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Barrel racing awards

Tri-County Barrel Racing AssociationThe annual awards banquet for the Tri-County Barrel Racing Association was February 13 at the Pickton Community Center. Members competed in barrels, poles and a lead line class.

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Connect with food source families

Previously known as Food Checkout Week, consumers across the state celebrated on Texas Food Connection Day, February 17. The observance is part of a year-round effort to bring people

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Top Pinewood Derby winners

 top winners in the 2015 Pinewood Derby for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271The top winners in the 2015 Pinewood Derby for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 include, kneeling, Kaeden Alcorn, Kirk Allen-Rosen, standing, Gage Sixkiller, Trystan Burton, Zack Carabello.

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Cookie packages

Carabeth Luckey, Sara French, Collette Shumate, Pat Wommack and Junetta WhitecottenThe Republican Women of Northeast Texas packed decorated boxes full of cookies and delivered them to local sheriff’s and police departments to express appreciation for their hard work.

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Alamo officers elected at annual meeting

Officers were elected for 2015 at the annual meeting of the members of the Alamo Mission Museum last month. The 30 members present voted to retain the existing slate of officers.

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Shakespeare Club to view student film

The Shakespeare Club and the Franklin County Arts Alliance are again joining forces to bring the latest film by Northeast Texas Community College students to Mount Vernon.

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Free tax assistance available for low, moderate income citizens

The AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.

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Food drive

Those participating were front row, left to right, Taydin Tosh, Bryce Boren, Cody Clinton, Dylan Clinton, Dakota Vogele, Dylan Bolton, Rylin Tosh, back row, Rebecca Long (teacher), Ayden Crowston, Javion Fountain, Riley Henderson, Connor Richards, Jayden Doss, Whitney Ashley, and Camberlee Johnson. Kids Under Construction held their annual Food Drive to benefit Franklin County Food Bank in January.  Preschool and school age students collected 1,160 items total.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 19 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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