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Council eliminates committees

The Mount Vernon City Council eliminated three committees during their Monday, February 9 meeting. The action was led by Councilman Kenneth Shelton for what he called unnecessary groups.

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Black History Month declared

Black History Month in Mount Vernon by Mayor Margaret Sears in formal ceremoniesFebruary 2015 was proclaimed Black History Month in Mount Vernon by Mayor Margaret Sears in formal ceremonies at the Mount Vernon City Hall last week.

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IF: Gathering this weekend

The IF: Gathering for women of Franklin County and the surrounding area will be set for February 6 and 7 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall, 408 Leftwich St.

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Dejah’s stem cell transplant completed Tuesday

Dejah ArnoldThe long awaited stem cell transplant for Dejah Arnold was completed late Tuesday afternoon at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Through it all she has remained upbeat and jovial.

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Black History Month to be celebrated

February as Black History Month will be celebrated in an event at the Cultural Arts Center on. Friday, February 13 with the Black Onyx Club board as hosts.

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Chamber banquet tickets available

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St., First National Bank locations, and the Optic-Herald office.

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Park needs portion of storm water funds

A request for use of a portion of the funds collected from storm water fees was made to be used to solve flooding  problems at Mount Vernon’s Little Creek Park.

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Main Street board, manager training well attended

State Coordinator of the Texas Main Street Program Debra Drescher was leader for the regional Main Street Board and Manager Training in Mount Vernon.Downtowns are worth our attention because that is the place where a community’s heritage, where its story begins, says Debra Drescher, State Coordinator of the Texas Main Street Program,

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Blind Date with a book at library

Readers visiting Franklin County Library during the month of February will be offered “blind dates” with books. Like a true blind date, readers who check out a special “blind date” book won’t know the title or author of their book.

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