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Kids Color Run - 1K

Chandler Bogue, Grayson Hammonds, and Tuff Foster were the winners in the Color Run 1K race. Chandler Bogue, Grayson Hammonds, and Tuff Foster were the winners in the Color Run 1K race. There were eight kids in this age group. For more information about the event, see the October 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hedges first male to finish 5K run

Men’s 5K winnersZach Hedges was recognized as the first male runner to complete the CountryFest 5K. He finished the course in 20 minutes and 22 seconds.

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Marley Tunnell wins Weiner Dog Race

Weiner Dog Race winners were Mary and Michelle Tunnell with Marley, Sheila Burnett with Dudley and  Lee and Uri Kenemore with Duffey.Marley, belonging to Mary and Michelle Tunnell, was the top dog at the second annual Weiner Dog Race as a part of the CountryFest celebration on Sunday, October 11.

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Happy smiles

Ann Adams is all smiles as she directs vendors to booths for the Key Club during CountryFestAnn Adams is all smiles as she directs vendors to booths for the Key Club during CountryFest on Saturday. Despite the rainy weather, sizeable crowds fill the downtown Mount Vernon area.

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Guaranty Bank and Giles take top honors in stew cook off

CountryFest 2014 Stew Cook Off winners  of the beef and chicken divisionsGuaranty Bank and Trust claimed top honors in the chicken stew contest, and Keke Giles was first in the beef stew contest. A total of 11 cooking teams competed in the 30th annual CountryFest Stew Cook Off Contest.

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Weather reduces car show entries

CountryFest 2014 Auto Show winnersThe rainy weather took its toll on the 2014 CountryFest Auto Show. Only 24 cars, trucks, and motorcycles were entered this year.

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Conradson hired for building maintenance

Todd Conradson was hired by the Commissioners Court to provide building maintenance for Franklin County. during the Monday, October 13 meeting of the Court.

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Health Fair set for October 21

Flu shots and pneumonia vaccines will be the focus of a Health Fair set for Tuesday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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42 tournament final table

Kim Epperson, David Epperson, Tommy McConnell, and Larry Fite were the CountryFest 42 tournament participants who made it to the final table.Kim Epperson, David Epperson, Tommy McConnell, and Larry Fite were the CountryFest 42 tournament participants who made it to the final table.

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