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Second Saturday begins with an assortment of events

Mount Vernon’s Main Street Alliance springs into the third season for “2nd Saturday” events on Saturday, April 8.

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City, County Spring clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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Events spotlight child abuse prevention

The Franklin County Child Welfare (FCCW) Board is urging everyone to join in with a planned series of events to help put a spotlight on child abuse and its prevention in the local community during April - Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Community egg hunt and kids Easter events this Saturday

There will be games, prizes and more at this year’s “SpEGGtacular” day downtown and Community Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, the weekend before Easter.

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Questions needed for candidate forum

The staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be hosts for a Candidate Forum for the 12 individuals who have registered to run for three seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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Mount Vernon Key Club Bake-off planned for Saturday, April 15

The Mount Vernon Key Club will be sponsoring its 14th annual bake-off on April 15 in conjunction with the Tour de Cypress events in downtown.

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Fix your fences, keep your cows in

It’s that time of year again, when the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. There has been a sharp increase in the number of calls about cows and even some herds that have escaped from their enclosures to get at that sweet grass.

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Auction for a cause

A dessert auction was the final stage of a day full of fund raising by community members.A dessert auction was the final stage of a day full of fund raising by community members. The day started with an auction of hundreds of donated items.

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Council favors pedestrian friendly square, downtown

The members of the Mount Vernon City Council individually expressed favor toward a more pedestrian friendly downtown area proposed in the traffic pattern study presented by Riley Triggs, the planning specialist with the Town Square Initiative program for the Texas Historical Commission.

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