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Trooper Williams is assigned to county

Trooper Damon WilliamsTrooper Damon Williams was recently re-assigned to  Franklin County in the Sulphur Springs Department of Public Safety Sergeant’s area. He entered the Texas DPS Academy in September 2007.

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Summer reading winners announced

Summer Reading Program winnersThe children who read the most books during the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library were recognized with prizes and certificates at the Closing Ceremonies and Fun Day on Tuesday, July 22 behind the library.

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Key Club donates to child welfare

Two booster seats and an infant car seat valued at around $175 were donated by the Key Club of Mount Vernon to the Franklin County Child Welfare Board.Two booster seats and an infant car seat valued at around $175 were donated by the Key Club of Mount Vernon to the Franklin County Child Welfare Board.

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Thoreau cabin replica

Hank and Margaret Hermann approach the replica of Henry Thoreau’s cabin in the woods they have built near Lake Cypress Springs.Hank and Margaret Hermann approach the replica of Henry Thoreau’s cabin in the woods they have built near Lake Cypress Springs.

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Lunches of Love

Volunteers join together to provide meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD children who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.Volunteers join together to provide meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD children who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.

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Lowe’s project fun for kids

Lowes’ team member Stuart Zainea assists Myra Macias in constructing a wooden claw game project, provided by Lowe’s, as the day’s activity at Lunches of Love last week.Lowes’ team member Stuart Zainea assists Myra Macias in constructing a wooden claw game project, provided by Lowe’s, as the day’s activity at Lunches of Love last week.

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Carter BloodCare drive Saturday, July 26

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for the Carter BloodCare blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The event will be conducted at the Mount Vernon Fire Station on the corner of W. Rutherford St. and Hwy. 37.

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Splash day

Library Director Lisa Lawrence, at right, videos Shawn Dennis on one of the three water slides provided by the Friends of the Franklin County LibraryLibrary Director Lisa Lawrence, at right, videos Shawn Dennis on one of the three water slides provided by the Friends of the Franklin County Library to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 22. For more information, see the story in the July 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Posse announces drawing winners

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse announced drawing and gate-prize winners from the “Down & Dirty” Wrestling matches at the arena Saturday night.

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