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Frying fish with a flair

Jim Emery strikes a pose while manning the fryers at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, November 21.Jim Emery strikes a pose while manning the fryers at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, November 21. The volunteer fire department f raised $2967 during their fish fry fundraiser.

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Christmas festival registration deadlines fast approaching

Deadlines to take part in the various activities revolving around the annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 5, are fast approaching. For deadlines on registering for the Chili cook off, vendors booths and parade entries, see the November 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Festival registrations continue

Registration for events in conjunction with the 2015 Christmas Festival continue. Those wishing to participate in the annual Christmas parade, the Chili Cook Off, or who wish to set up a vendor booth

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Community Clothes Closet needs Christmas Store items

The Community Clothes Closet is seeking donations of gently used toys and school appropriate winter clothing for its Christmas Store. Items needed include clothing, coats, jackets, sweaters,

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Robin Simmons claims 2015 Aggie Ring Wing Ding title

Robin Simmons and Laura Calvert with Sarah Grace Simmons, Keegan Sheets, and Brylan Sheets.Robin Simmons and Laura Calvert with Sarah Grace Simmons, Keegan Sheets, and Brylan Sheets. Mrs. Simmons took the top honors at the fourth annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing on Saturday, November 14.

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Fowl escape

A trio of Guinea fowl appear to be making an escape just in time to miss being part of Thanksgiving dinner.A trio of Guinea fowl appear to be making an escape just in time to miss being part of Thanksgiving dinner. The group slipped under a barbed wire fence from a yard on CR SE4105 last week and wandered along the edge of the roadway.

Angel numbers up 10 percent

The number of Angels needing adoption is up just under 10 percent from this time last year, according to Amy Ford, coordinator for the gift portion of the Christmas for All project and

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Food safety course to be offered

A food handlers course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Franklin County on Tuesday, December 15.

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Redneck, motorcycle games played at Alamo Mission Museum

Chandler Bogue tosses a toilet seat toward a metal post while competing in Redneck horseshoes.Chandler Bogue tosses a toilet seat toward a metal post while competing in Redneck horseshoes. The eighth annual Redneck Games, cooking contests, and trade day events were bigger this year

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