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Concrete cutting

Dust fills the air as Brad Kittle operates a concrete saw, while Larry Newby applies water to the blade. Dust fills the air as Brad Kittle operates a concrete saw, while Larry Newby applies water to the blade. The pair made the cuts Friday, August 9, in preparation for plumbing work to get started at the Bountiful Place remodeling project.

Kenneth Sivard to speak at Genealogy

Kenneth Sivard will be the speaker for the Monday, Aug. 19, meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

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Watermelon day

Beau Wilhite enjoys a big juicy bite while his mom, Candi, holds the fruit steadyBeau Wilhite enjoys a big juicy bite while his mom, Candi, holds the fruit steady, at the Franklin County Library’s Watermelon Day on the downtown plaza Friday, August 2.

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Second Saturday

Josie and Trinity Woods make a ball filled with wild flower seedsJosie and Trinity Woods make a ball filled with wild flower seeds during the 2nd Saturday event August 10. Vendors offered a variety of craft items, baked goods, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Roger Farr to speak at beekeepers’ meeting

Roger Farr will be the guest speaker at the Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association monthly meeting.

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Hall of Fame

Allen Bach, at left, displays a belt buckle he was awarded, with longtime friend, Grant Atkinson, and wife Peggy following the induction ceremony for the Pro Rodeo Hall of FameAllen Bach, at left, displays a belt buckle he was awarded, with longtime friend, Grant Atkinson, and wife Peggy following the induction ceremony for the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

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Summer Reading winners

In the front row, Carter Casell, Andy Anderson and Kalea Cox, second row, Bella Anderson, Katrina Cox, Grace Henderson, third row, Samantha Edge and Caden Johsnon.Winners in the Summer Reading Program were awarded prizes during closing ceremonies on July 30.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Newsome postcards on display Saturday

Johnny Newsome will be displaying postcards from around the world in the Century Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10 in conjunction with the Second Saturday activities in downtown Mount Vernon.

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