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Ribbon Cutting

Kevin Watson, owner of Watson Mows, Landscaping and Property Management, cuts the ribbon to celebrate joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Kevin Watson, owner of Watson Mows, Landscaping and Property Management, cuts the ribbon to celebrate joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Life of Fanny Crosby is historical program

Shellie O’Neal will present the program “This Is My Story - The Life of Fanny J. Crosby” for the bimonthly meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association on Monday evening, March 4, at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Blue and Gold Banquet honors Cub Scouts

Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 6271 received their awards  at the annual Blue and Gold BanquetThe annual Blue and Gold Banquet for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 6271 on Saturday, February 16, celebrated the 109th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America, raised money for the World Friendship Fund with a carnival, and honored hard working Cub Scouts and their families.

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Mardi Gras dance set

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Ladies Guild Mardi Gras Family Dinner and Dance is Saturday, March 2, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the church.

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McNeils in Concert at Calvary Baptist February 23

The McNeills from Bonham, Texas will be at Calvary Baptist Temple for their Right In The Middle concert tour at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 23.

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Pinewood Derby action

Members of Cub Scout Troup 6271 cheer as cars cross the finish line in the final heat of the annual Pinewood DerbyMembers of Cub Scout Troup 6271 cheer as cars cross the finish line in the final heat of the annual Pinewood Derby recently at the First United Methodist Church.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Oak wilt disease threatens Texas oaks in spring

From February through June, oak trees should not be pruned or wounded to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease.

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Genealogy to meet February 18

The Franklin County Genealogical Society will have their monthly meeting Monday, February 18. Don Easterling will be the guest speaker. See the February 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.