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Moore Ranch honored for 100 years of farm production

Gaylon and Jean Moore were recently honored during the Annual Family Land Heritage CeremonyGaylon and Jean Moore were recently honored during the Annual Family Land Heritage Ceremony for keeping their property in continuous agricultural production for more than 100 years.

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Christmas parade winner

The Class of 2022, eighth graders at Mount Vernon Middle School, won the School division in the Christmas parade contest with their depiction of the Island of Misfit ToysThe Class of 2022, eighth graders at Mount Vernon Middle School, won the School division in the Christmas parade contest with their depiction of the Island of Misfit Toys from the Christmas animated movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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Christmas parade Friday, holiday activities planned

The annual Christmas parade will kick off holiday activities at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1. The route of the parade will be completely different this year.

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Dollar General coming to Lake Cypress Springs

Construction has begun for a new Dollar General store near Lake Cypress Springs.

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Burton homes to be featured on holiday tour

Banister houseMembers of the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Tour of Homes. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Deadline is Thursday to request food baskets

The deadline to apply for food assistance in the Christmas for All food program, for those who are not a regular client at the food bank, is Thursday, December 7.

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Ladies Night Out planned, vendor registration open now

The seventh annual “Ladies Night Out” shopping extravaganza in the Plaza District will be Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Doors open for Tour of Historical Homes Sunday

The 1890 Thomas Holder House one of the featured homes on the tour.There’s nothing like a Tour of Homes to tug at heartfelt memories, especially in December. The tour, sponsored by the Franklin County Historical Association, will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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“Christmasland” opens Friday, Nov. 24

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2017 holiday season on Friday, November 24.

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