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Best decorated turtle

Carmon, belonging to Kiley Clauson, claimed the top prize for Best Decorated Turtle at the annual Turtle DerbyCarmon, belonging to Kiley Clauson, claimed the top prize for Best Decorated Turtle at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9.  It was painted like lavender with colorful flowers.

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Turtle races

The Grotsky family, at right, cheer on their turtle, Monster, at left, as it nears the finish line at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9.The Grotsky family, at right, cheer on their turtle, Monster, at left, as it nears the finish line at the annual Turtle Derby on Saturday, July 9. It edged out Furious, orange turtle, which belongs to Caleb Abbott.

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Old Saltillo Memorial Day planned

Mary Brooke Oliphint Casad will be the guest speaker for the Old Saltillo Cemetery Association’s 2016 Memorial Day program and annual business meeting.

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EDC approves 2016-17 budget

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation approved their recommended budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year with adjustments in line items to better target areas of need during their quarterly meeting last week.

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Summer reading

August Whitaker reads Leo the Lightning Bug to a group of children during the Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library.August Whitaker reads Leo the Lightning Bug to a group of children during the Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library. A total of 149 children participated in the weekly event and many are competing to read the most books during the summer.

Turtle Derby offers more than races

There is more to do than just race a turtle at the10th annual Mid-Summer Bash and Turtle Derby set for Saturday, July 9 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Miss Rodeo Texas

Lisa Lageschaar was crowned Miss Rodeo Texas 2016 on Thursday, June 23 in San Antonio. She will now compete for the Miss Rodeo America title in December.

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Third quarter clean-up begins

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up begins Saturday, July 9 and continues through July 18.

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Ice cream sundaes

Kalea and Katrina Cox watch as Library Director Lisa Lawrence shakes sprinkles on top of an ice cream sundae on Friday, June 24.Kalea and Katrina Cox watch as Library Director Lisa Lawrence shakes sprinkles on top of an ice cream sundae on Friday, June 24. The Friends of the Library provided ice cream and a variety of toppings as one of their many Summer Enrichment events.

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