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Easter in the Park is Saturday, April 19

The annual Easter in the Park event is Saturday, April 19, beginning at 10 a.m. at Little Creek Park. The event will kick-off with the Easter Parade, then  games and activities and sack races.

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Relay for Life luminaria available

A special luminaria ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Franklin County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have battled and won.

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Head Start gets new stove

An anonymous donor provided a new stove for the kitchen at the Mount Vernon Head Start program center. An anonymous donor provided a new stove for the kitchen at the Mount Vernon Head Start program center.  The GE 30 inch self-cleaning stove was recently delivered free by Lowe’s Store employees (rear).

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Prairies, Pineywoods BirdFest coming to Franklin County

The Prairies and Pineywoods BirdFest is coming to Franklin County. This inaugural event, sponsored by the Franklin County Historical Association (FCHA), has been set for the first weekend in May.

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Certified food manager course offered locally

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Course in Franklin County at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. The two-day course will be Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23.

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Day of Prayer captains need to pick up tickets

The 2014 National Day of Prayer Committee recently met and confirmed that the annual luncheon will be Thursday, May 1 at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Association members receive awards

Award WinnersThe 2013 awards ceremony for the Tri-County Barrel Racing Association was April 7, 2014 at the Pickton Community Center. Members  finished the year and received year end prizes

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Easy basket

Don Livingston, who played in the Legends division at the Amateur World Doubles Championship, putts toward the basket on the 16th hole on the Creekside Course at Selah Ranch.Don Livingston, who played in the Legends division at the Amateur World Doubles Championship, putts toward the basket on the 16th hole on the Creekside Course at Selah Ranch.

Concert to honor volunteers, raise funds for association

A live concert has been planned in the Hill Building on the south side of the square from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door the night of the performance

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