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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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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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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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Food basket sign ups open

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has begun the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual Christmas For All food baskets in 2013.

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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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Veterans marker to be dedicated Saturday

Veterans buried at Stouts Creek Cemetery and their surviving families will be honored with the dedication of a memorial marker bearing their names. The dedication ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9.

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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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Fuentes hired as on-site septic system inspector for county

Franklin County approved the contract with Juan Fuentes at the Monday, October 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court. Mr. Fuentes will assume duties as the On-Site Septic System Inspector for the county Friday.

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