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Handicapable Rodeo fundraiser

Adrienne Alonso takes an order from Forrest Logston at the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo Memorial Day Barbecue fundraising eventAdrienne Alonso takes an order from Forrest Logston at the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo Memorial Day Barbecue fundraising event

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Moment of Remembrance observed

Eddie Turner, a U.S. Marine Sgt. Major - Retired, sounded a bell as J. D. Baumgardner, U.S. Navy, read the names of service men for whom flags fly on the downtown Mount Vernon plazaA moment of remembrance was observed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 during a ceremony on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza.

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Moment of Rememberance ceremony on plaza Monday

A “Moment of Remembrance” ceremony is set for 3 p.m. Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Help available for energy bills

Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. offers assistance to people with their energy bills in a seven county area. For more information, see the May 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Piney Woods Wine Trail successful

Visitors to the Piney Woods Wine Trail decide which wine to taste at the Red Road  Vineyard booth at the wine festival in downtown Mount VernonThe Piney Wood Wine Trail Festival was termed a success by vendors, merchants, organizers and visitors alike.

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Key Club donates to park

Key Club donates to parkMembers of the Key Club were joined by Little Creek Park board representatives as they donated $4,217 to the park

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Relay puts emphasis on Memorial Day

The 2,000 mile Carry the Load relay will travel through Franklin County on Friday, May 24 and walkers are needed to support this cause.

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Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products.

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Hagansport Homcoming June 9

The annual Hagansport Cemetery Homecoming will be Sunday, June 9 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, see the May 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.