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Introduction to Beekeeping Class set

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will have a one day Introduction to Beekeeping Class on Saturday January 7, 2017.

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Pre-Civil War turmoil topic for meeting

The turmoil in Northeast Texas during the decade preceding the Civil War and its far reaching effects will be the subject of the program for the annual membership meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association Monday evening, January 2.

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4-H Christmas party

Members of the Franklin County 4-H Club decorated cookies and shared a Christmas Banquet for their December meeting.Members of the Franklin County 4-H Club decorated cookies and shared a Christmas Banquet for their December meeting. The group gathered December 6 at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose building.

Holiday calendar announced

Franklin County Commissioners adopted the 2017 Holiday Calendar during a recent court meeting.

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Donation

Pat Carter with XTO Energy receives a plaque from the 4-H ClubPat Carter with XTO Energy receives a plaque from the 4-H Club after the company donated $4,000 to used for projects for 4-H members. XTO also donated $5,000 to the group in 2015.

Reserve Grand Champion

Destiny Barron shows off the blanket she received for Reserve Grand Champion for Exotic Division and a plaque for breed winner after showing her heifer Heidi.Destiny Barron shows off the blanket she received for Reserve Grand Champion for Exotic Division and a plaque for breed winner after showing her heifer Heidi. They pair showed at the Morris County 4-H Jackpot event in Daingerfield.

Poster contest winners announced

2016 Poster Contest WinnersWinners in the 36th annual Mount Vernon Elementary School Poster Contest were announced on Wednesday, December 7 at the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Optic-Herald office to close for holidays

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will close for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Optic-Herald office will be closed Friday, December 23.

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Religious procession conducted

A procession as part of the local celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,A procession as part of the local celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas and protector of the unborn, wound through the streets of Mount Vernon on Sunday, December 11.

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