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James Stretcher shows Grand Champion Steer

James Stretcher shows Grand Champion SteerFor the third consecutive year, James Frank Stretcher showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show

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Deere vs. elephant

Employees of the Carson and Barnes Circus used a John Deere tractor instead of an elephant to raise their big tent Employees of the Carson and Barnes Circus used a John Deere tractor instead of an elephant to raise their big tent on Monday, March 25.

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Lawrence inspired to Brazilian mission trip

This summer will be filled with firsts for Sam Lawrence, Sam to family and friends when he sets off on a mission trip to Brazil.

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Young Farmers Project Show brings in $58,775 Saturday

The annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show raised $58,775 on Saturday, March 23 at the livestock pavilion.

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Japanese youth visit through Rotary Youth Exchange

Officers of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and local families were hosts for seven Japanese guests through the Rotary Youth Exchange program earlier this week.The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon and local families were hosts to six Japanese youth and their adult leader.

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4-H Horse Judging Team wins second, third

4-H Horse Judging TeamThe Franklin County 4-H Horse Judging Team placed second overall team and had two third place individual honors in the Collin County Horse Judging Contest.

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Get prepared for Eater in the Park

Parents should be getting prepared for the annual Easter in the Park event to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Little Creek Park.

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Calling all cancer survivors, caregivers

The Franklin County Relay for Life committee is planning a Cancer Survivor’s Dinner for Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

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Endowment checks distributed

Endowment checks distributedCommittee Chairman Nancy Miller, lower left, distributed St. Clair Endowment checks to representatives of 11 various programs

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