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South Franklin plans “Night Out”

The officers and volunteers with the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosts for a “Night Out” for those they serve from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 6 at Station #1,

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Hay Show Saturday

The annual Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmer’s Hay Show will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 3 at the Young Farmers Livestock Pavilion on FM 115.This year, 27 hay and

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Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 31st annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off has been set for Saturday, October 10. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Saltillo community homecoming set

The Saltillo Community Homecoming will be Sunday, October 11 in the Saltillo School Cafetorium. A social time will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:20 p.m. For more details, see the September 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Jordan’s stew offered on square Monday

Billy Jordan and his crew will be cooking a batch of his award winning stew on the downtown Mount Vernon square on Monday, September 26. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue

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Registration now open for 42 Tournament

Advanced registration for  the 28th annual CountryFest 42 Tournament is now underway at any of the bank’s four locations, and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Friday, October 9.

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Registration deadlines loom for booth, 5K, car show

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 41st annual CountryFest celebration is next Thursday, October 1. The event will be Saturday, October 10 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Pilots to conduct Young Eagle Day

Local Chapter 1094 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will conduct a Young Eagles Day at the Franklin County Airport on Saturday, October 3.

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Genealogical Society receives State awards

Scott Fitzgerald, center, presents Texas State Genealogical Society awards to Veronica Jordan, Phyllis Brown, and Linda and Wayne Bryan.Three awards from the Texas State Genealogical Society were presented during the Franklin County Genealogical Society’s (FCGS) monthly meeting on Monday, September 21.

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