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Rodeo weekend has a little something for everyone

Eleven young ladies will be involved with the competition for three crowns for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse, including front row, Rodeo Queen Baukje Talsma, queen contestant Daisy Gray, Junior Princess Whitney Ashley, Little Miss contestants Haley Fitzpatrick and Rebekah McQueen, queen contestant Jocee Neal, Junior Queen Skyler Gregory, back row, junior queen contestants Harlie Kaye Robertson, Bugz Panther, Nicole Barela, and McKenna Wiler.A ten gallon hat full of activities is planned around the annual Labor Day Rodeo this Saturday and Sunday,  August 30 and 31 in Mount Vernon. A total of eight young ladies will vie for three rodeo titles,

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Campaign stop

Franklin County Democratic Chair Libby Aden, far right, was joined by Tom Ramsay, Ron Kirzan, Jay Corry, Mr. Cook, Glenda Pollock, and the Titus County Democratic Chair Norma Narramore, in front. John Cook, the Democratic nominee for Texas Land Commissioner, was greeted by several supports during a campaign stop Tuesday, August 19 in front of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Food bank served more than 3,400 individuals

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has served 3,417 clients in 1,350 families through the end of July, with distribution of more than 73,796 pounds of food to those in need.

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Foster, Sellers named as marshals for Rodeo Parade

Ann Sellers, Johnnie FosterJohnnie Foster and Ann Sellers have been named as marshals for the annual Rodeo Parade set for Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon.

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Kwini Souleimane featured at Mt. Zion’s community day

Librarian Julie Baxter accepts two books from Tanya Childs-Souleimane.Librarian Julie Baxter accepts two books from Tanya Childs-Souleimane. The local author will be the featured speaker at the Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s Community, Family and Friends Day gathering from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Book donation

Library Director Lisa Lawrence, center, accepts the donation from RWNT Secretary Linda Edmondson, at left, and RWNT Campaign/Award Chair Vivian Rhoades.The Republican Women of Northeast Texas recently donated two books to the Franklin County Library,  Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims and Rush Revere and the First Patriots.

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Let there be lights

Carolyn Teague, Main Street Alliance Coordinator, third from right, accepted the donations. Employees of Texas Holiday Lights of Forney, represented by Troy Ottinger, second from right, installed the lights last week. The Key Club members, from right, Frankie Cooper, Katherine Cash, Ann Adams, Marsha Romines, Pam Greenberg, and Stephanie Hyman presented the $6,960 donation. Susan Reeves, in back, presented the $1,395 DBA donation.Representatives of the Key Club and the Downtown Business Association recently donated funds to replace the lights that line the tops of the buildings in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Safety is stressed for drivers and pedestrians

More than 200 MVISD staff members gathered for the annual group photo on the first day of teacher in-service.Classes begin at area schools on Monday, August 25, and parents, drivers, and students are cautioned to be extra cautious in school zones and parking lots.

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Riders for Back to School

More than 40 motorcycle enthusiasts took part in the “Riders Ride for Back to School” event on Saturday, August 9.More than 40 motorcycle enthusiasts took part in the “Riders Ride for Back to School” event on Saturday, August 9. Participants donated approximately $2,000 in cash and school supplies.

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