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Rosa Taylor named Paul Harris Fellow

Rosa Lee Crenshaw Taylor (Third from left) honored with presentation  of a Paul Harris Fellow Award Rosa Lee Crenshaw Taylor was honored with presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Award in ceremonies Saturday, February 17, at the Senior Citizen Meal Center in Mount Vernon.

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Main Street anniversary celebration Tuesday

The community is invited to help Mount Vernon’s Main Street program celebrate its 25th anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at The County Seat, on the east side of the square in downtown Mount Vernon.

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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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Funeral escort

A long line of law enforcement officers in their vehicles escorted the body of Bryan Alcorn, a former Mount Vernon Police OfficeA long line of law enforcement officers in their vehicles escorted the body of Bryan Alcorn, a former Mount Vernon Police Officer, to the City Cemetery on Thursday, February 15. Mr. Alcorn died last week from complications from the flu.

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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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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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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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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