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Blood drive Saturday, September 27

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for the Carter BloodCare blood drive on Saturday, September 27. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Stew contest registration open

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 11. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Courthouse photo exhibit opens Saturday

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will be hosts for a reception to open their latest exhibit “Where on the Square are Ken and Friends.” The reception will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 20

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Local Marine awarded combat aircrew wings

Corporal Richard W. MonteleoneCorporal Richard W. Monteleone, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, was recently awarded combat aircrew wings in a ceremony in Kuwait for his role in combat operations while deployed to Helmand Province, Afganistan.

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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 19 at the Duke Arena.

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Avoid late fee for CountryFest booth

Avoid a $15 late fee and reserve booth space for the 2014 CountryFest by Saturday, September 20. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for the annual event set for October 11.

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Constitution Week to be celebrated

Constitution Week, September 17-23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The Martha Laird Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution,

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First National reports large crowd at picnic

Hungry patrons line up for hot dogs and apple pie at the annual First National Bank picnicHungry patrons line up for hot dogs and apple pie at the annual First National Bank picnic in the Heritage Fountain parking lot on Saturday, September 13. This year hot dogs, apple pies, and soda pop were served.

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Handmade violins

Franklin County Library Director Lisa Lawrence proudly shows off a display of violins made by handFranklin County Library Director Lisa Lawrence proudly shows off a display of violins made by hand by local woodcrafter James Rhea. There are also numerous pieces from community crafters on display at the Library.

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