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Kamryn Mears is Young Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Alexa Carroll, Savannah Ross, Kamryn Mears, Rachel Dunn, and Kaydence CarrollKamryn Mears was crowned Young Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 13 in the school auditorium.

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Madyson Caldwell is Junior Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Morgan Mayes, Taylor Copeland, Madyson Caldwell, and Chloe GruberMadyson Caldwell was crowned Junior Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 13 in the school auditorium.

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City to begin disinfecting water lines Monday

The City of Mount Vernon will soon perform a routine chlorine burnout of the water system, which will help prevent long term discoloration, odor and taste in the city’s water.

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Savanna Oud is Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Breanna Bailey, Paige Peugh, Savanna Oud, Gracee Damron, and Daniela GuerreroSavanna Oud was crowned Miss Mount Vernon 2016 at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 13 in the school auditorium.

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Goal of $40,000 set, funding allocations made for 2017

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $40,000 for its 2016 campaign that will be raised in 2017. The goal was set in conjunction with the approval of 12 agencies to receive funding.

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Pageant grosses $17,000 for Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Miss Mount Vernon 2016 Savanna Oud smiles as her predecessor, Elizabeth Stone, secures her crown.Miss Mount Vernon 2016 Savanna Oud smiles as her predecessor, Elizabeth Stone, secures her crown. The 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant grossed approximately $17,000 on Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 in the MVISD auditorium.

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Tower receives Quilt of Valor

R.Q. Tower, a resident of Franklin County, was recently presented a Quilt of Valor from the Farmersville Quilt Quild R.Q. Tower, a resident of Franklin County, was recently presented a Quilt of Valor from the Farmersville Quilt Quild (FQQ). Mr. Tower is a veteran and served in the Army’s Signal Corp during the Korean War.

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Queen contestants offer tickets

Contestants in the 2016 Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse’s queen competition are offering tickets to help pay expenses related to the contest.

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Pageant tickets on sale now

Miss Mount Vernon contestants in the Tiny, Little, and Petite divisions are preparing for the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant.Miss Mount Vernon contestants in the Tiny, Little, and Petite divisions are preparing for the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant. It has attracted 52 contestants.

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