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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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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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Sponsors sought for Kid Fish

Sponsorship's are being sought for the seventh annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day which has been set for Saturday, April 22.

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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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Applications accepted for veteran trip to D.C

Brookshire Grocery Co. is accepting applications from qualifing World War II veterans to be considered for selection for their 13th Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods World War II Heroes Flight.

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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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Last chance for Fire Department Easter hams

The last day to order smoked hams from volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be Saturday, April 1.

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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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Auction to benefit Dejah Saturday

An auction to aid Dejah Arnold’s family as she continues to battle leukemia has been planned for Saturday, March 25.

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