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Baumgardner chosen as recipient of Distinguished Viking Alumnus Award

J. D. BaumgardnerJ. D. Baumgardner has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Parsons High School Distinguished Viking Alumnus Award in Parsons, Kans.

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Trike-a-thon rolled out at Kids Under Construction

Jax GonzalezJax Gonzales rode his bike in the Kids Under Construction annual Trike/Bike-a-thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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Wendel Sloan recognized for column writing

Wendel SloanWendel Sloan, a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, won six awards in a statewide press competition sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women.

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Stamp out Hunger

Stamp out HungerThe postal carriers at the Mount Vernon Post Office collected more than 6,000 pounds of food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

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Mudbugs served by posse

Esther Harmon displays a large crawfish during the Franklin  County Sheriff’s Posse Crawfish BoilEsther Harmon displays a large crawfish during the Franklin  County Sheriff’s Posse Crawfish Boil on Friday, May 3

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Royalty outsted at Dairy Queen

H. R. Barnett balances on a pallett supported by a forklift to remove limbs to which the bees has attached.There was an excess of royalty hanging around the Dairy Queen last week and one of the aristocracy and her entourage quickly wore out their welcome.

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Historical Association presents Tombstone Tales

Garrett Greenberg, Ginna Pryor, Pat Wright, John Bradberry, Tina Fountain, and Cynthia Loftis portrayed members of the J.L. Rutherford family at the Tombstone Tales for the Franklin County Historical AssociationTheir second annual Tombstone Tales featured 21 individuals from Mount Vernon’s oldest history.

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Cinco de Mayo successful

Cinco de MayoAlan Rhys accepted a gordita from Maria Herrera at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cinco de Mayo celebration

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Relay for Life raises $50,000

Cancer survivors led the first lap in the annual Relay for Life celebration.The seventh annual Franklin County Relay for Life began Friday, May 4 at Don Meredith Stadium with $33,000 already collected.

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