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Over 6,700 clients served by food bank

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County served 6,706 clients in 2013 with a total of 125,123 pounds of food distributed to those in need. The group’s income was down and their expenses were up.

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Greg Carr Honored

Greg Carr, June Carr Newsom, and sister, Lynn OverstreetGregg Carr was honored by the Mount Vernon Housing Authority with a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Mr. Carr was presented with a plaque and a gold watch for 35 years of service on the board, many as chairman.

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Mobile mammogram coming to Sulphur Bluff

The staff at Sulphur Bluff ISD will be hosts for a Mobile Mammography Coach on Tuesday, February 11. They are required to have a minimum of 12 scheduled appointments for the MMC to make the trip to Sulphur Bluff.  For details on how to register, see the Jan. 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Banquet tickets available; nomination deadline Friday

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St., Brookshire’s, First National Bank, and Guaranty Bond Bank. The tickets are $25 per person.

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Annual food drive benefits food bank

Kids Under ConstructionKids Under Construction’s annual food drive was held January 13-23. Shelia Bogue’s three and four year old class had the most items collected with 415 items and received ice cream sundaes for their reward. For the rest of this story, see the January 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Blind Date with a book at library

Franklin County Library during the month of February will be offered “blind dates” with books. 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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Library abuzz about bees

The Franklin County Library will continue its gardening series with a program about bees presented by Dick Counts on Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m.Mr. Counts has been keeping bees for 39 years.

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Chamber nomination deadline extended

The deadline to submit nominations for Man,  Woman, and Agriculturalist of the year has been extended to Friday, February 7. Both individuals and organizations may submit nominations.

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Housing authority to honor Carr’s service

A reception to honor Greg Carr’s 35 years of service to the Mount Vernon Housing Authority will be Tuesday, February 4 at 2 p.m. The event will be in the MVHA Community Building at 954 S. Kaufman St.

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