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Booth space available for Market on Main wine event

Area artists and craftsmen are invited to reserve a booth for the Market on Main Saturday, October 22 downtown the second day of the Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival.

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CountryFest celebrating 42nd year all day Saturday

A colorful display of fall wreaths and other decorations caught the eye of Brenda Crow at the annual CountryFest celebration.A colorful display of fall wreaths and other decorations caught the eye of Brenda Crow at the annual CountryFest celebration. The 42nd annual festival will attract lots of people to the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Saturday, October 8.

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Major named as Texas Nurse Practitioner Preceptor of Year

Sayda Marinela MajorSayda Marinela Major was named the Texas Nurse Practitioner Preceptor of the Year at this month’s Texas Nurse Practitioners Conference Excellence in Healthcare delivery in San Antonio.

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Halloween events announced

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has planned the 26th Trick-or-Treat Around the Square for Monday, October 31 with an award certificate to be presented to the best decorated treat stop.

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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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Industrial Foundation writes in support of ramp project

The Franklin County Industrial Foundation sent a letter of support last week for the proposed I-30 ramp reversal project off the north service road between Spur 423 and Hwy. 37.

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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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First National reports large crowd at picnic

Hungry customers line up while staff members of the First National Bank fill plates with hot dogs, chips and apple pies.Hungry customers line up while staff members of the First National Bank fill plates with hot dogs, chips and apple pies.

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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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