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Volunteers needed for Handicapable Rodeo

Volunteers are needed  in a variety of capacities for the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, Sept. 21

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Deadline nears for hay show

The deadline for hay samples to be analyzed for the 2012 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show on Saturday, Oct. 6 is Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Davis presents slavery research program

Gerald Davis Gerald Davis spoke on researching black history in a joint meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society, Franklin County Historical  Association and Black Onyx Club

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Panty Posse performs at rodeo

Members of the local volunteer fire departments were good sports  in participating in the first Fire Department ChallengeMembers of the local volunteer fire departments were good sports in participating in the first Fire Department Challenge

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CountryFest 2012 booth reservations open to all

Booth space for 2012 CountryFest is open to all, with reservations being accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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Shoot-out group entertains after parade

Shoot-out group entertains after paradeThe old west style reenactment team “Legends of the Crossroads” entertained the crowd of about 150

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2012 Rodeo provides competition, entertainment, and revenue

Brylon Bolin earned a spot in the Mutton Bustin’ finalsBrylon Bolin earned a spot in the Mutton Bustin’ finals and finished the event in second place.

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Barn dance, parade help to build excitement for annual rodeo event

Leslie Taylor and her husband, Richard, dance at the barn danceLeslie Taylor and her husband, Richard, dance at the barn dance while The Big Woods Band provides the entertainment.

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Hot and fresh

Bill Guy pours freshly cooked hush puppies into a sack held by Tom Shiels as Kenneth Cupp supervisesBill Guy pours freshly cooked hush puppies into a sack held by Tom Shiels as Kenneth Cupp supervises at the annual United Way fish fry

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