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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

The deadline to enter the 31st annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October 9. Thus far, nine entries have registered for the contest. Cooking teams are urged to enter the event.

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CountryFest celebration next week

The 41st annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 10 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline to reserve booth space for CountryFest has passed,

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North Franklin fish fry

Becky Johnson replenishes a pot of beans as people wait their turn for the buffet line at a fish fry at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, September 19.Becky Johnson replenishes a pot of beans as people wait their turn for the buffet line at a fish fry at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, September 19.

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Handicapable bull ride

Mount Pleasant FFA students Omar Ramirez and Harrison Russell take Gordon Griffin for a bouncing ride on a “bull” during the Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25.Mount Pleasant FFA students Omar Ramirez and Harrison Russell take Gordon Griffin for a bouncing ride on a “bull” during the Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25.

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First National reports large crowd at picnic

Steve and Susan Clasby enjoy barbecue sandwiches and live music at the First National Bank picnic.Steve and Susan Clasby enjoy barbecue sandwiches and live music at the First National Bank picnic. Approximately 450 people attended the annual First National Bank Fall Picnic

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Hotel-Motel Tax hearings are Friday

The Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax Committee will meet with organizations’ representatives to consider requests for funding for 2016 at a meeting starting at 9 a.m. Friday, October 2

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School bus wreck anniversary Teusday

The 56th anniversary of the Mount Vernon school bus wreck will be Tuesday, September 29. The bus, carrying students and faculty to a football game in Cooper, was hit head on by a salt transport truck

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Hannah Penny earns 4-H State Championship

Hannah Penny and her horse, Bar C Genuine Gun, won the Overall Futurity Championship for the Two Year Old Division of the 2015 State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene.Hannah Penny and her horse, Bar C Genuine Gun, won the Overall Futurity Championship for the Two Year Old Division of the 2015 State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene.

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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Eleven-hundred participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 12th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25 at the Bach Roping Arena (formerly the Duke Arena).

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