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Mobile mammogram coming to Sulphur Bluff

The staff at Sulphur Bluff ISD will be hosts for a Mobile Mammography Coach on Tuesday, February 11. They are required to have a minimum of 12 scheduled appointments for the MMC to make the trip to Sulphur Bluff.  For details on how to register, see the Jan. 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Annual food drive benefits food bank

Kids Under ConstructionKids Under Construction’s annual food drive was held January 13-23. Shelia Bogue’s three and four year old class had the most items collected with 415 items and received ice cream sundaes for their reward. For the rest of this story, see the January 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

World famous chili

Fred Randles, choir director at First Baptist Church, ladles some of his “World Famous Chili” into bowlsFred Randles, choir director at First Baptist Church, ladles some of his “World Famous Chili” into bowls during the church’s Youth Choir fund raiser on Sunday, January 26.

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Library abuzz about bees

The Franklin County Library will continue its gardening series with a program about bees presented by Dick Counts on Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m.Mr. Counts has been keeping bees for 39 years.

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Mount Vernon club accepts Charter

Left to right are Terry Duenkel, Lisa Griffin, Tony Stonecypher, Robin Crow, and Cade Hohenberger.The Mount Vernon Lions Club accepted their Charter during an inaugural banquet on Saturday, January 25. Leon Van Alstine explains each officers duties to the board members of the Mount Vernon Lions Club.

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Housing authority to honor Carr’s service

A reception to honor Greg Carr’s 35 years of service to the Mount Vernon Housing Authority will be Tuesday, February 4 at 2 p.m. The event will be in the MVHA Community Building at 954 S. Kaufman St.

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Museum begins journey to rebuild historic schoolhouse

The original Little Red Schoolhouse from Perryville burned in 2009.The Alamo Mission Museum has taken on a big project and is looking for support. They are trying to rebuild the little red schoolhouse historically correct and are looking for sponsors for the different portions of the project.

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Reception to honor Optic-Herald as Texas Treasure Business set

A reception to honor the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for being named a Texas Treasure Business by the Texas Historical Commission has been set for Thursday, February 6 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Albino Possum

Jeremy Cox trapped this albino possum on Lynn Lane in Mount VernonJeremy Cox trapped this albino possum on Lynn Lane in Mount Vernon last week. He donated the animal to Will Godwin from the entomolgy department at Stephen F. Austin University.

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