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Deadline Monday for event registration

The 23rd annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square is set for Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon. The evening of safe fun for area toddlers through pre-teenage children is sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce,

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Alamo Museum Halloween Saturday, October 26

The annual Halloween Party at the Alamo Mission Museum is Saturday, October 26. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Activities will get underway at 7 p.m. and will continue until around 9 p.m.

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Chamber contests, events planned

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is registering participants for their Merchant’s Halloween Dress-up and Window Decoration contests as well as the 2013 Trick-or-Treat Around the Square

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Food, wines headline fourth annual Wine in the Pines

Christine Gardner An all Texas grown food demonstration, wines from 21 Texas wineries and more than 25 other arts, crafts and other food vendors headline the activities Friday night and Saturday at the fourth annual Wine in the Pines festivities.

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Christenberry, Sears, Crawford classes take Paper Quilt awards

Logan English, age 9, points out his squares on the Paper Quilt for Sara Sears Third Grade Class.Logan English, age 9, points out his squares on the Paper Quilt for Sara Sears Third Grade Class. The Mount Vernon Elementary classes of teachers Lynn Christenberry, Sara Sears and Kodeanne Crawford earned honors

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Faith Based Dorm opens in Winnsboro

Chaplain Casey Miner was the Master of Ceremonies for the celebrated opening of the Faith Based Dorm at the Clyde M. Johnston Unit in Winnsboro on Tuesday, October 8.

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A chance to skate first

Registration is now available for students to win a chance to be the first to skate on the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce skating rink. Any student age 12 and under is eligible to register for the opportunity which will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 15.

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Speedy pooch

Andi, a miniature Dapple Dachshund owned by Stephen and Dana Ladd won first place in the Weiner Dog Races.Andi, a miniature Dapple Dachshund owned by Stephen and Dana Ladd won first place in the Weiner Dog Races. For more coverage from the annual CountryFest celebration, see the October 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Epperson, Stone win 42 tournament

Participants draw for teams in the annual  First National Bank 42 Tournament.Kim Epperson of Mount Vernon learned Saturday that it pays to have an experienced partner. It was Mrs. Epperson’s fourth appearance at the annual CountryFest 42 tournament,

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