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Second Saturday is this weekend

The Second Saturday event will be this weekend, June 14. This month’s event will feature materials artist  Michelle Chitsey and live music from musician Mathew Tuttle.

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Senior meal center going local

Franklin County residents and their guests will now find a wider variety of foods served at the Mount Vernon Senior Citizen Meal Center. The change from a state funded operation to a locally independent meal center took place this week,

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“Bubble Day” Friday, June 6

The eighth annual “Bubble Day,” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library, has been set for 10 a.m. Friday, June 6 on the downtown plaza.

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Creek of Dreams tourney June 13-14

The Creek of Dreams Ragball Tournament is this weekend Friday and Saturday, June 13-14 at Little Creek Park. The event will kick off around 5:45 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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Publisher to be featured at Black Onyx banquet

Sonya Roberts-WoodsPublisher Sonya Roberts-Woods of Pittsburg will be the featured speaker at the seventh annual Black Onyx Club Scholarship Banquet.The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at NETO’s Senior Meal Center.

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Boating safety video released

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has released a sobering video aimed at motivating teens and young adults to follow simple safety guidelines while boating.

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AEP/SWEPCO donates $1,000

AEP/SWEPCO repsentatives Jennifer Harland and Kenny Hawkins, outer edges of photo, presented a check for $1,000 to the City of Mount VernonAEP/SWEPCO repsentatives Jennifer Harland and Kenny Hawkins, outer edges of photo, presented a check for $1,000 to the City of Mount Vernon to be used to help facilitate local downtown festival expenses.

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Donations sought for fireworks show on Lake Cypress Springs

Donations are being sought to fund the annual Independence Day weekend fire works show on Lake Cypress Springs. All contributions over the cost of the materials for the show are donated to the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

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Handicapable BBQ

Jamie Haley cuts up while Rita Harris waits on customer Dara Fisk during the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising eventJamie Haley cuts up while Rita Harris waits on customer Dara Fisk during the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising event on Saturday, May 24. The group smoked 100 briskets, 150 pounds of ribs, three cases each of hot links and sausage on a stick, and an untold number of chickens.

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