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Memorial Day tribute

Macon Cemetery Association Board placed more than 100 American flags in tribute to the veteransMembers of the Macon Cemetery Association Board placed more than 100 American flags

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New Lake Cpyress Springs record

Jon Robert Gekiere, age 12 of Mount Vernon set a new record for Lake Cypress Springs by landing a 3.15 pound White BassJon Robert Gekiere, age 12 of Mount Vernon set a new record for Lake Cypress Springs by landing a 3.15 pound White Bass

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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.

Penn remembered at Providence meeting

President Eddie Turner opened the annual Providence Cemetery Board meeting with remembrance and recognition of Warren Penn

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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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Handicapable Rodeo fundraiser

Adrienne Alonso takes an order from Forrest Logston at the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo Memorial Day Barbecue fundraising eventAdrienne Alonso takes an order from Forrest Logston at the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo Memorial Day Barbecue fundraising event

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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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Moment of Remembrance observed

Eddie Turner, a U.S. Marine Sgt. Major - Retired, sounded a bell as J. D. Baumgardner, U.S. Navy, read the names of service men for whom flags fly on the downtown Mount Vernon plazaA moment of remembrance was observed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 during a ceremony on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza.

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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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