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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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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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Library plans a teen photo scavenger hunt

The Franklin County Library is sponsoring a Photo Scavenger Hunt for youth ages 12 to 18 this summer.

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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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Lunches of Love sign-up underway

Registration is underway to participate in the Lunches of Love, a children’s summer food and activity program. The program will begin on Monday, July 10 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 10.

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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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Fire Department

Brody Clark, at left,  is knocked off his perch by Adlee Barron in the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department’s dunking boothBrody Clark, at left,  is knocked off his perch by Adlee Barron in the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department’s dunking booth at the B3 event on Saturday. The department raised around $100 to help support their work.

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.

Champion BBQ cooks

Grand Champion teams in the barbecue cook off were left to right, first place - Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, second - Swafford Country Cooking, and third - Off Duty BBQGrand Champion teams in the barbecue cook off were left to right, first place - Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, second - Swafford Country Cooking, and third - Off Duty BBQ at the B3 event in downtown on Saturday.

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