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Early deadlines apply for Optic-Herald editions

The publisher and staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald wish you a very happy and safe holiday season.

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County auditor will retire, search begins for new auditor

Franklin County Auditor D. K. “Mike” Michaelson announced last week that he would not seek reappointment to the position.

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Live rabies case found in family pet

A dog belonging to a Franklin County couple was discovered to have live rabies last week.

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Applications due Saturday for MV city administrator

The deadline to apply for consideration as city manager with the City of Mount Vernon is this Saturday, Dec. 15. Applications must be post marked by that date.

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Date set for local area cattleman’s conference

The Northeast Texas Cattleman’s Conference is set from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

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CPS dissension, sports board changes discussed by county

Dissension and potential change occupied the discussions at the Monday, Dec. 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Sports board extends application process

The Franklin County Sports Complex Board of Directors extended their deadline to accept applications for a manager  for the sports complex.

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Legality of city’s annexing over one acre of open land questioned

The legality of the City of Mount Vernon annexing open areas of more than one acre was brought into question at a workshop session last week.

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HOME Program construction has begun at three home sites

Construction has begun on three homes qualified under the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

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