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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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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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Pageant grosses $16,000 for Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Miss Mount Vernon 2017 Gracee Damron smiles  as her predecessor, Savannah Oud, secures her crown.Gracee Damron was crowned as the 2017 Miss Mount Vernon during the 49th annual pageant.

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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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Capers launches new book

A launch party to celebrate the release of Frankie Capers’ latest children’s story-coloring book has been set at the Franklin County Library.

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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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Watermelon Day

Kylee Glasco and Anabella Talsma bite into ripe, juicy watermelon during the Franklin County Library’s Watermelon DayKylee Glasco and Anabella Talsma bite into ripe, juicy watermelon during the Franklin County Library’s Watermelon Day on the downtown plaza on Friday, August 4.

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Gracee Damron is Miss Mount Vernon 2017

Left to right, Kaily McAnally, 2017-18 Miss Mount Vernon Gracee Damron, Landree Jones, and Kristen Hughes.Gracee Damron was crowned Miss Mount Vernon 2017 at the 49th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 12 in the school auditorium.

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Rodeo royalty contestants are selling trifecta of tickets

Contestants in the 2017 Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse’s queen competition are offering tickets to help pay expenses related to the contest as part of the annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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