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Second Saturday vendors welcome

The Second Saturday in downtown Mount Vernon will be a big event for vendors in November. This month’s event promises great fall weather with temperatures of 65 degrees.

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Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing Nov. 8

The third annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon in Mount Vernon is set for Saturday, November 8. A bonfire will follow.

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Healthy fair

Diane Newsom is all smiles as she receives a four-way flu shot from Brookshire’s pharmacist Chuck Wilson at the Franklin County Health FairDiane Newsom is all smiles as she receives a four-way flu shot from Brookshire’s pharmacist Chuck Wilson at the Franklin County Health Fair on Tuesday, October 21.

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Punkin’ Chunkin’ fun Saturday

Punkin’ Chunkin’  will top the list of activities for Saturday afternoon at the Alamo Mission Trade Day events, November 8. Chunkin’ contestants are asked to bring their own pumpkins to throw or use in their device.

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Hotel/Motel tax committee recommends funding

The Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee agreed to propose funding of 80 percent of the requested amounts from seven events based on available funds.

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Mission Manor Nursing Home receives Best Overall Theme

Mission Manor Nursing Home took top honors as the business with the “Best Overall Theme” and was awarded the traveling plaque in the Merchant’s Halloween Dress-Up ContestMission Manor Nursing Home 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 Friday, October 31.

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Extension agent Riggs returns to visit

Weldon Riggs and his wife, Sally, of Black Hill, received a guided tour of the newly restored Franklin County Courthouse for Judge Paul Lovier on Monday, October 20.Weldon Riggs and his wife, Sally, of Black Hill, received a guided tour of the newly restored Franklin County Courthouse for Judge Paul Lovier on Monday, October 20.

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Chamber contests, trick-or-treat set Friday, October 31

Seven costume and four window decorating entries have been registered in the annual Merchant’s Halloween Dress-Up and Window Decorating contests.

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Deadline Monday for Halloween contests, treat stop registration

The 24th annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square has been set for Friday, October 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. The evening of safe fun for area toddlers through pre-teenage children is sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, area organizations, local businesses, and merchants.

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