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Registration for 5K, car show open, avoid late fee for booth reservation

CountryFest organizers will be conducting a 5K run or walk for the fourth time this year. It will be part of the 39th annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 12.

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10th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 20

More than 700 participants have signed up to join the fun at the 10th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Duke Arena. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the arena and is

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Volunteers needed for Handicapable Rodeo

Volunteers are needed  in a variety of capacities for the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 20 at the Duke Riding Arena on CR SE3285. Each of the participants needs a buddy to see them through the activities of the day.

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We are open

The sign in front of the Franklin County Library expressed the sentiment by all the business owners on the south side of the downtown square that they are openThe sign in front of the Franklin County Library expressed the sentiment by all the business owners on the south side of the downtown square that they are open.

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USDA deadlines approach

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith A. Canales reminds producers of two important Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) deadlines this month.

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Scally throws first pitch

Joe Scally, owner of the local Mount Vernon Dairy Queen, threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers baseball gameJoe Scally, owner of the local Mount Vernon Dairy Queen, threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, August 30 and threw a perfect strike.

Lions organize

The Mount Vernon Lions Club conducted its organizational meeting in the board room at Prosperity Bank Tuesday night, September 3. Twelve local people gathered for the initial meeting.

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Fall classes to be offered at library

School is back in session and the sidewalks are almost finished, so the Franklin County Library has scheduled activities for children after school and a series of computer classes for adults. For details about these programs, see the September 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Waffles for everyone

Cora Peckham takes a big bite of her waffle at the Huddle House’s customer appreciation event Cora Peckham takes a big bite of her waffle at the Huddle House’s customer appreciation event on Saturday, September 7.  The restaurant served 377 guests during the three hour event with 210 opting for the 50 cent waffles and 113 requested the $2.99 cheeseburger meal. The company gave away door prizes and provided a bounce house.