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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. on Thursday, April 16, at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged

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Lady Tigers drop two district games

Madison Whitfield catches an outfield fly ball for the Lady Tigers.Madison Whitfield catches an outfield fly ball for the Lady Tigers.The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball team had a rough week with their first two district losses coming in extended inning games.

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Candidates register for local elections

Several candidates waited until the last few days of the registration period to submit their application for election to local boards and councils.

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One-Act Play competes at district

The Mount Vernon High School One-Act Play participated in the District 16AAA competition Tuesday, March 24 at Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana.

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Powerlifting team lifts at Winnsboro

Noah Craver lifts at the Winnsboro meet.Noah Craver lifts at the Winnsboro meet. The Mount Vernon High School powerlifting teams competed at the Winnsboro meet last week.  For a listing of those students who placed, see the February 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Judicial bench

Eddie Northcutt, Robert Newsome, Lanny RamsayA total of 38 years of service on the 8th Judicial District bench has been provided by these three judges.

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Blood drive

Wade Powell rolled up his sleeve to help save a life by donating bloodWade Powell rolled up his sleeve to help save a life by donating blood at the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, February 7. A total of 13 units was collected during the event.

Public Notice - ORDEN DE CANCELACIÓN - FCWD

El Franklin County Water District se anula la elección que se celebrará el 9 de mayo de 2015 de conformidad con lo dispuesto en la sección 2,053 (a) de la Texas Código Electoral.

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First deer

Natalie Norwood bagged her first deerNatalie Norwood bagged her first deer while hunting with her grandfather, Robert Mitchell on the Norwood Farm on Friday, January 9. She shot this 12 point buck with a .223 rifle.

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