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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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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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Main Street program earns accreditation

Carolyn Teague, center, accepts this year’s National Accreditation.The Texas Historical Commission commended Mount Vernon for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 60 to be recognized this year.

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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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Kicking up their heels at Mardi Gras

Dancers both young and old twirled around the dance floor at the Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, February 13.Dancers both young and old twirled around the dance floor at the Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, February 13. The annual event moved to downtown this year and more than doubled last year’s attendance

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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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National tea growing conference to be conducted in Franklin County

The inaugural U. S. League of Tea Growers Round Up and Farm Tour will be Thursday, Feb. 19, in Franklin County. There are 35 registered to attend. The round up began Wednesday night

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Barretts, Dunlap, Ellis honored by the Black Onyx Club

Linda Barrett, Richard Barrett and Fay EllisBlack History Month was celebrated highlighting the event’s eighth year on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Cultural Arts Center. The sponsoring Black Onyx Club honored Richard and Linda Barrett, Connie Dunlap and Fay Ellis for their service and support of the black community in Franklin County.

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State teams for programs here gathering info Thursday

Teams for two different programs under the Texas State Historical Commission will be in Mount Vernon Thursday, February 19. The Bankhead Highway project will continue gathering photos, stories, and information about businesses, buildings and people from about 1916 to the late 1930s.

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