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Optic-Herald wins awards from NETPA

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald staff displaying awardsThe Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won several awards from the North and East Texas Press Association on Saturday, March 31

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Friday deadline for conservation sign-up

Landowners, farmers and ranchers in Texas are reminded that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 ends on Friday, April 6,

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Cook wins photo contest

Cook wins photo contestLocal photography enthusiast Jack Cook claimed two awards in the Texas Forest Trail Region’s Spring 2012 Focus on the Forest Trail Photography Competition.

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City and county Spring clean-up begins Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin countywide this Saturday.

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Wood County Electric honored by ET Council of Government

Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc. (WCEC) was honored by the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) with the Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year Award.

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City debating financing, needs

The Mount Vernon City Council was looking for citizen input, but got little at its Monday, April 2 public hearing on sewer financing.

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Baumgardner honored

J. D. Baumgardner, leftJ. D. Baumgardner, left, was presented a state resolution honoring him for his outstanding community service by State Representative Erwin Cain

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Road reopened after culvert replaced

Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culvertsPct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culverts which were removed from CR SE4130 at Blundell Creek.

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Candidate and speakers gathered

Republican primary candidates and speakers gathered for the Candidate Meet and Greet event sponsored by Franklin County members of the Republican Women of Northeast Texas

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