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Eleven teams participate in CountryFest stew cook off

Winners in the beef stew and chicken stew cook off contests at CountryFest.Cooking teams competed in the 32nd annual CountryFest Stew Cook Off Contest, totaled 11. The auction of the winning stews earned $1,330 for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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HOT fund allocations tabled

The allocation of Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for 2017, as well as possible action to remove the Alamo Mission Museum from receiving HOT funds for general operating expenses, was tabled by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting Tuesday.

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New brush truck

The new brush truck acquired by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Hwy. 37 on  Thursday, September 29.The new brush truck acquired by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Hwy. 37 on  Thursday, September 29.

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Cox, Castro first to finish 5K run

Winners in the CountryFest 5K run.Runners helped to kick off a day full of events by participating in the sixth annual CountryFest 5K on Saturday, October 8.

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Local club highlighted at district conference

Paris Rotary Club - United members accept awardMount Vernon’s Rotary Club members were hosts for about 80 people attending the 2016 District 5830 Conference on Saturday, October 1 at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Tax notices in the mail

Franklin County property owners will be receiving their annual combined ad valorem tax statements this week. More than 22,000 statements were printed and mailed to almost 10,000 property owners Tuesday, Oct. 11, according to Sue Ann Harper, Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector.

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Booth space available for Market on Main wine event

Area artists and craftsmen are invited to reserve a booth for the Market on Main Saturday, October 22 downtown the second day of the Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival.

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Fun at the library

Carsen Whitson and Liam Recla play with magnetic blocks to build different shapes and designs during a family fun night at the Franklin County Library.Carsen Whitson and Liam Recla play with magnetic blocks to build different shapes and designs during a family fun night at the Franklin County Library.

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CountryFest celebrating 42nd year all day Saturday

A colorful display of fall wreaths and other decorations caught the eye of Brenda Crow at the annual CountryFest celebration.A colorful display of fall wreaths and other decorations caught the eye of Brenda Crow at the annual CountryFest celebration. The 42nd annual festival will attract lots of people to the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Saturday, October 8.

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