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Rose wins Kindle Fire HD

Allie Rose, age 7 was the winner of the Kindle Fire HDAllie Rose, age 7 was the winner of the Kindle Fire HD at the Franklin County Library 100th Anniversary celebration. She is the granddaughter of Martha Black.

Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing November 9

The second annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon in Mount Vernon is set for Saturday, November 9. This year’s event will include a chicken wing cook-off,

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Wagon train leaving Monday, October 21

The fifth annual Wagon Train Ride for Saltillo will leave on Monday, October 21. The wagon train will travel from Saltillo for five weeks to Monroe, La. and back.

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Geneaology meeting Monday, October 21

The October meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, October 21 at the research room located at 110 Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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Help-A-Child event Saturday, October 19

The Help-A-Child annual Tractor Pull and Chili Cook-off event in Sulphur Springs will be Saturday, October 19 starting at 9 a.m. at the Bartley Auction Complex on Hwy. 19 south of Sulphur Springs.

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Howard to speak at AARP meeting

Ken Howard will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22 at the Senior Citizens Center. For more information, see the Oct. 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. For more information, see the October 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Drawing winners announced

Several prizes were awarded to individuals through separate drawings at the booths at CountryFest on Saturday, October 12 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Get flu vaccinations before flu season

With flu season set to begin and the vaccine in plentiful supply, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families against the flu.

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