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Dempsey is lodge master

Paul W. Dempsey recently assumed duties as Master of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 for the 2015-16 lodge year. The lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month

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Yard of the Month

The home of Craig and Pam Greenberg at 801 Main St. was chosen as the Yard of the MonthThe home of Craig and Pam Greenberg at 801 Main St. was chosen as the Yard of the Month by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The yard of the restored historic home currently features a variety of fall decorations,  including mums and pumpkins.

Area Veterans salute planned Nov. 7

A salute to area military veterans of all ages and all branches of service has been planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7 at the Rose Mary Jennings Memorial Hall at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Shooting sports to be offered in 4-H

The Franklin County 4-H Club will be offering shooting sports as one of its groups, according to Extension Agent  Brian Ball. The inaugural meeting for the group has been set for 6 p.m. Thursday, November 5

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Elbert presented Masonic Golden Trowel Award

Bobby Elbert, center, was presented the Golden Trowel Award,Bobby Elbert, center, was presented the Golden Trowel Award, the highest, most prestigious award a Masonic Lodge can bestow upon a Brother Mason.

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Youth led prayer

The audience at the youth led Prayer on the Square event used their cell phones to simulate candle light.The audience at the youth led Prayer on the Square event used their cell phones to simulate candle light. About 70 people joined the event after it was moved inside the gym at the First Baptist Church due to the rain on Sunday, October 25.

Deadline approaches Halloween events

The 25th annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square will be Friday, October 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. The evening of safe fun for area toddlers through pre-teenage children

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One Day 4-H

Members of the Franklin County 4-H ClubMembers of the Franklin County 4-H Club pause for a photo while planting a Bur Oak tree at the Franklin County Sports Complex on Tuesday, October 13. The planting was a service project as part of the One Day 4-H and commemorated the Texas A&M Forest Service’s 100th anniversary.

Alamo Museum Halloween Saturday

The tenth annual Halloween Party at the Alamo Mission Museum will be Saturday, October 24. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Activities will get underway at 7 p.m. and will continue

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