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Bakeoff funds dedicated to meals program

Profits collected through the Mount Vernon Key Club’s annual Spring Bake off will be dedicated to the home delivered meals program administered by the Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc.

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Bohlken wins district contest

Anson Godfrey, Bailey BohlkenBailey Bohlken, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, receives congratulations from Anson Godfrey, governor for Rotary Dist. 5830, as first place winner in the district’s annual Rotary 4-Way Speech contest.

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Health fair

Several ladies gather around a vendor at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Health Fair Several ladies gather around a vendor at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Health Fair on Thursday, March 20. Approximately 50 people and 25 vendors took part in this annual event at the First United Methodist Church.

Double check ceremony

Representatives from the American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion Post 243 each donated funds to the Kid Fish project.Representatives from the American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion Post 243 each donated funds to the Kid Fish project. The Auxiliary had a bake sale and raised $503. The Legion donated $150.

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FFA, 4H project show Saturday

Charity Berger welds on a corner of a fire pit that she is building to enter in the annual Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmer Project Show.Charity Berger welds on a corner of a fire pit that she is building to enter in the annual Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmer Project Show. More than 70 projects will be on display at the event is this Saturday, March 29 at the Livestock Pavilion

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Grant hearing Tuesday on Fleming building project

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will conduct a public hearing on whether or not to award a matching grant of $15,000 to Brad and Stephanie Hyman for restoration work on the Fleming building.

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Taylor Rose, Austin Sewell Rotary Students for March

Taylor Rose and Austin SewellTaylor Rose and Austin Sewell were named Rotary Students of the Month for March at Mount Vernon High School. To learn more about these outstanding students, see the March 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hamming it up

Debra Bassham purchases a ticket for a smoked ham from Mount Vernon Fire Department volunteers Robert Zinn and Kenneth Dyer.Debra Bassham purchases a ticket for a smoked ham from Mount Vernon Fire Department volunteers Robert Zinn and Kenneth Dyer. The local department will be selling hams through April 13 for pick up on April 19.

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Local authors to review recent books at CAC

Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance will be hosts for “A Novel Idea” on Saturday, March 29. For more information about the event, see the March 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.