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Variance granted for grant program house

A hardship variance was granted to construct a house with 2011-12 HOME Grant program funds. The distance from the lot line was allowed to be four feet rather than the normal 6-10 feet at 320 North Kaufman St. in Mount Vernon.

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Dunn, Loftis, Latortue honored by Rotary Club

Cynthia Loftis, Marie Latortue, and Saundra DunnThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored Saundra Dunn and Cynthia Loftis with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards and named Marie Latortue as the 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year during their 75th anniversary banquet on Saturday, November 16. For more information about these awards, see the Nov. 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Rotary dinner to celebrate 75 years of service to community

A celebration of 75 years of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club will be Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m. The fund raising dinner will be at the Rosemary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

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Application deadline Friday

The deadline to apply for assistance with gifts and clothing for children through the Christmas for All  program is Friday, November 22. Applications must be turned in at the Mount Vernon Elementary office no later than 4 p.m. that day.

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Almost $15,000 raised for Backpack effort

In an overwhelming response to an appeal for funding for the Rotary Backpack program, $14,750 has been donated in the last two weeks to the program.

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Procedures established for fire department vehicle sales

Franklin County Commissioners Court members clarified their concerns and then established policy concerning county vehicles at their Monday meeting, when the Purley Fire Department called for the sale of a used vehicle and the financed purchase of another used vehicle.

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HOT funds must promote tourism and hotel industry

Every event, program, or facility funded with hotel occupancy tax revenues must be likely to do two things: first, directly promote tourism; and, second, directly promote the convention and hotel industry.

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Murder trial to begin Monday

The trial of Clint Weldon Wilson for murder in the shooting death of Juvenal Gonzales is slated to begin Monday, November 18. Two hundred notices were sent out to prospective jurors for the case to report that day.

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Genealogy Society wins award for book

Wayne and Linda Bryan and Veronica Jordan accept  an award for local genealogy group.The Franklin County Genealogy Society won third place in the Partner Society book awards at the Texas State Genealogical Society’s annual conference in Round Rock in October.

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