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Vance wins scramble at Fort Worth stock show

Colton VanceColton Vance, a member of the Franklin County 4-H, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the January 25 performance at the 119th edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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Penny wins Fort Worth Stock Show, Pony of America honors

Sixteen year-old Hanna Penny of Franklin County in January captured two of the highest honors for equine competitors, the overall Reserve Champion in Ranch Horse Pleasure at the Fort Worth Stock Show

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Council eliminates committees

The Mount Vernon City Council eliminated three committees during their Monday, February 9 meeting. The action was led by Councilman Kenneth Shelton for what he called unnecessary groups.

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Promotions announced by First National Bank

Kevin Minshew, Jeremy Byrd, Andrew Lee, Rocio Martinez, Teresa Miller, and Pablo De Santiago, Jr.Several officer promotions were announced by Garry Romines, president and CEO of First National Bank, following a January Board of Directors meeting.

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Black History Month declared

Black History Month in Mount Vernon by Mayor Margaret Sears in formal ceremoniesFebruary 2015 was proclaimed Black History Month in Mount Vernon by Mayor Margaret Sears in formal ceremonies at the Mount Vernon City Hall last week.

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Women turn support toward local children’s programs

IF: GatheringWomen of Mount Vernon and Franklin County took the messages of the two-day IF: Gathering event, February 6 and 7, and put them into action with support of local programs for children.

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Dejah’s stem cell transplant completed Tuesday

Dejah ArnoldThe long awaited stem cell transplant for Dejah Arnold was completed late Tuesday afternoon at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Through it all she has remained upbeat and jovial.

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Dr. Curry featured speaker for Black History Month event

Dr. Bishop Curry, IIIDr. Bishop Curry, III will be the featured speaker at the annual Black History Month celebration set to begin at  6:30 p.m. Friday, February 13 in the Cultural Arts Center, 100 Rusk St. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Chamber banquet tickets available

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St., First National Bank locations, and the Optic-Herald office.

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