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Jack Wallace named Rotary Paul Harris Fellow at exit event

Marlane and Jack Wallace, center,  were joined by Rotarians Nathan Reves and Neil Scott during the Paul Harris Fellow ceremonyThe Rev. Dr. Jack Wallace, center, was honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at his farewell luncheon June 26 in the First United Methodist Church’s Rosemary Jennings Hall.

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Lunches of Love begins Thursday

The eighth annual Lunches of Love program begins Thursday, July 7, and continues each weekday through Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Distinguished Service Award honors historical commission

County Judge Scott Lee presents the Distinguished Service Award to the Franklin County Historical Commission, represented by Karen Smith, Pat Hudson, chairman B. F. Hicks, Robert Long, and Mary Lou Mowery in the front row. County Commissioners in the  back row are Sam Young, Deryl Carr, Larkin Jumper, and Danny Chitsey.The Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Franklin County Historical Commission with a Distinguished Service Award.

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Cameron named president of funeral director association

Jeremy CameronJeremy Cameron has been elected to serve as the president of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association (ETFDA) for a one year term.

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Independents Week celebration being organized

Independents Week is an annual campaign to engage local independent businesses and citizens in celebrating entrepreneurial spirit and the freedom our local businesses embody.

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Register for prizes during Independent Business Week

Local independently owned businesses are coming together to celebrate what makes Mount Vernon special - its people, with special prizes to be given away in drawings for those who visit participating businesses during Independents’ Week, July 3 through 9.

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Adoption ceremony attracts attention Saturday afternoon

It was a biker invasion of the best kind as about 60 members of area chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) descended on the Mount VernonIt was a biker invasion of the best kind as about 60 members of area chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) descended on the Mount Vernon plaza to support the local Texarkana Chapter’s adoption of an abused child.

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Fish fry

Claudia and Larry Bales, at right, work their way through the serving line at the North Franklin fish fryClaudia and Larry Bales, at right, work their way through the serving line at the North Franklin fish fry on Saturday, June 25. A total of 300 people were served and $2,807 was donated. The funds will be used for equipment the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

Petting Zoo

Ky’lee and Alayna Glasco and Cheyenne Brown cuddle rabbits in straw hats at the Franklin County Library-sponsored petting zooKy’lee and Alayna Glasco and Cheyenne Brown cuddle rabbits in straw hats at the Franklin County Library-sponsored petting zoo on the downtown plaza on Thursday, June 16.

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