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4H Club of Franklin County delivers food items to the local food bank

David Chaney, at left, and June Weeks, at right, accepted the donation from Nicole Barela, front, Fetzen Talsma, and Georgette Baldwin.Members of 4H Club of Franklin County delivered food items to the local food bank for use in the Christmas for All food program. David Chaney, at left, and June Weeks, at right, accepted the donation from Nicole Barela, front, Fetzen Talsma, and Georgette Baldwin.

E-books available soon at Franklin County Library

Just in time for Christmas, the Franklin County Library will have e-books available starting Sunday, December 1. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the e-book program must have a current library card and must visit the library to establish an e-book account.

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Deadline next week for holiday food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas For All program is Thursday, December 5. At press time Monday, 170 families, including 487 individuals, had requested assistance with food for the holidays.

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Scouting for Food

Mount Vernon Boy Scout and Cub Scout'sMembers of Cub Scout Pack 271 and Boy scout Troop 271 conducted food drives on Saturday, November 22. The Cub Scouts collected 841 pounds of food and the Boy Scouts gathered 1,329 pounds of food for the Christmas for All food basket program.

Wilkerson honored

Woodrow Flowers “Woody” WilkersonWoodrow Flowers “Woody” Wilkerson of Mount Pleasant was named as the 2013 recipient of the Jake Simmons Freedom Award sponsored through the Republican Women of Northeast Texas.

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Fall foliage

The foliage in and around Franklin County has put on a colorful display for the past several weeks.The foliage in and around Franklin County has put on a colorful display for the past several weeks. The cold, windy, and wet weather earlier this week put a damper on the beautiful display.

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Christmasland to open

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2013 holiday season on Friday, December 6. The display is free and open to the public.

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Christmas for All - Angel gifts needed

Donations of new unwrapped toys are needed for the Angel Gifts portion of the Christmas for All program. Gift items can dropped off at the Mount Vernon Elementary School office or at Angel Tree locations.

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Rainbow Angels need adoption

The Franklin County Child Welfare Board (FCCW) Angel Trees went up last Friday, November 15 for Franklin County children in foster care. Items to stock the Rainbow Room are on angels to be adopted, too.

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