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Summer reading winners announced at library

The children who read the most books during the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library were recognized with prizes and certificates

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United Way of Franklin County Kickoff dinner set, RSVP needed

The United Way of Franklin County’s annual kick-off dinner and recognition awards will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the Rose Mary Jennings Memorial Hall

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Sundaes on the square Thursday, July 25

The annual Franklin County Library ice cream sundae party will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 25 on the plaza as a part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment Program.

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Paul Carr honored for service as 65 year member of Masons

Master Tom Shiels, honoree Paul Carr, and  Grand Senior Warden R. W. Michael WigginsPaul Carr received a 65 year Masonic Service Award in ceremonies at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Saturday evening, July 20. Mr. Carr became a Mason

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Ice skating rink arrives

Caleb Deal and Jeremy Mandela work to unload the pieces of the ice skating rinkCaleb Deal and Jeremy Mandela work to unload the pieces of the ice skating rink purchased by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The rink was picked up from the City of Waxahachie last week.

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Officers installed to lead local lodge

Grand Lodge officers for Mount Vernon, TexasThe Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge members conducted their annual installation of officers Saturday, July 20. The Outgoing Master of the Lodge, James Duck,

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Clothes closet opens to help students

The Community in Schools counselors (CIS) for Mount Vernon ISD are sponsoring a community clothes closet for families participating in their program. The project is being facilitated

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A big splash at Library Summer Reading Fun in the Sun event

Taylor Copeland and her cousin, Ellianha Pascoe, age two, made a big splash at the annual Franklin County Library Summer Reading Fun in the Sun eventTaylor Copeland and her cousin, Ellianha Pascoe, age two, made a big splash at the annual Franklin County Library Summer Reading Fun in the Sun event.

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Chipping away the old sidewalk

Workers jack-hammered the old concrete in front of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Workers jack-hammered the old concrete sidewalk in front of the Franklin County Genealogical Society building, last week. The replacement of the sidewalks on the south side of the downtown plaza is progressing and should be completed in the coming weeks.