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Main Street looks to future events

Mount Vernon’s Main Street alliance is planning the Mount Vernon  Food & Wine Festival this fall and agreed to work in conjunction with the Community Events Committee in conducting a “Cruise Mount Vernon” event next Spring at their July 15 meeting.

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Feeding first responders

Chef Enam Chowdhury and the staff at the Chophouse on Bankhead honored Franklin County first responders for their service to the community.Chef Enam Chowdhury and the staff at the Chophouse on Bankhead honored Franklin County first responders for their service to the community. They provided a hamburger lunch Friday, July 12, at the downtown restaurant.

Library fun

Older brother Caden keeps watch as Beau,  sister, Maddie, and her friend Clair Goodman create pictures.Beau Wilhite, center, joins the fun and tries to color with chalk on the sidewalk and wall outside the Franklin County Library on Tuesday, July 2.

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Masonic 70 year award

Wayne Pierce, center, receives the 70 year Masonic service award pin from Eddie Turner during a ceremony at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 Saturday, July 13.Wayne Pierce, center, receives the 70 year Masonic service award pin from Eddie Turner during a ceremony at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 Saturday, July 13.

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Frazier, Morton promoted at Texas American Bank

Ashley Morton, Jason FrazierJason Frazier and Ashley Morton recently received promotions at Texas American Bank (TAB).

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Science of spin

Valerie Oliver creates a butterfly shape while performing yo-yo tricksValerie Oliver creates a butterfly shape while performing yo-yo tricks during a Summer Enrichment Program called the Science of Spin.

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United Way allocates funds for 2020 with $23,000 goal

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $23,000 for its 2019 campaign that will be collected in 2020.

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AROO4U to hop into town Friday

AROO4U will hop into town this week as part of the Summer Enrichment program provided by the Friends of the Franklin County Library at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19 at the First Baptist Church gym.

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Family tradition of fireworks at Lake Cypress supports fire dept

The annual Independence Day weekend fireworks show over Lake Cypress Springs is a family tradition and one of many programs that make Mount Vernon and Franklin County “More than just a dot on a map.”

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