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Dejah Day set for March 21

Dejah Day has been planned for Saturday, March 21 in downtown Mount Vernon. Entertainment, games, vendor booths, a 5K, a bake off with live auction, and a silent auction have been planned.

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Tea grown locally

Nigel Melican, at left, managing director of Teacraft from the United Kingdom, discusses one of the tea plants at the East Texas Tea Company at the Jackson Ridge RanchNigel Melican, at left, managing director of Teacraft from the United Kingdom, discusses one of the tea plants at the East Texas Tea Company at the Jackson Ridge Ranch on CR NE2100 with Josphie Jackson, center, and another tea grower from Alabama.

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Special meeting for sports complex work bids Friday

A special meeting has been called for 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, to open and award bids for work at the Franklin County Sports Complex. The meeting was called after an error in the agenda for last Monday’s meeting allowed for opening only one of the three bid groups.

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Latortue, Mannis honored with Paul Harris Fellowships

Marie Latortue and Dr. Jeff MannisThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored Marie Latortue and Dr. Jeff Mannis as Paul Harris Fellows at the Friday, February 20 club meeting.

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Icy conditions

Jonquils on the downtown plaza fall over due to the weight of the ice and snow that fellJonquils on the downtown plaza fall over due to the weight of the ice and snow that fell on Monday, Feb. 23. Almost a 1/2 inch of sleet and snow accumulated throughout the day making driving hazardous.

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Courthouse square

April Garner, Main Street Director for the Texas Historical Commission, welcomes everyone to the presentation of the teams findingsApril Garner, Main Street Director for the Texas Historical Commission, welcomes everyone to the presentation of the teams findings during a meeting on Thursday, February 19.

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Methodist youth donate $1,106

Cindy McDonald, center, youth director with the FUMC, presents the $1,106 donation to food bank volunteers Larkin Jumper, June Weeks, Cassie Mendez and Richard Lee.Cindy McDonald, center, youth director with the FUMC, presents the $1,106 donation to food bank volunteers Larkin Jumper, June Weeks, Cassie Mendez and Richard Lee.

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Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will be Saturday, February 28 and a crowd of more than 200 is expected. The banquet will be in the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church.

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Buy chamber tickets before Monday

Chamber members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Monday, February 23. Tickets are $25 per person.

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