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The Way It Was Volume V - Reality now available

Reality, volume 5 of the Way It Was series compiled by Don Easterling, and Linda and Wayne Bryan is complete. The book covers the years of 1936 through 1940 and chronicles the discovery,

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Bubble Day

Avery and Maitland Suttles and Vancidee Minter make bubbles galore during the Franklin County Library’s annual Bubble DayAvery and Maitland Suttles and Vancidee Minter make bubbles galore during the Franklin County Library’s annual Bubble Day on the downtown plaza. A total of 97 people stopped by to blow bubbles as the library kicks off their summer programs for children. Their reading program begins Tuesday, June 21

Pageant sign-up underway

Sign-up for the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant began Monday, according to Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Big Green Egg giveaway underway

One lucky customer in every Brookshire’s Store will win in the Big Green Egg® Giveaway which began May 25 and runs through June 21.

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Cub Scouts earn rank, graduate year’s program

Riley Henderson is all smiles as his mom, Amy Henderson, pins his Webelo rank badge to his uniform.Riley Henderson is all smiles as his mom, Amy Henderson, pins his Webelo rank badge to his uniform. Approximately 70 Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 members and their families joined together for an evening of fun, food and award recognition in a private outdoor setting Friday, May 27.

Safety seat inspection provides new seats, educates parents

Kelly Medders, a TxDOT Child Passenger Seat Technician, checks to make sure an infant carrier is properly installed and secureKelly Medders, a TxDOT Child Passenger Seat Technician, checks to make sure an infant carrier is properly installed and secure in the Gentry family vehicle. A total of 14 child safety seat inspections were conducted in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, May 25.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2016 Rodeo Queens contests began this week. The contest is sponsored by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse in conjunction with their annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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Handicapable BBQ

Dale Crowston checks on hot links smoking in his pit at the fund raiser for the Handicapable RodeoDale Crowston checks on hot links smoking in his pit at the fund raiser for the Handicapable Rodeo on Saturday, May 28. Volunteers cooked and sold brisket, sausage, ribs and hot links. They were sold out by 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Amateur World Doubles plays at Selah, Trey Texas

Lisa Armstrong of the Lovely Aces putts for the third basket on the Lakeside course at Selah Ranch.Lisa Armstrong of the Lovely Aces putts for the third basket on the Lakeside course at Selah Ranch. A total of 216 disc golfers participated in the 2016 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships at the Selah and Trey Texas ranches May 27-29.

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