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Hood to speak at Day of Prayer event

Pastor G.W. Hood will be the guest speaker for Franklin County’s 2016 National Day of Prayer event. The annual luncheon will be Thursday, May 5 at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Building at noon.

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Van Craddock to present Historical Association program Monday

Van Craddock will present “East Texas: A Place Like Nowhere Else” as the program for the Franklin County Historical Association’s bimonthly general membership meeting Monday, May 2.

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Hymer honored with Masonic award

Lodge Master Patrick Dempsey presents the Community Builder Award to Mark HymerMark Hymer was recently honored with the Community Builder Award from the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge. The award is given by the Lodge to recognize outstanding non-Masons who have

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Applications sought for 2017 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2017.

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Heroes honored with barbecue

Local emergency service personnel in the Heros BBQ buffet line.The Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and fire fighters with a  Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 15. Around 225 emergency workers and their family attended the event.

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Registration deadline Saturday for “Paint our Town” project

It is crunch time for the “Paint Our Town” project. The absolute deadline to register as either a volunteer or a homeowner to become part of the project is Saturday, April 30.

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Key Club raises $4,000 for MV Cares

Julie Scarbrough registers her Key Lime pies with Brooke Ramsay at the Key Club Bake-Off.Julie Scarbrough registers her Key Lime pies with Brooke Ramsay at the Key Club Bake-Off. A total of 28 entries were made in the 13th annual Key Club Bake-Off on Saturday, April 16.

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Stigers and Perkins win 42 tournament

Scott Stigers and John PerkinsScott Stigers of Dallas and John Perkins of Irving joined forces to win the 42 tournament at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, April 16. The pair beat out the 17 other teams to split $234

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United Way officers, directors seated

Mark Hymer was re-elected president of the United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday, April 14. Other officers re-elected to serve for the year are

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