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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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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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New way to treat atrial fibrillation offered at ETMC

Physicians at the East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Cardiovascular Institute are among the first in the U.S. to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients with the new Medtronic Arctic Front Advance Cardiac Cryoballoon System and FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath.

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Library plans veteran interviews

The Franklin County Library will be conducting interviews with American Service Veterans beginning in March 2014. There was an effort several years ago to interview Franklin County veterans.

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Library digs into gardening series

The Franklin County Library is kicking off a series of gardening workshops with a session about soil testing on Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30 p.m. Cody Maxell,

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Optic-Herald named a Texas Treasure Business

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald has been named a Texas Treasure Business by the Texas Historical Commission.The Texas Treasure Business program recognizes businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years.

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Caston plans to walk across America

Dale CastonDale Caston is planning to walk across America and is hoping to raise $10,000 for disaster relief. “I got to thinking that I can do something bigger and better for the world,” Mr. Caston said.

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Nursing home donates AED to fire department

Pam Powell, representing Mission Manor Nursing Home, donates an AED to Jeremy Cox of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.Pam Powell, representing Mission Manor Nursing Home, donates an AED to Jeremy Cox of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department. For the full story, see the January 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Chamber nomination deadline approaching

The deadline to submit nominations for Man and Woman of the year is fast approaching. Nominations for Agriculturalist of the Years are also being accepted. Both individuals and organizations may submit nominations. For details on how to make nominations, see the Jan. 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.