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Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will be Saturday, February 24, and a crowd of more than 200 is expected.

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Year of the Dog celebrated downtown

Contestants in the Year of the Dog contests during the Lunar New Year celebration were Hope with Susan Kvaka, Daisy with Marysol Bazan, Caesar with Deborah Thomas, Miss Muff, Mazy, Sassy, and Rudy with Marlo and Ayva Moore, and Buddy with Robin and Don Whiteman.Contestants in the Year of the Dog contests during the Lunar New Year celebration were Hope with Susan Kvaka, Daisy with Marysol Bazan, Caesar with Deborah Thomas, Miss Muff, Mazy, Sassy, and Rudy with Marlo and Ayva Moore, and Buddy with Robin and Don Whiteman.

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Reserve chamber tickets by Friday

Chamber members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Friday, February 16.

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Maules at the airport

The Lone Star Maules airplane groupThe Lone Star Maules airplane group flew a circuit around Northeast Texas and stopped at the Franklin County Airport for lunch on Saturday, February 3.

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Local man dies from flu complications

Franklin County authorities are stating that a local man may have died due to complications from the flu. This will not be confirmed until autopsy reports are received.

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Annual meeting called for Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library  organization will conduct its annual membership meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20 at the library.

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Candidate filing deadline next week

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 5 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council and the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees is Friday, February 16.

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Reception to honor Rosa Taylor Saturday

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will honor Rosa Lee Crenshaw Taylor with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow Award in ceremonies at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building Saturday, February 17 in the building’s meal center area.

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Sea of crosses

A display of small white crosses was recently placed in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Hwy. 37.A display of small white crosses was recently placed in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Hwy. 37.

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