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Extension office offers better health program

The Franklin County Extension Service is offering a 12 week lesson program to find the path to better health.

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Spring clean-up efforts underway in city, county

The city’s portion of the Spring Clean-up concludes this Saturday, while the county clean-up continues through the month of April.

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Questions needed for candidate forum

The staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be hosts for a Candidate Forum for the 12 individuals who have registered to run for the three seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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Hwy. 37 project on schedule, work in adjoining counties

Longview Bridge and Road LTD is on schedule with work to improve State Highway 37 in Franklin County, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Paris District.

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Annual Key Club Bake-off set at the Cultural Arts Center

The 14th annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 15 at the Cultural Arts Center at 100 Rusk St. in Mount Vernon.

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911 dispatchers recognized

Mary Beth Rudel, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Public Safety Manager, presents Joe Shadbolt,  Franklin County’s 911 Communications Supervisor, with an awardMary Beth Rudel, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Public Safety Manager, presents Joe Shadbolt,  Franklin County’s 911 Communications Supervisor, with an award of appreciation to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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Tour de Cypress rolls into 13th year Saturday

More than 150 people have preregistered for the 13th annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 15.

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Results of housing study to be presented

Cassie Gibson, Senior Vice President of Residential Strategies Inc., will present results of a study on the prospects for new housing in Mount Vernon at the quarterly meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 in the board room at First National Bank.

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Lowes donates to Paint Our Town

Tracey Reed, manager of the Lowes Regional Distribution Center, presented a check to Daniel Gray of the Paint Our Town CommitteeTracey Reed, manager of the Lowes Regional Distribution Center, presented $2,500 checks to a local program on Friday, March 31.

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