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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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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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Mount Vernon Key Club Bake-off planned for Saturday, April 15

The Mount Vernon Key Club will be sponsoring its 14th annual bake-off on April 15 in conjunction with the Tour de Cypress events in downtown.

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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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Auction for a cause

A dessert auction was the final stage of a day full of fund raising by community members.A dessert auction was the final stage of a day full of fund raising by community members. The day started with an auction of hundreds of donated items.

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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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Events spotlight child abuse prevention

The Franklin County Child Welfare (FCCW) Board is urging everyone to join in with a planned series of events to help put a spotlight on child abuse and its prevention in the local community during April - Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Community egg hunt and kids Easter events this Saturday

There will be games, prizes and more at this year’s “SpEGGtacular” day downtown and Community Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, the weekend before Easter.

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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 three seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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