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Candlelight service set at Harvey Funeral Home

A Tree of Remembrance and Candlelight Service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home. Dr. Jack Wallace, Brother Pepper Puryear, and Brother Gerald Hood will provide messages of hope during the service.

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Ladies Night Out

Ana Tidwell accepts a bag of product from BeautiControl representative Glenda BrooksAna Tidwell accepts a bag of product from BeautiControl representative Glenda Brooks at the fourth annual Ladies Night Out event on Friday, November 21.

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Angel numbers keep growing

The number of Angels needing adoption keeps growing, according to Amy Ford, coordinator for the gift portion of the Christmas for All project and Communities in Schools elementary and intermediate coordinator.

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Boy Scout donation

Mitch Gatlin, Senior White Oak District Executive with Boy Scouts, accepts a $1,000 donation from Troy Sellers, Luminant’s Community Relations Manager.Mitch Gatlin, Senior White Oak District Executive with Boy Scouts, accepts a $1,000 donation from Troy Sellers, Luminant’s Community Relations Manager.

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Harvest scene

Scarecrows in this fall display in the yard of Charles and Saundra Dunn greet folks who travel Miller St. Scarecrows in this fall display in the yard of Charles and Saundra Dunn greet folks who travel Miller St. The staff at the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald wish a safe and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Deadline is next Thursday for Christmas food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas For All program is Thursday, December 4. Applications are available only at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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Main Street board draws for terms, seeks two new members

The Mount Vernon Main Street Board began preparation for its reorganization effective January 1, 2015 with drawings for term limits at their monthly meeting Monday evening, November 17.

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“Christmasland - North Pole of Texas” opens Friday for holiday season

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2014 holiday season on Friday, November 28. The display is free and open to the public.

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Rolfs, Willis, Chancellor, McClardy tops in cookoff

Winners of the Boots, Brew and Barbecue BBQ Cookoff Gary and Debbie Rolf, Oley Willis, Tony Chancellor and Bryan McClardy walked away with the largest purses in the Boots, Brew and Barbecue (B3) BBQ Cookoff last weekend.

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