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Main Street board, manager training well attended

State Coordinator of the Texas Main Street Program Debra Drescher was leader for the regional Main Street Board and Manager Training in Mount Vernon.Downtowns are worth our attention because that is the place where a community’s heritage, where its story begins, says Debra Drescher, State Coordinator of the Texas Main Street Program,

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IF: Gathering this weekend

The IF: Gathering for women of Franklin County and the surrounding area will be set for February 6 and 7 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall, 408 Leftwich St.

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Crowston benefit

Barbara Crowston, at left, is surrounded by family and friends at the benefit dinner and auction for the Crowston  family on Saturday, January 24. More than 200 people packed into the Hagansport Community Center,

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Black History Month to be celebrated

February as Black History Month will be celebrated in an event at the Cultural Arts Center on. Friday, February 13 with the Black Onyx Club board as hosts.

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Fly In planned at county airport

If you notice a few extra aircraft flying around just north of Mount Vernon next week, that will be due to a Fly In that has been planned at the Franklin County Airport for Saturday, January 31.

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Park needs portion of storm water funds

A request for use of a portion of the funds collected from storm water fees was made to be used to solve flooding  problems at Mount Vernon’s Little Creek Park.

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Chamber nomination deadline approaching

The deadline to submit nominations for Man, Woman, and Agriculturist of the year is fast approaching. Both individuals and organizations may submit nominations.

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Blind Date with a book at library

Readers visiting Franklin County Library during the month of February will be offered “blind dates” with books. Like a true blind date, readers who check out a special “blind date” book won’t know the title or author of their book.

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CPR training

Kathy Cannon, at left, a certified trainer from the North Franklin Fire Department, goes over the steps to perform CPR and basic first aid with Kin Lester, Cody Buck, and Mike O’Briant, at right.Kathy Cannon, at left, a certified trainer from the North Franklin Fire Department, goes over the steps to perform CPR and basic first aid with Kin Lester, Cody Buck, and Mike O’Briant, at right.

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