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Questions needed for candidate forum

The staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be hosts for a Candidate Forum for the 12 individuals who have registered to run for three seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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Fix your fences, keep your cows in

It’s that time of year again, when the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. There has been a sharp increase in the number of calls about cows and even some herds that have escaped from their enclosures to get at that sweet grass.

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Last chance for Fire Department Easter hams

The last day to order smoked hams from volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be Saturday, April 1.

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Council favors pedestrian friendly square, downtown

The members of the Mount Vernon City Council individually expressed favor toward a more pedestrian friendly downtown area proposed in the traffic pattern study presented by Riley Triggs, the planning specialist with the Town Square Initiative program for the Texas Historical Commission.

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Auction to benefit Dejah Saturday

An auction to aid Dejah Arnold’s family as she continues to battle leukemia has been planned for Saturday, March 25.

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Sponsors sought for Kid Fish

Sponsorship's are being sought for the seventh annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day which has been set for Saturday, April 22.

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Spring color

beautiful Chinese Fringe Flower and Wisteria bushesThe bright colors of Spring are popping out all over town. These beautiful Chinese Fringe Flower and Wisteria bushes can be found on Leftwich St. in Mount Vernon.

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Applications accepted for veteran trip to D.C

Brookshire Grocery Co. is accepting applications from qualifing World War II veterans to be considered for selection for their 13th Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods World War II Heroes Flight.

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Easter events moved to April 8

The Community Easter Egg Hunt and children’s activities preceding the event will be conducted on the second Saturday, April 8, due to event conflicts on the Saturday prior to Easter.

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