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Fall clean-ups to begin

The Fall clean-up efforts are set to begin for the City of Mount Vernon this week, followed by the  Franklin County Commissioners’ precincts on a somewhat staggered schedule which will extend clean-up efforts in some parts of the county to near the end of October.

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Handicapable Rodeo a success

A sea of volunteers stand at the ready to help participants during the during the horse riding event at the 14th annual Handicapable RodeoA sea of volunteers stand at the ready to help participants during the during the horse riding event at the 14th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 23.

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Registration deadlines loom for booth, 5K, car show

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 42nd annual CountryFest celebration is next Friday, September 30.

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Registration now open for 42 Tournament

Advance registration for  the 29th annual CountryFest 42 Tournament is now underway at any of the First National Bank’s four locations no later than 5 p.m. Friday, October 7.

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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Almost 800 participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 13th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 23 at the Sulphur River Cowboy Church of Hwy. 37 and CR 1060 near Hagansport.

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McHenry wins blue ribbon at State Fair

Grace Nutt McHenry, age 91, just marked one thing off her bucket list! She earned a blue ribbon from the State Fair of Texas for her pepper jelly.

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SAFE-T Agency seeking volunteers

The SAFE-T Agency, crisis center is in need of kind and active volunteers to help support the families that live in the SAFE-T Agencies Shelter.

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Prayer on the Square

More than 350 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September18. More than 350 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September18. People from all denominations and walks of life came together.

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Food bank serves 194 families each month

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has served 3,834 clients in 1,558 families through the end of August.

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