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Friends of the Library plan KiteFest event at airport

The Friends of the Franklin County Library announced that the second annual KiteFest will take flight on Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Franklin County Airport. Vendor booth applications are now being accepted. For more details, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Here’s Hope Crusade planned in March

An inter-denominational crusade is being planned for early March by several area churches. The Here’s Hope for Franklin County will be conducted in the high school gym Sunday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 6. See the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Digital sign

Digital signWorkers install a digital sign in front of the First Baptist Church last week.

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Talsma, Allen honored as Rotary Students

Keenan Allen, Baukje TalsmaBaukje Talsma and Keenan Allen were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for February at Mount Vernon High School. For more information, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Mount Vernon is home port for Scout Ship 271

The Sea Scouts recently participated in an academy in Houston/Galveston.Mount Vernon is the home port for Sea Scout Ship 271, the newest addition to the NeTseO (Northeast Texas Southeastern Oklahoma) Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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2013 Nominations sought for School League of Honor

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Franklin County Schools League of Honor.

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Deadline extended on Fairview project

The Franklin County Genealogical Society is seeking photos of those who are buried at the Fairview Cemetery.

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Miller speaks at Shakespeare meeting

Betty Miller was the guest speaker at the Thursday, Jan. 17 meeting of the Shakespeare Club

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First Baptist Church to honor Rev. Pepper Puryear’s 20th year

Debra and Pepper PuryearThe First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon will celebrate the 20th anniversary with Rev. Robert “Pepper” Puryear as their pastor with a luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 10

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