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Price, Collins first to finish CountryFest 5K

Landon Price was the first to finish the CountryFest 5K.Landon Price was the first person to finish the CountryFest 5K.

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Adams to speak at meeting

Cathie Adams will be the guest speaker a the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Northeast Texas

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Shelby to speak at AARP

Jean Shelby will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County AARP Chapter 3703 meeting

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Silent auctions marked as success

The annual silent auctions at the CountryFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 were successful and drew many buyers to the square. For more information, see the Oct. 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

CountryFest booth Drawing winners announced

Several prizes were awarded to individuals through separate drawings at the booths at CountryFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Mount Vernon. For more information, see the Oct. 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Winners announced for annual 42 tournament

Barbara Guerra draws for position at 42 TournamentThe team of Walter Sears and Ola Stone took the top honors in the six hour long 2012 CountryFest 42 Tournament

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Strickland, Neely take top honors in stew competition

Stew contest winnersWinners in the 28th annual stew contest display their awards.

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Registration for 2012 Halloween contests, events underway

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is registering participants for their Merchant’s Halloween Dress-up and Window Decoration contests

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Denton Baptist to celebrate 140th year

The Denton Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th year anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

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