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Photos, stories, memorabilia wanted for information sharing

Mount Vernon is one of just eight locations state-wide for an information sharing/gathering meeting on all things of the Bankhead Highway. The local event has been set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Photo winner

Jackie Strydom’s Bubbles leaping for a frisbee This photo of  Jackie Strydom’s Bubbles leaping for a frisbee thrown to him over the water was the winner in the Optic-Herald’s Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest.

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Summer reading winners announced at library

The children who read the most books during the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library were recognized with prizes and certificates

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Watermelon Day is Friday, Aug. 2

Free ice cold watermelon will be served to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 on the square in Mount Vernon. The event is being sponsored by the

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United Way of Franklin County Kickoff dinner set, RSVP needed

The United Way of Franklin County’s annual kick-off dinner and recognition awards will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the Rose Mary Jennings Memorial Hall

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Yard of the month for July 2013

Max and Joy Rutledge at 300 Rutherford Street was chosen at the July Yard of the MonthThe home of Max and Joy Rutledge at 300 Rutherford Street was chosen at the July Yard of the Month by members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Paul Carr honored for service as 65 year member of Masons

Master Tom Shiels, honoree Paul Carr, and  Grand Senior Warden R. W. Michael WigginsPaul Carr received a 65 year Masonic Service Award in ceremonies at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Saturday evening, July 20. Mr. Carr became a Mason

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Secret agent magic

Emma Van Dieden and Dylan Clinton paired up  to assist James Wand with some Secret Agent Magic tricksEmma Van Dieden and Dylan Clinton paired up  to assist James Wand with some Secret Agent Magic tricks  during his Franklin County Library Summer Enrichment Program

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Officers installed to lead local lodge

Grand Lodge officers for Mount Vernon, TexasThe Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge members conducted their annual installation of officers Saturday, July 20. The Outgoing Master of the Lodge, James Duck,

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