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Condemnation resumes on empty Main St. house

The Mount Vernon City Council by consensus authorized the restart of condemnation proceedings on the house at 505 W. Main St., belonging to Ron Barker during their regular workshop meeting last week.

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Barrett, Alford named Rodeo Parade Marshals

Richard Barrett and Richard Alford will serve as Grand Marshals at the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, September 5 in downtown Mount Vernon. Mr. Barrett will be representing the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce,

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Rodeo athletes sign up Monday

Cowboys and cowgirls planning to compete in the 2015 Labor Day Weekend Championship Rodeo must sign up between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, August 31 and September 1.

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Kids rodeo, adult fun events planned Labor Day weekend

Rodeo RoyaltyPeople of all ages will find entertainment during the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo set for Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6 in Mount Vernon.

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Free health screenings Saturday

Brookshire’s Grocery store in Mount Vernon will be the location for free health screenings on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tests will be available for cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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Rodeo to provide family entertainment

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo will be Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6 at their arena off Hwy. 115 in Mount Vernon and promises entertainment for the whole family.

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Renew fishing, hunting licenses

All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) will expire August 31. Renewals for 2015-16 are available now. Licenses can be purchased at a local license

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Goal of $43,000 set, funding allocations made for 2016

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $43,000 for its 2015 campaign that will be raised in 2016. The goal was set in conjunction with the approval of 13 agencies to receive funding.

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School supplies donated

Jean Piefer-Cooper, Johnny Marshall, Bill Germann and Frank CardinalJean Piefer-Cooper, Johnny Marshall, Bill Germann and Frank Cardinal, members of the American Legion Riders for Post 243 delivered $600 in school supplies to the Junior High and High School

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