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Dr. Ron Clinton to speak at Rotary Club Scholarship Gala

Dr. Ron Clinton, executive vice president for instruction at Northeast Texas Community College, will be the featured speaker for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s Scholarship Gala set for Saturday, November 15.

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Scouting for Food drive Saturday

The annual “Scouting for Food” collection of non-perishable food items in Mount Vernon will be Saturday, November 15. Items collected will be used for the 2014 Christmas for All Food Baskets.

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Volunteers needed for Relay for Life

Volunteers are needed to help build the 2015 Relay For Life event for Franklin County. An organizational meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 13

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Redneck games played at Alamo

Trystan Burton prepares to let his pumpkin fly as his sister, Ayla, balances a pumpkin on her head Trystan Burton prepares to let his pumpkin fly as his sister, Ayla, balances a pumpkin on her head during the sixth annual Redneck Games which were conducted at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, November 8.

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Stratton promoted to U.S. Army Major

The U.S. Army recently promoted Capt. Gary Wayne Stratton, II to the rank of major at a ceremony in the U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.The U.S. Army recently promoted Capt. Gary Wayne Stratton, II to the rank of major at a ceremony in the U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

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Friday deadline to apply for gift help from Christmas for All

The deadline to apply for help from the clothing and toy (Angel Gifts) portion of the Christmas For All program is Friday, November 14. Completed forms must be turned in at the Mount Vernon Elementary School office by the deadline.

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Applications open for food baskets

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County began the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual Christmas For All food baskets in 2014 this week.

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Boots, Brew and Barbecue activities this weekend

The inaugural Boots, Brew and Barbecue (B3) weekend is slated for downtown Mount Vernon this Friday night and Saturday, November 14-15. The event will include a street dance, chicken wing cook off, 5K run, 42 tournament, a barbeque cook off and beer tasting.

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Library invaded by toy soldiers

The Franklin County Library has been invaded by several platoons of soldiers, toy soldiers that is.The Franklin County Library has been invaded by several platoons of soldiers, toy soldiers that is. A portion of W.T. “Tommy” Allison’s toy soldier collection is currently on display at the library.

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