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Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, July 19. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St. (Spur 423), between Andrews and Grady streets.

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New phlebotomists

Northeast Texas Community College recently honored 12 students who completed the spring Phlebotomy program.The Northeast Texas Community College recently honored 12 students who completed the spring Phlebotomy program. The 200-hour certificate in Phlebotomy prepares students for a career drawing blood in various healthcare settings.

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Glowing trinkets

Marie Green purchases various glow sticks from members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Marie Green purchases various glow sticks from members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Cody Cummings and Ginnalyn McFeely assisted Becky Kesterson in running the booth at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5.

Handicapable BBQ

John Sparks turns sausage on a smoker at the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising barbecue.John Sparks turns sausage on a smoker at the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising barbecue. They cooked 124 briskets, 100 racks of ribs, 150 pounds of hot links, and four cases of sausage on stick, and whole flock of chickens.

Annual Turtle Derby provides fun

The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.

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Fastest turtles

The winners were, from left, Tyler Raney and her dad with Mr. Sparky, Daryl Burton and Cheyenne Pullen with Old Yeller, Spencer Vangoor with Ladybug, and Lacye Carter with Herbie.The owners of the fastest turtles at the Alamo Mission Museum’s Turtle Derby celebrate. The winners were, from left, Tyler Raney and her dad with Mr. Sparky, Daryl Burton and Cheyenne Pullen with Old Yeller, Spencer Vangoor with Ladybug, and Lacye Carter with Herbie.

Fireworks

This composite photo shows a few of the displays that pleased spectators during the 17th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 5. The composite (left) photo shows a few of the displays that pleased spectators during the 17th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 5.

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Snow cones

Curtis Hensley and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 provided snow cones in a variety of flavors from their concession stand at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5.Curtis Hensley and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 provided snow cones in a variety of flavors from their concession stand at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5. The ice cold treats were favorites of the crowd that was waiting for the annual fireworks display over the lake.

Goal of $44,000 set for 2015 campaign

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $44,000 for its 2014 campaign that will be raised in 2015. The goal, set in conjunction with the approval of 12 agencies to receive funding at the meeting of the board

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