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Fish-fry planned for Labor Day Weekend

The annual Labor Day Weekend fish-fry and kick-off for the annual United Way of Franklin County pledge drive has been set for Saturday, September 2 from 5 to 7 p.m at the Masonic Lodge in Mount Vernon on the south service road of I-30.

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Rodeo sign up Sunday, Monday

Cowboys and cowgirls planning to compete in the 2017 Labor Day Weekend Championship Rodeo must sign up on Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28.

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Lilly Ann Ellis is Little Miss Mount Vernon 2017

Left to right, Annaka Thompson, Samantha Sierra, 2017-18 Little Miss Mount Vernon Lilly Ann Ellis, Nevaeh Huffstutler and Kylie Rogers.Lilly Ann Ellis was crowned Little Miss Mount Vernon at the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Friday, August 11 in the school auditorium.

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Martial arts studio opens here

Mr. Cruz was joined for the ribbon cutting by several of his students, their family members and Chamber representatives.The Mount Vernon Martial Arts studio was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce last week at 206 W. Main St. in the Plaza District.

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Kaleigh Copeland is Petite Miss Mount Vernon 2017

Left to right, Reese Conlon, 2017-18 Petite Miss Mount Vernon Kaleigh Copeland, Addie Ingram, and Kylie Wood.Kaleigh Copeland was crowned Petite Miss Mount Vernon at the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Friday, August 11 in the school auditorium.

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Cob Jones Creek crossing closed

County Road NE2100 at Cobb Jones Creek was closed shortly after buses ran rural routes for the first day of school Monday morning August 21 due to severe washing out of the head walls at the bridge.

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Alexa Carroll is Young Miss Mount Vernon 2017

Left to right, Madelyn Easley, Katie Jaggers, 2017-18 Young Miss Mount Vernon Alexa Carroll, Chloe Copeland and Mila Cruz.Alexa Carroll was crowned Young Miss Mount Vernon at the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 12 in the school auditorium.

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Elsa Martell is Tiny Miss Mount Vernon 2017

Left to right, Aubrey Dixon, 2017-18 Tiny Miss Mount Vernon Elsa Martell, and McKinleigh Garrett.Elsa Martell was crowned Tiny Miss Mount Vernon at the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Friday, August 11 in the school auditorium.

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McKayla Doolittle is Junior Miss Mount Vernon 2017

Left to right, Taylor Copeland, Chloe Gruber, 2017-18 Junior Miss Mount Vernon McKayla Doolittle, Morgan Mays and Kaydence Carroll.McKayla Doolittle was crowned Junior Miss Mount Vernon at the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 12 in the school auditorium.

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