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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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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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Shelby to speak at AARP

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

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Annual CountryFest car show sets record with 52 participants

Winners in the 2012 CountryFest Auto ShowThe 2012 CountryFest Auto Show registered a total of 52 participants for the biggest show in its 15 year run.

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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.

Abar is speaker for Christian women’s retreat

Inspirational speaker and author, Susan Abar, will be the guest speaker for the Christian Women’s Fall Retreat.

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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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Shopping at CountryFest

Carol Bassham, at left, and Susan Clark, at right, look at greeting cardsCarol Bassham, at left, and Susan Clark, at right, look at greeting cards at one of the 132 vendor booths during the 2012 CountryFest.

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