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Obtain a sober driver for summer parties

Whether attending a backyard barbecue, going to an outdoor concert or enjoying a lazy day on the river, Texans are planning for summer fun. As plans are made, more thought must also go

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Three record lows recorded, above average rainfall reported

Three record low temperatures and above average rainfall were recorded in May 2013 in Franklin County. The low temperature of 39° recorded on both May 3 and May 5. A total of 5.77 inches of

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Hooten, Sullivan win bass tournament

Sam Hooten and his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Sullivan, won first place in the inaugural Mount Vernon Bass Club tournament

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SURE deadline Friday Friday, June 7

Agricultural producers have until Friday, June 7, to apply for assistance for 2011 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. For more information, see the June 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Memorial Day tribute

Macon Cemetery Association Board placed more than 100 American flags in tribute to the veteransMembers of the Macon Cemetery Association Board placed more than 100 American flags

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Emergency Planning Commission formed

Disasters around the state and nation have prompted state and federal agencies to urge counties to get organized in the event of a major event in their areas. Franklin County has wasted no time in doing just that.

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New Lake Cpyress Springs record

Jon Robert Gekiere, age 12 of Mount Vernon set a new record for Lake Cypress Springs by landing a 3.15 pound White BassJon Robert Gekiere, age 12 of Mount Vernon set a new record for Lake Cypress Springs by landing a 3.15 pound White Bass

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Model A club visits Mount Vernon

Model A club visits Mount Vernon, TexasModel A Ford Club of American members visited Mount Vernon on Memorial Day on their return trip to the Dallas Metro area. There were 17 cars in the group with more than 30 people who took tours of the Old Firestation Museum.

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Penn remembered at Providence meeting

President Eddie Turner opened the annual Providence Cemetery Board meeting with remembrance and recognition of Warren Penn

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