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Jordan to speak at National Day of Prayer

Larry JordanThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer will be Larry Jordan of Sulphur Springs.

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Optic-Herald wins awards from NETPA

Editor Lillie Bush-Reves displays the first place  plaque from NETPA for News Writing.The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won several awards from the North and East Texas Press Association on Saturday, April 21 at the group's annual convention.

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Be aware of work zones

As traffic increases along Texas roadways because of our booming population, fatal crashes are on the rise.

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Key Club raises $4,200 for Little Creek Park

Kate Jordan, Garrett Greenberg, Garry Romines, and Donna Manincor show off their certificates after the Bake Off.A total of 30 entries were made in the tenth annual Key Club Bake-Off on Saturday, April 20.

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Tom Scott Lumber’s annual customer appreciation day

Andrew Kirkbride enjoys the inflatable slide provided as part of Tom Scott Lumber’s annual customer appreciation dayAndrew Kirkbride enjoys the inflatable slide provided as part of Tom Scott Lumber’s annual customer appreciation day on Saturday, April 13. A total of 500 hot dogs was cooked and door prizes were awarded throughout the event.

Cleaning Little Creek Park

 Mount Vernon Girl Scout Troop 3899 pitched in to Keep Texas BeautifulMembers of Mount Vernon Girl Scout Troop 3899 pitched in to Keep Texas Beautiful.

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Godwin completes basic army training

Army Pfc. Drew T. Godwin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Petunia pie

Karen Smith holds up a petunia pie that she received at the Franklin County Library’s plant and seed swapKaren Smith holds up a petunia pie that she received at the Franklin County Library’s plant and seed swap

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Alamo Mission Museum’s events well attended

Leon Gunn of Pickton pulls the sled with his 1949 John Deere A tractor.A total of 36 tractors participated in the tractor pull and show at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday.

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