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Army of builders

U. M. ARMY members from the First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne replace a porch for a homeU. M. ARMY members from the First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne replace a porch for a home in the 200 block of Miller St. on Monday, June 19.

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United Way allocations hearings next Wednesday

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21 in the First National Bank Board Room downtown.

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South Franklin VFD converts excess military vehicle with $20,000 grant

A slip-on unit was added to this Stewart Stevenson 2.5 ton cargo truck making it a service ready fire apparatus.The South Franklin County Volunteer Fire Department  (VFD) received a $20,000 grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program for equipment.

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Distinguished Service Award honors historical commission

The Franklin County Historical Commission was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical CommissionThe Franklin County Historical Commission was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission has during the Monday, June 12 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Alamo Mission becomes a Lowe’s Heroes project

It was like an army of ants had descended upon the Alamo Mission Museum last week as members of the Lowe’s Distribution Center worked together on their 2017 Heroes Project.It was like an army of ants had descended upon the Alamo Mission Museum last week as members of the Lowe’s Distribution Center worked together on their 2017 Heroes Project.

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U. M. ARMY is marching into town

Mount Vernon will be invaded by an army early next week, the U. M. ARMY to be exact.

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Petting Zoo

Brayden and Anthonia Howard, Jr., ages four and seven, take their turn at a pony ride during the Friends of the Library Petting Zoo on Thursday, June 8.Brayden and Anthonia Howard, Jr., ages four and seven, take their turn at a pony ride during the Friends of the Library Petting Zoo on Thursday, June 8.

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Rodeo queen sign-up deadline, meeting Monday

The deadline to register as a contestant in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo queen and princess contests is Monday, June 29.

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Scrumptious ribs

Rob Hedges pulls a rack of ribs from his smoker during the barbecue cook off competitionRob Hedges pulls a rack of ribs from his smoker during the barbecue cook off competition at the B3 event on Saturday.  See more about the cook off in the June 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.