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Annual Turtle Derby planned

The 10th annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Mission Museum. Andy Gluesenkamp of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department suggests participants bring their own turtles to the competition,

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Geneaology meeting

Dr. Bishop Curry and Keitron Fountain provided entertainment for the monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.Dr. Bishop Curry and Keitron Fountain provided entertainment for the monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

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Eastern Star fish fry set

Members of the Mount Vernon Order of the Eastern Star will be hosts for a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Mount Vernon Lodge Hall on the I-30 Access Rd.

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Science exhibit

Chance Crane watches as Belew Jasper and Grace Lyles check out a display about mass and gravity in a traveling science exhibitChance Crane watches as Belew Jasper and Grace Lyles check out a display about mass and gravity in a traveling science exhibit that was in downtown Mount Vernon on Monday, June 20.

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Scholarship awards

Taylor Rose and Bailey BohlkenTaylor Rose and Bailey Bohlken recently received scholarships at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. The scholarships were based on academics and personal ethics and were determined by faculty.

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Intense fire

Firefighters extinguish the flames that virtually melted this tractor into the pavement.Firefighters extinguish the flames that virtually melted this tractor into the pavement. The driver barely escaped unharmed from the flames that stared in the engine compartment.

JV Tigers teams compete in Hileman Relays at Queen City

Jacob Whitehurst clears a hurdle for the JV Tigers.Jacob Whitehurst clears a hurdle for the JV Tigers. He won second place in the 110 meter hurdles and third place in the 300 meter hurdles. The junior varsity boys finished in third place in their division

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Scott is prexy of Shakespeare Club

Carol Ann Scott was recently installed as the 2016-17 president of  The Shakespeare Club of Mount Vernon. The  annual installation of officers was conducted at their last meeting for the current club year.

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Genealogy meeting

Beverly Fortner and Brenda HoffmanBeverly Fortner and Brenda Hoffman of Paris presented a program about American Indian and Irish heritage at the March meeting on the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

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