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Hamming it up

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Colin Clasby places a smoked ham inside a customer’s vehicle on Saturday, April 4.Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Colin Clasby places a smoked ham inside a customer’s vehicle on Saturday, April 4. The fire department smoked more than 430 hams in a sea of smokers

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Easter in the Park well attended

Children are all smiles as they compete in the seven to nine year-old sack race during the annual Easter in the ParkChildren are all smiles as they compete in the seven to nine year-old sack race during the annual Easter in the Park celebration on Saturday, April 4. Approximately 150 children gathered up

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Reynolds shows top Ag Mechanics project

Cheyenne Reynolds, showed the first place project at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowCheyenne Reynolds, granddaughter of Wanda Self, showed the first place project at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 29.

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Cox represents local club

Rotary Dist. Govenor Carroll Greenwaldt, Madelyn Cox, Nathan Reves Madelyn Cox was first place winner in the local 4-Way Test speech contest sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club. She is seen here at the Rotary Dist. 5830 competition

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Learn how to help, April is child abuse prevention month

Child Protective Services (CPS) investigated more than 160,000 allegations of child abuse or neglect in Texas last year. Among them were 19 confirmed cases from 84 allegations in Franklin County.

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Heroes eligible for door prizes at BBQ

Emergency personnel attending the April 17 Heroes Barbecue will be eligible for a variety of door prizes this year.  Franklin County emergency workers and their families will be honored

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Dollens benefit

Shane Stanley holds a cook ware set high so that possible bidders could get a good lookShane Stanley holds a cook ware set high so that possible bidders could get a good look during an auction of household items during the Dollens benefit on Saturday, March 28.

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Project show petting zoo

Alea Minter and Calley Sanders enjoy the petting zoo at the annual Project ShowAlea Minter and Calley Sanders enjoy the petting zoo at the annual Project Show on Saturday, March 28. The zoo included chicks, a duck, rabbits and a couple of pigs.

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Hannah Penny shows Grand Champion Goat

Hannah Penny,  showed the Grand Champion Goat for the second year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHannah Penny, daughter of Tim and Cindy Penny, showed the Grand Champion Goat for the second year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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