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Events planned to spotlight child abuse prevention

The Franklin County Child Welfare Board is urging everyone to join in with a planned series of events to help put a spotlight on child abuse and its prevention in the local community during April

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Tigers fall to Chapel Hill

A pitch hits the glove of Tiger catcher Brent Baird.A pitch hits the glove of Tiger catcher Brent Baird. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team is 2-1 in District 16-3A competition after falling to Chapel Hill Red Devils on Tuesday, March 22.

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Headed for the finish line

Nathan Castro sprints past an opponent in the 800 meter run for the junior varsity TigersNathan Castro sprints past an opponent in the 800 meter run for the junior varsity Tigers at the Van track meet. He finished in fourth in this race and second in the 1600 meter run.

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Mandatory meeting for dual language program Thursday March, 31

The first of two mandatory meetings for parents interested in enrolling their Kindergarten age children in the Dual Language Two Way program is Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

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High school UIL team competes at home event

Mount Vernon High School was the site of an UIL Academic meet on Saturday, March 19. The MVHS accounting team and the Current Issues and Events team each won first place

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Off to the races

Several hundred parents and youngsters were off to the races to grab as many candy filled, plastic eggs as possibleSeveral hundred parents and youngsters were off to the races to grab as many candy filled, plastic eggs as possible during the community egg hunt at Little Creek Park.

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iPad classes at library

A second round of iPad classes will be Tuesday, March 22 at the Franklin County Library. The classes will provide information about the basics of iPads, the use iPads, and downloading and using apps.

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Seven selected to go to state, two resolutions promoted

Seven delegates and two alternates were selected to represent the county at the Franklin County Republican Party’s County Convention and two resolutions on party platform issues were adopted.

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Relay for Life seeking teams for annual event

The ninth annual Relay for Life event for Franklin County is seeking teams to help fight against cancer. For this year’s event, the Franklin County committee is teaming up with Wood County to make the gathering larger.

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