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Rodeo to provide family entertainment

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo will be Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6 at their arena off Hwy. 115 in Mount Vernon and promises entertainment for the whole family.

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Goal of $43,000 set, funding allocations made for 2016

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $43,000 for its 2015 campaign that will be raised in 2016. The goal was set in conjunction with the approval of 13 agencies to receive funding.

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School supplies donated

Jean Piefer-Cooper, Johnny Marshall, Bill Germann and Frank CardinalJean Piefer-Cooper, Johnny Marshall, Bill Germann and Frank Cardinal, members of the American Legion Riders for Post 243 delivered $600 in school supplies to the Junior High and High School

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Rodeo athletes sign up Monday

Cowboys and cowgirls planning to compete in the 2015 Labor Day Weekend Championship Rodeo must sign up between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, August 31 and September 1.

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Cooper receives Quilt of Valor

Harlan T. Cooper, a resident of Franklin County, was recently presented with a quilt from the Mountain Home Quilts of Valor group in Arkansas.Harlan T. Cooper, a resident of Franklin County, was recently presented with a quilt from the Mountain Home Quilts of Valor group in Arkansas. “They surprised me with this quilt,

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Free health screenings Saturday

Brookshire’s Grocery store in Mount Vernon will be the location for free health screenings on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tests will be available for cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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EAA pilots attend breakfast, plan Young Eagle day

Lots of plans sat on the tarmack when Mount Vernon pilots were hosts for a pancake breakfast for the Experimental Aircraft AssociationLots of plans sat on the tarmack when Mount Vernon pilots were hosts for a pancake breakfast for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in the Franklin County Airport’s Community Room

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Renew fishing, hunting licenses

All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) will expire August 31. Renewals for 2015-16 are available now. Licenses can be purchased at a local license

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Interest renewed in meals at Senior Citizen Meal Center

Franklin County Commission Larkin Jumper visits with Richard and Lillie LeeFranklin County Commission Larkin Jumper visits with Richard and Lillie Lee  as the Senior Citizen Services (SCS) of Texarkana was greeted with renewed interest from about 36 meal eating

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