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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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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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Call for county hotel, motel 2016 tax funding requests

Organizations that would like to secure Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax funding for 2016 projects must submit an application for consideration. The deadline for applications to be received is 4 p.m.

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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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Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center to celebrate 20th Anniversary

Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center #955 aerial photoThe Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center #955 is celebrating the center’s 20th year of operation this month. The special events began Tuesday and will culminate with a community wide Open House on September 24.

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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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Texas Writes program to be at local library

The Texas Writes Program will be at the Franklin County Library on Saturday, September 19 starting at 10 a.m. “Join us for a morning of writing instruction and discussion,” Library director Lisa Lawrence said.

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Posse event provides lots of competition, entertainment

Behlen Geney hangs on tight as he wears his cowboy hat, vest, and chaps during the preliminary Mutton Bustin’ roundBehlen Geney hangs on tight as he wears his cowboy hat, vest, and chaps during the preliminary Mutton Bustin’ round prior to Sunday night’s rodeo. He earned the most points during the

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September is Family Mealtime Month

The Franklin County Commissioners Court members declared September as Family Mealtime Month in 2015. Lindsey Yeager and Brian Ball, AgriLife Extension Agents for Franklin County,

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