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August split by two weather patterns

August 2016 was a tale of two weather patterns in Franklin County. The first two weeks were the typical dog days of summer with highs better than 100°.

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Fish for a good cause

Linda and Everett Walter work their way through the serving line at the United Way Fish Fry.Linda and Everett Walter work their way through the serving line at the United Way Fish Fry.

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Longer dove hunting season opens

Dove season zones mapTexas dove populations are soaring and the hunting season, which got underway September 1, is the longest in 80 years. The new 90-day season this fall means hunters will have 20 more days of opportunities to hunt compared with previous years.

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I-pad use to kickoff fall computer series

Registration is open for a six week series of  beginner level computing classes that will be offered at the Franklin County Library this fall. The classes will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 20, and Oct. 4 through 25.

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Direct access to 911 law now in effect

Ark-Tex Council of Governments is notifying business owners about Kari’s Law requiring owners of multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) in Texas to provide direct-dial access to 9-1-1 without having to dial an additional digit such as 9 first before getting an outside line.

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Tornado victims plan picnic for those who provided help

The Gage, Smith and Douglas families will be hosts for a celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 to show their appreciation for those who helped their families after the tornado in December 2015.

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Benefit fish-fry Saturday

The United Way of Franklin County will provide an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, September 3 to kick-off the annual pledge drive for the local organization. For more about this event, see the September 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

No-kill animal shelter in planning stages

A group of people are interested in starting a nonprofit animal rescue sanctuary in Franklin County. It would be a no-kill shelter, where animals could be taken for safety and to acquire a new home.

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Weiss to speak to Rotary Club

Mount Vernon ISD Superintendent Gregg Weiss will be the guest speaker at the Friday, September 2 meeting of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.

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