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Bouma, Evans speakers for salute to veterans Nov. 7

Two retired decorated veterans, Lt. Col. Andrew Bouma, U.S. Air Force, and Master Sgt. Lamar Evans, U.S. Army, will be featured speakers for the fifth annual community wide Veterans Salute program.

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Motivational scholarship costs rising

With expenses projected to be $44,000 by the end of 2015  alone, the Mount Vernon Rotary Club is hoping for exceptional community support for its motivational scholarship fund raising dinner.

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Sign up now to “Walk Across Texas”

Participants are being sought for the annual “Walk Across Texas” get fit event through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Registration will take place over the next 10 days.

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Angel Gift applications available, process changed

Applications for families needing Angel Gift assistance are available from the principals’ offices at the elementary school campus, as well as at the Mount Vernon Head Start center’s office.

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Stew, chili to be sold on square Monday

A fund raiser for the Franklin County Genealogical Society will be Monday, October 26 on the downtown plaza. Billy Jordan chicken stew and Garry Romines chili will be available for purchase.

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Election day polling places consolidated

County Clerk Betty Crane stands next to the sign at the East Annex. Precincts 101, 201, 202, and 301 will vote at this building on Hwy. 67 east.County Clerk Betty Crane stands next to the sign at the East Annex. Precincts 101, 201, 202, and 301 will vote at this building on Hwy. 67 east. In person early voting for the

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Haygood, McDaniel, Rosen first in Raingutter Regatta

Webelos Trystan Burton and Riley Henderson puff and blow to make their boats sail the length of a track in the annual Raingutter RegadaWebelos Trystan Burton and Riley Henderson puff and blow to make their boats sail the length of a track in the annual Raingutter Regada. Kason Haygood, Kirk Allen-Rosen and Kayden McDaniel took first place in their respective divisions of the annual Cub Scout Pack 271 races Monday, October 19.

Trick-or-Treat on the square Friday

The annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square will be Friday, October 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be candy stops at the Trick-or-Treat Around the Square event and numerous trick-or-trunk stops around the plaza.

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Anniversary celebration

Kermit Ferrell, center, visits with a couple at the 15th Anniversary celebration for Coldwell Banker Lakehaven Associations.Kermit Ferrell, center, visits with a couple at the 15th Anniversary celebration for Coldwell Banker Lakehaven Associations. The entire staff was on hand, and free hamburgers and hot dogs were available.