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Mardis Benefit scheduled Sept. 29

A 5 D Barrel Race and Bull Riding Benefit for Tyler Mardis is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Arena on FM 115.

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Merchandising Workshop Tuesday

Revive your customers’ shopping experience and retail sales with ideas from the Mount Vernon Main Street’s Visual Merchandising Workshop.

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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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Genealogy Society to have busy Monday

The Franklin County Genealogy Society will have a busy day, Monday, Sept. 17 with a lunch and a meeting. For more information, see the Sept. 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

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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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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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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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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