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KUC collects food for food bank

KUC food DriveThe annual food drive at Kids Under Construction to benefit the Food Bank of Franklin County netted 500 items.  For more information, see the Jan. 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

January 2013 Rotary Students announced

Sierra Warren, Trent RobinsonSierra Warren and Trent Robinson were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for January

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Young Farmers State Convention

Young Farmers State ConventionThe 59th Annual Texas Young Farmers Convention was recently conducted in Sugarland.

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Library’s fine forgiveness is a “Sweetheart of a Deal”

The Franklin County Library has a sweetheart of a deal for patrons from now through Friday, Feb. 15.

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Serving the servants

Approximately 20 local law enforcement personnel were treated to lunchApproximately 20 local law enforcement personnel were treated to lunch at the Meadow Park Baptist Church on Thursday, Jan. 17.

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Retirees honored

County Judge Paul Lovier presented D.K. “Mike” Michaelson and Paul Fletcher with plaques honoring them for their years of serviceCounty Judge Paul Lovier presented D.K. “Mike” Michaelson and Paul Fletcher with plaques honoring them for their years of service

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Reception set to honor Sue Stevens retirement from library

Sue StevensSue Stevens helped celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday last March and will celebrate her retirement from the Library next week.

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Reunion in Mount Vernon

Reunion in Mount VernonJoe Walker, Ray Loyd Johnson, Dewayne Otterson from Waxahachie, Larry and Geneva Blake from Mount Pleasant, and Norman King of Wichita, Kans., met in Mount Vernon for a reunion earlier this month.

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Arrondo honored with reception

Dr. Arrondo (left) was presented a plaque by Hospital administrator David BaileyDr. Louis Arrondo was honored for 30 years of service to the citizens of Mount Vernon during a reception at East Texas Medical Center of Mount Vernon

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