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Dictionaries presented

A dozen members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club presented a set of two dictionaries (English and English/Spanish) to 132 third grade students at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Friday, Jan. 13A dozen members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club presented a set of two dictionaries (English and English/Spanish) to 132 third grade students at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Friday, January 13 as part of their annual support of education in the community.

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Andrews celebrate diamond, 60th anniversary

Joe and Jan Andrews celebrated their diamond wedding anniversaryJoe and Jan Andrews celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary after 60 years of marriage Wednesday, January 18, 2017.Their children set up a 60th anniversary party for 20 family members in the South Texas coast town of Rockport.

Betsy Mills to speak at Genealogy on Monday

Betsy Mills will present a program on dating and identifying old photographs and how to preserve and share them at the January Franklin County Genealogical Society meeting on Monday, January 16. See the January 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Billy Slaton benefit Saturday

A fund raising benefit to aid Billy Slaton has been organized for Saturday, January 21 at the Hagansport Community Center.

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Extension office joins weight loss program

The Franklin County Extension Service is participating in the fifth annual Lighten Up East Texas regional weight loss challenge.

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Relay for Life captains meeting Thursday

Volunteers are needed to help build the 2017 Relay For Life event for Franklin County. An organizational captain’s meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Thursday, January 19 at the First National Bank Century Room on Kaufman St.

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MLK Unity March January 16

The annual “Unity March” in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is set for Monday, January 16.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 19, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Winning door

The Tax Assessor’s office was chosen as the winner for their depiction of a gingerbread house. Various departments at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center participated in a holiday door decorating contest.

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