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Annual Turtle Derby planned

The 11th annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Mission Museum. A variety of awards will be presented in conjunction with the Turtle Derby events.

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Jacksonville princess

Whitney AshleyWhitney Ashley, a fifth grade student at Mount Vernon Intermediate School and 10 year old daughter of Courtney Ashley of Franklin County, was recently crowned at the Miss Rodeo Jacksonville 2017 Princess.

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Season winding down for locally grown blueberries

Deanna, Luke, and Richard Newcombe show one of the pans  of blueberries they picked in just a few minutes at their farm.Freshly grown, pesticide free blueberries make for a sweet treat as summer begins, but the growing season for the local berries is rapidly coming to an end, according to the Newcombe family whose farm is just east of town.

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Thursday Night Pickers at Genealogy on Monday

The program for the Franklin County Genealogical Society monthly meeting will be presented by the Thursday Night Pickers of the Northeast Texas Dulcimer Chorus.

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Square dancing

Members of the Good Times Square Dance group performed at both Mission Manor Healthcare Residence and Mount Vernon House last week.Members of the Good Times Square Dance group performed at both Mission Manor Healthcare Residence and Mount Vernon House last week.

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Weatherfords meet for reunion

A reunion for the family of Doc and Mary Lou Weatherford was Saturday, June 3 at the home of Ricky and Judy Weatherford in Carthage.

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Clearwater Cemetery meeting planned

The annual meeting of Clearwater Cemetery Association of Franklin County will be Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Baptist Church, Family Life Center on FM 1448.

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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. Thursday, June 15, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Five earn top Cub Scout honor

Order of the Arrow members Alex Casillas, Noah Childress and Bryce Ridenour (l to r) of Daingerfield conducted a memorable Arrow of Light Award Ceremony for Webelos II membersOrder of the Arrow members Alex Casillas, Noah Childress and Bryce Ridenour (l to r) of Daingerfield conducted a memorable Arrow of Light Award Ceremony for Webelos II members of Mount Vernon Pack 271 at a special end of the year event for pack members and their families.

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