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Eastern Star Fish Fry

Members of the Order of the Eastern Star dish up fried fish and all the fixings during their fund raiserMembers of the Order of the Eastern Star dish up fried fish and all the fixings during their fund raiser at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, April 25.

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Taylor named area engineer

The Texas Department of Transportation has named Daniel Taylor, P.E., as its area engineer based in Sulphur Springs. He is one of four area engineers serving TxDOT’s nine-county Paris

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Eagle Scout rank presented to Auringer in Court of Honor

Newly ranked Eagle Scout Zach Auringer, from left, presented mentor pins to honor, T-271 Assistant Scoutmaster Curtis Hensley, Ship 271 Guide Bob Stump, and community activist Kenneth GreerNewly ranked Eagle Scout Zach Auringer, from left, presented mentor pins to honor, T-271 Assistant Scoutmaster Curtis Hensley, Ship 271 Guide Bob Stump, and community activist Kenneth Greer

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Capps to be Day of Prayer speaker

Steve and Judy Capps of Mount Pleasant will be the guest speakers for Franklin County’s 2015 National Day of Prayer event. The annual luncheon will be Thursday, May 7

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Arbor Day tree honors deceased

Mrs. Mays’ friends and family gathered to plant a Japanese Maple tree Friday, April 24.This year’s Arbor Day tree planting served a dual purpose in adding to the beauty of the downtown plaza and honoring Beverly Carr Mays. Mrs. Mays’ friends and family gathered to plant a Japanese Maple tree Friday, April 24.

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Council ops for wider sidewalk on square’s east side

Mount Vernon City Council members took to the streets Monday evening for a first hand evaluation before making a decision how large to widen the  sidewalks on the east side of the square.

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B3 changed to summer event

The second annual Boots, Brew, and Barbeque (B3) is becoming a Summer event in downtown Mount Vernon. This year’s B3 has been set for the last Saturday of June.

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Applications sought for 2016 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2016. The 2016 Allocation Request forms

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Playing for Dejah

Dejah Arnold’s sister, Bella Anderson, threw out the first pitch for the Lady Tiger’s softball game Dejah Arnold’s sister, Bella Anderson, threw out the first pitch for the Lady Tiger’s softball game on Friday, April 17. The team stated that they were “Playing for Dejah” prior to the start.

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