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Yard of the Month

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce honored the home of Bill and Gay Travis on Highland Oaks as the Yard of the Month for August.The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce honored the home of Bill and Gay Travis on Highland Oaks as the Yard of the Month for August.

Honoring officers

Members of the Dunlap and Moten families invited law enforcement personnel to their reunion lunch on Saturday, July 30 to honor them for their service.Members of the Dunlap and Moten families invited law enforcement personnel to their reunion lunch on Saturday, July 30 to honor them for their service. The families gathered for various activities throughout the weekend and expected 200 people at their events.

Annual Turtle Derby planned

The 10th annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Mission Museum. Andy Gluesenkamp of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department suggests participants bring their own turtles to the competition,

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Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet Monday, August 8 at the Agri-Life Building at 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mount Pleasant. A question and answer session will start at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call Jean Jeff at 903-380-9231.

Geneaology meeting

Dr. Bishop Curry and Keitron Fountain provided entertainment for the monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.Dr. Bishop Curry and Keitron Fountain provided entertainment for the monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

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Football begins

Kason Pletcher practices handing off the football to John Haller during the first day of football practiceKason Pletcher practices handing off the football to John Haller during the first day of football practice on Monday, August 1. The Tiger coaching staff was excited to have more than 100 players report for the 2016 season.

Science exhibit

Chance Crane watches as Belew Jasper and Grace Lyles check out a display about mass and gravity in a traveling science exhibitChance Crane watches as Belew Jasper and Grace Lyles check out a display about mass and gravity in a traveling science exhibit that was in downtown Mount Vernon on Monday, June 20.

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Magic show

Carley Sparks assists Brett Roberts during a magic show sponsored by the Friends of the LibraryCarley Sparks assists Brett Roberts during a magic show sponsored by the Friends of the Library on Friday, July 1. Approximately 130 people attended the show that encouraged the kids to be the best that you can be.

Intense fire

Firefighters extinguish the flames that virtually melted this tractor into the pavement.Firefighters extinguish the flames that virtually melted this tractor into the pavement. The driver barely escaped unharmed from the flames that stared in the engine compartment.