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East Annex receives Best Overall Theme

Employees at the Franklin County East Annex dressed as characters from Duck Dynasty.The Franklin County East Annex took top honors as the business with the “Best Overall Theme” and was awarded the traveling plaque in the Merchant’s Halloween Dress-Up Contest on Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Food bank donation

Present for the donation were June Weeks, Frankie Capers, David Chaney, and Beverly Strange.Members of the Tall Tree Women’s Coffee Club donated $500 to the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Thursday, October 24. The money will be used to help the food bank operate and prepare for the holiday season. Present for the donation were June Weeks, Frankie Capers, David Chaney, and Beverly Strange.

Alamo costume winners fourth grade and older division,

Winners in the annual Alamo Mission Museum’s Halloween costume contestWinners in the annual Alamo Mission Museum’s Halloween costume contest were chose on Saturday, October 26. In the fourth grade and older division, first went to Trinity Bogue, followed by Kevin Martinez, Jessie Bailey, Fiona Burton, and Hailee Pingitore.

Saltillo Carnival

Saltillo ISD Carniva GroupThe annual Saltillo ISD Carnival was Saturday, October 26 at the school. Each class represented a different country. Those shown in the photo are, first row, second grade - Richard Clem and Jolee Wilson;

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Jewelry, history, stars featured at luncheon

Jewelry, history, movie stars, literary stars and romance is all rolled into one by Bonny Edmonds. One of her acclaimed Mexican Tales lectures will be featured at the Mount Vernon Main Street luncheon.

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Wing Ding Thing entries open now

Entries are being sought for the second annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing set for Saturday, November 9 at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon on CR SW3010. The entry fee is $10.

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Trick-or-Treat around the Square Thursday, October 31

The annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square will be conducted Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. A video of costumed children will be made that evening. The events are sponsored annually by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Leaders needed for annual event

A few good leaders are needed to help plan the 2014 Relay For Life event for Franklin County. The event is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The group is planning a daytime event with the hope for increasing participation.

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Wine in the Pines well attended

Darwin and Connie McGill make change and distribute goodie bagsDarwin and Connie McGill make change and distribute goodie bags at one of the four registration tables for the 2013 Wine in the Pines event. More than 1,000 wine glasses were distributed to visitors as they proceeded to the wine tasting area on the downtown plaza in Mount Vernon.