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Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 31st annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off has been set for Saturday, October 10. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Jordan’s stew offered on square Monday

Billy Jordan and his crew will be cooking a batch of his award winning stew on the downtown Mount Vernon square on Monday, September 26. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue

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Early settlers form topic of Genealogy meeting

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Veronica Jordan will provide handouts and instructions for completing the

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Registration deadlines loom for booth, 5K, car show

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 41st annual CountryFest celebration is next Thursday, October 1. The event will be Saturday, October 10 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Father Roberto Gomez leads Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Father Jose Roberto GomezFather Jose Roberto Gomez took over as the Parochial Administrator of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mount Vernon in July. Father Roberto, as he introduces himself, is a native of El Salvador.

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Genealogical Society receives State awards

Scott Fitzgerald, center, presents Texas State Genealogical Society awards to Veronica Jordan, Phyllis Brown, and Linda and Wayne Bryan.Three awards from the Texas State Genealogical Society were presented during the Franklin County Genealogical Society’s (FCGS) monthly meeting on Monday, September 21.

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Sons of Confederat Veterans charter meeting Monday

The newest chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans will conduct its charter meeting and open house Monday, September 21 at the Old Union Community Center, located three miles

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Library computer classes postponed

The series of computer classes being offered at the Franklin County Library this fall have been postponed for two weeks. Due to an issue with computer connectivity,

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Volunteers needed for Handicapable Rodeo

Volunteers are needed  in a variety of capacities for the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25 at the Bach Roping Arena (formerly the Duke Arena) on CR SE3285.

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