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Application deadline Friday

The deadline to apply for assistance with gifts and clothing for children through the Christmas for All  program is Friday, November 22. Applications must be turned in at the Mount Vernon Elementary office no later than 4 p.m. that day.

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Procedures established for fire department vehicle sales

Franklin County Commissioners Court members clarified their concerns and then established policy concerning county vehicles at their Monday meeting, when the Purley Fire Department called for the sale of a used vehicle and the financed purchase of another used vehicle.

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HOT funds must promote tourism and hotel industry

Every event, program, or facility funded with hotel occupancy tax revenues must be likely to do two things: first, directly promote tourism; and, second, directly promote the convention and hotel industry.

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Murder trial to begin Monday

The trial of Clint Weldon Wilson for murder in the shooting death of Juvenal Gonzales is slated to begin Monday, November 18. Two hundred notices were sent out to prospective jurors for the case to report that day.

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Genealogy Society wins award for book

Wayne and Linda Bryan and Veronica Jordan accept  an award for local genealogy group.The Franklin County Genealogy Society won third place in the Partner Society book awards at the Texas State Genealogical Society’s annual conference in Round Rock in October.

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Rotary dinner to celebrate 75 years of service to community

A celebration of 75 years of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club will be Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m. The fund raising dinner will be at the Rosemary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

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Lowe’s RDC named Northeast Texas Employer of the Year

Tracey Reed, Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center General Manager, accepts the 2013 Employer of the Year award from Dr. Larry Dotin with Workforce Solutions Northeast TexasTracey Reed, Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center General Manager, accepts the 2013 Employer of the Year award from Dr. Larry Dotin with Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas at their annual awards ceremony and luncheon in Mount Pleasant last week.

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Almost $15,000 raised for Backpack effort

In an overwhelming response to an appeal for funding for the Rotary Backpack program, $14,750 has been donated in the last two weeks to the program.

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Deficit budget proposed in 2014

A deficit of just over $555,060 has been proposed for the Franklin County Water District in 2014. Members of the District’s board of directors got their first look at the budget at their October board meeting.

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