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Rotary Bingo canceled

The annual Rotary Bingo for scholarships set for Saturday, October 5 has been canceled according to President Diana Duckworth. In lieu of this event, the club will sponsor a 75th anniversary scholarship dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Food bank serves over 4,000 clients this year

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has served 4,162 clients so far this year with more than 76,361 pounds of food given to those in need. The food bank has brought in a total income of $29,746.21 through the end of August 2013.

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September Rotary Students introduced

Jessica Valazquez and Colton WylieJessica Valazquez and Colton Wylie were selected as the Rotary Students of the Month for September at Mount Vernon High School. For more information, see the September 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 29th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 12. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Prayer for soldiers

The children at Rainbow Connection conducted their own version of See You at the Pole on Wednesday, Sept. 11.  The children at Rainbow Connection conducted their own version of See You at the Pole on Wednesday, September 11.  Teachers and students gathered around the flag and said the pledge together and then sang I’m In the Lord’s Army.

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Benefit set for Greg Carr, auction items sought

A benefit for Greg Carr has been organized for Saturday, September 28 at 4 p.m. at the Hagansport Community Center. Items are now being sought to be offered in an auction the night of the event.

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Mount Vernon - Winnsboro rivalry takes center stage

The Mount Vernon and Winnsboro football rivalry will be brought to the fore front again the week as the Red Raiders venture into Tiger Territory. The game is set to kick off on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Don Meredith stadium. For more information, see the Sept. 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Gator hunting

Austin Decker, son of Adam and Tracie Decker of Mount Vernon, won an alligator youth hunt through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.Austin Decker, son of Adam and Tracie Decker of Mount Vernon, won an alligator youth hunt through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  He is a 16 year old sophomore at Mount Vernon High School.

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Dinner to support home meal delivery

Northeast Texas Opportunities (NETO) will be conducting a fund raiser to benefit the Home Delivered Meals Program for aging people at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, September 19

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