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Annual Fall clean-up efforts begin Saturday, October 5

Fall clean-up efforts have been set to begin this Saturday in both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon. The combined effort is to urge citizens to clean both public and private areas in preparation for the influx of visitors to the community.

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Stew Contest deadline Wednesday, October 9

The deadline to enter the 29th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Wednesday, October 9. Thus far, nine entries have been registered for the contest. Cooking teams are urged to enter the event. Campsites are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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Homecoming parade

Tiger moms shouted and cheered during the annual Homecoming Parade that wound through downtown Mount VernonTiger moms shouted and cheered during the annual Homecoming Parade that wound through downtown Mount Vernon on Monday, September 30. There were a total of 25 entries, including six floats, that participated in the parade.

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Carr benefit successful

Jeff Bullard and Larry Crow check under the hood of a motorized toy tractorJeff Bullard and Larry Crow check under the hood of a motorized toy tractor that was up for auction at the Greg Carr Benefit Saturday in Hagansport. They were amazed that it had a working radio.

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Hunter safety course offered

A course in hunter education is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, October 7-9. The 10 hour course will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night in the Mount Vernon High School Agricultural Building.

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Local genealogy office is Family History Center

The Franklin County Genealogy Society is now recognized as a FamilySearch Center by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  FamilySearch Center is the umbrella term for all  branches of the organization’s  Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Deadlines for booth, 5K, car show, registrations loom

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 39th annual CountryFest celebration is Tuesday, October 1. The event will be Saturday, October 12 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Annual CountryFest celebration next week

The 39th annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, October 12 with activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The deadline to reserve booth space for CountryFest has passed,

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First National Bank reports 425 at picnic

First National Bank employee Shannon Oliver holds a box of entries while Petite Miss Mount Vernon Gina McFeely, Junior Miss Mount Vernon Gracee Damron, and Little Miss Mount Vernon Taylor Copeland take turns drawing namesA total of 425 people attended the annual First National Bank Fall Picnic at the Lake Cypress Springs Branch on Saturday, September 21. This year hot dogs, apple pies, and soda pop were served.

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