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Teen short story writing contest deadline approching

A teen only short story contest is now open for submissions with no entry fee. The contest, sponsored by the Northeast Texas Writers Organization, will close November 1, 2019.

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Auto show’s 22nd year planned

The 22nd Annual Mount Vernon CountryFest Car, Truck, Kart, and Motorcycle Show has been set for Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Briscoe’s Emporium finalist in restoration award program

Briscoe’s Emporium on Lower Main was recently announced as a finalist by the Texas Downtown Association for outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas Downtowns.

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Attorney: Find community’s niche, retail follows roof tops

The Mount Vernon City Council and its Economic Development Corporation board were urged to create a niche for the community and reminded that retail companies follow rooftops in a training session conducted by their attorney Stan Lowry.

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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Almost 775 participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 17th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 20,

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Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 35th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 12. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Roadshow stop planned here

The Preservation Texas staff, a part of the Texas State Historical Commission, will make Mount Vernon / Franklin County one of only six stops on their Northeast Texas Roadshow tour, September 23 and 24.

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Preservation roadshow Monday

The Northeast Texas Roadshow will make a stop in Mount Vernon with an informal fact finding meeting set from 4 to 5:15 Monday, September 23, in the Cotton Belt Depot Museum.

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Family fun day

McKinleigh Keener, at left, is helped by Jodi Price as she lets a chicken stand on her palm.McKinleigh Keener, at left, is helped by Jodi Price as she lets a chicken stand on her palm. A petting zoo was provided by Reni’s Minis as part of the Family Fun day at Little Creek Park on Saturday, September 7.

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