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Chamber banquet tickets available

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St., Guaranty Bank and Trust, and all First National Bank locations.

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Career workshop at library February 5

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas will be at the Franklin County Library on Tuesday, February 5 from 9 a.m.  to 12 p.m. for a career and employment workshop.

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Barker book donated to library

Sue Barker, center.  Accepting the book is Library Director Lisa Lawrence, left. Also on hand was Jeannie Lawrence, rightOne of the first copies of “The Boar Named Bob,” a book by Cole Barker at age 10, was donated to the Franklin County Library last week by his family, represented by his mother Sue Barker, center.

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Essay winners

Those winning were Katie Tovar - fourth grade, Audrey Eubanks - second grade, presenter Ken Greer, Peyton Bowers - seventh grade, and Krieg Stephens - eighth grade.Mount Vernon ISD students received $50 checks from the United Way for their winning essays about “Why I love Mount Vernon.”

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Public recommendations requested for EDC board

The Mount Vernon City Council and its Economic Development Board of Directors are looking for recommendations for people to appointment to fill two vacant positions on the MV-EDC board by February 1.

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Veterans honored

American Legion Post 243 honored 13 people from the Veterans Affairs hospital in BonhamMembers of the American Legion Post 243 honored 13 people from the Veterans Affairs hospital in Bonham Sunday, January 27 with a fish fry.

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Hymer to be honored as Variety Show Rides Again

Mark HymerMark Hymer will be honored for his more than 20 years of service as the United Way Variety Show “Rides Again” Sunday, January 27 at the Mount Vernon Elementary Cafetorium.

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Variety Show

Residents from Mount Vernon House performed several songs during the United Way’s Variety ShowResidents from Mount Vernon House performed several songs during the United Way’s Variety Show on Sunday, January 27.

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Election filing open for local board seats

Registration is now open for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees, the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) board of directors.

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