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County’s clean-up through Saturday

Franklin County Commissioners Pcts. 1 and 3 will continue their offer of free disposal of refuse for people in their respective precincts through Saturday, May 9.

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City clean-up campaign

Jerry Easley prepares to throw an item into a dumpster as part of the City of Mount Vernon’s Spring Clean-Up campaign on Friday, May 1.Jerry Easley prepares to throw an item into a dumpster as part of the City of Mount Vernon’s Spring Clean-Up campaign on Friday, May 1.

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Clean up efforts continue with free refuse disposal

Clean-up efforts with free disposal of refuse in the City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County Commissioner Pct. 4 will continue through Saturday, May 2, with county commissioners in Pcts. 1, 2,  and 3 opening their drop-off sites Saturday. For details about each location, see the April 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

National Day of Prayer to be celebrated May 7

The 2020 National Day of Prayer will be celebrated Thursday, May 7. Locally, several ministers have gathered to provide an on-line video to celebrate the day.

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Contest winner

Anna Kate Asay, age nine, is the winner of the April 23 coloring contest.Anna Kate Asay, age nine, is the winner of the April 23 coloring contest. Be sure to color this week’s picture and submit your entry by 4 p.m. Monday, May 4.

Eating lunch out

Kay Camp serves lunch to Kim and Linzsey Perry at Los Arcos restaurant.Kay Camp serves lunch to Kim and Linzsey Perry at Los Arcos restaurant. Gov. Greg Abbott allowed Franklin County restaurants to open their dining rooms at 50 percent capacity as of Friday, May 1.

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Keeping active

Malek Stephens, Isaiah Willis, Junior Brown shoot a few hoops at the basketball court at Little Creek Park on Thursday, April 9.Malek Stephens, Isaiah Willis, Junior Brown shoot a few hoops at the basketball court at Little Creek Park on Thursday, April 9.

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New life being hammered into the Glove Factory

New life is being hammered in to the old Glove Factory building by its new owners, Jon and Crystal CopelandNew life is being hammered in to the old Glove Factory building by its new owners, Jon and Crystal Copeland, who acquired the real estate last Wednesday.

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West to ride East Texas

Local patriot and motorcycle enthusiast Bob Kerr is looking for like-minded riders to join him for a “motorcycle adventure” with honored guest Lt. Col. Allen B. West (retired).

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