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Results of housing study to be presented

Cassie Gibson, Senior Vice President of Residential Strategies Inc., will present results of a study on the prospects for new housing in Mount Vernon at the quarterly meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 in the board room at First National Bank.

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Questions needed for candidate forum

The staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be hosts for a Candidate Forum for the 12 individuals who have registered to run for the three seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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Birdsong is delegate to state convention

Minnie Birdsong, local Franklin County Retired School Employees Association (FCRSEA) president, served as a voting delegate to the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) in Austin, March 26-28.

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Annual Key Club Bake-off set at the Cultural Arts Center

The 14th annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 15 at the Cultural Arts Center at 100 Rusk St. in Mount Vernon.

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Coloring contest provides abuse prevention awareness

Blue Ribbon Coloring Contest winnersA Blue Ribbon Week Coloring Contest helped provide abuse prevention awareness to families of young children.

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Tour de Cypress rolls into 13th year Saturday

More than 150 people have preregistered for the 13th annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 15.

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Second Saturday begins with an assortment of events

Mount Vernon’s Main Street Alliance springs into the third season for “2nd Saturday” events on Saturday, April 8.

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Lowes donates to Paint Our Town

Tracey Reed, manager of the Lowes Regional Distribution Center, presented a check to Daniel Gray of the Paint Our Town CommitteeTracey Reed, manager of the Lowes Regional Distribution Center, presented $2,500 checks to a local program on Friday, March 31.

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City, County Spring clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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