meal. The company gave away door prizes and provided a bounce house.

Breading experts

Jim Alford waits while breading experts Ernest Christenberry and Bobby Elbert fill his basket with fishJim Alford waits while breading experts Ernest Christenberry and Bobby Elbert fill his basket with fish at the annual United Way Fish Fry on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Masonic Lodge.

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