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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Eleven-hundred participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 12th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25 at the Bach Roping Arena (formerly the Duke Arena).

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Prayer on the Square

More than 500 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon squareMore than 500 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 20. People from all denominations and walks of life came together.

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Prayer on the Square Sunday

A special community call to prayer has been issued to all citizens for 7 p.m. Sunday, September 20 on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon for Prayer on the Square.

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Travis hired as manager for county sports complex

Bill TravisBill Travis assumed duties Wednesday, Sept, 9 as the manager for the Franklin County Sports Complex after being hired in a special session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Tuesday afternoon.

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County burn ban lifted

The ban on outdoor burning was lifted in Franklin County by members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court at their meeting Monday, September 14. The ban is still in effect within

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Hershal Kelley is new executive scout for White Oak District

Hershal E. KelleyHershal E. Kelley has assumed duties as the district executive for the White Oak District of the NeTseO (Northeast Texas Southeastern Oklahoma) Trails Boy Scout Council.

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Participants compete for ranking and prize money at Sheriff’s Posse rodeo

Braxton Barton of Wright City, Okla. rode for the full eight seconds and scored 79 points.Braxton Barton of Wright City, Okla. rode for the full eight seconds and scored 79 points. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse annual Labor Day Rodeo September 5 and 6 drew competitors

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CountryFest registrations open for 41st annual event

Booth space for the 41st annual Mount Vernon Key Club CountryFest celebration set for Saturday, October 10, 2015 is open to all. Reservations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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Penny third at world championship show

Hannah Penny of Mount  Vernon, captured third place in Ranch Riding at the 2015 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship ShowHannah Penny of Mount  Vernon, captured third place in Ranch Riding at the 2015 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City

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