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Local supporters honored for $50,000 in contributions

Contributors to the United Way campaignThe United Way of Franklin County, Texas honored business and group supporters for their expected contributions of $50,000 in funds during 2013.

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Distracting the bull

Bull fighter Donnie Smith tries to distract the bull’s attention so that Jacob Couch of Paris can escape. Bull fighter Donnie Smith tries to distract the bull’s attention so that Jacob Couch of Paris can escape. The stock from the Wing Rodeo Company were especially tough

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United Way fish-fry Saturday, August 31

The United Way of Franklin County will provide an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 31. The lodge is located on the south service road of I-30.

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Closing downtown street proposed in grant

A gathering place and open market area away from the central plaza is being proposed in a grant application being made to the Texas State Historic Commission.

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Festival adds spice to rodeo

A parade, bean feed, mini-concert and a dance will add spice to a fun packed rodeo weekend in Franklin County. The festivities will begin Saturday, Aug. 31 with a parade through downtown at 11 a.m.

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Benefit set for Greg Carr, auction items sought

A benefit for Greg Carr has been organized for Saturday, September 28 at 4 p.m. at the Hagansport Community Center. Items are now being sought to be offered in an auction the night of the event. See the August 29 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information and details on assistance needed.

Rodeo weekend has a little something for everyone

A ten gallon hat full of activities is planned around the annual Labor Day Rodeo this Saturday and Sunday,  Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in Mount Vernon. Events at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena on Hwy. 115, between I-30 and Hwy. 21,

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Library applying for instructional grant

Lisa Lawrence, director of library services at the Franklin County Library, received the go ahead for a current grant application as well as any future applications not requiring local matching funds.

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Luminant donates $1,000 to Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo

 Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager, recently presented a $1,000 company contribution to support the Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo.As a part of Luminant’s commitment to powering our local communities though philanthropy, Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager, recently presented a $1,000 company contribution to support the Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo.

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